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


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Sealiously

Hello, I am back with a card today for “just me” and it also happens to be for the latest Freshly Made Sketch Challenge going on. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along. As I mentioned a few days ago, I am determined to do more coloring when I am sitting down to create, as I do enjoy it so much. It just takes time, and sometimes we have to make time for the things that we enjoy, don’t we? Plus I am not going to get better at it if I don’t practice.

Card Details: Sunny Studios-Sealiously Sweet Summer stamp set, Copics and Prismas to color. I am hoping the small splashes of water that come in that set are looking like watermelon seeds, because that is what I was going for.

I hope you had an enjoyable day, however you chose to spend it. If you’re looking for a challenge to play along in with a ton of inspiration…try Karren’s sketch at FMS! Take care, Nanc’


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Friend-Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for our next color combo over at Color Hues. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she chose two colors that I really enjoyed. I am definitely going to remember this combination in the future. Thanks, Cindy!

Card Details: After I stamped my Pink Fresh Studio-Layered Bouquet, I decided that they looked a bit lost on the all-white background and that is when I decided to make it striped using the same color of ink and an old SU stencil. The Happy Birthday is from Scrapbook.com and the friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Before I close, I need to welcome two guest designers over at Color Hues joining us today, we have Kim Miller and Marcia Hill. You really must come and check out their amazing cards, along with my fabulous teammates. There is so much inspiration over there!

I am also linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion

I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Celebrate

Hello, It is Thursday, and time for our next topping at Seize the Birthday! The topping that was selected by Shirley, is Faux or Real Stitching. If you know me, which most of my followers do, I don’t sew! So I have elected to use the fake stuff and incorporate as many stitched die cuts as I could in my design.

We also have our next and very talented Surprise Party Guest joining us today!  Lorraine Aquilina! You will have to come by and check out her amazing card! Welcome, Lorraine! We are thrilled to have you with us!

A Few Card Details: I used an older engineer-type circle stencil to make my dotted background. First, I sponged the colors, and then I came back in with a sharpie and traced the circles. The cake stamp is from SU. The celebrate die is from Paper Roses. I put an extension to my MFT tag and covered it up with the MFT ric-rac to make a longer tag. The scalloped edge die is also MFT, I do believe. I added a few of my favorite Honeybee stamps dew-drops also.

I will be linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Die Cut Challenge too!

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and play along with us! Take care, Nanc’


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Wishing you…

Second post of the day!

Hello, I am back again as it is the first of May, and time for the next challenge at Color Hues. Can you seriously believe it is May already? Where has this year gone? It blows my mind how fast life is going. Anyways, sweet Carol is our hostess and she picked a color combo that I really enjoyed.

Here is a close-up. I love that the tan paper already had a white core so when I tore it, it started the illusion of seafoam and all I had to do is add some sparkle.

Card Details: Birdhouse and all the small dies are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Sunny Studios. The clouds were made with an MFT stencil. I used Oxide inks for all my blending.

I am also going to add my card over at the Simon Says Challenge where it’s Anything Goes.

Now, please head on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards from our Design team along with our talented guest, Shawna. She is super talented and I have linked up her blog for you too!

I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card which so happens to be for the challenge starting today at Seize the Birthday! I am the hostess and I chose Butterflies and or Hummingbirds as my topping. I tend to gravitate towards butterflies but I was determined to break out my Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbirds instead, after all, that is why I purchased them…right? I think I have used them maybe three times and that might be stretching the truth a bit. This card took hours to come together and that was not necessarily the coloring. Does that happen to you sometimes? I must have walked away from it at least three times. I used Copics for my coloring and a bit of white pencil for some final touches.

Card Details: The hummingbirds-Pretty Pink Posh, the scalloped edge die is from Lawn Fawn. The greeting is from Verve. The stenciled die is from MFT and called-Geometric Grid. The die-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used a dotted EF to give the leaves a bit of texture and some pearl centers on my flowers.

I hope you will come and check out the fabulous cards over at Seize the Birthday along with our wonderful Surprise Party Guest, Deepti! This is her last challenge with us and I am so very sad to see her go. Her work is always stellar. Take care, Deepti!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you take some time to do something creative today, Nanc’


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Guest Designer @ATSAM

Hello, I hope this post finds you well! Today I am really delighted to be guesting over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their #428 Challenge-Birthdays. Thanks for having me, ladies! When I started thinking about my card, I decided to pull out some older dies that have been rather neglected and this hot air balloon has always been a favorite of mine.

Card Details: Cloud stencil and cloud die are from MFT, the balloon die and sentiment are both from SU and retired. The dot EF is from SU as well. I put some glossy accents on the tiny heart on the balloon basket to finish it off.

Now head on over to Addicted to Stamps and More and check out the cards by the fabulous team and join us!

Happy Creating, Nanc’


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Pretty Papers

Hello and hope you are doing well, Today’s card doesn’t require any skill or talent, all you need is a pretty pack of paper and some great die-cuts. I really like the Tic Tac Toe Board/Challenge this week and thought I would play along again. This time I am using the center row of; Layers, Patterened Paper and Embellishment.

Card Details: Pink and Main flowers, DSP, and Green foliage are from SU. The greeting is from Stampendous.

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


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Happy Birthday-Coneflower

Hello all! Second post today! If you are looking for Just Us Girls please scroll down!

I hope you are doing well! It’s the middle of the month already and time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Sweet Tracey is our hostess this time around and she has picked a wonderful color combo for us. I realized as I was typing this post, that I used the coneflower set from Honey Bee Stamps for my very last card for Color Hues also. Well, there is no denying how much I love that die, now is there?

*Since I first wrote this post I had some time to make another card using this color combination and with something other than the coneflower…LOL.

The DSP did all the work for me and some MFT dies and stamps.

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, The happy die is MFT the Birthday is from SU. The lattice-die background is from Whimsy Stamps. I used some Oxide Inks to give my flower some added color-depth. I also used gold Nuvo drops for the center of the flower.

Now, If you need some inspiration you must head on over to Color Hues and check out the team’s cards, as they will certainly inspire you!

I hope you find something to do today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Signs of Spring

Hello, I hope you are doing well and are having a good week so far! It’s Thursday and time for our next challenge at Seize the Birthday. Lindsey is our fabulous hostess and she has selected a wonderful topping for us.

Card Details: My card is a total CASE of this card HERE by Barbara Anders. I have used MFT flower stamps, Friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps and the Happy Birthday is from SU. A few black Nuvo drops that don’t seem to want to puff anymore to finish it off.

Now head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the cards by my fabulous team and guest, and I sure hope they will inspire you to join us!

Take care and I hope you get to do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Sip Sip Hooray

Hello, I know my blog has been rather quiet but still trying to play catch up on life since returning from Vacation. It’s already Thursday and time for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday! Jules is our fabulous hostess and she has picked a topping that I really liked. She has asked us to Stripe it Up. For my card, I went with a bit of a subtle stripe on my background and did stripes of colors.

Card Details: Die set is from Tim Holtz-Happy Hour, the greeting is MFT, and the background stencil is Heffy Doodle. Such a fun and happy card.

Make sure you come on over to STB and check out the fabulous cards by our DT and guest Deepti, I know you will be inspired. I certainly was!

Take care and do something today that brings you JOY!, Nanc’