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


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Love You to Pieces

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess and she has chosen the word Heart for us for Word Week. I do enjoy making Valentine’s cards so this was an easy one for me this week. I enjoyed it so much, I made two!

A Few Card Details: The backgrounds were made with Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Ink and a Stencil from Honey Bee Stamps. The puzzle piece stamps are retired from Stampin Up. The Stitched Heart Dies are from MFT, the Stitched Square is from SU. The tiny hearts are either made from small dies or punches. Pop dots for height and some twine.

I am linking one of my cards up over at Time Out where the word is Romantic.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope if you find some time to be creative this week, you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls, we would love to have you!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday-Winged Things

Hello, I am glad you are here! Today is our first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday! Cathy is our wonderful hostess and she selected Winged Things as our Topping. Since I am still catching up on Life these days I needed to make something fairly quick, so I decided to case a card I recently received. The card I chose was a beautiful sympathy card from STB-DT member Linda. that I have pictured below. I could not get over the shine Linda had on her card so I reached out to thank her for thinking of me and to ask how she did it. I found out that she was inspired by DT member Marcia on Color Hues. LOL Love when things happen like that. Guess where all this inspiration originally started for this card? Whom else… Jennifer McGuire. I will link the video up for you below.

The shine is hard to capture on mine, but you can see it on Lindas!

Jennifer McGuire’s Video: Faux Textured Metal with Perfect Pearls.

We have a few changes taking place at Seize the Birthday this year so I have linked that post for you HERE as well! One of the changes is; if you are selected as our overall winner and used the topping, you will be invited back as a Surprise Party Guest! I am really happy about this change. So now we will have our regular Surprise Party Guest and one previous winner.

Here is a close-up.

Card Details: Butterfly-Saavy Die, Oxide Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug

Affiliate Link-Greeting is from Spellbinders- Mini Everyday Sentiments- Hot Foil. This set is wonderful, I got it from my son for Christmas and I have a pic of all the sentiments that are in the set below!

I hope you will stop by Seize the Birthday and check out my amazing team’s cards and they will inspire you to join us! I will be back tomorrow with a card using some new Spellbinders products that may have the same winged creatures as this card!

Stay tuned! Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I hope you are doing well today. I have another card for you using three fun Spellbinder products. As you know I am a bit hooked on the Gingko die but let me tell you that this Embossing Folder is something special too. It is called Loops and it is so pretty, especially in white. It just so happens to be 1/2 price right now! The sentiment die is also linked for you below and I find myself reaching for it time and time again, that there is no point putting it away.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Loops Embossing Folder

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to begin my card, and I am so glad the chores were done and I had time to play along. As you may have noticed I sponged my paper with various colors of Oxide inks before die-cutting, I did the same with the outline to the sentiment. Added a few gems and I was done. Easy peasy!

Thanks for coming by and I hope however you spend the rest of your week, you do something that brings you joy! Nanc’


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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’


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Many of Something

Hello, It’s time for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday. Ashwini has picked something a bit fun and a very easy one for us. All you have to do is put many of something on your Birthday Card and or project. I made a different card for this challenge and then got these great new stencils in the mail and decided I had to use them for this challenge.

Also, over at STB, we have a brand new Design Team Member joining us and I couldn’t be happier about it. Welcome, Linda Snodgrass! I am tickled you are joining us! I feel very fortunate to have met Linda in real life many years ago (Thanks to Colleen from STB) and most recently we got to see each other again this past July when she was here in Florida vacationing with her family. This is actually are 3rd time hooking up with one another. One of the many things I love most about this wonderful hobby are the friendships I have made along the way.

Now back to my card! Here is a close-up so you can see the sparkle on the bows.

I had one or two goofs and didn’t see it till it was too late. It’s on the bottom row of the card. Not sure how it happened. I guess I pushed too hard with the squeegee as I was spreading out the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and my bows smeared. I managed to cover up one with the sentiment.

Card Details: Pretty Pink Posh- Layered Presents Stencils, Nuvo shimmer paste, Oxide inks, sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I am linking up with two other challenges. Darnell over at NBUS and Happy Little Stampers-Stencil Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you will swing by Seize the Birthday and check out the wonderful cards by the DT and Guest and stop by Linda’s blog and leave her some love.

Take care, Nanc’


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Wild Card Week- Holiday Tags

Hello, It’s the 5th Saturday of the month and that means it’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls. I love WCW! Carol Mc is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Holiday Tags for us and hopefully you too! I was thrilled to see this challenge coming as it gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new Pink and Main darling snowman stamps that have been patiently waiting for me on my desk. I don’t make shakers very often but totally enjoyed making these. In hind-sight, I wish I would have put both images on the side of the shaker. The one cute snowman with his scarf and beanie hides the rolling hill and all the shaky good stuff.

A Few Tag Details: First, I ink-blended the background in Oxide Inks-Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, and Wilted Violet. Next, I built the shaker elements using leftover packaging for my window, inside I have a fun mix from Hobby Lobby that has snowflakes in it. I then included some fine white glitter. I colored my images with Copics and a bit of Prisma colored pencils. Then I assembled the tag using strips of Fun Foam for my barrier.

Supplies: Pink and Main; Snow Sweet Stamps and Large Sentiment Strip dies, MFT-Tag dies, Lawn Fawn-stitched Hills. Some ribbon, twine, and silver dots finished it off nicely.

I am going to link these tags up over at Simon Says Stamps where it’s Anything Goes and featuring Pink and Main products.

I am also linking up with Addicted to Stamps and More for the Make Your Mark Challenge.

Before I go, I want to take a minute and thank Lynne for being a wonderful guest this past month! We have certainly enjoyed all your work. Now, come on over to JUGS and join us! Take care, Nanc’


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Butterfly in Halloween Colors

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am back home after our trip to California and have got lots to catch up with, so I will get right to it. Today over at Seize the Birthday Vicki has chosen Halloween Colors as our topping. I recently purchased this incredible Butterfly Emboss and Cut from Pink and Main and I have been itching to play with it. I thought I could get away with using it for this challenge and make myself a somewhat Monarch-looking butterfly. It embosses and cuts at the same time. I have linked it up for you HERE!

Card Details: First I took my leaves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps and made my background using three shades of Oxide Inks and then splattered it with some black paint. I had this white frame on my desk that was made with my Lattice die from Whimsy Stamps. So, I backed it with some orange cardstock to frame in the butterflies. After I embossed and cut out the butterflies, (which are linked up for you above) I used more oxide inks and a bit of white paint to make my butterflies come to life. I used a small holly die from Spellbinders to make my gold body centers and random dots. I can’t remember where the sentiment is from as it was waiting to be used in my bits and boxes drawer. I used some foam tape around the frame to give the card some dimension and to rest the butterflies wings on.

I am linking up with two other challenges; Darnell over at NBUS as my butterflies are new and Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

I hope you will pop on over to Seize the Birthday and play along with us. The DT and our guest Asa have some really great cards over there for inspiration. Take care, Nanc’


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Cheers it’s your birthday

Hello, Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. I am the hostess and I have a very easy Topping for all of you, if you chose to hop on over and play along, we would love to have you!

Card Details: It’s your birthday is from Verve, the Bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses, the Cheers die is from Spellbinders-Outlined Sentiments. As you can probably tell I did quite a bit of ink blending on this card. HERE is the tag that totally sparked my inspiration for this card.

Hope you have a wonderful day and when you read this that Hurricane Ian is sparing us with minimal damage. Take care and be well, Nanc’


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You make me Smile

Hello, I am back today with a CAS card for the latest challenge over at The Paper Players. If you have been a follower of my blog for some time you know that these leaves from Stampin Up are a favorite of mine and a staple this time of year. They are old, so sadly no longer available.

Card Details: First, I made a stencil of the leaf itself and inked it up with three fall colors of Oxide Inks. Then I took the die and cut them out. Next, I used the detailed die and cut it out using gold glitter paper. I think the mix of inks and glitter looks amazing together. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and is from Stampin Up (retired) as well. I think the final gold dots tied it all together.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Greetings from the Couch

Hello, I hope you are off to a great start this week. The days are certainly flying by, aren’t they? I am in no way ready for the Holiday Season. How about you? I think it’s coming even if we aren’t ready!

Today’s card is using some of my favorite sets from MFT and it just so happens that MFT has 10% off their entire site from the 13th-16th including their new release. So now is your chance! Lucky for me when I got my Couch kit it included all the pieces to make some really great cards and what a great value it was. If you have never purchased one of their kits I highly recommend them. However, this kit is no longer available but you can still pick and choose the stamp and or die sets that you want to make this card. You will just have to hunt around a bit. I have linked up the scene-building area for you on their website to help you.

I am linking up this card with Tic Tac Toe using the diagonal row of Any Shape, Free, and Sentiment. Also over at Happy Little Stampers for Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: All products are from MFT including the brick stencil background. I got a little heavy-handed when I inked it up with my Oxide ink. I was hoping the furniture would hide most of the imperfections. The DSP also is from MFT.

Thanks for popping by! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’