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


Red, Green and Gold


Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 8.30.13 PMHello Friends, It’s color week this week at Just Us Girls and Sharyn has picked the perfect color combo for this time of year!  My card was so much fun to make that I I decided to make quite a few variations of it in other colors as well.   You should see it in turquoise!  Well, you might see it sometime before Christmas!  I have a photo below to kinda help better explain how I made my tree. The stamp set that I used is one very old retired Stampin Up set called Branching Out. I think it was one of my first stamp sets I ever purchased.  I used the negative on my tree die from my school and then stamped the insides using the splat stamp (not sure how else to describe it) to make the leaves of the tree in 3 different SU shades of green.  The bottom border dies are from Verve and the sentiment is from SU. Added some bling and the stars from the die and I was all done.  Relatively quick card with a great punch.  I brought the supplies to make this card to a girl’s get-together with some of my friends about a month ago and they really liked it.


Please come on over to Just Us Girls this week and join us and who knows you may become our next Guest designer just like Louise!

See you in the gallery,  Nanc’



(CASE)ing Genius One Year Anniversary Challenge!


Hello Friends,  I am so happy to be finally posting this card that I have been working on for a few days for the CAS(E)ing Genius One Year Anniversary hosted by the ONE and ONLY Kelly Latevola, over at You and Your Big Dreams!  If you are not familiar with Kelly, boy…… you are definitely missing out!  I also would find that quite unusual, as she is all over blog land and UBER talented.  I know all of her classmates in Elementary School must have been super jealous of her coloring skills, even back then!  Here is what Kelly has asked us to do to help her celebrate her anniversary of the (CASE)ing Genius Series.

To participate, you simply CASE ONE of the genius ladies Kelly has listed in her challenge post.  I decided to CASE Kristie Goblet of  Kreative Kristie!  What is cool about Kristie, besides her Oh so fabulous work, and being a fan of hers for years and years now is, that I also fell in love with the over all design and depth of her letters on her header graphic on her blog, which I also cased (with my son’s help) to use as my header on my blog.  (She still wins in that department as well!) So technically you could say she has been CASED twice! LOL  Oh Yeah, I need to mention that there are PRIZES too!!!

Kelly also wants us to chose one crafter that we want her to CASE for a future {CASEing Genius} post.  This was not easy for me as I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings as there are SOOOO many talented crafters out there that I stalk on a regular basis.  With that said,  I decided to nominate someone that I have been following since DAY ONE and that would be Julee Tilman from Poetic Artistry.  I don’t think I have ever missed a post of Julee’s since at the very least 2006!  She never ceases to amaze me time after time!  She is so very talented, runs her own Stamping Company (Verve) and is a mom to twin 3 year old boys to boot!  Thanks for the years of inspiration Julee!

Here are some card details along with a photo of the card I am (CASE)ing!  I may even mention a few of my screw-ups along the way!

DSC_0023This is the background that I created to make my snowy scene behind my tree.  It’s white heat embossed snowflakes of all sizes following up with some sponging of Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise SU ink.  The tree covered up most of the Turquoise, now that I get a closer look.

The Tree die cut is from my school!  (Lucky Me)  The neighborhood border die is from Tailored Expressions and is something I have had for at least a year now and never opened…so thank you Kristie for helping me break that seal!  I couldn’t leave the windows and doors all see through, so I paper pieced them. The yellow windows means someone is home, which I ams sure you probably figured out! 🙂

Here was my big mistake…..You know that saying… leave sleeping dogs lie….well it goes for the crafting industry too.  I have three perfectly placed paper snow hills underneath that sparkle of glitter, and I sure wish I would have left alone!!  UGH!  Now it looks as if I took some glue and some glitter and just drew straight lines of snow.  😦  Trust me when I tell you they are there.  I cut them out with my old time Creative Memories cutting system that I LOVE!  You can see I used the same cutting system to make my arched sentiment border, which I also realized I left no room for when my card was finished. LOL   The sentiment is from SU. The bow is from my school again…LOVE it.  The glittery stars were made with the insides of my Verve Scalloped Trim Trio die.  Not sure I could live without this die!

Here is the wonderful card of Kristie’s that I CASED!  Along with one more look of my card!  Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!  I sure do appreciate it very, very much!  Happy Stamping,  Nanc’

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