A Little Farm Encouragement!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card, I made using some DSP I purchased from

the Scrap & Stamp Expo, last year.


Here is my Card!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I stamped the Chicken, I believe, missing from the front!




Poppy Parade- 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Front mat, 3″ x 4.25″

Very Vanilla- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


from my stash, one of the DSP I bought last year,

from the Scrap & Stamp Expo!

Front bottom layer, 4″ x 5.25″

front smaller layer, 2.75″ x 4″


Home to Roost- inside rooster and inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- rooster

Poppy Parade- inside sentiment


to color rooster:

Poppy Parade, Mango Melody-Grapefruit Grove

ground: Sahara Sand


Here is the Card, once again!


I popped up the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Maintain 6′ Social Distancing!

Magnolia Thoughts for PCC375…!

Hello ALL!

I have been working on some Cards for the ‘Card Ministry’ for Church!

I decided to use a sketch Challenge for 10 of the Cards!

Paper Craft Crew #375  (PCC375)


Here is the Sketch Challenge, I used!





Here is my Card!




The inside of my Card!




The Glamour Shot!






Craft Cardstock- I think it is from Michael’s, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score line

Mossy Meadow- scallop rectangle mat

Whisper White- front scalloped greeting rectangle

inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Good Morning Magnolia- large background magnolia, magnolia bud, greeting, inside flourish

Inspiring Iris- inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- magnolia bud

Mossy Meadow- greeting, inside flourish and sentiment

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- prestamping for large background magnolia

Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Clear- for background magnolia


Light petal Pink- front magnolia bud

Light Mossy Meadow- magnolia bud leaves and stem


Heat Tool- to heat emboss the background magnolia


Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels- scattered on the front

Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon- 2.5″ on card front


Here is the Card, again!


I made 10 of these Cards!

I do hope to stay caught up and post daily…getting back into the challenges will help!


Until the next Post…

…Blessings and Wash Hands to the prayer, Our Father!

(prayers can’t hurt at this time!)

I’m Here and I’m Well!

Hello Everyone!

Happy Sunday!

It feels ODD not going to Church.

The Facebook connection, just isn’t the same at all!


I am sorry I have been MIA for a good span of time.

My Brother, Jim came up from his trip to Florida

and stopped here to stay for several days.

He ended up staying a whole week!

We both were concerned of any exposure to the Virus he may have had in FL.

After a week, showing no symptoms (the guide said it would show by day 3 or 4)

He then left to go home to RI. He missed his Grands and dogs!

From his time in FL and here in NC, he was away from his home, 1 month!

It was so good to have him visit!

My Brother Jim is not one to sit still!

He volunteered to do some things that needed to be done

here at my home, that Mr. Hubster can’t do anymore.

I guess you can call it what my Sister called it…A Honey-Do List!


  1.           A piece of my siding’s edging blew off in a storm (not the Hurricane!).

He put that up for me!


2.               I had purchased a new kitchen sink with faucet and 3 bathroom faucets

2 years ago, they were sitting in my garage…

He installed the 3 bathroom faucets for me!

After several trips to Lowe’s for parts, and exchanging the wrong parts…

Jim installed the faucets…Good thing he did!

Mr. Hubster and I would have never been able to do it!

He squeezed into a 10″ opening to install all three faucets!

2 in the Master Bath and 1 in the guest bath!

Poor baby, had a bruise on his right side chest

and under arm from the cabinet edges.

We padded him with many towels, but not padded enough!

He will return after this COVID-19 thing is over,

to install the kitchen sink!

There is way more room, to work in for that, too!

He will swing by my home, after he goes to visit my Sister in WV,

 that he had to forgo, because of the COVID-19


     3.                      I flipped on the kitchen light and it didn’t go on.

                                     It is a fluorescent light with the old ballasts.

Jim suggested a new LED light, We bought, and he installed that!

When he comes back to install the kitchen sink, I may have him install

a new LED light in the laundry room, get rid of that ‘Fluorescent’ lighting!


4.                    My ‘bridge’ had floated across the creek to the other side,

during Hurricane Florence (2 yrs ago)!

All three of us worked on that!

Mr. Hubster and I couldn’t do it by ourselves at all.

We used the ‘rider mower’ to pull it into place.

My brother cut some 2″ x 4″ x 8′ into 2′ lengths

and drove them into the ground on an angle,

at each corner of the ‘bridge’,

and screwed them into the ends of the ‘bridge’.

It shouldn’t move now!!!

We also had raised the ‘bridge’ a couple of inches, with cinder blocks

and we used the half cinder blocks on the ends.

we also had to go buy pavers to sit under the lip of the ‘bridge’ ends…

…Mr. Hubster has to cross the ‘bridge’ with the mower to mow

the other side of the ‘bridge’!

