Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sunflower Set

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Sadly, it is the last day of September.
While I love the Fall weather we are having, I am sad to see September end...

Anyways, I have another set of sunflower cards to share today.
I know your probably God many sunflower cards did you make?!
Well, my customer has been on a roll with ordering them and i'm always happy to create them for her!

These were made with the 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit that I purchased off of Ebay. The little sunflower is from the stamp included in the kit called Something Good to Eat. I have been using this stamp alot this season! The speckles under the sunflower image are from a stamp in the Gorgeous Grunge set. My banner flag is also from the Paper Pumpkin kit. These are adhesive backed and were to be attached to the test tubes that were in the kit as well. Instead I used it under my sunflower circle. 
My customer wanted sunflowers on this pack but no sentiment so she could use it for whatever occasion she needed it for. She sends out alot of cards on a daily/weekly basis. She writes inside each card, too! I wish I could be that awesome with writing in my cards but unfortunately, I am not.

Sunflower Card Set:

Stamps: Something Good to Eat (Paper Pumpkin Sept. 2016)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

She was very happy with these when I delivered them this week!
She was in desperate need for them as she used up all that I gave her 2 weeks ago! 

She's just a wonderful lady, inside & out and I am blessed to have her as a customer/friend!

My thoughts today...

Well, that is all today!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy this last day of September!
I hope to get out for a long bike ride this afternoon, maybe even catch up to the train at Hanover Junction as long as it's not windy out!


Friday, September 29, 2017

This Little Piggy

Hello & Happy Friday!

So glad the weekend is upon us and a NICE one at that!

Today I am having my friends come over for a bit of stamp therapy!
I have a slew of Halloween projects planned for us to make which I will be sharing here starting next week! Can you believe that we are coming to the end of September! The older I get, the faster life seems to go by!

So, before I get the day started I want to share with you the last card that my friends made at our last get together (2 weeks ago) using This Little Piggy.

The inside says "Loves You!"

One of the cutest little piggy's ever!

This Little Piggy Card:

Stamps: This Little Piggy
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Powder Pink Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue 

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a fabulous day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Painted Harvest Card Set

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have another set of cards to share that were for my customer.
I was not kidding when I said she keeps me very busy at my stamp table.

For this set she asked for Thinking of You.

I am having so much fun creating sunflowers with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I am anxious to have a free day where I can make them in different colors! I even seen it used as a wreath for Christmas! Can you say LOVE!!! I will be giving that a try soon!

Thinking of You Card Set:

Stamps: Painted Harvest, Colorful Seasons (sentiment)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Sparkle EF, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I was also thrilled to use this embossing folder! So cool!
Oh and that Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon.....ties like a dream! Love it!

My thoughts today...

That's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Little Thanks

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Another hot & humid one is on tap again! 
Hopefully today will be the last of it.

Today I have a set of Thank You Cards to share using one of my most favorite sets this year, Painted Harvest! I used Stampin Up's Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.

These of course were made for my dear sweet customer who was spoiled rotten on her recent 85th birthday! She needed many Thank You cards that I was happy to create for her. I used the Painted Harvest stamp set and my ink colors are Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze for the sunflowers. The centers are Early Espresso. I totally love this stamp set!!!

A Little Thanks Card Set:

Stamps: One Big Meaning, Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (pg 195 of annual SU Catalog)
Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig 

These are a one layer card which made it quick & easy to create!

My thoughts today....

No words, just a pretty picture!

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

With Sympathy

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I survived a day of housework....well, just barely!
It took me darned near all day but I also dug out my Halloween decorations which we did not do last week. I got the inside decorated with a couple things, now the rest is on Shawn to put on the front porch. My back is a bit achy today. Yesterday is was so stinkin hot & humid out. Blah!  Who feels like decorating for Halloween when it's 90 some degrees out! I hear that a cool down is coming at the end of the week...I sure hope so because the last 2 days have been very summer like. I've been noticing the trees are changing colors and dropping their leaves so I know the cool crisp weather can't be too far off.

Today I have a card to share that I cased from BJ Peters. Her card was so pretty and it sang to me! I changed up a few things on but for the most part I kept the same layout. I made this with my stamp friends at our get together last week.

That pretty patterned paper comes from the A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP in the annual SU catalog. The prints in the paper are very pretty and all florals. The girls that came to my stamp get together loved this card and it was quick & simple to create!

With Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: 3/8 Satin Crushed Curry Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

Yes indeed!
Lots on my agenda today if I can pull my butt out of my Lazy Boy! 
My recliner has always been my "to go to chair" for my back issues. It's one thing I cannot live without!  What is one thing you cannot live without?

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hello & Happy Monday!

Can you believe that this is the last Monday of September!!
Good Lord the days are just flying by faster and faster every year! 

Today I have a quick card to share then i'm off to get my chores started which will probably take me all day! Sometimes I dread when Mondays come!

I have had this pack of Foil Fancy Specialty Paper since the new catalog came out in June and I have not touched it much. I think the foil intimidates me a bit. I decided to break it out to create an Anniversary card plus I wanted to use this ribbon!

Anniversary Card:

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet (sentiment)
Ink: Berry Burst
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Foil Fancy Specialty DSP
Accessories: Heart Punch, Scalloped Heart Embosslit, Berry Burst Woven Ribbon, Rhinestone, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

In the end I was happy with this! I have to make it a point to use this paper more often.

My thoughts today....

Going to be a busy one here!
I'm already looking forward to next weekend! Haha!

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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Halloween Z-Fold

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Up and at it early this morning!
Hope your having a great weekend!

The Baltimore Ravens football game is on at 9 this morning since they are playing across the pond in London. Guess we'll be eating breakfast while rooting for our team!

Today I want to share a Halloween card set that again was made for my customer.
She doesn't want anything scary so this is what I came up with for her.

For my sweet little pumpkin I used the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit. There are some cute stamps in that kit that I love and I have been using them for different projects. The sentiment comes from that same set!

Halloween Z- Fold Card Set:

Stamps: Something Good to Eat (Paper Pumpkin Kit Sept 2016)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelits, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love the Z-Fold style of cards and there is quite a few different ways to make these. Another card I enjoy making is the Gate Fold. Haven't made one of those in awhile and might have to change that! 

My thoughts today....

Well this is not really true, I don't like winter and I could do without the humidity of summer!
How bout you?

That is all for me on this Sunday morning!
Hope you have a wonderful day & as always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Special Celebrations

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all enjoying the weekend so far!

It's a busy one here with a list of "TO DO" things going on!
Somewhere in there I hope to get the bicycle out and take a ride on the Rail Trail. With hubby working in Baltimore it's been impossible to squeeze any exercise time in especially with the sun setting earlier & earlier everyday as we head into the end of daylight savings time.

Anyways, before the day gets away from me I want to share with you an adorable pack of cards I made for my dear customer.  Again she requested sunflowers.

This sunflower paper does all the work! All I had to do was stamp my sentiment and punch it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I attached it with dimensionals and added a Crushed Curry Enamel Dot and called these done. So pretty with a simple design!

Happy Birthday Card Set:

Stamps: Special Celebrations 
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This is one of my favorite packs of cards because of that pretty paper! 
I will be stocking up!

My thoughts today....

Going to be a nice day here in PA but our temps are suppose to be in the upper 80's close to 90 this weekend. What happened to our Fall crisp, cool weather?

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

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!