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


For You

Hello, I am here today with a card showcasing some more new products from Spellbinders. This release is called the Sealed Collection and has a ton of amazing products encompassing it. As I was looking through the collection I immediately fell in love with this Ginkgo die-cut. I just love all the intricate etching.

Did you know that the Ginkgo plant has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues? It is also an antioxidant. I find things like this so fascinating.

This card is pretty straightforward and doesn’t need much explanation.

Here are a few details. My first thought was to make a stencil out of the die and that didn’t go so well, so onto plan B. Next, I thought it might be fun to offset this die and I think it worked out quite well. I decided I would incorporate a few falling pedals in white for some contrast. Then when it was time for the sentiment, I chose the outlined greeting set from Spellbinders and one I reach for a lot now. I have everything linked for you below. A few black rhinestones, silver paper dots, and ribbon finished it off.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope whatever you are doing today, it makes you happy! Take care, Nanc’


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’


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’



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’


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’


Hi there, Friend

Hello, It’s the first of November and I am going to tell you that I am in denial, how about you? Do you think if we stomp our feet and do not budge that Christmas won’t come? Me either! Why are things so much harder than they used to be and why are we or should I say me, not anxious about the Holiday Season? Inquiring minds want to know!

Okay, I got a bit sidetracked. Today over at Color Hues, Hannelie is our wonderful hostess and she picked a pretty color pairing that I totally was enamored with.

Here is a close-up of my card. I just love doing this technique with the leaves every year. I love the look of it.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil using the die that goes with these awesome leaves. Next, I sponged them one at a time in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers – Oxide Ink. I did this as carefully as I could in hopes to not turn them a shade of green. Then I came back with the matching stamp in black to give them their definition. Finally, I decided to do the inlay technique with the friend die and later bordered it with teal paper. The hi there was added last using a tag die that has been layered 3 times for depth.

Supplies: Retired SU leaves from the Colorful Seasons set. The friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps, and the hi there is from Ellen Hutson and die cut with Pink and Main tags.

Now, if you come on over to Color Hues you will totally be inspired by the fabulous team’s cards along with our wonderful guest-Arlene.

Take care, Nanc’


Thinking of You…

Hello, It’s time for our next challenge over at Just Us Girls. It is photo week and Cecile is our wonderful hostess. I drew my inspiration from the colors and the stick things coming out of the block of wood, they reminded me of flowers. Plus, I had a brand new die-cut that I had been itching to use.

Card Details: The cover plate die is Stitched Diamonds from Pink Fresh Studio. The flower die is called Morning Blossom and is from Simon Says Stamps. I tried inking them a bit with Oxide Inks for some dimension. The sentiment is from Gina K and heat embossed. The card didn’t photograph well and looks so much better in person.

I didn’t love the way the first card turned out so I decided to make another one using one of my favorite color combos of Pink and Grey. This one photographed a bit better too.

Along with the other supplies I mentioned we have ; a SU Script EF, Stitched scallop rectangle is from MFT, and the Sympathy greeting is from Sunny Studios- Inside Greetings set.

Have a great day and I hope you head on over to Just Us Girls and join us! Nanc’


A Note to Brighten …

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and I literally can’t believe it. I have never ever seen a year go so quickly! It just blows my mind. Do you feel that way too? Today’s card is for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Cindy has chosen a wonderful color combo for us. My card looks a bit like Spring but that’s okay. I like the simplicity of it and I needed some quick cards in my arsenal so I made a few while I was at it.

We also have my buddy Bobby joining us over at Color Hues as our guest, Welcome my friend! Everyone’s cards are so good over there, you have to come by and check them out.

Card Details: Dies are from MFT Spring Garden. The sentiment is also MFT and is in the You’re My Sunshine set.

I certainly hope this card brightens your day as your visits often brighten mine! Nanc’



Hi I am writing this post on my phone with very little cell service or battery because of Hurricane Ian so I’m going to get right to it! Thankfully we are safe and our house is in tact! The neighborhood looks awful but all can be fixed and or cleaned up. My prayers go out to southern Florida! I haven’t been able to see much footage but I heard it was horrendous and can only imagine as it wasn’t easy here in Bradenton. I feel extremely lucky and thankful that’s for sure!

It’s Word Week at Just Us Girls and the word is Scraps! I’ve had these scraps in my stash forever and am so glad I could finally put them to use! This card was made weeks ago, but I hadn’t gotten to the post before Ian came along!

Come by JUGS and join us! Take care, Nanc’


A Tweet Hello

Hello, Today I am playing with the ladies over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I liked Vicky’s board and I have chosen the diagonal row of Flowers, Any Sentiments, and Foliage.

Card Details: The bird and sentiment is an oldie but goodie called A Tweet Hello from MFT. The flowers are from Pink and Main. The stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps and called-Leafy Green. The foliage dies are from SU in the old Tropical Thinlits set. I did some ink blending and Copic coloring. This card layout was found on Pinterest but this morning I can not find it amongst the bazillion pins I have saved.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend, looks like I may be preparing for a hurricane all by myself. What are the chances that this happens when hubby is away in Michigan? Take care, Nanc’