With Love & Sympathy…


Welcome Back for a peek at today’s Card!

Today’s Card is not for any Challenges!

I was going through my Cards to send out 2 Sympathy Cards to

my cousins, at the loss of their Father. I realized I was low on Cards

so I made up two of Today’s Cards for my stash.

Here is my Card!


I was also experimenting with some Color Combinations on my own!

Overall I like the Colors!


Here is the inside of the Card!


Simple, yet elegant!



Grapefruit Grove-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Mango Medley-scalloped strip

Old Olive-scallop circle

Pear Pizzazz-leaves

Vellum Cardstock-leaves

Whisper White-inside panel 4″ x 5.25″


Petal Promenade-front circle, inside strip .50″ x 4″


Itty Bitty Greetings-greeting

Flourishing Phrases-inside sentiment


Mossy Meadow-greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits-scallop circle and DSP circle

Leaf Punch-leaves on front


Pearls Basic Jewels-on card front

Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon-ret., across front

Pearlized Doilies-under scallop and DSP circles


Here is my Card again!



I do like the Color Combo…glad I have a couple more of these for my stash

in case I need them again…I decided on the Sympathy Greeting and Sentiment

after the Card was finished.

Make Lemonade for PCC296 and AYSI178!

Hello All!

It has been REAL HOT here…Lemonade sounds refreshing!

With that in mind…I made a Card featuring our Lemon Zest Stamp Set!

This Card is another Combination Challenge!

The Sketch Challenge from

The Paper Craft Crew #296

and a Theme Challenge from

As You See It #178

Here are those Challenges!

The Sketch Challenge!





The Theme Challenge!



The theme is fresh, we could use what ever we wanted to follow.

I used fresh lemons…having just cut some up for fresh lemonade!


Here is my Card!



Here is a close up of the lemons, I used Wink of Stella, Clear on the fruit and leaves!




Here is a peek at the inside of my Card!



I used the Wink of Stella on the inside fruit and leaves too!




Whisper White-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25 fold in half on the score

-inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

-several scrap pieces for stamping the lemons and leaves

Granny Apple Green-frame on the front, inside mat 3.75″ x 5″


Lemon Zest-all stamping


Daffodil Delight-lemons and lemon slices

Granny Apple Green-leaves, greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Framelits-square

Layering Squares Framelits-to cut out inside of Stitches Shapes square to make frame

1.75″ Circle Punch-to punch lemon slices

I fussy cut the larger lemons out…I couldn’t find my Lemon Builder Punch!


Tutti Frutti Adhesive Back Sequins-Yellow-on card front

Wink of Stella, Clear-for the lemons, lemon slices, and leaves


Here is my Card again!


We have a funny feeling that the Summer will be a HOT one!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Lemonade Coolness to you ALL!


21 Card Swap Cards!

Hello Peeps!

Welcome Back for Today’s Card!

Today, I am with a fellow Crafter at the Card and Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA!

I signed up for the Card Swap for Friday afternoon! (yesterday!)

For Friday’s Swap…

We were to make 21 Cards. 20 will be swapped and one will

be put on a bulletin board and voted on!


On Saturday…(Today)

We will be attending the Brother Scan & Cut Class

and also a Heartfelt Creations 3D Card Class!

So Exciting! I will share the goodies when I get back!


Back to Friday’s Card Swap!

Here is one of the 21 Cards I made for the Swap!


Aw, you can see a couple of flecks of glitter from the Washi Tape!

I made a Card, earlier in the year similar to this card. I decided to use that

layout and design for these Cards for the Swap!


Here is the simple inside of my Card!


I really like this Balmy Blue Color!


