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Winter Cheer Shaker

Hello, I am back with another Christmas card using the Dancin Deer from Spellbinders, but this time she isn’t dancing she is actually shaking. Well, at least the background is anyway. LOL If you are a regular here on my blog you know I don’t make shakers too often. They intimidate me and I have no idea why as they really aren’t that hard. I have so many sequins and bling in my stash that I really should just get over it and start using them up. LOL. My cute little dear is not inside the shaker she is tucked and glued down in front of the acetate and I just love how this turned out. I have affiliate links to these products below.

Dancin Deer

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: First I sponged my cream card-stock to get the perfect tone of brown I wanted for the deer. Then I went searching for a color combo and came across this great SU DSP. I knew I was going to stick a few of the snowflakes on this card as well from the Festive Noel set along with my greeting so I cut those out in complimentary colors. The Tinsel Time Sentiments have really come in handy with all of these cards. Next, it was finally time to make the shaker element and put this card together.

If shakers aren’t your thing I found a really simple video HERE by Amy R that helped me with a refresher course.

I am also linking up once again over at Simon Says Stamps as they are featuring a Christmas theme and Spellbinder products.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some more cards featuring Spellbinder’s darling new products with you! I hope you have had or are having a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Naughty or Nice?

Hello, I am back today with another card for the Spellbinders release of Tinsel Time Collection, and I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out. As I started working on putting my card together and seeing Dancin’ St. Nick come alive, I couldn’t help but fall in love. What a jolly old fella he is. I think the Tinsel Time die-cut sentiments are super fun and coordinate so well with these fun characters.

Affiliate Links Below:

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

A Few Card Details: The tags were made with a punch from Stampin Up. St. Nick was die-cut and colored with a few Colored pencils and or Copics to give him some life-like features. I have used some dimensionals under Santa, and the sentiments too. Santa’s legs can move but for this card, I chose to glue them in place. I think the pops of gold really made him come to life.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some more fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and do something that brings you JOY, Nanc’


Merry Christmas

Hello, Today I am super excited to be a part of a group of designers sharing a new collection from Spellbinders called Tinsel Time Collection. Thanks to Yana Smakula for reaching out and asking me to join in the fun, I certainly appreciate it and didn’t quite believe it at first! I actually asked her if it was Spam email! LOL

For this card, I have chosen to showcase the Dancin’ Dear. Isn’t she just darling? Her legs wobble back and forth when you tilt the card. The entire collection is just as cute as can be and it certainly has put me in the Christmas mood despite these temperatures.

When I was nearly done with my card, I thought the reindeer needed a matching hat for her scarf, so luckily the Santa hat from the Dancin’ St. Nick set did the trick. I will be sharing him with you very, very soon! The Merry Christmas die is also part of this collection as well and is called Tinsel Time Sentiments. The two snowflake dies are found in the Festive Noel Etched Dies set, also from Spellbinders. I have affiliate links for you below!

Dancin Deer

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

A Few Card Details: I sponged some cream cardstock in Vintage Photo Oxide ink till I found the perfect tone of brown I wanted for my reindeer. I stenciled my background using a snowflake stencil from Miss Ink Stamps in Kitsch Flamingo and then took some Nuvo Glimmer paste to get my shimmer. After I cut the rest of the pieces out from various cardstock and or DSP, it was time for assembly. I finished off the brim of the hat and pom-pom with clear Nuvo drops and glitter. I used dimensionals to achieve the height I needed for her legs to wobble.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news and some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


Deck the Palms

Hello, Happy Monday! YAY! I have finally started my Christmas cards and all thanks to CAS Christmas being back up in running again. They gave me just the kick in the pants I needed. Plus, I have another blogging friend joining that talented team. I was so happy to see the Lisa Elton announcement. Congrats Lisa! They are lucky to have you!

When I started this card I had intentions of putting just a small group of leaves around my image to form a wreath. I may have gotten a bit carried away, but I just didn’t like it when the wreath wasn’t full. So it may not qualify as CAS enough and I totally understand if it doesn’t.

I am also going to link up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Make Your Mark Challenge. They just celebrated their 10th Birthday so a big Congrats to them!

Card Details: Stamped image and greeting are from Newton’s Nook-Sun Soaked Christmas, the wreath was formed with a die from Sizzix-Spring Foliage. I used Copics and Prismas to color, and a bit of Oxide ink to make a blue sky. I did it last and I didn’t ruin it! LOL I also have Nuvo drops with glitter on my stockings. Red glitter paper for my berries.

I hope you do something today that brings you JOY! Take care, Nanc’


Coffee and Snowflakes

Hello all, I am back today with my first Christmas card of the year! What? I know, I can’t believe it either! However, I wanted to support Amy Tsuruta’s new challenge called… Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. The theme this month is coffee and snowflakes. You definitely should check it out, as there are some really great designers and lots of inspiration over there as well! Amy, won’t need any luck with this challenge, as everything she does…she does so well.

