Christmas Blessings for PP413

Hello All!

Thank you for peeking in for today’s card!

Today’s Challenge is a Theme Challenge from

The Paper Players #413

Here is the Challenge!

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I North Carolina, we have Long-leaf Pine Trees. It means the

needles are long, like about 4-5 inches long…some are even longer!

With that said…I chose to make a Christmas Tree Card!

 

Here is my Card!

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This is a close-up of the tree…love that it has texture!

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Here is the inside of my Card!

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I love that the sentiment is written in the tree! I stamped the stand and 2 gifts too!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR YOU CARDMAKERS:

Unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!

CARDSTOCK:

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

front and inside panels, 3.75″ x 5″

greeting banner, 1″ x 3.75″

Shaded Spruce- front and inside mats, 4″ x 5.25″

piece for tree, 2.25″ x 2.75″

Gold Foil Sheet- scrap pieces for punching out stars

STAMP SETS:

Christmas Pines- greeting

Peaceful Pines- retired, inside sentiment tree, tree stand, 2 gifts

INKS:

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- pre stamping for embossing (greeting)

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder- greeting

Shaded Spruce- tree with sentiment

Real Red- left gift

Mossy Meadow- right gift

Soft Suede- tree stand

Colorbox Color Pop Mini, Gold- inside star

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Perfect Pines Framelits- retired, tree on card front, gold stars on front

Woodland TIEF- front panel embosser

Heat Tool- to melt embossing powder to set (greeting)

Banner Triple Punch- to flag the front greeting banner’s end

 

Here is my Card again!

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I am working on the Christmas Stash!

How are you coming along with your Christmas Cards?

All year long I jump on any Christmas Challenge there is OR

I use a sketch challenge to make a Christmas Card…I mail out about 125 Cards!

I NEED to start early! .

The good thing is, when I make a Card for a Challenge

I make 2 at a time!

Hey, you have to cut the cardstock in half, so why not make 2!

 

Until the next Posting…Blessings and Creative Thoughts to you ALL!

Sunflower Wishes for FabFri147 and TCC99…

Hello Everyone and Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challengers!

 

The Sketch Challenger

FabFri #147

FabFri147

 

The Inspiration Photo Challenger

The Card Concept #99

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Aren’t these Sunflowers gorgeous?

Here is my take on the Sketch and the Photo!

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I mimicked the Barn with the red Buffalo Check banner!

 

Here is the simple inside!

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FOR YOU CARD MAKERS:

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Mango Melody- sunflower petals

Early Espresso- sunflower center

Garden Green- leaves

Highland Heather- lavender flowers

Real Red- banner

STAMP SETS:

Buffalo Check Background Stamp- for banner

Cake Soirée- greeting, inside sentiment, inside flowers

Beautiful Bouquet- inside leaves

INKS:

Early Espresso- greeting, inside sentiment

Mango Melody- inside flowers

Garden Green- inside leaves

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Bouquet Bunch Framelits- lavender flowers

Decorative Dots TIEF- retired, sunflower centers

Leaf Punch- front leaves

Banner Triple Punch- to flag front banner end

1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch- sunflower center

Blossoms Builder Punch- retired, small petals for sunflowers

 

Here is my Card once again!

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Another Birthday Card for the Fall Birthday Stash!

 

A SIDE NOTE:

There is a Farm up in RI I used to go buy my potatoes from,

Maplewood Farms…they had the BEST tasting potatoes!

Also in the Fall, when you drove by, they had planted in the front

fields, by the road side, their Sunflowers! This picture reminds me

of those times I drove by them or when I stopped in to purchase my

potatoes for the Fall and through the Winter! I would buy a 50lb. sack

for the rest of Fall and put the remains in the bottom drawer of my

refrigerator to make them last through the Winter!

One of the owners of the Farm, suggested I could do that, glad she did!

I do miss buying those yummy potatoes…

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Fall Sights to you ALL!

‘A Fall Birthday Card’ for Inspired By #40!

Hello Folks!

Welcome Back for a peek at today’s Challenge Card!

Today’s Challenger…Inspired By #40

An Inspiration Photo!

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Love the rustic look of this card, then I spotted the

hidden pumpkin to the right of the bucket! Cute!

 

Here is my take from the Inspiration Photo!

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Happy Fall Y’all!

 

Here is a look at the inside of the Card!

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A great Card for those Fall Birthday’s!

 

FOR YOU STAMPERS…

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR MY CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

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

large leaf

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Pumpkin Pie- 5 small ovals for the pumpkin

Cajun Craze- 2 small leaves

Mango Melody- large leaf, small leaf

Garden Green- small scraps to make stem and vines

STAMP SETS:

Suite Sayings- greeting, inside sentiment

Birthday Banners- ‘Happy Birthday’ inside

Colorful Seasons- leaf inside

INKS:

Cajun Craze- greeting, inside sentiment, inside leaf veins

Lemon Lime Twist- inside leaf and used to sponge the ovals for the front pumpkin

DSP:

Wood Textures DSP- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Seasonal Layers Thinlits- large and small leaves

Subtles Dynamic TIEF- to dry emboss all the front leaves

Small Oval Punch- to punch the 5 ovals for the pumpkin

ACCESSORIES:

Floral Garden Jute Twine, for the bow, (purchased from Michaels)

 

Here is my Card again!

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I have quite a few Family Birthday’s in the Fall…need to stock up!

 

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

 

 

A Triple Play for CTD513, JAI429, and PCC309…

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is for 3 Challenges!

Yes, a Triple Play!

I decided to make this a Christmas Card!

Very DIFFERENT color combination, but it worked!

Take a peek!

 

Here are the Challengers!

 

First, Color Throwdown #513     (CTD513)

The Color Challenge!

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Lime, Green, Navy

I used Stampin’Up! Colors:

Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, and Night of Navy

 

Second, Just Add Ink, (JAI429)

Just Add Vellum!

JAI-429-Vellum

The Vellum I used is part of the layered Star!

Third, Paper Craft Crew (PCC309)

The Sketch Challenge!

PCC309

I loved this layout too!

 

Here is my Card!

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A close-up of the layered Star!

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The Vellum curled on the right, but in the sleeve with the envelope it will ‘press’ itself!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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Brought the Color Combo inside too!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR MY CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

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

2 pcs scrap, one .50″ x 2″  the other .50″ x 2.50″ (for the greeting)

Vellum Cardstock- star layer

Night of Navy- star layer

Lemon Lime Twist- star layer

STAMP SET:

Timeless Tidings- greeting, inside sentiment and inside stamping

INKS:

Garden Green- greeting, inside sentiment, tree, row of dots

Lemon Lime Twist- row of dots inside

Night of Navy- row of dots inside

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Starlight Thinlits- layers for front star

ACCESSORIES:

Foil Snowflakes- retired, gold snowflake doily

Gold Brads- retired, star center

Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist Washi Tapes- retired, across card front

Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine- tied around card front to the left and with a bow

Tutti Frutti Adhesive Baked Sequins- Lemon Lime Twist, 3 on card front

 

Here is my Card, again!Yay!

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Yay! Another Christmas Card for my stash!

Sometimes, it feels good to step out of the box!

I am happy I did!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Out of Box’ Fun to you ALL!

Garden Impressions for Fusion!

Hello Folks!

Today’s Challenge is from Fusion

You can do the sketch, the photo inspiration, or combine the both!

I usually do Both, but I didn’t need another Baby Shower Card.

So I went with the Sketch and made a Feminine Birthday Card!

I did use the flower idea from the photo!

Here is the Challenge!

Fusion Baby Shower-Closes 10-9

 

Here is my Card!

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I used up some retired, Subtles, Enamel Dots for the flower centers!

I used the flowers in the Inspiration Photo for my choice of DSP!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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I stamped the 2 little stems and colored in the little flowers with

So Saffron and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES TO MAKE MY CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Tranquil Tide- mats

banner- 1 15/16″ x 4 15/16″

rectangle- 1 15/16″ x 3 1/16″

circle- 2.25″

DSP:

Garden Impressions DSP

banner- 1 7/8″ x 4.75″

rectangle- 1 7/8″ x 3″

circle- 2″

STAMP SETS:

Abstract Impressions- flowers, stems on circle

Cake Soirée- inside sentiment, stems inside

Very Vintage- greeting

INKS:

Soft Seafoam- front stems

Tranquil Tide- darker front stems

So Saffron- front flowers

Calypso Coral- darker part of front flowers

Stampin’ Write Markers:

So Saffron- inside flowers

Calypso Coral- inside flowers

ACCESSORIES:

Subtles, Enamel Dots- retired, flower center on card front

 

Here is the Card once again!

