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


White, Gray and Navy with Vellum

Hello, I hope your week is off to a great start! I just love the color combo going on this week at TGIF Challenges. The colors are so soothing and they inspired me to make a sympathy card that I needed for my hubby’s cousin whom just lost her hubby to cancer. Such a terrible and sudden shock as we didn’t know he was sick. I assume those were his wishes.

Card Details: It was time to give some of my older SU stamps some love. I have always been a huge fan of these flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from Verve. The tag die is from MFT. I used white embossing powder on vellum for my flowers and then white on navy for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers do not come in the same set but compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The dotted background paper is that stash I talk about all the time from SU that has a pattern on it and resists ink. So I took my Smoky Slate SU ink and inked it up. Then I wiped it off with a towel just like an emboss resist and the dots come through. I used the same grey ink to ink my SU leaves as well.

I had a hard time photographing this card and it looks much better in real life.

Thanks for all the visits as they really brighten my day!

Take care! Nanc’


Bike- Twofer Challenge

Hello, Today I had a bit of time late this afternoon to play in the studio, once my dad was all set for the day, and decided right away that I was going to focus my time with the Twofer Challenge in mind and cards for the stores. I was thrilled to see that Darnell chose “Your Choice” this time around for her challenge. How fun is that! Such a great idea Darnell and I hope you do it again throughout the year! I have a new set by Momento called Spring Bicycle that I have been itching to use. So you bet, I will be linking up with NBUS while I am at it too.

Here are the cards by themselves.

Card Details: Bike- Momento, balloons- Stamp Up, greeting-Verve, bows- Paper Smooches, pop dots for dimensions, gems, and twine.

Card Details: Bike-Momento, flowers and leaves are a bit of this and that, the greeting is a new set I got from Paper Roses that I absolutely LOVE called- Mother’s Day Quotes.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and let me just say all of your fabulous comments and visits mean the world to me! Thank you so much! Nanc’