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


Greatest Guy by Par

Hello, I am working on cards for the store and made a Father’s Day card for two challenges- TGIF where the Theme is You’re the Man, and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the middle row of Texture, Free, and Stripes/Plaid. You have to look closely but the golf balls have texture and so do the golf clubs. Not to mention the deckled edge of the center white die cut.

Card Details: All products are from Stampin Up-Golf club die set and Golf Clubs stamp set-both retired. The DSP is from MFT. I was inspired by the colors and layout of this card over on Pinterest.

I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Nanc’


Thank You / Happy Father’s Day

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It’s time for Color Week and Bobby is our wonderful hostess. She picked a great color palette that I really enjoyed! I loved it so much that I decided that I would make another.

Card Details: Stamps are all SU and the boats are from Impression Obsession. The wave die is an oldie from MFT. The enamel dots are also SU.

I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! Take care and I hope you do something creative and or fun today, Nanc’


Late Father’s Day Card

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and let me just say that Vicki picked a tough one for me. I decided to change the theme of the photo with my interpretation. Pretend the little boy is carrying a fishing pole instead of planet shaped balloons. LOL No, in all seriousness. I decided that I would pull my inspiration from the water/sea and the deep blue colors and that is what I did…oh and the fishing theme too. I swear that is a tackle box in his right hand and not a briefcase. ;). That is one good thing about Photo Week your inspiration can come from anywhere.

Card Details: All products are SU except the polaroid type opening, I cut myself and the Wonky Rectangle die is MFT.

We can’t wait to see what you do with this photo at Just Us Girls this week…Come join us! Nanc’


Happy Father’s Day

Hello, I thought I would sneak away this afternoon after my son and daughter in law left and do something to distract me and keep the sadness at bay. Yes, after all these years I am still a wimp when my son leaves as we always have the best time together! He has a way of making everything better. Anyways, I started off by searching for a challenge site to play along with. I decided on a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, as the theme is masculine.

Card Details: I still had this SU fish set on my desk which helped the card come together rather quickly. Every bit of my card is from Stampin Up and some of the stamps are old and some are new. If you have any questions, please just let me know. This card is a case of my fellow DT member Ann’s card from the Paper Players and it was made back in 2013. I just feel in love with the colors she used!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’



Hello, It’s the first of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I am you hostess this time around and I thought that the color Blue and Brown might work well for some Father’s Day themed cards. The design team and our guest Michal have a great variety of cards for many occasions to inspire you.

I took the picture of my card in doors, and parts of the card appear to be black when in actuality they are navy. There is no black on this card at all.

I am also playing along with the sweet gals over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the row of Dad, Blue, and Die-cut.

Card Details: The fish and DSP are from SU, the waves are MFT, the letters are a Sizzix die, and the greeting is from Verve. Nuvo drops for bubbles.

I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and join us! We would love to have you!

Take care, Nanc’


My Love…

Hello, Today over at The Paper Players it’s time for Sketch Week and Jaydee has got a great one for us. I started off with the basis of the layout of the sketch and my card kinda got away from me a bit and I thought the background needed something fun, and that is where the anchor came in. Hopefully the team will think it’s okay, as you can clearly still see the sketch in my design. I think they call those creative liberties in the crafting/art world. LOL

Card Details: I made the negative and positive anchor with my Silhouette Cameo. The stamps are from the SU set called Whale Done. I have no idea where I got the silver stars, but they are 3d…super fun!

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Hope to see you at The Paper Players! Nanc’

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Father’s Day Card

I have a quick simple card for you today using a new to me stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I needed some Father’s Day cards for the store and thought these would be quick and fun to do. I am going to link this up over at CASology in hopes it’s CAS enough. The speckled background behind my panels was made with a very old Stampin Up stamp. I colored my images with colored pencils and the letters are from MFT.

I will also be linking this up over at Darnell’s NBUS.

I hope you are having a great day, Nanc’


Happy Father’s Day

Hello,  Today I have a stamp set from Mulberry stamps that I bet I have had for at least 10+ years and has never been inked up. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. Now that I am starting to feel a bit more comfortable with my coloring skills I decided to give it a shot.  I have been doing a lot of coloring in the evenings, it seems to have a calming effect on me, and many others I am sure.  I used both Copic and Prismas for this piece. I added the clouds with my MFT stencil. I have been doing that after my piece is colored and you have to be a little bit more careful and have to go on the lighter side.  Now the cute little bear and his dog look as if they are trapped on an island. LOL  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I am linking this cutie up over at The Paper Players where the theme is CAS with Men in Mind.  I sure hope it’s CAS enough! Fingers crossed.

I guess I better link up with Darnell too over at NBUS.  My stamp set deserves that, as it’s been waiting for 10+ years!

Stay well and if you are a little stressed….try coloring!  I was told wine works too! Nanc’




Hi friends, Over at Creative with Stamps, it’s Masculine this month. So I got out my trusty fish set from SU and went to work.  The bold letter dies are from Sizzix, the paper is from SU, and the wave die is MFT.  I really like how the fish came out. That’s all from me today!  I head back to work tomorrow! Boohoooo! Hope I can continue all the card making that I managed to get done this summer. We shall see!



Bold Letters!

I am hosting this week for Trend Week at Just Us Girls. The trend I have chosen that seems to never go out of style is…Bold Letters. If you don’t have any Bold individual letters a large sentiment will do. I have done a little bit of both! Wait to you see all the amazing cards the team and our guest Eva came up with!  I was blown away!

This card is a mix of SU, Verve, MFT, and Sizzix.  If you have any questions let me know!

Hope you will consider joining us at JUGS! Nanc’