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



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’


Hobbies and Pastimes

Hello, Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends! We are having a very small gathering at my house today and as I am typing this post there is the smell of pumpkin in the air. I love all things Pumpkin, do you? I know this Holiday can be so hard on so many, and the last two years have certainly not been easy. So if you are struggling today, I hope you know that others are thinking of you.

Today my son, daughter-in-law, and grand Kitty Lando are on the beginning leg of their cross-country journey from California to Florida once again, after they JUST arrived home from Puerto Rico very late the night before. I don’t know how they do it! They are headed here via electric car as they did last year. So although they won’t be with us today I know I will see them very soon! Now onto my card!

Today over at Seize the Birthday, Lindsey is our fabulous hostess and she has picked a great topping of (Hobbies and Pastimes) and I don’t recall we have ever used it before. Way to be creative, Linds! It was fun to see all the different directions the DT and guest Carol went with this topping. I chose boating as I needed a masculine card this week.

Card Details: All stamps are retired and from Stampin Up. I did a bit of distressing with some Oxide inks.

Take care and we hope you will play along over at Seize the Birthday and remember the topping is optional, any Birthday card will do! Nanc’



Hello,  Over the past few weeks I have been having fun playing with my new coffee set from the Greetery. I know it’s not necessarily a “NEW” set but it’s new to me.  I sometimes ponder a purchase to make sure the want is still there and doesn’t trail off.  My mom always made me sleep a few nights on my decisions or purchases.   I think that is such great advice.  Sometimes like you, I don’t have that much willpower. LOL  I am not sure what I like more the coffee cup, the little spoon, or that die coaster! Such a quick card that yields great results!

I am playing along over at Inkspirational where they want us to Angle it! I think I pretty much angled everything on this card.

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’


Exciting Announcement!

Hi Friends,  I am over the moon excited to share my news with all of you!  It has been really hard keeping this a secret for so long. I have always wanted to start my very own Color Challenge and I finally did it! EEKKKKKK! I always told myself to wait until I retired when I would have more time on my hands. But in fact, I had this in the works a few months before I chose to retire since I was home so much during these crazy uncertain times, I figured why not start it now. So I guess I have the Pandemic to thank for having something good to have come from it!  I love it when things work out as they should.

I would be amiss to not say THANK YOU to you, my followers, because without you I may not have even attempted to try something like this. I know I run Seize the Birthday rather successfully, but I didn’t build it from scratch.  I actually took it over many years ago from Lesley Croghan. I heard that as she was going to close it down and I didn’t want that to happen so I asked her if I could have it.  I am so glad she said yes!  I have enjoyed Seize the Birthday and Just Us Girls (where I am a DT member) immensely and have no plans to stop being a part of either one of those teams.  Many of you have been part of my journey since day one (back in 2008). I will always be grateful for the friends I have made along this journey and blessed with the ones I have been lucky enough to meet in person.  My list is surely growing with those I wish to still meet one day, once it is safe to travel again!  As for my new team,  I wish I could have asked each and every one of you to join me on this journey but that just wasn’t possible!  However, I do hope you will support me and play along when you have time.

Please head on over to my NEW challenge Color Hues and check out all the details.

Thanks again for everything I am very grateful!




My 500th Post and Giveaway!

Yesterday was a HUGE milestone for my blog and I !

I posted my 500th post!  I still can’t believe it!

Who would have thought when I started this endeavor back

in June of 2008, I would still be here and still going strong!

If it wasn’t for all of you…. my trusty friends and followers

this would not be occurring!  I really appreciate each and everyone of you!!!

Your comments and your encouragement along the way

have given me a sense of purpose and happiness

( especially when my son left for college)

and I am truly grateful!

Here’s to 500 more!!!  

So In honor of my milestone, I thought it would be fun

to do a giveaway or Blog Candy as everyone calls it!

To keep it interesting I am going to make the

prize a secret!

I promise it will be great!  It will have a little of this and a little of that!

Why not share some of your supplies that are being neglected to someone else!

That’s my motto!


So what’s the catch or how do you enter??

It’s very simple!

Leave me a comment in my comment section with these details…

How long have you been paper crafting?

Who was your enabler/ who got you started?

And if you have a blog , how long have you been blogging?

I will post my Winner on Sept. 4th. or shortly there after!

Good Luck and thanks for celebrating with me!


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Blog Candy!!

Do you want to have a chance to win some amazing Blog candy??  Well now’s your chance… all you have to do is go and visit this awesome blog

All I do is Stamp ! Over in my favorite Blogs category on the right!

It’s the first one!!!

And you also may have the chance to win!

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Blog Award!

This was passed to me from a very talented fellow blogger named Diana Queen. Thanks so much for thinking of me, I was a real excited to be selected and to join in and play along!   If you get a chance, please visit Diana’s blog and leave her some happy thoughts.

One of the rules for this award is to tell you 10 things about myself.

1. I’ve been married to my DH for almost 17 years.

2. I have an only child, but not by choice, and he is truly amazing and a gift from god!

3. We have a precious Dachshund named Muffy.

4. My hubby and I both work in the school system which is really great because we have time off together.

5. I have lived on the west coast of Florida for almost my entire life.

6. My son is Drum major in his Highschool band and my DH and are a very involved parents (and we love it).

7. I started scrapbooking about 10+ years ago and still hope to get back to those photos soon, but got hooked on stamping and      making cards thanks to a friend of mine named Jill.

8.  I love to bake but am not a very good cook.

9. I love to be home with my family more than anything.

10. I feel very blessed to be able to do things such as this, when there is so much hurt and turmoil in the world!

Enough about me have a great week!