Fall Birthday for IB38 and CTS290!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for another Challenge!

I combined two Challenges for this Card!

One is an Inspiration Photo and the other is a Sketch Challenge!


Here are those Challenges!


Case This Sketch # 290

Inspired By…38

CTS_290Inspired By...38 Fall foliage



Here is my Card!



There I said it!

I love the Colors, Scents and Tastes of FALL!

Yup! Pumpkin Spice!  I like Pumpkin Spice Cake, Cookies, Doughnuts, Coffee, and Pancakes…BUT…I do not like Pumpkin Pie! I think it may be a texture thing!

How about you? Are you a Pumpkin Spice person? Let me Know!


Here is the inside of the Card!


Had to bring those gorgeous colors inside too! YUM!




Crumb Cake- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score!

Very Vanilla- greeting’s half circle       inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″  scrap piece to stamp leaves

Mango Melody- .75″ top strip across front

Pumpkin Pie- .75″ middle strip across front

Cajun Craze- .75″ bottom strip across front


Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment

Colorful Seasons- leaves around greeting

Country Road- inside wheat


Soft Suede- greeting, inside sentiment, veins on Mango Melody leaf

Cajun Craze- leaf veins on Pumpkin Pie leaf, inside wheat

Pumpkin Pie- inside wheat, leaf

Mango Melody- leaf on front, inside wheat


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Framelits- greeting and greeting mat

Seasonal Layers Thinlits- leaves on the front


Here is the Card again!




Until the next Post…Blessings and Pumpkin Spice Joy to you ALL!


Citrus Salad for Fusion!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a new Challenge!

This Challenge is for Fusion…

…You can use the sketch, or the inspiration photo or BOTH!


Here is the Challenge!


Fusion Challenge-Citrus or Christmas


Here is my Card!


Looks like Breakfast to me! LOL!


Here is the inside of my card!


I have Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Lime, and Orange!




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

-a large piece to stamp the fruits and leaves

Pineapple Punch- strip across front, .75″ x 4.25″

Lemon Lime Twist- strip across from, 1″ x 4.25″


Lemon Zest- fruit, leaves, greeting, inside sentiment


Old Olive- leaves

Lemon Lime Twist- limes

Pumpkin Pie- oranges

Pineapple Punch- lemons

Grapefruit Grove- pink grapefruit


Lemon Builder Punch- leaves

1.75″ Circle Punch- fruit slices (I then cut them in half and some I cut again in half to get the wedges.

2″ Circle Punch- to punch a circle to adhere the fruit slices onto


Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins- leftover in my stash!


Here is the Card again!


This one was fun!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Pucker Power to you ALL!


Wedding Wishes for CTD511!

Hello ALL!

Welcome Back to another Card for another Challenge!

This Card is for a Color Challenge!

Color Throwdown #511  (CTD511)


Here is the Challenge!


Pink…Peach…Berry Red…Green


I used Stampin’Up! Colors:

Pink…Blushing Bride

Peach…Petal Pink (looks Peachy)

Berry Red…Lovely Lipstick

Green…Mossy Meadow


Here is my Card!


The DSP has all the colors except the Berry Red!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I used Lovely Lipstick as the Berry Red

for the greeting and the inside sentiment!




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

-greeting banner mat, .75″ x 3″

Whisper White- greeting banner, .50″ x 2.75″

-inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Gold Foil Sheet- rings


Petal Palette- greeting and inside sentiment


Lovely Lipstick- greeting and inside sentiment


Petal Promenade- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″    inside strip, .75″ x 4″


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits- to make the rings

Banner Triple Punch- to flag greeting banner and banner mat


Here is my Card again!





I have a Niece getting married the end of October.

This card will be going to the lovely couple!

So HAPPY for the two of them!

Wishing many Blessings to them too!


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


Christmas Ornaments for FMS355

Hello Everyone!

I am back! After what seems to be almost forever…I am back!

Today’s Card is for a sketch challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #355


Here is the Challenge!


I flipped the sketch 90 degrees to the right.


Here is my card!


