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


Mixed Media and Watercoloring….

Don’t you just love the colors of fall?

As soon as I saw these colors of the latest challenge over at A Mixed Media Color Challenge,

I knew I wanted to find the time to play along.

AMMCC10 Graphic

 Luckily today I found the time!

I haven’t produced anything lately that I have been happy with, so when I started

to dive in today…I assumed I would probably have the same outcome.

 Luckily, I was wrong!  I am happy with this card…..YEAH!!!  It’s been far to long

since I have felt that way!!!  I’m back….I hope it’s not temporary!!! LOL

Anyhoo, get on with it Nancy!!


Here is where I got my inspiration for my card, I can take credit for the details…not the idea!


Here is the link!


Isn’t it amazing!!!

Here are a couple quick photos that I took along the way.


First I took my Stampin Up watercolor pen and watercolored Calypso Coral on watercolored paper.

I saw my border punch and thought it would make a great stencil.  Sure enough did! LOL

Then I added a script and a brick stamp ( which I practically covered up entirely with my flower).

Then I took my Stampin UP large blossom punch and punched a bunch of petals.

I added texture, stamps and embossing to any of them that didn’t have a pattern already

Took some brown stain from hubby’s shed and stained my wooden heart and then added the letters.

The sentiment (thinking and you) is from Close to My Heart.

The rest is pretty straight forward and doesn’t need much explaining.

I am also linking this us pt the watercoloring challenge over at Eclectic Paper.


I have never played along with them before…but love love their products!!!

I have linked it up for you!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

I sure hope I find some more time to create this week, don’t want

to risk loosing my mojo again!

Take care,



Breast Cancer Month and My Mom


( my photos are still not coming out great…UGH!!! )

Today over at CAS on Sunday we have a great Sketch for you to try!


In Honor of October being Breast Cancer month….I decided it was

time to make a card in honor of my mother.  Who in fact

had beaten breast cancer earlier in her life, but unfortunately passed away from a ovarian cancer

later in life.  She died at the age of 62, far to young!


Isn’t she beautiful?  This photo was taken right before she was married.

I miss her as much today as I did 20 years ago.

I am going to send this card to a friend who is battling this horrific disease right now!

I hope it helps in some small way!

We have a sponsor and a great prize that is up for grabs over at

CAS on Sunday!

I hope you come on over and join us…we would love to have you!

Card details:

Here is a photo of what I did to make the word hope.


I took various strips of pink and glued them down on a pink piece of paper

and then cut it out using my Cuttlebug.

Love this look!

The die cuts used for this card are from Paper Smooches.

The banner die at the bottom is from Verve.

I used Sizzix Framelits from SU for my shape and raised

the panel up with pop dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by…..I love when you do it really makes my day!




Fall Photo Inspiration


Marisa picked out this photo for us this week over at Just Us Girls.

Isn’t it just gorgeous!!!  I would love to eat there for Thanksgiving…wouldn’t you?

I don’t feel like I did this photo justice this time….so sorry Marisa!

 I have been under the weather for about 2 weeks now, and I just had to

keep it clean and simple this time.

Have you seen the Painter’s Tape Technique that is all over Pinterest and youtube?

I however, learned it from my Stampin Up Rep last month…Thanks DEBBIE!!!!!

I linked it up for you!  It’s so fun and ridiculously so EASY!!!

The ink is all Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Verve

and the leaf is from Cloud Nine Design.

Now please head on over to JUGS and see what my teammates did with this gorgeous photo this week!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!! 

 Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.

  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic’s of the weeks for that month,

the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!

I will be back tomorrow for a new CAS on Sunday!




Seize the Birthday…anything goes!

Welcome my faithful friends and visitors!

Hope your having a great week so far!  It’s almost Friday so hang in there!

Today’s card is for the latest challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

We have no toppings this time…so the sky is the limit

just as long as it’s Birthday related!

So put your creative “Birthday” caps on an come join me!



Today’s card is something I started with my card club a few weeks back

and never got around to completing.

You know girls…once they get together we do more

chatting then we do stamping.  But a girl has to have some girl time now again …don’t we?

So, I can’t take credit for the layout or complete design of this card!

 However, I did change it up quite a bit and gave it my own flair when I got home!

All the products you see are Stampin Up, except for the birthday sentiment, which is Verve!

I literally photographed this card about 40 times and I am still unhappy with it!

So frustrating!!  Do you ever have times when feel  your camera has been

messed with by gremlins in the night?

 One day my photos are fine and the next time terrible!  UGH!

Please drop on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my creative team has done,

 and if you just so happen to make a Birthday something in the next two weeks….

come on over at link it up with us!

