Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Case This Sketch #319

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today is my last light therapy session! YAY!
I am up to 4 minutes in the Light Box and i'm pleased to say that i've had really good results from this! Psoriasis is no fun no matter how you look at it. The light treatments have made most of my plaques go away except for the ones on my scalp, hairline & ears.
Right after my session this afternoon I will see my dermatologist and we'll figure out what the next step will be. Fingers crossed!

So, yesterday I spent the afternoon stamping! 
I knew I needed to get a bunch of stuff done and then my customer called to give me another card order.  I got my inspiration from the Case This Sketch Challenge and got to work on this pack of cards for her!

Here is the sketch and my samples....

Such an easy sketch and since I have been on a roll with using the Daisy Punch this spring, I decided to use it again for this project! I know my customer loves Daisies so these will be perfect for her!
I also paired it up with the beautiful Gingham Gala DSP! 
Oh, and don't forget that pretty SaleABration Organdy Ribbon, too!

Card Details:

Stamps: Butterfly Gala (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Daisy Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch, Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I think they scream springtime, don't you!

My thoughts today....

It just hit me that today is the last day of April!
Time seems to fly by, doesn't it?
And yes, they are calling for more showers here in PA today! *sigh*

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a wonderful day!

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Paper Players Challenge

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
Today I have a quick card to share made using The Paper Players sketch this week.
Here is the sketch and my sample...

With Mother's Day fast approaching I needed some help in getting a few cards made for a few special people. This layout was easy and it did not take long to whip this up!

Card Details:

Stamps: Sentimental Rose (SU April Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Memento Black
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Layering Leaves EF, Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A super fun sketch to the rescue!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today....

Most definitely!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Global Design Project #186

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your weekend is going well.
Yesterday it got really windy so we put off power washing the house and cleaning windows.
Not sure when we will get to that.
Today they are calling for rain, again!

Since my Saturday ended up with nothing to do, I went down to my stamp table.
I had 2 projects to finish up for next week's class.
After I got that done I decided to stamp!

Here is a sketch I found from Global Design Project #186

I loved the Coffee Cafe bundle that came out a few years ago and sadly Stampin Up retired it last year. It's another one of those sets that will live on in my stamp room!

Card Details:

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Sky (retired), Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP (retired)
Accessories: Coffee Cup Framelits (retired), Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Subtle EF, Corrugated Elements, 1/2 Circle Punch, Santa's Workshop Enamel Dots (retired), Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I wasn't quite sure what sentiment to put on this so I used the "Hi" from the same stamp set.
I punched it out with a 1/2 Circle Punch and layered it on a Corrugated Element. 

What a fun challenge!

My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day no matter what you do!
It might be a nap for me!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Jars of Love

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone fared ok thru the storms yesterday afternoon!
They weren't too bad in my area but they hit just as we left to go to light therapy!
It dumped buckets of rain! Once we got home and had supper the sun came out.
Crazy springtime storms!

Today I have a card to show that I made using the Jars of Love stamp set.

Take a look...

I made this for on my card rack since my Sympathy cards are getting low.
Always good to have this kind of card on hand!

Card Details:

Stamps: Jars of Love, Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Gray Granite, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Sadly, this set will be retiring soon but won't be leaving my collection anytime soon!

My thoughts today...

So true!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Flowering Desert

Hello & Happy Friday!

A rainy, stormy day is on tap here.
I have light therapy early this afternoon and hope to make it back home before any storms start!

Yesterday I sat down & did some stamping.
I found a sketch on Facebook from Freshly Made Sketches and decided to play along!
It's been along time since I played along with one of their challenges!!!

Here is the sketch and my sample...

I pulled out my Flowering Desert stamp set because I thought it worked well for this sketch!
I've only had it since January and it's finally seen ink!
I'm really happy with the outcome!

Card Details:

Stamps: Flowering Desert
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Accessories: Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This was so much fun!
Hope you like my card!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Big on Birthdays

Good Morning & Happy Thursday!

