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


Hoppy Easter Again

Hello, I have another Easter card for you today and this one is very similar to a card I posted a couple weeks ago. The biggest difference is the green background I chose to put behind my wreath. I spotted a couple of cards this morning from dear friends of mine over at the Double D Challenge and they inspired me to play along. That and the darling mood board below. The bunny…OMG! The tops of the carrots in green were what inspired me to use my background color.

A Few Card Details:
Bow Die-Pink Fresh Studio, Wreath was made using a Sizzix leaf die cut out multiple times, the bunnies and eggs are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Verve. The tiny flowers are also Sizzix. The postal die is from Hero Arts. There is a wreath base under my leaves from SU.

Take care and I hope you did something today that brought you joy! Nanc’



Hi, I am back today with another Easter card as promised. This one goes with Just Us Girls Word Week where Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess. She has chosen EGG for us! Perfect for this time of year. We also have a brand new guest joining us today that really needs no introduction, the fabulous Mac Mable is our guest for the entire month. Welcome, Mac!

Card Details: The bunnies and eggs, are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Verve, the grass and scalloped edge border are MFT. The other decorative borders were made with my Fiskars. The tiny flowers are from Sizzix. I sponged the background behind the bunnies when the card was done…poorly I might add.

Make sure you do something today that brings you joy and if that happens to be card making! Join us at Just Us Girls!

Take care, Nanc’


Easter Blessings

Hello, Hope you are doing well. Our temps here in Florida are rising and I am so very sad. I want Spring to stay forever! Luckily, hubby and I enjoyed the somewhat cooler temps (85) yesterday and spent the day on our bikes for our 30th Anniversary. It was a very nice day and it felt good to be outdoors by the water.

Now onto my card. I have an Easter theme for you today, with a few more to share in a few days or so. I am playing along with two challenges. The first is The Card Concept. They have an Easter-inspired photo for us. I have quite a few elements on my card like they do in the photo; the bunny with no face, carrots, small eggs, and the Easter Blessings sign.

I am also linking up with Inkspirational Challenges where the challenge is Critters that Hop.

Card Details: Bow Die-Pink Fresh Studio, Wreath was made using a Sizzix leaf die cut out multiple times, the bunnies, eggs, and carrots are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping in! I love your visits!

Take care and do something today that brings you joy! Nanc’


Celebrating You and Guesting!

Hello, Today I am pleased as punch to be guesting along with the talented team over at Time Out Challenges. Thanks so much for having me!

It’s time for an “Inspired By Words” Challenge and here is the beautiful quote they have for us!

For this challenge they are sponsored by Altenew and the Winner will get $15 store credit and an offer to Guest Design with them for a future challenge.

Card Details: This die set is from Sizzix and is called Garden Shed. The greeting is from Verve. The pink tag was embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and then sanded to show the white core of the paper underneath. The brick wall stencil is from MFT and I used Oxide inks. I used mirrored paper for the watering can and the plant shelf.

I sure hope you are having a wonderful day and if you have some time on your hands to be creative you will consider playing along with us at Time Out!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


Final Card with The Paper Players

Hello, Today is my final card as part of my guesting year with The Paper Players. I can’t believe a year has gone by so quickly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with these fabulous ladies and am truly sad that it’s over. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity they bestowed upon me. During my time, I have gotten to know each of the DT members a bit more, and I can totally see why this blog is so successful. It is a well-oiled machine with sweetness overload. Ladies, you may be done with me as a Guest DT member, but I can tell you for certain, that I will be back in the gallery any chance I can.

This week it’s Color week and sweet Leanne has a perfect one for us! I know the colors scream Christmas, but I decided to go in a totally different direction. I also know that I used the WRONG color green and had no time to rectify the situation. Please forgive me team and LeAnne! 😦

I am linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More also for their Diecuts and or Stencils challenge.

Card Details: The flowers and leaves are from Sizzix. The Embossing folder I have no idea whose it is, as I have had this piece of cream cardstock in my to-be-used pile for quite some time and I must have used it at a friend’s house years ago. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and I used gold Nuvo drops and gold glitter paper too.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care Paper Players Design Team, I will miss you all! Nanc’


Have yourself a…

Hello, I hope you are doing well! How’s the shopping coming? Me not so well! I hope to get going on it this week sometime. I have a few things bought for my DIL, but that is about it. It gets harder and harder the older they get. Plus when they don’t live nearby it’s hard to know what they have and don’t have.

Today’s card has become one of my favs of the season for sure. Speaking of cards, those are done and ready to mail! YAY! I ordered stamps on-line for the first time, since we needed so many, and they haven’t arrived yet! I thought it would be wise since buying 200 stamps was going to save me 26.00. I hope they arrive soon!

I am linking up with 3 challenges. First and foremost, the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Holiday/Christmas and over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with an option of Toys. I think some of my miniatures look a lot like toys. I love the mood boards from the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge too. My card checks off all of the boxes on there as well.

Happy Holidays/Christmas

Card Details: This card was a lot of work to cut out but so relaxing to piece together. The mini dies are new and from Simon Says Stamps-Tim Holtz and called-Christmas Minis, Greeting and stitched squares are from Stampin Up.

Take care and happy holiday season, Nanc’


Word Week-Animals

Hello, Here we are back to Saturday again and time for the Word Week at Just Us Girls. I don’t know what your weather is like where you are but let me just say that it’s been perfect here! Yesterday, hubby and I spent the morning at the beach, which in fact totally inspired my card for today. As you can see I am still in fun background mode!

Card Details: Die cuts are from Sizzix, I used the smooshing technique to color my seahorse and seagrass. The background was made with my MFT water stencil along with a stencil I made with stitched rectangles and a piece of acetate. Don’t look too close around my rectangles as the ink may have come through and left a dashed border around each rectangle. Note to self, don’t use stitched dies when making your own stencil. LOL The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I also, realized that this is the first time I used my Seahorse and Sand-dollar from Sizzix so I will be sharing this over at the fabulous Darnell’s NBUS.

The card that inspired me also with this layout is below! I love everything Michelle does from the Card Grotto! She is super talented!

Come on over to Just Us Girls, we have a brand new Guest with us… Welcome, Shawna! Shawna along with the team have a fun array of animals for you to enjoy!

Take care, Nanc’


Embossed Woodgrain

DSC_053935Happy Memorial Day Weekend Friends,  I hope you are enjoying yourself!  Today’s card is for the inspiration photo over at The Card Concept.  I have been eyeing this challenge for about a week now, and finally had a chance last night to put something together.  I decided right away that I wanted to try and heat emboss my woodgrain background stamp and see if I would like it.  I must say, I think it came out great!  The beautiful daisies and leaves were made with a Sizzix die that a friend of mine asked if I was interested in purchasing from her.  Boy am I glad she asked, I LOVE them both!  I added some white dots with a gel pen and not sure I should have! Hmmmm….what do you think? I think my style for this card would be Clean and Layered.  The sentiment is a Verve set called Heartfelt Phrases that I find myself using a lot.  I bet this month I have mailed out about 20 cards for various occasions!  My stock is the lowest it has ever been, but summer is around the corner so hopefully I will have some time to replenish it.

Well, that is all for me today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Nanc’