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


Happy Birthday @ STB

Over at Seize the Birthday, we have a new topping starting today.  JoAnn has picked Off the Edge this time around and you can interpret that in many ways. For example, your design can be off the edge of your card, or your top mat, or you can stamp an image so that only part is showing and part of it is cut off like I have done above.  We have some amazing cards over at STB that are sure to inspire you with an idea of your own. Come join us!

Here are my card details: Hydrangea is from Gina K., the sentiment is from, the rectangle frame is MFT, the enamel dots are from SU, colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Go create an amazing day, Nanc’


Winter Blessings


Screen Shot 2016-01-10 at 2.15.56 PMHello Friends,  and hello three day Weekend! WhoopWooooo!  Working in the school system sure has it’s perks! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend Week.  So it’s time to break out those tags and incorporate them on your card and or project. I really had a great time putting this card together.  I made the background of my tag using the smoothing technique and got to break out my new snow hill dies from Lawn Fawn and use them for the first time too.  The paper is from Echo Park and is called Hello Winter and the penguin is something I picked up at Michaels. I loved paper piecing his cute little hat and scarf.   The sentiment I do believe is from Gina K designs.

I hope you find sometime to join us this week, and if you get picked as our Chic of the Week you just might end up being our next Guest Designer too.

I am taking a road trip south today to meet up with my Birthday Sista’ and stamping friend Barbara for lunch, and I am beyond excited to see her again!

Take care and enjoy your day, I know I will!  Nanc’


More Minis!

Hello Friends,

I had so much fun creating my mini trio of cards the other day for the Mod Squad Challenge

and I couldn’t wait to make more!  Although this time I made single ones instead.


Here is the first one!

All stamps are Gina K designs and the set is called Snowflake.

The card measures 3 3/4 x 3 1/2

I am not sure you can see the fine dusting of glitter I put on the center snowflake.

And tell me is it strange to make black snowflakes?  I kinda liked it! LOLIMG_0003


Okay now I am off  to go get my other mini ready to post!

Don’t go far!



Spotlighting at Stamp TV


Hello Friends,

Second post of the day! 🙂

Today I have a technique for you that is called Spotlighting.

Here is a wonderful video from Gina K over at Stamp TV that explains it perfectly!

It was so much fun…I can assure you I will be doing this technique again very soon!

I am also entering this in Stamp TV’s Guest Design Challenge.

The stamp set is from Gina K and is called A Little Something.

I got it from a dear friend of mine!  It has become one of my all time favorites!

The video pretty much explains it all, but if

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

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and find sometime to be creative!



Let’s Get Sketchy @ Just Us Girls

JUGS sketch

Vicki is hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and she has this Great sketch for us!

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Of course after I photographed my card and already mailed it to my

sister for her Birthday…I realized I had altered the sketch a tad!

Completely by accident!  You would think I couldn’t screw it up when

I am the one the designed the graphic based on Vicki’s sketch.

But…think again!  :/

Well, I think it’s darn close enough!

I just got my long and short panels reversed. LOL

I hope you come on over and join us this week!

Also,  I need to say a quick thank you to our Guest Designer

Melissa Hubert for being with us this month!

You did great Girl!

Now,  Come on over to Just Us Girls and get Sketchy with us!

And while your there help me in welcoming our NEW Guest Designer

for the month of March….


Before I go….(Some Details)

I Love this new Stamp Set I got from my Fellow DT member Sharyn!

It’s from Stamp TV and is called A Little Something.

I also stamped my sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it

and paper pieced my vase and flowers!

Thanks Sharyn I can tell it’s going to be one of my new FAVS!

Take care,



Seize the Birthday and Sketch


Hello Friends,

It’s an Anything Goes Challenge this time around at Seize the Birthday!


And I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


The Design team out did themselves this week

so please come on over and take a peak and join us while your there!








Nancy (me)




I have family in town starting tomorrow so I have to run, however…..

If you need some details about my card…don’t hesitate to ask!

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Technique Time…

Hello Friends,

I had the opportunity on Sunday to play in my studio and make these two cards

for a challenge over at Stamp TV.  It was good to keep busy after saying goodbye to my son that morning

as he headed back to college.  I never get use to those good-byes!

Anyways, I have a great technique for you that your going to LOVE!

It’s called Color on Color Emboss Resist and HERE is the video you can watch by Gina K.

She makes the best videos!


