Monday, June 30, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge #115

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
It's been crazy around the Aungst Pad. Friday, I went in to have the procedure done to burn the nerves in my lower back. Everything went well and i'm in a bit of pain but the Advil is helping greatly! I've been sleeping well but at times walking & bending can be a bit painful. Hoping in a few weeks once those nerves die off that i'll be pain free! Saturday, the hubby & I went and picked black raspberries for jelly as soon as my back gets better. He picked the majority of them. Together we had 7 quarts! Then on Sunday my oldest daughter, Kirsten, had planned a family day out on the island in the river where her boyfriend has a cottage at. Last minute my Mom got sick and did not come. We had my Dad out with us as well as my younger brother Randy & his wife, Melissa and their dog, Churchill. We cooked on the grill, went swimming from the boat dock,  I however did not swim due to having 4 needle holes in my lower back and the river being dirty. Wasn't taking a chance with getting infection in there! Then we took a nice ride to the sandbar that is in the river where everyone hangs out. My Dad really enjoyed himself as we all did. I just relaxed & took in the sights of a beautiful day!

So, you know they saying...all good things have to come to an end and here we are on a Monday already. Kristie is our fabulous hostess this week over at Merry Monday and she has a pretty awesome challenge for let's get to it!

I have grown to love making an all white card but they are hard to photograph sometimes! For this one I used a tree die from Impression Obsession and added little white pearls to it. Both trees are popped up and I added a white bow. My sentiment is from Stampin Up that was available last year. I embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder and cut it out with Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities. The layer under it was embossed with a retired SU embossing folder called Snow Burst. It's one of my favorites!

Merry Monday Week #115 Card:

Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Neenah White
Accessories: SU Snow Burst EF, Impression Obsession Tree Die, White Pearls, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, White Stitched Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other ladies have created this week! Lots of white creations!

Well, that is all for me!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #114

Hello & Happy Monday!

Time for another challenge from over at Merry Monday!
This week's it's Katie's turn to host the challenge and she is looking for "Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine" on our cards!

My pictures aren't the best but they will do. When I rearranged my stamp room a few weeks ago I took 2 little lights off of my lightbox and I think they made quite a difference from looking at my pictures. I will have to re-attach them. 

For my card I pulled out this retired set called Bright Hopes. It's another one of those sets that I just love the images & sentiments in it. I embossed the tree in Silver Embossing Powder and cut it out with my Oval & Oval Scalloped Nesties. I layered that on top of a die from the Apothecary Framelits that I cut out in the Silver Glimmer Paper. I pulled out a sheet of DSP from the new Moonlight DSP Paper Pad. I just love the new Blackberry Bliss In Color! I mounted that on a white card base and added some rhinestones to my embossed tree. My sentiment on the front is made on a flag banner with a Blackberry Bliss bow added with a glue dot. I think I have the "Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine" covered with this card! It sure is beautiful in real life! Thanks Katie for an awesome challenge this week!
Be sure to head over to the Merry Monday Blog to see what the other ladies created this week. It's fantastic to see all the idea's people come up with!

Merry Monday Week #114 Card:

Stamps: Bright Hopes
Ink: Versamark, Silver EP, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Neenah White, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Oval & Scallop Oval Nestibilities, Apothecary Framelits, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, Rhinestones, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Liquid Mono

Well, that is all for me today!
Looking forward to seeing what wonderful creations are in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Little Bailee Boo Boo!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Yesterday was alot of fun at the stamp party! We had so much fun making the 3 pretty cards that Nan designed for us. I enjoy sitting and catching up with each of the ladies. Deb K. shared her pictures from her recent trip to Florida to visit her son, Tim. We are all hoping to plan a trip down next year before summer to visit Tim. He is just like my 2nd son as I babysat him as a little boy. Anyways, I had a chance to order some new things from the new Stampin Up! catty. Love that new Fry Box Die and cannot wait to get it! Also ordered some cardstocks and a few other cute things too! Afterwards we went out to an early supper at a local restaurant with Kirsten & Brad for Father's Day. It turned out to be a great day!

So, today I do have things to share that I made for the July 4th holiday but instead I wanted to share a few sweet little pictures of my little lover dog, Bailee! She & Gigi have done so well together in the last few months and I just don't talk about them enough. Today is Bailee's day!

When we first adopted Bailee Boo Boo we did not think it would work out with Gigi but after some time the 2 have become the best of friends. Gigi really looks out for Bailee when the 2 Jack Russells are here but for the most part Bailee & Gigi get along very well with Shady & long as food is not brought into the picture!
Bailee follows me everywhere, everyday! If I go downstairs to craft, she's hot on my heels and lays on the chair and watches me. She is my little shadow and i'm so glad she is with us. Our days are full of laughs and entertainment with Gigi & Bailee in our lives. Life would be really boring without them!
We love our rescued doggies to the moon & back!
Well, that is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy July 4th Treats

Hello & Happy Saturday!

This morning I am off to a Stampin Up! party at Deb K's! It will be great to see the whole gang again and i'm looking forward to seeing what projects we'll be making! It's always a fun time!

Before I head out I want to share a sweet treat I made for July 4th. These are off to my Dad & Kirsten to sell. My Dad has lady friends at the local store that have been asking for goodies.

Here are some...

