Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Grateful for a Man in a Red Truck

Challenge #25 – Color Inspiration
Hello friends! 
I needed a card to give to my daughter and her husband Tom,
Soon it marks a year since the shooting in Vegas when Tom
was shot three times. I thought this sentiment was simply 
stated and perfect . 
 My heart goes out to the families that lost a loved one, and the  
many that are still suffering . My daughter keeps in touch as they all need each other.

I heat embossed my image with gold powder and watercolored  with the inks below. I decided to fussy cut my image and pop it up 
with foam tape to the back. I love this stamp from 


 At first I didn't think I could use the colors but I ended up liking them and so different from what I normally use.

 I won't go into the long story but some of you know immediately after the shooting a man in a RED PIKCUP gathered as many shooting victims as he could in his truck as he himself was fleeing the shooting. (My heavy heart and prayers are with the families of the six people in  the truck with them that didn't survive, my they rest in peace.)
When I saw this pillow it just seemed happy and of a time most of us love (fall) So I bought it for Nicole and Tom and I searched for one for myself as well. 

Thank you for the visit .
Hope you have a wonderful day 

Simon Says: Pop It Up

Maple with Quote

Not sure why this posted early but looks I am posting two cards today.

 Hello! Its time for another Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop
You'll  a chance to win $20 certificate to the store, just 
by leaving a comment. 

 I added Peerless Water color  right on top of  my (Tim Holtz) glass mat then spritzed with water, placed my watercolor paper on top . I did this a few times till I got the color I wanted. When dry ( I used my heat gun) I stamped the image onto the paper and fussy cut it . Then I stamped the same image again and added the cut leaf to the top, with foam underneath. 
I love how the fussy cut look still has the watercolor painted edge.

 I've used this "Maple with Quote" leaf many times most of them end up in a large frame, I love the simple look of it in a large matted frame. Thanks for takin a peek today.

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Good through Sunday Sept 23rd

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Serendipity Stamps 
Marybeth Lopez (You are here)
Take Care!

Pumpkins On A Fence-
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Boo Die
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Maple with Quote

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pop up Scarecrow

Hi friends! Finally posting my card for Make It Monday!
Just got my computer back.

As always I am running low on time this week, 
 this one took me a few tries to create.
My card pops up but wish I added something underneath.
Not crazy about my watercoloring on the jacket but no time 
to make another.

I used my Zig pens to color in the images and blended the ink on the base of my card with daubers. 
So easy to blend now with my glass mat from Tim Holtz . 

I hope you have a great week !
Thanks so much for the visit!
Simon Says: Stamp It On

Simon Says: Stamp It For STAMPtember®

Text & Texture: Leaves Stamp Set
Autumn Scarecrow Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Autumn Scarecrow Die

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Watercolored Pumpkin

 Hello and welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop
 for the month of September !!!
Yes, I said September  :)

All you need to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a:
 $20 Certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store

I so love the Quilted Pumpkin from Serendipity Stamps!
 I think it was the very first stamp I bought from Serendipity many years ago
 and its still a big favorite of mine.

Serendipity Stamps 
Marybeth Lopez (You are here)

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Faire Tales

Hello and welcome to the the August 12 Kits of Occasions !
Our host for the month is Birgit : Crafting While I Wait.

As you can see from the photo above Birgit sent some darling
images and beautiful papers. I ended up keeping all my cards
monochromatic . I did a bit of coloring and added shimmer 
and Glossy accents to most cards.

 Thank you for a magical kit, Birgit!

Please stop by the blog to see the rest of the design team cards
We have a an amazing guest as well but you with have to
go 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see who she is:)

Hope you enjoy your weekend
Hugs from me.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Stamp A Faire 2018 and Make It Monday

With Lexi Daly

 Hello and happy last week of August to you all!

Lots of cards so I will make it quick!
Some of these cards were posted on : My Instagram  account but 
wanted to share on my blog too!

The one above is for MIM , I love using glitter and have done this in the past. I used Papertrey Ink Quilted Autumn die.

I created an under water garden.

The card above is for SAF 2018 Using Papertrey Ink Salt Air Fauna and Reef Builder dies.
 The box is Lawn Fawn

I made this card using : Papertrey Ink and Dawns : Gran's Garden stamp and die set.

 A watercolored card using Papertrey Ink : Botanical Blocks

Here is a quick look at all four.
Thank you so much for the visit today! 
Hugs to you all!

click above for my Instagram 

Simon Says: Fall/Autumn

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Loving the Mushrooms

With Dawn McVey
Dawns beautiful set of cards
Hi there and Happy Birthday to one of my granddaughters! (13 today)!
I love this new Forest Floor Autumn set from Papertrey Ink!
I almost didn't buy it, so glad I did as the dies sold out fast.
I think you can still get the stamps .

The card above is for MIM . I didn't have a Papertrey Ink background stamp  large enough so I used MFT : Bundles of Blossoms . I made the Just a Note card first and wanted to try the background  stamp on a second one.

The one above uses the dies and I have Glossy Accents on both. 
Thanks for the visit and you are so kind to take the time to comment, I know I am bad at that.
Can you tell I would like fall to come to CA!

So excited my : Tim Holtz tonic 194E glass media came today.

God Bless You


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

October 31

I have a bit of Glossy Accents on the trees and for the windows
Challenge #24 – Anything Goes

Hello! Hope you are all doing well!
We have been very busy with projects around the house. When we are not working on the house we are relaxing around the pool and enjoying our yard ( It's the simple things we love best) We always enjoy our time with family and friends.
Looking forward to cooler weather someday .....

I am so happy I finally got this  City Stacks   set I think it has so many possibilities. 
It was out of stock at Concord and 9th so 
I bought mine at Simon Says Stamps.
I colored this in with my Zig brush pens after I heat embossed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Watercolored Autumn Wreath

Hello and welcome to the second Serendipity Stamps  Hop for the Month
of August! All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 Certificate to the 

I cant tell you enough how much I love this Autumn Wreath! 
Because it's a rubber stamp, the image comes out amazingly clear!

I stamped the image then heat embossed with gold. Colored in with my Zigbrush pens.
 I love coloring when I have already embossed ... helps me stay in the lines :) 
I very quickly was able to fussy cut the outer edge then put some foam behind it and added it to a watercolor paper.  This card makes me happy hope you like it too!
Serendipity Stamps 
Marybeth Lopez (You are here)
Sympathy Die
50% off Die of the month
Acorns & Sweetgum
50% off Stamp of the Month
Autumn Wreath Lg
This is the larger wreath 

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