Thursday, May 31, 2012

ColourQ # 139

I made this for the last ColourQ , but I  was to late :(

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Its all Papertrey Ink, Flip Flop, Aloha and Postmark
Stamp Set.  In Bloom Impression Plate
Colors are a bit off in this photo. 
I don't mean to brag …..but, I think we had some of the best weather in the US This weekend!
  It was just perfect. I know some of you are having an early heat wave…or rain. Sorry !
 The heat will be here soon enough. I am just thankful for the gorgeous weather we had here in CA.

Thank you for stoping by.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The 12 Kits of Hanukkah

We interrupt your regularly scheduled ’12 Kits of
Christmas ‘ to bring you a new program:
’The 12 kits of Christmas and the 1 Kit of Chanukah’ 
That is what Joyce put in the letter she sent with her kit.
Too cute!
This is the beautiful Kit Joyce sent us.
  This is the beautiful photo Kara took 
These cards made themselves 
I have to say I love how this one turned out.
My little treat boxes , aren't they so cute!
I really enjoyed making Chanukah cards and treat boxes.
Love this Kit!
Hi, if this is your first time to see the 12 Kits of Christmas, welcome and please go Here for more info . This was such a fun kit from Joyce: Cards-by-the-Sea.  Hanukkah is also spelled Chanukah. In 2012 Chanukah starts the evening of Saturday, December 8th and ends the evening of Saturday December 16th.  Please stop by the rest of the group and see what they've made with their kit. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dynamic duos DD # 4

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I know, same truck. This one is for my son-in-law

One more card for today.  Stamps: Papertrey Ink On the Links and Print works : Dads Truck
 All ink and cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. 
I re-stamped the truck and cut out just the back of the tailgate
to  add a bit more color.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 28, 2012


I went to the most beautiful memorial service today
at our church. This statue and garden were dedicated to

 those of our parish, and all who gave their lives
 for our Freedom.
For me it was a beautiful way to start my Memorial Day
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For this card we were asked to use designer papers.  I used red velvet from Hobby Lobby,
 K &Company , Paper Studio, and Papertrey Ink.  The dies are also from Papertrey Ink . 
 Both Stamps are from Print works : Dads Truck and John 3:16
Now I am going to go out and enjoy this beautiful day! 
I hope you enjoy your day !
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop 2012

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Inspiration Photo
Welcome to the Blog Hop . I will keep this short . I used the 
 In Bloom Impression Plate. Stamped my own  Gingham Boarder. Sentiment is from
 Quilters Sampler . Then I used  a bit of  Frilly Flowers Die,
 Large Scallop Die  and a small punch from Hobby Lobby for the small flower.
All paper is from Papertrey Ink and PTI ribbon.

I added some silver balls because of the silver spoon.

                                             Thank you so much for stopping by. Take Care!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop

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The blog party was postponed a week due to the passing of
 Claire Brennan's dear mother.  My prayers are with 
Claire and her family at this time.

We were asked to make a card Using felt and cozy fabrics.

I used felt for the outside awning and Waltzingmouse Lace
for the inside, valance.  I also used felt for the hills.

  I stamped the background and the rooster with French Country from
 Waltzingmouse Stamps. The hills were cut with In the Meadow dies 
from Papertrey Ink. The window is from
 Poppy Stamps Large Madison Window. All paper and ink is from Papertrey Ink. 

Thank you so much for stoping by. Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Make It Monday #67

I used the Papertrey Ink Aloha Stamp Set for the flower and sentiment,then cut out the flower. Printed papers are from Paper Studio and PTI for the yellow flower.
 Added a small flower for the center from my friend
The other stamp is from Waltzingmouse Stamps: Join Us

 Thanks for stoping by and I hope you have a great day with many Blessings!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge # 98

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I feel like I have been gone forever! Without getting into much detail I had a med. procedure , and I had a hard time getting all the medicine out of my system as it left me so dizzy.  I hate to take anything. I tried last night to get caught up on some of your blogs, sorry if I missed some. It was a busy weekend and I just coped with doing everything in a dizzy fog.  I am much better today. 
The first thing I made today is a Christmas card for theWMSC.  I used some paper left over from our 12 Kits of Christmas. A sweet friend that I have gotten to know from our group Jeanne, sent me so many flowers to make that I thought I would try to do a Jeanne -ish  card in her honor .  Jeann became one of the new Mischief Makers at WMSC . Funny thing is I told Jeanne  no red flowers … I happened to use the only two red ones that got snuck in the bunch!  Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps Waltzingmouse :  Join Us, Seasonal Remedies  and Complements of the Season
Dies: Spellbinders , Memory Box Holly
Paper: Papertrey Ink and Hobby Lobby
Ribbon: Craft store and Martha Stewart eyelash yarn.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ColourQ # 137

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The stork is stamped in a dark gray not black
  Happy, almost weekend! I made this card for a friends baby shower. This is not the normal colors I would use , but since we don't know yet if the baby is girl or boy, I kinda like it ! I paper pieced the green blanket, then added a heart from one of the tiny tags. It was quick to make and simple. Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for taking a peek.
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Die: Tiny Tags PTI
Inks: Papertrey Ink

Monday, May 14, 2012


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Memory Box Dies  :  Perched Reed Bird
And Twigs and Berries
Vintage Cream and Kraft PTI cardstock

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
I had all 3 of  my daughters and their family’s over for
swimming and dinner.(our son was over on Saturday)
 It was busy and wonderful.
My poor husband never stopped all day trying to
make sure I was not doing any of the work. With
 11 grandchildren swimming you don't realy get to relax.
The kids had a blast and that makes me happy.

