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Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Art of Life (Sympathy Card)

  So glad you could stop by. Has been a sad day. My Uncle Clinton passed away earlier today.  It's so hard to believe. He was such a great guy. Loved to play the banjo. Seems like he was always smiling. Even though I am sad I know that he Is rejoicing being reunited with his family In heaven. 

There has been several people passing lately and It never gets easy. So hard on the families.

Any of you that have made Sympathy Cards (Especially when needed) know that they are the hardest to make. 

Sharing this card that I made for my friend who lost her niece. 

  Used The Art for Life Stamp Set again for this Sympathy Card. I knew that I had had this Stamp Set for a good while so I thought I would check to see when It was made It's from 2005. I think It's a nice Stamp Set for Sympathy Cards.

For the sentiment Inside I stamped Thinking of You with deepest Sympathy for your loss.

This Stamp Set Is called Thinking of You " Inside & Out" from Cardz TV. I recently won this Stamp Set from Mary and I Love It. So nice having some nice Sympathy Stamps for those cards that you will be giving to someone that has lost a loved one. 

All of Mary's Stamps are high quality photopolymer and Made In the U.S.A. You can see Mary's whole collection of Cardz TV Stamps at-  http://cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/

 Here Is a list of the products that I used to make this card-

Stamp Sets- The Art of Life and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Embossing Folder- Quatrefoil
S.U. Border Punch
Cardstock- Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss and White
Ink- Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss
Mellow Moss Ribbon

 Here Is a few pictures of my Uncle Clinton playing his Banjo at a family gathering. The young man playing the guitar Is my son Jacob.

Thanks for stopping by, Blessings to you all, Mamaw Cindy

Entering this In the following Challenges-
Cardz TV. - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times - June Blooms
Cuttlebug Mania - Summer
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer Is here

Monday, June 25, 2018

Catching Lightning Bugs In a Jar

 Hey, Glad you could stop by, Can't believe that June will soon be coming to an end. Time seems to be In fast mode. It has already been over four months since I had my surgery. 

When I was growing up I didn't mind the hot days of Summer and could spend hours out side playing.

 A fond memory of mine Is going out after dark and catching Lightning Bugs and putting them In a Mason Jar. I would take them to my my bedroom and look at them In the dark for awhile and then let them go. 
Have any of you all ever done that? 

I know some of you all call them Fireflies. But around here most everyone calls them Lightning Bugs.

Seems like this Summer their are more Lightning Bugs than usual. The Trees look like they are full of twinkling lights. So pretty!

 My Sister Tammy and I was talking recently about how many there are. So I decided that was the perfect Birthday Card for her this year.

So glad that I had ordered the Jars of Love Stamp Set from Stampin Up. Great Stamp Set. Love It! Instead of stamping and cutting out the handle I decided to use a thin wire. Really like how It turned out.

Here Is a list of the products that I used-

Jars of Love Stamp Set- S.U.
Hardwood Background Stamp - S.U.
Jars of Love Dies- S.U.
Scallop Border Punch- S.U.
Card Stock- Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa and White
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Memento Black
Red and White Gingham Paper                                                     
Thin wire  

That's all from me, Thanks for stopping by.  Have a super day and happy crafting!

 Challenges Entered-
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes  
Alphabet Challenge Blog - G is for the Great Outdoors
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute n Crafty Challenge Blog - Birthday Theme
SUO Challenges - Patriotic

Sunday, June 17, 2018

High Tide Father's Day Card

 Hello, Thanks for stopping by. Today Is Father's Day and I am missing my Dad so much today. 

So for today I am sharing a card that I made just for my Dad because I am thinking of him. 

This Is my first time using this stamp set and I do Love It! Had a fun time playing around with It. Sorry about the picture, It's a tiny bit blurry. My Sister Tonda surprised me awhile back with this Stamp set. For no reason at all. She knew that It was on my wish list. So kind and thoughtful of her. (Thank you Tonda)!!!! I LOVE IT!

Here Is list of the products that I used to make this card.

Stamp Set- High Tide (Stampin Up)
Stamp Set -Thoughts of Father (Stampin Up)
Cardstock- Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Buckaroo Blue, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky and Memento Tuxedo Black

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Have a great day and stop by again when you get the chance. 

 Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. - Anything Goes Challenge 

Cardz 4 Guyz.- Father's Day

Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine Card

Stinkin Inkers - The Guys have It

Simply Create Too - For a Male

Through the Purple Haze Challenges- At the Beach

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With Sympathy Card

 Hello Everyone, Glad you could stop by. Wanted to share a Card that I have made for a member of my Church. She had a loved one pass away and It's just heartbreaking. My heart just breaks for her.

I bought this Embossing Folder only a few weeks ago. They were on clearance at Joanns. So glad that I got It. Made making this card very easy. 

Here Is a list of products I used to make this card-

Stamp Sets- S.U. The Art of Life and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
With Sympathy Embossing Folder
Cardstock- Lavender Lace and White
Ink- Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss

Again Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a good day and God Bless.

 Challenge entered-

Cardz TV.- Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Card for Amber

 Hello, Glad you could stop by. Today I wanted to share a card that I made for my Great Niece Amber for her birthday.

Haven't seen Amber In a while she Is In the Air Force. Since she can't be home for her birthday. I wanted to send her a card (From her favorite Aunt of course).

Since Amber Is In the Air Force she loves anything Red, White and Blue. She even does her Christmas Tree In Red, White and Blue.
So I wanted to do her card in In those colors. But thought the dark blue was just to dark for a fun Birthday Card so I used a lighter blue. Thought that looked a little better. 

Used the Stampin Up Stamp Set called "Sweet Scoops" and I also used a Stampendous Stamp Set called "Happy Messages" for the sentiment.

Swirls from S.U. Stamp Set called Stars and Swirls 

Stars from S.U. Stamp Set called Classic Backgrounds

S.U, Scallop Punch

 Cardstock - Kraft White and Blue

Ink- Real Red and Marina Mist (The Marina Mist was once stamped off to match the blue cardstock).

I wanted to get this post done early because I am going to focus on cleaning a lot today. Hope you have a great day and Thanks for stopping by. 


Entered this card in the following Challenges-

Cardz TV.- Always Anything Goes

Always Happy Birthday - June- Challenge- Birthday or Summer Birthday

Moving Along With The Times- Girls Birthday