Monday, June 17, 2024

More Zinnia Notecards

 Hello & Happy Monday!

I've got a very busy day ahead so I'm going to make this update quick.
I have another set of Zinnia cards to share that Audrey requested. She has been on a roll with the Flowering Zinnia papers. My 2nd pack is half gone. She uses these for whatever occasion comes up so i'm always happy to make them for her. 





Card Details:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Flowering Zinnia DSP (Online Exclusives)
Accessories: Adhesive Backed Shiny Sequins (Online Exclusives), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This particular sheet is my favorite of the pack and she has specifically asked for this one. It really needs nothing when used alone. I did add some Adhesive Backed Shiny Sequins for a pop of sparkle. My 1st package of them is just about gone.

This evening I will get Audrey's cards delivered to her and hopefully get to chat with her a few minutes. I haven't seen her the last few trips I went in because she has stuff planned and wasn't home. When I talked to her on the phone on Friday she was so happy and was feeling great especially for the day after her cancer treatment....which surprised me. That lady is just remarkable!!! 

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My thoughts today...


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




Sunday, June 16, 2024

Trusty Tools for Father's Day

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

Yesterday was such a busy day that I never got a chance to get my blog updated.
Miss Bailee had dog grooming in the morning. While she was there both Shawn & Ryan got haircuts. I did 3 loads of laundry and cleaned all 3 bedrooms. Today Shawn is going fishing on this Father's Day and I am going to wrap up Audrey's card order. She called yesterday and threw one more card at me. LOL I am going to deliver her cards tomorrow evening as long as I get them done!

Today's card is the one I made for Ryan to give to Shawn for Father's Day.
I love how this one turned out and it is perfect for Shawn!




Card Details:

Stamps: Trusty Tools
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Daffodil Delight, Trusty Toolbox DSP (SAB 24)
Accessories: Trusty Tools Dies, Metal Plate 3D EF, Circle Layering Framelits (retired), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (retired), Lost Lagoon Ribbon (retied), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I really hope he likes it!

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Thanks for stopping by & have an enjoyable day!
~Wendy




Friday, June 14, 2024

Fun Notecards

 Hello & Happy Fri-YAY!!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
It's to be a warm one here in south central PA today with some severe weather this evening. I hope Shawn is home before that starts! 

Today I have a set of cards to show you that I made for Audrey. She requested a set of cards with just a little square of paper but nothing with flowers so she could send these to men as well. Sometimes that can be a tough thing when most of your paper has florals on! I rummaged thru some older paper and found this pack on my paper rack and decided to use it. This is the Moroccan DSP from a few years ago. I thought the pattern & colors would suit either gender and I kept it simple like she asked. The center of each paper design has a Emerald Envy Enamel Dot which lays very flat. I have lots of retired embellishments that I decided to add to each card.



Card Details:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim (retired), Moroccan DSP (retired)
Accessories: Square Layering Framelits (retired), Emerald Envy Enamel Dots (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Simple & easy and I do hope she is ok with that paper print.
Atleast it's not a floral.


Today is laundry & stamp day for me so lots to get done!

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




Thursday, June 13, 2024

Masculine HB

 Good Morning & Happy Thursday!

It's looking like a great day ahead but it is a little more muggy out and it's to get to the mid 80's today. Most likely my AC will get turned on as some point but for now we are still enjoying the morning air. Miss Bailee is back to having her itchies which seems to happen every other year. I had some Apoquel medicine here for her so last night we gave her a dose before bedtime. She gets a little werid on medicines but it seems to be helping her and alot less itching & scratching.
 
Today I have the second birthday card for Audrey's twin grandsons. I loved how they both turned out and they were fast to whip up! I used the Wanted to Say Dies again...



Card Details:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Basic White, Night of Navy DSP (retired)
Accessories: Countryside Corners Dies, Wanted to Say Dies, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Today I definitely need to get back to my stamp table to finish up Audrey's order.
Yesterday I took advantage of the lovely weather and sat outback most of the afternoon with Bailee. Days like that I wish we could bottle up for when it's cold & snowy. Today it's going to start feeling like summer so I will try to get her cards finished and stay cool at the same time!

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My thoughts today...


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




Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Mediterranean Blooms

 Good Morning & Happy Hump Day!

I hope your week is going smoothly so far!
Today I have a pretty Thank You card to share that I made with a new suite of products called Mediterranean Blooms. I really think the lemons called out to me since it really did not grab my interest at first! LOL The Mediterranean Blooms DSP is just so pretty so I ended up getting the whole suite.




