Sunday, September 30, 2018

RRCB96~Decorative PInes, Wonderland, itty bitty greetings, Pressed Flowers, Stampin Up

                                                                                Well, I've been busy today, the good kind of busy where I make cards to try and forget my troubles.   However, I must add a quick note that even though today is Sunday I didn't make a card with Scripture Verses on it.. So I will be adding a scripture verse to the bottom of each of my 3 posts.  
So up first is this card I made today for the challenge at: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog 
I love playing along with sketch challenges.  
The stamp set I used for my main image  is from Stampin up 1998 Decorative Pines, the Moose, the pine cone, and pine needle sprigs  are all from that set.  Now for the trees in the background I used a bit newer stampin up set called wonderland, and for the burlap image that was from a brand spanking new set called pressed flowers, also from stampin up.  And I also used the sentiment  from itty bitty greetings.  I hope that does not disqualify me from the challenge.  

I like how this card turned out.  Probably because I love anything moose.  Just has a country home feel to it. 

And talk about homes, UGH, we are still under construction here.  All 6 basement windows are almost done.  I shared a few pictures here with you, the first up is my drier window vent area and now how it looks with the glass block, I feel so blessed to have something so nice, after about 17 years with cardboard, plywood, and insulation, I actually have a real window.. and the second picture you can see all the rotten wood around the single pane glass, and how the wall was deteriorating, so blessed that it is much better now. Hopefully the mice will stay out of the house now.  (hope that doesn't gross anyone out)   Our home is over a hundred years old and in rough shape but we are trying to salvage it.   Just praying the man doing this hurries along before the snow starts.. we are living in not fun arrangements right now, and it's quite difficult with my legs and back, I have to climb the basement steps a lot and that is very difficult for me.  Well I don't want to sound like a complainer, just explaining.   But so thankful it's getting fixed up.  I'll share more pictures of the flooring as that progresses..  

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Thanks ever so much for taking time to stop by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping 


  1. I so agree with you that sometimes making cards is a good way to keep troubles at bay and I always think it's a good time to do a lot of quality thinking about things too. We don't have moose so I'm kind of fascinated in the fascination they have for people. Yours looks so good in his cleverly constructed woodland setting. There's a real country feel to the card. Thanks for joining in with us again at Retro Rubber Challenges, PJ.

  2. Fabulous card PJ. Super stamp set. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing at Retro Rubber Challenges. Ina - Guest Designer.

  3. Nice card, great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  4. Love your woodsy-masculine card, that moose is awesome! Looks like your home repairs are going well! Thanks for playing with the Retro Rubber sketch this week!

  5. This is wonderful PJ, I love the male-ness of your card and the trees are amazing. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber again. Claire DT

  6. Very pretty with great details for a masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!


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