Just An Update…

Hello ALL!

Nothing bad, but my BFF from High School hit horrible traffic the first leg of her journey here…then yesterday, the snow came…she was about 3 hours away, but we decided it was best for her to stop for the night. Better safe than sorry.

So we will have to have that Hot Chocolate later this morning when she will arrive!

She probably will hit the road at checkout time, to finish getting here! She will be here till Monday night and leave early Tuesday morning to head up to VA. A friend is having surgery and she will be taking care of them, till while they convalesce. I have to admit, I was blessed to have her come and take care of me and my family and house while I convalesced from my surgery, 6 years ago! She is a blessing to us all! While in VA she also will be visiting some relatives there too! (my friend will be relieved on weekends!)

On her return trip from VA…she will again stop here for a day or two and then head down to see another friend of hers, in FL. then on the road again, back to Texas.

When I got the call that she was stopping for the night,

I went into the Craft Room and made a card for tomorrow’s Post!

If I am able to get some cards/challenges done while she is here, I will post.

We shall see…lots of running around to do!

I pray, God Bless you ALL, with Friends like Dixie!

Warm Winter Wishes for52CCT7-20, SSC224, and TCC129…!

Hello Everyone!

It’s a Triple Play!!!!

Today’s Card is a Combination of 3 Challengers!

Here are the Challengers!

 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown # 7

The Theme Challenge!

52CCT7-20-theme Cocoa

Mmmmm! Love Hot Cocoa with Whipped Cream!

 

Sunday Stamps Challenge # 224

The Sketch Challenge!

SSC224

 

The Card Concept #129

The inspiration Challenge!

TCC129

The sign and the colors drew me in!

 

Here is my Card!

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It’s getting Cold tonight! My BFF from High School arrives late this afternoon.

Hopefully before the snows start…I’ll have hot chocolate for her tomorrow.

With Whipped Cream! We used to drink it after school up North!

Here is the simple inside of the Card!

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Not many days here in NC to enjoy Hot Chocolate…but tonight will be a good night!

After that…we’ll hit the Wine! LOL!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score line

Early Espresso- front panel, 3.75″ x 5″

Whisper White- front panel, approx. 2.25″ x 3.50″ (die cut Stitched Rectangle and then the end scalloped with another Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die, for the scallop edge!

STAMP SET:

Verve Stamps-Coffee Helps, greeting, inside sentiment, cocoa mug

INK:

Early Espresso- greeting, inside sentiment, cocoa mug

STAMPIN’ BLENDS ALCOHOL INK PEN:

Bronze- to color in the mug

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched So Sweetly Dies- to make the stitched, scallop edge

Rectangle Stitched Dies- to die cut tag

ACCESSORIES:

Red and White Gingham Ribbon-  from Walmart, for the bow!

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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An angled picture to show the tag popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This is a great Christmas or just a Winter Wishes Card…I’m going for Christmas!

 

Thank you for peeking in today!

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

Stay Warm!

A Woodland Birthday for PP474…and TGIFC251…!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for letting me land in your mailbox with my Posts!

Today’s Card is for another two Challenges…

A Sketch Challenge and a Theme Challenge!

Here are the Challengers!

The Theme Challenger…Paper Players #478  (PP474)

pp478

 

The Sketch Challenger…TGIFC #251

TGIFC 251

 

Here is my Card!

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That Raccoon has good friends!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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This is a great Masculine Youth Birthday Card!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Pacific Point- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score line

Whisper White- front rectangle, 2.75″ x 4″      inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

banner, .50 x 2.50″            scrap piece to stamp and die-cut animals and balloons

STAMP SETS:

Special Someone- animals, balloons, greeting, top half of inside sentiment

Happy Birthday To You- inside bottom half of inside sentiment

INKS:

Memento Tuxedo Black- animals and balloons

Smoky Slate- inside coloring on the animals

Pacific Point- greeting and inside sentiment

Seaside Spray- balloon, one on front and one inside

Balmy Blue- balloon, one on front and one inside

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die-cutting machine

Special Day Dies- die-cut animals and 2 front balloons

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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These little guys are Sooooo Cute!

I see many youth cards with these! I’m going to try with pink too!

 

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

The Bees Knees for CTS359 and JUGS523…!

Hello All!

I always laughed out loud when I heard that saying…the bees knees!

Many years later, a kid at work, yup, way younger than me, would

use that cliché’ all the time, it made me chuckle,

someone so young saying something,

my Mother use to say to me as a child!

Life is the BEES KNEES!

Ok! let’s get to Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is a combination of 2 Challenges!

One a Sketch Challenge , the other a  Color Challenge!

Here are the Challenges!

 

First, the Sketch Challenge!

CTS359-CTS7 Retro

 

Second, the Color Challenge!

JUGS 523

I used Stampin’Up! Colors

Basic Black-Gold Foil Sheet-Very Vanilla

 

Here is my Card!

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This is one Stamp Set I couldn’t get rid of…I love that little bear!

Now that Stampin’Up! came out with the Honey Bee Bundle and the SAB DSP choice…

I have put all my ‘Bee’ stuff together!

 

Here is the inside of this Card!

