Monday, November 20, 2017

Thinking of You Card Set

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
It was cold & rainy Saturday and Sunday it was windy & cold.
I do believe that winter is here!

Yesterday I took a break from the everyday blogging to have a down day.
I stayed in my pj's all day and watched football with my hubby and enjoyed some chicken noodle soup. It warmed the soul on such a cold day!

Today, it's a new day and I have a set of cards to share!
You may remember about a month ago I made a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches. My customer requested a pack of Thinking of You cards so I made 4 more cards to make a set.





That sketch was easy but diecutting all those squares was very time consuming but I loved the outcome and so did she!

Thinking of You Card Set:

Stamps: Count My Blessings
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Heart, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My customer just recently placed her Christmas card order for 7 packs.
I am excited to get started but will wait until after the Thanksgiving holiday!

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My thoughts today....


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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tom Turkey

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It's looking to be a rather rainy, dreary day here in PA with showers all day.
I have stamp friends coming over this morning to start making Christmas cards!
Maybe i'd better light some candles, throw a log in the fireplace and turn on some Christmas music to get us all in the mood! LOL I am excited to share those cards with you in the coming weeks!

So, today I have my last treat to share that I made for Thanksgiving.
Take a look....




I picked these adorable felt turkeys up in August at a craft shop in Lancaster County with the intent of making something cool for Thanksgiving. I just made a quick tag with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (the biggest circle) and pulled the adhesive off the back of the turkey and attached him. I stamped my sentiment and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added with Mini Dimensionals. Lastly, I tied my tag on the cello bag with Crushed Curry Twine. Very quick & easy! And my bag is filled with a variety of Hershey's candies! Yumm!

Tom Turkey Bags:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crushed Curry Twine, Hole Punch, Cello Bags

I purchased 2 packages of these felt turkeys and used them all on 14 bags of yummy goodies!
My customer loves them and said she was buying all 14 for her Thanksgiving table!
She's such a sweetheart!

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My thoughts today....


Today will be busy once my stamp friends leave.
Going to head out to do some shopping and pick up some new flooring for the bedroom which will be a project for next weekends extended holiday. Then I have to get crackin on decorating & getting my holiday crafts underway! SO much to do in so little of time.....
I'm frustrated just thinking about it!

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a super fun day!
~Wendy


Friday, November 17, 2017

Let Us Give Thanks

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is upon us once again!
Do you have any plans?

I have a stamp get together tomorrow with my friends and we will be starting some Christmas cards! 

Today I have another treat to share that I made for my one customer who always requests M&M Sticks for most holidays! She loves them for her Sunday School kids and then she gives the rest to her family. I don't know what I will do when I run out of these cello bags.




My tags are made with a stamp/die set from WPlus9. It's called Pretty Patches Pumpkin.
The sentiment comes from the same set.

Thanksgiving M&M Sticks:

Stamps: Pretty Patches Pumpkin- WPlus9
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Hole Punch, Crushed Curry Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


I made up 26 of these sticks from 2 bags of Fall M&M's.
Always fun to make and who doesn't like M&M's?

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A funny for today....


Sorry, I just had to share this!
So many people have Christmas decorations up already and here I am decorated for Thanksgiving!  My holiday stuff will go up on Thanksgiving Eve/Black Friday and not a day before. 
We have Thanksgiving for a reason! Just sayin...

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sunflower Ghirardelli's

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have another Thanksgiving treat to share.
These are my favorite especially for a nice little sweet treat for any Thanksgiving table setting!


 

I recently picked up a huge bag of Ghirardelli's at Sam's Club and thought these would make a great treat so I got to work using my Painted Harvest stamp set. I just put a belly band around it with a piece of Painted Autumn DSP then I decorated it with my sunflower and a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon. It's all attached to the belly band with Dimensionals. My sentiment is laid over top of the sunflower with a Dimensional.

Sunflower Ghirardelli Treat:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Banner Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I only made 6 of these and I have a feeling I will be asked to make more!

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My thoughts today....


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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gobble Gobble

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great week!

Today as promised I am sharing the treats I made for Thanksgiving.
Since I am not doing craft shows anymore I still make treats to sell to my customers by their request.
For this treat I used Stampin' Up's new Pizza Boxes!




