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You Made the Nice List

Hello, It is December 1st already, and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues! For this challenge, we are leaving the linky open until December 29th as we know this time of year can get so hectic and I wanted to also give the DT less to do. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she has picked the perfect color combo for us for December!

I am also going to link the Jolly man up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Any Occasion.

Card Details: The Santa die is from Spellbinders and I adore him. The DSP is very festive and has a lot of shades of green and red in it. I used chalk to color Santa’s cheeks and nose. The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled. Lots of dimensionals and glitter for his hat and eyebrows to finish him off.

Now pop on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards by the DT and our wonderful guest that needs no introduction…Michele Ferguson!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


Warm Christmas Wishes

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at The Paper Players it’s Sketch Week and I absolutely adore the sketch that Anne Marie has chosen for us! I had the Santa and Palm Tree sitting on my desk already colored, and then an idea popped into my head. Why not mask off the base cardstock and make three beach scenes. So I did! I think it turned out quite well and I will definitely be making more of these in the future.

You know me and like to combine challenges, so I am also going to be playing along once again with the Global Design Project where their theme is Christmas and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge-Make a Scene.

Card Details: Spellbinders Deckled Edge dies to make my stencils, Santa and the Palm Tree are from separate sets but are both Sunny Studios. I used both Copics and Prismas as my medium and Oxide ink for the background.

For more amazing 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

Take care and hope to see you at The PaperPlayers! Nanc’


Silver and Gold

Hello, It is the middle of the month, and time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Sweet Carol has chosen a color combo that might make you break out in song… it does me anyway! LOL Silver and Gold! As you know, mirrored paper is hard to photograph.

Card Details: This was a very quick and easy card. The Noel die is from Spellbinders the Music paper is actually vellum and cut out with my postal die from Hero Arts. Some ribbon and I was done.

You have to come by Color Hues and check out my fabulous DT’s cards and see how they sparkle and shine,

Take care, Nanc’


Mini Slimline

Hello, Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has picked the PERFECT Trend for us. Mini Slimline cards. I am finally starting to get on board with this size and really loving it. It is very common for me to be way behind on the latest trends and I am good with that. Someone has to be the caboose. LOL.

I am linking up over at Tic Tac Toe once again because I like this board so much and this time I chose the row Holiday, Silver, and Patterned Paper.

I love Happy Little Stampers so I am joining in the Christmas Challenge this time.

Card Details: NOEL is from Spellbinders. The snowman is a fav of mine from MFT. The decorative edge was made with my Fiskers Victorian blade paper cutter.

Now, Hop on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the Design Team and our guest Rachel have done! So many fabulous cards!

Take care, Nanc’


Christmas Florida Style

Hello, I have a card for you today that may just be my favorite card of the season, so far that is! It all transpired when I saw the natural wreath photo over at Inspired By. When I first sat down to make this card, I was headed in the fall direction but as it started to come together I thought why not include the Christmas photo and the sketch while I was at it too. So that is what I did. Then I was looking for something to decorate the wreath with and came across my shell dies and I was like…Score! It took about 5 or 6 leaf dies that are rather straight to form my wreath. I love that it is not perfectly tight! I also thought the Postal Die mimicked the top of the door! I should know what that is called since I am a huge Home Town fan, but the word escapes me at the moment. Love me some Erin and Ben!

I would also like to play along with two other challenges as well! You know I love the Happy Little Stampers monthly Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and then I am trying to support the new Christmas Card Challenge called Peace on Earth. They are up to their 3rd challenge already. They have an inspiration board to use if you want to but not required.

Card Details: The Wreath was made from six straight leaf dies from Sizzix-Spring Foliage. The postal die cut is from Hero Arts. The shell-dies are Impression Obsession. A few gold glitter sparkles in groups of three and some twine. The greeting is from Veve.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your visits always brighten my day! Take care, Nanc’



Hello, Hubby and I took a quick little getaway to the East Coast of Florida and we just got back yesterday. We had a really nice time hanging out on Hutchinson Island for a few days. The weather turned cruddy on Friday so we headed home Friday morning instead of that evening. Don’t tell hubby, but I may have orchestrated the location of our hotel, unbeknownst to him, so I could meet up with the lovely lady below. SHHHHHH! I had the best time chatting with fellow Design Team member and friend from Seize the Birthday, Julie Peddicord. We talked for two hours and I know we both could have sat there for a heck of a lot longer. Crafting meet-ups are the absolute BEST! Thanks, Jules for making my trip so much more special. I feel as If I gained a friend for life. Until next time!

Now, onto the main reason you are probably here! I am Hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and I have chosen the word MERRY, which I think will be perfect for this time of year! I can’t get enough of this Bear above…. that I don’t own by the way! It belongs to my local BFF, Carol. He is just the cutest and works on any type of card! Today he is playing Rudolph and has a gift for his girl Vixen.

