Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Notebooks

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

It's looking like a fabulous day weather wise here in PA.
Yesterday we had some frost on the grass in the morning and I actually turned my heat on enough to take the chill off. There was definitely a coolness in the air and the leaves are really starting to fall!

Today I have the last of the covered composition notebooks to share with you!

These make a cute little gift instead of giving sugary treats and so fast to whip up!
As soon as my customer saw these she went crazy over them!
Even Kelsey has dibs on one IF it does not sell. LOL

Halloween Covered Notebooks:

Stamps: A Halloween Hello, Amuse Sentiment
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Motley Monsters DSP, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits, Candy Corn 3D Adhesive Sticker, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Tangerine Tango/Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The little pens I found at Walmart in the Halloween section. 12 pens for $1.98 and the ink is the color of the pen!

My thoughts today....


That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Painted Harvest Thank You

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I worked on a few card idea's for my next stamp get together.
Since we already did Halloween, I think I will move on to Fall/Thanksgiving.

My card that I am sharing today uses the Painted Harvest stamp set which I absolutely love for Fall/Thanksgiving! Here is another Thank You notecard that was made for my card crazy customer.

Thank You Cards:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes
Accessories: none

Since there aren't any layers on this card set, they were quick & very fast to make!
My kind of card!!

No thoughts today....just a picture to share!

We are in for some gorgeous weather this week!
Hope you can get out to enjoy it!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Halloween

Hello & Happy Monday!

Did y'all have a nice weekend?
Our weather wasn't the nicest but Sunday afternoon turned out pretty nice!
We packed up the bikes and headed out for a quick bike ride to take advantage of nice weather but there was definitely a cool breeze blowing!

Today I want to share a quick card that we made at my stamp get together with the girls. I loved using the witch's hat in the Spooky Cat stamp set!

Witch's Hat Card:

Stamps: Spooky Cat
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pumpkin Pie SU Marker
Cardstock: Very Vanilla Thick, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Black Crochet Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Quick & fun!

My thoughts today....

That would be scary!! LOL

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Motley Monsters are Back!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend!

Yesterday we went and checked out the Ghost Train ride that takes place on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. It's a train ride only on Saturday evenings during the month of October that tells ghost stories while taking the train ride. We are pretty intrigued with it and decided we are going to get tickets to go! It's family oriented so there is nothing scary about it but most everyone knows how much we love the Rail Trail for our walks & bike rides so i'm sure we are going to love this! They also have a Pumpkin Ride for the kids which is pretty cool, too! I will let you know when we go. I'm waiting on Shawn to decide which Saturday!

So today I have a cute card to share that was created for my customer who loves those Motley Monsters DSP! She called me the other day in need of a card for a young lady who was turning 18 and wanted that paper. I looked high & low and found a small piece. This is what I made with it.

I may have to go on Ebay to find more of this paper next year!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: All Year Cheer
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Square Layering Framelits, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tangerine Tango Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Audrey was thrilled with this and was going to put it in the mail asap!
She loves her cards and i'm always happy to create them for her!

My thoughts today....

Yes it is! 
Last evening was the Pumpkin Walk on the Rail Trail. 
Shawn & I attended it last year but passed on it this year.
Hopefully we will be able to go on the Ghost Train soon!

That's all for today!
Headed out for a bike ride today as long as the rain stays away!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Popcorn Boxes for Halloween

Hello & Happy Saturday!

After a day of running around yesterday, today we have nothing on our agenda!
Shawn's doctor appointment went well. He is having another test done to figure out why he has some inflammation in his small bowel that showed up on his colonoscopy. Doctor thinks it got that way from the clean out procedure he had to do. He had one polyp removed that they say was the fast growing type but no cancer were found and for that I am so thankful! 

It's still a dreary morning here but the weather people are saying it is to clear out later today but I am a little optimistic on that! Guess we will see.

Today I want to share with you one of the treats we made at my stamp get together with my friends. We made a slew of Halloween things but this one was my absolute favorite!

