Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving RAK's

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

A short week in part because of Thanksgiving & the Black Friday holidays!
Since I have already shared all of my Fall/Thanksgiving cards & projects, I thought today I would take a few minutes to share with you a few Thanksgiving cards I have received from friends.

This card is from my friend, Carol.
Take a look at those beautifully colored pumpkins and I wish you could see the shine on this!



This card is from my friend, Mary Anne.
That little mouse is just adorable!



This card is from my friend, LeAnne.
What a beautiful Fall image!



They are all lovely works of art!
Thank you to each & every one of you for the wonderful Thanksgiving wishes!
They just make me smile!

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My thoughts today....


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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Fall Happy Birthday Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your week is going well so far.
Yesterday I spent all day at my stamp table working on Christmas goodies!
I even cranked on the holiday music to be in the mood! LOL

Today I have a pretty Fall Birthday card to share.
This was made for my customer's daughter that is having a birthday on Thanksgiving day!
She asked for a Fall/Thanksgiving scene so I looked thru what I had and grabbed my Harvest Home stamp set and got to work.....




I sat one afternoon and colored this with my Copic Markers then added some Clear Wink of Stella to my pumpkin! It's very shimmery in real life! I cut my image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle and layered it with a Pumpkin Pie Scalloped Circle. Lastly I added a Gold Circle Clip with a piece of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon! Love it!

Fall HB Card:

Stamps: Harvest Home, HB Gorgeous
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Neenah White, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Pumpkin Pie Enamel Heart, Classic Label Punch, Gold Circle Clip, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today....


Are you ready?
I took the easy way out this year and bought an already made Cherry Crumb Pie since no one really eats it but Shawn & I. 
No homemade Pumpkin Pies or Pumpkin Rolls this year. Maybe for Christmas!

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thinking of You Card Set

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
It was cold & rainy Saturday and Sunday it was windy & cold.
I do believe that winter is here!

Yesterday I took a break from the everyday blogging to have a down day.
I stayed in my pj's all day and watched football with my hubby and enjoyed some chicken noodle soup. It warmed the soul on such a cold day!

Today, it's a new day and I have a set of cards to share!
You may remember about a month ago I made a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches. My customer requested a pack of Thinking of You cards so I made 4 more cards to make a set.





That sketch was easy but diecutting all those squares was very time consuming but I loved the outcome and so did she!

Thinking of You Card Set:

Stamps: Count My Blessings
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Heart, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My customer just recently placed her Christmas card order for 7 packs.
I am excited to get started but will wait until after the Thanksgiving holiday!

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My thoughts today....


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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tom Turkey

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It's looking to be a rather rainy, dreary day here in PA with showers all day.
I have stamp friends coming over this morning to start making Christmas cards!
Maybe i'd better light some candles, throw a log in the fireplace and turn on some Christmas music to get us all in the mood! LOL I am excited to share those cards with you in the coming weeks!

So, today I have my last treat to share that I made for Thanksgiving.
Take a look....




I picked these adorable felt turkeys up in August at a craft shop in Lancaster County with the intent of making something cool for Thanksgiving. I just made a quick tag with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (the biggest circle) and pulled the adhesive off the back of the turkey and attached him. I stamped my sentiment and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added with Mini Dimensionals. Lastly, I tied my tag on the cello bag with Crushed Curry Twine. Very quick & easy! And my bag is filled with a variety of Hershey's candies! Yumm!

Tom Turkey Bags:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crushed Curry Twine, Hole Punch, Cello Bags

I purchased 2 packages of these felt turkeys and used them all on 14 bags of yummy goodies!
My customer loves them and said she was buying all 14 for her Thanksgiving table!
She's such a sweetheart!

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My thoughts today....


Today will be busy once my stamp friends leave.
Going to head out to do some shopping and pick up some new flooring for the bedroom which will be a project for next weekends extended holiday. Then I have to get crackin on decorating & getting my holiday crafts underway! SO much to do in so little of time.....
I'm frustrated just thinking about it!

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a super fun day!
~Wendy


Friday, November 17, 2017

Let Us Give Thanks

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is upon us once again!
Do you have any plans?

