Friday, April 21, 2017

You're In My Thoughts Drapery Fold

Hello & Happy Friday!

A dreary morning on tap here. 
I think most of our weekend is to be kinda gloomy but we can always use the rain to help bring on those May flowers, right?

Yesterday my hubby & I got out for a nice bike ride! The weather was sunny, 76 degrees and no wind which was perfect conditions! Of course, I was a sweat puddle to we got back to the car but it felt great! Today we may be able to get a walk in as long as Mother Nature holds the rain off until later.

Today I have a card to share that I made a few weeks ago.
I am trying to use up more DSP and some In Color stuff.

I really liked that drapery fold so I had to try it again and added a pretty butterfly stamped with the Papillion Potpourri set and punched it out with the coordinating Butterfly Punch. I know it's kinda hard to see the butterfly with that speckled paper but I thought it looked plain. At the top I added some Watermelon Wonder Lacy Ribbon that I folded in half and tied a simple knot. The space in the right hand corner was just enough to add my sentiment. 

You're In My Thoughts Card:

Stamps: Best of Greetings (retired), Papillion Potpourri
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP (retired)
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Simply Score Board, Watermelon Wonder Lacy Ribbon, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I don't think I could ever get tired of using this fold. 
It really adds some interest but does use up quite a bit of dsp. 

My thoughts today....

Make it a great day!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Easter Peeps Box

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday I was going thru some of my files of things I have made and found this Easter Peep Box that I made this year. I forgot to share this when I was posting my Easter goodies. 

I know I am late on sharing this but this could be redone for any occasion. I have 3 packs of these window boxes that were on SU Clearance Rack last year. I put the box together and cut off the one side and adhere with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to help make the box sturdier and to keep it together. I added a handle with the Ribbon Border Punch and then decorated. I always make a coordinating little composition book and a RSVP Pen for inside as well as a cello bags of treats. My Peep is a die from Amuse that I have had for quite a few years. Not even sure it's still available but I do think some other companies have something like it now.

Peep Box:

Stamps: Sentiment from Amuse
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Patterned Paper from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Window Boxes, Peep Die- Amuse, Classic Label Punch, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today......

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Springtime Congrats Cards

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

We are halfway to the weekend although tomorrow starts our weekend here since hubby is off the next couple of days! Last weekend he only had Easter day off so it wasn't much of a weekend at all.

Today I have 2 cards to share that were made for my customer.
I told you she keeps me quite busy in the stamp room!
She needed 2 Congratulations cards. One for a family member that was recognized for their years of service at their employment. The other was to keep on hand. She sends cards out almost everyday to people of her church as well as friends & family! 

By the time I got to these cards on my "To Make List" I wasn't feeling very creative so I just left the paper do all the work and just added the sentiment.

Congratulations Cards:

Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Painted Blooms DSP
Accessories: Hexagon Punch (flag Ends), Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine, Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, 2 Sided Tape

She was happy with them and has since asked for more!
Thank God I have more sheets of this certain print! Time to get that DSP used up!


My thoughts today...

Story of my life!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day, friends!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Strawberry Slush Butterfly

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope you've all been enjoying the spring weather we've been having!
Here in PA it got to 83 degrees on Easter Sunday. I was almost ready to throw in the towel and ask for the AC to get put in the window but I managed. Yesterday it cooled down nicely and I decided to go down to my stamp room and do some rearranging and throwing old stuff away. I have a gallon size ziplock bag that is filled with buttons that are in my stash. I don't use them on cards much anymore because of the extra cost in mailing them. I may try to find a new home for them.

Anyways, today I am going to spend the afternoon in my stamp room again. I need to find a better way to store all my 12 x 12 DSP packs. I have tons since I started stamping in 2001. I have 12 x 12 paper holders that I picked up at AC Moore many years ago but they hold all my non SU dsp's and 12 x 12 cardstocks. I really have way toooo much paper! 
How do you store your 12 x 12 designer series papers?

So, today I have a quick card to share that I made last week for my customer.
She wanted something springy and for a young lady who was celebrating a birthday.

Since I was on a roll with using my Bold Butterfly Framelits I had to use them again for this card.
Of course all these colors are now retired In Colors but since I still have tons of it in my stash I will continue to use it.

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Crazy About You
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framlits, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Lg Oval & Scallop Circle Punches, Strawberry Slush Thick Twine, White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I even used the Butterfly Embossing Folder on the white panel even though it's hard to see on the photo's. I really need to use this one more often. So pretty!


My thoughts today....

That's all for me today!
My craft room awaits!

Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I don't have any projects to share because it is Easter!

We are to have some very warm temps, in the 80's! 
Very odd for Easter but like the rest of the year...our weather has been crazy to say the least.
Air conditioning on Easter is unheard of. It might just be happening here at the Aungst Pad!!

 I will be spending the day with my family and wanted to wish you all a happy & blessed Easter day!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wilderness Awaits

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Up and at it a bit early this morning!
My hubby has to work today....not sure how long but it definitely was enough to mess up any plans that we had to get out on our bikes & ride.
Last evening we headed out to Lake Redman for a quick walk. Made it back to our car just as it started to get dark. Seen lots of deer on the trail.

So today I have a quick card to share that I made for an outdoor dog loving guy!

I pulled out the Wilderness Awaits stamp set for this one. I really like that set with the different wildlife in it.. My papers are from Max & Whiskers collection from Basic Grey that have been in my stash quite awhile. The teal striped piece is American Crafts and I added some Early Espresso Baker's Twine. 

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Wilderness Awaits, Designer Tee ( SAB '17)
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Max & Whiskers- Basic Grey, Stripe- American Crafts
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Die- Lil Inkers, Classic Label Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, 2 Sided Tape

This card was made at the request of my customer for as she said....and outdoorsy kind of guy who loves dogs! I hope I nailed it with this dog image and fun collection of papers!


My thoughts today....

'Yes, you guessed it! Calling for a cloudy day with showers here in PA.
I'll take it as I have alot to do inside today.
I might even make it to my stamp table a bit, we shall see!

Whatever you do today, make it a great day!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!

The holiday weekend is here....finally!
Anyone have a fun plans for this weekend?
I am hoping we can get out on our bikes as long as it's not too windy or raining!

Today I have a card to show that I made for the Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I really liked this sketch.

This card is such a breath of fresh air! 
I like the colors and I love the butterfly...ALOT! 
Hope you like it too!

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories: Swirl Die, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Flower Punch, WHite Pearls, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

If you get some time stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and play along!
They have some awesome sketches each week!


My thoughts today......

Be safe and have a great weekend, friends!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sketch Challenge 640

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday I made my way to my stamp table and decided to play along with the Sketch Challenge over at SCS.

Here is the layout and my card...

I made this card for a dear friend who's birthday was last week and I had no energy to create a card for her at the time. I hope she doesn't mind that it's a bit late.
I wasn't really keen on this particular sheet of dsp but went with it anyway. I am trying hard to use up what I have in my stash.

SC640~ Happy Birthday!

Stamps: Birthday Greetings (2001)
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP 
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Flower Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, White Pearls, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape

I do like the springy colors and that beautiful butterfly, just not sure on that dsp print.
Guess it doesn't matter now, it's already in the mail to it's destination!
Happy Belated Birthday, Pam! 


My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jelly Beans

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday!
It was so nice having windows open to let the fresh air blow thru!
Even the girls (Gigi & Bailee) loved being able to play out in the yard.

Today I have one last sweet treat to share that I whipped up using one of Easter's yummy candies, jelly beans!

Take a look...

I had these cone shaped cello bags in my stash from last year's SU Occasions Mini catalog.
Last year I filled a bunch with Easter M&M's for the Spring Show I participated in and they all sold. This year I decided to use jelly beans instead. I thought about filling the cello bags with cheese balls so they would resemble carrots but I quickly changed my mind since I absolutely love cheese balls! I probably would have ate the whole bag before the cello bags even got filled! Haha! The jelly beans worked perfectly along with this cute stamp that I picked up from DRS Designs.

A belly full of jelly beans can make a bunny sweet,
Easter wouldn't be the same without this tasty treat.
More colors than a rainbow,
from pink to green and blue.
Be sure to grab a handful,
'cause your som'bunny too!

Jelly Bean Treats:

Stamps: Basket Bunch (bunny), Saying from DRS Designs
Ink: Memento Black, SU Markers
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Neenah White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square & Scallop Square Nestibilities, Polka Dot Cone Shaped Cello Bags (retired), Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I got these bags filled just in hubby was on the prowl for some jelly beans one evening and asked if I used all of them since I bought them in bulk at a local store. These bags hold quite a bit so I think he was surprised that I used them all! He has a terrible sweet tooth!


My thoughts today....

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Springtime Tulips

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

Wasn't yesterday a beautiful day with the brilliant sunshine and temps hitting 80 degrees!? 
That kind of weather puts a spring in your step!
Since I have been under the weather & throwing my back out of wack in the last few weeks I spent the day working on getting some housework done that's been on the back burner.
Today we are in for another 80 degree day with some rain this evening and then our temps will drop back to normal. Hope you get to enjoy it while it's here!

I have the last pack of cards to share that I made my customer.
She asked for 4 packs and in trying to keep them springy, this is what I created for her.

The stamp set I used is Terrific Tulips.....definitely an oldie but a goodie!!

Since Terrific Tulips is a 2 Step stamp set I kept this very simple with my flowers in Blushing Bride and Old Olive for the stems & leaves. I added a piece of Blushing Bride Twine that I tied around my white panel and finished with a simple bow. Nothing was popped up. The sentiment comes from the Easter Blossoms stamp set which is also retired.
I kept wanting to add to my card...rhinestones, pearls, butterflies...but in the end "less is more" won out!

