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


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Sweet Friend

Hello, I am back today with one more card. How do you feel about pastels this time of year, and more particularly white pumpkins? Well, it seems that there are no rules these days when it comes to Fall and I love that! Have you seen all the pastel Fall cards around the globe lately? So much inspiration out there that I just had to give it a try.

I am linking up this card that has a million die cuts…LOL to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The background Lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps and it was cut down. All the garden pieces along with the bench are from MFT- Spring Garden. The pumpkin die is from Spellbinders in the Truckin Through the Season set. The greeting is from Gina K. The grass is an older die from MFT.

Have a lovely day and take care, Nanc’


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Thank you

Hello, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I needed to make a Thank You card for a generous friend so I went searching for a color palette to spark my creativity. I came across the Sunday Stamps challenge and I thought it was so pretty. The rule for their color challenge is you have to choose at least 3 colors, which just so happens to be the way I like to create. I find that if I try to throw too many colors together (besides neutrals) it turns into a hot mess. So I chose the two shades of green and orange for my design. I also have some brown thrown in there too, but mine is much lighter than the graphic.

Here is a closeup so you can see the cute cream pots. The paper is speckled so I thought it was a nice touch. I used some SU DSP for my flowers.

I am also playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as I just received this Spring Garden set a few days ago from a sweet friend. Lucky me!

Card Details: Spring Garden from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. To make my victorian edge at the top of the card, I used my Fiskers cutter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nanc’


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Rocker Card

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she has us making Rocker Cards today. I totally enjoyed this challenge as it’s good for me to break out of my comfort zone! Thanks for pushing us/me, Carol.

A Few Card Details: I saw this cute little Ellen Hutson bear on Pinterest with a fun swimsuit on and I totally wanted to try it too. I have it linked up for you HERE! I used a mix of old and new products on this card. The tree is from MFT, the camera, floral, life preserver, and sign are new and from Sizzix and called Beach Day Dies. The scalloped hills are Lawn Fawn. I used some Copics and colored pencils for my coloring. The little fish on his beach trunks are from MFT.

I am linking up once again with the ladies over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge and this time my card goes with the column of; Outdoors, Blue, Water.

I so appreciate you stopping by! I hope you will come over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous team’s rocker cards along with our guest Fran! They all did an amazing job!

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Summer

This is my second post of the day so if you are looking for Just Us Girls, please scroll down!

For this card, I incorporated the colors from My Favorite Things Color Challenge with the great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. As you can see I am still smitten with my new stash from MFT.

Here is another card I made that is just a tiny bit different. I am loving the way the backgrounds turned out and they were so quick to do!

Card Details: Shady Palm dies-MFT, Postage die-Hero Arts, the sentiments are both from MFT-Life’s a Beach and Itty Bitty Summer, I made the scene using some straight edge acetate, torn paper, and some Oxide inks. I splattered the palm leaves with white paint and green ink. The tiny sun on the first card is so old but it’s actually from MFT as well.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Take care, Nanc’


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I’d Be Otterly Lost…

Hello, I am back today with a couple of cards combining some backgrounds that you have seen me make in the past with some sweet little MFT Otters. I absolutely love making backgrounds and I think these came out great! I will say right away that I didn’t spend much time coloring these cuties so I am aware that they aren’t very good. With that being said, we don’t always have as much time as we like when we sit down to create, now do we?

I am playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More Die-cuts and Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: MFT Otterly Love You set, fishes stamp is SU, Perfect Pool stencil-MFT and the Wave is from Mayco-called Groovy. I used Prisma colored pencils as my medium-poorly. The Heart was punched out of red sparkle paper.

I hope you have a nice weekend and have some time to sneak away and get inky and escape the sad world we live in, even if only for a little while! Nanc’


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…Lucky Me

Hello, It’s time for Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess and she has the perfect word for March. The word is Lucky! I was looking through my stamps and sentiments searching for something that would work for this challenge and I came across this old Verve set with the word Lucky in it and it certainly saved me. The team did a fabulous job with this challenge. Such a great variety of cards that you should check out.

We have a new Guest Designer joining us this month at JUGS. My buddy JoAnn from my Seize the Birthday Team is tagging along with us! Welcome, JoAnn! So happy to have you!

