Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas In July 12 Kits

Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions!

Cathy Weber is our host this month and she sent us 
Christmas in July!  Thank you Cathy! It was so nice making Christmas cards while we were
 having such warm weather.  I loved the country feel to this beautiful  kit. 
I still have so many leftovers for more cards and tags. 

 Our guest this month is someone we all know and love: Lisa Elton
Welcome Lisa! 
 We are sad to say, farewell to our talented and kind friend : Kelly Schirmer. Kelly 
 has been with the 12 Kits since the beginning and she will be missed. Family always comes first. 

I smoshed the straw that was in the kit and adhered it with some score tape.

I cut the green tag out using Poppystamps new stitched tags.

I made my cards the first week of receiving this fun kit and
  I  kinda like how this tag turned out using Stitched Mainstreet Tags 
 Don’t you love the plaid and polka dots!

For the complete list of supplies you can go to the


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Saved A Bird Today!

This is Tracey McNeely first post as a new DT member, adorable, right!

I used some of Tracey’s colors,  and a few of her the water splash and black and white. I also kept this one CAS. 
 I had some fun using my Paper Smooches stamps set. 

While I was photographing this card in my living room , I kept hearing a bird chirp (for what sounded to me like a cry for help). I looked on the porch..nothing, then the patio off the living room ...nothing. Then I saw this sweet little guy looking at me from the fireplace. I opened the double front doors and the double french doors and then opened the fireplace glass door. He flew a bit then walked around, I have two large real trees in my living room and he flew in them for a bit. It took about 15 minutes then he safely flew out to the back yard. I videoed all of it for the grandkids, I heard myself talking to this bird as if it were a dog, telling it where to go and what to do. In the end he did listen to me :)

Thank you so much for the visit!

Six years ago today I was with my younger sister Maryellen when she passed away, boy time goes by so fast. God bless!

Paper Smooches
Briny Blue
Sentiment Sampler
Surf and Turf

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Watercolor and Paint Swatches

Edited to add. Always read the fine print! I just saw that we needed to use our favorite butterfly. I just went with the colors from the photo! The cut outs on the cups kinda look like butterfly wings, right? :(

Welcome to the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop! I have two cards to share with you today,
one for fun and one for the hop.  Actually I made two for the hop, but decided not to post the first one. I love this wonderful Fancy Tea Cup Die!

This card above was made using a Memory Box Stencil for the background , I just ran some chalk with a brush over the stencil. My cups were cut out of paint store swatches ( I asked permission to take them and the guy told me to take as much a s I wanted )  that was over a year ago and I found them when I was cleaning out  stuff.

This is the card I made just for fun and I really like how it turned out! 
 I have been busy with grandkids taking turns spending time at our house, this week its : Emma, Delaney and Ava for a few days.

Have fun on the hop!

Memory Box Stencil: Scraped Paint

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas and Birthday

 Hi, just popping in with a quick post today.

 When I was at Joyce’s house last week I used her stamp set Chicken Scratch 
When I came home I finished my card with  Scripted Stamp Set both from Papertrey Ink 

The inspiration card is over the top darling by Marika Rahtu

I would love to make a darling card like the one in the inspiration photo!...... This is my take on the photo...... simple . I used Heidi Swapp tape for all the bows, Wplus9 for the gifts. I painted with my Kuretake water colors on wc paper, then cut out the dies when dry. 

Thanks so much for the vista and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Clear Envelope Shaker Card

Welcome !  Hope you are happy and well. 
You still have time to play in the Challenge and have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to
 the Serendipity Stamps store. All you have to do is make a monochrome card.
For this shaker card I watercolored my inside panel in shades of blue.

On this card above I used the Everyday Words Small Horizontal 
and Stitched Banner Duo Dies PPP sold at Serendipity Stamps 

I know this card is a little loud for me ( I should have kept the top layer simple and white) 
The background stamp looks so much like patterned paper to me 
I was thinking what stamp should I use on this card, 
then I realized I already used one :)

This tag above is just for fun not for the challenge.
 Stitched Duo 3 and From Me Small

 I know in the past I’ve made shaker cards with clear Envelopes and I used tape in the back to seal the seams, this time I used my new fuse tool on both cards, I love it! The clear B65-A6 Envelope from Serendipity Stamps work great, any size! The sequins are a mix of old and new. 

Free Craft Pick with orders of $25 or more while supplies last!

Thank you so much for the visit today!
God Bless

Winter Doe 50% Off this month

More inspiration from the talented DT
Marybeth Lopez ( thats me)

All stamps and dies sold at Serendipity Stamps 
Jen’s Zen - Cling Stamp
Celebrate Die
Everyday Words Small Horizontal
Stitched Duo 1
Stitched Duo 3
Stitched Banner Duo Dies

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Camper!

with Lexi.

Hello, I have a very quick post for the MIM today. 
I watercolored the trees, using die cut stencils.

 I finally had a chance to use this  Happy Camper set from Papertrey Ink . I made a stencil with the trees using some fun foam adhesive sheets. The adhesive sheet was not removable so I placed it on my cotton pants a few time so it would still stick but not tear the paper. It worked perfectly! I am sure you could do that with any adhesive paper you have that is not already removable. I did place an order for the removable labels . 

Thank you so kindly for the visit!

Papertrey Ink - Scene It: Mountain View Die
Papertrey Ink - Petite Places: Happy Camper Die
Petite Places: Happy Camper Mini Stamp Set
Botanical Blocks Stamp Set

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chance To Win Boddington Cabin

Hi! Would you like a chance to  win this new Poppystamps die? For a chance to win, just leave a comment over at the  Poppystamps Blogand one random commenter will be select to win this beautiful Boddington Cabin!

Friday, July 17, 2015

CASE of Laura And A Photo

Hello again, this is my second post today.(Tag and Bookmark)
I couldn’t wait to CASE this amazing card of Laura’s
So happy Papertrey Ink is having this fun challenge.

 I was not sure about stamping this flower in black as it was so bold but I think it worked ok. I used Copic markers to color the blooms.

A few times a year, I am lucky enough to get together with some wonderful ( and I do mean wonderful ) blog friends! Joyce is kind enough to host this event every year.  Kim is so sweet to fly in for this all day fun event and Cathy and I chat the entire two hour drive to Joyce’s house. We laugh and craft!

Thank you very much for the visit today !
God Bless!

Papertrey Ink stamps :
Make It Market Kit: Nostalgic Notions
Wishes Come True Stamp Set

Tag and Bookmark

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Tag You’re It! 
I made a book mark to go along with my inspiration tag today.

The die for this bookmark is from Paper Smooches and the die for the butterfly is from Lil Inkers Designs

I colored my vellum from Papertrey Ink with a Copic marker. Both sentiments are from Paper Smooches :Spiritual Sampler. I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 from Serendipity Stamps .
I hope I have left you with some inspiration to play along. 

Thank you so much for the visit today!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Want To Win A Poppystamps Die?

Hello! Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz, showcasing many new wonderful dies! All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on any post that has a die you might like to win. Each post will have a random winner. Today I have a card up at the 
Poppystamps Blog

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Hello! I was so inspired by the cupcake theme today I made a whole set ! I am only posting four of the cards I made today. I have been so busy and gone most days but this morning I said what the heck and then I kept going. Happy to get some use out of these two sets.

The card above is for this weeks Colourq.

Thank you so much for the visit! I need to get busy with housework and errands now.
 I used two sets from Papertrey Ink: Make It Market Kit: Nostalgic Notions and Baker’s Dozen Stamp Set and die. These cards came together fast because I had all my cupcakes cut and stamped along time ago. Using the MISTI helped with that and the rest of the stamping today.