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Happy Day

Hello, October! How did that happen so fast? Anyway, it’s time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she has a perfect pairing for this Halloween month. I didn’t go the Halloween route but I certainly embraced the colors with a bright happy birthday card.

This post was written before Hurricane Ian! I have no power and No internet hope to be back up and running soon! Hugs to everyone and those poor people who lost everything and more! Take care!

Card Details: I have had this die from Spellbinders for quite some time and it’s the first time I have shared a card that I made with you. It also so happens to be on sale right now so you can find it linked below.

Gift Border and Sentiments

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Now, please head on over to Color Hues and take a look at my fabulous team’s cards they are incredible.

As the card states, I hope you are having a Happy Day! Take care, Nanc’


Cheers it’s your birthday

Hello, Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. I am the hostess and I have a very easy Topping for all of you, if you chose to hop on over and play along, we would love to have you!

Card Details: It’s your birthday is from Verve, the Bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses, the Cheers die is from Spellbinders-Outlined Sentiments. As you can probably tell I did quite a bit of ink blending on this card. HERE is the tag that totally sparked my inspiration for this card.

Hope you have a wonderful day and when you read this that Hurricane Ian is sparing us with minimal damage. Take care and be well, Nanc’


Let today be…

Hello, I am back today with another fun card showcasing Spellbinder’s newest dies Enchanted Garden in the Winter Tales Collection. This time I wanted to try some deeper-toned florals with kraft. I think the colors paired nicely together.

Other card details: I used Spellbinders Loops embossing folder for the bottom of my card. I used my Fiskers cutter to make the victorian edge piece of red to separate the colors. The thin strip of gold paper was used to tie in with the sentiment. The foiled sentiment is pre-made and comes in a pack from Pink Fresh Studio. A few sequins to finish it off.

If you want to see the entire collection plus the items I used to make this card, I have affiliate links below.

Winter Tales Collection

Enchanted Garden

Loops Embossing Folder

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I hope you have a wonderful day and you get to do something creative too. Nanc’


Food, Glorious Food

Hello, Today it’s time for our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday. The topping is Food, Glorious Food which happened to be selected by former DT member, Lindsey. As I am typing my post I am thinking about my beautiful friend and how remarkable she was. She was always a glass-half full type of gal and showed humor even up till the end. I could always count on her to make me smile and or burst into laughter from a text message. She would want me to be happy so that is what I am going to do today, for her.

I dare you to read this topping without singing…I certainly can’t!

I made two cards for this challenge.

Card Details: MFT-Birthday Cake die, the sentiments are from Papertrey ink. I used some clear Nuvo drops to make my icing shine. I also took my paper piercer and etched lines in the mirrored paper on the cake stand, and I love the way it looks.

You have to come over to Seize the Birthday and check out my fabulous team’s cards along with Asa our guest. Everyone did such a great job and they are all so different.

I hope however you choose to spend your day, you choose to be happy too. Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are having a great day. I have a Birthday card today showcasing one of Spellbinder’s newest dies called Enchanted Garden in the Winter Tales Collection. The collection is full of beautiful dies. The flowers and leaves that I have used are so whimsical and fun to put together and I was very pleased when Yana offered to send me these specific products to play with. The hardest part was figuring out what colors I wanted to use. I have a few more cards I will be sharing at a later date, so stayed tuned!

If you want to see the entire collection plus the items I used to make this card, I have affiliate links below.

Winter Tales Collection

Enchanted Garden

Many Birthdays

Truckin Through the Seasons

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Here is a close-up so you can see the background and the flowers a little bit better.

Card Details: First, I cut some strips of paper to make my white shiplap background on the base of my card. I just love doing this on a card. Next, I cut out a wreath shape using a circle die to make my wreath base. Then, I took the tree die from Spellbinders-Truckin Through the Seasons and layered the pine needles to form my wreath. Next, it was time to add the flowers and leaves that I already had made. Then, it was time to heat emboss a sentiment in silver using a stamp in the Spellbinders-Many Birthdays set onto an oval die. The sentiment was popped up with some foam tape. I added some silver glittered dots which are actually holly from the Spellbinders-Noel set. I have that small die on my desk 24/7 as I use it so often.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card that uses some new to-me Stamp sets from MFT. I also designed my card for the great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and will be linking up with Darnell as well over at NBUS! I have the two stamp sets noted at the bottom of the post that are NEW to me.

