A Loving Mother’s Day Card for CCSC 316 and SIP 194…!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challengers!

I did combine 2 Challenges for this Card!


Challenger #1

A Sketch Challenge!

CAS (Clean and Simple) Colours & Sketches #316    (CCSC316)


Here is the Challenge!

CSCC 316

Challenge #2

A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from

Stamp Ink Paper #194  (SIP194)

Here is the Challenge!


I chose the center Vertical Column!

Circle-Flowers-Embossing Folder


Here is my Card!


I used the Subtles Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

It IS Subtle, it makes the cardstock, look like linen!


Here is the inside of the Card!


From the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, I fussy cut the flower for the inside!




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

Whisper White Regular- greeting circle

Petal Pink- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″  embossed with Embossing Folder


Floral Romance Specialty DSP- scrap for starburst circle behind greeting front, angled panels, 3″ x 4″  and the mat is 3.25″ x 4.25″ angled to card, adhered and then trimmed to fit.


Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Strong & Beautiful- inside sentiment


Merry Merlot- greeting and inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine and dry embossing machine

Subtles Dynamic TIEF- embossed front panel

Stitched Shapes Framelits- greeting circle

Starburst Punch- starburst mat behind greeting


Share What You Love Artisan Pearls- Petal Pink on card front


Here is the Card, once again!


As you know, I do make 2 cards at a time…My stash for Mother’s Day is growing!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Floral Romance to you ALL!

A Country Birthday for TSOT 402…!

Hello All!

Another Masculine Birthday Card!

Today’s Challenge answer is for

Try Stampin’ On (or not) Tuesday #402



Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 402

I do like this layout! It will go in my sketch book!


Here is my Card!


I Love Gingham! Can you tell? I have been on the hunt for many different colors of Gingham, from all different sources…I love it!

These papers are from assorted DSP makers…Close to My Heart-Congratulations Collection and Yvonne Creations-Country Life


Here is the inside of my Card!


Simple and again, plenty of space for a personal note and signature!




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

Whisper White- greeting panel, 2″ x 3.5″   inside panel, 4″ x 5.25


Stamps of Life-Congratulations Collection-yellow and beige gingham

Yvonne Creations- red gingham


Well Said- greeting and inside sentiment

Home to Roost- rooster, and grasses


Memento Tuxedo Black- rooster, for coloring

Crumb Cake- grasses

Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiment



Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade


Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam


3 Rhinestones from Michael’s Recollection Collections- tan colored


Here is my Card again!


Love this little guy!



I am getting more use out of the

Home To Roost Stamp Set that I earned

from the now, expired Sale-A-Bration offering!

This Sale-A-Bration happens every year from January-March!

For every $50 you spend, you can earn a stamp set, exclusive, in the

Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

I have many Masculine Cards to make up…also some Feminine!

Come to think of it…I have all to make again!

I had a clean out of cards for the ‘Community Parking Lot Sale’ we had last Saturday!

I was very busy getting ready for that sale! I cleared out a lot of items that retired.

Some I keep, like this Home to Roost stamp set! Many punches, Stamp Sets, Dies, DSP,

Ink Pads…etc.,. I bought a new Storage system for the  NEW stamp pads, pens, and

Stampin’Up! alcohol markers, ink refills, and cubbies for misc.. items I use at hand.

The storage only subtracts 5″ from my work space.

Previous storage solutions took away 18″-24″ of work space. It is great that

Stampin’Up! came out with this! Each item is a 5″ cube shape! They can stack

as high as 10 cubes, but, I won’t do that! No need for me. Mine are 2 high, and I

will be adding another level soon. I had calculated too little for the Stampin’ Blends

Alcohol Markers…I have to go one level higher for them, so I went ahead and ordered

the open Cubes for the even layer look!


Here is a straight on shot!


I gained so much more space! The Stampin’ Blends are on the left…that is the

level I will be increasing. The 2 cubes on the end…I will be getting 3 more

I will stack them across the top, beside the level up, Stampin’ Blends,

 then the ink refills on top of them!

The mug on the left is from my Grand Lesley! It holds my Aqua Painters

The mug on the right is from my sister Mary! It hold all the tools I grab for

immediate use…pens, scribe, bone folder, kraft knife, ruler, scissors…

Here is another shot from an angle!


I am so happy they came out with this! Makes my life easier!

The reason I am getting more storage for the Stampin’ Blends

is because, not all are there (no room), and if they come out

with more colors, I want the room to grow!


That’s all for now…Until next Post…Blessings to you ALL!


Masculine Birthday for PP436…

Hello All!

I am starting to get back in my groove!

I just had a lot on my plate and needed time to work it out!

Thank you for your time and Thank you for peeking in for Today’s Card!

Today’s Challenge is a Theme Challenge

from the Paper Players #436

Here is the Challenge!


Plaids or Checks…


Here is my Card!


I had some of the Festive Farmhouse DSP left over from the

Holiday Catalog…I used 2 pcs of that DSP, cut and glued together.


Here is the inside


Plain and Simple with ample space for that personal note and signature.




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


Cherry Cobbler- frame

Whisper White- inside panel. 4″ x 5.25″

-greeting square


Festive Farmhouse- left side, 1″ x 5.25″      right side 3.25″ x 5.25″

glued together to measure 4″ across


Let It Ride- horse

Country Road- greeting

Truly Tailored- inside sentiment


Gray Granite- greeting, inside sentiment, horse


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Framelits- frames and greeting square


Here is my Card again!


I like that plaid isn’t just for Christmas!


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

Card Class Cards…

Hello All!

The following Cards were the Cards I had for my Card Class

on Wednesday April 3rd.

Card #1


Highland Heather Gingham and Cardstock, You’re Inspiring Stamp Set


Card #2


Balmy Blue Gingham and Cardstock, Fabled Friends Stamp Set


Card #3


Grapefruit Grove Gingham and Cardstock, Fabled Friends Stamp Set


The inside of all 3 Cards!


I only had 2 ladies that could show up for this class…lucky them! They got to make

all 3 Cards for themselves inste100_5940ad of a choice of one out of three!

They also got first crack at purchasing my retired Goodies!

(PS-any family members reading this…you now have a peek at your Easter Cards!!!)

I will take what I have left to sell of my retired items

 into the next class after that,  then I will sell them online.


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


Been Very Busy…

Hello All! So sorry I have been MIA…Some times the days just get ahead of you and it seems like you can’t catch up!

I have been cleaning out my Craft room for a Community ‘Parking Lot’ Sale, Saturday Morning!

This Week Started off busy!

Monday-Big News! Ordered all the new Storage for Ink Pads and Markers and Blends from Stampin’Up! Started making room for the new storage…started pricing retired and unused items for Sale at the Community Parking Lot Sale on Saturday. I figured it can help pay for the NEW Storage items! Pictures will be forth coming!

Tuesday-Board Meeting for the Garden Club-I am the Co-Chair for the Annual Bus Trip. Stopped at the POA Office, after the meeting and paid for a spot in the ‘Parking Lot Sale’, then home to clean and sort the Craft room for the Parking Lot Sale! I found more stuff to put in the sale! I also did my laundry while packing/pricing the items for the sale.

Wednesday-Order came in (WhooHoo! I did splurge and paid for the 2-day delivery!) I set up new storage system. Part of that was ordering the new Ink Pads, the old ones won’t fit in the New Storage. Also got prepped for my Stamp Class…I also packed my Car with the items for sale…the class was to get first crack at the items for sale!!! They did and I sold some items! We then made Easter Cards! The class was fast…only 2 ladies could make it. So we made 3 Cards each!

Thursday-Went to Lunch with a Friend who is moving to Colorado. Going to miss that lady much! Grete was the first person to make me feel welcome here in NC! God go with her…she is moving close to her Grand’s! We ALL will miss her here. She worked at the local ‘Tuesday Morning’ store here and I know they will miss her! She was a great worker! After lunch, went to bank for change for Saturday, went to Wal-Mart for some items, came home made dinner and then went to my church knitting group get together. We all pray together for people at church and people we all know.