Card Details: The sentiment and coffee cup are old digis from Verve. The Snowflake dies are from Poppy Stamps. The wreath was made with two dies from Stampin Up- A leaf flourish and the base is a swirly circle. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then sprinkled a wee too much glitter on a few of them. I used some Copics and a little bit of Prismas for my medium.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


Merry Christmas the Florida Way

Hello, I hope you are doing well during this pre-Holiday rush and feel like you are on top of everything. I am doing fairly well and only have a few odds and ends to wrap up.

As for today’s card…Over at Time Out Challenge, the word they have for us is Inspiration. Right away I knew what I wanted to do. Therese from Lost in Paper inspires me continuously and this older card, in particular, was one that I adored and had to replicate. Pictured below! Although, I didn’t have the cool Merry Christmas die cut that she used and had to settle on a stamp instead. I made a few with the half-circle mound of sand like she did and then I made a few others with the sunset in the background.

I also wanted to join in over at Peace On Earth Christmas where they have a mood board for you or you can stick with anything Christmas.

Below is Therese’s fabulous card that inspired me!

Card Details: I made myself a stencil with a circle die-cut and used some blending brushes and Oxide Inks to make the background. I colored the Plam Tree- from Art Impressions with a bit of Copics and Colored Pencil. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I fussy cut my tree and used lots of dimensionals too.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Florida Christmas and may 2022 somehow be better than the two years prior, we can only hope. Also, a big thanks for all your encouragement and sweet comment over the years, it is more appreciated than you could ever know! This hobby has done so much for me, especially this past year, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

I would be amiss to not acknowledge that this time of year can be particularly hard for many, for a multitude of reasons. So let me close in saying, that I wish you strength as we celebrate Christmas and hope for a new beginning in 2022, and to remind you to give yourself some grace along the way. I am reminding myself too.

Take care, Nanc’


Celebrate the Season

Hello, I am back again today with another Christmas card. Today I am linking this fun card up over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies and Christmas Kickstart where it just has to be Christmassy.

My BF-Carol and I often get together and share supplies and this darling package-carrying die-cut is hers, and it is from Spellbinders. Below you will see that her legs move when you shake the card from side to side. This set is a lot of fun to play with and I have another card using her for a DT commitment, coming up in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned. The cute tree EF background is from Momenta and my friend’s too.

I hope you are having a great start to your week! Take care, Nanc’


Make a Scene

Hello, The card I am sharing today is for a couple of challenges. First, it’s for the month-long challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. The theme this month is Make a Scene. I stumbled upon this great site a couple of months ago.

I am also linking up with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers, Stencil Challenge where it’s Anything Goes. As you will see with the pics below I made my own stencils for this card.

Card Details: I hope the above photos are self-explanatory. This is a design I have been thinking about and messing with for a little while. For my final card, I purposely left the white between the sand and the water to mimic sea foam. The added white lines should have been a bit more random, they were suggested by a dear friend, but poorly executed. The greeting is from Flora and Fauna. The Santa/sleigh is a stamp from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Of course, I used Distress Oxide Inks. The negative tree stencil is something I made from my old school when I was working and luckily found in my very large box of stencils. I do miss having access to fabulous large Sizzix dies.

I hope you are doing well during this Holiday Season. Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


Have yourself a…

Hello, I hope you are doing well! How’s the shopping coming? Me not so well! I hope to get going on it this week sometime. I have a few things bought for my DIL, but that is about it. It gets harder and harder the older they get. Plus when they don’t live nearby it’s hard to know what they have and don’t have.

Today’s card has become one of my favs of the season for sure. Speaking of cards, those are done and ready to mail! YAY! I ordered stamps on-line for the first time, since we needed so many, and they haven’t arrived yet! I thought it would be wise since buying 200 stamps was going to save me 26.00. I hope they arrive soon!

I am linking up with 3 challenges. First and foremost, the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Holiday/Christmas and over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with an option of Toys. I think some of my miniatures look a lot like toys. I love the mood boards from the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge too. My card checks off all of the boxes on there as well.

Happy Holidays/Christmas

Card Details: This card was a lot of work to cut out but so relaxing to piece together. The mini dies are new and from Simon Says Stamps-Tim Holtz and called-Christmas Minis, Greeting and stitched squares are from Stampin Up.

Take care and happy holiday season, Nanc’


Winter Wonderland

Hello, I am back today with the next Theme challenge at The Paper Players. This week, Jaydee is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Winter Wonderland for us. This Florida girl doesn’t typically make too many winter scenes but thought it might be fun to make another snowglobe card like I did last year.

Over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am playing along with The Center Row of Glitz, Free, and Christmas.

Card Details: Stencil background is MFT, the Snowglobe is Lawn fawn, the cute little Santa is from Neat and Tangled, and the greeting is from SU. Added a bit of glitz/shimmer on my snowglobe and glitter inside for snow!

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