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


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 Note to Lift Your Spirits

Hello, I hope you are having a good day. I am here today with a card that was made just for me and no particular challenge. Sometimes it’s good to just play with no perimeters and or guidelines and let the creative process go wherever it takes you.

Card Details: I just adore this Floating Bunny die set from Spellbinders and I thought she would look perfect in front of this fun stencil that I also really LOVE from Miss Ink Stamps. The stencil set is called-Cloud Hearts. Instead of finishing off the clouds with ink and a stencil, I chose to keep the heart in the middle as my focal point. I thought the bottom of the card looked a bit bare, so I decided to use the MFT Stitched cloud die to tie it all together. The sentiment I chose is from the Tweet Hello set, that’s also from MFT. The banner die is from Pink and Main. Instead of using a white gel pen to add highlights to my heart balloons and ruining it…LOL, cause I know I would, I thought, why not use the inside of the bunny ear and a Holly die. I LOVE how it worked out. I will be doing this from now on. The strings are made from gold paper. I used Oxide inks Worn Lipstick and Kitsch Flamingo to blend my heart clouds.

You are in luck! The floating bunny is on sale right now! You can find it HERE!

I certainly appreciate you coming by, I hope you find some time in your day to be creative.

Take care, Nanc’


Let’s Get Together…

Hello friends, I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls. Starting this year we tweaked our Photo Week challenge to include a Moodboard. So the host of the challenge can stick with the usual single photo that we have done for years or do a Moodboard, which is what Carol Mc has for us today. I love this change to our line-up and hope you do too. Since I think about coffee morning, noon, and night, it’s no surprise that is where my eyes gravitated to.

Card Details: The background is a wonderful piece of DSP from SU. The stamp set and dies are from the Greetery and are called Cozy Cup and I am shocked that they are still available.

I hope you will head on over to Just Us Girls and check out all the cards from our Team and Guest! Take care, Nanc’


Fluttering By to Say Hi

Hello, I am back today with my final card using the Simon Hurley-Butterfly Kisses stamp set collaboration with Spellbinders. As you can probably tell, I totally enjoyed using this set and I am certain it won’t be put away for very long.

Card Details: I took the rose stamp to make my background. I stamped it in all four corners using grey ink. I got a little heavy-handed in the left bottom corner, sigh. I then took the background piece and cut out the outline of the butterflies. If you look carefully you can see the background paper peaking through. Next, the butterflies were inked in Catherine Pooler’s Samba ink to match my base paper and heat embossed in gold. I thought the card looked a bit stark so I decided to pull out the tiny flowers from the Spellbinders-Bouquet of Flowers set and use them for embellishments. ( I think that set is either no longer available or out of stock.) The sentiment is heat embossed and lifted with dimensionals.

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


Sending Well Wishes…

Hello, I am back today with card 2 of 4 featuring Butterfly Kisses from Simon Hurley and Spellbinders. This time I have incorporated the gorgeous rose stamp along with the butterflies in my design. I had a hard time photographing this card, as you have to look closely to see the Loops embossing Folder-also from Spellbinders.

There are three New Stamp sets and Dies being added to the Spellbinders/Simon Hurley line-up. You can find them all HERE! Each one is really amazing.

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Card Details: First, I heat-embossed the flowers and butterflies in Gold Embossing powder. Then I chose the Spellbinders Loop Embossing Folder and black paper for the background. That Embossing Folder is becoming one of my new favorites. I used Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink to add color to my butterflies and then took a Prisma colored pencil for the centers and a bit of shading. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black ink and comes in the set. Some gold dots and dimensionals to finish it off.

I certainly appreciate you coming by! Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


Love You to Pieces

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess and she has chosen the word Heart for us for Word Week. I do enjoy making Valentine’s cards so this was an easy one for me this week. I enjoyed it so much, I made two!

A Few Card Details: The backgrounds were made with Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Ink and a Stencil from Honey Bee Stamps. The puzzle piece stamps are retired from Stampin Up. The Stitched Heart Dies are from MFT, the Stitched Square is from SU. The tiny hearts are either made from small dies or punches. Pop dots for height and some twine.

I am linking one of my cards up over at Time Out where the word is Romantic.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope if you find some time to be creative this week, you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls, we would love to have you!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


Love Your Kind Heart

Hello, Hope you’re having a great day! I had some time yesterday afternoon to find my mojo and I thought perhaps the best way to do that was to do some stenciling. Stenciling is quick, simple, and generally produces good results. I am happy to report it worked and by the time I was done, I had 4 cards complete. I have had this great stencil set called Delightful Blooms by Gina K for a few months and it was time to break the seal on the packaging.

Here is card number two using the same colors.

I will be linking up with my friend, Darnell over at NBUS as the stencils and Orchid inks are brand new to me!

Card Details: Both cards are using Gina K Delightful Bloom’s stencils. The Orchid inks are new to me as well and are so pretty. I used Oxide inks for the leaves and as you can see you don’t get a crisp black image when you stamp over Oxides. The love die and black sentiment are also from Gina K in her A Little Love Bundle. Card #2’s greeting is from Altenew’s Delicate Primrose set.

Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments certainly make my days brighter! Today I am back to cleaning out my family home. It certainly isn’t easy which is why I am procrastinating, but it has to be done!

Take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the first challenge of the New Year with Just Us Girls. Lisa K is our hostess and we are excited to be back with you. We have a few changes over at Just Us Girls when it comes to our Challenges, so pop on over and check out what we have in store for you this year. Plus I decided that the graphics needed a bit of an overhaul too.

We also have a new guest this month! It just so happens to be my good friend and teammate from both STB and CH- Jules Peddicord. Welcome, Jules! So very happy you are with us!

Card Details: I needed a quick card as I just don’t have much mojo yet! So I pulled out an old piece of DSP from SU that resists inks. I wish they would bring it back, or any company for that matter. It is so easy and fun to use, all you have to do is pick out which ink you are going to use and rub it on and the pattern on the paper is left behind. The flower dies and petals are also very old and retired from SU. The birthday greeting is a mix of SU and MFT, I do believe. A couple of circles, a white rectangle scrap die on my desk to ground my flowers and greeting, and pearls in the center of the flowers, and I was done.

Take care and I hope you will join us at Just Us Girls! The team did a wonderful job with these colors! 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’


Happy Birthday-Card Concept

Hello, I have been eyeing the gorgeous Fall photo over at The Card Concept for the past week or so and I finally had some time yesterday afternoon to play along. I was drawn to the fireplace lines and the fall leaves of course.

Card Details: First, I thought about making bricks or using a stencil to mimic the fireplace but I took a different direction entirely. I decided to just make stripes across the background using strips of the same cream cardstock, almost like ship-lap. Next, I sponged some paper using various tones of Oxide inks to make my leaves. You all probably know by now that this old retired SU set is my all-time favorite when it comes to fall. The leaves are just amazing. I also used other various leaves that are also from SU and retired, I am sorry to say. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and is heat embossed in gold. I made my own embellishments with sparkly paper and a holly die from Spellbinders.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative! Take care, Nanc’