My First Father’s Day Card Made!!!

Hello Friends!

I bought a die set from Ali Express, awhile ago the dies came in!

I was looking for another die, found these, and had to play with them!

These are not easy, but it was fun!

I have to make a second card too!

This Card is for Brother Jim who helped me out last month.

I have to make another Card, like this, for my Brother Tom!


Here is the Card!


It’s a box/card!

The die for the box itself…have to keep playing with it, but I got it to work!


Here is the back of the box/card!


This is where we will address and sign the card!




Real Red- for the tool box die, I had to die cut 2 pieces to put together

I used a 2 halves of whole sheet of  8.5″ x 11″ cardstock (2 pcs. @ 8.5″ x 5.5″)

the equivalent of 2 card bases!

Crushed Curry- screwdriver handles

Pacific Point- plier handles

Soft Suede- saw and hammer handles

Silver Foil Sheet- all tools, nuts and bolts


Truly Tailored- greeting

Geared Up Garage- tool box on front

Nailed It- stamped nails, screws, nuts, back sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping


Crushed Curry- to make indentations on handles of screwdrivers die-cut

Gray Granite- (stamped toolbox) tools inside, nuts and screws on back

So Saffron- color in handles on stamped screwdrivers


Light Real Red- color in stamped tool box


Big Shot- die cutting machine

AliExpress Dies- nuts, screws, tools, tool box shape (modified to A2 size)


Here is the Box/Card Again!


Cute huh?

A lot of die-cutting, some items twice, each!


Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Tool Time’ to you ALL!

Fruit and Bees!

Hello Friends!

Today’s Cards are a Trio of Fruit with bees!

The DSP dictated the Bees, it had a honeycomb background!


Here are the Cards!



This DSP is also a page I purchased at the Scrap & Stamp Expo!

So much paper, so little money!!!!

I bought several sheets of DSP and I have used much of it

for cards I made for my Sisters and for my friend, Dixie too!


Here is the inside of the Card!


A great, Positive, Get Well Card!




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

greeting rectangle mat, 1 7/16″ x 2.75″

Very Vanilla- front greeting rectangle, 1″ x 2 5/8″

inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Authentique’s- fruit printed paper


Crushed Curry- inside honeycomb

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiments, bees


Technique Junkies- Bee Quotes- Greeting, bottom inside sentiment,

Bees on front and inside

Stampendous- Honey Comb Wishes- top inside sentiment, honeycomb


Here are the Cards, again!


This is what it looks like when I bring out fruit to eat outside!!!

I end up giving it to the bees to enjoy!


If you can help some elderly in your neighborhood…do so.

If you are running to the store, ask them if they need anything.

Or plate up some of your dinner and run it over to them!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Pray for your neighbors too!


Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White…

Hello Friends!

Got that tune in your head…?

Today was supposed to be my April Card Class…

…COVID-19 precautions…

…cancellations of all events in our Community Center and the Activity Centers.

I am glad they are careful, but, sad we all can’t get together!

Hopefully we can move ahead for next month…the Garden Club

Events have been cancelled, It was a tough call, but for safety’s sake, I had to make it!

The majority of us who live here are over the age of 65, the high risk group.

We will access the situation after our POA here accesses the situation too!

All meetings rest on the opening of the

Community Center Hall and the Activity Center Rooms.

The POA will access on April 7th, to reopen or to keep closed.

Until then…?

Here are a couple of  Cards I made from DSP,

I had purchased at the Scrap & Stamp Expo last year!


Here are the Cards!


I made 6 of these!

3 with the greeting, low, like the left and

3 with the greeting, higher, like the right!

Isn’t that DSP Pretty? I couldn’t resist!


Here is how I stamped the  inside of the Cards!


Used a retired stamp set I had, for the cherry’s!




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

Front greeting banner, mat- 1″ x 3.5″

Whisper White- front greeting banner, .75″ x 3.25″

inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


From my stash…bought at the Expo, I think it may be ‘Authentique’

They seem to be the big Vendor there at the show… 4″ x 5.25″

I fussy-cut the Cherries on the greeting banner from

another piece of the DSP


Warmest Regards- retired, greeting

Peaceful Moments- inside sentiment

Tart & Tangy- retired, inside cherries


Poppy Parade- greeting, inside sentiment, inside cherries


Old Olive- to color the leaf of cherries inside


Here are the Card, once more!


Simple and Elegant!


Stay Home to be Safe,

Go out only if necessary

to get medications, Dr.’s Appt.’s, Groceries…

…maintain your 6′ Social Distance,

Wash up when you get home!

This is a good time to start making cards and such!!!

COVID-19 made me do it!

Blessings until the next Post…!


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!