(the two rows of pavers will enable Mr. Hubster to get

up on the ‘bridge’ ends to cross to the other side, to mow!)

While Jim worked on the bridge, I took my chainsaw

and cut back the tree that had fallen across the opening

to the path I like to walk.

(I could now, cross the Creek/Ditch,

using the bridge, to cut down the tree!)

It is so nice to have that access again!

Thank you Jim for all you did!

We both, Mr. Hubster and I, are so appreciative, of all Jim did for us!

We volunteered to pay for his hotel room for the night, for

his travel back up North, he wouldn’t take it.

He said ‘Family helps Family’ and he was glad he could help!

He also said…he makes more money than us!

We bought all the supplies, he did the labor.

I am grateful for ALL he did!

My Thanks is running down my cheeks as I type this.

I have started to work on some cards!

I had bought some 12 X 12 DSP from the Stamp & Craft Expo last year,

I have been using them up to make some cards!

I also was given many Card bases and envelopes

from a Lady at Church to make Cards for her Card Ministry.

I have been working on those too!

I will Post all to share soon!


Until the next Post…

Stay Home,

Wash your Hands, frequently

6′ social-distance from others,

and don’t hoard the toilet paper or other paper products…others need some too!

I went to buy napkins for my table…NONE!

What is with that?

TP and Paper products don’t cure COVID-19 folks!



Blessings and Be Kind to Others, we are all in this together!






Nautical Birthday for JAI496…!

Hello All!

It has been several days…but, I am making my way back here!

I seem to have fallen out of step with all I do and it has taken a bit,

to get back, to where I am supposed to be at this time!

Hope all of you are safe and healthy, so far…we’re good.

Keep those hands washed!


Today’s Card is for an Inspirational Photo Challenge!

Our Challenger is

Just Add Ink #496  (JAI496)

Here is the Challenge!


I started with Crumb Cake Cardstock and then I evolved into…


My Card!


I went with the colors of sand and water!


Here is the inside of my Card!


Bringing the front to the inside!




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

Night of Navy- front and inside mat panels, 4″ x 5.25″

scallop circle mat, 2.5″ x 2.5″

Whisper White- front circle, 2.5″ x 2.5″

inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″


Come Sail Away DSP- front panel, 3.75″ x 5″


Sailing Home- boats and birds

Bonanza Buddies- greeting and inside sentiment


Soft Suede- greeting and inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black- birds

Night of Navy- boats


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- greeting circle

Layering Circles Dies- scallop circle mat


Here is a Glamor shot of the Card!!


I do love my ‘nautical’!!!


Stay Safe-Guarded by:

Self-imposed travel bans, social distancing, and

a lot of good, old-fashioned handwashing!

Stay home and make some Cards!

Maybe a lot of ‘Get Well’ Cards!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Nautical Dreams to you ALL!


A Mini Break…but NOT for long!!!!

Hello Friends!

So sorry, I haven’t posted for a bit…I have been busy!

My BFF from High School, Dixie…left Sunday morning.

Along with doing my laundry and regular house cleaning…you know

you don’t do that when friends are in town!

You do it before they come and then again after they leave!

All the other time is spent with them!

Outside of house cleaning and laundry on Sunday, I had to get ready for my

Garden Club Meeting for Monday morning.

I had to get the Agenda made up and e-mailed to the Board Members!

Monday was the meeting and the usual gab-fest, after the meeting!!

Had to make a run to Walmart and pick up a few items.

Came back home and cooked dinner and cleaned up…

still haven’t made it to the Craft Room!!

Had to go out again this am, met up with a woman from church…

The woman had some cardstock and envelopes to give me.

She is in charge of a ministry of cards and the papers came from

another woman, who is moving away.

Spent time matching up cardstock with the envelopes.

I have 75 Kraft envelopes and about 48 White envelopes, leftover!

I already cut cardstock to match up with other envelopes!

I think we are in cards for the church for a bit!

I am also trying to push myself to work on the cards for the next Card Class too!

It is already the 10th and the next class is April 1st!

20 days to make up 96 cards! I just broke out in a sweat writing this…!

All that aside, I still need to make cards for the Post…So, I

am asking for a bit of time here to get my stuff together!

I need to get all done, my brother is coming in for a couple of days

He will be traveling back from FL to RI via a stop here in NC and then

over to WV to visit our sister Michele.

Then back home to RI…the other 2 sisters live in RI!

(in the same town as my brother!)

A big breath and on I go!

Blessings to you ALL, until the next Post!