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Flowers for You

Hello, Today’s card was inspired by the Monochromatic Challenge going on this month at The Flower Challenge. I was looking at my new Choose Hope Stamp/Die and Stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio and thought how could I change this up a bit and make it a bit unexpected. So I thought why not stencil and stamp on Designer Series Paper. I adore the colors and fine text of the Stampin Up paper that I used on this card. Green is one of my favorite colors and I thought this soft pale green was so pretty. I had every intention to use the die but at the last minute, I decided instead to put a simple polka-dotted frame around it using another piece of the same tone of green from the same paper pack.

The card looks prettier in person.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their stencil challenge and at NBUS as the Choose Hope set is brand new to me.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio-Choose Hope stamp set, the greeting is also from Pink Fresh Studio-Layering Bouquet, ink was all Oxide Inks, Honey Bee Stamps-Dew drops, Stampin Up-DSP.

Thanks for your visits, they sure brighten my day! Another chilly one here, but today the sun is shining. Take care, Nanc’


Love and Prayers

Hello, Today since the weather is cold and dreary I decided to make a card for the Festive Friday Challenge, plus I was in the need of a Sympathy card. I decided that my Gina K Designs-Little Love Layering Bundle would do the trick. I chose Florals, Green, and Blue for my pick 3.

Card Details: Gina K Designs- Little Love Layering Stencil Bundle, Oxide Inks, and dimensionals.

I hope whatever the weather is where you live or how you decide to spend your day, I hope it’s a good one. For those of you that I know that are hurting right now, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care, Nanc’


Snowman Birthday

Hello, Today’s card is for Photo Week over at Just Us Girls where Lisa E. is our fabulous hostess. She picked the cutest and most perfect photo for us that encaptures both winter and Valentine’s Day. My card was made for my BIL that loves the snow and has a birthday right after Christmas.

I am also linking up over at- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge where it’s Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The snowman is from Pretty Pink Posh, the trees are brand new to me and are MFT, the hills were made with Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from Verve and the speech bubble is from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background and Copics and Prismas to color my trees. I am super happy with my trees and the entire card, actually! This card was inspired by this on here!

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls as the team and our guests have done an INCREDIBLE job with this photo! I know you will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


Masculine Birthdays

Hello, Today’s cards are for the next topping at Seize the Birthday. Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to use embossing on our cards. I have used a Chevron Embossing Folder for both of my cards but that is not the only embossing you can use. It appears that the majority of the DT and our guest Kathy went the easy route and used an EF too.

Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing a bit better! The white Golfball is embossed as well.

Both of these cards were inspired by cards over on Pinterest and not my original design. I really enjoyed putting them together.

Card Details: The majority of the dies and stamps on both cards are from Stampin Up and the sets are called Golf Set and Clubhouse. The Chevron EF is also from Stampin Up.

I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! Nanc’


Wishing You…

Hi! I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls! Lisa K. is our sweet hostess and she has a pretty color trio that I just loved working with and think you will too. For my design, I let die cuts do most of the work with a silver embossed sentiment.

Card Details: The Flowers and all the foliage are all from SU, The sentiment is from Verve, The scalloped edge die angled die is from Papertrey Ink. I didn’t realize the whites on my card didn’t match till I took the picture! I used mirrored paper for my silver. A few rhinestones to finish it off.

Hope you will pop on over to JUGS and check out the DT’s work along with our two Guest Designers! We would love to have you!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


Sending Lots of Hugs

Hello, I am back again today with another Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower card. I am still working on perfecting the shades of color on the flower by inking up either white or colored cardstock. I have another card where I am very happy with the way the flower turned out, but this one isn’t so bad. I hope to put that flower on a card very soon. Kinda wish I hadn’t put on the white dots in the center of the flower, oh well!

My card was inspired by the great color challenge going on over at The Color Throwdown. DT member Susie picked a great one that caught my attention right away. Check it out below. A lot of the supplies for this card were leftovers in my bits and boxes that I am determined to use up or organize this week. Do you have any organizational plans in the New Year when it comes to crafting? I just got finished labeling the stencils that I have in a 3 ringed binder. I am really happy about that! No more having to jog my memory on whose it is or what it’s called, it also makes putting them back easier. The binder is quite full and it appears I have an addiction to stenciling. LOL

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps inked on light yellow cardstock, Hugs die -MFT, Sending lots of-Gina K., Scalloped Rectangles-MFT, Border Punch is from Martha Stewart, Leaves are from Sizzix and embossed with a dotted EF, Nuvo drops, Inked up the flower with some Oxide Inks and a bit of Copics, White Gel Pen. DSP is a great pack from Pink and Main.

