Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 12 Kits of Holidays

Welcome to the February 12 Kits, its back to  Christmas for  this month.  Our host is Renee: ItsAPatchworkLife. Renee sent out this fabulous kit, thank you Renee I had so much fun and have tons of leftovers, for later!
Thanks for the photo Kara: KandRDesigns We have
 come to rely on Kara for the monthly photo.

 Can you see the beautiful stamped background on this one?
I added my own Christmas sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps

This one has a belly band and is a tri fold like this card HERE if you want to see how to make it.

I loved this paper and wanted most of it to show.

The card below also has a beautiful stamped background that Renee already had stamped for us.

Almost everything in this kit was new to me.( sets and dies I did not have) So that made it lots of fun with a bit of a challenge! I could not remember how to make the Lil Inkers bow, so before you think I am brilliant( or not) to come up with this little banner, know that some of it was just being too lazy to look up how to make the bow. I do like the banner and think it looks nice with the stars. 

Thank you again Renee. I can see lots of work went into this kit.

Thank you so much for stoping by! Why not see what the 
rest of the girls have made with their kit!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background, Woodenheart Alphabet
Patterned Paper: Echo Park This and That Christmas
Cardstock: My Favorite Things: Gumdrop Green,
                  PTI: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
Ink:   Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Dies: Memory Box: Winterland Tree, Deer Trio
         PTI: Alpha Blocks, Parisian Doily
         WPlus9: Stacking Stars,
         Waltzingmouse Yonder Star cut files
         Lil’ Inkers Mini Bow
Misc: MFT: Gumdrop Green, Wild Cherry, Hot Fudge buttons
          MFT: Gumdrop Green ribbon
          Recollections (Michael’s): gumdrops, pearls
          The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby): gemstones
          Michael’s: mailing twine, red burlap, gingham and snowflake ribbon
          The Twinery: red and brown twine

Still plenty of time to play SSCB#6 - Anything Goes and
 have a chance to win 20$ off your order!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Make it Monday Glitter Trim

This weeks video is by Dawn McVey

Sorry this picture is a bit blurry. I would change a few things …. the green glitter I used,  and I would place the large bottom
 leaf above the hearts a bit under the sentiment to
 balance it out. 
Hope those of you with cold and snow stay warm and those of you blessed with gorgeous weather give thanks! I will be giving thanks.

Please stop back tomorrow for our 12 Kits of Holidays 
Blessings to you!

 Large Scalloped edge and Fine Linen impression plate

Monday, February 25, 2013

PTI Monogram Blog Hop

Welcome to the PTI Blog Hop!

 I chose the monogram with the H, for my card inspration. Oh, there were so many I loved. Keeping it quick, lots to see. 
I used every thing Papertrey Ink, Fancy Folk Art, the felt is
 from Frilly Flowers and the M from Monogram Set,
 that I heat embossed in gold. 

Enjoy the hop! I love it when you let me know what you think!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dynamic Duos Teal Blues

I know this photo is not very good it was almost dark and I don't like to use flash!

My room is still not put together, but I was dying to ink up this new set from Papertrey Ink. So fast and easy. I know I didn't invent the wheel with this card, but so glad I have both of these sets. They make for super fast and easy cards! As you can see I did quite a bit of stamping off. I made others in different colors, for my daughter 

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. We are not ones to watch the Awards shows , maybe country music and that is about it.
I was born in Hollywood and got my Oscar almost 37 years ago! 

Watercolor Wonder Stamp Set
Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Stamp Set

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Make It Monday Pinwheels

Quick post! Sorry I have not been to anyone’s blog in a few days. Hope to catch up soon.  

Everyone was showing wonderful pictures of their craft rooms.  I  showed them to my husband. I think he felt a bit guilty... I  mentioned before that I would like some shelves. Well, today he got started. One thing leads to another , paint reorganize.  Friday I spent the day cleaning 3 closest just so I could move an old tall thin drawer into the craft room closet, so much better to put lots of things away  and off my desk.  I have the Pottery barn Bradford corner desk and keep adding to it.

Received  my Papertrey Ink order Friday and I quickly made these barrettes. I will most likely make a flower but thought …hey make a pinwheel and enter it in MIM. Love these new dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink! So easy to make and I think it will be fun for my granddaughters to make them too!

Cant wait to see what you have all been up to! 

Boutique Accessories Mini Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Boutique Accessory Card Die Collection (set of 2)
Fancy Folk Art Stamp Set

Still plenty of time to play SSCB#6 - Anything Goes and
 have a chance to win 20$ off your order!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SSBC # 6 Completely Different

We were asked to use a stamp in an unexpected way but
for you this week "anything goes"! The "sky is the limit.”
Just use any of your Serendipity Stamps or dies. How easy is that!

 you have a chance to win 20$ off your order!

 I hand cut the leaves twice and layered them a bit on one
side . I also paper pieced the bird  house onto some printed
woodgrain paper. You can see it a bit better in this photo.

