Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentines Treats

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe that today is the last day of January 2018?!
Did you happen to the see the Super Moon last night or early this morning?
They said it was to be very bright!

So, today I have a treat holder to share that I made to go with these Strawberry Ghirardelli Chocolates that I picked up at the grocery store. I did not eat any of them so i'm not sure how good they are but Ghirardelli Chocolates usually don't disappoint.

I just wanted a little something to hold these cute candies in.
Was quite pleased when they were done!

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Paper Pumpkin 2015
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Painted with Love Specialty Paper
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Hole Punch, Hearts from Paper Pumpkin Kit 2015, Gold Metallic Enamel Heart, Melon Mambo Thick Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hope you like!

ETA: Directions for the Ghirardelli Holders

Cardstock measuring 7 X 3 1/2
scored at 3 1/2.
I then slipped the cardstock into my trimmer and sliced a piece off diagonally then glued the side & bottom with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. You will need a strong adhesive. Then decorate how you would like! Have fun! 

My thoughts today.....

I can honestly say at this point in my life that this statement is true!
Oh to be 20 again.....

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Party Panda's

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all having a great week so far!

My hubby has the day off and is headed to the dentist.
Poor guy suffered all weekend with a toothache and I know from experience that they are NO fun.
He originally had the day off for a eye doctor appointment but when he was able to get in with the dentist first thing today he called and changed it. The car was also suppose to head to the Toyota dealer for an overdue oil change. This toothache really rearranged his schedule!

So, yesterday I spent some time at my stamp table since I have so many idea's locked away in my head. If I don't act on them I will lose the thought! 

This is the card I had in my head and i'm happy I was finally able to get it made.
It uses a SAB set called Party Panda's!

Panda's are cute & cuddly so who could resist this adorable birthday card!

Card Details:

Stamps: Party Panda's
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist & Calypso Coral SU Markers
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Enamel Dot, Lemon Lime Twist Umbre Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I seen this type of card on BJ Peter's blog last week and I had to try my hand at making one and I will say they are fun!

My thoughts today......

I had enough of the cold & snow this season.
I am hoping for an early spring!

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

Monday, January 29, 2018

Valentine's Day Popcorn Box

Hello & Happy Monday!

I'm trying to get back on track with blogging & stamping and since I did some stamping this past weekend I have alot to share!

I always create treats to sell to my customers for each holiday and while I have been slow to get my act together since Christmas....I finally picked up a bunch of candy at the store and got some things made. 
Do you remember that I made the Popcorn Boxes for Halloween & Christmas?
Well, I did some for Valentines Day too and I really like them!
It helps too that Stampin Up has a new suite called Painted With Love! It's SO pretty!

At first I was not so sure about that Painted With Love Specialty Paper but now I am in love with it!
It has Gold Foil throughout it and I think it just catches the eye!

Project Details:

Stamps: Sure Do Love You
Ink: Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Painted With Love Specialty Paper
Accessories: Popcorn Box Thinlits, Lots to Love Framelits, Gold Mini Tinsel, Cello Bags, Melon Mambo Thick Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I'm SO giddy over these and I only made 4.
I have a funny feeling I will get a call to make more!

My thoughts today....

That Snoopy....he's so stinkin cute!

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Truely Taylored Birthday Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope y'all did not forget about me.
I'm still here!

I have been having some health issues and after a few weeks decided it was time to get to the doctor to have them checked out. I had a bunch of blood work done which hopefully I find out the results this coming week....

So, this weekend we did absolutely nothing so I decided it was time to get to my stamp table and use all these beautiful new goodies that I have had for a few weeks.

I needed to make my big brother, Greg, a birthday card which is already late.
I hate being late on sending birthday wishes but sometimes it can't be helped.
I pulled out my Truely Taylored stamp set to make him a card but this isn't just a's a Double Z Fold card! I have been seeing them around and decided to learn how to make another type of Z Fold. Hope you like this one!

I'm sorry my pictures look a bit dark.
I got a new laptop for Christmas (which I am still learning) and i'm not quite sure if it's my camera or photo program that is giving it this dull look. We'll figure it out in due time, i'm sure!

This stamp set is truely a great set for any masculine card.
The True Gentleman DSP is equally as nice and it has some great colors in it!

Card Details:

Stamps: Truely Taylored
Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, True Gentleman DSP
Accessories: Taylored Tag Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I really like this style of card and will be making more like it!

My thoughts today...

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thoughts & Prayers

Hello & Happy Thursday!

The week is flying by!

Today we have some brilliant sunshine and our temps are to start going up!
Yippee Skippee because this cold, windy & snowy weather is starting to be a bit much.
I am hearing 50's by the weekend and I am SO happy about that!

I have a card to share today that was made for my last customer order. 
It is for a young, married woman who was burned back before Thanksgiving. She bent over to blow out a candle and her long hair caught fire and she has suffered major burns on her face, neck & chest. She is still hospitalized and going thru some very painful treatments and depression is setting in. My heart hurts for her....

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Accessories: Bloomin Heart Framelits, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope this card will let her know that people are praying for her and also for the courage & strength to get thru what lies ahead. 

My thoughts today.....

That is all for now...
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy New Baby

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

It's been so cold & snowy since before Christmas.
We had a week of warm temps last week and it was so refreshing but now we are back to the cold again. We also had more snow last evening & overnight. I am hoping this cold snap will soon move along.

Yesterday my hubby spent the day working from home.
It's always nice to have him home but that work phone of his rings ALL THE TIME!
That drives me nuts!

So, today I have a baby card to share.
I very rarely make this type.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Moon Baby
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Polka Dot EF., Triple Banner Punch, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.....

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A snow day is on tap here today and I have a set of cards to share that uses snowflake paper.
Another request from my customer.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Wetlands (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Winter's Frost DSP
Accessories: Lg Oval & Scallop Punches, Pool Party ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today.....

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Season of Love

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all are having a super new year so far!

I took a much needed break these last few weeks to catch my breath!
I think I am now ready to move on to the "Season of Love"!

With that said here is a set of cards that my customer ordered.
She specifically requested this DSP from a Pop of Pink Specialty Pack from last year.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Sending Love (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Lots to Love Framelits (heart), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Hello & Happy Monday!

Happy New Year, too!
Did you make any resolutions this year?
I normally do not but I feel strongly on getting back on my bike this year and to be honest, I really miss it! I have not been on my bike since mid October!
I pledged to also get back on board with eating healthier, too! We've fallen off the horse pretty hard the last several months and I feel horrible. Exercise & eating better is a must!

I have also decided this year to do some things differently with blogging. No, i'm not stopping but going to not blab so much and just get to sharing what you all come here to see and that is something stamped!

So, on this January 1st 2018.... here is my first blog entry!

Coppery Happy Birthday Card Set:

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Copper Foil, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Copper Trim, Heat Gun, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

That paper was SO pretty with the mix of foils in it!
A great card to start off the new year!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Wishing you all a very happy & healthy 2018!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!