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


Say Yes to Cake

Hello, It’s time for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls. This year we decided to change things up a bit. One of the weeks of the month our challenge is now dedicated to all things Clean and Simple. I need a lot of practice making these types of cards, so I am super happy about this change. In fact, this is my second attempt this week as my first card just didn’t fit the guidelines below very well. LOL

Card Details: Stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps, the Cupcakes and sentiments are from MFT. The banner dies are from Pink and Main. I stenciled right on the card base using the Oxide Inks; Kitsch Flamingo, Mustard Seed, and Abandoned Coral. I added lots of dimension to this card either with multiple layers or dimensionals. I seem to not be able to make a card without multiple layers, I like how stable it makes things look and higher quality in my opinion. Do you do the same?

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out what my teammates have done along with our fabulous Guest Jules. This is Jules last card with us and we have certainly enjoyed having her on board.

Take care and Happy stamping, Nanc’


CAS- Birthdays

Hello, Today it is time for the next challenge at The Paper Players it just so happens to be our CAS week. I love all the challenges at TPP but the CAS challenge weeks push me to tackle something I am not very good at. Laurie has chosen CAS Birthdays for us this time around. If you choose to play along with us it shouldn’t be too hard for you! I so enjoyed putting my card together.

Card Details: I got out my old neglected Verve stamps; Cupcakes and Small packages for my card. The tag is from MFT-one of their old blueprint sets I do believe. I used gold thread for my ribbon and colored my cupcakes with Prisma Colored Pencils. The DSP is from Stampin Up. The Honey Dew drops always make the card better…IMO.

For more 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 sure hope you will join us at The Paper Players, we would love to have you! Take care and indulge in a cupcake now and again, as Life is Short! Nanc’