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


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’


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’


Spring Flowers at STB

Hello, I hope you are having a good week! SUPER busy one for me. It is one of those weeks where you have something to do ever single day. It is funny how that happens and how the rest of the calendar is bare. Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Spring Flowers. It was selected by the queen of florals herself-Tae Eun.

Card Details: Luck for me I have a dear friend that I borrowed this set from and I knew it was going to come in handy for this challenge. It is from Pretty Pink Posh and called Crocus Flowers. First, I heat embossed both the stems and the flowers in white and then came back and did a very quick watercoloring. A watercolorist I am NOT! I did a little Oxide ink and splatters on my background and the greeting is done on the computer as I am really tired of my birthday stamps and I wanted the perfect tone of lilac. A few Honey Bee Dew drops and I was done.

I am also going to link my card up over at The Flower Challenge where they are looking for Pastel Flowers.

Hope you will pop on over to STB and check out the amazing cards from the Design Team and are guest Lynda and play along! Remember the topping is optional, any type of Birthday card will do.

Happy crafting, Nanc’


Stamping Only…

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start! Today over at Seize the Birthday Ashwini’s topping that she has chosen is “Stamping Only.”  If this topping isn’t for you, remember any kind of Birthday card and or project will do. I had to add a sequin or three to finish the card off…it needed something more.  This is card attempt number three, as the first two got trashed due to human error. LOL Don’t you just hate when you are nearly done with a card and you drop the ink pad or stamp. Not once but twice! LOL  I am not happy with this card, but I have to remember my word for the year is Simplify, so no time to start again! It’s just going to have to be good enough! The card has a mix of ZIGS, Copics and Colored Pencil.  One of the Pretty Pink Posh butterflies is just colored ink and no coloring at all.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

I really appreciate your visits.  Now, head on over to STB and check out the team’s and our guest’s work, I promise you will be MORE inspired over there. Nanc’