Thursday, February 22, 2018

Easter Hello

Hello & Happy Thursday!

A late update today since I spent most of my day crafting!
It rained all day so what better to do than stamp!!

My card I want to share today I made for Easter.
I used the Easter set in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Easter Hello.

That little bunny is what sold me on this set!
I cannot wait to start creating some treats with it!

Card Details:

Stamps: Easter Hello
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (SAB 18)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon (SAB 18), Daffodil Delight Glittered Enamel Dot, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy Retirement

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday our weather was gorgeous! 
I had the windows open to air the house out and it was just SO welcomed!
I know it's still winter but we've had a harsh winter and I think most people are ready for Spring at this included! I got alot done yesterday...even decorated for St Patrick's Day! 

Today I plan on trying to squeeze in some stamp time and getting some Easter treats made but before I head downstairs I wanted to share a card I made for someone who was retiring. I've seen many cards like this one so it is sort of a case of many others.

Isn't that adirondack chair so cool? 
It is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies and I diecut it using the Textured Wood DSP. 
I also used a strip of the wood logs (from the same paper pack) on the left hand side of my card base to tie it all together. Then to complete it I added some Linen Thread and my sentiment.

Card Details:

Stamps: Wild About Flowers (sentiment)
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

We are in for another nice day today and then tomorrow we are back to our normal seasonal temps with rain. I guess that's better than snow, right?!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy this beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

High Hopes Bunny

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your having a great week so far!

I've got a cute Easter card to share today!

One day a few weeks ago I sat and was playing around with some Easter images that I have in a box from years ago. I'm not exactly sure who the maker of this bunny is but my notes on the back of it say High Hopes. I pulled this out and colored several images then went to work to create a quick & simple card with it.

It's not often that I get to create much for myself. Most days I am working on card orders but on this certain day I was having a fun day for myself! I like this style of card, which reminds me of a postcard type because of the flat card base.  

Card Details:

Stamps: High Hopes Bunny, You're Inspiring (sentiment)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Darice Basket Weave EF, Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Banner Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That bunny & these springtime colors just makes me smile!!!!

My thoughts today...

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Butterfly Set

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!
They seem to go by rather quickly and before ya know's Monday!
It's looking like a dreary, wet Monday here in PA and that's fine with me as long as it's not snow. 
I really could use a week of warm temps and lots of sunshine though!!

Today I have a pretty set of cards to share....almost reminds me of spring!


My customer asked for a pack of cards with butterflies on. I know I could have used the new butterfly in the Beautiful Day set but it was a bit to big for that panel so I opted to use a butterfly die from the Butterflies Thinlits. My DSP comes from the SaleABration Catalog 2018. I love the colors and prints in this pack of paper!

Card Set Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Day (sentiment)
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Small Rhinestones, Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I LOVE making Z Fold style cards! 
Do you have a certain style of card that you enjoy making?

My thoughts today....

That's all on this Monday!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

Hello & Happy "snowy" Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend!
We had some snow yesterday and thankfully this morning it is warming up and melting!
We had just got home from being out & about and the flurries started but boy did it ever come down after a bit! Almost reminded me of snow squalls! We may have had 3-4 inches if that. Not much but enough to make a mess and I think this week we have some warm temps coming so it's not going to last long!

Today I have a set of Thank You cards to share. I made a pack last month for a customer order and she requested another set. These are almost the same as the last pack but changed up a bit since I did not have enough DSP to make them the same.

These are pretty & simple to whip up and flat for easy mailing!

Card Set Details:

Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms SAB 18
Ink: Berry Burst
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Color Theory DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Silver Metallic Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thought today....

That's the plan! How bout you?

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a relaxing day, too!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tutti Frutti

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Going to be a busy morning as hubby & I have some errands to run this morning before the winter weather arrives later today. Blah....i'm still hoping it doesn't happen!

Anyways, today I have a quick Happy Birthday card to share.

I used some scraps of DSP from the Tutti Frutti Paper Pad.
I wasn't really keen on it when I first saw it but I have come to love the prints and patterns in it!

Cute isn't it?
I love the strawberry paper!

Card Details:

Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tutti Frutti DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Night of Navy Ribbon, Glue Dots, Night of Navy Enamel Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today...

Yes it is!

That is all for now!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is here!
Last night we had some pretty heavy rains come thru and yesterday our high temp hit 68 degrees!
I even slept with the bedroom window open last night because the house was kinda stuffy.
Today we still have rain and it's dreary & foggy out. Tomorrow they are calling for...2-5 inches of snow. Blah! Winter, I am SO over you! I noticed yesterday that my daffodils are popping up and that only means one thing....Spring is coming!

