Thursday, October 14, 2021

Engagement Card

 Hello & Happy Thursday!

I finally got all my card kits ready for our next Stamp Day w Friends get together!
Later today I will get with my girls to set a date!

Today I am going to start a new puzzle Shawn bought me.
I was putting it off until all my work was done.
I love doing them! 
I did one about a month ago that was a toughie but I got it done!


Anyways, before I get started on that want to share a pretty card I made for my card lady last month. She requested an Engagement card for a young lady she knows that got engaged. 




The stamp I used on this I picked up over at L&L Stamps at my last trip there.
It was a used stamp that was sitting on the counter at the cash register and I asked if I could buy it. $2.95 and it was mine!
There is no manufacturer name on it but that did not matter, I loved the font on it!


I started with a Calypso Coral cardbase then a layer of Basic White.
I pulled out the dotted Calypso Coral paper from the retired Butterfly Bijou DSP.
Next I added a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock that I diecut with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits then ran thru the Big Shot again with the Timeworn Type 3D EF. I ran another piece of the same DSP thru the Big Shot with the same dies as well. I added my sentiment panel that I diecut with the Circle Layering Framelits. Last, I diecut the butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou DSP using the Brilliant Wings Dies and attached them with Mini Dimensionals. Then I added a few rhinestones because why not?! LOL

Card Details:

Stamps: unknown sentiment
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Butterfly Bijou DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Brilliant Wings Dies, Timeworn Type 3D EF, Rhinestones, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I loved how this turned out with those wonky panels and the texture that the embossing folder adds! Probably one of my absolute favorites!
Hope you liked my card as well?!

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My thoughts today...


We've had the dreary, cloudy & rainy weather since last week and finally....FINALLY we got sunshine today!
It's going to be a great day! Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy




Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Happy 50th Birthday

 Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I have been so busy that it is making the week fly by!
I have spent the last few days working on card kits for my next Stamp Day w Friends get together. We don't have a date picked out yet but I wanted to get my kits ready awhile! 

Today I have a Happy Birthday card that I made at the request of my card lady. She needs it for a special family friend that is turning 50 at the end of the this month.




I pulled out some Basic Grey Granola paper for this one as well as my retired Family Party stamp set. I had just ordered this set last April when the following month it went on the retired list! I'm still happy that I was able to get to because it will help specialize certain cards. Since this one is for a man I also pulled out the feather die from the Nature's Thoughts Dies that coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set. I think everything worked well together!

Card Details:

Stamps: Family Party (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Basic Grey Granola
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I have a ziplock bag that has only scraps of this Granola patterned paper in and that is what I pulled out to use on my card! I'm not sure if Basic Grey is still even around but I always loved their prints & patterns in each collection!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & have an amazing day!
~Wendy


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jack O Lantern Halloween

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I have another set of Halloween cards to share that I made for my card lady!
She ordered 2 packs this year and likes them cute not dark & scary.

I pulled out my box that holds all my Halloween stamps.
First one that jumped out to me was the Harvest Hello's set, another of my favorites!

Then I was going thru my pack of retired Plaid Tidings DSP and found a few scraps that I paired up with my sweet happy jack o lantern!





She was pleased with these when she pulled them out of her bag last week!

Card Details:

Stamps: Harvest Hello's (retired), Jar of Haunts (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black Archival (retired), Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Basic White, Plaid Tidings DSP (retired)
Accessories: Frightful Tags Dies, Circle Layering Framelits, Apple Builder Punch (retired), Cobwebs 3D EF (retired), Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Halloween Twine (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These just make me smile....hope they do you, too!

🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

My thoughts today...


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


Monday, October 11, 2021

Less Trickin More Treatin

 Hello & Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a nice weekend!
I did since I was able to stamp both days!

Today I have a set of Halloween cards that I whipped up for on my card rack.
I like to usually make extra's card sets incase someone needs them.
You'd be surprised at how many will ask for them last minute!