Card Details:

Stamps: My Small Business
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic White, Mediterranean Blooms DSP
Accessories: Everyday Details Dies, Opal Rounds Assortment, Lemon Lolly Ribbon (retired), Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I'm not quite sure why the 1st card the color got all wonky. If I get to my stamp table today I will try to redo the picture because it's really not as orangy as it looks. 
I do love how this turned out and like I said, those papers are so pretty!


Update:

Last evening I had my doctor appointment. I was scheduled to have a pap and also to go over all the bloodwork that I had done on Saturday. I am having a bit of hairloss which my doctor suggested it possibly could be from my thyroid because bloodwork showed it was low compared to what it was back in January. I have been losing hair since around mid March but thankfully I have always had thick hair! Also the girl that cuts my hair has been keeping an eye on it and says that I do have new hair growth coming in so I should not worry too much. I also started Vital Proteins (it's a powder I put in my morning coffee) which puts more collagen peptides & protein in my system which will help with regrowth. All other bloodwork was excellent! My glucose numbers have greatly improved and my A1c went from 6.7 down to 5.2! I was shocked! I am now in diabetic remission and will continue with the 5mg of Mounjaro injection once a week for a few more months just until I get the thyroid under control. I thought for sure she was going to move me to the 7.5 mg but she said most likely next visit she will. She wanted to make sure my hair problem got better, too! To date I have lost 46 pounds! She asked if I felt better and I said absolutely YES! I am able to walk long distances without any pain which is a big deal. I recently got a stationary bike to ride at home when the weather isn't all that great to walk or bike ride. We do try to walk every evening with Bailee because that is the best type of exercise. And my eating has changed so much. I still cook all the same meals I use to before Mounjaro but now much smaller portions. 

When I first started this medicine I was very anxiety ridden because you hear all kinds of bad stories about people getting sick or gastric paralysis. This medicine is not for everyone which is sad because the health benefits are amazing! Many people say this medicine has changed their life and I agree! I do hope though down the road to go off of this and be able to maintain this way of eating and keep doing some sort of exercise. Time will tell but I will keep being hopeful because once a diabetic...always a diabetic.

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




Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Wanted to Say Dies

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

This evening I have my check up at the doctors and i'm anxious to find out the results of my bloodwork from Saturday! I sure hope things are moving in the right direction! Fingers crossed!

Today I have a masculine birthday card to share with you that I made with the Wanted to Say Dies. These are perfect to use for a quick card and I hope in the future I can find more uses for it since it is loaded with several sentiment dies. This card is for one of Audrey's twin grandson's. I will share the other one later this week. I wasn't really sure what to make for them so I kept it simple and used some simple DSP and added this diecut to it. 



Card Details:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Rock & Roll DSP (retired)
Accessories: Countryside Corners Dies, Wanted to Say Dies, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Just your basic masculine card with nothing added and nothing popped up!

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




Monday, June 10, 2024

Zinnia No Sentiment Cards

 Hello & Happy Monday, Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
It sure was a nice one here in south central Pennsylvania!
Saturday, we took Bailee to the Rail Trail before noon and took a long walk. While walking we saw the new thing that started maybe last year....they are rail bikes. They are like an open cart like a very small train car that goes on the train tracks. You peddle these like a bike. I have seen them before but never seen them moving. I was so taken with it and suggested to Shawn that we should try that! Each cart has 4 seats so he asked his boss & his wife if they'd be interested in doing it with us sometime. Sunday evening we met them for dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse and they said they would love to try it! It probably won't be until around Fall since she is having a knee replacement in July. I am so excited to try it! It is 1.5 to 2 hours long at a cost of $70 per person. Maybe it could be a birthday gift for me! We will see but I will share more when I know we can plan it!

Anyways, today I have a bright set of Zinnia cards to share that were made for Audrey. These are definitely bright and you may need your sunglasses on to see them! LOL She wanted 2 packs of no sentiment on them and this is the 1st set...





Card Details:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Flowering Zinnia DSP (Online Exclusives)
Accessories: Adhesive Backed Shiny Sequins (Online Exclusives), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I use Picasa to edit my photo's and I am not sure how why it made my pictures so bright at first. I had to tone them down which is what you see here. This paper is so pretty! I'm on my 2nd pack of it!

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Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy




Sunday, June 9, 2024

Fish HB

 Hello & Happy Sunday!

It's looking to be another nice day today!
I am hoping to get our bikes out this morning and get a ride in for some exercise and take advantage of this nice weather!

Today I have another card to share that was made as part of Audrey's card order.
She requested a card with a fish on for her son in laws birthday.
This is what I made for her...



Card Details:

Stamps: DRS Designs (fish), Artistically Inked (retired)
Ink: Pecan Pie, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, Let's Go Fishing DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits (retired), Opaque Faceted Gems (SAB 24), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Sometimes masculine cards are hard to make but this one came together pretty easy!

