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

What’s Shakin???


Happy Weekend,

First of all …Whatcha think of my new Blog Header?

I LOVE it!  I have to give all the credit to my wonderful son Ty!

I thought it was time for a change and he has some great Photo Shop skills

and last night he whipped this up for me in no time…he has some

 more things he wants to add to it…but I love it just the way it is!

Love you Ty!!!!

Onto the real reason your here!



Over at Just Us Girls this week Lisa is shakin’ things up!

Have you ever made a Shaker Card?  I have NOT!

I so enjoyed this challenge and as I told Lisa and the girls earlier,

my first shaker crashed and burned!  I had the bright idea to use

saw dust instead of sand because I didn’t have enough time to

go get any ( yes I know, I live in Florida and didn’t use sand). LOL

 The saw dust looked just like fine sand…really!   Anyhoo, The sawdust was so fine and

I didn’t leave enough of a gap between the shaker and the image so my cute little penguin

was camouflaged….you couldn’t even see her.  I tried again and followed the

directions from This Tutorial to a tee…and used glitter instead and it worked like a charm!

FYI…….sawdust doesn’t work for sand!

I love the way this card came together….perseverance is the Key!

The waves were made with my Creative Memories cutting system and

the sun I just eyeballed with a small paper cutter and a little Tim Holtz distress ink!

Coloring was done with colored pencil.

Add a little torn paper for some sand and there you have it!

I am also adding this card to the Case Study Challenge this week.

This fabulous photo is what helped me get the idea for my sun!


 Now it’t time to go check out what the other Girls have shakin up!

Have a great day!


6 thoughts on “What’s Shakin???

  1. The header is great, well done Ty! 🙂

  2. Your son did good!! Fun new header. LOVE the shaking going on in this post. Fabulous inspired card!

  3. Just love the scene you created here, Nancy!!! Fabulously done an darn that sawdust for not cooperating! Way to press on and get her done so the cute penguin can hula to it’s heart content 🙂 Well done on the new banner to Ty 🙂

  4. First, I love your new blog header. Your son did a great job.
    Your card is simple adorable. Love how you did the sun and the cute penquin shaker box. I have never done one, I guess I may have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. LOVE the new banner ~ CLEVER son you have there! FAB card! LOVE the sun’s ray and the way you made those waves! FAB shaker card!

  6. Fabulous card!!! Love the shaker penguin. Adorable!!! ~Sophia

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