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

Crafty Friends


Hi, I have some more love-themed cards to share with you today and I will also be entering these cards up over at Happy Little Stampers blog where I am determined to play along more often. So much inspiration over there. They have so many various challenges to play along with that you must check out. The one I am playing along with is Anything Goes with Dies.

Here are a few other cards I made in various colors.

Card Details: This is the stamp set I used from Altenew to make my background. Thank goodness for my Misti as it made it so much easier. I linked it up for you above. It is a must-have as far as crafters are concerned IMO.

The sweet little bear is from Ellen Hutson and her sweet bow to turn her into a girl bear is from Paper Smooches. A little chalk to pink up her cheeks and just some real quick outline coloring to give the bear a little life.

Personal: This past week has been filled with one bad news after another. Last Monday was the sudden loss of a dear friend’s hubby and a man my hubby and I have known and hubby worked with nearly his entire career. He collapsed while playing tennis. His wife takes comfort in knowing he didn’t suffer and died doing what he loved. I have another dear friend whose hubby had serious neck surgery this week and is going to have a long road to recovery. The surgery was intense, and I pray it did what it was supposed to do and he will be back to life as he knew it real soon. We have another friend/past principal and coworker for Dave and I on a ventilator due to Covid and fighting for his life. Then I was told a former colleague from the Elementary School where I use to work, and a man that I adore, has Bladder Cancer. Life is Hard! Then Covid makes it that much harder! I want to just stop in and give these friends the hugs and the quality time that they so rightly deserve and or need. It is hard to go about my normal day when you know others are hurting and are going through rough times. I must press on and just keep them in my thoughts and prayers and do what I can to brighten their day and or help them in any way I can. Baking always seems to be my answer too. On a positive note, my sister had a hip replacement last week and it seems to have gone well! Sorry for my long post, but sometimes we just need to write what is on our hearts.

Take care and send some cards to the people you love. After all, that is why we make them right? If you aren’t on the receiving end of one of these Galentines I am truly sorry…it has been a tough and busy week and time got away from me.

Hugs and stay well, Nanc’

6 thoughts on “Crafty Friends

  1. There it is! It”s the card that I got in the mail! Such a wonderful feeling when you know that someone is thinking of you and takes time to send a card. It is no display for me to see every day.

  2. Perfect cards for the card making and other crafting hobbies. I am sure you have many friends who will love this.

  3. These are so adorable and I love the one I got. So sorry for all your friends that have been through so much. I pray they are doing well and that your sister does well with her hip replacement. ((Hugs))

  4. That is one rough week for you guys. Crafting and baking and whatever else can help you through it, right? This card set, meanwhile, is adorable! Great job collaging all the sentiments, and the bears are so very cute! ❤

  5. Such cute cards–and I’m sure appreciated by the recipients! I’m so sorry to read about all the hard news. That is way too many friends hurting at once!

  6. What a wonderfully set of cards, Nancy! Certainly perfect for fellow crafters of any kind!! It always amazes me how different cards look with a change of colour!! Thanks for joining us at HLS Dies this month. Stay safe! 🙂

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