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


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You make me Smile

Hello, I am back today with a CAS card for the latest challenge over at The Paper Players. If you have been a follower of my blog for some time you know that these leaves from Stampin Up are a favorite of mine and a staple this time of year. They are old, so sadly no longer available.

Card Details: First, I made a stencil of the leaf itself and inked it up with three fall colors of Oxide Inks. Then I took the die and cut them out. Next, I used the detailed die and cut it out using gold glitter paper. I think the mix of inks and glitter looks amazing together. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and is from Stampin Up (retired) as well. I think the final gold dots tied it all together.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Sweet Friend

Hello, I am back today with one more card. How do you feel about pastels this time of year, and more particularly white pumpkins? Well, it seems that there are no rules these days when it comes to Fall and I love that! Have you seen all the pastel Fall cards around the globe lately? So much inspiration out there that I just had to give it a try.

I am linking up this card that has a million die cuts…LOL to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The background Lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps and it was cut down. All the garden pieces along with the bench are from MFT- Spring Garden. The pumpkin die is from Spellbinders in the Truckin Through the Season set. The greeting is from Gina K. The grass is an older die from MFT.

Have a lovely day and take care, Nanc’


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Just a Note

Hello, It is Photo Week over at Just Us Girls and Lisa E has chosen a Back to School Picture for us. You would think with my background of working in the school system for 24 years that I would have oodles of School themed products. Well, that is NOT the case! When I was working, I used to always dread going into a store and seeing the Back to School signs and it would make me so sad cause I knew Summer was coming to an end! However, that is in the past, and I certainly don’t have to worry about that anymore. YAY! With that being said, I did scrounge through all of my supplies in search of something that would work and found this cute Paper die to save me!

Card Details: The Paper Die is from Paper Smooches. I drew the lines on after I colored my flower (should have left them off) with Prisma Colored Pencils. That flower is an old block stamp that I have had for ages. The greeting is from MFT.

The rest of the DT and our guest-Cathy did a far better job than I did! Come by and check them out! Also, I need to say thanks to my buddy Cathy for being with us the past month, you did an incredible job and we were lucky to have you! Take care, Nanc’


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Sweet Friend

I am back today with another summer card and this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I have chosen the middle row of Embellishments, Die-cuts, and Leaves. This is also a case of a card that you can find HERE! I adored it the moment I saw it. This is actually the second time casing this card and my first one is below, which I like a whole lot better.

Card Details: The Flips Flops are from Impression Obsession, the leaves are from Stampin Up,the greeting is from Gina K Designs, clothesline is from MFT in their old retired Baby die set. I have tiny embellishments on the top of my flip-flops. I blended the background with Oxide Inks.

I hope however you spend your day there is a little time for creativity! Nanc’


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Sending…

Hello, It is the middle of the month already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I happen to be the hostess for this challenge and the colors I have chosen are…Chocolate and Mint. I personally believe this is one of the prettiest color combos with endless possibilities! We have a new guest joining us over there today. Welcome- Kim Heggins! We are glad to have you playing along with us!

My card was totally inspired and a case of one of my many favorite card makers Sidnie Des Jardines over on Instagram. I have linked it up for you HERE! She is so very talented!

Card Details: The sentiment is made from strips of paper and a die from MFT. The Mum-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main and sponged and colored with Copics. The background stencil is from MFT and called Watercolor Wash. I have shortened it a bit with the negative die that comes in the set, as I didn’t want the background so large. The script background stamp is a clock stamp from Stampabilites. I sponged the background lightly before stamping the script using Oxide Ink. I used some flicks of white paint for some added interest before the assembling process.

I am also linking up with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Now, you must head on over to Color Hues and check out the amazing cards by my fabulous Design Team and guest, I know they will inspire you as they certainly inspired me!

Take care and I hope you get to do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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You Make Me Smile

 Hello,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’


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Hello Summer

I am back with another card using this new Spellbinders Small Die of the Month called- Day at the Beach and this time I am playing along with the gals over at Fusion. I still had all the scraps from yesterday’s card on my desk so I stuck with the same color scheme. I have been eyeing the Fusion Challenge for the past week and knew that if I got my Spellbinders set in the mail in time it would work out perfectly for this challenge.

I chose to play with just the photo and not the sketch for this card. I used two elements from the photo in my design, the first one is obviously the hat with the hello on it, but the second one is the long rectangles both on the door and at the top of the doorway in various widths.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Pink and Main-Sunshine Die

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

Card Details: Cut strips of paper in various widths to complete my background. I used Oxide inks to sponged my sentiment and flip flops. The tiny stars on top of the flip-flops were made with an old Verve border die. The sunshine die is sponged and double mounted for some depth. I used a few gold sequins to finish it off.

I certainly am appreciative of your visits and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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No Otter Like You

It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Cecile is our hostess and she has chosen a fun color combo for us. I know you might be a bit tired of seeing these Otters, but I just adore their sweet faces and thought they might work well with this combo.

Card Details: MFT-Otterly Love You, Heart Stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The heart border at the bottom of the card is a Martha Stewart Punch. I used Copics for my medium and a little Prismas and Gold Nuvo drops to color in the heart. I have used dimensionals too.

I hope you will come over to Just Us Girls and see what the talented DT and Guest-Fran did with this color combo! Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Sending Sunshine

I am back again today with another card but this time it’s for the fun square card sketch by Cecile over at Freshly Made Sketches. My plans changed today and I had some unexpected time on my hands, to my delight. I just adore this sandcastle set from MFT so I got it out once again. Plus, if you know me by now you know I love making my own backgrounds. I hope it’s okay that my beach items are not under the square like in the sketch.

I made my background using the MFT Watercolor Wash stencil. To see a picture of how it was done previously on another card you can see my post…HERE!

Card Details: MFT- Sandcastle Builder Die, Shady Palms Dies, Watercolor Wash Rectangle Stencil, Oxide Inks, Sentiment-MFT Life’s a Beach

I hope you are doing something today that brings you JOY, I just told the hubby that I was a much better housekeeper and cook before I started this fabulous hobby. Luckily he responded, life’s too short to worry about such things. YAY! Nanc’


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Crafty Friends

Hello, I am back today with a card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I just loved Stef and her board and wanted to be sure to play along. I used the diagonal row of Coloring, Friend, and Patterned Paper.

I will also be joining in over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: We have a bit of coloring, paper piecing, and stenciling with Oxide ink followed by iridescent textured paste on today’s card. The sentiment and envelopes are from Altenew. The bunnies are from MFT. The heart stencil is from SU.

I hope you enjoy your day, however you choose to spend it. I never take for granted that you choose to spend a few minutes of it here with me. Take care, Nanc’