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


Wish You were here

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our wonderful hostess for CAS Week. I am certainly enjoying this change to our line-up at Just Us Girls as Clean and Simple is something I want more practice with.

Before I got started, I went in search for another challenge to join this week. I came across AAA Cards where they are asking for a CAS card inspired by a Movie, Book, or Song. I decided to use the song by Pink Floyd- Wish you were Here for my sentiment.

I really enjoyed putting this card together.

Card Details: A little masking with torn paper and some Oxide inks for my water and sand. The cute little crab and shells are found in the set called Best Beach Friends from MFT. The sentiment is from MFT’S Couch Potato stamp set.

You have to come over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards along with the talented Michele Ferguson.

Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


Things in a Garden

Hello, I am hostess this time over at Seize the Birthday and what I have chosen for our Topping is Things in a Garden. I thought it was appropriate since we are at the beginning of Spring here in the States. I have had these scraps hanging out on my desk for quite some time so this card was really quick to put together.

Card Details: MFT- Garden Shed Dies and Scalloped Dies. The rose DSP is just gorgeous but I don’t recall whose it is. The lattice is from Whimsy Stamps, and the sentiment is from

I certainly hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out what is popping up in my teammate’s gardens…along with our two guests-Hilary and Anagha!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


A Cozy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I don’t know about you but when my mojo is missing and I need a quick jumpstart one of the things that I do is… pull out a few fun die sets from MFT and decorate a space. Nothing like a bit of interior decorating to spark some creativity.

Also, the Spots and or Stripes from AAA Birthday helped with my interior design.

Card Details: MFT dies- Potted Plants, Decor and More, Take a Seat and Couch Potato Sentiment set.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our hostess for Photo/Moodboard Week. She has picked a wonderful array of photos that are sure to inspire. They certainly inspired me. I was immediately drawn to the lemons in the photo and knew I had just the paper and supplies to pull it all together.

Card Details: I made my own ice cubes out of Vellum, Nuvo drops, and a bit of glitter. The large Stamp set is from MFT the word Sweet is from Jilly Bean Soup, I do belive. I heat-embossed the lemons in white on yellow paper. The glass and lemon dies are from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I used a Hero Arts Postage Die. The lemon paper in the background is packaging left over from some Lemony cocktails I purchased eons ago. I saved it for just this very reason. I have some dimensionals for depth.

Now head on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the team and our guest-Michele were inspired and then we hope you will play along! Nanc’


Here’s to Fun in the Sun

Hello, I hope your week is treating you well. It’s the middle of the month so it’s time for our next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Marcia is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Blue and Turquoise for us today. I have been itching to get out some of my favorite MFT sets and I was in the need of a House warming card, so that is what I have for you today. My Brother and Sister in Law bought a home here in Florida and are officially going to be snowbirds, and this card is for them.

Card Details: MFT-Beach Bungalow, MFT-Shady Palm, MFT-Life’s a Beach Sentiment. Oxide inks for my scene and a bit of Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. I used a bit of white paint splatter as well.

Now, I certainly hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out the cards by our fabulous team and join us. Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect Turquoise, as it’s pretty subjective-just do the best you can.

Speaking of Color Hues-DT…This past Tuesday my friend Carol and I got to meet up with CH-DT Member Karen Walker as she was vacationing in my neck of the woods. I love meeting up with teammates it’s one of the many things about this hobby that I love so much! We had a wonderful lunch and great conversation! So happy you escaped the cold and came to Florida, Karen!

Take care and make sure you find time to be creative as it’s good for the soul, Nanc’


Bundle of Love

Hello, and I hope you are having a good day. Today I am playing along with my friends over at The Paper Players. You know I love Color Challenges and LeAnne had a combo that certainly spoke to me. I did alter one of the colors to suit my design a bit. Instead of green apple, I used more of a seafoam green and I hope it’s okay. The green was just too bold with the rest of the tones I was using.

Card Details: I have been wanting to get out this adorable older set from MFT and make some baby cards and today I finally had the chance. The sweet sentiment is an oldie from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance this week to be creative. Nanc’


Thinking of You

Hello, It’s March 1st…say what? I can’t even believe it! Where on earth has the time gone? It is also time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she chose Gold and Green for us and hopefully you too!

Card Details: This card has a mix of everything and unfortunately even shades of cardstock that weren’t quite as prominent until I took the photo. LOL I was going through my bits and bobs and came up with a lot of what is on this card. The stamped leaves and die-cuts are all from SU and retired and the embossed piece in the background is from Spellbinders and is called Flower Frenzy. The Stitched Oval is from SU and the pre-made foiled greeting is from Pink Fresh Studio. A few sequins to tie it together.

Now, if you head on over to Color Hues you will see such a fantastic variety of cards from the Design Team. We also have a guest joining us who is my dear friend and birthday sister- Barbara Campbell. Welcome, Barb! I am very happy to have you with us!

Take care and I hope you will consider playing along with us at CH! Happy crafting! Nanc’


Have the Best Day Ever

Hello, For today’s card, I was inspired by the fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Since I still had Spellbinders Floating Bunny set out on my desk, I thought I would use her once again on my card. How could I not, she is just so cute! I paired her with some bold papers and from Pink and Main and an older Spellbinders set called Ornamental Floral Card Creator for my flower. The stem was made with the rope swing from the floating bunny set and the leaves are from my bits and boxes, but I know they are Spellbinders too. The greeting is also from Spellbinders. I used some chalk to rosy up her cheeks and a few sequins to finish it off.

I have everything I could find a link for, linked below. This card was finished off with a Birthday greeting inside and is already on its way to a friend.

Card Details: with Affiliate Inks

Floating Bunny

Many Birthdays

Ornamental Floral Card Creator-Not available anymore

Spellbinders 6

I certainly hope you are having a great day! Take care and thanks for stopping by! Nanc’


CAS Week- Coloring

Hello, I am the hostess this week at Just Us Girls and I have chosen a very simple challenge for CAS Week- Coloring. Can’t get any easier than that! If you choose to play along, just remember to check out our graphic and see what Clean and Simple means to us.

Card Details: Today’s card was totally inspired by Michelle Short and I have her wonderful card linked up for you Here. I used both Prisma Colored Pencils and Copics to color my sweet little bears along with a blend of pink and purple Oxide inks for my heart. I have tripled the bear dies with white card stock to add some dimension. I don’t know about you, but I do this all the time as I think it adds more stability and makes the cards more eye-pleasing. This darling set is from MFT and is called I’m Still in Love with You. My hubby was impressed with my coloring on this card, and let me just say, those praises are hard to come by.

I certainly hope you will come by Just Us Girls and check out what the DT and Guest- Karen Walker have done! This is Karen’s last post with us and I have certainly enjoyed all of her cards this past month. Thanks, Karen for being with us!

Take care, Nanc’


Red, White Plus One

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a color challenge starting and JoAnn is our wonderful hostess. She wants us to use Red, White, and One other color of our choosing on our card and or project. As you can see, I chose blue as my third choice.

Card Details: These darling Manatees are from Whimsy Stamps and were part of a set that was released for a short time to raise money after the devastation from Hurricane Ian. This is the first time I colored them up. I think they are so cute! This started out to be a one-layer card as the set didn’t come with dies, but then in the end I decided to back it with a piece of blue cardstock. The stencil is called Groovybut I think it works great as waves. The greeting is an oldie from Papertrey Ink. I had originally planned to leave the heart completely white but then I thought the manatees needed to be in the water and it was just too stark, so I came back lightly with my blending brush. I colored the Manatees with both Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils.

I am also linking up with Time Out this week as they are celebrating their 9th Birthday! Happy Birthday to them! That is a wonderful accomplishment.

Now I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the amazing cards by the DT and our Two Surprise Party Guests- Stephanie and Claire. This is Stephanie’s last post with us and we have totally enjoyed having her on board. Thanks, Steph for a great couple of months, you certainly were a delight to work with! Welcome, Claire, and congrats on winning our last challenge.

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’