Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Can you believe that today is the last day of February!
Each day we get one day closer to spring and that makes me happy!! 

Today I am sharing another card made for a card order.
I pulled out one of my favorite Penny Black stamps!

I decided to go with Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz inks just so I could use this Perfect Plum Ribbon that has been in my stash. I don't think I ever used it! LOL
My embossed panel is SU's Elegant Dots EF and my sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp that has never seen ink! All in all I am very happy with this card!

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Penny Black (flower), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Perfect Plum & Pear Pizzazz SU Markers
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: SU Elegant Dots EF, Perfect Plum Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Do you like it?


My thoughts today....

Yea, story of my life!

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tornado & HB Cards

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
Here in south central PA we had a bit of excitement with a powerful cold front that came thru Saturday afternoon. My older brother lives in Wrightsville, PA. It was determined yesterday that an EF-1 tornado came thru causing much damage around town. 
Here is a picture of my brother's house.

This picture was on the local news & newspaper yesterday.
The neighbors tree fell on my sister in laws car and also did damage to their house.
Thankfully, they are ok but i'm sure pretty shaken up!
I use to live right down the street from my brother before we sold our house & moved to Missouri in 2010. There was quite a bit of damage in the neighborhood and most are without power. 
After living a year in the midwest and witnessing the aftermath of the EF-5 tornado that went thru  Joplin, Missouri that spring...you just can't wrap your head around it. 

Sending my heartfelt thoughts & prayers to everyone affected by this storm...


Anyways, I have 2 quick cards to share today that I whipped up last week.
I just love this Balloon Adventure bundle!

The only stamping on these is the sentiment. 
The DSP does most of the work which I love!

Balloon Adventure HB Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crushed Curry & Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That paper just makes these cards! So many different prints & designs!


My thoughts today.....

I'm all for it!

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Another Sympathy Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Wow, what a day yesterday was!
Our day started out with a trip to Hobby Lobby before noon. 
I wanted to to get there and back before the storms came thru.
Stopped at the local grocery store for a few things then headed home.
Shawn made us lunch while I put my groceries away. We ate then started hearing thunder.
Rut row...the storms finally blew thru about 45 minutes later and were they ever something!
Lots of damage around the area and our temps have dropped significantly! Back to winter!

Today I am sharing another Sympathy card I made for my customer. 
I'm sure she will like these cards with these springy colors.

Everything on my card is retired. I'm trying to use up older stuff.
This stamp set called Love & Sympathy will stay in my collection for a long time. 
I love this flower and all the sentiments in it. 

With Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Love & Sympathy (retired), More Great Greetings (retired)
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz & Strawberry Slush SU Markers
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Bloom DSP
Accessories: Lil Inkers Oval Stitched Dies, Strawberry Slush Thick Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Mono Adhesive

2 sets completed. 2 more to go!
Hoping today I can get them done.


My thoughts today...

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wild About Flowers Sympathy

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the weather the last day or 2! 
Here in PA it has been beautiful!!
Yesterday Shawn & I got out for a quick bike ride! 
The first of the year and it felt great!

So before my day gets away from me, I wanted to share a card I made for an order.
I had a request for some sympathy cards.

With Heartfelt Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Simply Sketched (retired sentiment)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Calypso Coral 12 x 12 Paper Stack
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I think my customer will like this since she asked for something flowery & colorful.
She said her church lost 4 people this past week. How sad.


My thoughts today.....

I so agree!

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all have a great Saturday!

Friday, February 24, 2017

You Make Me Smile

Hello & Happy Friday!

Finally, the weekend is upon us!
Another warm day here which I am enjoying!

I sat yesterday afternoon and made a card to send to a friend.
I have a box that has a bunch of stamped images in that I have had for many years.
I found this Iris in my box but have no idea who the maker is.
Take a look....

You Make Me Smile Card:

Stamps: unknown Iris image. Sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: MS Border & Corner Punches, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Purple Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That image just screams springtime!
Isn't it pretty?


My thoughts today...

Yes, I have!
Looking forward to a nice weekend and a trip to Hobby Lobby!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It's Your Birthday!

Hello & Happy Thursday!

It's looking like a really nice day here in PA!
Temps are suppose to get close to 70 degrees which is normally unheard of in February!

I have a birthday card to share today that was so easy to create!
Take a look....

My strips of paper were 1 inch wide and adhered on an angle then the ends were snipped off.

It's Your Birthday Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures, Avant Garden (dots/splatter stamp)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy (splatters)
Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Emeral Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I have been finding that I use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue for almost all my stamping anymore. Once in awhile I will reach for the 2 Sided Tape.

 What is your "go to" adhesive??

My thoughts today.....

It can't come soon enough!

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Silhouette Masculine HB

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick card to share today!
I used a sketch that I found online. Thankfully I saved it! LOL
I seen my blogging friend, LeAnne used it yesterday for her card as well.
Here is my card,,,

This is the sketch from Sunday Stamps. 

I always love making masculine cards and since there are alot of hunter's in my neck of the woods, this card was an easy one to create!

Masculine HB Card:

Stamps: Nature's Silhouettes (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Well Woren DSP (retired)
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Die, Classic Label Punch, Burlap, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It was tough to walk away and let my card the way it is.
I kept wanting to add something...brads, buttons, rhinestones! 
I'm slowly learning that less is more!


