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


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Snowman Birthday

Hello, Today’s card is for Photo Week over at Just Us Girls where Lisa E. is our fabulous hostess. She picked the cutest and most perfect photo for us that encaptures both winter and Valentine’s Day. My card was made for my BIL that loves the snow and has a birthday right after Christmas.

I am also linking up over at- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge where it’s Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The snowman is from Pretty Pink Posh, the trees are brand new to me and are MFT, the hills were made with Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from Verve and the speech bubble is from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background and Copics and Prismas to color my trees. I am super happy with my trees and the entire card, actually! This card was inspired by this on here!

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls as the team and our guests have done an INCREDIBLE job with this photo! I know you will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


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Masculine Birthdays

Hello, Today’s cards are for the next topping at Seize the Birthday. Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to use embossing on our cards. I have used a Chevron Embossing Folder for both of my cards but that is not the only embossing you can use. It appears that the majority of the DT and our guest Kathy went the easy route and used an EF too.

Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing a bit better! The white Golfball is embossed as well.

Both of these cards were inspired by cards over on Pinterest and not my original design. I really enjoyed putting them together.

Card Details: The majority of the dies and stamps on both cards are from Stampin Up and the sets are called Golf Set and Clubhouse. The Chevron EF is also from Stampin Up.

I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! Nanc’


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Happy Birthday

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki is our hostess for Trend Week and she wants us to Ink or Spray our backgrounds. I could have easily got out some of my neglected Dylusions sprays that I thought I had to have at the time and barely use, but I am sure it’s no surprise that I decided to make an inked background instead. I also used a bit of Vicki Boutin-Texture Paste to make some shiny seafoam. A very quick and easy card to put together.

Card Details: Background was made with Oxide Inks. The Flip Flops are from Impression Obsession. The shiny sea foam was made with Texture Paste. The greeting is from Close to My Heart. The tiny hearts are from a punch.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a card for the first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday. Today Colleen has asked us to make a birthday card with a topping of Blue and Gray. I love color challenges so I was very excited when I saw this one coming up. We also have the uber-talented and sweet Vicky Hayes joining us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.

I am in love with this background stencil, as you can see, as I have used it yet again. As for my coloring, don’t look too closely as I stamped my cute gnome onto a piece of cardstock that clearly was not Copic friendly. My balloon is looking a bit saturated. Once I realized that that was happening, I quickly changed to Prismas and tried to salvage it the best I could.

Christmas came down yesterday, except for the lovely array of (37) Christmas cards that I received from all over the globe. I want to admire these through the rest of the month. Handmade is always the best part of Christmas…in my opinion. I displayed them differently this year as my grand kitty was always knocking them off the entertainment center, but I like it a lot.

Card Details: The background stencil is Heffy Doddle, The gnome is from Whimsy Stamps, The clouds are a stencil from MFT, postal dies are Hero Arts, the sentiment is also MFT, and a few star sequins to finish it off.

Since it’s the New Year, I think it’s time to replenish those Birthday cards, don’t you? Hope you will consider playing along at STB! Remember, our topping is optional…any Birthday card or project will do.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Happy New Year! Hello-2022

This is my second post of the day! If you are looking for Just Us Girls…scroll down!

Hello, Happy New Year to you! I am back today from a much-needed and enjoyable Holiday break with the first card of 2022. Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Hannelie is our hostess and she has chosen, Red and Purple. As you can see on my card I embraced all different shades of purple. It may appear that her coat is on the blue side of things but I promise it is more of a periwinkle tone of purple. (Fellow DT member, Carol can come to my defense as it is now in her hands.)

Card Details: The cute Shopping Spree die cut is borrowed from a friend and is from Spellbinders. The happy die is from MFT, and the EF background is from Sizzix-Tim Holtz. I really love the way this turned out! There is a sample of a darling card using this die on the Spellbinders site that inspired me to use this for something other than Christmas.

Before I go, Do you do New Year’s resolutions? I usually don’t do a very good job sticking with these types of things. So, what I have been doing the past few years is, I come up with a WORD for the year to live by and or to perhaps challenge me to do things better. My word in 2020 was acceptance, my word for 2021- was productive and my word for this year is going to be…wellness. My health has really been put on the back burner this year and I have been really suffering, especially over the past several months and most recently, the Holidays. So now that my hubby is better and hopefully cancer-free, and I am adapting to my father’s situation with his Dementia and unhappiness in the ALF, it is time to take care of me! I have to get my health back on track and get to the bottom of all the troubles I am having! Wish me luck!

Please come on by Color Hues and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and our guest-Tenia. We would love to have you join us too! And once again Happy New Year to all of you!

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy New Year-Beverages!

This is the first post of two posts I have for you today!

