Friday, July 25, 2014

Having Fun With Watercolors!

Hello! Welcome to the hop!

by  Heather 

Yes, it looks like I used my  Stitches & Swirls Stamp Set for another blog hop! :) It just worked ! I focussed on the tinny flowers with the needle and thread, and the gingham envelope. I used an old Valentine pack of paper. 
I have not been home much , very busy summer. So sorry I am behind on my commenting. 

Enjoy the hop! 
God Bless
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Quilter’s Sampler Stamp Set I masked off the sentiment 
Dies are from Mama Elephant 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Same Stamp, Painted Three Different Ways

Only this card below is for the MIM challenge.

This card below is stamped and painted with shimmer watercolor paints I found at Michael’s Craft

 This last card was first heat embossed then painted with the shimmer paints. I think I like this one best.  

Hi! The first card is made for MIM. I am not happy with the results and will try again, if I find the time. I do love the technique! I dropped my stamp on the finished card but still decided to post it. 

Thanks ! 
God Bless 

from Papertrey Ink

Another Fun Sketch!

This beautiful sketch is by :Mona Pendleton

I am also adding this one to the Curtain Call Anniversary Challenge.

Thanks Lindsey

Welcome to Sketch # 25 . At first I thought this was going to be hard ... boy, was I wrong! So fast and easy for me. I even used some dies that were sitting on my desk.  The top flower is an inlay that I stamped.
 The design team has some wonderful inspiration for you HERE.

 Thank You for Stopping by!

Oopsie Daisy Stamp Set and dies from Papertrey Ink

Stitched Mats: Rectangles from Lil Inkers Design

The dotted paper was inside my Papertrey Ink order .

Monday, July 21, 2014

Festive Friday& Curtain Call

The design team has some amazing cards, 
I fell in love with Kay’s card!

There is still time to join in on the 1st. year celebration !

Good morning! I have to run but wanted to quickly post this card, I made last night. These Folk Art Alphabets are so easy to line up , just connect the: outside center tips and they will all be ..straight!

 We worked outside all weekend.  I am tired and sore but enjoyed every minute of it! We did find some time to enjoy the beautiful day and float in the pool.( and swim) Hope you had a great weekend! 

All dies are from WPlus9 Design Studio
Stitched Holiday Icons Die
Folk Art Alphabet Die

Thanks for stoping by.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tag You’re It ! #2

We have another, very talented guest designer:
Laura Bassen Doublestick Heaven. Look at that gorgeous tag!

Hello, Welcome to another Tag You’re It! There were so many beautiful entries, for our first challenge. 
After many attempts at watercoloring with a stencil I ended up using pattered paper. The butterfly is vellum that I painted with some shimmer watercolor paints. 
 My Hello Die from Serendipity Stamps, has 3 layers.

Thanks for stoping by ! 
Cant wait so see what you make.
God Bless!

Dies: Hello Die from Serendipity Stamps, The butterfly and tag are from Lil Inkers Design.
Paints:Yasutomo from Michael’s craft store.
Paper : Doodlebug Design Inc

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I was asked to cool off!

The design team has been asked to : Cool off! I decided to use cool colors, this is Royal Velvet, not black. Also still use twine. All you have to do is use twine and Serendipity Stamps or dies on your card. 

A random winner will receive a sampler package of assorted twine from : The Twinery!  

Curtain Call is celebrating their 1st. anniversary

Hello , I hope life is treating you well!
 I wanted to make an CAS card.  I masked off my bird and then stamped the feather, added a bit of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I used a tiny bit of Glossy Accents to add my twine , it kept it in place very nicely.  Did you notice I cut the tail off my word die again. I love the elegant tail but need to place it close to the bird. I love how it give it another look.  
Please check out what the rest of the design team has made.

 The sale this week is buy 3 get 4th item free, through July 23

Paper: Royal Velvet , from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, from Stampin Up

Monday, July 14, 2014

Clear Envelope Shaker

by Dawn

I placed sequins in the Clear Envelopes cut and taped, close to edge. Very simple, then I added my foam tape.
As you can see I tried the turkey first, it overlapped too much.

