Sunday, August 11, 2013

Make It Monday Random Backgrounds

Ashley did this weeks Make it Monday, I couldn't wait to make a card as I missed out on some other great MIM challenges.

 Hope everyone is doing well, I have been gone for a bit
 and trying to catch up. 
I had a wonderful week with 3 of my 6 sisters in Seattle, staying up till at least 1 am every night and then up early the next day with lots going on. I was so tired when I got home. 

I have a few anchor dies and a set on the way, but I did not know I had the Papertrey Ink anchor until I was looking for small stamps to stamp my background. So I feel like I made a great discovery. I found this stamp in Men of Life . I see that my stamping at the top is a bit too many anchors but I didn’t have the time 
to remove them. 
I am trying to catch up and comment on many blogs, I saw lots of your post but didn't have the time to comment.

I just had to post this picture of our youngest granddaughter Ellie as she is 7 months now.
 Wow time goes by so fast. 

Men of Life 
Hope you have a wonderful week!


  1. Hi Marybeth! Welcome home! So glad to see you posting again. Hope the wedding and sissy time was great.
    Have no nautical stamps, so looking forward to my WM order too! Beautiful card, just did a masculine one myself, never have enough of those. Your blues remind me of a day at the beach. Must make a trip to visit SoCal daughter soon! Your little beauty needs to meet my youngest (2). Just a grandma playing matchmaker!

  2. Wonderful card! I thought I was familiar with all of PTI's stamp sets, but obviously not! The naval theme is so popular right now, that I thought this was a new set! How about that--you're right on trend :)

  3. Hey girl, so nice to have you back!! Glad you had a fun time with your sisters. Cute nautical card. But oh my goodness Ellie steals the show today. She's SO adorable and look at all that hair! What a sweet little princess ;)

  4. Welcome back and so glad you had a lovely visit with your sisters!! Your granddaughter is so sweet, what a radiant smile! Love your card too, I have been eyeing this set for years. Worked perfectly for your background!

  5. Your granddaughter is adorable. Love her little smile. So precious. Great card. Love the colors and the way you did the background.

  6. Welcome home. Your granddaughter is just scrumptious. Too adorable. I like your card, too. Very fun background stamping.

  7. A perfect background for this sweet sailboat! Glad you had a great visit with your sisters. And I see another darling granddaughter.

  8. Ellie is so GORGEOUS! Look at all of that Pretty hair! LOVE your card, Marybeth! It could be used for so many occasions! FAB stamping!

  9. Welcome back, Marybeth. So nice that you had a great visit with your family! Your little one is just too sweet, what a beautiful smile on her sweet face!
    Your card is fabulous too :)Great nautical background :o)

  10. Your card is beautiful Marybeth! I just ordered the nautical sets from WMS and can't wait to get them. Your granddaughter is just precious! You are right - they get big quick!

  11. I love this little ocean themed funny you didn't even know you had this set! Ellie is adorable...she looks so happy in that picture.

  12. Glad you had some fun 'girl time'! It must be wonderful to have so many sisters. Ellie is just precious--such an adorable smile and gorgeous hair! Love the sailboat & fabulous background stamping on your card!

  13. I absolutely love this! I love when I "discover" stamps in my stash. I adore how you used this dies, too. I've got to remember this layout. And your granddaughter is beautiful! Oh my what a darling little girl. What a sweet smile and look at all that gorgeous hair. I was looking at some old pictures of my son and he was still bald at 15 months. I'm glad to see you back. Your trip sounded so fun. I know this is random, but I remember a post a little while back with a picture of two of your sisters, and I've been curious ever since. Do all of your names start with Mary?

  14. Great card, Marybeth, with your fantastic handmade anchor paper! Thank you for sharing the sweet photo of baby Ellie! OMG, I remember when she was born - like, yesterday!! She looks so intelligent making great twinkly eye contact with the camera. She's a natural!!

  15. I can sooo relate to finding stamps you all forgot about having them somewhere.
    I just cleaned up and reorganised my little crafting space and I'm too very happy with all the stuff I rediscovered, ha, ha.
    According to my sweet husband ( who keeps asking if I've got enough stuff now) I could start my own craftshop, ha, ha.
    And no way I could part from any of my stuff, ha, ha, I enjoy playing with it toooo much.
    Oh, your card and background is a great find!
    My husband comes from real Dutch eelfishermen, so I always try to incorporate an anchor or such in my cards for him and his family!
    Your colourcombo is great and I love how you made the sailing boat pop up.
    Great card!
    I'm happy for you, you had such a wonderful time spent with your sisters, that's sooo precious!
    Every time my youngest sister from the US visits us we too spend hours together and try to catch up as much as we can!
    And your grandchild is so sweet and adorable! Look at all her hair!!
    Actually she looks like a model!!!
    Sigh, yep time flies indeed, so enjoy your grandchildren as much as you can!


    ps. sorry for the loooong comment!

  16. love this set! perfect for this...your card is just perfect!
    How old is Major?

  17. A brilliant background you have created for sure...but what REALLY caught my eye was that adorable Ellie. What a beautiful child, and look at all that hair!!!

    Your new stamps are on their way, dropped them at the post office on my way to work this morning. =)

  18. Your little Ellie is adorable! What a cutie pie! Glad you had a wonderful sister visit! Always so fun! And your card is wonderful! Love the background you created!

  19. Look at all that hair on your precious granddaughter's head! She's a real cutie pie Marybeth~
    I LOVE your nautical card~fantastic background stamping!

  20. Fabulous cards and don't you just love finding hidden stamps that you had no clue you had...such a treat. Your grand daughter is so that sweet smile.

  21. Thanks for the reminder about this set! I haven't used it forever, and I love how you created your background with the anchor image. So glad you had a wonderful trip to Seattle, and your granddaughter is gorgeous!

  22. Sweet card with all the little anchors! And, the photo of your granddaughter is so precious! She is very CUTE and adorable!

  23. Ellie is gorgeous! She totally steals the show Marybeth! Love your card - it makes me think of vacation and fun times. Sounds like you had a great time but I am glad you are back!


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