Put the Lime in the Coconut and Drink it All Up…!


Back with today’s Challenge!

Today’s Challenge is a Sketch Challenge from

Try Stamping on Tuesday #385



Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 385

I flip the Sketch 90* to the left!


Here is my Card!


I really love the Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black Combo!

I liked the  Fern leaves on the back DSP…very Tropical feeling

and a Get Well Card!

Hence, the ‘Lime in the Coconut’

You’ve got the tune in your head now, don’t you? LOL!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I brought the Fern Paper inside! The Fern DSP is from some paper I had

in my stash…I kept it and few other pages of the 12 X 12 pad, but I can’t

remember the name of the Company…so sorry.

I kept this page and some ‘fruit’ pages…

I gave the rest of the DSP pad away to a fellow stamper Friend!




Lemon Lime Twist- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Basic Black- front mat, 3.25″ x 4.25″        large banner-mat, 1 7/8″ x 5.25″

scalloped squares- 1.25″ x 1.25″             inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- small squares, 1″ x 1″     inside panel, 3.50″ x 4.75″


Animal Expedition- front banner, 1.75″ x 5″

Fern Print-unknown maker- 3″ x 4″     inside piece, 3.75″ x 5″


Beautiful Promenade- 3 flowers on front

Teeny Tiny Wishes- greeting

Flourishing Phrases- inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- flower outlines, greeting, inside sentiment

Lemon Lime Twist- insides of the flowers


Banner Triple Punch- to flag the end of the front banner

Postage Stamp Punch- retired, 1.25″ X 1.25″ Basic Black squares

1″ Square Punch- retired, Whisper White squares with flowers


Here is my Card, Once more!


I like this Color Combo!

There is a New Color we have that Stampin’Up! has in the Brights Collection

by the name of Granny Apple Green. It seems to be close to this Color, but a bit darker!

I may give that Combo a try and see if I like it too!

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

I’ll Be Back…

Hello Friends!

I have been MIA here for a couple of days…I will get back to working in the Craft Room and will share some more Cards with you soon, perhaps in a day or two.

I will get going soon, just got tied up with getting things done here around my home. I still haven’t decorated…I usually wait till Dec 1st…but while I’m on down time…maybe sooner!

I have a few dates coming up with activities here in the Harbour that are connected to the Garden Club and I must be there for them! I will share with you what those activities are when they happen! I will take pics! One is a Parade, here in the Harbour (shorter route this year because of all the Hurricane damage, still have blocked streets with household and construction garbage!) The other is a trip to Selma for a Christmas Show with a few of the ladies from the Garden Club! This is an Annual Trip for the gals!

I also am head of the Committee for the Annual Bus Trip. We already have the place to visit for the Garden Club aspect!!!! Now I need to take another trip to Gardner to find a place to eat and a place to shop, after our tour of the Gardens!

Keeping busy and loving it…

Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy Decorating to you ALL!


Dragonfly Wishes for TGIFC187…

Hello Again Everyone!

I was going through my Get Well Cards…I need more!

I also need Anniversary Cards too…I know what I have to work on now!

Today’s Card is for a Technique Challenge from

TGIFC #187


Here is the Challenge!

TGIF 187-sponge worthy

Sponging technique! So many to choose from…I chose to use

my sponging for a background light!


Here is my Card!


I used my Stamparatus for the Dragonfly…it is 2 step stamping for the

Dragonfly, and then the wings, for color! But first, I punched a circle with

the Starburst Punch and then used it as a template to sponge the ‘sun’!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to lightly color the inside flowers!




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

Whisper White- front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″


Dragonfly Dreams- dragonfly and dots on front

Healing Hugs- greeting, inside sentiment, inside flowers


Memento Tuxedo Black- dragonfly, greeting, inside sentiment

Mint Macaron- dots on front

Lemon Lime Twist- dragonfly wing color

Mango Melody- sponged ‘sun’


Lemon Lime Twist- inside leaves

Mango Melody- inside flowers


Here is the Card, once again!



I will be making more ‘Get Well’ Cards…I need to build up my Stash!


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

Oh Christmas Tree…!

Hello All!

Do you all have memories of going out to get your Christmas Tree?

Mr. Hubster and I would go out every year and get our tree!

The local tree lot in town, would be full of trees, wreaths, boughs, and such!

I love the smell of Pine! Real Pine!

Today’s Card is for an Inspirational Photo Challenge

from Just Add Ink #435

Here is the Challenge!


This picture reminded me of the tree lots at Christmas!



Here is my take on the Challenge!


Every time I look at this, I want to take a deep sniff for the pine smell!

Here is the inside of my Card!


Brought the ‘lot’ inside too!




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

Very Vanilla- front and inside panels, 4′ x 5.25″


Lovely As A Tree- trees on card front

Nature Sings- inside sentiment and trees

Star of Light- greeting


Shaded Spruce- all stamping!


Here is my Card, once again!



On Another Note…

Hope you had a great Weekend…I got a lot done that needed to get done!

After spending much time on making Craft Show items.

 I totally neglected the housework AND laundry!

