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


Photo Week @ JUGS

Hello, If you are visiting me from the states, I hope you have recuperated from either too much food on Thanksgiving and or Black Friday shopping. I stayed clear of both! I did feast on Thanksgiving I just knew when to quit this year. lol As far as shopping, I always stay clear of crowds. I think we can thank Covid for that.

Anyways, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s our final challenge of 2022, and have we got a gorgeous pic for you chosen by the one and only Carol Mayne. I loved it as soon as I saw it! Thanks, Carol for picking a picture that suggested I pull out my MFT Couch Kit once again. Insert childish grin! The only thing missing from my card (that hubby pointed out) is a fireplace and lamp. The lamp I had ready to go, I just forgot to add it till it was too late.

I also want to thank Karren Johnson for being with us to close out 2022. You did an incredible job with all the challenges and we loved having you as our guest! Take care!

Card Details: The only things that are not part of the MFT collection on my card are the blue bows on the tree, the gifts under the tree, and the star upon the tree. The bows are from Paper Smooches and the gifts I made. The star is from who knows!

I am also linking up with TWO other challenges. First is the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. For this challenge, they have a mood board to inspire you but you can also just do anything Christmas. Next, I am also linking up with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have chosen the top row of; December Holiday, Diecut, and Embellishment.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us. Happy creating, Nanc’


…A Sandy Little Christmas

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a CAS card for you today. If you know me at all, you know I don’t enjoy mass-producing cards no matter the Holiday, but I did manage this year to make about 25 of these. Of course, 18-25 don’t look nearly as good as number 1. So if you receive one of those, I am truly sorry. LOL I added glitter on the tops of the stockings.

I am tickled to be joining my friends over at The Paper Players this time.

I am also going to link up with the team over at Inkspirational. Although there is no snow in my glass bulb, thankfully all I see are white sandy beaches.

Card Details: The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook and called-Sun Soaked Christmas. I colored it with Copics and Prismas and then came back with a light sponging using some Oxide Ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative during this busy season. Take care, Nanc’


Color Week at Just Us Girls

Hello, It’s the weekend so that means it is time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It happens to be Color Week and the lovely Carol Mayne is our hostess and has chosen a perfect Christmas trio for us. Of course when I saw this challenge coming up I went with the obvious Christmas card. The set I used is one of my all-time favorites from Stampin Up. I am afraid it is long retired but I will never stop using it. It is called Delicate Ornaments Thinlits.

Card Details: Delicate Ornament Thinlits- Stampin UP, Snowflakes are Spellbinders in the Noel set, the tiny green pieces of fern are part of the tree in the set Truckin Through the Holidays from Spellbinders. The Embossed background is a cover plate from Pink Fresh Studio called Sparkling Diamonds. The red bow is from Paper Smooches. The Stitched Scalloped Rectangle is MFT. I used two white circles behind my ornament to give it some depth and stability. I decided to leave the sentiment for the inside.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teammates cards and find some time to join us.

Take care, Nanc’


Sending You a Cup of Love

Hello, I hope you are having a great weekend. I am back today for a card for Amy Tsurutas’ Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I am amazed at how she can organize something so large along with everything else she has on her plate. Way to go Amy! If you have not checked it out I highly suggest it. There are tons of prizes up for grabs!

I recently purchased this great coffee stencil set from Pretty Pink Posh so I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. I wanted to do something a bit different than inking on white cardstock so I decided to give Kraft a try. I think the results are pretty cool.

I think the graphic for the challenge is so fabulous too!

I am also going to link up with my friend Darnell over at NBUS.

Card Details: Coffee Stencils are from Pretty Pink Posh. The stitched star, sentiment, and coffee die cut are all from MFT. I used all Oxide Inks for my background. See tiny white hearts cascading up from the cup? The larger one is there to cover up a smudge…Shhh!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope however you have spent your day you did something that made your heart happy. Nanc’



I hope you are doing well! It’s Saturday and time for Word Week at Just Us Girls. Bobby is our wonderful hostess and she chose the word Fence. I didn’t have a Fence die in my collection…Gasp…I know, right? I may have to fix that! I decided to make one myself and it was simple enough. Don’t look to closely at the top of my posts as they aren’t all quite uniform.

