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


White on White!


This is what’s going on over at Seize the Birthday.…Please come over an join us!

Our “Toppings” option this time is….


“White on White”

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well… can just

stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Card Info:

I really enjoyed making my card for this challenge!

The embossing folder is new and from Stampin UP.

I made it look like a trellis by cutting strips of paper.

The flowers and leaves were made with punches and or my Cricut.

 I ran the leaves through my Cuttlebug with a

Lattice embossing folder for some texture.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Pleaseeeeee come on over to STB and Join us!

See you there!




The Card Concept

Hello Again,

I have a card for you today that was inspired by this great photo over

at The Card Concept.  I took this Photo Challenge VERY literally and

copied the photo the best I could.  

For this card I guess my style would be Clean and Layered,

but I am not sure! LOL  Either that or a Little Shabby Chic.

 The only thing I didn’t do was make the 

moss and the mushrooms.  Speaking of mushrooms…when I was a little

girl I drew mushrooms ALL the time…lol!  

So when I saw this photo it brought back great memories 

and I knew I didn’t want to miss playing along!



Here are a few other shots!



I have had this leftover wood background piece that I had created laying around

for months and I just couldn’t throw it away.

Love when things like that work out!

Still think the card is missing something…but I just couldn’t come up with it!

Like a said before…Some of you make think I took this photo challenge to literally,

but I had a great time creating it!

The flowers were made with punches and the cake was embossed with my 

Cuttlebug and Victoria embossing folder.

The sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by, you always make me smile with your kind words!



Buttons and Rhinestones

Hello Friends,

Today over at Seize the Birthday our toppings option is…

Buttons or Rhinestones!

STB Toppings

We also have to say Goodbye to one of our talented DT members..

Sheri Gilson

Thanks for everything Sheri…you will be truly missed!

Here is what I did this week!


I had a blast making this card!

The flower image is from SU (Thoughts and Prayers set),

and embossed with white embossing powder.

After that, I took my Spectrum Noir pens and colored the flowers

and left the leaves and stems alone.

Finished off the centers with some rhinestones.

The sentiment and the flower is from Verve!

The stem is a die cut from MFT.

The photo doesn’t do this card justice…it’s actually prettier in person!  Trust me!

Hope you join us this week over at Seize the Birthday and show us your Buttons or Bling,

or if your not a toppings kinda person…just any Birthday creation will do!

Take care,




DD…..Triple Threat

Hello Friends,

Over at Dynamic Duos this week they have a triple threat going on!


My colors don’t match perfectly as I didn’t have any of the Pale Plum, and

the Soft Sky looks more green to me in the photo so I went with more of a sky blue like

the words said…so I was a little compuzzled to say the least.

Hopefully my colors are good enough!

Despite the color issues….

I loved having the chance to join DD this week!  I love this challenge site!!


I made these balloons a while back on a birthday tag and loved them so much I decided to

make them again!  This time I added the string!

The sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants SU set that I just got!

I don’t know if you realize but I do a lot of paper piecing on my cards.

I always add a thin border or something along those lines as I go.

So when you see all the layers of colors…they are not very large pieces and

are generally on the top and not hidden beneath.  Just thought I would share that…it’s kinda

my signature style so to speak.  I don’t like wasting any paper and I use all my scraps despite their size.

Hope you have a wonderful day!  As I mentioned I am on Spring Break and it’s raining…not a happy girl!

Oh well,  I guess I will stamp some more! :)



Wishing You a Happy Birthday

STB Stitch

Hello Friends!

Sorry I have been so quiet!  We had family staying with us for the last 10 days!

We had a terrific time and it was so sad to see them go…but go they must…. back to the

frigid north!  If my sister-in-law had anything to do with it she would leave

those terrible winters of Michigan behind and move to Florida!

 We can only hope someday…someday!

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping!

Our “Toppings” option is


( Either Real or Faux…and a lot or just a little.)

You have to come see what the talented team did this time!


Please come by and play along!

Last time, we had over 200 participants…we set a new record! YEAH!!!!

If you need any details on my card…just give me a shout!

Hope you have a great day!





Seize the Birthday and Sketch


Hello Friends,

It’s an Anything Goes Challenge this time around at Seize the Birthday!


And I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


The Design team out did themselves this week

so please come on over and take a peak and join us while your there!








Nancy (me)




I have family in town starting tomorrow so I have to run, however…..

If you need some details about my card…don’t hesitate to ask!

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Freshly Made Sketch

Hello Friends,

Today’s card is for this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw all the circles and then remembered I needed an upcoming Birthday

card using balloons…I knew I could blend those two things together perfectly!


FMS Final 123-001

In hindsight I wish I hadn’t started putting the doodle dots everywhere with a pen.

I cut out the 50 using my Cricut and the balloons are made with a MS punch,

along with the small hearts.

The sentiment is from Close To My Heart in the Birthday Occasions set.

Some pop dots, ribbon and black twine and that sums it up.

Have a spectacular day and find sometime to be creative,



Hearts @ Seize the Birthday


Hi Friends,  

I must say I Love how this tag came together!

However, I am going to give credit where credit is due!

Here is the Fabulous tag that inspired me 

over on Pinterest!

Isn’t it great?


Thanks Julie for your beautiful work!

Info about my tag!

The paper is a mixture of recollections and scraps.

The sentiment is something from the Dollar bin at Michaels.

(or should I say $1.50) LOL

The hearts are from Verve in the Take Note Stamp set.

The balloons are a MS punch.

The tag is from Stampin Up and I drew the dash lines.

The rest is just pieced together from this and that!

I also just drew my strings with a marker.

This tag is for my post over at STB….

Here is part of my post from  Seize the Birthday!

It’s Seize the Birthday time again and this is what we have in

store for all of you over there this time…

 Our “Toppings” option this time is “Hearts”


If your not a toppings kinda person, well… can just

stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday!

 The choice is yours!

Please join us!  We would love to have you!

Have a great day!



Chevrons/ Sketches and Birthdays

Hi Friends…Hope you are surviving the winter blast!  My son

goes to college at FSU and they actually called school for a Snow Day yesterday!

He was so thrilled!  But by the weekend we will be bak in the high 70′s.

Anyways,  Today over at Seize the Birthday our toppings option is…


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well… can just

stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday!

 The choice is yours!

IMG_0004I combined our challenge with this fabulous sketch over at Viva la Verve.

Right when I saw it I knew I didn’t want to miss it!


Card Details:

The DP is some of my all time favorite!  I received it at a Stamp Expo

in a surprise gift bag and I absolutely use it ever so sparingly because I like it so much!

The stamps are both from Verve: Plain Jane/ flower and the sentiment is from Poppy Birthday.

The chevron embossing folder is also Stampin Up.

Used a punch to make my leaves and fussy cut 2 sets of flowers

to give it some dimension on pop dots.

Hope you have a fantastic day and please join us at Seize the Birthday!

We would love it if you would!

Here are some links to get you started!

Seize the Birthday








Nancy (me)




 Find time to be creative…



Stamp TV Sketch Challenge

Hi…I have a quick post that I almost forgot to get up in time!

Over at Stamp TV, they have this great sketch challenge that ends today at 8!

I really loved this sketch and will use it again I am sure!!

I made this card yesterday for a dear co-worker that turned 60 today!


The card stock is a mixture of Stampin Up, K & Company and scraps.

The Sentiment is for Inspiration Mosaic from Gina K and the

label that the 60 is in is also Gina K called Lovely Labels 1.

The center of the flower and the stem die is from My Favorite Things.

Used a Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Cricut to cut out the 60.

Hope you have a great day!



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