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


Red, White Plus One

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a color challenge starting and JoAnn is our wonderful hostess. She wants us to use Red, White, and One other color of our choosing on our card and or project. As you can see, I chose blue as my third choice.

Card Details: These darling Manatees are from Whimsy Stamps and were part of a set that was released for a short time to raise money after the devastation from Hurricane Ian. This is the first time I colored them up. I think they are so cute! This started out to be a one-layer card as the set didn’t come with dies, but then in the end I decided to back it with a piece of blue cardstock. The stencil is called Groovybut I think it works great as waves. The greeting is an oldie from Papertrey Ink. I had originally planned to leave the heart completely white but then I thought the manatees needed to be in the water and it was just too stark, so I came back lightly with my blending brush. I colored the Manatees with both Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils.

I am also linking up with Time Out this week as they are celebrating their 9th Birthday! Happy Birthday to them! That is a wonderful accomplishment.

Now I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the amazing cards by the DT and our Two Surprise Party Guests- Stephanie and Claire. This is Stephanie’s last post with us and we have totally enjoyed having her on board. Thanks, Steph for a great couple of months, you certainly were a delight to work with! Welcome, Claire, and congrats on winning our last challenge.

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’


You’re the Best!

Hello, I am your hostess this week for Word Week over at Just Us Girls. I have chosen the word-Mammals. Easy huh? I think so!

I am also joining the ladies over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the diagonal row of; Friendship, Free Sentiment. I noticed it also fits the column of; Friendship, Any Color and Any Shape Die.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are from Newton’s Nook. The sentiment is from SU. I made a circle out of acetate and then used ripped copy paper for my waves of hearts in various tones of Oxide Inks. The heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. I used Copics for coloring.

Before I go, I would like to welcome our newest guest Fran, to the party!  Welcome Fran, we are so happy to have you guesting alongside us for the month of July! 

Take care and I hope you find some time this weekend to get creative and perhaps join us at Just Us Girls! Nanc’