Friday, June 23, 2017

Sympathy Card

Well, it has been a rough week, but everyone got through it.  I thought I would show you the sympathy card I made for Pat's family.  I was all over the place and couldn't make my mind up, so I decided to take a break and unpack my last box for the craft room and came across the So Detailed Thinlets die set and knew this was what I had been looking for.  I made the base card in Sweet Sugarplum with a layer of Very Vanilla and Falling In Love DSP.


I really liked how this card ended up.  I used the Better Together stamp set for my sentiment along with my matching Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.


I had some adhesive paper from when SU used to sell it and adhered my Very Vanilla paper to it and then used my die cut.  It made it so easy to adhere the die cut to the DSP.  For the inside sentiment, I used a stamp from SU's Rose Wonder.


It is now raining like cats and dogs outside.  Hopefully, the sun will come out this weekend and we can get some yard work done.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Friday, June 16, 2017

Jennifer and Angel Pat

When Jennifer was born, my friend Pat gave her an angel to watch over her.  Pat loved angels and had a large collection of them.  Every now and then Pat would add to Jennifer's collection and when she started to talk she called her Angel Pat!  One of the last pictures I have of Jennifer and her Angel Pat is one I took at Christmas of the two of them after they had spent some time on the "Magic Carpet" that was one of Pat's gifts to her.  They traveled to a lot of places that day and had a great time!  This was one of Pat's favorite picture.


Last night Pat lost her battle with cancer and is now truly Jennifer's Angel Pat.  Pat was a wonderful wife, Mother and Grandmother.  She was also a great friend and will truly be missed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tulip Embossing Card

Well, I wanted summer and I think it here!!  It has been in the 90's the past few days, so I am finally getting some things done in my craft room.  A few months ago, a blogger friend of mine - PJ's Projects - sent me this adorable tulip embossing folder.  I put it away as I was starting to move my boxes back in my craft room.  I got it out the other day as I have been making some cards to send to a dear friend of ours who is in the last stages of cancer.  She has come home from the hospital with Hospice and besides going to visit, I have been sending her cards to let her know she is in our thoughts even though we are not with her physically.  This has been an extremely upsetting time for everyone.  She has been in the girls lives since they were babies, and they are so upset with her situation.

I must admit it was harder than I thought it would be to color in the cute little tulips!!  My eyes are definitely not as good as they used to be.  At first I was going to us my Gamsol and pencils but that was a disaster, so I eventually ended up using my SU markers.



I embossed the image in Whisper White and then layered it on Pink Pirouette.  I tied my ribbon around those two layers and adhered them onto a layer of Soft Sky.


My sentiment on the front is just a $1 stamp from Michael's and the inside sentiment is from SU's Whimsical Words stamp set.


I was really happy how the cards turned out and I hope she likes it.  She has always been so appreciative of my cards and craft items that I send her.  It will be a difficult time for her and her family, and any prayers would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

As I mentioned the other day, I needed some birthday cards and decided to use this very pretty stamp set from SU.  I like to visit Brenda Quintana's blog.  She does a facebook live and a CASE-ing Tuesday from the SU Catalog.  I thought this card was so pretty and would be perfect for my daughter's birthday coming up.  Check out this VIDEO for all the details.



I can imagine this card done in many different colors, but I knew she would like the Sugarplum CS.  For the fold over flaps, I ended up using up some DSP scraps, which is always a good thing.  I also used my Black ink for the sentiments as I didn't have the green she used, which I thought made the images stand out better.


I had only used the butterfly before in this stamp set, so it was nice to use the rest of the stamps.


This card could be used for other occasions as well.  I was really pleased how the cards turned out - so soft and pretty.

Our Memorial Day was rained out but it was kinda of nice to just relax.  I have to go back to the foot Dr. this week, so hope to get rid of this boot I have been dragging around.  I'm sure then there will be PT on the horizon.  UGH!!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Memoral Day!!

I was viewing some blogs today and came across Michelle Wright's blog - The Cow Whisperer's Creative Card that was mentioned in Frenchie's Blog.  I was so touched by her card she created, as well as her story, that I wanted to share it with my viewers.  Please visit her blog and let her know her son did not die in vain!

Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish you and your Family a wonderful Memorial Day!!  Please say a prayer for all our brave service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, May 26, 2017

Just for You Card

Well, the holiday weekend is here!!  We had a busy day today watching Jennifer, or should I say she was watching me.  She is fascinated with the boot I have to wear.  Good thing she is so good as my energy level is not what it should be.  She loves to paint, so my refrigerator is full of wonderful pictures!  Then she went riding on her ATV with Poppy and she had a great nap after lunch.

