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


Things in a Garden

Hello, I am hostess this time over at Seize the Birthday and what I have chosen for our Topping is Things in a Garden. I thought it was appropriate since we are at the beginning of Spring here in the States. I have had these scraps hanging out on my desk for quite some time so this card was really quick to put together.

Card Details: MFT- Garden Shed Dies and Scalloped Dies. The rose DSP is just gorgeous but I don’t recall whose it is. The lattice is from Whimsy Stamps, and the sentiment is from

I certainly hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out what is popping up in my teammate’s gardens…along with our two guests-Hilary and Anagha!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


A Cozy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I don’t know about you but when my mojo is missing and I need a quick jumpstart one of the things that I do is… pull out a few fun die sets from MFT and decorate a space. Nothing like a bit of interior decorating to spark some creativity.

Also, the Spots and or Stripes from AAA Birthday helped with my interior design.

Card Details: MFT dies- Potted Plants, Decor and More, Take a Seat and Couch Potato Sentiment set.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our hostess for Photo/Moodboard Week. She has picked a wonderful array of photos that are sure to inspire. They certainly inspired me. I was immediately drawn to the lemons in the photo and knew I had just the paper and supplies to pull it all together.

Card Details: I made my own ice cubes out of Vellum, Nuvo drops, and a bit of glitter. The large Stamp set is from MFT the word Sweet is from Jilly Bean Soup, I do belive. I heat-embossed the lemons in white on yellow paper. The glass and lemon dies are from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I used a Hero Arts Postage Die. The lemon paper in the background is packaging left over from some Lemony cocktails I purchased eons ago. I saved it for just this very reason. I have some dimensionals for depth.

Now head on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the team and our guest-Michele were inspired and then we hope you will play along! Nanc’


Here’s to Fun in the Sun

Hello, I hope your week is treating you well. It’s the middle of the month so it’s time for our next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Marcia is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Blue and Turquoise for us today. I have been itching to get out some of my favorite MFT sets and I was in the need of a House warming card, so that is what I have for you today. My Brother and Sister in Law bought a home here in Florida and are officially going to be snowbirds, and this card is for them.

Card Details: MFT-Beach Bungalow, MFT-Shady Palm, MFT-Life’s a Beach Sentiment. Oxide inks for my scene and a bit of Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. I used a bit of white paint splatter as well.

Now, I certainly hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out the cards by our fabulous team and join us. Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect Turquoise, as it’s pretty subjective-just do the best you can.

Speaking of Color Hues-DT…This past Tuesday my friend Carol and I got to meet up with CH-DT Member Karen Walker as she was vacationing in my neck of the woods. I love meeting up with teammates it’s one of the many things about this hobby that I love so much! We had a wonderful lunch and great conversation! So happy you escaped the cold and came to Florida, Karen!

Take care and make sure you find time to be creative as it’s good for the soul, Nanc’


Bundle of Love

Hello, and I hope you are having a good day. Today I am playing along with my friends over at The Paper Players. You know I love Color Challenges and LeAnne had a combo that certainly spoke to me. I did alter one of the colors to suit my design a bit. Instead of green apple, I used more of a seafoam green and I hope it’s okay. The green was just too bold with the rest of the tones I was using.

Card Details: I have been wanting to get out this adorable older set from MFT and make some baby cards and today I finally had the chance. The sweet sentiment is an oldie from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance this week to be creative. Nanc’


You’re Manatee-rific

Hello, It’s time for Word Week at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Rainbows for us. If you hop on over to Just Us Girls you will see many fabulous and different ways to interpret our word.

Card Details: My card is a CASE of some cards by the talented Amanda Wilcox, I love everything she does and I have linked up her darling cards for you HERE! The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook. The heart was made with strips of paper and the heart die is from MFT. The postage die is from Hero Arts. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas for my medium.

I am linking up with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. I am glad this challenge is back from break.

I hope you will join us! Have a great weekend! Nanc’


Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Topping at Seize the Birthday. Linda is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card for a child. I was asked by a neighbor of mine to make a card for her 12-year-old grand-daughter who loves to bake. I thought my MFT cupcake dies would do the trick.

Card Details: MFT- Cupcake Dies and Watercolor Wash Stencil. The Heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The greeting is foiled and from Spellbinders-Mini Everyday Sentiments. I used a bit of Copics to color and mirrored paper for my cupcake liners. The tiny hearts are a punch and a die that I keep on my desk 24/7.

I hope you come by Seize the Birthday and check out the cards by the DT and our Two Surprise Party guests! We have Hilary Wright joining us for the next two months and Deborah Wheeler is our one-time guest, as she was the winner of our last challenge. Welcome Ladies!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


CAS Week- Coloring

Hello, I am the hostess this week at Just Us Girls and I have chosen a very simple challenge for CAS Week- Coloring. Can’t get any easier than that! If you choose to play along, just remember to check out our graphic and see what Clean and Simple means to us.

Card Details: Today’s card was totally inspired by Michelle Short and I have her wonderful card linked up for you Here. I used both Prisma Colored Pencils and Copics to color my sweet little bears along with a blend of pink and purple Oxide inks for my heart. I have tripled the bear dies with white card stock to add some dimension. I don’t know about you, but I do this all the time as I think it adds more stability and makes the cards more eye-pleasing. This darling set is from MFT and is called I’m Still in Love with You. My hubby was impressed with my coloring on this card, and let me just say, those praises are hard to come by.

I certainly hope you will come by Just Us Girls and check out what the DT and Guest- Karen Walker have done! This is Karen’s last post with us and I have certainly enjoyed all of her cards this past month. Thanks, Karen for being with us!

Take care, Nanc’


Happy Valentine’s Day

I have a card today that was made for the challenge over at The Card Concept. I fell in love with the photo and I had a little bit of time today to pull something together. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day snuck up on me a bit and I didn’t get as many cards made as I would have liked.

Card Details: The flower pot and stems are from a Garden Set from MFT, and the heart flowers are an Owl punch from Stampin Up. The sentiment is also from SU. The white hearts on the pots are a die as well, but I don’t know whose it is. I used a bit of Copics and some Colored pencils to give my flower pots some interest. I wish I would have taken the time to do the stems and hearts as well.

I hope you have a great rest of your weekend and happy crafting, Nanc’


I Think You’re a Pig Deal

Hello, Yes, I think you are a PIG deal and don’t you forget it!!! Back in September, I made a card using this adorable MFT set called Friendly Farm Faces and I just had to get it out once again, especially once I saw the sketch over at The Paper Players. However, I may have stretched the sketch a bit when I added my group of hearts on the opposite corners. I certainly hope that it is okay. This die set comes with a llama and a chicken, but I have yet to use the chicken, so stay tuned.

Because I am using this for a Valentine for Hubby, I am linking it up with the Time Out Challenge for their Inspired by Words Challenge as well.

Here is the first card I made using this set.

Card Details: MFT Die set called Friendly Farm Faces, the sentiment is also MFT and called Punny Farms. The Bows are from Paper Smooches. The hearts are a mix of this and that from my stash. I used dimensionals on their ears and snouts.

I certainly hope you are having a good week and you carve out some time to be creative, Nanc’