Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Halloween Cup Carrier

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend so far!

Today I have another Halloween Cup Carrier to share.
This is the last one....for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Coffee Cup Carrier:

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie SU Markers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper from The Paper Studio, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Square & Scalloped Square Nestibilities, Pumpkin Button, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Black Clip, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts today.....

Love Sundays!

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas Pines

Hello & Happy Saturday!

What a difference a day makes around here!
Our weather has gone from summer to feeling almost like winter! The winds are gusting today around 40 mph and temps are not suppose to get out of the low 50's. Definitely going to need to wear a coat if heading out today! 
I am planning to craft a bit today then popping out to grab a few things at the grocery store. I certainly hope by then the winds die down some. Hang on to your hats!

Anyways, yesterday I undertook a huge project at my stamp table. I'm sure it will take me atleast a week or so to finish it up! I will definitely share it here once it's completed but in the meantime I have a Christmas card to share with you.

Take a look....

I was really on the fence about ordering this new stamp set, Christmas Pines from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog. I recently got the Impression Obsession Pine Bough die which cuts so nicely. Once seeing this set and the adorable pine cone dies....I went in search of a pine cone die which I have yet to find. One day I just caved and ordered this bundle. I am glad now that I have it! The set is full of great images & sentiments! And the thinlits are just as nice! Worth every cent in my opinion!

Tis the Season Card:

Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Warmth & Cheer DSP Pad
Accessories: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

So happy with this card and it is also very mail friendly too!


My thoughts today....

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trick or Treat?

Hello & Happy Friday!

Any special weekend plans?

None here! 
It's to be rainy, damp & cooler which will be a good excuse to hit my stamp table to wrap up another project i'm working on. I also hope that hubby & I can get out to walk sometime. I don't mind a few drops of rain...isn't that what they make umbrella's for??!  Going to have to start squeezing in our exercise on the weekends now that it is getting dark earlier in the evenings. By the time he gets home from work it's just about dark and all the parks close at dark time.

Anyways, there aren't many days now until Halloween. I whipped up this card the other day with a new die I grabbed at the Stamp Show last weekend.
Take a look....

Isn't that Trick or Treat die cool?
I saw it at the Impression Obsession stand and immediately snatched it up! 
It cuts so smoothly! I love all their dies!

I had to pair it up with this Motley Monsters DSP because I am going to send this to my lady friend whom is always requesting this paper on her October cards. She will love it! 
My words are diecut from Tangerine Tango cardstock and then I used a Basic Black scalloped circle under it and added some orange rhinestones for a pop of sparkle. My dsp is cut on a slant to let white space in between. This is where I placed my Basic Black/White & Tangerine Tango/White Baker's Twine and just tied a knot. 

Trick or Treat Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Black, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Trick or Treat Die from Impression Obsession, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Basic Black/White Baker's Twine, Tangerine Tango/White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Another fun card!


My thoughts today......

Pretty soon the Trick or Treaters will be out in full force looking for all the yummy candy goodies they can get! I love Trick or Treat night!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bounty of the Season & A Happy Doggy

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today I went to my stamp table to play a bit before I got to work on Christmas things.
It felt good to sit and just pull out a bunch of old stuff and create!
This is one of what I made today...

 I pulled out all kinds of stuff Fall/Thanksgiving related. I also got this pack of retired Apple Cider DSP out. I have always loved the colors in it but keep forgetting that I still have it. Actually there is 2 packs of yes, I really needed to put it to good use!

The leaf is the Magnificent Maple stamp and the sentiment is from Amuse.

I love this card and i'm sure the recipient will too!

Bounty of the Season Card:

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Bounty of the Season- Amuse
Ink: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP (retired)
Accessories: Twill Tape, Gold Gems, Gold Twine, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape


My thoughts today.....

My little Bailee has been with my family now for 3 years!
Today is her Happy Adoption Day!

She has come along way in the last 3 years and let me tell you, she has such a wonderful personality!
She will entertain herself while playing with her toys and she loves to give lots of licks & kisses for belly rubs. She is so sweet & lovable and just completes my family! We could not ask for a more wonderful adopted doggy than my Bailee Boo!

