A Pause in the Action for Family…

Hello Friends, Stampers, and Peepers!

 

As I said in yesterday’s Post…I will be taking some time off for

the Christmas Rush…change of plans.

My Sister-in-Law Anita, who I’ve been sending all the Get Well cards…

…Anita has been put on Hospice Care. She is deteriorating rapidly.

I’ve been on a Major rush to get all done.

I have got all my Christmas Cards addressed and mailed,

all the gifts wrapped and boxed.

When I get word, I will be off to RI for a funeral.

I hate that it is at this time of year.

But there is never a really good time at all, is there?

I must say, I have been blessed in my life to have known this wonderful woman.

Her smile bathed you in love! She always had a twinkle in her eyes when she smiled!

Anita was a good Mother to her boys. They had 3 Sons.

2 of the Boys gave her each a Grandson, one just recently as last month.

We have pics of her getting to hold him, and cooing the Grandmother Love.

Anita said she was sad that she wouldn’t be able

to watch her Grand-sons grow up.

I ask all of you for prayers for my Brother, Jim and her 3 sons,

Christopher, Richard and Steven.

Anita’s parents lived next door them.

Anita’s Dad is taking care of Anita’s Mother, she has Alzheimer’s.

Still in the early phase of it.

She has memories, but a lot of bouts of memory loss, too.

Pray for them too…Gene and Anne.

Thank you for allowing me to ask these prayer requests from you all.

Also, I pray the Lord to bless you all this Holiday Season.

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and God’s Love to you ALL!

Christmas Snowmen Cheer for SSC219!

Hello Everyone!

I saw this Challenge and I had to do it!

I know I said it was the last Challenge for the month, but….!

I wasn’t sure what kind of card it would be,

but I knew the DSP, I would use!

I used the ‘Let It Snow Specialty DSP’ for this card!

I decided to make it another Booklet Card!

I wanted to make a more youth oriented card…I have

several family Members that have young kids.

Most of them are at the age of feeling textures!

I used this DSP because it is textured with a glitter to highlight the snow!

The Challenger for this Card is

Sunday Stamps Challenge #219 (SSC219)

Here is the Color Challenge!

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The DSP has ALL these Colors in it!

Here is the Card Front!

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Showing all the pages!

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Inside front Cover and Page 1!

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I stamped the snowman and on the facing page, I fussy-cut

a snow man (lady) from another piece of the DSP!

 

Pages 2 & 3!

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Again, a stamped page and more fussy-cut snowmen!

 

Page 4 and inside Back Cover!

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The stamped inside Back Cover (where you sign the Card!)

And fussy-cut snowmen!

 

Back Cover!

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I used an ID Stamp and 2 more fussy-cut snowmen!

Kids like never-ending stories, and texture…these cards will be

opened and closed, a lot!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

2 pages- 3.75″ x 5″

Poppy Parade- front square, 3″ x 3″          front greeting mat, 1″ x 3.25

Inside front cover and Page 2 mats, 2.25″ x 4.25″ (2 pcs.)

Inside Back Cover mat, 3.5″ x 4.75″

Whisper White- stamped pieces,  greeting, .75″ x 3.25″

Inside front Cover and Page 2- 2.25″ x 4″ (2 pcs.)

inside back cover-3.25″ x 4.5″

DSP:

front square, 2.75″ x 2.75″

4 pages, 3.5″ x 4.75″

a page of DSP to fussy-cut snowmen

STAMP SETS:

Itty Bitty Christmas- greeting

Spirited Snowmen- inside front cover, greeting and snowman

page 2- snowman       inside back cover, snow-couple

Alpine Adventure- page 2 sentiment

Christmas Pines- inside back cover sentiment

INKS:

Poppy Parade- greeting and inside sentiments

Coastal Cabana- all stamped snowmen/snow couple

Memento Tuxedo Black- ID stamp on back cover

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS:

For coloring in all the stamped snowmen and snow couple:

Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Shaded Spruce

(all the colors of the Challenge!)

 

Here’s a couple of Pics of the Booklet Card, again!

I enjoyed doing these Cards!

I will be jumping in here now and then for the rest of the month…

…I need to finish getting Christmas Done!

This week is finally open!

The shopping is done…now to wrap and box for mailing!

I still need to finish my cards, truth be told, I haven’t got to them yet.

Mr. Hubster and I are nursing these colds, that have hit us like a ton of bricks!

