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Flowers for You

Hello, Today’s card was inspired by the Monochromatic Challenge going on this month at The Flower Challenge. I was looking at my new Choose Hope Stamp/Die and Stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio and thought how could I change this up a bit and make it a bit unexpected. So I thought why not stencil and stamp on Designer Series Paper. I adore the colors and fine text of the Stampin Up paper that I used on this card. Green is one of my favorite colors and I thought this soft pale green was so pretty. I had every intention to use the die but at the last minute, I decided instead to put a simple polka-dotted frame around it using another piece of the same tone of green from the same paper pack.

The card looks prettier in person.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their stencil challenge and at NBUS as the Choose Hope set is brand new to me.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio-Choose Hope stamp set, the greeting is also from Pink Fresh Studio-Layering Bouquet, ink was all Oxide Inks, Honey Bee Stamps-Dew drops, Stampin Up-DSP.

Thanks for your visits, they sure brighten my day! Another chilly one here, but today the sun is shining. Take care, Nanc’


Love and Prayers

Hello, Today since the weather is cold and dreary I decided to make a card for the Festive Friday Challenge, plus I was in the need of a Sympathy card. I decided that my Gina K Designs-Little Love Layering Bundle would do the trick. I chose Florals, Green, and Blue for my pick 3.

Card Details: Gina K Designs- Little Love Layering Stencil Bundle, Oxide Inks, and dimensionals.

I hope whatever the weather is where you live or how you decide to spend your day, I hope it’s a good one. For those of you that I know that are hurting right now, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care, Nanc’


Snowman Birthday

Hello, Today’s card is for Photo Week over at Just Us Girls where Lisa E. is our fabulous hostess. She picked the cutest and most perfect photo for us that encaptures both winter and Valentine’s Day. My card was made for my BIL that loves the snow and has a birthday right after Christmas.

I am also linking up over at- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge where it’s Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The snowman is from Pretty Pink Posh, the trees are brand new to me and are MFT, the hills were made with Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from Verve and the speech bubble is from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background and Copics and Prismas to color my trees. I am super happy with my trees and the entire card, actually! This card was inspired by this on here!

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls as the team and our guests have done an INCREDIBLE job with this photo! I know you will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


In Love

Hello, Today I am playing along with the challenge over at Time Out where the theme is In Love, which is perfect for this time of year. I was in the need of some wedding cards so that is what I have for you today. I don’t often make wedding cards in red and black but thought why not, and I like the way they turned out. The Love Die from Gina K. Designs is fabulous and does all the work for you. So happy with that gift that was under the tree!

Here they are individually.

Card Details: Gina K-Love die, Wedding Rings, and Heart of Flowers are both from SSS. The small hearts are from a punch. I have used a mix of mirrored and silver, and black glitter paper. The diamond was popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and please take care, Nanc’


Masculine Birthdays

Hello, Today’s cards are for the next topping at Seize the Birthday. Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to use embossing on our cards. I have used a Chevron Embossing Folder for both of my cards but that is not the only embossing you can use. It appears that the majority of the DT and our guest Kathy went the easy route and used an EF too.

Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing a bit better! The white Golfball is embossed as well.

Both of these cards were inspired by cards over on Pinterest and not my original design. I really enjoyed putting them together.

Card Details: The majority of the dies and stamps on both cards are from Stampin Up and the sets are called Golf Set and Clubhouse. The Chevron EF is also from Stampin Up.

I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! Nanc’



Hello, It’s the middle of January already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie is our wonderful hostess this time around and the colors that she selected are Silver and White. Such a nice clean combo but sometimes can be a bit tricky to photograph, especially if you use mirrored paper like I have. The lace-type floral background in the shape of a heart, that I have in the photo to show you, is an oldie but a goodie from SU called-Bloomin Heart. It always makes for a great wedding card.

I hope to see you over at Color Hues! We have lots of great inspiration from the Design Team and our talented guest Stephanie Lanzalotto is with us too! Welcome, Steph! I know you will be inspired!

