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


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To My Beautiful Friend

Hello, I hope your week is off to a decent start. LeAnne is the hostess this week at The Paper Players and as soon as I saw her sketch I wanted to play along. I love Sketches that have three elements on them and a dividing line. I had this fun blue piece of cardstock in my large stockpile of scraps just waiting to be used and it was the start of my color palette for this card. It was run through a crimper some time ago to give it that texture. I know I am the one that did it, but do you think I can find my crimper now? Nope! I sure hope I didn’t get rid of it. I love the look!

Here is a close-up!

I am also going to link my card up over at Happy Little Stampers -Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Playful Peacock set is from MFT. The two stitched flowers are also from MFT, as is the ric-rac die. I used Copics and just a hint of Prismas for my medium. Crimper for texture on the blue cardstock.

Thanks for dropping by, I am off for a craft date with some friends today! Hope you get to do something fun that brings you joy! Nanc’


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Thank You / Happy Father’s Day

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It’s time for Color Week and Bobby is our wonderful hostess. She picked a great color palette that I really enjoyed! I loved it so much that I decided that I would make another.

Card Details: Stamps are all SU and the boats are from Impression Obsession. The wave die is an oldie from MFT. The enamel dots are also SU.

I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! Take care and I hope you do something creative and or fun today, Nanc’


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New Home

Hello, I am back today with a card for The Paper Players where it’s CAS week and the theme Laurie chose is House. The Designers have a fabulous array of cards over there that you definitely should check out.

Card Details: The background was made with an MFT cloud stencil and a rolling hills stencil that I cut out of acetate and just kept moving to a different spot as I sponged to resemble hills. I was going to use my Lawn Fawn hills as my stencil, but they are stitched and they come out all dotted when you ink them up. LOL The houses are from Taylored Expressions and are a border die that I cut apart. I just paper-pieced my focal house in color and am pretending that Mickey Mouse lives there. It’s his colors, am I right? The sentiment is from MFT.

Let me just say that I spent more time looking for the card that inspired me to make this card than it took me to make the card itself. LOL I came up empty-handed. Just so you know I gave it a valiant effort and it definitely sparked my inspiration. I would love to give credit to the designer if I could.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Sending You Sunshine

Hello, I hope you are doing well today! I can honestly say that the card I am sharing today, I actually am pretty happy with. That doesn’t happen all that often, so I have to acknowledge it when it does. LOL Hopefully, the recipient knows how much love I put behind making it for her, and I pray it brings her sunshine every time she sees it. I am going to be linking up this cute kitty over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion Challenge.

A Few Card Details: Cat, bee, flower, and sentiment are all from MFT, and the sun is from Lawn Fawn. I sponged the background with Oxide inks and colored the images with Copics and Prismas. Finished it off with white splatters of paint. The inside panel is in-laid in case you can’t tell. I saw this color combo over on Pinterest and I thought it looked great together. Who says a sky has to be blue?


Here is a close-up.

I hope however you spend your day you are doing something that brings you joy! Thanks for dropping by, Nanc’


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Smile

Hello, I had a chance yesterday afternoon to play in the studio for just me! No DT commitments or chores to be done and it felt so good. I hope to do more of this in the near future as we all need a little “me time” in our lives. When I decided I wanted to do some coloring I reached for my favorite dragon stamp from MFT. Next, I decided to go check out MFT’s Color Challenge and or Sketch Challenge to see if they would spark some creativity and they certainly did the trick. So I will be entering my card in both of their challenges.

Here is a close-up of Mr. Dragon. He just makes me smile. I also realized while writing up this post that I have one extra horizontal layer on my sketch and I hope it’s okay.

Card Details: MFT products- Dragon, Both Cloud dies, and the Smile die. I used Copics and a tiny bit of Prismas for my medium. The DSP is from SU. I added a few star sequins and ran my small clouds through a SU snowflake EF for some added texture. I pieced two pieces of cardstock together to make my greeting. The dragon and small clouds have multiple layers for some depth.

