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


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Smile

Hello, I had a chance yesterday afternoon to play in the studio for just me! No DT commitments or chores to be done and it felt so good. I hope to do more of this in the near future as we all need a little “me time” in our lives. When I decided I wanted to do some coloring I reached for my favorite dragon stamp from MFT. Next, I decided to go check out MFT’s Color Challenge and or Sketch Challenge to see if they would spark some creativity and they certainly did the trick. So I will be entering my card in both of their challenges.

Here is a close-up of Mr. Dragon. He just makes me smile. I also realized while writing up this post that I have one extra horizontal layer on my sketch and I hope it’s okay.

Card Details: MFT products- Dragon, Both Cloud dies, and the Smile die. I used Copics and a tiny bit of Prismas for my medium. The DSP is from SU. I added a few star sequins and ran my small clouds through a SU snowflake EF for some added texture. I pieced two pieces of cardstock together to make my greeting. The dragon and small clouds have multiple layers for some depth.

I certainly enjoyed both of these challenges! Take care and I hope whatever you do this weekend it will bring you a bit of JOY. Nanc’


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Shaped cards

Hello, I hope you are doing well and ready for the weekend. Today over at Just Us Girls, the ever so sweet Carol Mayne is our hostess and she has asked us to make shaped cards. If you know me, this isn’t something I do very often, but I certainly enjoyed it! Thanks, Carol for pushing me out of my normal A2-size comfort zone.

I loved it so much that I decided to make 2 cards!

Card Details: I have a new die-cut, Sunshine, from Pink and Main and this is the first time I used it. The bear and sun need no introduction but they are from Ellen Hutson. It is sort of the first time I used this Bear set as well, as I finally broke down and bought my own so I didn’t have to borrow it from my friend Carol anymore. LOL The clouds are my fav from MFT. The rest of the greeting is also from the Bear set. A little Copics and Prismas to color and some dimensionals.

I will be linking up my cute little sunshine card over at Happy Little Stampers Die Cut Challenge and over at NBUS as well.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and play along! The shaped cards that the DT did are amazing! Take care and make sure you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Celebrate

Hello, It is Thursday, and time for our next topping at Seize the Birthday! The topping that was selected by Shirley, is Faux or Real Stitching. If you know me, which most of my followers do, I don’t sew! So I have elected to use the fake stuff and incorporate as many stitched die cuts as I could in my design.

We also have our next and very talented Surprise Party Guest joining us today!  Lorraine Aquilina! You will have to come by and check out her amazing card! Welcome, Lorraine! We are thrilled to have you with us!

A Few Card Details: I used an older engineer-type circle stencil to make my dotted background. First, I sponged the colors, and then I came back in with a sharpie and traced the circles. The cake stamp is from SU. The celebrate die is from Paper Roses. I put an extension to my MFT tag and covered it up with the MFT ric-rac to make a longer tag. The scalloped edge die is also MFT, I do believe. I added a few of my favorite Honeybee stamps dew-drops also.

I will be linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Die Cut Challenge too!

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and play along with us! Take care, Nanc’


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Let’s Chill

Hi, I am popping in today with a Penguin card inspired by a couple of challenges. First and foremost, the Time Out Challenge-On Vacation! Some would say that I already live in paradise, and most of the time I would totally agree with that statement. But today in my mind, my little penguins and I are chilling somewhere in Hawaii. This card took some time to put together and I do believe I got a bit dot happy on my sand.

Over at Double D, they are looking for Birds, and over at Happy Little Stampers, I am entering into the stencil challenge.

Card Details: After I colored all my penguins and accessories using Copics, I used my MFT cloud stencil and started with the sky, then I made a stencil out of an old MFT-wave die and sponged my waves. Then I used my Lawn Fawn hill dies to make the sand. As I said before, I have way too many dots on my sand, I guess there are a lot of crab holes on this beach that day. LOL. There were so many cards over on Pinterest where I got some of the ideas for my card.

Thanks for checking in on me and I hope you are doing something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Monthly Mix Challenge-Gina K

Hello, Today I am playing along with the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs where my lovely friend Barb is hostess. The challenge is to use an Image, Die-cut, and Sentiment on your project. Such an easy one!

Do you ever take a card just a tiny bit too far and wish you had listened to your gut when it told you to stop? Well, that is how I feel about this card. Everything was going well till I decided to make a mask of the hydrangea stamp and stamp the text in the background. Two things happened that I am not crazy about. First, I should have cut the white piece out of the middle of the flowers because now it looks weird because it has no text, and two, the color ink I chose for my words was just too dark. I wanted something a bit more subtle. But what’s done is done and you have to move on.

