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


Bleach Technique!

Hi Everyone!  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a Trend that is really fun and rather simple! It’s the bleaching technique.  I probably could have used a bit more bleach than I did but decided to play it safe before I ended up not liking it in the end. This leaf is one of those stamps that you have no idea where it came from but you love it just the same. I also made this card quite a while ago before I went on my new SU-Leaf rampage! LOL I am still not ready to put fall behind me yet!  That is just a funny statement, as I sit here in Florida in 85 degree temps. LOL The sentiment is heat embossed and from Verve! Come check out the amazing cards from my team and guest-Claire and join us! Nanc’



Hosting at Stamp TV.



Hello Friends,  I am thrilled to be hosting the Mix it Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV.  Thanks Karen for asking me! When I looked at the date that my challenge was going to go live and it was close to the Fourth of July,the fourth kind of stuck out in my mind. So, I though it would be fun to divide the focal point of my card for this challenge into fourths. I have two cards for this challenge as I was in the need for two thinking of you cards for both of my sisters.

The flower stamp and the sentiment is from Gina K designs,  but sadly the set I chose to use (that is one of my favorites I might add) is no longer available, but it is called Hugs and Prayers.  The background leaves are from the set called Flowers Bloom. The cardstock and Design Paper is also from Gina K. The scalloped border punch is from Stampin Up.

I colored the images with colored pencils.  I thought I did and okay job until I saw the photos…don’t look to closely.

FMS193I am also linking up my first card up to Freshly Made Sketches.  It just so happens that the card sketch is divided in Fourths as well! Love that!  Please come on over to Stamp TV and join me, I have a lot of friends over there that our very talented and can’t wait to see what they do with this one!  Nanc’


Lots to Share!

Hi Friends,   I have a lot to share with you today!

 First, I am going to share with you my card and tell you

what challenges I am linking it up to!


This stamps set is from Gina K Designs over at Stamp TV and is called Fleur di lis.

I LOVE it!!!  I have it linked up for you!IMG_0001

I must say I was pretty happy with this one…which is nothing I get to say all to often!

Great Inspiration Photo chosen by my Teammate Marisa over at Just Us Girls.

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It all started with this great clean Sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Then I wanted to make sure I played along with the Stamp TV Monday Challenge

which is being hosted by my BFFIBL and fellow teammate times 2 Sharyn!

By the way BFFIBL stands for ( Best Friend Forever In Blog Land) Teehee!!! 🙂

STV Challenge

Now onto some Personal FUN I have had over the past month!

My good friend Sue Lelli and I had the opportunity to take a class together that was

being taught by Teresa Collins. She shared with us some of her new products that

were going to be featured the next day on HSN.  I had a really great time!

She was very sweet and very talented!

Horrible photo of me!  YUCK!


Then recently I also got to see a very dear and so amazing friend of mine and fellow

DT member over at Seize the Birthday, JoAnn Burnham.  She has been through a rough patch in life and

is the most faithful, resilient, and upbeat person I have ever met.  I admire her more now then I did before!

We met for lunch, took a Stamping class at a local craft store, and then went shopping.

It was a wonderful day and one I will cherish!


Thanks for letting me share some personal stuff too!

Now, Please head on over to Just Us Girls and see what my talented teammates did this week!

Talk about some serious Eye Candy!

We also need to say goodbye and thanks to our wonderful Guest Designer

Shirley -Bee.  You were a joy to work with!

Take care,



Stamp TV Challenge…


Hello Friends,

Today the card I have for you is for a Mix it Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV.

My friend Karen is hosting this week so I wanted to give her some moral support and join here,

plus I had these really cool paper clips on my desk and have bee dying to use them.  So when

I saw her challenge to use metal of some kind it was meant to be!

I also wanted to show you where my inspiration came from to make this card!

A dear friend of mine and oh so talented stamper sent me this wonderful

tag the other day and I put it in my studio right where I could see it

and admire it!


I told her I loved it when I saw it on her blog so she sent it to me!

She is such a dear sweet person and I am so glad our paths have crossed!

Here is a link to her Blog Card Therapy....she is a Genius at Mixed Media

go and check it out and leave her some love!

Now,  Here is a link over to Stamp TV so you can join the challenge there as well.


Few Card Details:

All stamps are from Stamp TV

Cardstock is from Fancypants.

Have a spectacular day!



The Card Concept #1and some TAGS!

Hello Friends,

I am going to try to make this post quick…wish me luck!

Over at Stamp TV they have a challenge to be Guest Designer

if you play along with 4 consecutive challenges!

Well, here is number 3…TAGS!

You must make 2 or more!


Here they are by themselves!




Now for some important details:

All stamps are Gina K Designs….from Stamp TV.

The Butterfly Stamp is from Take Flight.

The sentiment on the first and second one is from Lovely Labels 1.

The sentiment on the last one is from Inspiration Mosaic.

I am also linking this up to a new challenge site that I am so excited about!

It’s called the Card Concept!  You MUST check it out!


