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


Fluttering By to Say Hi

Hello, I am back today with my final card using the Simon Hurley-Butterfly Kisses stamp set collaboration with Spellbinders. As you can probably tell, I totally enjoyed using this set and I am certain it won’t be put away for very long.

Card Details: I took the rose stamp to make my background. I stamped it in all four corners using grey ink. I got a little heavy-handed in the left bottom corner, sigh. I then took the background piece and cut out the outline of the butterflies. If you look carefully you can see the background paper peaking through. Next, the butterflies were inked in Catherine Pooler’s Samba ink to match my base paper and heat embossed in gold. I thought the card looked a bit stark so I decided to pull out the tiny flowers from the Spellbinders-Bouquet of Flowers set and use them for embellishments. ( I think that set is either no longer available or out of stock.) The sentiment is heat embossed and lifted with dimensionals.

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Butterfly Kisses

Bouquet of Flowers- Currently not available! 😦

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I so appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’


Handmade for You

Hello friends, I am back today with my 3rd card using this fun new set from Simon Hurley and Spellbinders. This time I decided to use just the rose stamp in the set and try my hand at watercolor- the cheaters’ way. What is the cheaters’ way…you might ask? In my opinion, it’s when you heat emboss the image so that it makes it easier to color inside the lines. It’s the only way you will see me doing it, that is for certain! I must say that I totally enjoyed the process. I know it has flaws and some of the shading is probably in the wrong place because of the light source…blah blah blah…but to me, worrying about all of that takes the joy away. I just wanted to relax and enjoy the process and that is what I did.

After I was done with the water coloring, I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to do for the background. Hubby suggested I used the foil plate-Sealed Geometric Flowers, he really thinks it’s awesome, and so do I. Now that it’s on the background, do you think it’s too busy? I am on the fence. The foiled Handmade For You greeting is from Spellbinders as well. I have links for you below. I decided to take this photo outside in the sun in front of my Florida Flame Vine and see if I could capture the foil a bit better.

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Butterfly Kisses

Sealed Geometric Flowered Background

Mini Everday Sentiments

Glimmer Hot Foil System

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I hope you have a terrific week, and some time in the mix of all things to do with Life, you find some time to be creative!

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.

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Butterfly Kisses

Loops Embossing Folder

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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’


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!

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Butterfly Kisses

Flower Pattern Glimmer

Yana’s Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Fluted Ovals

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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’