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Hello, It’s the middle of January already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie is our wonderful hostess this time around and the colors that she selected are Silver and White. Such a nice clean combo but sometimes can be a bit tricky to photograph, especially if you use mirrored paper like I have. The lace-type floral background in the shape of a heart, that I have in the photo to show you, is an oldie but a goodie from SU called-Bloomin Heart. It always makes for a great wedding card.

I hope to see you over at Color Hues! We have lots of great inspiration from the Design Team and our talented guest Stephanie Lanzalotto is with us too! Welcome, Steph! I know you will be inspired!

I am linking up with the ladies over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Every single die and or greeting on my card is from Stampin Up. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I have a few silver rhinestones too. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy creating, Nanc’


Wishing You…

Hi! I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls! Lisa K. is our sweet hostess and she has a pretty color trio that I just loved working with and think you will too. For my design, I let die cuts do most of the work with a silver embossed sentiment.

Card Details: The Flowers and all the foliage are all from SU, The sentiment is from Verve, The scalloped edge die angled die is from Papertrey Ink. I didn’t realize the whites on my card didn’t match till I took the picture! I used mirrored paper for my silver. A few rhinestones to finish it off.

Hope you will pop on over to JUGS and check out the DT’s work along with our two Guest Designers! We would love to have you!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


Sending Lots of Hugs

Hello, I am back again today with another Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower card. I am still working on perfecting the shades of color on the flower by inking up either white or colored cardstock. I have another card where I am very happy with the way the flower turned out, but this one isn’t so bad. I hope to put that flower on a card very soon. Kinda wish I hadn’t put on the white dots in the center of the flower, oh well!

My card was inspired by the great color challenge going on over at The Color Throwdown. DT member Susie picked a great one that caught my attention right away. Check it out below. A lot of the supplies for this card were leftovers in my bits and boxes that I am determined to use up or organize this week. Do you have any organizational plans in the New Year when it comes to crafting? I just got finished labeling the stencils that I have in a 3 ringed binder. I am really happy about that! No more having to jog my memory on whose it is or what it’s called, it also makes putting them back easier. The binder is quite full and it appears I have an addiction to stenciling. LOL

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps inked on light yellow cardstock, Hugs die -MFT, Sending lots of-Gina K., Scalloped Rectangles-MFT, Border Punch is from Martha Stewart, Leaves are from Sizzix and embossed with a dotted EF, Nuvo drops, Inked up the flower with some Oxide Inks and a bit of Copics, White Gel Pen. DSP is a great pack from Pink and Main.

Thanks for coming by as I appreciate your visits! Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with a card for the Color Challenge going on over at The Paper Players! Ann Marie’s color palette really spoke to me this week. In fact, do you remember when sponge painting the walls of your house was the thing to do? Well, back when hubby and I first got married and him being an artist and all, we got the crazy idea to sponge paint our living room with two opposing walls teal and two walls coral. Not kidding! Now when I see pics I think, what on earth! LOL It was bold, that is for sure. Thanks for the memory, Ann Marie!

FYI, I used a dark Catherine Pooler Ink called Mardi Gras

for my Jade and it looks like I used aqua in the pic. 😦

I have had my Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower die set for quite some time and hadn’t yet broken the seal on the packaging and thought it was way past time! Plus my NEW stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps and called Leafy Green. If you haven’t checked out their products you should! They have some really great stuff and great quality too! I have them linked up for you!

I will also be linking up with Darnell over at NBUS and the die-cut challenge over at Happy Little Stampers too.

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, hugs die -MFT, DSP -SU, New Leafy Green stencil from Miss Ink Stamps, Scalloped rectangles-MFT, Dewdrops-Honey Bee Stamps (Love them!)

You will be seeing more of this Coneflower very soon! Really loving it!

I hope no matter how hard life can be these days you find something to do that brings you joy!

Take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki is our hostess for Trend Week and she wants us to Ink or Spray our backgrounds. I could have easily got out some of my neglected Dylusions sprays that I thought I had to have at the time and barely use, but I am sure it’s no surprise that I decided to make an inked background instead. I also used a bit of Vicki Boutin-Texture Paste to make some shiny seafoam. A very quick and easy card to put together.