This card is a CASE of the fabulous Tiffany from Ink Therapy Designs. She made a slimline card using this adorable turtle set, but I decided to try it with a traditional A2 size. I have linked up her card for you above. Everything she makes is incredible! You should go pay her a visit.

Card Details: MFT (NEW)-Stamp is called Turtley Awesome, the small B’day greeting is from the Birthday Buddies set. The Cute clouds which are my favorite are also MFT. The only things on this card that are not MFT is the word Happy in the background and the word Birthday they both are from Simon Says Stamps. Birthday is in the Thoughtful Messages set, and Happy (NEW) is from their Slimline Greetings set. I used Copics and a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. The tiny stars are from a confetti bag of sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Every Flavor of Happy

Hello, It’s time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls, and Carol Mayne is our wonderful hostess and she has a great challenge for us. The challenge is to use Repetition on your card. Here are some suggestions that she had for us.

Ideas: repeated words, repeat stamping, repeat colors, repeat patterns, repeat a ‘style’ of die-cut (ie. different size houses), etc. You can even combine repetitions, such as repeated hearts with different patterns. So as you see, the sky is the limit.

I chose to go with repeated colors and patterns.

I am playing along with the Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Card Details: The stamp and dies are from MFT. The stencil is also MFT and was done with Oxide Inks. I rated hubbies paint box and did some royal blue splatters.

I certainly hope you come by Just Us Girls and check out the FABULOUS inspiration by the team and our guest Julie, we have been killing it lately if you ask me. Nanc’


Forget the Cake…

Hello, It is Saturday, and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our wonderful hostess and she chose the word Basket for us. At first, I was stumped and then I decided to have a look around my Cameo Design shop and it certainly did the trick. I saw this basket and thought…I don’t need a fancy cutter to make this simple basket shape all I need is the right kind of paper, low and behold I had the perfect piece in my stash! This couldn’t be any easier and look I even broke out two brads from my stash of hundreds. LOL

Here is a close-up!

I am playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday Challenge as well.

Card Details: The wine bottle (is actually a champagne bottle) and glasses are from Paper Roses. The coaster die that is supposed to be a blanket is from the Greetery, I hope it’s evident. The sentiment is heat embossed and from MFT and the set is called-Spirited Sentiments. The tiny dots of gold are cut from a very small Spellbinders die in the Noel set and normally are used for Holly. I thought the card needed something extra. I also used a wooden script stamp to make the wine bottle label.

You must run on over to JUGS as the team did an INCREDIBLE job this week, we also have a brand new guest starting who happens to be a friend of mine from Color Hues. Welcome, Julie Beech! I am just so happy you are designing with us this month!

Take care, Nanc’


Color Hues and Seize the Birthday

Hello Friends, I have a long post today so please stick with me!

Today over at Color Hues we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday! Woohoo! I can’t believe how quickly time goes. Thanks to ALL that have made this challenge such a success, the team and I certainly appreciate it! We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we certainly have. To join us in our collaboration we have asked our sister challenge, Seize the Birthday to join us! The Bigger the party the better! For those of you that don’t know, I took over Seize the Birthday from Lesley Croghan in August of 2013 as she was about to close it and I didn’t want that to happen. I have certainly enjoyed that challenge and my teammates immensely as well. I can’t believe it’s been 9 years!

Back to the challenges… if you decide to play along you can link your card up over at both challenges! Each challenge will have there own choice of winners!

Also, over at Seize the Birthday, we have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us! Welcome, Asa Johansson! We are so lucky to have you! You can find out more about her over on the STB blog! She makes wonderful CAS cards and is a fabulous colorist.

I have CASED a card from the talented Brenda Noelke. Check it out below! I just fell in love with it and everything she makes for that matter. Her photos are incredible too! If you don’t follow her you should!

Card Details: The lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps. The flowers are from Pink and Main. The greeting and scalloped die are from MFT. I heat embossed the sentiment. I used Oxide inks to make the Mums come to life.

I hope you have made it to the bottom of the post and I have inspired you to play along and link up at both my challenge blogs. Both the teammates did an incredible job with these colors, I hope you will come and check them out. We would love to have you!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


i sea it’s your birthday

Hello, I am popping in today with a CAS card that took entirely way too long. LOL I won’t bore you with all my mishaps and just tell you that I am playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge.

Card Details: Arch die is from Pink and Main, the Manatee is from Newton’s Nook, the greeting is from Lawn Fawn. The under-the-sea dies are MFT. The background stencil is from MFT and was inked with Oxide ink.

I hope you are having a great day and have found something to do today that has brought you JOY! Nanc’