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


Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start. It’s Sketch Week at The Paper Players and Ann is our hostess. She has a fun and easy sketch to inspire us. You know I love this seagull stamp set from MFT so I hope you don’t mind seeing him once again. As you may or may not know, I am enthralled with making backgrounds these days and I have another warm weather scene for you. It is perfect beach weather and 80 here, and I think our winter is officially over. Boohoo! I just hope we don’t jump straight to the 90s any time soon.

Card Details: I used two patterned stencils and Oxide inks to make my background. The sun-ray and the wave stencil are from MFT. Along with a Circle stencil made from a piece of acetate to start things off. As I was writing this post and looking at my picture, I realized I never finished coloring my seagull. OOPS! Oh, well!

Come check out what the rest of the talented team did this week,

and I hope you will be inspired to join us!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


CAS Snow

Hello, I hope you are doing well! It’s time for our CAS challenge over at The Paper Players and the theme is Snow. I so enjoyed this challenge being a Florida girl and all. Plus it gives me a jumps start on Christmas cards.

Card Details: I made my snowbanks with Oxide Inks and a template made from a Lawn Fawn- hills die. I use acetate so I can reuse them again. The cute little Ele is from MFT, the snowflakes are from Gina K Designs, the sentiment is Gina K too. The Santa hat die is from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of three colors to achieve the color I was looking for. Broken China, Iced spruce, and Tumbled Glass.

I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Snow!

For more fabulous inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Paper Players Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Hope to see you in our gallery! Take care, Nanc’


CAS Christmas in Florida

Hello, I hope this post finds you well and staying safe and healthy. I have been in CAS Christmas card mass-producing mode and when I saw the challenge over at The Paper Players I knew they would be just perfect for their challenge this week. I wish these cards were for me to giveaway but sadly no…this batch is for both stores. Maybe I will get around to making a set for myself too. I so enjoyed making these and love the way they came out! 

The Stamp set is from Art Impressions and I used Oxide inks for the backgrounds and Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. The Merry Christmas greeting is from SU. Love the font on that one! 

Thanks so much for your visits I truly really appreciate each and every comment you leave! This is a super busy time for me so I apologize for not reciprocating! 

Take care, Nanc’ 



A Little Thanks

I have a quick CAS card for you today that is a CASE and not my design but something I found over on Pinterest done by Lori Tecler.  I couldn’t get to her original post but I did take a screenshot for you to see. I am playing along with this week’s CAS challenge over at The Paper Players.

Card Details: First, I sponged the sky making a stencil and blending some Oxide Ink. The sky is done directly on the card and the other 3 pieces are layered on top. Next, I tore some vellum and patterned paper that happened to have a white core. I got some brown ink to sponge on my top layer which is white cardstock to make the sand. Last, I used some white paint and a small make-up sponge in hopes to make it look like sea foam crashing in.  The cute flip flops are from Impression Obsession.  The sentiment is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy




A New Beginning



screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-12-49-53-pmHello Friends,  We are ready to get things rolling over at Just Us Girls and Ina has selected the perfect word for us this week.  The word is NEW!  You may interpret that however you wish!  I have a good friend that has started a new job so I made my card with her in mind.  I have made a few New Year’s resolutions, like most of the world, but two of my craft related ones are…. to make more Clean and Simple cards and to work on my coloring skills.  This card is CAS and was colored with my Prisma Colored pencils, so I am off to a pretty good start.  I did have to make my sentiment on my computer though. I just love my new Stitched Mini Scalloped rectangles that I got on my trip to MFT, I know already they will be used a bunch! The stamp was something that was given to me and was made by the Rubber stampede.  Isn’t it lovely?

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see how my team and our New Guest Shawna Standish has interpreted the word NEW!

ModSquadLogoI am also linking my card up over at the Mod Squad where my friend Judy is hosting and has asked for Anything but Christmas.


Take care, Nanc’


More Clean and Simple!

I am really starting to enjoy this Clean and Simple style!

Today’s card is for that very challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

I also made this card to be featured in a Die Cut Magazine ( for the iPad)

 that I recently started contributing to.  It is full of great ideas this month!

This card and my bird on a branch card was featured this month. ( I was thrilled.)

The magazine is called Die Cut Crazy…so if you have an iPad…check it out!


After I cut out the letters with my Cricut, I sponged them with some Memento pink ink.

The flower and leaves were also cut out with my Cricut!

Used my Scor-pal for some definition.

Ran the leaves through my Cuttlebug for texture!

Okay, my son will be home in a few hours, (Happy Girl) gotta get back to the kitchen!

Time to make some Caramel Bars and Cornbread!

Have a great weekend!



Dynamic Duos Mix and Match!

Hope everyone in the blogosphere is doing well!  I have been working on some behind the scenes stuff to post at a later date, along with this CAS card that I am happy to post today for the Mix a Match color challenge over at the Dynamic Duos. If you have never been over to the Dynamic Duos you have to go…NOW! LOL It’s one of my favorite challenge sites that never ceases to inspire my creativity and not overwhelm me with so many colors to include. They only require two colors…hence the name Duos.  Anyhoo, The floral die-cut… I picked up over at My Favorite Things.  Then I thought it might be kind of interesting to make some flowers out of hearts.  Added some rhinestones as water droplets, a sentiment, and a bow and there you have it…  A quick an easy CAS card!

Thanks for stopping by, I so love when you do!

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Clean and Simple 184

A quick post for all of you today.  I hope you had a great Easter weekend.  I got to see my son yesterday, so it was great!   I found the perfect sketch over at Clean & Simple.  As I was looking through all the other submissions I decided to use stamps only as the focal point instead of paper.  I noticed there were a few others that did that and I thought it was a brilliant idea. Won’t you join me it’s not to late!!!

I hope to get back into more regular posts as soon as I get to feeling better.  Can’t shake this cold or whatever it is.

Take care,


A Pattern, An Image and A Sentiment

Today I have a CAS card for you for a challenge over at Casual Fridays.  I struggle with CAS cards…do you???  Well as they say practice makes perfect….I think I need more practice!! LOL  The challenge is to use a Pattern, An Image and a Sentiment.  Isn’t that a clever way to write the challenge?  Won’t you join me at Causal Fridays and try your hand at CAS!

Happy Stamping,


Casual Friday’s Challenge

Hi friends!  The card I have for you today is for Casual Friday’s Challenge.  Don’t you just sometimes love a clean and simple card?  I have a hard time making CAS cards and then when I am done, I usual like it and think…why don’t I make more of these!  LOL  I sent this to a very dear lady who my family and I have practically adopted!  Hope she likes it!  Thanks for stopping by,  Nancy