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


MFT- Superstar Challenge!


PrintHello Friends,  I had to make a point to play along with the MFT Superstar Card Challenge!  I adore any and all MFT products….who doesn’t right?  The gallery over there is FULL of amazing entries, but you can’t win unless you try right?  No matter the outcome, I had such a great time making this card! The Mix Match little girl and sentiment are from MFT’s-Pure Innocence- Just the Way you Are. She was made with a mix of Paper Piecing and Prisma Colored Pencil.  Before I started with her, I adhered 9 white MFT-Scalloped Scallop dies to the base of the card. (pictured below)  Mind you, I covered most of them up with my layout, but you can still see them peeking out here and there. LOL  The button dies are also from MFT’s Button Quartet.  The sentiment at the top is stamped on a MFT- Bracket Tab Die-cut, and outlined with pencil.


anything-goes-badgeimg_2166I am also linking my card up to the Anything Goes Challenge going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More. It’s been a bit since I had a chance to join them.

Thanks for stopping by, it makes my day when you visit! Nanc’



Hello Friend!


screen-shot-2016-08-07-at-11-14-21-amHello Friends,  I hope this post finds you well and you are enjoying your day!  I am hosting this week over at Just Us Girls. This week I have a Color challenge for you!  The colors I have selected are Red, Yellow, and Black…neutrals are always welcome too.  I love how easy and fun this card was to come together.  It all started with my script background stamp from Stampabilities, followed by punching out many petals using my SU Blossoms Petal Punch.  I then took a polka dotted wooden block stamp that I have had for eons and stamped the dots on my petals.  The centers of the flowers were both made with some Nestabilities dies.  I used some dimensionals for the centers of the flowers and I was done. The two sentiments are from Stampendous.

I sure hope you will consider coming over to Just Us Girls and joining us!  The DT and Guest Designer Kathy did an incredible job too!  See you at JUGS! Nanc’


STB is Hopping with Altenew!



Hello friends,  Today is a fun day for my fabulous Design Team and I over at Seize the Birthday, we are one of the many guests taking part in The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!  We are absolutely thrilled that they contacted us to join them! Did I mention they have prizes too?  You have got to see the LONG list of Challenge Blogs joining the hop!  It’s incredible!!!

Before I go, my card was made with the Altenew stamp set called Botanical Garden.  I colored the rose buds with my Spectrum Noir pens and used some additional shading with some Prisma Colored Pencils. The sentiment is heat embossed and the black and white background was made with the same rose bud stamp. I added a little bit of white dots for some added interest.  Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out what some of my team-mates have done…their cards are Sensational !!!!  Hope to see you in the gallery too! Nanc’


Happy Holidays with Sequins!


screen-shot-2016-08-07-at-11-08-27-amHello Friends,  Hope this post finds you well and your having a great day! Today over at Just Us Girls we have a trend challenge going on.  It’s one that I do believe may never go out of style,  it’s to use Sequins on your card and or project.  Easy Peasy huh?  I wanted to get back in the groove with my 4 Christmas cards a month challenge that I put on myself, and thought this would be the perfect time.  Not sure the photo shows all of my sequins, but I do have some on my MS snowflake punches too.  I colored this adorable Stampendous image ever so lightly with my Prisma Noir pens.  I was having so much fun I decided to make two cards.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t make the exact same card twice.  I have to change it up a tad, even if it’s just the papers. The sentiment is from Verve.

dsc_0220 I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!  The ladies and our Guest Kathy have done a fabulous job, come by and check it out!  Take care, Nanc’


Frames @ Seize the Birthday!


STB ToppingsHello and Happy Thursday!  Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping option is Frames.  Always remember though, it’s just and option.  If you want to just make a Birthday card and or project that is okay too.  Not sure where my head was with this card?  I’m just going to say that, I thought it was a cool idea at the time to double my frame…not sure what I think now…but the damage is done and the card is already sent out. I must say that I send out all of my cards and rarely have a stash on hand, which I think is a really good problem to have! This rose stamp is a stamp without a name.  About two months ago I got a treasure load of stamps from a friend and this one was in that bunch.  The sentiment however is from Verve and the bow die is from Paper Smooches. The framed die is from MFT.  I attempted to color my rose with colored pencil.

