A Green With Envy Card Swap!

Many of our Demonstrators are heading to various sites around the World for an ‘Onstage’ Event, celebrating the release of the new Catalog, coming out in June!

It is also time to reward the Top Demonstrators and Team Leaders!

As Demonstrators we get the Catalogs early, so we can order supplies and new items, to give us time to work with them, to make samples, to show the customers, how the stamp sets work on cards and if they are part of a ‘Suite’, how it all gets pulled together!

I will not be attending any of these events. I will not have my hands on a Catalog, until I place an order when the pre-ordering begins. I will have access to a PDF catalog, till I place my first order for items/stock! The Catalog release to the public is set for the very beginning of June. You will be able to order then…

So a wonderful Lady/Demonstrator came up with a ‘Green With Envy’ (since those included will not be attending any of the Events) Card Swap…we have to use GREEN on the Card…I did receive some Cards with no green, so I may be wrong, but it seems many others also used different shades of green…so I am guessing they may have thought it was just an ‘green with envy’ swap…I don’t know…I may be wrong! But anyway, I made up 12 Cards (we ended up having 2 groups of 20) I was in the first group of 10. I sent 11 Cards to one person…she keeps one for the Ronald McDonald House near her! And divides the Cards by the 10 people in the group…I got one of mine back…and I received cards from 9 other card makers! What a great thing for my stash!

I went through my Cards and took pictures of them all…those that weren’t finished!

I stamped the insides!

Here are the Cards!


This is the Card I made!


Here is the inside of my Card!


This Card is from Alexandra Jones!


I finished the inside…it was blank…now its ready for sending!


This one is from Veronica Meyer



I finished the inside of this one too!

This one is from Elisa Saucier


I stamped the inside!


This one is from Carla Turchetti


I didn’t stamp this yet…but you can just barely see the clear heat embossing in a triangle pattern behind the little rose inside here…the pattern of the heat embossing matches the impression embossing on the front panel on the card!


This Card is from Deb Chestnut


Again, I finished the inside!


This Card is from Mary Hanson


I sort of CASEd this Card on Yesterday’s Blog Post. I turned the Card 90 degrees

and I didn’t use the butterfly element, but I used a banner instead!


I stamped the inside and put a mat behind it for more color inside!

This Card is from Janice Rose


The little bear is a tag! I had to show the inside of the tag Janice stamped!


I did stamp the inside of the card!



This Card is from Bev Snyder


I stamped in a Sympathy Sentiment.


This last Card is from Ruth Petsel


As lovely as this is…I am going to use this one soon!

So I added a Greeting!


I added a mat and another layer to the card’s inside for strength

and stamped the inside sentiment.


I was very happy to receive all these lovely Cards from other Demonstrators

That is what we Demonstrators do, we share!

And as Demonstrators we share what we love with you all!

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

Sweet Soiree’ for CAS266 and TSOT361!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges…A Color and A Sketch Challenge!

Here are the Challenges!


First the Color Challenge!

CC&S 266


The second…The Sketch Challenge!

TSOT 361-Thinking of you


Here is my Card Combination of the two Challenges!


The Greeting is stamped in Rich Razzleberry…the three colors are

in the floral swatch of the Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP!

The Stampin’ Ink Color and the Rich Razzleberry mat on the Greeting banner,

the silver striped Old Olive on the bottom of the Card,

 and the Calypso Coral Ribbon, reflect the 3 Colors, of the Challenge, to my Card!


The Inside of my Card!


I used a strip of the Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP for the inside of my Card!

I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry!


My Card with its stamped to match Envelope!


I stamped the little flower in Rich Razzleberry and then used the

Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker and the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend

to color in the flower…brought the 3 colors of the challenge to the envelope too!


