Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sweet Sugarplum Snowflake

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another Christmas card to share.
This one was cased from the talented Kay Kalthoff.
She used the Frosted Medallion stamp set....I changed it and used the Snowflakes stamp set from 2002. This set has always been a favorite of mine!

The sentiment comes from the Tin of Tags stamp set that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
The Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon is from the Holiday Catalog too!

Sweet Sugarplum Snowflake Card:

Stamps: Snowflakes, Tin of Tags
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Thick Whisper White
Accessories: Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon, Rhinestone, Stamp A Ma Jig, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This card was pretty simple to recreate and I love the Sweet Sugarplum color!
That ribbon really sparkles!


My thoughts today....

I need lots of coffee today!

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Simon Says Stamp!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Just a quick card today since I have a busy day ahead!
Can you believe that 2 months today it will be Christmas Day?! Time just keeps flying by but I am SO looking forward to the holidays this year! We have alot of fun things planned!

Anyways, I ordered a bunch of things from Simon Says Stamp atleast 2 years ago and what a surprise when I found the dies that I hide from myself! I got them out and laid on my table to remind myself to use them!
Here is the card I made with one of them!

I love the sparkle this one has and it's very mail friendly too!
It was a bugger to diecut the words out since they are not connected. It was even harder to find an adhesive to use to attach it to the card. Anyone have any suggestions so next time I use these dies it goes a whole lot smoother?

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Pool Party, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Coastal Cabana, Winter's Frost DSP
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Die, Silver Glitter Ribbon, Rhinestone, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Kelsey says she loves this card and all the sparkle!
She's just like her mama when it comes to bling, sparkle & shine!


My thoughts today....

Another funny that just cracks me up!
I don't know about you but my hubby would not let me out the door with curlers in my hair or in pj pants or even slippers on! He absolutely hates to see that when we are at the stores!

Hope you get a laugh from this too!

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

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Craft Show Favorite

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

I am still recovering from a 4 mile walk yesterday! We did a hike on a trail we've done before but this time we did a trail that shoots off from it and OMGosh, the hill was steep! I had to stop about 5 times to catch my breath before we got to the top. I wasn't going to do the hill since it pulls on my back but sometimes I like a challenge. I'm paying the price today! The walk around the lake at Lake Redman was absolutely beautiful! The leaves have started to change colors and their reflection on the water was so pretty!

So, I wanted to share a cute little notebook I whipped up for Christmas. I have tons of the small composition notebooks and a ton of patterned paper so I put some of it to good use...
Take a look....

Christmas Notebook:

Stamps: Papertreyink
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock: Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP
Accessories: Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Wood Snowflake, Rhinestone, Pistachio Pudding Thick Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These little notebooks are always a good seller at the craft shows and I have made quite a few of them for this year with a variety of different papers! This one is definitely one of my favorites!

Hope you like it too!


A funny for today.....

 Hope you got a laugh out of that!

Well, that's is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Halloween Cup Carrier

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend so far!

Today I have another Halloween Cup Carrier to share.
This is the last one....for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Coffee Cup Carrier:

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie SU Markers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper from The Paper Studio, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Square & Scalloped Square Nestibilities, Pumpkin Button, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Black Clip, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today.....

Love Sundays!

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas Pines

Hello & Happy Saturday!

What a difference a day makes around here!
Our weather has gone from summer to feeling almost like winter! The winds are gusting today around 40 mph and temps are not suppose to get out of the low 50's. Definitely going to need to wear a coat if heading out today! 
I am planning to craft a bit today then popping out to grab a few things at the grocery store. I certainly hope by then the winds die down some. Hang on to your hats!

Anyways, yesterday I undertook a huge project at my stamp table. I'm sure it will take me atleast a week or so to finish it up! I will definitely share it here once it's completed but in the meantime I have a Christmas card to share with you.

Take a look....

I was really on the fence about ordering this new stamp set, Christmas Pines from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog. I recently got the Impression Obsession Pine Bough die which cuts so nicely. Once seeing this set and the adorable pine cone dies....I went in search of a pine cone die which I have yet to find. One day I just caved and ordered this bundle. I am glad now that I have it! The set is full of great images & sentiments! And the thinlits are just as nice! Worth every cent in my opinion!

