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


When Life Hands You Lemons

I think I should have picked Vodka, but it wasn’t in this set!

My ice cubes came out so cool and I love that straw!

I am here today with a card for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Hannelie is our wonderful hostess over there and she has chosen a really fun color combo that I totally enjoyed. We also have a guest designer over there that needs no introduction. Bonnie Klass is joining us!

I am also linking up over at Retro Rubber for their Anything Goes Challenge as this stamp set is really, really old! Ten years at least! The straw is my favorite part!

Card Details: I made my own ice cubes out of Vellum, Nuvo drops and a bit of glitter. Stamp set is from Jillibean Soup. I heat embossed the lemons in white and then inked over them with Oxide Inks for a resist. The glass and lemon die are from Tim Holtz./Sizzix. There are a lot of dimensionals on this card too. Postal die is from Hero Arts.

I hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out the cards by my fabulous team and guest too!

Take care and I leave you with this quote that I thought was fitting. ” Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.”- Sarah Louise Delany


You are Amazing

Hello, I am back today and this time I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge. I thought the rainbow plates picture was so cool. The only color from the photo that I didn’t use is purple. I love doing the emboss resist technique and it had been a very long time since I had, and thought this would be a perfect challenge to do it for. It was completely inspired by a card by Jennifer McGuire! and hers is so much more elaborate than mine. She makes a see-through window. You should check it out!

Card Details: The Daisy Background stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the amazing die-cut is from Verve, and the butterflies are a MS-punch. I used Oxide ink to make my background along with the white embossing powder.

I hope your Memorial Day is spent reflective of gratitude even in the times of uncertainty, sadness, and turmoil that we find ourselves in. I am trying so hard to be upbeat, but it’s so hard when so many are suffering. Hubby and I just got back from a long bike ride as we have no other plans, so I guess I will just have to get inky! Take care, Nanc’


Ink Blending!


Hello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and the Trend I picked out for you this week is Ink Blending.  It’s a trend that has been around for quite sometime now and I believe will not be going away any time soon. Especially with the new Oxide Inks which I have used here.  Please come on over and check out what my fabulous team has done along with our guest Aileen Ryan!

Have an awesome day! Nanc’

*Supplies- Sun die is Lawn Fawn, Sentiment is Raspberry Suite, fun sun bursts are Verve, Rectangle dies are MFT, circle die is SU, Oxide inks and Embossing powder.


Congrats on your Retirement!


Hello Friends, Hope you are having a good week so far! It’s been quite wet here for the start of our Summer, and that is a good thing, as we sure did need the rain.  Today’s card is pretty much straight forward.  I started with this great Verve Butterfly stamp and some emboss resist. Then I found this great polka dotted paper to mount it on.  Not sure how I feel about the random tiny flowers now, but at the time I liked it! LOL

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us for Color Week! The team did a real fabulous job! Take care, Nanc’