Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wonderful Romance

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your week is going well.

Yesterday I had a chance to get to my stamp table and play with a new bundle called Wonderful Romance. It's one of those sets that was not on my radar when the Occasions Catalog came out but has grown on me in recent weeks.
This is my first try at this set!

There are so many things that went into this card.
The Lace EF, the Wonderful Floral Framelits, using the Stampin Blends to color the image and then getting the perfect placement. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Wonderful Romance
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Blends
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Petal Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Wonderful Floral Framelits, Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hard to tell on this but I used the Wink of Stella on my pretty Petal Pink flowers for a pop of sparkle!
I just love that pen!

My thoughts today....

Atleast the sun is shining again today!
Tonight & tomorrow they are calling for a couple inches of snow!
Someone needs to do away with that groundhog who predicted an early spring!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Part of My Story

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Woke up to some pretty sunshine this morning which always helps put a spring in my step!
We've had so many gloomy, rainy days since last summer and every little bit of sunshine helps!
I know it's not gonna last as we have more rain on the way for tonight into tomorrow.

I have a really sweet card to share today that I whipped up in about 20 minutes last week.
I sent it to a friend to brighten her day!
I love sending out a little bit of happiness each week.

This time I used more of the SaleABration paper that comes in the Painted Season's bundle that is only available with a $100 order during SaleABration.

I was happy to know that my friend received it yesterday so I was in the clear to now share it here.
She said it definitely brightened her day and that was what it was suppose to do!
I love sending a card out with no other purpose than to brighten someone's day and make them smile.
Happy mail is SO much better than getting bills in the mail, don't ya think?

Card Details:

Stamps: Part of My Story (SaleABration 2019)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Painted Season's DSP (SaleABration 2019)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Poppy Parade Striped Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Today I need to get to my stamp table to whip up a couple of cards so they can get in the mail asap!
I will share tomorrow!

My thoughts today...

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Butterfly Gala

Hello & Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and did not blow away to the land of Oz!
Those winds are crazy!

Today I have another tall skinny notepad to share using some new products!
Butterfly Gala is a new stamp set with a coordinating punch that is in the Occasions Catalog.
Right now the punch is on backorder status and my punch happens to be on that backorder list too!
So, I am making due with just the stamp set for now!

You can't tell it but I added lots of Wink of Stella on my butterfly wings to add some sparkle.
And I added some pretty rhinestones to bling it up!
My DSP is from the Gingham Gala DSP which is so pretty!
The colors scream springtime!

Project Details:

Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Ink: Memento Black, Grapefruit Grove
Cardstock: Grapefruit Groce, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
I'm off to get my housework started!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

St Patrick's Day

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your enjoying your weekend!

Today I have another set of St Patrick's Day cards to share that I whipped up for my customer.
She usually orders 2 packs of them.

Stampin Up does not carry any papers or stamps for St Patrick's Day anymore so I had to look elsewhere for paper and I found this pretty sheet of paper at Hobby Lobby. It has Gold Foiled Shamrocks on it and that grabbed my eye immediately!
It also matched our Call Me Clover cardstock perfectly! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Happy St. Patrick's Day (retired)
Ink: Call Me Clover
Cardstock: Call Me Clover, Gold Foil Paper, Whisper White, Patterned Paper- Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

As with any card, I always like to add embellishments or ribbon but I left this set as is so the Gold Foiled Shamrocks would stand out.
Now I can get started on making a few St Patrick's Day cards for myself to send out.
Have you started your cards?
St. Patrick's Day is March 17th!

My thoughts today....

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lasting Lily

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I had my 5th Light therapy session.
I am happy to report that I am now up to a minute & a half and no redness or sunburn!
I am starting to see some changes in my spots as they are not as red and definitely not as itchy as they were. I am happy about that!

Today I have a card to share that I made for myself.
I pulled out the SaleABration stamp set called Lasting Lily.

Aren't those lilies gorgeous?
I really like how detailed it is! 
This is one of Stampin Up's distinktive sets!
I just lov'em!

Card Details:

Stamps: Lasting Lily
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight DSP
Accessories: Subtle EF, Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), Rhinestones, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The Lasting Lily stamp set also has a set of Framelits coming out on March 1st for sale!
I like that they are bringing items out that coordinates with current stamps!
This set is beautiful and one you will want in your stamp collection as it's filled with many sentiments!

My thoughts today....

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

Friday, February 22, 2019

St Patrick's Day

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

This morning I left the girls out to do their business.
I walked to my bedroom and opened the curtains then walked back to the kitchen to let them back in. Bailee came but no Gigi! OMG, I started to freak out yelling for her.
I threw shoes on and ran thru the snow to the end of the fenced in area and she was no where to be found!
I called Shawn in a panic as he was on his way to work.
As i'm calling her name here she comes running out from a wooded area on my neighbors property. How the heck did she get out from the fence??!!
Looks like someone opened the gate and tried to get into our fenced in area and left the gate open about 6 inches.....enough for Gigi to squeeze thru!
Thankfully, she came right to me and I was able to grab her and get the gate locked again.
We always said that if she got out that she would be long gone!
My tummy is an emotional wreck at the moment,
I hope that wasn't a sign of what the rest of the day will be like.
If so, I am going back to bed!! Ughhh!

I do have a set of St Patrick's Day cards to share.
Made these for my customer yesterday.

Stampin Up doesn't carry anything St Patrick's Day related anymore but I have a bunch of stamps that have been long retired that I still use!

Card Details:

Stamps: All Year Cheer 3 (retired)
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Garden Green, Whisper White, Shamrock Paper-Hobby Lobby
Accessories: 2 inch Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These were simple & quick to whip up and using punches made it go even faster!
I tend to forget sometimes that I have punches and reach for the Framelits instead.
Today it's all about punches!

