Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cookie Totes

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I have another treat to share today that I made for the Christmas holiday!
I found this on You Tube made by Kitchen Table Stamper and cased the idea because I thought it was brilliant! She took a package of Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies and made a tote to hold them. I thought these were definitely something different and who doesn't love Milano Cookies?!

And not only that it gave me a chance to use that beautiful wreath from the Painted Harvest stamp set! Definitely is my favorite stamp set! I used a plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog on these. I am crazy about plaids!

I also found the tub of Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies at Sam's Club for a great price!
20 packs for around $6.

Cookie Totes:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Merry Patterns (sentiment)
Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Christmas Around the World DSP
Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Framelits (diecut bow), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits,  Large Oval Punch (for the handles), Classic Label Punch, Garden Green 3/8 Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Rhinestones, Dimenionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you, Kitchen Table Stamper for sharing this fun idea!
I got another order for 6 of these to work on this week.
After that I plan on getting some cookies baked and enjoying the holiday!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

My thoughts today....

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow Place Snowman

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a terrific weekend!
Mine was very busy but it was alot of fun too!

So to start off this week I have a card to share using the Snow Place set and that adorable snowman!
This card was part of that huge order I was working on.

The penguin cards I made last week were for 2 little girls and this one is for a little boy that my customer knows. Every year she requests special cards for them and that is something I look forward to because it gives me a chance to make something cute & kidsy!

Snow Place Snowman Card:

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter's Frost Specialty DSP
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Island Indigo Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

To make this card I broke open my last pack of Winter's Frost DSP. I had snagged several packs years ago from the Clearance Rack and I try to use it every Christmas. I love the blues in it!
Hope ya like!

My thoughts today....

Amen on that!

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kit Kat Treats...Yes Please!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a great weekend!

Yesterday was a great day around here. It snowed all day!!
We ran some errands to deliver my Christmas goodies then popped out to do some shopping.
While out we decided last minute to stop at a Goodwill & Consignment shop in our area.
I found 2 ceramic Christmas Trees that I snagged up for cheap! Took them home and cleaned them up and put on my picture table with my other 2 trees! The one (which is huge) needs a new plug on it which hubby said he will fix for me today. I will share a picture once they are all picture ready!
Also while we were out we stopped at the Steam into History train station and took some pictures of the train that runs beside the York County Heritage Rail Trail.
 It was such a great day and on top of that we had 6 inches of snow....more than what the weather people were calling for! The snow is great for bringing on the holiday spirit!

Anyways, today I have another treat to show.
I am always asked to make Kit Kat treats to here is my version of them this year.

I was a bit frustrated in making these because I purchased 2 bags of holiday Kit Kats and each bag only had a handful of the red wrapped ones in. Most were the green ones! So each bag only has 1 red one and the rest are green. I made 14 of these and then made 3 bags that have all green ones in. I will keep those and give to my gang for Christmas. 

Kit Kat Treats:

Stamps: Lots of Joy
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Nordic Noel DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Jollee's Holly Stickers, Cello Bags, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Kit Kat treats....YES, please! 

My thoughts today......

That is all for now!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Merry Mistletoe Card Set

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Busy, busy, busy!

I'm headed out shortly on Santa's sleigh to deliver Christmas goodies!
Last night was my last stamp get together of the year with my friends and we had a blast!
I had the Christmas music on and a log in the fireplace and the trees all lit up! We made 5 cards and one sweet treat holder and did lots of heat embossing! I would have liked to have had 1 more class before Christmas but I am burnt out and with my back I just decided to call it quits at this one and move forward to enjoy the holiday season! 

So, today I am sharing a card set that was made for my customer.
I decided to let the paper do all the work on these with just a simple sentiment.
Check it out....

Although I left the paper do most of the work, I did use quite a few layers on this but nothing is popped up so this should be good to go in the mailing department.

Merry Christmas Card Set:

Stamps: Merry Mistletoe (saying)
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Love this paper and makes any holiday project perfect!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today.....

Calling for snow in my area today!
Not much, just a couple of inches but it will definitely make for singing Christmas music and possibly getting some holiday shopping done! I love Christmas music!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Seasonal Chums M&M Sticks

Hello & Happy Friday!

