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


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Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Me Smile

 Hello,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’


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Christmas in July

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! I decided since it was so hot outside that I would cool it down in paper form and make a Christmas card. Plus when I stopped by Freshly Made Sketches and saw DT member Karren’s adorable card it got me in the Christmas mood. Next, I had to pick a color combo and went straight to the Color Throwdown for inspiration. Did you also know that Build Your Own Stash is also having a Christmas in July Party with many prizes too? You have a little time left to join them as well.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links: Postal die background is Hero Arts, Poinsettia is from Impression Obsession, the scribbled wreath die is from Stampin Up. The white sprigs are bits of a Christmas tree from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons. The gold embossed greeting is from Verve. I used a hole punch to add some dots of gold glitter paper.

Thanks for dropping in on me and I hope you do one thing today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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A Note to Say…

Hello, Today I am back with a quick card and this time I am playing along with TGIF Challenges. Anyone that knows me at all, knows I love Coffee, so when I saw this challenge I thought it could be interpreted in a couple of different ways. I could have shown you my favorite card-making stamps, dies, or techniques but that list is so long…LOL, or I could share with you my favorite drink that I certainly could never survive without. I chose the latter.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers– Anything Goes with Dies.

A Few Card Details: The Cozy Cup stamp and die set, spoon, and coaster die are all from The Greetery. The little green leaf is from Stampin Up. The bow is from Paper Smooches. The DSP is something I have had in my stash for eons and use it sparingly. The spoon is cut out of mirrored paper. The small flower and heart are just something I have sitting in a magnetic dish on my desk, to use at any moment, and not sure whose they are at this point.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and you found something to do today that brought you JOY! Nanc’


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My Otter Half

Hello, I have a quick card for you today that I am giving to the hubster, as on the 14th we will be celebrating the day we met-32 years ago. We try to do something special on that day as well as on our real Anniversary. My card design might look a little similar to some other cards I have posted before but this one is a bit different. For this card, I used a round shape as my focal point, a different patterned stencil, and colored my cute otter brown instead of grey.

I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I am using the top row of; Something round, outdoors, and stencil. I will also be joining in the Happy Little Stampers– Anything Goes with Stencils.

Card Details: Otter- MFT, Stencil is from Wayco and called Groovy, I used Copics and Colored Pencil as my medium and the fish are from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background.

I certainly appreciate you stopping in. Things have been busy lately and I am hoping to get more time to craft very soon. Take care, Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a card for the next topping at Seize the Birthday. Cathy is our fabulous hostess and she picked Metallics as our topping. We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us who is no stranger to card making; the talented Karren Johnson will be with us for the next two months. Welcome, Karen! I am very delighted to have you with us!

At first thought, you might think that are topping is hard but it is really rather simple. For instance, you could use; Foiling, Foiled or metallic colored cardstock, metallic mica sprays, gilding flakes, metallic embossing powders, metallic sheets, and or embellishments, just to name a few! I chose to use a silver foiled card stock on today’s card.

The recipient of this card- Linda Snodgrass loves butterflies and she actually received this card yesterday in person. I love meeting up with crafty friends when they are in town or close by visiting. Nothing better!!! It’s actually the third time we have met up and it’s always so easy and enjoyable. Here is a pic below of us together. Love ya Linda, and thanks for spending your morning with me.

Card Details: Butterflies are from Birch Press Design. The pretty silver background is from SU in their So Detailed Thinlits set. The greeting is from Verve. The green stems are also from SU and in the Forever Fern set. A rather quick card to put together with good results, I would say.

I am also linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Birthday. They also have a DT call if you are interested.

I certainly hope you pop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards, as they all did such a great job with this topping! Remember our topping is optional too, any Birthday card will do!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Crafty Friends

Hello, I am back today with a card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I just loved Stef and her board and wanted to be sure to play along. I used the diagonal row of Coloring, Friend, and Patterned Paper.

I will also be joining in over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: We have a bit of coloring, paper piecing, and stenciling with Oxide ink followed by iridescent textured paste on today’s card. The sentiment and envelopes are from Altenew. The bunnies are from MFT. The heart stencil is from SU.

I hope you enjoy your day, however you choose to spend it. I never take for granted that you choose to spend a few minutes of it here with me. Take care, Nanc’


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Fusion-Birthday

Hello, I am back today with another card and today’s inspiration all started with this awesome picture over at Fusion. As soon as I saw it, I immediately was intrigued. I just loved the shiplap background and those beautiful wheels that remind me of wreaths. Look very closely and you will see that I made a shiplap background as my starting point. The yellow butterfly and gold dots were used to mimic the lights in the pic. It was a very quick card to put together with good results.

Card Details: The wreath and all the foliage are retired and from Stampin Up. The Butterfly is from Birch Press Designs. The greeting is from Verve-retired too. I put three layers under my sentiment for some depth.

I hope you enjoyed your day however you chose to spend it! Take care, Nanc’


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All I Want for Christmas…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! Today I am playing along with the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge and what they want us to do is make our card masculine. Of course, it must also be Coffee and Christmas-related. I have had this sentiment and fun fold card panel waiting in a drawer for years and I am so happy to finally put it to use.

Card Details: The sentiment is probably from Stampin Up. The AND die and coffee cups are from MFT, and the arrow and Coffee die on the inside are from Verve. I used a bit of Antique Linen Oxide ink to ink up the coffee cups.

I am so glad I finally took the time to once again play along with this challenge, as it’s certainly time to get started on those Christmas cards. Have you started on yours? I have ten done so far!

Take care, Nanc’


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Many Thanks

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess and she has asked us to make a card this time with a movable element. This was definitely out of my comfort zone but I was up for the challenge. I will say that I did learn a thing or two about spinner cards as this one has a few issues, but it does spin! Things just aren’t spaced out as well as they should be as some of my flowers and leaves go under the spinner when it moves. 😉

I am also playing along over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Card Details: This DSP is from Stampin Up and I just love it. The cute little turtle is from MFT-Polynesian Paradise. The greeting is from Gerda Steiner Designs. I used Copics as my medium.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the cards from my fabulous team and our guest Lucie! They all did a great job. Nanc’