So while I had time, I finished up some cards I started the other day.  I had not used the Botanicals For You stamp set from SU much and made these cards with it.  They came together really quick.


I used Crumb Cake for the base card and used a layer of Watermelon Wonder next.  I love that color.  My next layer was from the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I stamped my Just For You on some Whisper White and glued it on a layer of Garden Green.


My bow is made from Watermelon Wonder ribbon and I punched a flower out of the Watermelon CS and decorated it with a pearl.


I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set for the inside.  I decided this card can be used for a lot occasions - birthday, engagement, retirement, etc.  I hated cutting into my DSP, but.......I told myself I will not buy anymore until I use some up.

We are suppose to have some rain off and on for the weekend.  I hope we will at least get to barbecue some.  Hope everyone enjoys their Holiday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Graduation Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We didn't do much.  Joe planted some flowers and worked in his garden.  I had some more x-rays last week and everything is healing.  Unfortunately, no lighter boot, so I will have to drag it around for another 2 1/2 weeks until the next visit.  I managed to get back into the craft room today and made this Graduation Card I needed.


I saw this on Pinterest made by Stamping to Share and thought how unique it was.  You could make this in the different colors of the High School, College, etc. of the recipient.  I was looking for a card that stated the year, but then thought this could also be used for other occasions such as retirement.


Recipe:

Ink:  Pacific Blue
Paper:  Pacific Blue, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - SU Sunshine Wishes Thinlets
Embellishments:  Rhinestones

I cut my CS 4 1/4 x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2".  I cut two pieces 2 x 5 1/8".  I glued down the Daffodil pieces to each of the Pacific Point CS which were cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".  I then glued one panel on the inside and one on the outside making sure to alternate the position of the Daffodil Delight.  Then I glued down the Whisper White panel which I cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4".  I die cut my pieces and glued them down and added the sentiment to the front and the inside.


The inside sentiment is an old SU stamp that I found when I was unpacking my boxes.  It is nice to be able to see everything before I decide which greeting I want to use.  I'm a happy camper!!

School is almost over for the girls.  Hard to believe that another year is coming to an end,  Hope everyone has a great week!  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I think I'm going to make some of them next.  It would be next to be ahead of time for a change.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy



Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Card

We hope everyone had a very nice weekend.  Instead of going out, everyone came here yesterday.  It was so much easier for me to stay home than to drag this boot around.  Everyone brought a bunch of goodies and we had a great time.  On Saturday, I made it back to my craft room for the first time since things were moved back, and I made this card for my daughters.  I originally was going to make it for Valentine's Day in red but ran out of time, so I thought I would change up the color and make it for Mother's Day.  This design could be used for so many occasions.


I made a gateway card measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scoring at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" in Whisper White.  I used SU's Sugarplum CS for my sides measuring 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and the inside panel which measures 4" x 5 1/4" which I then embossed.  I used my Sweet & Sassy Framelits, embossed them as well,  and adhered them together to form my closure using dimensionals on one side of the heart to my base card.


I used my $1 stamp from Michael's for my sentiment.  Before I hurt my ankle, I had found this adorable pansy stamp online and was so happy when it came in the mail the other day.


My old one was wearing out and I love how this stamped out!!  I go back to the ankle specialist on Wed. for more x-rays, so I hope he will give me something lighter to wear.  It is suppose to warm up this week so I can hardly wait.  I hope everyone has a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Card

I had made this card for Rachel's 17th birthday which was last Sunday.  Unfortunately, instead of celebrating her birthday, I spent the day in the ER.  What a mess!  While getting ready, for some reason, my right leg collapsed on me and I ended up with a fractured right ankle!!  So instead of eating cake, I was getting x-rays of my foot, ankle and knee.  I won't bore you with the details, but I'm not a happy camper.  The next day we went to an ankle specialist and they gave me a walking boot - thank God!!




So all week I have been getting used to the boot and crying!!  I have to go back next week for follow-up x-rays to make sure the fractures are healing.  When I did feel like sitting and posting, my Internet went out for 2 days which brings me to today when it finally came back on.  My service provider is changing everything this month, so I'm sure it has something to do with that.

When I saw this stamp set from SU, I fell in love with it.  Rachel and I have a long history of eating popsicles together from when she was a little girl.  I figured she would love this card which she did.  It bought back a lot of good memories.


I used Pool Party for my base card with my first layer of Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4".  My layer of Watermelon Wonder is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and my DSP measures 3" x 4 1/4".  I used my Frozen Treats Dies to cut out my pops in Watermelon Wonder ad More Mustard.


