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



Hello Friends,  We have a very easy word for you this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is Balloons. I decided to get out my favorite  MFT Adorable Elephants set as soon as I saw this challenge. They just make me smile! I also CASED this terrific card I found over on Pinterest! I just recently got the cloud stencil from MFT, so you will have to forgive me as I need a bit more practice with it.  I am such a heavy handed inker!  I also finally got the Wonky rectangles that I have wanted FOREVER and a few other goodies too! I used my faithful prisma colored pencils to color my card.

PLEASE consider joining us at JUGS this week where we have a new guest joining us! Welcome Stef Perry!  We are really happy to have you Stef!

Take care, Nanc’



Beachy Birthday!

Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far!  It’s time for another challenge over at Seize the Birthday and our topping this time around is to use Kraft as your card base.   Easy Huh? At least I took the most easiest route I could, but that talented team of mine did not! You must come see what they did with our topping!

I am in full fledge countdown to wedding mode! 9 days till my son says I Do!  I can’t believe it! ACK!  I am not quite ready yet!

I colored my image with colored pencil and the rest is this and that! Message me if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’



Ocean Colors

Hello Friends,  It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday! What we have for you this time, is to use Ocean Colors on your card and or project. As you can tell on my card, I through in a little bit of red.  That is clearly not an ocean color and that is okay.  As long as the card is dominantly ocean colors you are good to go!

I also would like to take a minute and thank Lindsey for being such at fabulous Surprise Party Guest these past two months.  We have had the pleasure of emailing back in forth with one another and we sure have hit if off.  Love this hobby of mine!!   Hope to see you back in the gallery again soon Lindsey!

The card that inspired me to make this card you can find HERE!

Card Details: Dragon-MFT, Circles and EF are SU, Hello sentiment is from Stampendous and the Happy Birthday is Verve.

Please come check out what an incredible job my team did with this topping this week! They have some Amazing cards! Nanc’


Wishing You a Par-fect day!


Hello friends!  Hope this post fines you well and your weekend is off to a great start!  Today’s card is for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  I recently have taken up the game off golf and this photo wasn’t to difficult for me as I have the perfect stamp set to use from Gina K Designs.  If you find yourself puzzled on what to do with this Inspiration Photo, come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the entire team did along with our guest Carol, I am sure it will spark your creativity! Not all of us went with the literal golf theme!  I used Prisma colored pencils to color the image and chalk to make the sky and the grass. I used one of my favorite EF from SU (Lattice) to add texture to my golfball.

Hope you have a tee-riffic day! Nanc’


The Great Divide


STB ToppingsHello fellow crafters,  Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a fun topping for you to try this week… I call it the Great Divide.  Meaning, take your card and or focal point of your card and divide it into third, halves, fourths or etc…  I think it’s a unique topping and I am really looking forward to seeing the gallery over the next two weeks to see what are fabulous participants do with it. Some of my DT members hit it out of the park! If you’re not a toppings kind of person remember it’s always an Anything Goes Birthday celebration.  For my card I decided it was time to practice my coloring skills, so I got out my Prisma colored pencils and one of my largest floral stamps and went to work. The Birthday sentiment is from Verve and not sure if you can tell in the photo, but I popped up one of the flowers to off set some of the dimension of that large button in the opposite corner. My colors were inspired by Sunday Stamps where they have pink, brown and white together, it’s one of my all time favorite combos!  I also have a photo of the stamp I used in case you were wondering why I picked such a strange color for my leaves.  The stamp is so pretty I thought I would give it a try. I sure hope you have a fantastic weekend ahead and if you find sometime to be creative you’ll consider joining us over at Seize the Birthday, we would love to have you!  Nanc’



Think Spring


Today’s card was going to be for Two challenges…but I missed the deadline for the Friday Mashup by minutes!

I hate when that happens!  Oh Well,  I will however be entering this over at Stamp TV where Sean is hosting

and asked us to Think Spring!

I used Chalk, Ink and Colored Pencils to make my card!