Thanks for coming by as I appreciate your visits! Take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki is our hostess for Trend Week and she wants us to Ink or Spray our backgrounds. I could have easily got out some of my neglected Dylusions sprays that I thought I had to have at the time and barely use, but I am sure it’s no surprise that I decided to make an inked background instead. I also used a bit of Vicki Boutin-Texture Paste to make some shiny seafoam. A very quick and easy card to put together.

Card Details: Background was made with Oxide Inks. The Flip Flops are from Impression Obsession. The shiny sea foam was made with Texture Paste. The greeting is from Close to My Heart. The tiny hearts are from a punch.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Coffee and Snowflakes

Hello all, I am back today with my first Christmas card of the year! What? I know, I can’t believe it either! However, I wanted to support Amy Tsuruta’s new challenge called… Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. The theme this month is coffee and snowflakes. You definitely should check it out, as there are some really great designers and lots of inspiration over there as well! Amy, won’t need any luck with this challenge, as everything she does…she does so well.

Card Details: The sentiment and coffee cup are old digis from Verve. The Snowflake dies are from Poppy Stamps. The wreath was made with two dies from Stampin Up- A leaf flourish and the base is a swirly circle. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then sprinkled a wee too much glitter on a few of them. I used some Copics and a little bit of Prismas for my medium.

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


Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a card for the first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday. Today Colleen has asked us to make a birthday card with a topping of Blue and Gray. I love color challenges so I was very excited when I saw this one coming up. We also have the uber-talented and sweet Vicky Hayes joining us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.

I am in love with this background stencil, as you can see, as I have used it yet again. As for my coloring, don’t look too closely as I stamped my cute gnome onto a piece of cardstock that clearly was not Copic friendly. My balloon is looking a bit saturated. Once I realized that that was happening, I quickly changed to Prismas and tried to salvage it the best I could.

Christmas came down yesterday, except for the lovely array of (37) Christmas cards that I received from all over the globe. I want to admire these through the rest of the month. Handmade is always the best part of Christmas…in my opinion. I displayed them differently this year as my grand kitty was always knocking them off the entertainment center, but I like it a lot.

Card Details: The background stencil is Heffy Doddle, The gnome is from Whimsy Stamps, The clouds are a stencil from MFT, postal dies are Hero Arts, the sentiment is also MFT, and a few star sequins to finish it off.

Since it’s the New Year, I think it’s time to replenish those Birthday cards, don’t you? Hope you will consider playing along at STB! Remember, our topping is optional…any Birthday card or project will do.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Happy New Year! Hello-2022

This is my second post of the day! If you are looking for Just Us Girls…scroll down!

Hello, Happy New Year to you! I am back today from a much-needed and enjoyable Holiday break with the first card of 2022. Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Hannelie is our hostess and she has chosen, Red and Purple. As you can see on my card I embraced all different shades of purple. It may appear that her coat is on the blue side of things but I promise it is more of a periwinkle tone of purple. (Fellow DT member, Carol can come to my defense as it is now in her hands.)

Card Details: The cute Shopping Spree die cut is borrowed from a friend and is from Spellbinders. The happy die is from MFT, and the EF background is from Sizzix-Tim Holtz. I really love the way this turned out! There is a sample of a darling card using this die on the Spellbinders site that inspired me to use this for something other than Christmas.

Before I go, Do you do New Year’s resolutions? I usually don’t do a very good job sticking with these types of things. So, what I have been doing the past few years is, I come up with a WORD for the year to live by and or to perhaps challenge me to do things better. My word in 2020 was acceptance, my word for 2021- was productive and my word for this year is going to be…wellness. My health has really been put on the back burner this year and I have been really suffering, especially over the past several months and most recently, the Holidays. So now that my hubby is better and hopefully cancer-free, and I am adapting to my father’s situation with his Dementia and unhappiness in the ALF, it is time to take care of me! I have to get my health back on track and get to the bottom of all the troubles I am having! Wish me luck!

Please come on by Color Hues and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and our guest-Tenia. We would love to have you join us too! And once again Happy New Year to all of you!

Take care, Nanc’