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


P. S. I Love You

Hello, Can you believe it’s the middle of January already and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues? Sheri is our fabulous hostess and she has selected a perfect color pairing for this time of year. I had trouble getting a decent photo of my card, as most of you can probably relate to, I think it’s all the shimmer.

Card Details: The background I have used on this card is called Scattered Hearts Background and my son got it for me for Christmas- he has great taste. It also is on sale right now over on the Spellbinders website. The rest of my card is all Spellbinders (Listed Below) except for the Postal Dies which is from Hero Arts and the stitched rectangle which is from MFT. I used a large piece of fun foam behind my panel to give it some depth and tripled my greeting label. I used vellum to hold my bouquet.

Over at Color Hues, we have my friend and DT member Bobby joining us as our Guest. Welcome, Bobby!

I am playing along over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and have selected the center row of Floral, Free, and Sparkle.

Here is a close-up.

Affiliate Links:

Bouquet of Flowers

(Not sure what happened to the above product! Sorry about that!)

Scattered Hearts

Mini Everyday Sentiments

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders 6

I hope you will come on over to Color Hues and check out the amazing cards by our DT and our Guest, and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


Sending Well Wishes…

Hello, I am back today with card 2 of 4 featuring Butterfly Kisses from Simon Hurley and Spellbinders. This time I have incorporated the gorgeous rose stamp along with the butterflies in my design. I had a hard time photographing this card, as you have to look closely to see the Loops embossing Folder-also from Spellbinders.

There are three New Stamp sets and Dies being added to the Spellbinders/Simon Hurley line-up. You can find them all HERE! Each one is really amazing.

Affiliate Links Below:

Butterfly Kisses

Loops Embossing Folder

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: First, I heat-embossed the flowers and butterflies in Gold Embossing powder. Then I chose the Spellbinders Loop Embossing Folder and black paper for the background. That Embossing Folder is becoming one of my new favorites. I used Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink to add color to my butterflies and then took a Prisma colored pencil for the centers and a bit of shading. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black ink and comes in the set. Some gold dots and dimensionals to finish it off.

I certainly appreciate you coming by! Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


Love You to Pieces

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess and she has chosen the word Heart for us for Word Week. I do enjoy making Valentine’s cards so this was an easy one for me this week. I enjoyed it so much, I made two!

A Few Card Details: The backgrounds were made with Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Ink and a Stencil from Honey Bee Stamps. The puzzle piece stamps are retired from Stampin Up. The Stitched Heart Dies are from MFT, the Stitched Square is from SU. The tiny hearts are either made from small dies or punches. Pop dots for height and some twine.

I am linking one of my cards up over at Time Out where the word is Romantic.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope if you find some time to be creative this week, you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls, we would love to have you!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


Butterfly Kisses / Simon Hurley @ Spellbinders

Hello, I am super excited to share with you the newest Collection called Butterfly Kisses from Spellbinders and Simon Hurley!

Three New Stamp sets and Dies are being added to the Simon Hurley line-up. You can find them all HERE!

The stamp set is very large and comes with a variety of butterflies, a gorgeous floral, and some wonderful sentiments. The set also has matching dies. I feel very fortunate to have had it gifted to me by Spellbinders. So far, I have made four cards with this collection, so you will be seeing quite a lot of it!

I have a picture of it below! Right now I am working on a card using that beautiful rose. So stay tuned!

Card Details: For Christmas, my son bought me the Flower Pattern Foil plate that I have used on the background of my card along with Yana’s sentiments, which has a great collection of greetings. The leaves I have used under my butterflies are from the Parcel and Post Die set and cut out in gold paper. I used Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils to color my butterflies. I love how well all these Spellbinders products worked together. I have links for you below!

Affiliate Links Below:

Butterfly Kisses

Flower Pattern Glimmer

Yana’s Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Fluted Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

I am entering this card over at NBUS, as the majority of these products are new to me.

We also have winged Things as our Topping over at Seize the Birthday so you might want to check that challenge out as well!

I hope you do something today that brings you Joy! I am making a pot of chili as we have a cold front headed our way, dropping some cards off at the store, and then hopefully working on a card or two! Take care’ Nanc’


Happy Birthday-Winged Things

Hello, I am glad you are here! Today is our first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday! Cathy is our wonderful hostess and she selected Winged Things as our Topping. Since I am still catching up on Life these days I needed to make something fairly quick, so I decided to case a card I recently received. The card I chose was a beautiful sympathy card from STB-DT member Linda. that I have pictured below. I could not get over the shine Linda had on her card so I reached out to thank her for thinking of me and to ask how she did it. I found out that she was inspired by DT member Marcia on Color Hues. LOL Love when things happen like that. Guess where all this inspiration originally started for this card? Whom else… Jennifer McGuire. I will link the video up for you below.

The shine is hard to capture on mine, but you can see it on Lindas!

Jennifer McGuire’s Video: Faux Textured Metal with Perfect Pearls.

We have a few changes taking place at Seize the Birthday this year so I have linked that post for you HERE as well! One of the changes is; if you are selected as our overall winner and used the topping, you will be invited back as a Surprise Party Guest! I am really happy about this change. So now we will have our regular Surprise Party Guest and one previous winner.

Here is a close-up.

Card Details: Butterfly-Saavy Die, Oxide Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug

Affiliate Link-Greeting is from Spellbinders- Mini Everyday Sentiments- Hot Foil. This set is wonderful, I got it from my son for Christmas and I have a pic of all the sentiments that are in the set below!

I hope you will stop by Seize the Birthday and check out my amazing team’s cards and they will inspire you to join us! I will be back tomorrow with a card using some new Spellbinders products that may have the same winged creatures as this card!

Stay tuned! Nanc’


Love Your Kind Heart

Hello, Hope you’re having a great day! I had some time yesterday afternoon to find my mojo and I thought perhaps the best way to do that was to do some stenciling. Stenciling is quick, simple, and generally produces good results. I am happy to report it worked and by the time I was done, I had 4 cards complete. I have had this great stencil set called Delightful Blooms by Gina K for a few months and it was time to break the seal on the packaging.

Here is card number two using the same colors.

I will be linking up with my friend, Darnell over at NBUS as the stencils and Orchid inks are brand new to me!

Card Details: Both cards are using Gina K Delightful Bloom’s stencils. The Orchid inks are new to me as well and are so pretty. I used Oxide inks for the leaves and as you can see you don’t get a crisp black image when you stamp over Oxides. The love die and black sentiment are also from Gina K in her A Little Love Bundle. Card #2’s greeting is from Altenew’s Delicate Primrose set.

Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments certainly make my days brighter! Today I am back to cleaning out my family home. It certainly isn’t easy which is why I am procrastinating, but it has to be done!

Take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the first challenge of the New Year with Just Us Girls. Lisa K is our hostess and we are excited to be back with you. We have a few changes over at Just Us Girls when it comes to our Challenges, so pop on over and check out what we have in store for you this year. Plus I decided that the graphics needed a bit of an overhaul too.

We also have a new guest this month! It just so happens to be my good friend and teammate from both STB and CH- Jules Peddicord. Welcome, Jules! So very happy you are with us!

Card Details: I needed a quick card as I just don’t have much mojo yet! So I pulled out an old piece of DSP from SU that resists inks. I wish they would bring it back, or any company for that matter. It is so easy and fun to use, all you have to do is pick out which ink you are going to use and rub it on and the pattern on the paper is left behind. The flower dies and petals are also very old and retired from SU. The birthday greeting is a mix of SU and MFT, I do believe. A couple of circles, a white rectangle scrap die on my desk to ground my flowers and greeting, and pearls in the center of the flowers, and I was done.

Take care and I hope you will join us at Just Us Girls! The team did a wonderful job with these colors! Nanc’


Happy New Year

I apologize for my photos, it was rainy and cloudy here yesterday and this is the best I could do.

Hello, Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are eager and excited to get back to crafting, or perhaps you never stopped. Since it’s January 1st you know it’s time for the next Hues of Colors over at Color Hues. I am the hostess for this challenge, and not only do we have a great color pairing to start the New Year, we also have 3 new Design Team Members joining our team. I have been keeping this secret for far too long and am tickled to finally be able to share the exciting news.

Please come by the blog and help welcome; Stef Perry, Jules Peddicord, and Marcia Hill to the team. I am pretty sure that these ladies need no introduction as they are active participants in our challenge and in blogland itself.

I took another photo this morning and it’s a tad better!

Now onto my Card Details: I just love this Parcel and Post Die set from Spellbinders and I couldn’t wait to use it again. The background looks like foil but is actually a piece of DSP that I found in my stash. The sentiment is foiled and is called the All Occasion Mailbox Greetings, also from Spellbinders. I used some gold mirrored paper to tie the card together. These dies are still on sale if your interested to adding them to your collection.

Affiliate Links Below:

All Occasion Mailbox Greetings

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Personal News: I could write many pages about what life has been like the past 6 weeks, but let me just say….that my sweet father is finally at peace. For 31 days we all took turns sitting by his side, and each time you would leave you would say goodbye just in case it was your last. My dad waited till the day after Christmas to meet up with my mom once again. Rest in peace my strong and supportive father. You did so much for me, my immediate family, and my extended family over the years and it’s time for you to rest. For those of you that don’t know, I have been my father’s primary caretaker for the past 7 years, even when I was working full time, and right now, I can’t imagine my life without him.

Dad, I will miss you terribly. It was an honor having your funeral service in my backyard. I hope you felt it was beautiful and perfectly simple like you requested. Give mom a kiss for me.

Take care, Nanc’

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Have the Best Day Ever

Hello, Hope you are doing well. I finally had a moment to post this card. Today I am once again using part of the Home Sweet Quilt Collection over at Spellbinders. This time, I have used the Layered Windmill Etched Dies. This die is relaxing to put together and is rather large. It measures 5 x 5, so makes for a great square card. I have used some solid cardstock and some Designer Series Paper to make my quilt pattern come to life. All products are from Spellbinders. The greeting is from the Many Birthdays stamp set. The two tiny flowers are from the Parcel and Post set. I used some dimensionals under the center square and the greeting. Everything is linked below.

Affiliate Links:

Platinum 6

Layered Windmill Etched Dies

Many Birthdays

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Spellbinders 6

This is day 22 with my dad in Hospice care. The Hospice team along with so many others are just amazed that he is still with us. He is certainly the toughest man I know. I pray his suffering doesn’t go on much longer as it is so heartbreaking to watch.

I am wishing for Peace this Holiday Season, for all! Take care, Nanc’


Handmade with Love

Hello, I am back today with a card using the fabulous Parcel and Post set from Spellbinders. I purchased this die set about a month ago and was itching to pull it out. Yesterday, after spending the entire morning with my dad, I went in the studio and got lost in paper for a bit. Since I had all my Christmas cards completed, and I needed a Thank You card for a friend, I thought this set would work perfectly and it certainly did. I am already planning to use it again for a challenge in the New Year.

***Note– This Parcel and Post set along with the Sealed Glimmer sentiments and others are still on sale at Spellbinders. The Script EF that I used for my background is from Stampin Up. I inked the edges with Black Soot Oxide ink for some added interest.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

I will be linking up with the team over at Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments always brighten my day! Take care, Nanc’