Anniversary Wishes for SSC190 and CTD515!

Hello All!

Happy Halloween…this will not be a Halloween Card!

Mine are all on their way or have been received, by the recipients!


Today’s Card is for

a Sketch Challenge

and for

a Color Challenge!


The Sketch Challenge is from

Sunday Stamps #190  (SSC190)

Here is their Challenge!


I really like the frame idea!

One of those techniques I am getting to like, a lot!


The second Challenge is a Color Challenge from

Color Throwdown #515  (CTD515)

Here is their Challenge!

CTD 515

Kraft- Green-White


I used Stampin’Up! Colors:

Crumb Cake-Old Olive-Whisper White


Here is my take on the Sketch with the Color Challenge!


I did add a darker frame in Soft Suede!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I used a Misti Tool for stamping!

Note to self…First, take out the foam pad when stamping the greeting…the rubber stamps are thicker than the photopolymer stamps! It stamped it much darker!

Second, Every time you ink up and stamp, over your previous, it will get darker!

I was afraid the leaves would be too dark…I guess when it dried, it stayed normal!





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

inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″

Old Olive- front panel, 3″ x 4.25″

inside mat, 4″ x 5.25″

leaf cut out, 2.50″ x 2.50″

Crumb Cake- front panel, 2″ x 4″

Soft Suede- frame, 2.50″ x 2.50″ cut out with Framelits


Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Buffalo Check Background Stamp- front panel

Colorful Seasons- inside sentiment and leaves


Soft Suede- greeting

Crumb Cake- inside sentiment

Old Olive- inside leaves

Memento Tuxedo Black- Buffalo Check plaid panel


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Squares Framelits- cut out frame

Seasonal Layers Thinlits- leaf on front


Jewels Basic Pearls- on card front colored

Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Pen- to color the Pearls


Here is my Card again!


        Going out for a December Anniversary!

                        I actually have 3 Anniversaries in December!

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

A White Christmas…for JUGS464!

Hello All!

This Week’s Challenge is from Just Us Girls #464


Here is the Challenge!

JUGS 464

I have always like Red and White for Christmas!

I saw a card out there in Web Land and wanted to replicate it!

The Card is from a YouTube Video by

Scrapbooking with M.E.

(Ms. Edith Wray)

Look it up if you want the tutorial on how to make this card!

Here is Ms. Edith’s Card!


That moon looking thing is a reflection of her flash on the red foil!


Here is my take on Ms. Edith’s Card!


My Card is a little different, but some items I used,

are similar to what Ms. Edith  used for her Card!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I went ahead and brought some of the white pines inside with

colored red, rhinestones to look like some berries!





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

Whisper White Reg.- front embossed panel, 3.75″ x 5″

window, 3″ x 4″

sprigs- used a half sheet of cardstock

a piece to cut the greeting banner, .50″ x 2″

Tonic Studios Foil Paper- Ruby Red, for mat under panel, 4″ x 5.25″

piece for tree, behind the window, 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″


Oh, What Fun- retired, greeting

Versatile Christmas- inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiment

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Ink Marker- Light Cherry Cobbler, to color Rhinestones


Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Hearth and Home Framelits- window

Decorative Dots TIEF- embossing folder for front panel under window

McGill Designer Pine Punch- punched 26 sprigs- 22 for the tree, 2 for the window bough under the bow, and 2 for the inside of the card


Red Ribbon- from my stash, for bow

Jewels Basic Rhinestones- I used 12 colored red Rhinestones for the tree and I used three colored Rhinestones, inside the card. I used 9 plain Rhinestones on the tree!

Foam Adhesive Strips- all around the outside, underneath the window to raise it up on the card.

Here is my Card, again!


Mr. Hubster really liked this Card! He was cutting through my Craft room and

did a double take and made his comment of how much he liked the Card!

He is very encouraging of my card making!

What a Guy!

My Christmas Stash is Growing!!!

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Merry Wishes to you ALL!



A Rustic Christmas Card!

