Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You + Me / NAC

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you are staying safe, warm and dry. It's cold and yucky here in the DMV. You know what that means? It's great weather for a little stamping/crafting time. The Nacho's have a color challenge for you this week. Why don't you grab some snackage and play along with us. Here's what I came up with-




I'm so happy with how this card turned out! This would be a great card for any time of the year and not just for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. Here's this week's color combination-




Here's a close up. This DSP worked perfectly! It had all 3 colors in it. :) Love when that happens-


That's all I have for you today. I'm ready to hunker down for a little nap and then some more craft time. I can't wait to see what you create this week. Don't forget to head over to our page and join the fun. We'd love to drop by your page and give you a little blog-lovin'. The link is at the top of this post.

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, January 6, 2015

Ridiculously Amazing / NAC 123

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! I'm a little late posting today but here goes. The Nacho's have a Sketch challenge for you this week and I can't wait to see what you create with it.  I have to say, I had a little bit of difficulty with this one, but when all was said and done I was pretty happy with the end result. Here's what I came up with-


Here's this week's sketch-




I couldn't figure our what to do with the embellishment area. What do you think about the Chevron punch? I din't do any sponging this week. How surprised are you? I added plenty of dimension though with multiple colors and cut out elements. Here's a closer look-



Here's a look at the inside-


Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked today's card and are inspired to play along with us. I can't wait to see what you create!

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, December 16, 2014

Scattered Merry / NAC 120

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Hey y'all. Just dropping off my card today. I'm working 70+ hours a week right now and I'm just whooped! It's after midnight and morning is going to come way too quick. ;( The Nachos have a color challenge for you this week. Can't wait to see what you create!

Here's what I came up with-



Here's this week's color combo-


It's hard to see but the Silver is there. I used Silver Dazzling Details on random snowflakes. You can definitely see it in person.


You can see it a little better here in the close-up

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. 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, December 2, 2014

Grateful for You /NAC 118

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Hey y'all. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with friends and family. It's Tuesday and you know what that means. It's time for a new challenge and this week we have a beautiful color combination for you. Grab something to snack on, check out our awesome team designs and get creating. We can't wait to see what you design! Here's what I came up with-



I rarely create clean and simple cards, so they're a real challenge for me. However, this week I was in need of some thank-you cards for some recent orders and so that was my focus when I sat down to create. I have to say, I'm pretty excited with how these turned out! What do you think? Would you be happy to get one of these with your order? 

Here's this week's color combo-


Here's a closer look at the tag. I used my Stampin Write Markers to color the words in our three challenge colors. The tag was sponged in Soft Sky and the seam binding is also Soft Sky. I used a small piece of Linen Thread to tie it, and then used Stampin Dimensionals to attach it.



I remembered to take a pic of the inside this week-


That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I hope it inspires you to play along with us. Don't forget to link up with us so we can give you a little blog loving. )

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, November 25, 2014

You're In My Thoughts / NAC 117

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope you had a good weekend and are getting ready for a fabulous Thanksgiving. Unfortunately I needed another sympathy card this weekend. This one is for a friend's daughter. Her grandmother was recently diagnosed with cancer and I wanted her to have something pretty and to let her know she was in my thoughts and prayers. I was so excited with how this turned out. The Nachos have a sketch challenge for you this week. Here's what I came up with-


Here's this week's sketch-



Here's a side view of the butterflies. The solid ones were colored in with my Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities. The floral one was colored in with my Stampin' Write Markers. I used my Butterfly Punch after coloring them to punch them out. All 3 were popped up on dimensionals and the wings were curled slightly to give them extra dimension. I also added a few  rhinestones to the floral one for an added bit of pretty.


I took my color combination from the pretty floral DSP and used
Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.

Here's a look at the inside. The butterfly was a second stamping from the one used on the front. I simply huffed on the stamp to re-moisten it. Although I don't have a picture of the envelope, I used the 3rd stamping for it.

sorry it's a little crooked :0
That's all I have for you today. I'm happy to say my friends daughter really liked her card and I hope you liked it as well. I sure hope you're going play along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. 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, November 18, 2014

Thinking of You / NAC 115

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week so far. :) I'm headed back to work after a little stay-cation. My mom came up to visit and we had a great time. Just a quick entry for you today. It's time for another challenge and this week we have a color challenge for you. When I saw this week's colors I had a feeling where most people's thoughts would lean, but I wanted to do something a little unexpected. I have a friend who's been having a rough time lately and I thought I'd make a card for her. Here's what I came up with-



Here's this week's color combo-



Such a fabulous color combination. It's definitely great for the upcoming holiday season, but I wanted to try something a little different and I' so excited with how it turned out! What do you think? I used my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities for the 2 larger flowers and just the stamp pad for the 3 smaller ones. I thought it would be a great way to use the color but get more than just "the color".

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I'm so excited to see what you create.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the universe. 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, November 11, 2014

Park Lane Birthday / NAC

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Hey y'all. Happy Veteran's Day! I wish I had realized the timing of today's card, I would have done something more in line with this special day. So, No Veteran's Day Card but a Big Shout out to all the Veterans and their families. Never Forget that Freedom isn't Free!

I was so happy with how this card turned out and even better, it's recipient Loved it! The Nachos have a sketch challenge for you this week and I used it to make a birthday card for one of our doctors. She is so sweet and just absolutely elegant. I decided to use my new favorite DSP, Park Lane, for her card and it just evolved. In the end it reminded me of her and made me so happy. I'm soooo excited to share it with you and I hope you like it too.

I almost turned the card to landscape mode, but I had already mounted the smaller strip of DSP and it would have changed the look of the sketch a little too much for me. What do you think?

Here's this week's sketch-


Love this sketch! So Versatile.

Here's a close-up of my focal point-



This is the first time I think I've used the Spiral Flower Die for a card. I picked the Daffodil Delight because it was in the coordinating DSP that I used for the panel. I sponged both sides of the flower with the Blackberry Bliss so it looked pretty from all angles. I used a bamboo skewer to lightly curl the edges of the petals. I wanted a little bit of bling and couldn't find anywhere to put it. Then I had a little moment of inspiration and pulled out my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and colored one of our retired Large Jewels. Adhered it with a pool of Hot Glue and I think it really adds an unexpected bit of pretty. I also embossed the sentiment with Clear Embossing powder for a little extra texture. 

I can't believe I forgot to take a pic of the inside. I used the large Blended Bloom flower as an accent on the inside. Sorry about that. :(

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

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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