Card Details: The fence was made myself, the stems are from Sizzix, and the flowers are something I had in my leftover bin. The sentiment is Gina K. I used some dimensionals for some added height on the cross pieces. The tiny tag is from Pink and Main.

Now, hop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the DT’s cards along with our brand new fabulous guest- Karren Johnson! Welcome Karren, I am tickled to have you with us this month!

Take care, Nanc’


Wednesday Sketch at MFT

Hello, I am back today with another card. This time I am joining the MFT Wednesday Sketch. As soon as I saw the brick wall I knew I wanted to play along. I thought, why not use my favorite MFT Couch Kit and make a Christmas-themed patio card. I thought it would be different to be outside the house gazing in instead of the other way around. Do you decorate your outdoor space for the Holidays? When you looked at my card did you know right away that MC stood for Merry Christmas? Inquiring minds want to know.

Card Details: There are only three things on my card that are not MFT. The tree in the window is from Impression Obsession. The wreath and the bow on the large plant are both from Sizzix and in the Christmas Mini’s set from Tim Holtz. Even the tiny MC letters are MFT and called Bottle Cap Letters. I used Black oxide ink for my stenciling.

I hope however you chose to spend your day, it’s a happy one! Take care, Nanc’


My Heart is…

Hello, Today I am playing along with Time Out Challenges where the challenge is Inspired by Words. I have been wanting to make another card using this darling gnome stamp from Whimsy Stamps and as soon as I saw this challenge that pertained to the heart, I knew it was a perfect time.

If this card looks a wee bit familiar I have Cased myself with a tad bit different layout. Here is my first card from about a year ago.

Card Details: Stamp-Whimsy Stamps, sentiment is from Verve, I used MFT cloud stencil and oxide ink for my background, and Copics and Prismas as my medium. The DSP is from SU.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend ahead, Take care, and happy crafting! Nanc’



I have put away the Halloween stamps and instead, I have a quick Christmas card using a darling Santa from Spellbinders and some fun DSP. He looks like the real deal, doesn’t he? I just love him with his sparkly eyebrows and hat. By the way he is on sale right now, if you want to go and check him out.

Card Details with some Affiliate Link:

Spellbinders Die D Lites Santa Etched Dies,

Spellbinders 6

Wonky Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles are MFT.

Believe sentiment is from Stampendous.

DSP is from Hobby Lobby- Paper Studio

I am playing along with the Peace on Earth Challenge where it’s always Christmas. They give you an inspiration board to look at if you need it.

I certainly appreciate you coming by! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and a fun Halloween if you are celebrating!

Take care Nanc’


A Note to Brighten …

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and I literally can’t believe it. I have never ever seen a year go so quickly! It just blows my mind. Do you feel that way too? Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Cindy has chosen a wonderful color combo for us. My card looks a bit like Spring but that’s okay. I like the simplicity of it and I needed some quick cards in my arsenal so I made a few while I was at it.

We also have my buddy Bobby joining us over at Color Hues as our guest, Welcome my friend! Everyone’s cards are so good over there, you have to come by and check them out.

Card Details: Dies are from MFT Spring Garden. The sentiment is also MFT and is in the You’re My Sunshine set.

I certainly hope this card brightens your day as your visits often brighten mine! Nanc’


Birthday Wishes

Hello, It’s Thursday and time for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday! Shirley is our fabulous hostess and she chose Faces- Human or Animal for us. I think it was a clever idea and one I don’t believe we have ever done before. It gave me the perfect opportunity to play with this adorable set from MFT.

Card Details: This stamp set is new to me and called You are My Sunshine and is from MFT. I paired it with some MFT Cute Clouds and Stitched Rainbow. The pieces of grass and or shrubs at the bottom of my card are something I bet I have had in my Green scraps container for at least 20+ years, I kid you not. I don’t throw much away. LOL

I hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the wonderful cards by the DT and guest and join us! Take care, Nanc’