I am happy that the weekend is here!
I have a stamp class tonight with my girlfriends and then delivery of my Christmas treats & card order tomorrow! I spent days/weeks working on them and will be glad to hand it over to my customers!

My back is still so so. The icing is helping but let me tell you that when I move a certain way or cough/sneeze...it lets me know the pain is still there.

Today I have a treat to share.
These were made last week for friend of my customer for a church function.  
She was SO happy with them!

It took me awhile to finally ink this set up but once I did I used it on alot of things! 
I cut my stamps apart to get more use from them but on these reindeer I used the entire stamp (front & back) then diecut them with the framelits. I stamped my reindeer on Crumb Cake cardstock with Early Espresso and colored in my image with Copic Markers. For the bell on his collar I used a Gold Metallic Enamel Dot. If you do not have this bundle.....you really need it! It's quite cute!!

Reindeer M&M Sticks:

Stamps: Seasonal Chums
Ink: Early Espresso, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits, Real Red Twine, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, 1 x 8 Cello Bags

Fun & festive don't ya think?
I love them!

My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Snow Place Penguin

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I hope your all having a great week!
I spent all day at my stamp table yesterday because I really want to wrap up this huge card order.
The order is well over $100! I also have all my Christmas candy treats done!
That's always a good feeling when I can wrap that up!
Next on my agenda is working on calendars for the upcoming new year!

My back is feeling a bit better after using Tylenol Arthritis and ice packs.
I can atleast manage the steps without too much pain.
Hopefully it is starting to heal itself.

So, today I have a fun & festive card to share.
It uses all retired product.

These were alot of work to stamp and diecut each piece out but so worth it in the end!

Penguin Merry Christmas Cards:

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie SU Marker
Cardstock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Snow Friends Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, White Pom Poms, Real Red Twine, Real Red Enamel Dot, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These were part of the card order I have been working on the last 2 weeks.
I will be sharing more in the coming days!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a terrific day!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sweet Season Treats

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I'm slowly checking things off my to do list as far as customer orders!
I'm also just about ready for my stamp class Friday evening, too!
In the meantime I am still nursing this darn back of mine with ice packs & Tylenol Arthritis and it's not feeling any better.

Today I want to share a really yummy sweet treat that I made to sell.
I have customers who want candy treats for every holiday but Christmas time is the most sought after time. They always tell me to make alot so this year I have 4 huge baskets full of treats for them!
I used Reese's Peanut Butter Miniatures for these.

I had 2 bags of this candy and slide them by color into a 2 x 8 Cello Bag and tied them shut with this pretty gold string that I found at L&L Stamps years ago! Its so nice to work with but sadly it's almost gone. Before I tied a bow with it I added my gold embossed tags! I was trying to keep with the gold theme on these but I love the pop of red & green from the candies, too! I'm not  fan of heat embossing but sometimes it's just a given to use it at Christmas time!

Sweet Season Treats:

Stamps: Candy Cane Lane
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Hole Punch, Gold String, 2 x 8 Cello Bags, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I was able to make 14 of these treats for my customers. 
I hope they like them as much as I do!

My thoughts today....

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Peace, Joy & Love Card Set

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Yep, my back is still in shambles today. 
I keep hoping by the end of the week to feel better but I just don't know. Last time I hurt my back it took me 2-3 weeks to feel normal again. I'm walking with baby steps and one wrong move the pain grabs me and takes your breath away. I slept much better last night but getting out of bed it still a struggle. Going to try some Tylenol Arthritis and ice packs today. Obviously the heating pad feels good on it but not doing too much to heal it. Sigh...

So today I am sharing a pack of cards made for my customer. She ordered 7 packs of Christmas cards this year. I have 4 done so far. With this design I made 2 packs since I have a ton of this DSP in my stash.

I really like this simple card and thought about keeping them for myself this year but I already have enough Christmas cards made to send out. Besides my customer requested this paper since she seen it on the December calendar I made her last year! She usually likes just a plain "Merry Christmas" saying on her cards so I hope she likes that I used something different this year! I love how the Stitched Shapes Framelits dress up the sentiment panel! I use those things for almost everything anymore. They are always out on my table!

