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


Love-Peach and Grey

Hello, It’s the middle of the month already and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues. Kristie is our wonderful hostess and she has chosen a color combo that I just adore! The hardest part was deciding what to make and of course, getting a good photo.

Over at Color Hues we have 2 special guests joining us for this challenge. I would like to say welcome to Caroline and Joyce We are happy to have you both with us for this challenge.

Card Details: Love die is from Gina K., the large heart die and the wedding rings are from SSS.

Now, as you are used to me saying…it’s time to pop on over to Color Hues and check out my talented team’s cards along with our guests, I KNOW you will be inspired. They blow me away each and every time. Take care and I hope you do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


Color Hues and #cardsforukraine

Hello, I have a lot to get to today so I am just going to jump right in.

I was over on the Share Handmade Kindness FB group on Saturday and saw an idea by cardmaker Linda Eterno.  She suggested that the cardmaking community fill the internet with Blue and Yellow cards to show our support for Ukraine. I thought it was such a terrific idea. After I saw that post, I immediately contacted my Color Hues team along with my Seize the Birthday team to see if we could do our part for this great cause.

I sit here in disbelief with all this world has endured the past two years with a Global Pandemic and now we are witnessing a war! I can’t even believe that this is the World I am living in, and like most of you, I watch the news and just cry and feel helpless! I think making a card is the least that I can do. After all, we cardmakers stick together and we know how to light up the world, one card at a time.

So today I have two cards for you! The first one is for #cardsforukraine.

The second see of cards are for our already scheduled challenge where Lindsey is our hostess and these are the Hues of Colors she has chosen.

Here is another card I made but I screwed up and overheated the heat embossing.

I also want to take a moment to welcome my buddy Jules to Color Hues today, she was our winner for one of our last challenges and she is tagging along with us as our guest! Welcome, Jules! We are happy you are here!

Now, I hope if you are still with me after this long post you will consider joining us over at Color Hues. And, after you make your card, share it on the internet and or… over at the Share Handmade Kindness FB group, or the very least, on your blog or Instagram account. The more love the better!

Card Details #1-I used watercolored paper and did the smooching technique to make my blue and yellow papers. The leave stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps. The sunflowers and leaves are retired SU. The sentiment is from Pink Fresh Studio. The stitched hearts are MFT.

Card Details #2 Heart and rectangle dies are MFT, the congrats is from Impression Obsession, and the wedding rings are SSS.

Card Details #3 Same as #2- But the sentiment is from Stampin UP.

Please take care and help me spread love not hate, Nanc’



Hello, I had a few minutes today and wanted to play along with Time Out Challenges. The challenge is to CASE the talented Michele Ferguson from I card Everyone! The card that she made is so pretty and I was immediately inspired to play along. Congrats to Michele for this fun honor, I am so happy for you! Check it out below!

I am also joining in over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected; Heart Free and Stitching! and Happy Little Stampers-Die Cut Challenge.

A Few Card Details: Heart die is MFT, the leaves and flowers are SU, the love die is from SSS. A few gold pearls to finish it off.

Super Bowl time! I don’t really have a favorite and if it’s a blow-out I will be in bed early!

Take care, Nanc’


In Love

Hello, Today I am playing along with the challenge over at Time Out where the theme is In Love, which is perfect for this time of year. I was in the need of some wedding cards so that is what I have for you today. I don’t often make wedding cards in red and black but thought why not, and I like the way they turned out. The Love Die from Gina K. Designs is fabulous and does all the work for you. So happy with that gift that was under the tree!

Here they are individually.

Card Details: Gina K-Love die, Wedding Rings, and Heart of Flowers are both from SSS. The small hearts are from a punch. I have used a mix of mirrored and silver, and black glitter paper. The diamond was popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and please take care, Nanc’



Hello, It’s the middle of January already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie is our wonderful hostess this time around and the colors that she selected are Silver and White. Such a nice clean combo but sometimes can be a bit tricky to photograph, especially if you use mirrored paper like I have. The lace-type floral background in the shape of a heart, that I have in the photo to show you, is an oldie but a goodie from SU called-Bloomin Heart. It always makes for a great wedding card.

I hope to see you over at Color Hues! We have lots of great inspiration from the Design Team and our talented guest Stephanie Lanzalotto is with us too! Welcome, Steph! I know you will be inspired!

I am linking up with the ladies over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Every single die and or greeting on my card is from Stampin Up. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I have a few silver rhinestones too. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy creating, Nanc’


Wishing You…

Hi! I am back today for the next challenge over at Just Us Girls! Lisa K. is our sweet hostess and she has a pretty color trio that I just loved working with and think you will too. For my design, I let die cuts do most of the work with a silver embossed sentiment.

Card Details: The Flowers and all the foliage are all from SU, The sentiment is from Verve, The scalloped edge die angled die is from Papertrey Ink. I didn’t realize the whites on my card didn’t match till I took the picture! I used mirrored paper for my silver. A few rhinestones to finish it off.

Hope you will pop on over to JUGS and check out the DT’s work along with our two Guest Designers! We would love to have you!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’



Hello, It is time for Color Week at The Paper Players. Sweet Joanne is our hostess and she has a great color palette for us. I hope that the team doesn’t mind that I snuck a bit of cream into my design for my champagne.

Going to play along with Happy Little Stampers– Die Challenge once again!

Card Details: I love that I am using up some of my DSP that I seem to keep purchasing. As for the Champagne Glasses, they are from Paper Roses and the word Cheers is a new die-cut for me and from Karen Burniston. A fun and quick card to put together.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Hope to see you over at TPP! Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


Best Wishes-Flower Challenge

Hello, I hope all is well with you! I have another floral card for you today using some very pretty leaf patterned paper and my MFT lily dies. I just love these lilies and their leaves! Sadly, I don’t believe they are available any longer.

This card was totally inspired by the Flower Challenge this month. Where they are celebrating their 5th Birthday and have asked us to use a shape on our card. Congrats to them and their Superbly talented Design Team on such an accomplishment! Go check them out, they have prizes over there too!

I am also going to link up with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers Die Cut Challenge.

Card Details: The Lilies, the scalloped rectangle are from MFT. Both oval dies are from Spellbinders. I uses some Oxide Inks and a sponge dauber to give some color to my lilies. The sentiment is from SU. I used my favorite Dew Drops from Honey Bee Stamps to finish it off.

Make sure you take some time this week to be creative, it’s good for the soul. Nanc’


Black and White-Wedding Card

Hello there! I needed a wedding card and when I saw the challenge that Vicki chose for us this week at Just Us Girls I knew it would be perfect. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago and it was well received so I thought I would try it again. You can find it HERE!

Card Details: I have always been a huge fan of these old SU flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from SU as well. I used white embossing powder on vellum with a grey back for my flowers and then white on white for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The DSP came from Hobby Lobby and I am using every scrap. Made the circle with a couple of Sizzix dies, and the victorian edge is done with my Fiskers cutter.

I hope you will stop on over to Just Us Girls and see what the fabulous team did this week along with our guest Claire!

Take care, Nanc’


Celebrate the Best Day Ever

Hi, My card for the latest Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players, hosted by the lovely Anne Marie, is a very quick one where the DSP does all the work! I was still in a bit of a time crunch this week so I unfortunately didn’t have much time to be overly creative. We all have weeks like that, and I think it’s called LIFE.

I also just noticed that my panels are centered and they shouldn’t be! UGH!

Card Details: The Greeting and rectangle die are from SU, the embossed love heart that embosses the word while cutting out the heart is a Recollections die that I have had for eons and never used. The stitched heart is from MFT. The DSP is from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and happy stamping! Nanc’