Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Silhouette Masculine HB

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick card to share today!
I used a sketch that I found online. Thankfully I saved it! LOL
I seen my blogging friend, LeAnne used it yesterday for her card as well.
Here is my card,,,

This is the sketch from Sunday Stamps. 

I always love making masculine cards and since there are alot of hunter's in my neck of the woods, this card was an easy one to create!

Masculine HB Card:

Stamps: Nature's Silhouettes (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Well Woren DSP (retired)
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Die, Classic Label Punch, Burlap, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It was tough to walk away and let my card the way it is.
I kept wanting to add something...brads, buttons, rhinestones! 
I'm slowly learning that less is more!


My thoughts today....

Maybe it's just me but this week seems like it's dragging...

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at my stamp table.
Had a chance to make a baby card and instead of going with a pink or blue card, I went with yellow & green.

I pulled out some retired Certainly Celery cardstock and a 12 x 12 paper stack from a few years ago. The stamp set is Something for Baby which I have not used all that much but it has some adorable images in the set. I love the little duck!

Congratulations Card:

Stamps: Something for Baby, Sentiment from Zoo Babies (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie SU Marker
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Subtles 12 x 12 Paper Stack (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Baby's First Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, So Saffron Grosgrain, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Who knew that baby cards were this fun to make! Haha!


My thoughts today.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

The weather here in PA was SO nice!
Yesterday my hubby & I got out for a 3 mile walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. With such nice weather it was a happening place! Families out walking their dogs or taking a bike ride, you could tell everyone is ready to get out and enjoy it while it lasts!

Today I have a sympathy card to share. 
This type of card is not always easy to create but this one was pretty easy for a change!

My customer asked for a card that could be used for a man or woman, so I pulled out this beautiful set called Strength & Prayers. I love the dove! I used Dapper Denim and Soft Sky for my colors and kept my card simple.

With Deepest Sympathy:

Stamps: Strength & Prayers, Sentiment from Rubber Stampede
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 Sided Tape

So, as I was typing this out, it dawned on me that today is a month since Shawn had his surgery! I am so happy that he is over that first hurdle and things are healing nicely. By looking at his belly you can't tell he even had surgery. His incisions are healed and looking good. Some days are better than others with aches & pains but that is to be expect as he continues to heal. He is still on the low residue diet which is tough but we'll get thru it! Atleast he's back to feeling more like himself and that makes me happy!


My thoughts today.....

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fun Happy Birthday Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Boy, what a gorgeous weekend!
We hit 69 degrees yesterday and I spent the whole day inside crafting!
Not what I wanted to do but since hubby worked all day...a walk just wasn't in the plans.
I was able to make a nice supper for us and get a few cards made. I also spent some time going over my card rack to see what type of cards were needed. Masculine, Get Well & Baby cards are on the list.

The card I have to share today is one I have been meaning to make for awhile. My friend, Carol, makes such fabulous herringbone technique cards and since my afternoon was wide open.....I tried my hand at it! 
The day wasn't a total waste afterall.

So, I had this vision of using the Party Animal DSP for my herringbone because it's quite colorful and I wanted to use this set called Balloon Adventures. There are some really great sayings in the set (just sayin')! I cut my strips at a 1/2 inch and went from there. Not sure if I did it correctly but i'm happy with how it turned out. 

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventure
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tangerine Tango Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today......

Well, that is all for me today!
Going to head out to enjoy the day...hopefully on my new bike! 

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It's looking like a gorgeous weekend here...
Unfortunately, my hubby had to work today so I am not sure if we will get a walk in today or not. 
I do have an easy card to share that was a request from a customer.

For the month of February she wanted some Thinking of You cards that had some hearts on since it is the month of love. I found this sheet of patterned paper in my stash but I have no idea who the maker is. Since I did not have much of this paper I used this simple design and was pleased with it. I love the softness that the Soft Sky hearts give. This could be used for many occasions.

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Time of Year (hostess)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Soft Sky, unknown patterned paper
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.......

Hope you all have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Balloon Adventures Card

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope you all had a nice Valentines Day!

Today I have a card to share that I seen Dawn Griffith create last week.
I watched her video tutorial and decided to make one to send my older brother who's birthday was in January but I was too preoccupied with Shawn to get one made and sent. 
Here is the link to her video.

Isn't this card pretty neat?
The great thing about this is that it does fold flat for mailing!

Balloon Adventures Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Balloon Pop Up Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Emerald Envy Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Surprisingly, this card did not take too long to make and I was impressed with the outcome! 
Hope my brother liked it!

My thoughts today....

We're almost to the weekend! It's looking to be a nice one too!
Can't wait!

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Yummy Treats

Hello again!

Yup, this is my second post of today!
Yesterday I hurt my back...first in a while that I had a flare up!
I took a muscle relaxer and went to bed early last night. Today I feel much better but because of the muscle relaxer my butt is dragging! So I decided to take it easy today but I also wanted to whip up a quick treat for Kelsey, Ryan & Shawn to put out on the table for our Valentines Day supper.

Each bag has a bunch of candy and a couple bucks in for them to spend on themselves!
With Love, from Mom on Valentines Day!

I wish you all a sweet day with your loved ones!


Happy Valentines Day!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Valentines Day has finally arrived!
Today I have a few cards to share that I whipped up using the Sending Love Bundle.
The entire Sending Love Suite is fantastic! 
Probably one of my favorite Valentines Day sets yet!

