Monday, November 12, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
They just seem to fly by so quickly!
Yesterday I had my stamp day with friends.
They are always a great time full of laughs, good food and great conversations!
Oh, and card making!

This month we made Thanksgiving cards which I will share now that our class is over.
I always use a variety of new & old products on my cards because it does not matter to them.

My card today is created from a Paper Pumpkin Kit that was out maybe 2-3 years ago.
When I signed up to be a demonstrator in 2017, this Paper Pumpkin Kit came in my started kit to promote them.



I'm glad that I finally broke this kit open and used it for this class. 
The kit makes it easy to put together with a bit of stamping and putting it all together.
The leaf punch outs really make this card stand out with the 3 different colored backgrounds that peek through. The Very Vanilla layer is corrugated. I added a small Mossy Meadow Twine bow to this as well as the 3 little gold rhinestones for some sparkle.

Card Details:

Stamp: Pleasant Pheasants (sentiment)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon
Accessories: Mossy Meadow Twine, Glue Dot, Gold Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Next year I will focus a bit more on using some of my older stash of inks, papers & stamps when I have these get together's.
I love breathing new life into the older stuff! 

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
I have a busy day at my stamp table working on Christmas Treats now that I was able to start getting candy. I just hope my hands will cooperate!

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Christmas Note

Good Morning & Happy Sunday!

Today is to be another sunny day but quite cold!
Yesterday we broke out the winter coat as it felt like a cold winter day.
Burrr!

Today is my stamp day with friends and we're making Thanksgiving cards!
The project i'm sharing today is the last Christmas Tablet.
I had these spiral tablets in my drawer for a long time so i'm not sure Dollar Tree even still carries them. Take a look...



This uses the no longer available Joyous Noel Specialty Paper and I just layered that onto a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock. Before I attached it to my tablet base I added the Lacy Tranquil Tide Ribbon. I wanted my tablet to look like a present. Then I quickly added my Papertreyink sentiment and called it done. It is so pretty with the Copper Foil in it! 

Project Details:

Stamps: Papertreyink
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Joyous Noel DSP (No longer available)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Tranquil Tide Lacy Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today...


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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

November Class Bags

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Yesterday was such a rainy, dreary day!
I'm glad today to wake up to some beautiful sunshine but it is rather windy & cold.
I'm just happy to see the sun!

I have a quick post for you today as I need to pop out to the store then home to get my stamp room ready for our stamp get together with friends tomorrow afternoon!
I'm thrilled to share with them some pretty Fall/Thanksgiving cards!

Here are the bags I decorated for them to take their cards home in.



I used the Country Lane Suite from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog.
This stamp set called Country Home is loaded with pretty images and lots of sentiments.
The DSP is Country Lane.
My bags also use the Delicate Lace Edgelits. 
They come with 3 Edgelits and they all cut so nicely!


Project Details:

Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Country Lane DSP
Accessories: Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Silver Faceted Gems, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I think every time the ladies come to stamp they are looking forward to seeing what their bag is going to look like! I enjoy making them as long as I have the time to do so!
My Christmas bags will be coming next month!

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My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your Saturday!
~Wendy

Friday, November 9, 2018

Christmas Tablet

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

Boy, is it ever cold & windy out this morning!
You know it's cold when the girls run out and do their business and run back to the door! LOL
Rain is on our doorstep today. They are saying it may have some snow mixed in with it.
I think it will be a good night to stay in, get some wood in the fireplace and watch some tv!

I did get outside yesterday and raked up the entire front yard!
Happy I was able to get it done even got the blister on my thumb to prove it! 

Today I am sharing another tablet that I whipped up for Christmas!
I will tell you though that this Joyous Noel Specialty DSP is NO LONGER available.
They have sold out of it and have a large number on backorder which SU has said they may not have in before the Christmas Holiday and you can no longer order it. SO SAD! 
This paper is so pretty with the foil papers mixed in.



Isn't that snowflake paper pretty?
I hated to even cut into it! LOL
The ribbon is Merry Merlot with a Copper Sheen to it. 
Very pretty in real life!
It ties beautifully, too!

Project Details:

Stamps: Papertreyink
Ink: Merry Merlot
Cardstock: Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I make up alot of notebooks/tablets for the holidays.
Most people will ask for them if I don't have them out.
I am always happy to use up what I have left in my drawers from my craft show days!

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My thoughts today....


This was me yesterday raking leaves!
I had piles that were up to my knees.....I can only imagine what the back yard will be like!
Waist high, maybe!

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & stay warm today! Burrrrrrrr!
~Wendy

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Snow Is Glistening

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday was a busy day around the Aungst Pad.
The sunshine only lasted till about noon then was cloudy & cool the rest of the day so I never went out to rake leaves. Instead I whipped up 3 Pumpkin Rolls for the upcoming holiday.
Today I am working on some laundry and will try to go out to do some raking then.

I have another card to share using the Snow Is Glistening set.
I have a whole pack of the Dashing Along DSP that is available this year so I wanted to use some of that. Sure gives the snowflakes a whole different look than the card I made earlier this week.



I'm not sure I am liking the Gold Foil snowflake on top of my tree.
 The photo seems like it washed it out. Maybe I will remove it and try a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper instead. On my snowflake tree I added very small Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones for some sparkle.

Card Details:

Stamps: Snow Is Glistening
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Garden Green, Gold Foil Paper, Dashing Along DSP
Accessories: Snowfall Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I really like this stamp set with matching thinlits! The thinlits cut so nicely!
I have made another card & a treat holder using this set that I will share once we get past Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving....it's only 2 weeks away! 
Time just seems to be flying by....

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My thoughts today....



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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christmas Blessings

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your having a good week so far!
Today is looking to be a nice day so I decided I will go rake up the leaves this afternoon!
A little sunshine will do me some good!

I do have a set of Christmas cards to share.
My customer requested these for her priests and something with a cross on.
I hope I did good on these!





I really enjoyed creating this set.
I love to heat emboss and did quite a bit of it on this set!
I'm pretty sure my customer will love these....I know I do!

Card Set Details:

Stamps: Illuminated Christmas, More Merry Messages (retired)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Paper, All Is Bright DSP
Accessories: Crosses of Hope Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Heat Gun, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Ribbon (non SU), Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I still have one more pack of special cards to make for her that she requested for the priests.
I'll get to them soon. Been giving my hands a rest. 

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My thoughts today....


~Wendy

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mitten Tablet

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Man yesterday was such a dreary day!
It rained all day then got foggy as the evening went on.

Today I have another one of those notebooks to share with you.
I finally got them all finished up and ready to show.

This notebook uses retired products.




Project Details:

Stamps: Smitten Mitten, Wrapped in Warmth (both retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP (retired)
Accessories: Many Mittens Framelits, Cable Knit EF, Chalk Talk Framelits, Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I really like this one because this isn't just for Christmas but could be used all winter long!
I got the Smitten Mittens Bundle last year and hardly used it. 
I hope to get some good use from it this year for projects like this or on some candy treats!
Won't that be cute on a bag of Hershey Kisses!?

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My thoughts today....


It was not a good last few days....

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

Snow Is Glistening

Hello & Happy Monday!

Today I have a quick card to share using the special for the month of November called Snowflake Showcase. Actually there are 2 stamp sets, the other being more for everyday use. There is also matching Thinlits that go with both stamp sets. I only got the Snow Is Glistening set & the Snowfall Thinlits. 



I thought the cost of this was a bit outrageous and decided this would be the last Christmas set I would purchase for the year. I love anything with snowflakes and being that this set has some nice sentiments included I caved and bought it. The matching Thinlits are awesome now that I have had a chance to play with it.

Card Details:

Stamps: Snow Is Glistening
Ink: Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Silver Foil, White Velvet Sheets
Accessories: Snowfall Thinlit Dies, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I am also loving that we now have a beautiful soft blue color this year!
It goes beautifully with this snowflake set!

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My thoughts today....


That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a good day!
~Wendy

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Congratulations

Good Morning & Happy Sunday!

Today I have a quick card to share!
This card uses a digital image that I seen on Pinterest that I printed out on cardstock and cut it down to where I needed it.



There is no ink or stamping on this card. 
I just attached my bow and called this card done!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Petal Pink
Accessories: Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today.....


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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Bring on the Presents

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend is going well so far!
We've had some scary weather roll thru last evening.
I heard lots of places had wind damage as roofs were torn off.
I know it rained hard for hours!
Shawn & I were down in the downstairs and heard the winds kick in. Crazy!

Anyways, today I have another gift card holder to share using the Bring on the Presents Bundle from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I made these for Ryan as he always asks for gift card/money holders to use for his gifts.





