Monday, August 25, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #123

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a fun weekend!
We spent Saturday night with our dear friends and ex-neighbors from Wrightsville. They came over for supper and watched the NASCAR race while flipping the channel back & forth to the Baltimore Ravens preseason game. We intended to have a firepit that night but since it rained all day Saturday, that plan went out the window. We had really good time hanging out with them again. It's been way tooo long!

Anyways, since it's Monday that means it's time for a new challenge from over at Merry Monday! Bonnie is our fantastic hostess this week and she is asking for wreaths on our cards. So let's get to it!

I just loved Bonnie's inspiration picture! I really wish I had a wreath as beautiful as that one but instead I have one almost as cute. This wreath is from a retired SU set called Welcome Christmas, which I thought was perfect for the challenge! I embossed my wreath in Winter White EP onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock so the image would pop off the page. I added some small rhinestone to the wreath image to give it some sparkle. I also added a Razzleberry bow. My card is very simple but also very mail friendly once it's time to address my envelope and mail it out! :)

Hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other ladies have created this week. Soooo many beautiful wreaths! 

Merry Monday Week #123 Card:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Neenah White, Rich Razzleberry DSP
Accessories: Winter White EP, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Stamp A Ma Jig, 2 Sided Tape

We are getting closer & closer to Christmas so I hope you can find some time to play along with us! I'm so excited to see all the beautiful wreaths in our gallery this week!

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Halloween Cups

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today i'm sharing some of those adorable little coffee cups that the world was introduced to last year! I still have a bunch in my stash so I thought why not get some decorated for the upcoming Halloween season. So here is what I worked on earlier this week....

I had the patterned paper leftover from last year and it is from Recollections at Michael's. The orange glitter paper is from Michael's as well and it is very messy! I had glitter from head to toe after punching out a few scallop circles. The stamp sets I used are Batty For You and That's The Ticket on the top. Love it and these cups! I filled them with some Hershey's Minatures Candy Bars. The Halloween candy is out in the stores already and that makes me smile! I love Trick or Treat Night!

Halloween Cups:

Stamps: Batty For You, That's the Ticket
Ink: Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Orange Glitter Paper, Patterned Paper-Michael's
Accessories: Scallop Circle & Circle Punches, Ticket Punch, Black Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Can you tell i'm excited for Halloween & Fall weather??!!

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Covered Notepads

Hello & Happy Friday!!!

Lots of fun things are coming to life this week from off my stamp table! Feels great to be back at crafting a bit each day! Today I am sharing a few Covered Notepads that I made up. I did a bunch in the beginning of summer but they have since all sold and I try to keep some in my stash for when occasions arise that someone needs a few. 

I am trying really hard to use up ALL the designer paper I have. I have so much! These Covered Notepads use a nice size piece and then some on the notepad at the top. I love them all!! This last one with the striped Tangerine Tango was intended to be a Halloween one but my mind went off in a different direction when I went to decorate it. I have already done a few for Christmas since I am participating in a craft show at the famous John Wright in Wrightsville, PA. the Saturday after Thanksgiving for Small Business Saturday. I'm excited! I have been working hard to get prepared for Halloween & Christmas. I'm sure as the weeks go on and we get closer to the holidays that I will have more things to share with you so try to stop by everynow & then!

Well, more crafting is to be done today! The skies are looking pretty dreary here in PA today so I am going to head to my stamp table and get to it!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy 79th Birthday, Pops!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Busy day ahead for me.....i'm working on making 2 pans of lasanga for tonights supper with the family! My Dad turns 79 today! That calls for a big celebration, wouldn't you say???!!!
Yesterday, I worked for several hours to make a really cool card for him. I always try to make something a bit different for him. Can ya tell i'm a Daddy's girl!!?? 

Anyways, I found the direction on the Splitcoaststampers page under Tutorials. These are called Card in a Box....

I think he's really going to like it!

Here's to many more birthdays, Dad!!!

Card in A Box:

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Yipppeee Skippee, Sketched Birthday, Just Sayin'
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Window Sheet, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Just Sayin' Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (numbers), Scallop Circle & Circle Punches, Sm Oval Punch, Owl Punch (feet), Clothespin, Coastal Cabana Twine, Tangerine Tango Ribbon & Button, Wire, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Surprisingly, this card came together quite easy and I just love the finished product. Nice thing too, is that when it folds up it fits into a regular Medium Envelope!

Well, I better get back to work!
Lasanga is callin my name!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #122

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! 

So, last week was my turn to hostess the Merry Monday Challenge. If you played along, Thank You! We had sooo many gorgeous cards in the gallery that I had one tough time picking a winner. In my eyes they were all winners but we all know that we have to pick one. I chose a card from Brian King. It was the most beautiful card from the rich colors of the gorgeous greens & pinecones and the plaid ribbon! Stunning!

Anyways, this week we have a new challenge over at Merry Monday! Sue is our hostess, so let's get to it!

I really like these colors for a Christmas card! I kept my card simple this week. My cardbase and first layer are Basic Black and embossed with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder. I added my banner across the top with silver cord. My little banners are silver & gold foil paper and I added punched stars to them. Once I got my Merry diecut attached I threw on some gold sequins and called it done. I'm loving it and hope you do too!

Merry Monday Challenge Week #122 Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Silver & Gold Foil Paper
Accessories: Silver Cord, Gold Sequins, Banner Punch, Merry Mini Punch Pack (star), Snow Burst EF, Expressions Thinlits, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape, Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other Merry Makers have created this week. So many pretty idea's! 

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

Monday, August 11, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #121

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

This week it is my turn to hostess the Merry Monday Challenge and i'm so excited so let's get to it!

I pulled out my Autumn Days stamp set just to use the pretty greens & pinecone image it in. I really don't have much that has pinecones in but I loved this inspiration picture when I saw it. The plaid ribbon is what really caught my eye!

I hope you will take some time to stop by the Merry Monday blog this week to see all the beautiful creations the ladies have created this week! I love it! I also hope you will play along with us! Christmas isn't that far off!!

Merry Monday Card:

Stamps: Autumn Days, Four the Holidays, inside sentiment is DRS Designs
Ink: Garden Green & Chocolate Chip SU Markers, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Neenah White, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green DSP
Accessories: MS Branch Punch, Square & Scallop Square Nesties, Plaid Ribbon, Glue Dot, 2 Sided Tape

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week # 120

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice restful weekend!

Today we are back on track for the Merry Monday Challenge. Nina is our hostess and has a fabulous challenge for us to help get those Christmas cards made! Let's get to it!

I looked thru my box that I keep stamped images in and found this pretty image already stamped, all I had to do was color it! I loved this set when it was out a few years back but it sure is a lot of coloring!
I kept my card very CAS this week and left the focus directly on the colored image which has the sled and ski's in it. The sentiments on the card, inside & out are from the same set. 

Merry Monday Week #120 Card:

Stamps: Home for Christmas
Ink: Memento Ink, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Neenah White, Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories: Snow Burst EF, White Pearls, 2 Sided Tape

We hope you'll stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other's have created this week & play along! The ladies have really outdone themselves with many different idea's!

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