I actually did these with my stamp ladies a few weeks ago and decided to make them for my customers. If you have not gotten these Pizza Boxes yet, they are quite nice & very sturdy! I was able to fit 6/7 Reese's Peanut Butter Minatures in it nicely. One thing I have noticed when getting the right themed candies, look during Halloween for the Fall themed candy because once Halloween is over....it's all about Christmas!

Give Thanks Pizza Boxes:

Stamps: Gobble Gobble
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, The Paper Studio Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelets, Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A festive treat that can be placed at each person's place setting at the table come Thanksgiving Day! Do you make treats for your Thanksgiving Table?

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My thoughts today.....


That is all for me today!
I'm headed back down stairs today to work on some card designs for some upcoming Christmas cards to make with my stamp friends! Tis the season!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Painted Harvest

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing my last card from my last stamp day with the girls.
I try to keep them as simple as possible so they do not get bored or frustrated in making them.
This one is a pretty simple one.



As you can tell I really do love that Painted Harvest stamp set! I use it all the time! 
On this flower I used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. My center is done in Early Espresso.
I am quite fond of this sentiment too for Thanksgiving which is in the same set.
I also heard this stamp set will be carried over into the New Occasions Mini Catalog that will be released in January! WooHoo! If you do not have this set....it's a must have! 

Painted Harvest Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Banner Punch (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I have made a few Thanksgiving treats that I will be sharing starting tomorrow so stay tuned for those!

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My thoughts today....


How true!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Monday, November 13, 2017

Gift Bag Toppers

Hello & Happy Monday!

A rainy one here this morning with some chilly air too!
I think over the last few days we have felt that taste of winter.
Yesterday we were out & about and it was odd having to wear a heavy winter coat.
I even seen some black furry caterpillars last week on the back porch.

Anyways, today I will be back at my stamp table getting a few more projects ready for a stamp day with the girls but before I head off to get my day started I want to share a project that I made for my customer with her last order. I always take her goodies to her in a big gift bag and I started putting toppers on them. I learned to make these years & years ago at a stamp function that my BFF, Deb & I attended. I forgot how to dress up a simple gift bag until I ran across mine in the bottom of a stamp drawer. My customer loved the topper and asked for 3 so she could use them for gifts.

Color Me Autumn DSP & Cajun Craze CS.



Painted Autumn DSP & Crushed Curry CS.



Delightful Daisy DSP & Daffodil Delight CS.



These bags require a full sheet of cardstock folded in half. I cut out a notch on the score line so it will go over top of the handles on the gift bag. I usually just lay it beside the bag and make marks on either side of the handles so I know where to cut. I make the cut with my Stampin' Up Paper Trimmer for a nice even cut. Then I add my Designer Series Paper (DSP) and decorate. These are all made with Stampin' Up DSP's and the sentiment comes from a set called Thoughtful Branches. Each bag has a Stitched Shape Circle cutout and layered onto a Circle Layering scallop. Each has an enamel dot added along with a bow. These are fun and something quite different and can really dress up a gift bag!

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My thoughts today.....


That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have an amazing day!
~Wendy

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a great weekend!

It's a cold one here! 
Yesterday we did not leave the house once and just had a nice relaxing day after we cleaned out the storage room! That was a job in itself but one that needed to be done.

We are less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! I am headed out today to pick up my turkey breast and grab some goodies to go along with it. Next week I will make a pumpkin pie and possibly a pumpkin roll. I have a stamp get together with the ladies next weekend so I may make my pumpkin roll early and serve at our get together!

So speaking of Thanksgiving....today I have another very quick card to share from our last stamp day.
Take a look...



This card uses the Painted Autumn DSP with the stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Labels to Love. The Cajun Craze cardstock under the sentiment is the Everyday Label Punch that is from the same mini catalog. I added 2 Gold Metallic Enamel Dots to finish this off. I always have to have a bit of bling on a card! 

Give Thanks Card:

Stamps: Labels to Love
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Circle Layering Framelits, Gold Metallic Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am thrilled that I have Thanksgiving cards made to send out this year!
My stamp get together with the girls has made this possible!

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My thoughts today.....


Yep!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy what's left of the weekend and thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vintage Leaves

Good Morning & Happy Saturday!

It's quite the frosty one here in PA!
Our temps dipped down into the teens overnight and today we are not to get out of the 30's!
Thankfully the week coming up will bring warmer temps! This cold weather threw my back into a tizzy yesterday.....something I haven't felt in a while!

