Monday, June 19, 2017

Wood Words Hello Friend

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope all the Dad's out there had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday!
My hubby did some yard work in the morning then took it easy the rest of the day.
The weather was sweltering to say the least! 90's plus very high humidity made for outside activities to be very uncomfortable. 

Today I have another project to share with you that I made with the Wood Words stamp set.
Love all the images & sentiments in it!

I paired up the Wood Words with the Wood Textures DSP for a rustic feel to my card.
I am going to try to get this in the mail this week to a friend that I have not seen in awhile. Thankfully, I was able to pick up a book of postage stamps over the weekend. I was completely out!

Hello Friend Card:

Stamps: Wood Words
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Woodgrain EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Real Red Stitched Grosgrain, Vanilla Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today...

Yep, all of the above!

I am off to get some housework done before we get some bad storms that are to come thru this afternoon. I always get a little nervous when they predict them after living in the midwest and the tornado that went thru Joplin Missouri in 2011. 
One thing I have learned is to never take Mother Nature for granted!! 
Be safe everyone!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

High Tide Z Fold

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

Today will be a low keyed day around the Aungst Pad.
This morning our weather is once again dreary with clouds and high humidity. 
Hubby is planning on mowing today as long as it does not rain and then it will just be a day to relax and hibernate in the AC.

I made a card the other day just playing around with the High Tide stamp set. 
I have had it for months and finally inked it up.

I did not take any pictures of it opened up to show the Z Fold but i'm sure you get the idea.
I will have to play a bit more with this set to get the hang of all the wonderful stamps in it.
This card reminds me of days in Ocean City, Maryland and surrounding beach locations. 
Definitely near & dear to my heart!

Dear Father Card:

Stamps: High Tide, Whimsical Words
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Cotton Island Indigo Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This is a nice stamp set, one that I hope to get more use out of this summer!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday

Hello & Happy Saturday!

A dreary Saturday here so far. No sunshine but no rain either. I sure wish we'd get one or the other!
Today there is alot of activity in the neighborhood as Red Lion is having their Yard Sale Days. Since we have lived here we have not participated but i'm thinking maybe next year because we have stuff building up in our storage room that we don't use anymore. It'd be a great way to get rid of some of that stuff plus I have tons of stamp stuff I could probably sell off too!

Anyways, today I have a card to share that I made with a new SU set called Wood Words.
When I first saw this set I was not really impressed with it but as always with me it takes me seeing lots of cool idea's before I get  taken in by it! I tried to keep this card more on the masculine side and it did not hurt that the July 4th holiday is approaching quickly so I put the 2 together.

The recipient of this card is a blogging friends husband who I have been watching their Facebook Live  video's the last few months and always enjoy seeing the 2 showing us lots of cool card idea's. Yes, he stamps each week in the video's! Such a lovely couple they are and I enjoy tuning in each week to watch! The husband is celebrating his birthday...actually today! Yes, I am way late on mailing it out but better late than never! Hope he likes it! Happy Birthday, Tim!

Happy Birthday, Tim Card:

Stamps: Wood Words, Guy Greetings
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Red Rhinestones, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Since getting the Wood Words Bundle (yes it comes with matching dies!) I have come to really like this set and see many cards & projects in my future!!

My thoughts today....

You know because every crafter needs lots of supplies at all times whether we need them or not!
I know I am not the only I???

Well, that is all for me today!
Shawn & I are getting ready to head down to Maryland to a park that has waterfalls for a quick walk/hike. I always enjoy being out in the peace & quiet of nature as long as a snake does not cross my path! It won't be so quiet if that happens!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today & have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Case'd Myself

Hello & Happy Friday!

I made a card a few months back using the SaleABration set called Avant Garden. This became one of my favorite flower sets this year so I decided to case myself and make another card but using the new In Colors, Berry Burst & Powder Pink.

These colors look fabulous together!
Berry Burst reminds me of Marvelous Magenta from along time ago and Powder Pink reminds me of Blushing Bride.
I used the Delicate Details set for the lace across the bottom. That set is from this year's SaleABration  catalog, too. I added some small clear rhinestones on the lace under the Blushing Bride Baker's Twine. 

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Handwriiten Hello's (retired)
Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Powder Pink. Whisper White
Accessories: Blushing Bride Baker's Twine, Clear Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Can't wait to play some more with the new In Colors!


My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Everythings Coming Up Peaches Today....

