Shiver me timbers!! ~ Just Us Girls


Hello … AGAIN!    I had the worse day imaginable yesterday after coming home from a crazy week.    Soooooo, my first thing to do is, of course, COLOR!    It really is my favorite form of therapy ~ in addition to a glass of vino!   Smiley from

I was happy to play along with the Just Us Girls (JUGS) color challenge for this week.    They are featuring the colors

orange, navy, green and cream

~ with the additional option to create a birthday card in celebration of Maria from the JUGS DT’s birthday.    Believe it or not, this IS a birthday card!    Happy Birthday Maria!   



Here’s the inside to prove it!



It’s pretty amazing what you can turn into a birthday card!     It definitely helped to relieve some of the stress.   🙂

Thanks for listening to my whining.    Hope you can stop back for a fun All That Scraps challenge tomorrow.


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Thorn bushes have Roses!


Hello!   I seem to be one of those who always sees the glass as half empty …  so I love this sentiment about roses and thorns from good ole’ Ab Lincoln!    I need to embed it in my mind as my daily motto!  



I also just love all the floral images from I Brake For Stamps!   This one is called Long Rosebuds.  Hope you can take a peek at IBFS‘s store – You’ll be amazed at the selection of stamps!    Don’t forget to use coupon code SAVE10MARY for a 10% discount off any order from I Brake For Stamps!

I thought this image was perfect for the new(er) Spellbinders Nestabilities MEGA oval dies.   I know we’re previewing all the new dies being introduced at CHA next week, but these are still new to me!   🙂      I also used the Mega Scalloped Oval dies  for the matting and was able to emboss it with the 5×7 Cuttlebug polka dots folder ~ I love the new size!    No need to try to fit your paper into the smaller sized folders  ~   The die cut fit perfectly!   yay.



Thanks for stopping by today!   Hope you’re having a good week.


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