My thoughts today...

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cake Soiree Birthday

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone enjoyed the snow day yesterday!
My hubby was working from home so I ran off to my stamp table to work on some upcoming stamp day classes. I got alot accomplished so today I will finish up and start some St Patrick's Day cards!

 I have a birthday card to share using the Cake Soiree set & the retired Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. I love this set which is great for whipping up a quick card!

And this retired DSP is so pretty! 
It has Silver Foil throughout it which makes it really stand out!

Card Details:

Stamps: Cake Soiree
Ink: Marina Mist
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
Accessories: Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hope you like!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thinking of You Card Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday I had my 4th light treatment and I finally made it over the 1 minute mark! 
Haven't noticed any changes yet in my psoriasis but i'm keeping the faith that this will help!

Today is a snow day and I have a pack of Thinking of You cards to share.
These were for a customer order that I delivered last evening.

My stamps are from Papertreyink but everything else is Stampin Up!

Card Details:

Stamps: Papertreyink-Vintage Basket
Ink: Memento Black, Bermuda Bay, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Small White Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This pack of DSP is slowly getting used up!
I'm sure in the future you will be seeing more of it!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Painted Season's Notepad

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your week is going well so far!
They are calling for another winter storm to come thru tomorrow into Thursday.
More than likely my hubby will be working from home tomorrow unless they close his plant. 
I'd rather him be home that way he is safe and off the roads!

Today I have another cool notepad to show using the NEW SaleABration goodies called Painted Season's! It's a beautiful set that can be used year round. The DSP is just as beautiful, too!

This is a Distinktive stamp set which you all know I love them!
There are coordinating dies that will be available starting March 1st.
These are the Four Season's Framelits which demo's have already been able to order.

Project Details:

Stamps: Painted Season's (SAB '19), Butterfly Gala (sentiment)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Painted Season's DSP (SAB '19)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Four Season's Framelits, Poppy Parade Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This notepad will be going to my customer as a Thank You for her order!
Hope she likes it!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Lovely Lattice Stained Glass

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

I have a pretty neat card to share today that I used the Stained Glass technique on.
I have never done this before so after watching a video on it, I had to try it!

I used the SaleABration set called Lovely Lattice.
It's perfect for using the Stained Glass technique on!

Card Details:

Stamps: Lovely Lattice (SAB 19), Amazing Life (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Stampin Blends (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive)
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Vellum
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Such a cool technique!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Label Me Pretty Thank You's

Good Morning & Happy Sunday!

The sun is shining beautifully this morning!
Not going to last too long so I will enjoy it while we have it!
A rain/mix is coming this afternoon/evening.
While we were out on a walk yesterday we noticed how the farmer's fields are swampy with water from recent rains & melting snows. 
We need about 2 weeks of sunshine and no precipitation to dry everything out but I doubt that will happen anytime soon.

Today I have a set of Notecards & Envelopes to share.
My customer always requests Thank You cards and this is the set I made for her.

I love the size of these Notecards & Envelopes!
They are just the right size to send a quick Thank You!
On this set I used the All My Love DSP and layered it onto a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock.
My Thank You circle & the layer under it are from the Label Me Pretty set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch. The stamp actually says "Thank You for Caring" but I cut the "for Caring" off.
Then, of course, I added a Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon Bow from the 2019 SaleABration Catalog.
Such yummy ribbon!

Card Details:

Stamps: Label Me Pretty
Ink: Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, All My Love DSP
Accessories: Notecards & Envelopes, Pretty Label Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The Notecards & Envelopes are on page 193 of the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.
They are available in Whisper White & Very Vanilla for $6.50.
You get 20 Notecards & 20 Envelopes in each pack which is a great deal!
I have been going thru them quickly for my customers orders!

My thoughts today....

That's what is on my agenda today!
I have a card order to finish up and then maybe some play time for myself!
Hope your day involves paper, stamps & ink!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

SaleABration 2019

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Yesterday our temps hit the 60's and it was so refreshing!
It did not last too long as I was headed for my Light Therapy session, it started to cloud up.
Today is much cooler but Shawn & I decided we are going to go take a walk at the Rail Trail.
He loves looking for the painted rocks!

I got a really fun card to show today that I made this past week with SaleABration items!
I know SaleABration has been going on now since January 3rd and I have been neglecting using any of them! Hello Cupcake was the 1st set I got and I am just now using it half way thru SAB!
Yep, i'm slacking! LOL

I even used the Organdy Ribbon that is also in the SaleABration catalog!
Sadly, it sold out quickly and is no longer orderable.

Card Details:

Stamps: Hello Cupcake SAB 19
Ink: Soft Suede, Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Balmy Blue DSP
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Framelits, Subtle EF, Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This set has a couple really cute sentiments in it which i'm sure I will get alot of use from!
Even the cupcake stamp is adorable!!

My thoughts today...


Friday, February 15, 2019

Healing Hugs

Hello & Happy Friday!

Hope you all had a nice Valentines Day!
We always stay home and celebrate with the kids and since this year it's just Ryan home with us we still celebrate with him!
I whipped up a homemade lasanga w garlic bread and made a Quick Chocolate Chip Bread for dessert w Cool Whip.
Yumm Yumm!

I have a beautiful set of cards to share today!
My customer asked for Get Well cards which she has not asked for in ages so I was thrilled to be able to make these for her using the Healing Hugs stamp set!

I LOVE this set as it's my favorite!
Don't you just love the look of that rose?!
My colors are Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove & Granny Apple Green.
My Grapefruit Grove layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Subtle EF which gives it a very cool almost textured look.

Card Details:

Stamps: Healing Hugs
Ink: Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Accessories: Subtle EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I absolutely love these with such pretty colors to brighten someone's day during these winter months!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!