I have a stamp get together tomorrow with my friends and we will be starting some Christmas cards! 

Today I have another treat to share that I made for my one customer who always requests M&M Sticks for most holidays! She loves them for her Sunday School kids and then she gives the rest to her family. I don't know what I will do when I run out of these cello bags.




My tags are made with a stamp/die set from WPlus9. It's called Pretty Patches Pumpkin.
The sentiment comes from the same set.

Thanksgiving M&M Sticks:

Stamps: Pretty Patches Pumpkin- WPlus9
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Hole Punch, Crushed Curry Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I made up 26 of these sticks from 2 bags of Fall M&M's.
Always fun to make and who doesn't like M&M's?

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A funny for today....


Sorry, I just had to share this!
So many people have Christmas decorations up already and here I am decorated for Thanksgiving!  My holiday stuff will go up on Thanksgiving Eve/Black Friday and not a day before. 
We have Thanksgiving for a reason! Just sayin...

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sunflower Ghirardelli's

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have another Thanksgiving treat to share.
These are my favorite especially for a nice little sweet treat for any Thanksgiving table setting!


 

I recently picked up a huge bag of Ghirardelli's at Sam's Club and thought these would make a great treat so I got to work using my Painted Harvest stamp set. I just put a belly band around it with a piece of Painted Autumn DSP then I decorated it with my sunflower and a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon. It's all attached to the belly band with Dimensionals. My sentiment is laid over top of the sunflower with a Dimensional.

Sunflower Ghirardelli Treat:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Banner Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I only made 6 of these and I have a feeling I will be asked to make more!

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My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gobble Gobble

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great week!

Today as promised I am sharing the treats I made for Thanksgiving.
Since I am not doing craft shows anymore I still make treats to sell to my customers by their request.
For this treat I used Stampin' Up's new Pizza Boxes!




I actually did these with my stamp ladies a few weeks ago and decided to make them for my customers. If you have not gotten these Pizza Boxes yet, they are quite nice & very sturdy! I was able to fit 6/7 Reese's Peanut Butter Minatures in it nicely. One thing I have noticed when getting the right themed candies, look during Halloween for the Fall themed candy because once Halloween is over....it's all about Christmas!

Give Thanks Pizza Boxes:

Stamps: Gobble Gobble
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, The Paper Studio Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelets, Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A festive treat that can be placed at each person's place setting at the table come Thanksgiving Day! Do you make treats for your Thanksgiving Table?

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My thoughts today.....


That is all for me today!
I'm headed back down stairs today to work on some card designs for some upcoming Christmas cards to make with my stamp friends! Tis the season!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Painted Harvest

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing my last card from my last stamp day with the girls.
I try to keep them as simple as possible so they do not get bored or frustrated in making them.
This one is a pretty simple one.



As you can tell I really do love that Painted Harvest stamp set! I use it all the time! 
On this flower I used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. My center is done in Early Espresso.
I am quite fond of this sentiment too for Thanksgiving which is in the same set.
I also heard this stamp set will be carried over into the New Occasions Mini Catalog that will be released in January! WooHoo! If you do not have this set....it's a must have! 

Painted Harvest Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Banner Punch (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I have made a few Thanksgiving treats that I will be sharing starting tomorrow so stay tuned for those!

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My thoughts today....


How true!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Monday, November 13, 2017

Gift Bag Toppers

Hello & Happy Monday!

A rainy one here this morning with some chilly air too!
I think over the last few days we have felt that taste of winter.
Yesterday we were out & about and it was odd having to wear a heavy winter coat.
I even seen some black furry caterpillars last week on the back porch.

Anyways, today I will be back at my stamp table getting a few more projects ready for a stamp day with the girls but before I head off to get my day started I want to share a project that I made for my customer with her last order. I always take her goodies to her in a big gift bag and I started putting toppers on them. I learned to make these years & years ago at a stamp function that my BFF, Deb & I attended. I forgot how to dress up a simple gift bag until I ran across mine in the bottom of a stamp drawer. My customer loved the topper and asked for 3 so she could use them for gifts.

