Taking a Couple of Days OFF!

Hello All!

Have you ever started a small project and

have it turn into a LARGE project?

I overwhelmed myself…!

We have a Community Yard Sale coming up for

Saturday April 6th…it’s only for 4 hours, but…

I decided I would sell the Craft items I have that I no longer use.

(The Wednesday before the Sale…my Card Class will have first picks!)

Well, one thing rolled into another and then into another…

…on and on…

Stampin’Up! is coming out with some storage ‘cubes’

for our NEW Classic Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers,

and the NEW Blender Pens!

As we Crafters know…we all could use some good storage solutions!

For me, this is a good fit.

Depending on what you want, you could go ALL OUT with

other Companies out there…but…those ‘cubes’ are 12″ x 12″

Stampin’Up! ‘cubes’ are 5″ x 5″ and stackable!

For the overall, smaller size, I am going with Stampin’Up!

So…that also means…I have to order in the NEWER Stamp Pads

(the older pads won’t fit…it was a good excuse to just get all the new!)

and decided to go ahead and sell the old at the Yard Sale!

So as I sort, and price, and get boxed up…I will not be making

any Cards for a couple of days…I will get back to making Cards when I get this

PROJECT finished!


Until the next POST…Blessings and ‘SPRING CLEANING’ to you ALL!

She Sells Seashells…for TCC111!


I am so excited to be able to work on a Card

that screams Summer!!!!


Today’s Card is for a Photo Inspiration Photo

from The Card Concept #111   (TCC111)


Here is the Challenge!

TCC 111

The Theme: Scattered Seashells!


Here is my Card!


You can’t see it, but I went over the crab and shells with

Clear Wink of Stella!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I used the Clear Wink of Stella on the sand dollar too!



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

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″    scraps to stamp and fussy-cut crab and shells

inside sentiment piece- 1″ x 3″

Very Vanilla- scrap to stamp and fussy-cut starfish

Soft Suede- net        mat for inside sentiment- 1.25″ x 3.25″


a Woodgrain piece from my stash (retired SU DSP…it had pears printed on opposite side)

I don’t remember the name of the DSP, but it is 2″ x 5.25″


By The Seashore- retired, crab and shells

So Many Shells- inside sentiment

By The Sea (from My Sentiments Exactly)- greeting


Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiment

Sahara Sand- starfish and sand dollar

Powder Pink- one shell

Balmy Blue- one shell

Mint Macaron- crab


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Under The Sea Framelits- net


Clear Wink of Stella- on all shells and crab!


Here is the Card once more!


Summer is just around the corner! So excited!

But for now…I am soaking up Spring!!!


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


My Favorite Patterns for TSOT400…!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for another Card Challenge!

It is the 400th Challenge for

Try Stamping (or Not) On Tuesday’s Challenge  (TSOT400)


Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 400

Optional Theme: Favorite Patterns


Here are my Cards!


As you can see…My Favorite Pattern… THE GINGHAM PATTERNS!

I did find the Orange Swiss Dot Pattern at Michaels too!

the same with the Green Gingham Patterned DSP!

I even stamped and Fussy-Cut the vases out!


Here is Card #1


I made 2 of these Cards! I always make 2 when I make cards! (Sometimes more!)

Here is Card #2


I too made 2 of these!

This is the inside of all 4 Cards!




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

Whisper White Regular- front panel for stamping 2″ x 3.5″


Gingham Gala- Grapefruit Grove, 2″ x 4.5″

Orange Swiss Dot- 2″ x 4.5″

Michael’s Green Gingham print- 1.75″ x 3.5″

Highland Heather- Gingham Gala, inside strip- .75″ x 5.25″


Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping

STAMPIN’ BLENDS: Alcohol Markers from Stampin’Up!

To Color Flora- Light Old Olive for the leaves, Mango Melody for the flowers


Just Because- front panel

Strong & Beautiful- inside sentiment


Here are my Cards again!


4 more cards for my Mother’s Day Stash! Yay Me!


Until the next Post…Blessings and USE those Favorite Things!


Easter Blessings forPP434 and SSC201…!

Hello All!

A Double Challenge!

A Sketch and a Color Challenge!


The Sketch Challenger is The Paper Players #434  (PP434)

Here is the Sketch!



And the Color Challenge from Sunday Stamps Challenge #201  (SSC201)

Here is that Challenge!


Must use a minimum of 3 of the Colors…

Usually I do all of them…but this time I used only 3…

Green, Yellow, and Lavender!

2 of the DSP papers are Stampin’Up! Gingham Gala,

The Green is one I found at Michael’s…


Here is my Card!


In rummaging through my Easter stamps, I found this little guy!

No name on the stamp set, so I can’t cite them at all.

I do like him and decided to use him!


Here is the simple inside of my Card.


Love that little chick from the Little Cuties Stamp Set, from last year!




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


Gingham Gala- Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather

Green Gingham- from Michaels Recollections (single sheet)


Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Indescribable Gift- retired, inside sentiment

Little Cuties- inside chick

Unknown…Easter Bunny


Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping


Daffodil Delight- chick

Pumpkin Pie- chicks beak and legs


Here is my Card once more!


Simple, but I really like it!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Easter Love to you All!


Picture Perfect for FabFri159 and TGIFC204…!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for another Card for 2 Challengers!

One is a Sketch Challenge and the

other is for a Product Spotlight!


Here is the Sketch Challenge from

Fabulous Friday #159    (FabFri159)

FabFri 159

This is a sketch that is going into my sketch book!


Here is the Product Spotlight Challenger…

TGIFC #204

TGIFC204-Product Spotlight-Stampin' Blends

The product Spotlight is: Stampin’Up! Stampin’ Blends

alcohol ink coloring pens!


Here is my Card for the combined Challenges!


I used my Stampin’ Blends to color in the Rooster!


Here is the inside of my Card!


The tall grasses next to the sentiment, evens the inside!




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

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″     front panel, 2.5″ x 3.75″

greeting banner, 3/8″ x 1.5″


Home To Roost- rooster and grasses

Picture Perfect Birthday- greeting and inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- Rooster, greeting, inside sentiment

Garden Green- grasses


To Color Rooster:

Poppy Parade, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Mango Melody, Bronze

Light Mango Melody- grains on grasses and a few on the ground

Soft Sea Foam- ground color


Botanical Butterfly- scrap for greeting mat

Green Gingham- from Michael’s, bought one sheet! (Love Gingham!)


Here is my Card once more!


I really like this stamp set! I’m getting to it late, but I am enjoying the set!


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


Poppin’ Birthday…March’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Hello All!

Another Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This one is for this March…this month!

a TOTAL of 8 Cards! AND envelopes included!

4 each of 2 designs!

Here are the Cards!


I added Balloons to my Cards!

I got the idea from fellow ‘Pal’ Amy Koenders!

Here is Card #1


I stamped the Confetti with the stamp from the Kit!

The Balloons I stamped from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set

and then I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons!

Confetti on card is stamped in Poppy Parade (The Stampin’ Spot was included in the kit!)

Confetti on the banner was stamped in Melon Mambo.

The Balloons are stamped in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody!

I added some Basic Jewel Rhinestones for Birthday Bling!

Here is the inside of Card #1!


The inside Pop-out came with the kit!

 I added, from the kit, were the candles, bows and party hat!

The sentiment is stamped from the kit stamp set!

Card #2


The Confetti is stamped in Daffodil Delight!

The greeting, from the kit, is stamped in Poppy Parade!

Again the Balloons are stamped in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody!

Again, on this card, I added the Basic Jewels Rhinestones!

Got to have Party Bling!

Here is the inside of Card #2


Again, I added, from the kit,  the Pop-Up insert,

candles, hats and bow from the kit!

The sentiment is also from the kit!

The Kit came with numbers to add to the card fronts…to name the Birthday year

But I don’t know who will get these Cards, so on Amy’s idea of Balloons

and no Numbers…I decided to do the same! I had left the Cards Blank

But I didn’t want to store the Cards incomplete, so I used Amy’s idea!

Here is what the ‘numbers’ sheets, that I didn’t use, looked like!


I guess I’ll save these for another project!!!