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Until the next Post…Blessings and Arms of Flowers to you ALL!

Ahoy There! for TSOT380

Ahoy There Matey’s!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge!

Try Stamping On Tuesday #380  (TSOT380)

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT380

 

 

Here is my Card!

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Looks like the octopus is waving! Ahoy!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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Yes! Another masculine Birthday Card! Building my stash up!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

Unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!

CARDSTOCK:

Night of Navy- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″   side banner strip, .75″ x 3.75″

octopus stamping, 2.50″ x 2.75″

small piece for greeting- .50″ x 1.50″

Mint Macaron- banner mat, 1″ x 4″

small piece for sea grass,  1″ x 2″

DSP:

Tranquil Textures- front piece, 2.50″ x 3.50″    inside strip, .75″ x 4″

INKS:

Tranquil Tide- greeting, inside sentiment, tall sea grass on banner

STAMP SETS:

Seaside Shore- retired, greeting, inside sentiment (top)

Five For All- inside sentiment, bottom ) Happy Birthday

Sea of Textures- tall sea grass, Octopus

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Under the Sea Framelits- octopus, small sea grass

 

Here is my Card again!

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I am sure building up my Masculine Birthday stash! Love it!

 

ON A ANOTHER NOTE:

The clean up here is still a slow going process. The POA has been in touch with the Waste Management Services, and we are definitely on a clean up list…we need to be patient for out turn. Some people are anxious, but understandable, since they have to look at all that was destroyed, sitting in their front yards. Some, it was all they owned. All they have left is the outer walls of their homes, if they’re there. The BIG problem here now is MOSQUITOS!

Asian Mosquitos, they are the BIG ones. Money was just allocated for a big spraying to be done in all the affected counties. Bee Keepers are asked to cover their hives at night to protect the bees, since spraying will be done at night. We still need out bees!

I have been busy inside my home cleaning and doing my laundry and a month’s worth of ironing…I left it piled when I evacuated. I also didn’t iron last week, I was busy making and delivering meals…I am trying to get myself back into a new ‘normal’ routine. I used to rise and then go do ‘Swimnastics’ but, our Pools her (one outdoor and one indoor) were flooded by the water surges and the Recreation Center was also flooded. It will take awhile to get them ready and operational again…so I may start walking again, but it will have to be mid morning, to avoid the mosquito attacks. I will spray down first!

I Thank you ALL for reading my posts and praying for the people here in New Bern. Please continue your prayers for them. So much discouragement and loss and sadness. But I do have to say, Historic Downtown New Bern, is coming back well! They are going to go ahead with the ‘MUM Festival’ downtown…all proceeds to go for Hurricane Relief. There is still a small town under some water, the town of Lake Clement…the drainage is at lake level, well the level of the Lake is a couple of feet over flood stage, so the water had no where to go…hoping the dry spell helps evaporate and allows the ground to absorb the excess faster. One problem…this coming weekend, our dry spell will end with chances of showers/rain everyday for a week…pray it is only passing, quick showers…we are hardly in a drought situation here! Thanks All and God Bless You!

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

 

Beautiful Promenade of Birthday Wishes for SIP #170

Hello All!

Welcome Back for Another Challenge!

Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge!

Our Challenger is

Stamps Ink Paper #170  (SIP 170)

 

Here is the Challenge!

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I used Stampin’Up! Colors:

Mossy Meadow-Soft Seafoam-Blackberry Bliss

 

Here is my Card!

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I REALLY LIKE this Color Combo!

Here is the inside of my Card!

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Had to bring that gorgeous color inside!!!

 

HERE IS THE STOCK AND MEASURES USED TO MAKE MY CARD:

Unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!

CARDSTOCK:

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

-front and inside panels, 3.75″ x 5″

Soft Seafoam- front and inside mats, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Beautiful Promenade- flowers and leaves

Very Vintage- greeting

Cake Soirée- inside sentiment

INKS:

Blackberry Bliss- flower outline, greeting, inside sentiment

Mossy Meadow- leaves

Soft Seafoam- insides of flowers

 

 

Here is my Card, once again!

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Clean and Simple!

(I left it larger, to show the flower’s inside petals!)

I am liking this Stamp Set! I see more uses in the future!

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