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Color Challenge at Seize the Birthday

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I am here today with the next topping over at Seize the Birthday. Colleen is our hostess and she has chosen a color challenge for us. I thought this was a terrific idea as they are my favorite.

Card Details: Bear Ware is from Ellen Hutson. The Happy Birthday die is cut apart from a circle die that is stitched from Memory Box. The flower and flower pot are from Sizzix-Garden Shed.

I hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out how my team was inspired by these colors, and then play along! Remember, our topping is always optional.

Take care, Nanc’



Hello, the entire time I was making this card today the lyrics of Smile kept playing over and over in my head. I am back with another card using the new Small Die of the MonthDay at the Beach from Spellbinders along with the surfboard die, which is also from Spellbinders and can be found in the set Large Die of the MonthTruckin Through the Seasons.

To jump-start my card today I went in search of a sketch and a color challenge. So I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and The Color Throwdown.

A Few Details: I had to shrink the beach towel down to get it to fit on my middle panel. I ripped some white paper so I could make the beach foam. The beach ball didn’t make it on the card as I just couldn’t make it look right.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Truckin Through the Seasons

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you…If you just smile

You’re welcome…now you can sing all day too. 🙂

I hope however you chose to spend your day there were moments where you could just smile.

Take care, Nanc’


Hello Summer

I am back with another card using this new Spellbinders Small Die of the Month called- Day at the Beach and this time I am playing along with the gals over at Fusion. I still had all the scraps from yesterday’s card on my desk so I stuck with the same color scheme. I have been eyeing the Fusion Challenge for the past week and knew that if I got my Spellbinders set in the mail in time it would work out perfectly for this challenge.

I chose to play with just the photo and not the sketch for this card. I used two elements from the photo in my design, the first one is obviously the hat with the hello on it, but the second one is the long rectangles both on the door and at the top of the doorway in various widths.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Pink and Main-Sunshine Die

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

Card Details: Cut strips of paper in various widths to complete my background. I used Oxide inks to sponged my sentiment and flip flops. The tiny stars on top of the flip-flops were made with an old Verve border die. The sunshine die is sponged and double mounted for some depth. I used a few gold sequins to finish it off.

I certainly am appreciative of your visits and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’



Hi, I am back today as promised, with another card using that same color palette from yesterday. This time I am using this fabulous new Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders, called Day at the Beach. I am sure you are not surprised that this Florida girl had to add this to her collection! It is as cute as it can be and fun to put together.

I did have to trim the card down a half inch as I messed up the sides of the water while stenciling.

Here is a close-up.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

MFT- Make Waves Stencil

Miss Ink Stamps-Perfect Plaid

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

A Few Card Details: In order to make my background I used a straight edge of acetate and some masking to blend the sky. In order to make the rippled edge of the sand, I used a piece of ripped paper. The waves were added last with a stencil. I used a stencil from Miss Ink Stamps to make my bathing suit pattern. I inked the flip-flops, and I have dimensionals for height and a few decorative rhinestones.

I am linking up with Darnel over at NBUS. and Simon Says Stamps, make your own background.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day and or week ahead! Nanc’

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Anything is Possible…

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! The card I have for you today is for the beautiful color challenge over at My Favorite Things. When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make using these colors, Flamingos is the first thing that came to mind. So I decided to mix some old MFT with some new ones. And I am sure you know by now I love making blended backgrounds, there is something so satisfying in seeing a scene come to life.

*The palm tree trunk looks black but it’s actually a darker brown than I should have used.

I am going to add my card over at Happy Little Stampers too for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: MFT- Wave Stencil, Tickled Pink Flamingoes and sentiment, Shady Palms Die. Oxide inks for my background.

Thanks for stopping by I will be back soon with another card using this fun color combination! Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


Love-Peach and Grey

Hello, It’s the middle of the month already and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues. Kristie is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen a color combo that I just adore! The hardest part was deciding what to make and of course, getting a good photo.

Over at Color Hues we have 2 special guests joining us for this challenge. I would like to say welcome to Caroline and Joyce We are happy to have you both with us for this challenge.

Card Details: Love die is from Gina K., the large heart die and the wedding rings are from SSS.

Now, as you are used to me saying…it’s time to pop on over to Color Hues and check out my talented team’s cards along with our guests, I KNOW you will be inspired. They blow me away each and every time. Take care and I hope you do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


No Otter Like You

It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Cecile is our hostess and she has chosen a fun color combo for us. I know you might be a bit tired of seeing these Otters, but I just adore their sweet faces and thought they might work well with this combo.

Card Details: MFT-Otterly Love You, Heart Stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The heart border at the bottom of the card is a Martha Stewart Punch. I used Copics for my medium and a little Prismas and Gold Nuvo drops to color in the heart. I have used dimensionals too.

I hope you will come over to Just Us Girls and see what the talented DT and Guest-Fran did with this color combo! Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, I have two cards for you today that are using this great die from Spellbinders called Lemon Zest. I added it to my collection a few months ago and am so glad that I did. They certainly are fun to play with.

Here is card number two.

I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and my card goes along with the left column of CAS, Birthday, and Die-cuts.

This post uses a few affiliate links at no additional cost to you! By clicking the link in this post, I earn a small commission should you make a purchase. Thanks in advance.

A Few Card Details: Spellbinders-Lemon Zest, The sentiments are Verve (Happy Birthday) and Gina K. Designs (Sweet Friend). Postal Die-Hero Arts, Circle die- Stampin Up. I used some oxide inks on my lemons and leaves to give a little bit of dimension, a few rhinestones. The DSP is mostly Stampin Up.

Take care and I hope you did something today that brought you JOY! I took some food to a friend and her hubby who have Covid, I pray they get better soon. I am beginning to think the “VID” is here to stay. Sigh! Nanc’


Ho Ho Ho

Hello, I hope you don’t mind a bit of Christmas in July here on the blog today. I was totally in love with the Colors over at The Paper Players this week, and then when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I thought it would be easy and fun to combine the two. Karren Johnson enticed me to make a Christmas card, once I saw her cute card and many others by the DT over at FMS. I adore this darling Santa die from Spellbinders that I got last year or maybe the year before. I have him linked up for you below.

Card Details: Spellbinders-DIE D-LITES SANTA ETCHED DIES, Snowflake Embossing folder that you can barely see on one of the rectangles. The green scallops were made with MFT’s Stitched Border Dies. The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is called December Typed. I used Nuvo drops and glitter on Santa’s hat and pom pom. I also used a white-out pen to color in Santa’s eyebrows and tried to make them a bit bushy. The Postal Die is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you did something today that brought you JOY. Hubby and I went to the beach and we lasted one hour, it’s just too hot! Take care, Nanc’


Just For You

I needed a quick card for a dear friend that is going through a rough time and decided to remake a card I made earlier this year. This card is a one-layer card and is a design and stamp set that is my go-to design that always ends in beautiful results. In order to make a one-layer card, I stenciled the flower and stamped the outline first, and then masked it off to do the heart background.

I am playing along with The Cupcake Inspirations as their beautiful photo totally inspired me to pick my color palette for my design.

Card Details: The heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The Choose Hope stamp and stencil set is from Pink Fresh Studio. The sentiment is from Altenew-Fancy Greetings.

I certainly hope you had or are having a wonderful day, Nanc’