Happy Easter Card Set:

Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Easter Blossoms (sentiment)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Blushing Bride Twine, Stamp A Ma Jig, 2 Sided Tape

I actually like how simple this card is and so pretty in these colors!


My thoughts today....


That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy this beautiful day ahead!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Basket Bunch Cello Bags

Hello & Happy Monday!

Sorry that I have been MIA the last week.
I have been under the weather with a head cold that is still lingering on but each day gets a bit better!

Today I have a sweet treat to share that I made for Easter using the 3 x 6 Gusseted Cello Bags.

My patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby. 
It is a pretty springtime plaid print that grabbed my eye and jumped in my cart...5- 12 x 12 sheets to be exact!
My tag is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock that I punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and added a snippet of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon tied on with some Thick White Twine. I stamped all the pieces for my basket & bunny then diecut it all out. I had to put a white circle that was cut with the Stitched Shapes under the basket so it would stand out. Everything is popped up with dimensionals and I added a small rhinestone to the bunny's bowtie! He's pretty cute, isn't he?

Basket Bunch Cello Bags:

Stamps: Basket Bunch Bundle
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Black, SU Markers
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Basket Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Thick White Twine, Rhinestones,Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These are my favorite treats for Easter.
I filled these bags with Reese's PB Minatures, Reese's PB Egg, Snicker's, Twix,  Milky Way Bite Size Bars.

Hope you like them!


My thoughts today....

It's going to be a beautiful day here in PA today!
I'm looking forward to opening the windows and airing these cold germs right on out!
Hope you get to enjoy the day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Butterfly Basics

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! They always seem to fly by so quickly!

I wrapped up my huge card order on Saturday and my customer already started on another list of cards she needs for next time. She surely keeps me on my toes!

My card today is one I created for her for her granddaughter who is celebrating a birthday this week!

I love the Blackberry Bliss color from the retired In Colors. 
Thankfully, I have plenty of cardstock & ink to hold me over awhile!
This card is a case but I am not sure who from. The card was in my favorites folder and no name was attached to it. The original had all kinds of pretty embellishments on it but I kept mine simple.

Butterfly Basics HB Card:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Something Borrowed DSP (retired)
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Blackberry Bliss Button, White Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I know my customer is crazy about the butterflies so i'm pretty confident she will like this card....atleast I hope so!

My thoughts today.....

Kinda how i'm feeling with this head cold....blah!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Koala Birthday

Hello & Happy Sunday!

A quick birthday card created for a little girl using a Whipper Snapper stamp that I have had in my collection for a long time. I don't have many stamps for little ones so I always seem to gravitate towards using this cutie.

I also pulled out this pad of paper from Paper Salon. 
I've had it for years and love the prints!

Koala Birthday:

Stamps: Koala Bear- Whipper Snapper, Sentiment- Designer Tee (SAB 17)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Paper Salon- Pristine DSP
Accessories: Lil Inkers Rectangles Stitched Dies, Classic Label Punch, Rhinestones, Pool Party Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

My thoughts today...

My back is doing better but now I have picked up my dear hubby's head cold.
I was so hoping I would get thru this season without a one! Go figure!

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Abundant Hope Card Set

Hello & Happy Saturday!

1st day of April but it's not going to feel like it today!
Still kinda showery & cold out.
Hubby & I will be out this morning to take the car for an oil change and grab a couple groceries afterwards. 
My back is starting to feel a bit better. Still achy but that could be with this cold damp weather. Hopefully it's on the mend!!

So today I have a card set to share that I made for my customer.
She ordered ALOT of Easter cards this year.
This is one set.....

Abundant Hope Card Set:

Stamps: Abundant Hope (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP (retired)
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Daffodil Delight 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

This was a fun set to pull out and blow the dust off of. 
It's my only daffodil stamp so I wanted to use it for this set of cards.
Alot of fun to sit and color these pretty daffodils, too!

My thoughts today....

That's all I have for today!
Whatever you do make it a great one! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Masculine Birthday Greetings

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's the last day of March! WooHoo!
It is a very cold rainy day here in PA today which might turn into a pj day for me! 

I am in the midst of a huge card order from my customer.
Here is a masculine birthday card she asked for.

Masculine Birthday Card:

Stamps: Wetlands (sentiment), Wilderness Awaits
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Delightful Dijon
Cardstock: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Warmth & Comfort DSP
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Black Baker's Twine, Gold Nailhead Stickers, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

I think she will like this one!


My thoughts today.....

I am still nursing my back. 
My doctor got back to me yesterday and told me to take 2 Aleve twice a day and put some Capsaicin creme on my back. If I don't get any relief from that then I am to call and schedule an appointment.
I'll give it to Monday and if I am not having any relief I will call. For now I am still using ice packs and trying to rest my back from bending or twisting. 

Thanks for stopping by!