Kelsey was in Ocean City, Maryland a few weeks prior to my Halloween get together and I had her pick me up a bucket of Fisher's Caramel Popcorn from the boardwalk and we used that in a 3 X 6 Cello Bag to put inside the popcorn boxes. Something different than chocolate and of course we all loved munching on the popcorn after we filled our bags!

Halloween Popcorn Boxes:

Stamps: Trick or Treat (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Popcorn Box Thinlits, Circles & Starburst Punches, Rhinestones, Pumpkin Pie 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Halloween Night Bakers Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

After having much success with these for Halloween, I am thinking of doing these up for Christmas with several different things in the cello bags. I can already see these decorated for the holidays!
Can't wait!

My thoughts today....


That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a super Saturday!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's also Friday the 13th! Yikes!
  My hubby is off today as he has a doctor appointment to get the results from his colonoscopy and then the car goes to Toyota for an oil change and inspection! It's going to be a busy day!

Yesterday I finally sat down and made a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches!
I needed 1 more Halloween card to send out and the sketch was perfect for that!

Those pumpkins are cut out from a pack of Spooky Night DSP using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies! I love those!

Happy Halloween Card:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits (spider web, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits (pumpkins), Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dot, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue 

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!

My thoughts today....

I love this time of year!

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Booglie Eyes Composition Notebook

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday was quite the dreary, rainy day here in PA.
I made a pot of sausage potato soup for supper and then spent most of my day at my stamp table.
It was a very productive day, too! I worked on some Christmas stuff!!! 

Today I have a cute little project to share that I whipped up for my customers. The one lady was once my English teacher in high school so I am thinking she may like this covered composition book and little pen.

Kelsey saw this yesterday and said she wanted to buy it! LOL
The little mini pens I picked up at Walmart in the Halloween section. I think 12 for $1.98.

Booglie Eyes Notebook:

Stamps: Booglie Eyes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, unknown patterned paper
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Circle & Starburst Punches, Classic Label Punch, Elegant Eggplant Twine, Purple Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love making these fun!
I did 3 more which I will share as soon as I get pictures taken of them!

My thoughts today....

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thanks A Bunch

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

They are calling for rain here today & tomorrow and the muggy's are here to stay for a few more days! I am still running my AC which is a bit crazy for this time of year! Shawn swears we are going to go from summer weather straight into winter. I surely hope not!

Yesterday I sat and made a card to send my older brother & his wife. 
They sent me a very funny birthday card last month with an Amazon gift card and I have been wanting to sit and make them a special card. Once again I pulled out the Painted Harvest stamp set just so I could use it with different color inks!

Thanks A Bunch Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Beautiful Bouquet (sentiment)
Ink: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Crushed Curry Twine, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I loved these colors together and cannot wait to make more cards with this set!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today...

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Get Well Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's really nice to see the sun shining brightly this morning after a day of rain.
I woke this morning to news of a woman that passed away that I knew. I'm not sure how I knew her but none the less I am very sad about her passing. She had been fighting cancer for quite a few years and had just one heck of a time. I'm sad but I know her pain & suffering is no longer. Sending my thoughts & prayers to her family today....

Anyways, today I have a super quick & easy card to share. It's the last card that we made at our stamp get together last Saturday for World Card Making Day!

These get together's with the ladies has been really nice! It gives us a chance to talk and it also has been nice to be able to use up retired stash! Win win!

Get Well Card:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Cardstock: Sweet Sugar Plum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP
Accessories: Triple Banner Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This card was super easy and no embellishments or popping things up!
I wanted to let the paper do all the work!

My thoughts today.....


That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Monday!

A very rainy day is on tap here in PA and that's fine by me. We really need a good soaker!

Today is my housework day so before I get started I promised to share a card from Saturday.

I am totally loving this Painted Harvest stamp set! Those flowers can dress up any card!
Here I used it with the Burlap Background stamp. The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons.

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Burlap Background, Colorful Seasons (sentiment)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I still have 1 more card to share tomorrow!
The ladies loved these cards for World Cardmaking Day since they were easy to assemble!

My thoughts today....

