Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Mice Cards & Holder

Christmas is in the air!!  OMG!!  I can't believe the big day is almost here.  As usual, I never have enough time or energy for everything!  We have been so busy around here.  My daughter, Jennifer, Joe and I went to Lancaster, PA. for a few days and had a wonderful time.  It was the first time Jennifer saw Santa and she was so excited.  They had Santa come to the local library - on a firetruck! The kids loved it!  Inside they had hot dogs and goodies for everyone, tables to make ornaments, and they even gave each child a beautiful book.  We had such a great time.  Here is Jennifer with Santa.


Let me tell you he looked pretty real to us!  His beard and mustache were real and he was so good and patient with the kids.  It was freezing but no one seemed to mind!

I was going to post this card holder before I left, but never got around to it!  I saw this great VIDEO on one of my favorite blogs and decide to make some.   They turned out so cute!




 I made some in different colors, but these are the only ones I have left to show you.  Here is the VIDEO for making the cards.  One card is in the front of the holder and these are the other two cards.



I also decided to stamp the envelopes.  Here is an example of one of them.


I fell in love with these cute mice and so loved how these cards turned out.  I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy.  It is getting pretty cold here and snow is in the forecast.

I entered this in CardzTV Anthing goes Challenge #6.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

The other Thanksgiving card I made this year is an adorable turkey!  I saw this cute die at Frantic Stampers and had to have him! I love how he turned out.


I made my base card in SU's More Mustard and the my layer was in Crumb Cake mounted on Very Vanilla, which I ran through my embossing folder - Basket Weave.  I used Chocolate Chip for his body and scraps of DSP for his feathers.  Each piece is a separate die cut and they all fit together to make this cute little turkey - too cute to eat for dinner!!


I used y oval punches for my greeting, which is a Cardztv Stamp.  I felt it needed something else on the front, so I tied some twine under the sentiment.


My inside sentiment is from SU and I hand wrote You!  underneath it when I sent them out!  I really enjoyed making this cute little bird.  Jennifer thought it was cute as well, as I gave it to her for Thanksgiving.  I'm sure everyone is busy getting ready for the big day tomorrow.  Jennifer called me this morning to tell me she and her Mom are making cupcakes for tomorrow - her favorite thing to do and the girls, Joe and I are going shopping for Xmas gifts this afternoon when they get out of school.  We must be nuts!

Everyone in the Pansy Patch wishes you and your family a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!!

   Nancy            Rachel            Sarah

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Thanksgiving Card

I didn't have a lot of time to make very many Thanksgiving cards this year, but fortunately, when my friend Martha was here this summer we were playing around with her SU stamp set Thoughtful Branches she had just purchased.  I did most of the stamping and put them away and just remembered them,


It was kinda of fun how we made these.  We stamped the leaves in Pumpkin Pie ink on our Whisper White layer.  Then we used the die and cut out the tree leaves in Pumpkin Pie and placed it over the stamped image.  We did this upside down so it would look like a pumpkin instead of a tree.  Any little white spots that showed through we used our marker to color them in.


For the inside sentiment I had an old SU stamp I used.



We used the tree trunk for the stem of the pumpkin and die cut a few leaves to place on it using Old Olive.  Since I didn't have any Old Olive ribbon, I used my sponge daubers to color my ribbon.  I think they turned out pretty good.  Just another way to use that stamp set.

Well, Thanksgiving is almost here and NO, I'm not ready!  Lots to do the next few days!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  We are enjoying some beautiful weather, but that's about to change tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

I entered this card in Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #4.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Birthday Card

Well, today is moving day for my daughter, Rachel and Sarah.  Lots of mixed emotions on this day.  I will miss their comings and goings, but it will be nice to have the place to ourselves again plus my stamp room back!!  The movers just left for their new house, so I decided to post this cute birthday card I made for a special friend.  She loves anything to do with ice cream, so I thought this card would be perfect.


Recipe:

Stamps - Honeycomb Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Paper - Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories - SU Aqua Painter
Embellishments - Enamel Shapes

After I cut my layers, I used my Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp on the Whisper White CS using both of my colors, stamping off once.  Then I stamped my ice cream cone out and colored it in using my aqua painter.  I cut it out and placed in on the center of my card using a thick dimensional so it would stand out.  I stamped my sentiment near the bottom and placed my little hearts.  I love these shapes.