Hello & Happy Thursday!

As hot & humid as it's been I have been spending alot of time in my craft room this week.
After I take a break from stamping I find that once I get back to it that I have a hard time getting started. Once I get back at it then i'm usually on a roll. That is how things have gone this week!
Yesterday I spent most of the day stamping. 
I have a pack of cards to share today that I made for a gift.

I snagged another pack of the Fruit Stand DSP off the Retiring List before it was gone forever. I love the summery prints in this paper and quite frankly, I was not sure I could live without! LOL
I decided to make a set up for a nice gift of all occasion cards and I will either make a box or package them up in a cello bag and make it fancy to give away. 

All Occasion Card Set:

Stamps: Fresh Fruit, Warmest Regards 
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP
Accessories: Brick Wall EF, Lots of Labels Framelits, Peachaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Card Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Halfway thru the week! 

I have been getting some crafting time in this week since my hubby went back to work.
Yesterday I was rooting thru a bunch of old papers that are not Stampin Up.
I found this 12 X 12 pad of K&Company paper called Berry Sweet and it's filled with lots of bright summery colors & images. I always say, I need to use this stuff up and today I used a whole sheet of it to make this set of cards....

Take a look!

When I first spotted this sheet of paper I thought it had cherries on but come to find out it is apples & cherries. Had it been all cherries....I would have had the perfect sentiment for these cards! 
I also have to say that I matched this paper with a sheet of Lemon Lime Twist which is a new In Color for Stampin Up! It's very bright!

Happy Birthday Card Set:

Stamps: Sassy Salutations (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, K&Company Berry Sweet 
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These were so much fun to whip up and happy to use up another sheet of patterned paper!
Only 2 million sheets to go! LOL

My thoughts today....

That's all for me today!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all staying cool with this summertime heat & humidity!

Today I have a card to share that I made for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I love their challenges!

This was just what I needed to get a card made for my niece who will be having a birthday next Monday. I hope she likes pink, black & white color combo!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Stylized Birthday, Papillion Potpourri
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pop Of Pink Specialty DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Nestibilities, Bitty Butterfly Punch, unknown Swirl Die, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A fun card with some very pretty papers!
Thanks Tuesday Morning Sketches for another great sketch!

My thoughts today....

Yep, it's just been too stinkin hot!

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

World's Greatest Dad

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
It surely got hot & humid here in PA yesterday! Time to crank on the AC before I croak! LOL

It's been rough getting back in to a normal routine with hubby going back to work today.
 I found my way back to my stamp room this afternoon and I wanted to get a Father's Day card made to send to my Dad...

It's been 2 years since I have seen or heard from him. I always remember him on Father's Day and his birthday by sending him a card and I hope that he is getting them but hard to say. Sometimes I am reluctant to send one because I never hear anything back and maybe he just doesn't care to thank me or acknowledge my cards but all in all he is still my Dad and I love him dearly! 

Here is the card that will go out in the mail tomorrow with a personal note inside.

World's Greatest Dad Card:

Stamps: Guy Greetings
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Urban District Specialty DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Silver Brads & Paper Clip, Black Taffeta Ribbon, Black Baker's Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

No matter what....I still want to wish him a nice day because he deserves that.
It breaks my heart that I do not see or hear from him and I hope he knows how much he's thought about every single day!

Love & miss you, Dad!!!

My thoughts today.....

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

Notecards & Envelopes

Hello & Happy Friday!

Sorry to be MIA the last few days!
It's been crazy around the Aungst Pad this week.
My hubby has been home all week and we've been working on little jobs around the house. 
Yesterday it was such a nice day, we decided to get the bikes loaded up and head out to the trail for a ride! It was awesome other than the snake we saw crossing the trail!! I totally dislike them!!!!!
Anyways, today is another busy day....the car goes to Toyota this morning for an oil change then this afternoon Gigi has a Vet appointment for her rabies shot. I would really like to get a bike ride in again today before the heat & humidity makes an appearance the next few days but we'll see how that goes!

I have not done any stamping this past week and I hope next week things get back to normal once hubby heads back to work.

Today I have one last thing to share that I made for my customer's last order.
I used the Notecards & Envelopes from Stampin Up to create some Thank You cards.

Isn't that paper SO pretty??
I am not a fan of Wisteria Wonder since it has an odd hue of purple in it but I love it here with this certain sheet of paper!

