And the Rush is On…!

 

Hello All!

 

Sorry I’ve been MIA…I thought I did good getting my

shopping, wrapping, and boxed to mail stuff done. I have…

but I forgot about the card writing and sending, Which got done

but I have yet to mail my Packages!!! Maybe tomorrow!

Why is it that all the Medical ‘Stuff’ comes in the month

of December, mixed in with all the Christmas ‘Stuff” too?

I have 3 more Medical Appointment Stuff left this month,

and my car is scheduled for its checkup!

 I have a rescheduled Christmas Show to go to!

Oh! I am also going to a Craft Show this weekend,

my Niece came into town two weeks ago and

we went to a Craft show then, too!

In between all this ‘Stuff’ going on,

I have been working on a few cards!

I’ll Post them when all are done!

Mr. Hubster is getting a big laugh that

 I have to get up WAY earlier to make

all the appointments!

The ‘Up’ side is next Thursday, I’ll get to sleep in!

 The only thing I have after Wednesday is

the Christmas Service at Church

on the 24th, from 6pm-7pm!

That’s in the evening!

I am looking forward to that!

It kind of puts into perspective what this Season

is really about…the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

Deep Breath and Focus…Thank you Lord!

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Peace be to you ALL!

Dashing Through the Snow…

Hello Friends!

Today’s Card is a Combination of 2 Challengers!

The first Challenger is a Color Challenge from

Color Throwdown #521

Here is the Challenge!

CTD 521

Silver-Gray-Black-White

I used Stampin’Up! Colors:

Silver Foil-Gray Granite/Smokey Slate-Basic Black-Whisper White

 

The Second Challenge is from Freshly Made Sketches #365

Here is their Challenge!

FMS 365

At first, I didn’t want to make another Christmas Card, but…

once I got the Colors together…it just screamed Christmas to me!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used the 2 different DSP in the background for the illusion of

Christmas Stars for Magic and the dots for Snow!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

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

greeting banner, .75″ x 2″      inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″     pc. for the snowflake

Basic Black- inside mat, 4″ x 5.25″    greeting banner mat, 7/8″ x 2 1/8″

pcs. for the snowflake and scroll trim

Silver Foil Sheet- larger piece for the deer

DSP:

Carried Away DSP- retired, gray with dots, 2″ x 4″

Festive Farmhouse DSP- gray with stars, 2″ x 4″

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Detailed Deer Thinlits- deer

Snowfall Thinlits- black and white snowflakes

ACCESSORIES:

Foil Snowflakes- retired, large snowflake

 

Here is my Card, once again!

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This was my original picture…the flash bounces off the deer!

 

I am going to put myself on hold from making anymore Christmas Cards…

…I have more than I need for this season…if I do make anymore…then

I will put them towards a stash for next year!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Silver Lights to you ALL!

Put the Lime in the Coconut and Drink it All Up…!

Hello!

Back with today’s Challenge!

Today’s Challenge is a Sketch Challenge from

Try Stamping on Tuesday #385

TSOT385

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 385

I flip the Sketch 90* to the left!

 

Here is my Card!

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I really love the Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black Combo!

I liked the  Fern leaves on the back DSP…very Tropical feeling

and a Get Well Card!

Hence, the ‘Lime in the Coconut’

You’ve got the tune in your head now, don’t you? LOL!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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I brought the Fern Paper inside! The Fern DSP is from some paper I had

in my stash…I kept it and few other pages of the 12 X 12 pad, but I can’t

remember the name of the Company…so sorry.

I kept this page and some ‘fruit’ pages…

I gave the rest of the DSP pad away to a fellow stamper Friend!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

Lemon Lime Twist- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Basic Black- front mat, 3.25″ x 4.25″        large banner-mat, 1 7/8″ x 5.25″

scalloped squares- 1.25″ x 1.25″             inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- small squares, 1″ x 1″     inside panel, 3.50″ x 4.75″

DSP:

Animal Expedition- front banner, 1.75″ x 5″

Fern Print-unknown maker- 3″ x 4″     inside piece, 3.75″ x 5″

STAMP SETS:

Beautiful Promenade- 3 flowers on front

Teeny Tiny Wishes- greeting

Flourishing Phrases- inside sentiment

INKS:

Memento Tuxedo Black- flower outlines, greeting, inside sentiment

Lemon Lime Twist- insides of the flowers

TOOLS:

Banner Triple Punch- to flag the end of the front banner

Postage Stamp Punch- retired, 1.25″ X 1.25″ Basic Black squares

1″ Square Punch- retired, Whisper White squares with flowers

 

Here is my Card, Once more!

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I like this Color Combo!

There is a New Color we have that Stampin’Up! has in the Brights Collection

by the name of Granny Apple Green. It seems to be close to this Color, but a bit darker!

I may give that Combo a try and see if I like it too!

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

I’ll Be Back…

Hello Friends!

I have been MIA here for a couple of days…I will get back to working in the Craft Room and will share some more Cards with you soon, perhaps in a day or two.

I will get going soon, just got tied up with getting things done here around my home. I still haven’t decorated…I usually wait till Dec 1st…but while I’m on down time…maybe sooner!