She was 2 years old when we made the trip to Virginia to adopt her and today she is 5.
Happy Adoption Day my little Bailee!
We love you to the moon & back!

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Greetings From Santa

Hello & Happy Wednesday!
Another busy day in the stamp room today! Happily cranking out the Christmas cards but also worked on an adorable sweet treat for Christmas as well. I'm so excited to share those with you once the Christmas candy makes it out to the stores shelves!

Today I played around with the Greetings From Santa Bundle. It's a nice set and the thinlits cut like butter! Here is the first creation I made with it...

This card was alot of fun to make...I even had some suggestions from Shawn & Kelsey!
Sometimes someone else's eyes are a huge help!

Greetings From Santa Card:

Stamps: Greetings From Santa
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Detailed Santa Thinlits, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Nestibilities, Red Metallic/White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2 Sided Tape

Isn't that Santa adorable???!!!


My thoughts today......

Happy October!
Although today was another hot day! Blah!
 Mother Nature, can we get back to having some nice Fall days instead of 85 degrees???!!
I'm sure this heat is probably rotting the Jack o Lanterns that are waiting for Halloween!
Even my doggies are wondering what in the world is going on!? I really hate to complain but I have been loving the Fall weather we had up until Monday when the heat came crawling back...blah!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you all had a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Joyful Christmas Poinsettia

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's late and I wanted to share a quick card I made today!

Another Christmas card, of course!

I've had this stamp set since it was out a few years back and never even mounted it let alone ink it up!
So glad I finally did today!

Joyful Christmas Card:

Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Accessories: Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stamp A Ma Jig, Rhinestones, Gold Cord, 2 Sided Tape

I think this card is so pretty with the cherry rhinestones and the pops of gold!
Hope you like it too!


My thoughts today...

I love the Fall season but today was just too hot!
Temps soared to 85 degrees here breaking the old record of 82. 
I know by weeks end the temps will be back to normal with some rain. 
We REALLY need the rain!

That is all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you all had a great day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend FUN & A Fall Card

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

What a weekend it was here!
I had a great time with my friend Deb Saturday at the Heirloom Stamp Show in York, PA.
We were very disappointed that half the usual vendors were not there this time. Neither one of us found what we went there looking for but we made the best of it and finished up with lunch at Chili's! 

Saturday evening my hubby & I went to the Pumpkin Walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. We went early to beat the crowds. They say they have 2000 people attend this from all over Pennsylvania & Maryland. This was our first year attending and I thought it was nice and the weather was even better! Part of the trail is lined up with decorated pumpkins for about half a mile on both sides. I'm sure it was probably awesome to go when it got dark and especially since it was full moon!

Here are a few pictures...

These little train cars are so cool. I've seen them & a bunch of other ones one Sunday afternoon Shawn & I were biking. I believe it's a club. 

Shawn & I walking. There were lots of people!

Shawn & I... 

This is part of the rail trail that was not decorated for the Pumpkin Walk so we walked a bit farther before dark time set in.

The pumpkins were carved by kids and adults and each had a little tealight inside so when it got dark the pumpkin lit up. This is all done for a fun family evening out to raise money for the York Heritage Rail Trail Authority so they can continue to build trails for the public to get out and enjoy.
We have come to love the York Heritage Rail Trail and try to get out and walk or bike it as much as we possibly can! 

So now onto a card that I was inspired to create after my Pumpkin Walk Saturday.
I saw that the trees are changing colors and the leaves are starting to gently fall to the ground around here. Here is my card of falling leaves....

 Such pretty fall colors!

Falling Leaves Card:

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Confetti Cream (retired), Early Espresso, The Paper Studio DSP
Accessories: Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Dimensional, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


My thoughts....

Most definitely get out there and find the beauty in every day!

That is all for me on the beautiful fall day!
Thanks for stopping by & have a terrific day!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Penguin Christmas Card Set

Hello & Happy Friday!!

So glad the weekend is here!

As I sat and looked at the date today I realized something special. 
Today is 5 years since we moved back to Pennsylvania and bought our house! We have come to love this house very much in the last 5 years and I have to say that I am happy to be back home! 
Home sweet home!

