Thursday, April 26, 2018

Watercolor Words

Hello & Happy Thursday!

After a day of rain we are in for some sunshine today!
It is a welcomed sight, too!

Today I have a card to share that I made for a friend's birthday that I realized I was late for!
I'm usually on top of birthdays but this year I never wrote anyone's birthdays on my calendar.
Sad I know!

Here is the card I made with the retiring Watercolor Words.

Card Details:

Stamps: Watercolor Words
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It's such a fun stamp set and the colors just pop on this one!
I think my friend will like it!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ordained Priest

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

A rainy day is on tap here which makes for a great crafting day!

I worked on a card yesterday for my customer who requested a card for a priest that will be ordained in June. That was a bit of a toughie for me and I did some searching for inspiration!! I found a card using the Springtime Foils DSP from SaleABration and decided to give it a go. Since I do not have the Stampin Blends, I used my Copic Markers and colored in the leaves on this particular sheet of paper. Then I layered it onto a piece of Gold Foil and built my card from there.

Thankfully, I had the Hold on to Hope Bundle to use on this card too!
At first I wasn't sure I would get enough use out of this set but i'm pleased that my customer requests could be fulfilled with using it! 

Card Project:

Stamps: Hold on to Hope
Ink: Versamark, Gold EP
Cardstock: Pool Party, Gold Foil, Springtime Foils DSP (SAB '18)
Accessories: Crosses of Hope Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Copic Markers, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This cross framelit is absolutely beautiful and I hope my customer will like this!

My thoughts today...

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wedding Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope everyone is doing well.

Yesterday was a busy day with housework and laundry and then I made myself get on my bike and take a 7 mile ride! Our weather was pretty nice so I was trying to take advantage of it while we have it!

Today I got to my stamp table and made some cards.
The card I have today is one I made last week for a card order.
My customer requested a wedding card to coordinate with the wedding invite.

Here is the wedding invite and I know it's hard to tell but it is printed on Shimmery Cardstock.

I was trying to match up the pretty flower and I felt this DSP had a similar looking flower in it but is definitely busier than the invite. I'm sure my customer will still like it as she always tells me not to stress over cards! LOL

Card Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sweet Soiree' Specialty DSP
Accessories: Top Note Die, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Silver Trimmed Ribbon, Silver Enamel Dots, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Feather Together

Hello & Happy Saturday!

A nice day is on tap, finally!
This morning the sun is shining and that makes me happy!
My puppies are at doggy day spa this morning for their every 6 week makeovers. They will be hungry & tired when they get back home and then will crash & burn the rest of the afternoon.

Today I have a set of cards to show that were made for a card order.
They asked for anything with plaid paper....and I am a sucker for plaid paper!

As I was purging thru things in my stamp room this past week I came across this sheet of of paper from Chatterbox. I probably have had it in my stash for atleast 10 years! I'm sure I am not the only paper hoarder, am I?

Card Details:

Stamps: Feather Together
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Chatterbox Paper
Accessories: Night of Navy Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This set came together so easily and will be very mail friendly!
I'm trying to get better about keeping my cards from being too bulked up that I have to pay for extra postage but sometimes I just love lots of layer, ribbon & dimension!
What's a crafter to do?!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tranquil Tulips

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is upon us and it's going to be a nice, sunny one for a change!

Today I have a pretty set of tulips to share made with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set!
Sadly, this set is retiring at the end of May but it will live on in my collection!

Card Details:

Stamps: Tranquil Tulips, Heartfelt Blooms SAB '18 (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Glittered Enamel Dots, Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Aren't those tulips pretty in yellow?

My thought's today.....

Happy Friday, everyone!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Covered Notepads

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all having a good week!

My project I have to share today is a couple of notepads that I had in my stash that I added some cardstock & pretty papers to boot!

I covered my 5 X 8 inch sized notepad with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and added some very pretty Petal Garden DSP to it. My sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The RSVP Pen also has some of the same DSP in the barrel.

This notepad is covered with one of my favorite SaleABration papers this year called Bubbles & Fizz! Love, love, love every design & print in the pack! I have 3 packs of this so it should last me a long while! LOL My sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and again I used a piece of the same DSP in the barrel of the pen.

I have a few more notepads lying around that I want to get used up. I had a friend ask about notebooks and actually had none made up except holiday ones. I will get the rest all prettied up so the next time I see her I will have plenty on hand! These do make a nice gift, too!

My thoughts today....

I know I have been MIA the last several weeks.
Seems my mojo has left the building or I could easily blame it on our weather.

I will say that I am SO excited for the new Stampin Up Annual Catalog to go live on June 1st!
There has been a color change up to our basic color groups plus we have some gorgeous new In Colors coming in!  I have taken time to clean out all the retired stuff to make room for the new goodies and then did some rearranging of my stamp room. It was time to purge alot of my leftover craft show stuff, too! Since I no longer do craft shows it was time to get rid of what was leftover taking up space. I think I am now ready for all the new goodies that are to come! 

So, that is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hold on to Hope

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Here we had temps in the 80's Friday & Saturday.
Saturday was a bit too much for me as I am not a fan of hot weather.
Sunny and 70's is my motto!
Yesterday & today we are getting rain. Some heavy and some just showers but nonetheless, it's a gloomy day! I sure hope my lilac bush is enjoying this nice watering and brings me some beautiful lilacs soon! They always smell so amazing!

Today I have a cute card to share using the Hold on to Hope Bundle that is in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is a million dollar achiever stamp set created by Brandy Cox after she achieved her 1 million in sales. The new catalog that is set to release June 1st 2018 is filled with many million dollar stamp sets and it's very exciting!

When I first saw this stamp set I was immediately taken with that beautiful cross!
Here I stamped the plain cross with Calypso Coral and stamped off first to get a lighter image. I diecut it with the matching framelit. Then I diecut the fancy cross with it's matching framelit and layering it on top of my stamped off cross. The greens are stamped with Pear Pizzazz and diecut out with it's coordinating framelit.

Card Details:

Stamps: Hold on to Hope
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Crosses of Hope Framelits, Clear Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This bundle is a wonderful one to have in your collection and will still be available until the end of May. It is being carried over into the new catalog but you will no longer be able to get the extra 10% off of it since it will be sold separately. 

My thoughts today...

Lots of puddles out there to play in today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Candy Bar Wrapper

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is doing well!

I took a bit of a blog break to let my hands rest but had to head back to my stamp table yesterday to work on a card order. I wanted to make a little thank you gift to put in my customer's bag and this is what I made....

I picked up a new flavor Hershey's Bar at the store over the weekend. They are Mint Chocolate and since my customer has a sweet tooth I figured she would enjoy this!

Project Details:

Stamps: Suite Sentiments
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip. Whisper White, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Framelits,  Circle Punch, Pool Party Satin Ribbon, Crimper, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These are always a fun treat to make and people love receiving them!

My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lots of Lavender

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all having a great week!

I have a card to share today that I made for a dear sweet friend who's birthday is next week.
I used one of this years SaleABration stamp sets for this called Lots of Lavender.

I stamped my image with Memento Black and colored my image with Copic Markers.
My Wisteria Wonder layer of cardstock was run thru the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis EF....which I love! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Lots of Lavender SAB '18, Special Celebrations
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelits, Banner Punch, Garden Trellis EF, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Glue Dots, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

That's all for today!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wood Textures DSP

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A rainy day is on tap here in south central PA.
As much as I am ready for warmer temps and brilliant sunshine, I will take rain over snow.
Yesterday morning we had snow which did not last long and melted before late afternoon. Shawn & I actually got our bikes out last evening and did a 3 mile bike ride on the Rail Trail. It was cloudy and a bit chilly out but it felt great to get out and ride! 
Saturday & Sunday we actually were out on the Rail Trail but walked it with the dogs. While walking Shawn has been finding these painted rocks. Have you heard about the new rage of Painting Rocks and people hiding them along the rail trails? He has found 6 rocks in 2 days. I found one a few weeks ago at our local grocery store. Once you find the rocks they usually have details on the back on them as to where to look on Facebook and then you can re-hide them for someone else to find. Kids love this and it encourages people to get out and exercise. I know when I found a rock it made me smile!

So today I have a masculine card to share.
I created this card to share with my friends when we had our stamp day.

This was a quick & easy card to create with my friends and everyone needs masculine cards!
I left the DSP do most of the work and just added some Linen Thread and the sentiment. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This was an easy one to create especially for someone who struggles to make masculine cards. 
Sometimes you just have to let the paper do all the work!

My thoughts today....

If you have to venture out in the rain today, stay warm & dry!
I am going to try to hit the stamp table today since it's been a week since I stamped anything.
Time to get back at it!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Big on Birthdays

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday!
We woke up to snow this morning!
Thankfully not much and it's already starting to melt!
Calling for sunshine this afternoon so that should take care of the inch or 2 that we got.
I'm pretty sure Mother Nature is really confused at this point.

Today I have a quick card to share that I made with my stamp friends.
It uses the Big on Birthdays stamp set.

Card Details:

Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, Petal Garden DSP
Accessories: Pool Party Twine, Pool Party Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A quick & easy card with a simple piece of twine wrapped around the card and tied into a bow.
Easy for mailing, too!

My thoughts today....

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

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Wishes

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today I wanted to share with you some cards I received from friends for Easter.

From Carol

From Deb

From Mary Anne

From Janice

From LeAnne

Aren't they all so adorable!!
Thank you, my friends! I love them all!!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Never Ending Joy

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Today, I have one last Easter card to share that I made this year and sent to friends.
Never Ending Joy was out many years ago and I had the set then sold it at a yard sale. If I am not mistaken I think my friend Deb bought it. I borrowed hers a couple of years back and realized how much I like this set so I went in search of Ebay to get another one.  I now have a set of my own!

I used some retired paper again along with this fun fold. 
This was my last half sheet of this particular print. It is so springy!

Card Details:

Stamps: Never Ending Joy
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Sarah DSP
Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Now if only our weather would start to feel as springy as my card!

My thoughts today.....

That's all for now!

Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see all the beautiful Easter cards I received!
I'm excited to share them with you!

Till then....
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy 🐇🌷🌸