Friday, September 30, 2022

Last of the Fall Apple Cards

 Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is upon us and not much happening at the Aungst Pad.
Shawn is off today and we're going to go out for breakfast then a Walmart run for dog food for Bailee. I am still taking it easy and getting rest. I'm also getting back into the habit of sleeping again. Still have a cough but it's much more manageable now.
Kelsey is suppose to come over tonight to watch the Hocus Pocus 2 movie on Disney. With yukky weather coming from Hurricane Ian this weekend i'm thinking it's going to be a very low key weekend and as sick as I have been....this will be good for me to catch up on more rest/sleep.

Today I am sharing the last Fall Apple card.
I have not got them addressed to mail out but hopefully over the weekend I can get that accomplished. This card is made with the Apple Harvest stamp set and Apple Blossom Dies which by the way will no longer be available after today.




Card Details:

Stamps: Apple Harvest, For All Things (retired sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Read Red, Stampin Blends-Real Red, Soft Suede & Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic White, Cottage Gingham DSP
Accessories: Apple Blossoms Dies, Timber 3D EF, Stylish Shapes Dies, Real Red Linen Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

And this last picture is of all the Apple Harvest cards I made.


I hope to get back to blogging everyday starting next week as long as I have no more set backs with my sickness! I also have a huge card order to start for Audrey. YAY!

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My thoughts today...


I'm sad that it is the last day of September. I think I missed out on the entire month from being sick. The last few days the weather has been cool but beautiful. Fall is definitely in the air! I hope you've been able to enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful day!
~Wendy





Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Apple Z Fold Card for Fall

 Good Morning & Happy Hump Day!

Today I have another fun card to share that I made for Fall that I haven't yet gotten a chance to mail out. I used the Apple Harvest stamp set and the coordinating Apple Dies. The dies are only available until Friday then they will go away but the stamp set will be around until January 1st.



I made this one into a fun Z Fold card as I wanted all my cards to be different.

Card Details:

Stamps: Apple Harvest, For All Things (retired sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin Blends-Real Red, Soft Suede & Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic White, Gingham Cottage DSP
Accessories: Apple Blossoms Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Scalloped Contour Dies, Red Linen Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Update on my sickness:

I was in contact with my doctor yesterday morning.
Well, she's only a Certified Nurse Practitioner but she has always been very thorough with my care for the last 4 years. She talked to another doctor in her practice to see how to go forward with treating me. I know she's been concerned especially since I have not been getting rest or sleep. She called me personally right at lunchtime to talk with me. She said we are changing up your treatment. She started me on an inhaler and sent in a prescription for Levofloxacin/ Levaquin. She said to stop the Mucenex asap but continue taking the Prednisone & Benzonatate which I am finished with today. And also added Benadryl to my cocktail of medicines. I had an appointment to go to the doctor office last evening to learn how to use the inhaler since I have never had to use one before. I use it once a day. The Levaquin I was given a BIG WARNING on because it can cause rupture of tendons. I was told NOT to do anything strenuous while on this medicine but she felt this potent antibiotic would work well for me. I take a 750mg pill once a day and Benadryl as needed to dry up all the congestion I am dealing with. I did the inhaler last evening and instantly it calmed my cough. I was able to sleep for about 6 hours so that is a plus for me. I am on the inhaler for 1 month. She gave me samples they had in office so I did not have to pay for them which was nice of her. I will be trying my best to get lots of rest/sleep to help get over this hump. I unfortunately canceled my World Card Making Day event with the girls on Saturday because I think I need to concentrate on getting rest to get better. Getting older is no fun and I have never in my life been this sick. At some point things have to get better, right?
Thank you for thinking of me and keeping me in your prayers.

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My thoughts today...