I tied some ribbon around my two layers before I adhered them.  Then I popped up my pops with dimensionals and tied some twine around them.  My sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from SU.


The inside sentiment is from Cool Treats as well.  Here is a picture of Rachel and her Mom on her birthday.  It is hard to believe that she is 17!!


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I really have no idea where the past week went.  I am hoping for some warmeer weather though as I already feel housebound.

I entered this card at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #241 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thinking Of You Card

Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I needed to make some "Thinking of You" cards over the weekend and decided to ink up my Kind Koala stamp from SU that I haven't used yet.  I thought this stamp was so cute.  I decided to CASE this adorable card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used Smokey Slate CS from SU for my base card and layered it with Sweet Sugarplum CS.  I embossed it with my Polka Dot folder and adhered it to my base.  I cut a piece of Whisper White Thick CS 2" wide and used my Scalloped Tag punch.  I used Basic Black to stamp out my Koala Bear.


I colored it in and then added some pink ribbon I had on hand.  I adhered it to the front of the card with some dimensionals to pop it up.  I thought it turned out so cute!



For my sentiment, I used a stamp from the Pretty Kitty stamp set from SU.  I'm in the midst of unpacking boxes in my craft room and setting everything up.  It is so nice to be able to see my stamp sets and pick one out instead of going through boxes to find something!!  Every box seems like Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Bunny Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!  It was so busy here with coloring eggs, an Easter egg hunt and of course eating lots of goodies!!  We had a great time.  I have one more Easter card to show you that I made for my daughter Jeannie.  She and Jennifer had seen it stamped out laying on my desk a few weeks ago and mentioned how cute the bunny was so I decided to make it for her.


This is a Easter stamp from SU that I had purchased last year.  I think it is so cute - but I love bunnies.  At one time, when my girls were young we had four rabbits and Rachel and Sarah were involved with 4H Club showing their rabbit - Gilbert!  He was the best rabbit I have ever seen.  I used Whisper White for my base card and used a scalloped oval die to cut out some DSP paper.  After coloring my bunny, I adhered it to my base card making sure it was centered in the oval,  I then popped up the DSP with some dimensionals.


I felt like it needed something else, so I added some pink ribbon I had in my stash and it was finished.  I think it turned out so cute!  My daughter loved it.  Here is the inside sentiment that I used.


Well, now it time to put away all the Easter goodies for another year.  The house always looks so empty without all those eggs!!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this card in the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #238 - Holiday.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Lamb Card

I had purchased this stamp set from SU last year and love it!  I decided to use it to make Jennifer an Easter card as she is such an animal lover.


It came together so quick.  I adhered DSP I had for my layer on some Whisper White paper.  After I colored in my lamb, I embossed my second layer and cut out an circle.  I placed my lamb on the DSP making sure it was centered in the circle and then popped up my embossing layer with some dimensionals.


I made a banner stamping only the greeting from the stamp and then glued some pink ribbon underneath it so it would show up more.  For the inside sentiment, I used another $1 stamp from Michael's.  I love looking through their bins!


I can't believe the temperature change here.  It is 80 degrees!!  And I love it!!  All my flowers are popping through and all the buds are appearing on the trees.  Can I say winter is finally over??  Hope everyone is having a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Cross Card

I love making note cards and when I saw this VIDEO I decided to make some for Easter.  The only problem was that I didn't have the new version of this punch, but fortunately Brenda had made an earlier version using the old punch.  So I combined the two versions, as I liked using a colored layer of CS.


I made a bunch of these and these are a few samples that I have left.  Here is the VIDEO of the older version for you to view.  I was so pleased with how they turned out.


Here is the inside sentiment I used that I got from Michael's years ago!


These cards can be used for other occasions as well.  You can use any color and DSP that you have on hand.  It is had to believe that it is Palm Sunday weekend.  Fortunately, the weather is suppose to warm up this weekend as it has been very cold, windy and raining here.  Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

I wanted to try out my new debossing folders on a birthday card.  I didn't have any of these and thought it would be neat to try them out.  I saw cards that used many different ways to color the debossing and decided to use my Party Pants stamp set.

  
Since I needed a card for a boy, I chose these colors - Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.     I stamped my balloon stamp in Lost Lagoon randomly across the debossing and then filled in with my Daffodil Delight ink.  I loved how it made the debossing showed up.  I used my  Butterfly Basics stamp set to stamp only the birthday sentiment of the stamp.  


I dressed it up with a star stamp and some sequins.  For the inside sentiment I used my stamp set Party with Cake.


