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
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!