Then I adhered it to my layers and stamped my sentiment on the inside.  I really liked how it turned out.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jennifer's Recordable Birthday Card

I am in the midst of playing catch-up!  These days are flying bye.  It has been a busy week with Jennifer's birthday and then with everyone here celebrating Halloween.  My daughter has also started moving things into their new home so chaos is everywhere!  Poor little Joey - their Chihuahua - is so confused he is following me around everywhere!  I wanted to show you the birthday card that I made Jennifer.  I was so pleased how it turned out!  I had made her a recordable card for her 1st birthday and she loves to play it, so I decided to make her another one.  I took me awhile to find one which was buried in craft stuff but after a good hour I finally found it.


I had purchased a few of these from SU.  I don't think they sell then anymore.  I layered a piece of DSP on the front flap and then a layer of Daffodil Delight.  I used SU's Honeycomb Happiness stamp set and the # of Years set.  I stamped the little bird twice - once on the layer and then one on the Perfectly Artistically DSP (the beige side) and shaded his little tummy.  I stamped my balloon on the layer and then fussy cut the bird out and adhered is over the stamped bird on the layer.  It basically created a mask.  I stamped the balloon again on the same DSP, cut that out and placed it over the stamped balloon.  For the birthday hat, I used the Hello stamp set and cut it out as well.  I die cut the number 3 from the same DSP, as well as with some thin cardboard to give it some depth.


Here is the inside of the card.  After we recorded our sentiment, I made a template using my circle punches, so only the play and sound would not be covered.  This way she won't be able to press the wrong button and erase over the recording.


For the other side of the card, I just layer a piece of the same DSP that I had used on the front.  She loved it!

When we got to her house for her party last Saturday this is what greeted us!


My daughter and her husband surprised her with a bounce house.  Boy did the kids love this.  They even had a slide inside that one could go down on and she actually did!  Even my husband went in - but not for long!  Oh, to be young again!


Here is a picture of her birthday cake - Princess Sophia - that is her favorite right now!


Before the festivities started my daughter got a picture of the birthday girl.  They always have the number of pumpkins that is her age.  We'll see how long this lasts.


This picture is her on Halloween in her giraffe costume!  They had a cute parade in daycare and these are the goodie bags I made for her to give the kids!



The girls had a ball with her this year,  She was definitely into going "trick or treating".  Today is our 51st Wedding Anniversary!  We decided to sneak out and go to our favorite restaurant for dinner. It was delicious!  I don't think I will eat for at least 48 hours!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spooky Fun Flying Witch Spinner Card

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I almost forgot to post Jennifer's Halloween card.  I saw this card at Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie  and knew Jenifer would love it.  She loves the spinner cards.  I made the Shooting Star Spinner card for her in August.


It came together pretty easy.  Frenchie has all the measurements and instructions in a print out for you if you decide to make it.  I did have to adjust the black CS measurements for the bottom.  Well, we're off to Jennifer's for a fun packed day.  Her Dad has put up the bounce house and she is already in it having a ball and the party doesn't start until 4pm.

Splitcoast Stampers just notified me  -Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES for the week ending October 30.  Thanks so much! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Witch Halloween Card

Here is another Halloween card that I made.  This card can be made in so many coordinating colors.  I used SU's spider web in the background again.  I think they add so much to the card.  Just let your imagination go wild!


Recipe:

Stamp Set - Haunt You Later
Ink - Basic Black, SU Markers of your choice
Paper - Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, DSP
Embellishments - SU Spider Web

I really had fun making this card.  I had purchased this set and had not really used it much and wanted to color that cute witch on paper.  I decorated the Very Vanilla layer with dots using my SU Markers and I loved how it finished off the layer.


I also decided to do the same with the inside panel with my sentiment.


Well, this week has been pretty busy so far.  Everyone is busy cleaning and moving into their new house and also getting ready to celebrate Jennifer's birthday on Sat.  I hope the expected snow stays further north.  Everyone will be coming here for Halloween as usual, so we don't need any of the "white" stuff!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah