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


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CAS-Hello

I have a very quick card for you today that is for the CAS One Layer Challenge going on over at The Paper Players. One-layer cards aren’t easy for me as I always feel like they are missing something. You all know that I love my Oxide Inks but sometimes the black ink doesn’t get as crisp as I would like it to. I should have restamped this, but ended up taking it off my Misti too soon.

Card Details: Made myself a stencil for my sunset and used Oxide Inks for blending. The palm tree stamp is from Impression Obsession and the Hello is from Verve.

I hope whatever you do today you have a chance to get inky! Nanc’


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To Celebrate You

Hello, I am back today and this time I am playing along with this great board by Joanne over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. The column that I focused on was the first one; Spots or Stripes, Patterned Paper, and Flowers. I am also joining the Flower Challenge where they have a color challenge going on with Blue and Yellow, with an allowance of small amounts of green.

Card Details: I have this gorgeous pack of DSP by Stampin Up that I knew would make it really simple for this card to come together. I love this Sunflower from SU as well as it never disappoints. I added a bit of ink to the sunflower to make it have a bit of dimension. The sentiment is from Stampendous. A few gold sequins and I was done.

I appreciate you stopping by. The card and the post took me less than a half-hour so I think that is a pretty good start to my day. Take care, Nanc’


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Just For You

Hello again, I am back today with another card, but this time I am playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge. They are celebrating National Best Friends Day and the three elements I chose were; Pink, Feminine, and Patterned Paper. This was a rather quick card to put together with pretty results.

Card Details: The background was made with my heart’s stencil from Honey Bee Stamps. The flower and leave dies are from Pink and Main. The Lavish Branch was gifted to me and is from Memory Box. The greeting is from Stampendous.

I hope you have a wonderful day and have some time to get inky! Nanc’


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You are Amazing

Hello, I am back today and this time I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge. I thought the rainbow plates picture was so cool. The only color from the photo that I didn’t use is purple. I love doing the emboss resist technique and it had been a very long time since I had, and thought this would be a perfect challenge to do it for. It was completely inspired by a card by Jennifer McGuire! and hers is so much more elaborate than mine. She makes a see-through window. You should check it out!

Card Details: The Daisy Background stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the amazing die-cut is from Verve, and the butterflies are a MS-punch. I used Oxide ink to make my background along with the white embossing powder.

I hope your Memorial Day is spent reflective of gratitude even in the times of uncertainty, sadness, and turmoil that we find ourselves in. I am trying so hard to be upbeat, but it’s so hard when so many are suffering. Hubby and I just got back from a long bike ride as we have no other plans, so I guess I will just have to get inky! Take care, Nanc’


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Use a Stencil at STB

Hello, I am back today with the next topping at Seize the Birthday and Vicki our host has chosen one that I know is going to be a big hit. It is certainly one I loved right away! You may have noticed that I rarely make a card now without breaking out a stencil or two. LOL

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, the leaf stencil background is from Miss Ink Stamps, the greeting is from SU- I do believe. The clear dewdrops are from Honey bee Stamps.

I hope you will break out those stencils, that I know you have, and join us at Seize the Birthday sometime over the next two weeks! The Design Team and our guest, Lorraine did an amazing job!

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


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With Sympathy

I am back again today with TWO more cards that were inspired by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and the Just Add Ink Challenge where they have asked us to CASE ourselves. I so very often do this so I knew right away I wanted to play along. For the TTT Board, I have selected the center column of; Floral, Free, and Embellishments.

Card Number 2

Here is the original card I am CASEing along with the link to the post!

Card Details: The heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps, the other stencil is a mystery to me but one of my favs. The Daisy wreath is from Pink Fresh Studio and is a stencil, die combo. The sentiments are SU and Verve. I used Oxide Inks for my blending. I added sequins on both cards to finish them off. The center of my Daisy has a bit of clear Nuvo drops and some glitter as well.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will be back tomorrow! Take care, Nanc’


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New Home

Hello, I am back today with a card for The Paper Players where it’s CAS week and the theme Laurie chose is House. The Designers have a fabulous array of cards over there that you definitely should check out.

Card Details: The background was made with an MFT cloud stencil and a rolling hills stencil that I cut out of acetate and just kept moving to a different spot as I sponged to resemble hills. I was going to use my Lawn Fawn hills as my stencil, but they are stitched and they come out all dotted when you ink them up. LOL The houses are from Taylored Expressions and are a border die that I cut apart. I just paper-pieced my focal house in color and am pretending that Mickey Mouse lives there. It’s his colors, am I right? The sentiment is from MFT.

Let me just say that I spent more time looking for the card that inspired me to make this card than it took me to make the card itself. LOL I came up empty-handed. Just so you know I gave it a valiant effort and it definitely sparked my inspiration. I would love to give credit to the designer if I could.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Sending You Sunshine

Hello, I hope you are doing well today! I can honestly say that the card I am sharing today, I actually am pretty happy with. That doesn’t happen all that often, so I have to acknowledge it when it does. LOL Hopefully, the recipient knows how much love I put behind making it for her, and I pray it brings her sunshine every time she sees it. I am going to be linking up this cute kitty over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion Challenge.

A Few Card Details: Cat, bee, flower, and sentiment are all from MFT, and the sun is from Lawn Fawn. I sponged the background with Oxide inks and colored the images with Copics and Prismas. Finished it off with white splatters of paint. The inside panel is in-laid in case you can’t tell. I saw this color combo over on Pinterest and I thought it looked great together. Who says a sky has to be blue?


Here is a close-up.

I hope however you spend your day you are doing something that brings you joy! Thanks for dropping by, Nanc’


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Celebrate

Hello, It is Thursday, and time for our next topping at Seize the Birthday! The topping that was selected by Shirley, is Faux or Real Stitching. If you know me, which most of my followers do, I don’t sew! So I have elected to use the fake stuff and incorporate as many stitched die cuts as I could in my design.

We also have our next and very talented Surprise Party Guest joining us today!  Lorraine Aquilina! You will have to come by and check out her amazing card! Welcome, Lorraine! We are thrilled to have you with us!

A Few Card Details: I used an older engineer-type circle stencil to make my dotted background. First, I sponged the colors, and then I came back in with a sharpie and traced the circles. The cake stamp is from SU. The celebrate die is from Paper Roses. I put an extension to my MFT tag and covered it up with the MFT ric-rac to make a longer tag. The scalloped edge die is also MFT, I do believe. I added a few of my favorite Honeybee stamps dew-drops also.

I will be linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Die Cut Challenge too!

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and play along with us! Take care, Nanc’


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Flowers at Just us Girls

Hello, I am back today with two more cards using that same set that I have been smitten with this past couple of weeks from Pink Fresh Studios. Plus, with tomorrow being Mother’s Day and Just Us Girls‘ Word Week challenge is FLOWERS, I just had to use them one last time.

We also have a brand new guest with us this month at JUGS! I would like to give a warm welcome to Deborah Wheeler. Welcome, Deborah! I am super excited to have you joining us!

Here is my second card!

I am also playing along over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Stencil Challenge where I am a regular. LOL

A Few Card Details: Pink Fresh Studios-Choose Hope-Stencil, stamp and die set. I have two additional stencils for the backgrounds, the hearts are from Honey Bee Stamps and the trellis is from Altenew. The sentiments are from SU and Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks and clear Nuvo drops.

I reluctantly will put this set away for a while, as I am sure you have seen just about enough of it.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for this simple and fun challenge. The Design Team and our guest have made some beautiful cards.

Take care, Nanc’