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


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Friend-Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for our next color combo over at Color Hues. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she chose two colors that I really enjoyed. I am definitely going to remember this combination in the future. Thanks, Cindy!

Card Details: After I stamped my Pink Fresh Studio-Layered Bouquet, I decided that they looked a bit lost on the all-white background and that is when I decided to make it striped using the same color of ink and an old SU stencil. The Happy Birthday is from Scrapbook.com and the friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Before I close, I need to welcome two guest designers over at Color Hues joining us today, we have Kim Miller and Marcia Hill. You really must come and check out their amazing cards, along with my fabulous teammates. There is so much inspiration over there!

I am also linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion

I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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I Love you…

Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Sue is our hostess. Sue has picked a perfect color trio that always results in great cards in my opinion. I liked it so much that I made two cards for this challenge.

Card Details: Card 1: The stamp is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Card 2: Choose Hope stencil and die set from Pink Fresh Studio. The cover-plate is from MFT.

Now head on over to Just Us Girls and get inspired by the talented team and guest-Mac and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


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Just for you Friend

Hello, It is April 1st already, No Fooling! And we all know that on the first of the month it’s time for the Next Hues of Colors @ Color Hues! Sheri has picked a color combo that most of the card makers in blog land are certainly going to just love, I know I do. I know there are some non-pink people out there, for some odd reason. However, for this challenge, you should just embrace it and live a little. LOL

I do love the way my card turned out if I was to be brutally honest! You just can’t go wrong with that Honey Bee Cone Flower.

I am also joining in the fun over at Just Add Ink where the challenge is Choose Two-Flower and Patterned Paper.

Card Details: Cone Flower-Honey Bee Stamps, circle dies are from SY, the Just for you…I am uncertain and the friend is also Honey Bee Stamps. Love this DSP that I found in my stash and didn’t know I had. I also used Oxide Inks to color the flower. Clear Dewdrops are from Honey Bee Stamps, and I only use them on special cards.

Now run on over to Color Hues and check out the work from my wonderful Design Team and our two guests- Carol and Trina, cause all their work is amazing.

Take care and do something today that brings you JOY and I am not fooling, Nanc’


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Sweet Friend

Hello, As I stated earlier this week, I seem to be gravitating to florals this week, for a multitude of reasons. 1-, the stencils from Pink Fresh Studios are so much fun to use, 2- the cards generally come together rather quickly with good results, and 3- flowers make me happy and we all need a bit more happy these days, more than ever!

I was perusing my usual challenge sites and first came across the Pink Fresh Studios March challenge where they want us to Frame it up. I also tried to incorporate most of the tones of the colors from their graphic on my card as well. The centers of my flowers are peachy-yellow.

Then I came across two other challenges that piqued my interest. One is the Sketch over at Sunday Stamps and the second is the word prompt at Inkspirational-Curve. I have many curves on my card- the stencil has a curved design, the 2 flowers that I cut apart are now both arched in a curve, and the stitched circle is curved as well.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio-Daisy Wreath die and stencil, stitched circle from SU, an unknown background stencil, and some Oxide inks. The scalloped rectangle is MFT and the greeting is Gina K. I added some dimensionals, glitter, and sequins to finish it off.


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You’re so Sweet

Hello, I am playing along today over at The Paper Players where the theme is Spring, along with the fun board over at Tic Tac Toe. For the TTTB I chose the top row of Bright Colors, Flowers, and Ribbon. I like you, am still in disbelief as I watch the news and feel that the best I can do besides my financial donation is to make some more cards with Ukraine in mind and share love the best way I know how. I decided to try blue sunflowers today, not sure I quite like them though. I made a card like this years ago and thought why not do it again.

Card Details: Sentiment is from Verve, the stamps set is from SU and retired-Painted Harvest

I hope you are doing something today that brings you joy! Take care, Nanc’


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Pink Fresh Studio Challenge

Hello, A few weeks ago when it was World Card Making Day, Pink Fresh Studio started a challenge in honor of the special occasion and it was Anything Goes as long as PFS products are your main focus. So, I have had this note on my calendar since then and finally had a chance to put a card together. I spent a great deal of time thinking about the colors for this card and am very happy with my dark peach, grey, and green combination. I trimmed some of the stencil flowers down to make my layout work.

Here is a close up.

Photographing slimline cards can be a bit tricky, especially when you use a bit of mirrored paper.

I am going to link this card up over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge too!

Card Details: For my card I did an inlay on three of the five letters. Each letter is backed with the same mirrored paper that I made the decorative strips with. Those were made with my old Fiskars cutter and Victorian Blade. I used some Nuvo drops and glitter for the center of my flowers. I have clear sequins for a bit of bling and lots of dimensionals.

Products: Pink Fresh Studio Products; Slim Braided Circles, Kelly Alpha Letters, and Daisy Wreath Stencils. Oxide Inks

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time today to do something that’s creative! Nanc’


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Hello Friend

Hi, I am back today with two fall cards that I really enjoyed creating. If you have not discovered the joy of taking your die-cuts and making your own stencils, you should certainly give it a try. I shot a very amateur video showing what I did, but sadly my blog doesn’t support videos unless I upgrade. What I love best about the leaf stamp and die-cut stencil is that the stencil is bigger than the stamp and I really like the look of it. What do you think?

Here is a close up! And you can also see my inlay die-cut too.

The above card is for the Double D Challenge where the word is Leaves plus they have a mood board to inspire us.

The card below is the first card I made with this technique and it’s for the Addicted to CAS-Leaf challenge.

Card Details: Stamp and leaf die is from Stampin Up and since retired. The hello is from The Crafters Workshop. The Friend and I am so Thankful for…are from SU as well. I used oxide inks as my medium. I just love my new Postal Dies from Hero Arts! I did have to make a half mask of my leaf for the CAS card.

Now I am looking at all my dies in a brand new light! I am off to see what else I can make with a die-cut stencil! Have a very creative day! Nanc’


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We are One at Color Hues

Hello, I hope you are ready for September cause here it is! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t!

We have a great challenge starting today over at Color Hues today, and it just so happens to be our One Year Anniversary! WooHoo! Can you believe it? I can’t! What a fast year it has been! First and foremost, thanks to all the Design Team members guests and participants that have embraced my new Challenge Blog this past year and made it such a success! You truly don’t know how much it means to me and how much all of you have enriched my life this past year. You and the team inspire me with each and every entry! God willing, we hope to be around for many, many years to come!

Oh, and guess what? In honor of us turning one today! We have TWO prizes up for grabs for this special challenge! The two overall winners will both be getting a Gift Certificate for $25 from Simon Says Stamps, just in time for STAMPtember! So make sure you come play along!

In other news, We have a brand new Design Team member starting over at Color Hues. Tracey McNeelyfrom In My Creative Opinion is joining the team. Welcome Tracey! A little back story about Tracey…When I was in the midst of creating Color Hues last year, I approached Tracey and asked if she was interested in starting this new adventure with me. The timing wasn’t quite right for her then, and I totally understood. However, things have since settled down for her and I couldn’t be more delighted to bring her on board!

Card details: The colors Karen chose for us still scream summer for this Florida girl, so that is where my creative mind took me. That and over to Instagram where I saw this fabulous card HERE and fell in love with it! I had to CASE it, straight away!

You have got to run on over to Color Hues, straight away, and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and our fabulous guest Angies too, as I know you will truly be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hello Sweet Friend

Hello, I am back again today with a quick card. I saw that the Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 500th Challenge this week, and I wanted to make sure I joined in their fun and achievement. They have been doing such an incredible job inspiring all of us for the past decade! That is some accomplishment! Congrats to them and all their current and past designers! Did I mention there are many prizes up for grabs too? I have linked it up for you, so go check it out!

My card was made with many things left over from my bits and boxes. I love putting them to good use.

I really appreciate you dropping by! Let me know if you have any questions!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Hi there…

Hello there, Today over at The Paper Players it is time for Sketch Week. I absolutely had the best time putting this card together and thought the sketch that Laurie chose this week was super fun! I love when cards have an unexpected tilt to them. I have had this great background paper for quite sometime and so happy I finally used some of it. It worked so well with my little beach babes.

I am linking my card up over with Darnell at NBUS as well, as it is the first time I used these cute beach babes from Sunny Studios. I am also linking up at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where all you have to do is add a Sentiment.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil with my wave die from MFT and then made my water using Oxide ink. The sand is also part of a die from MFT- Beach Builders set which I inked up to make it look more realistic. The girls and palm tree are all from Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties/Sending Sunshine. The Hibiscus is MFT. I colored them with Copics and Prismas. I framed my little scene in with some star paper from MFT. The greeting is from one of the Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties set.

This might be my favorite card of the year so far!

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and stay well, Nanc’