A ‘C’ountry Birthday for JAI468…!

Howdy Folks!

Today’s Card is a Country Card!

A Challenge from Just Add Ink #468  (JAI468)


Here is the Challenge!

JAI 468

My “C” is Country!


Here is my Card!


I looked through my stamp sets and settled on Country Road for my “C”!

I used the Country Road Stamp Set for ALL stamping!

I stamped the grasses in 3 different Colors!

Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede.

The star is stamped in Cajun Craze and

the horse weathervane is stamped in Early Espresso!

Card base is: 8.5″ X 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ folded in half on the score!

The Card base is also Whisper White Thick Cardstock!


Here is the inside of my Card!


The wheat is stamped the same as the front,

Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede.

The wheel is stamped in Soft Suede!

The greeting and the inside sentiments are stamped in Early Espresso.

Another Masculine Birthday Card for the stash! WhooHoo!

This one was easy-peasy to do!

Yet, still crisp and clean too!


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

Elegant Birthday for FMS399…!

Hi Everyone!

This is going to Post late! I thought I had it written and ready…Not!

So here goes!


Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge

from Freshly Made Sketches #399  (FMS399)

Here is the sketch!


I liked the card from Jennifer Brum, from the team, and decided to use her

clean, white on white look. I thought I’d use the Magnolia Bud from the

Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set, that you can order from the

Stampin’Up! Experience Creativity Brochure!

It is a great Stamp Set addition to the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set!


Here is my Card!


I love the clean and crisp look of this card!


Here is how I stamped the inside of the Card!


Simple, yet Elegant!



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

Whisper White Regular- scraps for the 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ squares


Magnolia Blooms- Magnolia Buds, greeting

Picture Perfect Birthday- retired, inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping


Light Petal Pink- shading on the Magnolia’s

Light Old Olive- leaves


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- small squares


Basic Jewels Pearls- on the card front, 3 squares

Here is the Card, once again!


I live the Crisp, clean look of this card!


Until the next Post…Blessings and a Little Elegance to you ALL!

Beachy Birthday for Inspire.Create#48 and TSOT418…!

Hello All!

Today’s Card is for another double Challenge!

One is a Sketch Challenge and the other is a Theme Challenge!


Here are the Challengers!

The Theme Challenge is from Inspire.Create#48


Inspire.Creat 48-theme_Birthday Cards


The other Challenger

Try Stampin’ (or not) on Tuesday # 418  (TSOT418)

TSOT 418

I went a bit free-form with this sketch!


Here is my Card!


After I took the picture, I realized I forgot to use my Clear Wink of Stella!


Here is a close-up with the Wink of Stella!


A little sparkle to mimic salt crystals!

Here is how I stamped the inside of the Card!


A great Masculine Birthday Card!




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

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″   scraps to stamp shells and seahorse

Sahara Sand- sand dollar


Seaside Notions- seahorse, shells, sand dollar, sand

Beach Happy- inside sentiment


Terracotta Tile- seahorse

Pool Party- small shell on front

Balmy Blue- small shell, inside

Petal Pink- large shells

Crumb Cake- sand dollar

Soft Suede- greeting and inside sentiments

STAMPIN’ BLENDS: to color in objects

Light Calypso Coral- seahorse

Light Pool Party- small shell

Petal Pink- large shell


All objects were stamped, colored and then fussy-cut

from the Whisper White Cardstock!

Here is the Card, again!


Another Masculine Birthday for my stash!


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


Oh Deer! for 52CCT28 and PP452…!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is for another combination Challenge!

I combined a Stash Challenge and a Sketch Challenge!

Here are the Challengers!


First Up is the Stash Challenger

52 Christmas Card Throwdown #28  (52CCT28)

52CCT28-19-Ribbon from your stash

The Challenge-Use Ribbon from your Stash!

Boy, do I have a stash of Ribbon!


The Second up is for the layout, the Sketch Challenge!

the Paper Players #452  (PP452)


I totally saw the large Ribbons in this layout!


