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

If I Could Save Time…..


Today over at Just Us Girls we have a great Inspiration Photo from Lisa!

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When I first saw this photo…I got really excited because I knew that because it

actually didn’t say Happy New Year anywhere on the photo, I had the flexibility to change it up a bit

and think outside the box.  I was then talking to and looking at fellow designer Sharyn’s card

for this challenge and one thing led to another and I realized I had this great

stamp set from Gina K Designs that would work perfectly!

Thanks Sharyn for your constant inspiration and Lisa for a great photo this week!

Okay enough is enough Nancy…get on with it!


What do you think???  Kinda outside the box or what?

The stamps from the set are the clock and the word treasure.

The sentiment at the bottom I made on my computer. (cheating I know!)

Let me explain some details on how my card came to be.

I took my jar stamp and stamped it on a piece of card stock and

then put it in my printer and enlarged it as it was to small.

I colored it with colored pencil…Hubby says next time don’t stamp it

in dark ink as it messes up the shading with those very dark lines.

(That was my art lesson for the day!) Thanks Hubby!

He had the brilliant idea to make it

appear that it had a lid on it even though it doesn’t by using a gold pencil.

 When the card was finished I thought, why not add gold stickles to the lines on the lid

to give it some depth.  I was very happy with how it came out!

The clock was also colored with prisma colored pencil.

 I am going to give it to my son when he is back at college.

I sure hope he doesn’t pay me a blog visit anytime soon!

Now, head on over to the JUGS blog and see what my talented

teammates did with this challenge!

JUGs blog

Jan Del Bone GD

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Take care,


16 thoughts on “If I Could Save Time…..

  1. One of my all time FAVORITE songs! LOVE your clock with that sentiment! FAB card, Nancy!

  2. Great card, Nancy! Love the sentiment and it is soooo true!! Great old song, as well! You hand out your share of inspirations as well!!

  3. Oh, I think it’s perfect! The first thing I thought of when I read your sentiment was that old Jim Croce song “Time in a Bottle.” Love that song! Love the extra gold sparkle you added to the lid, the clock image, the stars……really love the whole thing!

  4. It isn’t outside the box — it’s inside the jar! 🙂 — Awesome way to use the stamp, and the sentiment is perfect for that someone special, as in your son!

  5. Love your card Nancy. Great take on the inspiration photo. Love how you did the clock in the bottle and added the gold for the lid. I know your son will appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend, My Friend.

  6. This is such a great card, Nancy. I love the background paper and the way all the elements fit together.

  7. Very clever indeed! You really put a lot into this beauty! Love your interpretation of the photo! That song “Time in a Bottle” was one of the songs I had the organist play at my wedding in church. Brought back some memories! Happy New Year!

  8. This is so fun!! GOing to be singing that song all day now LOL! Great take on the challenge and love the touches of sparkle.

  9. I am with Sharyn, I thought of the old Jim Croce song as well when I saw your card! Loved it and aren’t hubbies great for providing constructive critisisim? Mine will not hesitate to say “welllllll it isn’t your best work.”

  10. I love it. I think the monochromatic colours are awesome as is the glimmer on the jar. Fabulous card my friend. 🙂

  11. Nancy I love your card and of course how true is the sentiment!

  12. Love your card Nancy and how true is that sentiment!

  13. Nancy, this is awesome! Love that clock in the bottle, love that song. Great idea to make the lid. Love the shading, really makes the clock stand out. Happy New Year to you!

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