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


Birds of a feather…

Hello Crafting friends,

I am hosting today over at Crafty Card gallery.

 The challenge was to use an item you would find in or around your home

and it must be featured on your card.

 It could be a stamp of a tree a cutout of a window or door, a key, etc….

 I chose a bird!

 We are so very fortunate to have a pond directly across the street from our home

and have many a species of birds who grace us with their presence!

 Not to leave out the hundreds of ducks that leave a little bit of themselves behind as well

as a reminder that they were there…. We will save them for another card….lol

             Here is what I came up with!


I thought it might be fun to add some texture to my bird by running him through a SU embossing folder.  

Also, his wing is made from a butterfly punch cut in half.

I am also linking this card up to a couple of challenges:

Addicted to CAS

ATCAS - code word birthday

Birthday Theme


“ABC” Challenges


Sketch challenge

 Card Details:

 Cardstock: SU and a scrap of red

Stamps: Sentiment -by Darcies 

Ink: Stazon Brown

Tools: Cricut- Picturesque cartridge- bird and branch

Cuttlebug: Lattice Folder from SU

Acc: Washi Tape, ribbon and pop dots

Have an awesome day!




Make it Masculine

Over at CAS on Sunday our challenge this time is for you to make a Masculine card.

You can create a card for any man in your life whether he is old or young….

Just please be sure to make it Clean and Simple.

Here is the wonderful prize that is being offered this time from our sponsor!

I have a link on their logo!


CAS on Sunday_26th May_Masculine

Aren’t those charms adorable?

Here is my Clean and Simple card!


I sure hope you are able to stop on over and join us sometime over the next two weeks @


Can’t wait to see what you come up with….

just remember to keep it CAS and make sure it’s a CARD!

Hope you have a great long weekend!

NancyCard Details:

Cardstock: SU and My Minds Eye ( I think)

Tools: Star punches

Cricut- for my letters


HB to you…

Hello my crafting friends,

Today I have a Birthday Card to share with you that was created

based on an awesome sketch by Maria my fellow Design Teammate over at Just Us Girls.



I guess I am still in the pink and black mode from last week, but this week I did add some

Turquoise in there to give it some more POP!

Letters were cut out with my Cricut then Dry embossed.

Sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed.

Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Paper: Bazzill and DCWV

Stamps: Hero Arts

Tools: Cricut, Cuttlebug, Heat Gun

Acc.  Embossing powder, ribbon, flowers, and brad

In honor of National Scrapbook day…you may also take our sketch and

make it into a Scrapbook page…we can’t wait to see what you do with it!

Now go and check out what my fellow

 JUG ladies have created for you!





Have a wonderful day and
thanks for stopping by!
So sorry this is late…..had to make a quick trip to the ER last night with my son!
All okay now !!!


JUGS Color Challenge and a Birthday Shout Out!

Jugs Challenge and A Special Happy Birthday

Good Day Crafty Friends!

This week’s Color Challenge over at JUGS is

hosted by the talented Marisa.

She has picked out a great color palette for us to work with!


It seems like when Spring rolls around I am always in need of Baby Shower gifts.

Most of the time I like to give my expectant mothers a gift card,

so that they may purchase what they want and

the dad can be a part of picking out something for his new baby as well.

Don’t you think those poor dads get left out sometimes?

So that is how this Gift-card holder came to be.


It is on it’s way to Michigan for my nephew’s wife’s baby shower!

I left out the Walmart Gift-card itself for the photo because it

was blue and didn’t match my card.

I couldn’t believe they had no pink gift cards!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.


My Birthday Shout Out goes to a fellow JUGS  Design Team member Lisa!


Hope it’s one of the best one’s ever!!!

Here is a card I made in honor of your birthday!


This card really needs no explanation….the sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the balloons were

made using either a circle punch or my Creative Memories circle cutter… adhered with some pop dots!

They look like they are floating…don’t they?


The rest of the JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the

JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.

See you there!

NancyHere is the Supplies for the Baby Card

*Cardstock: Stampin Up- So Saffron,Certainly Celery,

Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose

*Paper: Stampin Up- Gingham Paper- Heidi Grace

*Stamps: Verve-Elephant, Gina K- Lovely Labels, Letters-A-Z

* Ink: Memento Rose Bud and SU- Certainly Celery

*Tools: Cricut-George and Basic Shapes Cartridge-Tags

   Cuttlebug: Stampin Up-Dots folder, My Favorite Things- Double

   Scallop Border Dienamics, Fiskars Cutter-Victorian Blade

   Stampin Up- slotted punch

*Accessories: Pop dots and pearls


Ombre Technique…

If you saw the title of this post you might be curious…

What the heck is an Ombre Technique?

Well, it just means using gradient colors from either

light to dark or dark to light.  Simple right?


This week Jugs challenge is being sponsored by

Dare 2B Artzy!!!


Yep, that’s right – the winner of this week’s challenge will get to choose

the stamp set they want!  Thanks so much Cindy — so generous of you!

 Today’s JUGS challenge was so much fun to make.

Here is what I came up with.

Jugs light to dark

The first thing I did was…

 embossed the script background onto a piece of white card stock

using Opaque embossing powder.

After I heat set it, I took some SU Pool Party ink and my sponge

dauber and applied the ink from light to dark.

This wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I realized it is hard for

me to apply a small amount of ink.  I must be a heavy sponger just like

I am a lead foot driver. TeeHee!  So this is my second attempt.

In-fact, I think now maybe I should have tried again.  Next, I added

some images (Close to My Heart) around the perimeter of the card using the same ink.

The sentiment Beautiful is actually from Prima.

My borders are both Martha Stewart and My Favorite Things.

The tag is from Spellbinders and the letters Y.O.U and floral swirl

I cut out with my cricut.  Added some flowers for a final touch!

Don’t let my 2 attempts scare you away…

You can achieve this effect using papers instead of ink as well!

I hope you enjoyed my card and what I really hope

is that you will pop on over to JUGS and join the team and I

and show us what you can do with this great….. Ombre Technique!

Have a great day!



Oops forgot one & Die Cut Crazy

I was looking through my photographed cards today and came across

this Easter card that I hadn’t yet shared with you on my blog.


It is however, featured in the iPad Die Cut Crazy Magazine this month.  I feel beyond fortunate

to have had my work featured in this magazine the last 3 months.  Along with this

card,  I have a tutorial on a scrapbook page that I made in honor of Spring.

Here is a photo of the front cover and you can see a thumbnail of the page.

Die Cut Magazine

Here is the finished page (not the best photo).


Again, I feel very blessed because I feel my work is not worthy…yet Stephanie the

editor continues to let me design for her. Sooooo fortunate!

Makes me want to step up my game!

So, as I have said on previous posts this Magazine is only available

as a download for the iPad!  So if you are in the need

of some Die Cutting ideas, tips and tricks this Magazine is

for you…..go and have a look at the app store!

Thanks for your continued support!!


Card Details:

Cardstock: K & Company, SU and Scraps

Ink: Spectrum Noir Pens, Black Ink

Stamps: Michaels

Tools: Cricut-Picturesque – Celtic pattern

Cuttlebug- MFT-leaf die cut,

Punches: MS Lace Border, MS flower

Acc:Pop dots


Chevron and Flowers


Today I have a card for you that I whipped together after work.

It is for two challenges in this blogosphere…the color challenge over at Dynamic Duos

 along with a Chevron and Flower challenge over at Casual Fridays.


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Card Details:

Cardstock and Paper is Stampin Up

Sentiment: CTMH

Stamp: Michael’s

Tools: cricut-floral , cuttlebug-SU-Chevron folder

Acc: rhinstones, flowers, and button

The sentiment says:

Just sittin’ here …thinking about you!

Thanks for dropping in and

have a wonderful day or evening,



Feel Better Soon

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you survived April Fool’s Day without to much trouble.

My hubby always gets me good, but not this year! 🙂

Today’s card was designed for this week’s sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I love to play along with this group of talented designers!

This card looks more difficult than it actually is!

The stripe is made with Washi tape- love this stuff

and the rest is very simply either cut or cut out with my Cricut and dry embossed.

Don’t you just love that DP?




Cardstock: Stampin Up

Paper: Stampin Up and DP is Recollections

Sentiment: Verve

Tools: Cricut to cut out the butterflies,

Cuttlebug- MFT diecut-for the scalloped edge

SU and Siizzix folders to emboss the butterflies

Acc: Washi Tape, flower with rhinestone

Enjoy your day,



CAS on Sunday #5

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Hope you enjoy the day, however you wish to spend it.

I will be missing my son!  This is the first Easter we won’t be

together as a family! 😦

Okay, onto the real reason your here!

Today I have a Thank You card that goes along with the

“Thank you” theme for this week’s CAS on Sunday #5 Challenge.


I have had this cute little guy colored for about a month now and finally

got around to using him.  I had to come up with something quick

because the deadline for this challenge was fast approaching and

I have been out of town for a funeral and very, very  sick, so I haven’t had

any time or even felt like being creative!

Glad he was there waiting for me!

I made his speech bubble with my cricut,

and the sentiment is from Michaels.

It’s one of those stamps that was sooooo worth the dollar it cost. 🙂

The scalloped diecut is from My Favorite Things.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and please

 be sure to check out the other beautiful DT creations

While your there link up your Thank You card
for a chance to win a great prize sponsored by SK Digis.
Can’t wait to see what you create!
Have a Blessed Easter!




Can’t believe we are on week #4 over at CAS on Sunday

This week’s challenge is “Flutterby” to use a

butterfly on your submission.  This is a great

challenge…who doesn’t love Buttlerflies…right?

This is the first time I have ever used Washi tape on anything!

I love it, but felt like I was cheating!  It’s just to quick! LOL

On a sad note!

I am sending this card to my sister-in-law that is

very ill and surgery is her only option and she is not strong enough or

healthy enough to have it done.

We are all very worried about her and prayer is all we have

to hang on to at this point!

Sorry to cast all that upon you, but sometimes it helps to vent!

Hope you find time in the next 2 weeks to join us at

CAS on Sunday.


This week’s challenge is being sponsored by SK Digis.

They have some super adorable images over there!!

Take some time to check them out!


Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Recollections-Washi Tape


Cricut-Picturesque cartridge- Butterfly

Sentiment:Verve Stamps-So Happy

Rhinestones and pop dots

Hope you have a great day!

My Spring Break is coming to a close, but I am thankful for

having my family together for the past week and

now just have to wait another 6 weeks or so till we do it again! 🙂