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Word Week @ Just Us Girls


Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.37.57 PMHello Friends, It’s going to be a beautiful day here in Sunny Florida and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it!  Before I go, it’s time for our Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls! Maria has chosen the word Flowers this week.  Pretty easy huh! Who doesn’t like to put flowers on their cards eeh?  I would also like to welcome our newest Guest Designer Steph Castro.  We are happy to have you with us this month Steph! My card came to life by the wonderful Mojo Monday Sketch that I really, really liked this week.

Mojo437Here are some card details: Stippled Blossom stamp set is from SU, Sentiment is also SU.  The scalloped square die was given to me, so not sure whose it is. You may not have noticed, but I took the center of that square and originally put it under my blossoms to represent the circle in the sketch but ended up nearly covering the entire thing. LOL The leaves are from a Sizzix Die. I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you have time this week to join the girls and I at JUGS we would love it!  Take care,  Nancy





CTS_157Hello Friends,  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is!  I have had quite a lot of opportunity  to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL  So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along.  I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card.  It is just totally awesome!  I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts.  The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart.   Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too.  Take care, Nanc’


Getting Sketchy with the Girls…

Hello Friends,

This week over at JUGS, Sharyn is are fabulous hostess!

She came up with a fantastic sketch for us this time to get us started!

 Love this sketch Sharyn!!!

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I told you it was great!

Too bad yours truly screwed it up a little bit!  Seems to be a pattern for me lately! 😦

I only made 4 back panels instead of 5…..OOPS!!!!  GEEZ Nanc’!!!

My double stick tape is like super glue so there was no going back!

I hope I am forgiven when you see my card!


I must say the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set from Stampin Up…just might be my favorite SU set ever!

It’s my go to set…that is for sure!

I saw this cool sample over on Pinterest from the UBER talented

Amy White

Her card was my inspiration!!! I linked up her blog for you, so go have a looksie!

I am going to be doing more and more blog sharing of all the talented people

out there in blogland that inspire me and keep me motivated in this wonderful craft!

Who knows….YOU could be next!

I think it’s such a compliment to someone if you CASE their work….don’t you agree? 

Thankful Summer flowers

I loved this panel so much that I thought it would be fun to create more then one!

Some details:

The banner die cut and the sentiment is from Verve.

All the ink is also Stampin UP along with the scalloped punch.

I drew the vase myself and I think the rest is self explanatory.

Now head on over to JUST US GIRLS and see what the rest of my

talented teammates have done with this sketch!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Happy Weekend,



Dynamic Duo along with a Retro Sketch

Good afternoon friends,  Hope you are off to a great week thus far.  My week has been super!!!

Today’s card was inspired by 2 things.  The great soft color palette over at the Dynamic Duos, along with a unique sketch over at Retro Sketches.

 Combined those together with a little embossing powder and you have my card for today.

I forget how much I do enjoy getting out my heat gun and need to do it more often!


rs46 Dd# 35Now for some Card Details:

Card stock: Stampin Up

Papers: Mix of Bazzil, CM,& SU

Stamps: SU-Close as a Memory

Opaque embossing powder

Acc: lace, ribbon,button

Thanks for stopping by and A quick hello and Thank You to all my new followers….

I So Appreciate it and hope I inspire you to create something yourself!

Take care,

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Time for a little love…

I stashed away inside my studio this afternoon and made this card for the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made.  Again I am getting this one in under the wire. Whew!!!  You would think a simple card like this would have taken about 20 minutes…well…let me just say that it was way longer than that, and this isn’t quite how it started out.  A few mistakes are what would you say….hidden.  LOL  Please tell me you hide your mistakes too?  And very often!   All in all, even though this design was not my complete intention…I am happy with it!



Cardstock: Stampin Up

Paper: Creative Memories

Stamps: I love you- Michael’s

Script- Stampolicious (From a stampin expo)

Ink: Momentos Black

Cricut: cut out the hearts

Acc: twine and black gems

Have a great start to your work week friends,


More Hearts…

Hello Friends,  How about another card with hearts today.

