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!

Welcome Baby!

There is a company the I used to so some of their Sketch Challenges.

The Company name was Verve Stamps. Julie the owner, has retired her company…the duties of being a good Mother has become a priority, as it should! So she had a going out of business sale! I bought a stamp set and a cutting die from her. In my package, Julie sent 2 pieces of DSP. I used them to make both of today’s Card!


Here are the Cards!


Aren’t those little Elephants just adorable?

The Stamp Set is called, ‘Little Elephant’!

It also has a matching Punch, ‘Elephant Builder Punch’!

If you buy as a bundle, it is 10% off! Sweet!


Here is the insides of both Cards!



Not expecting any babies in the near future here,

but great to have on hand for Baby Showers!


Stock and Measures:


Coastal Cabana-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″

Tranquil Tide-greeting mat, .75″ x 2″

-inside panel mat, 4″ x 5.25″

-all the elephants on both cards, ears on elephant on plaid card

Whisper White-inside panel, 3.5″ x 4.75″

-greeting banner, 5/8″ x 2.25″

-ears on elephants on dot card


from VERVE Company, complimentary in my order from them!

Stamp Set:

Little Elephant-greeting, elephants, inside sentiments, stamped stripe across inside bottoms.


Tranquil Tide-greeting on both cards

-inside sentiment on plaid card

Coastal Cabana-inside sentiment on card with dots

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Set-pre stamp for heat embossing

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder-elephants on plaid front card


Heat Tool-to heat emboss the two white elephants on plaid front card

Elephant Builder Punch-to punch out elephants, ears, and eyes


Sequins from VERVE, ‘winter collection’ (previous order awhile ago!)


Here are the Cards again!



These are just adorable! I love the elephants!

I see some Birthday Cards from these too!

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

Waterfront Sites!

Hello Everyone!

Mr. Hubster and I used to go camping, every Summer at Miles Standish State Forest for 10 years! The first 5 years were in a tent, then we bought a used Winnebago and considered it a tent off the ground. Our 2 kids preferred the tent, so we’d pitch the tent next to the camper. They would also bring friends and we would alternate the tent for girls only, to boys only! The other one would sleep in the camper with us!

Today’s card reminds me of our camping days…


Here is my Card!



Living here in NC now, we are surrounded by Pine trees. The Pine Trees here are called Long Leaf Pines…they are gorgeous, but those lone pine ‘leaves’? A tedious chore to rake. I now use my leaf blower and I blow them all under the pines. The people here called it “Pine Hay”! It can be used for mulching your gardens! Natural mulch with no chemicals…I like that!


Here is the inside of the Card!



I kept this clean and easy! Plenty of space to write that personal note!


Stock and Measures:


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

Whisper White Regular-front panel, watercolored, 3.75″ x 5″

Mango Medley-mat under front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Stamp Set:

Watercolor-all stamping


Coastal Cabana-water, light

Bermuda Bay-water, dark

Balmy Blue-sky

Sahara Sand-light mountains

Soft Suede-dark mountains

Old Olive-land line

Mossy Meadow-trees on front and inside

Early Espresso-greeting, inside sentiment


Aqua Painter-filled with rubbing alcohol

I like to use alcohol over water…it dries faster, the card curl is minimal, and I like it better than water, because it dries quickly! With water in the Aqua Painter, you must use Watercolor Paper. With alcohol, I just use my regular Whisper White Cardstock.


Here is the Card again!


I am happy this was carried over into the NEW CATALOG! This is a great Stamp Set to use for Masculine Cards too! This particular Card is going to my BFF, who is always there for me…I consider myself Blessed that the Lord put her in my Life!

Until the next Post…Many Blessings to you ALL!

Get Well Wishes for PCC295!

Hello Everyone!

So HAPPY you could swing back in today!

For the second posting of a Card!

The first was for my Niece’s Graduation!

This card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge # 295

It is a Sketch Challenge!

Here is the Challenge!



A sketch I could picture before I started!


Here is my Card!



I used the retired Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, as dew drops on the rose and leaves!


Here is the inside!



Simple and plenty of space for writing a personal note!


Stock and Measures:


Coastal Cabana-base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″

Pear Pizzazz-circle mat

Whisper White-circle with rose and piece to stamp and fussy cut leaves

-greeting banner, 1/2″ x 4″


Nature’s Poem-front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

-inside strip, 3/4″ x 4″

Stamp Set:

Teeny Tiny Wishes-greeting

Healing Hugs-rose, leaves, inside sentiment


Grapefruit Grove-rose

Pear Pizzazz-leaves, greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits-circle mat on front

Stitched Shapes Framelits-circle with rose

Banner Triple Punch-to flag the greeting banner ends


Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes-dew drops on rose and leaves


Here is my Card again!



I am liking this rose a lot!

I see many more cards and many

different colors for this rose!

Stay Tuned!!!!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Morning Dew freshness to you ALL!

Congrats to Emily the Grad!

Hello All!

My Brother’s Grand-daughter graduated from High School the day I flew up to RI.

Go East Providence Townies!

I made a Card with her school colors,

Red and White!

Here is the Card I made for Emily!



To make the striped front, I used post-it notes across the front about 1 1/2″ apart.

I then marked in pencil, across the post-its, 1/2″ increments.

I then, drew the diagonal thick lines, using a ruler.

Using the ‘brush’ thick end of the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker,

I drew the thicker lines.

Using the fine tip end on the Real Red Stampin’ Marker,

I drew in between the thick lines, the thin lines.

Using the fine tip on the Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I drew over the

Real Red thick lines, to give it a little more contrast.

I then cut out the Large Numbers, now retired,

 and glued down over the drawn, striped, strip. (say that 3X fast!!!)


Here is the inside of the Card!



I thought about the photos, AFTER, I signed the card! A check will be enclosed!

I used the Owl Builder Punch, now retired, to make the owl!

The owl’s hat is a 1″ square! I attached a piece of white bakers twine to

the back of the hat and will pull it over the ear, when I close up the card!

Stock and Measures:


Real Red-card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25 fold in half on the score line.

-for the large numbers, for the owl, body, eyes, heart

Whisper White-front and inside panels, 4″ x 5 1/4″

-scraps for parts of the owl, eyes and vest

Basic Black-1″ square for the hat

Stamp Sets:

Loving Thoughts-retired, words on card front

Suite Sentiments-retired, inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-words on front, inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Large Numbers Framelits-retired, “2018”

Owl Builder Punch-retired, for the inside Owl


Sequins and Stars from my stash, on the front and on the owl’s heart

Whisper White Baker’s Twine-‘tassel’ for hat


Here is the Card again!


I think she’ll get a kick out of the Card!

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