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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Coffee Cup Treats

I have been seeing all these adorable coffee cup designs all over the blogs and decided that I wanted to make some for Jennifer's classmates, as well as for the Wellness Center.  I'm sure you can get these cups in a variety of places but I purchased mine online at - Webstaurant Store.  I ended up making 50 of them, but it really didn't take as long as I thought it would.  I started by making a template of the cup by taking one apart for the proper dimensions.  These are 5 oz. cups.  It was a great way of using up some old Halloween DSP and scraps.  I made two different designs.  The one for the Wellness Center I used the stamp from the Spooky Cat stamp set punching it out with the Everyday Label Punch.


Using assembly line production helped move this project along.


I punched out a circle for the top and glued it on.  I purchased some straws from Hobby Lobby and cut them in half to put in the top of the cup.  Then I die cut a bunch of Spiders and adhered them to the straw.  Of course, I put some chocolate goodies inside.


Here is a sampling of different styles I made.


Here is the box all ready to go to the Wellness Center.


I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set and dies for the ones that I made for Jennifer to give all to her friends, as she wanted their names put on a tag.


I think they turned out so cute! 


Here is a picture I took somewhere during the process.


I think this is a great little treat that can be used for any occasion.  I have seen them decorated for Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc.  What a great versatile cup.  We had a great time celebrating Jennifer's birthday and Halloween. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy








Monday, October 30, 2017

Jennifers Birthday Card

Well, it's a little hectic around here between Halloween and Jennifer's birthday.  Hard to believe our little pumpkin will be four years old tomorrow.  It seems like yesterday that we were all rushing to the hospital for the emergency C-section on our daughter.  She is growing by leaps and bounds.  I usually make Jennifer a recordable card for her birthday.  SU doesn't sell them anymore, and I have one more left in my stockpile.  She loves them and has them in her room.  For some reason, this year's card was hard to make.  I had a lot of ideas but nothing that I was happy about.  I had to get down to business this weekend as time was running out.  I started out with the base card in Pretty N' Pink.  It is a retired SU color but I have a few sheets left.  I used my # of Years framelits to cut out the number four in some pretty glimmer paper I had on hand and then mounted it on two cutouts of cardboard to make it stand out. 


I used the # of Years stamp set for my sentiment a well.  I had such a wonderful surprise last week.  My friend Martha from Florida sent me a surprise package - it was a misti!!  I have been thinking about it since a lot of my friends use it but it was not top on my list.  Well, this is the first card I used with it and what a pleasure!  I ended up having to restamp my sentiment and it was so clean and neat!   Loved it!!  I used the framelits from the Birthday Delivery set on the DSP for the presents and party hats.  I then decided to add some ribbon I had in my stash on the front to finish it off. 


For the inside I used the framelits again for the cake and ribbons.  I thought it was pretty neat that the one of the cakes had 4 candles on it.  I used one of my Action Wobbles for the cake and twine for the balloon strings.  I was happy how it turned out.  Well, I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful Halloween!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Goodies

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Fall is definitely in the air around here.  I guess I'm going to have to get out some jackets to wear!  Today's post is one of the trays I made up for my daughter to take to the nurses at the hospital in her unit.  I have been making these cute ghost lollipops for years and the kids always ask for them again and again  They are just lollipops wrapped in a coffee filter which has been stamped with a face and then a little bow tied around them.


The cats are made from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  These little guys are filled with a Hershey kiss.  They are all over the blogs.  The holder is made with a piece of paper 4" x 1" and scored at 1", 2", and 3" and folded into a triangle and glued in place.  I stamped a piece of paper with the cat stamp and punched it out with the cat punch.  Then punch out another plain cat for the back.  I glued in the front piece first to the triangle and then the back.  The best part is to place a Hershey kiss in the triangle.


Of course, you must taste a few to make sure the candy is fresh!!


Come back later this week to see the birthday card that I'm making Jennifer. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, October 23, 2017

Spooky Halloween Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  The weather was so beautiful here.  We had Jennifer for a sleepover and it was so nice to spend time outside.  After she left, I put together her Halloween card.  I saw it on Pinterest and knew she would love it.  She has 2 cats at home along with her faithful companion dog Willow.  My daughter has instilled the love of all God's creatures to her - with the exception of the occasional bear that wonders through their yard! 


I loved how this card came together.  I used several dies, paper and accessories which I will list in the recipe below.  I decided to decorate the inside as well along with the envelop.



I love how the dies cut out the DSP images.  I think Jennifer will love it!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Recipe:

Paper - Black, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Accessories - Top Note Die, Patterned Pumpkin Framelits Dies, Cat Punch, Twine


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

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