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




Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Apples For Fall

 Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

Well, unfortunately I am not improving.
Sunday night my cough came back with a vengeance and has been with me since.
I slept maybe 4 hours in my recliner Sunday night and last night I was in my recliner coughing every 25 seconds with no sleep. Every time the doctor gives me a new medicine I am hopeful that it will calm my cough and 2 days into it I realize it's not working. They say I don't have Pneumonia because my chest xrays look good. 
I have given up hope. It's been 30 days since this cough started and i'm beyond exhausted.
I'm still taking the Mucenex, Benzonatate & the Prednisone and nothing is any better.
Nighttime is the absolute worst!!!! 
The Prednisone is a steroid and has made my face swell up and caused it to be red. 
Shawn will more than likely be calling the doctor and getting another appointment because I know he is growing very weary of this, too. 

So, to take my mind off all this coughing stuff I do have a card to share with you that was part of my Apples for Fall cards. I love these apples and thought they were perfect for a Fall card.




Card Details:

Stamps: Apple Harvest, For All Things (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Memento Black, Stampin Blends-Real Red, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic White, Gingham Cottage DSP
Accessories: Apple Blossoms Dies, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stylish Shapes Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D EF (retired), Real Red Linen Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

They say if you eat an apple a day that it keeps the doctor away.
Not sure I am agreeing with this. I either eat an unsweetened applesauce or an apple a day and i've been to the doctors twice this month and I see a 3rd trip coming, too!
I keep telling Shawn to put me out to pasture...

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My thoughts today....

I have none....I just want this cough to calm down and go away.

~Wendy





Monday, September 26, 2022

Apple Harvest for Fall

 Hello & Happy Monday, Friends!

I hope your all in doing well.

Last week I had another set back and made a return to my doctor.
I just wasn't getting over that hump of getting better and my constant cough was wearing me out. I wasn't sleeping let alone being able to sleep in my bed and in my exhaustion I decided to get checked out again. I was sent asap for a chest xray which revealed I have mild Bibasilar Atelectasis Parenchymal Scarring which means my lungs were collapsing. Had I left this coughing go it may have been worse than a mild case! Since it was mild there isn't much to be done. My doctor gave me something for my cough called Benzonatate or Tussin Perles. It did nothing for my chronic cough. So she called in a script for Prednisone which I started Saturday morning and have been doing well so far! Saturday is the first night in 4 weeks that I was able to lay flat in my bed and sleep peacefully! What a difference and I pray that this continues. It felt so good to sit and watch football yesterday and not hack my head off the entire time! I hope this time I am over that hump. Still taking the Benzonatate and Mucenex to help with my cough and get the gook out. This sinus infection kicked my butt!

Today I am sharing a card I made to send out to some special people to welcome Fall last week but since I have been so out of it lately....it never happened. 
They will go in the mail this week, alittle late.
I used the Apple Harvest stamp set from the July-December Mini Catalog that has the dies available for just this week yet! 




Can you believe I sat down one day and colored 5 apple images?!
Yea, my hand did not like it but I really pushed forward and liked the outcome of them!

Card Details:

Stamps: Apple Harvest, For All Things (saying-retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin Blends-Real Red & Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic White, Gingham Cottage DSP
Accessories: Decorative Circle Punch, Brick & Mortar EF, Stylish Shapes Dies, Apple Blossoms Dies, Real Red Linen Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


So much fun! 
I will share the rest this week as long as I continue to feel well so please stay tuned!

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My thoughts today...


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




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Celebrate Sunflowers & A Puzzle

 Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well!

Yesterday I finished up a puzzle I was working on since Sunday afternoon!
I picked this one up at Home Goods and thought it'd be fun to do when Kelsey comes over for a weekend. Well, I got a bit impatient and decided to tackle it while I was still not feeling good. This was the first I have ever seen a Halloween one so of course I had to get it!


I do have a card to share with you too today!
This one uses the Celebrating Sunflowers stamp set with coordinating Sunflower Dies! One of my favorites!



I needed some personal Thank You cards to send out and so I reached for this set because it is a favorite and perfect for this time of year.

