Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gingerbread NOTES

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I am sharing another composition book that I recovered and sent to the craft show.
Stampin Up came out with the Cookie Cutter line this year. I absolutely loved the Halloween & Christmas sets and especially used the heck out of the Gingerbread from the Christmas set!

I love all things Gingerbread! Oh and this notebook!




Isn't that little gingerbread guy adorable!
I really love him and will keep him in my collection for a long time!

Gingerbread Composition Book:

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Papertreyink (sentiment)
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Since I knew this year was going to be the last time with doing craft shows I decided to try and use up what was in my stash. I had maybe 6 of these large composition books in a drawer. They are fun to decorate but they also use up alot of supplies.

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My thoughts today....


We have had our from porch all decorated since Black Friday and for about a week straight we kept forgetting to turn them on in the evening. We've just been so busy and kept forgetting. I think it might be time to invest in a timer! 

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wonderous Wreath Card

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Calling for some wintry weather here today in PA which i'm not crazy about but it's beginning to be that time of year! I do love when it snows for Christmas though!

I'm still working on orders and can see the light at the end of that long dark tunnel, finally!
I have a card today to share that I made for a customer order.

Tell me what you think?



I made up 10 cards for my customer in this design because she's been asking for wreath cards.
I love this wreath image from the Wonderous Wreath set but don't care for it to be diecut because even with use of the Magnetic Platform my die always seems to shift and cuts into the image. This way just makes it much easier and I love the outcome!

Merry Christmas Card:

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath, sentiment from Greetings of the Season
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Wonderous Wreath Framelits (diecut the bow), Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Keeping it simple & traditional today!

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My thoughts today.....



That's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Monday, December 5, 2016

Coffee Cup Carrier

Hello & Happy Monday!

The start of another week! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Today I am sharing one of the Coffee Cup Carriers I made for Christmas. I made quite a few of these and sent to the craft show. They were a huge hit for Easter & Halloween and i'm finding out now that they were a huge hit for Christmas too! I am working on more as they all sold for the first weekend on the show! This weekend is the last weekend of the craft show. My friend, Pam, who runs the craft show is closing her doors and going into retirement. I have been participating in her craft shows for 14 years and for the most part I have always done well there! While I am sad to see it end...I too am looking forward to having more time to enjoy the holidays! I'm always so rushed and I feel like I can never really enjoy it. Next year will be a whole new ballgame for me but like I told Pam....i'm ready!

So here is one of my Coffee Cup Carriers. I will share more as the month goes on....





Like I have said before, these carriers & cups are fun to make and quite easy too!

Peace, Joy & Love Carrier:

Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories: Impression Obsession Pine Bough Die, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Wide Oval Punch, Gold Twine, Gold Beads, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My cups are filled with yummy Hershey Kisses!

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My thoughts today.....


Sure is!

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Pines

Hello & Happy Sunday!

It's a rough morning here! LOL No, we did not celebrate with partying or anything!
We stayed up late last night and watched the Penn State game then the news that came on afterwards. It was 1 am when we finally crawled in bed this morning and that's pretty late for us anymore!
 I'm struggling a bit to get awake this morning but i'm sure a few cups of coffee will get me moving then! I wished I could have slept in longer today but the doggies were bugging to go out and eat breakfast. A nap might be in order this afternoon! LOL

Today I am sharing a covered spiral bound notebook I whipped up for the craft show.
I recently got the Christmas Pines bundle and used it on here. I love this set but have not gotten much of a chance to really use it. I'd like to use it for more cards.....eventually! 
Take a lookie.....



My saying comes from a Papertreyink stamp set. I used the Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies for my panels. Those dies are wonderful and cut SO nicely!

Christmas Pines Notebook:

Stamps: Papertreyink sentiment
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories: Christmas Pines Thinlits, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Gold Gems, Gold/Vanilla Thick Twine, Glue Dots, T
Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2 Sided Tape

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My thoughts today......


Wouldn't this image make a pretty Christmas card?!
I love the detail on the mittens and the Warm & Fussy sentiment! The chalkboard technique is a big thing even in the card making world!

Well, that is all for me today!
I need to get more coffee pumped in me so I can get the creative juices flowing and get to work!
It seems like the more I am checking off my crafting list, the more things are being added. I hope this craziness will end...SOON!

Thanks for stopping by today & have a warm & cozy Sunday!
I'll see you tomorrow!
~Wendy

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Today we celebrate my son's 30th birthday!

He was born with Cerebral Palsy and is wheelchair bound since his back fusion surgery in 2010. We always make his birthday a big deal around here. Tonight we are having his favorite thing....steamed crab legs! I will also get him a small birthday cake too! 

As part of his birthday celebration, this is the card I made for him.
He is a HUGE fan of the Dallas Cowboys and this year they have made a comeback with a perfect winning streak! I guess since they have a new quarterback that makes a huge difference!
I made his card in the colors of the Dallas Cowboys.....




This card was somewhat of a case from a card I seen on Pinterest made by Christine Miller. I love the design and kept that but changed up the star and my sentiment. I was looking for something quick & easy since I am swamped with work right now and I hate to say no to a customer.

Let's Celebrate Card:

Stamps: Sumthin Sumthin (retired), Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Lucky Stars EF, Swirly Bird Thinlits, Star Framelits, Stitched Oval Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Happy 30th Birthday, Ryan!!!


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My thoughts today.....



I'm headed out to grab some groceries then craft a bit this afternoon since I still have alot to work on. Then this evening we will celebrate Ryan's birthday!
Woohoo! Going to be a nice day! 
Hope your day is nice too!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll see you tomorrow!
~Wendy


Friday, December 2, 2016

Celebrate the Wonder

Hello & Happy Friday!

So happy the weekend is here but it's not going to make much of a difference as I am swamped with work that I really would like to wrap up by Wednesday next week. Once that's all done I can get my Christmas cards addressed and sent on their merry way so that I can concentrate on finishing up my shopping! 'Tis the season, right?

Today I have a cute penguin card to share that I made with that adorable Whipper Snapper guy. He's so much fun to color and then I add Clear Wink of Stella to the white of his hat for some sparkle. This guy has been in my stamp collection for along time and he's very loved!




I used my funky tilted panel on this card along with some retired Winter's Frost DSP.

Celebrate the Wonder Card:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Penny Black sentiment
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Winter's Frost DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Island Indigo Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I made a pack of these and sent them to the craft show.
People love the penguin cards!

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My thoughts of this Friday.....


 Are you on the Naughty List?


Well, that's all for me today!
Gotta crack the whip!

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hershey Bars for Christmas

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Happy December 1st, too!

Too kick off the month of December I am starting out with something sweet....a Hershey Bar Wrapper!
I have been making these holders for years and to this day they are still one of my best sellers!
This year I used my beloved Gingerbread from the Christmas Cookie Cutter set.



I've made several of these this year and already sold a bunch with a large order for more. This one with the gingerbread on is probably my most favorite! Most know my kitchen is decorated with gingerbreads all year long! However, i'm not a fan of gingerbread itself but love all decorations gingerbread! LOL

Gingerbread Hershey Bar:

Stamps: Christmas Cookie Cutter, Candy Cane Lane
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Fiskers Crimper, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Isn't he cute?
I have lots more to share with you during the month of December so be sure to stop back!

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My thoughts today......


 Love & Cookies......these 2 go hand in hand!

Has anyone baked any cookies for Christmas yet?
I still have alot of crafting on my agenda so I won't get to baking any cookies atleast for another 2 weeks! I will probably just make the usual, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Snickerdoodles! YUM!

That's all for today!
Headed to my stamp table again as I have a bunch of orders to work on!
Busy, busy, busy!
Yep, 'tis the season!

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Chapstick Holders

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday I sat and made a few more boxes to put these Christmas Chapsticks in that I found at Walmart a few weeks ago. I've never made anything before with lip balms but once I seen the Chapsticks all prettied up for Christmas...I knew I had to do something with them!

Check these out....






These little boxes are quick & easy to whip up and the Chapstick fits snug inside. Then I added my Gingerbread Girl & Santa on the box with Dimensionals. 

Christmas Chapstick Holders:

Stamps: Christmas Cookie Cutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Memento Black, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Classic Label Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Sm Pom Poms, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This is actually my second batch of Chapsticks made for the craft show! I forgot to take pictures with the first batch and then I was informed that they all SOLD!! So, I had to make more!

They are adorable, aren't they?

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My thoughts today....

Hard to believe it's the last day of November already! 
Speaking of November.....before I close this out today I wanted to share the last 2 RAK cards I received for Thanksgiving from friends....

The first one is from my BFF, Deb!



I love this card, Deb! The colors and papers are SO pretty!
Thank you, my friend!!!

The last card is from Nan Herr.



This card is very pretty with the leaf cutouts and the colors!
Thank you, Nan!

That is all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!!
~Wendy

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Snow Place Penguin

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's a very rainy day here in PA today! It's very welcomed too!
We have not had much rain the last few months and our 3 inch deficit will get caught up over the next few days....hopefully!

Today I want to share a covered Composition Notebook that I whipped up for the craft show,
I used the Snow Place stamp set with some Warmth & Cheer DSP.



I wasn't too sure about this paper for Christmas but I thought it went well with my penguin. I also just used the NOTES stamp from a PaperTreyInk set so that this notebook could be used anytime of the year and not just for Christmas.


Penguin NOTES Notebook:

Stamps: Snow Place, PTI
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie SU Marker
Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil Doilies, Warmth & Cheer DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Snow Friends Framelits, Gold Cord, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


What do you think?

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My thoughts today....


I have alot on my agenda today and it will be hard to get motivated with it being raining & dreary outside. I might have to declare today a PJ day! 

That's all for today!
Thanks for popping in & have a great day!
~Wendy

Monday, November 28, 2016

Challenge With Vicki

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend!

Today I have a fun project to share with you! 
A few weeks ago my friend, Vicki, sent me a nice package filled with goodies and she wrote a note about our next challenge. She sent me a couple of Post It Note Holders and issued the next challenge with them!
Game on, Vicki!




I decided to take these and decorate them for Christmas since Christmas is right around the corner. These would be nice to carry in your purse to jot down Christmas gifts or even a shopping list.
My favorite is the gingerbread!!


These were alot of fun, Vicki and I really enjoyed this challenge!
I still have 2 more that I will share soon!
You can go to Vicki's blog here to check out her fabulous Post It Notes! 
I haven't seen them but I know they are going to be AMAZING! 

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My thoughts today.....


That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Did you venture out to shop on Black Friday?

Our Thanksgiving here at the Aungst Pad was very nice.
 We watched the parade, then the dog show which is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, then ate dinner and finished the day with decorating for Christmas & watching football.
Yesterday we finally finished up decorating and we also got in some Christmas shopping too!
We do not do the Black Friday thing anymore. It use to be fun when the kids were little but not so much anymore. 

So today will be a day to relax and catch my breath! Football & laundry is on my agenda but before the day gets away from me I wanted to share a card I made recently for a card order.

Take a look...



HB Mallard Card:

Stamps: Wilderness Awaits, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Warmth & Cheer DSP
Accessories: Stitched Square Farmelits, Classic Label Punch, Linen Thread, 2 Sided Tape

I was pretty happy with this card and really like that different plaid papers that are in this paper pad!

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No thoughts today....just a picture!

This picture I found on Pinterest. 
Looks SO much like Gigi!!


What a cutie!
Tis the season!

That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the day!
~Wendy

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello & Happy Thursday!

It's finally Thanksgiving here in the United States!
A day to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives!

Today I wanted to share 2 cards that I received from friends recently!
Take a look....

This card is from my dear sweet friend, Vicki Burdick!
Isn't it pretty??!!!  Thanks Vicki....I love it, muchly!


This beautiful card is from another dear sweet friend of mine, Carol Longacre.
It's a beauty, don't ya think? The Fall colors and those pumpkins are amazing!
Thank you, Carol!



The next thing I want to share are some name tags that I made for our Thanksgiving Dinner table today.





I love the way they turned out!
I pulled out some retired dsp, the Acorny Thank You stamp set and the alphabet set called Brushwork Alphabet. The font is very nice!

Table Setting Name Tags:

Stamps: Acorny Thank You, Brushwork Alphabet
Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig, Banner Punch, Acorn Punch, Gold Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These will be on my dinner table today when we eat.
I can't wait to hear what everyone says!

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My thoughts today.....




I want to wish you all a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving today!
~Wendy