Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pretty Kitty HB

Hello & Happy Saturday!

My customer asked for a birthday card with a cat on it.
I pulled out some retired Cheerful Treat DSP from SaleABration 2011 and a current stamp set called Pretty Kitty.
This is what I made.

Since I am not good with coloring I just stamped my image in a solid color and left it at that.

HB Kitty Card:

Stamps: Pretty Kitty, Balloon Adventures (sentiment)
Ink: Concord Crush
Cardstock: Concrod Crush, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DSP (SAB 2011)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scalloped Circle Nestibilities, Word Window & Modern Label Punches, Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

There are alot of cute images in the Pretty Kitty set that I love! 
I need to use this set more often but most times I reach for an oldie but goodie set called Meow Meow! 
That set has been used hard over the years!


Yes, my thoughts again today.....

When will it ever stop????

That is all for today!
Thanks for popping in!
Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sailing Away

Hello & Happy Friday!

This morning we woke up to sunshine and I hope it continues thru this holiday weekend!
As I have said in previous blog posts, we have been dealing with lots of gloomy, rainy days and with it being Memorial Day weekend, i'm hoping for some warm days with lots of sunshine!

Anyways, today I have a card to share that I made for fun.
I have always loved the Marina Mist color but have found over the last few years it was one of those colors that I rarely reached for. Today I paired it with a retired stamp called Sail Away.

Sometimes I struggle with putting together color combinations and I fall back on making monochromatic cards but I really like how the Marina Mist looks on this. Some of my stamped images I stamped off on scrap paper to give my color a lighter look!

It's Your Day Card:

Stamps: Sail Away (retired), Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Marina Mist
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Marina Mist 12 x 12 Paper Stack (retired)
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Classic Label Punch, Marina Mist 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

This turned out to be a great masculine card which was fun to create!


My thoughts today...

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Colon Cancer Cards

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Another very rainy day on tap here today!
Sounds like the perfect day to stay inside in our PJ's!

So, have you seen the cancer cards I made and posted this past Saturday?
They were made for my customer who requested them for 2 priests that have been diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Only problem is.....I made them in the wrong color!!! Opps!
Something told me to Google the cancers and the color ribbons that represent them and I am not sure where I came up with the purple ribbon but i'm glad I caught that before I sent my customer her order.
The actual color ribbon for Colon Cancer is Dark Blue and I went with Night of Navy for these cards.

This card I used the word "Hope" to create some patterned paper by stamping all over.
Of course, I used my Stamp A Ma Jig to make the words line up perfectly!
I like the look of it!

Colon Cancer Cards:

Stamps: Hope (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: White Pearls, Stamp A Ma Jig, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Which card do you like better?

My thoughts today....

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe there is a bit of sunshine this morning! Woohoo!
We had rain overnight but surprisingly we woke up to some sun! 
I know it will be short lived but i'll take it!

Today I have a busy day ahead at my stamp table to wrap up my customer's order. 
She asked for a Congratulations cards geared toward a man.
This is what I whipped up.

I just pulled out 2 sheets of patterned paper from The Paper Studio line at Hobby Lobby and added a quick sentiment. Easy peasy!

Congratulations Card:

Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, The Paper Studio
Accessories: Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.....

Hope you make it a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Country/Rustic Style Anniversary Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Another gloomy day here in south central PA. Today will make the 4th day in a row.
I am in need of some sunshine to help motivate me to get my housework done.
My hubby is back to work today and his schedule is looking crazy busy for the next 2 weeks.

Anyways, my customer asked me to make a special card for her daughter's upcoming anniversary. She wanted something with an oil can on. I think this image could be used as an oil can. It comes from an old set called Thoughts of Father from 2008.

The story behind the oil can is that her daughter had cleaned out a bunch of old oil cans that her father had in the garage from years ago.She cleaned them up and planted flowers in them and sat them outside this spring and my customer said they looked so nice. 
I thought about this for a few days and went with something rustic with using this cool patterned paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. I stamped my image & sentiment in Soft Suede and added a pop of color with the Calypso Coral flower beside the sentiment. I think the Linen Thread wrapped up the country/rustic card nicely.

Happy Anniversary Card:

Stamps: Timeless Love (sentiment), Thoughts of Father (2008)
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, The Paper Studio DSP (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, SU Flower Punch, White Pearl, Linen Thread, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope my customer likes this as much as I do!

My thoughts today.....

It just so happens i'm having taco's tonight for supper!

That's all for today!
Off to get my housework started.

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cool Treats On A Rainy Day...

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

It's another rainy, gloomy morning here in PA. If anyone is liking it, it is probably my flowers that I finally got planted. It really dresses up the porches to have some fresh colorful flowers out there!
My hubby is still on vacation and has done very well picking up on sleeping in which is something he hardly ever does anymore. He talked about going fishing while on his short vacation but has not done so because it's been cool & windy here. Not sure what's going on with Mother Nature but I hope she soon brings back some sunshine & temps in the 70's!  

So, today I have a card set made with a stamp set that I had in my collection since January called Cool Treats. I was actually waiting till warmer weather to ink it up and since we had 3 days of 90 degree weather last week....I made sure to get it inked up!

My customer requests cards quite a bit that do not have a saying on. 
Sometimes that throws me off but I am getting use to it. She told me one day why she likes them without a saying on it and I guess I never really thought about it. She told me that she likes to have these types of cards on hand to send out for a last minute thank you or a birthday. She had a friend come visit her and they decided to go get ice cream. She wanted to send a card to the friend to thank her for that fun trip to get ice cream because it made her day! The Cool Treats set is a great choice for making a fun card! It's a shame that I waited so long to ink it up!

Cool Treats Card Set:

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cool Treats Specialty DSP
Accessories: Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle Dies, Mini Paper Clip, Watermelon Wonder Lacy Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 2 Sided Tape, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today.....

I think we are in for another week of rain showers possibly thru the Memorial Day weekend.
All I have to say about that is......blah!

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cancer Cards

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Yesterday was a busy but successful day around the Aungst Pad.
The power washing is done and looks great too! I ran to the store and picked up some flowers and got those planted in pots on my back porch. Today I have a few errands to run then hopefully we can get some tree branches and such burned. We have a huge pile that has been waiting for the right weather to burn them. Our weather has changed drastically in the last 12 hours! It's much more comfortable outside (almost a bit nippy) and cloudy this morning. The AC is now off. It has ran for the last 3 days straight.

Anyways, my cards to share today are by customer request. She knows 2 priests that have been diagnosed with Cancer and are currently receiving treatment....

 I kept these very simple but did use a few layers. Nothing fancy! In the center of the ribbons I added a small white pearl.

 Cancer Cards:

Stamps: Hope
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Small White Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today......

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Graduation 2017

Hello & Happy Friday!

Busy day ahead with the hubs since he is on vacation!
Today we are going to power wash both the front & back porches and possibly get some flowers planted, I think or should I say- I hope we are safe from any frost or freeze warnings!

Today I have a quick card to share that I made for any upcoming graduations.
It's that time of year where colleges & high schools are having their graduations so I whipped these up today using lots of Dapper Denim!

I don't know why I decided to make these in Dapper Denim but I love this color!

Congrats Grad Cards:

Stamps: Blue Ribbon (retired)
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, 2016-2017 In Color DSP Stack
Accessories: Large Number Framelits, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Lucky Stars EF, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Well, guess i'd better get off of here and help Shawn with taking stuff off the porches!
Going to be another hot one....blah!
Some days I sure wish I still had a swimming pool! 

My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flower Filled Card Set

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is well.
I'm back today to share another card set created for my customer.
I took the last week off to give my hands a rest and then somewhere in the midst I lost my mojo!
Our weather has been nice since Mother's Day and we've made our way out to the trails for walks until the heatwave hit yesterday. Ughh, so not ready for 90 degree heat & humidity! My ac is back on but they say this heatwave will be short lived. I sure hope so!

Yesterday I made my way back downstairs to my stamp room.
It felt good to get something made since it's been over a week since I last stamped.
I pulled out an oldie but a goodie set called Flower Filled.

Along with using a retired stamp set, I also used very old DSP from way back in the day!
I think it may have been one of the first packs of paper that Stampin Up sold called Candy Dots DSP.
This paper is before they made DSP double sided.

Do you remember these boots?
These stamps are mounted on wood which now is something that I normally don't use much of because most of our stamps come in clear or the photopolymer. Years ago most of Stampin Up stamps came where we had to cut the stamps from a sheet of rubber and then mount them on to the wood blocks. Over the last couple of years I have come to love the photopolymer stamps because you can see exactly where your stamping through the clear rubber. I use to have a love/hate relationship with photopolymer but not anymore!

Which type of stamps do you like to use?

Flower Filled Card Set:

Stamps: Flower Filled, Wetlands (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Candy Dots DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig, Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This was a fun set to create and I find it enjoyable to pull out some of those old sets and breath new life into it again!

My thoughts today....

My hubby will be home the next few days as he is using up some vacation time.
I hope to be posting each day maybe alittle later than usual.

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Watercolor Words Card Set

Hello & Happy Thursday!

What a whirlwind the last 2 days have been!
My hubby was off work yesterday and we celebrated his birthday with dinner and an 8 mile bike ride yesterday! The weather was gorgeous and i'm so happy that we were able to spend a nice day together!

Anyways, today as I try to get back to some kind of normalcy I wanted to share a set of cards I made up last week with more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP that is soon retiring.
 I added a sentiment from the Watercolor Words set that has been in my stash for a while and I used the Petite Petals set which is also retiring at the end of the month.

Watercolor Words Card Set:

Stamps: Watercolor Words, Petite Petals
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Petite Petals Punch, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today...

Well said Charlie Brown.

That's all for me today!
Another dreary, showery day is expected with much of the same for the next couple days.
I'm going to try to find my mojo after a few days away from the craft table. 
Wish me luck! 

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#1 Ravens Fan

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Up and at it early as i'm headed to the doctor for a check up this morning and to get checked for a mysterious rash that appeared months ago when Shawn was in the hospital. I'm pretty sure I know what it is but will wait to see what the doctor says and better yet, what to do for it!

Anyways, yesterday was my dear hubby's 49th birthday!
Thankfully he had a really good day at work then when he got home he showered and I treated him to a nice dinner! OMGosh, we both were stuffed pigs till we were finished but it was SO dang GOOD!
We went to a place that is maybe a mile from home with a cozy atmosphere. I ordered a dish called Chesapeake Trio (which was like heaven if you like seafood) and he ordered a dish called Seafood Louisana which was steak with crab meat & scallops on top in a honey teriayki sauce.  It was very good and was a nice evening with the birthday boy!
Today I hope after the doctor appointment to grab our bikes and head to the Rail Trail for a nice bike ride since he has the day off. The weather is to be nice and I can't think of a better way to spend the day!

So my card I want to share today is one I made for Ryan to give Shawn for his birthday.
Everyone knows he's a Baltimore Ravens fan so this is what I created.

I used the Custom T-Shirt Bundle again for this one!
So many possibilities to personalize a card with this stamp set!

#1 Ravens Fan Card:

Stamps: Custom T-Shirt Bundle, Labeler Alphabet, Have A Ball
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Sparkle EF, Hexagon Punch (banner ends), Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Our friend Deb also made Shawn a Ravens card too which was pretty awesome!
Great minds think alike!

My thoughts today...

This will be us later today! 
Can't wait!

That's all for me today!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy Birthday, Shawn!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today is my Buppie's birthday!

I'm sure he wishes he had the day off to celebrate but tomorrow he did put in for a vacation day!
Maybe we can get out for a bike ride on the Rail Trail and i'd like to take him out for a nice dinner to celebrate!

Anyways, my friend, Mary Anne recently posted a card done with a diecut of a bike and I LOVED it!
She happily sent me a few and I was so thrilled to use it to make Shawn's birthday card!!!
Take a look....

I think he will love this! He enjoys riding his bike!

Shawn's HB Bike Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Urban District Specialty DSP
Accessories: unknown Bike Diecut, Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Basic Black 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon & Tangelo Twist Ribbon, Stapler, Orange & Black Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks again, Mary Anne, for sending those awesome diecuts!
I am going to have fun putting them to good use!


My thoughts today....

Hope you have an awesome day!

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