Here is my Card!


I used the 1.25″ Burlap, on top of that, the 1.25″ White Jute Ribbon,

and wrapped around those 2, the Braided Linen Trim. I made a

multi-looped bow and tied/attached it with the ends of the Braided Lined Ribbon!

This is a Great Masculine Christmas Card!

Mr. Hubster and I, have 2 single male friends that would love this Card!

One lives in RI and the other lives in Maine!


Here is how I completed the inside of the Card!


The friend in Maine, his home his all done with Deer designs!




Soft Suede- card base, 8.5″ x5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

scrap pieces of Soft Suede to die cut the Deer

Crumb Cake- front panel, approx. 3.75″ x 5″    inside panel-approx. 4″ x 5.25″

(I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies, so the measurement are approximate)

Whisper White- front panel, approx. 2.25″ x 3.5″ (Stitched Rectangle Die)

inside panel, approx. 3.75″ x 5″ (again, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies)

You can use these measurements to cut your cardstock without the

Stitched Rectangle Dies!


Dashing Deer- greeting and inside sentiment


Soft Suede- greeting and inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Rectangle Dies- all the layering rectangles

Some rogue Deer dies I found in my stash!


1.25″ Burlap Ribbon- 4.25″ long

1.25 White Jute Ribbon- 4.25″ long, then flagged the ends

Braided Ribbon Trim- 12″ long, wrapped around the layered ribbons and tied in a knot

Linen Thread- to make multi-looped bow, used the Braided Linen Trim to tie bow onto Card

Here’s a peek at the Card again!


I love how the card came together!



We have Deer that pass through our yard and sometimes stop to munch on some bushes. If Mr. Hubster or I spot one, we yell out “Oh Deer!” to let each other know that there is a deer in the yard! We love watching them! They are such graceful animals! They are one of the many Wildlife Critters we have in our yard! Sometimes it’s an Owl, lots of Cardinals, Robins, Wrens, Sparrows. We get the occasional squirrels. We have Hummingbird feeders out, we have 6 Hummers coming to them. We had a Raccoon that was getting into the Hummingbird feeder. Every morning it would be on the ground. I was afraid it may be a bear, yes, they are around too! I haven’t seen one yet, but I can live with that! My neighbor across the street had one, she took pics and showed me! So we put up night camera and yes it was the raccoon! So we moved the feeder away from the deck and problem solved! I now have 3 feeders out for the hummers! It’s funny, I buy sugar for the house, for the birds! We hardly use it! Over all it has been very interesting to see what will come into our yard! Can’t wait to see what’s next…

Until the next Post…Blessings and Oh Deer! to you ALL!


Birthday Greeting for CTS332 and IB82!

Hello All!

So good to be back in the Craft Room again!

Today’s Card is for a Combo Challenge

 a Sketch Challenge and an Inspiration Challenge!


Here is the Sketch Challenge from

CAS(E) this Sketch #332  (CTS332)




Here is the Inspiration Photo from

Inspired By…#82  (IB82)

IB 82

The question asked…what is your inspiration? Colors? Flowers? Number? Wine?

My Inspiration were the flowers, color, and the silver pail vases!


Here’s my Card!


I added the yellow flocking to the flower and bees! It looks like real pollen!!!


Here is how I stamped the inside of the card!


I didn’t carry the flocking into the inside…I think it would have rubbed off.




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

Whisper White- inside panel. 4″ x 5.25″

circle on front, cut with Stitched Shape Die

Silver Foil Sheet- circle mat, cut with largest Stitched Shape Die


Bird Ballad- front strip, 1.5″ x 5.5″

inside strip, .25″ x 5.25″


Itty Bitty Birthdays- greeting and inside sentiments

Beautiful Promenade- flowers and leaves

Dovecraft Bee Happy- bees


Grapefruit Grove- outline of flower

Mango Melody- inside of flower

Pear Pizzazz- leaves


Daffodil Delight- color in the flowers and bees


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- flower circle and Silver Foil mat


Yellow Flocking- get at Craft store (my friend Shirley gave me some in a small container, I transferred it to an old small spice jar!)


Here is my Card, again!


This is even cuter in person!


I went to swimnastics today (it will be yesterday as you read this!) it was great (I missed all but one day, last week!) It was great to see everyone again! After I got back and changed, I went and picked the last of my lettuce (sad face). I looked at what was in the fridge and for the most part, it was wilting bad. I tried to resoak and see if the bad wilted would wash away…it didn’t, so I ended up throwing all down the garbage disposal. I do have one container left, it was what I picked today. I then up rooted all the lettuce stems and discarded them. Now I have to figure out what to grow in place of the lettuce (I can’t plant anymore lettuce till the fall). Mr. Hubster wants to try carrots again. I guess I’ll have to go look at seed and what is a good veggie to grow now in hot temps! (beside carrots!) I also picked a few tomatoes off the vine…the grape tomatoes are still producing, they are getting taller too! The regular container tomatoes I planted, I picked 3 off the bush today…I have about another 4-5 green ones and then just as many that are too small and green. I then watered all my plants and came in to play with the lettuce. All in all, the garden had been good this year!Must have been all the rain we had in the early and late Spring! The Summer has been hot and humid. We caught a break the last couple of weeks with cooler temps and not as humid. However, the humid heat is coming back. We also will be getting some rain Thursday, with a chance on Friday and Saturday too. We take it as it comes! After all this is not in our control!!! I will be at Swimnastics all this week, hopefully…I did finally catch up with all the housework! Now to get myself back on a schedule again!

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


Happy Blessed Sunday to You ALL!

Hello All!

Well, I finally finished the remake of these Kit Cards!

There were 4 different, yet similar kits! In each kit were the makings for 6 Cards!

On the last Post, I showed you one of each of the 3 different card bases with DSP,

and the stickers that were included. I am not a sticker person, but I made the best of

what was offered and just put them all together. I really wasn’t happy with them, so I

decided to do a remake of all the cards, matching the card bases with some of

the Cardstock from Stampin’Up!

Here are the results!

On the Left of each is the original I showed you on the last Post!

On the right are the remakes, showing both cards from the Kit!

First Kit, 6 Cards, I call it the Brown Kit!

Cards #1 & 2

I took off the Holly sprig, punched out some stars in White

and Mat the stars in white! I did reuse, but moved the greetings!

I did use white cardstock, previously on all this card kit,

to Mat the strip of DSP on the left side!

Cards #3 & 4

I die cut some Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, adhered the ornaments,

to show them off a little better! I used the same greetings!

I also switched the greetings!

Card #5 & 6

I Mat the Trees with die cut Scallop Ovals and

die cut the ‘Merry Christmas’ from Spruce Green Cardstock.

As you can see, I chose not to use the upper sticker or the gift!


Second Kit, I call it the Pink Set!

Cards #1 & 2

I did not change this card at all! I left it as it was!

Cards #3 & 4

I punched out scallop and plain circles to Mat the ornaments.

I also Mat the greetings, so they stood out better, to greet!

Cards #5 & 6

I liked the idea of tags, so I made a large square of Granny Apple Green,

I trimmed the gifts with Melon Mambo, and die cut a bow in Melon Mambo too!


Third Kit, I called it the Blue Kit!

Cards #1 & 2

I got rid of the ‘tag’ and made a greeting and matted it with Rich Razzleberry,

I also punched out scalloped circles to Mat all the snowflakes!

Cards #3 & 4

Again, I punched out scallop circles to mat all the snowflakes and added

Mat greetings to the Card. I did use the original ‘Noel’ on the card on the right!

Cards #5 & 6

I stamped the greetings and Mat them.

Again I punched out scallop circles to Mat all the snowflakes here!


The Forth and Final Kit, I call the Santa and Gifts Kit!