Today I have a set of cards made for my customer.
She told me a story about a family who recently lost their mother and now the youngest son passed away from cancer at age 45. I delivered her order to her last evening and she told me who the cards are for and I was sad to learn it was a longtime family of my hometown. The parents are now gone and there are a number of children. The siblings that are living yet are all girls so she wanted a card geared towards a man. This is what I made her...

I stamped my trees in Soft Suede because I wanted them to be a soft color and nothing bold.
And since I wanted something simple so I went back to my old days of when we first learned about tearing. It gives a different look and texture to a card. I did not add any ribbon, twine or bows. Just my sentiment and left them at that. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Simply Sketched (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Soft Suede Patterned DSP (retired), Very Vanilla
Accessories: Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Such a sad occasions to make a card for but I really cannot help liking these alot!

My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heart Doily Card

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Just a quick card to share today that I whipped up for Valentines Day!
I was inspired by a card that was made by Carol Longacre as she used a pretty foil heart doily!
I knew I had a bunch of those paper doilies so I went in search of them and found these pink colored ones. 

I also found some pieces from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit that I used. 
I like when everything matches!

Card Details:

Stamps: Sending Love (sentiment)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP from PP Kit
Accessories: Lots to Love Frameluts (gold heart), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Paper Heart Doily, Twine from PP Kit, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It felt good using up some of those Paper Doilies!

My thoughts today...

I know that was cruel!!
Friday can't get here fast enough!!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope you all had a sweet day!
My Buppie made us a really yummy supper this evening. 
We are all feeling like bloated toads now!

I am just now getting around to updating after a busy day. 
I baked an Angel Food cake for my one & only.
He loves it with Strawberry Icing on it. I am not wild on it so I only put icing on half of it.
It made him happy!

Today I am sharing the card I made my Buppie for Valentines Day.

All I can say is....he really is my Valentine every single day!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Sure Do Love You
Ink: Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Painted w/Love DSP
Accessories: Lots to Love Framelits, Swiss Dots EF,  Gold Enamel Dots, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Mono Adhesive

I know it's not very masculine but that does not bother him.
He loved it!

My thoughts today....

That is all for now!
Happy Valentines Day, my friends!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thoughtful Branches

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to share with you a set of cards made for my customer who asked for Happy Birthday cards with a bird. Now, that sorta threw me since I am not much of a bird person and my stamp collection of birds matches that! I went thru every single set I own and found this one, Thoughtful Branches, which was a Stampin Up special a year or 2 ago. It was only available for a few months then went away, sadly. It's a beautiful set with matching dies. Anyways, to make a long story short..I used the birds that were in this set and got my cards made!

This card is a semi case of one I had in my favorites but I did change up a few things to kinda make it my own. I really love the pop of red from the birds in the tree! I know my customer will love these too!

Card Set Details:

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Special Celebrations
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Falling Snow EF, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Red Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I felt this set was perfect for February with the snowy scene and bright red birds!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today....

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Bridal Shower Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
It was a gloomy one here....rain, fog and just so dreary!

Today is a new day and the start of a new week and I hope lots of sunshine!

Today I have a card to share that I made for an upcoming bridal shower.

How awesome is it that this invite goes almost perfectly with the one sheet of Painted with Love DSP! I love the color & pops of gold foil!

Card Details:

Stamps: Love & Laughter,  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Powder Pink, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Painted w/ Love DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Spellbinders Tags, Powder Pink Ribbon, Gold Foil Ribbon, Gold Enamel Dots & Heart, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It turned out pretty stinkin cute and I was so happy with it!
Don't ya love when things turn out the way you pictured?!

My thoughts today....

That's right!
Going to be a stamp day for me as I have a small card order to work on!
I just hope we have lots of sunshine to keep me smiling!

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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine Nugget Packs

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend.
It rained here all weekend so yesterday we went out and did some errands and hit up a couple antique shops. Picked up a small Holland ceramic Christmas tree and found my friend, Vicki, a Large Pyrex bowl that she was on the hunt for. Got great deals on both since most places are having 20% off sales! She was tickled pink when I told her what I got her! Shawn also went and picked up his new glasses which he desperately needed. Oh the joys of growing old....

So today I have a Valentine treat to share that I made with Hershey's Nuggets.
My lady friends go nuts over these so I try to make them for all holidays.

Most people love chocolate so this is a fun way to present a sweet treat especially on Valentine's Day!

Nugget Pack Details:

Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Hugs & Wishes (Sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Real Red, Sending Love DSP, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Gold & Silver Metallic Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, 2X8 Cello Bags, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

I think since we have no where to go & it's still raining.....
a "pj day" is a must!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!