A Country Birthday for CCSC317 and FMS389…!

Howdy Y’all!

A Masculine Country Birthday Card!

Today’s Card is a combination of

a Color Challenge and a Sketch Challenge!


The Color Challenge

from CAS Colours & Sketches #317    (CCSC317)


Here is the Challenge!

CC&S 317

I love these Colors!


The Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #389   (FMS389)

Here is the Sketch Challenge!


I like this layout…it’s a keeper in my sketch book!


Here is my take on the Sketch AND using the Color Challenge!


I really like this stamp set…it is my ‘go to’ masculine birthday stamp set!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I brought the colors inside too AND part of the sketch!




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

Whisper White Regular- greeting panel, 2.5″ x 3.5″

2- 3″ x 5.5″ pcs to stamp with the check pattern, then trimmed…

Blueberry Bushel Check strips,  front- .75″ x 4.75″     inside- .50″ x 4.75″

Real Red Check strips,   front- .75″ x 4″   inside- .50″ x 5.25″

Crushed Curry- mat for greeting panel, 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″


Buffalo Check Background Stamp- the check strips

Country Road- greeting, horse, wheat, and inside star

Perennial Birthday- inside sentiment


Blueberry Bushel- checks, greeting, inside sentiment

Real Red- check, horse weathervane

Crushed Curry- wheat, inside star


Here is the Card again!


Love this one!



I took several days off…I have been getting my gardens and house ready for the

Warm Weather Seasons!

Here is how my week went!

Sunday after Church…I came home and changed into my gardening clothes…I went to Lowes and bought my dirts (yes plural, different types), some flowers for my hanging pots in my gazebo…(it came with the house!) also picked up grass seed. I ran to Tractor Supply to pick up my lettuce seeds, green beans, and sugar peas. I unloaded the car, hauled everything to the back yard in the new wheel barrel Mr Hubster bought me, the Friday before! I put the dirt (potting soil) in the trough for the lettuces, planted the seeded discs and set up the large pots for the beans and sugar peas, and planted the beans and peas, and I potted all the flowers (white petunias and red impatiens) 6 pots. I also got 2 more large pots filled and ready for tomato plants. Dirt in and tomato cages in place and ready!

Monday- went back to Lowe’s and bought the tomato plants (2 grape tomatoes and 2 regular tomatoes for container gardening) I also picked up 3 mosquito plants (for the gazebo), a basil plant, a rosemary plant, and a mint plant. I came home and planted the tomatoes and set out the other plants. I then came in and showered and then vacuumed and scrubbed floors. Then cooked dinner, and cleaned up.

Tuesday- got up early and started laundry. Went to the Women’s Bible Study, Cooked dinner, after dinner, I Weed Wacked the yard, Mr Hubster mowed it on Monday. The battery died and I had to charge it up! Will finish Wednesday.

Wednesday- Got up early, finished weed whacking,  and then took the 5 bags of ‘top soil’ and filled in the big dip in the front yard (it filled with water every time it rained, like a lake!), and seeded with grass seed, went around back and seeded the dirt I dumped from the trough  before the Hurricane Florence, last year. I scratched and seeded that! I then got my battery operated hedge clippers and went to town on the front hedges (5 Boxwood Hedges) then trimmed up some green bushes (2) that we have…don’t know what they are! Some kind of pine! I then raked the yard and cleaned up all the clippings, what a lot!

Thursday- got up early and then grabbed the power washer and power washed the front entry (it doesn’t get any sun, and it seems to turn black…have to blast it about every 2 years!) then I went around back and power washed the back side of the house, the deck, and the gazebo. Changed out one of the Hummingbird feeders and showered, then heated up leftovers for dinner! Went to the Knitting Group from Church.

Friday- Got up, made coffee, go get the paper, read the paper, did the puzzles (morning routine!) and then made myself go read 3 days of e-mails! that took time! I then started getting all the Color and Sketch Challenges that have come out and get them organized and put in chronological order for me to do! Mr Hubster and I went to Dinner (Friday night date night! We went to Applebee’s!) Came home and I then worked on 2 days of cards…this is the first of those, tomorrow’s is the second.

Saturday- tomorrow! I am just going to make cards for my challenges for next week! Starting with Sunday’s Card!

So my friends, I am just like all of you! We all have our routines and then when the outside seasons come we go to town! I got it all ready and now all I have to do is water and reap the bounty of the labor!

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




2 thoughts on “A Country Birthday for CCSC317 and FMS389…!”

  1. Great combination of the sketch and the colours. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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