Cards #1 & 2

First I Mat Santa and Rudolph and gave the card a grand greeting!

The second Card I Mat with circles and scallop circles!

Santa, Mrs. Claus, an Elf, and Rudolph, family!

Cards #3 & 4

I Mat all the ornaments on one card and used the greeting from the original card!

The second card, I decided to Mat the gifts and use a tag for the greeting!

I thought the tag went with the gifts!!!

Cards #5 & 6

I ditched the stockings and made a large gift, trimmed the ‘tag’ sticker, and used

all the candy canes to decorate the gift! The gift is for Santa!!

The second card here, I Mat the tree and gifts, and mat the greeting and gifts too!

I hope you like the remakes, as much as I do!

Now, if I send them out or gift them, they are better than they were before!

I wanted these to be a bit more appealing, I believe I achieved that goal!

Thank you so much for peeking in today!



I am going to try and get myself more on schedule! I will be doing my Swimnastics 5 days a week when I can…for the most part, that should be doable. On the second Monday’s of each month, I have a Garden Club meeting to conduct. So I will miss THAT day for swimnastics! With this new year, came a new job…I am President of the Garden Club for this year of 2019-2020. I will be busy with getting that organized with myself! Hopefully, I will be more confident with myself as the meetings go along! The first Tuesday’s are the Board Meetings, with my Board, before the General Meeting, which will be the second Monday’s of each Month! I ask for prayers, as I too pray…this is the first time I have ever been a leader of any kind of Club. I am somewhat organized, but I have days I do fail at that! I just need to write it all down and proceed with what I do know and lead with inclusion of all!

I wish you ALL the best and I am working hard to get these Postings, my Class, and the Garden Club all organized! The best is that our Grand girls are going to be here in 11 days! They will be with us for 2 weeks and we are just excited! So the schedule for the first week in August…On the 6th, the FIRST Garden Club Board Meeting, on the 7th is my Card Class, and On the 8th, the Grand girls arrive! So there may be days I do not Post…I will be having fun with the Girls…I do miss them, though, I was blessed to have breakfast with them, when I went up to RI for Sister’s Week! That is why I went up early, so I could see them! Also to see my Son and Daughter too! Squee!

Mr. Hubster is just as excited as I am for the arrival of the Grand girls! He is the one giving me the countdown of days till they Arrive!!

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

Working on Stuff…!

Hello All!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I am in any of the Craft stores…I find items that look like they would be fun to do. I look for many things when I shop, but sometimes I fall upon items like today’s cards! Truth be told, I do not remember which of the Craft stores I purchased these kits from, but it has been several years and I decided to just put them together. I did try to sell them at my Craft Sale, they didn’t sell. I decided that I would finally put them together! What follows are the cards I put together. It took 2 days to put these together…the heat here has been horrible. We have caught a break in temps and I am getting ready to hit the Craft Room again! I have a few errands to run and then I am going into the Craft Room to play!

Each Kit shown below had the makings for 6 cards, with envelopes!

There are 2 of each card shown!


Kit #1

The kits come with card base, DSP, and stickers. I trimmed down DSP to fit the Card base. The strip trimmed off the DSP, I used for a contrast for the 6 cards! Although these are finished with the stickers…I set them aside and will get back to them again. I have some ideas on other things to do with these cards! I want to die cut some greetings for these!


Kit #2

A non-traditional Christmas colored trio! I like it!

Again I have some other ideas to do with this set of cards!



Another non-traditional color combo! On the middle card, I punched out 3 circles, sponged them with Flirty Flamingo Ink and put the stickers on the circles! I may do the same with the others…working on the ideas!


Kit #4

This looks more like Cherry Cobbler and Gray Granite!

Again I have some ideas for a change up here!


I will get back to these after my errands! Consider these the before pictures!

The only one I won’t change is the one with the circles punched!

I just may removed all the stickers here and start over!

As cute as some of the stickers are…they’re stickers and I am not in love with them!

Stay tuned…this may take a couple of days!


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