Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Just Us Girls #602 Color Week

Yellow, Red and Orange.

I was so inspired by the Guest Designer,  Loll Thompson and Design Teams beautiful
and very creative cards.  I also LOVE this color combination:-)

Here is my #602 color combo card...enjoy!

I began by using make up brushes to blend Distress Oxide Inks: 
Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple
onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I should have taken a photo of the was so pretty.
Then I decided to die cut a Simon Says Stamp Luminary Circles Die
and SSS Winter Trees Die images out of the background.

Originally I planned to use only one image,  but after arranging them on 
Strathmore Black 184# Mixed Media paper I used both dies:-)
Loved the Autumn scene!

Before attaching the images I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Hemstitch 
Rectangle Dies.  Attached dies with Connect Glue and popped up the
large circle aka Moon?!? with craft foam.

Added a STAMPlorations It's a New Day Clear Sticker to a piece of scrap.
Attached the card front to SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Done!
I love how the color showed through the frame.

Thank you for sharing a challenge that is perfect for the Autumn Season!
Love and Hugs,  Nancy

Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore 184# Mixed Media White and Black paper.  SU Pumpkin Pie CS.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple.
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Luminary Circles Die and SSS Winter Trees Die.  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle Dies. STAMPlorations  It's a New Day Clear Sticker. Connect Glue. Craft foam.

Monday, September 20, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Plaid

So happy to be playing in the September CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Plaid
 hosted by Colleen!
I was so inspired by all the DT and GD beautiful card samples:-) will be proud of me...I even have a Twofer post:-)
A great way to use up scraps from my 1st card!

My 4 1/4 " x 4 1/4"  Plaid  Be Merry Christmas Card

I found this basic red and white plaid Old SU Designer Paper in my stash:-)
I used a new to me NBUS Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Poinsettia
Embossing Folder on Strathmore MM paper.  I got a beautifully detailed A6 image by 
using the 184# mixed media paper:-)

I cut the image just below the 2 top poinsettia blooms.
Then used the Square Hemstitch Die to frame the flowers.

Used another larger square die from the same set to die cut the plaid paper.
Stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Happy Snippets.
Attached layers and popped up onto SU Basic White 100# CS using craft foam and Done!
Almost done...added the SU Dazzle Gold Marker,  then done:-)

I thought I was done,  but kept looking at my leftover Poinsettia and plaid paper
 and the rest of the supplies on my desk. 
 You guessed it...a Twofer was quickly in the making!

Thank you Dolly for reminding us how Twofers can pop out of a messy desk:-)


A2 Holiday Cheer card to add to my Christmas Card Stash😀

I loved how this Quick Clean and Simple A2 card turned out!
I used ALL the same products as my Be Merry card.  I just created a rectangle 
design card instead of square card.

Enjoy my cards and thank you Colleen for a fun and easy Christmas Challenge.
Love and Hugs, 

Stamps: Penny Black Happy Snippets for the sentiments.
Inks: Archival Jet Black for sentiments.  SU Dazzle Gold Marker.
Paper: SU Basic White 100# CS.  Strathmore 184# Mixed Media Paper.  SU retired Designer Paper.
Accessories: Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades Poinsettia.  I ordered mine on Amazon Prime. Sizzix Square and Rectangle Dies. Craft Foam.


NBUS #30 Challenge..I used my Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Poinsettia for the 1st time..Love it!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CAS Mix Up (W) Autumn Colours Reminder Card

Time for our CAS Mix Up (W) Autumn Colours Reminder CAS cards by our very talented CAS Mix Up Girls and hosted by our amazing talented CAS Girl,  Leslie.

As you all know....Leslie is a master at watercoloring.  You will be inspired by the DT and our talented followers too.  You still have until the 24th to play along.

I used Watercolour Stamping, Heat Embossing and Die Cut Frame.

Close up of the heat embossed sentiment and sequins shine!


My 1st time to use this beautiful Penny Black "Fresh Ferns" stamp, 
 that I recently received from a dear friend!  
I placed stamp in MISTI and stamped off the edge of Strathmore Mixed Media paper
 using a Watercolour Technique.

I used Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in this order: Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, 
and Fired Brick.
  I stamped the DOX inks one layer at a time directly onto Fern stamp.  Then spritzed each layer 
with water using Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and stamped with MISTI. 
This gave the ferns a Watercolour look!  I did not dry between layers. 

Next stamped just the tips of ferns with DOX Rustic Wilderness.  Loved the results.  

Then stamped the Visible Image "Where Flowers Bloom" sentiment 
with  DOX Aged Mahogany 
and heat embossed with SU Clear EB Powder for a nice shine.
This was my 1st time to use this new stamp set.

Next added STAMPlorations Shaker Blends "Color Confetti" flat sequins.
Used Spellbinder 'Hemstitch Frames Die" and mounted card front
 onto SU Tangerine Tango card base for a bit of extra color.

Thank you Leslie for a fun Autumn Colours Challenge!
The DT cards and cards in our followers Gallery are so inspiring!

Love and Hugs..
Stamps: Penny Black "Fresh Ferns".  Visible Image "Where Flowers Bloom".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Tangerine Tango.
Inks: Ranger Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick, Rustic Wilderness.
and Aged Mahogany.
Accessories: MISTI. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  Spellbinder Hemstitch Frames Die. 
SU Clear EB Powder.  STAMPlorations Shaker Blends "Color Confetti" flat sequins.

Adding to these Challenges!

NBUS # 30 Challenge: never before used PB "Fresh Ferns" Stamp and Visible Image "Where Flowers Bloom".    

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

STAMPlorations CITA Kit #2 & #3 sample projects

STAMPgirls Nancy (me) andDeepti (Kit #2) and Monika and Shirley (Kit #3)!  

You are going to Love all the fun and creative Inspiration using the new kits!  
Be sure and hop and comment on the girls projects. 
Prize:  One winner of their choice of Kit #2 or #3.

I have Three cards to share showcasing the CITA Kit #2!

Products I used from Kit #2 for my 1st card.
ARTplorations "Holiday Present Stencil".
STAMPlorations Dee's "Greetings of the Season" stamp set sentiment.

Other STAMPloration products for 1st card.

I used Zigs watercolor markers to color my ARTplorations "Holiday Present Stencil" 
and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella pen😉 
Die cut the piece with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die".

Then made a mask to cover the package and splattered the background 
with the Red, Blue and Green Zigs that I had brushed onto my glass mat 
and spritzed with water.
Next stamped the sweet sentiment from Dee's "Greetings of the Season" stamp set
using Archival Jet Black Ink.

Added Shaker Blends "Color Confetti" flat sequins using Connect Glue.
Popped up card front using craft foam to SU Real Red cardstock card base 
and Done!
Loved my colorful Christmas card with the New stencil and sentiment😊


My 2nd card using the CITA Kit #2
CUTplorations "Good Tidings Phrase Die."
"Holiday Present" 10 mil stencil.

Also Shaker Blends Color Confetti flat sequins.

Die cut frame with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die."

 Next used Zigs markers to stencil the smaller package 
on the Holiday Present 10 mil Stencil and added Wink of Stella sparkle.  
Then die cut the "Glad Tidings" Phrase from the dark blue Mirror Tonic Foil Cardstock. 
 Loved the shine!

Added the Shaker Blends "Color Confetti" flat sequins and Done!
This was a fun and easy combination of products from the Kit #2😀


My 3rd card using Kit #2
Used the CUTplorations "Good Tidings" Phrase Die.

I recently played with a new to me alcohol ink background technique using Yupo paper 
and Ranger alcohol inks in a salad spinner.  Such a cool effect.  
I chose a shades of green background from my stack of backgrounds.

I then created a Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink background on Yupo,  
which has a lot of beautiful shine.
I used the background to die cut the "Good Tidings" Phrase.
Die cut a 2nd "Good Tidings" from 100# white cardstock 
and attached to the green phrase.

Then attached the phrase to the alcohol ink background with Connect Glue.
Attached card front to SU Basic White 100# Cardstock and added the snowflakes 
from my stash and Done!  Loved the Shine and background.

Sure had fun playing with STAMPlorations New CITA Kit #2.

I am looking forward to our October Christmas in the Air Kit #2 feature.
Christmas is creeping up quickly.  I Love adding to my stash😊

Hop and comment open until September 30. Winner will be announced October 10 in the September winners post.

Love and Hugs

You will find Both Kits #2 and #3 HERE!

34% off for each Kit😀

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CAS Mix Up (W) Autumn Colours

Our talented Leslie is hosting the September CAS Mix Up (W) Autumn Colours Challenge.
You are going to be so inspired by our Guest Designer
and our awesome Design Team.  Be sure and check out their blogs!

You have until the 24th to play along!

I do love Autumn and especially the Autumn Colors of Nature!

My card using an Autumn watercolored smooshed background and die cut Ferns
from SU Designer Paper!

I recently received this wonderful Penny Black "Fern Border Die" from a dear friend.
The same day I received a new 12 x 12 pkg of SU In Good Taste Designer Paper I had ordered!
Perfect timing as the paper had used Autumn Colours on some of the sheets.
You can see the sheet for the back drop for my photo.
I die cut the ferns from the paper and only use 1/2 of the border.
I die cut the ferns from SU Basic White 100# cardstock twice and used Connect Glue
to stack the layers.

Then I smooshed Distress Oxide Inks: Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Rustic Wilderness
 and Vintage Photo onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper after 1st spritzing paper with water.

Die cut smooshed Mixed Media paper using Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.
Attached die cut ferns to background using Connect Glue.
Stamped SSS Bouquet Thanks sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink.

Die cut SU 100# Basic White cardstock with SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die.
Popped up main image with craft foam and attached to frame and SU 100# cardbase
and Done!  Loved the results.  Hope you do too and join us in the fun challenge.

Love and Hugs...

Stamps: SSS Bouquet Thanks for sentiment.
Paper: SU Basic White 100# CS,  SU In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Inks: Distress Oxides: Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Rustic Wilderness and Vintage Photo.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Penny Black Fern Border Die.  SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die.  Gina K Connect Glue. Craft Foam.

Adding to NBUS #30 Challenge: My 1st time to use PB Fern Border Die and SU In Good Taste DSP.