Hedgehog Birthday Greeting!

Hello Stampers, Friends and Family!

Thank you for peeking in, again, for Today’s Card!

I followed a Sketch Challenge from

Sunday Stamps!

I am not entered into the Challenge, I missed the deadline…I knew

in advance, I would not be able to enter into the Challenge on their blog.

I liked the sketch and decided to make another Masculine Birthday Card!

Here is what the Sketch looks like!




Here is my Card!



I love these little guys! So happy to see they returned in the NEW Catalog!


Here is the inside of my Card!



Oh, that DSP, Tranquil Textures…you have to get it! So beautiful!


Stock and Measures:


Blueberry Bushel-NEW Color!, card base-8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4 fold in half on the score

-scallop oval

Rich Razzleberry-banner across the card front 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (then flag the end with the Banner Triple Punch)

Whisper Whiteinside panel 4″ x 5 1/4″



Tranquil Textures-front panel 4″ x 5 1/4″

-inside strip 1/2″ x 4″


Fresh Fig-hedgehogs, inside ‘to you’

Blueberry Bushel-greeting, inside sentiment

Stamp Sets:

Hedgehugs-hedgehogs, greeting

Happy Birthday Everyone-inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Ovals Framelits-scallop oval

Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting oval

Banner Triple Punch-to flag banner across card front


Nature’s Twine-Mint Macaron-tied around card front


Here is my Card again!



Hope you have enjoyed Today’s Card! It just made me smile!

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

Seas The Day…for HSS#291


Happy you stopped back!

A really Cool Inspiration Challenge from

Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS#291


Here is the inspiration!


How Beachy! Love this! It screams Summer!


Here is my Card!



I cracked out all the older, retired stamp sets for this one!

I also cracked out many Ink pads for the background sponging too!


Here is the inside of my Card!



I don’t know why, but the background of the photo booth looks Lavender!

I believe it has something to do with the swirls of colors, tricked the camera’s eye!


Stock and Measures:


Granny Apple Green-base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on the score

Coastal Cabana-mats, on front and on the inside, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front and inside panels sponged, 3 3/4″ x 5″

Stamp Sets:

By The Tide-coral, fish, seahorse

From Land To Sea-jellyfish

So Many Shells-greeting

Birthday Blossoms-inside sentiments


Balmy Blue-background sponging

Coastal Cabana-background sponging

Bermuda Bay-background sponging

Granny Apple Green-background sponging, fish

Calypso Coral-coral

Grapefruit Grove-seahorse

Blueberry Bushel-jellyfish

Night of Navy-greeting, inside sentiment, spritzes

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-pre=stamping for heat embossong

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder-inside sentiment


Heat Tool-to heat emboss inside sentiment

Color Spritzer Tool-retired, to spritz front of Card with Night of Navy ink.

Here is my Card again!


I really like how the sponging added such great color to this Card!

Yes, I did get ‘inky fingers’ but some things are just worth it!

I haven’t received my new ‘Toys’ yet…next cards should have

some more of the ‘NEW Toys’!!!

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

Abstract Expressed Love!

Hello Everyone!

Beside my spouse, I have a couple of good Friends I love to the Moon and back!

Every Now and then, you gotta let them know how much you love them!

I was playing with paper and different ideas kept popping up…the

final project…my Card!


Here is my Card!


I am loving this Lovely Lipstick Color!

Stamped with Melon Mambo,

you have a winning combination!

I also decided to try a different fold for this card! I folded the front of the Card

back on itself and adhered down. I added Whisper White and the

Garden Impressions DSP. I cut squares and then cut the squares in half

diagonally to make the corners…and this is my result!

Here is the Card Open!



The piece of Whisper White on the left, is the left over piece from the panel on the front!

The inside corners are a rectangle cut on the diagonal

and then attached to the card corners!

The front, is 2 pieces put together.

I just kept piecing till I got what I wanted!

However, the front Whisper White panel is 2 1/8″ x 5″, the cut DSP is next to that!

The inside Whisper White panel (on the right) is 4″ x 5 1/4″, the rectangle is

2″ x 2 5/8″ and cut in half on the diagonal.

The Stamp Set is a 2-step stamp set named

Abstract Impressions, it is the inside sentiment.

The greeting is from Suite Sayings, retired now.

I used Melon Mambo and Lovely Lipstick for the flowers.

I used Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz for all the leaves.

To tie the whole thing up….Metallic Edge Ribbon-Silver.


Here is the Card front once again!


So, go ahead and make that Card with your expression of Love and

get it in the mail to that/those great Friends!

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

Under the Sea…Birthday Turtles!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is from a Color Challenge I missed out on…I just loved the

Color Combo and decided to run with it!

Here in North Carolina, we have a Sea Turtle Rescue!

It is at Pine Hill Shores in conjunction with the Aquarium.

Each year, a release is done for all the Turtles that had to be rehabbed for one injury or another. It is a big Event and everyone is happy to see the Sea Turtles return to the Ocean! So cool to watch…and they let the kids participate in the release!

What a great life lesson! People, we need to stop throwing our trash to the oceans.

We really need to stop injuring, either on purpose,or through our own carelessness, we need to stop littering our oceans. Think before you pack for an outing.


On to Today’s Card!


Here is what the Challenge from TGIF was…


I am a big fan of blue and green…the gray was my challenge!


Here is my Card!



I decided to use the Smoky Slate gray for my card base!


Here is the inside of my Card!



I have hung on to ALL my ‘nautical’ type stamps…this is an older, retired stamp set but, I will continue to use them over and over!


