Friday, March 30, 2012

March 12 Kits of Christmas

This month the host of the 12 Kits of Christmas is Suzanne: thecardyard.
 Suzanne sent us so many wonderful items in our kit.
Papers, ribbon (beautiful ribbon) and much more. Below is a picture 
taken by Kara: KandRDesigns We sorta designated Kara as our group
 photographer, as she always had one ready for someone who 
forgot to take a picture. 
Fun stuff! We each get the same kit, then make a card using
at least four items from the kit. It always amazes me how different
 the cards are that we come up with. 
Stamp : Swirly Tree SU
Ribbon :SU, Shimmer Paper: A Muse Studio & PTI

   Vintage stamp: A Muse Studio
Ribbon:SU , Paper : A Muse Studio & PTI
Snowman stamps : Print Works Collection 2009
Sentiment :Paper Inspiration, Buttons: PTI
Paper: SU & PTI
This is the card with at least 4 items 
Sleigh w/ Reindeer and Sentiment : A Muse Studio
Ribbon :SP, Paper PTI & Shimmer Hobby Lobby
I made 5 only posted these 4

Make It Monday # 59

    Make It Monday : Computer Generated Sentiments on Die Cut
This is a do over for my granddaughters 4th birthday .
The first card I made that said Golden birthday , just
not going to use that one. iPhone photo.
This is how you lineup the computer generated sentiment
just place the die on top and cut!
              Almost everything is PTI, I used Balloon Die ,  Doubble Ended Banner& Star Border 

Thank you for all the birthday wishes for my oldest daughter, I think I confused people and they thought it was her golden birthday, she is older than 31. How can I be the mother of someone older than 31, when did that happen!!! It was for my granddaughter who turns 4 on the 4th.
My poor daughter was sick in bed all day for her birthday, so I went to Disneyland for the day with one of my other daughters and grandchildren! She was probably happy to be in bed all day. Her husband is a fireman and was gone for 6 days and nights, that left her home alone with all 6 children….no wonder she got sick. :) Our plan was to go down for the day, but she said to visit another day. We will see her on Sat. Like you wanted to know all that! My inspiration came from a card Melissa Bickford made , I loved her card I change it up !
Dont forget ,to stop by tomorrow for the 12 Kits Of Christmas Post.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Talk about placing the sentiment in the wrong place!
I may do this one over, or place a banner sentiment on top.

As you can see I did fix it!

I had a bit of a hard time with this one. I just need more WMS ! I used the
 rooster that I already had, from Stampabilities. Renee made a great sketch so if you want to play along  just go here. You will see some very creative cards. Thank you so much for stopping by!  Take care!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Make it Monday #59/ColourQ #130

                         Papertrey ink Make It Monday

 ColourQ #130                                 
This is a computer generated personal sentiment

I changed the small flower center to a larger button last min.
 I think I like this better

 Hi ! After making this card I realized it's a bit top heavy, but the girl it's going to will not mind at all. For the MIM challenge Erin Lincoln showed us a new way to die cut after a computer generated sentiment.  I have done this before , but she showed us a neat trick!  I used the PTI Tie die and punched a hole then used a brad toped it off with the center of the sunflower die,  and some MS glitter. I also used the Spellbinders Square die.
 It's my daughters birthday so I have to run. Thanks for stopping by, and for all your sweet comments on the blog hop!
                                                            Have a great day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Papertrey ink Blog Hop

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Inspiration Photo 

I used Flower Fusion #12 stamp and die
All Papertrey Ink…..  Paper and Ink
Memory Box Dragonfly Die
Easter Blessings is Stamps by Judith
Friday I got my new stamps, and had a chance to make this one
I used the linen impression but it never shows up
All PTI ..Tremendous Treats Birthday
and Heart to Heart #2
the twine is a bit fuzzy, wish I had cotton yellow.

