Rudolph Day - March 2015

Good afternoon Dear Bloggers, and thanks for joining me here in sunny South Florida. We had a fairly uneventful trip south. However, when we got into Florida, we had a hellacious rain storm, with poor visibility, extremely heavy rain...and all the traffic was moving slowly with flashers on. (I would have opted to pull off the road had I been driving! - but that's not always the safest thing to do either). Then about the time we stopped for a late supper, Mr. started feeling an upset tummy; didn't even feel up to drinking a coke...which usually will settle a queasy tummy. Once back on the road, had a couple of barfs, so good thing we had some grocery bags in the back with him. He's better this morning, so doesn't appear to be a 'bug' that he brought down to share with everyone else. I told him "Looks like we best quit bringing you back to Florida".

I scurried to finish a card for Rudy Day the night prior to our departure. My 1st attempt ended in failure when I tried to use a S/B border die to pretty up an edge. So this is the do-over one, which just had white & silver colors.

- front of the card, used a Karen Burniston pop-up die (may be correctly called a pivot die - sorry not remembering the name of it) - purchased when my friend Gloria & I took a class last year. First use of the die  .....hmmm, a NBUS?.... and I had to remember how to use it!
S/B scalloped border die & some Starform outline stickers to dress it up a mite.

- Here's the inside view. As I said, this was a very fast card, since I wanted to have something for Miz Mo's March Rudolph Day. 

Just now realized that this will also fit in with Our Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 as well. Oh what fun it is to play along.

I hope all of you will pop over to both of these super fun challenges to see some fabulous inspiration, play along, and get to know some super lovely people.

Thanks for joining me today. In case you didn't notice, my usual Kylie watermark is missing. Those files are on the desktop back in SCarolina. Tried to think of all the files that needed to get copied onto the laptop, and drat it, always forget something. Hope you're all set for a wonderful weekend wherever you are. Big Hugs & God Bless.


  1. Such a fabulous card Mary, love the trees, and the border is so pretty too, lovely!
    That rain sounds really bad, I thought it was bad here but that sounds worse, today we have had the most lovely sunshine, it's chilly, but at least the sun made a show so we mustn't moan, it's given a really bad weekend though, should have known it was too good to last.
    Have a good weekend Mary.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Smashing make, sorry to hear hubby's been poorly and hope he'll be feeling better soon. I'll be in florida myself ... SOON!!! Yee Haa


  3. Beautiful card.

    Sorry to hear your hubby wasn't good on the journey, but glad he's ok now.

    Take care. Sue

  4. Oh Mary...I just love this pivot die! Your card is beautiful and made even more special with this lovely die.

    You have remonded me of another NBUS of my own. I have some ofthe pop up dies for the inside of cards and a pivot die for the front!

    Must remember to dig them out!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph dAys Challenge!

  5. A very pretty card Mary, albeit quick! Love the silver and white colourway. Hope the rest of your trip is uneventful. Carol x

  6. Wow what a fantastic card fold Mary it looks amazing and very beautiful, superb make.
    lorraine x

  7. What a terrific card Mary! I love that creative fold and that pretty die cut edge . . . just lovely! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

  8. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the Christmas tree pop-up!! All of the details are so fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great time in Florida!! I hope your hubby is feeling much better. have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Oh, what fun to be in Florida. Wish I could be there....maybe before long.
    Your card is a beauty. I love it being just silver and white. And, those tree cut outs are so pretty.

    Have a lot of fun. Hope hubby is doing o.k. by now.

  10. wow that looks soooo complicated, what a fab card, and made on your travels too, now that is clever dedication xxx

  11. Love this card Mary, whatever it is called it is a fabulous shape, great embellishments too.

    Kath x

  12. Hi Mary,
    oh what a very lovely white Rudolf, and Nbus creation.
    Love the fab cut out trees, and your great design.
    So sorry to hear your hubby was feeling ill on your trip, and so glad the next day he was better.
    That weather sounded awful, and I too hate being out driving in such weather, as you say your not sure what to do for the best, and there is always some idiot that thinks he knows better, and goes too darn fast.
    Enjoy the rest of your visit, and I do hope you have a very safe journey home.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Oh MARY. Not good about husband an his upset tummy, will keep fingers crossed that it pases quickly. Great CHRISTMAS card love the midfle opening up like that. Enjoy your visit, Hazel x

