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

Merry Christmas the Florida Way


Hello, I hope you are doing well during this pre-Holiday rush and feel like you are on top of everything. I am doing fairly well and only have a few odds and ends to wrap up.

As for today’s card…Over at Time Out Challenge, the word they have for us is Inspiration. Right away I knew what I wanted to do. Therese from Lost in Paper inspires me continuously and this older card, in particular, was one that I adored and had to replicate. Pictured below! Although, I didn’t have the cool Merry Christmas die cut that she used and had to settle on a stamp instead. I made a few with the half-circle mound of sand like she did and then I made a few others with the sunset in the background.

I also wanted to join in over at Peace On Earth Christmas where they have a mood board for you or you can stick with anything Christmas.

Below is Therese’s fabulous card that inspired me!

Card Details: I made myself a stencil with a circle die-cut and used some blending brushes and Oxide Inks to make the background. I colored the Plam Tree- from Art Impressions with a bit of Copics and Colored Pencil. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I fussy cut my tree and used lots of dimensionals too.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Florida Christmas and may 2022 somehow be better than the two years prior, we can only hope. Also, a big thanks for all your encouragement and sweet comment over the years, it is more appreciated than you could ever know! This hobby has done so much for me, especially this past year, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

I would be amiss to not acknowledge that this time of year can be particularly hard for many, for a multitude of reasons. So let me close in saying, that I wish you strength as we celebrate Christmas and hope for a new beginning in 2022, and to remind you to give yourself some grace along the way. I am reminding myself too.

Take care, Nanc’

6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas the Florida Way

  1. Love this card! I have friends in Hawaii that would get a tickle out of this. Thank you for the inspiration and Merry Christmas!!

  2. I love the glow of your big beautiful sun! This is a delightful card, Nancy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. What a fun & fabulous creation! Merry Christmas and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!


  4. Such a pretty and beautiful card! Love the colorful CAS design and the sentiment in black! Thank you for taking Time out and joining us with the lovely card. Wish you a very Happy New year, Nancy. Sending love ~ Ishani

  5. I am also also a huge fan of Therese’s designs 🙂 I love your take on this card – adding the sun in the background creates a wonderful sunny feel while still keeping the holiday vibe. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and playing along with us at TIME OUT!

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