Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Quick update then we have a busy day ahead on this Memorial Day weekend.
It's crazy how hot & humid it is outside but I guess that's why they call it the start of the summer season. I call it yukky!

Anyways, here's another card that was made with the Botanical Builder Framelits. I really love those dies! 

The sentiment comes from the SaleABration set Party Pants from 2016.

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Party Pants SAB 2016
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits, White Pearl, Tombow Liquid Glue

That's all for me today!
I'm off to get some flowers planted and make a fruit salad for tomorrow! Yummy!

Thanks for stopping by & have a super great day!


Friday, May 27, 2016

Botanical Blooms HB

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's the start to the Memorial Day weekend!!
 They are calling for hot & humid weather thru the weekend with a chance of storms. I suppose my AC will be getting a good bit of use the next few days!

Yesterday I had a chance to sit and play with a stamp set that my friend let me borrow. I recently purchased the Botanical Garden DSP to use with it. I made a few cards which I will share in the coming days. 

This one is my favorite!

I love the tropical flowers and pretty colors in the paper too!
Definitely gives a summertime feel, doesn't it?

I've seen Patty Bennett make this type of card with a 4x4 piece of designer series paper and cut it on an angle to allow space in between on the card for your sentiment! Such a brilliant idea! 
I used a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set which fit perfectly inside the space. I diecut a beautiful tropical flower in Cajun Craze and placed it beside my sentiment. Easy peasy!!

Botanical Blooms Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Rose Wonder (sentiment)
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelit, White Pearl, Tombow Liquid Glue

Love it and hope you do too!

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Masculine Birthday

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I made up a few masculine cards for an order recently using retired designer series paper called Adventure Bound. I only had a few scraps left in certain prints but that was all I needed to make my cards.

This paper was perfect for creating masculine cards! I love all the prints and was sad when my paper pad was just about empty. I did a search on Ebay and found another pack! WooHoo!

Masculine Cards:

Stamps: sentiment from Guy Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Adventure Bound DSP Paper Pad (retired)
Accessories: Hexagon Punch (to make flag ends), Gold & Silver Metallic Buttons, Early Espresso & Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kelsey's Birthday Cards

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Last week was Kelsey's 23rd birthday!
Ryan asked me for a card to give her so this is what I whipped up.

I got this huge paper stack called It's My Party. I do like all the different designs in it! I used the Party Wishes stamp set and a few rhinestones to make it sparkle.

She loved her card!

Birthday Card:

Stamps: Party Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories: Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

This is the card I made for her...

Again I used the It's My Party DSP and the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I love that punch!
I love that the balloons match the print on the designer paper!

Balloon Birthday Card:

Stamps: Suite Sayings
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, It's My Party DSP
Accessories: 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Mint Macaron Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

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

Monday, May 23, 2016

Stamp Get Together

Hello & Happy Monday!

This past weekend my stamp girls had a get together!
It was great seeing everyone!
These are the cards that our demo had us make...

This card uses the Cottage Greetings & Swirly Bird stamp set. It also has some new In Color Ribbon that will be available June 1st. The ribbon color is Peekaboo Peach. I liked it, ALOT! 

This card uses the Have A Cuppa & Grateful Bunch stamp sets.
I love the Gatefold on this card!

I loved all 3 cards but especially love the Have A Cuppa stamp set!

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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Petal Potpourri Mother's Day Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Last week Ryan asked me for a birthday card for Shawn & a Mother's Day card for me. I found a masculine card on my card rack for Shawn but no Mother's Day cards. It's kinda werid making your own Mother's Day card but I was up for the challenge!

I pulled out my Petal Potpourri stamp set and got to work!
 I just love the flowers in this set!!!

Mother's Day Card:

Stamps: Petal Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pretty Petals DSP Pad
Accessories: Flower Medallion Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

I loved the colors and of course, that big flower!

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

With Sympathy..

Hello & Happy Saturday!

The card i'm sharing today is one that was inspired by Connie Babbert. She made a pretty birthday card with a beautiful color combination. I changed up the colors, the layout and the occasion.

 With Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Rose Wonder Bundle
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, English Garden DSP
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Wide Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Mossy Meadow & Blackberry Bliss Satin Ribbon, Blackberry Bliss Thick Twine, Small White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I do love the colors but sadly they will be retiring at the end of May.
It's a good thing that I stocked up on the cardstock & accessories before their gone!

That is all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Something Lacy Background

Hello & Happy Friday!!

Yesterday I sat and played a bit with some stamp sets as I needed some rubber therapy.
This is what I whipped up....

Butterfly Card Set:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Something Lacy Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 1/2 in Circle Punch, Bold Butterfly Die, White Pearls, Tombow Liquid Glue

I love the color combo and that background is so pretty! 
I will definitely be using that stamp again and it's a shame that it only took me a year to ink it up!

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Graduation Cards

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Turned out today the sun is shining here in PA, atleast in my neck of the woods! We are in the midst of another run of dreary, rainy weather and today was suppose to be another one of those days but nope....the sun is shining, atleast right now!

I did up an order recently for my dear customer who is just the sweetest lady! Sometimes she gives me easy requests and other times she really challenges me but who doesn't like a challenge!

She requested some graduation cards for some young men & women that will be graduating shortly from 3 local schools.

This is what I made...

Columbia High School colors are red & gold

Lancaster Catholic High School colors are purple & gold

Eastern York High School colors are blue & gold

These cards are just easy, simple cards that I threw together with different layouts & designs.

Graduation Cards:

Stamps: Stampin Up sentiment, BYOP, Stampendous
Ink: Real Red, Lovely Lilac, Pacific Point
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Real Red, Lovely Lilac, Pacific Point, Neenah White
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Polka Dots EF, SU Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

She was really happy with them and that makes me happy!

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Love Blossoms Bouquet DSP

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

The cards that i'm sharing today are for my customer who requested some Anniversary cards.
I pulled out the Love Blossoms Bouquet Paper Pad and used this pretty heart patterned paper. My sentiment is embossed with Blushing Bride Embossing Powder and I added some Blushing Bride Stitched Ribbon tied in a knot at the top of my card base. Nothing is popped up so it is very mail friendly!

Sorry about the photo's....Blushing Bride is a hard color to photograph.

Happy Anniversary Card Set:

Stamps: Timeless Love
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Neenah White, Blushing Bride, Love Blossoms Bouquet DSP Pad
Accessories: Oval Nestibilities, Blushing Bride Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Blushing Bride Stitched Ribbon, 2 Sided Tape

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More Petal Potpourri Cards...

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I took the day off yesterday to celebrate my hubby's birthday!
 We went out shopping for new sneakers for our walking/hiking adventures then I treated him to a nice birthday supper. We went to a local place that we've come to love. After that we took a long walk to end the day. He was treated to some nice gifts for his birthday and had a great day!

Today I wanted to share with you a set of cards I made up last week. I just love my newly acquired stamp set, Petal Potpourri!

Petal Potpourri Card Set"

Stamps: Petal Potpourri
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Very Vanilla, All Bloom DSP (retired)
Accessories: Flower Medallion Punch, Mossy Meadow Thick Twine, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

This is a very pretty color combo! I just love the retiring Mossy Meadow color!

I hope all you Mom's out there had a great day on Sunday!
My day was just fabulous as I was spoiled rotten! 

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

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Jelly Jar Box

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's!

They are calling for sunshine here today....finally! 
I hope to get out and take a nice walk today. Our last walk was so nice with the smells of honeysuckle opening along the walking path. Wish we could bottle that sweet smelling fragrance!

Today I am sharing a nice little box that I found on a Facebook Stamping Page. This lady wanted to make a box to fit a small jelly jar and this is exactly what i've been looking for! A few months ago I thought i'd try the Baker's Box Thinlits for my jelly jars but as it turned out, the box was much too little for my jars. 

Here is the link to her tutorial if anyone is interested in making these. 

I made Black Raspberry Jelly a few months ago and have been searching for a box to fit these jars in. This box is perfect!!!

I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for my box since it is the same color as my Black Raspberries. My dsp is from the Farmer's Market Pack and will be retiring soon. I have purchased 2 packs of this so I am good for awhile! 
I printed out my Black Raspberry Jelly label out on the computer on Very Vanilla cardstock. Punched it out with the Lg Oval Punch and layered that on top of a Scalloped Oval Blackberry Bliss Punch. I added 2 Dimensionals and attached it to my box. This box is like a milk carton but the right size for a small jelly jar.
The Made for You With Love is from the stamp set Homemade For You. I also added this to my jelly jar topper. I took off the ring on the jelly jar and added a piece of  Farmer's Market DSP that I punched with my 2 1/2 in Circle Punch. Fit perfectly! I put my ring back on the jar and added my embellishments. I slipped my jelly jar inside the box and closed it up with a piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon that was in my stash. I was very happy with this box and will definitely be making more! 

Thank You, Jeanette Cobb, for sharing your Jelly Jar Box!


Black Raspberry Jelly Jar Box:

Stamps: Homemade For You, Sentiment was computer generated
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Farmer's Market DSP
Accessories: SU Paper Trimmer, Simply Score Board, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Gift Bag Punch Board, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Rhnestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid


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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Colorful Butterfly Notecards

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Recently my customer asked for a pack of cards that had no saying on but wanted something colorful. We've been under this bubble of gloom & gray skies lately with all the rain so she wanted bright & colorful. This is what I came up with...

I found this paper in a pack called Garden Gingham that is retired but worked perfectly for what I needed. Sometimes those packs of old paper are a good thing to still have around!
My customer loves the butterfly dies so i'm pretty sure she loved this pack of cards! She uses them for different occasions when she is out of a specific type of card. 

Colorful Butterfly Notecards:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Garden Gingham DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Circle Punch, White Pearls, Tombow Liquid Glue

These cards will definitely brighten someones day!

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

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Simple Happy Birthday

Hello & Happy TGIF!

It's still very gloomy & rainy in this part of the country. It's been about 12 days straight of rain, not constant but mostly showers & misty. We had 2 afternoons that we had some sun but it was short lived with more rain & thunderstorms. Today heavy rain is in the forecast. The gloom & doom is very depressing and I hope sunshine is soon to follow! In the meantime I have another card to share today. It's one I had in my favorite's for quite awhile that I cased from the incredible Chiaki Haverstick! I love her simple designs that pack a punch!

I did however change up the flower center with a rhinestone instead of using a button like she did and also my sentiment panel is different. The colors and pretty paper is what caught my eye on her card. Thank you, Chiaki, for your inspiration!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Rose Wonder sentiment
Ink: Island Indigo 
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, All Bloom DSP (retired)
Accessories: Fun Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch (for banner end), Tombow Liquid Glue

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Set

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing another Mother's Day card and a matching bag that I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board. My customer requested these for her daughter and daughter in law for Mother's Day.

Everything was very simple to make. I used retired Gold Soiree DSP for this. The colors in it are so pretty!

Mother's Day Card & Bag:

Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment, Petite Petals
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Gold Soiree DSP
Accessories: Oval & Scallop Oval Nestibilities, Petite Petals Punch, White Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Calypso Coral Ruffle Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

The bag is filled with Hershey Kisses! 

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rose Wonder Sympathy

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Here is a card I made over the weekend when I had all my Rose Wonder goodies out.
One thing that drew me into that bundle was the sentiments that are in the stamp set. What a variety!

Rose Wonder Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Garden Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Rhinestones, 2 Sided Tape

Update on my hubby:

Went yesterday to the doctor and had the stitches taken out. Both incisions look great and have healed up nicely! Now to get walking! He'll return to see the doctor in 2 weeks then it will be decided if he's ready to return to work. In the meantime, he got another kidney stone!! Yes, he is what they call a "stone former". He's had many in the almost 26 years we've been married. I'm praying he soon passes it!!

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Petal Potpourri

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Just a quick card today then Shawn is headed to the doctors to get his stitches removed! He's excited to get them out and start walking a bit more. I hope soon we can get back to our long walks with the doggies but only if our weather gets better! 

Anyways, today I am sharing a card that I cased from Kriss Huels. I found her card on Pinterest and it just sang to me! I recently got the Petal Potpourri set & matching Flower Medallion Punch from a lady on Facebook that was selling it. This set is from the 2015 SU Occasions Catalog. I missed out on it last year but I am so happy that I finally have it in my collection!

Petal Potpourri Cased Card:

Stamps: Petal Potpourri, Simply Sketched (sentiment)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories: Flower Medallion Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

The only thing I changed on my card was my sentiment panel. The original was a banner flag. 
Isn't this card pretty? I love the summery colors and that beautiful flower!

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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Diaper Fold Pouches

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a terrific weekend!

I spent Friday & Sunday in my craft room playing with stamps & papers without any interruptions. I also watched many You Tube video's learning how to make different things. Some I saved for a later date but what i'm sharing today is a project that I revisited after making these many years ago!
Diaper Fold Pouches

I watched a video that Kay Kalthoff made sharing the directions for making the Diaper Fold Pouches. I was inspired to make a bunch for my group of stamp ladies for next week. Here is the link to her blog post: Stamping to Share

They are really quick & easy to whip up and so adorable!!

Diaper Fold Pouches:

Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP 6 X 6 Pad
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Kaiser Vanilla Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid

Inside each Diaper Fold Pouch I added a Ghiradelli Caramel Square...YUM!
I think the girls will like them!

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

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rose Wonder Bundle

Hello & Happy Sunday!

It's the first day of May! 
Too bad today it's pouring buckets here in PA but we do need the rain and i'm sure the spring flowers are enjoying it too!

I had a chance to play with my Rose Wonder Bundle since I have a request to make a wedding card in the colors of Eggplant & Green. I went with Elegant Eggplant & Pear Pizzazz and i'm really liking it!

What do you think??

Wedding Card:

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Garden Thinlits, Small White Pearls, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Liquid

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