Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Christmas in July -- Sketch-n-Scrap Card Sketch

I am working on my Christmas in July cards. I think I will be continuing to make these throughout the rest of the summer and the upcoming fall. I did not get near my goal of 35 cards this month but I have been doing a lot of other crafting as well. I used the July sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:

I am entering this card in the Sketch-n-Scrap July Challenge.

That's it for now....thank you for popping in.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Happy BirthdayTough Guy

Some people struggle with them but I love making masculine cards. I really like the way that this one turned out. It is for our friend up in Michigan who happens to have the same birthday as I do next week. I used this fun sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:

I am entering this card in the Sketch-n-Scrap sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping in....have a terrific Tuesday.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Show Time -- Stick It Down Sketch Challenge

I really love documenting in my Traveler's Notebook. It is the perfect size and the pages come together very quickly. I love how I am able to adapt most sketches to this size also. That is what I did with this sketch from Stick It Down:

I am entering this page in their July Single Page Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope your Monday was productive....funny how I do not mind Mondays anymore now that I am retired! lol


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Smart & Sweet As Can Bee

I bought an adorable card kit from Simon Says Stamp recently and this stamp set Bee Yourself came in it. I decided to make a back to school card for my oldest granddaughter, Abby who is going to be entering middle school in just a couple of weeks.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Back To School Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Week 24 Retirement

Week 24 in my Traveler's Notebook documents my retirement. I have been in the work force for 45 years nearly non-stop (a few months off when my oldest was born and then I started a home-based day care.) So needless to say, I was REALLY looking forward to my retirement. I used this awesome sketch from Lisa Hidy:

I am entering this spread in her TN Time Sketch Challenge
and in Lori's TN Time Challenge to include stripes and at least one star.

I have to say.....this is one of my favorite pages in this current TN. Thank you Lisa and Lori was inspiring me.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #102

I love sketch challenges. When I saw the above sketch, I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card with one of my Newton's Nook Christmas stamp sets. And I did:

I think it turned out really cute and it makes me feel good to know that I have one more Christmas card made. I am entering this card in the

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

My Favorite Things Camp Create -- Glitter Card

I was able to spend a couple of hours in my craft room today and made another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create. This time I took on the Day 5 Glitter Challenge. I die cut these MFT snowflakes from some glitter paper and made the celestial looking background with Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch ink, paint and droplets of water and a few silver glitter enamel dots.

I added a simple sentiment from the Birdie Brown My Favorite Things Santa's Elves stamp set. It feels good to get another Christmas card done....5 down 75 to
I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge to Use Tim Holtz Products.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

My Favorite Things Camp Create -- Shaker Card

For years I have been looking forward to retirement so I could spend a little more time card making and memory keeping. Yesterday I was able to spend some time in my office crafting. One of the things I made was this shaker card for my niece's birthday.

I was inspired by the Spectacular Shaker Challenge which is actually Day 3 of My Favorite Things Camp Create 2019.

That is it for today.....thank you for stopping into my blog.


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Christmas in July

I have begun my Christmas in July cards and from the way it is looking, it is going to be Christmas in July and August. I need to make getting into my scraproom more of a priority now that I am retired but I have been so busy with all the home renovations. I am not personally doing the work but I am running around for supplies, making phone calls, pulling permits....whew. Feels like another full time job. Anyway.....I did get one card made and hope this weekend to make several more. For this card I actually inked up a stamp for the first time from The Cat's Pajamas and I am entering it in their Christmas In July Challenge.

That is about it for now. I will be back later to share a Traveler's Notebook page that I just finished.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #121

My last week of work before I retired, I had a very sweet contractor and his wife come into work and bring me flowers and baked goods. I wanted to thank them so I made this card for them. This card is made completely with dies from My Favorite Things and I used the colors of their card stock to match their current Color Challenge:

That is about it today for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

You Go Gull

Now that I am retired I want to start building up my stash of cards. I need to make some Get Well, Hello and just some general cards to have on hand when needed. This is my first card to start my stash. I inked uop this fun Sea Gull stamp set from My Favorite Things for the first time and used this sketch from them as well:
I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Sketch 445 Challenge
the Simon Says Stamp Monday Life on the Ocean Waves Challenge
The Inspire By Beach Day Challenge

That is about it....thanks for stopping by my blog.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Welcome Little One

It was fun making a baby card.....I had no reason to make one for nearly 5 years. I used a stamp set by Taylored Expressions and this sketch 519 from Mojo Monday:

I am entering this card over at the Tuesday Throwdown #435Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Mother's Day Week 20

I  doing a pretty good job of catching up on my 52 weeks documenting in my Traveler's Notebook. Here is Week #20 Mother's Day. I am playing along with TN Time With Lisa and Lori -- I used this awesome sketch from Lisa:

I am entering this is Lisa's sketch challenge on her blog My Creative Endeavors

I am also entering this spread in Lori's Challenge on her blog My Happy Life
Her challenge was to use something on my spread for each letter of the word H-O-T
Here is what I used:
H - hearts
O - oval
T - tab

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. My granddaughters and husband and I are just chillin' in this Florida heat and maybe will do some grillin' a little later. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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