I certainly enjoyed both of these challenges! Take care and I hope whatever you do this weekend it will bring you a bit of JOY. Nanc’


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Let’s Chill

Hi, I am popping in today with a Penguin card inspired by a couple of challenges. First and foremost, the Time Out Challenge-On Vacation! Some would say that I already live in paradise, and most of the time I would totally agree with that statement. But today in my mind, my little penguins and I are chilling somewhere in Hawaii. This card took some time to put together and I do believe I got a bit dot happy on my sand.

Over at Double D, they are looking for Birds, and over at Happy Little Stampers, I am entering into the stencil challenge.

Card Details: After I colored all my penguins and accessories using Copics, I used my MFT cloud stencil and started with the sky, then I made a stencil out of an old MFT-wave die and sponged my waves. Then I used my Lawn Fawn hill dies to make the sand. As I said before, I have way too many dots on my sand, I guess there are a lot of crab holes on this beach that day. LOL. There were so many cards over on Pinterest where I got some of the ideas for my card.

Thanks for checking in on me and I hope you are doing something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Birds at TPP

Hello, It has been a few weeks since I had the opportunity to play along with my friends at The Paper Players, and as soon as I saw the Birds and Bees challenge I knew I could come up with something.

I have made a baby card like this in the past but not using the super fun Cloud Heart stencil from Miss Ink Stamps in conjunction with the MFT cloud stencil. Using both stencils together, I was able to achieve a lot of depth. I just love the way this turned out that I had to make a boy card too.

Card Details: The Cloud Heart Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps and the cloud ripple is from MFT. The stork is from Impression Obsession. The greeting is from MFT.

I hope you get to do something today that brings you joy! 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’


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Tri-Fold Card

Hello, Have we got a fun challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. Lisa is our hostess and she asked for us to make a tri-fold card for Wild card Week. If you know me, I rarely make a card that is not your typical A2 size, so this was a good challenge for me. It certainly pushed me to do something different and shock my followers. LOL I did some Pinterest browsing and I stumbled upon a barn-door fold and decided to turn “My Barn” sideways.

Here are the pics of the inside!

Card Details: I didn’t give my Spellbinders bunny much love at Easter time so I thought I would bring him out once again. The clouds and balloon come from that same die set as well. The Grass is from MFT and the butterfly is from Sizzix and fussy cut. The inside greeting is from Close to My Heart and it’s an oldie but a goodie. I did use a dotted EF on my clouds.

Now, you have to come to Just Us Girls and check out all the various folds from the DT and I hope you will be brave like me and give a Tri-fold card a try! I really did enjoy the process. Before I go I want to tell Mac thanks for being an amazing guest at JUGS! It was such a delight having you along!

Take care and enjoy your day and hopefully, you will find some time to be creative! Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card which so happens to be for the challenge starting today at Seize the Birthday! I am the hostess and I chose Butterflies and or Hummingbirds as my topping. I tend to gravitate towards butterflies but I was determined to break out my Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbirds instead, after all, that is why I purchased them…right? I think I have used them maybe three times and that might be stretching the truth a bit. This card took hours to come together and that was not necessarily the coloring. Does that happen to you sometimes? I must have walked away from it at least three times. I used Copics for my coloring and a bit of white pencil for some final touches.

Card Details: The hummingbirds-Pretty Pink Posh, the scalloped edge die is from Lawn Fawn. The greeting is from Verve. The stenciled die is from MFT and called-Geometric Grid. The die-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used a dotted EF to give the leaves a bit of texture and some pearl centers on my flowers.

I hope you will come and check out the fabulous cards over at Seize the Birthday along with our wonderful Surprise Party Guest, Deepti! This is her last challenge with us and I am so very sad to see her go. Her work is always stellar. Take care, Deepti!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you take some time to do something creative today, Nanc’