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


Happy Easter -Waffle Flowers

Hello, Are you ready for all things Spring? I certainly am! Not that we have had a bad winter, as we certainly have not. I am just ready for Spring because the pastel colors, bunnies, and flowers just make me happy.

Today, I am tickled to share with you my latest crush. Waffleflower had a Blog Hop giveaway last month, and I was so very fortunate to have been on the receiving end of one of their Newest Kit. The inspiration during the Hop was incredible. My name was selected from Carol H’s blog. If you don’t follow Carol’s BLOG and or IG ACCOUNT, I highly recommend it. I love everything she does!!

Enclosed in my kit, was this darling Bunny Ears Die and Layered Bow Stencils. Unfortunately, I am sorry to say, the die set is currently out of stock, which is no surprise to me, but the bow stencil is still in stock. Hopefully, they will get the ears back in stock soon, if you are interested.

In between all the noise and dust of our bathroom remodel, I had a great time putting all these cards together.

Card Details: Waffle Flowers- Bunny Ears Die and Bow Stencil. The sentiments are either old; Papertry Ink or Verve. I tried to make the second card a boy bunny and used a different bow to look like a bow tie, from Paper Smooches. The Postal die is from Hero Arts. The stitched circles are from SU, scalloped circles are from Sizzix. For card number one, I used some Nuvo Glimmer paste to add sparkle to my bows.

I just realized that on my last card, I got a bit of yellow ink on my bows. Grr!

I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS as this set is new to me.

Thanks for Hopping by and I hope you have a very creative day! Nanc’


Easter Blessings

Hi, I am back today with another Easter card and this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge that is going on. I chose the top row of Pastel Colours, Designer Paper, and Die Cut or Punch to make my card. The sweet little flowers have a coordinating punch.

I loved the colors so much, I made two cards!

I just have to add this card in over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Most products are retired and from Stampin-Up and the greeting and small stems are from Verve. The scalloped rectangle is from MFT. I just love how this turned out. The DSP really helped it come along. I also have rhinestones in the centers of my Punched flowers.

Try and do something today that brings you joy even though your heart may be heavy!

Take care, Nanc’



DSC_0214Over at Just Us Girls today’s word challenge is Spring and it’s brought to you by Sharyn.  Super idea Sharyn, as that leaves things pretty wide open!  I am still in the Easter mode and wanted to share with you the other two cards we made at my crafty get together at my house a couple of weeks ago. Both cards were a starting point from cards I saw over at Pinterest and I will include them at the end of my post. The above card as you can see has two pieces of marbleized paper.  One of the friends had the brilliant idea to add the stems of grass peeking through….and I loved it so I went back an added it to my original card too. It’s the coolest grass die cut from Impression Obsession Stamps. ( io stamps) I made sure each one of the eggs had some sort of dry embossing on them.  The scalloped grass and button is from MFT.  The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels. The bow is a die from my school. The butterfly is SU.

The card below is the other card we made that had nothing to do with the marbleized paper we made, but I needed something for the girls to start with while they waited their turn to marbleize, or while waiting for the papers to dry.  Isn’t the pink pom pom so cute? I generated the sentiment on the computer, thinking this way someone could use this for something besides Easter if they wanted to.  The ears were made with the SU blossom punch, thank god I found a use for it…lord knows I haven’t used it to assemble any flowers yet. LOL The rest is pretty self explanatory. Die cuts, punches, distressing, and some pop dots. The tilted panel is a stitched rectangle from MFT.

Hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and help us welcome our New Guest Designer Kathy and see what else the rest of the team has done with this challenge. Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible future Guest Designer as well.  Good Luck!  Nanc’



Here are the two cards and links that inspired me!Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 7.32.13 PM


Shellye McDaniel 

  and  CindyLee Designssu-backyard-basics-easter-egg-card




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


Hoppy Easter

Spring has Sprung and….

Easter is right around the corner so I thought there was no better time

than the present to start making some easter cards.


The card is for two challenges.

Inkspirational photo challenge and

Stamp TV’s Spring and Bling challenge.

Not sure if you can tell in the photo,but I used crystal effects on the

pink bunny in the middle and was going for a wet icing look.

I think it came out kinda cute!



Back to work I go tomorrow !

Enjoy your day!


Card Info:

I made the paintbrush out of paper.

The stamps are all GKD @ Stamp TV

Cardstock is Gina K too.

Tools: SU-tag punch, cuttlebug

Embossing folders are SU

Acc: ribbon and rhinestones