Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Christmas Tag for MM257

Hello All!
Welcome Back!
Thank you for peeking in for Today's Card!
Today's Card is for
a Christmas Challenge!
Merry Monday #257
Here is the Challenge!
Add a Decorated Tag to your Card...using
Texture, bling, and die-cuts
Here is my Card!

I textured the Card front and panel with
the  retired
Stylish Stripes
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)
My die-cuts are actually punches!
I used the Scalloped Tag Punch for the tag top,
and I used the NEW Everyday Label Punch for
the greeting label!
Here is the inside of my Card!

For bling on the inside, I used the
Ranger's Stickles Glitter Glue!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

I also used the Stickles on the envelope!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Real Red-card base
Basic Black-mat, tag, greeting label mat
Whisper White-front and inside panels, tag, greeting label
Stamp Set:
Snowflake Sentiments-greeting, inside sentiment, flourishes on
envelope and on inside sentiment
Scalloped Tag Topper-black and white tags
Everyday Label Punch-black and white label on tag
Big Shot-die cutting and embossing machine
Stylish Stripes TIEF-stripes impressed on card front and card
front panel
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack-silver trim, bow on tag top
Metallic Foil Doilies-on tag, under label
Jewels Basic Rhinestones-bling on tag
Stampin' Dimensionals-to pop up tag on card front
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue-bling on the inside and on the envelope
Here is my Card again!
I like the idea of the tag on a Card!
I think the next Card, I'll make a slot to tuck the tag in...then
whomever receives the Card, can use the tag!
Here is Today's 'C' note!
In my Case...Amma!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Snuggles to you ALL!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Harvest Greetings for PP362

Hello All!
Thanks for peeking in for Today's Card!
I know I missed yesterday...I had envisioned a card
and die-cut it wasn't what I wanted...I die-cut
a second time something wasn't what
I had envisioned...I ripped that up and threw it away.
Before I went to bed...I laid out some stamps sets
and DSP and cardstock and took a good look at them and
then went to bed. The next morning I walked by the craft room,
made coffee, read my paper, did my puzzles, and then went
to my Hair appt. (the one I thought was Monday am!)
After the Hair appt. I came home and looked at what
I had laid out the night before and BAM! It hit me!
I made the 2 Cards that I usually do for a Challenge...I
liked the Card so much...I made 10 more just like it!
These will be my Cards for my Family and
Close Friends for Thanksgiving!

The Challenge is for
an inspirational photo
The Paper Players #362
theme: Harvest
Here is the Challenge!
I know I have mentioned it before...FALL is my
favorite Season of ALL!
I love the colors, the smells, and the food!
Oh, I AM one of those 'Pumpkin Spice' people!
I love Pumpkin Coffee, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Muffins,
Pumpkin Spice Cakes, but I do not like Pumpkin Pie!
Go Figure!
I don't know why, but I think it is the spices I like,
 the pie, I think I am not in love with the texture!
Here is my Card!

Stampin'Up! has beautiful FALL DSP...Painted Autumn!
It is gorgeous!
The background leaves here are beautiful and
those pumpkins...I fussy-cut them out from the DSP!
Here is the inside of my Card!

I kept this simple...but my heart of love will be sent
 with all these Cards this Thanksgiving!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

The name of the stamp set I used
for the is an older (2007) set.
It was one of the first stamp sets I bought when I began
stamping back then!
The name of the Stamp Set is Autumn Harvest
now retired!
Here is a picture of the set!
Autumn Harvest (2007)

I tried this set, a different way for my first card...first
card I ripped up and threw away...I then tries something with
one of the DSP papers and it was a fail to me...threw that one away.
I decided that I would go a different way with my Card and
I am glad I did! I still wanted to use a pumpkin from this
stamp set...inside, but I decided to keep that clean with
only the greeting...the envelope needed something...I
then had the thought to use one of the pumpkins on the
envelope! I like it! Hope you do too!
Here is a list of the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Tangerine Tango-card base
Very Vanilla-front stamped panel, inside panel
Early Espresso-2 mats on front
Garden Green-mat on front
Lemon Lime Twist-mat on front
Painted Autumn-front piece (leaves), pumpkins (fussy-cut)
Stamp Sets:
Thoughtful Banners-greeting
Special Celebrations-inside sentiment
Beautiful Bouquet-branch stamped
Autumn Harvest-retired, envelope pumpkin
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Early Espresso-greeting, inside sentiment, branch

Archival Stampin' Pad-Basic Black-envelope pumpkin
Stampin' Write Markers:
I made dots with the following markers
to make the leaves on the branch! (dot, dot, dot, dot, dot!)
Pumpkin Pie-also colored in envelope pumpkin
Cajun Craze-outlined envelope pumpkin
Old Olive-colored in stem of envelope pumpkin
Garden Green-outline of stem on envelope pumpkin
Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach,
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Here is my Card again!
I do love how this Card turned out!  
I spent the rest of the day making the other 10
cards that are going to be mailed...and
then I had to make dinner and clean up
before I could get here to write this up for Posting Today!
I hope this inspires you to get working on your
Thanksgiving Cards for your Families!
We are in the home stretch for the upcoming Fall
Holiday's and then Christmas! Eek! It'll be here
sooner than you expect!
Here is Today's 'C' note!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Pumpkin Spice Love to you


Monday, September 18, 2017

The Baby's Ride for TGIFC125

Hello All!
Thanks for Peeking in again Today!
This Card is for a Theme Challenge!
TGIF Challenge #125
Here is the Challenge!
I thought this was a great Challenge!
But all the ideas that ran through my head
were already used...get out of my head!
I then got a thought...yes it happens!
I needed 'baby' cards in my stash...then I
thought of the Carriage being a Baby's Ride!
Here is my Card!

I stamped one pink heart and one blue heart...usually
the gender isn't known till later...I kept this as an
either/or gender neutral!
The pink and blue also lend color to
this monochromatic Card!
Here is the inside of my Card!

I couldn't resist doing the 'rubber ducky'
it also adds color to the inside of the card!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
I used the hearts on the front of the envelope
Still gender neutral!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Tip Top Taupe-retired, card base
Whisper White-used to stamp on and then cut out, inside panel
Succulent Garden-retired, front panel, inside strips
Stamp Sets:
Something For Baby-retired, carriage, ducky, hearts
A Little Wild-inside sentiment
Little Cuties-retired, greeting
Birthday Bright-retired, banner for greeting
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Tip Top Taupe-greeting, inside sentiment, carriage, banner,
heart on envelope
Daffodil Delight-ducky
Powder Pink-heart on banner and heart on envelope
Soft Sky-heart on banner and heart on envelope
Stampin' Write Marker:
Tangerine Tango-ducky's beak
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Baby's First Thinlits-carriage, ducky
Duet Banner Punch-greeting banner
Mini Glue Dots-to adhere ducky to inside, to adhere carriage to card front
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals-to attach greeting banner to card front
Jewels Basic Pearls-wheels and hood hub
Here is my Card again!
It is good to have these on just never know!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Good Rides to you ALL!


Autumn Leaves for the Bandit!

Hello Everyone!
A BIG Hello to the new Peepers too!
Welcome to my Blog!
This is where I share all of my Cards with
all of you, Family and Friends!
Today's Card is for the Challenge from
my Upline, Mary Fish...aka...the Bandit!
Here is the Challenge for Sept 14-20
Here is my Card!
Fall is my Favorite Season!
I love the Colors of Fall!
I love the smell of Fall and all the good foods
of Fall...hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes,
canning Summer's fruits and veggies, sitting outside again,
and not being HOT, just comfortable!
After quick dinners on the's nice
to fire up the oven or Crockpot
for all the long cooking meals!
It's still warm here in NC, but a girl can dream!
I did use the oven today and I thought
the heat would kill me!
Ha! So back to just the Crockpot and grill!
Here is the inside of my Card!
I carried the DSP to the inside for the Colors!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
I didn't put a greeting on the front...the inside sentiment is
 all I wanted to stamp on my Card today.
I am going to use the card as an encouragement card.
I ran over to the box store (M's) to see what they had for Fall
decorations and spotted this cute Truck on a shelf!
 I had a coupon for 30% off...mine!I also picked up a few other items for the house too!
  Post Script...

