Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrating 38 Years!

Kara took the pretty photo of the kit for all of us.

 Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions for June! The theme is Wedding and Anniversary, and I am the host for this month!

Our guest designer is the very sweet and talented Lindsey from Occasional Crafting

We are 12 friends and designers , each month one person from the group sends out a kit to everyone. At the end of that month we post the cards that we all made from the same kit. Its fun to see the same products used in different ways. 

Thought I would show you the 12  messy piles before each one got wrapped in tissue and put in an envelope.

These fun little birds above are from Mama Elephant
 The gold embossed Calligraphy Scroll below is from
 Paper Source 

The stamp below is from Impression Obsession Love Is

The Confetti  dots are from Paper Source, I stamped them 3 times in different colors.

My husband and I celebrated 38 years this June. I gave him this card below, I know lots of pink. ( I got married when I was 12, jk)

 I love this outhouse from Impression Obsession  I think it makes a fun wedding card. Its silver heat embossed.

On the card below I used the tissue the kit was wrapped in, behind the Impression Obsession heart die cut.

 Be sure to head on over to the 12 Kits Of Occasions Blog To see the list of all the designers and their sneak peeks.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.

Lindsey GD


Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Quick Tag

Tag You’re It

Hi, I saw that a few of my friends are playing in this new tag challenge.  I had just enough time for it before company comes... any minute. I also wanted to make one more for MIM.
Everything is from Papertrey Ink even the ribbon. Oh...not the vellum this time.
Thanks so much for stoping by.

and both tags are also from PTI

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Not too crazy about my card today, but I am crazy about these kids! Love them! 

I embossed on my vellum.

Hello! I am back from my Yosemite vacation. Since I am waiting for a new washing machine to be delivered I found a bit of time for a card. All the products are from Papertrey Ink, but the sequins .

Our 12 grandchildren

Our three daughters with their husbands and the grandkids! Our son Richard & Nicola were not with us this trip. We had a blast!

Our youngest gd Ellie, a little dirt never hurt anybody, at least thats what I keep telling myself.

Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite

 God Bless!

Sequins Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

You Don’t Look Any Older

The fun sketch was designed  by Lee Ann Barrett

Hi! We have another fun sketch to inspire your creativity.  Hope you have some time to play along. I am always amazed at all the wonderful talented cards makers out there!

Stamps :See Ya Later set from Stampin Up 
Dies: Wplus9 Die; Birthday Basics / and Lil Inkers Design Stitched Ovals. 
Card Stoc: Stampin Up ; Baked Brown Sugar / MFT; Electric Red

Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope you are having a wonderful week

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fast & Easy Shaker Card

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog
Hello! The challenge for you still remains…. a window card. The design team was asked to make an accordion window card.

Lot of photos for this accordion card.

Inside front

 I came up with an easy shaker card: I just filled the Clear Envelopes (I normally place my card in.) with sequins, cut it down a bit and sealed it with washi tape, then placed my oval overlay on top. So Easy! Not as firm as the other way but much faster and it still shakes and nothing sticks. 

The sale this week is 40% off your highest item in your cart, good through 6/24/2014
 Please stop by and see what the rest of design team came up with , I know they will not disappoint! 

And I Think To Myself

Monday, June 16, 2014

A lot going on !

by Melissa

Summertime over at Seize the Birthday 
and Simon Says Challenge: Anything goes!

Good morning! Busy week ahead so I knew if I did not make
 my card first thing this morning I would never find the time. 
Again another PTI, MIM that was so much fun to make. 
The chalk cubes I have are at least 15 years old, I am glad  I kept them. 
 I think I have enough bright flowers for The Fusion challenge.
Hope you all have a blessed week! 

Thanks for taking the time to comment, and stop by.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thank You !

Back with two more cards for MIM
Same colors, as I only have two re inkers. The leaves look a bit muddy. Cant wait to get some more inkers.

The card blow is for CAS. ology

The products are all Paper trey ink with the exception of the card above , its Printworks from Hobby Lobby.

I would like to thank all of you that left such sweet comments on my:Let not your heart be troubled blogpost a few days ago. I got so manny offers of prayers and sweet emails and comments.  It warms my heart.  I love the friendships and kindness that is shared by each and every one of you.  I feel very blessed to be in this crafty world of friends. My words never flow easy but I hope you understand how heartfelt they are.

Thank you!
My son should be on a flight home from Doha Qatar tomorrow. 

Stamps: Tweet Talk Stamp Set and die,Mum's the Word Stamp Set and dies and Wet Paint.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Something New!

Welcome to the Summer Release Blog Hop

Specials for the hop: Free mini grab bag w/20$ purchase. Free small word stamps with many of the word dies.

As some of you already know I love making these notebook. You can see the how to video on 
  Make It Monday #167: DIY Notebooks I used my thicker computer paper for this one.

 I was telling Mary ( the owner of SSS ) how much I love the
song, with this phrase.  To my happy 
surprise it is now a stamp! How fun is that! It a favorite of mine sung by Louis Armstrong. 

 I used the new Lighthouse Die and Triton Shell  for this card. I  used the shell as a rock edge of sorts.
 I have two layers of lighthouse, one is gold embossed, and the tiny bling is from, Hobby Lobby.

Please leave a comment on each DT blog, the more you comment the more you increase your chances to win. You have through Sunday the 15th . The winner will be announced on Monday, June 16th 
Thanks for stopping by!

And I Think To Myself

Peacock Nouveau Cling Set

Triton Shell