I have a few dates coming up with activities here in the Harbour that are connected to the Garden Club and I must be there for them! I will share with you what those activities are when they happen! I will take pics! One is a Parade, here in the Harbour (shorter route this year because of all the Hurricane damage, still have blocked streets with household and construction garbage!) The other is a trip to Selma for a Christmas Show with a few of the ladies from the Garden Club! This is an Annual Trip for the gals!

I also am head of the Committee for the Annual Bus Trip. We already have the place to visit for the Garden Club aspect!!!! Now I need to take another trip to Gardner to find a place to eat and a place to shop, after our tour of the Gardens!

Keeping busy and loving it…

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

 

Dragonfly Wishes for TGIFC187…

Hello Again Everyone!

I was going through my Get Well Cards…I need more!

I also need Anniversary Cards too…I know what I have to work on now!

Today’s Card is for a Technique Challenge from

TGIFC #187

 

Here is the Challenge!

TGIF 187-sponge worthy

Sponging technique! So many to choose from…I chose to use

my sponging for a background light!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used my Stamparatus for the Dragonfly…it is 2 step stamping for the

Dragonfly, and then the wings, for color! But first, I punched a circle with

the Starburst Punch and then used it as a template to sponge the ‘sun’!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to lightly color the inside flowers!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

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

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

STAMP SETS:

Dragonfly Dreams- dragonfly and dots on front

Healing Hugs- greeting, inside sentiment, inside flowers

INKS:

Memento Tuxedo Black- dragonfly, greeting, inside sentiment

Mint Macaron- dots on front

Lemon Lime Twist- dragonfly wing color

Mango Melody- sponged ‘sun’

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS:

Lemon Lime Twist- inside leaves

Mango Melody- inside flowers

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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I will be making more ‘Get Well’ Cards…I need to build up my Stash!

 

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

Oh Christmas Tree…!

Hello All!

Do you all have memories of going out to get your Christmas Tree?

Mr. Hubster and I would go out every year and get our tree!

The local tree lot in town, would be full of trees, wreaths, boughs, and such!

I love the smell of Pine! Real Pine!

Today’s Card is for an Inspirational Photo Challenge

from Just Add Ink #435

Here is the Challenge!

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This picture reminded me of the tree lots at Christmas!

 

 

Here is my take on the Challenge!

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Every time I look at this, I want to take a deep sniff for the pine smell!

Here is the inside of my Card!

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Brought the ‘lot’ inside too!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Very Vanilla- front and inside panels, 4′ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Lovely As A Tree- trees on card front

Nature Sings- inside sentiment and trees

Star of Light- greeting

INK:

Shaded Spruce- all stamping!

 

Here is my Card, once again!

 

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On Another Note…

Hope you had a great Weekend…I got a lot done that needed to get done!

After spending much time on making Craft Show items.

 I totally neglected the housework AND laundry!

Good thing we have more clothing than what is needed for one week to wear!

Laundry caught up, house cleaned, AND I wrapped ALL my Christmas

gifts for the families up North AND they are in their boxes, sealed, labeled,

and ready for mailing, for Christmas!

WhooHoo! THAT feels good!

AND I made this Card! (and also Tuesday’s Card!)

Hope you all are getting organized and ready for the Season!

I know my 3 Sister’s were decorating their homes this weekend!

I have one item…a cute slat tree I bought at Wal-Mart…on the front Porch!

I may start dragging more stuff down and start decorating this week!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Fun Christmas Decorating to you ALL!

Over the River and Through the Woods…

Hello Everyone!

Thank You for taking time to peek in for Today’s Card!

An inspiration Photo Challenge from “The Card Concept” #102

 

Here is their Challenge!

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I loved the feel of this photo! Vintage-y!

 

Here is my take on the Photo!

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I subscribe to a Magazine from the UK called Paper Crafts Magazine

Every other month, I receive the magazine. They also give you a stamp

set, embossing folder, and/or dies. Last months edition brought the dies for this Truck!

I love this set!

It is called…Driving Home for Christmas-Practical Publications

I used the truck and tree dies for both respectively!

 

Here is the simple inside of my Card!

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This stamp is from Creative Expressions, love it!

 

FOR THE CARDMAKERS-THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Very Vanilla, Thick- 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

small scrap piece for the tree in the truck!

Real Red- truck

Basic Black- truck wheels

Whisper White- tire hubs

STAMP SETS:

Creative Expression- greeting, inside sentiment

Driving Home for Christmas-Practical Publications, greeting, inside sentiement

Lovely As A Tree- trees on card front

INKS:

Stazon Black- greeting, inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Practical Publications- Driving home for Christmas- truck and tree dies

ACCESSORIES:

Clear, Wink of Stella- over the trees on cardfront.

 

Here is the Card, once more!

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Are you recouping from your Thanksgiving Dinner?

We are still enjoying the leftovers!

Mr. Hubster is not a Turkey fan…I cook him Ham!

But I like Turkey…so. I cook myself a Turkey Breast.

I look forward to all the turkey sandwiches AFTER Thanksgiving!

Yum!!!

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