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


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With Sympathy

I am back again today with TWO more cards that were inspired by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and the Just Add Ink Challenge where they have asked us to CASE ourselves. I so very often do this so I knew right away I wanted to play along. For the TTT Board, I have selected the center column of; Floral, Free, and Embellishments.

Card Number 2

Here is the original card I am CASEing along with the link to the post!

Card Details: The heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps, the other stencil is a mystery to me but one of my favs. The Daisy wreath is from Pink Fresh Studio and is a stencil, die combo. The sentiments are SU and Verve. I used Oxide Inks for my blending. I added sequins on both cards to finish them off. The center of my Daisy has a bit of clear Nuvo drops and some glitter as well.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will be back tomorrow! Take care, Nanc’


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Monthly Mix Challenge-Gina K

Hello, Today I am playing along with the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs where my lovely friend Barb is hostess. The challenge is to use an Image, Die-cut, and Sentiment on your project. Such an easy one!

Do you ever take a card just a tiny bit too far and wish you had listened to your gut when it told you to stop? Well, that is how I feel about this card. Everything was going well till I decided to make a mask of the hydrangea stamp and stamp the text in the background. Two things happened that I am not crazy about. First, I should have cut the white piece out of the middle of the flowers because now it looks weird because it has no text, and two, the color ink I chose for my words was just too dark. I wanted something a bit more subtle. But what’s done is done and you have to move on.

Card Details: Hydrangea-Gina K Designs, sentiment is also Gina K, the leaves EF is from ?, the word background is SSS. I used my Copics as my medium and a very small bit of Colored pencil on the leaves. I came back with a white gel pen for the center of the flowers. Sequins and string and I was done.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! This is not my favorite holiday, so hubby and I are taking our bikes to St. Pete for the day! Should be a great distraction from missing my son!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card which so happens to be for the challenge starting today at Seize the Birthday! I am the hostess and I chose Butterflies and or Hummingbirds as my topping. I tend to gravitate towards butterflies but I was determined to break out my Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbirds instead, after all, that is why I purchased them…right? I think I have used them maybe three times and that might be stretching the truth a bit. This card took hours to come together and that was not necessarily the coloring. Does that happen to you sometimes? I must have walked away from it at least three times. I used Copics for my coloring and a bit of white pencil for some final touches.

Card Details: The hummingbirds-Pretty Pink Posh, the scalloped edge die is from Lawn Fawn. The greeting is from Verve. The stenciled die is from MFT and called-Geometric Grid. The die-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used a dotted EF to give the leaves a bit of texture and some pearl centers on my flowers.

I hope you will come and check out the fabulous cards over at Seize the Birthday along with our wonderful Surprise Party Guest, Deepti! This is her last challenge with us and I am so very sad to see her go. Her work is always stellar. Take care, Deepti!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you take some time to do something creative today, Nanc’


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MOM

Hello, Things have been on the quieter side of things as of late here in blogland, as we are in the midst of doing some interior and exterior house painting, and things are not where they should be. You know how that goes. I did sneak in a bit of craft time this morning before the real work begins of putting my house back together. Sadly, my studio did not make the final cut on the new paint list as it really didn’t need it as much as I wanted it. LOL

I decided to play along with the ladies over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I had this stenciled panel waiting to be used on my desk, so half the work was done for me. I chose the top row of Mom, Florals, and Ink blending when in fact my card works for three rows on their fun board! That was a happy accident.

I noticed this morning that Time Out Challenges has a theme of Spring beginning, so I will be linking up there as well.

Card Details: Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps, the MOM is from Simon Says Stamps, the flowers are from Pink and Main, and the leaf die is from Verve, the other small greeting is from Simon Says Stamps. A few rhinestones and I was done. Not sure you can tell but I used vellum as my shadow on my mom die.

I hope you find something to do today that brings you joy, Take care, Nanc’


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Egg

Hi, I am back today with another Easter card as promised. This one goes with Just Us Girls Word Week where Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess. She has chosen EGG for us! Perfect for this time of year. We also have a brand new guest joining us today that really needs no introduction, the fabulous Mac Mable is our guest for the entire month. Welcome, Mac!