Along with the color challenge…you have to decide what your

style is for your post….for this one I would have to go with

CLEAN and LAYERED!  I can’t wait to play along with

both Stamp TV and The Card Concept more often!

Hope you have an amazing day and find time to be creative!



Technique Time…

Hello Friends,

I had the opportunity on Sunday to play in my studio and make these two cards

for a challenge over at Stamp TV.  It was good to keep busy after saying goodbye to my son that morning

as he headed back to college.  I never get use to those good-byes!

Anyways, I have a great technique for you that your going to LOVE!

It’s called Color on Color Emboss Resist and HERE is the video you can watch by Gina K.

She makes the best videos!


Unfortunately, on this photo you can’t see that I sponged pale pink around my die-cut

while in the die, you will have to trust me on that one!  I used the same technique and made

and extra hummingbird for both cards!

 On the second card you can barely see the color blue beneath the white.


The reason there are 2 cards instead of one is that I accidentally grabbed the wrong

embossing powder the first time.  Gina suggested to use Clear embossing powder and

I used white by accident.  I absolutely loved the way it came out after I heat set it

and knew I wasn’t going to let it go to waste! Love good mistakes!!

Here are two additional shots that I took while I was working.


I used SU- Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose as my colors.


This photo was before I heat set it !

The stamp set used for the entire card is also from Gina K Designs

and is retired, but one of my favorites…Hugs and Prayers.

The little leaves were made with my Cricut and ran through by Cuttlebug.

The label die and the border punch is also Stampin Up.

Any questions give me a shout out!

Come join us over at Stamp TV!

Remember to take time to be creative,



Hoppy Easter

Spring has Sprung and….

Easter is right around the corner so I thought there was no better time

than the present to start making some easter cards.


The card is for two challenges.

Inkspirational photo challenge and

Stamp TV’s Spring and Bling challenge.

Not sure if you can tell in the photo,but I used crystal effects on the

pink bunny in the middle and was going for a wet icing look.

I think it came out kinda cute!



Back to work I go tomorrow !

Enjoy your day!


Card Info:

I made the paintbrush out of paper.

The stamps are all GKD @ Stamp TV

Cardstock is Gina K too.

Tools: SU-tag punch, cuttlebug

Embossing folders are SU

Acc: ribbon and rhinestones


MUSE- A source of Inspiration!

Good Morning,

I am Super excited today to share with you my card, but not only that….

I found one of the coolest new Creative Challenge sites to play along with a few weeks ago,

and I can’t wait to share it with you!  It is called MUSE!

At the top of their blog they have the definitions for Muse.

One of them states: A source of Inspiration!

Isn’t that so cool!!!  Jackie Rockwell is the brains behind this blog

and another one that I love called CASE(E) this Sketch.

and I haven’t even told you the best part yet!

Here are their 3 simple rules over at Muse:

*Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse. 
*Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions. 
*Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring.
Isn’t that so cool!!!  We the blog followers get to vote!
I don’t know about you but, I think that was pure Genius!
So here is my first card that I am linky over at Muse this morning!
I was determined last night to not miss this opportunity again!
I used my Scor-pal to mimic the box in the design!
I also, stamped the pink flower twice and only raised part
of the petals the on the second image!
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And here is the source of inspiration!
Isn’t it Beautiful!!!
Which was to incorporate at least 3 buttons in your project.
It was hosted by someone I adore and admirer and
I wanted to make sure I played along!
I can never miss a Mix it Up Monday Challenge …They are always so much fun!
Also, I used one of my FAVORITE GKD Stamp sets….
Hugs and Prayers for this card!
This is also my final post over at Crafty Card Gallery as I am the host this week!
I am thrilled you stopped by…make sure you check out all the sites that I linked up for you!
You won’t be disappointed!
Cardstock: Stampin UP
Paper: Various scraps
Stamps: Gkd- Hugs and Prayers
Ink: Stazon Black
Tools: Scissors,scor-pal, cuttlebug-SU-Embossing folder
Acc: Buttons and pop dots


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!


Busy, Busy Day

What a day!  A 3 mile walk on the beach, followed by shopping with my sister and Starbucks, and then more shopping with my hubby in the evening. I made out like a Banchy! (not sure if that is spelled right) 🙂 I have never gotten so many good deals in one day before!  It was amazing! Fun Fun Fun!

Now onto the card that I have for you today, it’s for a new challenge I stumbled upon over at Random Acts of Creativity…the site belongs to the AMAZINGLY talented Iwona Palamountain aka “Chupa”.  Although I didn’t know she had her own challenges, called Sketchbook Saturday Challenge, I have seen her work many, many times!!  It’s drool worthy!  Make sure you pop her a visit you won’t be disappointed!  It also goes with a challenge over at Stamp TV…I know I am on that site a lot….what can I say… I love it!  They asked us to make a card with either animals or bugs.  I have had those 3 ladybugs colored for quite a long time, in fact so long that I do believe they had dust on them.  LOL  It was time they got used.  I think the card works perfectly!

Have a fantastic day my friends,