Birthday Wishes for CCSC354 and FMS419…!

Hello All!

Tinkered in the Craft Room yesterday!

I am not yet up to feeling Good,

but I am getting better.

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


A Color Challenge


A Sketch Challenge!


The Color Challenge is from

CAS Colours & Sketches # 354  (CCSC354)

(CAS is Clean And Simple)


Here is the Color Challenge!



The Sketch Challenge is from

Freshly Made Sketches # 419  (FMS419)


Here is the Sketch Challenge!

FMS 419

I do like to combine these kinds of challenges!

Both are good to get the Creative Juices going!


Here is my Card!


I love simple! This card is easier than it looks!


Here is how I finished the inside of the Card!


I decided to mat the inside, to mimic the matting, on the card front!




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

Whisper White Regular- greeting banner, .50″ x 2.75″

scrap piece to stamp flowers and leaf stems and then fussy cut

Rococo Rose- 3.75″ x 5″


Pressed Petals Specialty DSP- 3.5″ x 4.75″

adhere the DSP to the Rococo Rose mat, attach to the card front on the angle, trim off the

overhanging edges from the backside of the card front.


Forever Blossoms- flowers and leaf stems on front and inside card

Picture Perfect Birthday- inside sentiment

Itty Bitty Birthdays- greeting


Seaside Spray- blossoms, greeting, inside sentiment

Granny Apple Green- leaf stems

Memento Tuxedo Black- front blossoms and leaf stems


Dark and Light Seaside Spray- blossoms (Dark to color Rhinestones)

Light and Dark Granny Apple Green- leaf stems

Dark Daffodil Delight- blossom centers


Basic Jewels Rhinestones- 3 on card front (Seaside Spray was light on the Rhinestones!)


Here is the Card again!


Another Birthday Card for the stash!

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

Warm, Beachy Birthday Wishes for TSOT440!

Hello Everyone!

I believe I am back…I’m doing the best I can for now.

I am fighting this cold good!

I am going to bed real early and getting good sleep!


While cleaning my Craft Room, I found some pieces that were

leftover from a card kit from the

Stamp & Scrap Expo I went to with my friend, last June 2019!

The theme for the Card was from TSOT440!

Try Stamping (or not) On Tuesday #440

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 440

You have the choice of doing either or both!

I did both!


Here is my Card!


I used the Sketch and the ‘WET’ is the ocean scene!

The sketch didn’t really give a place for the greeting, so I made a circle

to mimic the sun, on the upper right hand corner?


Here is the simple inside!


I didn’t have any leftover scraps to use to do the inside!




Bermuda Bay- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

1 5/8″ Circle mat for greeting

Whisper White- front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap for punching out the circle mat under DSP circle and scallop circle

Bazzill’s textured cardstock (leftover from the kit) front panel, 3.50″ x 4.50″


Beach Happy- greeting

Cake Soirée- inside sentiment


Bermuda Bay- greeting and inside sentiment


leftover from the beachy kit (a square, I punched the circle from!)


1 3/4″ Circle Punch- DSP circle (off set for a square edge, under the bow)

2″ circle Punch- off set, Whisper White circle, for DSP mat

1 5/8″ Circle Punch- mat under greeting

1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch- greeting circle


Pool Party Satin Ribbon- bow


Here is the Card again!


I don’t know about you…but I long for the beach!


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

Ready for Warmer Weather?

Hello All!

Are you ready for warmer weather? I am!

We were teased with balmy weather that ended about a week ago.

It has been so cold. My energy level is on a big halt!

I know it is cold every where, but truth be told…so spoiled with

the great weather we had…I told Mr Hubster that we should have moved further South.

But from what I understand…Florida is cold too! Oh well.

I will be getting back on here starting tomorrow. I have finished with

all rescheduled Dr.’s Office visits (annual checkups and stuff).

Still have a mammogram for next month!

The new shelf unit is in the craft room and I have rearranged the room!

Oh my, I was dead on with all the measurements!

The unit fits, snugly, but it fits!

Chat later!

I woke up yesterday with ANOTHER COLD!

I feel miserable! I just got over a cold, just before Christmas!

I told Mr. Hubster that I am going to wear a mask the next time I go to the Dr.’s Office.

The last one kicked my butt, this is bothering me now!

Oh well, it is what it is! This too, shall pass!

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


Rearranging the Craft Room!

Hello All!

Sorry I have been MIA…I bought a new shelving unit and put it together.

I also had to rearrange my Craft Room so that all would fit!

I had the tape measure out and did some measuring BEFORE

I bought the new Shelf Unit!

I also have been going through lots of things that have just accumulated over

the years and I am either tossing of setting aside for the Ladies in my Card Class!

Perhaps they have a use for them!

Sometimes you just hate to let things go…but if I haven’t used it, then…

I’m sure you all know what I mean!

