Thursday, June 27, 2013

Color Challenge & Sketch Challenge Combined....

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I finally found my way downstairs to stamp today! I wish life would not get in the way so much here lately because I love to create!

I am going to try hard to find my way back to working on some of my favorite challenges out there. I have been so side tracked in the last month or 2 and really miss the creative side of me.
Today, I popped over to SCS and checked out the Color Challenge 432 and combined it with yesterday's Sketch Challenge here we go!

The colors are:
Smokey Slate, Crushed Curry & Coastal Cabana

I do not have the new Stampin Up color, Smokey Slate...yet! I substituted Going Gray in it's place.

I needed a Thank You card so I used a new set called Best of Greetings. I love all the different sentiments & fonts in this set. The dessert option on the Color Challenge 432 is to use any type of embossing. I went with 2 different embossing folders.

CC432 & SC442 Card:

Stamps: Best of Greetings
Ink: Going Gray
Cardstock: Going Gray, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Neenah White
Accessories: Seeing Spots & Square Lattice Embossing Folders, Oval Nestibilities, Butterfly Embosslits, Going Gray Grosgrain, White Pearl, Hot Glue, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Love this card I think mainly because I like these colors together! Reminds me of summer!

Well, that's all for today!
We have severe storms & tornado watches out for the rest of the day. Our weather has been quite hot & humid so any rain is a welcomed thing for our garden!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge Week #68 & Jamaica

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
I spent most of the weekend with my kiddo's just hanging out at home. We had some much needed down time after traveling to & from Jamaica the week before. Spent some quiet time sitting out by the firepit under a beautiful full moon and also bought a newly released movie to watch called Oz. It sure was different than we thought it'd be but a good movie!

Anyways, today it's time to share with you a new sketch from Lesley from over at Always Playing With Paper. So here we go...

A very fun & easy sketch this week! I used a scrap of Kaiser Kraft DSP that I had on hand along with some matching cardstock, rhinestones & ribbon. I also have been playing around with my Picaso photo program and realized that I probably should be wearing my glasses when I do this because some of these photo's are super bright! They may require wearing sunglasses to view! LOL

Merry Monday Week #68 Card:

Stamps: More Merry Messages
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Kaiser Kraft DSP
Accessories: Snow Burst EF., Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Before I close out my post today I just wanted to share a few quick photo's of our trip to Jamaica! It was a nice vacation just the hubby & I but the heat & high humidity did me in! I'm so glad to be back home.

Shawn in the Caribbean Ocean as the storm clouds were rolling in. Every afternoon it rained...

Me with my toes in the sand!! :)

The views were amazing! One thing I loved was there were no waves in the cove where our resort was. I am usually not one to be in the ocean because the waves knock you off your feet so this was a real treat! We spent alot of time in the Caribbean Ocean while there. Very peaceful & relaxing!

Shawn & I enjoying our last full day there, poolside!

Day of departure...It was a nice vacation with such peaceful & beautiful views! The people of Jamaica are so nice and just love to talk! This was my first trip outside of the USA so it was interesting to see how life is there. Shawn has been to Poland & Canada before so going thru Customs & Immigration was a whole new ballgame for this girl.

Of course, I had to squeeze in a picture of Gigi! This was the night we came home. She was so happy to see us that she could not keep her eyeballs open any longer! Love my little Gigi!! :)

Well, that is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge Week #67

Hello & Happy Monday!

It's time for another sketch from Lesley from over at Always Playing With Paper.
I loved this sketch!! Hope you can pop over to Lesley's blog to see what the other Merry Makers have created this week and play along!

Here we go!

I also made a matching Door Knob Hanger...

I love the colors! Probably one of my favorites!

Merry Monday Week #67 Card:

Stamps: Bold Snowflake, Greeting of the Season, More Merry Messages
Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Liquid Multi Mono, Dimensionals, Hot Glue

Well, lots to do today since we just got home late last nite. 
Piles of laundry await!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

PS. I'll have more on my vacation one day this week!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

Today we are on our way back from vacation. A few days away is enough for me!
 I wanted to share with you a cute little gift I made my Dad for Father's Day. I found the idea on Pinterest so I can't take full credit for this. I did change mine up a bit and Shawn thought it was awesome!

My Dad loves Root Beer!
I also added a gift card for Cracker Barrel. He loves to go there!
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
We'll see you soon!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Field Flowers Card Set

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yes, I know I am on vacation but before I left I spent some time crafting and made myself a bunch of cards. This set of cards I made I used one of my absolute favorite stamp sets, Field Flowers! So, I had to share!!

Love that these are very mail friendly!
Hope you like!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too Kind Card Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Last week I got some new rubber from the Stampin Up catty and I could not wait to go play with this new set called Too Kind. I just love the flowers & the sentiments that are included. I made a set of all occasion cards with it. I also love the new in color, Coastal Cabana!

I will be playing more with this set once I get back from vacation! 
Speaking on vacation....we leave Philly early this morning for Jamaica!
Can't wait to put my feet in the sand!

Too Kind Card Set:

Stamps: Too Kind, Variety of Sentiments
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Neenah White
Accessories: Fancy Fan EF, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Rhineston, Ribbon, Dimensioanls, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge Week #66

Hello & Happy Monday!

It's time for another sketch from Lesley from over at Always Playing With Paper. This week's sketch was an easy one, at least for me! I really am enjoying all these different sketches to help me get my Christmas cards made ahead of time. It's a terrific challenge and I hope you can stop over at Lesley's blog and see what the other Merry Makers have created this week.

Here we go.....

I had a toughie of a time photographing this picture with all the sparkle of the Glimmer Paper and the light color of Baja Breeze but none the less, I love the card!
Hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week and get those Christmas cards made!

Merry Monday Week #66 Card:

Stamps: Contempo Christmas sentiment
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Silver Glimmer Paper, SnowFestival DSP
Accessories: Snow Burst EF, Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon, White Pearl, Dimensional, 2 Sided Tape

Well, that is all for me this week!

I'm packing my bags and flying off to Jamaica this week! I'm totally excited except once again my hubby is dealing with yet another kidney stone. He is what you call a "stone former" and certainly has had one heck of a time with them! I surely hope he passes it before we leave because the last few days he's been miserable. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
See you all next week, mon!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge Week #65

Hello & Happy Monday!

It's been crazy around here at the Aungst Pad with Shawn on his new work schedule.
Merry Monday is a tad late for me this week because I just forgot! I had to ask him this morning what day it was and remembered that I did not get the blog updated. Better late than never I guess!

It's a rainy Monday morning here in south central PA and it's time for another sketch this week from Lesley for this week's Merry Monday Challenge. Hope you can hop on over to her blog and check out what the rest of the Merry Makers created this week and possibly play along! Before too long you'll have a nice set of Christmas cards ready to go!

So, here we go....

Another easy peasy sketch that I enjoyed! I used an old scrapbook paper kit from many years ago for this card. I'm trying very hard to use all my old papers so my stash will someday get smaller! This collection is called Snowy Days from Pebbles. On the snowflake paper I have added some different sized Rhinestones just to give it a bit of sparkle. My big snowflake at the top is a retired snowflake punch from SU with a Rhinestone in the center. A strip of Silver Glimmer paper on the side that I ran thru my SU Scalloped Edge Border Punch and then added my sentiment from the retired Four the Holidays set and called this one done!

Merry Monday Challenge Week #65 Card:

Stamps: Four the Holidays 
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Might of Navy, Neenah White, DSP from Snowy Days Scrapbook Kit by Pebbles
Accessories: SU Snowflake Punch, Rhinestones, SU Scalloped Edge Border Punch, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you can play along with us this week!

Well, that is all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!