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


Word Week @ Just Us Girls


Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.37.57 PMHello Friends, It’s going to be a beautiful day here in Sunny Florida and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it!  Before I go, it’s time for our Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls! Maria has chosen the word Flowers this week.  Pretty easy huh! Who doesn’t like to put flowers on their cards eeh?  I would also like to welcome our newest Guest Designer Steph Castro.  We are happy to have you with us this month Steph! My card came to life by the wonderful Mojo Monday Sketch that I really, really liked this week.

Mojo437Here are some card details: Stippled Blossom stamp set is from SU, Sentiment is also SU.  The scalloped square die was given to me, so not sure whose it is. You may not have noticed, but I took the center of that square and originally put it under my blossoms to represent the circle in the sketch but ended up nearly covering the entire thing. LOL The leaves are from a Sizzix Die. I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you have time this week to join the girls and I at JUGS we would love it!  Take care,  Nancy





CTS_157Hello Friends,  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is!  I have had quite a lot of opportunity  to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL  So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along.  I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card.  It is just totally awesome!  I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts.  The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart.   Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too.  Take care, Nanc’


Wild Card Week


Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 9.57.59 PMHello Friends, It’s time for another great challenge over at Just Us Girls.  Can you believe it’s the 5th Saturday of January already?  I honestly don’t know where the time goes.  We are also half way through the school year and starting the third quarter.  Which we affectionately refer to as the ” Sink or Swim Quarter.”  It always holds true too!  Anyhoozal…..Since it’s the 5th Saturday of the month it’s wild card week and Chris has a Tic Tac Toe challenge for us.  I don’t know about you but, I kinda like them. I have chosen the column straight down the middle with; die-cut, stamps and flowers.  Infact, I had so much fun that I made two more cards after this one.

Card Details: I was kinda all over the place with this so if you need any info please ask!  Now come on over to Just Us Girls this week and pick a column or row for Tic Tac Toe and while your there check out what the team and our Two Guest Designers did this week.  Speaking of Guests.  I need to thank Vicki and Deepti for being with us, we sure have enjoyed having you both.

Take care,  Nancy



The Challenge and Freshly Made


FMS Final 205-001 Hello Friends,  It’s me again!  WhooHoooo!  I am on a roll this week! Today’s card is for two challenges:  The Freshly Made Sketch of the week and The Challenge inspiration challenge!  I didn’t have as much time as I thought the other evening after dinner, but wanted so badly to do something besides veg on the couch, so I whipped up something rather quickly!  When I saw this photo I knew right away I wanted to pull out the Pink, Grey, Navy and the brick wall.  So that is what I did. Then I saw the twine on the bottom of the photo and thought perfect!  The floral stamp and the brick wall embossing folder is from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs.

New Banner-011I so appreciate you stopping in to check on me and all your sweet, sweet comments!  Warms my heart!  Take care, Nanc’


So Sorry You Hurt…


This card may look very similar to my last card.  I loved the layout and idea so

much and got so much positive feed-back, I thought I would make a similar one.

All stamps used are from Verve Stamps (Leaves, Elegant Flower, and Heartfelt Phrases)

along with some Red mesh ribbon for some added texture.  

The buttons again are from MFT.

The flowers are heat embossed on clear vellum.

I am linking my card up to a few of my favorite Challenges that I stalk on

a regular basis…even if I run out of time to play along.  

There are way to many great stamping sites out there…and not enough time!🙂

Wouldn’t you agree?

The Card Concept,

My card today is Clean and Layering…or maybe just a lot of layering. LOL


 Verves Red, White and You challenge!

I decided to use Teal (Bermuda Bay) just like Julee’s beautiful inspiration card.


And the Mod Squad where my talented friend Sharyn is hosting

and she asked us to add texture to our project!

That is where my Red Mesh Ribbon comes to play.


 I so appreciate you taking the time out of your day to stop by

my blog and I have the above blogs linked up for you… so what are you

waiting for…go and check them out too!





Tag You’re It Challenge…

Have you seen the new Challenge on the web?

Its called…

 Tag You’re It!

 Super clever huh!!  Jackie Rockwell is the brains behind it!  She is really Uber talented!

They are having a mini warm-up challenge this week, meaning it’s only going to be

up for 5 days instead of every other week.

I LOVE making tags and I couldn’t wait to play along!

Here is my TAG followed by the inspiration photo.


