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


You’re on my mind…


FMS209Hello Friends,  I’m back today with a card based on the sketch over at Freshly Made.  This card was fun to put together.  I first took my Stamplorations script stamp and gently stamped the white card base with black stazon.  Then used my favorite MFT rectangle dies and cut out the the center panel.  Then I stamped my image and colored it with prisma colored pencils.  Then put the panels back together just like on the sketch.  My sentiment, from Verve, looked better on the right side and not dead center under the flowers, I sure hope that is okay.  I really like how quick and easy this card came together with decent results!

Thanks for coming by, your comments mean the world to me!  Nanc’


Beautiful You!


CTS_145Hello Friends,  I have a quick post along with a quick card for you today!  This card was inspired by this great sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along!  The stamp I am using is something I picked up at Michaels and the YOU is made with those alphabet stamps that I am sure everyone, who is a stamper, has in their collection.  The hearts are both made from punches.  The large double dies are from Spellbinders (I do believe).

Have a terrific day,  Nanc’


Black, Orange and Purple


Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 3.37.40 PMHello Friends,  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and the colors Chris picked out for us this week tend to make you think of Halloween this time of year.  I decided since I am not much of a Halloween person, I would take the colors and make a sympathy card that I was in need of for a good friend.  I also was excited to ink up this gorgeous stamp set I just got a couple weeks ago.  I am still a work in progress when it comes to coloring but I refuse to give up!

If you decide to join us over  Just Us Girls  you just might be chosen as our Chic of the Week and then onto being asked to be a future guest designer with us.

11898630_1000400646650752_2814737746056979183_nI am also linking my card up over at CAS-ual Chic where they have a Tic- Tac- Toe challenge going on and  I chose the center horizontal row of Coloring, Spritzing, and Die-Cutting.  Then over at Addicted to Stamps and More, where it’s anything goes. Addicted to Stamps and More

Card Details: Stamps-Stampendous; Bouquet for You, prisma colored pencils and I also decided to splatter my background as well.  Love that simple technique that adds such a great punch!

See ya,  Nanc’



Colour Me Orange


CMCC Full Graphics-015Hello Friends,  I am back today just in the knick of time to enter this card in the Colour Me challenge  I struggle with the color orange and I wanted to prove to myself that I could come up with something rather quickly and be happy with it. I had the chevron piece of washi tape already mounted on the white cardstock laying out on my desk and I used that as my starting of point. The butterfly and background leaves are from Gina K Designs, the script background is from Stampibilities , and the sentiments are from a new stamp set I recently got from Stampendous called a Bouquet For You.

Hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’




Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 3.49.03 PMHello Friends,  It’s time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and I am the hostess with the mostess this week.  The trend I chose that never seems to get old or go out of style is using Stencils on your card and or project.  It can be a little or just a touch, the choice is yours.  This card was a CASE (well, I pretty darn well just copied it, I loved it so much!) of this beautiful card below and I wanted to give credit where credit was due.  Here is a link to Barbara’s blog!  MFTCPC20_2015ap23_thumb2I wish it was an original design, but not this time!  I sure hope you join me and my fabulous team and our GD Julie Gearinger! over at JUGS this week, and remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you are in the running as a possible guest designer with us in the month of January.  Best of luck and hope to see you there!  A few card details: Stencil is from Heidi Swapp, Daisy flowers and large leaves are a Sizzix die. The one lilac flower base is a SU punch, with another generic punch on top. The delicate floral is from MFT.  The sentiment tag is a Spellbinders die (I do believe.)

Have a wonderful day!  We are having some friends over to watch FSU beat Miami! Go Noles!  Nanc’


Tall and Skinny and Blunders Along the Way!


Mojo417Hello Friends,  I snuck away sometime yesterday to get creative in my studio in honor of WCMD.  I had some hiccups along the way, but forged onto a finished product. ( In hind-sight I should have called it a day then.) My first problem was that I adhered my panels upside down on my card and the card was opening backwards. Now I know you have all done this a time or ten right?  Since my adhesive is tougher then mortar and I wanted to save my panels, I cut the card in half and decided to adhere it to another card base and forge ahead. My next epic fail was that the panels I cut off where now to large to adhere on another card base, hence why you don’t see the dark brown cardstock all the way around the entire panels and only on the edges of the card.  Those two problems solved, I continued on.  I was ¾ done and thought I was home free, I then dropped my inked coffee cup stamp directly on my card.  Not anywhere that was going to be covered up with the sentiment mind you, right in the only open blank space.  Yes, I made a loud groan at this point.  So in order to stay true to the Mojo Monday sketch, I had to rethink my circle sentiment base that I had already stamped and doubled and had ready to go, and come up with something quite larger to cover up my blunder.  All things considered, I managed to pull it together pretty well.  Hold on…….I am not done yet!  Last night I decided to check the deadline for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and see if I needed to make a post before we left for our dinner party or if I could do it today!  Yes, you know where I am headed don’t you?  The linky was closed!~  I had to laugh and say out loud to my computer, ” Of course it is! ”

I want you to know that I know in the real world these problems are not even remotely problems and after I wrote this entire post I thought, “Really Nanc’ this is what you have to complain about? People are going to think your perspective is a little off!”  Well, I hope you know that it’s not…I just thought you might enjoy a chuckle or three!

