Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- You're on My Mind

Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for Tuesday Throwdown this week. Image #112 in the Etsy store is what I used on my card : )

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 I used Copics to color the image and cut her out using a die- the image had a couple of spots that were out of the die, so I cut them so they are 'Out of the Box'. ( I learned to call it that in the Technique Junkies group). I used Groovy Guava SU (retired) cardstock with DP from Lizzy. The sentiment is from SU and punched out with the tag punch.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Oriental ATC art

Each month, for the About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group , we make one Oriental ATC and send it to one individual who wins the random ATC lottery draw. 


 In June, we had a theme of Purple and blues.  The fan image is Just for Fun. I stamped and white embossed the image, then colored it with Arteza waterbrush pens. I added score lines and then distress inks.

 For May, the theme was Buddah

 I sponged on distress inks, and added color through a stencil on the top portion.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD-Everything is coming up Roses

For the June dual of the Dueling Darlings, Carol and I are the hostesses. We chose the theme everything is coming up Roses. I dug out an older SU image called Stipple Rose.
I made 2 cards with the kit  : )



 I used Copics to color the images. My favorite images on cards are flowers.

Kit contents:
Image and sentiment all SU (the rose is from the 2002 collection : ) )
The three small SU sentiments are punched out using the SU tag punch
The DP's - the green and green w/peach roses- The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale
Yellow and wood BG- The Paper Studio-Country Road
All ribbons and twine- retired SU
Cardstocks-SU
Small butterflies- Martha Stuart punch
Yellow gems- Recollections

My favorite roses- are hard to describe- light yellow with peach or coral edging on the top. 

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sympathy

I needed another Sympathy card, so pulled out Unity stamps.


  I stamped the sentiment first, then stamped the flowers in Rose Red (SU) ink, then sponged color in the centers.

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, June 7, 2018

COF- Freedom

For the Crafters of Faith Challenge: June 2018 ~ Hostess: Joyce
Since today is close to Memorial Day, lets chose a verse involving freedom. 
Scripture
Psalm 118:5. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.


  I pulled out the Distress Oxide inks, smooshed color on the craft mat in Brick and Blue Jean and then once dry, embossed and highlighted the embossing with the blue ink. 
  The eagle is by Coronado and the sentiment is Stampin Up. 

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Through the Craftroom Door- AG

The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-What a Guy

We are making 'What a Guy' this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Our Sponsor is Doctor Digi. This is Oktoberfest Otto : )


 My husband's family is 100% German, so I could not resist this fun image!  I hope to visit Germany one day! My G-grandfather is from the Cologne area.

 I stamped the image with Nuvo Hybrid ink and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image. I got out some ancient Su DSP and used it for the backdrop.  The sentiment is SU- ancient as well.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Challenges for this card:
Cardz4Guyz- Fathers Day

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Grad for Ed!

I made a fun Grad card for my nephew Ed's in his college colors- for my Mother to give to him.


  I used a grad embossing folder for the background on Marina Blue cardstock. Paper Studio DP and a recycled grad hat image.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, May 28, 2018

CYS- Mouse

It is the 28th, and that is the day we post our Challenge Your Stash (CYS) Challenge cards. Pansy (aka C-mouse at Splitcoaststampers.com) challenged us to use a mouse on our cards. 


 I really LOVE House Mouse images and have a small collection- which I should use much more often : )  This cutie pie is called Sleeping with Strawberries and is by Stampabilities. The sentiment is by Unity Stamps. 
  I stamped the image onto Cryogen White cardstock- which has a touch of sparkle to it, and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the image out with a MFT die, and moved the die up and ran it through the Big Shot again, cutting off approximately 1/2-3/4" or so off the bottom. 
  The green DP is from Jillibean Soup from 2011 and the pink is Basic Grey from who knows when. I added the flower which I colored with a Copic marker to match more closely and embellished it with an enamel dot. 

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the May cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sympathy

Cards we never like making are Sympathy cards. Yet, they are so special and meaningful.


 I used very shimmery cardstock in a soft purple color. I cut out a die using the same cardstock. The butterfly is Sweet Stamps and is stamped in Versamark and embossed using silver EP.  The sentiment on the front and inside is a set by Gina K Designs for Unity Stamps.


 I added just a touch of Sakura Gelly roll pen in Stardust for subtle shimmer.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DDD May- Spring Tweet

Hello Dazzlers!
Heather and I are pleased to bring you our May kit : “A Spring Tweet”. 
Spring has been a long time coming! It feels like the snow is lingering and the weather just refuses to warm up! Our feathered friends often bring those first signs of spring, so we’re ready to encourage them along this month! 
Enjoy creating! ❤
Paola 




 I added SU cardstock Not Quite Navy and Perfect Pear cardstock from SU for the backing. The sequins are a perfect green to coordinate with the cardstock. I just missed the mailman, know just who I m sending this card to!

