Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Congratulations!

 Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!
Yesterday I had to go have my yearly mammogram done and stop at CVS to pick up my prescription on the way home. Glad it's done. The weather got so nice once the rain moved away yesterday! I loved sleeping last night with the windows open and the ac turned off! My favorite kind of weather!!!

Today I have a quick card to share with you!
Recently I made an Engagement card for my card lady's order. 
At the same time I made an extra one using the same pack of DSP but a different print. 



Have you noticed that I am still using my Tasteful Textile 3D EF?
It retired last month but it is my all time favorite embossing folder hands down!
I don't know that I will ever stop using it, plus I have 2!
I love the added texture it gives a card without being overbearing.
And that DSP....isn't it pretty?! And those little heart shaped flowers!? Adorable!

Card Details:

Stamps: unknown stamp
Ink: Parakeet Party
Cardstock: Parakeet Party, Basic White, Butterfly Kisses DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Fresh Freesia In Color Jewels (retired), Fresh Freesia Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That is all I have for today!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy




Monday, June 27, 2022

Bottled Happiness Thank You

 Good Morning & Happy Monday!

I hope you had a nice weekend!
It was a hot one here but today we are in for a cool down!
I'll be happy to turn the ac off.

I have another set of cards made using the Bottled Happiness stamp set.
The more I use it the more I am liking it!






Card Details:

Stamps: Bottled Happiness, Go To Greetings
Ink: Petal Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Petal Pink, Basic White, Design A Daydream DSP (hostess)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon (retired), Blackberry Bliss Gems (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I made these for my card rack.
Not sure how fast they will sell since I put a Thank You sentiment on it.
I guess I can always change it if I need too.

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!
~Wendy




Sunday, June 26, 2022

Bottled Happiness

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

I hope your all staying cool this weekend!
It's a hot one here in PA and it's days like this that I miss our pool that we had at our old house. We have plenty of yard space here but decided no more pools for us. They require too much care & upkeep....plus money!

Today I have a set of cards I made last week using the Bottled Happiness stamp set.
I was just playing around with these and did not add a saying.
I'll add one later when one is needed.





I love these fun, bright colors that work so well for a set of summer time cards!
Sweet Sorbet & Parakeet Party are 2 of the 5 new In Colors.
My favorite being Starry Sky!

Card Details:

Stamps: Bottled Happiness
Ink: Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party
Cardstock: Sweet Sorbet, Basic White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories: Painted Texture 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Rhinestones, White Glittered Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


When I ordered this set I was not sure how often I would use it.
I'm trying to make better decisions when ordering and not jumping on impulse but I will say that I have come to like this one alot!
I have more Bottled Happiness cards to share this week so I hope you'll come back.
Also next Friday....Christmas in July will start!
I'm SO excited to share with you new Christmas cards!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & stay cool my friends!
~Wendy



Saturday, June 25, 2022

July 4th Treats

 Hello & Happy Saturday!

I hope your enjoying your weekend!
It's to be a hot & humid one here so i'm going to pop out for a few groceries then hibernate inside to stay cool! Do you have any fun plans?

Since the July 4th holiday is a little over a week away I thought i'd share a few treats that I made up. I found the M&M's and the Dove Milk Chocolates at Walmart and the Red, White & Blue Rice Krispy Treats at Sam's Club.



M&M Sticks:

Stamps: Star Spangled Banner (retired)
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Silver Enamel Stars (retired), White Twine




July 4th Bags:

Stamps: Happy Fourth (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic White, Silver Foil Paper
Accessories: Stitched Stars Dies (retired), Tailor Made Tags Dies, Real Red Linen Ribbon (retired), Silver Enamel Stars (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I gave an M&M Stick to my card lady the last time I seen her.
She loves treats!

On July 1st I am thinking of revising my Christmas in July series!
I love making Christmas cards when there is not an added pressure of making them during the holiday season. I have gotten my Stampin Up! preorder for all things holiday and it will give me a chance to start using those new goodies! 
I hope you will still come back to visit!

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My thought's today...


Thanks for stopping by & have a great day no matter what you do!
~Wendy




Friday, June 24, 2022

You're So Hip

 Hello & Happy Fri-YAY!!

