Monday, January 22, 2018

Birch Card and Table


Lizzie is showing a simple way to add intrest to sentiments.

Good morning to you all. I am so excited to make a card early in the week for:
 Make It Monday with Papertrey Ink . It's always a fun way to start Monday.


You can see the shadowed sentiment above.




CAS(E) this Sketch #255

Inspired By All the Little Things #78
Featuring Linda Snodgrass

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I cannot stop using this gorgeous stamp set that Dawn McVey designed:
Farmer's Market Florals Stamp Set and Dies. For my sentiment I used: Scripted Stamp Set and the background is:Background Basics: Birch Stamp Set . Sequins and most of the inks:
 from Simon Says Stamps 






This is the table my husband gave me over 30 years ago. 
 Easter-time I fill it to the brim with Easter eggs, Christmas...etc.
  I repainted the the lower part of the table, last week, and a happy accident
 ( using  a piece of the wood to prop up what I was painting) I decided to fill it with birch
 branches from one of our trees that blew down in strong winds. 
So far my husband and I love it and it's a perfect fit for our family room .
My husband made all the cuts, and we love how it turned out.



Thank you so much for the visit today! I hope your week 
is a beautiful one!
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Last Minute Card



Create Along With Us: January 2018

This beautiful card was created by
Lizzy Jones


 This is my case of Lizzy's card using some older products from Papertrey Ink.


Sorry had to take this picture at night( something I don't do well). 
I am getting this in under the wire.
Its been such a busy week for me. Hope to play MIM on Monday
next week. Hugs to you all.








Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alphabet Set on Sale


Hello and welcome to the second blog hop of the month for Serendipity Stamps ! 
All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win $20 certificate to the store.


I heat embossed these beautiful Alphabet Stamps, I was going to color a bit of the flowers in but 
liked them just as they are. I have the whole set and love it for a fast personal touch to any card or tag. 
Mary has each one on sale 50% off !!!!


I used Pretty Pink Posh dies on my card linked below, both sold at Serendipity Stamps !

Thank you for visiting today!
 Those of you in the cold hope you stay warm. 

Scallop Borders 1 Dies
PPP-Scallop Square Tags Dies
 Lil Inkers square die for center (old)

Individual Floral Alphabet Stamps 
Sale of the moth 50% Off! 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Chance to Win Another Poppystamps Die


Good morning and Happy Monday to you!
If you would like a chance to win the Double Stitched Rectangle 
Frame Die Set from Poppystamps : head on over to the 

God Bless!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stenciled Backgrounds



Hello, friends!

Melissa shared some beautiful cards using stencils. I had a few minutes to play this morning with die- 
cuts I already had, cut and stamped. I made a card almost the same as for the December hop

CAS(E) this Sketch #254

Need to hurry getting this one in under the wire.
I added a bit of fine pink glitter to my embossing powder.
 The envelope is from Birch Press Design ( link on my side bar)

Thanks so much for the visit !

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Papertrey Ink - Farmer's Market Florals Die
Papertrey Ink - Perfect Fit Die
Sun & Surf Stencil Collection (set of 3)
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Chance to Win this Poppystamps Die




Hello, happy Thursday to you all! It's Blog Blitz Time!
If you would like a chance to win this new Poppystamps 
die please stop by the Poppystamps Blog and leave a comment. 
On my post I will be giving away this die to one random commenter Here: Sending Handmade Hugs 
God bless!

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Final Goodbye Post

Tag You're It - The Final Goodbye
click above to see the other DT posts.

 It's time to say good -by to Tag You're It Challenge. I have been with  Tag You're It design team since the very second challenge (pretty sure is was the second one) I have always enjoyed making tags so I was so excited when I was asked to join the team, years ago. Tracey took over the challenge and has done a wonderful job. Thank you so much Tracey!

 For the final post we are posting a few of our favorites:
here's mine.
 Original Post Here
Original Post Here
 Thank you to all who played along in the challenges.
I've enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful tags that everyone has created.

God bless and and thank you for the visit today.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year


Happy New Year to you all! 
I hope 2018 will be full blessing for you and your families.

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps blog hop. Sad to say two of 
our DT members are leaving us and they will be so missed



I did a bit of a remake on my card, I decided to blend some ink in the background . 
I like it a bit more but will use a blue next time.


 I heat embossed with gold powder and colored in with my Zig Watercolor Pens. Before using the pen I always use my water brush to get the area of paper wet then let the color flow.
All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 certificate to the Serendipity Stamps store.