Card Details: Background was made with Oxide Inks. The Flip Flops are from Impression Obsession. The shiny sea foam was made with Texture Paste. The greeting is from Close to My Heart. The tiny hearts are from a punch.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Coffee and Snowflakes

Hello all, I am back today with my first Christmas card of the year! What? I know, I can’t believe it either! However, I wanted to support Amy Tsuruta’s new challenge called… Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. The theme this month is coffee and snowflakes. You definitely should check it out, as there are some really great designers and lots of inspiration over there as well! Amy, won’t need any luck with this challenge, as everything she does…she does so well.

Card Details: The sentiment and coffee cup are old digis from Verve. The Snowflake dies are from Poppy Stamps. The wreath was made with two dies from Stampin Up- A leaf flourish and the base is a swirly circle. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then sprinkled a wee too much glitter on a few of them. I used some Copics and a little bit of Prismas for my medium.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a card for the first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday. Today Colleen has asked us to make a birthday card with a topping of Blue and Gray. I love color challenges so I was very excited when I saw this one coming up. We also have the uber-talented and sweet Vicky Hayes joining us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.

I am in love with this background stencil, as you can see, as I have used it yet again. As for my coloring, don’t look too closely as I stamped my cute gnome onto a piece of cardstock that clearly was not Copic friendly. My balloon is looking a bit saturated. Once I realized that that was happening, I quickly changed to Prismas and tried to salvage it the best I could.

Christmas came down yesterday, except for the lovely array of (37) Christmas cards that I received from all over the globe. I want to admire these through the rest of the month. Handmade is always the best part of Christmas…in my opinion. I displayed them differently this year as my grand kitty was always knocking them off the entertainment center, but I like it a lot.

Card Details: The background stencil is Heffy Doddle, The gnome is from Whimsy Stamps, The clouds are a stencil from MFT, postal dies are Hero Arts, the sentiment is also MFT, and a few star sequins to finish it off.

Since it’s the New Year, I think it’s time to replenish those Birthday cards, don’t you? Hope you will consider playing along at STB! Remember, our topping is optional…any Birthday card or project will do.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’



Hello, Hope your week is starting well. The card I have for you today was inspired by the first challenge of 2022 over at The Paper Players. The theme that Ann selected is to add sparkle. I found this pretty pink shimmery cardstock, that I nearly forgot I had, and thought it would be perfect for this challenge and to start on some love themed cards too. I thought my Christmas cactus made a nice backdrop. They are so pretty and I wish they bloomed more than once a year, but then I guess they would have to be renamed to something else. LOL

Card Details: The heart die and Love dies are from Simons Says Stamps. The U die is from Verve.

We are having car problems and are a single car family so looks like I will be stuck home for a few days. Oh, darn! More time to craft! Although, I should take the Christmas tree down instead….NAH!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Happy New Year! Hello-2022

This is my second post of the day! If you are looking for Just Us Girls…scroll down!

Hello, Happy New Year to you! I am back today from a much-needed and enjoyable Holiday break with the first card of 2022. Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Hannelie is our hostess and she has chosen, Red and Purple. As you can see on my card I embraced all different shades of purple. It may appear that her coat is on the blue side of things but I promise it is more of a periwinkle tone of purple. (Fellow DT member, Carol can come to my defense as it is now in her hands.)

Card Details: The cute Shopping Spree die cut is borrowed from a friend and is from Spellbinders. The happy die is from MFT, and the EF background is from Sizzix-Tim Holtz. I really love the way this turned out! There is a sample of a darling card using this die on the Spellbinders site that inspired me to use this for something other than Christmas.

Before I go, Do you do New Year’s resolutions? I usually don’t do a very good job sticking with these types of things. So, what I have been doing the past few years is, I come up with a WORD for the year to live by and or to perhaps challenge me to do things better. My word in 2020 was acceptance, my word for 2021- was productive and my word for this year is going to be…wellness. My health has really been put on the back burner this year and I have been really suffering, especially over the past several months and most recently, the Holidays. So now that my hubby is better and hopefully cancer-free, and I am adapting to my father’s situation with his Dementia and unhappiness in the ALF, it is time to take care of me! I have to get my health back on track and get to the bottom of all the troubles I am having! Wish me luck!

Please come on by Color Hues and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and our guest-Tenia. We would love to have you join us too! And once again Happy New Year to all of you!

Take care, Nanc’