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


Sending Sunshine and Smiles

Hello, I am back today, and this time I am playing along with Tic Tac Toe Challenge, DT member Karren made a fun board with many great possibilities. I have selected the column; Coloring, Critters, and Scene for my card. Sometimes coloring an entire scene can be too much when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, and this card design was the perfect solution. It’s nearly a total case of this darling card here! I fell in love with that card and then I was gifted the die set by a dear friend and later went on to purchase the stamps and am delighted to finally use them.

Card Details: This set is from MFT and called Best Beach Friends and I just love it. I used oxide inks to make my beachy background before stamping. I have used Copics and Prismas to color my images.

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


You are Unforgettable

Hello, Can you even believe it’s February 1st already? I certainly can’t! So if it truly is and I am not dreaming, it’s time for our next Hues of Colors over at Color Hues. Let me warn you that the Design Team and our two guests- Karren and Janet did an incredible job with these colors! You must pop on over to the blog and check everyone’s work! It seems florals were very popular, but I kinda went in a totally different direction. Although, I am digging this cute little Alligator and he certainly looks harmless to me.

I will be playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as this set from Whimsy Stamps is new to me.

Card Details: The Gator and orange blossoms are from Whimsy Stamps and sadly were part of a Hurrican Ian Relief fundraiser for Florida and are no longer available. The sentiment is from MFT and is also retired. I used Copic and Prisma Colored Pencils. I did a bit of fussy cutting too. I have dimensionals under my blossoms.

I certainly would love for you to join us at Color Hues! Take care, Nanc’


I’m Glad Opposites Attract

Hello, I am back today with a card that was designed around two challenges. First, I chose the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and then, the Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things. I thought the colors were so bright and happy together and I knew they would pair nicely with my idea. I had this stenciled heart laying on my desk for a few days that was left over from a previous card and was happy to put it to use. This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, and perhaps even Friendship. The dotted paper was a fun find in my stash.

Card Details: Heart Stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The dogs, sentiment, and little hearts are all from MFT-Begging to See You set. I used Copics and Prismas to Color with. The banner die is from Pink and Main.

I certainly appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have or had a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


…A Sandy Little Christmas

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a CAS card for you today. If you know me at all, you know I don’t enjoy mass-producing cards no matter the Holiday, but I did manage this year to make about 25 of these. Of course, 18-25 don’t look nearly as good as number 1. So if you receive one of those, I am truly sorry. LOL I added glitter on the tops of the stockings.

I am tickled to be joining my friends over at The Paper Players this time.

I am also going to link up with the team over at Inkspirational. Although there is no snow in my glass bulb, thankfully all I see are white sandy beaches.

Card Details: The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook and called-Sun Soaked Christmas. I colored it with Copics and Prismas and then came back with a light sponging using some Oxide Ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative during this busy season. Take care, Nanc’


My Heart is…

Hello, Today I am playing along with Time Out Challenges where the challenge is Inspired by Words. I have been wanting to make another card using this darling gnome stamp from Whimsy Stamps and as soon as I saw this challenge that pertained to the heart, I knew it was a perfect time.

If this card looks a wee bit familiar I have Cased myself with a tad bit different layout. Here is my first card from about a year ago.

Card Details: Stamp-Whimsy Stamps, sentiment is from Verve, I used MFT cloud stencil and oxide ink for my background, and Copics and Prismas as my medium. The DSP is from SU.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend ahead, Take care, and happy crafting! Nanc’


Wild Card Week- Holiday Tags

Hello, It’s the 5th Saturday of the month and that means it’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls. I love WCW! Carol Mc is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Holiday Tags for us and hopefully you too! I was thrilled to see this challenge coming as it gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new Pink and Main darling snowman stamps that have been patiently waiting for me on my desk. I don’t make shakers very often but totally enjoyed making these. In hind-sight, I wish I would have put both images on the side of the shaker. The one cute snowman with his scarf and beanie hides the rolling hill and all the shaky good stuff.

A Few Tag Details: First, I ink-blended the background in Oxide Inks-Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, and Wilted Violet. Next, I built the shaker elements using leftover packaging for my window, inside I have a fun mix from Hobby Lobby that has snowflakes in it. I then included some fine white glitter. I colored my images with Copics and a bit of Prisma colored pencils. Then I assembled the tag using strips of Fun Foam for my barrier.

Supplies: Pink and Main; Snow Sweet Stamps and Large Sentiment Strip dies, MFT-Tag dies, Lawn Fawn-stitched Hills. Some ribbon, twine, and silver dots finished it off nicely.