Card Details: MFT Stamp Set-A Tweet Hello, and Verve sentiment too. The background was done with Clouds from MFT and both blue and green Oxide inks. The birds and flowers were done with Copics.

Thanks for dropping in! Try to do something today that brings you joy. Nanc’


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Otter and Seal Valentines!

Hello, I know, I know! I can’t help myself. I am on a make-your-own background with Otters and Seals kick right now because they make perfect Valentines, and I am in Love!

I am playing along over at The Paper Players where they have a Love and Friendship Theme going on and also joining in with Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: The pool stencil is from MFT. The otters are MFT. The seal is from Sunny Studios. The greetings are either MFT, Sunny Studios, and or a mix of SU and Verve. The fish are SU and I made a free-form and heart stencil myself. The speech bubble is SU. I used Oxide Inks, Copics, and Prismas to color.

Thanks for check-in in on me! Have a lovely creative day! Nanc’


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There’s No-Otter Like You!

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today’s card was inspired by two challenges. Festive Friday‘s Inspirational list was perfect for Valentine’s Day and I am also linking up with Retro Rubber Challenge where the theme is Love, Love, Love.

Anyone that follows me and my card-making journey knows that I love the make heart backgrounds so that is what I have done for you today. For Festive Friday, I chose Pink, Hearts, and Cute! I am not sure there is anything cuter than this MFT otter. For Red Rubber, I found out that this sweet otter set from MFT was released in 2017.

To go along with the name of my Blog and my love for using hearts on my cards, I asked hubby to make me a wooden ornament to use as a prop for photographing my cards. I love the way it came out. If you have never seen my hubby’s work I have his blog linked up for you HERE! At the top of his blog there are many tabs to make it a bit easier to navigate. He has a mix of everything…wood-working, colored pencil, wooden ornaments… etc. You must check out the wooden ornaments that he sells here locally they are amazing!

Card Details: The heart stencil background is from Honey Bee Stamps, the otter is from MFT, the speech bubble outline is from SU. I used Copics and a bit of Prismas colored pencils as my medium and dimensionals for height.

I hope you find some time to be creative, it really is helping me through these hard days! Nanc’


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Red and Black

Hello, It is already February and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Karen is our fabulous hostess and she has a perfect color duo for this time of year. If you are not into making Valentines there are many other avenues you can take with these colors, as you will see by the DT’s cards over on the CH blog. We also have Michal joining us as a guest over at CH for this challenge! Welcome, Michal. We are happy to have you!

I made two cards for this challenge and didn’t realize the black looked so bad on the second card until after I photographed it. 😦

First Card: I made my heart windows with an MFT heart die. The love die is from Gina K and the XOXO stamp and the You Melt My Heart stamp are from MFT. A very quick and simple Valentine.

Second Card: Honey Bee Stamps fluttering hearts stencil. The stamp set is also Honey Bee Stamps and is called; Stronger Together. I used my fabulous Hero Arts Postage dies and did some masking as well. Of course, my Oxide Inks was my ink of choice.

Hope to see you over at Color Hues where I know the DT’s work will inspire you! They always inspire me! Please take care and Happy crafting! Nanc’


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Treat Yourself

Today over at Just Us Girls, sweet Carol Mayne is our hostess and it’s Wild Card Week. Every time I type that I always say Rivalry Week in my head! It is a Sports phrase and hubby and I always say using W’s instead of R’s. LOL Just like Elmer Fudd. Anyway, it is probably funnier to us than to you right about now. 🙂

For those unfamiliar with Wild Card Week, it only happens when there are 5 Saturdays in the month, and the challenge is wide open and the hostess can pick anything she wants. Carol has selected Plaid as her challenge. Easy huh? Today, I have another Coffee Cup Gift card holder for you using some fun plaid paper from Pink and Main.

Card Details: GC holder is from Catherine Pooler, the coffee cup is from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. If you look closely I have a scalloped piece of vellum behind my stitched circle. I sponged the top and bottom of the cup with Oxide Inks.

Before I go I want to say a HUGE thanks to both Chrissie and Stef for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS! We have certainly enjoyed having you along.

Hope you will join us at Just Us Girls this week and happy creating, Nanc’