Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Baby Its A New Year!

Welcome to the December 12 Kits of Occasions!  Cathy is our hostess for the month! Oh my gosh I could have made 10 more cards with all the beautiful baby trimmings Cathy sent us. 

 The very talented Lynn Mangan  is our:
 Guest Designer, Welcome Lynn! We are so excited to have you join us. 

This one year old card was already given away for a babies first birthday! 

This card will go to our youngest granddaughter who turns two, Ellie (elephant)!

Please stop by the The 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see the complete list of designers and supplies at the upper tab ! I am so glad I made all my cards weeks ago because I am not feeling that well today. 

 God Bless!
I hope you have a Blessed 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Make It Monday On A Sunday!

Edited to add: My husband just informed me this is too bright and looks like a couch! Hmmm ...maybe :)

Make It Monday #194: Sympathy Cards & Stamped Borders 

Melissa asked us to make a: sympathy or thinking of you card with stamped borders. 

Hello! I hope you  had a wonderful Christmas !  I have missed you all! Just like most of you I have been so busy and with my husband home for the long weekend ... its family time. We even had a few extended family birthday events to go to this past week. We had a wonderful Christmas filled to the brim with love and a big mess.
Wouldn’t have it any other way!

 Happy to get a card in this morning while my husband was at golf. Sad, I didn’t have a chance to do the Papertrey Ink blog hop, but your cards were amazing. 

I made this card with the new free stamp set from Papertrey Ink, very kind of P.T.I to include it with our order, thank you!

 I have been busy with our 12 kits cards that you can see on Dec 30 and we have a special GD too!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! 

Delightful Dahlia Additions Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Basic Bookmark 3 Die

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Few More Papertrey Ink Snow Globes

Edited to add picture !

colourQ challenge #272...
What’s different? ( the grand kids love this game) 

Sorry, about the glare in all the pictures!

Hello!  I woke up at 3am just so I could go in the craft room and play. I knew I was going to watch our youngest granddaughter for the morning. I wanted to play just a bit more with this Papertrey Ink M I M Kit: Tinsel & Tags   I did get use the kit a lot and let the grandchildren each make one or two . 
The little figures are buttons from Hobby Lobby found with the Christmas craft items. The inks are from Stampin Up.

My grandfather always game my grandmother a corsage for  Christmas. Somehow many years ago my mother gave this to me, its what is left of the corsage minus real flowers. I put it on my tree every year and every year I think of them... of course it brings tears. 

Not sure if I will be posting again before Christmas, So I wanted to wish you all of you a Happy Chanukah and:
 Merry Christmas!
My you find peace and love this time of year and always

 Simon Says Winter Inspiration

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah /Peace On Earth

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog 
Welcome to the last Serendipity Stamps challenge of 2014! 
I have a mix of cards for this post that kinda gave me a hard time. 
I kept doing the first two over and over. 

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends!
The menorah is from a past 12 kits, that Joyce sent out.

I just made the card below for fun and thought I would go ahead and post it. A fast shaker card. 
The sentiment is not from Serendipity Stamps .

 I love this: Wise Men on Camels !
Hope you find some time to play along and have a chance to win 20$ certificate. 

Let not your heart be troubled

GD Nancy Penir

Stamps and Dies from Serendipity Stamps :

Monday, December 15, 2014

Floral Flaps

by Laura

I did the same as Laura and layered the die 4 times, the first layer I left all the pieces in.

Hi! It’s been a few days since I have posted. Its that time of year and our church is keeping us busy with wonderful guest speakers for Advent. I hope you all had a great weekend. My husband and I  drove up to Big Bear Mountain to see the first snow and it was gorgeous!
 I made this card very early this morning and just couldn’t get my photos right and I had to run a bunch of errands. I decided to post the photos as is. Laura’s card is a gorgeous CAS beauty!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Inks are from Papertrey Ink

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Snowflakes and Bells

Hello! My turn to post on the Poppystamps Blog today. Hope you’ll stop by and take a look. 

 Hope you have a Blessed weekend!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Got My Make It Monday Fix!

Edited to add ink colors.

by Dawn McVey

Woke up early this morning, because I didn’t want to miss out on another MIM . 
I loved this simple technique by Dawn, so many, possibilities. 

I used both chunky and fine white glitter on my score tape frame. 

I know busy photos today, but I like it!

Hello! My gosh time is going by so fast these days! I missed a few MIM but happy to get this one in under the wire .

We welcomed some  much needed rain here in California. Even though, we are by the foothills we had no flooding. Looks like rain again next week! 

God Bless!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Memory Box / Poppystamps Blog Hop With A Chance To Win

 Welcome to the Poppystamps and Memory Box Blog Hop!
You can read all about it Here

I have two tags to share with you.
The design teams from Poppystamps and Memory Box are joining together for a three day blog hop featuring holiday tags and treats.  

Each day of the hop (December 2-4) we'll be giving away a prize from Birch Press Design.  There will be two winners each day - one selected by Poppystamps and another from Memory Box.  So while you're hopping be sure to leave comments along the way.  Winners will be selected from DT blogs.

Day 4 Prize : Birch Press Design Apron Winners Choice – Memory Box will pick one winner and Poppy will pick one winner.
Birch Press Design
You could win an apron of your choice!

   Layered it using foam tape.

I love the way this gold tag turned out!

I cut the tag out twice second time I put it face down and moved it up a bit. You end up with a shorter tag.

Hello, you should have arrived from; Deborah Nolan.

For a second chance to win – like Birch Press Design on Facebook , and share the post about the hop.  One person who does both will win a prize from Birch Press Design.  Facebook/BirchPressDesign

You have until    December 10 to leave a comment – winners will be posted on December 15 on the MB and Poppy Blogs.  The winners will be selected at random from the DT posts.

Next on the hop is:Jeanne Jachna

Thanks you so much for stopping by, I know, long post! 
 Hope you win something!

[1110] DIES- Peace Love and Joy Tags
Poppystamps Ivy Tendrils ( in the bow)
   Country Landscape 98239  

Serendipity Stamps :From Me To You Small
Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale #10 Die
Gold glitter paper is from Michael's Craft Store

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Sparkle and Shine. 
The design team was asked to use snow on our card.

We have a Guest Designer with us this month:The very creative and talented: Nancy Penir.. artful-notions
Welcome Nancy , we are so happy to have you join us this month.
When you take a look at Nancy’s blog and then be amazed!

For this card I used an older snow folder no longer being sold from Sizzix. I cut my snow die out of glittered pink plaid from Michael’s. I heat embossed the skates in gold then added some gold twine, not sure where I got it from, could be a gift from a blog friend. The snow die is layered three times. 

Another dear friend( alumni designer of Serendipity Stamps ) became a grandmother for the first time:Cathy from Empty Nest you can check out the new grand baby Here and scroll down Congratulations Cathy!

This weeks’ sale is a 40% off coupon. Enter “40fromhigh1214” to get 40% off the highest priced item in your cart.


Snow Die

Monday, December 1, 2014

Honored To Be :This Weeks Guest Designer

I used red and white.
I was so excited to see that my card won last week.  That means I have the honor of being the guest designer for this week.

trying to capture the glitter sparkel 

I hope all my American Friends had a wonderful, long Thanksgiving weekend. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by loving family. To my non American friends I hope you also had a wonderful weekend.

 I cold not stop eating all the left overs , pie, etc! (not very good in the willpower dep. )When my DH came home from golf this morning(we go to church Saturday evening) we went on a very long walk. I made sure we walked as far away from the house as we could.... then we have to walk back. It rained on us part of the way home and we loved it!

I was more than happy that this card came together rather fast.
I hope you will  play along . The Merry Monday design team has  some of the most gorgeous cards to inspire you with. 

Thanks for stopping by.

We walked about 5 miles, one big circle. Our dog Major was in heaven !

Impression Obsession :Pine Branch DieBirds Die
Sentiment Stamp : Hobby Lobby ,Stampabilities