See you on the flip side of the rearrageing!


Reorganization, Rearranging, and Redesigning Blessings to you ALL!


A Little Break!

Hello All!

Sorry I haven’t Posted in a few days…Mr. Hubster downloaded

Windows 10 to our Computer and it is a whole new world!

All of my Favorites are GONE! Yes, even getting to this site!

I did make it, but I am also trying to figure out where is the rest of my stuff?

As soon as I get it together, I’ll be back!

I feel like I am learning the computer stuff, all over again!

I am persevering!

Until I get back for the next Post…Blessings and New Discoveries to you ALL!

A Retirement Booklet Card!

Hello Everyone!

a couple of days ago, my sister Michele,

texted me that she needed a Retirement Card!

A Co-Worker in her Office is Retiring at the end of the month!

Michele told me that she calls him, ‘the Legend’!

I told her I had an idea…then when I went to make the card…

I went in a totally different direction!

Many people (about 25-30) will be signing the Card.

I went with a Booklet Card!

I also decided to do a Nautical Theme too!

Here is the Booklet Card!


I went with Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White.

The DSP is the Come Sail Away DSP.

I used 5 different patterns for the pages!


Here is the Card Front!


 I generated the Greeting off my computer!

I stamped the sailboat and birds.


Inside the front cover & page one!


All stamping and all die-cuts were placed to the corners,

Had to leave room for ‘The Legend’s” co-workers to sign!!


Pages 3 & 4


I stamped the Compass and the cut out the dial hand, and added a silver brad!

Again, lots of open space for signing!


Page 4 & inside back cover!


I die-cut the ships wheel and adhered with a silver brad!

The sentiment on inside back cover, a rogue stamp in my stash!




Night of Navy- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

a scrap piece, to die cut the ‘dial hand’ on the compass

Whisper White:

front cover- 4″ x 5.25″

Inside front Cover-3.75″ x 5″

4 Pages- 3.5″ x 4.75″

inside back cover- 3.75″ x 5″

Crumb Cake- rope die cut along the edge of page 1

Poppy Parade- the die cut ship’s wheel on page 4


inside covers and page flaps, 5.25″ x 11″ score @ 4″, 4.75″, 5.5″, 6.25″, 7″

concertina fold the scores, be sure to fold to make the flaps up on the side of the DSP

that you want to show.

4 pieces for the pages, glued onto flaps and together, to make a double sided page, all 4 pages are cut, at 3.75″ x 5″. Use Tear & Tape on the flap part and liquid glue or tape runner for the rest of the pages to glue together, evenly. I put one page, with Tear & Tape, on the flap, then lined up the opposite page, edge to edge with liquid glue, and then adhered down the Tear & Tape on the flap part.


Sailing Home- sailboats, lighthouse, anchor, compass, birds, sentiments

front cover- generated off my computer

inside back cover- Judi Kins stamp (I purchased a Hobby Lobby)


Night of Navy- all stamping, excluding the anchor

Basic Gray- the anchor


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Smooth Sailing Dies- rope and ship’s wheel


Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine- rope off anchor

Stampin’Up! Mini Brads in Silver- compass center and ship’s wheel center


Here is a peek at the open booklet!


I do really like this card/booklet!

Usually I make 2 of each…this time only one!

To use up my DSP…I may make some masculine Birthday Cards!


Until the next Post…Fair Winds and Following Seas to you ALL!

Inspiring Snowflakes, Birthday Love forAYSI216…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Challenge with many elements too!

Here is the Challenge from

As You See It #216  (ASYI216)

AYSI _216


Silver- check

Rhinestones or Sequins- check

Dry Embossing- check

Inspiring Sentiment- check


Here is my Card!


I used this Card for a Welcome Baby Card!

On Monday…

My Niece delivered (C-section) Twin Girls!

Mommy and Babes are doing good!

I wasn’t going to use this picture, but I liked the angle!

It shows both EF imprints!


The Rhinestones look multi colored pastels! For the Girls!

Plus a peek at the inside snowflake!

I’m not showing the inside because I already signed

and added a personal note to the card!

So excited to get off into the mail with a gift!



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

Silver Foil Sheet- 4 snowflakes, 2 on card front and 2 inside


Snow Is Glistening- greeting

I used 2 retired baby stamp sets for the inside message:

Welcome Baby (inserted the names)

Happy, Happy Birthday! (inserted the Date of Birth)


Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting and inside sentiments


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Blizzard Die- foil snowflakes

Winter Wonder EF- large snowflake in center

Softly Falling EF- background snowfall


Snowflake Trinkets- center of large snowflake

Rhinestones Basic Jewels- strategically placed on large snowflake!

Here is the Card, again!


Something different, but I wanted to welcome the Winter Babies!

It also started to Snow on their Birthday too!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy, Happy to you ALL!