What a fun set this is!
Thanks again Deb for letting me borrow it!
My big bow is colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blends.
I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blends marker to color my clear rhinestone so it matched my bow. The tag diecut is included in the All the Presents Thinlits dies as does that strip under the bow.
I will tell you that they cut so nicely, too!

Card Details:

Stamps: Bring on the Presents
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Accessories: All the Presents Thinlits, Smoky Slate Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today....


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

Friday, November 2, 2018

Country Home Card Set

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yesterday was another really nice day!
It was the perfect opportunity to take down my Halloween decorations and pack them away for another year. The house looks empty now but it won't last long as we are going to start digging out our ceramic Christmas trees this weekend. I can't wait to see them all displayed!

So, today I am sharing my last pack of Thanksgiving cards that were created for my customer.
This set uses the Country Home set from the Holiday Mini Catalog,





I love the images in this set but coloring them is not my friend.
My hands hurt like crazy till I was done.


Card Set Details:

Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Blends Markers, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Country Lane DSP
Accessories: Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

When I started putting these together I was not sure about my cardstock color choices but once they were all made I was so happy with them! Not colors I would have normally put together but they are colors listed on the pack. My customer raved over them and that always makes me smile!

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My thoughts today.....


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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Birthday Cards

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Did you all survive Trick or Treat Night?

It sure turned out to be a nice day yesterday!
My doggies loved the warmer temps and bright sunshine!

I did some crafting in the afternoon working ahead on Christmas cards & making some Candy Bar Wrappers. I haven't made them in awhile and felt the need to create some for Christmas.

For now I have a cute birthday card to share.
I have alot of birthdays in the month of November so working ahead is good for me!




I had some scraps in the pack of Painted Autumn DSP from last year.
I decided to use them on my birthday cards along with the Woodlands EF.
I always forget I have that embossing folder but thought it looked nice with the sunflower paper.

Card Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Birthday (retired)
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP (retired)
Accessories: Woodlands EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Gold Enamel Heart (retired), Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I think these will be nice cards for the month of November and still need to make a few more.
My customer already ordered birthday cards for the month of December! LOL
She's way ahead of me!

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My thoughts today....


November 1st and our leaves are finally starting to get very colorful & fall to the ground.
What a pretty picture it paints!

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Trick or Treat Day has finally come!
Y'all know how much I love Halloween!
I'm not much into the scary, horror kind of Halloween.
I will admit though that I like to watch some of the older Halloween-Michael Myers movies but even that scares the beejeepers out of me! 
I am more of the fun, spooky sweet type of Halloween person and always remember the joy of decorating and celebrating Halloween with my kids!


How true! Love Halloween! 🎃

Today I have a really cool Halloween card to share!
This is the last one of the season.
It is made with the Tricky Treats set from 2004 and again I used a mix of old & new products on this!



Since my ghost paper has a bit of Highland Heather in it I decided to color the surrounding area around the ghost with my Highland Heather Stampin Blend Marker. It came out better than I expected!
I used more of the Black Glittered Ribbon and some Black Rhinestones to finish this off.

Card Details:

Stamps: Tricky Treats (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Blends
Cardstock: Basic Black, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Toil & Trouble DSP
Accessories: Black Rhinestones, Black Glittered Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Isn't it cute?
And just in time for Halloween!

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My thoughts today....



That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & Happy BOO to you!
~Wendy

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Batty Boo

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your week is going well so far!

I picked up my Halloween Treat Baskets the other day and i'm happy to report that I did pretty good this year! 
The Chocolate Sticks seen here have sold and I had 2 left. 
I'm not sure I will use them again though and will keep hoping that M&M's will bring the Halloween colors back! 
The Reese's PB Pumpkins were not a good seller this year and i'm fine with that!
My gang loves them! LOL

So, today I have another Halloween card to share!
These were all mailed out last Friday so i'm hoping they soon arrive at their destinations!

This was a fun one to create.
It uses a really old SU set called Tricky Treats from 2004.




I stamped my image with Memento Black ink and then colored it with Stampin Blends. 
The moon has a covering of Clear Wink of Stella on it so gives it some sparkle.
I need to remember to pull this set out next year and use it more! 
It was a brand new set when I snagged it off of EBay a few years ago.

Card Details:

Stamps: Tricky Treats
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Blends
Cardstock: Basic Black,  Mango Melody, Whisper White, Toil & Trouble DSP
Accessories: Black Rhinestones, Silver Circle Clip, Black Glittered Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This card is a bit of old & new and makes for cute Halloween card!
Hope you like!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy this Halloween Eve!
~Wendy