Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You're In My Thoughts...Mojo Monday 478!

Hello Friends and Stampers!
Today's Card is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch #478
and using the 'Thoughtful Branches' Stamp Set.
A monochromatic card...I needed another Sympathy Card.
My Sister-in-law lost a member of her Family.
I try to keep a few of these kind of cards on hand.
I hate making them when I need them. Well, had to make one.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my Card:

The Card Base is 'Soft Suede' Card Stock'
The 'large dot' DSP is from 'It's My Party DSP' (retired)
The smaller dots DSP is from the 'Neutrals DSP'.
The 'lace' stamped on the front is from the 'Delicate Details'
Stamp Set from the 'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog. The inside sentiment is also from the 'Thoughtful Branches' Stamp Set.
I stamped that also in 'Soft Suede' Classic Stampin' Ink.
I used the 'Layering Circle Framelits' for the large Circle Scallop.
I also used the 'Stitched Shapes' Circle Framelits, for
the Greeting.

Here is the Card with it's stamped 'Medium Size Envelope'.

Although the situation was pensive...I do like monochromatic cards!
Some great Catalogs out right now:
Annual Catalog-Ends May 31, 2017
Occasions Catalog-Ends May 31, 2017
Sale-A-Bration Catalog-Ends March 31, 2017
If you spend $50
from the 'Annual Catalog' or the 'Occasions Catalog' you can choose one item FREE from the 'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog!
As my Friend Dodie used to say all the time...
What a Deal, What a Steal, What a Bargain!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Thoughts of Love to you ALL!

Monday, January 16, 2017

TSOT #304 with Something Old & New

Hello Stampers and Friends!
Today's Card is following a sketch from
'Try Stamping On Tuesday #304'
with the Additional theme: 'Something Old & New'
I have used Old and New items on this card!
Old equals 'retired items' for me!
New equals Current or New Catalog items!
Here is the Sketch:
TSOT #304
Here is my Card:

The Card Base and Banner are 'Mossy Meadow' Card Stock-Old
The background DSP is 'English Garden'-Old
The Circle DSP is from 'Birthday Bouquet'-Old
The Circle was cut with the 'Layering Circles Framelits'-New
The 'Whisper White' Circle was cut with the
'Stitched Shapes Framelits'-New
The Greeting and the Inside Sentiment were stamped in
'Mossy Meadow' Classic Stampin' Ink-Old
with the 'Flourishing Phrases' Stamp Set-Current
The Circles are adhered together and then popped up
with 'Stampin' Dimensionals'-Current
Here is the inside of the Card:

When I cut the DSP background for the front of the card,
the piece left over, I cut in half, and adhered to the top and the bottom of the inside mat for the Sentiment. I think it finishes it!
Here is the card with it's 'Medium Size Envelope'-Current

The envelope was stamped in
'Mossy Meadow' Classic Stampin' Ink-Old
(stamped-off technique to lighten it up
and not stamped-off to let it stay dark,
it makes for a two-tone affect).
The stamp set used was 'French Foliage'-Old
Sympathy Cards, I try to make ahead of time.
Tomorrow's Post, I will show the one I needed earlier this month. 
So now I have a couple of more in my file, should the need arise.
To lighten the mood...here is your 'C' note...
Until the next Post...Blessings and Grins to you ALL!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Freshly Made Wahoo!

Hello Stampers and Friends!

(OMG! Just re-read the Title! Snicker, Snicker!)
A Happy HELLO! to you all!
Today's Card is 'Simple'!
I based the design on a sketch from
'Freshly Made Sketches #265
Here is the Sketch:

The Simplicity of this sketch great. I saw many things I wanted to do with this sketch. Since I am building up my Birthday Card stash,
I went with that!
I also see either a 'Sunrise or Sunset' with this too!
I may just do one, to be filed, in the memory banks!

This is what I did with the sketch:

A 'Whisper White' Thick Card Stock for the 'base' of the Card.
Using the New 'Occasions Catalog', "Birthday Blast" Stamp Set.
I stamped the design in 'Tempting Turquoise' Classic Stampin' Ink.
Also the Greeting was stamped on a separate piece of 'Whisper White' regular Card Stock. I punched the 'banner' with 'Triple Banner Punch' on each end. To mat the 'banner' I used 'Tangerine Tango' Card Stock, and also used the 'Triple Banner Punch'!
I stamped the 'Wahoo's' in 'Tangerine Tango' Classic Stampin' Ink.
The Stars were punched from 'Tangerine Tango' Card Stock with the retired, 'Itty Bitty Accents' Punch Kit. I then attached the 'stars'
to the card with 'Stampin' Dimensionals'.

The inside of the card, using the same
'Birthday Blast' Stamp Set, the Sentiment and stars are
stamped in 'Tempting Turquoise' and 'Tangerine Tango'
Classic Stampin' Inks!
Using the 'Tempting Turquoise' and 'Tangerine Tango'
Inks, the 'Medium Size Envelope' was stamped to reflect
the Greeting on the Card!
I think the 'hardest' part of the card was lining up the
'Tangerine Tango' banner mat.
One way , I found, to make it easier, for me... was to
lay the 'stamped banner' over the mat piece ('Tangerine Tango')
which the width is 1/8" larger than the 'stamped banner'.
With a pencil, mark where the 'flagged' ends are to be
(inside the 'V's') 
1/8" from the ends of the 'stamped banner'.
Then turn the punch so you can see the pencil mark on the banner and line it up, in the punch, then punch the mat for the banner.
It was the only way I could figure out how to make it fit.
If there is an easier way...let me know!
I am sure there may be another way!
Other than the 'banner' this card was EASY!
I am going to do this again!
I will try another color combination!
The 'Birthday Blast' Stamp Set also has an 'Edgelits' die
that can be used with it! It is called 'Star Blast Edgelits'.
This also can be purchased as a bundle for a 10% savings.
See page 11 in the New 'Occasions Catalog'!
If you need anything from the 'Occasions Catalog' or the
'Annual Catalog', contact me and I will help you with your order.
Remember, for every $50 you spend from either of those 'Catalogs'
you can pick a FREE item from the 'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog!
My contact information is:
Today's 'C' note:
Until the next Post...Blessings to you ALL!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Up! for a Mojo Monday #478

Hello Stampers and Friends!
Remember the movie that came out several years ago?
It was titled 'Up!'
Today's card reminds me of that movie!
I used a sketch from Mojo Monday.
Every Monday they come out with a
sketch challenge for all to participate.
To challenge and help you get your
Mojo going for the week!

Here's the sketch with my card!:

The DSP is from the 'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog going on
 now till March 31, 2017. 
For every $50 you spend on items
from the 'Occasions Catalog' or 'Annual Catalog' you can pick
an item from the 'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog for FREE!
Wahoo! Freebies!
As a good friend of mine used to say...
"What a deal, What a steal, What a bargain!"
'Whisper White' Thick Card Stock was used for the card base.
For all the mats, 'Night of Navy' card stock was used.
Greeting is stamped in 'Night of Navy' Classic Stampin' Ink.
All from the 'Annual' Catalog.
The greeting is from the 'Balloon Adventures' Stamp Set
available from the 'Occasions' Catalog.
The 'balloons' were stamped in
'Mint Macaron', 'Watermelon Wonder', and 'Night of Navy' Inks.
The name of the DSP is "Carried Away" from the
'Sale-A-Bration' Catalog.
(A Freebie!)

The 'balloons' were punched out with the 'Balloon Bouquet'
Punch, available from the 'Annual' Catalog.
The 'balloons are popped up with 'Stampin' Dimensionals',
on 'Night of Navy' and 'Whisper White' circles.
The 'Night of Navy' was die cut with the
'Layering Circles Framelits', and the 'Whisper White' circle
was die cut with the New 'Stitched Shapes' Thinlits.
Love those Thinlits!

The 'Medium Size Envelope' was stamped with the 'confetti' and the 'balloon' stamps from the 'Balloon Adventures' stamp set.
Another Birthday card for my stash!
Right now Stampin'Up! has the new
'Occasions Catalog' that is good
January 1-May 31, 2017 
 'Sale-A-Bration Catalog' that is good
January 1-March 31, 2017
The 'Annual' Catalog is good
 till May 31,2017.

If you need any of these supplies or would like to place you order...
contact me at:

I will surely help you get your order!
If you have a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator, then by all means,
contact them and give them your order. If you do not have a
Stampin'Up! Demonstrator, then I will be happy to help!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Until the next Post...Blessings and 'Carried Away' Love to You All!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Strawberry and Watermelon Wonder Birthday!

Hello Stampers and Friends!
Today's card is based on an old sketch from a group
under Connie Stewart called
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild.
Every Friday a new challenge is put out for the 'Gals'
and any other Stampers to join in on the challenge.
It's to get the mojo going!
I love the feel of Summer on this card!
It was up to 75 degrees today...so I was in the mood!

Here is my card:
Doesn't this look 'Fresh'?
The card base is 'Whisper White' card stock.
The mat is 'Watermelon Wonder'
The DSP is from the "Tasty Treats' Specialty DSP.
The greeting is stamped in 'Pear Pizzazz' and is from the
'Balloon Adventures' stamp set.
The Strawberry is colored with 'Watermelon Wonder' and
'Pear Pizzazz' Stampin' Write Markers.
The Strawberry is from the retired 'Tart &Tangy' Stamp Set.
The ribbons are the 'Dotted Lace Trim' in 'Watermelon Wonder'.
The 'Whisper White' Taffeta 3/8" Ribbon is tied around the mat,
over the 'Dotted Lace Trim'.
The squares from the 'Shaped Thinlits' were used
to cut out the square mats that hold the
'strawberry' with the greeting.
Those are in 'Pear Pizzazz' and 'Whisper White' card stock.
I popped up the greeting 'squares' with 'Stampin' Dimensionals'.
Here is the simple inside...lots of space for a personal note
you can write for the recipient of this card!
The inside Sentiment is stamped in 'Watermelon Wonder'
the stamp is from the 'Party With Cake' stamp set.
Here is the card with it's stamped to match
'Medium Size Envelope'
The 'Strawberry' was colored again with the
'Watermelon Wonder' and 'Pear Pizzazz'
Stampin' Write Markers and then stamped onto the
'Medium Size Envelope'.
Isn't this cute?
 A great feminine card or could be a great little girl's card too!
On a side note,
When I read something that touches me,
I will post it at the bottom of my blog.
It may be something spiritual, or a food for thought,
or just something funny. I will call them C-notes.
Here's today's C-note... 
If you are standing there at the fence and you see
 that on the other side, the grass is greener.
Maybe the Holy Spirit
is telling you to water your grass!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Refreshing to you ALL!


Thursday, January 12, 2017


Hello Stampers and Friends!
Today's Birthday Card is one I CASE'd from a fellow
Stampin'Up! Demonstrator by the name of Sara Hicks Stuart.
It is a very simple card with lots of WOW!
Here is Sara's Card:
I used the same layout, but I used the current DSP and Stamp Sets from the new 'Occasions Catalog'.
Here is my card:
The card base is 'Crumb Cake' card stock.
'Party Animal DSP' was used.
'Birthday Blast' Stamp Set was used for the Greeting
and the inside Sentiment, using 'Emerald Envy'
Classic Stampin' Ink.
The balloons were stamped with the 'Balloon Celebration'
Stamp Set using 'Tangerine Tango', 'Crushed Curry', and
'Emerald Envy' Inks.
The 'Balloon Bouquet Punch' was used to punch out the balloons.
The inside balloon was stamped in 'Emerald Envy'.
The 'confetti' was stamped in stamped off 'Crushed Curry' Ink.
I hand drew the balloon string...will use a skinnier marker
 next time! 
I stamped the 'Medium Size Envelope' the same as
the inside corner on the card.
Still making Birthday Cards for the Annual Stash!
I have a large family and several friends I remember
on their special days!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Love to you ALL!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Balloon Adventures and PCC222

Hello Friends and Stampers!
Today's Card is another Birthday Card!
The 'Stash' is getting built up!
I used the sketch from
'Paper Craft Crew Sketch # 222'
So you know this is not the current sketch! 
(The current sketch is #226)
I print out the sketch challenges and it goes to the stack of other printed Sketch Challenges, I have in my Craft Room.
I set the stack aside for 'inspiration'. Sometimes I jump on the sketch or color challenges to enter the contest's of the sponsored challenger. Sometimes it's 'the best laid plans...'!
Here is the PCC222 sketch Challenge:
Here is Today's card, based of sketch #222:
The card base is 'Pacific Point' card stock.
I used the 'Party Animal' DSP.
'Pacific Point' Classic Stampin' Ink Pad.
The mat for the 'banner' is 'Emerald Envy' card stock.
The 'scalloped circle' is also 'Pacific Point' card stock.
The white circle was cut out with the 'Stitched Shapes' circle.
The 'balloons' are stamped in 'Crushed Curry' Ink
and in 'Tangerine Tango' Ink.
The Balloons are from the 'Balloon Adventures' stamp set.
I punched them out with the 'Balloon Bouquet' Punch.
The greeting if from the 'Birthday Bright' Stamp Set.
The sequins are leftovers from a 'Paper Pumpkin Kit'
'Calypso Coral' striped 'Baker's Twine' was used
to tie around the balloon.
The inside sentiment is from the retired
'Happiest Birthday Wishes' Stamp Set.
Stamped in 'Pacific Point' Ink.
The strip of DSP is from the same 'Party Animal' used
on the front of the card!

The 'Medium Size Envelope' was stamped
with the 'Balloon Adventures' Stamp Set.
The 'confetti' in 'Daffodil Delight' and the
'balloon' in 'Emerald Envy' Inks.
Popped up the greeting and balloons with
"Stampin' Dimensionals" for depth.
So festive looking!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Love to you ALL!


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