Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sorry I thought it was for tonight !

February 12 Kits of Christmas
This the second month post for the 12 Kits of Christmas.
Cathy Weber is the host for the month of February.
 This is the adorable kit Cathy sent us, I have to say it's so fun to 
get our kits in the mail.  Cathy sent beautiful papers , Yuletide Collection by
Memory Box with this adorableWesley Bear also MB . Some of the sentiments
were from Waltzingmouse Stamps and Papertrey Ink
Snow Globe by My Time made Easy . Love this kit Cathy sent us, I could 
not wait to have a chance to get to play with all the goodies.

 All 12 of us get the same kit in the mail . (picture is from Kara) Then we all make something 
using the very same kit. It's so fun to see all the different styles of 
cards we come up with.

   This is my first card. I added glass beads from Martha Stewart for the snow

      On this card I use the embossed  circle Cathy sent us, the 
        Memory Box die I had: Frostyville Border. I think this 
          bear is just too cute, Thanks Cathy!

I had time to make one more and I use the technique from
Maile Belles, using GlossyAccents on the tag from Cathy
I cut up a sentiment and  applied the GA. 
  •  Please stop by and see what the other girls came up.  I thank you kindly for stoping by .

  •                                                                    Suzanne: thecardyard
  •                                                                  Renee: ItsAPatchworkLife
  •                                                             Christina: SeaGlass&Sentiments
  •                                                                   Jessica: The Paper Parade
  •                                                                          Jeanne: AKeptLife
  •                                                                    Sharron: OnPapillionWings
  •                                                                           Kara: KandRDesigns
  •                                                                       Amy: Stamp-n-Paradise
  •                                                                Kim: CupcakesCardsandKim
  •                                                                       Joyce: Cards-by-the-Sea
  •                                                                     Cathy: EmptyNestCrafter
  •                                                                     Marybeth: Marybeth's Time for Paper (ME)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CoulurQ Challenge #26


 ColourQ Challenge #126

 I have a couple more cards for today.  I am hoping this one will cheer
someone up!
I I think the colors are pretty just not very springy!

 I used is PTI and SU papers.
The sentiment is from Stamps By Judith
Flower and Die is from PTI
I hope it does not look to fall-ish I
really wanted to use my Frilly Flowers!
                 Thank you again for stopping by! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Make It Monday #55 Creating Large Frames out of Small

      Make It Monday #55 Creating Large
    Frames With Smaller Frame Stamps

I tried to get away from flowers , guess I didn't!
 Dawn McVey  from PTI showed us how to use a small frame and make it look large.
 So I guess you could say Dawn taught us how to be deceptive…..Only joking! 
 Have any of you thought of this before? Wish I did. I just noticied I did not stamp
 that cute butterfly, I will add it later.

Stamps …PTI Sweet Spring and Fallible Frames #1
All ink and printed paper is from Papertrey Ink       Thanks for stopping by!

This is my deception photo
before I faked you out!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thank You Joyce
Today I was  surprised to see that my blogger friend Joyce…Cards by the Sea has honored me with this Liebster Blog Award.  That was a nice surprise.  Joyce is so sweet and always has something kind to say, and she makes me laugh. Joyce is soaring in the crafting world, with her beautiful cards most of you know her. If you don't you will want to stop by her blog for some wonderful inspiration.
Thanks Joyce

Liebster' is German for 'dearest'.  The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. 

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
Hope that those you award forward it to their favourite bloggers

Below are five favorite bloggers who have different styles but always inspire me with their work. I love having this chance to let them know how lucky I have been to meet them through this shared stamping adventure!

                       Tracey In My Creative Opinion
                     Ally Laughadaisy
                   Jessie Crafting Coffee and Cooking-My Life
                   Nancy Sweet Gatherings
                   Suzanne Beauty and Blessings

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Blog hop not frog hop!
The frog is from PTI the dragonfly is from Memory Box

I also used a zipper card taped two together and put cash inside
I use Maile Belles tips and applied Glossy Accents to the frog.
My grandson turns 8 on the 29th so its really only his second birthday. I knew I had to have a frog 
on his card for Leap Year!  Have a great day and thanks for stoping by!

Dies…Movers & Shakers Popper, Movers and Shakers Zipper and Frog
All PTI paper and ink

Friday, February 24, 2012

CouourQ and MIM

I should have left the rinestones off the wings and
put them down the middle wings should be light
Add caption
Good news! My daughter Nicole the one with 6 children was just told by the special ed and speech thearpist that her daughter, Delaney with Down Syndrome will be able to go to the same schools as her sisters and brothers in main stream kindergarten ! And we will take it from there and see how she does. When her speech thearpist told her she did very well one day, she said BooYa!  

Hi and Happy Friday! I got my card in for the CoulurQ challenge. This was the closest to the colors of ink that I had. I am still building up my PTI ink supplies. Since I added glitter buttons again I thought I will go ahead and inter again in the MIM challenge. Funny how much I love these flowers, I bought  other new stamps I just keep going to these, they just make me happy. Sorry ! I did not get the butterflies because I 
had already bought two dragon flies, cant wait to see what everyone makes with that popular set!

Stamps: Frilly Flowers PTI
Dies: Memory box and PTI
Ink : Papertrey Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!  Count your Blessing!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge/MIM glitter buttons

                                      MIM Glitter Buttons
This picture  with flash in the dark
Took this picture with  iPhone and no flash  
Couldn't sleep last night so I had so time to make a card. I used the new Frilly Flowers stamps and die. I love the new zipper die too!
the lavender ink I used was some dollar ink I bought a while ago needles to say it didn't work that well. 
Cant wait to get all the PTI colors. I think I still like This card the best. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!
Decided to add this to MIM

Mini Blog Hop

Mini Blog Hop
using Garden Variety & Year of the Flowers mini
from Papertrey Ink

Joyce asked if I wanted to join in on this mini blog hop using the sets mentioned above. I did not have the Year of Flowers mini so Joyce was kind enough to send me some. I have Garden Variety and use it quite often. Only had time to get one in. Please stop by the other blogs to see what they have made , maybe it will encourage you to use your set if you have it! 

