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!

 

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!

Getting to Know the NEW WordPress Setup!

Hello All!

Learning how to use the NEW WordPress Editor for the blog here!

It’s not like I don’t have time for a lot…but a NEW way to blog? Really?

I just found out I can switch to the ‘Classic’ way of blogging…but…I have

to make sure I click on it, to set it up, each time I go to write!

I had to print out the ‘how’, so I can read and do each time I write!

I apologize for lots of delays.

I am working on my Card Class Cards…I have the 2 Christmas Cards

to design and to make the kits!

I did get the other two Cards made up and kits made!

I have been running around looking for Clorox or Lysol Wipes.

There are none to be found here in New Bern, NC.

I am trying to get a couple to have on hand for cleaning.

I use them to clean my bathrooms.

But, I guess you have to get up early and get to the stores,

at an ungodly hour of the morning, to be the first in line, to be able

to purchase them, if they come into stock at the local stores.

I did get a package of TP, Paper Towels,

Hand Sanitizer, gloves and masks last month.

I’m not hoarding, but I am keeping one in reserve, for these items.

I have always done that, shopping!

When I open the last package, I replace it immediately.

It is what saved our butts, literally and figuratively,

last Mar, Apr, and May!

I do wish this COVID-19 thing would be over…if everyone

would put themselves in a mandatory mask wearing and

total social distancing, I think we would be able to get this under control.

But…I see the people in stores with no masks, the Spring breaks, Holidays,

and Protests, and Back-to-College Frat and Sorority Parties…we will never be free of it?

People need to get themselves in check.

We are a ‘social’ people, but we need to learn to be ‘alone’, together.

What happened to Social Media?

You couldn’t get people’s noses out of their screens…do it again.

I’d rather my family be noses to the screen, than in person!

Keep following the 3 W’s…

Wear Your Mask

Wash Your Hands

Wait at a 6′ Social Distance

I need a haircut, pedicure and a manicure, bad!

But mine and Mr. Hubster’s Health is more important.

I will have to do my own thing (not the hair!)

I can wait, can you?

Are we so ingrained and too vain to just let things be?

We all have a vice and I guess mine is the

Card Class.

We do mask ourselves.

I’m doing something NEW the next Class…

I am going to keep the Ladies at the Social distance…

I will keep them at their spot on a table and bring their

kit, with a sample card, physically to them to assemble!

I think it would be safer than the ladies,

switching tables, to get to the Card.

I will bring the Card to them, so they don’t have to

pack up and move to the next table, that someone else sat at, to work.

I set up the tables, wipe them down

with the disinfectant spray and paper towels.

(supplied by the POA)

I put down grid paper and the stamp sets and ink pads

will still be shared (I only own one of each!)

When the Class is over, I push the tables back to

the way the POA set them up and Re-Wipe the tables

and the Chairs!

I guess we are all on the edge and tired of it all…

…we need to stick it out folks!

We will get back there…when? I don’t know.

I think we will go through another dark spot,

before it will be all over.

I pray you all are keeping yourselves safe.

One good thing…where I live, I haven’t heard

of anyone being positive for COVID-19 here!

This is very GOOD NEWS!

The average age of the people who live here is 65!

We have about 2000 homes in the Community.

We are all working to keep it this way too!

Well, I’ve vented enough today!

Thank you for letting me spout!!!

Please think before you go out…Stay Safe!

Until the next Post…Blessings and SAFE wishes to you ALL!

A Little Poppy Parade Fun!

Hello Folks!

After playing with another Card for Card Class…remember, I had 4 kits of each card

left over, that means 8 cards of each!!!!

This is the original Card from Class!

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Here is the inside of the original Card!

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Simple inside!

Here are my Revamps of this Card!

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I added some bling to this Card!

A little different inside!

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Clean and Simple!

I then decided to make 2 of the kits, Birthday Cards!

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I did add Bling here too!

Here is the inside!

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Overall, it wasn’t a bad revamp!

I still have 2 more card leftovers to Revamp!

That is 4 kits of each card, equals, 8 cards, each card kit!

I will Post them when they are done!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Love to you ALL!

The Other Revamps!

Hello All!

I am still figuring out this new format!

I can revert to the old way, but not permanently.

I haven’t been in the Craft Room for awhile…

But when I did, after my class…I had left over kits that I made up…

I just don’t know how many will show up!

So from now on, I will only make up the amount of kits,

of all who pre-paid for the class! I had 4 left over kits of each card!

I still have 2 more cards to work on (4 kits of each of those!)

That is 8 cards to play with for each kit!

It’s not too bad, they go into the stash, for future use…

..it’s just a lot of the same cards…so, I changed them up!

Here is the Sympathy Card we made up in Class!

 

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Yesterday was one Revamp, here’s another Revamp!

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I made it the same as the original, but I made this a Get Well Card!

I colored in the leaves and added Gold Wink of Stella to the flower centers!

 

Here is another Revamp of the Card!

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I turned the left DSP around and added some Bling!

It was fun working to change these up!

What do you think? Which do you like the Best?

Let me know it your comments!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

Now I have to Learn a New Way to Post!!!!

Nevermind that I need to learn a Camera, now I have to write this Post, in a new format that I totally need to learn how to do!

Argh! It never ends!

I was playing around in the Craft Room, making up the left over kits from Wednesday’s Class!

I had a Sympathy Card and I decided to switch around the DSP and play a little with all the item in the kit, leftovers!

Here are my results!

This is the original Card from the Class!

Here is my Revamp!

I just turned the left swatch over, and eliminated the panel on the right!

 

Here is the simple inside of the Card!

I used 2 stamps from this stamp set for the sentiment.

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Mossy Meadow- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the fold

greeting banner mat- approx. 2″ x 3″

Whisper White- greeting banner, 1″ x 2 3/8″     inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap to stamp, color, and fussy cut the magnolia bloom.

DSP:

Magnolia Lane DSP- left panel, 1.50″ x 5.25″

greeting mat, approx. 1 3/8″ x 2.75″

STAMP SETS:

Magnolia Blooms- retired, greeting, inside sentiments, front magnolia bloom

Good Morning Magnolia- inside magnolia

INKS:

Mossy Meadow- all stamping

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS:

Petal Pink- to color blooms

Gold Wink of Stella- front bloom center

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and embossing machine

Stitched So Sweetly Dies- large greeting mat

Stitched Rectangles Dies- DSP and greeting banners

ACCESSORIES:

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- on card front

 

Here is the Card, again!

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I like the revamp, as well as the original!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Love to you ALL!