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


Merry Christmas

Hello, Today I am super excited to be a part of a group of designers sharing a new collection from Spellbinders called Tinsel Time Collection. Thanks to Yana Smakula for reaching out and asking me to join in the fun, I certainly appreciate it and didn’t quite believe it at first! I actually asked her if it was Spam email! LOL

For this card, I have chosen to showcase the Dancin’ Dear. Isn’t she just darling? Her legs wobble back and forth when you tilt the card. The entire collection is just as cute as can be and it certainly has put me in the Christmas mood despite these temperatures.

When I was nearly done with my card, I thought the reindeer needed a matching hat for her scarf, so luckily the Santa hat from the Dancin’ St. Nick set did the trick. I will be sharing him with you very, very soon! The Merry Christmas die is also part of this collection as well and is called Tinsel Time Sentiments. The two snowflake dies are found in the Festive Noel Etched Dies set, also from Spellbinders. I have affiliate links for you below!

Dancin Deer

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

A Few Card Details: I sponged some cream cardstock in Vintage Photo Oxide ink till I found the perfect tone of brown I wanted for my reindeer. I stenciled my background using a snowflake stencil from Miss Ink Stamps in Kitsch Flamingo and then took some Nuvo Glimmer paste to get my shimmer. After I cut the rest of the pieces out from various cardstock and or DSP, it was time for assembly. I finished off the brim of the hat and pom-pom with clear Nuvo drops and glitter. I used dimensionals to achieve the height I needed for her legs to wobble.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news and some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


Deepest Sympathy

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Bobby has chosen Stencils as our Trend this week and I was certainly happy about that! Great choice, Bobby! Of course, I turned to one of my favorite stencil and stamp sets to make my card.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio-Choose Hope, Leaf stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps. The fabulous sentiment is so very old and from Close to My Heart. I love it and forgot I had it. I used Oxide inks- Peacock Feathers and Iced Spruce. Some clear Nuvo drops to finish it off.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’



Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and Vicki is our hostess and she has picked an easy and wonderful word for us. She chose Butterflies. I told you it was easy!

We also have a brand new guest starting with us this month! I would like to say welcome to Cathy Roffey, who happens to be my teammate over at Seize the Birthday. We are happy to have you with us, my friend!

Card Details: The background of this card was inspired by a card I saw somewhere and I can’t for the life of me find it again, so sorry about that. I made a stencil using one of the butterflies inside the set from Birch Press designs and sponged the background. The set has 3 separate butterflies. The Happy Birthday is from Neat and Tangled. The stitched letters are from MFT. I speckled the background with some acrylic paint.

Have a great day and I certainly hope you might swing on by Just Us Girls and check out all the cards and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


No Stamping

Hello, Today’s card is for the next Topping over at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has picked a great and relatively easy one for us. She wants us to use NO Stamping on our cards, so die-cuts to the rescue!

Card Details: As you can see the Beach Scene set by MFT has not been too far put away, after all, it’s still summertime. The sentiment is also from MFT and they are called Bottlecap letters. The Starfish DSP was just perfect for my little scene. The piece of ric-rac dividing the panels is also MFT.

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out how my fabulous teammates were inspired, and play along! We would really love to have you!

***Also, remember we still have the special challenge going on where we are paying Tribute to Lindsey over at our sister challenge, Color Hues. Please join us if you can!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


CAS-Miss You

I had a few minutes today and decided to try and make a CAS card. I went searching for a challenge to join and decided on the Inkspirational Challenge along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge once again. When I looked at the photo I saw palm trees, a blue sky, and tan sand. Yes, there is the orange VW Bus but I didn’t have anything that would work for that so I stuck with Palm Trees. The Palm Tree I chose to use is the older one from MFT. Then I looked at the Tic Tac Toe Board and made my selection of diagonal; Watercolor, Free, and Any Sentiment and went to work.

Card Details: Watercolor wash background using SU inks. The Palm Tree Die is older and from MFT and the Miss you is from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and find something to do that brings you JOY! Nanc’


Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


You Make Me Smile


I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
love of reading

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’