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Thanks

Hello,  Ina has an easy word for us this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Thanks.  However, there are many variations of this that she would gladly accept.  Go have a look at her post at JUGS and you will see what I mean. Most of all, I am sure you will be inspired by the team’s cards and hopefully decide to join us.

I am also linking my card up over at Time Out Challenges too…focusing on being grateful.

Here are some of the card details: Sentiment is Verve, Vellum, Enamel dots from SU, Wooden Floral stamp is from who knows where and something I have had for eons.

Go Create an Amazing Day! Nanc’

 


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Candles

Hello, Today’s card is for the new topping over at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time around is Candles, chosen by Shirley.  I had so much fun breaking out my laminator and my Gina K. Foil-Mates to make this card. You may not be able to tell in the photo but the background is foiled in Turquoise Sea and the candles are in Passionate Pink. The sentiment is from Verve and one of my favorite sets. The heart border is a Martha Stewart Punch.  The candles are from Elizabeth Craft Designs, one of my all time favorite purchases. I also have a lot of dimensionals used on this card as well.

Please come by and join us! Nanc’

 

 


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Sweets at The Twofer Challenge

Hello, Today’s cards are for the Twofer Challenge this month and the word Darnell has for us is Sweets. I have been thinking hard about this challenge for about two weeks and finally an idea came to mind this weekend. I knew I had a chocolate stamp set from Verve that was going to work perfectly for the one card, but I wanted to come up with something clever to do with the melting chocolate on the second one and then it dawned on me….dripping paint. Not sure why that took two weeks to think of, I mean for peet sake it looks like dripping paint. LOL

Here are some card details: First card: U and dripping chocolate is from Verve, the Color my World is Lawn Fawn, the Colored Pencil is from Paper Smooches, and the Sweet Friend is from SU, and lots of Dimensionals too on both cards. Second card: All the stamps are from Verve except the Love and Hugs is from W plus 9. The Chocolate die-cut is from Verve as well,  I have Wink of Stella on my chocolate to give it some shimmer but it doesn’t show in the photo much. I made MANY attempts with crystal Effects, but it turned into a hot mess. I colored the chocolate pieces with Copics, and the Dots EF is SU.

Here is a pic of the stamp set I used.

You have a few more days before this challenge closes! You should definitely play along!  Thanks for your visits as they are so very much appreciated, Nanc’


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Thanks A LOT

Hello,  Today’s card is for a very fun and interesting sketch over at Just Add Ink. Before, I put my leaf stamps and dies away, I decided to make one more card using the small leaf stamp that comes with this set. Yet again, I used the smooshing technique to make the background colors on my larger leaves. This was a fun and simple card to do. The sentiment is from Verve.

Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Birthday Cupcakes!

Hello, Today I have my 3rd and final card using the wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. They have some great prizes up for grabs for their 400th challenge so wish me luck!

Card Details: The fun little cupcakes are from Verve and the sentiment is a freebie I got from Scrapbook.com. This is the first time I used my fun MFT-Stitched Ric Rac border and I love the look of it.  I colored the cupcakes with a mix of Copics and Colored pencil. I have a piece of SU patterned vellum sandwiched between my teal Spellbinders scalloped die and my white SU circle die. Had to fussy cut my cupcake, (which was not in the plan) as I accidentally splattered some Copic right next to it.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Hope you get to spend the day just the way you want too, Nanc’

 


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Freshly Made 400!

Hello,  Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating a huge milestone with their 400th challenge and I couldn’t pass up the chance to play along. Congrats to FMS!!!  Not only are there prizes, but the sketch is super fun too.  In fact, I loved it so much, I made two other cards that I will be posting later on.  I have been in the Christmas card mood as of late, and have made about 8 Christmas cards over the last ten days or so. It feels good to get started on these, as we all know the Holidays come rather quickly after Labor Day.

Here are some card details:  The poinsettia die is from Memory Box, the sentiment is from Verve. The DP is SU and there is a fun script embossing folder underneath the poinsettia (that is new to me) and is SU also.  The fun rounded stitched rectangle is from MFT. I make the decorative victorian edges with my Fiskars paper cutter.

Below is a close up so you can see the texture of the EF and the lines on the poinsettia too.

Happy crafting, Nanc’

 


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Circles and PRIZES!

 

Hi, Just Us Girls is hitting a huge milestone today! This is our 500th Challenge!  Can you belive it!  I feel very lucky to be a part of such a long and successful challenge site, filled with fellow designers that I refer to as my friends. I can’t wait to see how we celebrate our 1,000th challenge!  I have a fun card for you today that is for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls.  All you have to do is use circles on your card and or project.  I had a little fun with this topic and got out my Verve flowers and went to work. The die cut is from MFT, and I used Oxide inks for my pops of color.

Come check out all the creative ways my teammates and guest Tristan handled this Challenge this week.  THERE ARE PRIZES too… 3 in fact!

Please help us in celebrating and join us!  I am off to celebrate something too…my birthday!

Hugs,

Nanc’


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Rainbow…

YES, I know this card looks quite similar to the last card I posted for Seize the Birthday.  I thought about not posting it and trying again, but then I thought what the heck… I like it…so post it!  So HERE it is!  Although, last time our topping was Sunshine and this time the topping is Rainbows, so they are different. LOL All the diecuts including the three white scallops at the base of the card ( that you can hardly see) are all from MFT. The only thing that is not, is the sentiment! That is my go-to from Verve. I hadn’t used my buttons in forever so it was good to find them again.

You must pop on over to STB and check out all the rainbow of color!  They are all so pretty and oh so different!  While you are there give our guest Su Mohr some love.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Alcohol Ink Lifting…so fun!

Hello there,  This morning after I went and visited my dad, it was raining, so it was a perfect time to go play in the studio.  I knew I was going to get messy! I had so much fun making some awesome backgrounds. Thank goodness the manicure isn’t for another couple of weeks. LOL   Have you tried alcohol inks on Acetate?  It works so very well! The first thing I did was take my yellow and orange inks and spread them all over my piece of acetate. Then I took my sun stencil ( that clearly will never look the same) and used a blending solution to remove some of the colors.  Note: It happens very quickly on acetate. It was so simple with great results!   Last, I knew I had a perfect Verve stamp set to use for my additional sun and greeting. I colored the sun with Copics and colored pencil.  Some added layers behind the greeting to give it some dimension and I was done. My card was inspired by three challenges: CAS Stencil , Just Add Ink, and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I chose -Summer the season I am currently in for Just Add Ink.

Here is another picture!  Thanks for the visit and happy crafting! I am praying for more rain…LOL Nanc’

 


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Smile…it’s your Birthday!

Hello friends,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word is Smile!  Last September when I was visiting MFT with (fellow DT member) Bobby and Michelle Ferguson (a friend I met online), I took a picture of a card in their lovely store that I fell in love with. Finally, nearly a year later I CASED it and added my own touch with the clouds.  It’s not perfect, but I do love how it turned out.  I used the MFT cloud stencil and Oxide inks to do my blending. I ended up making a mask to make it work out completely.

Below you will see a photo of the card that inspired me.

Card Details:  SMILE-wooden stamp, it’s your birthday-Verve, Clouds-Lawn Fawn, Wonky Rectangles-MFT.

Thanks for stopping in and if you have a chance to head over to Just Us Girls, please help us in welcoming our new Guest Emma Delfosse!

Nanc’