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


Happy Birthday Dad

Hello, It is time for the next challenge at Seize the Birthday and Glenda is out hostess and she has chosen Travel as her topping. This topping has me wishing I had a trip planned in the near future, but sadly we do not. Maybe this fall, we shall see. Are you heading anywhere this year?

Card Details: I have a variety of companies for today’s cards. The Clouds, Wonky Rectangles, and the Letters are from MFT. The Water is from Stampin Up and the Boats are from Impression Obsession. The Sentiments are from Verve and MFT.

I am tossing these cards up over at the Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies.

Now, please head on over to STB and check out the many forms of Travel that my fabulous team and guest Melanie came up with! You are sure to be inspired.

I hope you are having a wonderful day however you choose to spend it. Nanc’


Happy Birthday @ Color Hues

Hello, I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your day! It is the middle of the month and time for our next hues of color at Color Hues. The colors Cindy has chosen are Lime Green and Aqua. As you can see on my card, Aqua is one of those colors that can either be on the bluer or greener side of the color wheel, it just depends on your interpretation. When I hear Aqua, I think water so I chose the bluer side.

Card Details: MFT- Cover-plate, Stitched flowers-MFT, Wreath-Stampin Up, Leaves-Stampin Up, sentiment-Verve, silver glitter paper and a small punch, and a few rhinestones.

Over at CH, we have Rosemary joining us as our guest and I would like to take a minute and give her a quick welcome. Welcome!! Rosemary was our winner from our last challenge and we are happy to have her along.

Now, once again if you don’t pop on over to Color Hues and check out ALL the cards by the Design Team…you will be missing out! They are all truly fabulous!

Take care and hope to see you in the gallery! Nanc’


Cheers to Your Birthday

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning. Tae Eun has chosen Framed as our topping this time around. Such a fun and easy way to add some interest to your card design. It was such a fun and quick card to put together.

I am going to also link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Any Occasion.

Card Details: I have a mix of products for this card. MFT-Sentiment and Wonky Rectangles, the dotted die cut is from Sunny Studios, the Wine bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses. You might not be able to tell in the pic…the bottle is made out of vellum and the glasses are shimmery silver card-stock. The enamel dots are from SU.

Hop on over to Seize the Birthday sometime in the next two weeks and check out the fabulous Design Team’s cards and join us! Nanc’



Hello, It’s Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby is our hostess and she has come up with the word-Script. Time and time again she has the best ideas. This is a another great one Bobby, that I am sure will be well received!

Card Details: This is a total CASE of this card HERE! I feel in love with it the moment I saw it. This sunflower is such a great die from SU and the double Celebrate die is from Paper Roses. I used some Oxide ink and a few splatters for my background.

Hope to see you at Just Us Girls where we have a new Guest Designer joining us! Welcome, Chrissie Stokes. We are glad you are with us!

See you at JUGS!, Nanc’


Birthday Wishes

Hello, Here we are time for another Topping at Seize the Birthday! Sweet Ashwini is our hostess and has asked us to use an Embossing Folder this time around. If you are anything like me you have plenty EF to choose from. This particular one has no label on it whatsoever so I couldn’t even begin to tell you whose it is. It is one of my favs for sure.

I am also joining in over at Happy Little Stampers with Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Embossing Folder-who knows, The Peony Bouquet and die – Crafter Companion, All the Stitched Dies – MFT, The sentiment -Verve. Some very quick coloring with some Prismas.

I hope you dust off some of your old Embossing Folders like I did and you will come and play along!

Hope to see you there! Nanc’


Flip Flop Birthday

Hello, We have the brightest and most beautiful Color Challenge starting today at The Paper Players! Claire is our fabulous hostess and she was so colorful in her selection. My first thought was to make the striped DSP to match the colors and I am glad I did.

Life is not improving and I am so lucky I worked way ahead on all my challenge blogs as I hate to let anyone down, so I am going to have to wrap this up!

Here is card number 2.

I am going to be linking up over at Happy Little Stampers as well with Anything Goes with dies.

A Few Card Details: Tags and the scalloped die are from MFT, I made the flip flops from Impression Obsession die with strips of paper. The first cards sentiment is from MFT and the second card’s sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps. The hearts on the flip flops are from the SU owl punch.

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


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’



Hello, We are back again over at Seize the Birthday and we have a fun challenge for you to get creative with. Lindsey has chosen Nautical as our topping. I was so happy when I saw this topping coming up as I adore making Nautical themed cards.

We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us for the next two months at STB. Welcome Melanie Hungerford! We are so happy to have you designing alongside us!

Remember over at Seize the Birthday our topping is optional and you can always go the direction of justing making a birthday card!

Card Details: I borrowed this fun background stamp and sentiments from a friend and it’s from Avery Elle. Thanks Carol. I masked off the center to leave an oval. Then I cut out my anchor on my Cameo. Last, I added the twine and some Honey Bee Stamps Dew drops.

Hope to see you over at STB! Take care, Nanc’


Guest @ AAA Birthday

Hello, I am just delighted to be guesting today over at AAA Birthday! Thanks so very much for having me ladies! The theme they have this time around is one everyone is sure to love. It is FLOWERS! Just remember it has to be a Birthday card!

Card Details: The DSP is from SU. I used my wonderful stencils from Pink Fresh Studio called Daisy Wreath and the greeting is from SU as well. I used the wonky stitched rectangles for some added interest.

Be sure to pop on over to AAA Birthday and check out all the fabulous flowered cards by the talented team, they are sure to inspire you!

Take care and I hope to see you in the gallery at Triple A! Nanc’



Hello, I hope you are doing well. Today over at Seize the Birthday, Shirley has this awesome idea for a topping…the topping she chose is Wheels. When I saw this topping coming up the pipeline I was glad I had recently purchased this bicycle die set. Such a quick and simple card to throw together.

Card Details: Bicycle die and flowers/leaves are from Momenta-Spring Bicycle. The greeting is computer printed.

Please join us at Seize the Birthday as the design team and our guest Melanie were very creative with our topping!

Please take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday at Color Hues

Second post of the day! Please scroll down if you are looking for The Paper Players!

Hello, Here we are to the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Lindsey has chosen a fabulous color combo for us. My son made a great suggestion the other night when I was asking him about a computer problem I was having, he showed me how to add a little animation to our graphics at Color Hues. I was giddy as a little kid when I was done. It doesn’t take much to make me happy! And it’s fun to liven things up once in awhile! What do you think?

Card Details: All dies and or stamps are from Stampin Up and the DSP-who knows!

As I always say but is so very true…the Design Team and our guest Janet did an incredible job with these colors…please come by and check them out. Then, I also hope you join us!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’