Just have a good case of ‘don’t feel like it”!

We will get there! Now that the ‘rush’ is done!

Here on in, our schedules are clear to get these done!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Christmas Cheer to you All!

 

Fourth and Last Booklet Card!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is the last in the series of my Booklet Cards!

Here is Booklet Card #4!

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The greeting is from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set, retired

and is stamped in Night of Navy Ink!

The Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels in Night of Navy, blings this up!

 

Here is the inside front cover and page 1

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In Night of Navy Ink, the sentiment is from the retired stamp set, Peaceful Noel. 

The ornament and flourish is from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set!

The Rhinestone here is also from the Holiday Rhinestones in Night of Navy!

 

Pages 2 and 3

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In Night of Navy Ink is stamped the sentiment from the retired,

Timeless Tidings Stamp Set.

The sentiment is from the retired, Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set!

Another Night of Navy Rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels!

 

  Page 4 and Inside back cover!

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The sentiment is from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, in Night of Navy Ink!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

I hope you enjoyed these Booklet Cards!

When I first saw these made, I was determined to make them too!

As you read this Post…I am addressing all my Cards I have made this year!

I know I have over 120 to mail out!

I lost count, as to how many Cards I made…but I know it’s over 110, at last count!

I am going to take a break here from Blogging…

Mr. Hubster and I have been down with real bad colds.

We both have been ill.

I started about November 20th, 3 days later, Mr. Hubster got it!

Needless to say, we are keeping Kleenex in business!

So we are nursing ourselves back to feeling better…it’s been long.

I want to wish you ALL a Blessed and Joyous Season.

Remember, the Reason for the Season, is the Reason for Everyday!

Let Christ come into your heart,

and find the real Peace and Joy, people always wish to you!

It doesn’t mean Bad will never happen…it’s just that you have

the Lord with you, to get through the bad times and also

the Lord to Rejoice with, in the good times!

We are to praise him in the Good and in the Bad!

The Sacrifice of Praise…Praising when you feel you can’t or don’t

want to Praise…Joy comes from Praising the Lord, through it ALL!

 

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

I appreciate you peeking in and consider it an Honor!

Booklet Card # 3…!

Hello and Thank you for peeking in for Today’s Booklet Card!

This is the Third in my Series of these Booklets!

Here is Today’s Booklet!

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I used the Mossy Meadow Cardstock for this card! The base is 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

The front mat is 3″ x 3″  the Greeting panel is 2.75″ x 2.75″

I used the Mossy Meadow colored DSP from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP

it measures 4″ x 5.5″

Inside front cover and page one!

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Delicata Celestial Copper Ink!

Stamp Sets: Christmas  Gleaming- ornament and flourish    Christmas Pines– sentiment

Noble Peacock Rhinestone in Old Olive center of flourish!

 

Inside pages 2 and 3

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Star is stamped in the Delicata Celestial Copper Ink and studded with the

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Old Olive!

Stamp Set: Star of Light, retired, sentiment and star

sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink!

 

Inside Back Cover!

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The sentiment is from the Timeless Tidings, retired

and stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink!

Here is the front again!

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I realized, after the picture was taken and posted, I forgot to add

the Rhinestones to the front of this Card too!

I did add them, after this Post!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Joy to you ALL!

Booklet Card #2…!

Here is the second of 4 colors of these card,

I made 8 booklets! I make 2 at a time!

 

I used Pretty Peacock Cardstock for a base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

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The bling is Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Pretty Peacock!

Front DSP is 4″ x 5.25″

Mat is 3″ x 3″         Greeting panel is 2.75″ x 2.75″

Stamp Set: retired, Christmas Pines

stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink!

 

Inside front cover and page one:

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Inside Cover mat, 2.5″ x 4″       Sentiment panel, 2.75″ x 4.25″    dsp page is 3.25″ x 4.5″

Stamp Sets:

Peaceful Noel– retired, sentiment  Christmas Gleaming– ornament and flourish

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Pretty Peacock!

 

pages 3 and 4

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mat is 2.75″ x 4.25″   sentiment panel is 2.5″ x 4″   Pretty Peacock Ink

Stamp Sets: Snowflake Sentiments, snowflake    Timeless Tidings, sentiment

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Pretty Peacock!

 

Inside Back Cover:

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Ink: Pretty Peacock       Stamp Set: Snowflake Sentiments, sentiment

 

Tomorrow’s Card is in Mossy Meadow!