Card Details:

Stamps: Celebrating Sunflowers, Nature's Harvest
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic White, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Dream A Daydream DSP (Hostess Item)
Accessories: Sunflower Dies, Hives 3D EF, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Bumble Bee Trinket (retired), Blackberry Bliss Twine (retired),Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I was inspired by the colors in my DSP and made the center of my sunflower using Blackberry Bliss! That was different for me and I do like the finished product!
So did the recipients!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a nice day!
~Wendy






Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Say BOO

 Hello & Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I hope your all doing well.
I am still under the weather with this sinus infection.
It seems like I take a step forward and then 3 steps back.
My cough is terrible and always worse at night making it hard to sleep. 
I hope one day soon to kick this!

I haven't done much stamping recently but I did make my way to my stamp table one day last week and made a Halloween card. 




The DSP I used for this is a Hostess Item from the July-December Mini Catalog called Celebrate Everything. I wasn't too keen on it at first probably because I have so much paper in my stash but this particular print won me over since we don't really have any cute Halloween paper this year. It comes black & white and so I pulled out my Stampin Blends and started coloring the jack o lanterns. I kept this simple.

Card Details:

Stamps: Scary Cute
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired), Stampin Blends-Pumpkin Pie & Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic White, Celebrate Everything DSP (Hostess)
Accessories: Painted Texture 3D EF, Tailor Made Tags Dies, White Glittered Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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My thoughts today...


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






Monday, September 12, 2022

Something For You

 Hello & Happy Monday!

I hope you are all doing well.
It's been a long 2 weeks since I last posted here.
I have been sick with a Sinus Infection since the end of August. I ended up going to the doctor to get antibiotics and cough medicine. I wasn't sleeping which made me feel even worse and hopefully now I am over the worst of it.

I have not done any crafting in over 2 weeks and the card I have to share today I made before I got sick.




Card Details:

Stamps: Wrapped in Christmas (retired)
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Basic White, Wonderful World DSP (SAB 22)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Circle Layering Framelits, Square Layering Framelits (retired), Fern 3D EF, Metallic Enamel Dots, Dimensional, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I made this card with scraps of DSP and diecut those pretty yellow flowers from the Wonderful World DSP. I sent this card along with a package of goodies to a very dear friend. It made her day!

That is all for me today!
I have alot waiting on me so please bare with me as I find my way back to my stamp table again. First though, my house needs a good cleaning!

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My thoughts today...


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



Monday, August 29, 2022

Thank You Card

 Hello & Happy Monday, Everyone!

Hope you had a nice weekend!
It was another very hot & humid weekend which is carrying over into the start of the new week. A little bit of relief is to come by the end of the week but by the looks of it, it's going to be short lived. Fall will get here eventually!

Today I have a card to share that I made for our dentist.
Her & her staff are always so friendly & caring each time we go in and they know how to put your mind at ease, especially if your uneasy about going to the dentist!




Card Details:

Stamps: Go To Greetings, Celebrate Sunflowers
Ink: Memento Black, Cinnamon Cider (retired), Stampin Blends-Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider (retired), Just Jade (retired)
Cardstock: Just Jade, Basic White, Flowers For Every Season DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Circle Layering Framelits, Sunflowers Dies, Bumble Bee Gingham Ribbon (retired), Brushed Brass Butterflies, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love this sunflower DSP and sadly it's been long retired.
I am working to use up scraps. 

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My thoughts today...


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




Friday, August 26, 2022

Sharing Sunshine

 Good Morning & Happy Fri-YAY!!

I'm always happy when Friday's roll around!
Today my hubby is off so who knows what we will get into.
It's to be another hot & humid day with no end in sight. 
I'm so ready for Fall and cooler weather!

I have my 5th and last card from last Saturday's Stamp Day w/ Friends get together.
This one uses the retired Sharing Sunshine set which was one of my favorites that will be staying in my collection!




Card Details:

Stamps: Sharing Sunshine (retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Memento Black
Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Pattern Party DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Give It A Whirl Dies, Stitched Whimsy Dies, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This was such a fun card to make with the girls and there was alot of diecutting that I did ahead of time. The only thing they had to diecut was the sunshine.

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy





Thursday, August 25, 2022

Lighthouse Point Sympathy

 Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have card #4 to share with you from Saturday's Stamp Day w/ Friends get together.
This one uses a mix of stamps & dies.




Card Details:

Stamps: Peaceful Moments, Let's Set Sail, Oceanfront 
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Pool Party, Basic White, Soft Suede
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Lighthouse Dies, Pool Party Enamel Dot (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This one was Deb's favorite because she loves lighthouses!
I seen a really cool lighthouse card done for Christmas that I may take a try at to send her for Christmas. She would love it!

That is all for me today!
I have started on some Halloween treats yesterday and I want to finish them up today but first I need to call and check on Kelsey. She has been sick and went to Urgent Care last evening. They diagnosed her with a Sinus Infection and Laryngitis. 
She is on some heavy duty antibiotics & a steroid. I hope it helps her!!

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My thoughts today...


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




Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Paradise Palms Z Fold

 Good Morning & Happy Wednesday!

I hope your week is going well.
It's been busy for me the last 2 days with the dentist on Monday and the Dermatologist on Tuesday. I sure hope I am done for awhile!
My Dermatologist gave me 2 thumbs up, refilled my meds, talked alittle about the Ravens (he's a football fanatic) and sent me on my way. He's one of the nicest doctors i've ever had!
My Psoriasis is not too bad at the moment but come cooler weather the plaques will start popping up everywhere. It's really odd how that works. 

Today I have the 3rd card to share that we made at my recent Stamp Day w/ Friends get together. This one was my favorite and super easy to make!
It uses the ever so lovely Paradise Palms stamp set.




Paradise Palms has the coordinating Palms Dies that I did not use on this card.
I was trying to keep it simple for the girls.
We colored the Palm Tree rubber stamp with Just Jade & Soft Suede Stampin Write Markers, huffed on it and stamped our images. That is probably one of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping and it was fun to show them how to do it, too!

Card Details:

Stamps: Paradise Palms
Ink: Just Jade (retired), Crumb Cake, Bumble Bee (retired), Soft Suede & Just Jade (retired) Stampin Write Markers 
Cardstock: Just Jade, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Artfully Composed DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scalloped Contour Dies, Stitched Rectangles Framelits, Just Jade Enamel Dots (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This set came out in the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog and thankfully it carried over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog! It's a great set!

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!
~Wendy



Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Friends Are Like Seashells

 Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

I survived my trip to the dentist yesterday and today I have a dermatologist appointment for my Psoriasis. I haven't said much about it recently only because it hasn't been too much of an issue. I think my ears and some of my scalp cleared up! 
I am itching now from mosquito bites. 
I'll be glad once it gets cooler and they die off!!

Today I have another card to share with you from my get together on Saturday!
I left the girl's know I had beach themed cards for them to do and I think they enjoyed making every single one!

This card uses the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set.
I'm so glad this is still current!




This suite of products came out in the 2021 January- June Mini Catalog and I was thrilled that it carried over into our new Annual Catalog this year. I have made several cards using this suite since it came out but wanted to try my hand at an Anniversary Card.

Card Details:

Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells, Celebrating You
Ink: Seaside Spray (retired), So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Seaside Spray (retired), So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Sand & Sea DSP (retired)
Accessories: Seashells 3D EF, Seaside Seashells Dies, Scalloped Contour Dies, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It was so fun teaching them how to fold the DSP for this style of card.
They did a wonderful job! And loved the card, too!

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My thoughts today...


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




Monday, August 22, 2022

Let's Set Sail

 Hello & Happy Monday!!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! 
Saturday afternoon I had the girls over for a Stamp Day w/Friends get together.
It was so nice to see them!
Here is one of the cards we made....




Card Details:

Stamps: Let's Set Sail
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic White, Soft Suede, Waves of the Ocean DSP (retired)
Accessories: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Sailboat Builder Punch, Gold Metallic Pearls (retired), Braided Linen Trim (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This was my first play with this stamp set and I loved it!

That is all for me today!
I am off to the dentist first thing this morning for my 2nd crown!

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My thoughts today...



Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!
~Wendy