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


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Have yourself a…

Hello, I hope you are doing well! How’s the shopping coming? Me not so well! I hope to get going on it this week sometime. I have a few things bought for my DIL, but that is about it. It gets harder and harder the older they get. Plus when they don’t live nearby it’s hard to know what they have and don’t have.

Today’s card has become one of my favs of the season for sure. Speaking of cards, those are done and ready to mail! YAY! I ordered stamps on-line for the first time, since we needed so many, and they haven’t arrived yet! I thought it would be wise since buying 200 stamps was going to save me 26.00. I hope they arrive soon!

I am linking up with 3 challenges. First and foremost, the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Holiday/Christmas and over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with an option of Toys. I think some of my miniatures look a lot like toys. I love the mood boards from the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge too. My card checks off all of the boxes on there as well.

Happy Holidays/Christmas

Card Details: This card was a lot of work to cut out but so relaxing to piece together. The mini dies are new and from Simon Says Stamps-Tim Holtz and called-Christmas Minis, Greeting and stitched squares are from Stampin Up.

Take care and happy holiday season, Nanc’


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Winter Wonderland

Hello, I am back today with the next Theme challenge at The Paper Players. This week, Jaydee is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Winter Wonderland for us. This Florida girl doesn’t typically make too many winter scenes but thought it might be fun to make another snowglobe card like I did last year.

Over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am playing along with The Center Row of Glitz, Free, and Christmas.

Card Details: Stencil background is MFT, the Snowglobe is Lawn fawn, the cute little Santa is from Neat and Tangled, and the greeting is from SU. Added a bit of glitz/shimmer on my snowglobe and glitter inside for snow!

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley


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You Made the Nice List

Hello, It is December 1st already, and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues! For this challenge, we are leaving the linky open until December 29th as we know this time of year can get so hectic and I wanted to also give the DT less to do. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she has picked the perfect color combo for us for December!

I am also going to link the Jolly man up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Any Occasion.

Card Details: The Santa die is from Spellbinders and I adore him. The DSP is very festive and has a lot of shades of green and red in it. I used chalk to color Santa’s cheeks and nose. The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled. Lots of dimensionals and glitter for his hat and eyebrows to finish him off.

Now pop on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards by the DT and our wonderful guest that needs no introduction…Michele Ferguson!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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NOEL

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls it is our last challenge of the year and we also are having a DT opportunity too! If you think you might be interested, please visit the blog to get the details on the simple way to apply. As soon as I saw the wreath in the photo I decided that is where my inspiration would begin. This card didn’t quite turn out like I had planned, as the wreath looks a bit wonky but I had no time for a redo. I do love the polka-dotted letters though.

I am also going to link up with the Global Design Project where the Theme is Christmas.

Card Details: Spellbinders-NOEL was used for everything except the small base of the wreath which is from SU. I used my victorian blade on my Fiskers cutter to make the decorative edge.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the team and our guest Rachel were inspired! Speaking of Rachel…It was a pleasure having you with us this month and hope you will visit us again soon.

Take care, Nanc’


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Silver and Gold

Hello, It is the middle of the month, and time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Sweet Carol has chosen a color combo that might make you break out in song… it does me anyway! LOL Silver and Gold! As you know, mirrored paper is hard to photograph.

Card Details: This was a very quick and easy card. The Noel die is from Spellbinders the Music paper is actually vellum and cut out with my postal die from Hero Arts. Some ribbon and I was done.

You have to come by Color Hues and check out my fabulous DT’s cards and see how they sparkle and shine,

Take care, Nanc’


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Cheers

Hello, It is time for Color Week at The Paper Players. Sweet Joanne is our hostess and she has a great color palette for us. I hope that the team doesn’t mind that I snuck a bit of cream into my design for my champagne.

Going to play along with Happy Little Stampers– Die Challenge once again!

Card Details: I love that I am using up some of my DSP that I seem to keep purchasing. As for the Champagne Glasses, they are from Paper Roses and the word Cheers is a new die-cut for me and from Karen Burniston. A fun and quick card to put together.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Hope to see you over at TPP! Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Mini Slimline

Hello, Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has picked the PERFECT Trend for us. Mini Slimline cards. I am finally starting to get on board with this size and really loving it. It is very common for me to be way behind on the latest trends and I am good with that. Someone has to be the caboose. LOL.

I am linking up over at Tic Tac Toe once again because I like this board so much and this time I chose the row Holiday, Silver, and Patterned Paper.

I love Happy Little Stampers so I am joining in the Christmas Challenge this time.

Card Details: NOEL is from Spellbinders. The snowman is a fav of mine from MFT. The decorative edge was made with my Fiskers Victorian blade paper cutter.

Now, Hop on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the Design Team and our guest Rachel have done! So many fabulous cards!

Take care, Nanc’


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Merry Christmas

Hello, Happy Monday! I had some time over the past week to make a couple of cards for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop. This is something that is new to me. I heard about it over on their Build Your Stash Holiday Card FB Page. I have linked them both up for you! If you love making Holiday cards, you should check it out, and the hop of course! Did I mention there are prizes to be won! Details about my card are below!

Here is my second card. I put Bermuda Bay on the outside ring!

To this day it is still one of my favorite SU colors!

I am also going to join in over at the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. This is also a new challenge that you should definitely check out! The sweet ladies- Darlene and Diane started it along with their many other challenges.

Card Details: These colors were suggested by my good friend Carol, and I just love them together. These two wreath die-cuts belong to Carol as well and are from Simon Says Stamps. One is called Ornamental wreath and is sadly no longer available and the other is called Ring Wreath and I can still find it there. You have to have lots of patience if you want to really bring these to life by putting some color behind or on top of the openings. I decided that I would also add some foliage from SU at the top of the wreath in silver and white from the Forever Fern die set. The bow is also from SU (retired) and I like it but wish it was a bit bigger. The greeting is SU as well and heat embossed in silver.

Take care and I hope you have a great week! Nanc’


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Sketch Week at TPP

Hello, It is Sketch week at The Paper Players and LeAnne has a fun sketch for us and you to try! In hindsight I should have embraced fall or winter instead of making a summer vibe card, but I had this sea horse and sand dollar on my desk and I thought I might as well use them.

Card Details: The water looking EF is from who knows because now I can’t find it! That is so strange! The sea horse and sand dollar are from Spellbinders. The Sentiment is from Verve. I did the smooshing technique on watercolored paper for my seahorse. The DSP and enamel dots are from SU.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

I hope you will come by and play along with us! Take care, Nancy


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Greeting from…

Hello, I have a quick post for you today! I am playing along with the Time Out Challenge where the Theme is Down to Earth. Have you ever made a purchase and thought it was such a great idea and then you got it you were a bit disappointed? Well, that is how I feel about this stamp and die set from Hero Arts. One of the US dies is so large it will never fit on a card base. ( I guess I should have read the fine print more carefully.) LOL I thought I would love it and find lots of uses for it, and that has not been the case. Well, that is until today when I saw this challenge starting at Time Out, I decided to give it a chance. I think the background stamp is okay, and I am glad I decided to put the sun-ray in the background as I think it helps.

I decided to make two cards while I was at it. Below is the second one. I added a drop shadow as you couldn’t see the US Map very well.

I am going to play along over at Happy Little Stampers too Die-Cut Challenge.

Card Details: States Stamp and Die set is from Hero Arts, The sun-ray is a stencil and I used Oxide inks for my blending. I had to come up with the from and the someone who from other stamps sets. On the second card it says in the inside…misses you!

Not sure I will play with it again, but who knows!

Take care, Nanc’