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Use Your Initials

Hello, Over at Seize the Birthday we have a brand new Topping starting today. Glenda is our wonderful hostess and she has a fun one for us. What she wants us to do is use one of our initials to inspire us. I was a bit overzealous or didn’t read the fine print very well and I used all three of my initials on my card. LOL Some of my fellow DT members used one initial, or two initials and a few of us used all three.

My initials are; NEL. So I used Neon, Embossing, and Love on my card. I thought it was so much fun and hope you will too. Thanks, Glenda, for thinking outside the box on this one. I certainly enjoyed it.

Card Details: The heart and scalloped rectangles are from MFT, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The Tiny envelopes and flowers are from Spellbinders and in the Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies linked below. The EF is from Cuttlebug. I used some black Nuvo drops as well.

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Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

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I certainly hope you will pop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the amazing work by the team, and join us!

Happy Creating, Nanc’


Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


Swing into Spring

Hello, Happy Easter to you! I have had these cute little Spellbinders set for about a month now and had yet to open it. I know, that doesn’t make much sense with it being Easter and all! At last, I had a bit of time this afternoon to finally break the seal and get this cute little bunny swinging on her swing just in time for Easter.

Here she is in motion.

I am linking up with the following challenges. NBUS

Can You Handle the Pressure– where you must use an EF and the optional theme of Easter.

And over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Card Details: Spellbinders small die of the month-Floating Bunny. The two Embossing Folders are both from Sizzix. The little flowers are made with a little bit of this and that. Rhinestones for the flower centers. Gold glitter paper for the greeting.

I hope you had a wonderful day and did something today that brought you joy! Take care, Nanc’


Embossing Folders @JUGS

Hello, It is Saturday already and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Vicky has chosen an easy Trend for us to enjoy and hopefully you will too! All you need to do is use an Embossing Folder. I think the hardest part would be to decide which one. LOL If you are anything like me you have at least 20 to choose from.

I am also going to play along over at Happy Little Stampers – Die Cut Challenge, as I often do.

Card Details: Embossing Folder-Stampin Up, the onesie and button dies are from MFT and very old, and the greeting is from Stampin Up. Postage die is Hero Arts. I adore the DSP, that I believe I found at Hobby Lobby.

Now, I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the cards by my fabulous teammates and our guest and join us! Take care, Nanc’


Life is Short…

Hello, I am back again today with a card for the challenge going on over at Fusion Card Challenge. I hadn’t played along over there for quite some time and as soon as I saw the luscious chocolate cupcakes in the photo I knew I wanted to play along. I wish I had one of those cupcakes right about now! I have some old Verve stamps that I adore that I knew would do the trick for making this card come to life.

Card Details: The cupcakes, row of hearts, and the two sentiments at the top are all Verve. The sentiment at the bottom is from MFT. The tag die is MFT. I have 2 EF’s also- One is a brick background and the other is a Chevron pattern both from Sizzix. I heat embossed the white hearts and used Glossy Accents on the tops of the cupcakes. I sponged the Brick EF with brown ink and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Fussy cut the cupcakes. Used some Dimensionals for height.

I hope you have a great day! Take care, Nanc’


Masculine Birthdays

Hello, Today’s cards are for the next topping at Seize the Birthday. Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to use embossing on our cards. I have used a Chevron Embossing Folder for both of my cards but that is not the only embossing you can use. It appears that the majority of the DT and our guest Kathy went the easy route and used an EF too.

Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing a bit better! The white Golfball is embossed as well.

Both of these cards were inspired by cards over on Pinterest and not my original design. I really enjoyed putting them together.

Card Details: The majority of the dies and stamps on both cards are from Stampin Up and the sets are called Golf Set and Clubhouse. The Chevron EF is also from Stampin Up.

I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! Nanc’


Celebrate the Season

Hello, I am back again today with another Christmas card. Today I am linking this fun card up over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies and Christmas Kickstart where it just has to be Christmassy.

My BF-Carol and I often get together and share supplies and this darling package-carrying die-cut is hers, and it is from Spellbinders. Below you will see that her legs move when you shake the card from side to side. This set is a lot of fun to play with and I have another card using her for a DT commitment, coming up in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned. The cute tree EF background is from Momenta and my friend’s too.

I hope you are having a great start to your week! Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I have a quick and simple card for you today where the embossing folder and dies do all the work. I am playing along with the girls over at Freshly Made Sketches. Nobody does CAS like Cecile and she was the brains behind this fun sketch. Now that I am finished with the card I thought of a few other things I could have done. So perhaps I will be back before it closes with another entry.

Card Details: Most the products on this card are new to me thanks to the generosity of a fellow card maker! The dies are from Spellbinders and the 3D embossing folder is just gorgeous and from Sizzix called Bohemian Botanicals, and the sentiment is Verve.

Have a wonderful creative day, Nanc’


Birthday Wishes

Hello, Here we are time for another Topping at Seize the Birthday! Sweet Ashwini is our hostess and has asked us to use an Embossing Folder this time around. If you are anything like me you have plenty EF to choose from. This particular one has no label on it whatsoever so I couldn’t even begin to tell you whose it is. It is one of my favs for sure.

I am also joining in over at Happy Little Stampers with Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Embossing Folder-who knows, The Peony Bouquet and die – Crafter Companion, All the Stitched Dies – MFT, The sentiment -Verve. Some very quick coloring with some Prismas.

I hope you dust off some of your old Embossing Folders like I did and you will come and play along!

Hope to see you there! Nanc’


No Stamping

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Carol is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card with NO Stamping.

Here are a few ideas: (dies, stickers, watercoloring…anything that doesn’t involve stamps)

Since life has been a bit stressful and I didn’t have time to make a card this week (sorry Carol), I went in my vault of cards not shared yet and found just the perfect one. So if you are wondering why there is a blooming Christmas cactus in the photo, this card was probably made last December.

Card Details: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Hubiscus dies- Altenew, thanks die-Saavy, Heart die-MFT, leaf dies-Verve.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along we would love to have you! Take care, Nanc’