Scrapper@heART

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


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Pink, Purple and Grey

Hello Friends,  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and I am in love with this color combo that Lisa has chosen. I decided to CASE myself this week and make a card that is similar to a couple I had done years ago.  I have a very large variety of products here, so if you have any questions let me know.  Hubby and I are off to Naples for the weekend. He is going to go golfing and I am going to spend the day with my birthday sister. I am so looking forward to it!  Going to make this short and sweet, as I need to go and pack.  Happy Creating….and I hope to see you at JUGS!  Nanc’

 


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Where Flowers Bloom…

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-7-07-58-pmHello Friends,  I have a rather quick card for you this week as I am still in recovery mode from Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery and what you see above is about all I could muster up. The doctor assured me that this procedure would be life changing and make my Chronic Sinus issues so much better, and I am going to hold him to his word!  The surgery was a success (so they say), despite the O.R. being 3 1/2 hours behind schedule and at the hospital for nearly ten hours for an outpatient procedure, getting completely sick from the anesthesia, and having a heck of a time coming to in the recovery room. The finally kicked me out at 6 o’clock.  I think they thought I weighed 240 lbs. instead of 140, as this girl did not want to wake up.  I am anxious to go for my follow-up on Monday as I’m not feeling so well as of yet.  I was back to work on Tuesday, since we had Monday off for President’s Day and to say it’s been a long short week, would be an understatement.   Okay, you didn’t stop by to read me whine now did you?  Sorry about that!

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for Photo Week, the team and our guest Michele have done an amazing job!  Thanks for being with us this month Michele…we have enjoyed it and hope you have too!  The card was made with stamps/dies from Verve. The larger leaf die is from SU???…..but don’t hold me to it!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Love From Me Digi

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mojo483Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing this sketch over at Mojo Monday and  finally found sometime to play along.  In addition, Julee Tilman from Verve has so graciously once again created a FREE digi set for us to use! You can find it HERE!  It’s till available for a few more days, so you must go and get it before it’s to late!  She also has a Love From Me challenge and giveaway going on with her digi set over at the Verve BlogI fell in love with the sentiment that I used on both of my cards instantly! It made a perfect Valentine for my hubby, since he is indeed my best friend.  I just have to decide which one I am going to give to him, probably the one with the paintbrush.  I combined her free set with some Stampin Up paper and oval and circle stitched dies, a MFT stitched heart die and scalloped border die, my favorite Verve heart border die, and two stamp sets called Positive Strokes and I Heart Art from Paper Smooches.  I cut two heart border dies one back and one white for the second card and glued back in the white hearts so as not to see all the paper and such behind the openings. I paper pieced the paintbrush.

I sure hope you will swing on by the blogs that I have linked up for you and take advantage of Julee’s kindness. Thanks so very much Julee, I will be using the digi again soon!  Take care, Nanc’

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You Touched My Heart

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-58-34-pmHello Friends,  Vicki is hosting over at Just Us Girls and she has a perfect Trend for us this week.  Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it was perfect time to incorporate Hearts on our cards and or projects.  I just love the look of Inlay Die-cutting, so that is what I decided to do with this challenge. The paper is from SU, the Hearts are from MFT and the sentiment is from Verve. I think I will definitely be doing this again. It’s almost like I made my own cover plate.

Have a fabulous day and you MUST come by and see what the team and our Guest Michelle have done! Take care, Nanc’


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MFT Sketch Challenge #316

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mft_wsc_316Hello Friends,  I am popping in with a quick post for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.  I have been eyeing this sketch for about a week, and tonight after work I finally had a chance to put something together.  I literally am in love with my new Adorable Elephant stamps and matching dies from MFT along with my Stitched Hearts.  You are going to be seeing a lot of these so I will apologize in advance!  Infact, all the dies here are from MFT and the you sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for checkin’ in on me and have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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Merry Christmas to You!

 

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve, I wanted to take a minute in between wrapping and cooking to finish posting my last 3 favorite Christmas Cards of this year.  I again used one of my all time favorite Verve Stamp sets called Ornamental Christmas.  The bows are a die from Paper Smooches and the sparkly silver paper is from Stampin Up.  I watercolored the background on all of them along with the ornaments themselves and finished them off with a bit of the splatter technique.