Today I have one more Hippest Hippo card to share with you!
I love this stamp set so much!
It's way fun to color, too!




My little hippo was colored with Smoky Slate Stampin Blends and a small amount of Tahitian Tide Stampin Blends. I love this new In Color! If you have been around in the Stampin Up! world for a long time you may remember a color similar to Tahitian Tide called Tempting Turquoise. I still have a full package of Tempting Turquoise cardstock in my stash!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hippest Hippo's (SAB 22)
Ink: Tahitian Tide, Stampin Blends- Smoky Slate & Tahitian Tide
Cardstock: Tahitian Tide, Basic White, Tahitian Tide In Color DSP, Tahitian Tide In Color Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Tasteful Textile 3D EF (retired), Stylish Shapes Dies, Circle Layering Framelits, Hippo Dies (SAB 22), In Color Matte Dots, White Glittered Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hippest Hippo's and it's coordinating Hippo Dies are both from the SaleABRation Catalog that begins on July 1st and runs thru August 31st. They are both a level 1 reward which means you have to spend $50 to earn it free. In this case it would be $100 order to earn the stamp set & dies. They are just so adorable and worth it!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy




Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Best

 Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have another cute card made with the Hippest Hippo's stamp set.
This one is probably my favorite because it's blue!




The blue is Starry Sky which is a new In Color this year.
It's my favorite!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hippest Hippo's (SAB 22), Color & Contour (speckles)
Ink: Starry Sky, Memento Black, Stampin Blends- Smoky Slate, Starry Sky & Parakeet Party
Cardstock: Starry Sky, Basic White, Starry Sky In Color DSP, Starry Sky Ombre Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Gingham EF, Stylish Shapes Dies, Hippo Dies, White Glittered Ribbon, Glue Dots, Starry Sky In Color Matte Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy




Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hippest Hippo's

 Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

The muggy weather is back and the chance for severe thunderstorms today!
I will be hanging out in my stamp room as I have a few things I need to get working on.

I have a cute card to share today using a new SaleABRation set called Hippest Hippo's!
I'm not usually one that goes for the animal sets but this one seemed to jump out at me. The images in it just make me smile and there are coordinating Hippo Dies, too!




Card Details:

Stamps: Hippest Hippo's
Ink: Sweet Sorbet, Memento Black, Stampin Blends- Smoky Slate & Sweet Sorbet
Cardstock: Sweet Sorbet, Basic White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, In Color Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Decorative Circle Punch, Tasteful Textile 3D EF (retired), Stylish Shapes Dies, Hippo Dies, Iridescent Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Isn't that hippo adorable??
The stamp set is Free with a $50 order and the Hippo Dies are FREE with a $50 order, too!
SaleABRation starts July 1st and runs thru August 31st!
I'm so glad I got them!

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Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy




Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sending Love & Light

 Hello & Happy Tuesday Evening!

This afternoon I sat and played just a bit more with the Lighthouse Point stamp set and made this card to send out to Audrey, my card lady.



She seemed pretty down the day I saw her so I hope this lifts her spirits.

Card Details:

Stamps: Lighthouse Point, Let's Set Sail
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Memento Black
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Basic White
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Blending Brushes, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That is all for tonight!
I'll be back tomorrow!

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My thoughts today...


Happy 1st day of summer!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy




Monday, June 20, 2022

Engagement Card

 Good Morning & Happy Monday!

It's a cool, crisp morning here especially for June standards!
I won't be complaining because as the approach of the start of summer comes this week, it's going to feel like summer. I'm not a fan of the heat & humidity or running the ac. The weekend weather was so nice and no need to run heat or ac! 

Today I have a quick card to share that I made by request of my card lady.
She needed an Engagement card so this is what I whipped up for her.



Card Details:

Stamps: unknown stamp
Ink: Fresh Freesia
Cardstock: Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Butterfly Kisses DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Fresh Freesia In Color Jewels (retired), Fresh Freesia Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I used the Butterfly Kisses DSP and when my card was done I realized the flowers are actually hearts! I would say that was perfect for an Engagement card!

My card lady raved over it! We delivered her card order last week and she was walking with a cane. Come to find out that she had surgery the day before to have a biopsy on her leg. At 91 years old her Melanoma cancer has come back. I've become very close with her over the last several years so that news hit me a little hard. She has a return appointment this week so we hope to know more then. Please keep my card lady, Audrey, in your thoughts & prayers. 