This DSP from ‘All Is Bright’ is gorgeous!


Here is a close up of the tree paper clip I tied with the bow!


I wanted it to move, that is why I didn’t use it as a clip!

I heat embossed the inside in Gold too!


Simple, Simple, Simple!

Love it! Especially since it makes another card for my stash!



Very Vanilla- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

Gold Foil Sheet- ‘Merry’ 2″ x 4″

  • strip across the front, .75″ x 5.5″


ALL IS BRIGHT- front panel, 3.75″ x 5″


Versatile Christmas- inside sentiment

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- inside sentiment

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder- inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Merry Christmas Thinlits- ‘Merry’


Gold Elastic Cord- tied around card front

All Is Bright Paper Clips- tree from that assortment


Here is my Card again!



Thanks for peeking in Today!




It seems so long!

First Sister’s Week…it was wonderful!

Then, the evacuation to West Virginia to escape Hurricane Florence!

I went to one of my sister’s!

Another week away!

We came home last Tuesday, Thanking the Lord…we were spared.

What happened to us is NOTHING…compared to some

of the damage others here in our community suffered.

Mr. Hubster and I took a ride around today…sad.

My heart is heavy seeing the water damage to homes.

Many trees down, some on homes.

It is awful to see.

Why we were spared…only the good Lord knows.

We are Thankful to the Lord!


Until the next Post…Many Blessings and Give Thanks for what you have!

Returning Home

Hello All!

Apologies for the MIA status.

Mr. Hubster and I evacuated to to sister’s house in WV to escape

 Hurricane Florence.

we are leaving this am to make the trip back home.

thanking the Lord that we are blessed to have family to go to,

blessed that a friends son checked on our home and all was good!

Thank you Lord for your protection of our home.

We just ask for prayers for traveling mercies.

It is our understanding that some homes were damaged by the storm.

We ask prayers for them as they go through clean up and repair.

Thank you for your loyalty and most of all, your understanding

of the situation.

I will be posting again, once I get our clean up done and life gets back to normal!

A big shout out to my sister Michele and her husband Joe, for all you did for our

safety and shelter. We were jokingly calling her home the

North Carolina Refugee Camp!

Saturday we had an impromptu cook out and birthday party celebration for

my sister Michele. Her birthday is next Monday…everyone was together, so we

celebrated her day…it was great to see everyone!

Until the next Post…Count your many Blessings, thank God, for all he has given you,

and hug those family members tight! God is good and Life is good!

Blessings and Love to you ALL!


Surviving Florence!

Just a brief note…we evacuated to my sister’s home in WV.

We will be here till we hear the ok to return to New Bern, NC.

Yes, we are a little angst, part of the fear of the unknown.

We don’t know how things are and the news is only showing one side of

New Bern, on the Neuse River. We live on the other side of the river.

I will be MIA, until we can return, assess, repair, clean, whatever we have to do.

Blessings to you ALL!

Sorry, I’ve Been MIA…

Hello Everyone, I did not drop off the face of the earth…Recouping from my Sister’s Week up in RI…lots to do since being back…housecleaning, laundry, shopping, taking care of  hubby, and most important, resting from a whirlwind week of late nights! (into early a.m.’s!) I have been busy catching up with my home front and have yet to see the Craft Room, except to make up the card kits for my Card Class on Wednesday the 12th! I did go to swim class 2 mornings, but I am tired. I am taking today off to write this and make a trek to the market for Hurricane survival stuff.

I have also done some putting away of an order I received while gone…I am getting ready to hit the Craft Room, but now, my focus is preparing for the possible Hurricane Florence…looks like we are smack dab in the line of fire…I will get back to all of you when the air clears!

Thanks for hanging in there and I will see you when all is set and I have time to play, and not just work…PS…I must mention that Mr. Hubster was alone while I was gone…He did good at keeping things picked up, but you all know how that can be!!!! Oh Well, he excels in other things! He’s still a keeper! Had to take him to Urgent Care, to address a spider bite that just didn’t look good at all…he is now taking an antibiotic!

Until my next Post…Blessings and Calmness to you ALL!