Enjoy the blog hop and have a wonderful week!
       Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blog hop for Janelle

Janelle this is for you!
Memory Box Bird and Branch die
Papertrey Ink cardstock and linnen impression plate
(that you cant see in this photo)
Stamp : Stamps by Judith
This is a card I will be sending to a dear blog friend Janelle who his battling brain cancer. Janelle is funny , sweet and very creative.
I dont usually post the cards I send to Janelle , but Laurie Willison suggested a bog hop. 
 I think this is such a sweet idea, and sure hope it will brighten up Janelle’s day!
Ken her husband has been keeping us updated mostly on Sundays now. 
Thinking of you both and keeping you in my prayers! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birthday Wishes

                                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM

 Happy Birthday ! I  hope you have a wonderful day!
I hope to get to know you better from being in the 12 Kits of Christmas.
Enjoy your mimi Birthday  blog hop, Joyce set up for you!

Sorry I don't know how to take the lines away and I am not the best at linking up a group.

Make it Monday #58/ CAS-usl Fridays

Use a patten, an image and a sentiment.
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                                  Make It Monday Graduated Background

close up  of the pull cord

This is without flash so it came out a bit dark.

Nichole from PTI showed us how to make a graduated backgrounds. Mine came out a bit blended compared to hers. I have not used this set so I figured I better use it before my new stamps come in.
 I think that might be a rule of Janelle’s!

Stamps, dies and paper from Papertrey Ink

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop St. Patricks Day

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                                                         Happy St Patrick’s Day!
The Freebie from Waltzingmouse Stamps
I now have a few sets but did not have time to make anything new

This is one of my new WMS Its called Chicken Wire
 The bucket is from Stamps by Judith 

Close up of the Glossy Accents
Mrs . O’Malley, my firstborn Nicole is the mother of 6
little irish…. ages 10 to 5 mo.

 My daughter Nicole asked if I would make her a Saint Patricks, thank you card for her dear friend . 
 Nicole loved this digital download from Waltzingmouse , because it had St. Patrick in it.  I gave it to her a week ago
 but happy I took a picture, so I could enter in the   Waltzingmouse Blog Hop… St. Patrick Day Irish
 I hope to have time to make one with my new stamps, but just in case posted this one.
Nicole is going to be so mad I posted a picture of her, shhhhh.  I think she is super mom!  (Most of the time) 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy St. Patricks Day ! 

About St. Patrick 

It is believed that St. Patrick was born in fifth century Britain to Roman parents. When he was sixteen, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland. There he was sold as a slave. His owner sent him to tend his flocks of sheep on the mountains. Patrick had very little food and clothing. Yet he took good care of the animals in rain, snow and ice. Patrick was so lonely on the hillside that he turned often in prayer to Jesus and his mother Mary. His life was hard and unfair. But Patrick’s trust in God grew stronger all the time.
Six years later, when he escaped from Ireland, Patrick decided to become a priest. After years of study and preparation, he was ordained. After some time he was made a bishop. Now what Patrick wanted more than anything else was to return to Ireland and bring the light of faith in Jesus to the Irish people. It was while St. Celestine I was pope that Patrick went back to Ireland. How happy he was to bring the Good News of the true God to the people who once had held him a slave!
Right from the start, Patrick suffered much. His relatives and friends wanted him to quit before the people of Ireland killed him. Yet Patrick kept on preaching about Jesus. He traveled from one village to another. He seldom rested, and he performed great penances for those people whom he loved so much. Before he died, the whole nation of Ireland was Christian. In spite of his great success, St. Patrick never grew proud. He called himself a poor sinner and gave all the praises to God. In his Confessio,Patrick wrote about his work of spreading the faith among the Irish. Most of what we know about his life comes from this writing. Patrick died in 461.
Many missionaries are working today to bring the Good News to our world just as St. Patrick did. We can pray and make sacrifices so that their hard work will lead many people to know and love Jesus.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge

CR84FColor Challenge

My first real Waltzingmouse Stamp

Hi again! Made this card for CR84Color. The other day I got my very first set of Waltzingmouse Stamps .  (Very fun to get Royal mail.) I was just playing around and remembered seeing a few friends entered in this challenge. I thought I would give it a try.  Its a bit bright but that is ok.

Stamps Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies  and Papertrey Ink Frilly Flowers ( Yes I know) If I 
had Rosie Poise I would use that.
Dies… Spellbinders labels 4 and Frilly Flowers PTI 

Thanks again for taking time to  stop by .
 Hi to a few new followers I have. Sure makes me happy to see someone wants to follow  my blog. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Make it Monday #57 and some Easter Eggs

                                                   Make It Monday and some Easter Eggs

This is the old table in our family room I fill it according
to the season, other wise it is filled with family photos
This tabe has been through a lot :)
you can see some of the damage around the edges.

This is what it looks like in the room. The little ones
in our family love walking around this table .
My girls all want this , but I cant part with it
yet, it was a gift from my husband many years ago.

Some more Frilly Flowers used as a bow on a baby
shower gift.
Make It Monday click here for info
 I dont usually post this many pictures. I love this technique of kissing with stamps. Don't know if you can see I use my paisley stamp. I used Heather’s colored kissing technique I did use two colors its just 
hard to see.
I used the Leaf Print stamp from PTI
PTI cardstock and PTI ink Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss
Sentiment is from PTI  Up Up and away Sentiments
This card is for one of my sisters .
One more thing ,and you're going to think I crazy , but I stamp tissue to cover the extra T.paper  in the bathroom . If I don't stamp it I use what ever pretty tissue I have for the time of year, even Christmas!
 The kids love it if they get to unwrap it.
 Thanks so much for stopping by
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge # 88

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

I was not sure if it is ok to add a bow but it looked like it needed something

Bat Poop Poem

This sketch by Renee looked easy to me. I decided to use a Freebie again, until I get my new stamps.
 I used  two WMS  freebies one was Shamrock Digital and the other was Bat POOP Poem, yes! 
 My friend Cathy: EmptyNestCrafter has always used WMS and I love her cards , so I took
 the plunge and ordered some.  I have heard nothing but good things about this company from Renee,Cathy and others.. ….. I still love Papertrey Ink !!!

All Papertrey Ink…. papers
Digital freebies from…. WMS

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

RetroSketches #1

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The egg stamp was 1/2 at Michael's a few months ago.
My granddaughters love to color in this stamp, that
was the main reason I bought it.
Thought it would be fun to try.
 Hello again. I saw a few of my blog friends entering this first time challenge, at Retrosketches
  Thought I might give it a try.  The card I made is not my ( style if I have one) but at least its colorful. 
The stamp is Stampendous  Enjoy the rest of your day or night, its gorgeous outside here. 

ColourQ Challenge #27

ColourQ Challenge #127
Memory Box Dies: Perched Peed Bird and Twigs and Berries
Close up so you can see that I used
my Papertrey Ink Linen&Canvas impression plate

Hi! Woke up very early this morning , could not sleep. After some prayers, I played my
 Words with Friends game,I was happy to see some of my friends were awake too.( not happy they could not sleep , just happy to have someone else awake)  I never went back to bed and decided to make a card for the Colour Q challange .  I hope you have a great day!

Paper is from SU and PTI
Dies are Memory Box

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MIM #56 Die Cutting Partial Images

                           MIM #56 Die Cutting Partial Images
                                                  This Technique is from Betsy Veldaman
Everything is from Papertrey Ink

Close up so you can see I die cut partial image.
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Less Is Mare Challenge/ CAS-ual Fridays

Cas-ual Fridays #42 Hey Baby

Simply Less Is More

I needed to make a baby card for a friends, daughter in law.
So at the same time I thought I would try out a new challenge
Because this is one of those kind of cards.
Everything I used is Papertrey Ink

Have a great day
Thanks for stoppin by
Count your Blessings