Stock and Measures:


Old Olive-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, folded in half on the score

Silver Foil Sheet-mat for front DSP panels, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″, mat 1 2/3″ X 4 1/8″

Rich Razzleberry-2″ X 3″ scrap for punching out with label punch for label mat

Whisper White-2″ X 3″ piece for stamping and punching out with label punch, inside panel 4″ X 5 1/4″


Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP-2 front pieces, 3″ X 4″ and then layered together to make front panel

-inside strip 3/4″ X 5 1/4″

-banner strip, 1 1/2″ X 3 3/4″

Stamp Sets:

Southern Serenade-greeting, little flower on envelope

Special Celebrations-inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad:

Rich Razzleberry-greeting, inside sentiment, outline of little flower on the envelope

Stampin’ Blend:

Light Old Olive-leaves on little flower on envelope

Stampin’ Write Marker:

Calypso Coral-flower petals on the envelope


Banner Triple Punch-to flag the banner and it’s mat

Everyday Label Punch-greeting label and mat

( cut the mat in half long ways and adhere, offset, to the back of the label)


Here is my Card again!


From these pictures…the bottom of the banner looks like Vellum instead

of Silver Foil Paper…the top of the banner shows that it is Silver!


I am trying to use up all my DSP before the New Catalog comes out in June!

Although it is April…it will come quick!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Best Wishes to you ALL!

Bleaching Technique!

Last night was my Card Class!

We did the bleaching Technique that I showed on 2 Cards

about a week ago…

Here are the Cards we made!



Sad to say…only 1 person showed up for the class! I believe I need

to send out that reminder e-mail…we are getting older!!!!

But it was fun and I enjoyed showing the technique…

Next Class…we will be making a Mother’s Day Card…if our Mother’s

are in heaven…we do have daughters, daughter-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws,

Aunts and good friends…any of the above would love to receive a beautiful

handmade card from you!

Until the next Post…Many Blessings to you ALL!



A Triple Play for the Christmas Card Stash! MM284, 52CCT, PP387

Hello Everyone!

So a funny thing happened while making Today’s Card!

I knew I had a couple of Christmas Card Challenges to do…so

I thought I would combine them…unbeknownst to me…I also had

a third Challenge on the brain…I thought is was one of the Christmas

Card Challenges…so I go to making the Card…then when I was pulling

the pages for the Challenges…I realized that the third challenge was incorporated

into the Christmas Card Challenges in total error!

I knew one challenge was ‘music’

the other challenge was ‘red & white’

It was the ’embossing’ challenge that was incorporated in error!

I thought the ‘music’ and ‘red and white’ were the challenges…I thought I’d emboss

white onto red for that challenge…then, I just started stamping in VersaMark and

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder over all…little did I realize at that time…I was

using 3 Challenges instead of 2 Challenges!

The following are the three challenges!!!


52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Embossing!

52CCT-Embossing-March technique

Merry Monday 284-Use Red and White!


The Paper Players-Musical!



Here is my Card!!!


Musical, Embossed, in Red & White!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I stamped and used Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

over the Real Red Ink! Used all three inside too!

(‘melody that plays’ is musical reference!)


And of course, the stamped to match envelope!


Ready for the Christmas Card Stash!!!


Stock and Measures:


Real Red-card base 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White-inside panel 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Sets:

Sheet Music-background stamp

Musical Season-drummer boy, inside sentiment, envelope instrument

Christmas Pines-greeting

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad:

Real Red-inside sentiment, instrument on envelope


VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-all pre stamping for heat embossing on card front

Stampin’ Emboss Powder, White-all heat embossing on the front

Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Clear-for use over stamped inside sentiment


Heat Tool-for all heat embossing front and inside


Here is my Card again!


I am happy to get a couple of more Cards into the Christmas Card Stash!

I have mentioned before, I make 2 Cards at a time, when I make my Cards!

Very seldom I make one Card…you have to cut the Cardstock in half…

…may as well make 2 cards!

Do you make 2 Cards at once or do you just make one Card at a time?

Let me know…I’m just curious!

Thanks for stopping by and see you next Post…Until then, Blessings to you ALL!


Butterfly Birthday Wishes for JUGS464 & SIP144

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a Special Peek at Today’s Card!

It is Special, because it combines 2 Challenges


I did the same Card with a ‘Stepped Up’ Version!

First to the Challenges!

Challenge #1

Make a Clean And Simple (CAS) Card!


The Second Challenge

A Birthday Card!



Here is my Clean and Simple Birthday Card!