This pack started with a Basic Black cardbase then a layer of Basic White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Timeworn Type 3D EF. I really love the textured that is brings to any card!
Next I had some scarps of my Cute Halloween DSP left from other projects so I cut them down to fit my card and placed them on. The haunted house piece is cut 1/4 smaller than the Boo piece.
Next I stamped my sentiment from the Frightfully Cute stamp set in Basic Black Archival (this is a retired ink but I love how bold the ink is compared to the Memento Black). I stamped that onto a Circle Layering Framelits then added an Old Olive bat from the same stamp set. I diecut a Basic Black scalloped Circle to layer under my sentiment panel and adhered that directly to my card with Tombow.
Last, I added a Black & White Gingham Ribbon bow & a few rhinestones because you have to always have sparkle on a card! LOL
The inside (which I did not take a picture of) says "Happy Halloween to you"!

I hope you liked this set!

Card Details:

Stamps: Frightfully Cute
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired), Old Olive
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Cute Halloween DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Timeworn Type 3D EF, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


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My thoughts today...


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




Sunday, October 10, 2021

Wedding Card

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

This morning it's a dreary, rainy start to the day!
I hope to get back to my stamp table this afternoon.
I made 2 packs of Thanksgiving cards yesterday for my card lady and I hope today to get back to some treats. Her family always does big holiday dinners and she likes to have those little treats to put at each persons table setting.
No football for our team today as they play Monday Night Football this week so this will give me sometime to go get inky!

Today I have a wedding card to share with you!
I don't make this kind of card very often but my card lady has a friend who's grandson is getting married on Oct 30th and asked for a card for it.
I pulled out lots of products that are long retired but perfect for a wedding card.



I started with a cardbase of Shimmery White cardstock that I have had for years.
I remember Stampin Up! bringing it back several years ago because I have a newer pack of it, unopened. I was thinking that at one point they have coordinating envelopes that were the same and I looked thru my stash of envelopes and did not find any so i'm not so sure on that.

Anyways, I love the shimmer this cardstock has to it and it adds just alittle bit of sparkle to the card. Next I used a layer of retired Grapefruit Grove cardstock that I diecut with the Basic Borders Die. They are in the current Stampin Up Annual Catalog.
Next I pulled out a piece of the retired Petal Promenade DSP from a few years ago and also diecut this with the same die to give it a fancy scalloped edge. 
This package of DSP is so pretty & very elegant....wedding worthy!
The sentiment is from the retired Beautiful Bouquet stamp set that was stamped with Grapefruit Grove ink onto the Shimmery White cardstock.
I pulled out the Hippo & Friends Dies to diecut the 2 layered sentiment panels.
Lastly, I added some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon that I tied a big loopy bow with and added a few rhinestones.
Quick & easy! I love that the paper does all the work!

Card Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet (retired)
Ink: Grapefruit Grove (retired)
Cardstock: Shimmery White (retired), Grapefruit Grove (retired), Petal Promenade DSP (retired)
Accessories: Basic Borders Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today...


This is such a pretty Fall picture!
Our leaves have not changed here in South Central PA yet but you can see some glimpse's of them starting. It won't be long!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a nice day!
~Wendy






Saturday, October 9, 2021

Inspired Thoughts Fall Cards

 Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend is off to a good start!
The weekend is suppose to be dreary with rain showers.
This morning I have to run to the Post Office then a quick trip to the grocery store. I really want to sit and do some stamping once that chore it done!
What better to do on a weekend when it's rainy and no other plans on the agenda!

I do have a set of Fall themed Thank You cards to share that was part of my card lady's last order. She sends lots & lots of cards, especially Thank You cards.




This particular piece of DSP is from the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack.
I loved the colors & different leaf prints in the sheet. 
It is very busy so I just added a sentiment and called these done.

My cardbase is Cinnamon Cider which is an excellent Fall color!
Then a layer of the Beauty of the Earth DSP.
Next I diecut some Stitched Rectangle Framelits and stamped my sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set using Cinnamon Cider ink.
I kept these simple and only added one Champagne Rhinestone to each sentiment panel. 
I was pleased with them and so was my card lady!

Card Details:

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Cinnamon Cider
Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider, Basic White, Beauty of the Earth DSP
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Champagne Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!
~Wendy




Friday, October 8, 2021

Sunflower Thank You Cards

 Hello & Happy TGIF!