I would also like to welcome Rachel Davis as our guest over at JUGS, she will be with us the next month! Welcome, Rachel! We are happy to have you!

I am also linking up with one of my favorite challenges, over at Happy Little Stampers- Christmas Challenge– with an option to Make a Scene.

A Few Card Details: This card was thrown together rather quickly, so excuse the quick coloring of Mr. Bear. Merry is from SU, the bear is Ellen Hutson, the postal dies are Hero Arts. The present is from Tim Holtz. I used Oxide inks…of course! The antlers are a stamp also from my friend. If I remember correctly, it’s a stamp set with accessories that just so happened to go with the bear.

I hope you will join us at JUGS and show us your Merry!

Take care, Nanc’


Big Guy is Coming

Hello, I am back today with a Christmas card using a fun Santa die-cut from Spellbinders, which is new to me. To me, this Santa is the epitome of what Santa should look like. I made three cards with him and two I will perhaps share at a later time. If you look very carefully the die-cut leaves raised details on his beard which I love. I used some chalk to rosy up his cheeks and nose. I had to use a small bit of white paint for the dots on his cheeks since you know how well you can rely on a white gel pen. LOL The sentiment is from Stampendous. Last but not least, I used some glitter on his hat, the ball of his hat, and his eyebrows.

As soon as I saw this pic from Inspired By this week, I knew I had the perfect excuse to open this die-cut and put him to use.

I am also linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Christmas Challenge.

I am so happy you stopped by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week! Nanc’


Merry Christmas

Hello, Happy Monday! I had some time over the past week to make a couple of cards for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop. This is something that is new to me. I heard about it over on their Build Your Stash Holiday Card FB Page. I have linked them both up for you! If you love making Holiday cards, you should check it out, and the hop of course! Did I mention there are prizes to be won! Details about my card are below!

Here is my second card. I put Bermuda Bay on the outside ring!

To this day it is still one of my favorite SU colors!

I am also going to join in over at the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. This is also a new challenge that you should definitely check out! The sweet ladies- Darlene and Diane started it along with their many other challenges.

Card Details: These colors were suggested by my good friend Carol, and I just love them together. These two wreath die-cuts belong to Carol as well and are from Simon Says Stamps. One is called Ornamental wreath and is sadly no longer available and the other is called Ring Wreath and I can still find it there. You have to have lots of patience if you want to really bring these to life by putting some color behind or on top of the openings. I decided that I would also add some foliage from SU at the top of the wreath in silver and white from the Forever Fern die set. The bow is also from SU (retired) and I like it but wish it was a bit bigger. The greeting is SU as well and heat embossed in silver.

Take care and I hope you have a great week! Nanc’


Celebrate the Season

Hello, I am back yet again with another card! This time it is for the Inspired By Challenge. As soon as I saw the adorable graphic with the Polar Bear, I knew I wanted to play along. Remember they have two photos and a Sketch that you can choose from. My good friend Carol has this adorable bear from Ellen Hutson and every time I see her I stamp a few more to take home with me. I had this new very cool stencil from Miss Ink stamps on my desk, and I thought since heart backgrounds seem to be a signature of mine why not make a snowy scene with my new stencil. So I did!

I am linking up with the Peace on earth Christmas Challenge which in a new challenge, so you should check it out! It is Anything Goes with a mood board that you can use if you like for inspiration, but don’t have too. I was drawn to the blue pinecones which is why I chose that color for my bear’s scarf and the snowy snowman scene.

You have probably noticed that I like playing along at any of the Happy Little Stampers Challenges so I will be putting this card in the Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: Bear Ware from Ellen Hutson, Greeting and speech bubble are from SU. The snowflakes are a die from Poppy Stamps and I made a stencil out of acetate. The scarf was made with a die-cut from MFT (their old retired JOY set). I used Oxide Inks of course and some light colored pencil! The cool Cloud Heart is from Miss Ink Stamps and brand new to me. I just love it! I am not sure who makes the gift stamp as it is from my friend Carol as well.

I appreciate all your visits, Happy stamping! Nanc’


Red and Kraft

Hello, It is the middle of the month and I am hostess this time at Color Hues! I hope you will enjoy the colors I have chosen for you. When I think Red and Kraft I think Christmas, so that is what I have for you today. I know Halloween and Thanksgiving are not far away and I am still dabbling with those Holidays in my craft room, but I am also throwing in a Christmas card or two. Keeping things interesting! I had a hard time photographing this card and not sure why! Looks far better in person!

I am joining in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Card Details: The wreath stamp is a wooden stamp I have had for eons. The poinsettia dies are from Impression Obsession. The snowflakes, center of the poinsettias, and the holly stems are from Spellbinders. The snow EF in the background is from Stampin Up.

Now, I hope you will come on over to Color Hues and check out all the inspiration from the Design Team and our guest- Maja, I know you will be as inspired as I was. Take care and happy creating, Nanc’