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


Long and Skinny

Hello,¬† Have we got a popular and fun challenge for you today over at Just Us Girls! Slimline cards are all the rage lately and I must say I am a fan. I had a great time making my colorful coffee panel and was extremely happy with how it came out. I am not a huge fan of how the rest of the card came together but it’s okay. Hubby said I screwed up with the vertical green banner die. I didn’t tell him I agreed. ūüėČ Most all of my supplies are from Verve. One of my favorite sets for sure. Even the heart die is Verve. I used the emboss resist technique with Oxide Inks to blend my panel.¬† Below is the panel before I covered it.

You have to come over to JUGS and join us.  We would love to have you and you may even end up being selected as our Chic of the Week.

Take care, Nanc’



Feathers @ Creative with Stamps!

I found a “new to me” Challenge site today called Creative with Stamps and their challenge this time around is feathers. The feather set I used above is from Papertrey Ink. It was a fun and easy card to put together.¬† I always enjoy the results from the embossed resist technique! The fun edge die is Papertrey too. I used Oxide inks for my background and I believe the sentiment is from Verve.

Hope you are having a creative day, Nanc’




A True Friend…

Hello, ¬†It’s that time again! ¬†We have a Photo Challenge for you starting over at Just Us Girls. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. ¬†I first used one of my favorite stencils to make a background with my Oxide Inks. ¬†Then I decided to do a little emboss resist to mimic the new growth peering through the snow in the photo. Last, I got out my stitched flowers from MFT and sponged them with some of the same colors from the background. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart. ¬† The entire sentiment will read…..A true friend remembers your birthday …..but not your age.

Before I go I need to say thanks to Tenia for being such a fabulous Guest with us this month!

Hope to see you in the JUGS gallery this week! Nanc’


A Colorful Birthday!

DSC_0191 (1)Hello Friends, ¬†We have gotten into a rainy pattern over the last few days here in sunny Florida, which is not a bad thing as we really needed it. ¬†Plus it gave me a great reason to head into my studio and play a little. ¬†A good friend of mine is hosting this week’s MIUM challenge over at Stamp TV, and I didn’t want to miss out. ¬†I paired her great challenge of masking up with this wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. ¬†I love starting my creativity with a sketch it really gives me that push I need to get my juices flowing. ¬†I then stumbled upon this great new challenge site called CAS-ual Chic. ¬†It is a sister challenge of the popular Casual Fridays Challenge. ¬†Over there they are encouraging us to use layers ¬†The UAL in CASUAL stands for Utterly Adorable Layers. ¬†Isn’t that cool! ¬†This week they also want us to use embossing, so I jumped right on board. ¬†I really had quite a difficult time getting this photo to come out well. Every time I took it in doors it looked washed out and you couldn’t even see the vellum leaves or the intensity of the inks I used. ¬†So I waited till dusk and that seemed to help quite a bit. ¬†I just wanted to explain why the photo is so dark. ¬†I can’t tell you how fun this card was to make! ¬†I had to mask multiple butterflies at once to get the effect I was looking for. ¬†I really, really love this masking technique! ¬†Then you pair it with Emboss Resist and WOW! ¬†Thanks sooooooo much Barbara! ¬†I had so much fun I went ahead and made two cards, but you will see that one in a few weeks.

Here is a little card info:   I heat embossed with white embossing powder. The stamps are from Gina K-Take Flight and Happy Birthday Duo.  I also used my Sizzix leaves die with vellum.  Love that look!!  The inks are a little bit of Momento and TH distressed inks.

I so appreciate you coming by today! ¬†I Enjoyed myself I hope you did too! ¬†Nanc’

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