Are you looking forward to the weekend?
For once we have no plans so I may try to get some stamp time in!
Last evening I got my card lady's order & Halloween treats delivered to her.
As always, she was thrilled with everything!

Today I am sharing a pack of Thank You cards that she requested to go with this Fall time of year. I pulled out my retired pack of Flowers For Every Seasons DSP and used up some scraps!





Card Details:

Stamps: Happy Thoughts (retired)
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Cardstock: Bumble Bee, Basic White, Flowers For Every Season DSP (retired)
Accessories: Macrame 3D EF, Pierced Blooms Dies, Misty Moonlight Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love how these turned out because I really love this pack of paper!
I seen it's now on the Stampin Up! Clearance Rack for a great price!

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My thoughts today...


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




Thursday, October 7, 2021

Skeleton Card

 Hello & Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Hope your week is going well!

Today I have card #5 from my World Card Making Day get together.
This one pretty much let's the paper do all the work!






The sentiment panel is made up of 3 of the small Tailor Made Tags Dies.
I cut them out with Basic White, Highland Heather & Black Glitter Paper and layered them. They are glued flat and surprisingly it did not bulk it up!
The sentiment was stamped with Highland Heather ink and it comes from a last years Ghoulish Goodies which was a favorite of mine!

My cardbase is Highland Heather then a layer of Basic White that we ran thru the Big Shot with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.
Next was 2 different pieces of the Cute Halloween DSP that we staggered on. We made sure to keep the skeleton piece to the top so it was visable.
Once we had the tag sentiment panel finished we tied our pretty Black Glittered Ribbon on to the tags with a nice flat bow. And last, we added some sparkle with a few rhinestones. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Ghoulish Goodies (retired)
Ink: Highland Heather
Cardstock: Highland Heather, Basic White, Black Glitter Paper, Cute Halloween DSP
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Macrame 3D EF, Rhinestones, Black Glittered Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Halloween cards don't have to be scary when you have the right paper!
Loved this one!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & have an amazing day!
~Wendy


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Happy Boo Card

 Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday was a very busy day between cleaning the house, laundry & putting orders in! I could not wait until 6 pm last evening to put my pj's on and relax! It was a very dark & dreary day here which made it worse. It's to be like this for most of the week. The humidity is here so that means my AC is back on!

Today I have card #4 from Saturday's World Card Making Day get together with my friends! This one was so fun to put together and it was so nice to pull out an old stamp set called Spooky Bingo Bits from a few years ago and ink it up!



Card Details:

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Black Glitter Paper, Cute Halloween DSP
Accessories: Cobwebs 3D EF (retired), 1 inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Frightful Tags Dies, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The inside says "have some spooky fun"!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Owl Halloween Card

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I have card #3 to share that we made on Saturday for World Card Making Day! This was Miss Emily's favorite...




She loved the colors in this sheet of DSP and that adorable owl!
I agree!

Card Details:

Stamps: Frightfully Cute
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray, Cute Halloween DSP
Accessories: Frightful Tags Dies, Stamparatus, Black Glittered Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My hubby headed back to work today after 4 days off.
He tinkered around yesterday with his truck while I worked on some laundry.
Today it's housework for me but i'd rather be doing some stamping!
Hopefully tomorrow I can get back to my stamp table. I picked up some Fall candies over the weekend so I want to get a jump start on Thanksgiving treats before going full blown Christmas. 
That is when my hands are really going to be a mess.
It's just hard to believe we are already into the first week of October already!

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My thoughts today...


I'm definitely going to need an extra cup today!
Was up for about 2 hours during the night because of a very loud thunderstorm!
We had them 2 nights in a row!

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




Monday, October 4, 2021

It's Halloween!

 Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
It sure got warm & muggy yesterday! 
I had to break down and turn my AC back on as the girls were hot.
All in all it was a nice but busy weekend.
Shawn is off again today so I am going to make this a quick update!

Today I have card #2 to share from my World Card Making Day. 
This card uses the Frightfully Cute stamp set and a retired set, The Raven.




Card Details:

Stamps: Frightfully Cute, The Raven (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired), Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Mango Melody, Basic White, Toil & Trouble DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Scalloped Contour Dies, Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The inside says "Celebrate if you dare"!