 Good morning! 

Weekends are always so busy for me with my large family, not too much craft time.  One reason I love MIM... it's usually the first card I make for the week just for fun!

We had three granddaughters stay with us for a few days. So much fun , swimming, crafting ( for them) S’mores by the fire pit . We even had a baby bird fly into the house when we were going out to look at the bright moon. After lots screams and the baby bird flying around,  we were able to safely get the baby bird outside. 

I liked Lisa’s stitched frame  so I did the same.

 Thanks for stopping by. 

Papertrey Ink stamps:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More Die Cuts

Love this MIM by Betsy!

One last card for Virginia’s challenge. 

I like to curl the edges, up a bit so you can see the paper below.
Random craft paper from my stash.

Hello, I am so sorry for my poor quality photo, can’t seem to get that non white hue to disappear. 
I sure enjoyed this weeks MIM.... to be honest I really enjoy them all..sure makes stamping fun to learn something new..every Monday!
Thank you for taking time to leave such kind comments!

Papertrey Ink:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pink Sunflower!

This sketch design is by Vicki Dutcher Love this!

Hi! Welcome to another Seize The Sketch Challenge !

 For this card I used another pretty handmade shimmery pink paper I received from : Bonnie of Stamping with Klass. The Sunflower Die Is from Serendipity Stamps, Banner die ; Lawn Fawn and the stitched edge is Lil Inkers Design,Stitched Rectangles, Impression plate is from Papertrey Ink.

There were so many beautiful cards last sketch, can’t wait to see what you make this time around. 

Hope you have a blessed day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

We Could All Use Some Of This!

I haven’t  played in a while , but made sure I found some time today. I so wanted to make a card for last week : White on white, but never found the time. 

The little town looks so peaceful to me!

Sorry my picture is a bit dark, and the embossing is not showing up. I would have used my very favorite Mistletoe  stamp but I think I used it twice already for Merry Mondays. You can see it HERE. I think I used green in my last three post, don’t usually do that.

Thanks for stopping by!

 from Serendipity Stamps
Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Great Make It Monday Video

Video by Betsy 

One more for Virginia’s Challenge!

Good morning! I missed playing along last week in Papertrey Inks MIM and I was not going to miss this week. Love this fun way to pop up your dies,  by Betsy Veldman. I will admit it took me 4 try’s to run my die through without cutting all the way through the top plate kept slipping. Love the end results!

Papertrey Ink :
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

Friday, July 4, 2014

Always Check Your Messages

 Hello! Happy 4th Of July to all of you in America!
Happy Weekend to everyone else!

Guest Designer is: Virginia  Lu!

After I checked my messages on FB, a day late, I was shocked to see that Jackie Rockwell asked me to be on the design team for her brand new: Tag You’re It Challenge. Yes, I was very excited and honored to be asked to be a part of this wonderful and talented group of designers. 

 I used my Thanks Die from Serendipity Stamps. I just snipped the tail off the k.  I heat embossed my confetti dots from Paper Source. After I make my bow I stick the tail in through the front.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Moxie Fab World

Thanks Die from Serendipity Stamps
Confetti Dots Paper Source

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday To A Sweet Friend

Happy Birthday Darnell!

Bev and Ardyth are the party planners, Thanks!

colourQ challenge #248…

So happy to have a chance to play in Virginia's Challenge!

You are getting red , white and blue Darnell, because your big day is so close to the 4th of July. I do the same for my two sisters.

Edited to add:
I often wake up in the very early morning : once in an email Darnell called it Dark O Clock... I love that,
now I say that often.

Hope you have the best birthday and know how much you are loved Darnell! Because you are! You have a gift of making everyone feel special. Now it’s our turn to make you feel special!

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps and Dies on my card. 
Simple Sprig and Big Day - Today

Challenge 21 - Theme
adding this also to the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge

Stampin Up 
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