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




Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 3.16.17 PMHello my friends,  I need to think of a new way to start my posts, as you all must be getting quite bored with the same old same old.  I know I sure am.  Anyhoozal…..My friend and fellow DT member over at Just Us Girls picked out this incredibly beautiful photo for us this week.  Let me just say, WOW what a challenge it was! Still love ya Judy anyways!  I must admit I pondered this one for quite sometime and while doing so kept wishing that I only had a feather stamp amongst my stamp collection, and all my worries would have been over.  So I put my thinking cap back on and went with the butterflies and lots and lots of color.  In my opinion my card is a hot mess…and please don’t say it’s not…when it clearly is! LOL  I ended up stamping my butterflies in black and started coloring them with my Spectra Noir Pens.  Then I had this brilliant, I mean stupid idea to color the background in various colors like the picture. Finally, when I knew I could never recover, I just got out some of my sticker sentiments and flowers ( yes I said stickers) that I have had for ages and finished it off.  Phew…so glad this one is behind me!  KISSES JUDY!!!

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see where the REAL talent is!  Nanc’


Remembering you!


Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.12.24 PMHello Friends,  Happy Weekend to you!  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and boy do we have a beautiful color combo for you!  It’s Coral, Pink and Yellow.  Let me just say it may not look great together on the graphic, but boy oh boy am I in love!  I found a card (by Laura Bassen whose work I adore) HERE that jump started my creativity but I wanted to make it my own, so I did.  I decided to put in the empty white spaces in after I divided it into thirds. I knew I wanted to use one of my favorite Verve sets Poppy Birthday along with one of the coolest techniques…emboss resist. I will be remembering this layout, and will be using it again, for that I am certain.

Here is another view of my card so that you can see that two of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals.  Please come over to Just Us Girls, check out what my teammates and Guest designer Carol has done this week, an join us!  You might even get selected as our next Chic of the Week.  Take care, Nanc’

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Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 11.46.27 AMHello Friends, Hope this weekend is finding you well!  It’s Saturday and time for our new challenge over at Just Us Girls! Vicki has a great one for us,  she asked us to incorporate sponging onto our card and or project! I had such a fantastic time making this card!  I decided to get out one of my neglected Gina K Design stamps to attack this challenge. (Out West 2) The waving wheat is a block stamp from Stampabilities. This card was made about a month ago for a very dear co-worker that retired and has a huge love of horses, as she has two herself.  If you have any questions on how I made this, just let me know! You can also check out some videos like I did from the talented Theresa Momber, and she will get you started! She has so much talent! Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the cards from our very talented team and Guest Designer Carol Mayne.  On a side note… My hubby and I took a red-eye home from Seattle Yesterday, so to say I am still a bit tired is an understatement.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t sleep on airplanes.  So between the 55+ miles we walked in a week’s time, the 3 hour time difference, and some serious jet lag (as the computer seems to be swaying) I don’t know which way is up. LOL  Not to mention, saying goodbye to Ty always puts me in a tail spin for at least a few days. We had such a wonderful time with both Ty and Sandra (his fiance’) and hope it’s not to long before we are all reunited once again.

Hope you have a fabulous day! Laundry and grocery shopping is in my future…How about you?  Nanc’




Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.06.10 PMHello Friends, We are in the middle of Summer for sure here in Florida as the temps creep high into the 90’s and I so wish I had a pool to jump into. So since I don’t have a pool in my backyard, I made this card in hopes to help me cool down a bit! Also, it just so happens that over at Just Us Girls this week our word is Summer!  The girls and our new Guest Designer Carol Mayne (WELCOME CAROL) have done a fantastic job!  This little card came together quite nicely and quick! The waves were made with my CM cutting system that I still adore to this day!  The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn that I added a face to, the penguin is something I have had forever and I colored him with Prisma pencils, the sentiment is from Stampin up and I jazzed it up a bit with some dashes. Please come on over and check us out and while you’re there consider joining us, heck you may even be chosen as our next Chic of the Week.   Take care and happy creating,  Nanc’


You’ll Be Missed


Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 5.28.53 PMHello Friends,  It’s Saturday again, and time for a brand new challenge at Just Us Girls!  Chris has picked out an awesome photo this week to inspire our creativity!  My eye was immediately drawn to the woodgrain fence, the blue rain boots, and the lush greenery.  I made this card for a very dear co-worker that is leaving our school.  She is the best Speech pathologist I have ever seen and will surely be missed! The beautiful flower and sentiment is from Stampin Up. The grass I believe is from MFT. The wood background is a large stamp from Stampabilities.  I sure hope you have a terrific weekend and if you find yourself creating, please come on over to JUGS and join us. The DT and guest Cornelia have done another great job this week. Oh on a side note….. I am finally moved back into my studio and the house window renovations are complete. I must say thanks to the window guys for making such a horrific mess. As I was wiping off every single thing in my studio, I purged once again and re-organized, and it feels good.

Take care,  Nanc’


Birds at Just Us Girls


Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 2.27.40 PMHello Friends,  What day is it?  Yes, It’s Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s Word Week this week and Bobby has chosen the word BIRD for us.  I was in need of a Sympathy card this past week for a co-worker, so I got out my favorite SU heart die and color combination and went to work. I cut out my branch using my dusty old Cricut….LOL that has been so neglected, and the bird is from a Stamp company called Darcies that I haven’t used in forever.  I shaded him with a regular pencil.  My sentiment is from Stampin Up as well.  I also want to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of June…..Cornelia Wenokor.  We are so glad you are with us Cornelia!!

Hope you have a wonderful day, find some time to be creative, and come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!  I know you have an old bird laying around collecting dust!  HUGS!  Nanc’


Thinking of You!


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 12.03.01 PMHello Friends,  It’s Memorial Day weekend…Yahoooo! It’s also Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls. Lisa is our hostess and she picked out a great bright photo for us. As you can probably tell by my card I was inspired by the yellow walls along with the splashes of bright pinks all over the desk.  The square piece of paper behind my sentiment was made using bits of various different colors of paper. The technique is something I learned from my Stampin Up demonstrator a while back and it’s called the Bargello technique.  Yes, it actually has a name. LOL  There are many different styles of this technique all over the internet.  I know quilters use it a lot.  Anyhoo, I had to use my handy- dandy easel (sent to me from my lovely friend Judy) to photograph my card as it doesn’t stand up on it’s own. Most of the supplies are SU except for the flower and button!  Hope you have a terrific weekend!  I know I will, because I will be meeting one of my BFFIBL and fellow JUGS and STB Design Team Member’s Sharyn on Sunday morning!  I am beyond excited!!!  Sharyn and I have been talking nearly everyday for the past three years and I am so glad this is finally happening!  Pics to follow for sure!

I also need to say thanks to Aileen our Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls.  You were a delight to have onboard this month Aileen!  Take care,  Nanc’



Just For You!


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.45.51 AMHello Friends,  Another week has flown by and it’s time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. It’s Color Week this week and Sue has picked out a fun color trio. Some of the DT and I took some liberties with the plum and used any shade of purple that we had to work with, so feel free to do the same. This card is made with all Stampin Up supplies, except for the smaller flowers that I added that were made with a MS punch. I really love the patterned vellum don’t you?  Hope you have a nice weekend and if your find yourself being creative, please come over and join us! Nanc’



More Butterflies!


13I have another card I would like to share with you today that I made on Sunday which was inspired by the Photo over at Inspired by All the Little Things.  They are featuring the talented Amy Kolling who I just so happen to be a huge fan of! I also missed last week’s challenge as I was determined to not miss this one. Plus look at that gorgeous butterfly, who could resist that! My butterfly die is from Savvy Dies and I paper pieced it after I cut it out in various colors to match the photo. The word create is a die from Penny Black.  I think I am going to use this as a graduation card and in the inside write…..Create….. the life you imagined! Have a fabulous day!  I leave for Seattle Wednesday afternoon so I better get packing!   Nanc’


CAS(E) this Sketch- Amazing You!


CTS_170Hello Friends,  As soon as I saw this unique sketch over at CASE this Sketch I knew I had to try to squeeze in some time to play in my studio on Sunday, and I succeeded! I also got these incredible word dies from Verve called Amazing Adjectives that I wanted to break in so badly. The butterfly die is from Savvy, and the YOU is just a portion of a die from Neat and Tangled that I cut a apart.  This card did not come together quietly as it had many variations of paper and accents before landing on this one.

Hope you have a wonderful week! I personally will, as I am counting the days till I leave for Seattle.  I am fortunate enough to be spending Mother’s Day with my son this year and I am over the top excited!  I have never traveled by myself before, so wish me luck!

Take care,  Nanc’


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