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


Navy and Cream

Hello, Over at Color Hues we have our next challenge starting and this one will be running the entire month of December. Karen is our wonderful hostess and she picked a beautiful color pairing. The team and our guest Ina hit it out of the park once again.

I loved the color combo so much that I made two cards.

I have a lot of stress and sadness going on in my personal life right now so I am going to keep this short. If you have any questions about my card, just let me know. I hope you will join us this month at Color Hues as we would love to have you.

Take care, Nanc’


A Note to Brighten …

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and I literally can’t believe it. I have never ever seen a year go so quickly! It just blows my mind. Do you feel that way too? Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Cindy has chosen a wonderful color combo for us. My card looks a bit like Spring but that’s okay. I like the simplicity of it and I needed some quick cards in my arsenal so I made a few while I was at it.

We also have my buddy Bobby joining us over at Color Hues as our guest, Welcome my friend! Everyone’s cards are so good over there, you have to come by and check them out.

Card Details: Dies are from MFT Spring Garden. The sentiment is also MFT and is in the You’re My Sunshine set.

I certainly hope this card brightens your day as your visits often brighten mine! Nanc’



Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa K is our fabulous hostess. She has picked a color combo that looks wonderful together, at least in my opinion. Once I figured out what I wanted to do with this trio, I had a grand time putting my card together.

Card Details: Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons, Ellen Hutson-All Inside-Bear, and Cute Clouds are from MFT. I sponged the background with Oxide Inks. The bottom strips are just paper.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and have a look at my team’s fabulous cards and our guest-Lynne, I know you will be inspired! Take care, Nanc’


Happy Day

Hello, October! How did that happen so fast? Anyway, it’s time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she has a perfect pairing for this Halloween month. I didn’t go the Halloween route but I certainly embraced the colors with a bright happy birthday card.

This post was written before Hurricane Ian! I have no power and No internet hope to be back up and running soon! Hugs to everyone and those poor people who lost everything and more! Take care!

Card Details: I have had this die from Spellbinders for quite some time and it’s the first time I have shared a card that I made with you. It also so happens to be on sale right now so you can find it linked below.

Gift Border and Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Now, please head on over to Color Hues and take a look at my fabulous team’s cards they are incredible.

As the card states, I hope you are having a Happy Day! Take care, Nanc’


A Whole Llama Love

Hello, I have had a very busy week and today I am back with another card and this one just makes me smile every time I look at it. Not long ago, I made a pig card very similar to this one using the same Friendly Faces dies from MFT but this time I am using Mr. Llama. Isn’t he cute?

I made him with two challenges in mind. The sketch over at Freshly Made and the Colors over at The Color Throwdown. I hope it’s okay that I moved my sentiment to the bottom of the sketch as I just couldn’t cover up those cute faces.

Card Details: MFT-Friendy Faces, the sentiment is from the set Punny Farm. The stitched heart die is from MFT. The long stripped dies are from Pink and Main.

Thanks for coming by and I am sending you a Whole Llama Love for all your visits and sweet messages too, Nanc’


Thank you

Hello, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I needed to make a Thank You card for a generous friend so I went searching for a color palette to spark my creativity. I came across the Sunday Stamps challenge and I thought it was so pretty. The rule for their color challenge is you have to choose at least 3 colors, which just so happens to be the way I like to create. I find that if I try to throw too many colors together (besides neutrals) it turns into a hot mess. So I chose the two shades of green and orange for my design. I also have some brown thrown in there too, but mine is much lighter than the graphic.

Here is a closeup so you can see the cute cream pots. The paper is speckled so I thought it was a nice touch. I used some SU DSP for my flowers.

I am also playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as I just received this Spring Garden set a few days ago from a sweet friend. Lucky me!

Card Details: Spring Garden from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. To make my victorian edge at the top of the card, I used my Fiskers cutter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nanc’


Color Hues and Seize the Birthday

Hello Friends, I have a long post today so please stick with me!