Anyways, today I am sharing another card made for my stamp day last Saturday!
I really like this card and I thought possibly I cased some of it but I cannot find it to give the person credit. I will continue to look and will come back to give credit where credit is due!

ETA: I found the card that was created by Sharon Davies! It was posted on a FB page Sept 14, 2017.
Sharon's card had a copper foil leaf with copper embossing on it and she used the Merry Little Labels Bundle for her tag! Here is her card:


So pretty and caught my eye!
Thank you, Sharon!

And this is my case....



I have had the Vintage Leaves stamp set for quite awhile and it never seen ink until I made this card. I am going to try to use it again before Thanksgiving gets here because it does have some pretty leaf images in it! I also have the Leaflets Framelits to diecut them. This is such a great card full of texture from the 3D Cable Knit Embossing Folder to the Burlap Ribbon! I also love the pops of gold!

Vintage Leaf Card:

Stamps: Painted Harvest (sentiment), Vintage Leaves
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 3D Cable Knit EF, Leaflets Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Gold Ribbon (from stash), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I loved this one and so did my friends!
Hope you do too!

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My thoughts today....

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Veterans Day!
~Wendy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Friday!!!

The cold has started here in PA and we have prepared to hibernate this weekend!

I have a card to share today that I made for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I thought it would be a little more difficult than it turned out to be and I am happy with this one!

Here is this week's sketch and my card.....





I decided to make something for Christmas (yea!!) and so I pulled out my Snowflake Sentiment Bundle. I know I have used the stamp set before but I have not touched the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits until today. I went with monochromatic colors to keep this easy and i'm thrilled with the outcome! I did run into a problem when it came to the swirly stitching at the top of the sketch but I looked thru my stuff and found my Paper Piercing Essentials Kit that had some design close to the sketch and that did make it easy!

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiments
Ink: Marina Mist
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Paper Piercing Essentials Kit, Silver Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stop over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and check them out!
I love their sketches!

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My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & stay warm!
~Wendy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Card Set #3

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your week is going well so far!
1 more day until the weekend but i'm not sure I am looking too forward to it since we have an artic cold front coming thru! Our temps are to dive down into the 20's & 30's! Burrrr! I'm sure that is going to give us a reality check!

So today I am sharing the last pack of cards I made my customer. She requested 3 packs and this is the 3rd set. I found this card layout from one of Debbie Henderson's customers or downlines. Not sure which but seen it posted on Debbie's blog and ran with casing the idea but also adding a few of my own changes to it.





I'm not sure if you can see or not the beautiful leaf design on the cardbase? 
I used the new 3-D Dynamic Textured Layered Leaves Embossing Folder! WOW is all I can say about those type of embossing folders! They add so much texture to any card!

Happy Thanksgiving Set #3:

Stamps: More Great Greetings (retired)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla Thick, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP (retired)
Accessories: Layered Leaves 3-D EF, Seasonal Layers Thinlits (leaf), Circle Layering Framelits, Crushed Curry Twine, Triple Banner Punch, Gold Metallic Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Hard to believe we are 2 weeks today away from Thanksgiving!
Time sure does fly!

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My thoughts today.....



I had my doctor appointment for a check up yesterday but also I have been dealing with a rash from one end of my body to the other. Doctor gave me more medicine to take plus another topical creme but this time he finally scraped my one lesion and looked at it under a microscope which he has never done before to get an exact diagnosis. I just hope something soon works for this. The itching drives me crazy! LOL Other than that I had a good appointment and I will say that I really like my family doctor, too! A good doctor is sometimes very hard to find!!!

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Have A Honey Of A Day!

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Up and at it early this morning because I have a very early doctor appointment!
That's always fun! NOT!

So today I am sharing a quick card made last week for my customer.
She requested a birthday card but something bee related. Her nephew is a bee keeper in California.
This is what I made her....



Bee Card:

Stamps: Just Buzzin By. Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Neenah White, Basic Black
Accessories: Honeycomb EF, Classic Label Punch, Circle Punches, Gold Metallic Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I borrowed this stamp set years ago from my friend and stamped a bunch of images from it. I think this might be the first I used them. I am glad though that I had these images on hand for an occasion like this and my customer loved it!

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My thoughts today.....


 After my doctor appointment today I may end up getting the cone of shame!

That is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!
~Wendy