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


Happy First Birthday!


Aug15DIHGraphicHello Friends,  I have been eyeing the Verve August Inspiration photo the entire month and I am cutting it very close, as it is already the 30th of August!  Can you believe it?  Where on the earth has this year gone!  Anyways, it has been a very crazy month here in the Leppek household. The moving trucks have left and my house echoes like crazy, but it is all good thing!  My son is on his way to his new life in Seattle,Washington working at Amazon and hubby and I are adjusting to it being just the two of us once again.  I can’t say I didn’t shed any tears when he left, but I am doing fine now!  Well, until I find another sweet sticky note Ty has left me, hiding around the house.  One of my favorites said this, ” I take home wherever I go, it’s filled with all the memories, laughter and tears of the last 23 years.”   Now, tell me you wouldn’t have cried when you read that?  I am one very lucky mother!  Okay, back to the real reason you are here!  Because life has been so busy, I took the liberty to CASE myself once again.  I was invited to a 1 year old’s birthday party yesterday and this is the card I created for sweet Violet!  In hind site, I wish I would have made it violet instead of pink, but I still had the extra pink ornaments and a pink Emery elephant already made in my stash that saved me some time.  Here is the original card.  I think using the Christmas Ornaments as a mobile and or decorations is a super way of using those Christmas Stamps year round.

Few Card Details: The decorations were made with a Verve Christmas set called Holly Jolly Christmas.  Little Emery the paper pieced elephant is also from Verve.  The sentiment is half Verve (Happy) and Half Gina K.(Birthday).  The dots EF is Stampin UP.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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!