  14. Wow, Mary! What a beautiful Christmas card. So elegant and a great design! I love it!

  15. What a pretty card Mary!
    Do hope DH is ok for the rest of your trip - not a good start :-(.

  16. Your pivot card is beautiful, I love the beautiful tree.

    Sorry to hear about your trip but hope the rest of your visit goes much better! Take care. Hugs, Anne xx

  17. This is lovely Mary and I think the white and silver is so pretty. The pivot die adds lots of interest to this card. Sorry DH has been a bit unwell and so horrid to feel like that whilst travelling. Glad it hasn't had any lasting effect. x

  18. What an eventful time you both had Mary so glad your hubby feels better...your card is absolutely fab! lots of huggles Sue xxx

  19. Wow, Mary, it's gorgeous! So many wonderful die cuts and very elegant in white and silver! Hope your hubs feels better soon - this sounds familiar - didn't he go through this the last time you went to Florida, or am I thinking of someone else?

  20. An eventful start to your Florida trip Mary, I recall being there in the hurricane season once, dreadful weather as you describe but being from the UK the weirdest thing was it was still so warm.

    Your WOW card is a delight, they always scare me but you have instilled some confidence to try again.

    B x

  21. I like the monochromatic colour Mary, it's just beautiful. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Veerle xx

  22. Hi Mary....that's a great pop out card....hope you are settled down now and Hubby is's the travelling...does it to me every time....have a good time away! xxxxx

  23. Fantastic looking card with all that dimension Mary.

    Sorry you had a problematical trip. Hope all is well now.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  24. Hi Mary, wow great use of the die and this is one Brilliantly designed creation with the perfect colours to compliment everything
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  25. such a great card - i saw the pix, and had to take closer look! Hope Hubby is well and so are you.

  26. What a cool die, Mary! I wasn't expecting more trees on the inside! Wow! Glad you've made is safely. Sorry Joe got sick on the way but glad he is better. Have fun!

  27. Hi, Mary! Wow! Did you travel even further south? I just thought you were at your daughter's. So glad you're getting to see some of the other areas before heading back to SC. Hope your hubby is feeling better soon, too.

    LOVE your amazing Christmas card, and how fabulous is that pivoting die? You've done a wonderful job with it. I also like how you used that beautiful SB die! Great card design, and beautiful embossing! hugs, de

  28. Lovely card Mary. I hope your husband has got over his bug and that you have a great time in Florida. Take care. x

  29. This is an interestingly dimensional card Mary. It looks a bit complicated. I hope your husband is feeling better now, and that you are enjoying the weekend.
    Jean x

  30. I love the colors, texture and dimension of your card, Mary. And I'm glad you made it safely to your destination. I hope Joe continues to feel better.

  31. Gorgeous creation! Love the silver and white. What an awesome die. Sorry to hear about Joe, hope everyone is fine for continued trip tomorrow!

  32. Hope hubby is feeling better!

    Your card is so pretty...never saw a pop up like that before...made a very special Christmas card!

  33. This is a great card, especially when opened, it certainly makes an impact.

    Poor hubby, hope he wasn't the same as most men I know and really playing up being ill LOL. I hope he is a LOT better now. Florida is liable to problems for him poor man.

    I don't like travelling in rain like that, we've done it a few times, certainly keeps you on your toes, just watching what others are doing.

  34. Oh Momma Mary, this card is just stunning! I love the color combo, a white card is just so pretty to me and then to have the silver accents takes a beautiful card up another notch! I love how the tress swing too. Such a fun, stunning interactive card! Hugs, Brenda

  35. Silver and white are always so gorgeous together, Mary ... your card demonstrates that beautifully! Hope DH is feeling better and you're enjoying your time away! Hugs, Anita :)

  36. What a fantastic card Mary. Love the pivot style. Bet it looks fab IRL. It actually looks really complicated to make!!

  37. What a fabulous card! I love the design - those pivoting trees look so impressive. xx

  38. I hope DH didn't have any more tummy upsets, Mary. Maybe the stress of the drive? I'm glad you made it there safe through the bad rain and barfs!

    Your card is so FUN! I mean it's very pretty, of course, but it's also fun! It reminds me of making paper snowflakes when I was a kid! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Enjoy Florida!! Hugs, Darnell

  39. Sounds like an awful road trip, Mary. Glad you arrived safely.
    Your white and silver card looks so wintery! What a great tree die it makes the inside look really special.

  40. That´s a clever folded tree Mary. I have not seen a die like that before. A lovely card for RD. Kate x

  41. Hope your hubby is feeling better and you enjoy your break-fabulous card love the die-cut pop up trees and beautiful border
    Carol x


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