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


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…A Sandy Little Christmas

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a CAS card for you today. If you know me at all, you know I don’t enjoy mass-producing cards no matter the Holiday, but I did manage this year to make about 25 of these. Of course, 18-25 don’t look nearly as good as number 1. So if you receive one of those, I am truly sorry. LOL I added glitter on the tops of the stockings.

I am tickled to be joining my friends over at The Paper Players this time.

I am also going to link up with the team over at Inkspirational. Although there is no snow in my glass bulb, thankfully all I see are white sandy beaches.

Card Details: The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook and called-Sun Soaked Christmas. I colored it with Copics and Prismas and then came back with a light sponging using some Oxide Ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative during this busy season. Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday-Card Concept

Hello, I have been eyeing the gorgeous Fall photo over at The Card Concept for the past week or so and I finally had some time yesterday afternoon to play along. I was drawn to the fireplace lines and the fall leaves of course.

Card Details: First, I thought about making bricks or using a stencil to mimic the fireplace but I took a different direction entirely. I decided to just make stripes across the background using strips of the same cream cardstock, almost like ship-lap. Next, I sponged some paper using various tones of Oxide inks to make my leaves. You all probably know by now that this old retired SU set is my all-time favorite when it comes to fall. The leaves are just amazing. I also used other various leaves that are also from SU and retired, I am sorry to say. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and is heat embossed in gold. I made my own embellishments with sparkly paper and a holly die from Spellbinders.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative! Take care, Nanc’


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Celebrate the Season

It is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of color at Color Hues. Julie B is our fabulous hostess and she has the most perfect color pairing for us and hopefully you! The colors are Scarlet and Green! As soon as I saw this color combo coming up I knew instantly what I was going to do. For my card, I am channeling Yana Smakula’s fabulous style and this time I am using her grid technique. ( I have it linked up for you.) Last year I bought these great dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix called Christmas Mini’s and I knew they would work perfectly for this technique. The sentiments are old and retired from Stampin Up.

I am delighted you stopped by and I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards! I know you will be inspired. Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


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Sending You a Cup of Love

Hello, I hope you are having a great weekend. I am back today for a card for Amy Tsurutas’ Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I am amazed at how she can organize something so large along with everything else she has on her plate. Way to go Amy! If you have not checked it out I highly suggest it. There are tons of prizes up for grabs!

I recently purchased this great coffee stencil set from Pretty Pink Posh so I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. I wanted to do something a bit different than inking on white cardstock so I decided to give Kraft a try. I think the results are pretty cool.

I think the graphic for the challenge is so fabulous too!

I am also going to link up with my friend Darnell over at NBUS.

Card Details: Coffee Stencils are from Pretty Pink Posh. The stitched star, sentiment, and coffee die cut are all from MFT. I used all Oxide Inks for my background. See tiny white hearts cascading up from the cup? The larger one is there to cover up a smudge…Shhh!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope however you have spent your day you did something that made your heart happy. Nanc’


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Matching Envelope

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls. Lisa K is our wonderful hostess and she has an easy and fun idea for us and hopefully you too. She wants us to make a matching envelope for our card. I told you it was easy! Great idea, Lisa!

When I started thinking about what I wanted to do for this challenge and knew I would combine this post with the latest Spellbinders release, the idea came to me instantly. Why not emboss the envelope with this amazing Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder! This turned out even better than I thought it would. This card might be hand delivered, as I wouldn’t want it to get messed up in the mail.

I don’t think this card needs any more details given as it is all really straightforward. I have all the products listed below.

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder

Many Birthdays

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Universal Plate System-P6

I am also linking up with the Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

I am happy you stopped by today and hope you will check out my links above and join us at Just Us Girls. Take care, Nanc’


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Let’s Celebrate

Hello, I am back today with another card using Spellbinder’s new release called Floral Reflection. Today I have used the Sealed Wildflowers along with some Fluted Rectangles to make my opening. When I was preparing to make my card and already knew what the layout was going to be, I went looking for a color combination that was a little bit more daring and unusual, and let me say I think this color combo is just that. Then the copper-colored sparkly paper really made this card come to life.

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Many Birthdays– Sentiment

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Noel Etched Dies

Card Details: I cut out my rectangle opening and then decided to line it with strips of copper paper. I cut the maroon cardstock a bit short on purpose and used my old Fiskers Victorian edge cutter to make the decorative bottom at the base of the card. I die-cut all my stems and flowers and tucked them inside the opening. The sentiment is stamped in matching ink from SU and backed with a strip of copper paper and dimensionals. I used my favorite holly die in the Spellbinder’s Noel die set to make my copper paper dots.

I certainly hope you are having a wonderful day. Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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For Someone Special

Hello, I am thrilled to be back today with a slimline card using some of the latest items from the new release from Spellbinders. This release is called Floral Reflection and as you might imagine is full of all things Floral, but tons of other things as well; Foil products, embossing folders, shaped dies, and so much more. I have linked it up for you above and below as well, you should definitely check it out.

Here is a close-up for you!

What I love about this new embossing folder, is that it’s about 5 x 8 and perfect for slimline cards. Once I had my background embossed and my circle base cut out, all I had to do was cut out all my flowers and stems. I just love all things Kraft and I think this color combo is really pretty. The sentiment is Spellbinders as well and in the Many Birthdays stamp set. It has been heat-embossed in gold. Last, after I tied my twine (which is actually embroidered floss), I took some more gold centers from the flowers and added them to the centers of the flowers on the embossing folder.

*Note the Embossing Folder is very thick and large and works best with Spellbinders Universal Plate System.

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder

Many Birthdays

Spellbinders 6

Universal Plate System-P6

I am thrilled you came by! I hope whatever you get up to today, you find a bit of time to do what makes your heart happy. Nanc’


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Hello

I hope you are doing well! It’s Saturday and time for Word Week at Just Us Girls. Bobby is our wonderful hostess and she chose the word Fence. I didn’t have a Fence die in my collection…Gasp…I know, right? I may have to fix that! I decided to make one myself and it was simple enough. Don’t look to closely at the top of my posts as they aren’t all quite uniform.

Card Details: The fence was made myself, the stems are from Sizzix, and the flowers are something I had in my leftover bin. The sentiment is Gina K. I used some dimensionals for some added height on the cross pieces. The tiny tag is from Pink and Main.

Now, hop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the DT’s cards along with our brand new fabulous guest- Karren Johnson! Welcome Karren, I am tickled to have you with us this month!

Take care, Nanc’


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My Heart is…

Hello, Today I am playing along with Time Out Challenges where the challenge is Inspired by Words. I have been wanting to make another card using this darling gnome stamp from Whimsy Stamps and as soon as I saw this challenge that pertained to the heart, I knew it was a perfect time.

If this card looks a wee bit familiar I have Cased myself with a tad bit different layout. Here is my first card from about a year ago.

Card Details: Stamp-Whimsy Stamps, sentiment is from Verve, I used MFT cloud stencil and oxide ink for my background, and Copics and Prismas as my medium. The DSP is from SU.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend ahead, Take care, and happy crafting! Nanc’


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Woodblock Wednesday

Hi, I have a quick post today as I am joining Amy Tsuruta for Woodblock Wednesday. I decided to use this beautiful tree stamp that I have had for eons and is adorning my display shelf in my studio.

Here is one more pic so you can see the sparkle.

Card Details: The heat-embossed trees are from Posh Impressions, sentiment is from Verve. I cut them out and doubled them using a stitched rectangle to give them some stability. Then decided to mount them on a scalloped rectangle from MFT. I took four strips of copper paper to border the white scallop to match the embossing. I tied on a ribbon and added some paper dots in the same color.

Thanks for stopping by, Take care! Nanc’