I just love those 1 x 8 Cello bags that Stampin Up! sells. They make for some cute treats!

July 4th M&M Bags:

Stamps: Sentiment from More Great Greetings
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Neenah White
Accessories: 1 x 8 Cello Bags, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Liquid Mono

Stay tuned for more goodies!

For now, i'm out the door to a stamp party!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, June 20, 2014

July 4th Banner

Hello & Happy Friday!

Was a very productive day for me for a change! Must have been the 2 cups of coffee that I had this morning! HAHA! I was up early and headed down to my stamp table to make something that has been on my "to do" list for a few weeks. I wanted to do it while Vicki was visiting but we never got around to it. I've been wanting to make a Fourth of July Banner that I could hang on the hutch in my kitchen. Today was the day!!!!

I love how it turned out, just wish some of my pictures would have been a bit clearer!

USA Banner :

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Real Red, Red DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Neenah White, Whisper White DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Pacific Point, Pacific Point DSP, Blue Glitter Paper (from Michael's)
Accessories: Stripes EF, Perfect Pennants Die, Banner Framelits, Star Die, Rosette Die, Alphabet Typeset Dies, Stitched Ribbon, Jute, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Jumbo Eyelets, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun, Liquid Mono 

Well, that's all I have to share today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Color Challenge 483

Hello & Happy Thursday!

This week has gotten away from me. Unfortunately my back is still giving me grief but on a good note, I go in next week to have Radio Frequency Ablation done to help rid my joints of this painful arthritis that is getting the best of me. I'm hoping for good results!

Anyways, i've been working on making some 4th of July treats to sell to Kirsten's ladies at work and my Dad has been asking for stuff. Today I finished it all up and it's now ready for delivery. Tonight I went downstairs after supper and made a card for this week's Color Challenge. 

Here are the colors and my card..

 Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party & Gumball Green

Dessert option is to use flowers!

Field Flowers is one of my favorite flower stamp sets. I know it is retired now but it will stay in my collection for a long time!

Color Challenge 483 Card:

Stamps: Field Flowers, Petite Pairs
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Gumball Green
Cardstock: Temtping Turquoise, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig, Circle Punches, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge #113

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We had a wonderful week & a half vacationing with Vicki & Ed Burdick, our friends from Missouri! We went & seen so many fun things while they were visiting with us. I had the best time but boy am I exhausted and my back is really giving me the grief!

So now that things are calming down, i'm back with another fun challenge from over at Merry Monday! Let's get to it...

 This week our wonderful hostess is Kathy Schweinfurth and she gave a pretty color challenge!

I pulled out my Impression Obsession tree die that I love so much but it's really hard to get it out of the die. Luckily, this one did not give me too much trouble! LOL I love these colors for Christmas!
Hope you can stop by the blog to see what the other ladies have made for this week's challenge! You won't be sorry! :)

Merry Monday Week #113 Card:

Stamps: Amuse sentiment, inside sentiment is DRS Designs
Ink: Silver Metallic
Cardstock: Neenah White, Pretty in Pink, Silver Brush Metallic
Accessories: D'vine Swirls EF, Impression Obsession Die, Itty Bitty Framelits, Silver Beads, Liquid Glue Pen, 2 Sided Tape

Now that our company has left and my hubby heads back to work today, things should start going back to a normal routine and I find more time to create. Vicki & I did a bit of crafting while she was here so I will be sharing that soon! Can't wait to show you all the goodies! It was SO much fun!

Well, that's all for me today!
Housework awaits!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #112

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We have company this week from Missouri. Vicki Burdick & her hubby, Ed made the trip to the east coast to hang with us till Thursday to see the sights here and get some stamp time in. It's been alot of fun! Today we are heading out to Ocean City, Maryland to walk the boardwalk and dip our toes into the Atlantic Ocean! Fun, fun, fun! I just hope our weather holds out.

So before the fun starts I am sharing my Merry Monday Challenge card for this week. Let's get started!

Karren Johnson is our hostess this week and she gave us a great challenge! This card took me at most 20 minutes to make and gave me a chance to dig out an old stamp and dust it off! Love the results!

Merry Monday Challenge Week #112 Card:

Stamps: Michael's $ bin stamps
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Neenah White
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Nesties, Candy Cane Stripes EF, Real Red Stitched Grosgrain, Glue Pen, Glitter, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday blog to check out what the other ladies have created and play along with us. Can't wait to see the gallery filled with Santa hats!

Well, that's all for today as I need to get my butt ready for our beach day!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #111

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! It sure was a gorgeous weekend here in PA! Unfortunately, the hubby & I had a bunch of stuff to do before our company arrives this week! He will be taking some vacation time this week and i'm sure we'll get plenty of time to be outside then!

Since it's Monday, that means it's time for another challenge from over at Merry Monday! This week our good friend Karen Davis is the hostess but unfortunately she left our design team a week or so ago due to some work issues. She left us with a pretty awesome challenge though!
Here we go!

This was a simple and very quick card to make! I'm pleased with the results!

Merry Monday Week #111 Card:

Stamps: Snowy Evergreens from Memory Box, Greetings of the Season, More Merry Messages
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Versamark, White EP
Cardstock: Neenah White, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Banner Punch, Rhinestones, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other ladies have created this week! Lots of cute inspiration!

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