Thursday, August 27, 2015

Polka Dot Friendship Jar

by Betsy

Pretend this is milk glass and that’s why you can’t see the sticks inside the jar. 

Hi! Just popping in real quick with this MIM card that I have wanted to make all week. 
It's so warm here today I decided it will be a craft day. I used Betsy’s technique on the jar, 
using the Journal card die for the dots. I colored two of the dots for the eyes. 
Thank you SO much for the visit!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


by our sweet friend Tracey McNeely

Yay I get to use my recently purchased stamps again! I reversed 
this up a bit and used a guitar instead of a sentiment. I will 
add one later or on the inside. 

It was getting dark out when I took this photo but just enough light to not need a flash.
 I use watercolor paper for the top layer just to give my card a bit of texture. 
Happy to say my son Richard is enjoying Kauai this week for some much needed rest,
( with his future inlays(in-laws) and family)  he plays the guitar and drinks :) Haha! Maybe I will send this to him. 

Take care!

Die-namics Tiki Party
Tiki Party

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me


I am not much of a real bird watercolor-er
 so not too sure about this card. I used my zig pens.  I did love paring it with this 
 leaf stamp. 

I shouldn’t even say but I did forget to attach the upper wing on the bird on the left. 
There is a more detailed wing to add if you want and even cute hats and Christmas holly, 
this is such a fun little bird did with so many possibilities.

Hope to see you play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps store!

All products from Serendipity Stamps 
Birds Dies

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Very Simple Card

Hello! I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend.
We spent the day at Disneyland yesterday, it was fun but way too hot and humid for me.
 Anything for Emma, our granddaughter that turned 10!

  Here is a card I made in the wee hours of morning Sunday. 

 I had to have a few of the new MFT stamp sets after I saw the darling cards  Kay created.  
All I really want  to do is CASE everything Kay makes. 
I did add a few white dots like Kay but not in the same places :) 

Thank you so much for the visit today. 
God Bless!

Scripted Stamp Set Papertrey Ink ( I love this set)
stitched borders Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Many Blessings

Ashley showed us how to mask sentiments, 
with some beautiful cards she made. 

I wanted to play along with ColourQ too, so I made 
sure I used these colors. 

I love masking and I used those labels I order for another MIM . 
Don’t think I have ever masked a sentiment before, 
always learning new things from Papertrey Ink’s MIM!

Papertrey Ink stamps used:
Scripted Stamp Set ( love this set)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Bit of Christmas on this Hot Day

 Beautiful inspiration from Chriss Blagrave !

Hello, I am sneaking this card in as DH naps. He just came home from his week long fishing trip in Canada with friends and our grandson, near Cedar Lake Lodge. His friend has his own small island they have been going to for over 20 years. 

I am loving the black and gold on this Christmas card. I used my Poppystamps [1299] DIES- Stitched Holly Leaves and Berries. I cut the leaves out of watercolor paper then used my Zig pens and just a bit of water! 
Have a great week everybody!

Balloons, Confetti or Ornaments.

Hi, I have a card up on the Poppystamps blog if you would like to take a look.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jars, Ghosts

 Second post of the day for me.

 I so loved the card Amy made, my card is totally inspired from her  card here:Introducing Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Dies
I am so excited that there are now going to be new dies to go along with this older set. 

Thank you so much for the visit today and for some of you a second visit. 
God bless!

Papertrey Ink products:
Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Friendship Jar Shaker
Papertrey Ink - Jar & Lid Die
Papertrey Ink - Pint Jar Die
Papertrey Ink - Happy Haunting Die

Tag You’re It!

Jen designed this darling card and here is my take on it ,
 using all Poppystamps products.

To color the balloons I used my Zig brush pens and for the shakers 
I used my Fuse Tool. This tag come with quite a few sizes, these are the two largest, so it's a nice big tag!

We would love to see you play along;  Here
I hope you all enjoy a great weekend! We sure warmed up here in CA,
we were enjoying unseasonably nice weather 84ish and now we will be 100+ for the next few days, can’t complain though.

[1329] DIES- Pinpoint Main Street Tags
[1323] DIES- Celebration Balloons
[CL406] Cover Squirrel
[CL403] Into the Words
[1233] DIES- Cover Squirrel

Poppystamps Challenge #11 - The Heat Is On!
I am also playing along with the Poppystamps challenge .

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge

Hey there!
(My dad would tell me hay is for horses.) 

 Welcome to a new Serendipity Stamps Challenge

For this card I used my zig pens. I brushed the pen on the stamp, a little bit of blue and the rest red. After I stamped it on the wc paper I moved the ink around with a water brush. On the first card I did stripes and on the second I  just blended it a bit more for a solid color.

The one is EASY: Make anything you want just make sure you use at least one Serendipity Stamp 
or die on your project!  Have fun and a chance to win a $20.00 gift card. 
Take care!
US Map

Friday, August 7, 2015

Watercolor Bouquet

Hello! Yay and happy weekend to you!

I started out using the leaves like Joan Bardee , then kept added these flowers from Wplus9 because I had too much fun coloring them, with my Zig brush pens.

All I did was brush my stamps with the pens then stamped the die cuts and used my water pen to move the ink around just a bit. I love how these turned out. 

A few weeks ago while visiting my friend Joyce , she let us; Kim Cathy and I use her new Zig brush pens. I had to have them and I am so happy I placed my order. I love them! Some of you already have them and feel the same way. 

Thanks for the visit to my blog. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Serendipity Stamps August Blog Hop

Welcome to the hop!
 We have some beautiful new stamps and unique dies that I think you are going to love.

 As soon as this die came in the mail I made this card using some water colored paper I already made.
I cut and adhered two layers of 4 x by 5 x 1/4 card stock and placed it over the water colored paper. 
There are so many ways to use this beautiful die. 

I absolutely LOVE this rooster stamp! It was so relaxing coloring it in. Of course I had to add some Glossy Accents to give it a bit of dimension I placed the colored image over watercolor paper. Yep no water coloring on the wc paper :)

Hello! You should have arrived from Karen Amidon’s blog. Next on the hop is Miriam Napier.

 For a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Serendipity Stamps, Leave comments through
 Sunday, August 9 Mary will  announced a winner on Monday, August 10.

Special:   Sale is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or
 more Good 8-7 to 8-9.  

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wish I knew how to line these photos up better. 
Rooster on Fence

Hot Air Balloons Reverse Die

Veggie Basket Large -
August Stamp of the Month - 50% Off!