Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Home to Roost

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all staying warm!
Yesterday was pretty brutal with those winds & cold temps but today things should ease up some.

I went downstairs to do some stamping.
 I used a new SaleABration set called Home to Roost.




I used 2 different background stamps, Buffalo Check & Chicken Wire.


Card Details:

Stamps: Home to Roost (SAB), Buffalo Check, Chicken Wire (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Red Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


If you spend $50 before shipping & taxes you can earn this stamp set for free!
I don't think you can go wrong with that!

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My thoughts today....


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

Monday, January 21, 2019

Foiled Heart Valentines

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

It is literally freezing here this morning. I saw 3 degrees when I got up!
That does not include the wind chill.
My hubby is working from home today! Can't say I blame him.
I would not want to have to go out in the weather either!

Anyone watch the football games yesterday?
Thoughts?


I have a quick card to share today!
I whipped this card up last Thursday using some Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits!



I then ran my heart thru the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder to give it that quilted look!
Pretty awesome, huh?

Card Details:

Stamps: Forever Lovely
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper, All My Love DSP
Accessories: Tufted EF, Be Minted Stitched Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Embossing Folders can add so much to a project to make them stand out!
I really love the look of this one!

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My thoughts today....


Single degree temps added to 30 mph winds makes for an extremely cold day!
Gigi & Bailee needed coats on to go outside.
Thankfully, they are not farting around out there and doing their business and right back in!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & stay warm!
~Wendy

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Valentine Sampler Frame

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your weekend is going well.
Yesterday afternoon we went to the Rail Trail for a quick walk before the snow came.
We got home in the nick of time!
Got in the door and left the doggies out and it started to snow....it came down fast & furious!
After about 2 hours it changed to a mix then heavy rain overnight.
This morning it is still raining but not bad.
The gusty winds & cold temps from Canada are suppose to come around mid day and it will be a drastic temperature change for sure! 
Everything will flash freeze on contact and can cause power outages.
Let's keep those fingers crossed that none of that happens!

I did not sleep well last night.
I think my psoriasis knows a temperature change is coming.
I itched & scratched all night!
My butt is dragging this morning....I may need a nap later or a couple cups of coffee!

So, I have a cute project to share today!
I made this Friday afternoon.











I used a tray/frame that was in my closet for along time.
I picked it up at Hobby Lobby maybe 4-5 years ago so i'm not even sure they still sell these.
I lined each spot with different pieces of DSP from the All My Love DSP pack.
Then I started using the diecuts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.
The LOVE is diecut from the Large Letters Framelits using the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper. 
It is a FREE item in the SaleABration catalog and is it ever pretty!
Lastly, I added some sentiments from the Forever Lovely & Meant to Be stamp sets.

Project Details:

Stamps: Meant to Be, Forever Lovely
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper, All My Love DSP
Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Large Letter Framelits, Lovely Lipstick & Flirty Flamingo Ribbons, Glue Dots, Flirty Flamingo Enamel Hearts, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


It did not take too long to make this and I was SO happy with the outcome!
It will sit on my picture table in the living room where anyone that comes to visit will see it.
This is also a great item to display that shows off many new products!

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My thoughts today....



Thanks for stopping by!
Stay safe & warm!
~Wendy

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Gold Foil Valentines Cards

Hello & Happy Saturday!

My doggies are at doggy day spa this morning!
I am hoping we can pick them up before any winter weather starts!
The sky looks like it's ready to drop at any minute though.
We dropped them off and hit the grocery store quick. 
Surprisingly, it wasn't too busy!

Today I have a pack of Valentines Day cards that I whipped up for on my card rack.
I may end up keeping these for myself if I don't sell them.
I used a mix of new & retired products on them.





You may have noticed that I am trying hard to use up retired things.
I even broke out an old sentiment for this set that I have had in my collection for a long time!

Card Details:

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper, Painted w Love DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Metallic Gold Enamel Heart, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


The Painted w Love DSP from last year was one of my favorite packs of paper.
I know it was on the Clearance Rack last month and I did not order anymore.
I might be kicking myself for that!

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My thoughts today.....


Thanks for stopping by & have a Happy Saturday!
~Wendy

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lace Embossing Folder

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yesterday I finished up my Valentines Day projects for my Stamp Day w/ Friends!
So glad that is off my plate and I can move on to doing some creating for me.
I have been wanting to make a picture frame sampler but never have enough time.
Today just might be the day I can start it!

I do have a set of pretty cards to show you.
It was part of the recent customer order that I did and I thought I already shared them.





I used the new Lace Embossing Folder on these.
It's one of those extra thick folders and it really makes quite the impression!
My sentiment is from Stampendous.

Card Details:

Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Petal Pink
Cardstock: Petal Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Lace EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Metallic Petal Pink Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I love a monochromatic card and this one I think is very striking thanks to that embossing folder!
Hope you like it, too!

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My thoughts today....


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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Geared Up Garage

Hello & Happy Thursday!

They are calling for snow here this evening and overnight.
1-3 inches....just enough to make a mess for the morning commute.

Today I have a card to share using the brand new set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Geared Up Garage! It is on page 42 & 43.
I was so excited to get this set because my hubby & older brother were once "grease monkeys"! Always wrenching on cars. This card was made for my older brother for his birthday next Monday!





The Garage Gears Thinlit Dies come with lots of little gears and one huge one which is what I diecut with Silver Foil Paper and it sits under the car panel.
The paper is also from this suite called Classic Garage DSP. It comes in a 6x6 pad. The car on the card is diecut from a sheet of DSP!
The key is from the Classic Garage Metal Elements and the Black & Silver Ribbon is also a part of this suite. It's perfect for anyone who loves cars!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Classic Garage DSP
Accessories: Garage Gears Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Black & Silver Ribbon, Black Twine, Classic Garage Metal Elements, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I'm pretty sure he will love this!
He had 2 different Monte Carlo's in this color in the early 80's.
They were his prized possessions!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Picture Perfect Birthday

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

 Hump day is here again!
I have been working on some projects for a Stamp Day w Friends coming up on February 2nd.
This time I have invited all 6 stamp girls to come make Valentines Day stuffz.
I got 3 projects cranked out so far. 
I hope to do 1 more yet!

Today I have the last pack of birthday cards to share that were made for my customer.
I got them delivered last Friday so hopefully that will hold her for awhile.




My cardstock colors are Calypso Coral & Call Me Clover.
I really like them together plus it helps that SU gives us DSP with amazing prints!!
The paper is from the Happiness Blooms DSP. Isn't it pretty?

Card Details:

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Call Me Clover
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Whisper White, Happiness Blooms DSP
Accessories:
 Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Call Me Clover 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Such fun bright colors to perk up our dreary winter days!

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My thoughts today....


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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2019 Calendars Part 2

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

The sun is shining but it's really cold again.
I keep telling myself that in "so many months" that it will start warming up!
I am looking forward to the day I can get my bike out!

Today I have the last 6 months of calendars to share!
They are fun to make and helps use up lots of paper!

July & August 2019


September & October 2019


November & December 2019


Again, I used a variety of papers & stamps on these and kept them really simple.

Hope you enjoyed seeing them!

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My thoughts today....


So very true!

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Calendars

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!

Since it's a new week I wanted to start it off by sharing the first 6 months of the calendars I made.
I made 5 of these including one for myself.
I used a variety of patterned papers on them.
It took me 3 days to finally get them done!

January & February 2019


March & April 2019


May & June 2019


I keep them as simple as possible because they go inside of an acrylic 4 x 6 picture frame.

Since I have been to my hubby's work office I am thinking of making him a masculine calendar for on his desk! I think he would like that!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the other 6 months!
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My thoughts today...


Oh, wouldn't it be nice to have a cleaning fairy?!
Maybe one day!

I guess i'd better get to it!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Forever Lovely

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your having a nice weekend!
It looks like a winter wonderland here and it's really cold.
Not suppose to get out of the 20's today! Burrr!

Shawn just ran out to shovel off the driveway quick.
I did a bit of cleaning while he was out there.
Going to run downstairs to grab my Valentines Day decorations which only consists of maybe 4 things! LOL 
Before I do that I wanted to pop in and post a set of cards I made on Friday for my customer.
This is her 2nd set so whatever I make from now on will be for myself.





I do not have the matching Framelits that go with the Forever Lovely stamp set so I used my Be Mine Stitched Framelits with it.

Card Details:

Stamps: Forever Lovely
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Soft Seafoam
Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Soft Seafoam, Whisper White, All My Love DSP
Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Small Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I really struggled with making this set!
I even stamped my pretty Lovely Lipstick flowers in my Soft Seafoam inkpad! Yikesss!
At that point I had to stop and take a paper towel and blot the ink off my pad. 
I think I got it all out and re-inked it. 
Good as gold now but there was some really hectic moments!
Thankfully, my customer was really happy with them.

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My thoughts today....


Yes indeed!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
~Wendy

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Notecards & Envelopes

Hello & Happy Saturday!

This morning I am heading out to pick up a few craft supplies and grab some groceries.
The snow is to start later this evening but we are not expecting much but it's bitter cold out.
I will be happy to get back home and snuggle by the fire with my better half.
It's been a long week for my hubby so i'm sure some down time is much needed!

Today I am sharing some pictures of the Thank You cards I made for an order.
I used Stampin Up's Notecards & Envelopes but these Crumb Cake ones are no longer available. They only carry the Whisper White & Very Vanilla ones now.




I added a strip of All My Love DSP and a diecut heart from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.
Isn't that diecut heart gorgeous?!
Then I stamped my sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set then diecut it with the Oval Layering Framelits.
I finished these off with a very small clear rhinestone on the heart.

Card Details:

Stamps: Humming Along
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock: Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, All My Love DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I delivered these yesterday afternoon to my customer and she gasped when she saw them!
She was taken with that heart, too!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for me!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy