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

Hosting this week at JUGS!


Hello Friends,

Happy Weekend and Spring Break!!!  WooHOO!!

I am hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and have I got a beautiful

Inspiration Photo for you!

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Don’t you just wish you were in that Balloon?

I am afraid of heights, but it still looks beautiful!  Love those colors too!


I wanted to make my own cloud background so I watched this great video from Gina K.

I have done this technique before, however I loved the way she stamped it while

it was inside the Nestie.  I thought it was a brilliant idea!

Let’s talk about my added cloud for a minute… I cut out a cloud from a piece of

DP that actually had clouds on it.  I decided to use that as my pattern to sponge around.

When I was finished getting it all inky around the edges, I loved the way it looked so

much that I decided to incorporate it into my layout.  Love when things like that happen.

I paper pieced parts of the balloons and added the banners and string!

I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


The rest of the JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan,

have some fantastic samples to get your inspiration going,

so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they have created.

  Then put your creative juices to work and add your card/project

to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen

as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week,

you could be invited to be our Guest Designer.


Hope to see you there!


11 thoughts on “Hosting this week at JUGS!

  1. Quite fabulous! I completely LOVE your inspiration photo! Great job!!

  2. I love this card! Everything is well balanced and works together. Kudos.

  3. Fabulous card Nancy. Great job with the cloud background and I love the colors too. The inspiration photo looks so fun.

  4. Nancy- this is fun! i really like how you did the cloud background too!

  5. Fabulous card Nancy!!! Love your inspiration photo too. Beautiful!! You did a fantastic job with the cloud background. Love it!! ~Sophia

  6. Really pretty card! Love the blues and yellow…..great cloud background too! Love the inspiration photo!

  7. What a PRETTY card! Love your clouds in the bestie and the balloons and twine and embossed paper! FAB card!

  8. Fabulous use of the sketch and colours! Love the scene you created.

  9. Beautiful! Love the balloons and the cloud background. My Aunt and I were supposed to go up in a balloon last Saturday in Mt. Dora for her 90th birthday, but we got cancelled due to clouds and wind :(. I am terrified of heights, too! Love your inspiration this week.

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