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


A Cozy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I don’t know about you but when my mojo is missing and I need a quick jumpstart one of the things that I do is… pull out a few fun die sets from MFT and decorate a space. Nothing like a bit of interior decorating to spark some creativity.

Also, the Spots and or Stripes from AAA Birthday helped with my interior design.

Card Details: MFT dies- Potted Plants, Decor and More, Take a Seat and Couch Potato Sentiment set.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our hostess for Photo/Moodboard Week. She has picked a wonderful array of photos that are sure to inspire. They certainly inspired me. I was immediately drawn to the lemons in the photo and knew I had just the paper and supplies to pull it all together.

Card Details: I made my own ice cubes out of Vellum, Nuvo drops, and a bit of glitter. The large Stamp set is from MFT the word Sweet is from Jilly Bean Soup, I do belive. I heat-embossed the lemons in white on yellow paper. The glass and lemon dies are from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I used a Hero Arts Postage Die. The lemon paper in the background is packaging left over from some Lemony cocktails I purchased eons ago. I saved it for just this very reason. I have some dimensionals for depth.

Now head on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the team and our guest-Michele were inspired and then we hope you will play along! Nanc’


Here’s to Fun in the Sun

Hello, I hope your week is treating you well. It’s the middle of the month so it’s time for our next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Marcia is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Blue and Turquoise for us today. I have been itching to get out some of my favorite MFT sets and I was in the need of a House warming card, so that is what I have for you today. My Brother and Sister in Law bought a home here in Florida and are officially going to be snowbirds, and this card is for them.

Card Details: MFT-Beach Bungalow, MFT-Shady Palm, MFT-Life’s a Beach Sentiment. Oxide inks for my scene and a bit of Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. I used a bit of white paint splatter as well.

Now, I certainly hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out the cards by our fabulous team and join us. Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect Turquoise, as it’s pretty subjective-just do the best you can.

Speaking of Color Hues-DT…This past Tuesday my friend Carol and I got to meet up with CH-DT Member Karen Walker as she was vacationing in my neck of the woods. I love meeting up with teammates it’s one of the many things about this hobby that I love so much! We had a wonderful lunch and great conversation! So happy you escaped the cold and came to Florida, Karen!

Take care and make sure you find time to be creative as it’s good for the soul, Nanc’


Bundle of Love

Hello, and I hope you are having a good day. Today I am playing along with my friends over at The Paper Players. You know I love Color Challenges and LeAnne had a combo that certainly spoke to me. I did alter one of the colors to suit my design a bit. Instead of green apple, I used more of a seafoam green and I hope it’s okay. The green was just too bold with the rest of the tones I was using.

Card Details: I have been wanting to get out this adorable older set from MFT and make some baby cards and today I finally had the chance. The sweet sentiment is an oldie from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance this week to be creative. Nanc’


You’re Manatee-rific

Hello, It’s time for Word Week at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Rainbows for us. If you hop on over to Just Us Girls you will see many fabulous and different ways to interpret our word.

Card Details: My card is a CASE of some cards by the talented Amanda Wilcox, I love everything she does and I have linked up her darling cards for you HERE! The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook. The heart was made with strips of paper and the heart die is from MFT. The postage die is from Hero Arts. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas for my medium.

I am linking up with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. I am glad this challenge is back from break.

I hope you will join us! Have a great weekend! Nanc’


Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Topping at Seize the Birthday. Linda is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card for a child. I was asked by a neighbor of mine to make a card for her 12-year-old grand-daughter who loves to bake. I thought my MFT cupcake dies would do the trick.

Card Details: MFT- Cupcake Dies and Watercolor Wash Stencil. The Heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The greeting is foiled and from Spellbinders-Mini Everyday Sentiments. I used a bit of Copics to color and mirrored paper for my cupcake liners. The tiny hearts are a punch and a die that I keep on my desk 24/7.

I hope you come by Seize the Birthday and check out the cards by the DT and our Two Surprise Party guests! We have Hilary Wright joining us for the next two months and Deborah Wheeler is our one-time guest, as she was the winner of our last challenge. Welcome Ladies!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


On Your Birthday

Hello, I am jumping past Spring this week and right into Summer since our temps are in the 80s already. We also skipped right over Winter this year, the thoughts of how hot Summer could possibly be is a bit scary. Plus we have had zero rain in the past three months or so. Don’t even get me started on the pollen. Enough about the weather…I sound like my hubby! LOL

Let’s get to the card I have for you today.

I just love this Spellbinders Day at the Beach die set and today I paired it with a new to me Foil set called Splatter Sentiments. It is a fun set with a mix of a border, splatters, and words. I just the whimsical font of the word Birthday. I sponged her bathing suit with intention of leaving some of it white. The DSP for the hat, flip flops, and beach bag was cut from two scraps that are 3 x 3 squares that I have been saving as they were too pretty to part with. The Chevron paper is from MFT. I used my Fiskers cutter-Victorian blade to give the card I decorative edge at the bottom. The card that inspired this card was found HERE on Pinterest.

Everything is linked for you below.

Card Details: with Affiliate Inks

Day at the Beach

Splatter Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Glimmer Hot Foil Pack

I am linking up with the Happy Little Stampers Birthday Challenge.

I hope you have a wonderful day. We are headed out for a bike ride with Dave’s brother and his wife.

Take care, Nanc’


Hello Friend

Hello, It’s Saturday and you know what that means! It’s time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls! It happens to be Color Week and Ina is our hostess. I love the trio of colors she has for us; Turquoise, Mustard, and Black. Great selection, Ina!

Card Details: Today’s card came together very quickly. First, I made a stencil using Spellbinder’s Deckled Edge rectangles. Then I blended my background in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. The butterflies are from Birch Press Designs. The pre-made foiled greeting is from Pink Fresh Studio. A small gold heart and some black Nuvo drops to finish it off, (that I regret using now.)

Now, pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the DT’s cards along with our new fabulous guest-Michele Ferguson! Welcome, Michele! So happy you are with us this month!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


Thinking of You

Hello, It’s March 1st…say what? I can’t even believe it! Where on earth has the time gone? It is also time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she chose Gold and Green for us and hopefully you too!

Card Details: This card has a mix of everything and unfortunately even shades of cardstock that weren’t quite as prominent until I took the photo. LOL I was going through my bits and bobs and came up with a lot of what is on this card. The stamped leaves and die-cuts are all from SU and retired and the embossed piece in the background is from Spellbinders and is called Flower Frenzy. The Stitched Oval is from SU and the pre-made foiled greeting is from Pink Fresh Studio. A few sequins to tie it together.

Now, if you head on over to Color Hues you will see such a fantastic variety of cards from the Design Team. We also have a guest joining us who is my dear friend and birthday sister- Barbara Campbell. Welcome, Barb! I am very happy to have you with us!

Take care and I hope you will consider playing along with us at CH! Happy crafting! Nanc’


Gold and Black

Hello, I am back today with one more card using one of Spellbinder’s newest releases in the Four Petals Collection. I just love the quick and wonderful results you get when foiling this Scroll Label Plate, and think it looks great in gold on a black background, don’t you? I needed to send a card to a friend and thought why not add a few flowers to it. These dainty flowers are also from Spellbinders. I have everything I used linked below. The white confetti background is actually a piece of DSP that I think worked out perfectly.

Card Details: with Affiliate Inks

Four Petals Collection

Scroll Label Hot Foil Plate

Sealed Wildflowers

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Glimmer Hot Foil Pack

I am happy you stopped by. I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative! Nanc’