Today over at Color Hues we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday! Woohoo! I can’t believe how quickly time goes. Thanks to ALL that have made this challenge such a success, the team and I certainly appreciate it! We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we certainly have. To join us in our collaboration we have asked our sister challenge, Seize the Birthday to join us! The Bigger the party the better! For those of you that don’t know, I took over Seize the Birthday from Lesley Croghan in August of 2013 as she was about to close it and I didn’t want that to happen. I have certainly enjoyed that challenge and my teammates immensely as well. I can’t believe it’s been 9 years!

Back to the challenges… if you decide to play along you can link your card up over at both challenges! Each challenge will have there own choice of winners!

Also, over at Seize the Birthday, we have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us! Welcome, Asa Johansson! We are so lucky to have you! You can find out more about her over on the STB blog! She makes wonderful CAS cards and is a fabulous colorist.

I have CASED a card from the talented Brenda Noelke. Check it out below! I just fell in love with it and everything she makes for that matter. Her photos are incredible too! If you don’t follow her you should!

Card Details: The lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps. The flowers are from Pink and Main. The greeting and scalloped die are from MFT. I heat embossed the sentiment. I used Oxide inks to make the Mums come to life.

I hope you have made it to the bottom of the post and I have inspired you to play along and link up at both my challenge blogs. Both the teammates did an incredible job with these colors, I hope you will come and check them out. We would love to have you!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


Don’t Worry Beach Happy

Hello, Today’s card is another Case of myself because when I saw the inspiration photo over at Fusion along with the Beaches challenge over at TGIF, I just had to play along with both. The DT’s have some amazing inspiration over at both challenges that you should definitely check out.

My original card is below in case you missed it. It is one I have been repeating quite regularly for the stores but not in this great soft color palette. I just love how they both turned out.

Here is a picture of how I did the background of the card in case you were wondering. I just shortened the stencil using the negative and then flipped it and added a gap of white to represent the sea foam and did the sand. I hope that makes sense.

Card Details: All products are from MFT; Watercolor Wash Rectangle Stencil, Shady Palms Dienamics, the greeting is from Life’s a Beach. The birds are from a retired stamp set from SU called-High Tide.

I hope however you spend your day there is something that you do that brings you JOY! Nanc’


Hey, Gulfriend

t’s Saturday and time for Color Week at Just Us Girls. Lisa is our hostess and she has a great trio of colors for us. When I am lacking creativity I often CASE myself and that is what I have done here. HERE is the post of the card I cased and below is the card. I certainly like the original a whole lot better.

I am playing along over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

A Few Card Details: MFT-Seagulls, clouds, and greeting, I took two different stencils to make my backgrounds those are from Altnew and Taylored Expressions. I also used the cloud stencil from MFT. The water is sponged and masked off. The little bit of beach die is from MFT as well.  

I hope you will come over to Just Us Girls and join us! The team did a wonderful job with this palette.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’



Hello, When I got back from vacation I had the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month called Outlined Sentiments waiting for me. So on Wednesday, I decided it was time to get back in the studio and get creative again. I don’t know about you, but after a vacation, it always takes me a week or so to get back in the groove. I was under the weather at the end of my vacation (it started on my birthday-bummer) so that didn’t help. I thought for sure it was Covid but I tested negative a few times, so that was good. I feel much better now. In addition, I am always a bit sad about leaving my son and daughter-in-law after we’ve had so much fun together. My son wants us to move to California. I wish that was possible, but highly unlikely unless I win or even start playing the lottery. LOL Although, I guess never say never!

For my CAS card, I am playing along with two of my favorite challenges; Freshly Made and The Paper Players.

Card details: Spellbinders small die of the month-Outlined Sentiments. I also used a small piece from a cover plate called Lattice from Whimsy Stamps to make my square center to go with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have or have had a wonderful day, Nanc’