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


Precious Baby Boy


Time for a new sketch over at Seize the Sketch!
Amy T. has created a CAS sketch which I will be sure to use again and again!!!
I hope I didn’t stretch my boundaries to far by adding all the words down the banner.
The Sentiments are from Prima…( love them)
The Baby Boy at the bottom I made with my alphabet stamps set.
The buttons are from My Favorite Things.
I am off to join my hubby on the couch….
Have a great night….GO RAYS and TIGERS!!


Baby Card

CAS Baby

Happy Sunday Friends,

Over at CAS on Sunday today our

new challenge is being hosted by Mariken and this time

she is challenging you to use a

“Baby” theme.

I got this great idea once again from Pinterest!

Can’t find the original card…but I know I saw it long ago!

What did we do before this tremendous site???

CAS is sponsored this week by

The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate!

What a great gift!  Don’t you think?

Hope you get a chance to play along with the

CAS on Sunday Girls and I !!

Here is a link to our blog to get you started!


Hope to see you there….

Just remember to keep it CLEAN and SIMPLE!



Card Details:

Stampin Up Label Punch and Border punch

Verve Bunny stamp

and the sentiment is also SU.

The rest is scraps of this and that!


JUGS Color Challenge and a Birthday Shout Out!

Jugs Challenge and A Special Happy Birthday

Good Day Crafty Friends!

This week’s Color Challenge over at JUGS is

hosted by the talented Marisa.

She has picked out a great color palette for us to work with!


It seems like when Spring rolls around I am always in need of Baby Shower gifts.

Most of the time I like to give my expectant mothers a gift card,

so that they may purchase what they want and

the dad can be a part of picking out something for his new baby as well.

Don’t you think those poor dads get left out sometimes?

So that is how this Gift-card holder came to be.


It is on it’s way to Michigan for my nephew’s wife’s baby shower!

I left out the Walmart Gift-card itself for the photo because it

was blue and didn’t match my card.

I couldn’t believe they had no pink gift cards!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.


My Birthday Shout Out goes to a fellow JUGS  Design Team member Lisa!


Hope it’s one of the best one’s ever!!!

Here is a card I made in honor of your birthday!


This card really needs no explanation….the sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the balloons were

made using either a circle punch or my Creative Memories circle cutter… adhered with some pop dots!

They look like they are floating…don’t they?


The rest of the JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the

JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.

See you there!

NancyHere is the Supplies for the Baby Card

*Cardstock: Stampin Up- So Saffron,Certainly Celery,

Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose

*Paper: Stampin Up- Gingham Paper- Heidi Grace

*Stamps: Verve-Elephant, Gina K- Lovely Labels, Letters-A-Z

* Ink: Memento Rose Bud and SU- Certainly Celery

*Tools: Cricut-George and Basic Shapes Cartridge-Tags

   Cuttlebug: Stampin Up-Dots folder, My Favorite Things- Double

   Scallop Border Dienamics, Fiskars Cutter-Victorian Blade

   Stampin Up- slotted punch

*Accessories: Pop dots and pearls


CAS(E) this Sketch

Happy Monday friends,

The card I have for you today is for the CAS sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I am becoming a huge fan of the site!  However, my card started off pretty clean and simple, but I may have gotten carried away when I added the flowers and bling.  When I finish a card I always stare at it for a minute or two and make sure it’s balanced.  Either my hubby taught me this or I learned it back in my Art classes in middle school. On your work or finished product….Your eye should bounce from corner to corner to make a triangle and then the “Art Piece” so to speak has balance.  Well this one didn’t meet that criteria so that’s when I added the flowers and bling.  So if it is not CAS enough for you all over at CAS(E) I understand completely !!!!!  Don’t judge me on my coloring either…I did this baby stroller about a year ago with my prisma colored pencils and I think my coloring has improved since then.  Also, a dear friend of mine gave me some Spectrum Noir pens this past weekend and I am so excited to learn how to use them!!!   I have been checking out videos and tutorials on the web and I think I am almost ready to take the plunge.  So the next thing I post on here that has an image on it …. will hopefully be colored with my Noir pens!  I can’t thank her enough for her generosity!  Not only did she give me a mess load of pens…she also gave me some other goodies….like these Prima sentiment stamps I used on this card!  Love them and her!

Here is my card~ Be kind! 🙂




Card Details:

Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM

Stamps: Prima and Michaels

Ink: Momentos

Tools: Cuttlebug

Acc: flowers, rhinestones, pop dots

Thanks for stopping in,


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Tuesday Morning Sketches and Monogram Challenge

I have a new card for you today and a brand new blog I stumbled upon with a great sketch challenge!  The new blog is called Tuesday Morning and I am happy to have found them as I was blog surfing!  There is so much talent on the web and I love seeing what I can stumble across!  I hope to play with them again!  Also, this Baby card is the last monogram card I made for my challenge over at Stamp TV.  I absolutely love the way this card came together.  I made it for my co-worker and it just so happens that I gave it to her today!  She loved it!

Have a great day my friends,

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Oh Baby…

Happy weekend!  My cute little bunny card is for a Casing Challenge over at Stamp Tv. As I tell my students at school when they tell me he or she is copying me, I always tell them you should take it as a compliment because that means they like your work or ideas. This is no exception! Emily has a fabulous gallery to choose from, the toughest part was to figure out which card to case.

My Thanksgiving is off to a great early start, my son is home from college already!
Happy Dance!!!
Thanks for stopping by,

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Another Baby Card

This was another baby card I made using one of my favorite color combos- Pink and Green.   It also is a sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge over at The Sweetest Thing.  Hope you have a terrific week!   TFL


Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM, SU

Acc.: flowers, punches, ribbon, cuttlebug

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Congrats-New Baby!

Just a quick post with a card I made for a dear co-worker of mine who is having a baby girl very soon. I just love the color combo of  pink and green together don’t you?  Enjoy your weekend and as always thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM, SU

Acc.: Paper Piercing, buttons, Ribbon, Jewels, flowers, cuttlebug