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


Love Enclosed

Hello, Happy Monday! It’s a Monday for sure! If you ever hear me talking about remodeling any part of my house ever again, all I want you to do is remind me what a flippin’ disaster my bathroom remodel has been. Aggravated is an understatement of the century!

Anyhoo, let us talk about something else, shall we!

I am back with one more card using the Floral Paper Suite from Spellbinders. What is great about this collection is, it’s not grouped together so you can pick which pieces you want. I once again have the products I used linked for you below.

This card was totally out of my comfort zone, mind you not hard, just not something I typically do. This fancy fold is called the Angled Gatefold and you can find the instructions Here. I think it worked great with the beautiful papers in this collection. I decided a vellum belly band would work well to hold it closed but not hide any of the pretty papers.

Card Details: with Affiliate Inks

Floral Friendship 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Floral Friendship Butterfly Stickers

Floral Friendship Printed Die-cut

Spellbinders 6

Bearly Art Glue

Here is the inside of the card, it’s nothing special, and in order to not see the white card stock when the card is closed, I needed to put the panel off-centered and on the low side.

I certainly appreciate all the love you have given me with this collection. I have really enjoyed working with it and plan on making a few more cards sometime soon. After all, I still have plenty of supplies left. YAY!

Take care, Nanc’


You’re Manatee-rific

Hello, It’s time for Word Week at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen Rainbows for us. If you hop on over to Just Us Girls you will see many fabulous and different ways to interpret our word.

Card Details: My card is a CASE of some cards by the talented Amanda Wilcox, I love everything she does and I have linked up her darling cards for you HERE! The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook. The heart was made with strips of paper and the heart die is from MFT. The postage die is from Hero Arts. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas for my medium.

I am linking up with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. I am glad this challenge is back from break.

I hope you will join us! Have a great weekend! Nanc’


You are Unforgettable

Hello, Can you even believe it’s February 1st already? I certainly can’t! So if it truly is and I am not dreaming, it’s time for our next Hues of Colors over at Color Hues. Let me warn you that the Design Team and our two guests- Karren and Janet did an incredible job with these colors! You must pop on over to the blog and check everyone’s work! It seems florals were very popular, but I kinda went in a totally different direction. Although, I am digging this cute little Alligator and he certainly looks harmless to me.

I will be playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as this set from Whimsy Stamps is new to me.

Card Details: The Gator and orange blossoms are from Whimsy Stamps and sadly were part of a Hurrican Ian Relief fundraiser for Florida and are no longer available. The sentiment is from MFT and is also retired. I used Copic and Prisma Colored Pencils. I did a bit of fussy cutting too. I have dimensionals under my blossoms.

I certainly would love for you to join us at Color Hues! Take care, Nanc’


Sending My Love

Hello, I am back today with a card that is a total CASE of a card I saw Cathy Zielske do. I had just received this great foil background from Spellbinders (from my son) for Christmas and then two weeks later, Cathy did a card using it. The timing was perfect and I was in love right away. The card is super quick to do. All you have to do is foil the background and then color it in with brushes and inks. I used Oxide Inks. The sentiment is also foiled and from Spellbinders too. You can find all the info below.

Now, you all know how hard it is to photograph foiled cards, so you have to trust me that this looks wonderful in real life and it was so quick and easy to do. I took many photographs below.

I could not find Cathy’s card on her blog but it is on her Instagram account which I have linked up for you HERE! It is much softer and prettier than mine. Before I do this again, I will need some smaller blending brushes so I can stay inside the lines better when ink blending. It is supposed to be a little messy and that is what I love most about it.

Before I went to work, I checked out the colors at the Color Throwdown and I knew they would work perfectly!

I would be amiss if I didn’t link up with my friend Darnell over at NBUS.

Card Details: with Affiliate Inks

Flower Pattern

Yana’s Sentiments

I certainly hope you have a wonderful day, however you chose to spend it. I will be playing it low-key today, as yesterday was extremely busy and emotional. We spent the morning continuing the task of cleaning out my father’s home and then we met with the realtor. Then after lunch, we released our parent’s ashes along with their first grand-child (all together). Of course, I cried most of the day and slept poorly on top of that, as I had way too much to think about.