Thanks for the visit today !

Happy New Year Script

Embroidered Bird Cling Stamp Set

Stitched Hexagon Dies

Sunday, December 31, 2017

December 12 Kits of Occasions



Photo by Lindsey

Hello and Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions,
 this months host is Tracey McNeely

Tracey sent out a kit, full of darling papers that I have not seen 
or used before and I have lots of leftovers for later. Almost 
everything in the the kit from Tracey was new to me so that was fun.
 Tracey did all this with a broken collarbone...... Thank you Tracey! 



I used the sequins and colored paper from the kit, the die is from Papertrey Ink . 
I needed a birthday card,  I stamped the sentiment from
Concord & 9th


I added a bit of shimmer to the dress with Wink of Stella



Very simply and fun card


I cut the paper with a Poppystamps die and added a few flowers included in the kit.
 Included in the kit, was this gold embossed the sentiment. So easy and fun to create.

Thanks for the visit and be sure to by 12 Kits Blog to see the rest of the design teams cards.

May you all have a blessed Year in 2018

Again thank you all for your prayers for my daughter and son in law. You are all a blessing to our family 

Want a chance to win a kit for January?  You'll receive the same kit as the rest of the team, create, and post what you made on your blog on the last day of February.  Jeanne's the hostess and the kit theme is "Snow Day".  Due to time constraints only applicants with a US destination address please - we want you to have time to create.  The deadline to leave a comment to enter is January 10, 2018!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Farmers Market Florals



           December 2017 Blog Hop           
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Ours was wonderful. Our son-in-law is walking fairly well on his own now with a bit of a limp. 
He is still off work and cant wait until he goes back to work, he is a Fireman- Engineer- Paramedic 
 (maybe in 3 months)
Emotionally they are healing everyday. Nicole and Tom thank you all for your prayers and kindness.
(Tom was shot 3 times shielding our daughter in the Vegas shooting)

Im so excited I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
When this new Farmers Market came in the mail I just had to play with it .


The water color paper is from Hobby Lobby :Master Touch



Sorry about the shadows on the photo but I only had a few minutes to take pictures.
Thanks for the visit today!





Farmer's Market Florals Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Farmer's Market Florals Die
Papertrey Ink - Perfect Fit Die

to the left are a few of the ink colors I used from Altenew

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Faux Stained Glass Window


Laurie made a gorgeous heart card with pretty blooms you will want to check the link above to
 see her beautiful card.

This shows the back side of my card.
It is layered three times with the same die cut then placed on top of the card base.


The last thing I should have done... was go in the craft room this morning but that is just what I did.

This was my first time using this Cover Plate. 
Have to run... its windy out and my sweet puppy :Lucy needs my help. Im so happy our 
German Shepherd loves her too!

Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays to you all!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Hello and welcome to the last blog hop of 2017
You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the Serendipity Stamps store, just by leaving a comment.


 I used the :PPP-Scallop Square Tags Dies sold at Serendipity Stamps to make this little tag
 for a birthday gift. I forgot to take a photo of the back that is stamped with: Make a Wish 
 from the Serendipity Stamps store. 

I split my sentiment by masking one side, so I could stamp on each 
side of the scalloped edges.
I used Scallop Borders 2 Dies  and Happy Holidays Cling Stamp Set from Serendipity Stamps 
 on the card above. I added tiny bits of glue to the background and fine glitter for the snow.
I hope you are having a beautiful week, see you next year!



Merry Christmas

Stamp of the month 50 % Off: Steeple

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Southern Florals and Lip Balm


Hi there! I woke up early (1:30am) today to make some more lip balm gifts.
 I remembered I bought this beautiful Wplus9 Southern Florals set and forgot I had it.
 Oh how I love this flower set and lip balm dies from My Favorite Things!

 As you can see I used many products to create these.


The colors came together so easily with my set of Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cube sets.
 The fun paper is from Papertrey Ink .


In case you are wondering I am using the BEST lip balm from Primally Pure,
 a company I absolutely love and the deodorant is the best..... all natural.



This is how you open the back so you don't have to mess up the packaging.



Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for all your comment on my last card! 
You are all so kind and I am grateful for you all!
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These are all Holiday gifts

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 363


Wplus9:
Southern Summer Florals 1:

Paper Smooches:
   Bookmarks Dies : 

My Favorite Things:
Die-namics Lip Balm Window & Frame
 Die-namics Essential Sentiment Rip Strips

Papertrey Ink :
Bitty Big: Sweet Blush Color Collection

Altenew:
48 Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set