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


Fluttering By to Say Hi

Hello, I am back today with my final card using the Simon Hurley-Butterfly Kisses stamp set collaboration with Spellbinders. As you can probably tell, I totally enjoyed using this set and I am certain it won’t be put away for very long.

Card Details: I took the rose stamp to make my background. I stamped it in all four corners using grey ink. I got a little heavy-handed in the left bottom corner, sigh. I then took the background piece and cut out the outline of the butterflies. If you look carefully you can see the background paper peaking through. Next, the butterflies were inked in Catherine Pooler’s Samba ink to match my base paper and heat embossed in gold. I thought the card looked a bit stark so I decided to pull out the tiny flowers from the Spellbinders-Bouquet of Flowers set and use them for embellishments. ( I think that set is either no longer available or out of stock.) The sentiment is heat embossed and lifted with dimensionals.

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I so appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’


Sending Well Wishes…

Hello, I am back today with card 2 of 4 featuring Butterfly Kisses from Simon Hurley and Spellbinders. This time I have incorporated the gorgeous rose stamp along with the butterflies in my design. I had a hard time photographing this card, as you have to look closely to see the Loops embossing Folder-also from Spellbinders.

There are three New Stamp sets and Dies being added to the Spellbinders/Simon Hurley line-up. You can find them all HERE! Each one is really amazing.

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Card Details: First, I heat-embossed the flowers and butterflies in Gold Embossing powder. Then I chose the Spellbinders Loop Embossing Folder and black paper for the background. That Embossing Folder is becoming one of my new favorites. I used Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink to add color to my butterflies and then took a Prisma colored pencil for the centers and a bit of shading. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black ink and comes in the set. Some gold dots and dimensionals to finish it off.

I certainly appreciate you coming by! Take care and happy stamping, 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’


Wishing You…

Hi! I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls! Lisa K. is our sweet hostess and she has a pretty color trio that I just loved working with and think you will too. For my design, I let die cuts do most of the work with a silver embossed sentiment.

Card Details: The Flowers and all the foliage are all from SU, The sentiment is from Verve, The scalloped edge die angled die is from Papertrey Ink. I didn’t realize the whites on my card didn’t match till I took the picture! I used mirrored paper for my silver. A few rhinestones to finish it off.

Hope you will pop on over to JUGS and check out the DT’s work along with our two Guest Designers! We would love to have you!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


Inspired by Christmas

Hello, I hope this post finds you well in this crazy world we find ourselves in. I have been eyeing the gorgeous Christmas challenge photo over at Inspired by Challenges, and I had sometime this afternoon to escape the world and make a Christmas Card. What really caught my attention in the photo was the candy canes and the bright berries. I tried adding a small apple like in the photo but it just didn’t look right.

Card Details: Poinsettias and Candy canes are from Impression Obsession, the wreath and the green foliage is all from Stampin Up. The berry stamps and leaves are from MFT. The sentiment is SU and gold embossed.

I am also going to link up with the lovely ladies over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I am obsessed with poinsettias right now so you may see more soon. Have a wonderful rest of your day! Nanc’


Black and White-Wedding Card

Hello there! I needed a wedding card and when I saw the challenge that Vicki chose for us this week at Just Us Girls I knew it would be perfect. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago and it was well received so I thought I would try it again. You can find it HERE!

Card Details: I have always been a huge fan of these old SU flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from SU as well. I used white embossing powder on vellum with a grey back for my flowers and then white on white for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The DSP came from Hobby Lobby and I am using every scrap. Made the circle with a couple of Sizzix dies, and the victorian edge is done with my Fiskers cutter.

I hope you will stop on over to Just Us Girls and see what the fabulous team did this week along with our guest Claire!

Take care, Nanc’


White, Gray and Navy with Vellum

Hello, I hope your week is off to a great start! I just love the color combo going on this week at TGIF Challenges. The colors are so soothing and they inspired me to make a sympathy card that I needed for my hubby’s cousin whom just lost her hubby to cancer. Such a terrible and sudden shock as we didn’t know he was sick. I assume those were his wishes.

Card Details: It was time to give some of my older SU stamps some love. I have always been a huge fan of these flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from Verve. The tag die is from MFT. I used white embossing powder on vellum for my flowers and then white on navy for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers do not come in the same set but compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The dotted background paper is that stash I talk about all the time from SU that has a pattern on it and resists ink. So I took my Smoky Slate SU ink and inked it up. Then I wiped it off with a towel just like an emboss resist and the dots come through. I used the same grey ink to ink my SU leaves as well.

I had a hard time photographing this card and it looks much better in real life.

Thanks for all the visits as they really brighten my day!

Take care! Nanc’


Live the Life…

Hello, I am back today with a card for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I have chosen the diagonal row of die-cut, embossing, and patterned paper.  I have been in a scene creating frenzy lately and will have to show you some of the other cards I have been making later on.  I think I may have finally found my nitch in this world of card making.

Card Details: I heat embossed the stencil Geometric Shapes from MFT with white embossing powder and then did some Oxide ink blending over that. I created my sky using an MFT Cloud Stencil.  The waves die is also MFT. The sun is Lawn Fawn and the sailboat is IO-Obseesion Impression.  The sentiment is SU.

Thanks for checking in on me!

I hope you are having a wonderful day, Nanc’



Add Gold


Hello,  Add Gold is our topping starting at Seize the Birthday.  Not a hard topping one would think.  Well, I struggled with this and not sure why.  I made three different cards and settled on this one and I do mean settled. LOL I made this card for a friend’s dad that is turning 90.  What a milestone!

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.

Before I go I want to thanks Jen for being such a fabulous Surprise Party Guest the past two months.  It has been such a pleasure having you onboard and look forward to seeing you back in our gallery soon.

Details:  Embossed the center panel using a stencil and gold embossing powder. The window opening is a die from MFT.  The sentiment is a fav from Verve. The balloons are SU and the 90 is Sizzix.

I hope you will pop on over to STB and join us,


Tic Tac Toe Birthday


Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning and Ashwini has picked a tic tac toe board for us to chose from.  I always enjoy these types of challenges.

I have chosen the middle row of; Inlaid-die-cutting, flowers, and water coloring.  I just love this flower from MFT and thought it would look great watercolored. I heat embossed the flower first and then while I was at it I decided to watercolor the background as well. Since I finally got the die-cut ( that is constantly out of stock over at MFT) to go with the flower it worked perfectly for the inlaid part of my row.  I finished it off with an MFT birthday greeting and some sequins.

I hope you will come check out the lovely array of cards over at Seize the Birthday…the team and our guest Jen did a great job once again.

Take care, Nanc’