We started with a cardbase of Basic Black then a layer of Mango Melody that was diecut with the Scallop Contour Dies. Next we adhered a layer of DSP from the retired Toil & Trouble DSP that was diecut with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits. Then a layer of Basic White that was diecut with the Scallop Contour Dies.
I love that they have so many different sizes and styles of scallops!
We stamped our moon from the Frightfully Cute stamp set in Mango Melody then used a Sponge Dauber dabbing Pumpkin Pie ink on our stamp to give it a 2 toned look. Then we stamped our witch in Basic Black Archival ink. I know this ink is retired but I like use this ink since it's very bold and gives a nice image.
Then we stamped our sentiment and finished up with the rhinestones for sparkle!
Miss Emily loves her rhinestones!

Everything lays flat on this one for easy mailing!

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My thoughts today...


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






Sunday, October 3, 2021

A Halloween Hello

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your having a wonderful Fall weekend!

What a day yesterday!
I was up from 4:45am till 9:30pm!
We had Doggy Day Spa in the morning then right after was my World Card Making Day with my Stamp Day w Friends!
The weather was gorgeous and it was the perfect day for hanging with my friends for the afternoon! We made 5 Halloween cards!




This one was so fun to put together!
I started with a Pumpkin Pie cardbase then a layer of Basic White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Cobwebs EF from last year. Next was a layer of Basic Black cardstock which we layered with a piece of Basic White cardstock that we put our scrap pieces of DSP on. 
Next we stamped the sentiment from the retired Tags Tags Tags stamp set with Basic Black Archival ink and diecut them out with the retired Trio of Tags Dies. Then we added our Black & White Gingham bow to the tag.
Next we stamped our Mummy from the retired Halloween Cookie stamp set with Basic Black Archival ink (retired, too) on Smoky Slate cardstock. We punched him out using the retired Cookie Builder Punch.
Lastly, of course we had to add some rhinestones for bling!
Emily loves the rhinestones or sparkles as she calls them!
Card #1 is done...

Card Details:

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween (retired), Tags Tags Tags (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Halloween Night DSP (retired)
Accessories: Cobwebs 3D EF (retired), Trio of Tag Dies (retired), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (retired), Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

We had a good time on World Card Making Day!
After we were finished the girls were on their way home and we picked Kelsey up and did some shopping & grabbed supper on the way home.
It was a fabulous day but man was I ever beat!
I don't even remember my head hitting the pillow last night!

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Thanks for stopping by & have a super Sunday!
~Wendy





Saturday, October 2, 2021

Peppermint Patty Spider Boxes

 Hello & Happy Saturday!

Happy World Card Making Day, too!

My doggies are off to Doggy Day Spa this morning then this afternoon my friends are coming over to make some cards on this special day!
I can't wait!

Today I am sharing the last of my Halloween treats with you!
These are acetate boxes that Stampin Up! carries and are the perfect size to put 4 York Peppermint Patties in!
I know not everyone cares for the peppermint patties but I have a customer who usually requests them. I love them too!


I only took this one picture and hopefully you can see how they are decorated.
Each box has a piece of patterned paper wrapped around it measuring 2 x 10.
Once I adhered the wrapper on I wrapped some Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon around and tied a bow. This ribbon is very easy to work with and ties a beautiful bow!
I then diecut my spider web from the Frightful Tags Dies with Black Glittered Paper then I diecut my tag from the same set of dies and stamped them with the spider from the Cute Halloween stamp set. The saying comes from the Frightfully Cute set. I attached the spider web & tag with Dimensionals and lastly I added some Black Matte Enamel Dots. 

I usually try to get my papers to match my candy wrappers and I had to dig deep for this sheet of paper. I'm not sure who the maker is.

Halloween Treat Box:

Stamps: Frightfully Cute, Cute Halloween
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black Archival (retired)
Cardstock: Black Glitter Paper, Basic White, unknown Houndstooth Paper
Accessories: Frightful Tags Dies, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, Black Matte Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope you enjoyed seeing my 2021 Halloween Candy Treats this year!
I also hope that I have inspired you to create your own candy treats!
I enjoy making these as it's something different than making cards.
If you create your own treats, I would love to see them!
Shoot me an email, please!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy