Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Maryland Blue Crab

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope everyone had a fun filled weekend!
We surely did!

We were in Maryland celebrating our anniversary!
After 26 years with this man he surprised me with a long weekend get away which was definitely MUCH NEEDED! We stayed right on the water and spent most our evenings watching sunsets & the boats coming & going. It was super relaxing and just what the doctor ordered! I can't tell you just how nice it was to get away and enjoy some downtime with Shawn although the mosquito's were bad and of course bit the daylights out of me, I still had a fabulous time! 

I knew a few days ahead of time that we were going away and once I seen the photo's of where we were going I spied this picture hanging on a wall in the studio apartment. I was inspired by that photo to create a Thank You card for the owners. 

Here is the picture and my photo of the card....

I was tickled to pieces that my card looked just like the picture and can you believe that I left without letting my card there! It will be sent out in the mail tomorrow.

Thank You Card:

Stamps: By The Seashore (retired), inside sentiment from Amuse
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Winter White EP, Heat Gun, 2 Sided Tape

The apartment we stayed in was all done in a nautical theme thru out the bedroom, living room, kitchen & bathroom. Everything was super nice except I could have done without the bug bites! We had 2 docks to fish/crab off of, a pool to use and another day it stormed so we just kinda toured the area and went out for a fish & chips supper at a local place that came highly recommended. Another day we went to Ocean City for the afternoon and of course we had to get some Thrasher's French Fries, a funnel cake and some Fisher's Popcorn for the return trip back to PA. We totally blew our dieting out of the water but it was a fun time!

Thrasher's French Fries

Our view in the evenings...


These are pictures of the Bay Bridge that goes over the Chesapeake Bay. I have never gone across this bridge much less seen it in person and all I could say is "WOW"! Shawn was a nervous wreck going across it because he does not like heights.

The view of the marina across the water from us was so pretty & peaceful.
 I told Shawn this was the highlight of my trip!

This was a metal figure that was on one of the dock posts. I thought it was pretty cool!

And that's a few pictures of our anniversary get away!
It was amazing, fun & just perfect....just like my Buppie!


Haha, that's right!

That's all I have for today!
Laundry is waiting on me!

Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pretty Butterfly Card

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all having a great day so far!

I have a quick card to share today!

I made a card like this a few weeks ago. This time I tried it in Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Melon Mambo then I used the new Thick Melon Mambo Twine to tie a bow and finished it up with some rhinestones.

Aren't those colors pretty?

Butterfly Card:

Stamps: Cottage Greetings, Work of Art 
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Accessories: Butterlies Thinlits, Melon Mambo Thick Twine, Rhinestones, Tombow Liquid Glue


The beach makes everything better! 
I think so, anyways!

That's all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thinking of You Card Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Halfway thru the week already! WooHoo!

Today I have a card set to share that I made up with a new hostess set called Time of Year.
I see so many possibilities with this set, especially Christmas!

Here is what I made with a summertime feel to them....

I used a sheet of Fruit Stand DSP and some Peekaboo Peach cardstock and put these together rather quickly on to a Thick Whisper White cardbase.
My sentiment panel was cut using Circle Nestibilities and popped up with 3 dimensionals. I added my Peekaboo Peach bow with a glue dot. 
I really love the font in this stamp set and the different idea's this set could be used for!

Thinking of You Cards:

Stamps: Time of Year- Hostess Set
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Fruit Stand DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


My thoughts for today.....

Yep, it's still SO stinkin hot & humid. Even poor Snoopy is melting!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful but cool day!

Monday, July 25, 2016

More Pretty Swirly Bird Flowers

Hello & Happy Monday!

This is the last Monday of July! 
5 months today will be Christmas! Can you believe that??!!

So today I have another Swirly Bird card for you. This stamp set is a fun one! 
This card is another Z Fold style.

Can you tell that I am very fond of these colors?!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Cottage Greetings
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


My thoughts for today.....

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

Friday, July 22, 2016


Hello & Happy FRIDAY!

The weekend is here but it's to be a scorcher!
Most of the US is under this horrible heatwave. It looks like my yard has turned crispy & brown. 
I'm praying for rain, soon!

Just a quick card to share today!

My card is another Gate Fold. I know i've been on a roll with the different types of Gate Folds & Z Fold Cards recently. I guess I just needed a change!

I'm loving all the different things that can be made from the Swirly Bird set. Can you believe that I haven't broken out the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets, yet??!! I have been having fun with just using the stamp set so far!

The colors for this card are Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach & Pear Pizzazz.
My saying banner comes from the Thoughtful Banners set  & Duet Banners Punch.
It's a nice bundle loaded with different words & different banners!

Hello Card:

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum- In Color DSP Stack
Accessories: Duet Banner Punch, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


My thought for the day.....

So very true!

Thanks for stopping by today & enjoy the day!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy 26th Anniversary, Shawn

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today is a special day, Shawn & I's 26th wedding anniversary!

Here is the card I made for him....

Everything on my card is pretty much retired except for the sayings.
Oh and do you see under my sail boat...I used the new Seaside Embossing Folder so it looks like water! I think it gives a really nice look! 

This card is made from the directions I got yesterday off of Patty Bennett's blog on making a different type of Z Fold. She has a video you can watch. Here is the link. It's super easy! Hope you will give it a try!

I think my hubby will like this card. He likes anything with the beach & the ocean! 

Happy Anniversary to the best husband ever!

Happy Anniversary Card:

Stamps: Timeless Love, Sail Away (retired)
Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Adventure Bound DSP (retired)
Accessories: Seaside EF, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilties, Rhinestones, Sm Heart Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

My thought of the day.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Number of Years Birthday Set

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

What a beautiful day we are in for today!
We finally got a bit of a break with the hazy, hot & humid weather but they are saying tomorrow it will be back....and with a vengeance! I saw nothing but mid to upper 90's for all weekend long! Blah, Blah, Blah!!! 
Guess Shawn & I better get our bike rides in while we can!
 Last evening we went to the Rail Trail and rode for 8 miles! I'm so feeling it today in my knees.

So, I recently had a card order to fulfill for a customer. She asked for a pack of birthday cards with flowers. I did a pack for her not too long ago with the Number of Years stamp set but they were for an Anniversary. I kept with the same layout but used Sweet Sugarplum, one of the new In Colors! She loved them!

And I am loving this new color!
What do you think??

Number of Years Birthday Set:

Stamps: Number of Years
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

My thought for today.....

My thoughts exactly!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Swirly Bird Kites

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

What a day!
I spent most of the day in the kitchen baking up a batch of Lemon Glazed Zucchini Bread, regular Zucchini Bread and a pot of Cabbage & Corned Beef. The cabbage sure made the house stinky! It's a meal that I don't make too often but we love cabbage!

Once I made my way downstairs I finally found my Swirly Bird stamp set that I have had since the new catalog came out. I thought I lost it! Fell behind a bunch of other stamp sets.....that should tell you that I have way TOOOO many!

Here is my card for today!

Of course I had to use Dapper Denim once again....I love this color!

I stamped my kites with Dapper Denim and the solid part of the kites image is also Dapper Denim but I stamped off once on a piece of scratch paper so it would give the kite a 2 toned look. And look at the ribbons on the kite strings....I couldn't help but put some rhinestones on them!

My card is also a Gate Fold Card. Haven't made one of these in...well, forever!

I also used my new Thoughtful Banners stamp set & coordinating punch for the sentiment.
Love it!

Celebrate Card:

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim In Color DSP
Accessories: Thoughtful Banners, Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

My thought for today.......

That's all for today!
Headed out for a bike ride! WooHoo!

Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Monday!

Hello & Happy Monday, Everyone!

Hope you all had a good weekend!

I have nothing to share today since this afternoon we are headed off to a doctor appointment.

I just wanted to leave you this little message!

I promise i'll be back tomorrow with a stamped project so in the meantime, stay cool and have a great day!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Petal Potpourri Get Well Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all enjoying the weekend! 
It's been so hot here in PA and I am starting to quickly wish for Fall to come!
Yesterday, Shawn & I took a ride down many country roads to a farm stand that we have nick named "the telephone booth" because obviously it looks like one! The next time I go I will take a picture! It is a self serve stand that has all kinds of produce. We went in search of some tomatoes, green peppers and cabbage. We found all that and more for under $10. I was thrilled with our finds but even more so the time spent with him on our ride thru the country! The sky was starting to bubble up and get dark as storms were approaching but of course, till we made it back to Red completely missed us. Our grass is getting drier & more brown by the day with this heat & humidity we've been dealing with. So yea, i'm praying for rain and a good cool down.

Anyways, today we slept in way longer than usual. It's hard sleeping in past 6 am anymore. Bailee came in the bedroom and woke me up around 10 because she was waiting on breakfast! Once that chore was done I got my coffee and sat down to blog surf. My Keurig was all set up to brew my coffee, all I had to do was hit the button. My first sip was cold. Eww, nothing like cold coffee! Shawn had unplugged it yesterday to put up my last couple of pieces of backsplash and thinks that it did not do it's preheat thing. Ughh sometimes modern technology does not agree with me! I am so old school about lots of things and I have hung on to my old coffee pot incase of an emergency! 

So, today I do have a quick card to share. I am out of Get Well cards for my own stash so I needed to remedy that! I got out my very loved stamp set, Petal Potpourri and got to work!

I got the Sahara Sand Lace Trim off the Clearance Rack not too long ago for a good price and seen that I never opened it. That was my motivation behind the card. The card base is Sahara Sand and the DSP is Something Borrowed all from the 2015 Occasions Mini Catalog. My sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set. The flower is stamped in Sahara Sand as well with a white pearl in the center. It is popped up with a Dimensional so the Lace Trim can lay flat under it. 
I love the stamps sets that have the coordinating punches to go with it! Makes things SO much easier!

Get Well Soon Card:

Stamps: Petal Potpourri, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP
Accessories: Sahara Sand Lace Trim, White Pearl, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

That's so true!

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
Stay cool!