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


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No Stamping

Hello, Today’s card is for the next Topping over at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has picked a great and relatively easy one for us. She wants us to use NO Stamping on our cards, so die-cuts to the rescue!

Card Details: As you can see the Beach Scene set by MFT has not been too far put away, after all, it’s still summertime. The sentiment is also from MFT and they are called Bottlecap letters. The Starfish DSP was just perfect for my little scene. The piece of ric-rac dividing the panels is also MFT.

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out how my fabulous teammates were inspired, and play along! We would really love to have you!

***Also, remember we still have the special challenge going on where we are paying Tribute to Lindsey over at our sister challenge, Color Hues. Please join us if you can!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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CAS-Miss You

I had a few minutes today and decided to try and make a CAS card. I went searching for a challenge to join and decided on the Inkspirational Challenge along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge once again. When I looked at the photo I saw palm trees, a blue sky, and tan sand. Yes, there is the orange VW Bus but I didn’t have anything that would work for that so I stuck with Palm Trees. The Palm Tree I chose to use is the older one from MFT. Then I looked at the Tic Tac Toe Board and made my selection of diagonal; Watercolor, Free, and Any Sentiment and went to work.

Card Details: Watercolor wash background using SU inks. The Palm Tree Die is older and from MFT and the Miss you is from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and find something to do that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Me Smile

 Hello,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’


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Wish You Were Here

Hello, I am sorry but I have one more card using this fun die set from Spellbinders and I think it’s the last…but no guarantees. I wanted to try to make one more card for Fusion’s Challenge before it ended as I just loved the beached tiered tray they have for inspiration. I tried to pull in the earth tones and the soft aqua from the photo. I have one of these trays in my Kitchen, which is so fun to decorate. Right now mine is Ice Cream themed, one of my other guilty pleasures.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links:

Spellbinders-Small Die of the Month-Day at the Beach

Platinum 6

Pink and Main- Stitched Waves Border Dies

Sentiment- MFT-Life’s a Beach

I used a stencil called Perfect Plaid from Miss Ink Stamps to make my beach bag.

I used a small hole punch for my dots of color.

I hope you are doing well and have had a great day! Nanc’


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Life’s a Beach

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest board over at Tic Tac Toe. My card goes with the center row of Die Cuts, Free and Bright Colors. I had the bright blue and yellow pieces left over from a card I posted a month or so ago sitting on my desk and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I made them using the smooshing technique on watercolored paper.

Card Details: The background was made with the smooshing technique and inks on watercolored paper. The palm, penguin, and sentiment are from MFT. I used foam tape to pop up the center of the card for some added interest. I colored with Copics. I also used white paint for a bit of splatter. The small postal die is from Hero Arts.

I hope however you choose to spend your day, it’s a good one! Nanc’


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Christmas in July

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! I decided since it was so hot outside that I would cool it down in paper form and make a Christmas card. Plus when I stopped by Freshly Made Sketches and saw DT member Karren’s adorable card it got me in the Christmas mood. Next, I had to pick a color combo and went straight to the Color Throwdown for inspiration. Did you also know that Build Your Own Stash is also having a Christmas in July Party with many prizes too? You have a little time left to join them as well.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links: Postal die background is Hero Arts, Poinsettia is from Impression Obsession, the scribbled wreath die is from Stampin Up. The white sprigs are bits of a Christmas tree from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons. The gold embossed greeting is from Verve. I used a hole punch to add some dots of gold glitter paper.

Thanks for dropping in on me and I hope you do one thing today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Cozy Birthday and a Happy Accident

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls. It’s photo week and as soon as I saw this challenge coming up it gave me the perfect excuse to use one of my favorite MFT sets again. I wanted to make sure I incorporated the hanging plant in my design and I knew I had just the thing. I had a very happy accident on this card. Every time I use mirrored paper I inevitably get the residue of glue on the cardstock. So I decided to get out my paper piercer and try to remove it. I ended up scratching the pot and thought it looked so cool and ended up scratching them all. I LOVE it!!!!

I am linking up with Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion challenge as well.

Card Details: MFT- Couch Kit, Sentiment-Couch Potato, the hanging plant, and the plant shelf are both from the set Sizzix-Garden Shed. I am incredibly happy with how this came together.

The Just Us Girls team and guest Fran did a wonderful job with this challenge so I hope you come over and take a look at how they were inspired.

Take care and I hope you get to do something today that makes your heart happy, Nanc’


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Color Challenge at Seize the Birthday

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I am here today with the next topping over at Seize the Birthday. Colleen is our hostess and she has chosen a color challenge for us. I thought this was a terrific idea as they are my favorite.

Card Details: Bear Ware is from Ellen Hutson. The Happy Birthday die is cut apart from a circle die that is stitched from Memory Box. The flower and flower pot are from Sizzix-Garden Shed.

I hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out how my team was inspired by these colors, and then play along! Remember, our topping is always optional.

Take care, Nanc’


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Smile

Hello, the entire time I was making this card today the lyrics of Smile kept playing over and over in my head. I am back with another card using the new Small Die of the MonthDay at the Beach from Spellbinders along with the surfboard die, which is also from Spellbinders and can be found in the set Large Die of the MonthTruckin Through the Seasons.

To jump-start my card today I went in search of a sketch and a color challenge. So I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and The Color Throwdown.

A Few Details: I had to shrink the beach towel down to get it to fit on my middle panel. I ripped some white paper so I could make the beach foam. The beach ball didn’t make it on the card as I just couldn’t make it look right.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Truckin Through the Seasons

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you…If you just smile

You’re welcome…now you can sing all day too. 🙂

I hope however you chose to spend your day there were moments where you could just smile.

Take care, Nanc’