Come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my fabulous teams creations and while you are there join us, we would love to have you!  Take care, Nanc’


More Mojo Monday!



mojo464Hello Friends,  I have another card for the fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday, where it just so happens to be contest week.  If you have never played along over there, you are missing out!   The sad but cute little duckling is from Stampabilities. The sentiment is from Verve and the die-clouds are from Paper Smooches.  I used my Spectrum Noir pens to color my little duckling. I hope you can make out some texture that I tried to achieve on his feathers. I double stamped him and fussy cut him out in hopes to achieve some depth. This card will soon be on his way to …guess who?  I sure am missing him a bunch these days!  Take care, Nanc’


Thanks a Latte!


mojo464Hello Friends, I had some time today to get in my studio and create.  I went hunting for a sketch to get me started, when I remembered it was Monday. Suddenly, I knew right where to look.  I love this week’s sketch over at MOJO Monday and it just so happens to be contest week over there, so it’s a win win.  I got out one of my old favorite and sadly retired Verve stamp sets called Delightful and Delicious and went to work.  My card is very, simple, but I am happy with it. This is one of my favorite color combinations too.

Hope you are having a terrific Labor Day!  Take care, Nanc’  P.S. GO NOLES!!!  I love College Football!





Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 11.06.09 AMHello from soggy Florida!  We have endured Hurricane Hermine and the 12 inches of rain very well and have spent the past couple of days tinkering inside the house and catching up on some of our Amazon Prime and Netflix series.  As I am writing this post we still are having some wind gusts of about 4o mph. It keeps you on your toes for sure. We didn’t have school on Thursday or Friday due to so much flooding, and also have Monday off for Labor Day. I guess I could complain, but I can’t figure out why. LOL  I guess I will just have to endure! (insert snarky face) Okay, onto today’s card!  It’s Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen the word Travel.   I started this card quite awhile ago at a girls’s stamping get together, and when I came across Ina’s challenge I was thrilled that I had something started.  Here is a link to the old Jalopy car by Sizzix and the embossing folders are from Cuttlebug. I do not personally own either of these, as they belong to my good friend Janet. Isn’t that car the coolest?  On the inside the card reads, “You’re not old you’re Vintage.” LOL  I decided the card needed a little something on the front so I added the 3 pieces of sentiment. I also love taking a sanding block to an embossing folder and letting some of the white underlay peer through. I think it works exceptionally well on masculine cards, don’t you?

DSC_0226Before I go I would like to welcome our new Guest Designer for the month…. Kathy Schweinfurth, Stamps At Play.  Welcome Kathy!  The girls and I are thrilled you are with us!  Speaking of the girls!  You have to go look at the entire team’s cards, they are terrific this week!  I hope you decide to join us too!   Have a great weekend, and with any luck we will dry out and the sun will peer his face today!  HUGS! Nanc’




Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 3.16.17 PMHello my friends,  I need to think of a new way to start my posts, as you all must be getting quite bored with the same old same old.  I know I sure am.  Anyhoozal…..My friend and fellow DT member over at Just Us Girls picked out this incredibly beautiful photo for us this week.  Let me just say, WOW what a challenge it was! Still love ya Judy anyways!  I must admit I pondered this one for quite sometime and while doing so kept wishing that I only had a feather stamp amongst my stamp collection, and all my worries would have been over.  So I put my thinking cap back on and went with the butterflies and lots and lots of color.  In my opinion my card is a hot mess…and please don’t say it’s not…when it clearly is! LOL  I ended up stamping my butterflies in black and started coloring them with my Spectra Noir Pens.  Then I had this brilliant, I mean stupid idea to color the background in various colors like the picture. Finally, when I knew I could never recover, I just got out some of my sticker sentiments and flowers ( yes I said stickers) that I have had for ages and finished it off.  Phew…so glad this one is behind me!  KISSES JUDY!!!

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see where the REAL talent is!  Nanc’


You Make Life Colorful…


STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping we have for you this time around is ” Tags.” You can make one tag, a set of tags, or put a tag on your card and or project.  Your choice!  Monika is still with us as our Surprise party guest and herself and the entire team did an amazing job with this challenge.  The card above is already in the hands of my “Birthday Sister” as we both so fondly refer to one another. She also just so happens to be a talented STB Design Team member.  Barbara Campbell and I share the same birthday.  Leo’s rule, what can I say….LOL  Okay, this card is a mix of paper piecing and colored pencils.  The background heart die and that sweet crazy dressed little girl is from MFT. The sentiment is a mix of this and that, which I so enjoy doing and do quite a lot.

Have a terrific day and if you find yourself in the mood to get crafty…why not make add a tag and join us at STB!  Nanc’