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


CAS- Birthdays

Hello, Today it is time for the next challenge at The Paper Players it just so happens to be our CAS week. I love all the challenges at TPP but the CAS challenge weeks push me to tackle something I am not very good at. Laurie has chosen CAS Birthdays for us this time around. If you choose to play along with us it shouldn’t be too hard for you! I so enjoyed putting my card together.

Card Details: I got out my old neglected Verve stamps; Cupcakes and Small packages for my card. The tag is from MFT-one of their old blueprint sets I do believe. I used gold thread for my ribbon and colored my cupcakes with Prisma Colored Pencils. The DSP is from Stampin Up. The Honey Dew drops always make the card better…IMO.

For more 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

I sure hope you will join us at The Paper Players, we would love to have you! Take care and indulge in a cupcake now and again, as Life is Short! Nanc’


Birthday Cupcakes!

Hello, Today I have my 3rd and final card using the wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. They have some great prizes up for grabs for their 400th challenge so wish me luck!

Card Details: The fun little cupcakes are from Verve and the sentiment is a freebie I got from This is the first time I used my fun MFT-Stitched Ric Rac border and I love the look of it.  I colored the cupcakes with a mix of Copics and Colored pencil. I have a piece of SU patterned vellum sandwiched between my teal Spellbinders scalloped die and my white SU circle die. Had to fussy cut my cupcake, (which was not in the plan) as I accidentally splattered some Copic right next to it.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Hope you get to spend the day just the way you want too, Nanc’