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


For You

Hello, It’s the first of June and you know what that means, it’s time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues. Can you believe we are at the halfway mark of the year already? I certainly can’t! I just don’t know where the time goes! Jules Peddicord is our sweet hostess and she has chosen a wonderful pairing of colors! The team and our guest, Ineke did a wonderful job with these Hues! You have to go by and check out all their wonderful cards. I know you will be inspired!

Card Details: The Morning Glory flower dies are from Simon Says Stamps, the frame was made with a Pink Fresh Studio die called Dazzling Diamonds. The For You is from Spellbinders in the Thanks Enclosed set. The mirrored bow is from SU and retired. I blended a mix of Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Red Oxide inks to get the tone of red I was looking for. The Aqua background is actually DSP and a few mirrored dots to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day! Nanc’


High Tide or Low Tide…

Hello, It is time for CAS Week at Just Us Girls and sweet Lisa Elton is our fabulous hostess. What she wants us to do is use a silhouette on our card. Boy did the team and our fabulous guest Claire make some amazing cards that you must check out.

I know you have seen me make this background before but I just love it. I like that the break in the stencil makes the seafoam.

I would like to take a moment and thank Claire for being with us this month at JUGS, we certainly have enjoyed all your fabulous cards. come back and see us when you have time.

Card Details: You know I love to make ink backgrounds, so that is what I have done on today’s card. I used the Watercolor Wash Rectangle stencil from MFT, and straight piece of acetate for my horizon, and some Oxide inks to make my simple background. The stamps I have used are from one of my favorite Stampin Up sets- Hide Tide. A ten-minute card at most, with fun results.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

I hope to see you in our gallery at Just Us Girls this week! Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


Celebrating You

Hello, I am struggling to get motivated to get back to card making since returning from vacation and I know the vertigo isn’t helping things. So I decided the best way to spark some mojo is to CASE myself. So that is what I have done today. Here is a link to the card I am copying.

I am also playing along with the pretty color combo over at The Color Throwdown. The colors are; Pink, Lime Green, and White. It certainly screams spring or summer, doesn’t it?

Card Details: Stencil is Honey Bee Stamps, the Mums and leaves are from Pink and Main, and the greeting is an oldie from Verve. The long stem coming out of the flowers is from Sizzix…I do believe.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend ahead. Nanc’


For Someone Special

Hello, I had a tiny bit of time yesterday so I decided to find a challenge to join in. It didn’t take me long to find this fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I also had these cute flip-flops and beach bag waiting in my stash for quite some time, and that is when the idea formed on how I was going to put them to use.

I took some creative liberties and flipped the sketch so that the top half of my card could be the sky and water and then the break in between both the rectangles could be the seafoam with the bottom rectangle being represented with the sand. I love how it turned out.

I think I will be making more of these cards as the backgrounds come together rather quickly.

Card Details: The Oxide Ink background was made with some torn paper and a deckled edge template that I had made and use quite often. The beach bag is from Spellbinders, and the small Flip Flops are from Impression Obsession. The bird stamp is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a terrific day! Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest challenge at The Paper Players. I love playing with my sweet friends over there and I also love Tic Tac Toe challenges, and that is what Anne Maria has for us today.

I am playing along with the diagonal row of Bright Colors, Die Cut, and Birthday.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio- Daisy Wreath, the Daisy stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps. The sentiment is an oldie from Verve. I am enjoying my new small blending brushes from Waffle Flower as they allow you to be more precise when ink blending. I have used a mix of Oxide inks and Catherine Pooler inks.

I so appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day and a great week ahead! Nanc’


Sending Hugs

Hello, I hope you are doing well, and happy Monday! Today I had a bit of time to play along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge. They have a gorgeous color palette to choose from as you will see below. My card photo is a bit blurry and I realized it a bit too late, as I already put the card in the mailbox today.

For this challenge, you must use a minimum of three colors from the graphic below and I have used four. Some might say that the center of my flowers should be pink but I like that I made them the same color as the leaves and stems. We call that artistic license, don’t we!

Card Details: Gina K- Delightful Blooms stencil and Oxide Inks, the sentiment is from Altenew, and the butterflies are from Birch Press Design.

Thanks for stopping by today and take care, Nanc’


Have a Sweet Day

Hello, Happy weekend to you! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s CAS Week and the lovely Carol Mayne is our hostess, and she has asked us to use Food and or Beverages on our cards today. I was gifted a Sweet Treat MFT set and another set that had the birthday banner in it and I knew they would work out perfectly for today’s card.

I am linking up with Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion challenge and with Less Is More for their Anything Goes Challenge.

Card Details: First I used Oxide Inks in the shades of Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, and Kitsch Flamingo to make my circle background. I used Copics and a bit of Prismas to color my images. The stamp sets I used are Sweet Treat and Itching to Tell You Happy Birthday.

I hope you will come on over to JUGS and join us for Clean and Simple Week.

Take care, Nanc’


Sending Sunshine and Smiles

Hello, I am back today, and this time I am playing along with Tic Tac Toe Challenge, DT member Karren made a fun board with many great possibilities. I have selected the column; Coloring, Critters, and Scene for my card. Sometimes coloring an entire scene can be too much when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, and this card design was the perfect solution. It’s nearly a total case of this darling card here! I fell in love with that card and then I was gifted the die set by a dear friend and later went on to purchase the stamps and am delighted to finally use them.

Card Details: This set is from MFT and called Best Beach Friends and I just love it. I used oxide inks to make my beachy background before stamping. I have used Copics and Prismas to color my images.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day. Nanc’


Everything I am…

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and that means it’s time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she has chosen a great color pairing for us, as you can see below and above. This card is for the store and is a Mother’s Day card.

Card Details: I had a great time putting this card together using some new to me supplies handed down to me by a good friend. These dies are retired and from Stampin Up and are called Pierced Blooms. The sentiment is a Mother’s Day set and is from Paper Roses. I used dark purple cardstock beneath my die-cut flowers to make them pop, and I like how it turned out. I did a bit of ink blending as you can see with my new small brushes from Waffle Flowers (love them) and Oxide Ink. A few sequins to finish it off. This card was inspired by this card Here!

I will be linking my card up over at NBUS as I had not used these dies before.

Now, I certainly hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards along with our guest Amanda, and then play along! All the cards are so inspiring! Take care and happy crafting, 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’