Best Wishes for JUGS451!

Hello Everyone!

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


Today’s Card Challenge is a Photo Inspiration!

from Just Us Girls (JUGS) #451


Here is the Challenge!


JUGS 451-photo week

So Romantic…and the ring in the center of the rose…FABULOUS!

What a great way to propose!!

The New DSP from Stampin’Up! called ‘Petal Promenade’

is almost a match to the photo!

Here is my Card!



Isn’t that DSP Gorgeous? I LOVE it!

And the new ‘Subtle’ Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

It looks like Linen! So Sweet!


Here is the inside of my Card!



One of the NEW ‘In-Colors’ for 2018-2020, in the Catalog, is Grapefruit Grove.

It is a beautiful color! You have to get it and Mossy Meadow!




Mossy Meadow:

Card base-8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Front Mat-3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″

Banner mat-.75″ x 2.75″

Very Vanilla:

Front panel-4″ x 5.25″

Inside panel-4″ x 5.25″

Greeting Banner-.50″ X 2 5/8″


Petal Promenade- 2.75″ x 4″


Petal Palette-greeting, inside dots across bottom

Picture Perfect Birthday-inside sentiment


Mossy Meadow-greeting, inside sentiment

Grapefruit Grove-dots across inside bottom


Big Shot-die cutting and impression machine

Subtle TIEF-to impress linen look on front panel

Banner Triple Punch-to flag ends on greeting/mat


Jewels Basic Pearls-used on front for bling, like the ring inside the rose!


Here is my Card again!


I LOVE the printed DSP in this package…so romantic and lovely!

So as not to keep if for Weddings/Anniversary…I wanted

to show the versatility of it’s use for other occasions!

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have!

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

I Repeat, Thank You…for TGIfC170 and FabFri142!

Hello Stampers!

Glad you can to peek in for Today’s Card!

I combined 2 Challenges

that are ending the same day!


Here are the 2 Challenges!

The Color Challenge:

from FabFri142!



I really like this color combo!


Here is the Technique Challenge!

Thank God It’s Friday Challenge!



TGIF 170-repeat after me


Here is my Card!



I repeated the tall grass, corals, greeting, and the starfish!


Here is the inside of my Card!



I did keep it simple here too!




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

-scrap pieces of Mint Macaron for plant, sand dollar, and small starfish

Whisper White-front panel, 3.75″ x 5″  inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Powder Pink-larger starfish

Tranquil Tide-plant

Mossy Meadow-plant


Mint Macaron-small plant inside

Powder Pink-small plant inside

Mossy Meadow-tall grasses repeated on front, and stalk inside

Tranquil Tide-greeting, inside sentiment, stamped off on the Card, to repeat!


Sea of Textures-tall grasses repeated on front, inside tall grass, plants and coral

Thankful Thoughts-inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Under The Sea Framelits-sand dollar, starfish, plants on front


Basic Adhesive Back Sequins-Mint Macaron-3 on card front


Here is my Card again!



The colors are true to the Color Challenge and the Repeats are:

tall grasses, plants, and starfish!

Also a mini scene was repeated on the

card, inside and out!

A lot of repeats on this Card, hopefully this is done correctly!

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




Lighthouse Love, for ‘Inspired by Color’ Challenge given by my Upline, Mary Fish!

Hello All!

My Upline, as a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, challenged us all with this Color Challenge!

Here is the Challenge!

Inspired by Color-Mary Fish

Looks like the colors are from her shoes and the base of her clothes!


Here is my Card!


I must admit, it took me 2 days mulling over these colors, to come up with this Card!


I also did a little to the inside, to bring the colors inside too!



I used sponge daubers to color the front and the inside!




Petal Pink-card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored @ 4.25″, fold in half on the score line

Whisper White-front panel, 3.75″ x 5″   inside panel-4″ x 5.25″

Gorgeous Grape-mat for front panel


High Tide-2 step stamp set, greeting, and the scenes, front and inside card

Kindness & Compassion-inside sentiment


Calypso Coral-lighthouse and sun

Gorgeous Grape-water, stamped and then added sponging

Memento Tuxedo Black-(I don’t have the Basic Black) land and sea, greeting, inside sentiment, birds, lighthouse base

Daffodil Delight-a daub on the top of the lighthouse, for it’s light!


Sponge Daubers-for all sponging, sea and sky and land

Here is my Card again!


This really was a hard one, but now that I is done!

I like it!


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


A Simple Sympathy Card for PCC300

Hello All!

Thank you for peeking in for today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge!

From Paper Craft Crew, Challenge #300

Here is the Sketch!



I adore this sketch! The simplicity is elegant!


Here is my Card!



I used a retired Stamp Set for the flowers…you could use any flower here!


A Close-up of the floral and dew drops and raindrops!



The inside of the Card!


Since this is a Sympathy Card…I Kissed it!

KISS=Keep It Simple Stamper!



Soft Sea Foam-card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″, fold in half on the score

Whisper White-inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″  Banner-.75″ x 3″,   scrap for flowers

Shaded Spruce-leaves

Vellum Cardstock-leaves


Garden Impressions-front side strip- .75″ x 5.50″  inside strip- .75″ x 4″


Avant-Garden-retired, flowers stamped and fussy-cut

Itty Bitty Greetings-front greeting

Kindness & Compassion-inside sentiment


Balmy Blue-flowers, spots on card front

Pacific Point-stamens, greeting, inside sentiment


Banner Triple Punch-to flag front banner end

Leaf Punch-green and vellum leaves


Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes-retired, raindrops and dew drops on card front


Here is the Card, again!



You just never know when you need these type of cards…so I am building up my stash.


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

A Little Pocket Money for CTD503 and FMS347

Hello Friends and Family and Fellow Stampers!

I’ve been MIA for awhile, but I’m back!

Have you ever felt like you need a vacation from your vacation?

That is how I am feeling! I have had a busy Summer! More about that later!


On to Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is a combination of two challenges

a color challenge and a sketch challenge!


Here are the Challenges!

The Color Challenge from

Color Throwdown #503  (ctd503)




The Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #347


FMS 347


Here is my Card!




For Christmas Giving…here is the inside of my Card!



I will put more money in come Christmas…but, for the ‘Photo Op’

I took $20 out of my wallet! The Grands, each will get a card like this card.

(I make 2 cards when I do the challenges!)

Stock and Measures:


Gray Granite-card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored @ 4.25″ folded in half on the score

-inside mat, 4″ x 5.25″     also punches little circles, for rivets on pocket corners

Real Red-for the pockets

Old Olive-for the money

Whisper White- pocket tag and inside panel 3.75″ x 5″


Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-greeting, inside sentiment, pocket tab, and stitching

Old Olive-for the money


Pocketful of Sunshine- greeting, stitching on pockets, pocket tab, money

Versatile Christmas-inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Pocket Framelits-pockets and money

1.8″ Hole Punch-to make rivets for the pockets


Here is my Card again!



I liked how this turned out! I may make a bunch of these this year for all the

monetary gifts I will be mailing up North to Family!


On Another Note:

In April, we had my good friend Joan here for a visit…we went all over and back while she was visiting. We had a great time!

Then getting ready for the next guests visit…the Grands were here the end of June/beginning of July! We went all over and back with them too! Then they went home…so sad…we only got a week with them this year. Perhaps next year they can stay 2 weeks…however one is older and has a job…the time off has to work in with her schedule, the other is 4.5 years younger and soon she will be getting a job too! We will soak up all the time we get with them! One week, if we have to!

Then, mid June, my other good friend, Dixie came and stayed for 2 weeks! We had such a great time! A BIG reason I was MIA…we went everywhere! She even did the Swimnastics with me every morning! We visited the same places I took Joan, and we discovered new places to go with Joan for her next visit and when the Grands come again! So much to discover here! We have decided that next year we will do Lighthouses, beaches, and islands here in NC! Beaches being the key place to go…we spent one day at a beach and one on the island with the wild horses…didn’t get to see the horses, but the day was great! The rest of the time we ran around…next year…just beaches! Resting and reading at the beaches…maybe I won’t be so tired! Sounds like an excellent plan to me!!!

So, hopefully I can get back into the business of making cards! After all, I have a room dedicated to doing just that, Making Cards! I will be MIA again the end of August thru Labor Day…Sister’s Weekend got moved up to Labor Day Weekend from Columbus Day Weekend this year…A conflict of schedules…we are flexible! I hope I can get some cards made and scheduled for posting for that time! I guess I’ll have to move it. move it!!!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Full Pockets to you ALL!