Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Congratulations on your Engagement

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a quick card to share that was requested from Audrey.
She needed an engagement card so I pulled out some retired Best Dressed DSP.
The colors in this paper and the patterns are so pretty which I thought would work well for an engagement card. She did not give me any idea's or colors so I just went for it.

Card Details:

Stamps: Love & Laughter (retired)
Ink: Purple Posy (retired)
Cardstock: Purple Posy (retired), Basic White, Best Dressed DSP (retired)
Accessories: Countryside Corners Dies, Petal Pink Ribbon, Purple Posy Faceted Dots (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope to get her order delivered to her this evening and catch up with her.

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Arrange A Wreath Holiday Cards

Good Sunday Morning!

Hope your enjoying a nice weekend!

Yesterday Miss Bailee had a dog grooming appointment and later in the afternoon I had a haircut appointment. Miss Bailee looked wonderful when we picked her in her little ladybug scarf but she was pretty tired after that! Ryan said while we were at my hair appt that she slept most of the time. I had a couple of inches taken off my length as I usually do over the summer. The girl who does my hair told me that I have a ton of new growth coming in and it's all gray. She said it's a pretty gray. LOL I am noticing less and less hair loss so I think my doctor was spot on with the thyroid being the issue with my hair falling out. Anyways, after my hair appointment we did a Sam's Club trip then back home for BLT's and fresh corn on the cob for dinner. The tomato & corn were perfect! I am thinking of using some fresh corn on the cob to make a batch of Chicken Corn Soup for one day this week! I love all the fresh fruits & veggies that come this time of year!

Last week I spent a few days at my stamp table playing around with so much of my Christmas stash. Lots of paper, stamps & embellishments just waiting to be used. I made this set of cards one day using Merry Moments DSP and a bundle called Arrange A Wreath...both long retired.

Card Details:

Stamps: Arrange A Wreath (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Basic White, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Accessories: Wreath Builder Dies (retired), Oval Layering Framelits (retired), Red Rhinestones, Mini Dimensionals, Stampin Seal Adhesive

Each strip of DSP was cut down to 1 1/4 x 4 and trying to give each strip the same space in between was a bit tricky but I loved the design once they were finished. The wreath I diecut  using Adhesive Sheets but that gave me lots of issues taking the backing off so I ended up ditching that idea and just attached them with Mini Dimensionals. That worked so much better! I made 6 cards in this design. I have so much of this DSP left that I could have probably made 2 more packs. 

This week I have 2 more cards to make for Audrey and I will be delivering her order to her. 
She said she is completely out of cards! I guess the sooner I get them done and delivered to her, the better!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, July 19, 2024

Whipper Snapper Christmas Cards

 Hello & Happy Fri-YAY!! 🎉

Today I have a set of cards to share that I whipped up in the spare of the moment. I went downstairs yesterday to do some organizing and found this cool snowflake paper and my old Whipper Snapper stamp in a box together. I felt like it was time to get something made with it and got right to work on them! Do you remember Whipper Snapper stamps? I'm not sure if they are even still in business but I do have quite a few of their stamps.

This adorable polar bear is named Mike and that has always stuck with me. I used this stamp millions of times in years past. So fun to color and on this one I added Diamond Dust that I have had for umpteen years. It's so old it came from AC Moore!

Card Details:

Stamps: Mike by Whipper Snapper, Sentiment from Elzybells
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Blends, Misty Moonlight
Cardstock: Basic White, Patterned Paper from Hobby Lobby (The Paper Studio)
Accessories: Countryside Corners Dies, Glue Pen, Diamond Dust, Snowflake Trinket, Dimensionals, Stampin Seal Adhesive

I'm hoping to get back to my table soon to play more with my retired stash!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Season's Greetings

 Hello & Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Hope your day is off to a great start!
Today is to be the hottest day of the week with temps in the upper 90's and high humidity. I'm praying for some rain and a nice cool down. We've not been out to walk since this heat started. I would love to get the bike out for a quick ride but that depends on the weather.
I'm going to head downstairs and do some cleaning this afternoon and once that is done I can get back to doing more creating!

I have another holiday card to share with you today and yes, I am back to using the new Online Exclusives stamp sets for this....it has quickly become my favorite!

Card Details:

Stamps: Greetings of the Season (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Paper, Season of Green & Gold Specialty Paper (Online Exclusives)
Accessories: Greetings of the Season Dies (Online Exclusives), Golden Greenery Dies (Online Exclusives), Tailored Tag Punch (retired), Gold Trim, Neutral Adhesive Backed Sequins, Dimensionals, Stampin Seal Adhesive

The DSP in this suite is so pretty and I find myself reaching for it all the time. I may end up having to order a 2nd pack of it but i'm going to wait until after the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out then decide. 

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & STAY COOL!!!

Monday, July 15, 2024

Peace Joy & Love

 Hello & Happy Monday!

Another hot day is on tap....I am hoping we get some rain ASAP because our drought is getting worse by the day! 
Today I have a busy day ahead so i'm going to get right to my card.
Saturday Shawn went fishing in the Juanita River with a friend. While he was gone I made some time at my stamp table to play. Since Hallmark is showing Christmas in July movies I was inspired to make more Christmas cards. I pulled out a retired set called Dove of Hope and paired it with paper from last year. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Dove of Hope (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Paper, Shining Brightly Specialty Paper (retired)
Accessories: Countryside Corners Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Vanilla/Gold Ribbon (retired), Festive Pearls (retired), Glue Dots, Stampin Seal Adhesive

I'm not usually one to do heat embossing but I do love doing it for Christmas cards because I love the shine it adds to a project! I stamped my sentiment inside and packed them away with matching envelopes. I hope in a few days to get back to making more sets to put away for the holidays while I have the time to do so. 

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Golden Greenery Christmas

 Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all staying cool! The heatwave continues! We had some sprinkles the last 2 days but nothing to really help the brown, crunchy grass. Shawn has been watering the garden every evening and the veggie plants are looking pretty good. The zucchini plants are producing like crazy and now it's time to get creative on what to make with them! 

Today I have a Christmas card to share made using the Golden Greenery suite from the Online Exclusives! I have been loving alot of the Online Exclusives offerings more so than what's in the annual catalog this year!

Card Details:

Stamps: Greetings of the Season (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Paper, Season of Green & Gold Specialty Paper (Online Exclusives), Graceful Greenery Vellum (Online Exclusives)
Accessories: Greetings of the Season Dies (Online Exclusives), Golden Greenery Dies (Online Exclusives), Gold Trim, Gold Sequins, Dimensionals, Stampin Seal Adhesive

I think this one is my favorite so far!
I'm not sure I will be ordering anything for Christmas when the new Holiday Mini Catalog comes out since I am loving this suite! 

The last week I have been working on a puzzle since I did not have any card orders and I wanted to give my hands a rest. I started the puzzle last Sunday and thought maybe all the pieces were not in the box since I bought the puzzle used at Goodwill. I quickly got frustrated with it and was going to just throw it away. Monday I did not touch it but Tuesday I made my way back to it and quickly realized I had pieces in places that they did not go. I was still frustrated with it and picked at it for the next 3 days. I was determined to finish it and prayed all the pieces were still there. Friday afternoon I completed it and felt a sigh of relief! LOL It is now packed up in a Ziplock bag and ready to be handed off to my friend Deb to do! She is the queen of Jigsaw Puzzles so she will probably fly thru putting it together!

That was the first puzzle I put together since last Christmas. I have 2 left in my rack downstairs to do. Maybe in about a month or so I will pull another one out. 
I will say as frustrated as I got with this one I was pleased with it once it was done.
Such a pretty scene and colors too!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & stay cool!

Friday, July 5, 2024

Scenic Pumpkin Patch

 Hello & Happy Fri-YAY!!

Today Shawn has the day off so we are making a trip over to L&L to pick up some supplies that I am in major need of. After that he wants to go to a fishing pond to fish a bit since it's close to there. I really wanted to get my laundry started and get my door between the kitchen & garage painted. Guess that can wait till another day.

So how was your July 4th holiday?
We did burgers on the grill & had corn on the cob & Ryan's favorite, deviled eggs.
That was plenty! Kelsey & Shady came over to eat right before the storms came thru. Shawn got off work around 2 then we did a 3 mile walk at the Rail Trail. Let me tell you about being a sweat puddle! LOL It was unbearable out yesterday, 90 degrees with high humidity. I was so glad to get back to the car after that! Atleast we got that in before the storms came.

I did stamp a bit yesterday and I pulled out my Scenic Pumpkin Patch stamp set.
Oh, this one is a cutie for the Fall season! It is available now on the Online Exclusives offerings. I paired up my pumpkins with some patterned paper from Hobby Lobby.

Card Details:

Stamps: Scenic Pumpkin Patch (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (retired), Garden Green
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango (retired), Basic White, The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Square Layering Framelits (retired), Champagne Rhinestones, Stampin Seal, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I had Audrey in mind when making these because she loves her pumpkin cards!
I'll wait and see as it gets closer to the Fall weather to see if she requests any pumpkin cards and then we'll see if she needs a saying added.

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy July 4th!

 Hello & Happy July 4th!

It's looking to maybe rain this afternoon which we could use!
Nothing much happening here today as Shawn is working and will have his holiday tomorrow.  Red Lion had their fireworks display last evening. Ryan & I watched from the front porch. They lasted maybe 25 minutes. Shawn & Bailee watched from the couch out the window and she did not bark this year. Usually the loud booms and she will bark. 
Today we are just going to do some burgers on the grill & fresh corn on the cob from a local farm stand. Can ya tell I am getting hungry! LOL

Here are the 2 different cards I made last week for July 4th. 

These are pretty straight forward. 
I picked up the patterned paper at Hobby Lobby. The stars are from the retired Stitched Stars Dies. I added a little clear Rhinestone to each star and popped it up with Dimensionals. I left the paper do all the work!

Enjoy your day!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Merriest Trees Set

 Good Morning & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a set of holiday cards to share with you made using the Merriest Trees Bundle. This bundle came out last year in the 2023 Holiday Mini Catalog and has carried over into the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog which I am happy about! I paired it up with some carried over Winter Meadow DSP from last year as well. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Merriest Trees, More Wishes
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Silver Foil Paper, Winter Meadow DSP
Accessories: Merriest Trees Dies, Winter Snow EF (retired), Silver & White Sheer Ribbon, Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems, Stampin Seal

Since it is Christmas in July I am working ahead on making some holiday cards while I have the time. Plus it gives me a chance to use retired stuff before the rush of new holiday things come. I'm not sure how much I will get this year since I already love what I already have! Once we hit the Fall season I get overwhelmed with the 3 holidays right in a row and making some of these cards up ahead of time keeps me from getting too stressed out. I promise, all of July will not be holiday cards like I have done in previous years. Not sure my hands can handle that anymore!

Today Kelsey & Shady are coming over since tonight Red Lion puts on their fireworks display. We have a clear view from the front porch which is nice! I am making deviled eggs as per Ryan's request today! Yum!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Christmas in July!

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a pretty card to share that I made with the Golden Greenery Bundle that will be available starting tomorrow for customers from the Online Exclusives. This set reminds me of another set from a few years ago called Painted Christmas. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Golden Greenery (Online Exclusives), Greetings of the Season (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic White, Seasons of Green & Gold Specialty Paper (Online Exclusives)
Accessories: Golden Greenery Dies (Online Exclusives), Greetings of the Season Dies (Online Exclusives), Gold Trim (Online Exclusives), Gold Swirls (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The greenery was diecut from the Seasons of Green & Gold Specialty Paper and the bells were fussy cut from the same paper.
This card reminds me of my mom. She collected bells for as long as I can remember. 
Many of them came from Avon. 

My thoughts today...

I've been watching some of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel the last few days. Every Saturday night they have a new holiday movie on thru the month of July. That gives me something to look forward to during these hot, summer days!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!