Tis the Season Card:

Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Warmth & Cheer DSP Pad
Accessories: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

So happy with this card and it is also very mail friendly too!


My thoughts today....

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trick or Treat?

Hello & Happy Friday!

Any special weekend plans?

None here! 
It's to be rainy, damp & cooler which will be a good excuse to hit my stamp table to wrap up another project i'm working on. I also hope that hubby & I can get out to walk sometime. I don't mind a few drops of rain...isn't that what they make umbrella's for??!  Going to have to start squeezing in our exercise on the weekends now that it is getting dark earlier in the evenings. By the time he gets home from work it's just about dark and all the parks close at dark time.

Anyways, there aren't many days now until Halloween. I whipped up this card the other day with a new die I grabbed at the Stamp Show last weekend.
Take a look....

Isn't that Trick or Treat die cool?
I saw it at the Impression Obsession stand and immediately snatched it up! 
It cuts so smoothly! I love all their dies!

I had to pair it up with this Motley Monsters DSP because I am going to send this to my lady friend whom is always requesting this paper on her October cards. She will love it! 
My words are diecut from Tangerine Tango cardstock and then I used a Basic Black scalloped circle under it and added some orange rhinestones for a pop of sparkle. My dsp is cut on a slant to let white space in between. This is where I placed my Basic Black/White & Tangerine Tango/White Baker's Twine and just tied a knot. 

Trick or Treat Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Black, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Trick or Treat Die from Impression Obsession, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Basic Black/White Baker's Twine, Tangerine Tango/White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Another fun card!


My thoughts today......

Pretty soon the Trick or Treaters will be out in full force looking for all the yummy candy goodies they can get! I love Trick or Treat night!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bounty of the Season & A Happy Doggy

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I went to my stamp table to play a bit before I got to work on Christmas things.
It felt good to sit and just pull out a bunch of old stuff and create!
This is one of what I made today...

 I pulled out all kinds of stuff Fall/Thanksgiving related. I also got this pack of retired Apple Cider DSP out. I have always loved the colors in it but keep forgetting that I still have it. Actually there is 2 packs of yes, I really needed to put it to good use!

The leaf is the Magnificent Maple stamp and the sentiment is from Amuse.

I love this card and i'm sure the recipient will too!

Bounty of the Season Card:

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Bounty of the Season- Amuse
Ink: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP (retired)
Accessories: Twill Tape, Gold Gems, Gold Twine, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape


My thoughts today.....

My little Bailee has been with my family now for 3 years!
Today is her Happy Adoption Day!

She has come along way in the last 3 years and let me tell you, she has such a wonderful personality!
She will entertain herself while playing with her toys and she loves to give lots of licks & kisses for belly rubs. She is so sweet & lovable and just completes my family! We could not ask for a more wonderful adopted doggy than my Bailee Boo!

She was 2 years old when we made the trip to Virginia to adopt her and today she is 5.
Happy Adoption Day my little Bailee!
We love you to the moon & back!

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Greetings From Santa

Hello & Happy Wednesday!
Another busy day in the stamp room today! Happily cranking out the Christmas cards but also worked on an adorable sweet treat for Christmas as well. I'm so excited to share those with you once the Christmas candy makes it out to the stores shelves!

Today I played around with the Greetings From Santa Bundle. It's a nice set and the thinlits cut like butter! Here is the first creation I made with it...

This card was alot of fun to make...I even had some suggestions from Shawn & Kelsey!
Sometimes someone else's eyes are a huge help!

Greetings From Santa Card:

Stamps: Greetings From Santa
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Detailed Santa Thinlits, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Red Metallic/White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2 Sided Tape

Isn't that Santa adorable???!!!


My thoughts today......

Happy October!
Although today was another hot day! Blah!
 Mother Nature, can we get back to having some nice Fall days instead of 85 degrees???!!
I'm sure this heat is probably rotting the Jack o Lanterns that are waiting for Halloween!
Even my doggies are wondering what in the world is going on!? I really hate to complain but I have been loving the Fall weather we had up until Monday when the heat came crawling back...blah!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you all had a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Joyful Christmas Poinsettia

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's late and I wanted to share a quick card I made today!

Another Christmas card, of course!

I've had this stamp set since it was out a few years back and never even mounted it let alone ink it up!
So glad I finally did today!

Joyful Christmas Card:

Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Accessories: Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stamp A Ma Jig, Rhinestones, Gold Cord, 2 Sided Tape

I think this card is so pretty with the cherry rhinestones and the pops of gold!
Hope you like it too!


My thoughts today...

I love the Fall season but today was just too hot!
Temps soared to 85 degrees here breaking the old record of 82. 
I know by weeks end the temps will be back to normal with some rain. 
We REALLY need the rain!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you all had a great day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend FUN & A Fall Card

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

What a weekend it was here!
I had a great time with my friend Deb Saturday at the Heirloom Stamp Show in York, PA.
We were very disappointed that half the usual vendors were not there this time. Neither one of us found what we went there looking for but we made the best of it and finished up with lunch at Chili's! 

Saturday evening my hubby & I went to the Pumpkin Walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. We went early to beat the crowds. They say they have 2000 people attend this from all over Pennsylvania & Maryland. This was our first year attending and I thought it was nice and the weather was even better! Part of the trail is lined up with decorated pumpkins for about half a mile on both sides. I'm sure it was probably awesome to go when it got dark and especially since it was full moon!

Here are a few pictures...

These little train cars are so cool. I've seen them & a bunch of other ones one Sunday afternoon Shawn & I were biking. I believe it's a club. 

Shawn & I walking. There were lots of people!

Shawn & I... 

This is part of the rail trail that was not decorated for the Pumpkin Walk so we walked a bit farther before dark time set in.

The pumpkins were carved by kids and adults and each had a little tealight inside so when it got dark the pumpkin lit up. This is all done for a fun family evening out to raise money for the York Heritage Rail Trail Authority so they can continue to build trails for the public to get out and enjoy.
We have come to love the York Heritage Rail Trail and try to get out and walk or bike it as much as we possibly can! 

So now onto a card that I was inspired to create after my Pumpkin Walk Saturday.
I saw that the trees are changing colors and the leaves are starting to gently fall to the ground around here. Here is my card of falling leaves....

 Such pretty fall colors!

Falling Leaves Card:

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Confetti Cream (retired), Early Espresso, The Paper Studio DSP
Accessories: Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Dimensional, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts....

Most definitely get out there and find the beauty in every day!

That is all for me on the beautiful fall day!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Penguin Christmas Card Set

Hello & Happy Friday!!

So glad the weekend is here!

As I sat and looked at the date today I realized something special. 
Today is 5 years since we moved back to Pennsylvania and bought our house! We have come to love this house very much in the last 5 years and I have to say that I am happy to be back home! 
Home sweet home!

So yesterday I started to work on some Christmas cards for the show.
Here is a cute one with my all time favorite penguin on.....

This set was a blast to create! I pulled out this sheet of dsp from the retired Winter's Frost DSP from several years ago. I must have 6 packs of it! Then I got to coloring my cute little penguins!

Penguin Christmas Card Set:

Stamps: More Merry Messages, Penguin from Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Winter's Frost DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I just love them!
Hope you do too!


My thoughts for today......

We have a very busy weekend planned here!

Tomorrow is the Heirloom Stamp Show in York, PA!
 My girls & I go every year. This year though I am not sure if the whole gang is attending because of other commitments but my very good friend, Deb & I are going! I love going to this to see what's new. I usually always get my stamp cleaner there and Deb checks out the embossing folders! It's a fun day!

Saturday evening is the Pumpkin Walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. We have never been to this before but from what we have read they line up both sides of the trail with lit up pumpkins for a half mile. I think it will be so cool to see and I will try to get some pictures to share here on Sunday!

Do you have any special plans this weekend???

Well, that is all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!