My thoughts today....

Maybe it's just me but this week seems like it's dragging...

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at my stamp table.
Had a chance to make a baby card and instead of going with a pink or blue card, I went with yellow & green.

I pulled out some retired Certainly Celery cardstock and a 12 x 12 paper stack from a few years ago. The stamp set is Something for Baby which I have not used all that much but it has some adorable images in the set. I love the little duck!

Congratulations Card:

Stamps: Something for Baby, Sentiment from Zoo Babies (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie SU Marker
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Subtles 12 x 12 Paper Stack (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Baby's First Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, So Saffron Grosgrain, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Who knew that baby cards were this fun to make! Haha!


My thoughts today.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

The weather here in PA was SO nice!
Yesterday my hubby & I got out for a 3 mile walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. With such nice weather it was a happening place! Families out walking their dogs or taking a bike ride, you could tell everyone is ready to get out and enjoy it while it lasts!

Today I have a sympathy card to share. 
This type of card is not always easy to create but this one was pretty easy for a change!

My customer asked for a card that could be used for a man or woman, so I pulled out this beautiful set called Strength & Prayers. I love the dove! I used Dapper Denim and Soft Sky for my colors and kept my card simple.

With Deepest Sympathy:

Stamps: Strength & Prayers, Sentiment from Rubber Stampede
Ink: Dapper Denim
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 Sided Tape

So, as I was typing this out, it dawned on me that today is a month since Shawn had his surgery! I am so happy that he is over that first hurdle and things are healing nicely. By looking at his belly you can't tell he even had surgery. His incisions are healed and looking good. Some days are better than others with aches & pains but that is to be expect as he continues to heal. He is still on the low residue diet which is tough but we'll get thru it! Atleast he's back to feeling more like himself and that makes me happy!


My thoughts today.....

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fun Happy Birthday Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Boy, what a gorgeous weekend!
We hit 69 degrees yesterday and I spent the whole day inside crafting!
Not what I wanted to do but since hubby worked all day...a walk just wasn't in the plans.
I was able to make a nice supper for us and get a few cards made. I also spent some time going over my card rack to see what type of cards were needed. Masculine, Get Well & Baby cards are on the list.

The card I have to share today is one I have been meaning to make for awhile. My friend, Carol, makes such fabulous herringbone technique cards and since my afternoon was wide open.....I tried my hand at it! 
The day wasn't a total waste afterall.

So, I had this vision of using the Party Animal DSP for my herringbone because it's quite colorful and I wanted to use this set called Balloon Adventures. There are some really great sayings in the set (just sayin')! I cut my strips at a 1/2 inch and went from there. Not sure if I did it correctly but i'm happy with how it turned out. 

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventure
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tangerine Tango Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today......

Well, that is all for me today!
Going to head out to enjoy the day...hopefully on my new bike! 

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It's looking like a gorgeous weekend here...
Unfortunately, my hubby had to work today so I am not sure if we will get a walk in today or not. 
I do have an easy card to share that was a request from a customer.

For the month of February she wanted some Thinking of You cards that had some hearts on since it is the month of love. I found this sheet of patterned paper in my stash but I have no idea who the maker is. Since I did not have much of this paper I used this simple design and was pleased with it. I love the softness that the Soft Sky hearts give. This could be used for many occasions.

Thinking of You Card:

Stamps: Time of Year (hostess)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Soft Sky, unknown patterned paper
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.......

Hope you all have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Balloon Adventures Card

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope you all had a nice Valentines Day!

Today I have a card to share that I seen Dawn Griffith create last week.
I watched her video tutorial and decided to make one to send my older brother who's birthday was in January but I was too preoccupied with Shawn to get one made and sent. 
Here is the link to her video.

Isn't this card pretty neat?
The great thing about this is that it does fold flat for mailing!

Balloon Adventures Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Accessories: Balloon Pop Up Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Emerald Envy Twine, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Surprisingly, this card did not take too long to make and I was impressed with the outcome! 
Hope my brother liked it!

My thoughts today....

We're almost to the weekend! It's looking to be a nice one too!
Can't wait!

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Yummy Treats

Hello again!

Yup, this is my second post of today!
Yesterday I hurt my back...first in a while that I had a flare up!
I took a muscle relaxer and went to bed early last night. Today I feel much better but because of the muscle relaxer my butt is dragging! So I decided to take it easy today but I also wanted to whip up a quick treat for Kelsey, Ryan & Shawn to put out on the table for our Valentines Day supper.

Each bag has a bunch of candy and a couple bucks in for them to spend on themselves!
With Love, from Mom on Valentines Day!

I wish you all a sweet day with your loved ones!


Happy Valentines Day!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Valentines Day has finally arrived!
Today I have a few cards to share that I whipped up using the Sending Love Bundle.
The entire Sending Love Suite is fantastic! 
Probably one of my favorite Valentines Day sets yet!

These all have the same layout but I used a different sheet of the Sending Love DSP Stack on them. These were simple & quick to make because the heart edgelit die just makes it so much easier and packs quite a punch on these cards! Love, love, love!

Happy Valentines Day Cards:

Stamps: Sending Love Bundle
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP Stack
Accessories: Love Notes Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Real Red 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.....

Sending love & hugs to you all!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!