  The sentiment and the holly on the card below is also from Verve and

I also made some gold flecks with some Stickles.

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I thought it might be fun to make a non-traditional Christmas card.

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thanks for being such a big part of my life!

Nancy


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Any Winter Holiday

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Hello Friends,  The card I have for you today goes along with the Any Winter Holiday challenge over at Stamp, Ink and Paper. I just recently became aware of this challenge thanks to my friend Sandy who is one of the designers. It’s a great challenge with lots of talent…so you definitely need to check it out!  I spent nearly as long as I did making this card, looking for the card on my Pinterest board that inspired me.  NO LUCK! So I will let you know right now, that this was not an original idea from little old me.  I am in love with how it turned out though!  This stamp set (Ornamental Christmas) is a retired set from Verve, but I absolutely positively love it!  (as you will see in future posts!) It may not look like it, but most of the card is watercolored with a tad of colored pencil here and there to darken it. I did take a sponge to the main panel with distress ink to give it a vintage vibe.

As I am writing this post; I am waiting on my son to arrive back home for Christmas (today), my tree is still lit in broad day light, the house smells of homemade muffins and caramel squares, and my house is covered with homemade Christmas cards from all the people in my life that I hold dear.  I love sitting on the couch in the evenings and looking at them, each one is carefully displayed. Today….my heart is full!  Hope yours is too!  Nanc’


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Perfect You

 

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screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-1-44-57-pmHello Friends,  It feels like forever since I last posted.  It’s only been a week, but what a week it was!  I can’t believe school isn’t out till the 22nd this year. Grrrrr. I pray that I can make it till then.  I am so not ready for Christmas, but are we ever really ready? What gets done gets done, thats my motto!  At least it makes me feel better… temporarily. LOL Okay, onto today’s card.  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and I hope Lisa will forgive me as I didn’t quite follow the orchid color, but I am still in the same color family. I got some new MFT goodies in the mail this week ( Merry Christmas to me) and I was itching to open them up and have a go. However, the sentiment die is from Verve and the YOU is from SU.  The rest is MFT.  I added some sparkle to my flowers and they didn’t photograph well.  Sorry about that!

Hope to see you in the gallery at JUGS and Merry Christmas.  I hope to post before then….but you never know! Nanc’


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Trees!

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screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-7-57-51-pmHello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and the word I have for you is super easy!  The word is trees! I had so much fun making this card I decided to make two!

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Here are a few details! The tree you probably recognize as I have used it in years past…it’s a die from my school.  I took silver textured paste and a SU stencil and made my stars stand out 3 dimensional on the trees. Then the trees sat on my work station in my studio for weeks before I knew what I wanted to do with them. Finally, I had an epiphany and finished them off.  The die cut bow is from Lawn Fawn, the Tag dies are from who knows where…probably Nestabilites, and the Sentiment is from Verve. I used a heart punch for the base of the trees.

I would also like to Welcome our next Guest Designer Theresa Gregory to the team, as she will be with us this month!

I am finished with all my Christmas cards….Yipeee!!!! However if I find sometime, I plan on making a few more just in case.  If you are stamping over the next week, please… oh please join us at JUGS!  I would love if you did!  Take care, Nanc’


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More Christmas!

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screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-12-51-14-pmHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls! Vicki has picked the perfect Inspiration photo to help us get going on our Christmas cards!  I challenged myself to make 4 cards a month this year with a finished date of December 1st, and I’m sure I am going to make it, I only need one more!  Yaaaaahoooooooooo! I encourage you to do this next year, you’ll be glad you did! I sure am!  I seem to be on a roll with my Verve Christmas Stamps and you haven’t even seen all of them yet.  I am saving my four favorite cards that I have made this year for last.  I can say that this is one of my favs as well!  The photo doesn’t really do it justice…it’s much more sparkly in person!  I primarily used watercolors on this card with a Paper Smooches bow with the negative left in…I think it looks cool like that.  I finished it off with some Wink-a-Stella, some Stickles and two types of ribbon.  You can’t tell in the photo, but I raised the sentiment to give the bulb some depth.

Hope you have a fabulous day and find some time to join us at JUGS!   I also want to say Thanks to Cecile for being such a terrific Guest this month!  Nanc’