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Christmas Florida Style

Hello, I have a card for you today that may just be my favorite card of the season, so far that is! It all transpired when I saw the natural wreath photo over at Inspired By. When I first sat down to make this card, I was headed in the fall direction but as it started to come together I thought why not include the Christmas photo and the sketch while I was at it too. So that is what I did. Then I was looking for something to decorate the wreath with and came across my shell dies and I was like…Score! It took about 5 or 6 leaf dies that are rather straight to form my wreath. I love that it is not perfectly tight! I also thought the Postal Die mimicked the top of the door! I should know what that is called since I am a huge Home Town fan, but the word escapes me at the moment. Love me some Erin and Ben!

I would also like to play along with two other challenges as well! You know I love the Happy Little Stampers monthly Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and then I am trying to support the new Christmas Card Challenge called Peace on Earth. They are up to their 3rd challenge already. They have an inspiration board to use if you want to but not required.

Card Details: The Wreath was made from six straight leaf dies from Sizzix-Spring Foliage. The postal die cut is from Hero Arts. The shell-dies are Impression Obsession. A few gold glitter sparkles in groups of three and some twine. The greeting is from Veve.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your visits always brighten my day! Take care, Nanc’


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Sketch Week at TPP

Hello, It is Sketch week at The Paper Players and LeAnne has a fun sketch for us and you to try! In hindsight I should have embraced fall or winter instead of making a summer vibe card, but I had this sea horse and sand dollar on my desk and I thought I might as well use them.

Card Details: The water looking EF is from who knows because now I can’t find it! That is so strange! The sea horse and sand dollar are from Spellbinders. The Sentiment is from Verve. I did the smooshing technique on watercolored paper for my seahorse. The DSP and enamel dots are from SU.

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

I hope you will come by and play along with us! Take care, Nancy


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CAS Birthday

Hello, It is Sunday once again and time for the next challenge at The Paper Players. It is Clean and Simple week and sweet Jaydee has picked Birthday as our theme.

Card Details: I used my deckled edged Spellbinders die to make a stencil. Then I sponged the background in various colors. Next, I stamped the Gina K Designs Hydrangea stamp set. Last, I splattered the background. The greeting is from Verve. A very quick and CAS card!

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

Hope to see you over at The Paper Players! Take care, Nanc’


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Celebrate/Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope your week is off to a good start! Over at AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenge they are celebrating their #200th challenge, so I wanted to be sure and join in the fun! The word they have for us is CELEBRATE!

Card Details: The cards came together very quickly! I stuck with my signature look making a shaped background using the pool water stencil from MFT and a circle stencil cut from acetate. The various cocktail glasses are from Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks for the background, the tiny circles, and to add color to the glasses. The happy Birthday is from Verve and the Celebrate die is from Paper Roses and is shadowed with vellum. Some Nuvo drops and dimensionals to finish them off.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a creative week! Nanc’


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A New Technique

Hello there, Today over at Just Us Girls, Sue is our hostess and she always comes up with some fun techniques that I have never tried before. However, I usually am behind the eight ball on those types of things. This time she asks us to Heat Emboss Embossing Folders. If you have never done this technique before, here is a link by Jennifer McGuire. Thanks, Sue! I really enjoyed this!

I am joining in over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and over at the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge too. You should check them both out!

Card Details: My first attempt ended up in the trash, but I am really pleased with try number two, especially once I turned it into a card. I decided to use my Snowflakes embossing folder for my design. I used my entire piece of heat embossed card-stock and decided to put it as a backdrop too. The die-cut Ornament is from Stampin Up, the foliage at the top is from Spellbinders. The greeting is from Verve. Some Gold Nuvo drops and gold twine to finish it off.

Now come check out the rest of the cards from the Just Us Girls Design Team and our guest and join us! Nanc’


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Guesting along at Inspired by Challenge

Hello everyone, Today I am tickled to say that I was asked by my sweet friend Cindy Beach to be her guest over at the Inspired By Challenge. Thanks so much Cindy! I am honored to be with all of you.

Here are the photos and the sketch that you have to chose from this time around! You can pick whichever one you like or can pick one photo and use the sketch, or use the sketch alone. As you can probably tell I was inspired by the Christmas photo. I also wanted to add another Christmas card to my completed list. As I looked at the photo and decided what to do, I immediately thought it would be fun to make a wreath and add some Christmas trees to pick up on the Buffalo Check in the photo. I even made my own babies breath by sticking dots on the end of some small branches. Not sure they came out quite like I had imagined they would, but it was fun anyways.

Card Details: Postage Dies are from Hero Arts. The wreath base is from SU-Swirly Scriblits. The 6 sprigs of Greenery from Sizzix are die cut in the same color green and layered on the base to form the wreath shape. The trees are from Impression Obsession. The bow is from Paper Smooches. The tiny sprigs that I carefully glued white dots on are from Spellbinders. The greeting is from Verve and at the last minute I decided it needed a pop of gold here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you head on over to Inspired By and check out all the other cards and see who else is joining the rest of the Design Team as their guest this week. I know we all will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


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National Coffee Day

Hello It is national Coffee Day and I just had to partake! If you know me at all, coffee is my love language and one of the casualties of Covid is I am now pretty much addicted to DD’s Iced Coffee! My hubby will totally agree with that statement and I have taken him to the dark side with me! It really has become a serious problem. Speaking of Coffee you need to hop on over to The Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog and check out the Hop they have going on. Lots of prizes to be had. Amy Tsuruta does and incredible job with this every year! Well done Amy!

Thanks to my enabling best friend Carol, I recently purchased this fun Coffee Cup Gift Card holder from Catherine Pooler that is super fun to play with. I have linked it up for you, as she can’t be the only one to enable people around here. LOL

Here is the inside so you can see how it works! I took this pic today as I forgot the first time. Notice the sun is not shining! LOL

I also want to add my card to the challenge over at Tic Tac Toe where I have selected the diagonal row of Diecut-Free-Fall. And over at Global Design Project where the Theme is leaves.

Card Details: I paired my new fun Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder with my favorite leaf die from SU. The sentiments are all from retired Verve and the top and bottom of the cup is sponged in yellow Oxide ink. If you look closely there is a piece of scalloped vellum behind the sentiment and some dimensionals. You will be seeing more of these cups real soon!

Take care and happy crafting and coffee drinking!

I made it to Duncan Donuts for my free coffee with purchase…did you? Nanc’


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Remembering You

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It is time for Photo Week and Ina has chosen a gorgeous pic for us. As soon as I saw it I was inspired by the flowers, the gorgeous colors, and the wall in the background. Ina, thanks for picking something so pretty and easy for us to work with!

I will also be sticking my card in over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge. and also over at Addicted to Stamps and More for Any Occasion.

Card Details: I did a little masking before I began. The wall stencil is from MFT, the Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K, and the greeting is from Verve! I added my favorite dew drops and I was done. I colored my image with both Copics and Prismas. I used a white gel pen to brighten up the centers of the Hydrangeas.

Now, run on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the rest of the team was inspired! And before I go I need to say a Huge Thanks for Loll for being such an awesome guest! I am thoroughly enjoyed all of your work!

Take care, Nanc’


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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’