I am linking up with the ladies over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Every single die and or greeting on my card is from Stampin Up. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I have a few silver rhinestones too. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy creating, Nanc’


Wishing You…

Hi! I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls! Lisa K. is our sweet hostess and she has a pretty color trio that I just loved working with and think you will too. For my design, I let die cuts do most of the work with a silver embossed sentiment.

Card Details: The Flowers and all the foliage are all from SU, The sentiment is from Verve, The scalloped edge die angled die is from Papertrey Ink. I didn’t realize the whites on my card didn’t match till I took the picture! I used mirrored paper for my silver. A few rhinestones to finish it off.

Hope you will pop on over to JUGS and check out the DT’s work along with our two Guest Designers! We would love to have you!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


Sending Lots of Hugs

Hello, I am back again today with another Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower card. I am still working on perfecting the shades of color on the flower by inking up either white or colored cardstock. I have another card where I am very happy with the way the flower turned out, but this one isn’t so bad. I hope to put that flower on a card very soon. Kinda wish I hadn’t put on the white dots in the center of the flower, oh well!

My card was inspired by the great color challenge going on over at The Color Throwdown. DT member Susie picked a great one that caught my attention right away. Check it out below. A lot of the supplies for this card were leftovers in my bits and boxes that I am determined to use up or organize this week. Do you have any organizational plans in the New Year when it comes to crafting? I just got finished labeling the stencils that I have in a 3 ringed binder. I am really happy about that! No more having to jog my memory on whose it is or what it’s called, it also makes putting them back easier. The binder is quite full and it appears I have an addiction to stenciling. LOL

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps inked on light yellow cardstock, Hugs die -MFT, Sending lots of-Gina K., Scalloped Rectangles-MFT, Border Punch is from Martha Stewart, Leaves are from Sizzix and embossed with a dotted EF, Nuvo drops, Inked up the flower with some Oxide Inks and a bit of Copics, White Gel Pen. DSP is a great pack from Pink and Main.

Thanks for coming by as I appreciate your visits! Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with a card for the Color Challenge going on over at The Paper Players! Ann Marie’s color palette really spoke to me this week. In fact, do you remember when sponge painting the walls of your house was the thing to do? Well, back when hubby and I first got married and him being an artist and all, we got the crazy idea to sponge paint our living room with two opposing walls teal and two walls coral. Not kidding! Now when I see pics I think, what on earth! LOL It was bold, that is for sure. Thanks for the memory, Ann Marie!

FYI, I used a dark Catherine Pooler Ink called Mardi Gras

for my Jade and it looks like I used aqua in the pic. 😦

I have had my Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower die set for quite some time and hadn’t yet broken the seal on the packaging and thought it was way past time! Plus my NEW stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps and called Leafy Green. If you haven’t checked out their products you should! They have some really great stuff and great quality too! I have them linked up for you!

I will also be linking up with Darnell over at NBUS and the die-cut challenge over at Happy Little Stampers too.

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, hugs die -MFT, DSP -SU, New Leafy Green stencil from Miss Ink Stamps, Scalloped rectangles-MFT, Dewdrops-Honey Bee Stamps (Love them!)

You will be seeing more of this Coneflower very soon! Really loving it!

I hope no matter how hard life can be these days you find something to do that brings you joy!

Take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki is our hostess for Trend Week and she wants us to Ink or Spray our backgrounds. I could have easily got out some of my neglected Dylusions sprays that I thought I had to have at the time and barely use, but I am sure it’s no surprise that I decided to make an inked background instead. I also used a bit of Vicki Boutin-Texture Paste to make some shiny seafoam. A very quick and easy card to put together.

Card Details: Background was made with Oxide Inks. The Flip Flops are from Impression Obsession. The shiny sea foam was made with Texture Paste. The greeting is from Close to My Heart. The tiny hearts are from a punch.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’