Sunday, June 17, 2018

Just a Note

           Create Along With Us: June 2018           

Hello! Just in the nick of time for this challenge.  Here is my take on Laurie's pretty card, below.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and my hard working Dad!


Only had a minute to get this in .... gotta get back to the best dad ever......Love you Oscar!

Keep It Simple: Just a Note Mini Stamp Set

Simple Stems Stamp Set

Papertrey Ink - Simple Stems Die

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Make it Monday With a Few Trip Photos

 Hello ! Here is my card for Make it Monday, 
I used Nuvo Crystal Drop : Pale Gold for the dots.

I added fun foam but left the dots open to show just a bit more of the paper instead of having it be all white.

thank you for the beautiful jewels , Colleen 
I put the card first , if you would like to see a few photos from my trip, continue on.

I had a chance to spend a few days with these dear friends , oh how much fun we had.

We needed to eat after shopping at the craft store:)  The waiter didn't believe we all just met
 ( Darnell came for a quick visit to my house last year) but for some reason he did believe Darnell when she said: 
Colleen and Linda were twins and celebrating their

 Colleen in blue: One Smile Lifts a Spirit  Linda in the middle:

First stop from airpot was this stamp store in Seattle called Empress( I had never even heard of it before) To say that I was surprised when I saw actual products that I made for Poppystamps was an understatement! I only sent Dave the owner two of the felt projects I made for the package covers ( he wanted a few for brick and mortar stores) To see them in this store was a huge surprise .

We even had a visit from Darnell's Hammy
 The girls welcomed my sister Marylou (above) to join us for the day as I spent the rest of my trip with her.
 We all had such a good time and so many laughs....
 Thank you again Linda for such a beautiful home to stay in and thank you... Colleen, Linda, Darnell and Marylou, for the great memories 

I hope your week is a good one!

Simon Says: All Things Bright And Beautiful
Simon Says: Anniversary/Wedding

Papertrey Ink 

Pretty Pink Posh

the patterned paper is from Reverse Confetti 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Triton Shell / Blog Hop

Hi ... Happy June to you all! 
Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps blog hop where you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate
 to the store, just by leaving a comment.

This is an old product I had 
Pictures showing front and back

I heat embossed this beautiful Shell from Serendipity Stamps using this sandy shiny embossing powder.
I fussy cut only the top of the shell and used some fun foam underneath to raise it up, that gave me just enough 
lift to add the pretty pink posh jewels.

It feels and looks like sand in-person, with just a bit of shimmer.
 Thanks for stopping by today.

Design Team
Mary's Blog ( store owner)

Triton Shell

May The Peace of the Lord

Thursday, May 31, 2018

You're A Good Egg

Hello and welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions May kit
hosted by the VERY talented Nancy Penir

I, so enjoyed using the images Nancy sent in her kit.
I don't think I had any of them in my stash, I loved them all!

We have two very special guest this month
Linda and Colleen!
Please check the link below!
 Welcome to you both!

On these two cards I added my own embossed chicken wire 
from: Papertrey Ink, for the background   

 That hen/ chicken with the punk head just makes me smile!

 Nancy did most of the work on this one, the hen and nest was already put together ( how nice is that)

 I cut my own envelope liner without a die.... so easy!

I did more coloring than usual for me ,  it was relaxing.
Please stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog for all the details and to see the other designers.

Thank you for the visit!
Let not your heart be troubled.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Campers

Inspiration photo for  May 2018 Blog Hop .

Hello and good morning to you! I made my card very early this morning but had to wait 
a bit for the sun to come out so I could take a photo.

I made two of these wreaths for our double front doors. 
So happy to start the Memorial Day weekend with them completed.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the hop!

Papertrey Ink - Petite Places: Home & Garden Die
Petite Places: Home & Garden Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Petite Places: Walk in the Park Die
Petite Places: Walk in the Park Mini Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Petite Places: Happy Camper Die
Petite Places: Happy Camper Mini Stamp Set
Scripted Stamp Set

Memory box: Pinpoint Circle Frame

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Flamingo and Blooms

Make It Monday #322: Above & Below With: Lizzie

Hi there!
 We spent a lovely weekend with three of our granddaughters and had such a fun time!
We laughed until we couldn't breathe. The mix of all the dogs not so much fun.
I hope your week is off to a great start!

 I needed to make a card with a flamingo so I went with the : 
Some Like it Hot set from Papertrey Ink. 

 Let not your heart be troubled.

Just Desserts Stamp set

Simon Says: Inspired By A Song
Happy Birthday
Simon Says: Stencil It

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Hello! How are you?
It's my turn over at  the Poppystamps Blog today!
You can go Here to get all the details and see more.

Have a good one :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sending Lots of Love

Hello! Welcome to the second blog hop in  May for:
 Serendipity Stamps 
All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to 
with a $20 gift certificate to the store.

I am still enjoying adding liners to my envelopes! This 
one I stamped myself using: mailbox with hearts stamp.

I used my Zig pens and added some Glossy Accents to the 
flowers and red flag on the mailboxes.

 I fussy cut and added some foam tape to the mailboxes to raise them off the page for a bit of dimension.

 Thank you for the visit today!

Design Team
Mary's Blog ( store owner)
Christine Alexander ( guest designer)

Beth Chiu ( off this week)

There are over 100 stamps in our $1 Cling Stamp Sale

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my crafty friends and family .

Loving my new Bold and Brushy Bundle Alphabet set: from 
Concord&9th and pretty new jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am grateful for my own mother that gave me the gift of life and faith, for my mother in law (may she rest in peace) that brought up the man I fell in love with and my daughters that made me a mother and grandmother.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

I love this new set!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer and Ombre

Twofer Card Challenge #5

Hello! I cannot even believe's Thursday already, feels like a Monday to me!
I've been gone almost every day this week, normally I am a homebody. 

I have been wanting to play in Darnell's new challenge since it started. Yay I played today!

The butterfly die on both cards is from the Papertrey Ink: Bitty Butterflies Covertpalte die.
 I have one layer of fun foam under 
the panel...makes for a flat mailing card with the jewels set inside .

 I used the negative for the second card.

I used the paper and stamp from : Simon Says Stamp ,
 Kind Heart Kit. Boy do I love that large stamp that fills the whole page. 

 I am still enjoying, using my Bitty Big paper (Papertrey Ink) to line the envelops using Wplus9 liner die.

Behind the butterflies is an ombre patterned paper from the 
SSS Kit. Jewels are from Pretty Pink Posh

Thank you so much for the visit and I hope you 
have a wonderful weekend starting right now:)

Simon Says: Ombre