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


You are Unforgettable

Hello, Can you even believe it’s February 1st already? I certainly can’t! So if it truly is and I am not dreaming, it’s time for our next Hues of Colors over at Color Hues. Let me warn you that the Design Team and our two guests- Karren and Janet did an incredible job with these colors! You must pop on over to the blog and check everyone’s work! It seems florals were very popular, but I kinda went in a totally different direction. Although, I am digging this cute little Alligator and he certainly looks harmless to me.

I will be playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as this set from Whimsy Stamps is new to me.

Card Details: The Gator and orange blossoms are from Whimsy Stamps and sadly were part of a Hurrican Ian Relief fundraiser for Florida and are no longer available. The sentiment is from MFT and is also retired. I used Copic and Prisma Colored Pencils. I did a bit of fussy cutting too. I have dimensionals under my blossoms.

I certainly would love for you to join us at Color Hues! Take care, Nanc’


I’m Glad Opposites Attract

Hello, I am back today with a card that was designed around two challenges. First, I chose the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and then, the Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things. I thought the colors were so bright and happy together and I knew they would pair nicely with my idea. I had this stenciled heart laying on my desk for a few days that was left over from a previous card and was happy to put it to use. This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, and perhaps even Friendship. The dotted paper was a fun find in my stash.

Card Details: Heart Stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. The dogs, sentiment, and little hearts are all from MFT-Begging to See You set. I used Copics and Prismas to Color with. The banner die is from Pink and Main.

I certainly appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have or had a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


…A Sandy Little Christmas

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a CAS card for you today. If you know me at all, you know I don’t enjoy mass-producing cards no matter the Holiday, but I did manage this year to make about 25 of these. Of course, 18-25 don’t look nearly as good as number 1. So if you receive one of those, I am truly sorry. LOL I added glitter on the tops of the stockings.

I am tickled to be joining my friends over at The Paper Players this time.

I am also going to link up with the team over at Inkspirational. Although there is no snow in my glass bulb, thankfully all I see are white sandy beaches.

Card Details: The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook and called-Sun Soaked Christmas. I colored it with Copics and Prismas and then came back with a light sponging using some Oxide Ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative during this busy season. Take care, Nanc’


My Heart is…

Hello, Today I am playing along with Time Out Challenges where the challenge is Inspired by Words. I have been wanting to make another card using this darling gnome stamp from Whimsy Stamps and as soon as I saw this challenge that pertained to the heart, I knew it was a perfect time.

If this card looks a wee bit familiar I have Cased myself with a tad bit different layout. Here is my first card from about a year ago.

Card Details: Stamp-Whimsy Stamps, sentiment is from Verve, I used MFT cloud stencil and oxide ink for my background, and Copics and Prismas as my medium. The DSP is from SU.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend ahead, Take care, and happy crafting! Nanc’


Fall is in the Air

Hello, I hope you are having a good week so far. I have had this cute little Fall Gnome set from Spellbinders for about a month now and it was past time that I inked him up. The set is absolutely darling and has so many cute stamps included. I recently realized that Fall themed stamps are probably what I have the least of, so I am very pleased to add this set to my collection!

The weather has been so much cooler here post-Hurricane Ian and we are enjoying our morning and evening walks so much. In fact, near the end of this week, we are supposed to have highs in the 70’s, so Fall is showing itself a bit even here in Florida.

Card Details with Affiliate Links:

Fall Gnomes Clear Stamps

Fall Gnomes Dies

Spellbinders 6

After I stamped, colored, and die cut these darling images, I decided to get out my MFT Watercolored Wash Rectangle to make a background for Mr. Gnome. In order to make the gap in the sky and the grass I shorten the stencil using the positive piece that comes in the set. Then I remove the stencil, make a gap, and finish inking the bottom using Oxide inks once again. For my mediums I have mostly used Copics with a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils for detail, especially for his beard.

Here is a pic to help you understand what I did with the stencil.

