Friday, August 29, 2014

A Little Tip

If you are looking for my Serendipity Stamps 
Fall and Halloween Hop click this link.

Tag You’re It ! # 5
Beautiful tags by Donna Mikasa

I learned this little tip, from Jackie Rockwell. Use a clear block to stand your tag on.  I added a bit of tape to the block. For this one I even added some tape to the top of the block, so the ribbon tails would stand up. 
Maybe some of you already know about this but if you didn’t :
 Now you do!

I love the beautiful tags that Donna created, this is my single version.

 I used many products on this one tag!

From Me Large : Serendipity Stamps 

4 Petal Set Fri-Dies: CAS-ual Fridays

Stitched Duo 1 DiesPretty Pink Posh, Tag Die

I think I won the ribbon. All card stock is from Papertrey Ink

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall and Halloween Hop

Serendipity Stamps Store
Welcome to the Fall / Halloween Blog Hop!
Serendipity has some gorgeous new stamps and dies! 

If you comment on all the design team members blog ,
 you have a better chance to win the random drawing of 20$  off your order! 
 Visit Facebook , share and like for another chance at 20$ off . 

Yay ...good luck!

 I am loving all the new stamps and dies on the Serendipity Stamps Store! I just simply painted the beautiful dies and done!  Well, that was after many other attempts at something else, I decided I wanted it simple and just let the colors be loud.

The card below was the wrong set so I had to hurry and make this one above, It’s even a bit wet. 

 For this card I used gold heat embossing powder, then brushed a bit of water on the leaf I was painting , then added a bit of paint and let the water move the paint. So easy and when embossed, it helps me stay in the lines...

I used my new paints to color this background then splattered a bit of water drops for the blotches. After is was dry I just heated embossed with clear powder and black Versa Mark Ink. I also stamped the background the same way, love that stamp!

You should have arrived here from Karen Amidon’s blog and next on the hop is  Miriam Napier’s Blog

The full list and details can be found on Mary’s Blog

Enjoy the hop and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Kitty and Jack
Wood Background 
Cling Stamp

Leaf Pops Cling Set  
Leaf Pops Negative 
Cling Set
Happy Birthday
Oak Leaf Outline &
 Acorn Dies
Joy Is A Net

A Quick Card and Post

While visiting friends yesterday we chose this MUSE to be our inspiration. 

 Design by Bobby fromBits and Pieces

Hi, quick post for today , I made this card yesterday while visiting Joyce and Kim. You would not believe how long it took me to make this simple card, I was too busy talking and getting distracted by anything crafty. All supplies are from Papertrey Ink.... or should I say Joyce :)  More on the visit another post.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Christmas Wreath?

Merry Monday #123 {Use a Wreath}

Hello, hope you had a nice weekend.  I was happy I had some time to make a card, for fun. This is heat embossed and painted with watercolors I only used two colors red and green. If you look closely you will see this is not a Christmas wreath at all, it's a fall wreath with pears, pumpkins and fall leaves.... I love this stamp so much I  had to make it Christmas. I love how it turned out. Fun to change things up a bit. 

My computer was down and I was gone most of the weekend , I did not get to play in PTI Stamp-a Fair at all. I have not even had a chance to look

Blessing to you!

Autumn Wreath Lg
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Woke Up Early Made A Card

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8

This design is by the very talented Kay Miller , but you have to go to the blog and see Kay’s new card and the rest of the DT cards..... Absolutely amazing!

Hello, and thanks for stoping by! My card is a bit bolder version of Kay’s card but I wanted to use my Simple Sprig stamp and die from Waltzingmouse Mouse Stamps. I also used Big Day - Today. If I have time I would like to try a softer looking card.
Waltzingmouse is having a new stamp release, soon!

We will be going down to our daughters house this weekend, her husband, Tom has been fighting the fires in Northern Ca. for two weeks now. He just informed her one more week. Nicole is the one with 6 children. We just want to give her a bit of a breather. 
They needed medics and he answered the call. 

I hope you  have a wonderful weekend.

Cutting Edge Blog Hop
One of the very few times I did not add my Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday

  Laurie’s first MIM video was full of fun tips.  I had to run out and get some press and seal. Love how that works. You will have to watch the video to know what I am talking about.

 Challenge: Anything Goes!

I hope you are enjoying your day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Not So Clean And Simple

All the info is at the SSCB

Same stamp fussy

Same stamp Clean and Simple

Whoops , I forgot to make this a MISS you card! Maybe it says miss you on the inside! Anyway I cut out this die and then decided I liked the way the negative of the die looked. Serendipity!!! I just love the font of that sentiment so I really wanted to use it. 

I hope you find some time to play you could win 20$ off your order, and we have some new stamps and dies !

Sale this week is 40% off your highest price item.
 code “40fromhigh814" 

One Last Sketch

Seize the Sketch
this sketch is by Cathy 

This will be the last Seize the Sketch .
I want to thank Lesley Croghan for the opportunity to be on the design team . It was fun! 

 Hi, I used some very new products from Serendipity Stamps I don’t even think they are up on the store yet. I couldn’t wait to use them. I painted them with my shimmer watercolor paints I bought from a local craft store. All stamps and dies are from Serendipity Stamps Happy Birthday Don’t you love those cute acorns! 

Happy you stopped by !

Oak Leaf Outline & Acorn Dies
Looks like they are in the store now!

paper is from Stampin Up : Brown Sugar

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fusion Challenge

August 14th {Bright Floral Celebration}
I just saw this challenge on Lisa’s blog and I have a few minutes to enter. 

Hello ! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was wonderful, I was so happy to have my husband home from his fishing trip. 

I am always reminded of the great sacrifice the families of service men and women make when their loved ones are gone serving our country. Thank You!

I used Stippled Blossoms from Stampin Up. I watched this video here but , decided to just use the stippled part of the stamp. I used a water brush to smooth out the dots. Big Day - Today from Waltzingmouse stamps.

Thanks for stoping by. 
Hope you have a great week.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinecones & Plaid

I realized I really don’t have any pinecone stamps!

Hi, just popping in with a quick post. My DH has been gone all week, on his Canada fishing trip with friends. He comes home tonight,
I have been trying to shake a headache all day.

I colored these leaves with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I really enjoyed doing this. It helps to have the gold embossing to keep the ink from running. (out of the lines:)

from Serendipity Stamps

Take Care!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Work In Progress

Welcome ! 

Week 108: MAGIC
 Sorry, both photos seem a bit dark.

A kiss can be magic!
 I used Borders & Backgrounds 3 from Wplus9, PrintWorks and Stampabilities, Love Birds

colourQ challenge #254...

 After watching this HD at YouTube by Dawn I thought I would give this a try. Dawn makes it look so easy!  It was fun ... and I am going to keep trying this until I get much better. It looks a bit moth-like with these colors... but it was fun to learn . So this will be a work in progress for me. Flora & Fauna 2

God Bless!

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