These all have the same layout but I used a different sheet of the Sending Love DSP Stack on them. These were simple & quick to make because the heart edgelit die just makes it so much easier and packs quite a punch on these cards! Love, love, love!

Happy Valentines Day Cards:

Stamps: Sending Love Bundle
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP Stack
Accessories: Love Notes Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Real Red 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.....

Sending love & hugs to you all!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Today I have another quick card to share then i'm off to get my housework started.

My card today uses the set Falling for You and I found this to be one of the nicest sets in the Occasions Mini. I love the sayings!

I let the dsp do most of the work on this card. It's called Falling in Love DSP and there are some gorgeous prints in the pack! Then there are the new lace doilies from the same collection. They are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other which is nice depending on which neutral you use. 

Anniversary Wishes Card:

Stamps: Falling for You
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Falling in Love  DSP
Accessories: Kaiser Champagne Pearls, Lace Doilies, Blushing Bride Twine, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I don't know about you but I love all the little floating hearts on this certain sheet of dsp! It's very dreamy & romantic!

My thoughts today.....

I found this quote on Facebook the other day. 
I think someone is trying to tell me something! 

My stamp collection...

Alright, time to get busy now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Get Well Soon

Hello & Happy Sunday!

A dreary rainy Sunday on tap here today.
I think it's going to be a lazy lounge lizard day at the Aungst Pad.
Not much to do since football is over so I guess we will catch up on some tv shows we've missed. 

I have a quick card to share today made with 2 SaleABration sets.
Delicate Details & Avant Garden

I have grown to really like these 2 sets!

Get Well Card:

Stamps: Delicate Details, Avant Garden, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....


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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Is Coming....

Hello & Happy Saturday!

The last few days here in PA have been very cold! Today it's to get into the 50's and hopefully will melt what little bit of snow we have. Last night our temps bottomed out around 15 degrees. Burrrr! I'm SO ready for those 50's today!

Since it's been too cold to even stick your nose out the door....I spent some time at my stamp table. Here is a card I whipped up using the patterned paper as my starting point.

Happy Valentine's Day Card:

Stamps: Sending Love Bundle
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Love Notes Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sm Heart Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Don't ya just love those heart shape diecuts along the edge of the card? 
Such a neat feature in this pack of Framelits!

Next is my M&M Sticks that I make for every holiday.
I have one customer who always buys them up!

Valentine's Day M&M Sticks:

Stamps: PS. I Love You (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Real Red
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Embossed Scallop Heart Embosslit (retired), Heart Punch (retired), Classic Label Punch, Whisper White Twine, 1 x 8 Cello Bags (retired), Dimensionals

Have you made any sweet treats for your Valentine's this year?
If so please share them with me....I'd love to see what you create!

My thoughts today....

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts

Hello & Happy Friday!

Oh yes, the peanut butter hearts that Reese's has out this season are too die for!
I was one who never liked peanut butter but in the last year or so they have become a favorite of mine! Who would have thunk it??!!

Here is a treat bag that I made for my Valentine's!

These are always fun to make too!!

Reese's PB Heart Bags:

Stamps: Groovy Love (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP
Accessories: Sweetheart Punch, Classic Label Punch, Heart Rhinestones (Amuse), 2 X 8 SU Cello Bags, Stapler, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....


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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Valentine Card & Treat

Hello & Happy Thursday!

How many of you woke up to snow this morning?
Yea, it's crazy after a few days of 50's & 60's that today we have very cold temps and snow! I was really hoping we'd get thru winter without any this year.
Yesterday we had a high temperature of 64 and it was so nice! I had windows open to air out the house and the doggies just loved playing in the yard! 
My hubby is working from home due to the weather and that's just fine with me!

So today I have a card and a yummy candy treat to share!
These were fun to create!

I was asked to create this card for a child so I dug thru my stamps and pulled out my Animal Valentines stamp set from early 2000. I've used this set many of times for Valentines for my kids when they were little. I used the dog for this one and some retired Loves Me DSP. I made my card a Gatefold type and used the ribbon to keep it closed.

Happy Valentines Day Card:

Stamp: Animal Valentines (retired), sentiment from Toucan my Love (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Loves Me DSP
Accessories: Stitched Framelits, Teal Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It feels good to use up some of my older stash!


My sweet treat is a pouch that is filled with Dove Milk Chocolate Hearts. There are 4 hearts in each pouch. I made these for Halloween and filled them with Kit Kat bars. You can see them here.

These measure 2 X 11 scored at 5 & 6 and then used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to punch both ends. I used a small piece of 2 sided tape to adhere the cello bag inside then tied a piece of ribbon thru the ends to hold the pouch together. I cut my pouches out of Melon Mambo cardstock then added patterned paper that I think came from Hobby Lobby last year. My sentiment panel was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (LOVE THESE!). My sentiment comes from All Year Cheer 3 that is retired too. The row of hearts is from the Sending Love Bundle.
The Dove Chocolates are packed in a 2 X 8 SU Cello Bag that I cut at 5 to fit in my pouches.

I enjoy making these pouches!

Valentines Day Pouches:

Stamps: All Year Cheer 3, Sending Love Bundle
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, The Paper Studio DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 2 X 8 Cello Bags, Rhinestones, Various Melon Mambo Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today......

What a difference a day makes!

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