Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 12 Kits of Christmas

Welcome to the 12 Kits of Christmas 
The August Kit is sent to us from Kim
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Kim : Cupcakes Card and Kim  ,sent us such a beautiful kit with very peaceful and soothing colors, Thanks so much Kim. I didn't  use the die cut words but I do love them and will have them for the next time. Sure had fun with this kit and I have so much left over
 Thanks again Kim!
This is the kit Kim sent out, isn’t it beautiful!
Thanks for the photo 
Christmas Tree
On this one I used all the papers Kim sent , but used my own PTI Christmas tree die 
Christmas Village
This paper had the same curve as  Country Landscape by Memory Box
 So I just die cut the very top and a second layer in black. Sentiment is from
Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Christmas Bling
This is a small card for a gift. Just added some bling !
Digital Image : Pink Petticoat
Small  Gift Card
Digital Image : Pink Petticoat
This time I chose to CASE a card from Amy Stamp-n Paradise I changed it up a tiny
 bit. I thought it was going to be an easy card, not for me!
 I loved Amy’s card and had to try it for myself.
Please stop by and see what the rest of the girls have done.


I have been away a bit to help my daughter, her husband has been away for over a week now. Tom  and many others are  fighting the fires in Northern California . Hopefully Tom can be home with his family in another week.  I hope all the fireman
 can go home soon.
thank you for stoping in

All card stock is Papertrey Ink
patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs , WinterlandPearls & Bling : Stampin UpDigital Images : Pink PetticoatEmbossing Folder; Cuttlebug Snowflake 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ColourQ # 152/ Mr Bones

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 I made this guy after I saw this card by  Melissa Bickford . I stamped his stitches with  Halloween Treats and Sweets .
He is not very happy! Maybe, because he has hairy ears. And why would we need luck? Hmmm!

Stamps : Waltzingmouse Stamps Cicely at Halloween , Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #19
Papertrey Ink cardstock  and ink. Smoke Shadow ,Hawaiian Shores and Kraft

Monday, August 27, 2012

Make it Monday and CAS-UAL Fridays/ Mr Bones

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Make It Monday: #80 Making Garland
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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a nice one , went on a few long bike rides and dinner with friends . We also had most of the weekend to ourselves.  I have to run, so another fast post. Ashly from Papertrey Ink did the MIM video this week .Make It Monday: #80 Making Garland.    CAS-UAL Fridays theme is Banners & Flags.  I bought this Happy Haunting Die from PTI,but I didn't  buy the stamp set as I knew I would use last years set :Halloween Treats and Sweets. I added a few large googly  eyes and done.  Take care and thank you for stoping by again.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This is for Claire

This is for you Claire 

 This card is to show appreciation for Claire Brennan at  Waltzingmouse Stamps . You may also click that link to read her letter.  I only know Claire via the blog and emails she sends me, when I ask to add to my oreder….. Yes, she answers emails.  Even when I have already  placed an order she will add to it and get it in the mail as fast as she can. So I wont have to pay extra shipping. Well, Claire is the best and so is her  stamp company. When I received my email that said … Order Cancelled ….I was so confused . Then I read it and was so sad for her heavy heart. I had to email her right away. With all that she has to do she emailed me right back… What a sweetheart. So when Renee sent me a link to Nerina’s blog I knew I wanted to make a card. So this is for you Claire. I used WMS Say it Loud and
This is when I wish I had the gift of elegant words.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CASology/ Green

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Hi, just a quick post for CASology.  When my girls go through my cards , they always seem to be looking for a CAS one. This should do it. I have a birthday stamp that I use on the inside of my cards , for this card I only used the top of the sentiment. Hope your week is a good one.  Take Care.

Stamps :Papertrey Ink, Fancy Flourishes. and Birthday Love Peace by Endless Creations
Paper : Papertrey Ink: Ripe Avocado 
Ink Papertrey Ink: Ripe Avocado 

This is what the whole stamp looks like.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge ? dynamic duos

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I posted this card earlier this week, and thought it was perfect for dynamic duos, Some of you have already seen it. 

                                    Can you guess the background stamp that used?
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Julia Aston
 I really loved Julia’s sketch, I did turn it on its side.
 Oh I had so much fun making this card! I am very happy  with the stamp I chose to stamp the background .( The background had to be stamped)  For once  I love how this turned out!  The B. stamp is the one from... Waltzingmouse Stamps: My Island. I think it looks a bit like old block wall in a dark hallway. I said a bit :) Ok ,the other stamp is a favorite of mine from Wanda’s Pantry WMS. The ribbon is from a craft store . I added a bit of Glossy Accents on the head.  I also had the button in my stash, key is from Hobby Lobby.   To frame the main stamp I just cut the edged by hand, because I don't have the real die that would go with this stamp. I think it works.  Did I tell you how much fun I had making this card. I wish they could all be this much fun and not work. 
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 Had a bit of trouble lining up the pictures ,not sure why

dynamic duos

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I love making two color cards,its fun and relaxing

I woke up at 4 am this morning , so I decided to make a card. I chose to make a dynamic duos card.  A dear friend of mine sent me this beautiful Heart die from Serendipity Stamps, just because! Jeanne: AKeptLife . I know others have been the recipient of her kindness as well. You should check out her gorgeous cards, you will love her style.  This card was made with relative ease, and was a fun one to make. I think I  found the perfect Stampin Up sentiment for this one .
                                                                         Thank You!
Stamps: Stampin Up ..Whimsical Words
Dies: Serendipity :.. Heart Outline and Scroll Die
Paper: Papertrey Ink 
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink
Embellishments : Craft Store 

Friday, August 17, 2012

August Blog Party

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 Hello , again I am late to the party. In real life I am almost always on time. I made this card with hand rolled cotton twine. Kinda like this Here. Then I added a bit of Glossy Accents and glitter.  I bought only the candy jar. I did not buy any fillers … but always thought I would just try and make my own. The sentiment is from Earth Angel. The cotton lace is from Waltzingmouse Stamps as well. The cotton twine is from the Ribbon Carousel Keeping this short , many cards to look at.
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Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

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 Hi . I wasn't going to post this one then last min. decided too. So It has to be super fast. I used Waltzingmouse StampsBack in the Saddle and Papertrey Ink - Fabulous Frames Die Collection (set of 3).  I rolled some reclaimed twine .  Thanks for stoping in. This is the beautiful sketch I used byLaurie Schmidlin
Laurie Schmidlin

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make It Monday? CAS-UAL Fridays

Make It Monday #78: Stamping and Stitching On Die Cuts

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Hope you are all having a good week.This will be a very short post.  I used all
 Papertrey Ink products on this card, with the exception of the ruler . I bought the ruler at a craft store , its Hero Arts.  Many of you asked what my daughter is having. She is having a girl. Thank you for 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

ColourQ and CASology



 Hello and happy weekend! I was making a card to stick in my husbands suitcase . I wanted to inter the ColourQ challenge and I also remembered CASology theme is pond. My husband is going to Canada for one of his ,almost annual fishing trips. His friend inherited  a very ,very  small island. Its just hard to get to, from CA. Lots of travel.  I sure hope he enjoys himself with his friends .. he could sure some stress free time from work, even thought we just came back from Yosemite. I just wanted him to know I am thinking of him.  Not sure how many trout you would find in a pond unless it was a trout pond,  :)

Paper: The blue and green paper is from Stampin Up , others are from Papertrey ink and printed is from Lost & Found
Stamps: Very old : D.O.T.S. and The fish made in 1992 Just says F-493 Petaluma, Ca . Sentiment is PTI Aloha
Fly is from some kind of wine tag … I think.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Make It Monday

Make it Monday #77
This was colored using ink pads

This weeks MIM is from Dawn McVey . Dawn showed us how to water color with ink
pads. I was going to use flowers , but thought I might add some color to the camera. I already had the camera stamped and cut,and the papers were on the desk . So I went with it. Everything is Papertrey Ink… but the Glossy Accents on the camera.
Have a great day!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Shutter Bug Special
Ink : Papertrey Ink ..Classic Kraft.. Hawaiian Shore and Aqua Mist

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dynamic Duos #14


Quick Post! This is my second attempt to make a card for Dynamic Duos.
 Now that I see it photographed I see many changes I could make . Next time.
I need to run. My daughter Nancy asked me to go with her today! We will find out if
 they are having a boy or girl. My guess is a girl, she has two boys!
We all of course just want healthy!
Take Care 
Nancy and Noah first day of pre school
Noah is 4 and Nancy is … I think a little more than 4 mo .preg.

Stamps: Stampin Up, Greeting Card Kids
Paper : Papertrey Ink
Tools: Embossing Folder, Stampin Up Sizzix

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Aug.4

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 Hi again! Love this sketch from Bonnie Sharp. This was fun to make. I used Waltzingmouse Stamps : Earth Angel for the sentiment and WMS for the center image, its called Heroines -Fairy Princess . The circle is from Spellbinders and behind that is my new Stampin Up  Sizzix Bigs Snow Flurry die. I think it worked because only the large dots showed up.  The paper is Papertrey Ink . The printed paper and ribbon are
 from the craft store

Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog , it means a lot  to me. 
Have a great day!

This beautiful sketch was designed by
Bonnie Sharp