Another Christmas In July for JAI466…!

Hello ALL!

Another Christmas In July Card!

The end of my Graphic45 Card Kit!

Here is my Challenger

Just Add Ink #466  (JAI466)


Since I just finished the ‘Year of Cards’ Kit from my

Graphic45 Class I took at the end of June at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo,

this card and yesterday’s card just happened to coincide

with the 2 Christmas Challenges! Lucky me!

Here is my Card!


Look at the faces of those kids!!!

Kind of long for those days again with mine!


Here is how I decorated the inside of the Card!


The strip is from the kit, I stamped in Garden Green the sentiment.

I used the same sentiment for yesterday’s card too!

I think it really goes with the ‘kid’ theme!


I hope you like the cards…tomorrow will be the rest of the Cards I made from the Kit!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Cooler Weather to ALL who are wanting it!

Christmas In July for TGIFC221…

Hello ALL!

Today’s Card is for a Christmas In July Challenge from

TGIFC #221

TGIFC221-Christmas in July

I know the whole East Coast here is praying for relief from this heat!

High 90’s with Heat Indexes of 105-108*F…it’s hot!

I hope today’s card makes you feel cooler!

However, in December we will be wanting heat!

We are never content!


Here is my Christmas in July Card!


Love that little Girl!

This was at the tail end of my Graphic45 Kit,

from the class I took, back at the end of June!

The Card Kit was all inclusive, I did take some liberty to make these my own!

I added the Real Red Cardstock and the 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon, in Real Red too!


I stamped the sentiment inside!


The sentiment is from the retired stamp set called, Versatile Christmas!



I hope this day finds you all well and staying cool! It has been warm here too!. I have an Ecobee Thermostat, and when the weather is this hot, the demand for energy to cool, is great. So the electric Company, takes control of the Thermostat and sets it higher, to conserve energy. I have to admit this takes getting used to! It isn’t as cool as I’d like it, but I really don’t want to see energy blackouts either! So the truth to late cards here on my blog, is that it has been too hot to play in the Craft Room! I have swimnastics in the a.m. Monday-Friday…I get into the Craft room after that, but I can’t stay long. On Sat., it’s my only day to sleep in, and then it’s housecleaning day. Sunday, up early for church and then home to do Laundry. Ironing on Monday after Pool! The pool helps, but because it is hot, the water really isn’t refreshing, the sun makes it like bath water…when I get home, I take a cool shower to cool off! Next week it is supposed to have temps, mid to highs in the eighties and lows in the mid to high range too. 85*-89*F days, 75*-80*F evenings. I hope it is cooler, and soon, the heat is getting to me!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Cool Thoughts to you ALL!

Hello All!

Yes, Hello to you ALL!

I am sorry to be MIA…I am working on all the Graphic45 Card kits that I purchased at the Stamp And Scrapbook Expo I attended, with my friend Gisele, in Chantilly VA, last month, June 20-22! I am trying to still get back into my groove since being out of it for too long! Making the cards in between all my committed ‘other’ activities!

It is taking a little bit longer than I expected it to take. I first cut all the pieces and bagged by their months…it is harder to find the pieces once cut, but you have to cut all out first! I am only able to get about 2-3 cards (times 2) done each day.

I am almost finished! I have about 3 more cards to make…these should be easier, they are mostly from the December/January packets!

After they are done I will publish. Then…..I am going to make up cards from all the leftover pieces. I will have to match the pieces to cardstock! This should be interesting! The cards I am making from the kits are all 4.25″ x 6″…from the leftovers, I will make the regular A2 size cards (4.25″ x 5.5″).

I hope this finds you ALL well!

Blessings to you ALL, until the next Post!


Graphic45 Project for PCC343…!

Hello Everyone!

I have been working on a Project from Graphic45!

I took a Graphic 45 Cards for the year Class when I went to the

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo June 20-22!

You make cards for the year with an all inclusive kit!

I ended up buying a second Kit…

We only had time to make ONE card for the Class!

So I want to get these made up…it happens to coincide with

the Challenge from Paper Craft Crew’s #343!

Here is the Challenge!



Here is the instructions from the Kit!


The left booklet, has all the cards to be made, the right page is how you are

to cut up each of the 12 pages (each a month i.e., January, February, March…)

Here is a closer look at the page of cut up instructions!



The following are the Cards made so far…remember, I make 2 of each Card!


The following are close-ups of each Card!


Card #1


The insides of the Cards, you are on your own! I will stamp the insides later!


Card #1


An encouraging Card!


Card #2


This was the Card I made at the Class.

It used pieces from January, March and April pages!

(a little note, the woman next to me was an SU Demonstrator too!

She was at last years class, she said she sponged everything…so I followed suit!)


Card #3


This will be for my Kids!


Card #4


This will be for the Grand-daughters!


Card #5


This Card reminds me of my friend Dixie! A Teacher never retires!


Card #6


For the “Grand’s” on St. Patrick’s Day!!!!


I hope you enjoyed these Cards…

I will take pics of the Cards, when I complete each page!


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


Tropical Chic Thanks for CTD551 and FMS396…!

Hello All!

Sneaking in a Challenge Card!

Yes, I did enter the Craft Room for a bit and had to get my Mojo going!

Today’s Card is for a Combo Challenge of a Color and a Sketch Challenges!


The first Challenge is the Color Challenge

Color Throwdown #551   (CTD551)

CTD 551

The second Challenge is the Sketch Challenge

Freshly Made Sketches #396   (FMS396)

FMS 396

Here is my Card!


I had just bought this paper from the ‘Sale” bin at Michael’s!

Then I saw the Challenge! I had to use it!

The inside of the Card, I mimicked the front frame!


Used the left over piece from trimming the front piece…bring the front to the inside!




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

Whisper White Regular- a scrap piece to stamp the flowers, a larger scrap piece to cut out greeting banner

Basic Black- .25″ strips for the frames

Gold Foil Sheet- the greeting banner’s mat


Tropical Birds from Michael’s Recollection Brand


Tropical Chic- greeting and inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiment

Blushing Bride, Petal Pink- flowers


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Botanical Builder Dies- solid leaf on label, small thin leaf, behind top of label

Tropical Dies- large thin leaf, behind top of label


Here’s another pc of my Card!


So Shiny!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Tropical Chic to you ALL!