The BOW…I promise matches the card much better in person….this has happened before with this ribbon…don’t know

quite what the deal is with it! I even took the photo outside thinking that would help.  NOT!

The sentiment and the image is both from Gina K. Designs.

If you have any questions at all….give me a holler!

Have a great day!



Clean and Simple….X 2


Hope your weekend is going well!

Horribly cloudy and chilly here…so I took that as a sign that

I should hang out this afternoon in my studio …and that is what I did! 🙂

Today’s card is for 2 challenge blogs that are both looking for Clean and Simple Designs this week.

Stamp TV and Addicted to Stamps and More!


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Although the card is definitely CAS…it still took me quite a while to do,

because of all the fussy cutting and shading with colored pencil.

Love this stamp set by Gina K Designs!

I just picked up this Recollections Valentine Paper pack from Michaels last night!

Hope you find time to be creative too…it’s good for the soul,



God Bless You….

Hello Friends,

Over at Stamp TV they challenged us to make a shaped card…which is something I don’t do very often

I might add, so a challenge it was!  I had my GKD Hugs and Prayers stamp set still on the table in my

studio and got this great idea when I looked at the flower stamp in the set.

So that’s when I went to work the next day and punched out this great fence from

the die cuts we have at school!  Shhhhhhhh! 🙂


Which later turned into this!


I have made a fence similar to this in the past which was vertical and enjoyed

it so much I thought I would try again.

Now that I analyze it, the flowers on the base look a little silly cause they would never

be that low to the ground….but oh well!  It’s hand made…what do you expect! LOL

I shaded the fence with colored pencil and later

turned back to my childhood days and made my grass the old fashion way

with a pair of regular scissors!  The tall grass you see in the background

is an actually Penny Black Die cut.

Here is a link to the rest of the shaped cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate your kind words!

Take care…and make sure you find time to be creative…

it’s good for the soul!

I will be back tomorrow with a new Seize the Birthday Challenge!



CAS(E) this Sketch

Happy Monday friends,

The card I have for you today is for the CAS sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I am becoming a huge fan of the site!  However, my card started off pretty clean and simple, but I may have gotten carried away when I added the flowers and bling.  When I finish a card I always stare at it for a minute or two and make sure it’s balanced.  Either my hubby taught me this or I learned it back in my Art classes in middle school. On your work or finished product….Your eye should bounce from corner to corner to make a triangle and then the “Art Piece” so to speak has balance.  Well this one didn’t meet that criteria so that’s when I added the flowers and bling.  So if it is not CAS enough for you all over at CAS(E) I understand completely !!!!!  Don’t judge me on my coloring either…I did this baby stroller about a year ago with my prisma colored pencils and I think my coloring has improved since then.  Also, a dear friend of mine gave me some Spectrum Noir pens this past weekend and I am so excited to learn how to use them!!!   I have been checking out videos and tutorials on the web and I think I am almost ready to take the plunge.  So the next thing I post on here that has an image on it …. will hopefully be colored with my Noir pens!  I can’t thank her enough for her generosity!  Not only did she give me a mess load of pens…she also gave me some other goodies….like these Prima sentiment stamps I used on this card!  Love them and her!

Here is my card~ Be kind! 🙂




Card Details:

Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM

Stamps: Prima and Michaels

Ink: Momentos

Tools: Cuttlebug

Acc: flowers, rhinestones, pop dots

Thanks for stopping in,



Trick or Treat

Hope you had a great weekend!  Here is my final Halloween Card for this Halloween Season.

 I colored this image a while ago and stumbled upon it the other day and took some time this afternoon to finish her off.

 I will be entering her into the Color Challenge over at the ColourQ and also at The Friday Mashup where they asked us to make a project with a witch.

The paper is mostly CM with a little GKD.

Stamped images I got from a friend.

Colored her with Prisma Colored pencils.

Added some buttons for detail along with some pop dots!

Have a great start to your work week and thanks for stopping in,