Friday, August 18, 2017

Comedy of Errors!

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by Today!
I have no card to share...the Grand-Girls are here
and we have been busy! And then...not busy too!
The girls and I did the second leg of Downtown shopping!
We ran around looking for 'Eclipse' glasses...none to be found.
I ordered them from Amazon...and have been advised by Amazon
not to use them, because they hadn't heard back from the maker
regarding the validity of them being safe to use. Ugh.
So now we have no glasses...Mr. Hubster thinks they are
fine...I did try them out when they came in...put them on
and peeked up at the sun...couldn't see anything but the sun!
They worked! I may not see it anyway because...
I went to the dentist Monday...
 about a lost filling...seems I have had a broken tooth
and that is why the filling fell out! I will return to the Dentist on
Monday to see if the tooth will be salvageable.
He wanted to do it then, but the girls were with me and I
didn't want to spoil their plans for that day...The Dentist said
I would be there for a couple of hours!
I then had to turn down an appt.
for today...because it was the only day the
weather man predicted the least % of rain!
We wanted to be able to take the girls out on the boat...
So the new appt. is Monday (eclipse day) at 1pm.
Tomorrow, we are swinging by the PO, to mail off some
packages, then to the Ranger's Office at the Croatan National get my Senior Life Pass for the National Parks or Forests. Then we will go into the Forest here and do some
swimming at a place called Flanner's's on the Neuse
River here, which is a 'Brackish' River...a mix of fresh water
and salt water. We went out on the River was an
adventure...first on the return trip, we lost the use of one engine
for a good part of the way...felt like we were limping back in!
We get to the dock and the wind literally blew the boat about a 180*! I went to step over the rail onto the dock and caught my
toe and landed on the dock on my side...good thing I am padded!!!
I was fine...only my pride was hurt! Mr. Hubster had a heck of
a time with his issues too...we couldn't win for losing!
But we got back ok...came home showered
and had dinner and then just
chillaxed...I did have to make a trip to the Wal-Mart and pick up several things...but then got back home...the girls rested and so did
Mr. Hubster, I had to do laundry...the girls were running out of clean clothing! So it's done and here I sit at 1am typing this up!
I am going to probably not be on here for a while.
I am trying to spend the time with the girls, before they leave,
on the 24th, 2 days later I will drive over to WV to
visit with Dad and then on the 29th fly out of WV, with
my sister, up to RI for the 'Sisters Weekend'.
I will return to WV on the 5th of Sept. then spend the night in WV...then drive home to NC to Mr. Hubster!
I will be busy! I am not able to carve out card making at
this juncture...but wait till the dust settles after the 5th!
I will be coming at it full force again!
So Until that next Post...Blessings and a lot of Laughs
to you ALL!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Note Of Thanks for FabFri118 and CTS#234

Hello Everyone!
Got a chance to get into my Craft Room
Last Night!
The Grand-Girls went to bed and I headed for the
Craft room!
Today's Card of for a combination of
2 Challenges!
One is a Color Challenge
The Other is a Sketch Challenge!
Here are those Challenges!
The Color Challenge...for FabFri#118
The Sketch Challenge for...CASE(E) This Sketch #234

Here is my Card!

I am LOVING the new
Black Rhinestone Jewels!
They will be available Sept 1st.!
Here is the inside of my Card!
I also brought some 'Bling' to the inside!
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Basic Black-card base, leaves
Melon Mambo-scallop circle
Whisper White-circle, strip on right front, inside panel
Eastern Palace-front panel
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Flirty Flamingo-flower on circle
Archival Stampin' Pad:
Basic Black-greeting, inside sentiment
Big Shot-die cutting and embossing machine
Ruffled Dynamic TIEF-front right strip
Layering Circles Framelits-scallop circle
Stitched Shapes Framelits-circle with flower
Leaf Punch-(available Sept. 1st)
Black Rhinestone Jewels-front and inside (available Sept 1st)
Here is my Card again!
On another note...did a few things with the girls...we are
experiencing some rain and it is cramping much of what we had
planned activities for the girls...we went swimming at the pool
and had to get out...a thunderstorm was home we go
to shower and change...storm never came...ugh! This kind of
delays and working around it all...we will persevere!
We are going to do 'downtown' again after my Dentist Appt.
I had a filling fall out last Thursday night...tried to make an appt. Fri. the office was closed...called Mon. and the appt. is for this am!
Then, we will go and walk around to the stores they want to go see!
We then have to make a stop at the market for some ingredients for
dinner and then home to the pool!
Thursday is looking to be the only day of no threat of rain...we
will take them out on the boat! Mr. Hubster has taken them to the
little fishing pier here in the Community for some fishing!
They are enjoying that! I will keep you posted with the progress!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Thankfulness to you ALL!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Get Creative for Fusion!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome Back for a peek at Today's Card!
This is for the Fusion Challenge...
Use just the sketch
Use just the photo
Use Both!
This time I used just the Inspiration Photo!
Here is the Challenge!
Here is my Card!

I picked up on the pastel colors in the inspiration photo
and the coloring elements in the photo!
Paint brushes are also coloring elements!
Here is the inside of my Card!

I also brought the colors to the inside of the Card!
I used a stamp for the 'water-color' look from a
retired stamp set, Perpetual Calendar!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

The block on the envelope says...made with Love!
It is from the same stamp set...Crafting Forever!
Aren't all our Cards made with Love? I would hope so!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Whisper White Thick-card base
Stamp Sets:
Perpetual Calendar-retired, water-color marks
Crafting Forever-greeting, pot of brushes, envelope
Suite Sentiments-inside sentiments
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Powder Pink-water-color mark
Soft Sky-water-color mark
So Saffron-water-color mark
Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-greeting, inside sentiment,
pot with brushes
Stampin' Write Markers:
Powder Pink-pot, some brush handles
Soft Sky-some brush handles
So Saffron-Bristles on brushes
Lemon Lime Twist-some handles and trim
Smokey Slate-some brush handles
Blender Pen-for the envelope coloring of the block
in Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Soft Saffron blending
Here is the Card again!
This is a real cute stamp set...tells it like it should...we
all need to get Creative everyday!
On a side note...the Grand-girls are here and after a
rest on travel day...we went downtown and walked around
and decided that we would do that in 2 days, not one...we
haven't got back there yet!
Yesterday went to Pine Hill the Aquarium.
It was great! A rainy day and I think everyone had the same idea!
A little crowded but it was a good time!
While in the area I showed them the beach
and they are looking forward to going,
when the weather clears...!
Today is Mr. Hubster's Birthday...the girls made
Birthday Cards last night to give to him!
We had fun with that!
The Girls want to take him out to dinner for
his cute!
Hopefully the weather will clear and we can get another
day for downtown and then some beach days...also Mr. Hubster
wants to take them out on the boat for some days of fishing!
The rainy weather has made us slow down and appreciate each day.
I am taking it slow and easy for them so they can soak up
each day to treasure! I know I do!
Until The next Post...Blessings and Creativity to you ALL!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Happiness is Coffee for TSOT#333

Hello Everyone!
So Glad you peeked in to see Today's Card!
Thank You!
Here is the Sketch Challenge
(Try Stampin' On Tuesday)
Here is my Card!

In Stampin'Up's Annual Catalog
There is  the Coffee Break DSP
and a Stamp Set called Coffee Café...
So Cute!
In the Package of DSP there are 2 each of 6
double-sided designs!
One of the sheets is printed with mini coffee pots,
mini coffee cups, mini coffee press, go cups, etc.,.
I cut out all of the pots, cups, and presses and put
in a small box...I used 2 of the items for my card!
The other DSP on the card are coordinating colored
DSP that also comes in the pack.
Here is the inside of my Card!

The inside sentiment also comes in the
 Coffee Café Stamp Set!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

I had to slip in the coffee beans!
Although I am a 'Dunkin' Donuts' gal...I do like
and appreciate the 'Starbucks' looking DSP!
I will have to look around for orange and pink
colored paper and make a DD Card!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Early Espresso-base and bottom mat on front
Garden Green-top mat on front, strip on front and inside
Whisper White-greeting square, inside panel
Coffee Break-front panel, squares, strips on front and inside,
the cut outs from a sheet of DSP
Stamp Set:
Coffee Café-greeting, inside sentiment
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Early Espresso-coffee beans on envelope
Garden Green-greeting, inside sentiment, 'hi' on envelope
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting square
Paper Snips-to fussy-cut all the pots, cups, press, go cups from
printed sheet of DSP
Here is my Card again!
It is morning...time to make the coffee....!
On another note...Today is 70% chance of rain.
As I type this I hear a little thunder in the background.
The Grand-Girls and I have decided to either go
bowling or visit the I leave you
to go and decide what to do... 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Coffee Love to you ALL!
I am on my second cup now! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Seas The Day...for SIP#111

Thank you for peeking in Today!
Today's Card is from an Inspiration Photo
the Theme: Beach
The Challenger...
Stamp Ink Paper #111
Here is the Challenge!
All I can say when I look at this picture is AAAH!
I want to run out into the water and dive right in!
Then swim a bit and then come out sit in a chair
and get a wee bit sun!
Here is my Card!

Picture yourself sitting in that chair!
Here is the inside of my Card! 
Life is a Beautiful Thing!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

When I first saw this Chair in the Seasonal
Layers Thinlits...I knew I would use it!
The set is just amazing!
The leaf thinlit cut out is going to be used for Fall.
The snowflakes for Winter and Christmas are stunning!
The set even has a branch and cherry blossoms.
I will show as the seasons progress!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Pacific Point-card base
Soft Sky-skyline
Wild Wasabi-palm fronds
Sahara Sand-chair
Whisper White-inside panel
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Soft Suede-greeting, inside sentiment
Pacific Point-waves on water
Powder Pink-shell
Sahara Sand-shell 2nd step
Crumb Cake-sand stamping
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad-white caps on water
Stamp Sets:
High Tide-waves/white caps on water, sand texture
So Many Shells-greeting, shells: inside and on envelope
Colorful Seasons-inside sentiments
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Botanical Builders Framelits-palm fronds
Seasonal Layers Thinlits-chair
Here is my Card again!
I would love to be sitting in that chair!
 On another note...
The Grand-Girls arrived yesterday!
We just relaxed since their flight, for them,
was early...They had to be at the airport for 4am.
(2 hours before their flight)
They looked tired to us...we decided to
do a day of rest...we will wait and see
what the weather predicts!
The Girls and I have 'beach fever'!
They are predicting 40-50% rain for the next
 5 days looks like we will postpone the beach
those days...looks like the shopping gets done
early in the trip! The future-cast after that is
 looking better for beach weather! 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Sand in your Toes to ALL!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Christmas in August for Merry Monday!

Hello Everyone!
Today's Card is for a
Christmas Card Challenge!
Merry Monday's Christmas in July (and August)
I submitted one Card in July and now this is
for August's Christmas!
Here is the header for the Challenge!
Merry Monday Christmas in July and August
Please note that this Challenge is also
slated for August!
Here is my Card!
This Lovely As A Tree stamp set hasn't seen
any Love in awhile! I still love this Stamp set!
I believe it is one of the longest running stamp
sets that Stampin'Up! has in the Catalog!
I have been stamping a little over 10 years!
Here is the inside of my Card!

For the inside, and also the card front...I stamped the images
and sayings first and then 'heat embossed' all with
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder!
Those small pine sprigs...they too are
'heat embossed'!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

I put a Cherry Cobbler Star from the
Regals Enamel Shapes in the sky!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Cherry Cobbler-card base
Always Artichoke-mat for front and inside
Whisper White-front and inside panels
Stamp Sets:
Lovely As A Tree-front trees and the pine sprigs
Versatile Christmas-inside sentiment
Four the Holidays-retired, greeting
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Always Artichoke-trees, greeting, inside sentiment
Stampin' Write Markers:
Always Artichoke-pine sprigs
Early Espresso-pine cone on pine sprigs
Heat Tool-used for heat embossing
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder-used on ALL stamping!
Here is my Card again!

It is now August...this is when we need to really start
making our Christmas Cards! Christmas is a little over 3  
months is going to be here before we know it!
I do hope this inspires you to get you cards made!
In another Grand-Daughters arrive Today!
They will be here for two weeks!
We are so excited! (squeal!)
I am going to be in and out of the Craft Room! I will
not be Posting Daily...but I will Post when I am able!
We are going to be making many Beach trips!
Also, they want to do more shopping!
And then there is the Pool too!
Yup! They are going to run us crazy, but I LOVE it!

Until the next Post...Blessings and that Grand-child Love
to you ALL!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Great Outdoors for The Paper Players!

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for peeking in for Today's Card!
the Challenge is a Photo Inspiration Challenge!
Here is the Challenge!
At first, I thought they wanted only a camping scene!
Then I saw all the cards from the Design Team...outside stuff!
Here is my Card!
I still have Beach on my Brain!
The great outdoors at the beach!

Here is the inside of my Card!

I used a retired stamp set for the sun!
I really like this sun on the Card!
I stamped off in So Saffron!
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!

My Favorites for stamp sets can vary...I love all things
Nautical and I love all things Floral!
This is one I will keep when retired...just like all my other
Nautical/Ocean/Beachy stamps!
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
Always Artichoke-card base
Wisteria Wonder-mats on card front and inside
Crumb Cake-mats on card front and inside
Stamp Sets:
High Tide-lighthouse, water, sand, grass and greeting
Kinda Eclectic-sun on card front and inside
Thankful Thoughts-inside sentiment
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Crumb Cake-sand, lighthouse shading
Wisteria Wonder-lighthouse, greeting, inside sentiment
Always Artichoke-grass
So Saffron-sun on card front and inside
Here is my Card Again!

I used the retired 'Color Coach' for the Color Palette for
my Card! See Below!
Always Artichoke-Wisteria Wonder-Crumb Cake
The bottom 3 colors are
Always Artichoke-So Saffron-Cajun Craze
I had those ready for this card...but then I
decided against it...too Fall for me right now!
I used the above colors and I am glad I did!
Come closer to FALL I will use the other colors!
On a side note...The Grand-girls will arrive here tomorrow!
They will be with us for 2 weeks!
We are so excited to see them...Pray with us for
Traveling Mercies!
Thank You!
Until the next Post...Blessings and many more Beach Days to you ALL!