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


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello, It’s time for Color Week at Just Us Girls. The colors as you can see below are; Red, Blue, Yellow, and your choice. I chose green as my fourth color. I am not at all happy with this card, but it is what it is!

Card Details: MFT-Tags, background stamp called Gerbera Daisy is from SSS, the sentiment is from Verve and the flower in the vase is from Gina K. I heat embossed the image in white and added a very quick coloring with Copics.

Please come on by the Just Us Girls and join us! The DT and our guest Lucie did a far better job with the colors and I know you will be inspired! Take care, Nanc’


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Fusion-Birthday

Hello, I am back today with another card and today’s inspiration all started with this awesome picture over at Fusion. As soon as I saw it, I immediately was intrigued. I just loved the shiplap background and those beautiful wheels that remind me of wreaths. Look very closely and you will see that I made a shiplap background as my starting point. The yellow butterfly and gold dots were used to mimic the lights in the pic. It was a very quick card to put together with good results.

Card Details: The wreath and all the foliage are retired and from Stampin Up. The Butterfly is from Birch Press Designs. The greeting is from Verve-retired too. I put three layers under my sentiment for some depth.

I hope you enjoyed your day however you chose to spend it! Take care, Nanc’


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A Day to Celebrate

Hello, Second post for the day and one more card using Lemon Zest! đŸ™‚

For the last few days, I have been thinking about the colors over at The Color Throwdown and knew I wanted to do something a bit outside the box. Then, when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches an idea popped into my head. Who says when you are making a card you have to stay true to the colors of that object! I kinda like the way this card turned out and hope you do too!

Here is a close-up so you can see that I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

Card Details: Spellbinders-Lemon Zest, Lattice cover die from Whimsy Stamps, the sentiment is heat embossed in gold and from SU. I used a very little bit of Antique Linen Oxide ink along with Vintage Photo to give my leaves and lemons so dimension. My card base and cover plate were done with Cream cardstock but I am not sure you can tell with the overcast day we are having.

I know I have been posting a ton lately and you are probably thinking, how on earth and or does she do anything else? Well, my secret is, that I have stopped wasting a couple of hours every morning sipping coffee and scrolling through my phone and or blogs. I give myself 20 minutes and then I start my day. It is working out so well and I definitely feel more productive! I also added some timely reminders on the IG App that have really helped me to put the phone down!

Do you have bits of your day that you waste that you could change? I challenge you to give it a try!

Take care, Nanc’


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Favorite Technique at STB

Hello there, It’s Thursday and time for the next topping at Seize the Birthday! Lovely Ashwini is our hostess and has asked us to use our Favorite Technique for this challenge. Ashwini is a huge help to me at STB as she makes all of our challenge graphics and I hope she knows how much I appreciate it.

I love this topping and although there are a few other techniques I dabble in, my all-time favorite is stenciling and most significantly making my own backgrounds. So no surprise, that is what I have for you here today.

I am also playing along at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card details: I used my Miss Ink- Heart Cloud Stencils, MFT-cloud stencil, and my favorite dragon of all time and sentiment, also from MFT. A few sequins and some Copics/Prismas and I was done.

What is your favorite technique when it comes to card making? I would love it if you would show us and join us in the gallery this week at Seize the Birthday!

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


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More Couch Kit and a Mistake

Hello, I am back this afternoon with another card using the new MFT Couch Kit. This time I am joining the MFT Color Challenge. I am totally enjoying myself, to say the least. If you know me you know that being home and crafting is certainly okay with me on this Holiday weekend, it’s over 90 degrees outside anyways. No thank you!

Where is the mistake, you ask? I decided to make some shiplap for the top of my wall and when I went to adhere the background piece to my card stock base I put it on upside down. Now I guess it looks like white hardwood floors. LOL Next time, I will build my card completely and then adhere the base, and maybe I will have less of a chance of making that mistake again.

The patterned paper in my stash was so perfect for my couch as it has two tones of blue and kraft in the pattern.

I am also going to link my card up over at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes, along with Addicted to Stamps and More for their Stencil and or Die Cut Challenge.

Card Details: Everything you see is from the MFT Card Kit. I used some Oxide inks to make the sky out the window and I trimmed the window and curtains down as I needed a smaller window in the space I provided.

So far I have shown you 2 out of 4 of the cards I have made with this Kit. Stay tuned!

I hope you are having a great day! Nanc’


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Use a Stencil at STB

Hello, I am back today with the next topping at Seize the Birthday and Vicki our host has chosen one that I know is going to be a big hit. It is certainly one I loved right away! You may have noticed that I rarely make a card now without breaking out a stencil or two. LOL

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, the leaf stencil background is from Miss Ink Stamps, the greeting is from SU- I do believe. The clear dewdrops are from Honey bee Stamps.

I hope you will break out those stencils, that I know you have, and join us at Seize the Birthday sometime over the next two weeks! The Design Team and our guest, Lorraine did an amazing job!

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


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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’