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




CTS_157Hello Friends,  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is!  I have had quite a lot of opportunity  to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL  So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along.  I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card.  It is just totally awesome!  I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts.  The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart.   Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too.  Take care, Nanc’


Wild Card Week


Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 9.57.59 PMHello Friends, It’s time for another great challenge over at Just Us Girls.  Can you believe it’s the 5th Saturday of January already?  I honestly don’t know where the time goes.  We are also half way through the school year and starting the third quarter.  Which we affectionately refer to as the ” Sink or Swim Quarter.”  It always holds true too!  Anyhoozal…..Since it’s the 5th Saturday of the month it’s wild card week and Chris has a Tic Tac Toe challenge for us.  I don’t know about you but, I kinda like them. I have chosen the column straight down the middle with; die-cut, stamps and flowers.  Infact, I had so much fun that I made two more cards after this one.

Card Details: I was kinda all over the place with this so if you need any info please ask!  Now come on over to Just Us Girls this week and pick a column or row for Tic Tac Toe and while your there check out what the team and our Two Guest Designers did this week.  Speaking of Guests.  I need to thank Vicki and Deepti for being with us, we sure have enjoyed having you both.

Take care,  Nancy





cqc324Hello Friends,  I had some time last night to get creative, and when the time presents itself  you have to take advantage of it. I needed a thinking of you card for a dear friend that was diagnosed with cancer, and if that isn’t bad enough she already has MS. It breaks my heart!  She has the kindest heart of anyone I know, so I hope this card cheers her up just a little. In the past month alone, I have needed 5 cards for friends with cancer! :(  Makes you realize that you need to count your blessings each and everyday!

I pulled out my prisma colored pencils and went to work, after I found this great Color Combo over at the ColourQ. I also used one of my favorite stamps from Stampin Up called Love is Kindness.   I did in fact use a silver prisma colored pencil to shade the newspaper…so I hope it still qualifies for the challenge.

I hope you are having a terrific day!  Mine has started very well! I went to breakfast with my sister and a dear friend, and squeezed in a bit of shopping too!  Take care,  Nanc’


Mojo Monday #430


DSC_0484Hello Friends,  I hope you are having a great day!  I managed to have quite a bit of stamping time this weekend which is always a win win in my book.  Before I went to work I decided to go see what Mojo Monday and Viva La Verve had for us this week.  I love starting my creativity with a sketch.  So I made some cards for both challenges, the others will be posted later.  I pulled out one of my favorite Verve stamp sets called With Love, some Stampin Up paper and my new Bow Dies from Paper Smooches that I just got and have wanted for nearly two years. My mom always said before you make a hasty purchase you should sleep on it for a few days.  Well I took my mom’s advice and then some.  LOL  It’s hard to tell in the photo but the silver piece of cardstock is really shiny.  I also took a generic polka dotted dollar bin stamp to give some flare to the white heart.


I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Nanc’

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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’


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