Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Card

Only a few days left to "Turkey Day" and a lot of things to do.  I always feel that Thanksgiving is the forgotten holiday overshadowed by Xmas which creeps in earlier every year!  I have so many fond memories of Thanksgiving spend with my relatives in Maryland, which is why I probably try to carry on some family traditions.  I did manage to make some cards - only one design this year.  I saw this card on Pinterest and decided to make some.

It came together pretty quick which was good as my crafting time has been limited.  I made a base sized A2 card in Whisper White with a layer embossed with the Woodland Folder.  This is a great embossing folder which I will be able to use for many occasions.  I used Early Espresso  and Calypso Coral ink with SU's Among the Branches stamp set and some tri-colored twine.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jennifer's Birthday Card

Well, we're back after having a great time checking out our favorite spots in New England.  Just in time to get ready for Thanksgiving!!  Am I the only one that thinks time is flying by way too fast!!  Uploading my pictures, I realized that I did not post Jennifer's birthday card.  She loves ladybugs which is what she was for Halloween, so I decided to make a card with some ladybugs on it wishing her Happy Birthday!

I made an A2 size card in Whisper White and punched out their little bodies with some scraps of SU DSP.  Using matching CS, I punched out their heads and popped them up with some dimensionals and gave them some wiggle eyes.  I used my Black SU marker and made some legs.  I put this on another layer of Whisper White which I adhered to my base card.

Since Jennifer's birthday is on Halloween, I try to combine both her birthday wishes and Halloween.  On the inside of her card,  I stamped a birthday cake and colored it in and placed a Halloween sticker I had on the opposite side of the card.  When she opened it up she was so excited with the little ladybugs!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Happy 50th Anniversary!!!

Well, it's hard to believe, but November 6th will be our 50th Wedding Anniversary!!  Where has all the time gone!  It was 1965 and a much different world that existed then.  We were just these young kids that fell in love and thought we would conquer the world as we lived on love!!

We got married in our local church with friends and family joining in our celebration.  Joe worked as an automobile mechanic and I at a local Pharmaceutical Co.  We rented this TINY apartment and thought it was a castle - because it was all ours!  I remember the rent was $125 a month and we were so nervous that we would not be able to meet that commitment.  The Vietnam War was raging on and many of our friends were affected by this.  I also remember the big "Black Out" of the East Coast happened a few days after our wedding and the Beetles were making their way into the US.  Life was so different back then.  No cell phones or internet.  TV was the big entertainment then along with the movies!

Our oldest daughter Margaret was our first miracle born to us in 1966.  Our second daughter Jeannie was our next miracle who came along in 1968.  That would complete our family.  Who would have thought all those years ago that we would become Grandparents of three wonderful Granddaughters!
Rachel Morgan was born April 30, 2000, Sarah Mae was born March 25, 2002 and then on October 31, 2013 Jennifer Faith was born to complete our family.  We feel so blessed to be able to enjoy these girls!!

We didn't have a honeymoon 50 years ago as money was short, so we are on our way out the door to enjoy the mountains and foliage and some down time.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing our memories!
Nancy and Joe

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Take Out Treat Box

This is my last blog for Halloween.  I actually made it first but waited until today so the kids would be surprised.  I saw Chic n'Scratch's video on this adorable box and knew it was what I was looking for to make the kids!  I had to order SU's Take out Boxes as I didn't have any and I was so glad I did as they are very sturdy.

The only thing I did different was I put an eyelet on the sides of the boxes so when I put the wire in it wouldn't tear the paper.  She used Rebar tiewire but I had some copper wiring and I loved how the handles turned out.

I packed them full of goodies and tied a cute little pumpkin tag on the side with their names.  Well, have to go Jennifer is on her way.  W e are celebrating both her 2nd birthday and Halloween today.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch hopes you have a wonderful Halloween!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Curvy Keepsake Goodies & Witches Hats

I was putting together some treat bags and I realized that I didn't post my little Curvy Keepsake Goodies along with the Witches Hats we made.

The first thing we made were the Witches Hats.  I'm sure you have seen them all over the blogs.  We just fell in love with them.  The girls have some hooked up in their rooms for decorations.  We loved making them - and yes they were addictive!!

Then we made some of the Curvy Keepsake boxes with the Witches clothespins on the top and stuffed them with some Hersey's Kisses.  These turned out so cute.  I'm so glad I purchased this die.  It is so easy to put together and is so versatile.

Finally, I made some boxes with the Spider's web underneath a Witches Hat.  These were so cute as little decorations as well as centerpieces on some of the Halloween trays.  Check out Dawns how-to video on making these little gems.  You'll love them!  I can't tell you how much fun we had this Halloween season with all these projects.  My house is going to look bare once Halloween is over.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Treat or Treat Halloween Card

Here's another Halloween card I made this year.  I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love with it.


Paper - SU Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie CS, Happy Haunting DSP
Stamps - SU Howl-o-ween Treat and Die Cut
Embellishments - SU Spider Web

This card is an A2 size card made of SU Black CS with a layer of DSP.  I cut a spider web in half and glued it on the DSP.  The sentiment is on a layer of 3 1/2" x 3" Black CS and 2 7/8" x 3 3/8" Whisper White CS,  I adhered that over the web and die cut my owl and little pumpkin.  I really liked how it turned out.

I had so much fun this Halloween season making cards and treats.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

I entered this card in Cards TV Challenge #4 - Halloween Card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Treat Box

I have been so busy making treat items for Halloween this year!  There are so many great ideas out there.  This cute little box I saw on Chic'n Scratch.  What even made it better was that I had the stamp set she used.

These boxes were so easy to make and came together really quick.  I used the SU stamp set Haunt You Later with my circle & scallop punches.  I had a little Boo $1 stamp from Michael's that I also used.  The paper was SU's Happy Haunting DSP which I fell in love with!  I also used my SU stamp set Labels for all Seasons that I stamped on label paper and wrapped around my chocolate nuggets.  I use this stamp set every holiday - I love it!  I filled each box with nuggets and here is another tray ready for delivery.

We have a big weekend coming soon - Jennifer will be 2 years old on Halloween.  We are having her birthday party here and then the girls are taking her out to "Treat or Treat".  Can hardly wait!  I am entering this post in Cardz TV Challenge #3 - Halloween Treat Bag.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah