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


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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’


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Holey Sheet…

Hello, I hope you are having a good week! Today I am ignoring the fact that it’s 90+ degrees outside and I am jumping into Fall a bit with a Halloween card. I saw the sketch by Anne Marie over at The Paper Players and wanted to make sure to play along. I think Teal ghosts should be a thing, what about you? Too over the top?

Card Details: Cloud stencil is MFT. I used Oxide Inks for the background. Copics and Prismas to color my ghosts. The stamp set is one of my favs from Miss Ink Stamps called Boo Sheet. The stars are made from a Verve border die.

I hope however you spend your day it has a bit of creativity thrown in! Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks

I am popping in this morning to share some quick and simple Thank You cards. I am always reaching for white cardstock and decided why not try using this fun stencil on some colored paper. I love the results and less blending was required too.

I am going to add these to the gallery at Happy Little Stampers-Stencil Challenge and over at TGIF where they ask us, what would we do without White Card Stock?

Card Details: Stencil is called Retro Palms and from Newton’s Nook. The sentiment Thank you from all of us is from Stampin Up and the other one is unknown.

I hope you have a very creative day! Nanc’


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i sea it’s your birthday

Hello, I am popping in today with a CAS card that took entirely way too long. LOL I won’t bore you with all my mishaps and just tell you that I am playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge.

Card Details: Arch die is from Pink and Main, the Manatee is from Newton’s Nook, the greeting is from Lawn Fawn. The under-the-sea dies are MFT. The background stencil is from MFT and was inked with Oxide ink.

I hope you are having a great day and have found something to do today that has brought you JOY! Nanc’


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Sending…

Hello, It is the middle of the month already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I happen to be the hostess for this challenge and the colors I have chosen are…Chocolate and Mint. I personally believe this is one of the prettiest color combos with endless possibilities! We have a new guest joining us over there today. Welcome- Kim Heggins! We are glad to have you playing along with us!

My card was totally inspired and a case of one of my many favorite card makers Sidnie Des Jardines over on Instagram. I have linked it up for you HERE! She is so very talented!

Card Details: The sentiment is made from strips of paper and a die from MFT. The Mum-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main and sponged and colored with Copics. The background stencil is from MFT and called Watercolor Wash. I have shortened it a bit with the negative die that comes in the set, as I didn’t want the background so large. The script background stamp is a clock stamp from Stampabilites. I sponged the background lightly before stamping the script using Oxide Ink. I used some flicks of white paint for some added interest before the assembling process.

I am also linking up with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Now, you must head on over to Color Hues and check out the amazing cards by my fabulous Design Team and guest, I know they will inspire you as they certainly inspired me!

Take care and I hope you get to do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Case a Designer

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Ina has a terrific idea for us for Wild Card Week. What she wants us to do is CASE a Designer. I just loved this idea and could have picked any one of my teammates or anyone out in blog-land for that matter to CASE, as there are so many fabulous cardmakers out there. But, a few weeks ago I was at fellow DT member Carol Mc’s house and we were crafting together and I knew I wanted to play with one of her stamp sets after I saw her make the card below! It worked out perfectly! This card was so much fun to put together.

HERE is a link to Carol’s card

Card Details: Greetery dies and stencil. Oxide Inks for the background.

Hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and pick a designer to CASE and play along. Also, before I go, I want to thank Fran for being such a fabulous guest with us this past month. We have certainly enjoyed having you.

Take care, Nanc’


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Hello-Spellbinders

Hi, I am back today as promised, with another card using that same color palette from yesterday. This time I am using this fabulous new Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders, called Day at the Beach. I am sure you are not surprised that this Florida girl had to add this to her collection! It is as cute as it can be and fun to put together.

I did have to trim the card down a half inch as I messed up the sides of the water while stenciling.

Here is a close-up.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

MFT- Make Waves Stencil

Miss Ink Stamps-Perfect Plaid

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

A Few Card Details: In order to make my background I used a straight edge of acetate and some masking to blend the sky. In order to make the rippled edge of the sand, I used a piece of ripped paper. The waves were added last with a stencil. I used a stencil from Miss Ink Stamps to make my bathing suit pattern. I inked the flip-flops, and I have dimensionals for height and a few decorative rhinestones.

I am linking up with Darnel over at NBUS. and Simon Says Stamps, make your own background.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day and or week ahead! Nanc’


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Anything is Possible…

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! The card I have for you today is for the beautiful color challenge over at My Favorite Things. When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make using these colors, Flamingos is the first thing that came to mind. So I decided to mix some old MFT with some new ones. And I am sure you know by now I love making blended backgrounds, there is something so satisfying in seeing a scene come to life.

*The palm tree trunk looks black but it’s actually a darker brown than I should have used.

I am going to add my card over at Happy Little Stampers too for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: MFT- Wave Stencil, Tickled Pink Flamingoes and sentiment, Shady Palms Die. Oxide inks for my background.

Thanks for stopping by I will be back soon with another card using this fun color combination! Have a wonderful day! Nanc’