Friday, March 24, 2017

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello & Happy Friday!

Today I made a pack of Sympathy cards for my customer using the Avant Garden and the Delicate Details stamp set from SaleABration. These have become my favorite sets this year!

I went with Pacific Point & Soft Sky for my colors with the leaves done in Pear Pizzazz.
My customer loved the last pack I made her with the Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant & Pear Pizzazz colors.

With Heartfelt Sympathy Cards:

Stamps: Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Simply Sketched (sentiment)
Ink: Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, 2 Sided Tape

I really wanted to add a few rhinestones to each card but unfortunately I ran out so I will have to hit up Michael's soon! 
Hope you enjoyed this card!

My thoughts today....

Enjoy the day & thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Bunny Pouches

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I have a cute Easter Treat to share!

I have made this same type of treat for Halloween & Valentines Day.

The bunny face is from a stamp set called Friends & Flowers and it coordinates with the Festive Flower Punch. It is a very versatile set and one I will hang on to for a long time!

Easter Bunny Pouches:

Stamps: Friends & Flowers, Circle of Spring (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, R21 Copic Marker 
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Neenah White, Baja Breeze DSP 12x 12 Stack
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Blue Ribbon from Dollar Tree, Blue Gel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose 
Liquid Glue

These pouches are easy to whip up!
All you need is a piece of cardstock that measures 2 x 11. Score at 5 & 6 and punch both ends with a Tag Topper Punch. For these I use the retired Ornate Tag Topper Punch. Then I used a 2 x 8 cello bag and filled them with 4 Dove Chocolates and snipped my bags down to fit. I then attached it inside with a small piece of 2 Sided Tape and then tied the tops closed. Then decorate and have fun!

Hope you like these!


My thoughts today....

Enjoy your day & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Circle of Spring

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a nice week so far!

Yesterday, I sat down at my stamp table to design a card for my customer for Easter.
I went thru all my Easter stamps and nothing really jumped out at me.
I then went thru my flower sets and found this set called Circle of Spring.
It's hardly seen ink in the last year and so a card was born!

I stamped my images in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers in the colors of Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum. I used a 1 inch strip of Sweet Sugarplum In Color DSP on each card and for the sentiment I stamped that in Memento Black and cut out with a small die from the Circle Nestibilities and layered it onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper. I like the colors and that little pop of sparkle from the Glimmer Paper. A simple design to mass produce 10 cards which are very mail friendly too!

Circle of Spring Cards:

Stamps: Circle of Spring
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers (R83 & YG03)
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Neenah White, Sweet Sugarplum 12 x 12 In Color DSP Stack, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I purchased this set because it coordinated with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits that I have but today decided not to cut out each wreath since I needed to make 10 of these. I would have been cranking that Big Shot handle forever then! I will give it a go another day!

Hope you enjoyed my card today!


My thoughts today....

Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It was a week ago today that we had the "big" snow storm that shut down most of the northern east coast. A week later our snow is almost melted and my spring bulbs are once again poking their heads out of the ground. I know spring can still give us some unsettled weather but my hope is that the nice weather will soon be on our doorsteps!

Today I am playing along with the new sketch this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Here is the design...

And here is my take on it!

I always love a card with a tilted panel on it because it just gives it some interest!
I started out by coloring my Cherry Blossoms with Copics but I wasn't keen on the bold colors so I went with embossing the image in white embossing powder for a softer look and I love it!

Tuesday Morning Sketches Card:

Stamps: Indescribable Gift
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB 2015)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Crisp Cantaloupe Twine, White Pearls, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

The inside says "Wishing you all the beautiful blessings of Easter".

Hope you enjoyed my card today!


My thoughts today...

Enjoy the day, everyone & thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello & Happy Monday!

Finally got around to playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketches and the challenge already closed. Oh well, I still wanted to share it with you!

Here is the sketch.

I used this fun paper to create a doggy card.
I may just use this the next time the girls go to the groomer. 
She does a nice job with them!

Doggy Card:

Stamps: Bella & Friends
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, American Crafts DSP
Accessories: Darice Paw Prints EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today...

Happy Spring, everyone!

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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Taking the Day Off

Shawn is making a big turkey dinner today!
I will be back tomorrow with something crafty!
In the meantime...

Enjoy your Sunday and let's hope the snow continues to melt!
Tomorrow is the first day of spring! Yippeee Skipppee!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Drapery Fold HB

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Not much going on here at the Aungst Pad this weekend since Shawn is working today.
I plan on doing some crafting and hopefully finish up my Easter treats for my customers.

Anyways, here is a card I sat down to learn how to make the other day!
It is called a Drapery Fold. 

I found a tutorial on Pinterest to make it. So fun and quite easy too!
Love it!

Drapery Fold HB Card:

Stamps: Balloon Adventures (sentiment)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP (retired)
Accessories: Simply Scoring Board, Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Mono Adhesive

Have you ever tried this fold?


My thoughts today...

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

That's all I have to share today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patrick's Day

Hello & Happy Friday!

It's also St Patrick's Day!

I have a few cards to share today that I whipped up recently.

1st card uses a Darice Shamrock EF and saying from My Sentiments Exactly.

2nd card uses paper from Hobby Lobby and saying from DRS Stamps.
Shamrock Die from Impression Obsession

3rd card uses the Darice Shamrock EF, Impression Obsession Shamrock Die and stamps from DRS Stamps. 

They were all fun to create!
Hope you enjoyed them!


My thoughts today......

Are you wearing your green today?

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sunday Stamps Challenge

Hello & Happy Thursday!

So glad to see the sun shining this morning! 
Now to pray the snow melts quickly but it's still pretty cold out.

Today I have a card to share that I made for the Sunday Stamps Challenge.
Here is the sketch I used.

Decided to use a mix of new & retired products for this.
I am fond of this layout as it reminds me to use those beloved Banner Framelits!!

Happy Birthday Card:

Stamps: Stylized Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP (retired)
Accessories: Banner Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mint Macaron/Basic Black Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I love the softness of the Mint Macaron and the pop of color from the Melon Mambo sentiment!
This card will be going to my customer in her next order!


My thoughts today...

I really try but not always successful.
I'm sure i'm not alone.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day, friends!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone made it thru snow storm Stella!

We had over a foot of snow but let me tell you, those winds have become wicked!
We have quite a bit of snow blowing & drifting and on top of that our temps have dropped below freezing. It is quite burrrrr out today so I hope to take advantage of it and play at my stamp table!

Back a few months ago I made some cards with a new type of Z Fold card that Patty Bennett shared.
I made a pack of Happy Anniversary cards for my customer using this different fold. Take a look..

Happy Anniversary Card:

Stamps: Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Love Blossoms DSP Paper Pad (2016)
Accessories: Bloomin Heart Framelit, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am really fond of making this type of card.
Here is the link to Patty's video tutorial on how to make those if your interested.

My thoughts today....


I am ready for spring to come back now!

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & stay warm!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's A Snow Day!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

We are in the thick of the snow storm now!
It started here around 8pm last night.
Thankfully my hubby was able to get home!
His work wanted to put him up in a hotel overnight but since they are labeling this as a "major historic snow storm" his boss changed his mind on running the plant and left Shawn come home. I am SO happy about that!

Since this week we are celebrating St Patrick's Day I have another card to share.

St Patrick's Day Card:

Stamps: Gift Givers, PSX (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Emerald Envy, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Darice Shamrock Embossing Folder, Gold & Emerald Envy Twine, Dimensionals, Two Sided Tape

This one was a fun to make!


My thoughts today....

Crazy! I know!

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & stay safe & warm if your in this storm's path!

Monday, March 13, 2017

St Patrick's Day Is Coming

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!
They always seem to go by so fast, don't they?

This Friday is St Patrick's Day.
I'm not Irish but it's fun to celebrate the occasion!
I try to make cards every year to send friends.
The card I have to share today is one I made for my customer.

My green color is Cucumber Crush from last year's In Color group.
 It seemed to match my paper from Hobby Lobby perfectly!

Happy St Patrick's Day Card:

Stamps: Happy St Patrick's Day (retired)
Ink: Cucumber Crush
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, The Paper Studio DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I made a bunch more St Patrick's Day cards that I will continue to share this week!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!