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


Celebrate Your Day

Hello, It’s time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has a pretty trio for us. Before I get much further, I promise that the side piece of my card is more on the lavender side of things than blue as it appears in the picture. Plus the sentiment and the center of my lilies are dark shade of purple as well.

My philosophy when it comes to color challenges is, as long as your in the same color family and didn’t throw in a bunch of random colors that aren’t in the challenge or graphic you should be good to go. I believe the team would agree!

Once again I am playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Challenge– Anything Goes with Dies and The Global Design Project as their theme is Birthdays.

Card Details: MFT- Lily dies, the Greeting is from Verve, The scalloped, rectangle, and the rounded edge dies are all MFT, the tag die is Spellbinders. The DSP…who knows. I have a few Dew drops on there too.

Come play along with us at JUGS! We would love to have you!

Take care, Nanc’


(CASE)ing Genius One Year Anniversary Challenge!


Hello Friends,  I am so happy to be finally posting this card that I have been working on for a few days for the CAS(E)ing Genius One Year Anniversary hosted by the ONE and ONLY Kelly Latevola, over at You and Your Big Dreams!  If you are not familiar with Kelly, boy…… you are definitely missing out!  I also would find that quite unusual, as she is all over blog land and UBER talented.  I know all of her classmates in Elementary School must have been super jealous of her coloring skills, even back then!  Here is what Kelly has asked us to do to help her celebrate her anniversary of the (CASE)ing Genius Series.

To participate, you simply CASE ONE of the genius ladies Kelly has listed in her challenge post.  I decided to CASE Kristie Goblet of  Kreative Kristie!  What is cool about Kristie, besides her Oh so fabulous work, and being a fan of hers for years and years now is, that I also fell in love with the over all design and depth of her letters on her header graphic on her blog, which I also cased (with my son’s help) to use as my header on my blog.  (She still wins in that department as well!) So technically you could say she has been CASED twice! LOL  Oh Yeah, I need to mention that there are PRIZES too!!!

Kelly also wants us to chose one crafter that we want her to CASE for a future {CASEing Genius} post.  This was not easy for me as I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings as there are SOOOO many talented crafters out there that I stalk on a regular basis.  With that said,  I decided to nominate someone that I have been following since DAY ONE and that would be Julee Tilman from Poetic Artistry.  I don’t think I have ever missed a post of Julee’s since at the very least 2006!  She never ceases to amaze me time after time!  She is so very talented, runs her own Stamping Company (Verve) and is a mom to twin 3 year old boys to boot!  Thanks for the years of inspiration Julee!

Here are some card details along with a photo of the card I am (CASE)ing!  I may even mention a few of my screw-ups along the way!

DSC_0023This is the background that I created to make my snowy scene behind my tree.  It’s white heat embossed snowflakes of all sizes following up with some sponging of Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise SU ink.  The tree covered up most of the Turquoise, now that I get a closer look.

The Tree die cut is from my school!  (Lucky Me)  The neighborhood border die is from Tailored Expressions and is something I have had for at least a year now and never opened…so thank you Kristie for helping me break that seal!  I couldn’t leave the windows and doors all see through, so I paper pieced them. The yellow windows means someone is home, which I ams sure you probably figured out! 🙂

Here was my big mistake…..You know that saying… leave sleeping dogs lie….well it goes for the crafting industry too.  I have three perfectly placed paper snow hills underneath that sparkle of glitter, and I sure wish I would have left alone!!  UGH!  Now it looks as if I took some glue and some glitter and just drew straight lines of snow.  😦  Trust me when I tell you they are there.  I cut them out with my old time Creative Memories cutting system that I LOVE!  You can see I used the same cutting system to make my arched sentiment border, which I also realized I left no room for when my card was finished. LOL   The sentiment is from SU. The bow is from my school again…LOVE it.  The glittery stars were made with the insides of my Verve Scalloped Trim Trio die.  Not sure I could live without this die!

Here is the wonderful card of Kristie’s that I CASED!  Along with one more look of my card!  Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!  I sure do appreciate it very, very much!  Happy Stamping,  Nanc’

Kristie Goulet3



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