Birthday Roses - ODBD

Good Morning, and finally had a chance to sit down, share a card and have a little chat! First - let me say a big welcome to 2 new followers:

Andrea W of Savvy Handmade Cards and Mary S. of Thyme to Create. Thanks so much for joining me here to share in cards & my little adventures. Do please take time to visit my new friends, enjoy their inspiration, and say a big Hi.

Next: I did get the lost Drivers License replaced. After searching our files for all the documents that I had been told the local Division of Motor Vehicles would require as proof of who I was, happily found I didn't need anything but my name and address! The receptionist found me in the system, I had to sign an official affidavit that the license had been lost...and Voila. Processing began. Instread of just replacing the license, since mine was expiring next year in my birth month, the officials suggested that I take the eye test and renew it.

Then right after that, was running errands, and got rear-ended. (good thing I had the DLicense replaced)! Thankfully no one was hurt, minimal damage, just a bit of insurance & official paperwork to handle. So finally the post-trip and all the barney that goes with being away for a few days, got settled around, and here I am!

- Our Daily Bread image, colored with copics. Started with some light YR (orange tones) shades, then overlaid with some of the pink (R) tones. Stamped the image twice, and handcut a couple of the roses to shape and adhere for some dimension. Hard to see in the photo. This was an ODBD image purchased at Stampaway.
- S/B Classic oval die cut the aperture and then a Darice folder from a Stampaway vendor was inked with Memento Morrocco pad, then embossed.
- used copics in green shades to ink a narrow green ribbon to sort of complement the greens used on the rose leave, and a tiny left-over heart from a spraying project was tucked on the frame.
- Die sentiment was from a new Impression Obsession Die (show purchase, not stored yet), that says "Happy Mother's Day". White snippets, 2 layers, colored with YG copics. The stamped portion of the sentiment is a new set from HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments. And if you follow the link, there is presently a discount code available, and Kylie has free worldwide shipping. This is a very high quality transparent set, and am very pleased to say that my first use of this set, resulted in a very happy outcome. The order was placed just prior to our trip, and Oh Happy Day, was waiting in the mail when we got home. So do yourself a favor and check out this set. There are several others available. I also purchased the nice Mixed Christmas Sentiments set, which you'll see used later. I'm drooling over some of the other new releases too! I think the sentiment sets are going to be so versatile.
Ok, I'll share a few trip photos...hope I don't bore you to tears...Thanks for stopping by, and hope to get back with some more cards to share in the next few days. Big Hugs.
MH- Brenda W, Sharon W at Stampaway entrance hall

T Holtz - Mary H.
THoltz during a demo session
LivInn, Cincinnati - next to convention center (where we stayed).
how we travel!
Side Porch at Monticello
When people hear Southerners talk about their pickup trucks, I'm sure most envision gun racks in the rear window, huge tires for mudding, etc. So I thought I'd share a picture of how we travel. This F150 is without a doubt, the nicest & most comfortable vehicle we've owned yet. It is heavy enough to ride smoothly and has a very nice interior. Also it has a roll top cover over the bed, that can be locked. Just so ya know, we're not really 'Rednecks' ...LOL! Will share more of the scenic photos in later posts. The photos at the stamp show were made with the Smart phone - and remember, we're not very good with those yet. We're taking a class on 8/26 with our provider. Bye Bye


  1. Hi Mary, what a bummer about getting hit from the rear, but as long as no one got hurt.
    Alistair has to reapply for his driving licence as he will be 70 later this year. I believe this is a new sort of thing, but It's only safe and right, he doesn't have to go through a test, which is good.

    Your card is just lovely, my sort of colours.
    More fab photos, hugs Kate x

  2. What a gorgeous card!! I love the background and the pretty flowers!! They look amazing!! I'm glad no one was hurt in the accident and that you were able to get your license replaced easily. What fabulous pictures of Stampaway!! How fun you got to meet Tim!! And your truck is gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Pretty as a picture Mary . Love the oranges with the green. Looks like you had fun meting Mr TH. hugs Mrs A.

  4. Hi Mary sounds like you had a bit of faffing to deal with, but glad it's all sorted now. What lovely pictures of your trip and a super one of you a Mr Tim!! Love your card, it's certainly brightened up a dull Dorset day. We won't be going to Buckham Fair on Sunday as Hubby has to work :0( but on the bright side the new autumn series of Doc Martin is being advertised and apparently Sigourney Weaver is going to appear!! xx

  5. Mary, Glad you got your licence sorted. Also glad not too much damage with the rear ending. Think you are in for a spell of good luck now.

    Lovely convention centre. Fab photos of you with your friends and Tim.

    The car is nice.

    Hope you have a good day. Sue

  6. Your card is gorgeous and such fun photos
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  7. Just when it does not seem possible that you can use more techniques or prettier stamps, you bring out the big guns and wow us with this incredibly gorgeous rose card! Mary, it's exquisite! Thanks for sharing your photos and so glad getting your lost license replaced was not too much of an ordeal!

  8. So glad you got that sorted Mary. Your photos are great, thanks for showing us those, and as for your card, well what a beauty! love the colours and those flowers are so gorgeous, a really lovely creation
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. Lovely card Mary. Sounds like you've been having more than your fair share of adventures with lost driving licences and accidents! Hope you have a problem free time from now on.

  10. Sorry to hear about your little accident, but glad no one was hurt.

    Really pretty card, Mary. The flowers are fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing your photos. xx

  11. Bet you had a fun time away Mary! So great that you got to meet two of your on-line friends! And meeting Tim must have been exciting.

    I hope you filled up that back part of the truck with your purchases before heading home. Looking forward to hearing and seeing anything new from the trip.

    Sorry to hear about your rear-ender ... hope you are OK. xx

  12. Oh Mary - I love your card - and am sooooo envious of your piccie with Tim - wow - would love to see him demo something!!! Big hugs rachel x

  13. Your card is beautiful Mary, so pretty. I'm still waiting for my HLS stamps boo hoo :( Lovely photos...we have a similar truck with a dog box in the back. Carol x

  14. Love the colours and image of this card and the lovely background.
    Glad licence is sorted and bad luck on the accident.
    Great photos too.

    Kath x

  15. Such a pretty bouquet, Mary ... fabulous colouring and wonderful texture and dimension! Good to hear you got your D/L without too much hassle, but what a bummer about the rear ender ... insurance and paperwork ... yuk! Great to see your photo's! Hugs, Anita :)

  16. What a beautiful bouquet of colourful roses Mary. I love the swirly embossing as well and the pretty green bow.
    I'm glad you got your license sorted out OK, but sorry to hear about the accident, the same thing happened to us a couple of weeks ago and our car has gone to be repaired today.
    Looks like the stamp show was fun, nice photo of you with TH, and alsowith your blog friends. Nice to have you back.
    Jean x

  17. Such a beautiful rose bouquet Mary, love these gorgeous colours and layout.
    Glad you are OK after your bump.
    Great photos, lucky you with Tim.
    Hugs Pam x

  18. Oh Mary, so sorry to hear that you were rear-ended but glad that you are OK and that you got your licence sorted out too! Great photos, I really love the one of you with my idol - Tim, how I envy you that!

    Oh yes, I LOVE your card, it is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  19. Gorgeous roses Mary and the orange inked embossing is beautiful with it too. You obviously had a good time at the Stampaway show and enjoyed meeting the two friend there, and I will look forward to seeing some more pictures of your trip. x

  20. Your card and coloring- are just gorgeous! Love the roses and the dies too. What a timely trip to the Drivers license facility and so sorry about your accident- and glad minimal damage and no injuries. Stampaway was a blast- so sorry I did not meet you there!

  21. Hi Mary, very lovely card. Good thing only the car got hurt
    And waauw I wish I could meet Mr. Holz himself. Nice pic's
    Hugs Veerle x

