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Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


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Long and Skinny

Hello,  Have we got a popular and fun challenge for you today over at Just Us Girls! Slimline cards are all the rage lately and I must say I am a fan. I had a great time making my colorful coffee panel and was extremely happy with how it came out. I am not a huge fan of how the rest of the card came together but it’s okay. Hubby said I screwed up with the vertical green banner die. I didn’t tell him I agreed. 😉 Most all of my supplies are from Verve. One of my favorite sets for sure. Even the heart die is Verve. I used the emboss resist technique with Oxide Inks to blend my panel.  Below is the panel before I covered it.

You have to come over to JUGS and join us.  We would love to have you and you may even end up being selected as our Chic of the Week.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Red, White and Blue

We have a perfect color combo for this time of the year over at Seize the Birthday! JoAnn has selected Red, White, and Blue for us! We also have a new Surprise Party Guest joining us.  It’s Jen W. and I have linked up her blog Here!  I am just tickled she is with us for the next two months.

As for today’s card.  This image is one of those block stamps that you have had forever and you just love every time you use it. I colored it with some Prismas. The sentiment is from Verve. The cute heart border is a punch from Martha Stewart.

You have to come on over to the STB blog and check out the DT’s cards.  They are so fabulous and no two are alike.

Take care, Nanc’


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Sunset at JUGS

We have a gorgeous picture for your inspiration at Just Us Girls today. I can attest that our sunsets have been pretty magnificent as of late and starting next week they are supposed to be getting even more intense due to the Saharan Dust Plume that is headed towards the US.  We shall see if they look as good as they predict. This photo couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

I did a quick watercolor background on my card and the silhouette palm tree is from MFT.

I hope you will be inspired to come over to JUGS and check out what the team did with this picture and while you are there join us. Before I go I would like to thank Mugdha for being with us this month.  We really enjoyed your creativity and amazing cards and hope you will come back again soon.

I am also linking my card up over at TGIF Challenge where they have a summer vibe challenge going on.  Nothing screams summer to me than gorgeous sunsets.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Hello Sunshine

Hello,  Today’s CAS card is the third attempt at an entry for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  The other two cards ( that I like better) ended up with so many added elements and layers that they were no way going to fit in those guidelines of CAS anymore.  All is good, as I know I will use them for upcoming challenges for Seize the Birthday…so time well spent.  CAS is so hard for me… am I alone?  Over at CAS Mix it up they want us to use Gesso on our project. I started off by getting out many different stencils and made quite a few backgrounds for future use. It is a fun process.  Below is my panel I chose for this card, before I added Oxide ink.  Everything I used is from MFT except the sentiment is Verve!  I am really enjoying this die cut palm tree a lot! My other choice option for this challenge was die-cuts.

Thanks for the visit, Nanc’


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Nautical Birthday

Hello, It’s Saturday in case you were uncertain and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls.  I have been messing around with my terrible photography skills and major computer issues so just bear with me until I figure things out again.  Sometimes I use my phone, hubby’s iPhone 11, and or my camera and it’s been a real mess.  So anyway, today’s card came out quite orange instead of rust if you haven’t noticed, but that is just not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

I finally got to use these adorable little die-cut sailboats from Impression Obsession. The seashells are from them as well, but I have used them before.  I can not take credit for this layout as I got the idea here. Her card is amazing!  So I am also going to enter this card in over at NBUS too with Darnell.

I hope you have a very creative weekend and you will consider joining us over at Just Us Girls. You may even be picked as our Chic of the Week.  Nanc’


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Bleaching a Sympathy Card

Hello, I hope this post finds you having a good day (all things considered) and maybe having a little crafting time too. I am linking this card up over at CAS Mix Challenge where the technique is Bleaching.  I love this technique every time I use it.  I have an aqua painter that I saved specifically for this technique. The stamp set I used for this card is from Stampin Up.  The butterfly is from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is Verve.  First I masked the panel off and sponged it with Oxide inks.  Next, I stamped the image with Versamark and then painted it in.  It was super quick and fun to do.

Thanks for popping in and stay safe, Nanc’

 

 


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Spring Fling

Hello,  I hope you are finding a way to occupy your mind these days.  Card making seems to help me a lot.  So after my 8-3:30 Schoology schedule, I usually head to the studio for some downtime. We have a new topping starting today at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Spring Fling.  Before I forget, STB is also doing another special challenge starting on April 16th, so make sure you check back with me or the STB blog then.  Now as for today’s card.  This is a CASE of my own. I just love these flowers from Verve and I thought they would work perfectly for this challenge.  The paper was sponged with ink first before I stamped the flowers. I took some leftover stamped flowers to make my MFT inlay die-cut letters. The scalloped edging is from Papertrey Ink.  A few sequins and I was done. What do you think of the white leaves?  I am on the fence.

You have to come to check out the DT’s cards along with our guest Stef, they are all so wonderful and so different!  I love my teammates so much! They inspire me each and every day!

I am also going to add this card to The Flower Challenge where they have a Spring or Autumn theme starting.

Take care and a big cyber hug to you!  Nanc’


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Thinking of you…

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and we have a great underwater photo to inspire you!  I had 1/4 of this fun Designer paper left that I have been hoarding for years and thought this was the perfect time to finish it off. I knew the paper would work well with the Nautical Stampin Up stamp set.  The sentiment, however, is from Verve.  It was fun to make the two-toned fishes.  Not sure you can tell but on the bottom of the card I have used a small circle embossing folder for some added texture.  I have also used clear Nuvo drops.  There is a lot of dimension on this card as well.  Come on over to Just Us Girls and see how the rest of my teammates were inspired!

Happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Christmas Kickstart

Hello,  I found a new challenge site to play along with. It’s called Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  It’s hard to think about Christmas cards in February but it’s good to start sometime. It’s exceptionally hard when the temps are supposed to reach 83 today.  I like warm, but seriously!  This card may seem familiar, as I posted a card very similar to this one a few months back.

Card details: Poinsettias are from Memory Box, the white floral cover plate was from a friend, and the sentiment is Verve.

Hope you have a creative day, Nanc’


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Love…U!

Hello, I thought a little crafting would do me some good today and I found the perfect challenge to play along with.  My dad fell last weekend and it’s been a rollercoaster week of emotion with very little sleep.  I am pleased to have finally gotten him out of the hospital (a terrible experience this time) and back at a Rehab facility that I trust.  So things are looking up.

Over at Inspire. Create. Challenges they have a blank canvas as their sketch so the sky’s the limit.  I didn’t feel like creating something from scratch so I decided to CASE a favorite card of mine.  Here you can find my first card!

I am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.

Card Details: Here is a bit about my card!  The Flower and U are from Verve and some of my very first stamps/dies! The leaves are a punch from SU and then embossed for added texture. The flowers are MFT and were colored using the smooshing technique and oxide inks. The heart die is also from MFT, the love die is from Neat and Tangled.  The background was lightly stenciled with an MFT die.

Another day off tomorrow, which is great, as we have a meeting at the Rehab facility in the morning and who knows maybe a little shopping after that!  I already did a little stamp shopping (shhhhhh…don’t tell the mister.)  Shopping always makes me happy! LOL

Take care, Nanc’