 I love the DP I used yesterday and instead of putting it away for later use, I decided to pair it up with something new.

 As I was blog surfing this morning as I always do on Saturdays…. I realized that the Dynamic Duos had posted their first color pair of the new year. YEAH!!!!

As I kept surfing along, I came across a great sketch over at The Friday Mash-Up and to top it off they want us to incorporate hearts in our design. ❤ I can so do that!

I love how my butterfly came out…he’s so cute!

 So I paired these together and Wah-La!


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Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

DP: CM, Colorbok

Sentiment: I have had forever! ?

Stamp: Music-Michaels

Tools: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Punches

Acc: Rhinestones,Pen- ink, felt flowers,buttons

Any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Key to my Heart

Hello Crafting Friends,  Amongst my migraine today… I was determined to make a card and get it posted before night fall.  Today’s card is a combination of three challenges: 1. This intriguing sketch over at Retro Sketches, 2. Casual Friday’s asked us to incorporate a heart in our design and 3. Over at Stamp TV they wanted a CAS card focusing on Pink for Breast Cancer awareness month.  My mom had Breast Cancer and I knew I didn’t want to miss this opportunity!  The stamps and sentiment are also from Stamp TV and were designed by Theresa Momber and the set is called Timeless Treasures.  The DP is my Favorite of all time, and I still have a scrap or two left of it!  The rest of the cardstock is a mixture of GinaK , SU, and CM.  Added some ribbon and there you have it!

Thanks so much for your visit and enjoy your day or night!


I Miss You Like Crazy…

I made this card this afternoon after I completed the usual Saturday chores.  Love when you get and idea and things come together!  I am going to enter it into three different challenges.  First, the sketch challenge over at iSpy Sketches and Secondly, the color challenge over at CR84FN. And Last its for the Any Hero Challenge over at OWH.  If you are not familiar with OWH…go check it out!  It’s an amazing way to say Thanks to the Troops!!  Let me tell you a little bit about how it came together.  Once I picked out the DP (Creative Memories) and the colored card stock which is a mix of CM, SU and Bazzil I took my star stamp from SU and stamped on the tan card stock.  Then I added some distressing with SU Chocolate Ink. Used my Cricut to cut out most of my stars along with a SU scalloped punch. Made the ribbons with scissors and the sentiment is from Verve and is called Heartfelt Phrases. The tag die cut is from My Favorite Things.

Finished it off with a button and some twine and Wolaaaa!

Hope you have a great Sunday…It’s time to watch some Football…GO FSU!!!!

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ISSC33 Sketch Challenge

Hello there friends, Hope you are having a good week!  I have myself my first cold of the school year!  Love when the kids share everything…lol!  Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at ispy Sketches.

 I just love playing along with these wonderfully talented ladies!

I just got some great new Die-namics over at My Favorite Things and on this card I got to use my new Double Scallop Border along with my Scalloped Ovals that I have had forever.

  The DP was La Creme by DCVW along with some solid Bazzil and GKD card stock.

 Finish it off with some Cricut embellishments, gems and flowers made with a MS punch.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions just drop me a line,


Happy Birthday…

Good evening friends,  Today I have for you a Birthday Card I made with 3 different challenges in mind.

1. Casual Fridays has asked us to incorporate embossing in our creation!  What a great challenge!

2. Is this wonderful Color Palette from The Play Date Cafe: Peach, Navy Blue and Stone! and

3. Is this great sketch to tie it all together from one of my favorite sketch challenges ispy Sketches!

I struggled with this card the other night so I walked away from it.  I went back to it when I got home from work today, and it all fell into place!  Love when that happens!

Supplies that I used to tie it all together.  Dots embossing folder along with a cute set of  embossing folders called Celebration.  They are 2 inches so cute!

Scrap Design paper that I have had for at least 10 years. The rest of the cardstock is either Gina K and or SU.

Sentiment is SU and is called Happy Thoughts, my cupcake is from Michaels.

Finish it off with: ribbon,buttons and stickles and some paper piecing!

Thanks so much for ALL your kind words lately…I so appreciate it!

Have a good night!