Geared Up to Celebrate!

Hello All!

Starting Today…the Second Series of Father’s Day Cards!

I am going to refer to it as the “Geared Up” Series!

I saw this card on the web and decided to CASE this one too!

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I did Change mine up to make it my own!

 

Here is my take on the Card, #1 on the ‘Geared Up’ Series!

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Eeek! I love how this card turned out!

 

Here is the inside!

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Again, I will stamp the Salutations when I use the Card!

This Card can be used for a masculine Birthday too!

HERE IS THE LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE THE CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

Basic Black- front strip, 1.25″ x 5.50″          scrap pieces to die cut, frame, gears and car

Balmy Blue- greeting banner, .75″ x 2.25″

Night of Navy- greeting banner mat, 1″ x 2.50″

Silver Foil Sheet- 2″ x 4″

DSP:

Country Club DSP- front and inside strips, .50″ x 5.5″

STAMP SET:

Geared Up Garage- greeting and car

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting

VersaMark Watermark- car

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder- car

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Garage Gears Dies- car and gears

Layering Squares Dies- frame

Banner Triple Punch- to flag greeting and greeting mat

Heat Tool- heat emboss car

Handheld Crimper- to crimp Silver Foil

Here is my Card, again!

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The Glamor Shot!

My Nephew-in-law is a sportscar enthusiast, this will be his card!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

Happy Father’s Day, Card #4!!!!

Hello ALL!

Here is Card #4 in my “Dapper Dan” Series

of Father’s Day Cards!

 

I saw this Card, web-browsing, and decided to CASE this one too!

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Greeting in German, but the layout is a universal language!

 

Here is my take on the Card!

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I gave it a tie!

Here is the blank inside!

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Plenty of space for that personal note and signature!

 

HERE ARE THE ITEMS USED TO MAKE THE CARD!

CARDSTOCK:

Night of Navy- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

Whisper White- front mat- 3.25″ x 4.25″     inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap piece to stamp tie and to die cut circle

Garden Green- mat behind greeting

DSP:

Country Club DSP- front piece, 3″ x 4″    inside strip, .50″ x 4″

STAMP SETS:

Well Dressed- hat and tie

Teeny Tiny Wishes- greeting

INK:

Night of Navy- hat, greeting, and tie

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- greeting circle

Tailored Tag Punch- Garden Green mat behind circle

tie is fussy-cut

ACCESSORIES:

Pearls Basic Jewels- tie tack

Queen and Company- yellow Baker’s Twine

 

Here is the Card, again!

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I love the combination of Navy, Green, and White!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

Ministry Cards #3…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back for a peek

at another batch of Ministry Cards!

The Card bases and envelopes were given to me,

 I have added my Stampin’Up! Cardstock and Stamps

to decorate and embellish these Cards!

This batch  is 2 each of 8 colors, making 16 Cards!

 

Here are the Cards! One of each!

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These are all 8 Cards together! (I did make 2 of each color!)

All the Cards are stamped with:

Positive Thoughts stamp set-greeting/inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink- greeting/inside sentiment

Time For Tea stamp set-flourishes above and below the oval cut outs

Pear Pizzazz Ink- flourishes on front and inside,

over and under the oval die cuts!

With my Big Shot I die cut the front oval,

With the Layering Ovals Dies,

From each of the colors,

I die-cut the oval/scallop oval frames.

I used the Scallop oval frames on the front.

With the punched out oval from making the frames,

I adhered to the inside of the cards!

For the greeting/sentiment to peek out!

From the leftover pieces from die cutting the oval/scallop oval frames,

with 2 small punches, I punched out many different colored flowers!

With a 1/8″ Circle Punch, I punched out the little black circles for use

as the flower centers and the butterfly’s bodies!

Here are the Parade of Cards!

Card #1

Soft Sea Foam

 

Card #2

Pear Pizzazz

 

Card #3

Highland Heather

 

 

Card #4

Coastal Cabana

 

Card #5

So Saffron

 

Card #6

Mango Melody

 

Card #7

Petal Pink

 

Card #8

Calypso Coral

(I see I forgot the flower centers! I will remedy!!)

I am finding a lot of Peace making these Cards!

I know they will be sent for Encouragement, Hope and Blessings!

Tomorrow will be another 15 Cards!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

 

Long Time, No See Me!

Hello All!

It has been a while since I have been here, sharing what I have been playing with, in my Craft Room.