Have you ever had one of those days?
I did today!
I THOUGHT my hair appt. was today at is
TOMORROW at 9am!
While I was waiting another Woman
came in (our hairdresser was late to open) and
we introduces ourselves and starting chatting...her
husband is fighting Cancer...they just moved here 7
years ago...we chatted and then the hairdresser showed up...I
really believe we meet people for reasons...this card is going
her and her husband for encouragement while they fight this
disease together...yup, she is there helping him all the way.
I hope they both feel encouraged.
This is why I do what I do!
It is a ministry to encourage Family, Friends, and
perhaps, new Friends.
I am going to make the Card Blank and write
something personal to them.
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Cajun Craze-card base, mat, open leaf
Cherry Cobbler-open leaf
Garden Green-mat, solid leaf
Real Red-solid leaf
Crushed Curry-mat, solid leaf
Wild Wasabi-open leaf
Tangerine Tango-solid leaf
Daffodil Delight-open leaf 
Painted Autumn-from small panel and front large panel 
Stamp Set:
Colorful Seasons-inside sentiment, envelope leaves 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Cajun Craze-inside sentiment, leaf on envelope
Garden Green-leaf on envelope
Crushed Curry-leaf on envelope 
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Seasonal Layers Thinlits-solid and open leaves on card front
Left over Sequins from either a Paper Pumpkin of Card Project Kit
I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the leaves together and then again
on the backs of the leaves to adhere to the card front...I also used them to adhere the sequins to the Card!
Here is my Card again!
Do you like the Fall?
Many people tell me they hate the Fall because of what comes after
the Fall...Folks, enjoy the Season for what it is, after all it
does have Halloween and then Thanksgiving! All the
 fun things, events, and times that comes with Fall!
Here is Today's 'C' note!
Yes I do!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Fall Colors and Fun to you ALL!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dragonfly Details and Daisies for TTTC#015

Hello All!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
So far, Great, here on my end
We are having the
outreaches of Hurricane Jose' and thankfully it
is just high surf on the coast and a little wind and rain.
After Monday...
The forecast is for some rain-free days! Yay!
This has been a wet Summer,
with a previous wet Spring.
We could do for some drying out and no humidity!
We shall see what comes!
Today's Card is for a
Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge!
Here is the Challenge!
I chose to do the Middle Row
Here is my Card!


Floral-DSP on the front
Yellow-the flowers on the DSP and Dragonfly wings
Die-Cut-Dragonfly 2 step die-cut
Here is the inside of my Card!
I also chose to contrast with the Old Olive green
in the DSP...couldn't wrap my head around
monochromatic yellow!!!

Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!


Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Daffodil Delight-card base, top dragonfly with wings
Old Olive-mat for front panel, bottom dragonfly with wings
Whisper White-inside panel
Delightful Daisy-front panel, inside strip
Stamp Sets:
Teeny Tiny Wishes-greeting
Daisy Delight-envelope stamping
Suite Sentiments-inside sentiment
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Daffodil Delight-envelope daisies
Old Olive-greeting, inside sentiment, leaves on envelope
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits-2 part Dragonfly on front
Jewels Basic Pearls-down the body of the dragonfly (using up the
retired Pearls!)
Wink of Stella Clear-brushed over the dragonfly's wings
Recollections-Michael's, Enamel Dot on greeting banner
Here is my Card again!
The Wink of Stella doesn't photograph well at all.
If you look real close you may spot a couple of sparkles
on the top left wing and one on the lower left wing!
Click on the picture to enlarge!
Until the next Post...Blessing and Dragonfly Dreams to you ALL! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Weathered Florals for TCC77

Hello All!
 Welcome Back
for another Posting for Today!
This is the second of 3 Challenges
due for my Posting Today!
This Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge!

Here is the Challenge!
Isn't this a sweet ruggedness?
I love the weathered door and
the softness of the flowers!
Here is my Card!
I used the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon from last year
and then laid over that some lace with glittered thread
to soften the look!
Here is the inside of my Card!


I decided to bring the weathered look
and a flower to the inside of the Card!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
Mr. Hubster took a stroll through the Craft Room...I asked him
if he liked the Card...He said yes...looks like it could be for an Anniversary...So it is! Don't you love it! I was thinking of
a Get Well Card...but he said no, the Anniversary Card is
what it looked like to him! Sometimes his eye is better than mine!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Crumb Cake-card base
Whisper White-inside panel and for stamping flowers and leaves
onto, the fussy-cutting out all!
Stamp Sets:
Stippled Blossoms-retired, all flowers and leaves for cutting, and
stamping on the envelope
Beautiful Bouquet-greeting, inside sentiment
Wood Textures Paper Stack-front panel
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Powder Pink/Blushing Bride-2 roses
Blushing Bride/Pink Flamingo-1 rose
Soft Sky/Marina Mist-little blue flowers
Mint Macaron/Tranquil Tide-all leaves
1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon-retired, across the front
7/8" sparkled thread lace trim-over the Burlap Ribbon
Here is my Card again!
Need to get more Anniversary Cards for my Stash!
Here are 2 more! I always make 2 cards when I make
these cards up!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Softness to you ALL!