So yesterday I started to work on some Christmas cards for the show.
Here is a cute one with my all time favorite penguin on.....

This set was a blast to create! I pulled out this sheet of dsp from the retired Winter's Frost DSP from several years ago. I must have 6 packs of it! Then I got to coloring my cute little penguins!

Penguin Christmas Card Set:

Stamps: More Merry Messages, Penguin from Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Winter's Frost DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I just love them!
Hope you do too!


My thoughts for today......

We have a very busy weekend planned here!

Tomorrow is the Heirloom Stamp Show in York, PA!
 My girls & I go every year. This year though I am not sure if the whole gang is attending because of other commitments but my very good friend, Deb & I are going! I love going to this to see what's new. I usually always get my stamp cleaner there and Deb checks out the embossing folders! It's a fun day!

Saturday evening is the Pumpkin Walk on the York Heritage Rail Trail. We have never been to this before but from what we have read they line up both sides of the trail with lit up pumpkins for a half mile. I think it will be so cool to see and I will try to get some pictures to share here on Sunday!

Do you have any special plans this weekend???

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pretty Petals Card

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Today's post is short & sweet!
This was made for a recent card order.

Simple with no sentiment....

I just adore this small butterfly! It's so cute!

Butterfly Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, White Pearl, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape


My thoughts today....

A smile can always brighten someone's day!

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Happy Pumpkins

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another Halloween card for ya!

I had a bunch of supplies out on my table and this is what I created. I used those adorable pumpkins from the Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Night Baker's Twine. The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper is so pretty!

Happy Halloween Card:

Stamps: Spooky Fun
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Accessories: Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Spiderweb EF, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Black Rhinestone, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I was going for a not so scary Halloween Card and think I managed that. I'm pretty happy with it!

Do you like?


My thoughts today.....

I'm all about Pumpkin Pie!

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eeeek Your Sweet

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I have another Halloween card to share! I'm trying to get a handful whipped up so I can mail a few out in the next week or so. I need to get better about sending out cards!

The stamp set I used on this card was from an oldie but a goodie called Sweet Centers. It coordinated with those little cups that you could fill with candy treats if you punched out the center. I have a slew of those plastic cups that I have been thinking about using up this Christmas and getting them out from my stash. The Pumpkin Pie circle in the center is the part that would get punched out and replaced with the treat cup but today I decided to just use the set to make a card. I added a few rhinestones and left it be. My dsp and Pumpkin Pie panels are die cute with the Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies that I have been trying to use more & more. Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon is used for the bow. 

Eeeek Your Sweet Card:

Stamps: Sweet Centers (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Accessories: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Sometimes I just love sitting down and pulling out a bunch of stuff and making a card with whatever is in front of me. Most times I like to keep my SU supplies all together for making a card and sometimes I like to mix things up. This card is all Stampin Up today.


My thoughts today...

Actually my hubby made an apple crisp last evening....
OMGosh it was so good! We've been on a roll lately with Honeycrisp apples and they are just so sweet & juicy without having any caramel or chocolate which is probably a good thing! 

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Trick or Treat Card

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend!
It sure was a very windy one here in PA thanks to Hurricane Matthew that brushed the coast this past weekend. Today it's still a bit windy but nothing like yesterday! It is definitely much cooler out. Frost warnings are in effect for tonight and that means the growing season is over. 

Since there is definitely a chill in the air.....I played a bit with some of my Halloween stamps yesterday. I need to get Halloween cards made to send out soon!

I'm not sure who the maker of this stamp is. It's been in my stash for many years and it just says, Made in China on it. I did enjoy coloring it with my Copics. The dsp is from Doodlebug which has been in my stash for a long time too! 

Trick or Treat Card:

Stamps: unknown
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Neenah White, Pumpkin Pie, Doodlebug DSP
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Plum Pudding Stitched Ribbon (Papertreyink), Purple Rhinestones, Mini Stapler, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

I really enjoyed making this card and loved how colorful it is!

Hope you like too!


My thoughts for today......

Mondays are always a bit rough.....

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