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Birthday Blessings

Hello, Hope you day is treating you well! It’s Sunday and time for Color Week at The Paper Players! The fabulous Ann has chosen a lovely color combo for us! As you can see I chose green as my 4th color! I needed some Birthday cards for my personal stash so I made a few of these while I was at it. I just love this stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio…as it is quick with great results!

Going to play along once again over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Birthday challenge.

Card Details: Stencil-Pink Fresh Studio-Daisy Wreath, Sentiment-Verve, and background die is from Sunny Studios.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Happy creating, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday @ Color Hues

Hello, I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your day! It is the middle of the month and time for our next hues of color at Color Hues. The colors Cindy has chosen are Lime Green and Aqua. As you can see on my card, Aqua is one of those colors that can either be on the bluer or greener side of the color wheel, it just depends on your interpretation. When I hear Aqua, I think water so I chose the bluer side.

Card Details: MFT- Cover-plate, Stitched flowers-MFT, Wreath-Stampin Up, Leaves-Stampin Up, sentiment-Verve, silver glitter paper and a small punch, and a few rhinestones.

Over at CH, we have Rosemary joining us as our guest and I would like to take a minute and give her a quick welcome. Welcome!! Rosemary was our winner from our last challenge and we are happy to have her along.

Now, once again if you don’t pop on over to Color Hues and check out ALL the cards by the Design Team…you will be missing out! They are all truly fabulous!

Take care and hope to see you in the gallery! Nanc’


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Red and Blue

Hello the 1st of July! Isn’t that just crazy? It is also time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Sweet Carol has picked the perfect color combo for this summer month, as July 4th is right around the corner!

I know these cards are exactly like my last post, just in a different color combo, but sometimes life gets in the way. I purposely made these in my local High School colors and they did super well in the stores the past couple of months. What I like about this combo, is they are ideal for either male or females.

Card Details: I started off making my own stencil out of these fun Spellbinder rectangle dies that have these fun jagged edges, they are so old and I have no idea what their official name is. Next, I sponged my backgrounds in various colors using Oxide Inks. Then I got out my fun heart background stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and white pigment ink and pounded away using a sponge applicator. The grad die and cap are from SSS, and the rest of the sentiment is from Verve. The fun decorative victorian bevel is made with my large Fiskars cutter.

Now, you have to come check out the Design Team and our guest cards, as each and every time they blow me away with their talent! I am so lucky to have them on my team and call them my friends! Speaking of friends…my local and good friend Carol is our guest this time as well! Not only is she creative, she always pushes my card making abilities in different directions, which is really good for me.

Hope to see you at Color Hues and take care, Nanc’


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Happy Graduation

I am happy to finally share with you the Graduation cards I had made for the stores a month ago. I work way ahead on my DT Commitments, so that is why these cards are a tad late to share for graduation season. The layout for our Sketch this week at The Paper Players was the starting point for these designs. Sweet Laurie selected the perfect sketch and what I loved about it is, it’s just basic enough to let your creativity flow.

Here are a two others that I made while I was at it.

Here are all three.

Since the Grad die and hat is brand new to me I am linking up my cards over with Darnell over at NBUS!

Card Details: I started off making my own stencil out of these fun Spellbinder rectangle dies that have these fun jagged edges, they are so old and I have no idea what their official name is. Next, I sponged my backgrounds in various colors using Oxide Inks. Then I got out some fun background stencils-the heart is from Honey Bee Stamps and the star one is SU along with some white pigment ink and pounded away using a sponge applicator. The grad die and cap are from SSS, and the rest of the sentiment is from Verve. You can’t tell by the photos but 2 of the 3 grad dies have a shadow of vellum beneath them. I forgot to add it to one of them. The fun decorative victorian bevel is made with my large Fiskars cutter.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley


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DAD

Hello, It’s the first of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I am you hostess this time around and I thought that the color Blue and Brown might work well for some Father’s Day themed cards. The design team and our guest Michal have a great variety of cards for many occasions to inspire you.

I took the picture of my card in doors, and parts of the card appear to be black when in actuality they are navy. There is no black on this card at all.

I am also playing along with the sweet gals over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the row of Dad, Blue, and Die-cut.

Card Details: The fish and DSP are from SU, the waves are MFT, the letters are a Sizzix die, and the greeting is from Verve. Nuvo drops for bubbles.

I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and join us! We would love to have you!

Take care, Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes/Color Challenge

Hello, Happy Sunday! It’s Color Challenge time at The Paper Players and LeAnne has a great color combo for us. As I was thinking about what I was going to do with this color combo, and nothing was directly jumping out at me, I decided to CASE myself! That always helps when you are in a dilemma and don’t know what to do. For my card, I am using this digital stamp from Power Poppy called Cherry Blossom. I will say, the above card did not turn out as well as the first one that I have pictured below, plus I got a better photo of the yellow one as well. I would have re-taken the photo but it’s already sealed and on it’s way to the recipient. The birthday greeting is from Verve and I used Copics and Prismas as my medium.

Card of mine that I CASED!

I am also linking my card up over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the center row of Florals, Free , and Any Shape Die.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and happy creating, Nancy


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Stripes

Hello, I am back again today for the latest challenge at Just Us Girls, Angie is our hostess and she has selected Stripes as our Word. Before I get a head of myself, I need to also welcome our next guest! Claire Apostoloff is joining us this month! Welcome Claire, we are happy to have you designing along side us for the month of April.

Card Details: I started off by masking off my card base with acetate, this way I could make my stripes in three different colors using Oxide Inks. As you can see I had intended on making a small white line between colors and one is far more visible than the other. The stamp is a wooden block from Impresscardsandcrafts and the greeting is from Verve. This came out better than I imagined in my head. I actually like that the stamp looks a bit muted in the middle. I have clear Nuvo drops for accent.

Come on over to JUGS and check out what the talented team has done using Stripes, and hopefully you will be inspired to play along. Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Squares at STB

Second post of the day, please scroll down for Color Hues!!

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today over at Seize the Birthday we have another challenge starting and our topping is squares. Remember if you don’t want to use the topping that is okay too, any Birthday card will do.

This is my third attempt for a card for this challenge as I wasn’t satisfied with the other two especially after I looked at my fellow Design Team members work. WOW! So as they say, third time is a charm!

Before I started making my card, I was on the look out for a color challenge to spark my creativity, and I found the perfect one at Global Design Project. I am hoping that my colors are close enough to the ones they have displayed and not too bright.

Before I get to the card details, We have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us over at Seize the Birthday for the next two months. Welcome, Lynda or whom you may know better as Loopyloo in blog land. We are super excited to have you designing with us!

Card Details: MFT- Bubble over with Joy, Square die is probably from Spellbinders but have had it for YEARS! I used both Prismas and Copics for coloring, I used Oxide inks for my background. The little flowers are from MFT too. The greeting is my go to from Verve.

The Design team at STB and our guest did a fabulous job with this topping! Come on over and check it out! Nanc’


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We’re the Perfect Blend

Hello, I wanted to give some more love to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. They are to the mid 600’s with entries already! WOW! That is so amazing!

Card Details: MFT -Mini Cafe All Day stamps and dies. The little coffee beans that I added to the DSP are from Verve. I did a tiny bit of shading with colored pencil on my coffee-to-go cups. The Ef is from SU too. The hearts are from the SU owl punch.

I hope you have a really wonderful day! Nanc’


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Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello, I am hosting our Color Week at Just Us Girls and the colors I have chosen are Yellow, Dark Green, and Grey. Unfortunately, I have been needing a ton of sympathy cards lately. It has been a really hard few months for some of our dearest friends and relatives. And this morning as I write this post, I just found out I need another one. I love the way this turned out so I think I will just repeat this card later today for a dear colleague that lost her daughter to cancer. So much sorrow in the world right now.

Card Details: Most all of the dies are from SU, the stenciled background is called Groovy-I think! The greeting is from Verve.

I would love to see you join us at Just Us Girls this week! Take care, Nanc’