Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sympathy Card for a Friend

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today is the last day of March.

I recently needed a Sympathy card for a friend.
 I had a card in my favorites for quite awhile that my friend, LeAnne Pugliese had created. She makes the nicest cards! I cased her card with some changes.

Smoky Slate is a hard color to capture with the camera but I love it's soft color!
My background panel is embossed with the Fluttering EF. It's a 6X6 size so it covers alot of area! 
I made a tag out of my main focus panel using the Ornate Tag Topper Punch (love that thing!). My butterflies are from the Papillion Potpourri set that I stamped in Smoky Slate and the sentiment is done in Basic Gray. I added a few rhinestones for interest and a Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon tied on with a piece of White Baker's Twine. The tag was attached with Tombow Liquid so my card was flat for mailing.

Thank you, LeAnne for your inspiration!

Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Perfect Pairs (sentiment)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, All Is Calm DSP (retired)
Accessories:Fluttering EF, Ornate Tag Topper, Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Tombow Liquid

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Corner Flip Thank You Card

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a new style of card to share that I seen on Kay Kalthoff's blog. She recently did a tutorial on how to make your own and since I have been seeing this type of card all over the place, I wanted to learn too! Here is the link..

They are a little bit tricky to make but once you get the hang of it they can be fun and the best part for me is decorating the card! Give it a try, you will love it!

Corner Flip Thank You Card:

Stamps: One Big Meaning
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP Paper Stack
Accessories: SU Paper Trimmer, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Thick Vanilla Twine, Vanilla Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I love, love, love this card....hope you do too!

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 198

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend!

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

This was a bit of a challenge for me but after looking thru a few different stamp sets I found this sentiment and immediately decided to use it. I used a Papertreyink holly die and an embossing folder from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) that has holly leaves on. Just a simple card and one that will be flat for mailing.

Merry Monday Challenge 198 Card:

Stamps: Christmas Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Holly Embossing Folder, PTI Holly Die, Gold Cord, Tombow Liquid Glue

Well, I wanted to let everyone know that this week is my last week as a designer for the Merry Monday Challenge. I have come to the decision to step down about a month ago due to some life changes. My hubby will be having surgery in a few weeks in which my time will be busy in caring for him plus I just feel it's time. I have enjoyed my time with this group of ladies over the last few years and value the friendships I have made with them. Lesley, thank you for this opportunity! I have enjoyed it very much! This isn't goodbye as i'm sure when time allows I will join in & play along because I will need Christmas cards too! So, I hope to see you around in blogland in the future!

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today is a busy day here at the Aungst Pad as we are preparing Easter Dinner!
The weather is looking to be so so but i'm looking forward to a fun day then after dinner we are going for a hike unless the clouds and rain come before. Surprisingly, my back has been handling our hikes pretty good. The steep hills really pull on it but nothing too bad. It also might be an indication that my injections are wearing off. Time will tell but in the meantime I am enjoying the outdoors with my one & only!!!

Anyways, today I have more Easter treats I whipped up for my Easter table. I'm sure everyone will love these because I put there favorite candy in them...,Kit Kat Bars and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs!

I just cannot get enough of this adorable bunny! He is just the cutest thing EVER!
I used the Mini Treat Bag Framelits for these bags with patterned paper from Hobby Lobby that I picked up around Christmas time. The "Happy Easter" is from the Circle of Spring stamp set. I cannot wait to play with that set a bit more too!

Easter Mini Treat Bags:

Stamps: Circle of Spring (sentiment), Friends & Flowers (bunny)
Ink: Lavender Lace, Marina Mist, Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Patterned Paper from Hobby Lobby, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Lavender Lace, Marina Mist
Accessories: Circle Punches, Mini Treat Bag Framelits & Accessories, Festive Flower Punch, Ribbon, Bow Tie Clips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

That's all I have for today!
I'd like to wish you all a very happy & blessed Easter with your loved ones! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by & I will be back tomorrow with another challenge for Merry Monday and I will be sharing some news. Stay tuned!!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hershey Kiss Boxes for Easter

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I promised something different instead of notepads and here it is!

Hershey Kiss Boxes for Easter!

Here is the link to the tutorial to make them. Thank you for sharing, BJ Peters! 

I finally had a chance to play with my new little friend (this Easter Bunny). He is made from the stamp set called Friends & Flowers. I have seen so many cool things done with that set that I look forward to using it more! Isn't he adorable??

I also had a chance to use my Bow Tie Clips that are in the Occasions Mini as well. These just complete my bunnies whether they are for a boy or a girl! Inside the box holds 5 Hershey Kisses. 
Total cuteness!

I will put a few bucks in where you can slip in a gift card and put them on my table for Easter Dinner! Can't wait!!

Hershey Kiss Boxes:

Stamps: Friends & Flowers, Indescribable Gifts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Window Sheets, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, All Bloom DSP, Pool Party, Best Yet DSP
Accessories: Circle Punches, Festive Flower Punch, Washi Label Punch, Bow Tie Clips, Pool Party Ribbon, Blushing Bride Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you enjoyed today's project! I had a fun time making them!

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

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sweet Sorbet DSP Notepads

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is finally upon us and we are 2 days away from Easter!

Today I have a few more notepads to share. I was on a roll with making them last weekend. 
I promise I will soon have some other things to share.

I have SO much of this Sweet Sorbet DSP left from a few years back that I am trying to use up! I have a huge box full of paper from over the years but I doubt I will ever use it all.
This DSP has some pretty pastel colors in it that are springy.

Just A Note Notepads:

Stamps: Sentiment from SU (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Twine, White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I did not make matching RSVP Pens with this set of notepads as I usually do.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lovely Amazing You!

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I whipped up a few more notepads just to have on hand. I love making these or any kind of covered notepad/tablet! I get orders for these quite a bit so I like when I have a bunch made up ahead of time.

I've been trying to use up old packs of retired DSP and I found this pack and the bright springy prints jumped out at me. I added my sentiment and again that beautiful butterfly diecut! It's very small & dainty, just perfect on these notepads!

Lovely Amazing You Notepads:

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bold Butterfly Framelits, White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Notepads...

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today is a week now that I have been under the weather.
 I think I have just a plain ole head cold and will let it run it's course. My hubby wanted to take me to the doctors today but I said no. 

Anyways, today I wanted to share some Tall Skinny Notepads that I whipped up over the weekend. 
I used the Birthday Bouquet DSP with the Trust God stamp set.

This pack of paper is so pretty!

Tall Skinny Notepads:

Stamps: Trust God
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, White Pearls, Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

I hope to be on the mend soon so I can get back to my stamp table. I really miss it!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 197

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
I am still dealing with a head cold so I stayed inside watching movies with my hubby this weekend. Our weather was very cold with snow showers. What a way to welcome spring!!

Today we have a new challenge for you over at Merry Monday!
It's my turn to be the hostess so let's get to it!

This is actually the 2nd card I created for my challenge, The first one I used an embossing folder with a church on but I could not get a very good picture of it so I moved on to making another card. I have grown fond of the Mossy Meadow color so I used that for this card. My church is from a retired stamp set called Silent Night and it was just perfect for this challenge. It stamps such a crisp clear image! My sentiment comes from a retired set as well called Four The Holidays. I put my panel at the lower right hand corner of my card so I could use some Mossy Meadow Thick Twine in the left hand corner. I added 2 white pearls at the sentiment for interest and called it done. 

I hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the wonderful cards my team mates created this week! Those ladies are amazing!

Merry Monday Challenge 197 Card:

Stamps: Silent Night, Four The Holidays
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Accessories: White Pearls, Mossy Meadow Thick Twine, Tombow Liquid Glue

Hope you will join along this week!

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

Sunday, March 20, 2016

WooHoo! It's the 1st Day of Spring!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Unfortunately, they are calling for snow showers here in PA today! Yikes! Not springy at all!!

I am still under the weather with this cold and it's no wonder with the crazy weather we've been having! I hope with Easter coming next weekend that our weather gets warmer. 

Anyways, today I wanted to share with you something I created for the 1st day of spring. I needed something cheery after a bunch of cloudy day!

Spring Banner:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Perfect Pennants BigZ Die (retired), Alphabet Typeset BigZ Dies (retired), Bold Butterfly Framelits, Decorative Dots EF, Brickwall EF, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Blushing Bride Ribbon (retired), White Pearls, Jute, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I love making banners to dress up the shelf in my living room. They can be so much fun!

Well, that is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoy the 1st day of spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Blessed Easter

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I am under the weather today. 
Woke up with a sore throat and just feeling drained so I hope this is short lived as I have a list a mile long to get too! Ughh, sore throats are the absolute worst!

I have a quick card to share today then i'm going to go nap a bit.
My card is made with the Blessed Easter stamp.

I colored my tulips with the Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities. I only ever got 2 sets of them and never had any problems with them. I'm not really keen on the Wisteria Wonder's really an odd purple but since I was thinking spring flowers, I thought i'd give it a try!

Blessed Easter Card:

Stamps: Blessed Easter
Ink: Memento Black, Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities, Copic Markers (green)
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories: Elegant Dots EF, Wisteria Wonder Twine, Corner Rounder Punch, Tombow Liquid

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coffee Cup Carrier for Easter

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Another dreary day on tap here in PA. It's been raining off & on since Sunday.
 It's hard to get motivated to do housework when the sun isn't shining! 

Today I want to share a cool treat idea that I learned how to make from Lisa Curcio. Here is the link to her blog: Lisa's Stamp Studio 

I still had a few of those small coffee cups left and decided to give this cup carrier a try!
They are quite fun! I may just order more of these little cups to make these up in the future!

I used up some retired DSP as well as a retired sentiment but that butterfly just makes this carrier! 
My coffee cups are filled with Hershey Kisses. I don't remember off hand where I purchased the coffee cups. It was a few years ago. I will have to look into that to get more!

Coffee Cup Carrier:

Stamps: Well Scripted (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (2014)
Accessories: Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Bold Butterfly Framelits, White Pearls, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

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

Monday, March 14, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 196

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

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

Merry Monday Challenge 196 Card:

Stamps: Every Blessing
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Cord, Rhinestone, 2 Sided Tape

Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the great cards the team designed for Sue's challenge this week! So many amazing idea's!

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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Easter Lamb Candy Bags

Hello & Happy Sunday!

A quick post then hubby & I are headed out to take a walk before the rain starts today! It's already on our doorstep so I have a feeling we are going to get a bit wet!

I had a chance to go to the Spring Craft Show yesterday afternoon. It was so nice! I picked up a spring basket and some cute Easter ornaments that I will try to share a picture this week.

Today I am sharing these cute candy bag treats that I made a tag for with the Easter Lamb stamp. That lamb is just too cute!!

I filled up a Medium Cello Bag with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey Kisses and a few Hershey's Miniature Candy Bars. Tied the bag shut with some White Baker's Twine and added my tags. This little lamb is quick to color and just so sweet! I made a version of this for the Spring Craft Show with some cello bags that SU carried a few years ago called Twisty Treat Bags but I added a Daffodil Delight tag & ribbon to them. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo of them but they sure were cute!!!

Easter Lamb Candy Bags:

Stamps: Easter Lamb 2016
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Hole Punch, White Baker's Twine, Medium Cello Bags, Tombow Liquid

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

Friday, March 11, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays

Hello & Happy Friday!

So happy the weekend is here!

Today starts the Spring Craft Show, i'm SO excited about that! There are so many cute & springy things for sale at the show...I was just in awe of all the neat things! I hope to go shop before it's over.

Today I want to share a birthday card I made with the very pretty paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP paper pack! The colors and prints are so pretty....I may have to order another pack before the mini catalog retires!

I think after the last few days of beautiful, warm temps that everyone has spring fever but we are still in winter till the 20th. I heard that we may have some cold weather coming back into play at the end of next week. Boo!

I took full advantage of the nice weather the last few days. I cleaned out all the leaves from my flower beds and raked them up. I even noticed that the grass is getting greener! The flowers are popping up too so I know spring will be here soon! 

Happiest of Birthdays Card:

Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Blushing Bride Ribbon (retired), Tombow Liquid

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happy Easter Bunny!

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Just a quick update today then i'm headed outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm temps with the doggies!

Here are 2 cards I made for the kids for Easter!

I don't have much of this paper left from last years SaleABration 2015. I love the springy colors in it. I also was finally able to use this Easter Bunny stamp from last year! He's quite cute, don't ya think??

Easter Cards:

Stamps: Happy Easter Bunny (Occasions Mini 2015)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB 2015)
Accessories: Oval Nestibilities, White Pearls, Crisp Cantaloupe & Coastal Cabana Thick Twine, 2 Sided Tape

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Never Ending Joy Card Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I recently borrowed a retired stamp set from my friend to make some Easter cards.
Never Ending Joy was and still is a favorite of mine!

Never Ending Joy Card Set:

Stamps: Never Ending Joy
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Decorative Dots EF, Wide Oval Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

I really like this stamp set for the images & the sentiments. It also makes some beautiful flowery cards too that could be used for almost any occasion!

It's been so nice here in PA the last few days. The next couple of days they are calling for upper 70's! Definitely my kind of weather! I have opened up the windows to allow some fresh air in and the doggies are loving the fact that they can stay out in the yard and soak up the sunshine!! I'm hoping springtime is here!

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Pinterest Case

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A late update after a day of crafting!

I found this card on Pinterest and I had to case it!
 I changed up my colors a bit and added some pretty flowers and a bow.

Easter Card:

Stamps: Work of Art, Suite Sayings
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Almost Amethyst, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Oval Nestibilities, Decorative Dots EF, Petite Petals Punch, White Pearls, Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid

This card is going to my good friend for Easter!

That's all for tonight!
Time to watch The Voice then off to bed. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 195

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
It has been quite busy around the Aungst Pad and hopefully things will be calming down now!

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

This week we are all about buttons!!!

I pulled out a retired stamp called Bold Snowflake for this challenge and added a small button to the center of the snowflake. This was a quick & easy card with my tilted panel.

I hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the ladies created this week! So many cool button idea's! Hope you will play along with us this week!! 

Merry Monday Challenge Card:

Stamps: Bold Snowflake, Sentiment from Penny Black
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Button, White Twine, Dimensional, 2 Sided Tape

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