Saturday, May 31, 2014

More Masculine Cards

Welcome to another 12 Kits of Occasions. Joyce is the host this month, and sent out an incredible kit! I love the colors. Thank you so much Joyce for sending such a fun kit! I had most of my cards completed a few weeks ago. It’s like they just made themselves. FUN!

We have two guest designers this month Sherrie and the lucky winner from last months kit, random commenter is Lindsey

Welcome to you both!

Joyce included a sheet of cork so I cut out a few of my own dies  using: Savvy Dies Summer Set. 

On the card below I used Happy Die from Serendipity Stamps.

As you can see I used the Lil Inkers Design Stitched Dies on just about every card.

I used Waltzingmouse Dies : Stitched tags and Folding tag.

Don't for get to stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog for the complete list of supplies listed in the tab under the header. You will also see the designers cards and links.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Playing along with Festive Friday

I love this photo and room!

Hello , quick post for today.

I maybe should have gone more elegant for this one.
 I used mostly Stampin Up products for this card . Ornament Keepsakes, Sahara Sand paper. Pretty Pink Posh tiny sequins. The sentiment is from Hobby Lobby ,Stampabilities.

Take Care!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Booties and Flowers


I also wanted to share the first Papertrey Ink - Baby Booties 
 I made last Saturday for my daughter’s friend that had a baby on the same day I made them. 
 I also made the box Here ,its also on my pinterest board

Paper I made.

Hi and welcome ! For some reason my colors are not showing up right. I do wish I would have made this card on white and not cream. I debossed, using Papertrey Ink - Oopsie Daisy Die. I was playing around with Stampin Up Ornament Keepsakes stamp .

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Much Needed Masculine Card

In honor of Memorial Day and all those that serve this country,
 I thought I would make a red, white and blue card.

This wonderful sketch is by Lori Turner

The tag opens up and you can put a gift card or money in it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Memorial Day in the U.S.
 We are having a houseful Tuesday, for lunch so I spent most of the weekend getting ready for our company.

I stamped my stripes using my favorite Pinstripe Backgrounder stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps. All stamps and dies are from Waltzingmouse Stamps today. Ocean BoundMan of the Hour  Stitched Tags Di Folding Tag Die. I was in need of masculine cards. I just might make a few more just like this one.
The cards stock is from Stampin Up Baked Brown Sugar.

I am also adding this to Seize The Birthday topping is Tag

Hope you find time to play along Seize The Sketch. 
Take Care, and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Is A Thistle A Flower?

Hello! The challenge is still flowers.  All you need to do is use
 a stamp or die from Serendipity Stamps and a flower! Easy! 

These are the two cards I made forgetting we needed to use flowers.
 Thought I would share them anyway. I said easy but I still forgot.

Hope you week is off to a great start! The design team was asked to do an embossed resist technique, using a flower. I stamped my Thistle using versa mark ink then heat embossed with gold,  I used a dabber and dipped it in the ink and ran it over the white card stock and image.  Almost looks as though this was a solid color but it was white. I then decided to add the embossed "Blessings” I also masked off the butterfly from the stamp.

The sale this week is buy 3 and the 4th is free. You will want to take a peek at the Serendipity Stamps store, lots of new dies and stamps.
I hope you can find some time to play along, you could win 20$ off your order. Don't forget to see what the rest of the DT created.

Small Solid Image

The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286) and was used on silver coins issued by James III in 1470. It is the symbol of the Order of the Thistle, a high chivalric order of Scotland. It is found in many Scottish symbols and as the name of several Scottish football clubs. The thistle, crowned with the Scottish crown, was the symbol of seven of the eight former Scottish Police Services (from which a new national Police Service was formed in 2013), the sole exception being the former Northern Constabulary. The thistle is also the emblem ofEncyclopædia Britannica, which originated in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

You Are Going To Love The New Dies

Welcome to the new Word and Frame Die Blog Hop!
I love these new dies and the way they cut out so nicely.
Also love the smaller size of word dies perfect for a card!

If there was a“Faith" die I would have used it. 
I think the “Peace" went well enough .
( think we are working on a faith die

I glued three layers of the word dies to make it nice and thick.
 I heat embossed the flowers, booties and sentiment below.
I masked off a word on the WMS sentiment…you like it..

 You should have arrived from Karen Amidon’s blog, next on the hop is Miriam Napier  or you can go to Mary's Blog for the complete list and information. Be sure to comment on each design team blogs as it will increase you chances to win the 20$ credit to the store. You have until Sunday, May 18 midnight to leave a comment .
the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog Monday, May 19

Thank you and enjoy the hop!

Stamps: Serendipity StampsBaby Booties Large ,Wildflowers. Waltzingmouse StampsTag Collection  andSay it Loud, Papertrey Ink Congratulations 
Dies,  Serendipity Stamps. memory box, Lavish Branch. Waltzingmouse Stamps
Stitched Tags Die set
Sequins ; Pretty Pink Posh

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cluster Stamping

by Heather 

Oh... how I wanted to add some clear sequins to the blue card ,
 but then it couldn't be a boy card maybe it's not anyway, not sure.

Hi, hope your day is going well.  I couldn't wait to make a card for MIM, just looked like fun. 
For two of the splotches I used a very old set that kinda had what looked like paint splotches Botanica Silhouettes and then Watercolor wonder, sentiment is Think Big Favorites #14 all from Papertrey Ink. 

I think Heather said she used clear embossing powder but only the white seemed to work for me.

Let not, your heart be troubled.

Sequins : Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Some Fun News

Hello, glad you stopped by.

This beautiful sketch design is by Lesley

 I came home from a very busy day away and saw an email  from the very talented Lesley Croghan. Lesley asked if I wanted to be apart of the Seize The Sketch design team. I said yes and I am so excited!!!
 I am honored to be apart of another group of such talented designers.

As you can see I followed the sketch lightly, my sprig is my oval. I don’t usually make many cards from  a sketch….. I am going to now:) Hope you will join us and play along. 

Thanks for Stopping by.

Stamps and Dies; Waltzingmouse Stamps, Simple Sprig and Papertrey Ink Propose a Toast  Lil Inkers Design Anytime Tags.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Starting The Week With A Christmas Card

I had to share the beautiful flowers one of our daughters  
had delivered on Mother's Day,
 such a surprise and they are gorgeous!

It says stars right! Well, there is another star on the front you just cant see it, 
there is also one on the inside of this card.

Good morning! Hoping everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Mine was wonderful! 
I found some time this morning to make a card for Merry Monday, the theme is stars . 
I stamped the Nativity from Serendipity Stamps in Stampin Up Red. I used two layers of foam for this shaker card. (I cant seem to get them from sticking to the sides of the foam tape)

Take Care

Stamps; Nativity and For Unto You Serendipity Stamps, Stampabilities
Dies; Lil Inkers Design, Stars and Stitched Rectangles
Sequins; Pretty Pink Posh