Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Card - Pumpkins

Well, another Friday is here!  I have been working on my goodies and hope to get them done in time.  I needed to make some more Halloween cards and came across this cutie on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit and loved how it turned out.


It was a pretty simple card to put together.  I used SU's Large Polka Dots embossing folder and stamped the circles with a small pumpkin face I had.  I used SU's Chalk Talk framelits die and stamped it with the pumpkin and face from the Fall Fest stamp set.


The Spooky sentiment is from a stamp set I had won from Cardz TV - More Spooky Sayings.  It is such a great Halloween set.  On the inside, I used the stamp from the Halloween Treat stamp set.


I love that little spider!  I have used this stamp set so often.  Then I just tied some black and white twine down the side and it was complete.  Don't you just love it!  I love the cute little faces!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It is suppose to be a warm one here, so we intend to be outside!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Cards - Cats

I have been working all week on some Halloween goodies for Jennifer's class and the Wellness Center and the week got away from me.  When Martha was here we wanted to make some Halloween cards, and we decided to make some from the Spooky DSP and stamp set that we saw in a - VIDEO -  on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts Blog. 


We were so happy how they turned out.  We decided to drag our stamp pad over the base card and loved the texture it gave the card.  We used my Spellbinders oval frames and eliminated the ribbon which I didn't have.


I used my cat punch on the DSP for the cats and colored my doily black.  Here is the single cat card.


I had to laugh when I was listening to her video, as she kept calling the little creature a mouse!  You can tell she is not from the city - I think they are definately rats!  Here is what we did with the inside of the card.


The sentiment is from Michael's $1 bin.  I've had it for years and love it!  Well, hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Friday, October 6, 2017

Owl Halloween Card

Well, it's Friday!!  We had a great week!  We were gone for a few days.  We went up to Lake George, NY and then onto Vermont.  We love it up there and hope to resettle there someday.  The weather was absolutely beautiful - warm and clear.  We were surprised though that the foliage wasn't along more.  We have more color here on our leaves in PA. then up north.  Before I left, I started making some Halloween cards.  I love this year's Halloween stamps from SU.  I made these cards from the Spooky Cat set and the Spooky Night DSP.  They are all over the blogs. 


Recipe:

Card Base - Black - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Pumpin Pie Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
Spooky Night DSP - 5 1/4" x 2"
Black CS - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Owl DSP - 3" x 3"
Very Vanilla Inside - 5 1/4" x 4" stamped with the Magic Potions from the Spooky Cat
Sentiment stamped in Basic Black from the Spooky Cat punched out and sponged


These cards came together so quick and easy!!  The only stamping I did was the owl on the DSP and the sentiments.  Here is the inside that I used one of my favorite stamps from Michael's and the Potion stamp which I colored in and sponged.


Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Monday, October 2, 2017

Thinking of You Card

Here is the other card that my friend Martha and I made with the Colorful Season and Dies from SU.  I think I fell in love with the colors on this card.  We made the base card in Black CS, and I found some DSP I had laying around that matched the Lemon Lime Twist CS perfectly.  That was our next layer.


The layer of our Lemon Lime Twist is 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".  We stamped our sentiment in Basic Black on a clear piece of vellum 4 1/4" x 3" and adhered it to the layer.  We used Black CS for our chairs.  The leaves were also cut out in vellum as well.  It's hard to see, but one of the leaves is cut with gold going through the vellum. 


We loved how it turned out.  I had not used vellum for awhile and it was difficult to glue it down.  I used small glue dots and tried to hide them under the chairs and leaves.  It is a beautiful day here in PA. and the week is supposed to be warm as well.  Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, September 29, 2017

October Planner

OMG!!  Is it Friday already?  I really don't know where this week has gone.  It has been a busy one.  My stamping friend Martha came on Wed. for our last visit.  She is heading home to Florida tomorrow.  We made some great cards which I will post down the road.  I realized that we are also at the end of the month and I wanted to stamp my October Planner pages.  As I mentioned before, Michele from The Cow's Whisperer's Creative Cards does a video on the Planner pages on her FACEBOOK ACCOUNT which was last night.  She also does videos on her BLOG.  every Tuesday night at 8PM ET.  She gave us a peak last night of what she plans on doing next week and it is soooo cute!  Try and join us.

This month's planner pages was devoted of course to Halloween - one of my favorite holidays!  The stamp sets I used were Spooky Bingo Bits and Cookie Cutter Halloween.  I love these sets.


I also used some Spooky Nights DSP and washi tape that my daughter gave me that she found at Michael's.  The little pumpkin and Treat or Treat stamps are also from Michael's $1 bin.  I love the idea of stamping on these pages.  It is so much fun to do, as well as I get to look at the pages all month.

We are in the process of bring in some plants and picking up the outside for what will come - SNOW!! Here is a picture of one of my favorite plants.  It is a pink oxalis.  Some people call it the shamrock plant.  There is also a green one with white flowers.  I always liked the dark leaf one with the pink flowers.