Notecards & Envelopes:

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Wisteria Wonder, Delightful Daisy DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The package of Delightful Daisy DSP has so many pretty prints in it!
I am one who very rarely uses up an entire pack of paper but this certain one I can see using it up before too much longer! 

My thoughts today....

I'm looking forward to the weekend just not looking forward to the heat & humidity arriving. I guess it will be time to crank on the AC and hibernate inside! Oh, and get inky!! 

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gift Bag Tag

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
We had such amazing weather here! 
I wish it could have lasted forever but unfortunately the clouds & rain are back today!

Today I have a project to share that I made up for my customer as a Thank You for her card order.
I found this yellow gift bag in my stash and thought that it would go perfectly with the new Daisy Delight stamp set & matching punch.

I know the pictures aren't the best. I already gave the bag to my customer so I could not take anymore pictures.

I love this new stamp set and best thing of all, it comes with a matching punch! I sometimes prefer the punches over the framelits because of how quick & easy it is to punch something out. I also love that the stamp set is photopolymer and you can see they it for perfect placement!

Gift Bag Tag:

Stamps: Daisy Delight, One Big Meaning
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Two Tags Bigz Die, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Amuse Crinkle Ribbon (on bag), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today....

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Last of the Tissue Box Holders

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Up early on this cloudy morning as some rain showers are moving thru.
The sun is to make it's return before lunch so hopefully it will turn out to be a beautiful day!

My girls are off to doggie day spa this morning and Ryan & I are headed to get bloodwork done before we can actually eat breakfast. Then the guys are getting haircuts before we pick the girls up from grooming. A busy day ahead! I hope to find some time later on to play at my stamp table, too, but we will see.

So, here is the last of my Tissue Box Holders that I made last week.
They are so fun and make a cute little gift to give to someone who is under the weather or has a bit of the sniffles from allergies. 

These use the new Delightful Daisy DSP from the new SU Catalog!
That paper is so pretty!

Tissue Box Holders:

Stamps: Crosses of Hope
Ink: Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP
Accessories: Flourishing Phrases Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder & Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon (retired), White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Angie Juda created this box and has a tutorial on her blog, here.


My thoughts today...

That's all for now!
Gotta run!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Badges & Banners

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yesterday the weather was absolutely FABULOUS!
Definitely my kind of weather....sunny & 70's with a nice breeze!
I think I had every window in the house open!

Today I have a quick card to share that is made for a police officer.
I know it's not Father's Day related but it is masculine and really all you'd have to do is change out the Happy Birthday sentiment on it.

I just recently got the Badges & Banners stamp set with coordinating punch and was dying to put it to good use! 

Enjoy Your Day Card:

Stamps: Badges & Banners, Designer Tee (SAB 17)
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, Everyday Chic DSP (retired)
Accessories: Best Badge Punch, Classic Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Lucky Stars EF, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I tried using the colors of what some police cars & uniforms look like. 
I hope my customer likes this since her grandson is a police officer.


My thoughts today....

It's the only way to start the day!!!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy June 1st!!!

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday we had some fabulous weather once the clouds & fog broke!
It hit 80 degrees here and the sunshine was awesome!
My hubby got home from work on time for a change and mowed then we sat out on the front porch with the girls and just enjoyed the nice weather!
Hopefully today will be another picture perfect day!

Since today is June 1st, I am going to try to focus on the upcoming Father's Day occasion.
Today I am sharing a card made with a now retired stamp set called Nailed It.
I have had this bundle in my collection for awhile now and yesterday I finally broke it out and got it inked up! I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it stamps!

Here is my 1st Father's Day card for 2017.

 I used the herringbone technique to create this card. My friend, Carol, makes the nicest herringbone technique cards and i'm always envious of them! I gave this technique another shot today with making my strips of dsp at 1/2" each. I am loving this now retired dsp called Urban District Specialty Paper! I like the colors in it plus the prints are more focused on masculine. My silver foil paper at the bottom of the card is diecut with the measuring strip in the Build It Framelits! It adds so much to the card. I also took the wrench, hammer, screwdriver and other little pieces of hardware and randomly stamped them with Delightful Dijon on the cardbase. So pleased with it!

Happy Father's Day card:

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Delightful Dijon
Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Urban District Specialty Paper, Silver Foil
Accessories: Build It Framelits, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Mono Adhesive

A really fun card don't ya think??


My thoughts today...

That is all for today!
A very busy day ahead and hopefully I will have more details on that later!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!