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


Birds of a feather…

Hello Crafting friends,

I am hosting today over at Crafty Card gallery.

 The challenge was to use an item you would find in or around your home

and it must be featured on your card.

 It could be a stamp of a tree a cutout of a window or door, a key, etc….

 I chose a bird!

 We are so very fortunate to have a pond directly across the street from our home

and have many a species of birds who grace us with their presence!

 Not to leave out the hundreds of ducks that leave a little bit of themselves behind as well

as a reminder that they were there…. We will save them for another card….lol

             Here is what I came up with!


I thought it might be fun to add some texture to my bird by running him through a SU embossing folder.  

Also, his wing is made from a butterfly punch cut in half.

I am also linking this card up to a couple of challenges:

Addicted to CAS

ATCAS - code word birthday

Birthday Theme


“ABC” Challenges


Sketch challenge

 Card Details:

 Cardstock: SU and a scrap of red

Stamps: Sentiment -by Darcies 

Ink: Stazon Brown

Tools: Cricut- Picturesque cartridge- bird and branch

Cuttlebug: Lattice Folder from SU

Acc: Washi Tape, ribbon and pop dots

Have an awesome day!




Hang in There!

G’day friends!

Today’s card is for a challenge that I have admired from a far for quite sometime

and was determined to play along with again after I saw their beautiful “Muse Sample” this week.

  I know I am not a complete newbie to the Case Study challenge, but I know it’s been a very long time

since I played along!  I don’t know about all of you…there are so many fantastic challenge sites

out there in the blogosphere.  I wish I didn’t have to work or sleep then maybe I could find the

time to play with all of them!! LOL

Okay, enough of the blah blah blah… 🙂

Here is my card followed by the beautiful sample that intrigued me to play along!


The link to Case Study is on the image!


What I like about these type of challenges…is that they are not so

restrictive….you may pull whatever you like from the inspiration to

get your mojo flowing!  It’s probably obvious I picked the placement of the

flower followed by the leaves for my interpretation.

Not sure you can tell,

but I put some of my leaves in the foreground and or background as well.

I also am linking this card up at another Challenge site

that I have neglected for quite some time now called!

Crazy 4 Challenges


They always have the best participants over there with

some MEGA talent!  As I said before…I am always checking out their

site…but haven’t linked anything up in quite some time!

They have asked us to use NO Designer paper on our project.

Thanks for stoppin’ in today!


Card Details:

Cardstock: Stampin Up

Sentiment: Verve

Tools: Cricut-Picturesque cartridge- leaves and swirl,

Cuttlebug- Victoria embossing folder

Acc: flowers and brads

Turquoise Embossing powder


Seize the Birthday with Stars and Stripes

Happy Memorial Day to you!

I am so glad I had the opportunity to play along with

Seize the Birthday sketch this week.  I have been a fan

of their site for a while now and don’t get to play along as

often as I would like.  Sure glad I had some time yesterday to get creative!

Here is the awesome sketch!

Click the sketch for the links!

Sketch 17

I am also linking it up over at the Pink Elephant for their ” Stars and Stripes” theme.


And here is what I did with the challenges!


Stars again….I know!!!

Bahahhahahha…..I can’t stop using them!

I hope it’s okay for the sketch that my vertical panel is embellished quite a bit!

Just so you know…I am not a gator fan,

I realize that it may appear that way with my color choices! LOL

Completely a Noles lady here!

Have an awesome day!

Make sure you stop by both sites and check them out!



Cardstock: SU

Paper: mixture of this and that

(I am a scrap hoarder)

Sentiments: CTMH

Ink: Memento

Tools: Cricut-stars and punches

Cricut- speech bubble

Cuttlebug- SU-Chevron folder

Acc: Washi Tape, pop dots



Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend!  I sure am!

Went to the beach today with the FAM and then we had a cook out!  It was really nice!

Today’s card is for this week’s CAS(E) sketch.

It was a little different and intrigued me once again.

 Those designers have been doing that a lot lately! LOL



I have been in a stars mood lately….it might have to do with Memorial Day…who knows!

This card is going to be for a Graduation party I will be attending next weekend.

I have had that silver designer paper forever, the rest was made with my cricut,

and then I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Happy Memorial Day!



Make it Masculine

Over at CAS on Sunday our challenge this time is for you to make a Masculine card.

You can create a card for any man in your life whether he is old or young….

Just please be sure to make it Clean and Simple.

Here is the wonderful prize that is being offered this time from our sponsor!

I have a link on their logo!


CAS on Sunday_26th May_Masculine

Aren’t those charms adorable?

Here is my Clean and Simple card!


I sure hope you are able to stop on over and join us sometime over the next two weeks @


Can’t wait to see what you come up with….

just remember to keep it CAS and make sure it’s a CARD!

Hope you have a great long weekend!

NancyCard Details:

Cardstock: SU and My Minds Eye ( I think)

Tools: Star punches

Cricut- for my letters



Happy Weekend!!  And speaking of Happy…

The JUGS team and I have a Special Birthday week

shout out to one of our very talented designers here @

Just Us Girls….

Vicki  !!

Vicki we hope you had a wonderful Birthday this week! 

I made this card for the challenge this week in honor of your Special Day!

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Here is the wonderful inspiration photo that Marisa picked out to help get our Mojo started!


Doesn’t that cake look amazing!!

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the

JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.

Good Luck

and enjoy your weekend!


Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Paper: ATD( Momenta) and Bazzill

Stamps: Hero Arts

Ink: Stazon

Tools: MS lace punch

MS- Flower punch

SU- Tag Punch

MFT- Floral Diecut

SU-Chevron Embossing Folder



Retro #64

Today’s card is for a Fabulous Sketch over at Retro Sketches #64.

 As soon as I saw it, I was hoping I would have some time to play along.

 I have made two additional cards this week and didn’t get either of them linked up on time…UGH!

Hate when that happens, but in the grand scheme of life is that really what matters?

I get upset with myself when I get upset about something so petty when there is tragedy surrounding us each and everyday!

Watching the news just breaks my heart!! Those children and teachers must have been so frightened!

 God Bless all of them!

So, today I will be thankful for the little things and the things that don’t get done….really don’t matter after all.



This card is going to a fellow co-worker whom unfortunately is being displaced next year….

but that is another sad story in itself.


Cardstock : Stampin Up

Stamps: Verve-sentiment and Stamp TV-Lovely labels

Ink: Angel Pink Memento

Tools: Cuttlebug

Embossing folders: Juli’s Garden by Cuttlebug

and Square Lattice by Stampin Up

 MS lace border punch, MFT diecut

Acc: flowers

Thanks for dropping by I am thrilled when you do,



CAS(E) this Sketch #28

I have a very CAS card for you today that is going to be

linked up over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  My hubby asked me

for a masculine Thank You card this morning and

due to the lack of anything masculine in my stash whatsoever,

I had to hurry up and make this one!  So before I got started, I let my

fingers do some sketch surfing and I came up with a perfect one!


And here is what I did with it!



Cardstock: SU

Stamps: Close To My Heart and SU

Tools: Label Punch

Acc: pop dots

Well, this may have been the most CAS card I have ever made!

I am relatively happy with the outcome!

Hope to be a little more active this week on the blog…wish me luck!

Thanks for dropping by,



JUGS Color challenge

Hi Friends…Happy weekend!  Yahoo!!!!

Today my good card lovin friend and fellow DT member VICKI over at JUGS

has a wonderful color challenge for us to try!


Love this color combo!!  And here is what I came up with!


(The coral IRL is not quite that dark orange)

It’s that time of year when I am in the need Graduation Cards

and even though this card doesn’t scream graduation that is what it’s going to be used for!

I used some Washi Tape to make my arrow and that sentiment stamp I have had forever and I

believe it is from Michaels.   Also,  I Love my new Chevron folder from Stampin Up and

I can imagine it’s going to be getting a lot more use!  Finished it off with some twine, buttons and stars.

Now, the rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created for you.

Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog

for the chance to be selected as our Chic of the Week.

Can’t wait to see what you all create!

I got this sketch idea from retro Sketches…..but the link closed before I could post this one! 😦



Anniversary Celebration @ DD

The Dynamic Duos are Celebrating a One Year Anniversary!

To celebrate they are asking us to create a project using one of our PAST COLOUR COMBOS.

I chose this one!


 Pink and Black look amazing together…don’t ya think?

If this card looks familiar I made one almost like it a few months back and

I decided I liked it so well that I would do it again with some sentiment changes!


I decided to go outside and take the photo for a change…since I still had daylight!

Hope you have an amazing day,

and CONGRATS to the Dynamic Duos for there one year Anniversary!  I love your Challenges!



Cardstock: SU and Scraps

Stamps: Verve and Stamp TV

Tools: Cuttlebug-embossing folder,

MS Punches- leaves

Acc: ribbon,flowers, rhinestones, and pop dots