Friday-Making Father’s Day Cards to sell at the ‘Parking Lot Sale’. Went to dinner with Mr. Hubster, we did Chinese Buffet this week! We came home and I finished the Father’s Day Cards and then made a couple of Mother’s Day Cards too!  Writing the Blog!

Saturday-Today! The Parking Lot Sale! I hope it goes well. I will let you know!

Sunday-Church…I have to go in early, I am working the greeting/visitors desk for the first service. I’ll come home and either clean my house or do laundry, again!

Monday- the Garden Meeting (not a board meeting) we will learn about good insects in the Garden. Then I will sit and read my Bible Study Book. I have been sidetracked with the Parking Lot Sale Prep!

Tuesday-Women’s Bible Study, I have to go in earlier to learn how to open up the church…I will be given keys and the ‘code’…I will be leading the next two weeks (two Tuesday’s) the regular leader is going out of town and asked me if I would take it over for her while she is away. I said yes.

Wednesday…Clean my house that needs dusting and vacuuming so bad! Time to do laundry again! I will work on Cards to Post for you all. I will be Posting the Cards we made for the Stamp Class and the Father’s and Mother’s Day Cards I made. Then I will get back to the Blog Challenges!

I have only one thing to say…When I was working 40 hours a week…how in the world did I manage to do all this and work too? I don’t know…I seems I am busier now than before I retired! Oh well, perhaps it will keep me alert? Who knows, I will just be blessed that I can do this!

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

Softly Falling for 52CCT12…



Welcome Back for a Christmas Card Challenge!!!

This is how I get my Christmas Card Stash built up!

I am not waiting till last minute ever again!!!!


Today’s Challenge is a Technique Challenge


52 Christmas Card Throwdown #12  (52CCT12-19)

Here is the Challenge!

52CCT12-19 Technique Challenge TIEF Background

I flipped through all my TIEF

(Textured Impressions Embossing Folder)

I chose the ‘Softly Falling’ TIEF


Here is my Card!


I die cut the snowflakes out of the retired White Velvet Sheet.

It is a flocked paper! The Snowflakes are flocked!


Here is the simple inside of the Card!


I bought this stamp set several years ago. I hardly use it. That will change!




Night of Navy- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

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

White Velvet Sheet- snowflakes


Creative Expression-Christmas Sayings, greeting and inside sentiment


Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad- greeting and inside sentiment


Big Shot- die-cutting and dry embossing machine

Snowfall Thinlits- Snowflakes

Softly Falling- snowfall background


Basic Jewels Rhinestones- snowflake centers and scatter through the snowfall


Here is my Card again!


Simple, yet very elegant!


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

Taking a Couple of Days OFF!

Hello All!

Have you ever started a small project and

have it turn into a LARGE project?

I overwhelmed myself…!

We have a Community Yard Sale coming up for

Saturday April 6th…it’s only for 4 hours, but…

I decided I would sell the Craft items I have that I no longer use.

(The Wednesday before the Sale…my Card Class will have first picks!)

Well, one thing rolled into another and then into another…

…on and on…

Stampin’Up! is coming out with some storage ‘cubes’

for our NEW Classic Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers,

and the NEW Blender Pens!

As we Crafters know…we all could use some good storage solutions!

For me, this is a good fit.

Depending on what you want, you could go ALL OUT with

other Companies out there…but…those ‘cubes’ are 12″ x 12″

Stampin’Up! ‘cubes’ are 5″ x 5″ and stackable!

For the overall, smaller size, I am going with Stampin’Up!

So…that also means…I have to order in the NEWER Stamp Pads

(the older pads won’t fit…it was a good excuse to just get all the new!)

and decided to go ahead and sell the old at the Yard Sale!

So as I sort, and price, and get boxed up…I will not be making

any Cards for a couple of days…I will get back to making Cards when I get this

PROJECT finished!


Until the next POST…Blessings and ‘SPRING CLEANING’ to you ALL!