Using up the Leftovers!

Hello Stampers!

Are you like me? Do you save all the bits and pieces from various kits

and tell yourself that you will use them for something else?

I kept coming across the gingham plaid tissue papers and these sticker flowers,

they are leftovers from 2 different Paper Pumpkin Kits!

I just kept looking at them and then set aside, pull them back out,

and set them aside again…for almost a year!

The other day, I decided that was it…

I was going to make something or throw them out!

The gingham tissue came from the Paper Pumpkin that had a little basket

you could put together, layer in the tissue, and them fill with 3 X 3 Cards.

I used the baskets and some of the gingham plaid tissue and made

an alternate Paper Pumpkin Cards. They were ALL regular sized cards!

(I still have the little envelopes…but that will be for another day!)


Here is the original Card I made from the basket kit!


I cut the basket piece from the original and the Embossed in the Basket Weave TIEF.

The handle was made from a piece that would have gone around the top of the basket.

I rolled over the top of the strip to give the basket some dimension!


Here are the original Cards from the Floral Kit that was made!


Ready to Go Night of Navy


Ready to Go Garden Green


I never used the sticker flowers from this kit!


I combined the gingham plaid tissue and the flower stickers  from

the original kits and this is what I came up with!


I use the retired Easter Framelits to cut out the baskets with the handle!

I still have a lot of the sticker flowers leftover, but I am a bit inspired!

The tissues were cut down for the baskets and then for the side!


Card # 1 Close Up!


Blueberry Bushel!


Card # 2 Close up!


Poppy Parade!


Card #3 Close Up!


Granny Apple Green!

Here is the inside of the Cards!


The insides are all stamped in their corresponding colors!

I used the same sentiment in all the cards!


So get out those bits and pieces and get to creating!

I made 8 of each of the 3 colors! That’s 24 cards!

I did box these up…set them aside for the Craft Fairs in 2019!


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

Hello Beautiful for CTS #309…

Hey All!

Welcome Back for another Challenge Card!

Today’s Challenge is a Sketch Challenge!


Here is the Challenge!


This one looks hard…I put out my products and then took a breather…


Here is my Card!


I saw this in my head and I am so happy it came out, just like I envisioned!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I am really loving this Butterfly Suite!




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

Whisper White Regular- scraps for stamping all the butterflies


Botanical Butterfly DSP- front 2 pieces, one is 2″ x 3.5″ trim off sides for angles

the other piece is 2″ x 2.25″ trim off sides for angles


Butterfly Gala- all butterflies, greeting, and inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- butterflies, greeting, inside sentiment

Balmy Blue- large butterfly color

Highland Heather- small butterflies color

Daffodil Delight- small butterflies color


Butterfly Duet Punch- to punch out all butterflies


Here is the Card, once more!


My sister Linda owns the Lenox Butterfly Dishes!

This pattern on the DSP reminds me of her dishes!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Butterfly Dreams to you ALL!

A Cup of Tea to Celebrate for JAI 444…


Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge

from Just Add Ink #444  (JAI444)


Here is the Challenge!

JAI 444

The 3rd Color I chose…Old Olive!


Here is my Card!


I used the same layout as yesterday’s card! This one is Feminine!


Here is the inside!




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

Whisper White Regular- for the teacup and the greeting label

Old Olive- front bottom panel

Poppy Parade- smaller panel behind teacup

Powder Pink- greeting mat


Tea Together- teacup, rose on teacup, roses across the back, roses inside, roses and leaves on the greeting banner

Itty Bitty Birthdays- inside sentiment


Memento’s Tuxedo Black- teacup

Old Olive- greeting, flowers on greeting, inside sentiment

Poppy Parade- roses across front, under panel, inside roses


Powder Pink- to color teacup


Light Poppy Parade- rose on cup and rim on cup bottom

Light Old Olive- leaves on the roses, on the teacup


Everyday Label Punch- modified to fit under the teacup!

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Tea Time Framelits- to cut out teacup


Basic Jewels Pearls- upper right hand corner of panel


Here is my Card, again!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Sweet Time for Tea to you ALL!

Geared Up Masculine Birthday for PCC326…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back!

Today’s card is for a Masculine Birthday!

I used the Sketch Challenge from

Paper Craft Crew #326  (PCC326)


Here is the Sketch!


Since Valentine’s Day is over…I decided to do a masculine card!


Here is my Card!


Those smudges…it’s a stamp!

Here is the inside!


I stamped the smudges 4 times across the front and the same here, inside!




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

Whisper White Regular- some scrap pieces to stamp the car and greeting

Crushed Curry- mat for greeting


Classic Garage DSP- larger piece, 3″ x 3.5″

smaller piece, 2″ x 2.5″


Geared Up Garage- car, oil smudges, greeting

Itty Bitty Birthdays- inside sentiment


Tranquil Tide- car

Gray Granite- grill and rims, oil smudges

Balmy Blue- head lights and windows

I used my Aqua Painter, filled with alcohol (instead of water) and used the inks from the lids of the ink pads to ‘paint’ the car. I use alcohol because it dries faster, less warping AND…I can use regular weight Whisper White!


Tailored Tag Punch- greeting banner, I trimmed down the tag,  to a size to fit below the car, on the card!

I fussy-cut the car.


Black Rhinestone Jewels- upper right hand corner of the DSP

Clear Epoxy Shapes- headlights!


Here is my Card again!




A Drive down Memory Lane…

When I was a young girl, in the 8th grade, in California…there was a teacher

at my school by the name of Mrs. Trejeo…she owned a Mustang.

The color of the car was that deep Metallic Green, where it almost looks Black!

Oh my!

I had dreams of owning a car like that!

It was so pretty.

All grown up…I have never did own a car like that!

And World didn’t end because of it too!

Funny, that car was all I thought of, while making this Card!


Until the next Post…Blessings and many runs down your Memory Lanes!


A Spot of Tea for Friends…

Hello Friends!

I am of English Heritage (mixed with other UK Nations!)

My Great Aunt Mary (God rest her soul) was one of those proper Aunt’s

I was lucky to remember from my youth!

She would ask for a ‘spot of tea’ (a cup).

Sometimes in the evening, she would ask

for a ‘spot of tea with a stick in it’…as a youngster I

couldn’t understand why she would want a stick in her tea.

At first, I thought it was a cinnamon stick, or maybe a vanilla bean….nope!

Tea with a stick, is tea with a shot of Brandy in it!

Go Great-Aunt Mary!


Here are my Cards!


Card #1 on the Left, Card #2 on the right!

These Cards are similar in design, but the greetings are different.



Here is Card #1!


Simple Greeting, stamped right onto the Card front.


Here is Card #2!


The greeting is stamped, punched out, and then matted!



Here is the inside of the Card #2


Card #1 inside sentiment is the same, minus the ‘Birthday Wishes’.

It was blurry, so I didn’t publish it!

Here are the Stamp Sets, DSP, and Framelits used for the Cards!


The stamp set with the Tea Set is available from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

It is named Tea Together

It is free with a $50 purchase (before taxes and shipping)

Right now you are able to get the Tea Time Framelits

to cut out the Tea Pot and Cup!

With a $100 order (before taxes and shipping cost)

from Sale-A-Bration!

The DSP is Gingham Gala from the Occasions Catalog.

It is used for my table!

I used the In Every Season Stamp set for the rose on the Pot and Cup!

Wonderful Romance Stamp Set for Card #1 Greeting.

Varied Vases Stamp Set, I used for the greeting on Card #2

and the inside sentiments on both cards!

I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits for the bottom of the ‘tablecloth’!

I colored the cards with Stampin’ Blends:

Old Olive for the leaves, Daffodil Delight for the Pot and Cup

and Flirty Flamingo for the roses.

I stamped the greetings and inside sentiments with

Memento’s Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad!

Here are the Cards, again!


Great Aunt Mary was adorable, my Dad and his Brother (Uncle Rush) would

take her home from a function at Uncle Rush’s and she would ask them to flip

her mattress. They would and then they would make her bed. Yup! They

Would ‘short sheet’ the bed! She would laugh and just fix it later!

Sometimes they would take all her statues and tuck them in the bed!

Great Aunt Mary could take a joke! You wouldn’t think it looking at her,

But she did. Makes me smile that memory.


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

Butterflies Are Free…3D Box Card…

Hello Everyone!

Do you Remember that movie?

Butterflies are Free!

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Today’s Card is full of Butterflies!

Here is the 3D Card!


I stamped and cut out 21 Butterflies, 6 small daisies, 2 large daisies!

Here is a peek at the is a bit hard to see…in real time it isn’t!



This is the back of the Card!



Here is the Card folded flat, I held the flaps down to show how it folds!



Here is the Card ready for it’s envelope, flaps up!!



a tuck in and ready for addressing to mail!



for instructions to make this card visit Twila Davis on her Blog!

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When you get to her blog…look up ‘3D Thursday’ it may be there!



So Saffron- card/box base

Whisper White- to stamp all the butterflies and daisies

Inks- So Saffron for large daisy and Early Espresso for the center

Memento Tuxedo Black- for all the small daisies and butterflies, greeting and back panel sentiment

Stampin Blends- Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody- Butterflies

Light Daffodil Delight- small daisies

Window Sheet- small strips to hold butterflies

DSP: random sheet of black and white check from my stash

(this was a practice card!)

Here is my Card again!


I love it! I will be making different kinds of these!

I have many ideas running through my head…I will share with you when I make them!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Butterfly Kisses to you ALL!

Pink Roses & Butterfly Kisses for SIP186 and TSOT394…!

Hello Everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you peeking back to see Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges!

One is for a Product Feature and

One is for Sketch and Inspiration Photo


Here are the Challenges!


The Product Challenger

Stamp Ink Paper #186  (SIP186)


The Sketch and Inspiration Challenger

Try Stamping on Tuesday (TSOT394)

TSOT 394


Here is my Card!


I used Vellum for a mat, and for the top Butterfly wings!


Here is how I did the inside of the Card!


This a going into my stash for Anniversary Cards!




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

Whisper White Regular- greeting circle

Mossy Meadow- banner crossing under greeting

Blushing Bride- scallop circle mat, butterflies on front and inside

Vellum Cardstock- circle mat, butterflies


Beautiful Bouquet- greeting and inside sentiment


Mossy Meadow- greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Framelits- Vellum mat circle

Layering Circles Framelits- scallop circle

Banner Triple Punch- to flag ends of banner under greeting

Butterfly Duet Punch- large middle and small, bottom butterfly on front, bottom butterfly inside

Bitty Butterfly- retired, top butterfly on card front, top butterfly inside


Here is my Card, once again!


I am anticipating a several Anniversaries coming up!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Butterfly Kisses to you ALL!