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


Red and Orange

Second card for the day! JUGS post is below!

Hello, Here we are again, as the calendar keeps changing and it’s already May 1st. Can you believe it? I can’t! However, in the crafting world it’s a good thing, as that means it is time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Kristie is our hostess and she has chosen Red and Orange as our color duo. I had some fun with this color combo. I also knew I was going to be making this a Mother’s Day card and thought it would work perfectly for the Addicted to Stamps and More Any Occasion Challenge. So I am linking up over there as well.

Card Details: I have a mix of supplies for today’s card: The background was inked with a fun stencil. The heart die cut is from MFT. The flower array is from SU and from the bloom and Grow set. I colored the flowers TOO HEAVY handed with Copics. I tried to come in with a white Prisma pencil to give the flowers some shading, it only helped a wee bit! The white sprigs are also SU and from Forever Fern. The sentiment is from Paper Roses. I did an inlay with the heart and added a few gems.

Now, it’s time to pop on over to Color Hues, if you haven’t already, and check out what the Design Team and our fabulous sweet and talented guest Tracey McNeely have done. You are sure to be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Yellow and Grey

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for the next hues of color to begin over at Color Hues. I have been looking forward to this color combo for quite sometime. Design Team member Karen made this selection and it’s one of my all time favorites! Did you know that it’s the Pantone Colors of 2021? I didn’t, but I love learning new things! Thanks Karen!

Here is another view of my card.

Card Details: I so enjoyed putting this card together. The new die cut set is from Sizzix and called Spring Foliage. The heart border die is an oldie but favorite of mine from Verve. The greeting is from Stampin Up. The stitched heart is from MFT.

I am going to be linking up my card over at NBUS as this Sizzix set is brand new to me.

Please come join us over at Color Hues where the Design Team has once again blown me away with their cards! The talented Amy Kolling is joining us too! Welcome Amy! We are thrilled to have you along with us!

I hope you have a very enjoyable day! Nanc’



Hello, Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your day! I needed to work on some inventory this afternoon, after hubby and I had lunch at the park and went for our daily walk, and I knew right away when I sat down I was going to create something for this fabulous color combo going on over at The Color Throwdown. I couldn’t wait to get started because I just love pink, and in this challenge they have two shades of pink paired with cream. Those colors just screamed Mother’s Day card to me. This card was fun to put together.

Here is a front shot of the card.

Details: A few days ago I had a SSS order come in with this fun new stencil from Altenew called Rose Bouquet and a great SSS MOM die-cut, along with maybe a few other things. LOL So since these items were used for the first time, I am going to link my card up over at NBUS also. After I inked my base of my leaves I came back with a Q-tip to give the leaves some more realistic definition with the same Antique linen ink. It worked perfectly. The bottom sentiment is from Paper Roses- Mother’s Day Quotes and I just love it. Not sure I should have inked it in black ( and crooked-grr) but it’s a little late now. LOL I finished it off with a ribbon and some Nuvo drops in groups of 3.

I hope if you are celebrating Easter tomorrow you have a truly wonderful day. Take care, Nanc’


Mother’s Day

I hope all is well with you! Today I am playing along with the CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge that is nearly about to end and Addicted to Stamps and More’s Make your Mark. As soon as I saw the spring colors of yellow and green I knew I wanted to color some flowers. I have been trying to use up some of the images that are stamped and ready to go and that is where I found this lovely sunflower. The problem is, I have had it for so long and it was gifted to me by a friend, I have no idea whose it is. Sorry about that. Plus when I started coloring it with my Prismas, I realized it wasn’t stamped on colored pencil-friendly paper. So that is why the leaves look like they do. The more I colored it the more the look kinda grew on me. I like the softness and the tips being white. What do you think?

Some card details: DSP- SU, the image is a mystery, the greeting is also SU, the dies are part Spellbinders, SU, and MFT, clear dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps. If you don’t have them you should!

I hope you have a great start to your week! I will be back tomorrow or later today with more cards!

Take care, Nanc’


Bike- Twofer Challenge

Hello, Today I had a bit of time late this afternoon to play in the studio, once my dad was all set for the day, and decided right away that I was going to focus my time with the Twofer Challenge in mind and cards for the stores. I was thrilled to see that Darnell chose “Your Choice” this time around for her challenge. How fun is that! Such a great idea Darnell and I hope you do it again throughout the year! I have a new set by Momento called Spring Bicycle that I have been itching to use. So you bet, I will be linking up with NBUS while I am at it too.

Here are the cards by themselves.

Card Details: Bike- Momento, balloons- Stamp Up, greeting-Verve, bows- Paper Smooches, pop dots for dimensions, gems, and twine.

Card Details: Bike-Momento, flowers and leaves are a bit of this and that, the greeting is a new set I got from Paper Roses that I absolutely LOVE called- Mother’s Day Quotes.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and let me just say all of your fabulous comments and visits mean the world to me! Thank you so much! Nanc’


Spring/Mother’s Day


Hello,  I saw a post the other day on FB or IG, that asked have you had any designer paper for longer than ten years. Well of course I thought, doesn’t every card maker?  The pieces I have for you today are definitely that old if not older. I think I have been making cards for about twenty years now! How long has it been for you?

I don’t know how you are spending your Easter, and I know it’s probably not exactly what you had hoped for but like me….try and make the best of it.  Hubby was playing Josh Groban throughout the house and the song ” Bring Him Home” came on, he realized as tears were streaming down my face that it probably wasn’t the best choice of music.  We have since changed the Genre to something more upbeat. 🙂

I am linking my card up over at two challenges… The Flower Challenge and Inkspirational. 

All dies are SU.




Mother’s Day!

Hello Friends, Happy weekend! I am exhausted….don’t know about you all?  I thought this week would never end!  Over at Just Us Girls this week our word is Mother! You are going to have to trust me that the above card is indeed a Mother’s Day card as I forgot to take a picture of the inside. I am not a huge fan of Mother’s Day, having lost my mother so long ago.  This card and a few others that I made and failed to photograph…grrrrr…. are up for sale at the local store I have mentioned in the past. The stamp is from Stampendous and the sentiment is one I ADORE from Stampin Up.

I hope you come over to JUGS and join us, and while you are there check out the rest of the teams cards, along with welcoming our new Guest Kathie Durgan.   Take care, Nanc’