Until the next Post…Peaceful Comfort to you ALL!

Tidings of Joy for Inspire.Create #57…!

Hello All!

Thanks for peeking back today!

Today’s Card is for the last Challenge I will be doing this month!

Today’s Challenge is from…

Inspire.Create #57

 

Here is the Challenge!

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The Theme: Fancy Fold!

 

Here is my Card!

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Looks simple…The greeting is from the Christmas Pines, retired Stamp Set!

Here’s the Fancy Fold…it’s a booklet card!

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I copied this from Sam Hammond, Pootles from the UK.

Specifically bought his DSP to do the booklets!

Yes, I made, 2 each of 4 styles! This is the one I chose for the Challenge!

 

Inside front cover and page 1…

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Stamp Sets are:

Christmas Gleaming-ornament and flourish, Peaceful Noel-sentiment

 

Pages 2 and 3…

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Stamp Sets: Snowflake Sentiments, snowflake and Timeless Tidings, sentiment

 

Inside back cover and page 4!

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This is where you sign and or write a personal note!

Stamp Set- Timeless Tidings, sentiment

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

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

Whisper White Regular- front and inside sentiment panels

front- 2.75″ x 2.75″

inside front cover and page 3- 2.5″ x 4″

inside Back Cover- 3.25″ x 4.75″

Night of Navy- mats for front and inside sentiments

front- 3″ x 3″

inside front cover and page 3- 2.75″ x 4.25″

inside back cover- 3.5″ x 5″

DSP:

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP:

large piece: 5.25″ x 11″  score @ 4″, 4.75″, 5.5″, 6.25″, and 7″

fold valley and mountain on the score lines (decide which side you want to show, then, make sure the other side shows for gluing down!)

Glue one side of the panel to the front inside cover, centered…then glue down the opposite cover, centered. The folds for the pages will be loose, you want then that way.

4 pieces for the pages…3.5″ x 5″  glue the edge of page one to the first fold. on the opposite side of the fold, glue page 2, match up the pages first, then adhere to fold. Do the same for the last 2 pages.

Glue the front panel to the front of the booklet/card (4″ x 5.25″)

I made the showing inside covers and the front cover DSP the same. I did not use them for the pages inside!

Adhere the mats to the pages as seen, and the stamp and add the greeting and sentiments to the mats!

Add any bling, and you’re done!

I used the Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Blueberry Bushel!

 

Here is the booklet/card again!

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Closed up! Fits the medium size A2 envelopes!

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The next several days will showcase the other 3 booklet cards I made!

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

 

Cardinal Love for the Card Class!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is the Second Card we made at my Card Class

Wednesday Night!

Here is the Card!

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Isn’t he Beautiful? He is just Gorgeous in person.

This picture just doesn’t show how stunning this bird is!

Mr. Hubster was in AWE of how pretty this bird is!

 

Here is a peek at the inside of the Card!

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It is a Fancy Fold Card!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- card base, 4.25″ x 11″ score @ 5.5″ Cut off card front down to 2.75″

save the cut off piece, that is the front reattached panel!

Garden Green- inside mat, 2.75″ x 4.25″       scraps to cut out 3 leaf sprigs

Very Vanilla- front piece, 2.75″ x 4″        inside piece, 2.5″ x 4″

a 3″ x 4.25″ piece to stamp and cut out bird

DSP:

Toile Tidings DSP- front piece, 2.25″ x 4″       inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SET:

Toile Christmas- all stamping (greeting, bird, inside sentiment)

INKS:

Real Red- greeting and inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink- cardinal

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Light Cherry Cobbler and Dark Real Red- to color the Cardinal

Mango Melody- cardinal’s beak

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKER:

Real Red- to color all the berries on the front DSP

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Christmas Cardinal Dies- greeting banner, cardinal, leaves

ACCESSORIES:

Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels- berried on the leaves!

 

Here is the Card again!

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For the Class I cut out 16 kits! Yes, that means I colored 16 birds!

I assemble 4 Cards for Class to show completed,

for the class to use as a Visual Aid…

…that leaves me twelve packs…

…6-8 for the class, extra if they want to buy an extra kit.

Any of these cards left over…I make up and they go into MY stash!

As my Mom would say…

“It keeps me busy and out of trouble!”

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Beautiful Cards to you ALL!