Peace, Joy & Love Card Set:

Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Very pretty and i'm sure she will like them too!
Now off to finish off the last couple of packs for her. 
Delivery day is this weekend and I just hope I can get this all wrapped up by then!

My thoughts today....

Only thing that is going to bring me any joy today is doing a bit of stamping!
No sledding for me although it looks like fun!

Thanks for stopping by & do what makes you happy today!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Season of Cheer

Hello & Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you my Hershey Nugget Packs that I made for my customers.
These are a favorite for almost any occasion!

I used the 2 x 8 Cello Bags and filled them with 4 Hershey's Nuggets. I wrapped a piece of dsp around each nugget measuring 1 x 3. I trimmed off about an inch of the cello bag so my topper lays directly above the top nugget. 

Season of Cheer Hershey Nugget Packs:

Stamps: Watercolor Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Silver Metallic Enamel Star, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My candy treats are all finished and ready to be delivered!
  Now to finish up a Christmas card order! 
Just hope my back soon gets back to normal!!!

My thoughts today.....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wonderful Blessings

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a great weekend!

I am spending mine from either my Lazy Boy recliner or my bed, which ever I can handle at the moment. I threw my back out yesterday. Not sure how or what I did but you know it's bad when you have to ask for help to get out of the chair to stand up!!! And of course the pain reflects on every move you make. My heating pad and I are becoming close friends again and sleeping is nearly impossible when you can't get to that one certain way you are comfortable with. I have so much planned on my calendar this week that I have a feeling will get cancelled unless this gets better in a day or 2. To make matters worse, today is my son, Ryan's 31st birthday and I have yet to get a card made for him. I have a Martin Truex (NASCAR) Championship t-shirt on the way for him but no card. I may try to hobble down the basement steps today to make one. If I get one made I will share it here tomorrow.

So, as I type this here this morning I am in my Lazy Boy with the heating pad on and coffee in hand.
I have a pack of cards to share that I whipped up last week for my customer Audrey. She asks every year for a special pack of cards for her pastors at church. This is what I made for her.

I pulled out an oldie but goodie single stamp from a few years back called Wonderful Blessings. It makes the most perfect Christmas card! I sometimes struggle with getting a clear image when using this stamp but this time I used my Stampin Up Foam Mat under it and they came out spot on! I added a bit of bling to the Star of Wonder at the top of the image with a clear rhinestone. I know Audrey likes that sparkle! I cut my images out with the Circle Layering Framelits and then matted them with a coordinating Scallop Circle. My Whisper White piece is embossed with the Falling Snow Embossing Folder and I left it at that.

Peace on Earth Card Set:

Stamps: Wonderful Blessings
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Acceesories: Circle Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Falling Snow Embossing Folder, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I'm sure she will love these and they are flat for easy mailing, too!

My thoughts today...

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a nice day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Colorful Seasons/Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's the 1st day of December! 24 days till Christmas!

Today I have a card set to share that was made for an order.
The request was for something Christmas-y and since I had the Seasonal Layers Thinlits laying on my desk...that's what I went with.

I apologize for the wonky pictures today. I have been dealing with several styes on my eyes the last 3 days. They make my vision very wonky and they are itchy & painful. 

Snowflakes Thinking of You Card Set:

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Color Theory DSP
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My customer came yesterday with her friend to pick up the cards and some treats for a church bazzar on Saturday and was very happy with them! 

My thoughts today...

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Painted Harvest Wreath

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Can you believe that today is the last day of November?!
Where has the time gone??

Today I am sharing the last Christmas card that the girls made 2 weeks ago.
I used the Painted Harvest set to create a wreath in Wild Wasabi & Garden Green.

I've seen so many versions for this wreath and was so excited to be able to create one too!
The berries are done with the little dots that are in the stamp set, 

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Snowflake Sentiment
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Real Red
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It seems a bit plain but I wanted to keep it simple for the girls and they actually did a great job with making theirs! I have another get together next week with them in which we will be doing lots of embossing! Stay tuned!

My thoughts today....

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