Friday, September 22, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!


Yesterday I spent most of my day at my stamp table. I worked on more cards for my customer then after I cleaned up my space I moved on to making a card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.

This week's sketch was pretty easy for me. 
Here is the sketch and my card...

I had to create something for Halloween since that holiday will soon be upon us!
I was excited to have the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit Dies because what I learned about that is they have the shapes in to cut out the jack o' lanterns in this sheet of paper from Spooky Night! I was beyond giddy about that! I used my pumpkins on the sketch where the flower sits. They look so happy to be on my card, don't ya think?

Trick or Treat Card:

Stamps: Spooky Cat
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies, Black Rhinestones, Mini Diminsionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I'm so happy with this! Hope you like it, too!
Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!

My thoughts today...

Fall starts today at 4:02 pm although it feels much more like the dog days of summer!
Maybe by next weekend we will have that Fall weather back! 
I am not fond of having to run my AC but can't do without it!

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In The Meadow

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have a quick card to share then i'm off to work on yet another card order!
My customer really keeps me busy!

My card today uses the In The Meadow stamp set that retired in May. 
We made this card at my stamp get together last weekend with my friends!

I tried to keep this one more masculine with using the Woodlands Embossing Folder and the deer image. My friends have mostly men in their lives so I know they could use this type of card.

In The Meadow Card:

Stamps: In The Meadow, Guy Greetings (sentiment)
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Woodlands EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hope ya like it!

My thoughts today.....

It's been a crazy week to say the least with Shawn not feeling good and things being busy!
I am looking forward to "hopefully" a low keyed weekend! 

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pick A Pumpkin

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a Fall themed Thank You card to share with you.
These were made for my customer.

I used patterned paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and went from there for my colors. I used the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies to cut them out! I can see this being a very fun stamp set for Fall.

Thank You Card Set:

Stamps: Pick A Pumpkin, One Big Meaning
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Die, Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

She was very happy with them and loved the pumpkins!
I aim to please! 

My thoughts today.....

I'm looking forward to the weekend, now if we could just get back to Fall weather!
This humidity bites!

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Halloween Nugget Packs

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

We heard from the doctors office yesterday. Our doctor is out until the end of the week but if Shawn was having sharp pains, fever & vomiting he was to call and see one of the other doctors right away. Yesterday he was not having any of that, just some tenderness. He was still doing the liquids but he says his stomach is eating itself (meaning he's SO hungry). I did see him eat some orange jello last night that has mandarin oranges in so I guess he is going to start slowly on trying foods again. If his pain comes back then he will have to go back to liquids until that subsides. Fingers crossed for him. We are so close to getting his colonoscopy done and I don't want to have to put it off again.
Today he went into work at 3am to meet up with a contractor to work on a line. He said he will be home today by early afternoon and will help with putting out the Halloween decorations! Yipppee Skipppee! Here we are talking Halloween decorations and I had him put our window unit AC back in last evening! The temps have been so so but man the humdity is blah! Thank God he put it back in...I slept so well last night!

Anyways, today I am sharing another Halloween Treat I made with the yummy Hershey Nuggets! Take a look....

I love making these Nugget Packs for every holiday....they never get old especially if you have super fun patterned paper to do so! On these I used the Spooky Night DSP that is new! I think my favorite sheet is the one with all the pumpkins on! I used 4 nuggets in these. I found that if I use more that they are not a very good seller so I have been sticking to just 4 wrapped nuggets. The "Happy Booooo from me to you" saying is from any older stamp set called, Monster Munchies.

Halloween Hershey Nugget Packs:

Stamps: Monster Munchies
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, 2X8 Cello Bags, Black/Pumpkin Halloween Night Twine, Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Did anyone watch the season premiere of Dancin With the Stars last night?
If so, who was your favorite? There was so many good ones so i'm not sure I have a favorite yet. Drew Scott from Property Brothers & Emma Slater stand out to me! Can't wait to watch next week!

My thoughts today....

Sure is!

Well, that is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a really nice day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Embossed Leaf Card

Hello & Happy Monday!

The weekends always seem to go by so quickly and the weeks just drag on, don't they?

As of my post here at 7am Shawn still has not heard back from his doctor but I will update when he does!

Today I have a really quick & simple card to share!

Take a look...

This card was made from a request with something Fall and no sentiment and I do struggle with that!
I do however like this one even though my picture is rather dark! The embossing folder is one of the new Dynamic ones that SU is carrying. They are super thick but make such a great impression on the cardstock. I diecut a leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets in Gold Foil Paper. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Gold Foil Leaf Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories: Pinewood Planks 3D EF, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets, 2 Sided Tape

I think I have Fall fever with all the fun Fall cards & projects lately, now if only we could get rid of this humidity that's been hanging around the last few days! Blah!

