Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Birthday Card with Embossing Paste

I know everyone is doing Christmas items, but a birthday snuck up on me so I tried out this birthday card video that I saw at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts blog.  I love her videos as she is so thorough and explains everything so well.  I had not used my embossing paste in a while and wanted to try it again.  Following her instructions, it was really easy.  I liked the look of putting the Dazzling Diamonds in the paste.


The colors I used were Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Lemon Lime.  She has all the measurements in her video.  I also used the Happy Birthday Thinlets die with the adhesive paper.  I love how this makes it so easy to adher on your paper.


Here is the inside sentiment.  I even made an envelope with my punch board!


It's hard to see, but the paper matched perfectly.  Well, I'm almost finished my goodies for the Wellness Center that I'll post soon.  Then I have to start of the goodies for Jennifer's class!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Planner

It seems like yesterday that I posted my November planner and here it is time for December's.  I so enjoy doing this every month.  It is so neat looking at the calendar all decorated.  I didn't have a lot of time this month, but I was happy how it turned out.



I used the following stamp sets for this month - Tags and Trimmings, Seasonal Chums and Labels to Love.  My DSP was Candy Cane Lane and I used my tree punch as well.  I also used some washi tape around the HO-HO-HO that I had picked up from Michael's.  It's hard to tell, but I stamped some stars on the paper as well.  Our decorations are up, and we finished the tree yesterday.  I'm waiting for the girls to come by this weekend to put the manager set up.  I started this when Rachel was only 2 years old and it has become a tradition.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy






Monday, November 27, 2017

Emoji Magnets

Well, I hope everyone survived the Thanksgiving holiday.  Everyone is back to work and school and the rush for Christmas is on!  Over the weekend, I was checking out my photos and I realized that I had not posted the cute little emojis magnets that I made for the kids going back to school for their lockers.  I got this idea from - Hedgehog Hollow.  She made a work station for her daughter, but I decided to give the kids each  a tin to use at school in their lockers or at home.  Jennifer uses her on the refrigerator.


I ordered the thinlets die from Sizzix and used magnets that I already had in my stash.  After cutting them out, I backed them with several pieces of matching CS giving them extra strength.  Then I decided to Mod Podge them so they would hold up better.


I didn't get pictures of all the emoji faces, but I think they turned out so cute.  The girl's loved them and so far they have held up pretty good.  I hope everyone started their Christmas shopping with Cyber Monday.  It is hard to believe that Friday is December 1st.  It is suppose to be 60 degrees here on Wed. which is find with me.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Goodie Bags

Well, the clock is winding down to Thanksgiving, and I'm just getting in under the wire.  Tomorrow I start with some of the preparations, but finished up my goodie bags for some friends and family.  As most families, the kids love to eat and bake during the holidays.  I decided to make these cute apple bags for them.  I wrapped up two apples along with some yummy carmel for dipping and packaged them in a cute bag.


Since I finally had my cricut unpacked, I used it to make the apple that I adhered on the front of the bag and my little apple tags.  I wrapped them in a clear bag and tied them off.


I then tied the handles together with some ribbon and tied on my little tag.  Here's what the final bags looked like.


The kids will get the apples and the adults will get some other special goodies that they like.  I was so excited to find Chinese apples in Wegman's today along with some chestnuts.  We are going to do some serious eating this weekend!  Everyone in the Pansy Patch wishes all of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, November 17, 2017

Candle Holder

A few weeks ago, I watched a Facebook live with the Cow Whisperers Creative Cards and she showed us this cute holder for these adorable candles she found at the Dollar Store.  Here is the version she put on her blog - Coffee Candle Holder.  She made a cute Christmas holder on her Facebook Page.  I searched all the Dollar stores around here but couldn't find any, but I did fine these cute candles that I thought would be perfect for my daughters.


I used some CS and cut off a 3 1/2" piece off the short side.   On the long side, I scored it a 4" - 6 1/2" - 7 1/2" - 10".  I used some scrap DSP paper for the pieces - cut at 3 1/4" and then turned it and cut at 3 3/4" - 2 1/4" - 3/4".  I used these pieces to decorate the holder. 


Before I glued the one piece to the back I used my 2" circle punch to cut a place for the candle since it was 2".  It was a bit too small, so I just trimmed one side slightly to make the hole big enough for the candle to fit it.  I placed them in a cello bag and tied it together with some cord. 


I used my Labels to Love stamp set and punch and tied that on with some 1/8" ribbon.  I thought they turned out really cute.  I plan on giving them to my daughter's when they come for dinner on Thanksgiving.  I have something else planned for the girls.  Well, it is definitely fall around here.  We even had some snow and more is forecast for this weekend.  We were out looking for a Christmas tree earlier today as ours hit the dust last year after 25 years!  I couldn't believe the prices they are asking.  Maybe we'll get a real one this year. Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Leaf Punch Cards for the Holidays

I decided I had better make some Thanksgiving cards before its too late.  I have seen so many of these adorable cards in Pinterest and decided to make one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas.  I used the Painted Harvest leaf punch for both cards.  You could use any colors that you desire.


I used the sentiment greeting from the Painted Harvest for the Thanksgiving one and the other was a Christmas Greeting.  I punched a bunch of leaves out of different colors and then started placing them in a circle starting at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions and then filling them in.  I loved using the foil and the glimmer paper in the Christmas one.   I thought they turned out pretty nice! 

The weather here has been so cold, windy and miserable.  It is suppose to warm up a bit tomorrow.  The girls were off from school today due to Veterans Day but no one ventured outside much.  We are heading over to NJ tomorrow early to visit with Jennifer.  Their little church by them is having a breakfast and we love going to it.  Hope everyone is keeping warm and have a good weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November Planner

I'm about 4 days late posting my November Planner - but better late than never!!  I love decorating these calendars.  I used Painted Autumn DSP and cut out some pumpkins from the same DSP.  I love all the sentiments from the Painted Harvest stamp set and used one of this at the top of my page.  My Happy Thanksgiving stamp I have had for years that I got at good old Michael's $1 bin. 


Do you like that great washi tape?  It's the Year of Cheer Specialty tape.  I love washi tape and am using it more and more.  The cute acorns are stamped from the Count My Blessings stamp set and my funny turkey I have had forever.  I just love his cute face looking down at the sign - EAT HAM!!

It's been getting pretty chilly here, so we have been bringing in all our plants.  I have two Christmas Cactus plants and they say you are suppose to put them outside to rest and then bring them back inside when it is fall so they will bloom for Christmas.  Well, someone forgot to tell them that. 



They are both loaded with so many blooms!  I don't think they will last until Christmas, so I am enjoying them now!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy