Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fusion-A Blue Gift!

Hello Everyone!
I just happened to make this box today
for a Gift Card! You know the VISA cards
that don't bend? I had made quite a few last year
and this year, I forgot about the Gift Cards that
the tops don't bend to fit in my
envelope Gift Card Holders!
I had to make 8 of these for this year!
This box is for Today's Challenge
Fusion-A Blue Gift!
Here is the Challenge!
Here is my 'Gift'!

My Blue is called Pool Party.
I know the DSP on the top of the box is Gray,
but the snowflakes are White and Blue (Pool Party)!
Here is another view of the Gift Card Box!


A fellow Stampin'Up! Demonstrator sent me
an item with this 'Ribbon' I saved it!
The little girl this is going to loves the
Fairy Stuff! I thought this was Shimmery
enough for her! AND it matched the snowflakes
and the card tag I also made!
Here is the bottom of the box!
Here is the box with the 2 pieces of DSP I
used on the box!
Here is a close-up of the snowflake!
It was leftover from a Paper Pumpkin Kit
for Tags from last year!
Here is the inside of the tag!
The 'To/From' is from the
Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set!
Items used to make my Gift Card Box:

Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Whisper White-box lid
Pool Party-box bottom, tag
Christmas Around The World-panel top,
square on tag
Stamp Set:
Hang Your Stocking-To/From
Ribbon from my stash...from a gift from a
fellow Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!
Leftover White with silver thread, Baker's Twine, from yet
another Paper Pumpkin Project!
Here is the box again!
I did make more boxes...those are for another Post!
In other News:
I mailed off all 100 of my Christmas Cards today!

I received a Card from a friend and realized I didn't address
one to her...yup, 101 as of tomorrow!
I have a funny feeling that a couple of more will come up too!
It just happens...all the interruptions while addressing, something
is bound to get by 'un-noticed'!
'Tis the Season!
I hope you all are getting ready or have mailed yours out too!
Tomorrow is laundry day
and gift wrapping and getting those gifts
into boxes for mailing!
Then probably to the Post Office Early Sat am...if not
I will have to mail all Monday!
Then the rest of the season I can do the
'Christmassy' things...caroling, going to the community
concerts, just generally relaxing!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Peace to you ALL!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Peace On Earth for Verve Dec 2017!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome Back!
This is the last of the Christmas Cards
I have made to go towards my stash!
I am going to be writing them out ALL day!
This may flow into tomorrow too!
I have over 100 to address!
That is just Family and a few Friends!
I also have met a few more Friends here!
The list just grows!
Isn't this the reason why we do this?
I hope you do!
Today's Card is for Verve Sketches!
Here is the Challenge!
I am so happy Julie has restarted her Challenges!
This is one of the Challenges I will keep doing!
Here is my Card!

I had to turn this a bit sideways...I kept getting
glare from the flash AND that little deer would disappear
into the reflection of my shirt!
Here is the inside of my Card!

I used the same sentiment from yesterday's Card!
Here is my Card with it's Matching envelope!

I used Stampin'Up! Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet
for the snowflakes on the card front AND on
the envelope!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Basic Gray-card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" and folded in half
Whisper White-inside panel 4" x 5 1/4"
Gold Foil Sheet-large circle
Gold Foil-from envelope liner (a different hue of gold!)
Silver Foil Sheet-small circle's mat
Champagne Foil Sheet-front strip 1/2" x 5 1/4", snowflake on card front and on envelope
Year of Cheer-front panel 4"x 5 1/4"
Stamp Sets:
Snowflake Sentiments-inside sentiment and snowflakes
Peaceful Wreath-retired, greeting
Stazon Solvent Ink-Jet Black-inside sentiment and snowflakes, and greeting
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets-to back the die cut snowflakes on card front and on envelope
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Stitched Shapes Framelits-gold circles
Seasonal Layers Thinlits-snowflakes on front and on envelope
Card Front Builder Thinlits-deer
1 1/2" Circle Punch-greeting circle, Silver Foil Sheet circle
Ribbon/Lace Trim from my stash
Here is my Card again!
I will be working on addressing my Christmas Cards to
mail out for this year...I am going to continue doing the
Christmas Card Challenges...when I make my cards, I make
two at a time! By next year and 2 cards a week, that is 104!
Also allows time towards the Fall for NEW Holiday
Catalog items that will come out for the Holiday's!
This way I can keep up!
The Crush to make them will be minimal!
I hope you are already addressing your Cards!
OR soon to start!

I will catch you on the flip side of my Card mailings and

Christmas wrappings and mailings too!
Until the next Post...Christmas Blessings and May there
be Peace On Earth!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown from the 'Way-Back' Machine!

Hello Everyone!
Thank you for Peeking in for Today's Card!

Do you remember the cartoon Mr. Peabody?
Mr. Peabody (a 'dog' Professor, 
would send his sidekick,
I think his name was Herman,
through the 'Way-back' machine to
other historical periods to teach...Today's
Card Challenge sends us back to 2012 or 2013!

Today's Card is for a Challenge from
 Christmas Card Throwdown
Here is the Challenge!
I Chose 2 of their Challenges from 2013!
A Sketch Challenge!

From July 2013 #19
A Color Challenge!

From October 2013 #22
Here is my Card!

I LOVE this DSP!

Here is the inside of my Card! 
Clean and Simple! (CAS)
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
I really like the 'Card Front Builder Thinlits'!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Basic Black-card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" folded
in half.
Champagne Foil Sheet-front mat 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", the word 'peace',
& tree
Gold Foil Sheet-star on front
Whisper White-inside panel
Year of Cheer-front panel 1 1/2" x 41/2"
Stamp Set:
Snowflake Sentiments-inside sentiment and snowflakes, snowflakes on envelope
Basic Black-Archival Stampin' Ink-inside sentiment, snowflakes on the inside and on the envelope
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Card Front Builder Thinlits-tree, deer
Starlight Thinlits-small gold star on front
Christmas Greetings Thinlits-retired, the word 'peace'
Here is my Card again!

Another 2 Cards to add to my Stash!

I hope you are getting your Christmas Cards addressed
and ready for mailing! I am working on mine!
Tomorrow's Card will be my last Card for
my stash...If I do any will go into the stash
for next year!

Until the next Post...Blessings and Peace to you ALL!

Monday, December 4, 2017

'Smell the Goodies' for TSOT350

Hello All!
Today's Card is for
Try Stamping On Tuesday
The Theme is 'Smell the Goodies'!
My Card is
'Smell the Pines'!
There is just something about the smell of Pines
this time of year! I have to admit, I miss it!
When we moved here...we went to a very small
tree (artificial) because it is just the two of us!
All gifts, etc.,. are mailed away and we usually just
purchase what we need during the year when we need
it or sometimes, want it!
A funny thing happened while I was making this card...I swear I could smell pines! Maybe, good mind over matter, I don't know, but it was pretty unique!
Here is the Challenge!
Optional Theme: Smell the Goodies!
Here is my Card!

I turned the sketch on it's side!
Here is the inside of my Card!

I really like this stamp set!
Christmas Pines...I hope it is continued again
 in the next Annual Catalog for 2018-2019!

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!
Garden Green-card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" folded in half and turned on it's side!
Whisper White-inside panel and front stamped panels
Lemon-Lime Twist-"merry"
Stamp Set:
Christmas Pines-front, inside panels
Endless Wishes-retired, "Christmas"
Merry Mistletoe-envelope
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Garden Green-pines
Lemon-Lime Twist-pines
Early Espresso-pine cones, Greeting, inside sentiment
Stampin' Emboss Powder:
Clear-stamped first with Early Espresso and then covered with
the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.
Heat Tool-to heat emboss 'Christmas'
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Christmas Greetings Thinlits-retired, 'Merry'
Here is my Card again!
After my Cards are addressed and packages mailed...I will start on
next year's Christmas Cards!
So you may still see one or two before the Year's end!
 Next Year will bring new blogging!
I am trying to learn a few new things to add to the blog and I am going to cut down on some of the challenges and focus more on
a new group of ladies I met, that are interested in learning more
Card making techniques!

I will be back after the cards and packages are mailed!
See you on the flip side of that!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Christmas Wishes to you ALL!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Fusion Challenge with the Bandit!

Hello Folks!
Welcome Back for a peek at Today's Card!
My Card is for 2 Challenges!
One is for The Fusion Challenge
The other is for my Upline's Challenge!
The Bandit Challenge!
Here are those Challenges!

The Fusion Challenge
The Theme: Red Christmas
The Bandit Challenge
Here is my Card!

I went with the Red and White for
both Challenges!
Here is the inside of my Card!

Classic Red and White!
Clean and Simple (CAS)
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

I carried the snowflakes from the Card
to the envelope!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Whisper White Thick-card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4"
and folded in half
used also for the front panel to stamp on
Be Merry-front panel mat, inside strip
Stamp Set:
Merry Mistletoe-bough, deer, greeting, inside sentiment
Endless Wishes-retired, snowflakes on the front, inside and on the envelope
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Cherry Cobbler-all stamping
Here is my Card again!