My thoughts today....

I'm counting on it being a great week....I have lots to do!
I'd really like to decorate for Halloween but will have to wait a few days till hubby is up to par to help hang lights out front. He is my porch decorator! 

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

Oh and PS....If your a Dancin With The Stars starts tonight! Yippee Skippee!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stamp Day Cards

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend!
I'm updating a bit late today! I had my friends over yesterday afternoon to have a Girls Day of making cards & chatting. It's always great spending time with them!

Today I am sharing a couple cards we made yesterday...

Altogether we made 7 cards which were simple cards even though they are experienced stampers. I will share the rest later this week. I had everything cut and prepared for them. All they had to do was stamp and adhere everything together. We will be getting together again in 2 weeks and i'm not sure about them but I had a great time!

My thoughts today....

Yesterday my hubby woke up to what he thinks is a diverticulitis flare up.
He's not running a fever or nauseated but he is having abdominal pain & tenderness. He quickly started taking in liquids and stopped food even though he says he's starving.
He put a note into his primary care doctor to see what he should do next. 
In the meantime he is resting & watching his Baltimore Ravens. Also yelling at the tv! LOL
I will keep you updated as we know more!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Halloween Street

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all having a nice start to the weekend!
I have a busy day planned as a few friends are coming over to sit, laugh, chat and make a bunch of cards! I have been planning this for a few weeks and prepared some simple cards which I will share soon. 
Today I have a cute Halloween card to share. These are for a customer order.

My customer just turned 87 years young this past week and let me tell you, she is more active than a teenager! She is very involved in her church and many activities. She takes care of her own home, inside & out all by herself. She is the most thoughtful & caring woman! She sends cards to everyone and when she asks for Halloween cards I know not to make them scary or spooky. So I went with this cute paper from the retired Motley Monsters DSP from a few years back. Those jack o lanterns are the cutest in these colors and nothing spooky at all. I used the retired Halloween Street single stamp, added a bow and called them done!

Halloween Street Card Set:

Stamps: Halloween Street
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Motley Monsters DSP (retired)
Accessories: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Super sweet & my customer loved them!

My thoughts today....

Lots to get to today so thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello Fall

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Goodness, I am tired this morning and I know poor Shawn is most likely dragging too!
Yesterday afternoon our shower faucet broke. Had to turn off the water coming into the house since we could not shut off the faucet. Once hubby was home from work he looked at it and determined we needed the whole inside guts on the faucet itself. No one in York like Home Depot or Lowe's or even our local ACE store carried what he needed. He was off to Towson, Maryland where Home Depot there had 5 in stock! By 9pm last evening he finally got it fixed. In the meantime the supper dishes could not be washed, no laundry could be done and of course, we could not flush the toilets. So this morning my supper dishes are waiting on me which I might end up throwing in the dish washer and on top of that I have 3 more packs of cards to finish up today. My customer called and ordered 5 more packs yesterday and I have been frantically working to get them done. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit less hectic! LOL

So anyways today I have another cool coffee cup card to share.
This was made with the Merry Cafe stamp set & coordinating Coffee Cup Framelits.
This one is for Fall.

These coffee cup cards are so fun and I really love that Stampin Up came out with a set for the holidays because most of us coffee people take our coffee & holidays pretty serious!

As you can see I rounded the corners on 2 opposite sides to give it a different look. I love this look! My paper is from the Painted Autumn DSP pack. I love the texture that this card gives with the chevron patterned in the one sheet of paper and the corrugated look of the cup wrapper and little corrugated heart. I added a Crushed Curry Enamel Dot and Baker's Twine to finish off my project.

Hello Fall Coffee Cup Card:

Stamps: Merry Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Coffee Cups Framelits, Ovals Layering Framelits, Corner Rounder, Corrugated Elements, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Crushed Curry Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Super festive and downright fun stamp set!

My thoughts today.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a good one!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thinking of You, Sunflowers

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday I worked on a card order most of the day or atleast until my eyes got wonky on me.
My customer asked for several packs of cards with sunflowers on to go along with this time of year.
I recently got the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit off of Ebay and in that kit was a cute sunflower stamp. This is what I used on this set of cards.

I am in love with these little photopolymer stamps that are in the set, Something Good to Eat from the Paper Pumpkin. The sunflower could probably pass as a sunshine too! Since this set is for my customer I kept these cards simple for easy mailing. I'm pretty sure she mails lots & lots of cards out each week!