There are 2 sets given with the project (2 of every no. 0-9 on each sheet)!

I popped out the three’s to show!




Paper Pumpkin Gets DisINKtive in April!

At Paper Pumpkin, they love providing easy, fast, and fun creative experiences for their subscribers. They do this in a cost-saving and time-efficient way: by delivering a cute package filled with fun paper crafting goodies . . . right to your door.

In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, they also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!

In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, they’re pleased to announce that they’ll be treating you to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

About the DisINKtive stamps:

  1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  4. Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

More about the April Kit:

  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.

And a few details about April subscriptions:

  • A subscriber must have an active subscription by April 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm (MT) in order to receive the April kit.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Any Questions about this kit or even subscribing to get the kits…

Contact me!

Go to my contact page!


Roosters on Parade!

Hello ALL!

I found some stickers before Stampin’Up!

came out with ‘Home To Roost’ Stamp Set!


Aren’t these guys adorable?

I saw a great Card by Dawn Olchefske for the

‘Home To Roost’ stamp set and I fell in love with the card!

Here’s a picture of what her card looks like…


I copied and printed the card and instructions on a page and then printed out!


Here is my CASE (Copy And Share Everything)

of Dawn’s Card!


I added the 2 greetings!

My square with the Rooster Sticker is smaller

than the one on the Card that Dawn made and colored so beautifully!

The sticker Roosters are much smaller than the stamped Rooster!

I also used Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write Marker to color

around the feet of the Roosters to give them some grounding!


Here is a second Card I made, but with different colors!


I found this gingham DSP at Michaels and I had to use it!


Here is a picture of both cards!


Aren’t these Cheery! I Love them!


Here are the stock and measures for these cards:


Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch-  5.5″ X 8.5″ score @ 2 1/8″ and 4.25″ fold in half

at 4.25″ and then fold front flap back

(Mango Melody is Dawn’s Card)

I also used scraps of both for the greeting mats to match the card bases

Real Red- for both cards, 1.5″ x 8.5: score @ 4.25″ and 6 3/8″ (the opposite ‘Z’ fold!)

Blackberry Bliss- scallop square mat approx. 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″

(Dawn’s Card approx. 3″ square)

Shaded Spruce- square mat approx 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″

(Dawn’s Card approx. 2.75″ square)

Pacific Point- scallop square mat  approx. 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (my card)

the square is smaller to accommodate the smaller sticker

Granny Apple Green- square mat 2 5/16″ x 2 5/16″ (my Card)

the square is smaller to accommodate the smaller sticker

Whisper White- 2.5″ square, approximate (my card)

(Dawn’s Orig, card 2 5/8″ square, approx. and she used Watercolor Paper)

1 1/8″ x 1 5/8″, ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting, I added to the card

scrap for stamping and punching out second greeting (It’s your Day)


Botanical Butterfly– 4″ x 5.25″ and a second pattern, 1.75″ x 5.25″- left strip

Green Gingham- from Michaels 4″ x 5.25″

Santa’s Workshop DSP- left strip (red with white dots)

Stamp Sets:

Itty Bitty Greetings- ‘Happy Birthday’

Itty Bitty Birthdays- ‘It’s Your Day’

Dawn Used a greeting from the ‘Home To Roost’ stamp set


Memento Tuxedo Black- greetings

Dawn used her Aqua Painter with Stampin’Up! Classic Ink Pads 

Real Red, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand

to watercolor her Rooster and ground!


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Squares Framelits- scallop square and square mats

Stitched Shapes Framelits- Whisper White square with the Rooster Sticker

Dawn used the same Framelits, just the larger sizes for the stamped Rooster

1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch- ‘It’s Your day’ scallop circle

1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch- mat for the scallop circle greeting

I added the greetings with mats to my card!

Here are the Cards again!



Here are 2 leftover Roosters…Yes, I made four of each Card for my stash!!!!


There are 2 sheets of Roosters

I only used 8 off this sheet of 10

I have these 2 Roosters and another page of 10!

I guess I’ll have to go to Pinterest to find more ideas!!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy ‘CASE’-ing to you ALL!