Color Me Autumn DSP & Cajun Craze CS.



Painted Autumn DSP & Crushed Curry CS.



Delightful Daisy DSP & Daffodil Delight CS.



These bags require a full sheet of cardstock folded in half. I cut out a notch on the score line so it will go over top of the handles on the gift bag. I usually just lay it beside the bag and make marks on either side of the handles so I know where to cut. I make the cut with my Stampin' Up Paper Trimmer for a nice even cut. Then I add my Designer Series Paper (DSP) and decorate. These are all made with Stampin' Up DSP's and the sentiment comes from a set called Thoughtful Branches. Each bag has a Stitched Shape Circle cutout and layered onto a Circle Layering scallop. Each has an enamel dot added along with a bow. These are fun and something quite different and can really dress up a gift bag!

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My thoughts today.....


That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have an amazing day!
~Wendy

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a great weekend!

It's a cold one here! 
Yesterday we did not leave the house once and just had a nice relaxing day after we cleaned out the storage room! That was a job in itself but one that needed to be done.

We are less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! I am headed out today to pick up my turkey breast and grab some goodies to go along with it. Next week I will make a pumpkin pie and possibly a pumpkin roll. I have a stamp get together with the ladies next weekend so I may make my pumpkin roll early and serve at our get together!

So speaking of Thanksgiving....today I have another very quick card to share from our last stamp day.
Take a look...



This card uses the Painted Autumn DSP with the stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Labels to Love. The Cajun Craze cardstock under the sentiment is the Everyday Label Punch that is from the same mini catalog. I added 2 Gold Metallic Enamel Dots to finish this off. I always have to have a bit of bling on a card! 

Give Thanks Card:

Stamps: Labels to Love
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Circle Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am thrilled that I have Thanksgiving cards made to send out this year!
My stamp get together with the girls has made this possible!

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My thoughts today.....


Yep!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy what's left of the weekend and thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vintage Leaves

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

It's quite the frosty one here in PA!
Our temps dipped down into the teens overnight and today we are not to get out of the 30's!
Thankfully the week coming up will bring warmer temps! This cold weather threw my back into a tizzy yesterday.....something I haven't felt in a while!

Anyways, today I am sharing another card made for my stamp day last Saturday!
I really like this card and I thought possibly I cased some of it but I cannot find it to give the person credit. I will continue to look and will come back to give credit where credit is due!

ETA: I found the card that was created by Sharon Davies! It was posted on a FB page Sept 14, 2017.
Sharon's card had a copper foil leaf with copper embossing on it and she used the Merry Little Labels Bundle for her tag! Here is her card:


So pretty and caught my eye!
Thank you, Sharon!

And this is my case....



I have had the Vintage Leaves stamp set for quite awhile and it never seen ink until I made this card. I am going to try to use it again before Thanksgiving gets here because it does have some pretty leaf images in it! I also have the Leaflets Framelits to diecut them. This is such a great card full of texture from the 3D Cable Knit Embossing Folder to the Burlap Ribbon! I also love the pops of gold!

Vintage Leaf Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest (sentiment), Vintage Leaves
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 3D Cable Knit EF, Leaflets Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Gold Ribbon (from stash), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I loved this one and so did my friends!
Hope you do too!

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My thoughts today....

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Veterans Day!
~Wendy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!!!

The cold has started here in PA and we have prepared to hibernate this weekend!

I have a card to share today that I made for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I thought it would be a little more difficult than it turned out to be and I am happy with this one!

Here is this week's sketch and my card.....





I decided to make something for Christmas (yea!!) and so I pulled out my Snowflake Sentiment Bundle. I know I have used the stamp set before but I have not touched the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits until today. I went with monochromatic colors to keep this easy and i'm thrilled with the outcome! I did run into a problem when it came to the swirly stitching at the top of the sketch but I looked thru my stuff and found my Paper Piercing Essentials Kit that had some design close to the sketch and that did make it easy!

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiments
Ink: Marina Mist
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Paper Piercing Essentials Kit, Silver Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stop over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and check them out!
I love their sketches!

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My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & stay warm!
~Wendy