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Papertrey Ink's challenge #2 Laurie's Fabulous Favorites!

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Hello!  Today I am entering this card in Laurie's Fabulous Favorites challenge #2 over at Papertrey Ink.  I know it is a Mother's Day card but it is nice to get them done early.  Laurie's challenge is using your favorite color card stock and my is Lovely Lady.  I used Fresh Bouquet stamp and die set, Limitless Layers 2 1/4 hearts die, Scallop Stackers large die and the sentiment is from February Monthly Moments.




Have a great week!

Nancy

Papertrey Ink's #1 challenge, LAURIE'S FABULOUS FAVORITES!!!! Feb 2019

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Papertrey Ink is starting a new challenge called Laurie's Fabulous Favorites, on Win it Wednesday's You can participate here!

 Since I am soon to be a Grandma for the first time, my favorite stamp set has been Worth The Wait Stamp and die and also Even More: Worth The Wait stamp set and die. We do know that it is a boy and the colors of the babies room is gray and teal, but they are saving the babies name for a surprise.  The colors that I used on this card are Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and Weathervane.




Have a great day!

Nancy Guse

KEEPING CHRISTMAS January 2019, INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP!!!

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Good morning!  Another Christmas has passed and we are onto a new year, 2019!  It's a great time to start planning for next Christmas when all of the memories from Christmas 2018 is fresh in your mind. You know what things you got done and what you would like to have gotten done. Planning and executing with help you accomplish more for next year.

Please visit the KEEPING CHRISTMAS, designers:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

Anita Madden

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

Julee Tilman

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Rachel Bergfeld

Vicki Finger

                                                              Nancy Guse (that's me)

This month I started out with the stamp set, Santa Stationery, stamping in memento black and using clear embossing powder onto a Noted: scalloped A2 Die placing that over the Shape Shifters Oval 3 die cut.  Around the edges of this die I embossed with an embossing enamel, shabby green.







I used copic's to add color to Santa and glitter on the brim and…

Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte

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Hello, I am excited to do this challenge for Papertrey Ink and entering it in the Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte!  Lizzy Jones did a M-it-M challenge #330 Repeating the Greeting, so I choose that one.  I realize it is a little hard to tell that I repeated the greeting but I did and it says valentine using the stamp set and die XOXO. I used Mint Julep paper and the same ink repeating the sentiment.  The background die is Bold Borders: Prism, slightly covering it with Pierced Feature Frames Die in Mint Julep cardstock.  Over the Stitched Heart Die I placed Cupid's Arrow Stamp and Die and the Lovely Farmers Market Floral's Stamp and Die.  The die cut sentiment is berry sorbet cardstock, inky the bottom half with the same ink color.  I felt it didn't have enough shine so I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, pearl and added a few sequins.




Have a sweet day :)

Nancy

Transformation Tuesday, December 2018 with Melissa Phillips!

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Hey guys, hope you are enjoying the holidays.  It sure is a beautiful time of the year. We don't have much snow right now, but I hope we get more soon.

I had sometime to try the Transformation Tuesday challenge with Melissa Phillips over at Papertrey Ink. She always makes everything look so magical!

The card above is my old one.  I didn't do a lot of changes but what I did do was, I changed the background paper and lowered the Christmas greens at the top.  Just doing that made a much more pleasing card to me.  Sometimes I find it hard to choose the right pattern paper.  If anyone has a tip for that, please share with me.

Below is my new card.




The stamp sets that I used were Holiday Greens Borders and die, Christmas Poinsettia and Traveler's Journal: December stamp set and die and Simply Stitched A2 Verticle die. On the greens and berries I used glitter and Sticklers.



I hope you found the second card more pleasing but let me know what you think? Thanks for taking the time …

KEEPING CHRISTMAS, November 2018, Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Good morning!  It is Christmas time, my favorite holiday.  I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas, we have such a short amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I wish it could be a little longer.

As most of you know, that have been following Keeping Christmas, Kelly Lunceford is the creator.  It is a real treat to the eyes to read her blog and to all the amazing team, I love the inspiration they give:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

Anita Madden

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

Julee Tilman

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Rachel Bergfeld

Vicki Finger

                                                           Nancy Guse (you are here)




I have created two cards this month that is a spin off to my Countdown to Christmas.  I took day 14, made a standard A2 card and changed the background paper and added holly leaves.   I used Papertrey products Fairy Tale Christmas, Silver White Winters Die, Phrase Play #9 Die and Enclosed Bell Mini Stamp and Die.




 The sentiment is…

PAPERTREY INKS October Blog Hop 2018

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This picture for the blog hop is perfect!  I love all the pumpkins!  Today is the day go on over to Papertrey Inks Blog and check out all of the inspiration!

I made a few cards for today's blog hop.  The main stamps and dies that I used are Mix and Matt: Pinked Edge, Pierced Frames, Scallop Stackers: Large, Autumn Pumpkins Stamp set and the Monthly Moments: November stamp set.



This next card I used Noted: Scalloped A2 Verticle Die, Text and Texture: Wood Slices, Shape Shifters: Square 2 Die, Leaf Prints, Autumn Pumpkins and Monthly Moments: November Stamp set.




The last card I used Tremendous Tags Die, Autumn Pumpkins, Leaf Prints and Monthly Moments: November Stamp set.


Hope everyone is enjoying the blog!

Thanks for stopping in,

Nancy