Sunday, July 22, 2018

Waterfront HB

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend!
Yesterday was a busy day with doggy day spa for the girls and then we ran some errands before the monsoon arrived. It rained pretty much all day! We needed it for the grass was brown and I know the gardens needed a good watering!
Yesterday was our 28th wedding anniversary and we spent most of the day just watching some movies and hanging out at home which was fine by me. 

So, today I have a card to share that we made at the last stamp get together.
I seen this card on Pinterest by Su Mohr and did a complete case of it.
The girls like the outdoorsy masculine cards so this one was a hit!



This was also a fun card to create using the retired Hearth & Home Thinlit die.
I borrowed the window die from my friend, Deb a few months ago to diecut them ahead of time.
We stamped our forest on the Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight inks.

Card Details:

Stamps: Waterfront, Perennial Birthday
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Hearth & Home Thinlits (retired), Lg Oval Punch (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stamping the forest looking out our windows was such a cool idea and the Wood Textures DSP adds so much to our card. If you do not have the Wood Textures DSP....you really need it!
Everyone's cards looked alittle bit different and that is the joy of using the Waterfront stamp set. 
It can create some great cards!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy

Friday, July 20, 2018

Pineapple Punch

Hello & Happy Friday!

The muggy weather is back today and my AC has been turned back on.
I was just saying to my neighbor last evening how nice the last 2 days were.
I heard we are back to rain everyday for the next week but that is one thing we really need!
Our grass is brown.

So, today I have a quick card using an old set called Fresh Fruits from 2005.
I paired it with a new In Color called Pineapple Punch.



Pineapple Punch is literally the color of pineapples...almost reminds me of YoYo Yellow from back in the day! It's pretty bright!
Anyone else remember that color?

If you look closely under the pineapple panel I have snuck in a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock that was embossed with the Petal Pairs Embossing Folder. I placed my panel on a slant just to add some texture to my card. 


Card Details:

Stamps: Fresh Fruits (retired)
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Pineapple Punch DSP (In Color DSP)
Accessories: Petal Pair EF, Pineapple Punch 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I wanted to make some "Welcome to the Neighborhood" or "Congrats on Your New Home" style cards for on my card rack and I really love the pineapple stamp for that!
I know it's an old stamp set but it still makes some of the nicest cards!
I guess that is why I still have SO many older stamp sets in my collection! 
I just cannot part with them!

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My thoughts today....


Seems fitting to go with my Pineapple card today! 

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your Friday!
~Wendy

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Just Breathe....

Hello & Happy Thursday!

This week is flying by!
Yesterday we had some gorgeous weather and today is much of the same!
I love it!

I have a card to share today that I made last week with my stamp friends.
This uses several stamp sets which I will list below.




We used the retired color, Dapper Denim on this which is perfect for a beach card.
The Crumb Cake piece was torn then stamped with the sand looking stamp from High Tide. Then we stamped the sea grass on it. The water and seagulls were stamped before we adhered the Crumb Cake cardstock on. I already had the chair diecut (which is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits) and on a piece of Adhesive Sheet so it would be easy to add to the card. The drink was already stamped and diecut too and that is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as well. We stamped our sentiment and then the sun and put it all together. Lastly, we added a Dapper Denim Enamel Dot and called this card done. I sure wish I was sitting in that chair right now with a cold lemonade in hand! LOL

Card Details:

Stamps: High Tide, Colorful Seasons
Ink: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP (woodgrain for chair)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Dapper Denim Enamel Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


We all had a great time making this one!
The perfect relaxation card! 

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My thoughts today....


One can dream, right?


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous day!
~Wendy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Stylish Christmas

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

A beautiful day is on tap here and i'm so glad to be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in!
Better yet, sleeping with the windows open tonight with temps in the 50's! That is music to my ears!

Today I have a pretty Christmas card to share with you!
I made another Double Easel Card with a Distinktive stamp set called Stylish Christmas.
It is on page 101 of the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.





I must be sick or something because I actually fussy cut the poinsettia and leaves out for this card!
Twice within a week that I fussy cut and that my friends, hardly ever happens! LOL
This set being another one of those Distinktive stamp sets gives that realistic 3D look that I am really digging! I cannot wait to play a bit more with this set!


Card Details:

Stamps: Stylish Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Old Olive 1/8 Ribbon, Glue Dot, White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My card is also a Double Easel Card that I got the tutorial from Patty Bennett.
Here is the link to make the Double Easel Card.
I promise you they are easy peasy to make!

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My thoughts today....


A busy day for me as I have a card order to work on this afternoon and we may get the bikes out this evening for a quick ride. You know I always try to take advantage of nice weather!

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Flap Fold Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Last week I had a get together with my stamp friends.
I usually try to create 5-6 cards for us to make and this time I was looking to make some different style of cards. Yesterday I shared the Double Easel Card that I learned how to create from Patty Bennett. 
Today I have a Flap Fold style card. I'm not sure if that's the right name for this but that is what I am going with anyways! LOL
I got a card in the mail recently from my friend Mary Anne.
I was so intrigued with it that I had to sit down and try my hand at one!
Here is what I created for my get together....





I have to admit, these turned out so much better than I imagined!
Thanks Mary Anne for sharing your talent with me!

Card Details:

Stamps: High Tide, Itty Bitty Greetings, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Poppy Parade DSP
Accessories: Classic Label Punch, Poppy Parade Striped Ribbon, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Anything beach related is always fun to make!
I have had this High Tide set for atleast 2 years and have finally gotten it inky!
Better late than never, right?

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My thoughts today....


Yes, always!
That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Monday, July 16, 2018

Double Easel Card

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Today I want to share a card that I made with my stamp friends Friday night.
I watched a tutorial by Patty Bennett on how to create this card.
It is a Double Easel Card.




If your interested in making this here is Patty's tutorial. 

After watching her video I took DSP and cardstock to match and made the card.
The one I am showing today was my sample card. 
(I still have my card to share another day)
Each of the girls made cards that are completely different from my sample.
I wish I would have taken pictures of the girls cards!
They were awesome!


Card Details:

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Tropical Chic
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP
Accessories: Tropical Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Granny Apple Green Glittered Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I thought this card was so cool and it matched the bags I made them!
I will be making more of this style card!
So much fun!

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My thoughts today.....


I heard we are to get in the 90's today!
Yea, not my favorite kind of weather so I will be staying put inside.
It's my day of housework anyways.....BLAH!
Hope your day is more exciting!

Thanks for stopping by & stay cool!
~Wendy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Saturday!

This is my second post of the day and that never happens!
My dear sweet hubby had to work today so after getting my wash machine rolling and the bills done....it was time to go stamp!
I have been wanting to play along with the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, all week!
It's been slightly crazy around the Aungst Pad this week with preparing for my stamp get together last evening. I was so hoping today i'd have time!

If you have never checked Tuesday Morning Sketches out....I encourage you to do so!
They have really cool sketches every week!
Here is this week's sketch and my card....



As you can see I flipped the sketch.
Next Saturday is our 28th wedding anniversary so I wanted to use the High Tide lighthouse to make Shawn an anniversary card! He loves anything beach related so I think he will like my card.

Card Details:

Stamps: High Tide, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seaside EF, Linen Thread, Old Olive Enamel Heart, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Phew, I am glad I got that done!
Since I already posted my thoughts of the day I won't do another one but would like to thank you for stopping by once again! Stop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!

~Wendy

Tropical Chic Gift Bags

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

Up bright & early this morning since my hubby has to work.
It's a beautiful morning...not too hot or humid out yet!

Last evening was my stamp get together with friends!
I always enjoy our stamping time and all the chit chatting we do!
If you remember, last month I started decorating small gift bags for them to take their cards home in.
This is my July Bags that I whipped up....take a look!




I always start out by making a tag and then just building on the tag.
I don't attach it to my bag with twine or ribbon. I attach it with 4 Dimensionals on the back so it does not fall off and it will not flop around on the bags. This really seems to work and the girls love having the decorated bag to carry their artwork home in!
For this bag I used a new bundle in the catalog called Tropical Chic.
At first it did not grab my attention but the more I saw samples of it the more I loved it.
I told you I am a sample girl.....alot of sets never grab my attention until I see things done with it. 
I know.....i'm always late to the party! LOL

Project Details:

Stamps: Tropical Chic, sentiment from Abstract Impressions
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP
Accessories: Tropical Thinlits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Granny Apple Green Ribbon, Granny Apple Green Glittered Enamel Dots, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


On the ferns, I inked my stamp in Granny Apple Green then took a sponge dauber & the Shaded Spruce ink pad and sponge daubed that ink onto the bottoms of each of the stamps. Once I pounced ink on the rubber, I huffed to re-moisten the stamp and stamped on the cardstock. That is what gives the ferns the 2 toned look! My flower is just stamped in Blushing Bride to match the color in the DSP.


My friends really like the bags, so as long as time allows I will try to make them before each get together! Hope you liked these as much as I enjoyed making them!

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My thoughts today....


Almost looks like my little Gigi in that picture!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy

Friday, July 13, 2018

Inspired Events

Hello & Happy Friday!

So glad the weekend is here!
Tonight I am having a stamp get together with friends to make a few cards!
I have been working on getting card kits ready and I am pretty pleased with what I designed!
I can't wait to share them with you!

So before my day gets away from me I want to share 2 cards I made for the card rack.
 My customer orders Confirmation cards quite a bit and when I seen the stamp set called Inspired Events in the catalog....I ordered it!




Every time she would order this type of card I would cringe because I wasn't quite sure what to do. This set is a welcomed stamp set and will get a ton of use!! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Inspired Events
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Small White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


On the Flirty Flamingo card....can you believe I fussy cut those flowers out??
Yea, me neither!!!
I am not a fussy cutting kind of person, usually!
I guess that day I was in the mood!! LOL
Hope you liked the cards today!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous Friday!
~Wendy

Thursday, July 12, 2018

With Love & Sympathy

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have a pretty card to share made using the Painted Harvest stamp set.
As you know this is one of my most favorite stamp sets, ever!
I also used a new set called Itty Bitty Greetings which replaced the Teeny Tiny Wishes set that retired in May.




This set could easily be used for any occasion.
I pulled out some pretty colors for this.
Flirty Flamingo & Granny Apple Green!
Aren't they pretty together?

Card Details:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo. Whisper White, Brights DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Classic Label Punch, White Cotton Ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Enamel Dots, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


It's always good to keep sympathy cards on hand for when you need them.
This one went on my card rack with the matching envelope! 

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My thoughts today....


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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Welcome Baby

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great week so far!
Today I have a baby card to share.
My card rack has been needing some cards on it and Baby Boy is one of them!
 This card uses some retired items as well as current.



I am in love with this card and the colors!
I tried to stay away from traditional colors and patterned papers for a different look.
I hope I accomplished that!


Card Details:

Stamps: Special Celebrations, Something for Baby (retired)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Have A Cuppa DSP (retired)
Accessories: Baby's First Framelits (retired), Bermuda Bay Striped Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Enamel Dot (retired), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I love the onesie in this set/framelits! 
It will stay in my collection for along time as it makes some cute Baby cards!
I still need to make more Baby cards for the card rack. They go out the door as fast as I make them sometimes! 

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!
~Wendy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jars of Love

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today we heat back up here in PA.
Our weekend was so nice especially for July standards!
Sure wish it could have stayed that way the rest of the summer!

Today I have a pretty color combo to share using the Jar of Love stamp set & Framelits.
I was on the fence since this set came out on whether or not I wanted it since I have a jar set from a few years ago. I caved and got it this past spring! 




I used the new Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue on this. Such pretty colors! Also new on this card is the Gorgeous Grape DSP, Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon and the Gorgeous Grape Glittered Enamel Dots! The dots add a bit of sparkle to my card and keeps everything matching! 


Card Details:

Stamps: Jars of Love
Ink: Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape DSP
Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, Glue Dots, Gorgeous Grape Glittered Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I was thinking of using this set for my next stamp get together but there is alot of stamping & die cutting involved so I think I will just hold off and play a bit more with it to create a simple card with a simple design. I'm sure it can be done!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have an awesome day!
~Wendy

Monday, July 9, 2018

Accented Blooms

Hello & Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Our weather here in south central PA was magnificent!
I enjoyed being outside as much as we could and had the bikes out both days for long rides!
Best weekend we had in quite awhile even though I ended up getting some sunburn!
It was all fun and worth it!

So, today I have a pretty cool card to share using the Accented Blooms stamp set.
This is a great set and coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch.



Sometimes when i'm not sure what to do with a stamp set I will do something in monochromatic color. I love this type of card and using just one color of ink. This card uses one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Call Me Clover. A very pretty green!


Card Details:

Stamps: Accented Blooms
Ink: Call Me Clover
Cardstock: Call Me Clover, Whisper White, Call Me Clover DSP
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Call Me Clover 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


For anyone on the fence about ordering the new In Color Grosgrain Ribbons....Do it!
They are pretty colors, very thin and so easy to work with!
Tying bows are so nice and it does not bulk up your card!
I wish Stampin Up had more colors in this ribbon! Love it!

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My thoughts today....


Even though i'm exhausted this morning and may need that extra cup of coffee to get me moving, I am smiling! It was a great weekend and it's looking like another nice day today before the heat & humidity come back tonight. Hope to get one more bike ride in this evening!

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Saturday!

We are in for some awesome weather this weekend....finally!
This morning we are going to load up the bikes and head to the rail trail for a nice bike ride!
Can ya tell I am excited for it?!

Today I have a card to share that I made yesterday for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge.
They have some fun sketches every week so check them out & join in on the fun!

Here is the sketch and my card....





I pulled out a sheet of the Garden Impression DSP and used both sides of it to diecut the Stitched Squares out. My sentiment comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and I used Night of Navy cardstock for that. I need some "Congratulations" cards for my card rack and this sketch came in hand just for that! 


Card Details:

Stamp: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: So Saffron, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Garden Impressions DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Melon Mambo & So Saffron Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


The little butterfly is also in the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits!
It's cute, isn't it?
I added some Melon Mambo & So Saffron Enamel Dots to finish this off.
Awesome sketch, ladies!

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My thoughts today....


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