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Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy




Saturday, June 8, 2024

Trusty Tools

 Hello & Happy Saturday!

We are in for a beautiful day ahead!
I just got back from getting my bloodwork done & grabbing a few things at the grocery store.
Got my groceries put away and i'm just now sitting down and having my morning coffee!
I had to fast for my bloodwork so nothing to eat or drink after 8pm last night.
Not sure what's on the agenda today but I plan on enjoying the weather!

Today I have a cool card to share using the Trusty Tools bundle. I have had this set since before Christmas last year and ONLY just now broke it open! It's a great masculine set, for sure!



Card Details:

Stamps: Trusty Tools
Ink: Basic Black Archival (retired)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Lost Lagoon, Trusty Toolbox DSP (SAB 24)
Accessories: Trusty Tools Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Opaque Faceted Gems (SAB 24), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Ryan requested a Father's Day card for Shawn and I used this same set.
I will share that card later this week.

That's all I have to share today so I will see you again tomorrow!

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





Friday, June 7, 2024

Queen Bee HB Set

 Hello & Happy Fri-YAY!!

The weekend is here and today & tomorrow our weather is looking mighty nice!
Today is shot day so I usually don't make any plans on the weekends because i'm not sure how I will feel from it but so far the last several weeks I have felt great! I have to get bloodwork done first thing tomorrow morning then maybe we can get out and do something fun!
 I worked on Audrey's card order yesterday and still have 4 cards to make for her which I may try to do Sunday since they said we may get some showers. The last 4 are cards that really have me stumped on what to make. I guess I need to think about it and decide soon!

I have a pack of cards to share today that I had a blast making because I did some heat embossing on them! I don't usually pull out my heat gun and embossing powders much except at Christmastime. The cards I made I used the Queen Bee set on. The stamp set is still available on the Online Exclusives List but the dies retired, sadly! Sometimes I just don't understand why Stampin Up! does that. I am not crazy on fussy cutting so the dies would be an important part of the stamp set! Anyways, this is the set I made...






Card Details:

Stamps: Queen Bee (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Versamark, Sweet Sorbet (retired)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Old Olive, Lovely in Linen DSP (retired)
Accessories: Queen Bee Dies (retired), Countryside Corners Dies, Pale Papaya Ribbon (retired), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Gold Sequins, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I really love these and may just keep them for my own personal use!

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








Thursday, June 6, 2024

Cheerful Daisies Birthday

 Hello & Happy Thursday!!

I hope your week is going well! One more day till the weekend starts!
Do you have any fun plans?
I have to go have bloodwork done Saturday morning then I have a card order for Audrey to work on. She called yesterday and added to her order.
Today I have a fun card to share that I made with the Cheerful Daisies stamp set.
I loved this set and have not used it very much. The Fresh As A Daisy DSP is retired.





Card Details:

Stamps: Cheerful Daisies
Ink: Moody Mauve
Cardstock: Moody Mauve, Wild Wheat, Basic White, Bubble Bath, Fresh As A Daisy DSP (retired)
Accessories: Cheerful Daisies Dies, Eyelet 3D EF, Wild Wheat In Color Enamel Dots (retired), Bubble Bath Ribbon (retired), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am not a fan of last year's In Colors but I do like how they look on this card. 
The DSP pulls it all together!

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My thoughts today...


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







Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Congratulations Part 3

 Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have the 3rd Congratulations card to share with you that Audrey requested for the 3 priests at her church. Each one is celebrating a different year there. I made sure to make each card different, too!



Card Details:

Stamps: Hope & Prayer (retired), Sweetly Scripted (Online Exclusives)
Ink: Pecan Pie
Cardstock: Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, Earthen Elegance DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Circle Layering Framelits, Opaque Faceted Dots (SaleABration 2024), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy




Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Congratulations Part 2

 Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be an inky kind of day as I got all my chores done the last few days and i'm headed to my stamp table to play! I have been looking forward to this since Friday! LOL Saturday I was planning on it and then we did a quick trip to Sam's Club and it just never happened. 
Last week Audrey gave me a few cards to work on for her next order. She requested 3 Congratulations cards for the 3 priest at her church. They are all celebrating different years at her church. This is card #2...



Card Details:

Stamps: Hope & Prayers (retired), Inspired Events (retired)
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Cardstock: Misty Moonlight, Basic White, Misty Moonlight DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Circle Layering Framelits (retired), Metal Plate 3D EF, Misty Moonlight Ribbon (retired), Misty Moonlight enamel Dots (retired), Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love the texture that the Metal Plate 3D EF adds to the card!
Another Monochromatic card.....seems like a trend here lately with me! LOL

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My thoughts today...


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!
~Wendy