Happy Halloween!

Greetings to you ALL!


I had a hard time photographing this Card!

I took 20 pictures in 3 different locations!

Even with the Flash on, they all photographed too dark.

My Kitchen window location was the best!

The sun coming in, was just the right place!

(yes, I hate those counter tops…one day…!)

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:                                                      



Night of Navy- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″

Basic Black- cat, fence, bat

Mango Melody- moon

Whisper White- inside panel for sentiment, 4″ x 5.25″ (not shown) I had already wrote my sentiments, to my grand-daughter and I forgot to take the photo of the inside, before I wrote that note, sorry.

STAMP SET AND INK: not listed, since unseen! Use your favorite Halloween stamps for your inside greeting/sentiment! I chose not to stamp the front of the card…I wanted to leave the scene as is…!


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- moon

Cat Punch- cat

Bitty Bat Punch- retired, for the bat

Fence Die- one from AliExpress in my stash. It is a fancy picket type fence. I turned the die upside down and used the bottom of the die to make a straight picket fence!


Black Rhinestone Jewels- cat’s eyes

Dollar Store Find: confetti in the shapes of leaves and pumpkin! See below!

I was out with a couple of women from the Garden Club, we stopped by the Dollar Store, while they both were looking for some items to make up centerpieces,  I was browsing and came upon these gems! They are called confetti, but are more like large sequins! They were packaged in three separate packages of: maple leaves, oak leaves, and pumpkins! The colors are gold, copper, and red. I used the copper/orange pumpkin sequin on the front of the card! I repackaged the ‘sequins’ into 3 plastic containers!

Here is the Card again!



Until the next Post…Blessings and Fun Halloween Times to you ALL!

A Little Birdie Told Me…!

Hello All!

I saw a card that another Demonstrator had done on her website.

Her name is Robbie Rubala.

She had done a different kind of ‘z-fold’ card!

I decided to try the fun fold too!

I printed out Robbie’s instructions.

While cutting the card base (which was easier than it sounded!)

I was cutting out the DSP per Robbie’s instructions.

I did one Robbie’s way and the other, I did a Whisper White instead of DSP.

Here are the Cards!


The Card on the right is Robbie’s-except I matted all the panels.

The Card on the left is my version of the Card!


Here is a Close-up of Robbie’s Version


Robbie’s version, the left side of the card, the DSP is all one piece.

I found that it made the back-fold of the card, stiff and bulky.

The matted panels were my doing, on my Card.


Here is a Close-up of my version!


I cut the DSP the same, but I cut it down to 2 panels. Also, the

Whisper White panel on the right side, gives more space for

the sentiment and stamping! The matted panels were the same idea!

I am going to try and make these cards again, but without the matted panels.

Just a panel on the right side of the card. I found that when I tried to stand

the cards up, they wanted to tip backwards, hence the Leaves Trinkets, I

adhered to the front of the cards. It needed a counter-weight to stand on it’s own!

I think I need to see if it is the card or the added panels.

That small cut is only 1.25″ wide. I may try to make it 1.5″ wide.



Bermuda Bay- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 2 1/8″ and 4.25″


Robbie’s Card:

Left panel- 1.75″ x 4.5″    Middle panel, 1.75″ x 3.25″  Right panel- 3.25″ x 3.75″

My Card:

Left panel- 1.75″ x 4.25″     Middle panel, 1.75″ x 3.25″

Whisper White-

Robbie’s Card:

Left panel, 1.5″ x 4.5″     Middle panel, 1.5″ x 3″    Right panel, 3″ x 3.5″

My Card:

Left panel, 1.5″ x 4.5″    Middle panel, 1.5″ x 3″

Right panel, 4″ x 5.25″ Cut out of the bottom on left side, 2″ in and 1.25″ down


Bird Ballad-

Robbie’s Card-

right and left sides, 4″ x 5.25″ (the sides notched out: 2″ in and 1.25″ down)

the little pieces left over, get trimmed to fit the ‘z’ fold part! (1″ x 1.75″)

My Card-

Right panel, 2″ x 5.25   Middle panel, 2″ x 4″    2-‘z’ fold pieces, 1″ x 1.75″


Best Birds- retired,’Happy Birthday’, ‘It’s a good day’

Free As A Bird- branches with birds, sprigs and flower buds added to sprigs

AliExpress Rogue Set- ‘chirp’, ‘tweet’, ‘Life is a song, sing it’,

‘a little birdie told me…’, ‘It’s your Birthday’


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad- all stamping


Light and Dark Crumb Cake- all the birds

Mango Melody- bird beaks

Light Mossy Meadow- all the leaves

Petal Pink- flowers and buds


Soft Suede- large branch with the 4 birds


Leaves Trinkets- front of the little ‘z’ card fold, for a counter-weight (also a decoration!)


