Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Some Like it Hot!

Stephanie has her first MIM video with a beautiful card.

Hi there hope you are all having a good week so far. 
We did some palm trimming in the yard (well, mostly my husband) 

On Sunday we were sitting outside and thinking how pretty everything looked.  I called my daughter ( the one with the broken leg) to see if she would like to come over and the kids could swim. Last minute plans and she said yes. Since that family of eight was coming of course I had to call the other kids and see if they wanted to come over as well!  They all said yes....... I went in speed mode to get more food...so happy they all could come ( our son already had plans for the day) We had the best time and it was gorgeous outside ! All 12 grandchildren were with us and they all love being together. 

 Ok, heres the card. I layered the hugs with Kraft card stock then last minute covered it up with white. My card didn't open and shut that well, so I added a backing to it.

 I think I only used this stamp set :Some Like It Hot, once if at all . 
It a fun little set and I was happy to use it this morning. 

 Thanks for the visit!



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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Count the Blessings

Hi there and happy Sunday to you! 
My turn over at the  blog Poppystamps Blog

So nice of you to stop by, I hope you have a wonderful week !


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Chicken

Hello, all you spring chicks! I know lots of you have snow..... here in California we are having an early heat wave temps above 90 degrees! 
Welcome to the mid month Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store. So many new stamps and dies. Like the one I used one the card today.

I am keeping the design simple since the background have plenty of detail for the card! I fussy cut the little chick stamp out then added foam tape to the back. I colored this chick with my Zig pens then

Thanks so much for the visit, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Floral Cuts Background Die
Chick With Butterfly Cling Stamp Set

Thanks so much for the visit, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!
Best place to start is Mary's blog for all the info on the hop.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chance to Win Some Poppystamps Dies

Hello! Its a Blog Blitz time over at Poppystamps ! 
What does that mean? Well if you would like a chance to win a this Mountain die all you have to do is leave a comment over at the  Poppystamps for a chance!

Good Luck and thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Nail Polish With a Birthday Card

with Lizzie

Hello friends and new followers !

 Can you believe this background was created with nail polish and water! 
You will have to check out Lizzie's video over at Papertrey Ink. I used Papertrey Ink - Wrap it Up Die

I will also be adding this to 

Guest Blogger: Lexi Daly

For this card a used Scene It: Celebration Stamp Set and die set from Papertrey Ink ! For Jackson I used
 Whimsy Alpha stamp and die from WPlus9 Design Studio

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!
You can also see my post on Instagram.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Felt Stitched Coin Purse

Front of coin purse.
Welcome to Papertrey Ink's 10th
 Anniversary Celebration!

Guest Blogger: Lizzie Jones
Hi there! 
Papertrey Ink is celebrating 10 years of an awesome stamp Co. 
Papertrey Ink was the reason I started my blog. 
Thank you and Congratulations on 10 years!


Tip: the stitching around this purse was white, then I decided
 I wanted it to match the felt so I just colored it in with a Copic marker.
 I do it all the time, no need to start over :)

I will be playing along as much as I can this week!
Simple stitched coin purse made with all Papertrey Ink products.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

One Mistake After Another

Melissa made some beautiful cards on the Papertrey Ink 
 MIM video.

If only I had a video of me making this card. Oh my gosh ...... each time I would add the embossing powder to my die cut it would fall and get messed up , then when I would go to heat it up..same thing. ( I do know how to prevent this from happening)  I was going to give up but decided an imperfect card was what I was making today.  Not that I think my other cards are perfect, just sharing all the mistakes today. :) I might remake it!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy March to You!

Hello , Happy March to you all!
 Sharing some new products with you today from Serendipity Stamps!
Twice a moth you have a chance to win $20 certificate to 
the store , just by commenting.

 I used this sweet little bunny from Serendipity Stamps Bunny With Carrot and adhered it to the top of this very new die panel:Swirl Cuts Background Die At first I popped up some of the swirls then decide to make them lay flat. If you don't pop any up it will lay flat. The panel is just like you see it ready to add to your card.

 50% off Stamp of the month :Marble Feathers Background

Rain or Shine!

Thanks again for the photo Lindsey!

Hello and welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions for February!
 Our host for this month is Michelle Leone also one of the new Papertrey Ink Designers !
 We could not be more proud of her! Congrats again, Michelle!
 Michelle sent us a beautiful kit to work with, with lots of choices!

I watercolored the blooms with my Zig pens.
Simon Says: Anything Goes

I simply added some of the fun items from the kit, on the card above!

I used MFT flip dies and colored the cake with my Copic Marker 
 I did add a bit of my own gingham patterned paper 

Simply cute the stamped image out with my Papertrey Ink die then added some 
Nuvo Crystal Drops.

CAS(E) this Sketch #210
because of Tracey! 

When I saw this sentiment I knew right away who this card was going to. Many times when I could not sleep , 
a sweet friend of mine would often ask why I was up at :DARK O'CLOCK :)

Please head on over to the : The12 Kits of Occasions Blog
for all the details and list of Designers 

Thanks for the visit , God bless!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Beautiful rich colors!
February 2017 Blog Hop
Good morning!
 I made my card early this morning then had to wait for the sun to come up, so I could take my photo.

I love the Best Wishes die and stamp! I simply added some Nuvo crystal drops to pick up some of the colors in the inspiration photo.

Have fun on the hop!

Papertrey Ink - Tipped Tops Die
Papertrey Ink - Splits: Best Wishes Die

Splits: Best Wishes Mini Stamp Set
Enjoy the Ride Stamp Set ( happy birthday)

It's the little things,that bring the most joy !

Hi there! I was asked by my dear friend Tracey: In My Creative Opinion to be a Guest Designer for
 Inspired by All The Little Things.
Such an honor to be asked by Tracey ! Thank you!

 Sharing a cup of coffee with my husband, is a happy time and a blessing! 
It's always the simple little things that bring so much  joy and pleasure. 
Concord & 9th. 
I layered the cups and happy three times. 
The top panel is stamped with the awesome Barnwood stamp.

 Adding this to :Simon Says: Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit and God bless you!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Blooms

Maureen Merritt

Hi there friends! I have a tag inspired by our Guest Designer , Maureen Merritt!
I had so much fun playing with Freehand Florals from Wplus9 Design Studio .I also used my favorite tag from 
Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: Quilted Die   The fun sentiment is from another wonderful stamp company 
Concord & 9th Say Hello  .

When I stamped the flowers and leaves I used one color on each, with the MISTI it's so easy to 
re-stamp a few times and achieve darker look with the same color.

Simon Says: Anything Goes

God bless you!
Thanks for the visit!

All inks are from Papertrey Ink 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Garden Party

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2012

Making a quick and simple card for the Papertrey Ink 
anniversary celebrations 
using color pops in place of Embroidered Blooms

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2011

 The pretty blue envelope is from Birch Press Design link on my side bar. 
The card base is Soft Stone .

Thanks for the visit today!

Rumor has it :a German Shepherd is a winning bread :)
This is our sweet boy from my walk 4 mile walk this morning in
my neighborhood.