COVID really changed a lot in my head about priorities. I started putting many things first, I guess a fear of this disease. Trying to do all I could in a day, in case there was no tomorrow…sounds bleak, but a reality.

I resumed my classes when all started opening up from the COVID shut downs. In prepping for the classes, I had to also do all the stamping. Couldn’t pass around ink pads, stamps and such. Also, all attendees, were masked, tables set apart, for ‘social distancing’. I washed down the tables, before and after the Class. Hand sanitizer was available, from the POA, where I live!

Now, I still washdown the tables and the hand sanitizers are still in the rooms. It seemed to be getting back to normal…now, we have the variants rearing their ugly heads, I will have to continue doing the stamping, until this COVID is finally, way back, in the rearview mirror.

I am going to try to get back to blogging. I’ll start with the cards, my Card Class Ladies assemble, monthly! That can be one Card a week! If I start small, then I can get back into the groove of posting. I will work on a few ‘Blog Challenges’ from blogland…but not every day. I will be honest, blogging daily is a time thief. I will work up to posting as much as I can. Just not something that takes me away from my time, with Mr. Hubster!

Until this ‘Stella’ finds her Groove,

Blessings to you ALL!

It’s Been A Long, Long Time…

Hello All!

It has been a long time since I’ve been here.

Many don’t know how much time it takes to sit down here

and make and then type up cards and such everyday!

The Pandemic had me working on other things, while homebound!

I Crocheted 4 afghans! Oh, yes I did!

I first made one for Mr. Hubster. It is beautiful! (and heavy!)

I then proceeded to crochet 2 at once, for 2 of my Sisters.

They both requested my squares afghan (regular is 64 squares).

The last one was a shell stitch with multi-colored yarn for another Sister!

At the end of this month, I will be traveling up North for ‘Sister’s Week’!

These are my gifts to my 3 Sisters! I also have several other items for them too!

We exchange gifts with each other to cover, Birthday and Christmas!

I have to admit, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

It’s so cool to open our gifts to each other, with each other!

We do seem to relive our Christmas’ Past!

I will return on the weekend of the 4th-What? Am I crazy?

Well, I will driving one of my Sister’s back home to WV.

Spend the night and leave early the next morning to head home to NC!

In September, my BFF, Dixie will drive from Texas to NC.

She will stay a couple of days here and then off to RI, we will drive!

We will be attending our 50th High School Reunion!

This will be the last one I will attend! Only doing this for the 2 ‘girlfriends’!

A good excuse to visit and have some fun!

After the Reunion, we will head up to Maine to visit a friend of Mr. Hubster and mine.

We will spend a night , or two, then head down to Mystic Connecticut.

We both have never been to the Mystic Aquarium.

We will do so then! We will spend a night or two there…

Then finally, we will drive back home to NC.

Dixie will stay several days to recoup and then head back to Texas.

It’s going to be a great time with Dixie! We always have fun together!

I am serving another year as President of the Community’s Garden Club here!

I had to be voted in for this year, since I didn’t really serve last year, due to the

Pandemic’s shutdown of all activities here, in the Community.

The By-Laws state a President can only serve 2 consecutive years.

After one year passes, then can serve again, if they wish, and are voted in, by the membership.

I had to send out a flyer to all the members for permission, and to be voted into Office.

For a 2/3’s majority, I needed 42 votes. I got in with 43 votes! Only by one!!!

The rest of the membership voted aye at the meeting, it was unanimous!

We will install our new Board Monday, June 14, 2021

So as you can see, I’ve been busy and remain so, too!

I haven’t given up cards. I have a monthly Card Class that I am

busy with, making Card Kits for the Ladies.

I have had to make up all the kits for Class, up to and through October,

because of being out of town, these 2 trips coming up!

I had to get July’s Class ready, since I will be returning on July 5th and

Class is on July 7th! Then I had to get September’s Card Kits done, since Class will

be on September 1st and I will be leaving for RI on the 5th. I will return on the 15th

of September…had to get October’s Class done, since I will not have enough time

to get 10 Card Kits made up for the October Class, on the 6th!

While I was getting those Cards done, I went ahead and got ALL the months made up!

I have 2 of the 4 Card Kits made up for November!

I am waiting for the NEW Catalog to come out to see what is coming about for

the Holiday’s! I love the Holiday’s!

November and December’s Card Classes are strictly Christmas Card Classes!

The Ladies in Class make 2 each of 4 different Cards. I have 8 Ladies for Class.

I try to make up 10 kits, 2 for samples for the Ladies to put together!

Next Year, I will be going back to the Ladies stamping their own Cards!