Here are the Cards, again!


I like how the cards turned out! Both Ways!

I think the little ones will enjoy these!


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



Gathering Together forFabFri174 and PCC356…!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for a combination of 2 Challenges!

A Color and Sketch Challenges!

Here are the Challenges!

The Color Challenge from


FabFri #174  (FabFri174)


At first, the Melon Mambo threw me of…then  had an Aha! moment!


Here is the Sketch Challenger!

Papercraft Crew Challenge #356  (PCC356)


I did like this sketch!


Here are my Cards!


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

I used the Wink of Stella Pen on the Card #2 on the right.

It added a little shimmer, but it also bleeds the color.

Using the Wink of Stella like a brush, I pulled the color, from the lines

on the pumpkin. into the white space, inside the pumpkin too!


Here is the Card for the Challenge!

Card #1


I added only one more  gemstone to the card.

Here is Card #2


This isn’t for the Challenge, just spotlighting a use for the

Clear Wink of Stella Pen.

You can see the shimmering Wink of Stella!

Here is the inside of the Card!


I used the colors for the color challenge here too!

Here is a closer look at the inside!


The leaf had the Pumpkin Pie and the Melon Mambo!

With the Black Sentiment!

I am building up the Thanksgiving Card stash too!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Great Gatherings for you ALL!

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Delivery!

Hello All!

Thursday, while waiting for my Sister and her husband to arrive,

I cut out 4 Santa’s from the Detailed Santa Die from Stampin’Up!

Sadly, it is retired, but I did buy it on the Clearance Rack!

Hey, couldn’t pass up a good deal!

I had just finished cutting them out and getting

the Card bases ready, when they arrived!

I had a free moment, and went into the Craft Room

and I put the 4 Cards together!


Here is what they look like!


I loved his swirly beard…I used a stamp with swirls to match!


Here is the inside of the Card!


Simple and plenty of space to write that personal note and signature!



Real Red- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″     front piece, 4″ x 5.25″


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink- greeting and inside sentiment


Perfectly Plaid- greeting and inside sentiment


Big Shot- die-cutting machine

Detailed Santa Die- retired, front Santa cut out!


Here is the Card, once more!


I see this Card replicated in:

Basic Black Foil on Whisper White,

Silver Foil on Night of Navy or Seaside Spray,

Copper on Night of Navy or Pretty Peacock,

Gold Foil on Shaded Spruce or Cherry Cobbler,

and finally…

Champagne Foil on Rococo Rose or Purple Posy!

I will have to do these up and show them all to you!


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




A Quilt Show Weekend!

Hello Friends!

This post is late today…My Sister, Michele,  and her Hubby, Joe,

 from WV, came in for the weekend!

There was a Quilt Show here and I invited her to come.

Her Hubby also wanted to come and see our new place!

So thrilled they were here!

My Sister and I went to the Quilt Show,

looked around at the almost 300 quilts on display!

So beautiful!

My three sisters can sew…I can, but I am not really good at it!

We also bought Raffle tickets for the many baskets

of goodies the were raffling…we put tickets into

2 fabric baskets, 1 yarn basket, and a Tote Bag…

The Tote Bag was 1 of 2, made by one

of the Twin Rivers Quilting Guild Members!


the main Prize was

a Janome Sewing Machine and 2 baskets filled with Fabric

and all other great Quilting tools and accessories.

 We put tickets there too!

We went back to the Quilting show Saturday and waited for the drawing.

We agreed that if either one of us won the Grand Prize…I get the sewing machine,

the rest of the stuff goes to her!

Also the yarn basket was to go to me.

The fabric baskets would go to my Sister!

We didn’t win any thing. Sad Face.

But that was ok.

At least we had fun being together!

Friday was also my Birthday…my sister and I

sat in my Gazebo out back and drank wine.

We also had my Sister Linda, conference call with my

other Sister Mary…we talked and laughed all night!

I also had to call my Grand-daughter back, she called

earlier in the day while we were at the Quilt Show!

I called her back and also talked to her Mother!

Getting up Saturday was a bit tough. The wine flowed to

freely and we both ended up falling into our beds, a little tipsy!

But over all, I had a good time with my sister!

I hated to see her go this morning.

I have spent the day, stripping beds, and doing

laundry, and helping Mr. Hubster change the heating element

on the waterbed. That entails draining the bed and placing all things in place,

refilling the bed and then turning the unit on, and then remaking the bed.

It will be ready soon…I am going to fold the load in the dryer

and put the last load into the dryer. Then I have to start dinner!

So Tata for now (TTFN)!

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