This Stamp Set hadn’t seen Ink for awhile…I always liked this Stamp Set…so

I went looking in past catalogs for ideas…and low and behold the

Cards made were few…I must be thinking of all I saw, on other blogs, when this

Stamp Set made it’s debut!


Here is the inside of my Card!


When I do the inside of Cards, I like to bring the colors AND some of the

front elements to the inside!


Here is my Card with it’s stamped to match envelope!


I love the simplicity of this Card…sweet and natural looking!

Stock and Measures:


Whisper White Thick-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, fold in half on the score

Stamp Set:

Butterfly Basics-all stamping

Classic Stampin’ Ink:

Garden Green-fern frond, greeting, inside sentiment

Lemon Lime Twist-honeycomb, postal stamp

Peekaboo Peach-butterflies


Jewels Basic Pearl-scattered on front


And Then There Are Times When You

Feel The Need To “STEP IT UP!”

Here is the ‘Stepped Up’ Version!


I used the other flower in the Stamp Set, colored the flowers and stems and leaves,

stamped and then punched out the butterflies!


The inside of the ‘Stepped Up’ Card!


The inside is the same as the above Card…I used a darker orange!


And my ‘Stepped Up’ Card with it’s stamped to match envelope!


Stock and Measures:


Garden Green-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Lemon Lime Twist-mat under front panel. 4″ X 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front panel 3 3/4″ X 5″, small scrap to stamp butterflies, then punch out

Stamp Set:

Butterfly Basics-all stamping

Classic Stampin’ Ink:

Garden Green-flowers, greeting, inside sentiment

Mossy Meadow-retired, fern frond

Lemon Lime Twist-honeycomb, flower stems and leaves (a double stamping of the flower)

Pumpkin Pie-postal stamp, butterflies-stamped, sponged and then punched out

Stampin’ Write Markers:

Lemon Lime Twist-color stems and leaves on flowers

Daffodil Delight-color/outline flowers and buds


Bitty Butterfly Punch-retired, to punch out the 2 front butterflies and

adhered to front with Mini Glue Dots

Here are the Cards again!

I do like both cards!

I Love that you can do Clean and Simple and then ‘Step It Up’ if you desire to do so!

BOTH Cards will go in my Stash for use!

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

Inspired By…Spring Sunshine with Petal Palette!


Happy Day After Easter Sunday!

Thank you for stopping by for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card if for an Inspiration Challenge!

Here is the Challenge!

Inspired By...sunshine29

I Love the ‘Spring-y’ feel of these colors!

Here is my Card!


Love this little bird!

Here is the inside of my Card!


Spring has Sprung…!

And, of course, the matching envelope!




Stock and Measures:


Whisper White Thick-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4″ and fold in half on the fold

Whisper White Regular-front panel 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″, greeting label

Garden Green-bottom mat, 4″ X 5 1/4″, branch

Daffodil Delight-top mat 3 3/4″ X 5″

Soft Suede-mat for greeting label

Crumb Cake-little bird

Stamp Set:

Petal Palette-greeting, inside sentiment, bird, flowers and leaves, inside and on envelope

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Garden Green-greeting, leaves

Soft Suede-inside sentiment, bird

Powder Pink-flowers, inside and on envelope

So Saffron-flowers, inside and on envelope


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Petals & More Thinlits-branch, bird, greeting banner and mat


Brights Enamel Shapes-Daffodil Delight dots on greeting banner

Here is my Card again!


Love the ‘Spring-y’ look of these colors!

I chose this little bird…he reminds me of the little brown birds

we have here…I have one that stops by my back deck daily and sings

his little heart out for me and then I don’t see him till the next day!

Last year, I had one build a nest in my hanging flower-pot in my

gazebo…I thought I was going to have to sacrifice a pot of flowers,

to the little family…but they all flourished!

Hope you all had a Blessed Easter and good time with your families!

A quiet day for us…after church, I went over to the woman’s house, who

is in charge of our plant sale, for the Garden Club here in the community…

we repotted all the plants we went back to the greenhouses to get!

One other woman joined us (we three were the only people not having dinners with

  additional family members) we had the time to get all the potting done!

Now to keep everything watered till the 21st of

this month…the day of the Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale!

A lot of work, but also rewarding!

Until the next Post…Wishing you all a Happy Spring!