  22. Ahhh Mary, love ODB Stamps, thanks for sharing your stories too, and so glad it all ended well with license,
    It's sad that you were in an accident... But not hurt that is good.
    Lovley work on your creation, great layout, I am not an orange person, I keep hoping I will change ... But not yet. Have an excess of orange card and hardly ever use it.. I don't buy it but comes in sets etc. however you may say it is not orange just looks that way, oh do have orange roses in real life they're ok :)
    God bless and continue to keep you safe dear friend, Shaz in oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  23. Ahhh Mary, love ODB Stamps, thanks for sharing your stories too, and so glad it all ended well with license,
    It's sad that you were in an accident... But not hurt that is good.
    Lovley work on your creation, great layout, I am not an orange person, I keep hoping I will change ... But not yet. Have an excess of orange card and hardly ever use it.. I don't buy it but comes in sets etc. however you may say it is not orange just looks that way, oh do have orange roses in real life they're ok :)
    God bless and continue to keep you safe dear friend, Shaz in oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  24. Seems as if you had a fantastic trip, Mary!!!! And you met Tim Holtz - how great is that!!!! Enjoyed your photo's - TFS!!!! Glad to hear you sorted out the licence, but so sorry to hear about the accident!!!
    Your card is beautiful!!!! The roses are stunning and I love the cute little bow and the lovely patterned paper!!! And I've just noticed the little green heart - so cute!!!! Lovely, Mary!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!

  25. Gosh Mary please to hear no one got hurt and you are all okay....LOVE this beautiful stamp coloured to perfection....stunning colouring too.xx
    Have a lovely weekend.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  26. Beautiful card!! Sounds like you had a great time on your trip. Glad you were able to get another license. Bummer you got rear ended though

  27. I wondered where you had been!! What fun. Glad you've got everything sorted out with the licence and then the "bump". Funny how things happen. Looks like you had fun at Stampaway. Already putting purchases to use! Beautiful card Mary, lots of dimension with the popped up roses and the gorgeous embossing folder. Great colors too.

  28. Hi Mary, Pretty roses and I love the inked embossing. I never had very good luck doing that. Maybe I need to try again. Loved seeing photos from your trip. And I'm so glad to know that they give classes for smart phone use as we're going to have to go to that. I hope we can take the class more than once! We need to go for another class with our new vehicle! Our dear Thomas made some changes and we're not sure how to get it back where it was!

  29. Hi Mary,
    So sorry to hear about your accident!
    Your card is beautiful and I've enjoyed seeing the pictures as well!
    Thank You~

  30. Nice photos, made me wish I was there, along with your little stories from the trip. Good to hear the drivers license replacement wasn't too difficult after all.
    A very classy design. The embossed background is quite impressive and suits your image so well...

  31. Another pretty card Mary, those roses are just lovely and love your background, all beautifully put together.

    Sorry to hear about your up and down day, but at least you weren't hurt and things were sorted. Great photos at Stampaway, I have seen Tim Holtz on TV and he seems like a lovely chap, I suppose he could have been very standoffish and refused your request of a photo so glad you had the "honour".

  32. Nothing wrong with being a redneck LOL
    Your trip sound wonderful and I am jealous of the stamp fest you attended That is what happens when you live in the boon docks ..,,,,far from these things.............. Now that card is just beautiful isn't scheduling magic?

  33. Glad to hear no-one was hurt in the accident and you have your license sorted-great pics and love the card Beautiful image and love the fabulous background
    Carol x

  34. Back home you are and back to making your wonderful cards.
    Sorry to hear you were rear ended as if your truck would not be big enough for someone to see!
    I guess you are a celebrity now that you have a picture with Lord Tim.
    Life goes on here on the coast - now don't faint - I actually posted a card and a journal page a few days ago. I am afraid I am getting fat and lazy and would prefer to spend time laying around reading one of my
    Anne Perry novels.
    Take care!
    Sandy xx

  35. Welcome home! Love all your wonderful photos and your card is just so beautiful. Love the roses.

  36. Good to see you home again and blogging Mary - your tale about your license reminds me I need to renew mine this year (as well as get my superannuation card) :-).
    Lovely card - those roses are gorgeous

  37. OMGoodness, Mary, you must have had such a fun time! Look at you with Tim Holtz! Woohoo! Your truck looks great for travelling! What a great trip! Your card is beautiful - what a gorgeous image! Love the embossing too!

  38. Welcome home from what appears to have been a fun trip! Getting up close and personal with Tim the man must have been exciting, and just look at that smile he's wearing!! You looked almost timid standing next to him! LOL I'm glad everything got sorted out with the license and mishap, and no one was hurt, so that's the best part! Your bouquet of roses card is so pretty and I love the orange colors too!