Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Four Of A Kind

My prayers are with all of Boston and those at the race.

I am the new kid on the block of the  four of a kind group!
( ok,…... grown up!)

This is the beautiful kit that Kim sent out!

 I love the papers and colors Kim sent out!

I have 12 grandchildren so I placed 12 birds in the trees.
That is a lot of little ones fluttering around and nothing, could 
be better!

 This is just paper I scored 

Is this not a gorgeous die! Its all one piece!

A few of my friends are in a group called 4 of a kind! One of the girls Renee: ItsAPatchworkLife  had to step down because of other commitments. I was very happy that Cathy asked if I wanted to join. Of course I said yes. Well, I was so excited when Kim sent this kit out around the beginning of March…. I thought... wow I better get busy… and that I did. Thinking it was due for the middle of March.  Then I learned we would not be posting until the middle of  April. Well, look at me I was ahead of the game. Kim sent out so many fun things to use . It was very easy to come up with these cards and one magnetic book mark.
 I am sure the girls will be missing Renee , I can only hope to fill her shoes.  Well, Im over 5’ 9”so my feet probably wont fit in her tiny shoes anyway. But I can try!
Please stop by and see what the other California girls made. I know I cant wait to see what they came up with. 

Dies – Memory Box – Resting Birds and Grand Madison Window. My Favorite Things – Sentimental Flourish, Paper Smooches Duo Die, Cover Plate – Taylored Expressions – FloralStamps: Paper Smooches – Sentiment Sampler and Flap HappyCard Stock: PTI – Spring Rain, Ivory, Brown, Simply Chartreuse, and Harvest GoldInk: PTI – Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain, Harvest Gold and VersaFine – Vintage SepiaPatterned Paper: Pebbles – Family TiesRibbon: BritexRoses: MichaelsButtons: PTI – Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain and Harvest GoldBaker’s Twine: The Twinery 


  1. Well this sure sounds fun! You have a lot of eye candy here Marybeth!! The little birds fluttering about are so sweet and the one piece die...WOW so PRETTY!!

  2. I can't believe you have 12 grandkids (but I guess that's beside the point, eh?) LOVE all this goodness you created from that kit. Those little birdies are just adorable and so much more special when I think that they represent your kiddos.

  3. Marybeth, welcome to the group! I had not clue you are 5'9", it is hard to tell from the photos I have seen of you, but then I have no clue how tall or short Renee is either, not that it really matters but just found it interesting...now on to your stunning cards. My favorite one is with all the birds in the window. I was really stumped on how to use that piece of paper but not anymore, those birds look like they are having a fun time chatting. Your last card is so pretty too, with your perfect fussy cutting (did you and Joyce take the same fussy cutting class?)on those butterflies and great use of the swirl too. Fabulous collection of cards Marybeth, you fit right in with the rest of us California girls.

  4. They're all gorgeous...
    I don't love one more than the other because they're all equally fabulous!!
    What an incredible kit Kim sent...
    LOVE those papers and the gorgeous die cuts...
    a fabulous kit!!
    And what do you mean filling shoes...
    I wear flippies 9 months out of the year...
    there's no shoes to fill! :)
    You did and amazing job...
    love them all! :)

  5. Well you certainly made an entrance Marybeth! Your cards are all just stunning. Your first card just made me gasp, then the birds out the window and perfect wainscoting--divine. That gorgeous cover plate die--oh my. Great idea for a bookmark too. You make a great addition to the group.

  6. absolutely gorgeous! All of them - i just love the "supplies" in the first place LOL - such pretty things you had to work with (all my fav colors!) and did you ever work it! And to think you're done early - now wasn't that nice. Now you have time to go back and use up some more of that stuff and show us what ELSE you made ;-)

  7. You lucky thing to get such a great package, and I love every single card you made. Each one is so different!

  8. Well, Marybeth--you hit the ground running with us, and all your cards are fabulous. I adore the card with the 12 birds for 12 grandkids. That is such a sweet idea, and really meaningful, too. I would have thought you took that patterned paper class, with all your fabulous cards featuring the patterned papers. I really love that bookmark that you made--such a clever design. So glad you are part of our group.

  9. Absolutely beautiful Marybeth...you outdid yourself! The card with the window just got pinned, I wish I had seen that vision in my head! Love all those birds outside the window. Perfect. I also really, really like the Just a Note card, the blue patterned paper and the die cut with the butterflies popped up is so bright. Great job with Kim's kit. How funny that these have been ready for a whole month!

  10. Marybeth I LOVE your cards each and everyone is BEAUTIFUL! and what a GREAT kit!! LOVE it!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  11. Love the birds in the window!!! Love this group of cards!!

  12. Wow! Your cards are stunning. I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite as they are all so beautiful.

  13. Gorgeous cards..LOVe the window one with the 12 birds(grand childeren ) so sweet!

  14. You rocked this - I like that you showed off that panel die so well and OMG all those birds in the window??? LOVE THIS!

  15. YAY, how fun that you were able to join the group! It's strange to make something so far ahead, and then when it's posted remember what the heck you did, right? Love your grandkid card with all the birds, how touching and sweet. You are blessed!!

  16. Beautiful cards! This looks like a fun group. Way to get a jump on it. ;-)

  17. Well, shoot my boots, how did I miss this?! I love that you are a part of this, Marybeth, and you are filling those shoes just fine! Your cards are all marvelous!! I have to hop over to the other blogs and see if I missed their April kits, too ...


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