I was really pleased how it turned out.  The other debossing folder says Celebrate, so I'll  try that next. Sunday I had a great time at the Craft Show in Allentown, PA.  I always enjoy doing some make n' takes, plus they picked my name for a door prize which is always nice.  Here is a picture of one of the cute make n' takes I did.






It was at the Melissa Francis booth.  I thought the tags were so cute.  I purchased extras so I could make some for Jennifer's friends at daycare.  The larger one is a picture I fell in love with and made to have on hand for a card.  They are both backed with chipboard, so are very sturdy.    I also decided to purchase her Glass Glitter.  I just loved how easy it was to work with.  I used her brand glue and sprinkled the glitter on and was impressed how it stayed on and I didn't have a mess on my hands or on the desk when I was finished.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cool Treats Card

I needed a bunch of birthday cards for the upcoming months.  I had purchased SU's Cool Treats stamp set and decided to try it out.  Every Tuesday, Brenda from Qbee's Quest, does a Casing from SU's catalog.  She did a really cute birthday card with this stamp set - check out her VIDEO.

I love using my note cards and loved how this card turned out.  I haven't masked anything in awhile and really liked making the ice cream cone.  The only problem I had was stamping the chocolate topping over the scoop of ice cream.  I had about 1/8" not covered on the top, but used my SU Chocolate Chip marker to fill in.


Here is the inside of my card with the sentiment from Party with Cake stamp set.


I have been trying to make two of each cards I make, using one and keeping one in my stash.  This card was no exception.  When I went to embellish the front of the second card, I realized that I had gotten an ink mark on the front of my panel.  I couldn't decided how to cover it up and then reached for my flowers to hide the mark.  Then I added a cute little butterfly to top it off.  Saved another card from the trash!!


I want to thank everyone for their good wishes and prayers for my daughter's fiance.  He is home, recuperating and doing very well.    It has only been a week and he looks so much better.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Music Note Birthday Card

I have a friend who is an excellent piano player.  She even tried to teach me piano when I was a child to no avail.  So when her birthday rolls around I try and create a card that has to do with music.  Last year at the Craft Fair, I purchased this great stamp of sheet music.  I made a tent card out of SU's Basic Black CS for my base in a A2 sized card.  My layer is 4" x 5 1/4" of SU's Whisper White which I stamped my sheet music in Basic Black.


I used my Sweet and Sassy Framelits to cut out two hearts.  I applied a scrap piece of Real Red CS on my base card and then popped up my layer with some dimensionals as well as the smaller heart.  I used part of the sentiment from SU's Party With Cake and popped that up as well.


For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Party With Cake as well stamped in Basic Black.  This card came together really quick, and I loved how the cutout hearts looked on the front.  We have had a very busy week.  My daughter's fiance had major cardiac surgery yesterday for a torn heart valve, and I'm so pleased that the surgeon was able to repair it and he is doing well.  We also had Jennifer for her first overnight last Sunday which was so much fun.  She was so good and definitely kept everyone's heart happy.  I'm pleased to say that our snow is melting and with rain in the forecast I hope its days are numbered!  Sarah's birthday is Sunday - hard to believe that she will be 15!!  Where does the time go?  Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Pencils

I wanted to make something for Jennifer to take to daycare for St. Patrick's Day to give to her friends.  I saw this at DYI and thought it was so cute,  They made their own shamrock out of CS, but I really didn't like how it turned out, so I purchased these cute shamrocks at the $1 store.


I put them in a paper cup just for ease of traveling.  She was so excited when she saw them.  She loves all that sparkle!  I just cut two slits in the shamrocks so I could slid the green pencils through,


 Then I computerized this cute little saying - How lucky for me to be friends with you - Love Jennifer.


Since I'm half Irish, I always have the tradition dinner for St. Patrick's Day - corn beef, cabbage, red potatoes and carrots.  While I was looking for a dessert, I found this bundt cake on Pinterest.


It turned out so good.  We had to taste it tonight to make sure!!


It's hard to tell in the picture, but the cake is green!  It was so simple to make.  Here is the recipe:

Shamrock Bundt Cake

1 (18.25 oz.) package of yellow cake mix
1 (3-4 oz.) package of instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. almond extract - I left this out due to reviews against it
drops of green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

In a large bowl mix together cake mix and pudding mix.  Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, almond extract and green food coloring.  Blend ingredients, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.

Pour into prepared 10 inch tube pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

When cool, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze.  The beautiful green color is a beautiful surprise when you cut into it.

We are still digging out of almost 2 feet of snow and ice!  What a mess!  Then this afternoon we got another 2" of snow.  Hopefully, Spring is on its way!  We hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy

I have entered this post in Cardz TV Anything Goes Designers Challenge #5.