Card Details:  Verve Sip and Savor set ( retired) and Heart border Trio die.  Have a wonderful day!  Nanc’


Free! Verve-Latte Love Digi Set!


Hello Friends,  I had a terrific time on Sunday getting crafty while it was raining outside.  I just love when the weather works out according to my plans, so I don’t feel guilty about being in my studio when it’s nice outside.  Today’s post is pretty chock full, so please bear with me!  Julee Tilman over at the Verve Store has this Fabulous FREE Latte Love Digi Set for all of us to enjoy!  Don’t delay, as it is only available for a short time.  Thanks Julee!!!  I absolutely love it and couldn’t wait to print it out and get to work.  I am linking this card up to quite a few Challenges! The first is the Verve Inspiration Challenge for the month of September. Next, is for the 4th Viva la Verve Sketch of the month.  Next, is the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, that I am sure you have run into in blog land recently. And last but not least, I am back playing again this week with Just Add Ink where they asked us to use our 3 favorite colors.  This is definitely one of my all time favorite combinations!  I looked at all the rules and regulations on all of the Challenges and I don’t believe I have violated any of them by linking to 4 challenges, at least I sure hope not!

Here are a few Card Details and another view of my card: I used water colored paper and and inked up and spritzed water on my Embossing Folder to get the effect I was looking for the background leaf paper. I colored the coffee cups with my Prisma Colored pencils.  I spattered the same 3 colors of ink onto my sentiment panel.  The heart die is also from Verve and is a must have! I distressed all the edges with my SU distresser. Added the ribbon and the button brad to finish it off.  Excuse the ribbon….. I had it adhered them both to my card in two continuous loops and didn’t like it at all.  So I decided to cut them while they were already in place, which explains why they are so short and are clearly the back of the ribbons, as there are no dots showing on parts of them.  Epic fail there!  Other then that….Love…..Love my card!

Thanks so much for sticking with me today for my long post!  I sure appreciate you stopping by! Nanc’


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The Challenge and Freshly Made


FMS Final 205-001 Hello Friends,  It’s me again!  WhooHoooo!  I am on a roll this week! Today’s card is for two challenges:  The Freshly Made Sketch of the week and The Challenge inspiration challenge!  I didn’t have as much time as I thought the other evening after dinner, but wanted so badly to do something besides veg on the couch, so I whipped up something rather quickly!  When I saw this photo I knew right away I wanted to pull out the Pink, Grey, Navy and the brick wall.  So that is what I did. Then I saw the twine on the bottom of the photo and thought perfect!  The floral stamp and the brick wall embossing folder is from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs.

New Banner-011I so appreciate you stopping in to check on me and all your sweet, sweet comments!  Warms my heart!  Take care, Nanc’


Hello Crafty Friend!


Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 12.25.33 PMHello Crafty friends,  It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for a brand new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  This week it’s color week and Maria our hostess has picked out some fall colors for us to enjoy working with.  I didn’t embrace the colors and go in the direction of a ” Fall ” card as one might think, as I was in the need of a fun card to send to one of my crafty friends.  This card was quick and so fun to thrown together.  Hope she likes it!  The stamp sets are from Paper Smooches and are called Positive Strokes and I Heart Art.  I paper pieced the paintbrush and added some faux stitching to tie in the black as it looked a little lost.

I sure hope you come by to Just Us Girls and join us if you have time.  Remember if you are chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible guest designer in the future.  Hope to see you there



Color Week with a Sketch


Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 12.59.43 PMHello Friends,  It’s the last week of summer break and it’s raining outside…..what!  Oh well, I decided to make the best of it and go to my studio and make this week’s card for Just Us Girls. It’s color week and the colors are Red, White, and Grey.  I must say I am not in love with this card.  I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something different when I came across the sketch below.  I don’t do well with tons of white space, right about now, I think my comfort zone is just fine. LOL

I am also linking this card up over at CAS(E) this Sketch, which is where all my inspiration began. However, my sentiment is not quite where it was suppose to be but I hope it will be okay!   Card details:  The stencil is from Heidi Swapp, the leaves and the cool double scallop die is from Verve, and the sentiment is SU.


I hope you have a terrific day and please come by and join us at JUGS!  Nanc’


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