Today will be a stamping day for me!
Hubby went back to work so I will be able to concentrate on getting somethings made.
Not that he bothers me when I am at my stamp table, I just hate spending time stamping when I can spend time with him. Yesterday was a gorgeous day but much to windy for a bike ride. We spent most of the afternoon out on the back porch playing with the dogs. Could not have asked for a nicer day!

I have another pack of birthday cards to share that I made up to put on my card rack.
Again, everything is retired.

The big bold birthday sentiment comes from the Big on Birthdays set that retired last year.
It has a flower spray attached to it but I cut it off to use separately.
The sentiment panel was diecut with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits then I added the pretty flower from the retired Birthday Blossoms set which also retired last year. That set never seen ink..until now! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Big on Birthdays (retired), Birthday Blossoms (retired)
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Pansy Punch (retired), Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Another sheet of the Birthday Bouquet DSP used for these!
That particular sheer is rather busy and I was determined to use it.
Today I need to focus on Sympathy cards for the card rack.
I like to work ahead so when my customers need something....it's already done!

My thoughts today....

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Celebrate Your Day

Hello & Happy Hump Day!

Another late update!
My hubby was home today and that threw me off schedule...

I did some stamping to prepare for a get together next week. 
I will share those cards soon.

Today I wanted to share a pack of cards I made for a card order. 
I used more of the Birthday Bouquet DSP that is retired.

I was happy with these once I had them all finished.
The best part is....I am using up retired papers!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hello Cupcake (SAB 19)
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Pool Party Twine (retired), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bridal Shower

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I'm really behind today on updating!
I stamped earlier this afternoon then rushed off to my light therapy then stopped at the store on the way home for hamburger buns. Need them for tomorrow night's supper!
Till we got home and I made supper, did dishes, put laundry away, the sun was just about setting!

I made this card earlier today as I was looking on my card rack for a bridal shower card.
I pulled out the entire selection of wedding sets then went in search of some pretty paper.
This paper, Birthday Bouquet, is from 2017 and I still have a few sheets & scraps left.
Gotta use it up!

Card Details:

Stamps: Love & Laughter (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP (retired)
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Blushing Bride Twine (retired), Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I'm happy with this one!

My thoughts today....

I only have 2 more therapy sessions then I will get my stamping time back!
I hope! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Paper Pumpkin

Hello & Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

I have a quick card to share today using April's Paper Pumpkin Kit.
It arrived last Thursday and that evening I whipped this card up with the stamp set that came with it.

I really wanted this kit because the stamp set that was included was a Distinktive set.
You know how much I love this style of stamps!

Gray Granite was the ink spot included and I did not want a gray flower.
Since the kit has Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo in it, I ran with those 2 colors.

I'm really happy with this!

Card Details:

Stamps: April Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Memento Black
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Layered Leaves EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Mint Macaron 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I like that big flower included in this kit and will use it more often.
It came with a bunch of different sayings too which is a plus!
After I received my kit last week I canceled my subscription.
I hated to do it but I am going to work hard on using what I already have!
You'll be seeing more of this beautiful bloom in the coming weeks!

My thoughts today....

Story of my life!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Stamp Room Part 2

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing more of my stamp room.

This is a picture of my Stampin Up Markers that sit on my table and handy when I need them.

From left to right is the current colors in the marker case. 
Then there is the In Colors. The first couple of years Stampin Up did not give us Stampin Write Markers for the In Colors.
Last row is all retired colors from 2001 on....there are even some duplicates.

At the very bottom of the basement steps sits my carts that are on wheels.
These are all my iris carts that holds some contraband stamps from other companies, extra tablets, Paper Pumpkin Kits, extra adhesives, envelopes and extra ribbon that I snagged from the Clearance Rack over the years. The black iris cart holds boxes & bags from Stampin Up! There is also the tins that hold the Hodgepodge Hardware that Stampin Up! use to carry. 
On top of the carts are my containers that hold my reinkers, retired & current! 
Also there is my Stampin Up Embellishment Holder. It's full!
I also have containers of embellishments in one of the iris cart drawers!

This is my shelf that holds most of my Stampin Up stamp sets. I have them organized and some are in baskets that make it easy to pull a basket out for a certain holiday and they are all right there.
About 3 years ago I had to move to a heavy duty shelf since my last 2 were made from particle board and could not handle the weight. Eventually the one collapsed and did I ever have one heck of a mess! Got this extra sturdy shelf at Home Depot. None of the shelves have bowed and let me tell you that they are packed full!

A close up of my shelf....
My older sets that came in the see thru clam box cases are all labeled with a piece of printer paper on one end with the name of the set, price and year it was purchased. All have red checks on them meaning they are retired.
The very top shelf holds lots & lots of Stampin Up background stamps that I still pull out & use today. Also there are alot of older saying stamps on that shelf.
I love to display the things I make on this shelf as you can see in the pictures.
I have photo's from over the years of my stamp girls and some cute treats and some cards.

Beside my heavy duty shelf I have this little bookcase shelf,
I have Masculine/Animal sets on the top 2 shelves.
The next shelf has Baby, Wedding and Anniversary sets on.

Next shelf has old retired Christmas stamp sets on.
I have also unmounted all of my wheel stamps and put them on cling cushion so I could use them like a stamp.
Last shelf holds all my Stampin Up catalogs since 2001.
I won't part with them as I love to look back at the older sets and see how they were used.
All the Annual Catalogs have the mini catalogs inside them for that particular year.

This is my card rack that I keep my cards on.
I sell a good amount of cards so this rack displays them nicely!
Shawn got this maybe 15 years ago off of Ebay for me when I started doing craft shows.
They are a great way to display cards!!

The paper racks on the left displays my 12 X 12 papers on that are from several different companies.
There is also some Designer Series Paper packs on there, some retired but most are current.
I picked these paper racks up for $5 a piece many years ago at AC Moore when they were changing their paper racks.
Also in this picture (to the right) is a paper shelf that my friend Deb gave me a few years ago when she was downsizing her stamp room. I love having this to see what I have in colored cardstocks.
On top of that shelf is the old Stampin Up! paper holders that they sold years ago.
They are plastic/vinyl 12 X 12 holders. 
They house all my Stampin Up! Halloween, Thanksgiving/Fall and my Foil/Glitter papers. 
The bottom under the cardstock holder is another particle board shelf that holds holiday things. Each basket has boxes or tag toppers in that were leftover from treats. I clear out the candy and hang on to the projects to use another time IF it isn't too dented or messed up.
Also on this shelf is my Cuttlebug that I hang on to just incase I need it.
I keep boxes of Christmas cards here as well as extra packs of Designer Series Papers and cardstock.

This is a picture frame I created when I was living in Joplin, Missouri a few years ago.
I was so home sick and found the Pennsylvania license plate at a scrapbook store in Joplin.
Home was definitely where my heart is!

This bench goes to my stamp table.
At my old house this furniture use to be my kitchen table set but once we moved it became my stamp table. I use the bench for stamp classes and the rest of the time it holds this small card rack and 2 boxes of papers. The small box has loose papers in that came from various places and all are in folders and labeled what is in each. The big box holds all my retired Designer Series Papers from eons ago! I kid you not....

I have some of the first packs of Designer Series Papers from Stampin Up! in that box.
I have been trying so hard to use up this stash but by the looks of it I need to try harder!

Yep, this is my happy place when my hands are not hurting.
This is my stamp table where all the magic happens.
In front of me is everything I need for card making.
The basket to the left holds 6 X 6 papers. 
The next basket holds my Stampin Blends. What a mess this is!
Anxiously awaiting UPS to deliver my Storage by Stampin Up.
I ordered the Stampin Blends holder to make it much easier to organize them and I know it will make life much easier.
In the background is my family room where hubby hangs out when I am making cards.

I have pretty much been a Stampin Up girl since my friend, Deb, got me hooked!
There was a few years that I got involved in using other stamps but always found my way back to Stampin Up products! I love that everything coordinates!

So, there is the rest of my stamp room and how I keep everything labeled & organized.
It makes creating so much easier when I know where everything is!

My thoughts today....

Wishing you all a very happy & blessed Easter day!

Thanks for stopping by!