Kits Deets:
▪Stamp : Spring Chick - by Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamped on Staples 110lbs cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black 
▪DP : from Costco 
▪Memory Box Die cut: Puffy Clouds
▪ Ribbons all from Stamping Up
▪ Assorted accessories from my stash

Challenges
Sketch-Tuesday Morning Sketches


Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sketch challenge at AOSA

We have a monthly Sketch challenge at AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) that I participate in, and I had fun creating this card for the April Sketch.


 This fun Geisha is by Essentials by Ellen. This card is so shimmery it was very hard to get a picture of....  The background- Washi is from an Estate sale. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock, and trimmed it out. I matched it with a cardstock from SU- not sure of the name.....  it was an in color recently. I ran a couple of strips thru an embossing folder for the 2 side strips . For the circle embellishment, I cut out 2 stitched circles and layered them, then added the fun images. I added gold sequins for embellishments. The images were colored with Copics.

  This pic is a bit bright, but I had to settle here with the pic with the metallic cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Shaped Cards

We are making Shaped Cards for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge today. Our Sponsor is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.


 I used the Sweet n Sassy Tulips Digital Stamp. The image is colored with Copics, I used the stich framed circle dies for white inside and out and the pink.  The back scalloped edge die is Spellbinders. The ribbon is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, May 7, 2018

COF May- Sweetness

May 2018 ~ Hostess: Kelly 
Scripture: NLT: 
Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.




 I started off using the colors Yellow and Black, Yellow in Distress Oxide ink, then I had to add in a few more colors. The Black came in with the stamping of the flowers.  Before I stamped the image, I spritzed a stencil and placed it down into the distress cardfront, making an impression of the stencil. I stamped using a  floral image from Lawn Fawn (Flutter By).  I masked and stamped repeatedly using Nuvo Hybrid Ink pad (Sparkle and Sprinkle. I added drops of shimmer (old/retired SU spray). I also added Nuvo glitter drops in Honey Gold around the sentiment. 

I have a dear friend on my mind to send this card to: )  She has alot on her plate- her husband is very ill, and relies fully on God and is so inspiring to me!  He strength is unbelievable!  I hope it puts a smile on her face!



The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unity ATC Swap

I used the April KOTM to make my ATC's for the Unity Swap this month.


I stamped the pear image in Black Memento Tuxedo ink, and colored it using Artesa water brush pens. I outlined the pear with a Sakura Starburst Gelly roll pen. I used a SU color that I have not cut into for which I have Washi that coordinates beautifully.  The watermarked stamp in the background is from a Unity grab bag.


 This ATC uses Distress Oxide inks. First, I stamped the bee image, and then a mask on a post it note. I aplied the background stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I inked up the background using Honey Distress Oxide ink. Next, I placed a stencil over the corners of the ATC and used Purple Distress Oxide ink and sponged over it. I stamped the bees on Vellum, and cut out just the wings. The base bee has a touch of purple ink on it as well as the underside of the vellum.  The top of the vellum has Wink of Stella on it for shimmer.

And, I have swapped 2 ATC's with 9 other crafters, so my desk is just covered with ATC's.  I cannot put them away yet- too fun to look at!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, April 28, 2018

CYS -April Showers.....

It is the 28th, and that is the day we post our Challenge Your Stash (CYS) Challenge cards. Sue - stampinspooky (Splitcoaststampers user name) is our hostess and her theme is: ~~ April showers bring May flowers-use flowers and/or showers



This sweet image is by Lacy Sunshine. I colored it with Copic Markers. I used Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm DP (which I believe is really old- was only $2.99 for a 6x6 paper pack.....  and I also pulled out a button and cording.  Do you remember when this went on everything?  I bought it in quite a few colors : )

I added a strip of a scrap of DP on the inside as well
April showers bring flowers, bring rainbows : )

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the April cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenges TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Iris Folding

I joined a mingle, aka 1-4-1 trade, over at the AboutOrientalStampArt Yahoo group for iris folding.  I do not do that often at all!  So, I tried one card and totally failed, so this is my 2nd try.....

 I did enjoy making the card once I got the hang of it.....  I added shimmer to the coin image- as you can see...  The cardstock I used is pre-scored with a pattern, too bad it does not show up!

Here is my 1st try
 Another pattern from the internet- if I did this again, I would fill in the numbers backwards- as it is, this is pretty flat.  But I still think it turned out OK.