This card will most likely be a sympathy card or thinking of you card. The branch is inlayed and some of the leaves are raised with foam tape. The second layer is also embossed with the linen
impression plate from Papertrey Ink. I can never capture it on camera though.
Take Care!
Paper : Papertrey Ink  
Dies a: Memory Box

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CouourQ and Retro Sketches

Hi this will have to be quick, so I can get this in on time.
 I used Waltzingmouse Stamps: Chicken Wire, French
Country and Complements of the Season.
All paper is from Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up
Ink is Papertrey Ink 
Stampin Up : Embossing Folder
Ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel 
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

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Papertrey Ink Hearts
Waltzingmouse Stamp: Earth Angel
  Join Us and 
French Country
I fell in love with this Earth Angel Set I  when I first saw Kelly Schirmer using it many times on her cards. So I bought it !I have used the wings of this angel in a different way on this CARD

  First I stamped the background in PTI Ink using French Country   then stamped the design below and above using Join Us . I took  the cotton lace from WMS and made a bit of a smock top for the angel.
 The hearts are made using PTI die hearts taping 3 at a time together . All paper and Ink is Papertrey Ink , oh the gingham is Hobby Lobby. Love this sketch, Kelly!
Take care and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Waltzingmouse , Dynamic duos

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  A quick post of a card that I wanted to enter into a new challenge blog called Dynamic duos. I liked making a card with just two colors .  I used Waltzingmouse Stamps :Earth Angel for the wings around the flower and stamped the wings on the PTI Frilly Flower. The tag was stamped using W.M. Seasonal Remedies. Then I cut out some Frilly Flowers from Papertrey ink, stamped Earth Angel wing on one petal . Used my new Stampin Up folder and that was it. 
 It's going to be about 90 and breezy.  Thanks for stoping by .

Monday, May 7, 2012

Make It Monday # 65

Yep ! Frilly Flowers!
Love this button!

 Hi ! I am vacuuming right now! My husband got me one of those robot vacuums, ( it wont replace my main vacuum) . I have to say it's so much fun and does a decent job. I just use this beam that makes a virtual wall. I let it go in one large room at a time for about 25 mins. then it docks and is ready to go again soon. It even goes under the couch! Its fun! I find I waste time just watching it though. That will  get old very soon.

Ok ,Dawn McVey did this weeks MIM if you watched it you can see I did not go far from her original card. But this was fast and easy and fun to use up scraps. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Paper : Papertrey Ink and SU
Stamps : Papertrey Ink  Frilly Flowers , Women Of Life  , Waltzingmouse (Love You) Earth Angel
Ink : Papertrey Ink 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Joyce/ColourQ/CAS-UAL Fridays

CAS-UAL Fridays
Happy Birthday To You!
It's your Birthday Party!
We are celebrating you, Joyce

Happy Birthday To You Joyce!
This card was in the mail before you even posted your card!
Joyce is always one of the people you can count on to give you a comment, don't know how she does it! It always makes me smile when I see the owl in the comment file. I was so happy to meet Joyce in person last year, she is just as nice as she is in blog-land.
Something you may not know about Joyce is that she is in great shape and very fit, not just for her ripe old age, of……. 
(for any age)
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a wonderful year! Enjoy your party.  
Nice thing about this party is there is no mess to clean up afterwards! We are having friends over for dinner and we will make a toast to you!
Ok Joyce, time to go see all the other well wishers.

Ok so I get this post all set up , and had some time to look 
at a few blogs , I see the card you made for ColourQ and its the same as the one I have had made for you, but waited to post. All I can say is great minds think alike!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Make It Monday # 64

                                   Make It Monday Using Color Inspiration.

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 Nicole from Papertrey Ink has a great video about color and some rules of color. 
You can click here to get all the info and watch the video. Nicole also has a color chart if you want to download it. I was so tempted to use  Frilly Flowers.  I embossed the fence and tree with wood grain impression plate. In the upper corner I used the die cut from Trendy Tree to get the 
harvest gold leaves, then glued them 
onto the stamped green leaves.  The heart for the tail on the small bird is from T.T. Tops glued three together. I used the pink 3x the green 3x and the harvest gold 3x.
Thanks for stopping by , hope your week is going well.

A friend of mine is interested in starting up a group kind of like our 12 Kits Of Christmas Group
Her name is Nancy and she is so talented, if your interested stop by her blog and let her know.

Everything I used on this card is from Papertrey Ink
Ink : Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst
Paper: Spring Rain, New Leaf , Hibiscus Gurst
Stamps: Trendy Tree Top ,Love Lives Here ,Tweet Talk Botanical Silhouettes 
Dies: Fence, Tweet Talk , TrendyTree Top,Large scallop