Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Rose is a Rose...for CTD480

 
 
 
Hello Again Everyone!
 
 
Welcome Back for a peek at my Card
for another Challenge due today!
 
 
This Challenge is a Color Challenge!
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
The Colors:
Lilac-Green-Gray-White
 
I used Stampin'Up! Colors:
Rich Razzleberry-Old Olive-Smoky Slate-Whisper White
 
 
Here is my Card!
 

 
Aha! Another Card for my Raffle Prize for
Donation to out Garden Club!
 

Here is the inside!

 

 
 
 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless noted, items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Smoky Slate-card base, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" folded
in half on the score
Sweet Sugarplum-front mat, 4" X 5 1/4"
Whisper White-front panel, 3 3/4" X 5"
                          -inside panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
 
Stamp Sets:
Thankful Thoughts-greeting, inside sentiments
Rose Bouquet-from Gina K-roses
 
Ink Pads:
Memento Tuxedo Black-roses
Rich Razzleberry-greeting, inside sentiment
 
Stampin' Blends:
Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry-roses, leaf tips
Light and Dark Old Olive-leaves
 
 
 Here is my Card again!
 

 
 
 
 
 
The Rest of the Story!

 

Below is the rest of the Cards for the Set!
 
 
 
Calypso Coral/Smoky Slate
 
 

 
Pumpkin Pie/Smoky Slate
 
 
 

 
Daffodil Delight/Calypso Coral/Old Olive
This was the first Card I made!
 
 
 
Pink Pirouette/Smoky Slate
 
 
These were fun to make!
I know I will be making more!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and a Rose Bouquet to you ALL!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Old Fashioned Love for TCC86

 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Welcome Back for a Peek at today's
Challenge Card!
 
 

This Challenge is from
The Card Concept #86
the theme:
Old Fashioned Love


Here is the Challenge!

 
So Romantic!
I went with the Pink Roses on the Dresser!
 
 
Here is my Card!
 

 
I received this NEW Stamp Set from Gina K.
It is called 'Rose Bouquet'
I am in love with these roses!
I am building a collection of these Cards
for a Donation to the Garden Club Raffle!
We will be holding the Raffle after the tour
and on the Bus on our way home!
One of the tours is a Rose Garden!
 
 
Here is the simple inside!
 

 
 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless noted, items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Smoky Slate-card base. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" folded
in half on the score
Pink Pirouette-front mat, 4" X 5 1/4"
Whisper White-front panel 3 3/4" X 5"
                          -inside panel 4" X 5 1/4"
 
Stamp Sets:
Birthday Blooms-inside sentiment
Sincere Salutations-retired, greeting
Rose Bouquet-Roses on front
 
Ink Pads:
Memento Tuxedo Black-roses
Pink Pirouette-greeting, inside sentiment
 
Stampin' Blends:
Light and Dark Pink Pirouette-roses, leaf tips
Light and Dark Old Olive-leaves
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 

 
 
I Love the set I have made for the Raffle!
I believe the Winner will too!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Old Fashioned Love to you ALL!
 


Friday, February 16, 2018

You Mean The World To Me!

 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
TGIF!!!
It's Friday!!!!
 

Thank You for peeking in for Today's Card!
 
Today's Card is NOT for any Challenge!
I received a Stamp Set from
Gina K. It is Lovely! I had to try it!
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 
Aren't these Roses Gorgeous?
I thought it would be a great stamp to
practice using my Stampin' Blends!
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 

 
 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless Noted, All items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Old Olive-card base, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" score @ 4 1/4" fold in half on the score
Whisper White-front mat, 4" X 5 1/4", 
                          -front panel, 3 1/2" X 4 3/4" 
                          -inside panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
 
DSP:
Delightful Daisy-front mat, 3 3/4" X 5"
                            -inside strip 1" X 4"
 
 
Stamp Set:
Gina K-Rose Bouquet-roses, greeting
Special Celebrations-inside sentiment
 
Ink Pad:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink-roses, greeting, inside sentiment
 
Stampin' Blends:
Light and Dark Daffodil Delight-roses
Light and Dark Old Olive-leaves
Light and Dark Calypso Coral-rose tips, leaf tips
Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie-rose edges
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 

 
 
I am going to make more of these!
I have to try the other colors!
Wouldn't you?
 
Let me know what you think?
 
Thank you...Until next Post...Blessings to you ALL!
You ALL mean the World to me!
 

 
 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Wedding Card!

 
 
Hello All!
 
I have a Card I made for NO Challenge!
That's right!
 I was going through my Cards,
checking to see what I have on hand
and I discovered... I have no cards for Weddings!
 
Usually I get a notice that someone, either
friend or distant family, is getting married.
I may know the couple...'I do' want to send a card!
 I like to have them on hand...I made this Card!
 
 
Here is my Card!
  

 

Blowing Best Wishes their Way!
   
Here is the inside!

 
 
 
A little bit of a different take on the
traditional black and white!
 
OK, truth be told....I had another vision for this
inside...when I translated my idea onto the card...it
just didn't come together...so not to throw it away...I
transformed this Card...I gave it a new look!
What do you think?
 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Whisper White Thick-card base, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" score @ 4 1/4"
fold in half on the score
Basic Black-inside panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
 
 
Stamp Sets:
Best of Brides and Babies-retired, Bride and Groom ( I did a
little cutting...there was a different saying under the bride and groom...I cut it off. I can piece back together to use again!)
Falling For You-retired, greeting, inside sentiment, flower
and seeds on card front
 
Ink Pads:
Memento Tuxedo Black-greeting, flower and seeds on front
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-to prep the inside for
heat embossing
White Stampin' Emboss Powder-inside sentiment, bride and
groom
 
 
 
Here is a peek at my Card again!


 
 
In Cardmaking...there are no mistakes...only
opportunities to change it up!
I am thinking of adding Rhinestones to the
flower tips and seeds...Is that too much?
What do you think?
Let me Know!
Leave me a comment! Thank you!
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Changes for Good to you ALL!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Little Drummer Boy Blue for 52CCT6-18

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!

Thank you for peeking in for today's Card!

Today's Card is a Theme Challenge
for
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown 6-18
the theme: Shades of Blue!
 
 
Here is the Challenge!

 

 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 
 
As soon as I stamped the Drummer Boy
in Night of Navy, I sprinkled, quickly,
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
over the ink,  and heat set it with my Heat Tool!
Our Classic Stampin' Ink Pads
are juicy, so this is very easy to do!
Just have to be a little quick, before the Ink dries!
 
 
Here is the inside of my card!
 

 
I just stamped in Night of Navy,
no heat embossing.
 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Night of Navy-card base, 11" X 4 1/4" scored @ 5 1/2" folded
in half on the score
                        -front square mat, 2 3/8" X 2 3/8"
Marina Mist-front panel, 3 3/4" X 5"
                      -inside mat, 4" X 5 1/4"
Whisper White-front mat, 4" X 5 1/4"
                          -inside panel, 3 3/4" X 5"
                          -Square with 'drummer boy', 2 1/8" X 2 1/8"
 
Stamp Set:
Musical  Season-greeting, drummer boy, inside sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Night of Navy-drummer boy, inside sentiment
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-to prep for heat embossing
 
Stampin' Emboss Powders:
Clear-over the drummer boy
White-greeting
 
Tools:
Heat Tool-to heat set embossing powders
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Layering Squares Framelits-drummer boy mat
Stitched Shapes Framelits-square with drummer boy
 
 
Another card for my Christmas Card Stash!
 
 
I think this little guy is so cute!
This little boy could also be used for
a Birthday Card, or Baby Boy Birth Announcement!
Just mentioning other uses for the Christmas Stamp!
 
I made this Card before yesterday's Card and
I know that is why I was still in the 'Christmas' mode
when I made that Card!
I am not complaining...more cards made before the
Christmas rush is a GOOD thing!


On Another Note:

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I made a Valentine for Mr Hubster
Here is what I gave him this morning!

 
I kept this card very simple!
We both love simple things!
 
Here is the inside!

 
 
Here is the little box with a
Strawberry Lindt Truffle inside
(I made these with my Card Class)

 
Mr. Hubster and I are on diets...I let him know one
candy isn't going to derail him!
He said yes, one snack per week was good!
He will eat it after dinner!
We are having rib-eyes on the grill and
roasted vegetables!
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Valentine Love to you ALL!
 




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Touch of Christmas for PP380

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Thanks for peeking in for today's Card!
 
Today's Card is for a Color Challenge!
 
The Color Challenge is from
The Paper Players #380
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
 
 I LOVE this Color Combo!
This is a Color Combo I use a lot!!
These Colors, somehow, reminded me of Christmas!
I know! I am just in that mood!
I made a different Card for a Christmas Challenge
and I guess it was still on my mind when I saw
this Color Challenge!
 

 
Here is my Card! 
 
  
Here is the inside of my Card!
 

 
The inside sentiment is a state of mind
for a few of my friends and family!
It will work! 
  
 
Stocks and Measures:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Crumb Cake-card base, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" score @ 4 1/4" fold
in half on the score
                      -scallop circle, mat
                      -strip across front 3/4" X 5 1/2"
Real Red-front panel, 3 3/4" X 5"
                -scallop circle mat
Whisper White-front mat panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
                          -inside panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
                          -circle with greeting
 
Stamp Sets:
Tin of Tags-retired, greeting
Oh, What Fun-inside Sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Real Red-inside sentiment and swirls
Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-greeting
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Layering Circles Framelits-2 scallop circles
Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting circle
 
Accessories:
Metallic Edge Ribbon-Whisper White-on card front
6" long and Mini Glue Dots on back of  Crumb Cake strip,
layer ribbon and fold around back to the Mini Glue Dots!
Jewels Basic Rhinestone-scattered around greeting 
 
 
Here is my Card, again!
 
Ready to Mail!
 

 
I am excited to have another Christmas Card done
 for my stash at years end!
Tomorrow's Card will be for a
Christmas Challenge!


 

On Another Note:
 
I know I have missed a few days Posting...I have been quite busy
I am a co-chair for our Garden Club's
Bus Trip this coming May! 
The Destination is about 2 hrs. away from where we live!
A busy schedule! We will be touring:
  • -A Botanical Garden
  • -A Rose Garden
  • -A Whirligig Park
  • -Lunch at a Restaurant
  •  with linen tablecloths!
  • -then shopping at an all inclusive store, that is in 2 different buildings! The Parking lot separates them! One of the stores is Home D├ęcor, the other store is all kinds of goodies...Jewelry, lotions/potions, clothing, garden fancies, pots/pans, kitchen ware...so exciting!
Then we return home!
I am looking forward to this Bus Trip!
But it is now starting a crunch/chunk of my time...I
will still continue to make Cards (my Love!)
but, not everyday...I will Post as I make them and share
them with you ALL!
I am also looking into switching over to another Blog!
I have been listening to a presentation on how to do this...I want to be able to transfer information and past Posts over too!
I have much to listen to and learn!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Thanks for Understanding!


Friday, February 9, 2018

The First Wednesday Night Class for February!

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Thank you for peeking in today!
 
Today's Card
is one, our Stamp Class made,
Last Wednesday Evening!
 
I have a Stamp Class that meets the first Wednesday
of each month! It is a great time for us all to get together
and share our love of Card making!
This was our second Class and we did Heat Embossing

and Die-Cutting for this Card!
 
Here is the Card we made!
 
 
 
 
Here the card is standing open!

 

 
 
We cut a heart window!
 
 
 
Here is the inside!

 
Yes we used the cut off strip of DSP from the
front DSP panel and brought the great colors inside!
 
 
Here is the 'portrait sitting'!

 
 
 
 
We also made up this little Mini Milk Carton!
 

 
Isn't it Cute?
 
 
 
Here is what I brought for the Ladies to put inside
the little Carton! Yup! A Lindt Strawberry Truffle!
 

 



 
 
Stock and Measures:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Blushing Bride-card base 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" score @ 4 1/4" fold in half on the fold
Whisper White-inside panel, 4" X 5 1/4"
Calypso Coral-small heart on bottom front
Gold Foil Sheet-small heart on bottom right
 
DSP:
Painted With Love-front panel 4" X 5 1/4"
                                -inside strip 3/4" X 4"
-for Mini Milk Carton, 3" X 6"
on the long side (landscape) score@ 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 1/8", 5 1/2"
turn to short side (portrait) score@ 1"
 
Here is the directions for the Mini Milk Carton!
Also a template for you to copy!
 

 
 
Stamp Set:
Sure Do Love You-inside greeting/sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Calypso Coral-border laurel of heart around sentiment
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-to stamp for heat embossing
Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold-greeting/sentiment
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Sweet & Sassy Framelits-2 small hearts on front bottom right
Lots to Love Framelits-to cut out window heart
 
Accessories:
Gold Mini Binder Clips-to hold carton closed
 
 
 
My Wednesday Night Class...
 
I have 5 Lovely Women in attendance and I
bring a Card for them all to make, using a new
technique, to some, and a revisited technique, by the
other gals! A good time to laugh too!
 
 
Here are a few pictures of our Night together!
 

 
 Marvala and TJ!
 

 
Joan and Myra!
 
 

 
Kathleen was taking the pictures and didn't
get in them...this is me working the Big Shot!
I will get one of Kathleen next month!
 
What a great group of women! I know I said that before,
but I love getting together with these ladies! Perhaps, next
year we can try for 2 times a month! I would love that!
I will throw that out to them!
 
Next Months Meeting...An Easter Card!
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Laughs for you ALL too!