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Good thing there are dies for these little bees!!!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Very Vanilla-  card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the scored line

scrap for stamping bear, hive and bees

Gold Foil Sheet- honeycomb on card front

STAMP SETS:

A Little Wild- bear, hive, bees

Dovecraft Bee Happy- inside sentiment

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS:

Crushed Curry- to color in the hive

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Light Crumb Cake- bear

Light Petal Pink- bear’s ears and nose

Light Daffodil Delight-  to color the bees’ bodies

Dark Basic Black- opening in hive

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Little Love Dies- bear, hive, bees

Detailed Bees Dies- Gold Foil honeycomb on card front!

 

Here is the Card, again!

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A great Child’s Bee-day Card!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and the ‘Bees Knees’ to you ALL!

Hello Baby for CC&S357…!

Hello All!

Thanks for peeking in for Today’s card!

Since Valentine’s Day was over…I didn’t go with the hearts…but…they

did look like a stamp set of Mother and baby, I have from Stampin’Up!

called Wildly Happy!

Our Sketch Challenger is…

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #357  (CC&S 357)

Here is the Challenge…!

 

CC&S 357

Here is my Card!

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Aw! So Sweet!

 

Here is the simple inside of the Card!

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HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Old Olive- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score line

mat for elephants

Mango Melody- mat, 2.75″ x 3.75″

Whisper White- greeting banner, .50″ x 2.50″

inside panel, 4′ x 5.25″        large scrap piece to stamp and fussy cut the elephants

DSP:

Tropical Oasis DSP- front panel, 2.50″ x 3.50″      inside strip, .50″ x 4″

STAMP SETS:

Wildly Happy- elepants

Baby Bear- greeting and inside sentiment

INK:

Old Olive- greeting and inside sentiment

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Light and Dark Smoky Slate- to color elephants

Light Soft Sea Foam- to color around the elephants

TOOLS:

Banner Triple Punch- to flag the greeting banner

ACCESSORIES:

Holiday Rhinestones in Pumpkin Pie- 3 on card front

 

Here is the Card, again!

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Love this!

I just had the time to really look at this DSP and I am so excited to use this again!

It is really beautiful paper!

 

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

Birthday Wishes for HSS332…!

Hello All!

I had the Parisian DSP out (yesterday’s card)!

I decided to go with the colors on the reverse side of the DSP!

Yesterday’s colors were: Petal Pink and Cherry Cobbler!

Today’s Colors are the Pool Party and Petal Pink with

the Champagne Foiling in the DSP!

(that is what make it Specialty DSP!)

Today’s Card if for a Sketch Challenge from

Hand Stamped Sentiments #332  (HSS332)

 

Here is the Challenge!

HSS 332

Here is my take on the sketch!

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I decided to use the Champagne Foil again!

I dry embossed the large rectangle with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (EF)

Then, I trimmed the rectangle down for the card!

 

Here is the simple inside of the Card!

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A soft, feminine Birthday Card!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Petal Pink- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″, fold in half, on the scored line

Pool Party- front mat, 2.50″ x 2.75″

inside mat, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap to die-cut lace section

Whisper White- greeting banner, .50″ x 2.50″

inside panel- 3.75″ x 5″

Champagne Foil Sheet- front strip, .50′ x 4″

embossed rectangle, 2.25″ x 2.50″

DSP:

Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP- 

front pieces: 1 @ 2″ x 4″  and 1@ 1.50″ x 4″ (the Champagne Foil Sheet  strip joins them!)

inside strip- .50″ x 3.75″

STAMP SET:

Cake Soirée- greeting and inside sentiment

INK:

Pool Party- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Tin Tile 3D EF- front Foil rectangle

Delicate Lace Edge Dies- bottom flourish, trimmed down

ACCESSORIES:

Antique Brads- retired SU from my stash

Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon- under rectangle and brad

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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I like the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!

2 different looks from the same package of paper!

 

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

Anniversary Wishes for… …MOJOMonday530…!

Hello Again to you ALL!

Today’s Card is an Anniversary Card, for a Sketch Challenge!

 

The Challenger is Mojo Monday #530

 

Here is the Sketch Challenge!

MojoSketch530

Our host’s Card is on the right!

 

Here is my Card!

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I really didn’t want to make another Valentine Card!

Mine are all mailed out!

I looked into my stash and realized I was a bit low on Anniversary Cards!

Voila’!

Here is the inside of the Card!

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It is all about love…those are locks and keys printed on the DSP!

 

HERE ARE THE DTOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Cherry Cobbler- card base, 4.25″ x 11″ scored @ 5.5″ (tent style)

Petal Pink- heart

Whisper White- inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″

Champagne Foil Sheet- strip down front, .50″ x 5.5″

scallop punched heart

DSP:

Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP- bottom front layer, 3.50″ x 4.75″

next layer up DSP- 3″ x 4.25″

inside piece for mat- 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting in heart

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment

INK:

Cherry Cobbler- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Heart Punch Pack- Petal Pink Heart, Champagne Foil Scalloped Heart

ACCESSORIES:

Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels- on card front

 

Here is the Card, again!

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Saving one of these for Mr. Hubster…our Anniversary is next month!

 

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