Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 12 Kits Of Occassions

 Welcome to the 12 Kit of Occasions
 I hope everyone in America had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends !

We were blessed to have a houseful and some overnight guest .
 I am so tired….. not complaining just being truthful! 

This months gracious host was Kelly  Gingham Girl! 
 Oh my gosh what an amazing kit Kelly sent out. I could have made a ton of more cards, but I had so much to do for Thanksgiving.
I cannot wait to see what everyone else made with their kits I love the gray , white , black and red! Kelly did most all of the heat embossing and stamping on these cards… Kelly put so much work into this kit, it was almost just assemble and go.
Thank You Kelly!!!

 Everything was packaged so beautifuly. I saved a tiny piece of gingham from the package for the top of my tree below.

I added Jesus is the reason for the season to this card! 

Some of you may know… Max! Well this reminds me of 
Lisa’s dog Max and he LOVES snow!

I am adding the card below to Merry Monday

 Please stop by the12 Kits of Occasions Blog to get all the details.  Kelly is giving away a prize. 
We have a guest stamper as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Marybeth( me)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Birthday To You!

Happy Birthday Jeanne!
You are the Best!

Thank you Mrs. Party Planner: Joyce 

Your birthday cake had to have beautiful flowers on it 
just like your cards.  It also had to be elegant!
 I made the card then found the cake .

Same picture different light! 
I knew my card was going to have a Jeanne  Bow….
 for those of you who don't know Jeanne… all her cards
 have lots of dies, and almost always a bow! 
You are in for a treat when you stop by her blog.
For some reason whenever I see this Tea Service  from 
Serendipity Stamps I think of Jeanne. 

Jeanne has been such a good friend. I will always remember her first emil to me, and from that we became good friends.  I first met Jeanne from our 12 kits group… ( I love that group of girls) Miss. Jeanne is so talented and on many..many Design Teams. She has  taught me so much…sometimes over and over…  I am very happy to be on the Serendipity DT  with Jeanne. 

Enjoy Your Day Dear, You Deserve It!!!

 You have more friends that want wish you a Happy Birthday

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Tea Service
Patterned Paper : Anna Griffin ; Olivia Collection and Papertrey Ink
Dies : Lil Inkers Design  Stitched Rectangles and Memory Box
Flowers : from Jeanne
Ink : Stampin Up

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas and Thanksgiving

Did you check out all the new dies that go with WMS !

The card below is stamped with Fine Feathers andBig Day - Today ( my all time favorite sentement set from Waltzingmouse Stamps
The Turkey body is from PTI Gobble, Gobble Stamp Set. I used my very old chalk cubes to give a bit of color to the feathers I cut out. I think he is kinda cute and fancy at the same time.

This card below is the one that got published in the “Create Christmas Cards Magazine". I have been waiting for a Waltzingmouse Challenge to post it in for the first time. I made this one many months ago!All the stamping is done with WMS . I only submit a few cards and this was one that I loved.

 I stamped the flowers and leaves with :Waltzingmouse Stamps Folk Art Medallion ,A Good Egg for the center of the flower, andCompliments of the Season another very favorite of mine.

I am also interring this in the Muse Challenge here  and
Challenge 6 - Christmas at Waltzingmouse Fanatics

Thank you for stoping by , I hope you have a great day!

tan paper is from Authentique : Wishes

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make It Monday and Merry Mondays


Hi, hope you are having a great week!
 I went to my favorite stamp store in Claremont California( college town and closest thing we have to a New England town,  in my opinion) Well, I was in heaven.  I also noticed wood blocked stamps are coming back in a huge way… at least in the real stores. I do love a wood stamp and a real store. But I will also love my online stamps!

 For this card everything is from Papertrey Ink with exception of the small tree , that is from WPlus9 . 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ornament Tags

The Holidays are sneaking up on us fast! 

My friend Tracey asked if I would like to be apart of her "25 Tags of Christmas". Thanks Tracey.  I  already had these made for  Serendipity Stamps so it was a good time to join in on the fun. Please stop by her blog and see what adorable tag 
she has made for today.(Wednesday )

Welcome to a new challenge! This time we were asked to make a gift using paper or stamps, or gift tags. So I made a set of gift tags to be given as a  sm. gift. ( This is what  my friend Jill Norwood does and gives the set of tags out to family and friends at Thanksgiving) I love this idea of hers.

I stamped a 7 by 8 piece of card-stock then adhered the tags with removable glue dots. 

Some of the dies are popped up with foam tape and others just glued down. I like the ones with foam tape. I used this Ornament Die  from Serendipity Stamps! The back of the PTI Tag 
 is stamped with From Me to You! Small from Serendipity Stamps.

The sale this week is 4o% off your highest item in your cart. Use code    40fromhigh1113  good through 11/27

Please stop by the rest of the Design Team 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

ColourQ and Seize the Sketch

colourQ challenge #215…

Hi, hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I am playing in a new sketch challenge today. The chevrons are washi tape from Stampin Up, the leaves are from Lawn Fawn, The sentiment is Paper Smooches. I also used paper from Stampin Up and Papertrey Ink. 

Saw this on pinterest and made a quick one.

I wanted to show you a box you can make with your envelope punch that we all had to have ! :) I guess you can make all kinds of boxes with it. This will hold 10 cards and envelopes and was so
easy to make. 

Maybe you have seen this already.You can go  here by Jan Burnett
 I fixed the link I think!
  I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Friday, November 15, 2013

cas-ual Friday’s and Curtain Call's

I couldn't wait to use my new stamps from Purple Onion Designs. A few of my blog friends are designers for this company, that is new to me . I love everything they have made with these new stamps KayM has made some gorgeous cards with these stamps. I placed the order and received my stamps in just a few days. Because the shipping cost less than I paid::::: I received cash back with my order! That was a first for me. I also received a few free stamps with my order.
 Since I am not the best colorer I took out my very old chalk cubes to color and shade the branch. Snowy the bird was colored with my Copic markers.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. 
We have cooled down in one day almost 25 degrees cooler. Nice!

sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities

Thursday, November 14, 2013


One Layer Card
I just now saw the “Thanks” 
Looks like I missed the boat with this one. 
Maybe it says thanks on the inside :) I only read one layer…uggg

Perfect for this challenge though!

 I dont make one layer cards ver often.  For this one I used Clyde From Serendipity Stamps and heat embossed him with some very old gold embossing powder I had from way back when. I only colored a tiny bit. I have seen this stamp colored and its gorgeous! My sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #20
 I used the largest stitched mat from Lil Inkers Design. Paper from Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Natalie

Do you see my triangle? 
Its in each flower!

or anything goes!
This picture was taken at their good friends, son, Bar Mitzvah
Kylie and Natalie 
Happy Birthday Natalie!tomorrow 

Quick card for today. Since I CASED myself Here ,this was very fast to make. My triangle is in the flower. This card is for one of our daughters , pictured above with our first granddaughter. 
I just cant get a good photo anymore.
Off to give Major ( our German Shepherd ) a bath. Its is going to be 90 degrees today!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Stamps: WaltzingmouseBig Day - Today andSimple Sprig
Die: Lil Inkers Design 
Paper : Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Merry Mondays

 This first one is a better picture but look closely and see what I forgot to add: 
My Dark Chocolate tree trunk from Lil Inkers tree. 

Good morning ! 

I want to take a min. and thank you all for your sweet comments. I am very grateful for each and every one of you.

I loved the inspiration photo with the deep red and dark chocolate. For this card…. at first... I used the stacked coffee cups then a different tree.  Then changed it all up again. 

The red and white polka dot is washi tape on cardstock then I made my cuts. The tree is from Papertrey Ink, the stars are from WPlus9,  sentiment is from PTI , frame and tree trunk are from Lil Inkers Design and embossing folder Cuttlegug. ( I don't think they make it anymore.)

Thank You!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Mood Board


Happy Veterans Day to all our Veterans!
Thank You!
God Bless You!

Well, as you can see this tag was meant for the other mood board but I waited to long to post it. It has been such a busy weekend filled with lots of family. Friday night we had 9 of the 12 grandchildren spend the night! I didn't stop until my
 head hit the pillow. 
I see a few things : like a bit of pink, some leaves, the brown and white twine and the tags.  I stamped the pink leaves on the snowman with Woodland Wreaths and used the die from Stitched Holiday Icons Die So I am interring it for this weeks

The idea for the double tag is from Maile Belles love that idea.

Thanks for stoping by!