Every year I put it on the front porch and it does so well.  Then I bring it in and it slowly goes down hill and barely makes it to Spring.  This year I am going to try another window and see what happens.  So I took this picture in case it doesn't make it.

Well, Joe brought more eggplants in from the garden so I'm off to make stuffed eggplants.  I found this great recipe from Lidia that we love.  I'm going to try and freeze some as well.  This is the first year we grew eggplants and from just one plant we got a dozen eggplants which we didn't expect.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Monday, September 25, 2017

Thinking of You Card

My stamping friend Martha brought a few stamp sets with her this summer that she wanted to use.  Among them was the Colorful Seasons and dies.  We had so much fun making this card.  I found this design on Pinterest and just adjusted it accordingly to what supplies I had on hand.  We were really happy how it turned out.


The base card was made in Whisper white along with the chair.  The scallops were cut in Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum and Powder Pink with one of the dies.  The large limb was also cut with a die using Chocolate Chip CS and the small flowers were cut out using a die a well.


The small branches and small flowers were stamped.  We decided to pop up the small flowers with dimensionals, so they would stand out and decorated them with some small pearls. I didn't purchase this stamp set but I'm having second thoughts.  We did another card with it which I will post soon.  I love the look of this stamp set.

Jennifer was here for the weekend and we had so much fun.  We had to wait until after dinner to go out as it was so hot - in the 90's!!  I can't believe that my mums are surviving this hot weather.  She wanted her picture taken with the mums!


She loves riding her ATV.


The bad thing is now it is getting dark around 7PM.  That's the one thing I hate about winter.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this post to:

Cardz TV Anthing Goes Challenge - #15
Addicted to Stamps and More Anthing Goes Challenge - #261







Sunday, September 17, 2017

Birthday Gift Card

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I manged to get back to my stamp room, as I needed to make a birthday card and decided to make a gift card.  I ended up going to Pinterest and picked out this card to make adjusting it a bit for the supplies I had on hand.


I used some left over DSP that I had from making Joe's birthday card - Birthday Delivery.  My base card and scalloped square are Powder Pink CS with Real Red and Whisper White for the greeting and inside piece.


Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2" and 2 1/2"
DSP Layers - 2 3/4" x 4", 2 1/4" x 4", 1" x 4"
Whisper White Layer Inside 5 1/4" x 4"

I used my Spellbinders dies for my sentiment layering and SU's BetterTogether stamp set for the sentiment.  Then I used some dimensionals and adhered down half of it on the front of my card.  For the inside, I punched a half circle with my 1" punch and then adhered down the two sides with some tearing tape.


This card came together so quick and easy!  Just what I needed.  You would never know it was almost fall here.  The temperature today is in the 80's - not that I'm complaining.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy



Monday, September 11, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers Card

Today's card is another one that my friend Martha brought with her this summer.  She had it all cut out and ready to go.


This was so easy to put together, but I thought is was beautiful!  She used Whisper White for the base card and layered it with another piece of  Whisper White using the embossed frame.  Her next layer of Pink Pirouette was 4 1/4" x 3" and the smaller piece of Whisper White was cut 1/8" smaller.


We used SU's Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set with Smokey Slate and put some rhinestones on the flowers and finished it off with a small butterfly.  I didn't put any sentiment on my card for awhile, and then used my Teeny Tiny Wishes to make it a Thinking of You" card.  This way I can use it for a lot of different occasions.  We have been glued to the TV watching the hurricane in Florida.  We know so many people down there and hope all is well with them.  Our Prayers and Thoughts are with them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kitchen Dresses Christmas Cards

I fell in love with these adorable kitchen dresses that I saw on - Running With Scissors - blog.  She made several types but I decided to make some for Christmas cards, as I'm trying to get an early start on my cards.  I used the die from  the Frantic Stamper's Kitchen Dress Design A2 Card Maker.  I loved how they turned out.


This one I used Garden Green CS for the base and some DSP for the apron layer.  It's hard to see, but the spoon and roller I used Gold Glitter paper.


For this card, I used Garden Green CS for the base and cut some DSP for the card front and apron.  I colored in the spoon and rolling pin handle with some brown marker.


For the last card, I used Christmas DSP for the card base and apron.


For the inside sentiment I used either Whisper white or Very Vanilla CS for the apron.


My stamping friend Martha and I so enjoyed playing with this die.  It reminded me of when I was a kid and played with my cut out paper dolls.  I spent many hours on hot summer days with my cousins at my Nanny's kitchen table designing paper doll outfits.  I will be playing with this die a lot more!  We are preparing for a hurricane here on the East coast.  Hopefully, it won't be as bad as the one that hit Texas.  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I submitted these cute dresses to Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 258 Holiday


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Little Wild Bookmarks

The other week while Jennifer was visiting, she wanted me to make her another bookmark.  I had made her this cute little -  Caterpillar  - before.  We got out SU's set called A Little Wild and got to work.  They turned out so cute.  I ended up making some for her to take to her friends at school as well.