I pretty much paper pieced almost the entire thing!

The sentiment is from Verve and my Island and Sun

is something I picked up who knows where!  Probably Michaels.



You must go check it out… it is overflowing with Design Team talent!

Hope to see you over there!



Mod Squad Challenge/ Case this Sketch


Hi Friends,

Today’s card is for 2 challenges…..

Case this Sketch 


followed by this great idea over at Mod Squad.


My friend Karen is hosting this week so I wanted to make sure I played along.

I got it done just in time! Phew!

She asked us to use an image that you would usually use for a masculine card, but make it a feminine card.

Clever idea huh?

Some card details:

Card stock is Stampin Up

Stamps: All Gina K- Inspiration Mosaic and Out West 2

SU-Embossing Folder 

SU-Tag punch

Have a wonderful day,



Stamp TV Release Party Re-cap!

Hello friends,

Last night over at Stamp TV It was release time and I finally got to share

with everyone what I did with their newest stamp sets as a featured Guest Designer this month.

 Here are each one of the Fabulous Stamp Sets and a link for you on how

to purchase them for yourself!  I had such a great time working with my fellow guest designers-Judy and Karen.

The pair of you did FABULOUS, and it was so much fun working alongside you both behind the scenes these past few weeks.

I find you both so talented and funny, and am thrilled that we have become better friends!  Of course, none of this would

have been possible, without the guidance of Lee Murphy the Stamp TV Design Team Member.  You rock Lee!

Here we go…time for my cards!

The first set was designed by Beth Silaika.

 It’s called Fleur di lis.

 I really LOVE it!  So versatile with great patterns!


Next, we have Debbie Corbari with another fabulous Diva! Golf Diva.

Really happy with the way this came together!  So much fun to make!


Theresa Momber set coordinates well with her other Out West 2 stamp set!


This was the most challenging for me…but I wasn’t about to give up!

 Now we have Rupa Shevde with this beautiful set featuring tons of

vases and florals called Flowers Bloom.

LOVE this set!


Last but certainly not least, we have Melanie Muenchinger’s set called Lots of Letters 2.


The sky is the limit for this set! A must have in your stamp collection!

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to the past few days!

I have really enjoyed playing with these new sets!!

If you have any questions at all please just give me a shout out!

Here are all of the sets that I featured and you can find them Here!






Hope you find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul.



Watercoloring and Spring!



Hello My Friends and Faithful Followers,

Today over at Just Us Girls Lisa has challenged us to use watercolors as our background.

The Design Team and I were definitely on the same wave length…a good portion of us used

orange somewhere on our card….is so funny with those things happen.

I just love Lisa’s card too!

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Anyways,  Let me give you a few details on how this came together.

First thing I did was stamp the leaves and flowers (SU) with versa mark and heat

embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I took my

Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight inks and a SU Aqua Painter and streaked them

across the page.  I wiped off the excess ink that doesn’t stick to the embossed images

with a tissue.  Then I stamped my script in Brown Stazon Ink.  Last, I took

a paint brush that was heavily coated in Real Red mixed with Tangerine Tango watered down ink

and splattered the ink by shaking the paint brush.

( Make sure you cover your walls and workstation,

I didn’t and that ink went everywhere ! LOL)

Did the same thing with my Butterfly (minus the splat) which by the way is from Stamp TV.

The sentiment is from Verve!

All the paper is from Stampin UP.


Okay, I am also entering this over at Mod Squad  where they asked us to make

our own Background paper and to use 3 Spring Bright Colors.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and see what my other teammates did

with the Watercolor challenge and/or join me over at Mod Squad!

Find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul!



Mod Squad Color Challenge

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Happy Monday,

Happy for me…as I get another day off and a Mamogram and an Ultrasound…Yeah!!!

Anyhoo, at least I have the day off!

Today’s card is for the Mod Squad Challenge and Lee our hostess has challenged us

to use Red and Brown on our project!

That flower stamp is one of those Stamps…you don’t know where you picked it up 

but your very glad you did…LOVE it!  The sentiment is Stampin UP and the 

text stamp is from Stampabilities/ Michaels.

The button centers on the flowers is a die cut from MFT.

Paper is from Stampin Up and the Cardstock is Gina K Designs.

This card is going to be in the mail very soon and on it’s way to a dear friend!

I plan on showering her with as many cards as possible!

She needs it and is in my heart continuously! 


Have a terrific day!