Hello, Happy New Year to you! I am honored to be the hostess for the first challenge of 2022 over at Just Us Girls! Not only do we have a great challenge starting we also have TWO new DT members joining us! We have the talented Lisa Elton and Carol McFarland starting today! I am so very excited! I just adore both of these ladies so much, plus they are so talented, and I know you will too! Come on over to Just Us Girls and learn a bit more about them! in addition to that, we have TWO new Guest designers this month! We have the talented…Stef Perry and Chrissie Stokes playing along! Welcome ladies! We are so happy to have you both!

As for my cards for today! I have chosen the word Beverage for Word Week this week and I think it is going to be a fun one! I had so much fun with the wine card, I decided to get out my new dies from Tim Holtz and make a beer card too.

I am also playing along with Time Out Challenges where the word is New. The stencil and beer mug is new to me.

Card Details: The stencil is brand new to me and from Heffy Doddle, the wine bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses. The greetings are from MFT. The beer die is from Tim Holtz.

I hope to see you over at JUGS! The DT and our guest really did an incredible job with my word, and I know you will be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Final Card with The Paper Players

Hello, Today is my final card as part of my guesting year with The Paper Players. I can’t believe a year has gone by so quickly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with these fabulous ladies and am truly sad that it’s over. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity they bestowed upon me. During my time, I have gotten to know each of the DT members a bit more, and I can totally see why this blog is so successful. It is a well-oiled machine with sweetness overload. Ladies, you may be done with me as a Guest DT member, but I can tell you for certain, that I will be back in the gallery any chance I can.

This week it’s Color week and sweet Leanne has a perfect one for us! I know the colors scream Christmas, but I decided to go in a totally different direction. I also know that I used the WRONG color green and had no time to rectify the situation. Please forgive me team and LeAnne! 😦

I am linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More also for their Diecuts and or Stencils challenge.

Card Details: The flowers and leaves are from Sizzix. The Embossing folder I have no idea whose it is, as I have had this piece of cream cardstock in my to-be-used pile for quite some time and I must have used it at a friend’s house years ago. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and I used gold Nuvo drops and gold glitter paper too.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care Paper Players Design Team, I will miss you all! Nanc’


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Hobbies and Pastimes

Hello, Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends! We are having a very small gathering at my house today and as I am typing this post there is the smell of pumpkin in the air. I love all things Pumpkin, do you? I know this Holiday can be so hard on so many, and the last two years have certainly not been easy. So if you are struggling today, I hope you know that others are thinking of you.

Today my son, daughter-in-law, and grand Kitty Lando are on the beginning leg of their cross-country journey from California to Florida once again, after they JUST arrived home from Puerto Rico very late the night before. I don’t know how they do it! They are headed here via electric car as they did last year. So although they won’t be with us today I know I will see them very soon! Now onto my card!

Today over at Seize the Birthday, Lindsey is our fabulous hostess and she has picked a great topping of (Hobbies and Pastimes) and I don’t recall we have ever used it before. Way to be creative, Linds! It was fun to see all the different directions the DT and guest Carol went with this topping. I chose boating as I needed a masculine card this week.

Card Details: All stamps are retired and from Stampin Up. I did a bit of distressing with some Oxide inks.

Take care and we hope you will play along over at Seize the Birthday and remember the topping is optional, any Birthday card will do! Nanc’


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Gnomes or Fairies

Hello, I sure hope you are doing well. It’s time for the next challenge at The Paper Players. Laurie is our hostess and it’s CAS week and the theme is Gnomes or Fairies. I had neither in my collection and have always wanted some gnome stamps and was thrilled that I just “Had” to make this purchase for this challenge. LOL I have wanted this particular set by Whimsy Stamps for quite some time.

Card Details: Gnome and greeting are from Whimsy Stamps, MFT Cloud stencil, Copics and Colored Pencil, and some sequin stars.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


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#Celebrate

Hello, I hope all is well with you! It’s Thursday so you can probably figure out that it is time for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday. Julie is our hostess and she has a very fun topping for us this time around. What is your Beverage of choice? I guess it would depend on the time of day. Although, I am a huge coffee drinker and can drink it morning noon, and night. The staff at DD know me by name. LOL I thought it would be the perfect time to make another Gift Card Holder. I totally failed to take a photo of the inside of the card and it is long gone. So I will show you the die below so you get the idea.

I am going to add this card to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge as well!

Card Details: Here is a photo of the die so you can see how it works. As you can see the cup itself is the cardholder and you decorate the sleeve. I have used some coffee cups from MFT to do just that. The hashtag greeting was gifted to me and is from Papertrey Ink. I stumbled upon the DSP in my stash and that was a happy find and helped me choose my color direction! The Chevron EF is from SU.

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and you can see a huge variety of beverages! I hope you will be inspired to join us.

Take care, Nanc’