Card Details: The bunnies and eggs, are from Spellbinders, the greeting is from Verve, the grass and scalloped edge border are MFT. The other decorative borders were made with my Fiskars. The tiny flowers are from Sizzix. I sponged the background behind the bunnies when the card was done…poorly I might add.

Make sure you do something today that brings you joy and if that happens to be card making! Join us at Just Us Girls!

Take care, Nanc’


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You’re so Sweet

Hello, I am playing along today over at The Paper Players where the theme is Spring, along with the fun board over at Tic Tac Toe. For the TTTB I chose the top row of Bright Colors, Flowers, and Ribbon. I like you, am still in disbelief as I watch the news and feel that the best I can do besides my financial donation is to make some more cards with Ukraine in mind and share love the best way I know how. I decided to try blue sunflowers today, not sure I quite like them though. I made a card like this years ago and thought why not do it again.

Card Details: Sentiment is from Verve, the stamps set is from SU and retired-Painted Harvest

I hope you are doing something today that brings you joy! Take care, Nanc’


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…Lucky Me

Hello, It’s time for Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess and she has the perfect word for March. The word is Lucky! I was looking through my stamps and sentiments searching for something that would work for this challenge and I came across this old Verve set with the word Lucky in it and it certainly saved me. The team did a fabulous job with this challenge. Such a great variety of cards that you should check out.

We have a new Guest Designer joining us this month at JUGS. My buddy JoAnn from my Seize the Birthday Team is tagging along with us! Welcome, JoAnn! So happy to have you!

Card Details: MFT Stamp Set-A Tweet Hello, and Verve sentiment too. The background was done with Clouds from MFT and both blue and green Oxide inks. The birds and flowers were done with Copics.

Thanks for dropping in! Try to do something today that brings you joy. Nanc’


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Easter Blessings

Hi, I am back today with another Easter card and this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge that is going on. I chose the top row of Pastel Colours, Designer Paper, and Die Cut or Punch to make my card. The sweet little flowers have a coordinating punch.

I loved the colors so much, I made two cards!

I just have to add this card in over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Most products are retired and from Stampin-Up and the greeting and small stems are from Verve. The scalloped rectangle is from MFT. I just love how this turned out. The DSP really helped it come along. I also have rhinestones in the centers of my Punched flowers.

Try and do something today that brings you joy even though your heart may be heavy!

Take care, Nanc’


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Time Out Turns 8!

Hello, Today I am joining in the celebration over at Time Out Challenges where they are celebrating their 8th Birthday! Congrats to the Time Out Team, current, and past, for a successful challenge blog. We certainly appreciate you! Here’s to many more years!

I was totally inspired by the graphic when I put both of these cards together.

Here is card number 2!

There are prizes to be won as well!

I am also going to join in over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The cake die is from MFT and the sentiments are a mix of Papertrey ink and Verve.

I don’t know about you but I am feeling quite terrible today with the situation going on in the Ukraine and here I am safe in my own home making cards when there are people suffering and fighting for their lives!

Take care, Nanc’


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Thinking of You/Love Your Kind Heart

Hello, It is the middle of the month already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Sweet Kristie has picked one of my favorite color combinations; Navy and Pink. Of course, I still had Gina K’s new stamp, stencil, and die on my desk and decided to use it once again. I actually have two cards for you today!

Here is the second one.

I am linking up one of the cards over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge too.

Card Details: I made my own large background panel that I knew I was going to try and use for two cards. The DSP is an old SU set that I adore. The first card, the sentiment is from Verve. Card two, the greeting is from Gina K.’s bundle. Lots of dimensionals on both. I used both Oxide inks and Catherine Pooler. The rectangle dies are all MFT.

Now, head on over to Color Hues and play along! We have the uber-talented Rosemary joining us as our guest! Welcome, Rosemary!

Happy creating, Nanc’