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.

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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!

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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.

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Card

Here is another card I made for St. Patrick's Day.  I had been wanting to use my tree stamp I had purchased last year at the Craft Show along with the stub shamrock.  They are both from Stamps by Judith.

I knew I had them packed away in a box and was able to find them.  This card was so simple to put together.  I used SU's Garden Green for my base and SU's Very Vanilla for the layer I stamped my tree on.

I used my Teeney Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment and popped it up over some thin gold thread I had.

I used my St. Patrick's Day greeting again for the inside with some shamrocks floating around.  I wanted to get them in the mail before the snow came today.  We watched Jennifer yesterday and she had fun with some shamrocks I had purchased from the $1 store.  By the time Mom came home, we had decorated a lot of windows!!  It snowed most of the day, but we only got a few inches.  Joe is getting ready for the next storm which is due next week, which is supposed to be a big one.  I told him his plowing days were over yet!  Have a great weekend!

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I entered this card in Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #233 - Holiday

Sunday, March 5, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Card

Well, I finally got back to finishing some cards that I had started.  Jennifer came up yesterday, and we were too busy having a tea party to make cards - so today was the day!  I saw this card on Pinterest and changed it up a bit.

I used SU's Old Olive CS and the matching DSP I had left along with Whisper White.  My first layer was 3 3/4" x 5" and the second layer was 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".  I used my dot embossing folder and then punched out hearts with my punch.  I cut out my own stem and used some buttons and twine for the center of the shamrock.

My sentiment came from SU's Teeney Tiny Wishes.  That set was definitely worth the money.  I have used it over and over again!

My inside sentiment is an Inkadinkado stamp that I have had for years.  I bring it out every St. Patrick's Day to use.  I love the saying!  I have some more cards that are laying on my desk to finish.  Hopefully, I'll get them done before the 17th!!  I'm also looking for something for Jennifer to take to daycare for her friends.  It is a challenge - no food!

Believe it or not we had snow here along with nasty winds on Friday.  It is still so old that the ground its still covered.  I have hope though.  My daughter and Jennifer went to Tractor Supply this AM to get some bird seed and the ducks and chicks have arrived!!  That means Spring has to be on its way!

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