Good thing we have more clothing than what is needed for one week to wear!

Laundry caught up, house cleaned, AND I wrapped ALL my Christmas

gifts for the families up North AND they are in their boxes, sealed, labeled,

and ready for mailing, for Christmas!

WhooHoo! THAT feels good!

AND I made this Card! (and also Tuesday’s Card!)

Hope you all are getting organized and ready for the Season!

I know my 3 Sister’s were decorating their homes this weekend!

I have one item…a cute slat tree I bought at Wal-Mart…on the front Porch!

I may start dragging more stuff down and start decorating this week!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Fun Christmas Decorating to you ALL!

Over the River and Through the Woods…

Hello Everyone!

Thank You for taking time to peek in for Today’s Card!

An inspiration Photo Challenge from “The Card Concept” #102


Here is their Challenge!


I loved the feel of this photo! Vintage-y!


Here is my take on the Photo!


I subscribe to a Magazine from the UK called Paper Crafts Magazine

Every other month, I receive the magazine. They also give you a stamp

set, embossing folder, and/or dies. Last months edition brought the dies for this Truck!

I love this set!

It is called…Driving Home for Christmas-Practical Publications

I used the truck and tree dies for both respectively!


Here is the simple inside of my Card!


This stamp is from Creative Expressions, love it!




Very Vanilla, Thick- 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

small scrap piece for the tree in the truck!

Real Red- truck

Basic Black- truck wheels

Whisper White- tire hubs


Creative Expression- greeting, inside sentiment

Driving Home for Christmas-Practical Publications, greeting, inside sentiement

Lovely As A Tree- trees on card front


Stazon Black- greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Practical Publications- Driving home for Christmas- truck and tree dies


Clear, Wink of Stella- over the trees on cardfront.


Here is the Card, once more!



Are you recouping from your Thanksgiving Dinner?

We are still enjoying the leftovers!

Mr. Hubster is not a Turkey fan…I cook him Ham!

But I like Turkey…so. I cook myself a Turkey Breast.

I look forward to all the turkey sandwiches AFTER Thanksgiving!


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

Festive Farmhouse Thanks for TSOT384…

Hello Everyone!

I am going to start working on some ideas for Christmas ‘Thank You’ Cards!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge from ‘Try Stamping On Tuesday’ #384

The Optional Theme: Thank You

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 384


Here is my take on the Sketch!


Love those plaids!


Here is the inside of my Card!


Simple and plenty of space for that personal note!



Very Vanilla, Thick- card base. 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

greeting piece, 1″ x 2.5″

Cherry Cobbler- mats: landscape, 2.75″ x 4.25″    portrait, 1.5″ x 4.75″

greeting mat, 1.25″ x 2.75″


Festive Farmhouse DSP- large landscape, 2.50″ x 4.25″        portrait, 1.25″ x 4.50″

inside strip, 5/8″ x 4.25″


Thankful Thoughts- greeting, inside sentiment


Cherry Cobbler- greeting, inside sentiment


Here is my Card once again!


I am getting ready to start addressing my Christmas Cards soon!

I spent the Morning addressing ALL my Thanksgiving Cards and got them in the mail!

(I am typing this on Monday the 19th!)

Since I still had Christmas DSP out on the Craft Table, I thought this Sketch and Theme

would be perfect to get those Thank You Cards ready for AFTER Christmas!

This is a good thing to do and to teach your Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews,

and so on…This is a practice all kids need to learn. It isn’t the same as texting…

Written in their hand writing, tells the giver that they/you cared enough

to take the time and write that Thank you!

What a great Life Lesson!

Until we meet again, on the next Post…Blessings and Thanks to you ALL!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Everyone!


My Thanksgiving Prayer….

Dear Lord,

Today and Everyday, I am Thankful…

First… for your Love for us ALL! A Love so great, you sent your only Son to die for us, so that we would be able to share eternity with you!

Second…for my lessons learned from the 2 people you gave me and my siblings, for Parents! We miss them much, we ask a big hug to them from us all.

Third…My Husband. Thank you for sending my a man who cares. I pray Lord, you touch his body and heal it from his ‘issues’!

Fourth…my Step-Children, who I love as if my own. Bless them both and keep them from harm. Bless them to help each other out. Bless them for their get together today!

Fifth…My Grand-Children, what a real blessing there Lord! Thank you for teaching unconditional Love from them to us. I now know what that Love is, Lord! It is the same Love you have for all of us, who believe and love you back!

Sixth…my siblings and ‘in-laws’ and ‘out-laws’ (private titles!) Thank you for keeping them in your care. Recently Lord, we Thank you for bringing Anita through a difficult health crisis. We pray Lord, you be with her through the rest of her healing process and send those, who know you well, to minister to her and my brother! Thank you Lord!

Seventh…Thank you for the nearest and dearest Friends we have. Lord I ask blessings, healings, support, and comfort for them all too! Thank you for the times of our lives that you have placed them into, when you wanted us to learn and learn from them too! Thank you for those great friends!

Lord, we Thank you and ask those Blessings, in the name of your Beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.