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Is it too early for Season’s Greetings?

Hello, I have made another Christmas card for you today. Is it too early? Are you as surprised as I am? Over at Just Us Girls, the photo that we have today just looked like Christmas to me, so that is where my inspiration began.

Here are a few card details: Background was made with Oxide inks and white splatter paint. The die-cut is from Taylored Expressions. The bow is from Paper Smooches. There are also very small star dies in the sky made with a Verve border die-cut and the sentiment is Verve as well.

Please join us this week at Just Us Girls. The girls and our two guests Carol and Melanie have done a fabulous job! Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Holidays

Back today with a Christmas card for The Paper Players Challenge. As you can see to the left, the theme is Christmas so that leaves it pretty wide open. I have all my shopping done, and I just need to start wrapping. How about you? Are you finished?   Of course, at the last minute, I usually think of something else I want to get someone. I mailed the remaining Christmas cards out yesterday and that is sooooo early for us. Boy did that feel good. Now that we are both retired, we needed to make the difficult decision to cut the Christmas list back.  Let me put this in perspective for you. This is Hubby’s 34 year of designing his own Christmas card. People talk about his card all the time. In years past we used the in-house courier system to deliver the cards from school to school. Since that is not an option anymore we had to cut the list back. People are going to be heartbroken but mailing them all would be rather expensive. So between the two of us this year…we will be mailing about 115. Dave mailed out 70 to friends and family and I mailed out 45 to cardmaking friends. I also made about 40 for both retail stores.  In the past, we would send out about 180.  So we shaved about 65 off the list this year. It was so hard but necessary. 

That was probably more info than you needed. LOL 

Card Details: MFT snowflake bulbs and Wonky rectangle die, the snowflakes are from Memory Box and the greeting is from Verve.  I used a little flicker of white paint on my Oxide Inked background. 

Hope you have found some time to be creative today, Nanc’


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Merry, Merry

Hello, I am back today with two more Christmas cards that I made with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge in mind. The challenge is to use Non-Traditional Christmas colors. I think this peachy color is so pretty! The background paper is from SU and called Flirty Flamingo.

Here is the second card.

 

Card Info: MFT stenciled background. The silver ornaments are from SU. The bow is Paper Smooches. The leaves are Verve The greeting is Verve. The flower is SU.

There you have it! Two very simple cards!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Take care, Nanc’


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Sparkle and Shine

Hello, We have a fun and easy topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday! I have a quick and easy card for you using some foil mates (stars) and foil (Passionate Pink) from Gina K. Designs. This card is a lot more sparkly in real life than it shows.  Those fun candles that are also foiled and are from Elizabeth Kraft Designs and the sentiment is my go-to from Verve. I have a lot of dimension under the front panel and greeting.  The enamel dots are SU. 

Come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the lovely sparkle from my talented teammates and our guest Julie! 

Nanc’


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Hot Hot Hot

Hello, Today I am playing along with the 2020 Fall/ Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.   If you haven’t checked it out it’s a must! I can’t get over the gallery and all the amazing prizes involved. AMY TSURUTA is amazing for pulling this together! I am so impressed!! My card doesn’t quite resemble fall or winter but I don’t think that was one of the requirements. 

I have had this sweet coffee die set from MFT for quite some time and this is the first card I have made with it. I paired it with a great SU embossing folder and some Verve stamps (HOT) and Heart Border die. The greeting is from MFT. 

I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


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Welcome Baby

Hello,  It’s time again for the next challenge at Just Us Girls!  I needed a baby card and although I didn’t use any of the colors from the inspiration photo, I did use stars! 😉  You know me by now and there is a very good possibility that this is a CASE of myself. Yeppers!  Somedays we don’t have time to reinvent the wheel!

Card details:  Emory the Elephant and sentiment are Verve, the clouds are Lawn Fawn, the stars are MFT, the circle die is SU, and the small and large scallop are both Spellbinders.

Please come by JUGS and join us!

Nanc’

 


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Palm Trees

 

Hello, I was getting short on time and was wondering if I would be able to find the time to join in the Twofer Challenge this month, but thank goodness I had some time today (thanks to the hubster for taking care of my dad today for me). Love him so!  I usually don’t miss this great challenge if I can help it.

Card Number 1-I had the MFT Palm Tree not yet put away on my table in my studio and thought why not use Palm Trees!  I mean I do live in Florida for goodness sake!  I have been wanting to get out my Alcohol Inks out and make some sunset backgrounds so that is what I did.  I actually made 5 panels while I was getting messy.  I decided a black palm tree and beach might do the trick. The birthday sentiment for this card is from Verve. The bird die is from Memory Box.

Card Number 2– I have been a bit chicken to color my sweet little Hula Girl from Polynesian Paradise- also MFT, and today I decided to go for it.  How do I expect to get good at coloring people without actually coloring them? LOL  She isn’t too bad for the first time.  The rest of the stamps and sentiment are all from this MFT set.  I thought the DP kinda looked like tiny surf boards and wasn’t sure it would work, but I kinda like it. I used Copics and Colored Pencil.

Here is a picture of one of the cards by itself.  I am entering it in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week. Using the bottom row of Diecuts-Add a Sentiment-Kraft.

I hope you are staying safe and trying to enjoy life the best you can, Nanc’

 


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Add Gold

 

Hello,  Add Gold is our topping starting at Seize the Birthday.  Not a hard topping one would think.  Well, I struggled with this and not sure why.  I made three different cards and settled on this one and I do mean settled. LOL I made this card for a friend’s dad that is turning 90.  What a milestone!

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.

Before I go I want to thanks Jen for being such a fabulous Surprise Party Guest the past two months.  It has been such a pleasure having you onboard and look forward to seeing you back in our gallery soon.

Details:  Embossed the center panel using a stencil and gold embossing powder. The window opening is a die from MFT.  The sentiment is a fav from Verve. The balloons are SU and the 90 is Sizzix.

I hope you will pop on over to STB and join us,
Nanc’


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You had me at Coffee

Hello,  Coffee is always a good idea, that is my motto.  Over at Just Us Girls we have this great photo challenge starting. It is not a secret that I will forever be a Verve fan.  The sets I am working with here today are a mix of stamps, digis, and dies all designed by Julee Tilman from Verve.  Sadly she is not in business anymore, but luckily enough she is still creating.  The heart die is MFT and the background paper is from SU.  Isn’t it just perfect for coffee rings?

I colored my cups with Copics and I used colored pencils for the lids.

Please come join by Just Us Girls, the team has a fabulous array of cards to see. Nanc’

 


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Colors at MFT

 

Hello, Back again today with the Color Challenge at MFT. I needed some Congratulatory Baby cards for the store and hadn’t even inked up these giraffes as of yet, so here they are. I paired my giraffes with the leaves from MFT-   I didn’t do any blending on the leaves as in the set they have both a background stamp and the outline too. Even the frame and the grass are MFT. The sentiment is Verve.

I am going to link up with Darnell over at NBUS too, as the Giraffes are new to me.

Okay, I gotta run as I got a very late start today! I slept in…WHAT that never happens!

Hope this post finds you enjoying your day! Nanc’