Take care and happy creating,



Jugs Color Challenge…


Hello friends,

It’ time for a Color Challenge over at Just Us Girls, and I just so happen to be

hosting this week!

When I came across this color palette, I had to look no further!


 I just love blue and brown together…infact we are in the process of re-doing our

kitchen (or should I say stand and these are the colors I am working with!

My fellow teammates hit this one out of the park this week!

All of their cards are AMAZING…and I am not just saying that because I have to either!! 🙂

Please won’t you join me over at Just Us Girls…we would love it if you would!

Here are the links to get you started!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Poelsel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Some card details:

Cardstock is Stampin Up

DP is My Minds Eye (I do believe)

Ink: Memento Brown

Stamps: Poppy Birthday from Verve

Dies: Tab is My Favorite Things

              Award Banner is from Verve

The Victorian cut strips were made with my Fiskars cutter.

Heart punches, pop dots and white gel pen.

Please won’t you join me?

 And enjoy your weekend,



Get Well



Over at CAS on Sunday we have a new challenge….

Get Well Soon

Here is our sponsor for this month…

Iva Nova Chest

This is the fabulous prize that is up for grabs!

Aren’t those colors beautiful?

For my card I used mostly Stampin Up products.

I just love the Summer Silhouette Collection!

The Get Well sentiment is also SU, but I bought that separately.

The mason Jar, I just LOVE, but I don’t know who makes it,

I bought it at a privately owned stamping store!

I love it so much that It stays on my desk at arms length.

Hope your having an amazing day!

Until next time…..Scrap Your Heart…I find it feeds the soul!



Jugs Technique Time

Hello My Creative Friends,

Today over at Just us Girls…the ever so talented Vicki has a great technique for you to try.

It’s called a Die Inlay and here is a wonderful tutorial to get you started from Jennifer McGuire.


The coolest part is you get 2 cards for the time it would usually take you to make one!



I am not sure why these photos stink….but for some reason my camera and I were not getting along! 😦

Now it’s time to see what my fellow JUG HEADS have done with their cards!

I love each and everyone of their designs!

Here is a link to get you started!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Poelsel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

I also wanted to let you all know that JUGS is starting up the Guest Designer position!!  

Winning the Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot, and you

will get to play along with the Team for the entire following month!!

  How cool is that?

 Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I will be back tomorrow with a new CAS on Sunday post!


If you have nay questions on my cards….give me a shout out! 🙂


Die Cut Crazy Magazine….

EEKKKK….That is me pinching myself when Stephanie the Fabulous Editor of Die Cut Crazy Magazine

told me she wanted to put my card as the focal point on the Cover of this Month’s release!


Thanks Stephanie!  YOU ARE TRULY the BEST!!!

Here is another photo of my card and pizza box that I made to go along with this release.

This month’s magazine is loaded with great FALL ideas along with loads of Inspiration from all of our contributors!

I also have a quick tutorial in the magazine of how to make a basic pizza box for an occasion!


Here is a link that will take you to the Die Cut Crazy Blog where you can get all the details.

And here is a link to the actual App Store where you can purchase the Digital Magazine for

a minimum cost.  If you don’t have an iphone or iPad we also have it in PDF form.

Thanks for everything Stephanie Shock!

I have ben fortunate enough to be with DCC since it’s first issue

and I am so grateful!

And thanks my blogging friends for letting me share my JOY with you!

Happy Friday,





IMG_0001This card may look like a Deja Vu of a card posted yesterday…

and it is very similar.  I had so much fun making the first one

I thought I would give it another go!

Over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge and a new

toppings option!


To use the colors of FALL on your project!

And remember it’s always an Anything Goes Party

and the toppings are just an option!

So please come join the girls and I this time…won’t you!

We would LOVE if you did!

Here is a link to get you started!

Seize the Birthday Blog




JoAnn B





Card Supplies:

Stamps are a mixture of SU, Gina K and Verve

Added some pop dots, ribbon and bling!

Thanks everyone!




Crafty Card Gallery and more…

Hello Crafters,

I am here today with a very Clean and Simple card for you

along with a very quick post!


 Over at the Crafty Card Gallery the team was asked to make a fall card with

a pumpkin or orange on it.  Being that I only have one pumpkin stamp…

and I recently used it, ( god for bid I use it again…so soon) lol….. I thought I would go ahead

and make a fall card with orange on it instead!

The stamps are a mixture of Gina K, Close to My Heart, and Stampin Up.

Finished it off with…. pop dots, some twine, a button and some bling!

I am also linking this card up to the following challenges:  Addicted to CAS…..

the code word for ACAS this time is…

ATCAS - code word autumn

Along with CASology where their cue card is……

Week 65 - Crisp

Have a great Hump Day!