That is all for me today!
I have a busy day ahead and really hope to get out for a quick bike ride this evening before the heat & humidity comes. It's been a few weeks!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy





Sunday, June 19, 2022

Lighthouse Point Bundle

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

I hope your enjoying your weekend!
It was really nice here but the winds were beyond crazy!
I'm sorry for the late update....things got away from me today!

Here is the card I made with the Lighthouse Point stamp set and coordinating Lighthouse Dies.




I hope later this week to sit down and play with this set a bit more!

Card Details:

Stamps: Lighthouse Point, Happy & Heartfelt
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Basic White, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Waves of the Ocean DSP (retired)
Accessories: Lighthouse Dies, Dine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I made this for on my card rack. It's something different for a Father's Day card.
Shawn always likes lighthouse cards so who knows....maybe next year one of the kids will give it to him!

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Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy






Saturday, June 18, 2022

You're Flippin Awesome

 Hello & Happy Saturday!

We are in for a super nice weekend which I am looking forward too!
For one, I am happy that I can turn my ac off!
Two, there isn't much on the agenda other than I am off for a haircut this afternoon.
And three, I hope to get some fun stamp time in! My friend Deb surprised me yesterday and brought out the Lighthouse Point Bundle for me to play with and i'm super stoked about that!
Last evening, Shawn got the concrete slab on the back porch painted. It looks so nice! He did that while I made supper for us & cleaned up.
Later today we will put the furniture and my beloved glider back out and get the blinds hung and my hanging baskets! I will try to remember to take a picture to share with you!

So I was summoned to make Shawn a Father's Day card last week from Ryan.
I pulled out my He's All That Bundle from the new Annual Catalog and got to work.





I know it's got a bow on it but I don't think Shawn will mind, I mean after all it's brown!
The little saying tags came with the He's The Man DSP and can be used for possibly a scrapbook page or on cards! I love this and wish Stampin Up! would do that more!
I pulled out the You're Flipping Awesome because Shawn is the grill master in our house!
I have never ever used the grill and don't plan too any time soon! He loves it so I say "go for it"!
Inside I used the new Mini Pocket Envelope Dies to create that little pocket for inside.
Ryan can add a gift card or cash to it. The Best Dad saying is another one of those little tags that came with the DSP. I then stamped the Happy Father's Day saying on a die from the All That Dies and glued it down. Lastly, I added some Rustic Metallic Adhesive Dots.
I really liked it when I was done!

Card Details:

Stamps: He's All That
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic White, Cajun Craze, He's The Man DSP
Accessories: All That Dies, Mini Pocket Envelope Dies, Early Espresso Ribbon, Rustic Metallic Adhesive Dots, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope Shawn likes it!
We always say that Ryan is learning to make some very nice cards when he gives one of us a card! He laughs!
That is all for me today!
Stop back tomorrow.....I hope to have some lighthouse cards to share with you!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy




Friday, June 17, 2022

Wonderful World Card Set

 Good Morning & Happy Fri-YAY!

It's been a warm week and later today our temps are to drop and give us a beautiful weekend.
The Red Lion Yard Sales are happening here in town this weekend so maybe we'll check them out. Shawn wants to paint the concrete on the back porch before he puts the glider & furniture back. That will make it look really nice! I am gonna take it easy and do some stamping in between loads of laundry. I have a pretty sore arm from my booster shot on Wednesday evening. Oh and quite the egg lump, too! Other than that i'm fine.

So today I am sharing a set of cards that I made for my card rack using a brand new SaleABRation offering. SaleABRation starts July 1st thru August 31st. This set is called Wonderful World Bundle. The stamp set comes with coordinating DSP. It's a floral set and very pretty!







This is a cling stamp set so I was able to use Stampin Write Markers on my stamp.
A fun technique that I enjoy doing!

Card Details:

Stamps: Wonderful World (SAB 22), Go To Greetings
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz & Rich Razzleberry Stampin Write Markers
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Basic White, Wonderful World DSP (SAB 22)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Iridescent Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I absolutely love the DSP in this bundle!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & make it a terrific day!
~Wendy