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



Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and Vicki is our hostess and she has picked an easy and wonderful word for us. She chose Butterflies. I told you it was easy!

We also have a brand new guest starting with us this month! I would like to say welcome to Cathy Roffey, who happens to be my teammate over at Seize the Birthday. We are happy to have you with us, my friend!

Card Details: The background of this card was inspired by a card I saw somewhere and I can’t for the life of me find it again, so sorry about that. I made a stencil using one of the butterflies inside the set from Birch Press designs and sponged the background. The set has 3 separate butterflies. The Happy Birthday is from Neat and Tangled. The stitched letters are from MFT. I speckled the background with some acrylic paint.

Have a great day and I certainly hope you might swing on by Just Us Girls and check out all the cards and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


Polka Dots

Hello, Happy Sunday! Today over at The Paper Players, it’s CAS week and the theme is Polka Dots. The sweet Anne Marie is our hostess this week. This is my Second card this week using a fun background that I made a few weeks back that was just waiting to be used on a card. Not sure I like this one as much as I like the Lily card I made for STB, but it will have to do. If you didn’t see that post, just scroll a few posts back and you will find it.

I am also linking up with the gals over at Happy Little Stampers and their Anything Goes with Stencils challenge.

Card Details: Background shape was made with a stencil I made with a Spellbinders Die. Then I used Honey Bee Stamps heart stencil and Oxide Inks to make my background. The Butterfly die is from Saavy that I backed with Polka dotted paper. It was a very quick card to put together.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Just for you…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by the fun Sketch going on over at CAS(E) this Sketch. Not only did the sketch intrigue me, but DT member Michele Ferguson’s card really got me excited to play along. It is fabulous and got my wheels a crackin’. I have had these “new to me” butterflies from SU on my desk for quite some time and I am glad I found a reason to use them.  I started off using 3 colors of Oxide inks, some water, and a paintbrush along with a SU-striped stencil to make my rays of color. I did quite a few layers and I love the way it turned out. Next, I did the smooshing technique for the butterflies.  Finally, I fussy cut the butterflies out and all was going smoothly until it was time for the sentiment.  UGH!  It looks terrible! I guess I rocked the block a bit.  I was going to start over or cover it with a tag and then remembered my word “Acceptance” (New Year’s Resolution) and refrained. Folks, it wasn’t easy!

I am so glad you stopped by today!  Happy creating, Nanc’


Just for you…

Hello, and happy weekend! It’s time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  I must say when I started thinking about this card my mind went one way and the card completely ended entirely a different way by the time I was done. Sometimes that happens and it’s part of the process…right?

For my card, I have a mix of companies…Gina K-Stencil, Pretty Pink Posh-Butterflies, Altenew-sentiment, Paper Trey-Edge die, Oxide Inks.

Thanks to both of our Guests…Hannelie and Mary for being with us this month!

Before I go I have to share a picture of Lisa Kind (another JUG Head) and I together.  She was on vacation in Florida recently and we met one morning for coffee and breakfast. I absolutely love meeting fellow DT members and she is as sweet and as “Kind” as I thought she would be.  Lisa, I am so very glad we could make it happen!

Please ignore my stance as I was trying not to look like a giant as I tend to do. LOL

Head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the team and our guest cards, you won’t be disappointed!  Nanc’


I Love Butterflies…

The challenge photo over at JUGS is of a beautiful Butterfly and that’s what I have for you today!  I have for you a real simple card that I am very happy with ( I don’t get to say that to often).  The stamped image is from Stamp TV and it’s called Take Flight “love” was cut with my Cricut and the word “with” was made with individual letter stamps that I have had for years, that work really well in a pinch!

Thanks so much for your visits and the comments are sooooo appreciated! HUGS!

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Sometimes the smallest things…

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart!  Isn’t that the nicest sentiment!!  It’a a new Stamp I found over at Verve that I just had a chance to put some ink on.  I combined it with a Butterfly Stamp I have had for quite sometime, but it is still one of my favorites from Stamp Tv. This card is for a Challenge on Stamp Tv to case one of the Design Team members named Donna Baker, here is the card I cased.  I really enjoy doing this type of challenge, because you get to peruse through someones wonderful gallery and pick any card to Case. It’s so much fun, it’s almost like window shopping! LOL

Thanks for stopping in and sharing a minute of your day with me!


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Spring Break is here….

Spring Break is here and the weather is Perfect!  Along with the weather it was a great week because I managed to squeeze some creative time in there!  During the work week that is very unusual.  Later today we are going to an outdoor wedding!  Hope you have a great weekend and if you happen to be on Spring Break as well,  Enjoy!

One of the tree cards was made for a challenge over at Stamp TV.

The sentiments were from Melanie Muenchinger’s stamp set Say it with flowers also found over at Stamp TV!

As always your comments are so appreciated!

The inside of this one reads,” The best is yet to be!” And I paper pieced the flowers and one leaf to give it some depth.

I love the layout of this one!

This one is simple with the strips of paper, but I like it very much!


The cardstock is from GKD and the papers are mostly Stampin Up, Creative Memories and scrap.

Stamps: Stamp Tv Melanie Muenchinger: Say it with Flowers and one from Stampin Up: Love Matters

Embellishments: are from Michaels

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Hope Your Better Soon…

Happy long weekend…. Hope you’re having a good one!  The card I am posting today is from the same color family as my previous post, cause I liked it so well.  If you look very closely at my photos you will notice that I made the flower from my MS Butterfly Punch.  I think they came out kinda cool.  As I was looking at them, I decided they remind me more like starfish, so I will have to try that one day soon.  Isn’t really cool when one idea leads to another?  Hope my ideas spark an idea for you!  Have a great weekend!

Inspire someone,


OCC Challenge-Blooming Blossoms

This is a challenge I thought would be fun and easy to do – It’s over at Our Creative Corner and here it is….. “So far this month we’ve used buttons, bows, and butterflies. To keep with the theme of B’s, Dana Grothaus is challenging us to use blossoms on our cards.”  Easy hugh?   Who doesn’t use flowers these days!!

Won’t you join me in this challenge??

Have a great week my friends!!

Supplies: GKD Cardstock, DP-?, Punches, ribbon, jems, flowers, pop dots

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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