Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Hello & Happy Monday!

Going to be a busy day!
My hubby is still home and I have made him aware that I need to get back to some stamping!
It's therapy for me! I will update you tomorrow on what is going on with him, too!

Unfortunately, I won't be stamping today since I need to do some housework.
With him being home and the pups in & out constantly taking advantage of the nice weather we've been having.....the inside of my house really needs some attention!

But, I do have a card to share today that I made with my last card order!
It looks just the same as the last one I made but different colors....

I loved this layout and I really love that diecut heart!
My DSP is from a retired pack of Pretty Petals DSP from a few years ago.
I do not know how I ended up with 3 packs of it though?!
Gotta get it used up!

Card Details:

Stamps: unknown Anniversary stamp
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pretty Petals DSP (retired)
Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Circle Layering Framelits, Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimesionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This one is very feminine and pretty with that flowery paper and my customer loved it!
I rather like it myself and hope you do as well!

My thoughts today....

Today is my youngest child's birthday!
Today she goes off our health insurance policy since she turns 26!
Man, i'm feeling old!

Happy Birthday, Kelsey!! 

That is all for now!
I will fill you in tomorrow on the last week of adventures!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches 502

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a good weekend!
It's to be a rainy day here in PA. Not a nice way to spend Mothers Day.
Kelsey & Shady are coming over to spend the day with me!
Definitely a bright spot on this rainy day!

I haven't had much time to stamp this last week even though I really wanted too!
Last evening around 9pm I headed down to my stamp table to make a card! 

I wanted to use the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge to create a card for a friend.
I also just got the Stampin Up! Everything Is Rosy Medley on Thursday and it was killing me not to ink it up!

So, here is the sketch and my card.....

The Everything Is Rosy Medley is a Stampin Up! special this month while supplies last.
At first I was not really keen on it, then I seen a demonstrator show everything in the kit and I was taken with it! I ordered it right away!

Card Details:

Stamps: Everything Is Rosy, Country Home (sentiment)
Ink: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Rose Gold Foil Paper, Everything Is Rosy DSP
Accessories: Everything Is Rosy Thinlits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This sheet of DSP is so pretty and I love the pops of Rose Gold Foil in it!
And those flowers....I love them!
Hope you like my card!

My thoughts today....

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

With Sympathy

Hello & Happy Saturday!

It has been a week since my last Stamp Day w Friends!
Today I am sharing another card that us girls made.
I used many different products, some retired and some not.

 I pulled out my pack of Gingham Gala DSP and used a 3 inch wide strip of the Grapefruit Grove color. At first I was not a big fan of this color but I have been finding myself using it more & more! My flowers came from a retired set, Love & Sympathy. The sentiment comes from the SaleABration set, Lasting Lily. I used the retired Ornate Tag Topper Punch to create my tag then the Granny Apple Green & Grapefruit Grove Stampin Write Markers to color my image directly on the rubber. Lastly, we added a Grapefruit Grove bow and some small white pearls.

Card Details:

Stamps: Love & Sympathy (retired), Lasting Lily (SAB 19)
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove & Granny Apple Green Stampin Write Markers
Cardstock: Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Ornate Tag Topper Punch (retired), Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), Sm White Pearls, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This is such a pretty Sympathy card!
I know the girls like to have these on hand for when the need arises.

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Special Celebration

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yesterday was a nice day spent with my hubby for his birthday!
We had a nice supper out and came home to relax the rest of the night.

It was a late start of the day for me this morning as I slept horribly last night.
Today I don't have much on my agenda, just some laundry and making a pot of chili for supper.
Quick & easy!

Today I have a quick card to share that I made for a recent card order.
My customer needed an Anniversary card for some special friends of hers and I thought this one would work great!

Sadly, the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits are retiring. 
I have had them for quite awhile but don't use them much so it was fun to use them!
The Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper was out a few years ago when Mint Macaron was one of our In Colors. I like this color and glad it's now part of the Subtles family!

Card Details:

Stamps: Special Celebration
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (retired), Pretty Petals DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Banner Punch (retired), Basic Black 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I noticed I have 3 packs of this Pretty Petals DSP!
I better get busy on using it! 

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cool Treats Birthday

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday was my hubby's last day of work in Baltimore.
I know deep down he is sad about it because he liked his job there and closing his work is still a bit of a shock. I'm sure in time things will get better but I would not be surprised down the road that he finds another job down that way.
He's already got another job and one that is closer to home but he will eventually go to 2nd shift and i'm not sure he will like that. I told him we will adjust to whatever comes about!

Today is his birthday and while we have no plans today other than supper out this evening, we will take a few days next week and go on some adventures, weather permitting.
He is on vacation next week and will start the new job the following Monday.
I will most likely be taking next week off from stamping and I will return the following week!

Today I have another card to share that was made last Saturday at my Stamp Day w Friends.
This card has a different fold.

This card measures 5 1/2 x 10. Scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2.
I saw this card fold done by Angie Juda.
My card uses a retired set called Cool Treats.
It's a set that I did not use very much and I have 2 packs of coordinating DSP that needs used up!
My friends made this card and did a wonderful job even though the solid ice cream stamp gave us a bit of an issue. Cleaning it in between each use helped!

Card Details:

Stamps: Cool Treats (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder (retired), Chocolate Chip (retired)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder (retired), Tasty Treats DSP (retired)
Accessories: Square Layering Framelits, Pool Party Enamel Dots (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This card was really an easy one to make and I loved the different fold!
Thanks Angie for sharing this neat fold!

My thoughts today...

Happiest of birthdays to the best husband, ever!
Wishing you a great day, Buppie!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hello Cupcake

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine!
I sat outside with the girls while they roamed around the yard.
It's the kind of weather you wish you could bottle up and open on a rainy day!
And speaking of rain....I think for the next week they are calling for showers.
*sign* I have no words...

Anyways, to help deal with the cloudy, blah weather I have a colorful card to share with you!
This is one I designed for my Stamp Day w Friends last Saturday.
I hope it will make you smile when you see how colorful it is!

The stamp set, Hello Cupcake, is from SaleABration this year.
And that DSP is SO pretty!
I was thinking about getting another pack of it but decided not too since I have too much paper in my stash as it is!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hello Cupcake (retired SAB 19)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is DSP
Accessories: SU Paper Trimmer, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Hello Cupcake Framelits (retired), Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glittered Enamel Dots, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I also used the Corner Flip design on this.
Here is a link for a tutorial if your interested in making one.

My friends & I had a good time making this card!
You should give it a try!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Nine Lives HB

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Late start to the day for me.
I have been really busy with things around the house.
My hubby found a tanning bed for me and last Friday evening we went down to Maryland to see it.
Turned out the bed was like new and the woman just put new bulbs in it!
It was hard getting it in & out of the truck then getting it down the basement steps. Shawn had to put in a different outlet so it would not blow out any breakers!
Between getting that done, getting the basement rearranged and then my every other week house cleaning.....yep, this woman is beat beyond words! I headed to bed at 9 last night and slept till 9 this morning and every muscle aches right along with my back. I'm sure today is going to be filled with nothing more than my ice pack, tv remote and my recliner!
So, about the tanning bed....It is not for ones pleasure of getting a nice glowing tan.
For me, it will be about using it when my psoriasis gets out of hand.
The sun & UVB lights has helped mine clear up nicely!

So, today I have a card to share using the Nine Lives stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog!
This card was requested by my customer who has a good friend that loves her cats!

This is the first time this set has seen ink and I already had the Cat Punch.
I had some scrap pieces of Calypso Coral DSP in my stash and just used what was already cut.
My Tufted EF panel was already embossed from another project.
This card came together quick easily since everything was already done except for stamping the cat.

Card Details:

Stamps: Nine Lives, Big on Birthdays (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Calypso Coral DSP
Accessories: Tufted EF, Circle Layering Framelits, Whisper White 1/8 Ribbon, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This card was fun to make!

My thoughts today....

Exactly how I feel....

Thanks for stopping by & have a nice day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches 386

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you had a nice weekend!
After a rainy, dreary weekend I am looking forward to seeing some sunshine today!

Today I have a card to share that I made for a little boy's birthday which is part of a card order.
So glad I picked up the Stampin Up! No Bones About It set when it hit the retired list last year!
I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and it's an awesome one!

Here is the sketch and my sample....

I saw this sketch and had to play along because I love a tilted panel!

Card Details:

Stamps: No Bones About It (retired)
Ink: Marina Mist (retired), Gray Granite
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Gray Granite DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Marina Mist Enamel Dots (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Of course, after I made my card I realized I switched the "any shape" panel and the place where the sentiment was to go. Hope that's alright....

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Best Catch

Hello & Happy Sunday!

We are having another dreary, rainy weekend here in PA!
It makes me just want to stay in bed with the blankets over my head!

Yesterday was my Stamp Day w Friends!
We made a few cards but mostly gabbed the entire time....4 hours to be exact! 
They are such great friends to me!
And they use to live on either side of me as my neighbors from my old neighborhood.

Anyways, today I am going to share 1 of the cards we made using the Best Catch set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

The Cajun Craze piece was stamped with my retired Weathered Background stamp from many years ago. It looks so much like the Crackle Paint Background stamp that is out now. I love pulling out old things and mixing it with new!
Best Catch is a new bundle available until the end of May.
The Catch of the Day Thinlits are amazing....I really like this bundle!
So, the die that cut out the fish....well it cuts the fins as well and they stick out!
I know it doesn't take much to entertain me but that just gives the fish a WOW factor!

Card Details:

Stamps: Best Catch, Perennial Birthday, Weathered Background Stamp (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Cajun Craze, Stampin Blends
Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Catch of the Day Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Old Olive Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My friends love making masculine cards so I promise you will be seeing alot more of this fish!
Hehe! I always enjoy our stamp get together's and look forward to the next one!

My thoughts today...

So true! 

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day....even if it is raining!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Stamp Day w Friends

Hello & Happy Saturday!

This morning I have 2 of my dear friends coming over to make some cards so i'm going to make this short & sweet!

Here are the gift bags I made for them to take their cards home in.

Project Details:

Stamps: Jars of Love
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Colored Doilies, Calypso Coral Enamel Heart, Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon (retired), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am pleased with how they turned out!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today....


Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Yummy In My Tummy

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is upon us!
It's going to be a rainy one here in PA and hopefully it will help wash away the pollen.
Today my hubby has the day off so we are going to run some errands.
I need to pick up some snacks for a Stamp Day w Friends tomorrow morning.
I have 2 friends coming over to catch up and make a few cards!

Anyways, I have a cute card to share that I made for a card order.
It's for a little girl that is turning 3 soon.
This was one tough card to create since I am very limited on kids stamps!

This cute little guy comes from a retired set called Yummy In My Tummy.
I stamped him on a piece of paper from the How Sweet It Is DSP then fussy cut him out.
I added a sentiment from a retired SaleABration set called Party Pants.
I punched out a balloon with the Balloon Bouquet Punch using the same DSP and since it's for a girl, I added a little bow using some Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon.

Card Details:

Stamps: Yummy In My Tunny (retired), Party Pants (retired SAB 15)
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is DSP
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Rhinestones, Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, White Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I've really got to work on getting some stamps for kids for in the future!
I am pleased that this one turned out nicely and hope it's not too scary for a little one.

My thoughts today....

This is so my motto today!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Seasonal Strawberries

Hello & Happy Thursday!

It's been a whirlwind of a week and I for one am looking forward to the weekend!

I sat yesterday and worked on a card order for my customer.
She wants a pack of birthday cards with something seasonal for May & June.
As I went on a mission looking thru retired paper I found the pack of 6x6 dsp from last year's Occasions Mini Catalog called Tutti Fruiti and I found this pretty paper with the strawberries on.
Yep, they will work for something seasonal!

Since there is not enough of the dsp to fill a whole card front I cut it up along with several other pieces and layered them. I kept these simple, no ribbon or twine. Just added my sentiment and a retired Silver Metallic Enamel Dot!

Card Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet 
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tutti Fruiti DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Silver Metallic Enamel Dots (retired), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

If only all cards were this simple to make!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Daisy Pocket Pouches

 Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Yesterday I graduated from my Light Therapy for my psoriasis!
WooHoo! I'm thrilled that I was able to get in all 24 sessions and have great results!
I may have to move to the beach after seeing how well my spots have responded to the lights! Haha!
Doctor did not mention me getting my own Light Box for at home but Shawn & I talked about it and I think we will start looking for a used tanning bed and then look into getting the special bulbs for it.
I can't tell you how much better my skin looks & feels at the moment but I know at any time the spots can start back up because that's how psoriasis rolls. It will never go away as there is NO cure but the sun & light box definitely help keep it under control. Keeping it under control is key!

Today I have a cute little treat box to share with you!
My friend and fellow demonstrator, Debbie Henderson, shared these on one of her FB Lives recently.
She paired the Pocket Framelits with the Best Catch Bundle and it was so cool!
I love the things she creates!
I decided that afternoon to create my own but using things to make it more girly!

Page 50 of the current Stampin Up Catalog has the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set on it. 
I've had it and the matching Pocket Framelits since the bundle came out.
I really have not played with it too much so when I seen Debbie's idea to make it into a treat box...I had to get it out and try it! She has a video for it and once I find it I will update it here with the link.

On these I used all the colors that are used in the Gingham Gala DSP so I could use it for the centers of my Daisies! I hate to see this DSP retiring soon because the colors are so refreshing & pretty for spring!

Project Details:

Stamps: Pocketful of Sunshine, Itty Bitty Greetings (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Pocket Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Daisy Punch, Organdy Ribbon (SAB 19), 3/4 in Circle Punch, Hole Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

Sadly, the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set is on the retiring list.
You only have yet this month to get it!
However, the Pocket Framelits are carrying over and also a new stamp set is coming that uses these same framelits! I'm pretty sure the new set will be on my Wish List!

These cute little pouches can hold 2 snack sized candy bars.
I added a Hershey Bar and a Kit Kat! YUM!
Aren't they cute little treat holders! 
Thanks to Debbie for sharing hers!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

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!