I used jumbo paperclips to adhere them on.  For the elephant I ended up using some 1/8" ribbon and tying some twine around it.


I even painted their little toes pink!


Next we made the lions.


Jennifer found some gold dots I had laying around and decorated them.  I also colored in their mane.


The last one we made was the bear.


She has a fascination with bears, as she sees them several times a week in her yard.  She decided to put a little bee on each one.


We had such a good time playing around.  I really like these dies!  It is really raining and cold here but nothing like in Texas.  Our thought and prayers go out to all that are affected by this terrible storm.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Friday, August 25, 2017

Birds and Blooms Thinlet Card

On Wednesday, my friend Martha came to stamp and we had a great time.  Before she left Florida, she made several packs of different cards she wanted to work on while here.  This is one that we made.  I thought it turned out so cute.


She had the base card and all the layers already cut out, so all we had to do was put them together.  It was quick and easy!


She used the Birds and Blooms Thinlets from SU for the adorable little bird, and we put some gold rhinestones to dress it up.  We decided not to put on any sentiment for now, as this type of card could  be used for so many occasions.  I'm definitely filling up my stash of cards again.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

September Planner Page

I can't believe that Labor Day is almost here.!  The girls start school next week and summer is closing fast!  Not that is was the greatest summer with all the rain and heat.  I decided I had better do my September planner page before it gets too late.  I really didn't know what to stamp on it.  With the holidays coming the rest of the months should be easy.  Then I thought of the girls going back to school and that was what I stamped on my page.


I used to make a lot of cards for the girls to take to school and I dusted this stamp set off.  It is Crafty Clear - Bookworm and it has some really cute school stamps.  It also is good for scrapbooking.  Check out the Cows Whisperer's Creative Cards blog - this is where I got the idea to stamp on my planners pages.  She has a lot of cute ideas!

The other day Jennifer wanted to do some crafting.  She loves caterpillars, so we made this cute one out of an egg carton.


There are so many ways to decorate it. She had so much fun doing this.


Hope everyone enjoyed the eclipse.  We could only see a small sliver here in PA. but it was interesting to watch on TV.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Friday, August 18, 2017

Note Cards and Box

My friend Martha came up this week, and we made these adorable note cards and this holder.  I saw this on Brenda Quintana's blog and thought they were so cute!!  This box holds 5 cards and their envelops and there is room for more.  I think this would make such a cute gift to give someone.


Here are the cards that we made to go inside.


They are all centered, so you can put anyone in the open frame.


You can also put a window sheet on the inside frame and add candy.


Isn't it cute?  I just loved how it turned out.  This stamp set from SU is one of my favorites.  Well, now I'm hungry - I wonder if we have any ice cream in the frig?

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this post at Cardz TV Anthing Goes Challenge #9.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hershey Airplanes

Hope everyone had a good week!  As promised, here are the cute Hershey Airplanes that I made as goodies for Joe's birthday party.  I saw these on Brenda Quaintana's blog and knew they were perfect to make for his party.  He is definitely into planes and the girls got him a remote one that he is flying all over the place.  He seems to like crashing it into the garage.


These are all I have left.  I was so happy how they turned out and he was so surprised with them.


Here is the front view with the little windows.  Of course, I used his initials for the name of the plane.  I looked all through my stamps trying to decide what to use for the windows and found this tiny little stamp in the Any Occasions set.  For his initials, I ended up using my Just Rite stamps - 50pt. Curtz - using the Harmony Rectangle Stamp set.  I haven't used these in years, but they came in handy for this job!!


I am definitely hooked on these Hershey projects.  You can make so many things with them.  It has started raining here and rain is in the forecast for tomorrow.  Fortunately, the sun is coming out for Sunday.  Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Card

We have been so busy around here lately.  As the saying goes - so much to do and so little time to do it!!  With all the rain and heat we have been having, keeping up with the outside has been somewhat a challenge.  I haven't had much time to blog but have been busy making some things.  Joe;s birthday was Saturday so first on my list was his birthday card.  I saw this card on Stampinpretty's blog and fell in love with it and decided to make it for him.


When the new catalog came out, I fell in love with this Birthday Delivery bundle.  The stamp set reminded me of the old time pictures and with the DSP and dies it was on my list of goodies!  The card is an A2 size and the layers are 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" and 3" x 2 1/2".  All the mats are cut 1/8" larger.


With the DSP and matching dies this card came together really quick.  With the left over scraps, I decorated the inside as well.


Jennifer liked cutting out the little presents - they are so cute.  Later on in the week, I'll show you what goodies I made for his party!   He loved them!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy