Thursday, July 31, 2014

Miss You More Than Just A Little

Gayatri Murali's sketch!

We are combining Challenge # 3 with CAS(E) this Sketch! 

Please go to their challenge blog to see what their DT had made.
and HERE to see what our DT has made. 

 72 entries for challenge #2, happy to see so many play along. Laura’s inspiration was a beauty!
Hello, can you believe July is over! July sure was a fun, busy month for the Lopez family and friends!

The card stock is navy not black, from MFT

I stamped the stripes at a bit of an angle, using my Waltzingmouse Stamps. I also used my Mama Elephant products.  I was so happy to get the dies for this sweet little set  they have been out for a while ...I got lucky one day, then they were out again. The small hearts are from Wpuls9.

Cant wait to see what you make!
Thank you!

Waltzingmouse Stamps
Pinstripe Backgrounder
Folding Tag Die set
Stitched Tags Die set

Mama Elephant
 In My Heart - Creative Cuts
Femme Frames - Creative Cuts 

Borders & Backgrounds 3

Christmas In July!

Tracey is the hostess for Christmas In July. Look at all the beautiful papers she sent out in her kit. I have tons leftover.

As always, the beautiful photo was designed by Kara
Please welcome our talented, July Guest Designer : 

Above:Femme Frames from Mama Elephant!

Below : Femme Frames from Mama Elephant and Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts Reverse Confetti

When I get something new that I like, I tend to use it over and over :)

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love making Christmas cards all year long, this was so much fun to work on during a heat wave here in California! Thank you Tracey for such a wonderful kit!
Keeping it short because you have lots to see. 

If this is your first time and you are wondering what is going on you can go HERE,  The complete list of supplies will be on the tab at the top of the blog. 
You can  visit the rest of the design team HERE

My Prayer for you is Peace and Joy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy I Remembered To Play This Time!

This gorgeous card was created byMelania Deasy

I am so happy I was reminded of this fun challenge by Bev


I needed to get this one in quick, ending soon, so you still have some time if you hurry! I kept forgetting about this challenge, not anymore! I stamped my flowers with Tim Holtz distressed markers then gave a very fine water spritz. The flowers and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink, sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I know how busy you all are!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Gave It A Try!

Ok, this is my attempt  at this weeks MIM.  I will admit I am not very good at this kind of background, but I gave it a try! Ashley Cannon Newell sure made some beautiful backgrounds. 

I used The Vault - Men of Life  and Rosie Posie from Papertrey Ink!

 Thank You!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Welcome To :The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 3 day hop!

Leave a comment on each DT members blog and you could win a 25$ gift certificate!

is  offering a Solid Sampler Pack of Twine ( retail value of 48$)to one lucky commenter!

 You should have arrived from Jenny Gropp : One Krafty Kat .

 This card came together so easily . I love the new Flower Pops Dies & solid flowers from Serendipity Stamps. My new favorites !!
 I started with the beautiful Honeydew Stripe twine and added the flowers next. It kinda looked like stems so I went with it! I used distressed inks and lightly sprayed my stamps with water, before stamping.

Mary is offering a 20$ gift certificate to “one” lucky person who likes Serendipity Stamps and leaves a comment on Facebook Page

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Just Playing Around

Reverse Confetti

Good morning! My DH played golf early this morning so I had some time in my craft room. I decided to play around with some of my: new and first purchases from Reverse Confetti. The Flower is from Serendipity Stamps. I did have to take this apart once and I kinda messed up my stripe panel. 

Hope you have a Nice Sunday!

Stamps and Dies Used
Flower Pops Negative Cling Set from Serendipity Stamps

Friday, July 25, 2014

Having Fun With Watercolors!

Hello! Welcome to the hop!

by  Heather 

Yes, it looks like I used my  Stitches & Swirls Stamp Set for another blog hop! :) It just worked ! I focussed on the tinny flowers with the needle and thread, and the gingham envelope. I used an old Valentine pack of paper. 
I have not been home much , very busy summer. So sorry I am behind on my commenting. 

Enjoy the hop! 
God Bless
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Quilter’s Sampler Stamp Set I masked off the sentiment 
Dies are from Mama Elephant 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Same Stamp, Painted Three Different Ways

Only this card below is for the MIM challenge.

This card below is stamped and painted with shimmer watercolor paints I found at Michael’s Craft

 This last card was first heat embossed then painted with the shimmer paints. I think I like this one best.  

Hi! The first card is made for MIM. I am not happy with the results and will try again, if I find the time. I do love the technique! I dropped my stamp on the finished card but still decided to post it. 

Thanks ! 
God Bless 

from Papertrey Ink

Another Fun Sketch!

This beautiful sketch is by :Mona Pendleton

I am also adding this one to the Curtain Call Anniversary Challenge.

Thanks Lindsey

Welcome to Sketch # 25 . At first I thought this was going to be hard ... boy, was I wrong! So fast and easy for me. I even used some dies that were sitting on my desk.  The top flower is an inlay that I stamped.
 The design team has some wonderful inspiration for you HERE.

 Thank You for Stopping by!

Oopsie Daisy Stamp Set and dies from Papertrey Ink

Stitched Mats: Rectangles from Lil Inkers Design

The dotted paper was inside my Papertrey Ink order .

Monday, July 21, 2014

Festive Friday& Curtain Call

The design team has some amazing cards, 
I fell in love with Kay’s card!

There is still time to join in on the 1st. year celebration !

Good morning! I have to run but wanted to quickly post this card, I made last night. These Folk Art Alphabets are so easy to line up , just connect the: outside center tips and they will all be ..straight!

 We worked outside all weekend.  I am tired and sore but enjoyed every minute of it! We did find some time to enjoy the beautiful day and float in the pool.( and swim) Hope you had a great weekend! 

All dies are from WPlus9 Design Studio
Stitched Holiday Icons Die
Folk Art Alphabet Die

Thanks for stoping by.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tag You’re It ! #2

We have another, very talented guest designer:
Laura Bassen Doublestick Heaven. Look at that gorgeous tag!

Hello, Welcome to another Tag You’re It! There were so many beautiful entries, for our first challenge. 
After many attempts at watercoloring with a stencil I ended up using pattered paper. The butterfly is vellum that I painted with some shimmer watercolor paints. 
 My Hello Die from Serendipity Stamps, has 3 layers.

Thanks for stoping by ! 
Cant wait so see what you make.
God Bless!

Dies: Hello Die from Serendipity Stamps, The butterfly and tag are from Lil Inkers Design.
Paints:Yasutomo from Michael’s craft store.
Paper : Doodlebug Design Inc

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I was asked to cool off!

The design team has been asked to : Cool off! I decided to use cool colors, this is Royal Velvet, not black. Also still use twine. All you have to do is use twine and Serendipity Stamps or dies on your card. 

A random winner will receive a sampler package of assorted twine from : The Twinery!  

Curtain Call is celebrating their 1st. anniversary

Hello , I hope life is treating you well!
 I wanted to make an CAS card.  I masked off my bird and then stamped the feather, added a bit of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I used a tiny bit of Glossy Accents to add my twine , it kept it in place very nicely.  Did you notice I cut the tail off my word die again. I love the elegant tail but need to place it close to the bird. I love how it give it another look.  
Please check out what the rest of the design team has made.

 The sale this week is buy 3 get 4th item free, through July 23

Paper: Royal Velvet , from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, from Stampin Up