We have a busy weekend. My youngest brother is here from Texas to visit my mother, and I have to work at the stamping sale I destashed on Saturday.  We will meet up with my sisters Saturday night for dinner so they can visit with my brother as well.

Hoping you have a great weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, April 20, 2018

Birthday Blog Candy

I am having a little Birthday Blog Candy- over on Instagram : )
Come join me! HERE is the link




Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Snipping in......


A little fun using- yes-cutting into some coveted DP.  It is hard to find Oriental DP, and this has to be at least 10 years old.  So.......snip- yep, using it up!  

This first card created for a Sketch challenge over at About Oriental Stamp Art (Yahoo Group). I used the crane images by Michael Strong and embossed them directly onto the gold cardstock. I also used up a small amount of ribbon as well. 


I made a second card as a RAK for a member of the AOSA group- using a  Crafters Companion set- I guess it is not available anymore. 


 I was drawn to Oriental art before my daughter moved there to teach, and still enjoy it after her three years there and 3 trips to Asia for me!  (So glad she is closer to home though!).

Challenges:
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings- Rain or Shine

 Its the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  This month Barb (Divas) and Tracie (Dazzlers) have challenged us to create with the theme Rain or Shine.

 This sweet image is Sophie by Whipper Snapper. The image was stamped on Neenah Class Crest Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I fussy cut the image and used Copics for coloring. I tried to use a bit of each DP that was sent along : )  The DP's are from Photoplay "Spring in my Garden".  The small piece of yellow paper (Sun) is from Doodlebug called "Anchors Aweigh".  I fussy cut the rainbow out of one page, and the sun is part of another : )
    The sentiment is from Two Paper Divas called "Rain or Shine".  I did not use an umbrella die is from Memory Box called "Petite Umbrella", or the yellow seam binding ribbon

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Play Ball!

My husband LOVES baseball, he plays in an over 55 league.  So, each year I like to create a Birthday card for him with a Baseball theme. So, here is his 2018 card:
 I used stamps from Technique Junkies, I stamped this baseball background stamp in (SU) Gray, and used the TH stamping platform- to get a nice crisp image,  The glove and sentiment are both stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento. I added just a pop of red and -perfect card for him- he loved it!

 Last year in November, he broke his ankle sliding into home, so has been working soooo hard with Physical therapy and working out to get back and play ball!  Crossing my fingers and toes for him!

Challenges:
Inspire.Create.Challenge- Masculine
Get Creative- No Patterned Paper
The Paper Girls- Masculine

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Creative Corners

Cutting Cafe is our Sponsor this week over at Tuesday Throwdown, and we are using 'Creative Corners' on our cards.


 This group of images is called "For the Love of Lemons". I printed it out twice, and fussy cut out the lemons. I popped up a second layer for dimension. The image was colored with Artesa brush pens. I used a really ancient (lol) corner punch on the edges and on the upper Rt corner, used a stylus and rolled the corner. The DP is Basic Grey, the cardstock is SU Daffodil.

We'd love to have you join us with a fun creative idea for your corners on your project!  Don't forget to check out the other DT members blogs as well : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, April 9, 2018

Altered Paintbrushes

This month, my ATC group decided to try something new- we altered paintbrushes.  I made three all together and traded two of them.

 This is brush #1
 I used Pink and Green paints after the brush was prepped (which is I will show below). I would paint on a color and use a spritz bottle and let the color thin out and run. I also used some modeling paste and a stencil to add some texture on the handle.
  The mushrooms image is Unity, the gnomes are Gerda Steiner for the Monthly Progressive challenge. I think these 2 images are perfect together : ) 



On to Paintbrush #2



 A close-up

The Birdcage is Prima, and it is paintedsilver metallic.  The birds are from a die as is the branch, and the flowers- from my stash. The ribbon is all hand-dyed from.....I have to check that.  I used alot of stickles on this brush. The bottom of the brush- the bristles are covered with paint and stickles as well- so it very shimmery.

Brush #3

   The findings on this brush are from Prima and Melissa Francis. The rhinestones are colored with Copics and wrapped around the handle.
 

 This brush was claimed by my mother : )

The brushes are 3" and were purchased at the dollar tree.  I did sand the handles lightly just to make sure the paint would adhere over the varnish.

Next, I painted the entire brush with white Gesso. After Gesso, I painted on Crackle paint, so all of the brushes have crackle look on them. This was quick and I painted all three at the same time.

This is a picture of all of the group brushes- we all exchanged one- my mom exchanged one of mine, so I traded the first two.