Stock and Measures:


Smoky Slate-base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on the score

Night of Navy-front and inside bottom mats, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Old Olive-front mat, 3 3/4″ x 5″

-inside mat, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Whisper White-inside panel, 3 3/4″ x 5″


Tranquil Textures-front panel, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

-inside strip, 1/2″ x 5″

Stamp Sets:

From Land to Sea-retired, Turtles

Seaside Shore-retired, inside sentiment and sea grass


Old Olive-turtles, stamped and then heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (only the card front turtles, inside turtle is not heat embossed)

-‘Happy Birthday’ on banner

Night of Navy-banner, inside sentiment


Heat Tool-to heat emboss the card front turtles

Big Shot-die cutting machine

Bunch of Banners Framelits-for the greeting banner


Here is the Card again!


I liked how the Card turned out!!!

I have young nephews that would love to get turtles for their Birthday!

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Think before you Picnic pack for the Beach’!



Inspired By a Box…Part 2!

Hello and Welcome Back

for Part 2 of my Box Inspiration!

Remember Yesterday’s Photo of my products I bought, when my Friend,

Joan and I went shopping, during her visit here with me in NC?


To Refresh your Memory…

Neroli Sol by Thymes

I hinted yesterday to look at the lids…did you figure it out?

Answer: Woodgrain!


Here is my Card!


The bottom of the box was this Woodgrain look.

Both lids on the products had a Woodgrain pattern, I know the smaller bottle doesn’t show well, it is actually on the very top of the cap!

I stamped the greeting in Tranquil Tide and then quickly sprinkled with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat set. The surface of the ‘box’ is smooth and the greeting would have smeared, left as is…so I decided to heat emboss, to set!

The Stamp Set used is named Special Celebrations

The jar of flowers is from Michael’s Recollections, Spring Essentials Chipboard Sticker.

I mat the Woodgrain onto Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered to a Coastal Cabana cardstock base, 8 1.2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″.


Here is the inside of the Card!


I kept the inside very simple.

Again matted with Tranquil Tide 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White Panel is 3 3/4″ x 5″

Also stamped in Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Ink with a stamp

from Special Celebrations Stamp Set. I did not have to heat set the inside.

I do hope you find inspiration from everyday ordinary things!

Who knew? A box!!!

Here is the Card again!


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


Inspired By a Box, Part 1!!!


What do you mean, inspired by a box?

When my Friend Joan was visiting, we went to a store in the

next town over…I purchased a Lotion and Spray.

Here they are!


Neroli Sol by Thymes

When we got home and I opened them up…the items sat in their own box and the lid slipped over the bottom…sort of like a double box! I wish I took a picture of the before…but take my word for it!  I mentioned to my friend that I liked both the lid and the inside box. She laughed and told me that only I could think of a way to use them on a Card! Well. I did! Today is a Card made with both box lids…a lot of trimming before the final product! Today’s Card is Part 1 of using the box parts!

Here is my Card!


So Beautiful and Tropical!


Here is the inside of my Card!


This little strip is from the smaller box that the spray was packaged into so elegantly!

Stock and Measures:


Soft Sea Foam-card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on the score

Bermuda Bay-bottom mat, 4 x 5 1/4″

Powder Pink-top mat under box lid, 3 13/16″ x 5 1/16″

Whisper White-inside panel, 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″

Stamp Set:

Abstract Impressions-greeting and inside sentiment


Bermuda Bay-greeting and inside sentiment


Here is my Card again!


So go ahead and use the cute, pretty, neat packaging from an item you bought!

There are really no rules…I just thought the box design was pretty,

and I figured out a way to use the lids!

Tomorrow’s Card is with the Inside Boxes!

Here’s a hint: look at the lids on both of the Thymes products!

Until the next Post…Blessings on your Creativity too!

Play it Again, Folks!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Do you remember this card?

It was the Card my Stamp Class made in May, for Mother’s Day.


I decided to use the Card as an inspiration to make another Card.

The DSP is discontinued, as well as the Pink Pirouette card base.

I had about 6 of these card packets left over from the class…all I had to use was,

the uncolored flowers, the Old Olive lattice and the blank Whisper White banner!

I have been looking at the new Mango Medley Cardstock and I decided to run with it!

I flipped the Card on it’s side, used the new colors and Viola’!

Here is my Card!



The Stamp Set Petal Palette has returned in the NEW Catalog from

the now, expired, Occasions Catalog!

What do you think?

Here is the inside of my Card!



I used the Stamp Set Cake Soirée for the inside sentiment!


Stock and Measures:


Mango Medley-base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on that score

Early Espresso-front greeting frame, inside banner mat (no use throwing that out, use it!)

Whisper White-front label, greeting banner, inside label for sentiment

Old Olive-lattice die cut on front under banner

Stamp Sets:

Petal Palette-greeting, flowers

Cake Soirée-inside sentiment (I really like this sentiment for birthday’s)


Old Olive-greeting, inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad-to stamp the flowers for coloring

Stampin’ Write Markers:

for the leaves:

Old Olive-for outlining the leaves

Pear Pizzazz-to color in the leaves

for the flowers:

Pumpkin Pie-for outlining the flowers

Mango Medley-to color in the flowers


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Lots of Labels Framelits-for front label and mat, inside label and mat

Banner Triple Punch-to flag greeting banner and mat on card front


Pearls Basic Jewels-colored over with Mango Medley Stampin’ Write Marker

Here is my Card again!


Don’t you just love this Mango medley Color?

It is as beautiful, if not more, in person!

Love this Color Combo too!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Mango Medley to you ALL!