Stock & Measures:


Whisper White-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25 fold in half on the score

-piece for the greeting banner

Balmy Blue-label mat, leaves on front

Vellum Cardstock-leaves on front


Painted Harvest-greeting, inside sentiment, leaves inside


Balmy Blue-greeting, inside sentiment, leaves inside


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Lots of Labels Framelits-retired, label and label mat

Leaf Punch-Balmy Blue and Vellum leaves on front


Recollections (Michael’s)-light and blue Washi Tape

Silver Metallic Thread-between greeting and greeting mat


Here is the Card again!


I do like this Card! or should I say, THESE Cards!

Until the next Post…Thanks for peeking in and Blessings to you ALL!

Cherish Our Friendship for TCC95, CASCS277, and PP398



Today’s Card is a combination of three Challenges!

1) A Theme Challenge from The Card Concept #95

‘Owl Cherish Our Friendship’

(I don’t have an owl stamp, but went with Birds and Friendship)

2) ‘Birds’ Theme Challenge for The Paper Players # 398

3) The Color Challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches #277


Here Are the Challenges!


The Card Concept  TCC95

TCC95 Owl Cherish our Friendship

Theme: Owl Cherish Our Friendship


The Paper Players #398




The Color Challenge…CAS Colours & Sketches #277


CC&S 277 Color Challenge

Love these colors!


Here is my Card!


I stamped and colored with my Stampin’ Blends!



Here is the inside of my Card!



Plenty of clean space for that personal note to your BFF!




Pool Party-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25 folded in half on the score

Whisper White-front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″


Friendly Expressions-greeting

Best Birds-birds and flowers

Petal Palette-inside sentiment


Memento’s Tuxedo Black-for birds and flowers

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink-greeting, inside sentiment


Ivory-colored in the birds

Light Pool Party-flowers

Light Bermuda Bay-flower stems

Light Calypso Coral-flower buds, flower centers, highlights on the bird’s feathers


Here is my Card again!


Sweet and Simple!

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







A Shaker Card for TSOT June Challenge!

Hello All!

Thank you for peeking in for Today’s Card!

The Challenge is from Try Stamping On Tuesday (TSOT)

for the June technique…Shaker Card!


Here is the Challenge!

june-tech TSOT

Here is my Card!


Here is a close up of the Shaker window!


Aren’t those mini fish inside cute?

I cut out the fish with my Big Shot and Sea of Textures Framelits

in the four colors, I picked from the DSP!

Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig.

The sea grass, inside the shaker is the Tranquil Tide color, the Mint Macaron

sea grass, I adhered to the front of the window!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I went ahead and used the cut outs for the window backing.

I also used the sea grass cut outs in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam

on the lower left bottom of the sentiment page!


Here is a picture of the items used to make the Card!





Mint Macaron-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ folded in half on the score

-for the inside circle, sea grass, mini fish for shaker contents

Tranquil Tide-front banner, circle frames inside and out, sea grass, mini fish for shaker contents

Soft Sea Foam-inside sea grass, mini fish for shaker contents

Fresh Fig-mini fish for shaker contents

Window Sheet-window for shaker


Itty Bitty Greetings-greeting

Seaside Shore-retired, inside sentiment

So Many Shells-inside circle sentiment ‘for you’


Tranquil Textures-front panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Mint Macaron-greeting

Tranquil Tide-inside sentiments


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Under the Sea Framelits-sea grass, mini fish for shaker contents

Bunch of Banners Framelits-front banner and greeting panel

Layering Circles Framelits-to cut open the ‘window’, to cut the Window Sheet for window, inside circle, to cut out stitched circle frame on front and inside

Stitched Shapes Framelits-shaker window frame front and inside


Brass Fish-from my stash

Fishing Line- from Mr. Hubster, to suspend brass fish in window

Linen Thread-to wrap around the front window frame

Here is my Card again!


Overall I am pleased how the card turned out! Love those Mini fish!

Mr. Hubster really liked the Card! He couldn’t understand how I was

going to use the fishing line…if you tip the card on it’s side, the brass fish

will slide back and forth on the fishing line!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Shaker Fun to you ALL!