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

Just Because…


Hello Friends,

Things have been a little quiet here in blogland due to my BIL passing away unexpectedly.

So, a quick trip to Tennessee and now we are settling in back at home.

My hubby is a trooper and handles things so much better than I.  Love you honey!

It was great to see family, but next time I want it to be for a more happy occasion.

It took me a few days to find my mojo and I finally have something for you that

I am willing to share.  😉


PLEASE READ to better Explain my Inspiration! 🙂

The inspiration for my card all started with this great Tag over at

Tag You’re it Challenge!  You may not think by the looks of my card

that that is where it came from but your just going to have to trust me. LOL

I sure don’t expect to win since I really stretched the envelope,

but I sure want to acknowledge this great new and

very cool challenge site that I am really excited about!

Check out this great tag!


I tried to replicate the transition of colors by scoring my tag and then

inking it up carefully so the scored lines would still show.

Then I heat embossed my leaves to replicate her vellum ones.

My small tags at the top replicate the small tag on Laura’s.

The flowers are from Stampin UP and my sentiment is all Verve!

One of my flowers is also heat embossed on Vellum.

I am also going to enter this over at Curtain Call where they are 

celebrating their 1ST Anniversary with an

Anything Goes challenge along with some fabulous prizes!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by…I so appreciate all your support

in this wonderful hobby of mine!

Take care!



10 thoughts on “Just Because…

  1. Beautiful card. Love the way you did the tag with the scoring and inking. The flowers are pretty, especially the one embossed on vellum. Have a wonderful week. See you soon.S

  2. Nancy individual inspiration comes from what moves you when presented with a catalyst, in this case Laura’s gorgeous tag. Love your interpretation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You’re It!

  3. Sorry about your BIL. You have my sympathy. But I must say I love the beautiful card you created. It is gorgeous in the blues.

  4. I love reading how others interpret the inspiration photos. I have a tendency to stick too close to the actual card and it’s great to see how you took the tag and made it your own. Wonderfully, I might add.

  5. Sorry about your BIL, Nancy. Glad you are back and this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the color fade and all of the FAB details, especially the vellum flower!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss Nancy, the guys do seem to handle sadness better.
    Your card with tag is gorgeous! I so love the colors and grouping of flowers….. just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You’re It, Nanc!

  7. Gorgeous! Your tag and flowers are beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Tag You’re It!

  8. Nancy, this is WONDERFUL! Love how you did the tag with the scoring and ink placement. Great look! Love all those details! The textured flowers and embossed vellum! Beautiful!

  9. First, so sorry to hear about your loss. Your card is beautiful. I love seeing different and not-so-obvious interpretations of inspiration pieces! TFS!

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