Hello Everyone!

I am working on some Christmas Cards!

I am CASE-ing a Card from fellow Pal, Humphrey Alene.


Here is her Card!


The pines on the right, are not on the Card…I used the back of the paper

as a mat , when stamping the inside of my Card.

What was not on the insert’s corners, ended up on the paper

and it bled through to the copy paper!

Here is my take on Humphrey’s Card!


I used Crumb Cake (instead of green) for my base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

I also used Crumb Cake for the front panel, 3.75″ x 5″ (used the old Crimper to Crimp,

looks like Humphrey used a Stripe TIEF)

I also used Soft Suede for a mat for my panel, 4″ x 5.25″

I did use Very Vanilla for my greeting square, 2.25″ x 2.25″ (cut out with the

Stitched Shapes Framelits)

A scrap piece of Very Vanilla I used to stamp the bow,

(punched out with the Candy Cane Builder Punch)

I used the Stampin’ Blends-Light Cherry Cobbler to color the bow

I also used the Stampin’ Blends-Color Lifter, to lift some of the color

from the bow, so the reds would match up better!

The pines, I used Shaded Spruce (cut out with Pretty Pines Thinlits)

The pinecone is Soft Suede (cut out with the Pretty Pines Thinlits)

The blanket is Real Red and I used the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp!

I cut the piece to 1.75″ x 3.75″

( I used my Fringe Scissors to ‘fringe’ the end of the blanket!)

The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso Ink

using the Christmas Pines Stamp Set.

Here is a close-up of the fringed blanket!


Humphrey also fringed her card too! I love it!


Here is the inside of my Card!


You can see now, how the pines are off the corners…that is what bled through the Copy Paper the picture was printed onto from my printer! I do not know what the inside of Humphrey’s Card looked like, only the front was shown.

I used the Christmas Pines Stamp Set to stamp the pines and pinecone!

Using Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Inks.

The sentiment is from Versatile Christmas, stamped also in Soft Suede Ink.

As a Side Note…I have had some of my Cards CASE’d too!


“Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”…Charles Caleb Colten


I hope Humphrey Alene is flattered…her card was very inspirational to me!

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Imitation Flattery’ to you ALL!

Birthday Wishes from Down on the Farm!

Hello All!

Down on the Farm again!

Living here in Eastern NC…there are many Pig Farms!

Pork seems to be the meat of choice here in the South!

With that said…can’t forget the Pig!

Is that movie ‘Babe’ coming to mind now!


Here is the Card!


The background DSP speaks volumes to life on the Farm!

Love that Pig!


Here is the back of the Card!


Plenty of space for a note and signature!



Unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!


Pear Pizzazz- base, 4.25″ x 8″ scored @ 1.25″. 2.50″, 5.50″, 6.75″

strip across front, 1″ x 5.50″

Sahara Sand- mats

4 @ 1″ x 4 1/8″- four panels

1 @ 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″- center mat

1 2.75″ x 4 1/8″- back mat


1 @ 2.50″ x 4″- center piece

4 @ .75″ x 4″- four panels

1 @ .75″ x 5.5″- strip across front

barn, pig, fence, and shed- fussy cut from another piece of DSP from the pack


Old Olive- greeting, inside sentiment


Perennial Birthday- greeting, inside sentiment


Here is the card again!


Life On The Farm!

Oh My Goodness! I got a hold of some Darling DSP!

It is called Country Life by Yvonne’s Creations!

It is a 6″ x 6″ cardstock pack.

One of the sheets is this farm scene pictured below!

Here’s the scene!


I decided to make a bridge card with this to showcase it!


Here is looking towards the left side…


 I have several young nephews that will love this!


Here’s looking towards the right side…


On another sheet of the paper, there are printed separate animals,

like the cow and the hen with chicks!

I fussy cut them out and attached to the bridge part!


Here is the back of the Card, where you can personalize the card!


There are a couple sheets of printed tractors too!

I’m going to make a few of those up to, to have on hand for the boys!


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