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Hi, I am back today as promised, with another card using that same color palette from yesterday. This time I am using this fabulous new Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders, called Day at the Beach. I am sure you are not surprised that this Florida girl had to add this to her collection! It is as cute as it can be and fun to put together.

I did have to trim the card down a half inch as I messed up the sides of the water while stenciling.

Here is a close-up.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

MFT- Make Waves Stencil

Miss Ink Stamps-Perfect Plaid

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

A Few Card Details: In order to make my background I used a straight edge of acetate and some masking to blend the sky. In order to make the rippled edge of the sand, I used a piece of ripped paper. The waves were added last with a stencil. I used a stencil from Miss Ink Stamps to make my bathing suit pattern. I inked the flip-flops, and I have dimensionals for height and a few decorative rhinestones.

I am linking up with Darnel over at NBUS. and Simon Says Stamps, make your own background.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day and or week ahead! Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, I have two cards for you today that are using this great die from Spellbinders called Lemon Zest. I added it to my collection a few months ago and am so glad that I did. They certainly are fun to play with.

Here is card number two.

I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and my card goes along with the left column of CAS, Birthday, and Die-cuts.

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A Few Card Details: Spellbinders-Lemon Zest, The sentiments are Verve (Happy Birthday) and Gina K. Designs (Sweet Friend). Postal Die-Hero Arts, Circle die- Stampin Up. I used some oxide inks on my lemons and leaves to give a little bit of dimension, a few rhinestones. The DSP is mostly Stampin Up.

Take care and I hope you did something today that brought you JOY! I took some food to a friend and her hubby who have Covid, I pray they get better soon. I am beginning to think the “VID” is here to stay. Sigh! Nanc’


Ho Ho Ho

Hello, I hope you don’t mind a bit of Christmas in July here on the blog today. I was totally in love with the Colors over at The Paper Players this week, and then when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I thought it would be easy and fun to combine the two. Karren Johnson enticed me to make a Christmas card, once I saw her cute card and many others by the DT over at FMS. I adore this darling Santa die from Spellbinders that I got last year or maybe the year before. I have him linked up for you below.

Card Details: Spellbinders-DIE D-LITES SANTA ETCHED DIES, Snowflake Embossing folder that you can barely see on one of the rectangles. The green scallops were made with MFT’s Stitched Border Dies. The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is called December Typed. I used Nuvo drops and glitter on Santa’s hat and pom pom. I also used a white-out pen to color in Santa’s eyebrows and tried to make them a bit bushy. The Postal Die is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you did something today that brought you JOY. Hubby and I went to the beach and we lasted one hour, it’s just too hot! Take care, Nanc’


Swing into Spring

Hello, Happy Easter to you! I have had these cute little Spellbinders set for about a month now and had yet to open it. I know, that doesn’t make much sense with it being Easter and all! At last, I had a bit of time this afternoon to finally break the seal and get this cute little bunny swinging on her swing just in time for Easter.

Here she is in motion.

I am linking up with the following challenges. NBUS

Can You Handle the Pressure– where you must use an EF and the optional theme of Easter.

And over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Card Details: Spellbinders small die of the month-Floating Bunny. The two Embossing Folders are both from Sizzix. The little flowers are made with a little bit of this and that. Rhinestones for the flower centers. Gold glitter paper for the greeting.

I hope you had a wonderful day and did something today that brought you joy! Take care, Nanc’


Soft and Subtle…


JUGS175 DD#39

Over at the Dynamic Duos this week they have a great color palette of “Soft and Subtle.”

This week’s colors are Pink Pirouette and Pool Party. I adore soft colors!

The card was also linked up to a Sketch challenge over at Stamp TV and

a Masking Challenge over at JUGS!

If you don’t know how to/or what the heck masking is, you have to try it!!!

 I have also linked up 2 great tutorials from SCS and Stamp TV for you to check out

which will help explain it better!

The bling added to the top off my card was sent to me from Jennie @ Stampin Away the Day.

 I felt like I won the lottery when I received the package filled with Bling on Saturday!

Thanks so much Jennie!

Although, I have never met Jennie personally,

she is someone that made me feel so welcome when I first ventured down this road of Stamping,

and I so appreciate her kindness over the years!

Okay, I am off of work today and headed to the doctor to see what’s up with my throat!

Hope you have a great Monday friends,



Cardstock: Stampin Up

Paper: Stampin Up and Bazzill

Stamps: GKD @ Stamp TV- Hugs and Prayers

Ink: Spectrum Noir Pens

Tools: Cuttlebug- Spellbinders-Picot Edge, Fiskars- Victorian Blade, Scorpal, CM- Circle Cutter

Acc: Pop dots,bling from Want to Scrap


Unscripted Birthday Wishes

Hello!  Today’s card was colored up with some Prisma Colored pencils for the Pink Elephant Challenge and designed for the sketch challenge over at Unscripted Sketches.  At the Pink Elephant they asked us to use our favorite coloring medium and Prisma Colored Pencils works best for me!  Isn’t my image of  this little kangaroo adorable?  I stumbled upon him from at site called Angles Landing.  They have so many cute animals over there…. you should check them out!  While your at it stop on by the Pink Elephant and look at all the designers coloring work!  Amazing!

Hope you have an amazing rest of the week and start to a great weekend!  The weather here should be fabulous once again!


Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted……Isn’t that a great phrase!  On today’s card I started with finding myself a color palette…and the one I decided to use is from the Dynamic Duos.  It’ rare when I don’t participate in their challenges!   Love them! I highly recommend giving them a looksie~

I have never used pre-made die-cut on my cards before, but I guess there is a first time for everything!  I felt as if I was cheating. LOL  I got this great box of paper and matching die-cuts as a gift from a friend years ago and opened it up last night and decided to give it a go!  I usually save things like this for scrapbooking.  I think the card came together nicely when I added all the extra detail. 

Added detail : I used my cricut, spellbinders, ribbon, prima flowers, MS punch and brads to finish it off.  If you have any questions…don’t hesitate to ask!

Until next time! TFL


Pink, Tan and Cream…

Pink, Tan and Cream is one of my many favorite color combos, it is very near the top of my list!

 I had just enough time last night to get this card made, photographed it this morning and got it entered into the color challenge over at CR84FN before work!

  I am so glad I didn’t miss out on this one!

Don’t think this card is in need of much explanation.

The DP is from the Scenic Route Paper Company.

Craft Cardstock from Recollections or Bazzill… not sure.

I used my Scor-Pal to added some detail to the creme cardstock.

 Punched out some leaves with my MS punch and added some Prima flowers.

 Used my Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles again, and a great flourish die-cut from My Favorite Things which I LOVE and I have linked for you.

 Add some buttons and lace and there you go!


Happy Halloween…

Halloween is close at hand and the kids at school are getting excited, so as the saying goes….” If you can’t beat ’em you might as well join ’em!

This week the Dynamic Duos have chosen Orange and Black as there 2 color choices along with using a Diecut as an added Dessert!

 I combined that challenge with a great sketch over at Freshly Made and this is what I came up with!

I got to use my new Spellbinders that I got yesterday!!!  It’s called Picot Edge and I have been wanted some kind of Circle Diecut for quite sometime now!  So thrilled!

The paper is a mixture of  SU,CM, along with Stamp TV Cardstock.  I also used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder for some added texture!

Thanks so much for the visit!

Have a great week!