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



Hello, I had a chance yesterday afternoon to play in the studio for just me! No DT commitments or chores to be done and it felt so good. I hope to do more of this in the near future as we all need a little “me time” in our lives. When I decided I wanted to do some coloring I reached for my favorite dragon stamp from MFT. Next, I decided to go check out MFT’s Color Challenge and or Sketch Challenge to see if they would spark some creativity and they certainly did the trick. So I will be entering my card in both of their challenges.

Here is a close-up of Mr. Dragon. He just makes me smile. I also realized while writing up this post that I have one extra horizontal layer on my sketch and I hope it’s okay.

Card Details: MFT products- Dragon, Both Cloud dies, and the Smile die. I used Copics and a tiny bit of Prismas for my medium. The DSP is from SU. I added a few star sequins and ran my small clouds through a SU snowflake EF for some added texture. I pieced two pieces of cardstock together to make my greeting. The dragon and small clouds have multiple layers for some depth.

I certainly enjoyed both of these challenges! Take care and I hope whatever you do this weekend it will bring you a bit of JOY. Nanc’


Thinking of You

Hello, Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I may not have a Valentine card to share with you on this “Hallmark Day”, as my hubby refers to it, but I do have a card that exudes LOVE!

I am joining in the Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes Stencil Challenge as I often do.

Card Details: Heart Stencils are from Miss Inks Stamps and I love them. The cloud stencil and stamp set are from MFT. I used Copics and a bit of Prismas to color. The greeting is from Sunny Studios and it’s from a Sympathy set called-Inside Greetings Sympathy.

I hope you have a fabulous day and no matter how you spend it, you feel loved!

Take care, Nanc’


I Heard you were…

Hello, It is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Sheri has chosen a color combo that I really, really love…Aqua and Black. I just adore these dragons from MFT, don’t you? A dear friend of mine’s hubby was having some heart issues and I made this especially for him. Over at Color Hues we have the fabulous Trina Pham joining us as our guest!

Here is a close up of my cute dragon.

Card Details: Dragon, sentiment, and both types of clouds are MFT. The stars are dies also and from Your Next Stamp. I used both Copics and Prismas as my medium.

There is no shortage of inspiration over at Color Hues by the Design Team and Trina, come be inspired! Nanc’


For this Child, I Prayed

Hello, It is the 5th Sunday of the month so it is time for the fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at The Paper Players. Laurie has come up with a fun board for us to pick from. I don’t know about you but I really enjoy these types of challenges, as it gives you so many different options to chose from. I have chosen the top row of die-cut, animal, and scene.

Card Details: I used a negative heart stencil and an MFT cloud stencil to make my cloud background. The cute dragons are also from MFT and they are colored with Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. The cloud dies are also MFT and I didn’t like them stark white so I took a regular number 2 pencil and my finger and gave them some smudgy shading. I pulled out an older Verve stamp set for my greeting. I am pretty pleased with how this turned out and I can’t always say that. ;). I even gave the momma dragon some eyebrows.

For more fabulous 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

So which row are you going to pick from? We sure hope to see you in the gallery! Take care, Nanc’

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Oh,What an Imagination!

My son Tyler has always loved to read and many years ago he read a book called Fire Within, where the character sculpts dragons that in turn come to life.  Well to make a long story short, he asked his dad to bring some clay home from school so that he may try his hand at sculpting his own dragon.  The dragon came out fantastic!!  It is a praying dragon that absolutely touched my heart!  It’s obvious that some his father’s artistic talents rubbed off on him.  It is one of Tyler’s pride posessions to this day!  It shows how important reading is to a child!!!  It sparks so many other avenues of inspiration!   Read to your child often!!!

Happy Scrappin and Reading,