Simple, easy, and another 2 cards added to my stash! When I counted my Christmas Cards, I had only 82...I need 28 more to
get my minimum of 110 for mailing to Family and Friends!
I am going to have to use the leftover cards from my Craft Shows
if I don't reach the 110 total by Wednesday, when I will sit down and start addressing all those Christmas Cards!
Until the next Post...Blessings to you ALL!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Star of Light for TGIFC136 and JAI388

It has been Awhile...I have been overwhelmed,
 in a good way, with many things for the Holiday's.
More of the story, after Today's Card!
Today's Card is for 2 Challenges!
I was making this for the TGIF Challenge...then I saw that
it fell right into the JAI Challenge too!
Here are the Challenges!

TGIFC136-Color Challenge!


Cherry Cobbler-Vary Vanilla-Gold
Just Add Ink #388

Just Add Glitter!
Here is my Card!
Clean and Simple!
Here is the inside of my Card!

Also Clean and Simple!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

I carried the star from the inside to the
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Cherry Cobbler-card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" and
folded in half
Very Vanilla-background star, greeting banner, inside panel
Gold Glimmer Paper-front center star
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Cherry Cobbler-greeting, inside sentiment, inside stars and star on envelope
Stamp Set:
Star of Light-greeting, inside sentiment, stars-inside and on envelope
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Starlight Thinlits-front, background star and center star
I hope you are getting ready to address your Christmas Cards!
I will probably sit down to start addressing mine about the middle of next week! I also have some wrapping to do to get packages mailed up North for our Kids and Grand's!

The rest of the Story...
It has been awhile since I posted...right after the 2
Craft Shows I participated, my sister Michele invited
us to her home in WV for Thanksgiving!
Drove over and spent a week! I was able to see Dad...he
decided to spend the Winter there and will go back up to RI
in the Spring...I think that is a great idea...not as HOT in the summer up gets hot, but not as much as the South!
I also believe Dad is just not strong to travel right now!
Hopefully, he'll be stronger, come Spring for traveling.
While I was planning this trip with my sister, she mentioned
she needed a few things for gifting her co-workers...
I made 7 of the purses with 6 cards for my sister while

I was there! Below is a picture of what they looked like!
I made seven different patterned purses, but silly me didn't
take a picture! What was I thinking? Truth, I just didn't think!
Here is a picture of what I am talking about!
The front basket holds 5 of the purses...I sold 2 at the
Craft Show...My sister needed 10, so I had 3 left and I
made 7 of them while I was there! Yup! I packed up some
paper, cutters, other crafting items...had to run out and purchase
a few items while there, but it's all good!
The right basket shows the front view...just realized,
not a great picture of them, sorry.
It took a few days to complete,
 and they did turn out great!
My sister Michele was pleased!

I also took her several items I had left over
from the Craft Fairs for her  Kids and Grand's too!
I loved my time there, but I also wanted to get back home here too!
After giving myself a earlier bed time after driving
for 8 hours...
I have been busy, you know ladies...laundry, cleaning, etc.,.!
Starting Next Week...
I am going to an annual Christmas Show that is held here in NC.
It is called the Great American Christmas Show, and it is held at the Ruby Theatre in Selma, NC.
Several members from the Garden Club are going.
I am the Driver of one of 3 cars that are going.
There are other places of interest up that way that we will visit
before the show and possibly after the show!
This will be Monday!
Mr. Hubster and I have a busy early week with Dr.'s visits
for checkups and physicals...Hence, the mid week start
for addressing my Christmas Cards!
After concentration on wrapping and packing and
 getting all the gift packages to the Post Office!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Holiday Love to you ALL!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craft Show Pictures!

Hello Everybody!


This Post is Picture Heavy!
 You've been warned, but take a peek anyway!!!
I signed on for 2 Craft Fairs
this year!
The first was last Saturday Nov 11th.
It was here at the Community Center where
I live! For my first Craft Show here, I didn't do too bad!
I did make back my fee and then some! So not a loss
at all! I had my second Craft Show, yesterday!
It was held at the Elks Club here in town!
I met the 'organizer' at one of the stores I frequent
and we chatted and found out she was a crafter too!
She asked if I'd like to be a vendor at the
'2nd Annual Christmas Fair'!
I said yes...this time I rented 2 tables!
I have a lot of stock that takes up much
'Real Estate'!
(Found that out last week!)
So as you can tell, I have been very busy making all
my items for the Craft Fairs!
I will share some pictures of my Craft Show
items with you all!

Here they are!
These Cards are in a 4pk box
Not a great picture, but the 4 cards
above are in this Acetate Box with envelopes too!
These are the 4-4pks of Christmas Cards
I am selling!

I bought these Marshmallows to go
into my Snowman Soup pack...I then decided
they were cute enough to stand on their own!
I used different pack of marshmallows in the Snowman Soup!
Here is a pic of the other
Marshmallows used! 
Here is the packaged Snowman Soup!
I added a Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate/Peppermint
to the 'Soup'!
This is the 2x2x2 Treat Box...filled with
Hershey's Hugs and Kisses!
Here is a picture of two of them!
I used 3 different Stamp Sets for the Tag!
It says...Merry Wishes with Hugs and Kisses!