I will make up the Kits, pre cut, but all stamping will be theirs to stamp!

For this year, due to COVID-19, I did all the stamping and any coloring.

I wasn’t able to pass around ink pads and pens during the Pandemic.

Now that all are immunized, we can get back to normal!

Last month was the first time we we able to gather, without masks! Aaaah!

I hope you all are well, and have survived this Pandemic.

I think, now I know where the saying

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

I do believe the truth is there, it sound harsh, but it is reality.

We have made it through, now we are as strong as the previous generations

before us, who went through Pandemics and World Wars, the Great Depression and survived.

They came out stronger and more resilient to what is thrown their way.

I believe we now can too!

I wish you ALL Many Blessings, Hugs and Love!

Until we meet again….

Happy New Year!

2021 happy new year

Hello All!

It has been quite awhile since I posted here.

Since the COVID-19 shutdowns/restrictive use

and re-shutdowns/restrictive uses…

…It’s been a bit crazy here too!

I decided to get the much needed knee replacements done,

while everything is on shutdown/restricted use.

On October 19th, I had my right knee replaced.

I did 8 weeks of PT, I scheduled to get

my left knee replaced on December 14th.

Exactly 8 weeks after the right knee!

I wasn’t going anywhere due to the COVID-19

limitations for travel. I did my part…

I stayed home!

No visits up North.

After the uptick in numbers after Thanksgiving…

…this family played it safe, so as not to contribute to

the possible spreading of this virus.

I want this Virus done and over with!

Thank you Lord for the vaccine…now it needs to get to all!

It looks like possibly Early Fall before we can say it is finally over!

So although 2020 is finally over…we still have a ways to go in 2021

before we see a real significance in change, from this COVID-19.

Be patient people.

We can do this…we just have to set aside the selfishness of

instant gratification and resign ourselves to protecting others,

than just ourselves. We can do this!

So as I go through my PT with this knee replacement,

let’s all work our part in helping to eradicate this Virus and get

back to our old normal!

Until I get into the Craft room, again…

Blessings to you ALL for 2021!

 

Happy Halloween!

Hello All!

I am doing well…the knee replacement surgery, went well.

I am recuperating. My home therapists are pleased with my progress.

I see the Doc for post-op on Tuesday.

The following week, I start the out-patient Physical Therapy (PT)

I am scheduled all the way up to New Year’s Eve!

I also can cancel if those dates will not be needed.

They told me it was easier to schedule all now, than later.

Easier to cancel than schedule! They are a busy place!

I feel like I am progressing. I still get very sore and antzy if I go too long

without the meds. I tried cutting them in half, to no avail.

The Doc reassured me that the meds also help with the healing of the knee!

I do the exercises daily…I want this knee to work better than before!!!

The Doc was right…he wasn’t my friend for the first week after the surgery!

Because I expected, what he said, I won’t cross him off the Christmas Card list!

I will try to keep you all posted with more updates!

But, all in all, I am doing well!

Until the the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

So Sorry, it has been awhile…

Hello Friends!

It has been a long time since you all have heard or seen anything from me…

The knees are to blame.

It has taken all my time, just to ready for my Card Classes.

I had to cancel the November Class and then divide those Cards, between

the months of October and December!

The Ladies in my Class , for October, put together 6 different Card styles,

instead of 4 different Card styles.

Instead of going home with eight cards…for October (and then again in December)

These lovely Ladies will go home with 12 Cards (2 each of 6 different styles)

for those two months! I divided November’s Class!

I go into the hospital tomorrow for a Right Knee Replacement.

It will be awhile before I can get back into the craft room.

Because, once I am up and doing well…I will schedule to get the

Left Knee Replacement!

Once I am back to a new normal…I will hit the ground running!

Hopefully, literally too! (well, walking fast! LOL!)

I had to get the 3 months of Cards prepared, before I go into the hospital!

I hope by December, I can get back to making the cards for January’s Class!

Meanwhile, I will be working on crocheting…I don’t have to stand for a long time!

It gives me the chance to work on afghans for 2 of my Sisters!

Thanks for staying tuned and staying onboard.

I do apologize for no posts, but I look forward to getting back,

as soon as I am well, to stand for a long period of time, again!

Thank you for your patronage!

I ask for your prayers for a good surgery, prayers for the physician,

prayers for his surgical team, prayers I get well with determination!

AND mostly for Mr. Hubster…he’s going to need those prayers!

Until the next Post…

God’s Blessings on you ALL!