I'm really not...but the housework awaits!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Heartfelt Autumn Sympathy

Hello & Happy Sunday to you!

Hope your enjoying the weekend!

We woke up to rain this morning which was a welcomed thing but boy of boy, is it ever humid out!
Blah blah blah!
Today we are kind of having a lazy day!
We ran for some groceries this morning and I cleaned Ryan's room and washed his bedsheets while Shawn slept in his Lazy Boy! Yep, him & his dogs!

While we are waiting on football to start at 4 today (Go Ravens!), I wanted to do a quick update to share another card we made yesterday at World Cardmaking Day in my stamp room!

This card uses all retired things....stuff that I cannot find it in me to let go of and the ladies loved this one, too!

Heartfelt Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Close As A Memory, French Foliage, Woodgrain Background
Ink: Early Espresso. Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Accessories: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I still have 2 more cards to share from yesterday so tune in tomorrow!

My thoughts today....

Yippppeee Skipppee!

That is all for now!
Thanks for popping in and have yourself a wonderful Sunday!
See you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Cardmaking Day 2017

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I ment to update earlier than this but the day got away from me.
My doggies went off to Doggy Day Spa this morning which pooped them out!
Then this afternoon my friends came over to help celebrate World Cardmaking Day!

 We made a total of 5 quick & simple cards.
Here are the birthday cards.

This ladies loved this card and I tried to keep it simple!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Feathers Together
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes & Circle Layering Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Stamps: Avant Garden SAB 17
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Accessories:Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Glue Dot, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

We ended our World Cardmaking Day with some pizza and lots of laughs!
A special Thank You to my friends who came over to get inky today!
It always does my soul good to spend time with them!

My thoughts today....

Send a card as well.
It lets people know that you care and are thinking of them!

That's all for me today!
I think I hear my bed calling my name!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you had a great World Cardmaking Day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ghost Match Packs

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's been quite a week and i'm happy that the weekend is here!

Last weekend when my friends came over to stamp, we created a bunch of Halloween projects.
We made these match packs with the Reese's Pieces candies.

Ghost Match Packs:

Stamps: Spooky Fun Bundle
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, The Paper Studio- Ghost Paper
Accessories: Circle & Starburst Punches, Black Rhinestones, Black & White Baker's Twine, Stapler, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These sure were fun to make and i'm sure who ever receives one of these is going to love it! 

My thoughts today...

My girls go to Doggy Day Spa first thing tomorrow morning then my friends are coming over late in the afternoon to stamp some cards for World Card Making Day! 
I am looking forward to it!

Do you have any fun plans?

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Little Halloween Treat Pouches

Hello & Happy Thursday!

This week is zipping right on by!

I have alot on my agenda today as I am preparing for another stamp day with my friends on Saturday!

Before I get started on my project today, I wanted to thank you for the thoughts & good wishes for Shawn. His colonoscopy went well yesterday! He will return to see his gastro doctor next Friday and I will have more info for you then. He was home around 2 pm, ate some lunch then we both headed for a little nap. It wasn't such a little nap as we both woke up around 6pm! Sitting around for that kind of stuff just wears a person out but of course, he had some good sleepy meds in him from his procedure! I am thankful it went off without any issues! 

Anyways, my treat today for Halloween is one I seen on several blogs last year. 
It is made with the Stampin Up Popcorn Box Thinlits.

These holders will not hold too much. I noticed that some of my sides were coming apart with just this little Hershey Bar inside them. They would be perfect for Pixie Sticks! I would suggest a VERY strong adhesive on these. I used various retired SU DSP's on these and used last years Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set for my Skeleton & Mummy's. Quick & Easy images that needed no coloring! On each though I added a punched out bowtie using retired Glimmer Papers. I made ALOT of these and already sold some! 
They are great for just a little treat for those special Trick or Treater's!

Halloween Treat Pouches:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment), Halloween Cookie Cutter (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Motley Monsters DSP, Halloween Night DSP, Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black Glimmer Papers
Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hope you like these!

My thoughts today....

I couldn't agree more!

That is all I have for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a really wonderful day!