Take care, Nanc’


Handmade with Love

Hello, I am back today with a card using the fabulous Parcel and Post set from Spellbinders. I purchased this die set about a month ago and was itching to pull it out. Yesterday, after spending the entire morning with my dad, I went in the studio and got lost in paper for a bit. Since I had all my Christmas cards completed, and I needed a Thank You card for a friend, I thought this set would work perfectly and it certainly did. I am already planning to use it again for a challenge in the New Year.

***Note– This Parcel and Post set along with the Sealed Glimmer sentiments and others are still on sale at Spellbinders. The Script EF that I used for my background is from Stampin Up. I inked the edges with Black Soot Oxide ink for some added interest.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

I will be linking up with the team over at Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments always brighten my day! Take care, Nanc’



Hello, I hope you are doing well today. I have another card for you using three fun Spellbinder products. As you know I am a bit hooked on the Gingko die but let me tell you that this Embossing Folder is something special too. It is called Loops and it is so pretty, especially in white. It just so happens to be 1/2 price right now! The sentiment die is also linked for you below and I find myself reaching for it time and time again, that there is no point putting it away.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Loops Embossing Folder

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to begin my card, and I am so glad the chores were done and I had time to play along. As you may have noticed I sponged my paper with various colors of Oxide inks before die-cutting, I did the same with the outline to the sentiment. Added a few gems and I was done. Easy peasy!

Thanks for coming by and I hope however you spend the rest of your week, you do something that brings you joy! Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with an elegant looking Thank you card using part of the Sealed Collection release over at Spellbinders. I told you a few posts ago that I was smitten with the Gingko die in this collection, so here it is once again. This time I used the Thanks from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons for my sentiment. I seem to be in a use-up some DSP that you have in your stash kinda mood lately and this paper is just gorgeous. I don’t think you can tell but it’s covered in cream, tan, and taupe roses. I got it at my local scrapbooking store ages ago and sadly don’t know whose it is. Also, pretty proud of myself for tying a decent bow, if you know me that is certainly not something I am good at.

I don’t think this card needs much explaining, and I have all supplies linked down below!

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

I also am joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I have selected the center column of Thankful sentiment, Free, and Any Color.

Your visits and sweet comments certainly brighten my day and for that I thank you! Take care and happy creating, Nanc’



Hello, I am back today with one more card featuring the new Spellbinder’s release called Floral Reflection. I certainly hope you are not growing weary of this set, as I certainly am having a ton of fun with it. I think this is such a wonderful color combo. Cream, Taupe, and Red. Below I have all the details and links on how this card came together!

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Outlined Sentiments

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I first cut out all the flowers and stems and got them ready to go. Next, I decided I wanted to make this a Thank you Card so I go out the set called Outlined Sentiments, as I knew it had the word thanks in it. Although I did something a bit different with my word die. I took the word die and the outline die and cut them out together instead of using the shadow die in a different color that’s typically done and so common. What happens is, you get a perfectly outlined die cut instead. I hope that makes sense to you. I decided to make a pocket to hide the stems and to give a base for the greeting. The gold bow is found in the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons set.

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



Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa K is our fabulous hostess. She has picked a color combo that looks wonderful together, at least in my opinion. Once I figured out what I wanted to do with this trio, I had a grand time putting my card together.

Card Details: Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons, Ellen Hutson-All Inside-Bear, and Cute Clouds are from MFT. I sponged the background with Oxide Inks. The bottom strips are just paper.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and have a look at my team’s fabulous cards and our guest-Lynne, I know you will be inspired! Take care, Nanc’


Thank you

Hello, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I needed to make a Thank You card for a generous friend so I went searching for a color palette to spark my creativity. I came across the Sunday Stamps challenge and I thought it was so pretty. The rule for their color challenge is you have to choose at least 3 colors, which just so happens to be the way I like to create. I find that if I try to throw too many colors together (besides neutrals) it turns into a hot mess. So I chose the two shades of green and orange for my design. I also have some brown thrown in there too, but mine is much lighter than the graphic.

Here is a closeup so you can see the cute cream pots. The paper is speckled so I thought it was a nice touch. I used some SU DSP for my flowers.

I am also playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as I just received this Spring Garden set a few days ago from a sweet friend. Lucky me!

Card Details: Spring Garden from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. To make my victorian edge at the top of the card, I used my Fiskers cutter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nanc’