Card Details: Hydrangea-Gina K Designs, sentiment is also Gina K, the leaves EF is from ?, the word background is SSS. I used my Copics as my medium and a very small bit of Colored pencil on the leaves. I came back with a white gel pen for the center of the flowers. Sequins and string and I was done.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! This is not my favorite holiday, so hubby and I are taking our bikes to St. Pete for the day! Should be a great distraction from missing my son!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Flowers at Just us Girls

Hello, I am back today with two more cards using that same set that I have been smitten with this past couple of weeks from Pink Fresh Studios. Plus, with tomorrow being Mother’s Day and Just Us Girls‘ Word Week challenge is FLOWERS, I just had to use them one last time.

We also have a brand new guest with us this month at JUGS! I would like to give a warm welcome to Deborah Wheeler. Welcome, Deborah! I am super excited to have you joining us!

Here is my second card!

I am also playing along over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Stencil Challenge where I am a regular. LOL

A Few Card Details: Pink Fresh Studios-Choose Hope-Stencil, stamp and die set. I have two additional stencils for the backgrounds, the hearts are from Honey Bee Stamps and the trellis is from Altenew. The sentiments are from SU and Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks and clear Nuvo drops.

I reluctantly will put this set away for a while, as I am sure you have seen just about enough of it.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for this simple and fun challenge. The Design Team and our guest have made some beautiful cards.

Take care, Nanc’


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Birds at TPP

Hello, It has been a few weeks since I had the opportunity to play along with my friends at The Paper Players, and as soon as I saw the Birds and Bees challenge I knew I could come up with something.

I have made a baby card like this in the past but not using the super fun Cloud Heart stencil from Miss Ink Stamps in conjunction with the MFT cloud stencil. Using both stencils together, I was able to achieve a lot of depth. I just love the way this turned out that I had to make a boy card too.

Card Details: The Cloud Heart Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps and the cloud ripple is from MFT. The stork is from Impression Obsession. The greeting is from MFT.

I hope you get to do something today that brings you joy! Nanc’


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More Mother’s Day

Hello, I am back today with some more Mother’s Day cards using my favorite stencil/die and stamp set from PFS that I am still crushing on! I apologize in advance as you may just be seeing a few more of these in the next few days.

Card Details: I started off wanting to make a white rose! Next, I had to make a mask of my flowers which was very easy. Then I inked up the flower, covered it with my mask, and then did the stencil work. I had intentions of making one-layer cards and somehow ended up adding layered greetings on each one. All in all, I really do like the way these came out. The greetings are a mix of Paper Roses, Verve, and SU. The Daisy Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps and one I really love! I added some Nuvo drops on each card.

Scroll down for two more cards!

This time I am playing along with two challenges; TGIF Challenges for their Mother’s Day theme and over at Time Out where they still have a Spring Challenge going on. This is my second entry at Time out.

Here are the other two cards!

I did a terrible job lining the outline stamp on the card above.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you do something today that is creative, Take care, Nanc’


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Wishing you…

Second post of the day!

Hello, I am back again as it is the first of May, and time for the next challenge at Color Hues. Can you seriously believe it is May already? Where has this year gone? It blows my mind how fast life is going. Anyways, sweet Carol is our hostess and she picked a color combo that I really enjoyed.

Here is a close-up. I love that the tan paper already had a white core so when I tore it, it started the illusion of seafoam and all I had to do is add some sparkle.

Card Details: Birdhouse and all the small dies are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Sunny Studios. The clouds were made with an MFT stencil. I used Oxide inks for all my blending.

I am also going to add my card over at the Simon Says Challenge where it’s Anything Goes.

Now, please head on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards from our Design team along with our talented guest, Shawna. She is super talented and I have linked up her blog for you too!

I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Mother’s Day/ Guest

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I am so pleased to be a Guest Designer for the May Four Seasons Spring Challenge that starts today! Thanks, Darlene and the team for having me!

They have a beautiful and perfect mood board for this time of year. As you can see I took my inspiration from both the mother’s day sign and the beautiful florals on the top left.

Card Details: I adore all my stencils from Pink Fresh Studios-but the one I have today is called Choose Hope. I used Oxide inks and my heart die from MFT and my postage die is from Her Arts. A few clear Nuvo drops and a sentiment from SU to wrap it up.

I hope you will head on over to the Four Seasons challenge and check out the cards by the DT and play along!

Take care and I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’