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

Playing for Fun!



Hello Friends,

It felt great to get in the studio yesterday afternoon and create something for

a challenge outside of my Design Teams.  LOVE my Design teams don’t get me wrong,

I just felt I was neglecting some of my other favorite blogs since headed back to work.

 I love playing along with the Mod Squad and Paper Players

A lot of my good friends and people that inspire me a great deal

play at or design for both of those Challenge Blogs, so even if I miss a challenge

I never miss a week of seeing what both sites have been up to.

I decided to pair these two challenges together for my card!

Mod Squad has a Fruitful Challenge this time around.


and the Paper Players has a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.


I chose Patterned Paper, Ribbon, and Purple but

also realized that Green, Embossing, and Ribbon works too.

Now how about some details on my card!

I think if people watched me make a card they would get a big chuckle.

The ideas to change things always come when the card is nearly complete and you

can usually find me tearing it apart.  Carefully I might add.

This card was true to that statement.

Before I settled on the cord bow…and I must repeat settled!  I was trying to weave my

cord ribbon under my popped up pumpkin in between all of the pop dots.  No luck…

why again did I use glue…they are already sticky! LOL

Also, I love the added colored dots inside my (Verve) banner template,

the added black trim around my letters really made them pop as well.

I love little details that is for sure the more intricate the better.

I think color balance is so important to a piece…. of any type of art.

I colored the pumpkin with my Spectrum Noir pens and

I stole the idea from Cindy Lawrence and decided

to photograph the pens I used.  Go check out her photos …WOW!!

I didn’t have a red I was happy with so I used a prisma colored pencil too.


Of course my photo looks nothing like hers…but I have to be patient

I am still learning my new camera.

The pumpkin stamp is smoothing I picked up at Michaels and the

cool label background is from Gina K Designs.

The letters were made with an ABC set, but that is obvious I am sure.

The paper is a 6 x 6 fall pack from Recollections.

The circle behind the pumpkin and the label at the bottom are Nestabilities.

Hope you have/had an amazing Day and if your like me you have the day off! 🙂

Take care, and I so appreciate all of YOU!


15 thoughts on “Playing for Fun!

  1. Love your card with the cute letter tags and pumpkins. Great take on both challenges. Glad you were able to have some fun making your card.

  2. Fantastic card! The colors are my fall favorites and I love how you accented the Thankful sentiment. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

  3. What a fun fall card! Cute pumpkin! Great use of the Tic Tac Toe elements. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  4. I love your layout and all the great details. Beautiful card

  5. Wow Nancy, this card is incredible looking. First, I absolutely love all the different details and colors. It’s put together perfectly. It’s a fall card, with a bit of a Halloween vibe to it. Just love it!

  6. Love your card Nancy.

  7. Wow, so much to look at. It all goes so perfectly together……love the colors and patterns! Wonderful job, my friend!

  8. LOVE your coloring!! And the pennant sentiment is sooo cool!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  9. Great job of the challenge, Nancy! I love the coloring you did. So beautiful! THANKS FOR PLAYING WITH THE PAPER PLAYERS!

  10. I love Halloween! This is darling.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous. Just adore the mix of design papers and how you did the sentiment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Nancy, I love all the bright colors and layers of details! Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  13. What a cute card! I love all of the little tags. Your coloring on the pumpkin is perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  14. This is the second best card I have seen for the fall harvest/Halloween card contests. Love your color choices and papers blend all tog.

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