Challenges:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Freebie April

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, April 6, 2018

COF April Hearts

For the April Crafters of Faith challenge, aka COF, our hostess Tracie challenged us to use a heart on our cards.  Here is the Scripture she asked us to ponder:
Scripture: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart" Psalms 37:4


 One of my favorite scriptures : )  This stamp was one of my earlier purchases- it is from Embossing Arts, and the heart from Michael Strong.
  The DP is by Prima. And, you gotta love how the ribbon matches the DP : )

The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly


Monday, April 2, 2018

MIni Art

   ATC post for today.  I joined a Unity ATC group and love that as it will encourage me to use my stamps!!!



 Apparently I was in a purple mood the days I created these ATC's.  I used Distress Oxide Inks on these projects.  For this first ATC, I lightly used blue ink over the image which I stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento ink on Neenah cardstock. I colored in the butterfly with Copics. Next, I used 2 different stencils and added more Distress Ink in blues and purples. And, I added a Dew Drop in blue. There is also a touch of sparkle inside the dragonfly,


 This ATC uses the technique Jennifer McGuire showcased recently where you lift color from flowers using a waterbrush. I added sparkle in the small dots around the flowers using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mornings...Start too Early!

 I am last minute again doing the Gerda Steiner Progressive Freebie Digi challenge.


  I colored the image with Colored Pencils (inexpensive brand), blended with a touch of Gamsol then fussy cut it out.  I added some older SU DSP to the back of the panel.
  The sentiment is from Create with TLC- and is SOooooooooo me!  My friend and her husband and my husband are all morning people. I can adjust when we travel together, but would rather stay up a little later and sleep in : ) 

Challenges:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Digital image

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CYS- What I love.......

The March challenge for the CYS group, given to us by Heather is to "Create something with YOU in Mind".  And, since we are creating using our stash...I decided to CASE a card fun fold from another group I am in.

 I made a U-fold/Bridge card : )
 I created using a very old Penny Black Stamp, some DP from when Pool Party was an in-color and a couple of die sets that have been used maybe once from My Favorite Things.

A place to write a message- this is the view from the back : )  I used DSP (SU), and glitter Washi Tape and a shimmery white card colored with pink copic marker for the balloons, and glittery washi for the strings.

This is looking down into the card from the front:

 I rec'd the directions and a kit for this card from Betty aka Betty Murphy at SCS- here is her kit:

 and looking down inside from the front:
:
 My go to thing I LOVE to do is to try a new Technique of fun fold that I have not tried before.  I like to try alot of different things : )   This is so fun and quick that for sure ai will be making this again!  Maybe I can figure out the measurements and make an ATC like this- that would really be fun!

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the March cards using something all of the members of the group love!-all posted on Splitcoast for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenge:
Crafty Wednesday- All Creatures Great and Small

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- Recipe

It's time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a fun theme for you- it's a recipe this week:  
 -Card Shape- Square
 -Theme- Happy Anything! (Celebration)
 -Colors: Italian Flag (Green, White and Red) + 2 other colors. I used brown (on the bear ) and yellow (pizza).
  -Embellishment- Twine OR Buttons

Our Sponsor is Digital Delights.



Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Year of the Dog

  I made a couple of RAK cards for blogging friends (long overdue) using the Year of the Dog digi by Michael Strong- a Freebie- on his blog.  This DP makes me think of Lantern Street in Beijing.


They are pretty close to being identical, I was in the mood for a little change after I made the first one/ I love this sweet pup digi!!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cranes ATC

Just back from a week in the hospital with my Mom. She was so sick with a respiratory virus!  At one point, they were talking pacemaker, but she moved past that thankfully!  So now, catching up on posting a few cards and ATC's I have made recently. 



 This ATC was made for a monthly ATC lottery at About Oriental Stamp Art (AOSA) group on Yahoogroups.  I have been having much fun with Distress inks lately- and using stencils.
 The stamp is AAA/Art Neko and I used a die to cut out the tag.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, March 15, 2018

DDD March

  It's that time of the month again- the Dueling Darlings post on the 15th of the month.  Our challenge hostess for the Dazzlers this month is Donna, and for the Diva the hostess is Judy, and the theme is Birthday!  I made 2 cards with the kit Donna sent :

Hippo Birthday


and I made a Wine card:

 Donna, your kit is awesome- welcome aboard- it is Donnas first time sending a kit : )  Plaid is her signature and I tried to use plaid on each card.


Hippo stamps- MFT
Birthday Die= MFT
DP Paper Studio plaid, the balloons- unknown
Card stock- SU Wild Wasabi, Neenah Crest Solar White
Star sequins

Card 2:
Image -AI

Plaid DP- Paper Studio
Ribbons, brads and twine
Card stock- SU Wild Wasabi, Neenah Crest Solar White
All images colored with Arteza waterbrush pens.

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly