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


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Sending U Love

Hello, It is the first of February and time for the next duo of colors at Color Hues. We have the perfect pairing for this time of year. The colors Sheri has chosen for us are Red and Pink. So break out those valentine sets or what have you and play along!

A Few Card Details: I have a mix of supplies here which should not surprise you. The U die and envelope are both from Verve. The Love die is from Simon Says Stamps and the Sending is from Wplus9. My love die looks rather pink in the picture but it is red. Plus I do have red in the fun designer paper. This card came together rather quickly so I made a few extra for the stores.

Hope you will consider joining us at Color Hues! The team and our guest Julie have tons over there to inspire you!

Take care, Nanc’


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For this Child, I Prayed

Hello, It is the 5th Sunday of the month so it is time for the fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at The Paper Players. Laurie has come up with a fun board for us to pick from. I don’t know about you but I really enjoy these types of challenges, as it gives you so many different options to chose from. I have chosen the top row of die-cut, animal, and scene.

Card Details: I used a negative heart stencil and an MFT cloud stencil to make my cloud background. The cute dragons are also from MFT and they are colored with Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. The cloud dies are also MFT and I didn’t like them stark white so I took a regular number 2 pencil and my finger and gave them some smudgy shading. I pulled out an older Verve stamp set for my greeting. I am pretty pleased with how this turned out and I can’t always say that. ;). I even gave the momma dragon some eyebrows.

For more fabulous 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

So which row are you going to pick from? We sure hope to see you in the gallery! Take care, Nanc’


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Cover the Card

We have a fun and easy topping for you starting today at Seize the Birthday. My fellow DT member Ashwini wants us to Cover our Cards. Basically what that means is limited white space. The background stamp (Gerbera Daisy- from SSS) I used today is brand new to me and I couldn’t wait to use it.  One day soon I hope to color it too, but I chickened out for this post. LOL I decided to do some emboss resist with my Oxide Inks instead.  The sentiment is Verve and the flower and Smile die is MFT.  I raised the center of the card with some foam for added interest. The smile has a shiny sheen by using crystal effects.

Here is a picture of the panel before I mounted it. If you haven’t tried THESE makeup brushes I suggest you do.  My friend Barb suggested I get them and I am so glad I did!!  Thanks Barb!

Before I go I would like to take a moment to thank our Surprise Party Guest and my friend Linda for joining us these past two months.  It was an absolute pleasure having you Linda!  Please play along again with us when you have the time.  We love your work and you my friend. 

I am also going to link my card up over at The Flower Challenge where they want us to Focus on Background stamping. I am so glad I didn’t miss this challenge this month. 

Now head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out Linda’s and the amazing teammate’s cards!

Happy Crafting, Nanc’


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Great Ideas…

I couldn’t agree more with my sentiment on today’s card.  However, I did manage to give up my 1 Coke a day habit in May, but I don’t dare even try to give up my coffee kick.  I think no Coke may be one of the reasons I’m down 14 pounds since the beginning of summer. Just so you know, I am rather slender person and really didn’t need to drop that much. You didn’t stop by here to listen to my quick diet secrets, you are here to check out this weeks card for Just Us Girls.  This card was made with a little bit of everything….mostly Verve, some fun DP, and some MFT.  This card was so fun to throw together, and it was a great distraction from life too!

This is our last week with our fabulous guest Ros Crawford over at JUGS.  Ros, we have really enjoyed all your terrific cards and sure hope you will join us again when you have the time.

Time for more coffee before the day begins,  Nanc’


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Oceans of Joy…

Hello, Hope your week is off to a good start! We have a very easy topping starting over at Seize the Birthday.  We would like for you to include sequins on your card and or project.  You can sprinkle them on as I have done here, or you could make a shaker card which some of the DT members have done. We also have a new Surprise Party Guest starting today over at STB, we have invited the very talented Trina Pham to join us for the next two months! Welcome Trina, so glad to have you along!

The Paper Players is celebrating their 400th challenge, which is amazing in itself.  I thought this card would be perfect to link up over there as well! Congrats to TPP!  They have some fabulous prizes up for grabs too! GO check it out!

Here are a few card details: Stencil-MFT-Bold Paisley, Stamps-Sunny Studios Oceans of Joy, MFT-Diagonal Stitch Rect., Leaves-Verve, Punches to make the under water sea life, and colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.

Come by Seize the Birthday and be inspired, I know you will be! Nanc’


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Wishing You…

 

Hello,  I had some time to play along with The Flower Challenge today, and what they asked us to do this time around is pick one of their previous challenges to play along with.  I have chosen Challenge #10- Heat/Dry Embossing. The stamp set I have used is from Altenew, and decided to pair that with some watercoloring.  The sentiment is from Verve.

I am also on Day 12 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I can’t believe I have made it this far!  I have really enjoyed doing some type of coloring everyday! It’s been fun, and relaxing too!

Hope you are finding some time to be creative, Nanc’


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Wild Card CAS

Hello,  Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!  Angie over at Just Us Girls is our hostess this week and she has asked us to do Clean and Simple for our Wild Card Week. CAS is hard for me, so I needed this challenge.  I have made a card similar to this one in the past but I don’t believe I ever posted it…at least I hope not. 😉   A friend of mine is expecting her first child and she and her hubby don’t want to know the sex of the baby, so I thought this idea would be perfect.  This cute little elephant is from Verve and the sentiment is SU.

Before I go I want to say thanks to Stef Perryfor being an awesome guest with us the past month! It was a joy working with you!

Happy Easter, Nanc’


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Thanks Dad!

Hello Friends,  Here is a quick collage of the Father’s Day cards I made to sell.  I can’t take credit for this design as I found it on Pinterest! Kara Lynne came up with this awesome idea and you can find her card HERE! Hope you have a great day how ever you plan to spend it.  My dad is 86 and refuses to come over for dinner or for me to bring him dinner.  So I will be going by just the same to tell him how awesome he is with dessert in hand!

The script dies are from Verve and are really fabulous! The DAD was made with large Alphabet dies from Sizzix.

Take care, Nanc’


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I Pray For You Everyday…

DSC_0136Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 9.13.26 AMHello Friends,  It’ time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls.  This week we have a photo to spark your creativity!  One of my very good friends is battling cancer for the second time and I needed to send him a card to let him know how much we care about him.  He is the kindest and sweetest man I have ever known.  It breaks my heart to see him going through such a horrific battle.  I hate Cancer! It took my mom when my son was only 4 and she was far to young, and many other family members along the way for myself and my hubby.   I can’t take credit for this card at all, I saw it somewhere on Pinterest and can’t find it again, or I would have linked up the original for you.  All the text was done on my computer. The tags were inspired by the photo and were made with scraps of paper and SU corner punch. The little tiny hearts were inspired by the red in the photo and are the inside of a Verve trio die-cut set that I just love! I have it linked up for you Here! I outlined the tags with a black marker to make them pop.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!  Who knows you may be selected as our Chic of the Week and then onto being a guest designer in the future just like talented Ros Crawford.

I hope you have a wonderful day and remember to be grateful for your family and your health! Nanc’

 


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Breast Cancer Month and My Mom

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( my photos are still not coming out great…UGH!!! )

Today over at CAS on Sunday we have a great Sketch for you to try!

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In Honor of October being Breast Cancer month….I decided it was

time to make a card in honor of my mother.  Who in fact

had beaten breast cancer earlier in her life, but unfortunately passed away from a ovarian cancer

later in life.  She died at the age of 62, far to young!

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Isn’t she beautiful?  This photo was taken right before she was married.

I miss her as much today as I did 20 years ago.

I am going to send this card to a friend who is battling this horrific disease right now!

I hope it helps in some small way!

We have a sponsor and a great prize that is up for grabs over at

CAS on Sunday!

I hope you come on over and join us…we would love to have you!

Card details:

Here is a photo of what I did to make the word hope.

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I took various strips of pink and glued them down on a pink piece of paper

and then cut it out using my Cuttlebug.

Love this look!

The die cuts used for this card are from Paper Smooches.

The banner die at the bottom is from Verve.

I used Sizzix Framelits from SU for my shape and raised

the panel up with pop dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by…..I love when you do it really makes my day!

HUGS

Nanc’