I am going to link these tags up over at Simon Says Stamps where it’s Anything Goes and featuring Pink and Main products.

I am also linking up with Addicted to Stamps and More for the Make Your Mark Challenge.

Before I go, I want to take a minute and thank Lynne for being a wonderful guest this past month! We have certainly enjoyed all your work. Now, come on over to JUGS and join us! Take care, Nanc’


Fall is in the Air

Hello, I hope you are having a good week so far. I have had this cute little Fall Gnome set from Spellbinders for about a month now and it was past time that I inked him up. The set is absolutely darling and has so many cute stamps included. I recently realized that Fall themed stamps are probably what I have the least of, so I am very pleased to add this set to my collection!

The weather has been so much cooler here post-Hurricane Ian and we are enjoying our morning and evening walks so much. In fact, near the end of this week, we are supposed to have highs in the 70’s, so Fall is showing itself a bit even here in Florida.

Card Details with Affiliate Links:

Fall Gnomes Clear Stamps

Fall Gnomes Dies

Spellbinders 6

After I stamped, colored, and die cut these darling images, I decided to get out my MFT Watercolored Wash Rectangle to make a background for Mr. Gnome. In order to make the gap in the sky and the grass I shorten the stencil using the positive piece that comes in the set. Then I remove the stencil, make a gap, and finish inking the bottom using Oxide inks once again. For my mediums I have mostly used Copics with a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils for detail, especially for his beard.

Here is a pic to help you understand what I did with the stencil.

I am playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More for their Die Cut and Stencil Challenge.

I hope you have a wonderful day and get a chance to do something that brings you Joy! Your visits certainly bring me JOY as well!

Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with an array of Halloween cards using a mix of products. I posted a card using the cute Pink and Main set called Hello Bootiful about a week ago, but this time I paired it with the new Candy Corn Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh. I am so excited about this product as it’s so much fun to use with fun results.

Here is a close up.

I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch challenge for the card above. However, I have two more cards using the sets using a circle instead. I love the way they all turned out!

I am linking up card #2 over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and card #3 over at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

Card Details: Stamps are from Pink and Main-Hello Bootiful. The stencil is from Pretty Pink Posh. Card #1 the background is just Oxide inks. Card #2. I used some clear Nuvo drops and glitter for the top of my candy corn. Card #3 actually has texture paste for the top of the candy corn but when I decided to use some glitter it kinda defeated the purpose and you can’t even see the paste. I used Prismas and Copics to color. I made a stencil out of a deckled edge rectangle die and of course a circle too. The rounded scalloped edge on card #2 and 3 is from MFT. I have dimensionals under my sentiments. I used orange glitter paper for my dots.

I so enjoy your visit and thanks so much for coming by! Nanc’


Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card that uses some new to-me Stamp sets from MFT. I also designed my card for the great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and will be linking up with Darnell as well over at NBUS! I have the two stamp sets noted at the bottom of the post that are NEW to me.

This card is a CASE of the fabulous Tiffany from Ink Therapy Designs. She made a slimline card using this adorable turtle set, but I decided to try it with a traditional A2 size. I have linked up her card for you above. Everything she makes is incredible! You should go pay her a visit.

Card Details: MFT (NEW)-Stamp is called Turtley Awesome, the small B’day greeting is from the Birthday Buddies set. The Cute clouds which are my favorite are also MFT. The only things on this card that are not MFT is the word Happy in the background and the word Birthday they both are from Simon Says Stamps. Birthday is in the Thoughtful Messages set, and Happy (NEW) is from their Slimline Greetings set. I used Copics and a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. The tiny stars are from a confetti bag of sequins.

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


Farmtastic Day

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a fun little Farm scene for you today using some new to me MFT products and some old stencils and dies that are also MFT. The stamp set is called Farmtastic Friends and it’s just as darling as can be. I am not the first person to stack farm animals on a card, but the sketch just worked out perfectly for it. More details are below!

I am playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch along with the great Baa-Cluck-Moo-Neigh-Oink-Quack challenge over at Double D.

Card Details: The stencil-shaped background is from MFT and is called Watercolor Wash Rectangle. I really love using it! I made a stencil from an MFT grass die using a piece of acetate as I wanted the blades of grass more defined. I used MFT’s cloud stencil for my sky. I colored the images with Copics and a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. I doubled all my animals to make them have a little more stability and depth. Do you do that? ( I sound like Urkel) LOL, I do it quite often.

I hope whatever you do today, it certainly makes you happy! Nanc’