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


Celebrate the Season

It is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of color at Color Hues. Julie B is our fabulous hostess and she has the most perfect color pairing for us and hopefully you! The colors are Scarlet and Green! As soon as I saw this color combo coming up I knew instantly what I was going to do. For my card, I am channeling Yana Smakula’s fabulous style and this time I am using her grid technique. ( I have it linked up for you.) Last year I bought these great dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix called Christmas Mini’s and I knew they would work perfectly for this technique. The sentiments are old and retired from Stampin Up.

I am delighted you stopped by and I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards! I know you will be inspired. Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’



Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls it is our last challenge of the year and we also are having a DT opportunity too! If you think you might be interested, please visit the blog to get the details on the simple way to apply. As soon as I saw the wreath in the photo I decided that is where my inspiration would begin. This card didn’t quite turn out like I had planned, as the wreath looks a bit wonky but I had no time for a redo. I do love the polka-dotted letters though.

I am also going to link up with the Global Design Project where the Theme is Christmas.

Card Details: Spellbinders-NOEL was used for everything except the small base of the wreath which is from SU. I used my victorian blade on my Fiskers cutter to make the decorative edge.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the team and our guest Rachel were inspired! Speaking of Rachel…It was a pleasure having you with us this month and hope you will visit us again soon.

Take care, Nanc’


Prominently Purple!

Hello Friends,  Have we got a great challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. Carol has picked the color Purple for our Color Week. After I finished the above card for this challenge, I realized I had a Christmas Card that I made last year that also is Prominently Purple that I had not shared with you. So here is that one!

I hope you have a fantastic day and will consider joining us over at Just Us Girls.  The team and our Guest Karren hit this challenge out of the park.  Come on over an check  out all the Purple cards.  If you join us you might even be selected as our Chic of the Week and then have the opportunity to be our guest too.   Take care, Nanc’

Card info: First one is made with SU supplies/ Love the paper pieced die-flower.

Second card: Ornament ( stamped and lightly watercolored), Sentiment is Verve, the Bows are Paper Smooches and the Background stamp is from Stampabilities.


Wishing You Peace…Anything Goes

DSC_0346Hi Folks,  Hope all of my US friends enjoyed your Thanksgiving!  Mine was wonderful (as I was hostess) and I am thrilled to say the least! It’s a shame we all don’t get together more often.  I will post some photos sometime soon and share with you my table settings that turned out fantastic, thanks to my hubby, son and Pinterest!

Anyways,  If you feel like you have seen this card before, you have…..sort of! It’s the same layout, but different colors and an added embossed panel.  I plan on making this one of my signature cards for this Christmas Season.  I never make the same card twice, I have to change the color at the very least, so they will all be unique in some way or another.  My hubby says that that is a problem I need to address.  What does he know about card making?…….LOL

Screen Shot 2014-10-11 at 9.47.48 AMIt’s Wildcard Week “Anything Goes” at Just Us Girls this week…. so make sure you come on over and play along!  The sky is the limit and while your there check out the rest of the DT’s creations along with our fabulous GD Tajanna!  This is her last post with us and we are sad to see her go…she has been amazing!  

Remember if your picked as our Chic of The Week you could also be in the running as a GD with us in the future too. 

Card Details:   My paper is all Stampin UP, the sentiment is from Verve in the With Love set.  The ornament die is something I am fortunate enough to have at my school. The embossed panel is something I used one day when I was at my friends house and I am not for certain whose it is.  

See you over at JUGS!   Nanc’


Have a Holly Jolly…..


Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 6.56.05 PM  Hello Friends,  It’s Saturday and time for our new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s photo week and Cheryl has made a perfect selection for this time of year.  It was so easy to get inspired with this photo.  I knew right away I wanted to make something using my newest wreath stamp, and then it just kinda took off from there!  After I stamped my wreath stamp I thought it might be fun to make it a little wider and that is where the idea came to use my spellbinders.  The bow die is something we have at my school and I LOVE it! I thought the doily would be a nice background too, plus it pulls out the white wreath in the photo.  Added some holly dots, my sentiment from Verve (Holly Jolly Christmas) and some distressing and I was done.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week.  While your there check out the talented Guest Designer Tajanna, If you happen to be chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the month of January. GOOD LUCK!

See you at JUGS~



More Minis!

Hello Friends,

I had so much fun creating my mini trio of cards the other day for the Mod Squad Challenge

and I couldn’t wait to make more!  Although this time I made single ones instead.


Here is the first one!

All stamps are Gina K designs and the set is called Snowflake.

The card measures 3 3/4 x 3 1/2

I am not sure you can see the fine dusting of glitter I put on the center snowflake.

And tell me is it strange to make black snowflakes?  I kinda liked it! LOLIMG_0003


Okay now I am off  to go get my other mini ready to post!

Don’t go far!



Faux Technique Time over at JUGS

Happy Holiday Season to you all,

Today over at Just Us Girls...the very talented Jughead Sue V. has a great technique for us

to try!  It is called the Faux Technique.  Although I have heard of it, I’ve never tried it before.

It was a lot of fun and a little intimidating at first and then there was no stopping me!  I wanted to keep it

Christmas related this week, but was getting a little tired of the same color pallet,

so I opted to make a card with non-traditional Christmas colors.

What do you think?  Pink and Black work okay for you?

(In the photo it looks peach…but trust me it’s pink along with the tissue paper)


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Isn’t Sue’s card amazing? You can really see her crinkled tissue.

 However, on my card I got carried away and covered to much of it.

 Here is a secret……wait to crinkle your tissue till all your ink is dry

then you won’t have to cover up so many of your blotchy mistakes….LOL

When I first stamped the ornaments I wasn’t feeling it, but it the end it came together just fine!

Card details:

Cardstock is all Stampin Up

Black ink is Stazon.

Stamps: Ornaments are from Verve.

The sentiment is from Gina K designs.

The little flower looking thing on the tag…who knows?  Dollar bin at Michael’s

Made the tag myself and paper pierced it.

The die cut is from MFT.

Some pop dots, ribbon, twine and a button finishes it off!

Now that I am looking at the photo on my computer…I should have added some bling!

Head on over to Just Us Girls and join us won’t you?  The team and our guest Designer

Jan Del Bone have made some really great cards!

Have an awesome day!