My Santa and Snowman Mints,
and Grinch Pills!
(Mint M&M's)!
And Elf Pillows (Soft Peppermints)

I saw these stickers at the store and I
just couldn't resist! I had to trim the legs down
so they feet with shoes would fit on the topper!

And I couldn't forget the 'Fur' kids!
Milk Bones Biscuits!

And Kitty too!
Friskies Party Mix!
 A Mint Tea Bag wrapped! 
And the saying...there is a Card on the other
side of the pack that has the same saying inside!
This is a Great Gift for your BFF!
The Completed Packages!
You can see the Card on the
bottom package!

The Reason for the Season!

I can see Linus from 'Charlie Brown's Christmas'
reciting this Scripture to Charlie Brown!
Luke 2:11-14
 The Christmas Mugs!

This is a mug filled with in items below!
After Repackaging these, I added
2 Mini Moos and a Hershey's Nugget
to the packaging!
The back of the package!
Here they are Repackaged!
Holly and Berries!
The Cocktail Napkin behind the cup
matches the Cup!
The Cardinal!
The napkin matches!
Berries and Pines!
Used the same Holly Napkin!
Wreath in the Window and Cardinal!
Used the Cardinal Napkin again!

This is a Note Card pack that doesn't
have it's topper on yet!

Here they are with their Toppers!
The one is just another Non-Christmas
pack of Note Cards...I also made Christmas Packs!

My Cold/Flu Survival Kit!
This is the Cold/Flu Survival Kit!
Not finished...Below, packaged
for the Show!
What a Great 'Get Well' Kit!
Yes it does have a 'Get Well' Card inside!
(sign card, reinsert in package, then seal
the package and give!)
This is a smaller kit, 'Just A Cold' Kit!
Cup of Soup-Kleenex-Decaf Tea!

Microwave S'Mores!
Enough supplies to make 4!
The back of the package!
Here are several
Card/Gift Card Holders!
2 different Santa's!

The Star of Wonder!

The Gingerbread House DSP
from last Christmas!

This years 'Merry Little Christmas' DSP!

Under the flap it says
Merry Christmas!
The Following Pics are Mugs I made
from Cardstock and called them
Tea and Biscuits!
I cut paper to size and then Heat-Embossed
before scoring and folding!


I wanted to show the Red ones too!

The Cocktail napkin behind the mugs
have 'Nutcrackers' printed all over!
I used the 'Christmas Around the World'
Embellishments for each package!
Here are my Christmas Pencils!  

Aren't they Cute?
I also packaged and selling
My Fairy Cards!
4 to a Pack! 
I had 2 different Christmas Tag
boxes of 12!

I have a lined Post-It pad and a
Jr. Legal pad covered and with pens!

Here are my covered Post-It Notes!


These below are a fun stocking stuffer
for co-workers!
'Homemade Fudge!
Read the saying!!!

Cute, Huh?
I would say, many Christmases ago, this
is what I would have done!!!!!
Below are a couple of my Snowman Nuggets!
I love these guys!
Thank you Beth McCullough!
And lastly...Individual wrapped
Ghirardelli Squares!

Raspberry, Caramel, Blueberry, and
Peppermint Bark!
Here are the pics for my tables set up!
I had 2-8' tables!
From the right side towards the left side... 
From the Left side towards the right side...
The Left Side...
 The Right Side...


 Left side, back side view...
 Right side, back side view...
The Center of the 2 tables!
The Back View of the center!
You can see my work items behind all!
I did get many comments on how beautiful my
items were and how they liked the displaying...
I did make the 'rent' back and then some, but I didn't
'Fair' this well with the 2 year I will pick up
2 more shows, in addition to the same 2, I did this year!
We shall see! I do have a good idea of what many people
liked, and bought...and then again what they loved and didn't just never know! But, I had fun!
I will be giving most of these items to friends and family!
I will save the cups for next year...the contents will be
new to the cups, when I repackage the items!
I am not getting ready to drive over to WV to spend
Thanksgiving with my Sister and her Family AND
with Dad! Daddy decided to stay for the Winter and
will go back up to RI in the Spring! It is warmer to
stay where he is for the Winter and then go to RI
where it is a bit more cooler in the Summer!
So I am Happy! I will be able to spend this Holiday
with my Dad, Jim Holiday! Yup! my maiden name
was Holiday! Hence, the name of the Blog!
I will be away so I wish you ALL a very
Blessed and Loving Thanksgiving!
Until the next Post...Many Blessings to you ALL!