Unfortunately, on this photo you can’t see that I sponged pale pink around my die-cut

while in the die, you will have to trust me on that one!  I used the same technique and made

and extra hummingbird for both cards!

 On the second card you can barely see the color blue beneath the white.


The reason there are 2 cards instead of one is that I accidentally grabbed the wrong

embossing powder the first time.  Gina suggested to use Clear embossing powder and

I used white by accident.  I absolutely loved the way it came out after I heat set it

and knew I wasn’t going to let it go to waste! Love good mistakes!!

Here are two additional shots that I took while I was working.


I used SU- Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose as my colors.


This photo was before I heat set it !

The stamp set used for the entire card is also from Gina K Designs

and is retired, but one of my favorites…Hugs and Prayers.

The little leaves were made with my Cricut and ran through by Cuttlebug.

The label die and the border punch is also Stampin Up.

Any questions give me a shout out!

Come join us over at Stamp TV!

Remember to take time to be creative,



If I Could Save Time…..

Today over at Just Us Girls we have a great Inspiration Photo from Lisa!

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When I first saw this photo…I got really excited because I knew that because it

actually didn’t say Happy New Year anywhere on the photo, I had the flexibility to change it up a bit

and think outside the box.  I was then talking to and looking at fellow designer Sharyn’s card

for this challenge and one thing led to another and I realized I had this great

stamp set from Gina K Designs that would work perfectly!

Thanks Sharyn for your constant inspiration and Lisa for a great photo this week!

Okay enough is enough Nancy…get on with it!


What do you think???  Kinda outside the box or what?

The stamps from the set are the clock and the word treasure.

The sentiment at the bottom I made on my computer. (cheating I know!)

Let me explain some details on how my card came to be.

I took my jar stamp and stamped it on a piece of card stock and

then put it in my printer and enlarged it as it was to small.

I colored it with colored pencil…Hubby says next time don’t stamp it

in dark ink as it messes up the shading with those very dark lines.

(That was my art lesson for the day!) Thanks Hubby!

He had the brilliant idea to make it

appear that it had a lid on it even though it doesn’t by using a gold pencil.

 When the card was finished I thought, why not add gold stickles to the lines on the lid

to give it some depth.  I was very happy with how it came out!

The clock was also colored with prisma colored pencil.

 I am going to give it to my son when he is back at college.

I sure hope he doesn’t pay me a blog visit anytime soon!

Now, head on over to the JUGS blog and see what my talented

teammates did with this challenge!

JUGs blog

Jan Del Bone GD

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Take care,



Let it Snow….

Hello Friends,

Christmas was a huge success at this house…and I hope you can say the same!

It’s time to jump back into the world of card making and post something that is long over due!

It’s my turn to post a card over at Crafty Card Gallery and the

theme this month is….Snowman or Snowflakes.


I knew right away which stamp set I was going to finally get

around to using for this card.  I have this great snowman set from Gina K Designs

called Snow One Like you! and I have had it for quite a while,

and it was way past time for it to get inky!

I am sending this card to my Brother-in Law that took a fall up in Boston and is recovering

from having a bleed on his brain and needing surgery.  He is doing very well by the way!  Thank goodness!

He is such a great guy with the best attitude…and I think he will like my card!

He also loves winter!  Which I don’t quite understand! LOL

I still need to work on my sponging technique…this has been something

I have always struggled with!  I also used colored pencil to color my snowman.

I will be back tomorrow with a great JUGS challenge!

Hope you have a wonderful day and find sometime to be creative!



Color Challenge over at Just Us Girls

Hello Everyone,

Going to make this a quick post today!  Lots to do…..lots to do!

Over at JUGS, Sue T is hosting a color challenge and boy oh boy does

she have a great color combo picked out for this time of year….

heck what am I saying…anytime of the year!

I love red and brown together don’t you?

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Here is what I did with it!


I can’t take credit for coming up with the Santa shape…one of my good friends gave me

one of these cute Santa’s on a goodie bag at our last card class.

 I knew right after I saw it that I would

be making one of them for this challenge!  I think he is so cool!

Thanks Janet for inspiring me, you are amazing!

Please come on over to JUGS this week and play along with us!

 We would love it if you would!

We also have with us a Guest Designer for this month!

JUGs blog

Jan Del Bone GD

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Happy Weekend,


Any questions about my card…please leave me a comment…I would love to hear from you!