Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween, friends!

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Today is finally Halloween and we here at the Aungst Pad are doing our usual Halloween movie watching of Halloween & the Michael Myers movies. Kelsey & I have been doing this for quite a few years that we now make it a yearly event. We were invited to a Halloween Party but since Shawn is still dealing with a cold we decided to pass on it. 

I did not make as much in Halloween goodies this year as I normally do but I do have one last thing to show. These were by far my favs!

I made these using the Stampin Up Fry Box Die which I absolutely love!

Hope you like these treats!

Halloween Fry Boxes:

Stamps: Happy Hauntings 
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Tangelo Twist
Cardstock: Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, Black Glimmer Paper, Sweet Hauntings DSP
Accessories: Fry Box Die, Circle Punch, Washi Label Punch, Note Tag Punch, Clothespins from Recollections, Very Vanilla Thick Twine Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sketch Challenge 564

Hello Again!

My Sketch Challenge card is ready, so let's get to it!

This card is a special request so I tried to make it a bit nicer. My sentiment is popped up and I added some Kaiser Vanilla Pearls and Pool Party Thick Twine. I love the colors!

Sketch Challenge 564 Card:

Stamps: Beautiful Birthday
Ink: Peach Parfait
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Itty Bitty Butterfly, Pool Party Thick Twine, Kaiser Vanilla Pearls, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

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

Color Challenge 554

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I'm a day late on my Color Challenge card. I actually had it made but never got around to posting it. So today i'm catching up!

Here are the colors this week:

Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow & Baja Breeze
w dessert option of using patterned paper or DSP

I used the colors for a pack of cards for an order. A simple pack of Birthday cards. I kept these flat for easy mailing.

These are very pretty colors together!

Color Challenge 554 Card:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Wetlands sentiment
Ink: Mossy Meadow, SU Markers- Mossy Meadow & Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Mossy Meadow Thick Twine, Glue Dot, 2 Sided Tape

That's all for now!
I'm working on my Sketch Challenge card for today so that will be coming up on the blog shortly! Hope you will stop back!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Merry Monday Challenge 177

Hello & Happy Monday!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Can you believe that today is the last Monday of October?!! The time is flying by!

Today over at Merry Monday we have a new challenge for you to help get those Christmas cards made! The holidays are coming pretty quickly!

 I am the hostess this week so let's get to the challenge!

I was so happy to have found this paper from Stampin Up called Season of Cheer that had Christmas Lights in it! I cut out 2 Mini Treat Bags and used them as a pocket card, I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to add sparkle to the Night of Navy lightbulbs. It's hard to tell in the photo's but it's there. I stamped a sentiment on the pull out tag from the Reason for the Season stamp set. You could easily add a gift card, money or a small candy treat to this for a Christmas gift! I plan on using this type of cards this year!

Hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the awesome Christmas Light cards that the ladies have created for inspiration! I love their idea's and know you will too!
Christmas is a little over 8 weeks away so I hope my challenge will inspire you to create a card for the upcoming holiday! It'll be here before you know it!

Merry Monday Challenge #177 Card:

Stamps: Good Greetings ( hostess retired), Reason for the Season sentiment
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Season of Cheer DSP
Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Round Tab Punch (retired), Washi Label Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Cards

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Here are a few Halloween cards that I whipped up to send out. These were cards that I had in my "case" folder. Some I cased the exact way, some I made changes too and some are my own.

Cased from Wendy Janson

Cased from Mary Fish

Closeup of the Embossing Folder that is from Darice.
I had just picked it up at the Heirloom Stamp Show.

Cased from Kay Kalthoff

I used a variety of stamps, papers, embossing folders and cardstocks for these cards. If you have any questions please let me know! Thanks ladies for your inspiration!

The cards are addressed and postage has been put on these cards so come tomorrow they will go out in the mail to their destinations.

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Color Challenge 553

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I'm feeling much better today so it's time to hit the craft table and get caught up on what I have left go for the last week!

Today is Color Challenge day over at SCS and I always try to play along.

Here are the colors this week:

Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral, Old Olive & Bermuda Bay
with the dessert option of using rhinestones or pearls.

I can usually handle 3 colors but when there are 4 or more that usually throws me off.

Today I had to think about this for awhile. I decided to go with flowers since there was a green in the mix. I also went with my funky angled panel just for some interest. I added a Bermuda Bay Thick Twine bow with a glue dot and added small white pearls on the flowers. I'm not real sure on it and hopefully it will grow on me. 

What do you think?

Color Challenge 553 Card:

Stamps: Close As A Memory
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, SU Markers- Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Thick Twine, Glue Dot, Small White Pearls, 2 Sided Tape

That's all I have for today!
My hubby made me a cubby holder for my craft show coming in November. He did an amazing job with it!! Today I am going to package up some items and start filling it up! I will share a picture in due time.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Merry Monday Challenge #176

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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

Luckily, I already had my wreath & ribbon stamped and cut out. I just had to decide on paper and what I was going to do for a frame. I already had borrowed my friend Deb's On Film Framelits for another project but just then it hit me to use them. I cut out a Real Red frame and my wreath fit perfectly inside of it! WooHoo! I am so happy with how my card turned out!

Merry Monday Challenge 176 Card:

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath, Petite Pairs
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: On Film Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

Hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to get inspired by all the wonderful creations the ladies made this week! I love so many of their idea's! I also hope you will join in & play along! Christmas is coming quick!

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Butterfly Basics

Hello & Happy Friday!

So happy the weekend is upon us but i've been a bit under the weather the last few days. I hope soon I get to feeling better.

Today I wanted to share more cards made with the beautiful Butterfly Basics set & matching Thinlits. I love using this set and the Thinlits cut out the butterflies so nicely!

My customer requested more butterfly cards and wanted them left blank, inside & out so she could use these for any occasion. I really like the color combo and these could be used for a man or a woman! 

Butterfly Card Set:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Neenah White, Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits, Small White Pearls, Tombow Liquid

That is all for me today!
Not sure what the day is going to bring me but I hope I get to feeling better soon!
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a wonderful fun filled weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween Swankies

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today i'm sharing more Halloween! I hit the jackpot a few weeks ago when I ran to the grocery store quick and found a huge display of Swankies Halloween Tissue packs! I was like a kid in a candy store as these were a good seller for me last year. Here they are decorated....

I already found some for Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see what they have for Christmas!

Halloween Swankies:

Stamps: Just Flyin By, Boogly Eyes, A Halloween Hello
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Only Orange, Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White, Various Patterned Papers
Accessories: Ribbon from Michael's, Glue Dots, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sketch Challenge 562

I'm back with my card for today's Sketch Challenge 562 from over at SCS.
Here is the sketch:

This stamp set called Six Sayings is a hostess set in the Holiday Mini Catalog and this arrived yesterday too in my SU order! I really wanted this set because there are some nice sentiments in it. I used this Happy Holidays  one today with some snowflake paper from the Season of Cheer DSP Pack. My cardbase is Night of Navy with a layer of Soft Sky that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Snow Falling Embossing Folder. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper and a Snowflake embellishment from 2 years ago. I'm happy with this one! Hope you like!

Sketch Challenge 562 Card:

Stamps: Six Sayings
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Season of Cheer DSP
Accessories: Snow Falling Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Snowflake Embellishment, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid

That's all I have for today!
Stay tuned tomorrow for some Halloween fun!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Color Challenge 552

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

So sorry about no update yesterday! 
The chimney repair man came yesterday, which I was totally not expecting until today and he found a few issues with it so I never made it down to my stamp table to play along. Plus I was trying to keep Gigi & Bailee at bay since they seen him working outfront and kept barking at him. Today the man came and worked till early afternoon so I had a chance to get downstairs and craft! It was the first I stamped since last Friday!

Here are this week's pretty colors!

Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party & Sahara Sand
with the dessert option of adding our favorite embellishment

The UPS man just came yesterday afternoon and delivered a box of goodies I needed to keep up with my Christmas crafting! In the box was this hostess set called Best Thoughts. I made this card with a friend in mind who had brain surgery this morning. As soon as I get her mailing address, this will go out in the mail to her.
I used Pistachio Pudding Thick Twine & Rhinestones on my card as the twine & rhinestones are my favorite embellishments! I colored my image with Copic Markers.

Color Challenge 552 Card:

Stamps: Best Thoughts
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Thick Twine, Rhinestones, Tombow Liquid

Well, that's all for now!
I'll be back later this evening with my card for today's Sketch Challenge! At this time I almost have it completed! 

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Merry Monday Challenge #175

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a fun filled weekend!

Today we have a new challenge for you over at Merry Monday! Nina is our hostess and she has an awesome challenge for us this week!

Let's get to it!

 I knew exactly what I was going to use when I seen Nina's challenge, a moose from Riley & Company! I have a huge collection of Riley & Sophie images. I think they are adorable images too!

Riley is waving Hello & Wishing You a Happy Holiday! 
Looks like he is out in the snow building a snowman while the snow is falling. Oh, what fun! I remember days of doing this with my kiddo's when they were small and the snow was just fascinating to them! Those were the days....

Anyways, hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to check out all the inspiration the other ladies have for you! I promise you lots of great cards!!
I also hope you'll join in & play along with us this week. Christmas is only a few short weeks away!

Merry Monday Challenge 175 Card:

Stamps: Riley & Company, Michael's $1 Stamp (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: Falling Snow Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dot, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Glue Pen, Glitter, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

I thought this challenge was alot of fun and I just love using my Riley stamps! Thanks Nina!!

Well, that does it for me today!
I am off to get my housework started which will take me most of the day. I wish there was time to craft but not today. Hope you have a crafty day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sympathy Card Set

Hello & Happy Sunday!
A late post then heading off to bed!
It has been a great weekend around here!

Saturday was the Heirloom Stamp Show in York and all my stamp girls got together and went. We shopped then met up at Chili's for a nice relaxing lunch that gave us a chance to sit and talk about what we purchased at the stamp show, upcoming stamp parties and just life in general. I had a great day with my girls!!

So tonight I just wanted to share a pack of Sympathy cards that I made for an order last week. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make but i'm quite pleased with the turn out!

I took inspiration from a retired pack of designer paper called Cottage Wall. I love the mix of flowers with the striped paper and I added a small Old Olive bow to finish my card. My sentiment comes from the retired Simply Sketched stamp set. My flowers are from the Thought & Prayers set. It's a beautiful set! The inside is blank, just the way my customer likes!

Sympathy Card Set:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, sentiment from Simply Sketched
Ink: Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry SU Markers, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Stamp A Ma Jig, 2 Sided Tape

That's all I have for tonight! I'm off to bed now!
Stay tuned for another challenge from over at Merry Monday tomorrow! It's a fun one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Double Pocket Treat Holders for Halloween

Hello & Happy Friday!

So happy the weekend is upon us!
It will be a busy but fun one!

Saturday morning is the Heirloom Stamp Show in York, PA. My stamp girls meet up and go every year then we meet Miss Emily at Chili's for lunch. It's a great time to sit, eat and chat with all of them! Then Saturday evening our good friends, Deb & Ed are coming out to hang out with us again! We had such a great time the last time we got together so we planned to do it again before winter gets here! 
I doubt tomorrow I will have a blog update but hopefully sometime Sunday I will, so stay tuned!

Today I am sharing a little treat holder that I found on Splitcoaststampers.
Here is the link if your interested in making them.

I did mine up for Halloween and it was a help in using up lots of retired papers!

These little pocket holders are fast & easy to make and the video is easy to understand. I had a tougher time decorating them than I did making them! I purchased a big bag of York Peppermint Patties for these and i'm lucky I used 1/4 of the bag. Don't fret though, the rest will be handed out on Trick or Treat night if we don't stop munching on them! They are one of my favorites!

Double Pocket Treat Holders:

Stamps: A Halloween Hello, Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink: Basic Black Archival Pad, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Witches Brew & Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Various Ribbons, Hole Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive

Hope you will give them a try because they are fun & very easy to whip up!

Well, that is all I have for today!
Thanks SO much for stopping by & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!