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



Hello,  We have a great word selected by Bobby for you this week at Just Us Girls… the word is Plaid. I have this great buffalo check stamp from SU that I used to make my background. I used a mix of colored pencil and Copics for the medium.  The background was made with a Copic marker as well. The coaster die is from the Greetery. The stamp set and greeting are SU.

I have made a card similar to this in the past and I loved it so I did it again!

We have a brand new guest with us this month and she just so happens to be on my Design team over at Color Hues.  Please help me in welcoming Karen Walker to JUGS for the month.  Welcome, Karen!

Hope to see you in our gallery!

Take care,




Hi!  This card is one of those cards that you aren’t sure if you love it or hate it. LOL The jury is still deliberating as we speak. I think I cheated a bit with the green as it’s more turquoise for the majority of the card.  Sorry about that Carol.  There was no time to fix it when I started to write this post. I did use a green piece of chalk for the stem and leaves of the flower though. I chalked up the flower too.  I haven’t done that technique for so long.  All you need is a Q-tip to color with.

The flower stamp is from Stampin Up, the HELLO – die-cuts from MFT, the scalloped piece at the bottom and the tab on the side are MFT dies also. I am not sure where I got the checkered stencil for the background. Everything was done with chalk.

Come by Just Us Girls and check out what our fabulous team and guest Lindsey have done! Nanc’



Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a mix of two stamp sets from MFT on my card. I have been playing a lot with MFT as of late, but haven’t shared many of the cards that I have made with you yet!  These were my latest purchases with the last vault release -Seaside Seagulls and the Polynesian Paradise sets.  I have been obsessed with making cloud-shaped backgrounds using masking stencils and Acetate too. Since I am playing along with the Color Challenge at MFT I had to use be creative and use Coral for my sky. I shied away from coloring the seagull grey, as that is not one of the colors this week, so he is al-natural to go along with the colors in the challenge. The sky was done with Oxide Ink- Abandoned Coral. I used the MFT cloud stencil as well.  Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium of choice.

Of course, I have to join in the fun with my buddy Darnell over at Never Before Used Schtuff! 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.  Stay safe out there in this crazy world! Hugs! Nanc’



Life is Better…

I just recently fell head over heels in love with Honey Bee Stamps.  I know you are probably thinking where have you been Nancy!  Better late than never as the saying goes.  I have been making some really fun summer cards with their Flippin Fabulous set and I can still do that since it is hotter than the dickens here in Florida still.   I am not quite ready to break out the fall cards as of yet, so I embraced fall colors with a beachy card instead.  I have the matching die for the Flip Flops but I thought it might be fun to stamp them right on the background for a fun ombre effect. And I must say, I am pretty happy with it.  All except my brown starfish that is.  My piece of cardstock in the background is brown too.  It almost looks black in the photo.

I am playing with the great Fall colors over at The Color Throwdown. I inked my background using Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Fired Brick Oxide Inks.  I colored the straps of the flip flops with Copics and then I  used a colored pencil to cast a shadow.  I covered the straps of the flip flops with Crystal Effects.  The yellow ferns are from Stampin Up. The rest of the shells and sentiments are from the same Honey Bee set.  I added a little sand texture with a SU stamp.

I am going to Ink this card up over at  Darnell’s NBUS too.

I sure appreciate you stopping by and all of your encouraging comments!  Nanc’

Here is one more shot!



Let’s get together…

Hello,  I finally broke down and purchased this darling coffee set from The Greetery and I am so glad I did.  I have been keeping my eye on a fun challenge called the Global Design Project and this week they asked us to CASE a card.  I decided that I would try to make a repetitive background with my coffee cups like they did with their world die. After I was done making my background paper I decided it needed a bit of something more and I added the little brown hearts from Verve. The sentiment is a mix and match of two other stamp sets from Verve as well. I added the leaves and the bow to mimic the feather and string on the designer’s card. I cut the spoon out of gold paper and the bow die is Paper Smooches.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’



It’s Pandamonium…


Hello, Today I am here with a cute little CAS panda card and it is perfect with the way I feel some days.  Over at Just Us Girls Sue has chosen the word leaves for this challenge.  I was going to make a fall card but since it’s 90+ degrees here with a feels like of 110…I just wasn’t feeling it. LOL  I absolutely can not wait for cooler temperatures!

I have used these guys once before and loved how nice they stamped.  I added a little bit of colored pencil to make them look a bit more fluffy and not so stark white.

The leaves are from Stampin Up and the pandas are from Woodware Craft collection.

We have a new Designer with us this month.  It’s my good friend Lindsey!  Welcome Linsey!  Her card is fabulous! you must go and check it out!

Hope to see you over at JUGS and take care, Nanc’



Color Hues #1

Hello,  Yeah it’s September 1st!!!  I am so excited that it’s finally time for the very first challenge over at Color Hues. The colors as you can see are yellow and green.  Remember you can use any Hue of those Two Colors and Neutrals are always welcome.  You have till the 14th of the month to join us so you have loads of time.

Card details: Gerbera Daisy Background stamp is from SSS.  The sentiment is from MFT.  If you look closely you can see some clear Nuvo drops for embellishment.  I kinda went overboard on those.

I sure hope you will head on over to Color Hues and join us!  Just wait till you see the Design Team’s cards! You will be as impressed as I was!

Happy crafting, 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’





Hello, Today starts the newest challenge over at Just Us Girls and it just so happens to be Wild Card Week and Carol has chosen Butterflies to inspire us.  I have this Pretty Pink Posh set of Butterfly stamps that I have been ignoring as of late and I was determined to show them some love this week. Making the background to my card was so much fun and super easy.   All you do is take a circle stencil (mine is from my local craft store) and ink up the stencil with whatever inks you would like to work with, spritz it with water and then flip it over and push it down on a piece of watercolor paper. Repeat the process until you are happy with your results. I will definitely be doing this again soon.  I used my Copics to color the butterflies and leaves.

I would like to say farewell and thanks to Lisa Elton for being with us this month at JUGS. You have been an absolute delight and we look forward to seeing you and your lovely work back in our gallery again soon.

Please come over to JUGS and join us, and who knows you may even become our next Guest Designer.  Nanc’


You had me at Coffee

Hello,  Coffee is always a good idea, that is my motto.  Over at Just Us Girls we have this great photo challenge starting. It is not a secret that I will forever be a Verve fan.  The sets I am working with here today are a mix of stamps, digis, and dies all designed by Julee Tilman from Verve.  Sadly she is not in business anymore, but luckily enough she is still creating.  The heart die is MFT and the background paper is from SU.  Isn’t it just perfect for coffee rings?

I colored my cups with Copics and I used colored pencils for the lids.

Please come join by Just Us Girls, the team has a fabulous array of cards to see. Nanc’