Monday, August 28, 2017

Season's Greetings Card Set

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Our weather here in PA was very nice but I have to say that I feel bad for those folks down in Texas dealing with all that rain & flooding.

We made our way home from Baltimore Saturday night around midnight. It was quite an experience going to see an actual football game and as much as I enjoyed it I do not think I would go again. We drove to Hunt Valley, MD and hopped on the Maryland Lightrail which takes you directly to the M&T Bank Stadium and many other places too. The football game was good but it was hard to focus on it with so much going on around you. We sat 12 rows from the bottom which was could see everything! For me personally, i'd rather sit in my own home and watch. You will know more of what's happening. The Ravens won against the Buffalo Bills 13-9. WooHoo!

So, today is my cleaning day and before I head off to get started on that I wanted to share a set of cards I whipped up for Christmas.

This patterned snowflake paper I picked up at the Flower & Craft Warehouse a few weeks ago. It's such a pretty purple paper with silver foil snowflakes in it! I thought it went great with the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set!

Season's Greetings Card Set:

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiment
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Kaisercraft 
Accessories: Heatgun, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Trim Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope to get back to get more of this paper, eventually! 
It makes pretty cards!

My thoughts today....

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Topsy Turvy Birthday

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Up & at it early this morning as the girls are off to doggie day spa for their 6 week bath & haircuts. They really need it this time and i'm sure they will feel like a million bucks when they are done!

Today I have a quick card to share that I whipped up yesterday while playing at my stamp table. I pulled out some old stuff as I always like to breathe fresh air into an older set.
This time I used a set called Topsy Turvy.

I have so much old stuff in my stash that it feels great when I pull them out and use a little bit at a time. Does anyone remember this set?

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Topsy Turvy, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB 13)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Scallop Border Die, Corner Rounder, Rhinestone, Tangerine Tango Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

Today we are headed off to Baltimore Maryland for the Ravens football game tonight!
It will be late until we get home tonight so I won't be updating tomorrow but I promise I will be back on Monday with something pretty so stay tuned!
Until then...
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great weekend!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!

Today I have a pretty Christmas card to share that I made for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.
It uses new product from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog that will be available next Friday, Sept 1st.

Here is the sketch and my card...

This sentiment comes from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set that is new! I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder and then added a gold button with a gold twine bow & gold metallic enamel dots! 
The gold snowflake behind the sentiment in new as well. They are the Foil Snowflakes that are amazing and I can tell you that I will be using them alot this holiday season!

The gold polka dot background paper is from the retired Pop of Pink Specialty DSP that was in last year's Annual Catalog and if I remember correctly it is now on the Clearance Rack for a low price! I have found myself using that pack of paper alot recently.

This card is all about gold!

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiment
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP (retired)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Foil Snowflake, Gold Button, Gold Twine, Heat Gun, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hope you will pop over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches and check them out!
They have a great sketch each week!

My thoughts today....

That's all for today!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Moon Lake

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Sorry for a late update today. 
It was late afternoon until I made my way downstairs. 
Ryan wanted a haircut and I was working on laundry. A mother's day is never done!

I also had some happy mail in the mailbox today!
A friend hooked me up with a SU Demo from Minnesota that had the Moon Lake stamp set for sale. I have been searching for this set since it was available maybe 3-4 years ago. The prices people wanted on Ebay for it were just too high. Anyways, this lady sold it to me at a reasonable price and it arrived today! 
I love happy mail!

So, of course I had to make a card with it!

This one was a quick & simple card made with monochromatic colors. I cannot wait to make another card with this set and sit & color it in! I have seen so many pretty cards done with this set and i'm beyond thrilled that it's now in my collection! Thank you, Nan, for the hookup!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Moon Lake, Guy Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Moraccan DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I was happy this set arrived so soon since I was in need a of some masculine cards!
This set is perfect for that!

My thoughts today....

I am ready for the weekend!

Shawn & I are headed to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore MD. Saturday for the Ravens preseason football game!

I am SO excited!!!
And to top it off...the weather is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!

That is all for me today!
I will be back tomorrow with something...maybe another Moon Lake card, we shall see!
Till then...

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spooky Fun

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great week so far!

Yesterday I got a chance to play at my stamp table for most of the afternoon! WooHoo!
I had fun creating some things for Halloween and the card I have to show today I whipped up to make with a few friends in a few weeks when we have a stamp day! 

I used retired products for this card but this one is actually one of my favorite Stampin Up suites ever!
And the pack of paper was amazing too!

Spooky Fun Card:

Stamps: Spooky Fun 
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Accessories: Halloween Scene Edgelits, Circle Punch, Halloween Night Twine, Halloween Night Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The inside says "Happy Halloween!"

I think the girls will enjoy this one!

My thoughts today...

I have to agree! Love my morning cup of coffee!

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Card Set

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Yesterday my friend stopped in for a visit and we had a nice lunch together chatting & laughing! 
That always does alot of good for the soul and it was great spending time with her!

Did any of you witness the total solar eclipse that happened in the afternoon?
I sat out on the back porch waiting for something but nothing too drastic happened here. We were too far away from where it was to pass thru unfortunately. I will say though that the sky just kinda got a werid hue in color and the birds stopped flying around. There was almost a silence to everything. I did however watch the eclipse on tv as it moved across the country and it was rather exciting how it went totally dark in some places! They say the next one will be April 8, 2024 and it will go straight over us in PA then. I will be prepared and get myself some special glasses to watch because it's such a neat part of history!

Anyways, today I am going to make my way downstairs to work on some Halloween things! 
It will be here before ya know it!

I have a card to share today that I whipped up with some retired stuff. It's always a great feeling when you can pull out an old set and paper to create!
This is a set of cards for my last order.

Hello Honey & Mossy Meadow were two of my absolute favorite In Colors! Sadly, they are retired now but they will live on in my collection for a bit longer! 

Happy Birthday Card Set:

Stamps: Party Pants SAB 2016
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Botanical Garden DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, MS Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Small White Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Totally fun set of cards that my customer loved!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches on a Sunday!

Hello & Happy Sunday Afternoon!

Hope your all having a nice weekend!

Late post today!
We headed out to get a bike ride in before noon and was the trail ever a busy place! SO many out riding bikes, walking or running!
I wanted to wait around for the train to come to Hanover Junction but after about 10 minutes I realized we could be sitting there about 30 mins longer than we really wanted too SO we hopped back on our bikes and rode back to the parking lot, packed up the bikes and headed home! Shawn had yard work to do and I had a few things to do as well.

SO, I am finally getting around to making a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Talk about late to the party...that would be me today!

Here is the sketch and my card.

I love this pack of Pop of Pink DSP that is retired but man I just love the prints in it!
I paired up this pretty paper with the Happy Birthday Thinlits for a quick & easy card.
I have a bunch of birthday's coming in the next few weeks so I hope I am as prepared as I think I am!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP
Accessories: Happy Birthday Thinlits, Banner Punch, Melon Mambo Enamel Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope I can add this before the closing whistle today!
Stop by and check out the Tuesday Morning Sketches....they have some awesome sketches each week!

My thoughts today....

I sure hope so!

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dad

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

I ment to update yesterday but the day got away from me! I sat yesterday morning and designed a bunch of cards to make for 2 friends & I in a few weeks. We've been wanting to get together and just make some cards and have fun since it's been quite awhile since we've done this. I figured this would be a great idea once the weather started to cool down. I designed 4 cards yesterday and cut everything we would need for those projects. I will share those after we have our little get together in a few weeks!

Anyways, today is my Dad's 82nd birthday and I could not let it go until I made a card and sent it to him. Although it has been 2 1/2 years since I have last seen him I still want him to know I think of him everyday and wanted to wish him a nice birthday!

Here is the card I made for him.

I rushed to get this made and grab some pictures before running it to the mailbox. Sadly, I missed the mail lady that day but I still hope he got it on time!
I had borrowed my friend's Lovely As A Tree stamp set and decided to make this card for Dad. I used sentiments from Papertreyink.

Happy Birthday, Dad Card:

Stamps: Woodgrain Background Stamp, Lovely As A Tree, Papertreyink
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Garden Green & Early Espresso SU Markers
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Early Espresso 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A quick & simple masculine card for Dad.
I hope he has a special day!

Happy birthday, Dad!

My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

With Heartfelt Sympathy Card Set

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all doing well.

I'm a bit off schedule this week. Started my week with the dreaded house cleaning chore that lasted Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday, I finally found my way downstairs to stamp a bit. I was starting to work on a few Halloween things then got side tracked. Today I am in slow mode. My back is giving me some grief after 2 days of housework and tons of laundry. I haven't complained too much about it because it is what it is! 

Today Kelsey is leaving for Pittsburgh and no....she's not going to see the Steelers! Haha!
She and a friend are taking the train to Pittsburgh to see a friend that lives out there now and they are going to a Shawn Mendes concert which I believe is over the weekend. Lucky her! His music has grown on me over the last year or 2 and as much as I hate to admit it...I like it!  She has been planning this trip for over a year so I know she's excited! 

I have 2 chores to do today.....mopping the family room, stamp room & bathroom downstairs and then doing 2 loads of laundry before this evening. Football is on again tonight! I can hardly wait! I have been working on getting the Ravens Room (my family room) up to snuff. Got all kinds of neat things for football season to put down there! 2 winters ago I started working on a 1000 piece puzzle of the M&T Bank Stadium where the Ravens play. My hubby built a frame so we could hang it on the wall down there. Plus here & there we 've been picking up knicknacks to put in our room. Now all I need to do is find some purple furniture! LOL No, but wouldn't that be funny!

So enough on that bout some stamping!

Here is a set of cards I created for a customer. 

I pulled out this pack of DSP that has so many pretty prints & patterns in it but sadly it is retired. I believe the name of it is Succulent Garden DSP. My customer said she recently sent out 6 Sympathy cards in one day all to the same family so she was desperate for more Sympathy cards. She really liked these with that diecut flower and pearl on! She too is a sucker for lots of bling! My kinda girl!

With Heartfelt Sympathy Card Set:

Stamps: Close As A Memory (sentiment)
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Succulent Garden DSP
Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love that piece of Sweet Sugarplum Gingham on the card. I wish Stampin Up carried more Gingham DSP in other colors! I am a sucker for Plaids & Ginghams! 
Anyone else?

My thoughts today.....


Well, that is all for me!
Lots to get too today so I better close this out!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Wow, we're halfway thru the week already!
It's been busy around here but today I made my way to my stamp table!

I pulled out some retired stamps & papers for this one but am happy with the results!

This was made for my customer using this particular sheet of DSP. 
It is very pretty and I was happy to be able to use Mint Macaron cardstock & that yummy taffeta ribbon!

Thinking of You Card :

Stamps: Party Pants SAB 2016
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Botanical Garden DSP
Accessories: Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Mint Macaron Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I really love the flowers in the paper! So pretty!

My thoughts today...

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!

Today I headed to my stamp table after wracking my brain all week trying to come up with an idea to create a card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I have to tell you that I struggled with one!
I had such a mess on my table for about 2 hours until something finally fell into place.

Here is this week's sketch and my card.

I had it in my mind to use a Martha Stewart Corner & Border punches that had been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. That part went really well....the part I struggled with was the swirl and the flowers. Guess I was just off today or something. I am happy with the way it turned out though!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Special Celebrations
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Support Ribbon Framelits, Martha Stewart Corner & Border Punches, Sizzix Swirls Die (retired), Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

If you get a chance stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!
They have great sketches every Tuesday!

My thoughts today....

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Basket of Wishes

Hello & Happy Thursday!

It's a great day!

Why you ask?

Tonight is the Baltimore Ravens 1st preseason game!
I am so excited....I can hardly contain my excitement! LOL
It's been a long winter, spring & summer and i'm ready for football season!
And with football season starting up it will bring Fall weather soon.
This past week we had some beautiful cool weather and i'm looking forward to cooler days ahead!

My card today is one that makes me love the Fall season.

This last picture has Clear Wink of Stella on the sunflower petals but unfortunately the camera did not pick it up.

I stamped my image in Memento Black and colored this image with Copics.

Basket of Wishes Card:

Stamps: Basket of Wishes
Ink: Memento Black, Early Espresso, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Into the Woods DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle & Sunburst Punches, Burlap Ribbon, Crushed Curry Twine, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I thought this card would make a nice birthday card for a few birthdays that are on my list.
I just love the sunflowers!


My thoughts today....

Can you tell I am excited?
 I have 3 Ravens flags out and i'm dressed in purple today!

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