Thinking of You Card Set:

Stamps: Something Good to Eat- Paper Pumpkin Kit 2016, Colorful Seasons- sentiment
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Clear Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I also want to send out a huge Thank You to my sweet friend, Mary Anne!
I received this birthday card in the mail last week and i've been wanting to get it photographed and put on the blog but the last few days have been busy. I finally got it done!
Isn't this card gorgeous?? First off I have to say that I love the sentiments she used on this card....I use to have this set, probably one of the very first saying sets I purchased from Stampin Up...moons ago! Such a pretty bird die as well as all those beautiful flowers! 

Thank you, Mary Anne & Jim! So pretty!

My thoughts today.....

Our weather is suppose to be showery the next few days so I wanted to share some pretty sunflowers to help make the next few days be a bit brighter! I love sunflowers but I have never grown any! Maybe next year I will have to change that because they are so pretty!

Well, that is all from me today!
I am back at my stamp table to finish up 2 more packs of cards then I have some more Halloween goodies to work on. Have you noticed our daylight seems to be getting shorter & shorter each day? I love the Fall season but am not looking forward to it getting dark at supper time!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A year ago my customer asked me to make her a special card for her granddaughter that was getting married. She's very close knit with her children & her grandchildren. She shared with me the wedding invite and I tried my best to recreate it for her special wedding card.

Here is the post that I shared the wedding card.

September 10th was the 1 year anniversary and again she asked me to create a special anniversary card for her granddaughter.

This is the card I made...

She was thrilled that I made it just like her wedding card!

Happy 1st Anniversary Card:

Stamps: Because I Care, Northwoods Rubber Stamps (sentiment)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz & Blackberry Bliss SU Markers
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Lace Doily, Vanilla Pearls, Banner Punch (flag ends), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It always makes me happy that I can recreate something that is special for a customer.
She is a really wonderful customer but a friend as well. 

My thoughts today....

This is so me!
Some days I just hate getting dressed!

That is all for me today!
Busy day ahead so I better get to it!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
Our weather here has been beautiful. I do believe Fall has arrived early this year!

Have you been following the hurricane in Florida?
I love anything weather related but feel badly for those in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Thankfully it ended up not being as strong as once thought but the size of this storm is huge!
For anyone who is in the path of this monster storm, please stay safe and listen to the warnings! 
We here in PA are expecting rain Wednesday from what is leftover of Irma but nothing as bad as Florida. My thoughts & prayers to anyone dealing with Irma.

Today I am sharing another sweet treat for Halloween with you.
I have been decorating these Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins for many years using a small cello bag and creating a topper for them. 

I kept these toppers simple this year by using a single stamp from last year called Halloween Treats. I only used part of the stamp with using masking tape to tape off what I did not want to put ink on.  I cut out my image with the Oval Layering Framelits and added it to my topper with Dimensionals. The bows were already made and in my stash.  My patterned paper is also from last year's Halloween Night Specialty DSP. 

Happy Halloween PB Pumpkin Treats:

Stamps: Halloween Treats
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie SU Markers
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, 1/8 Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I picked up these Reese's PB Pumpkins about 3 weeks ago at a local store that was the first I seen to carry them this year. I had to bag them up ASAP to keep Shawn from eating them! He is always rooting in my candy cabinet looking for some chocolate! He has such a sweet tooth!!

My thoughts today....

Mondays are always a bit rough getting back to a normal routine!
I'm off to pick away at my chore list today. Will definitely need a nap this afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Painted Harvest

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I recently snagged the Painted Harvest stamp set along with that beautiful Painted Autumn DSP from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog! That entire suite just drew me in the minute I saw it! I sat down the other to create a card using the Painted Harvest set and there is a bit of learning curve with it but not too hard to figure out. It is more of a 2 step stamping process. It does not give the clearest image but that is how it is suppose to look, almost watercolored.

Here is my first try with this set....

This flower reminded me of an old sunflower set called Serene Sunflower which I still have. I might have to dig it out and see how they are similar they are! 
This set makes such pretty flowers that I've seen done in many different colors not just the traditional Crushed Curry sunflowers! Just yesterday, I seen one done with Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant and it was beautiful! 

Painted Harvest Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Layering Oval Framelits, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I see many possibilities with this set! Can't wait to play with it some more!

My thoughts today....

With so much uncertainty in our world we all need to say a prayer!
Florida is under the gun in dealing with Hurricane Irma that is said to be catastrophic. Texas is still dealing with such devastation from Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago. It's heartbreaking!

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