                              Marybeth (me)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Make it Monday #54 Glitter Buttons

Ok ,I love this flower set I got in the mail, today more than any other flower set I have ever had! Even though I didn't have too many. I almost did not get this last min. I said... what the heck! So glad I did.
I did not even use all of the flowers that come with it! Tiffany Pastor made a home run on this set !It's going to be so versatile for me. I think the possibilities are endless. 
I really wanted to do my button card over, I used a clear glitter this time much better I think!
 I have a blog friend who took an early retirement and I am ashamed to say I have not given her a card yet! This will be it.
 Im so excited about this stamp set and die. I feel like a kid in a candy store!  It kinda reminds me of how happy I feel on ( Its a Small World at Disneyland)  I feel this way about all the new things I got in the mail from PTI! No!I have not been drinking , just so darn happy!
The stamp is Papertrey Ink Frilly Flowers and Die and all PTI ink and paper.
Thanks Ashley for this weeks MIM video!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement!

Monday, February 20, 2012

This was a card I made for one of the PTI Anniversary challenges. 
I never had a chance to post.

                  Everything but the dragonfly is Papertrey Ink. The DF is Memory Box , the hearts are
                                    from the inside of the Love Lives Here dies. Stamp is Wreathes
                                                           for All Seasons . Take Care!

Make it Monday #54 Glitter Buttons

Changed the buttons not sure these
are any better for this card

This weeks MIM video is from Ashley. I love her card! I
 Have to say Im not thrilled with the way mine turned out. I 
hope I  have time to make a new card! 

Joyce reminded me of another Joyce on the forum that
 thought it would be nice if we thanked some special people.

 Thank you Nichole , Jen and all the people,in front and
 behind the scenes  that bring us Papertrey Ink
This cards for you!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop

My son came home for the weekend and fixed my internet problem. Yea!!!
 This is my very first blog hop with Waltzingmouse Stamps 
I hope I am following all the rules. I posted this fast so I would get it in on time . 
Hope I did !  A lot of my blog friends use these stamps , and I love what I see.

This is a freebie I found on the WMS blog . So nice to be able to play along with a 
freebie for now. I have my eye on a few stamps. 
Thanks, this is what I came up with .
So happy to be back online! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Cathy!/ Make It Monday

Happy Birthday!

I used chipboard on the very center of the center of this card, for the MIM challange

Happy Birthday Cathy
Hope you had a wonderful day! 
Have a wonderful Night

  I  am having internet problems so I apologize for not being able to 
visit any of my favorite blogs, I went to my daughters house to
post this just for you Cathy! 

Here is a list of some of your 
friends who want to wish you a happy 
birthday too!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 6 PTI

Day six of the Anniversary Contest. This is the sketch I use for todays 
card. As you can see I didn't go outside the box on this one. 
 My hand is still very swollen I wish I knew what bit me. Guess I should call the Dr.  Have a great day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 5

Hi I chose Erin Lincoln because I liked her card
and her pinterest inspiration photo.
I think I got bit by some kind of bug or spider because my wrist is swelling up
as I type. Going to look into  this.  Have a good one! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Contest Day 4

I liked so many of the color combos but I think two is it for me today. I liked Heather’s favorites. 
Simple card, all PTI card-stock and ribbon.  Thanks again for stopping by . Hope you had a great day!

Day 4 Contest

Hi for my first card today I chose Dawns favorite 
colors. I love some of the other color combos
too, so I hope I have a chance to do another card
Have to run again ,husband is in the car waiting for me again!
 Its hard to see but I used the In Bloom Impression 
Plate and the Flower Fusion #12  Tried to keep 
It Clean and Simple, nothing simple about making 
this though :) never is for me! 
Take Care!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CouourQ#123/ Mojo Monday 227

ColourQ Challenge #123
Mojo Monday 227 

Outside of yesterdays MIM this is the first time I have
combined two challenges.  Not my thing, I think 
I will maybe stick to one at a time. First I was using my 
sm. heart die and on the second eye, I lost it (the die not my mind)
I could not find it anywhere I even said my St. Anthony prayer, it just 
up and walked away. I'm sure it will show up . Oh well!
Thaks for stoping by , hope you have more fun 
making your cards today.   :) 

Take Care & Count your Blessings!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 2 Contest / Make It Monday #52

click here for free download

This is the free download from Melissa Bickford . I loved the colors so this is the one I went with. Funny thing I never looked at her card until I posted mine. I think both are very similar! I enjoyed making this one . At the last min I though I would also be able to use it for MIM if I added this folded tag. 
Have a good one!

Make it Monday #52 Double Sided Stamped Die Cuts

                     MIM#52 Double Sided Stamped Die Cuts

 This weeks MIM is from Erin Lincoln I love this technique , such a great idea. I did not take this
far from the original card Erin made.   Thanks for stoping by , on the the next card. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays

                                         CAS-ual Fridays

Contest day one

 Hi one more quick post, inspired Betsy Veldman
All but the printed paper is PTI even the beautiful
PTI ink, why do I love this ink so much!
Very proportionate sized tag, don't you think!
Thank you so much for all your inspiration 
sweet design team.