Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NAC104

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week and are getting ready for the upcoming holiday weekend. :) I've spent the last few days prepping for my upcoming Fall/Holiday classes and I'm soooo excited by what I'm going to be able to show you. I did take a little time out though for this week's challenge. Actually, I took quite a bit of time because I did next weeks challenge accidentally first. SMH. Good news is that one's done. :) #GlassHalfFull The Nachos have a Color Challenge for you this week and here's what I came up with-


I L.O.V.E. MDS for coming up with cards in a snap! This card just strikes me as So Bright and Cheery and perfect for the sentiment (which I chose first). I used a border and drop shadow to make the DSP layer really stand out. I used the color tool to color my stamp with two of our challenge colors. I added the 3 colored sequins for an extra little pop of color.

Here's this week's challenge colors-



What a fun combination we have to play with this week. I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the web. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
Shan



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sealed with a Kiss / NAC #102

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and are having a great start to your week. I'm so glad you stopped by this week. The Nacho's are starting our 2nd 100 challenges and we can't wait to see what you will create. We've got a color challenge for you this week and I know you are going to come up with something Amazing! The color's reminded me of one of our special orders last year, Sent with Love. I was so happy to see it available in MDS and that's what I used for this weeks challenge. Here's what I created-



 It's hard to tell, but this is actually on a white base. I love playing around with my MDS and I got to flip and switch some of the DSP and create special layers. What's your favorite tool in MDS? Well, in case you haven't figured out the colors for this week's challenge, here they are-


I can't wait to see what you create with this week's challenge. As always, if you have any questions about this week's design, be sure to leave me comment in the space below, so I can get back to you.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the web. You are very appreciated. Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the pewee they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.


Be Safe-
Shan Pin It

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Just Chillin' / NAC 101

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you're having a good week so far. Did you have a good weekend? I hope so! I sure did. I got to spend the weekend with Little Nacho, who's 18 months old now and then you know what happened Sunday Night? Football!!!! I'm soooo excited! What I'm most excited about though is showing you this weeks Nacho Challenge project. :)

We have a sketch for you this week and I L.O.V.E., love it! I used it to make a scrapbook page and I can't wait to show it to you! Here's what I designed for this week's challenge-



When I saw this pic of my sweet baby and her new best friend Eggie (Edgar O'Malley), I knew I wanted to do something special with it. They just love each other. Sweet Belle holds him and gives him kisses and little Eggie just purrs and snuggles back. I loved the colors and patterns in the DSP from My Favorite Things. I was scrolling through my Papers looking for something a little different and I thought this was just perfect. What do you think?

Here's this week's sketch-

Love this Sketch!

Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you liked my page and I hope it inspires you to play along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks of taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
Shan


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Big 100/ NAC #100

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you're having a great week so far. I'm so excited for today's post!!! It's a special week at Nacho Average Challenge. It's hard to believe but it's our 100th Challenge. I can hardly believe it. I'm so glad you stopped by. :) For this week's challenge you can pick any of our previous 99 challenges. I can't wait to see what you create. We have so many Awesome challenges to pick from. I wasn't sure which one I was going to use but in the end my card kind of decided for me.

I had a coworker that requested a card for a friend. The friend was having a difficult time in her personal life and this stamp set just said pic me. Then my DSP said the same thing and so on and so on... Here's what I came up with-


I haven't used my Top-Note Die in a while and was so excited by how this worked for this card. I cut my DSP with it and trimmed it at the perforations. I then cut out a piece of Raspberry Ripple to mat behind it. My friend liked it so much she requested 5 more. Yea! #HappyDance

Here's the sketch I used-



What will you create this week? I can't wait to see what you design. As always, if you have questions about today's card, please be sure to leave a comment in the space below so I can get back to you.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
Shan

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Sea Street Hello / NAC #97

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you had a great 4th of July and are ready for a new challenge. It's been crazy here trying to get swaps ready for convention next week. I've got some cards I'm so excited to show you! :) Are you going to be at Convention? I'd love to swap with you! The Nacho's have a great new sketch challenge for you this week. I took a break this weekend to play with little Nacho and to come up with this-



I've been wanting to use my new Sea Street stamp set and the coordinating paper and I had fun making this quick and easy card. That little octopus is so stinking cute!

Here's this week's sketch-



You can keep this Clean & Simple or step it up. What will you do with it? I can't wait to see your creation.

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked this week's fun card and I hope you'll play along with us. If you have any questions, be sure to leave me comment & I'll be sure to get back to you.

Before I leave though, I thought I'd add a sweet little pic of Nacho. Hard to believe she's 15 months old already-

She decided she was going to supervise the putting away of our groceries. She grabbed her blankie a toy and crawled up in her stroller all by herself to do the supervising.


Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Be Safe-
Shan
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Leave the Rest / NAC # 96

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you had a great weekend and are getting ready for the upcoming Holiday weekend. The Nacho's have a Color Challenge for you this week and they are beautiful. Here's what I came up with-


Do you ever find yourself having a favorite technique? Lately my favorite has been combining colors to create a blended background. I did it for this week's color challenge and the last color challenge too. It creates such a soft, subtle background. The Wild Wasabi for the leaves isn't part of the challenge, just a little accent color. I stamped the flowers on a scrap piece of paper and then fussy cut them out. I added a little Dazzling Diamonds and then adhered them with Tombow and Dimensionals.

This week's colors are Costal Cabana, Pacific Point and Rose Red. That Rose Red sure is pretty. I'm not sure why I don't use it more often. That's one of the bonuses to Color Challenges. They get you to use colors that you might not use often.

Here's a look at the inside-


I split the sentiment between the front and inside.  The flowers are the 2nd and 3rd stamping of the image to get them a little lighter than the front.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope it inspires you to play along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with! As always, if you have questions, please be sure to leave me a comment below so I can get back to you.

Thanks so much for taking time our of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
Shan

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Anytime Love / NAC #95

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a great week so far and enjoying some fabulous summer weather.  The Nacho's have a sketch challenge for you this week. I don't know about you, but sometimes I start with one idea and then end up with something totally different. I had a different stamp set, different paper, different colors, everything when I started this card and hard to believe this is what I came up with.  I'm pretty happy with the end result though. Hope you like it too-


Every once in a while you just need to have a little Love-Note on hand. They're not just for Valentines day. I used the "Love" stamp out of the Everyday Occasions card kit.

Here's the week's sketch-





I have to admit the two little flags threw me off a little. So I stacked them and put them under my shaped piece.  Not quite the same, but close. What will you create with this week's sketch? I can't wait to see your fabulous creations! 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated. Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
Shan

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