I am playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More for their Die Cut and Stencil Challenge.

I hope you have a wonderful day and get a chance to do something that brings you Joy! Your visits certainly bring me JOY as well!

Take care, Nanc’


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’


Just a Note

Hello, It is Photo Week over at Just Us Girls and Lisa E has chosen a Back to School Picture for us. You would think with my background of working in the school system for 24 years that I would have oodles of School themed products. Well, that is NOT the case! When I was working, I used to always dread going into a store and seeing the Back to School signs and it would make me so sad cause I knew Summer was coming to an end! However, that is in the past, and I certainly don’t have to worry about that anymore. YAY! With that being said, I did scrounge through all of my supplies in search of something that would work and found this cute Paper die to save me!

Card Details: The Paper Die is from Paper Smooches. I drew the lines on after I colored my flower (should have left them off) with Prisma Colored Pencils. That flower is an old block stamp that I have had for ages. The greeting is from MFT.

The rest of the DT and our guest-Cathy did a far better job than I did! Come by and check them out! Also, I need to say thanks to my buddy Cathy for being with us the past month, you did an incredible job and we were lucky to have you! Take care, Nanc’


Sending Sunshine

Hello, Since it’s still sweltering hot here in Florida I am sticking with a summer theme for today’s card. I am so ready for cooler temps! How about you? I am playing along with the ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches. This is one of those cards that changed so much and then when I was finally done with it and things were glued down, I got a better idea and it was too late to fix it. This card was made with some of the remnants of yesterday’s Manatee card.

A Few Card Details: Sentiment and Palm Tree are from the Sunny Studios set-Sending Sunshine. The little girls are called Coastal Cuties and are also Sunny Studios. I used a die cut from Pink and Main for my waves and a stencil from MFT for my other water feature. The beach sand was made with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hill dies. The tiny sun die was a last-second addition and it’s so very old and from MFT. I used Prismas and Copics to color my images.

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Friday! Nanc’


My Otter Half

Hello, I have a quick card for you today that I am giving to the hubster, as on the 14th we will be celebrating the day we met-32 years ago. We try to do something special on that day as well as on our real Anniversary. My card design might look a little similar to some other cards I have posted before but this one is a bit different. For this card, I used a round shape as my focal point, a different patterned stencil, and colored my cute otter brown instead of grey.

I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I am using the top row of; Something round, outdoors, and stencil. I will also be joining in the Happy Little Stampers– Anything Goes with Stencils.

Card Details: Otter- MFT, Stencil is from Wayco and called Groovy, I used Copics and Colored Pencil as my medium and the fish are from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background.

I certainly appreciate you stopping in. Things have been busy lately and I am hoping to get more time to craft very soon. Take care, Nanc’


Summer Birthday

Hello, I am back today with a fun card for the latest Topping over at Seize the Birthday! Barb is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Summer Activities for us this time around. I love this idea since we are smack dab in the middle of Summer here in Florida, and boy oh boy is it HOT! I had so much fun putting this card together and was pleased as punch with how it turned out!

Here is a close-up view.

Card Details: Sunny Studios-Flip Flops and Seals, Pool stencil is MFT, the Happy Birthday dies are MFT, the sun is from Ellen Hutson, I used Copics, Prismas, and Oxide Inks. I ripped some copy paper to make the edge of the water. I often find myself layering dies a lot now as I love the sturdy feel and think it makes the quality of the work so much better. I love gradient sentiments too.

Before I go I want to take a moment and thank Lorraine for being such a wonderful Surprise Party Guest these past two months! It has been wonderful having you on board with us and we have enjoyed your cards so very much! Take care!

I am going to join Time Out one more time for their Tropical Challenge.

I am also going to play along over at Make My Monday where the challenge is Coloring.

Now, pop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out Lorraine’s card and the rest of my fabulous team’s work showcasing things to do with summer!

Take care and I hope you will join us at STB, Nanc’