This stamp is called Bird House Autumn so I just changed
 it up a bit and made it Bird House Spring ! I bought some burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby and as you can see it die cut very well. My lace is also from Hobby Lobby and I have to say that I love it!
Ok ,the roses and stick pin are from a friend that never lets me say what she gives me.  If you can keep a secret I will give you a hint. Shhh... her name starts with a J and she is Ketp!

The sale this week is 40% off your highest priced item in your cart now through Feb. 27th 2013 use code  “40fromhigh213”
I hope you find some time to play ! 

The stamps I used are from Serendipity Stamps

Please stop by and see the beautiful cards the 
rest of the DT has made. I hope you have 
been inspired to play!

Make it Monday : Pinwheels

Ashley’s gave us a video on how to make our own pinwheels.
 I do have a pinwheel die and  have made them before, with and without a  die.  I liked Ashley's idea of adding trim. My pinwheel  was a bit large for this tag so I just cut off the tips at an angle.
This tag was NOT for Tommy! 

Tommy,my oldest grandson!

 Yesterday was our oldest grandsons ( Tommy) 11th birthday. We spent the day with him and his large family. We had so much fun just playing outside will all the kids. They are blessed to live in a wonderful neighborhood with plenty of kids and neighbors that are always there for each other. I mean really Blessed! It's a wonderful loving neighborhood!( Temecula) I can rest easy when my son in law is at work( fireman paramedic) for a few days that my daughter Nichole has help if she needs it. 

Everything but the printed paper is from Papertrey Ink!

 Now I am off to visit some of the blogs I missed while being away.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop Doily

I  could not think outside the box this time.
 Cant wait to see what everyone else made.
I am a bit late to the party but at least its still going on. 

 Sometimes I feel bad when I go in my craft room and my husband is home. When he get busy with something I sneak away. Otherwise we play scrabble, and other games .  
I used Appleblossom Seeds From Waltzingmouse Stamps. You can’t see in the photo but I did heat emboss the Seed packet and blossom. I am not sure what I will use this for so I left it blank. The lace is from Hobby Lobby and I used this on a card I made before this one but will post on Feb. 20th.
The doily is from Cheery Lynn Designs. The heart 
boarder is from Papertrey Ink. 
Thank you , hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend. 
 I will be by later to see what everyone has made.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to a dear friend!

 You share your birthday with
my sister Maryjo! So I wont forget.

This little blog hop was put together by Joyce,  for our sweet friend Cathy Weber . When I first started blogging I had no idea what is was to… follow... anyone or even comment. For some reason Cathy decided to follow me, Cathy was always there to encourage me and leave sweet comments. I am not even sure I left comments at that time, it was all so new to me. Cathy still would stop by and comment on my blog. Cathy is so encouraging, and she has some of the cutest cards in blogland! 
I miss you not being in the 12 Kits of Christmas 
Cathy, but I am very happy to be on the Serendipity
Design Team with you. 
I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and its on Saturday !

Stop by to see the rest of your blog party!

 Joyce Cards-by-sea
Thanks Joyce! 

Stamps: Serendipity Happy Birthday and Papertrey Ink Fancy Folk Art
My card was inspired by a card Nichole from Papertrey Ink made using a new stamp.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hand made Brooch and Headband

In person he tulle does not show as detailed It looks much thinner.
I am hoping to enter this twice for each project 
only want to post once, will see!

All made with Frilly Flowers and Papertrey Ink Tag
burlap is from Hobby Lobby

In today's post you saw lots of different handmade accessories from the team, many of which use basic Papertrey supplies.  Now it's your turn to play around with what you have in your stash and create a unique handmade accessory, for yourself or a gift!
Happy Valentine's Day!
 This is baby Ellie she is about 1 month old now. I made this headband for her the other day with just Frilly Flowers , Felt and a red button from Papertrey Ink.
Super fast and easy!

Two days only  Feb 14 and 15 ,Serendipity Stamps
 is also having 20% off all 
Heart Stamps and Dies, and this includes the newLove Die  and

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lawnscaping #51

 I completely forgot I made this card a while ago.
Not my best card but I only had this one set to use.
My Watercolor card is Here

I used Lawn Fawn and Papertrey Ink products on this one.
Glad I sawJessica’s post to remind me a made a card for this.

PTI Water Color and Colour Q # 176

Papertrey Ink Anniversary water color and ColourQ

These are our girls and the mothers of all our grandchildren.
Nicole the oldest, mother of 6.  Nancy(in the middle)
 our third daughter and just had her 3rd. child .
 Natalie our second daughter ( on the left), has3 girls. 
I was looking for a prom picture , but always in a hurry so
 I just took this one from a wedding.
Anyway this picture reminds me of our girls, I have so many pictures of them all together going to school dances. 
Since they are all so close in age, and were all in
 high school at the same time.
 I am not sure what I will use this for but when 
I look at it, all I see are my three girls. 

I stamped some ink on acetate then added some water
and brushed it on white paper then made the die cut. 
I am using this one for Papertrey Ink and ColourQ