Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Happy Hello

“A Happy Hello"! This months kit is sent from Kelly Schirmer. 
What a darling kit with lots of variety and a ton of paper, thank you so much Kelly!

I needed a birthday card, so I used my Big Day - Today stamp from 
Waltzingmouse Stamps.

These stitched party banners are from :Lawn Fawn.

We are sad to say goodbye to two ladies that were with us from the start: Renee Lynch and Kara Vrabel They will be missed and always have a spot on the design team and in our hearts, ALWAYS!
They both needed this time, for family. 

On a happy note... we have two very talented guest designers with us this month :Karen Stein and Michelle Leone
Welcome ladies!

If you are new to the 12 kits post you can go to the 12 kits blog and get all the info. The complete supply list is in the upper tab, also   the complete list of the design team .

Thank you so much for stopping by.

 Would you like to be a 12 Kits Guest Designer in February?? The theme is BIRDS and we would love to see what wonderful creations you would make with our next kit. Of course, there will be lots of bird related supplies! So how can you enter our little contest? Well, just leave a comment on the 12 Kits blog telling us if you have a favorite bird and whether you do anything special to attract birds to your home--feeders, ponds, etc. The deadline for the drawing will be February 4th! There will be a random drawing and the winner will have their kit mailed ASAP!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dancing Penguins ?

Welcome, Debby Hughes
Super talented!

Also, a big welcome to: Nancy Penir, now a part of the DT!

Serendipity Stamps sells Pretty Pink Posh dies now!
I used: Stitched Duo 3 for this tag.

I tried to keep my card kinda monochromatic like Debbie’s first tag, then instead of elegant,
 I went with ...cute... like Debbie’s second tag.
 Not really sure what those two birds or penguins are doing up, on that dinosaur, 
but it looks like they are having fun! :)

Love Quotes - Creative Cuts  LOVE QUOTES Mama Elephant
Tremendous Treats: Valentine Stamp Set Papertrey Ink
Stitched Duo 3 PPP from Serendipity Stamps

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stacking The Hearts!

Hi! Just a peek of what I posted up on the Poppystamps Blog today. Hope you stop by and take a look.
Thank you for all the sweet comments on my Poppystamps
 Pond Frog  card! 
I am also adding this to 
wednesdaychallenge over at Simon Says Stamps

God Bless!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Confetti Garlands

Papertrey Ink
by Betsy this week. 

I made a card last year with a  square sequin banner.  I loved Betsy tip about adhering a few sequins hear and there if you want to help keep them balanced out. Great tip!


Hi! Hope you all had a great week. Busy week for us. 
I had tooth problems with pain I have never experienced before :( All better now and on the mend. It was also DH birthday week. The one time I make tacos for everyone, the kind you fry in the pan and it’s a big group. 
Not a big fan of frying anything, but once a year if fine.

I am loving my little Cake Plates Die and I was very surprised to see it didn’t sell out, its darling , has so much detail and comes with two plates.
The cake is from an older set Tremendous Treats: Birthday I still have my eye on the delicious cupcake stamps set.

Thanks for stopping by !

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Loving This Fun Foam

Look at the detail on these boots ! 
The boot is fun foam and one layer of Chocolate Chip
 paper for the spurs.

 I am having so much fun with “ Fun Foam” Ive used it in the past but I think I only stamped on it . Now I just use the foam by itself on layered with paper on top.

Bought this at Hobby Lobby for about $3.50

Thanks for stopping by, In a hurry today!
Free shipping at Serendipity Stamps when you spend 15$

Dies, Serendipity Stamps called Arizona Cowboy (set of 4) 
Cowboy stamp Serendipity Stamps Costume Kids
 Femme Frames - Creative Cuts
Back in the Saddle WMS

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time Goes By So Fast!

Not sure if you can see , but I cut out another piece of the
 watch and added some foam tape to the back.

Hello, happy you stopped by.
All you need to do to play along: use an underused item from your stash and at least one Serendipity Stamps item on your card!
Easy and you could win 20$ gift card . 
Serendipity Stamps now sells Pretty Pink Posh Dies  !

I used some old paper from my stash and my water spritzer.

Stamped image on the left is without spritzing with water. The one on the right is spritzed with water.
ink the stamp, spritz with water then stamp image.

 Remember when!

It seems like yesterday that my husband and I were at Disneyland with our young children, now children and grandchildren. We have been going a few times a month just the two of us. As much as I miss the kids and wish they were with us I do LOVE going alone with my husband.  It’s like before we were married and before we had our family.
 We were at Disneyland the other night and I  was thinking  how fast the time has gone by. In a FLASH! It made me kinda sad , I think when we are young we just don’t  have a clue how fast it will all go by. Cherish each day! 
Now life is full of beautiful grandchildren . 

Kimberly Wiener (GD)
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez( me)
Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer

Jenny Gropp
Jeanne Jachna

Serendipity Stamps 
 Embossing folder: Memory box

Monday, January 19, 2015


NBUS Challenge #3

Simon wednesdaychallenge
It’s A Guy Thing

Hello, just popping in with a quick card for CAS (E) in honor of a sweet  talented friend, becoming a member of the talented DT. Michele Ferguson! Congrats again Michele!

A blend of old and NBUB! The “ Pond Frogs" are brand new from Poppystamps new spring line.The sentiment is an oldie from Papertrey Ink : Boy Basics Frog Hop Stamp.

I used fun foam a gain, so fun and easy just glue the die to the cut foam and that’s it. Or you could just layer the frog about 3 or 4 times.

Hope you have a wonderful week! 
Yes, I am sad Green Bay, lost!
Congrats to the Seahawks 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

More Poppystamps Spring Dies

One more card from me for the Poppystamps Spring Blog Blitz. If you would  like a chance to win this gorgeous die , just leave me a comment over at the Poppystamps blog

Friday, January 16, 2015

A New Tag Challenge

My first post for the day is HERE

Welcome back, to Tag You’re It!

Our guest designer is the very talented Heather Campbell. Don’t you just love her tag!

We will be saying good-by to some of the past designers due to other commitments.  Its sad to see you go and we wish you well.You can see This post for all the details. 

One of the goodbyes is to the creator of TYI Jackie Rockwell, you will be missed Jackie. I will always be grateful  that you asked me to join the DT. Our very own Tracey offered to take over all the details of this challenge. Thank You Tracey ! 

The good news is we have some new, amazing designers joining the team.  Please Welcome:

Thanks for taking a look, God Bless!

Lawn Fawn stitched leaves
Lil Inkers Design Anytime Tags Die Set
Memory box Lavish Branch

 Waltzingmouse Stamps Pinstripe Backgrounder

Poppystamps New Spring Dies

Hello! If you would like a chance to win this new Spring die from Poppystamps just leave a comment on my post at  Poppystamps Blog Blitz

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GoTeam Go!!!

this week by Laurie

Hello , I hope you are having wonderful week!

Joyce reminded me I could link this up to:

Darnell is teaming up with CAS ology.
I cannot believe how many people are playing in the NBUS ! 
Congrats Darnell!

We love the Green Bay Packers, always have! My sister lives in 
Seattle, and our teams play against each other this Sunday. 

Aaron Rodgers the quarterback for GB #12
How hard can it be to cheer this guy on!

I made this quick card using the foam . I’ve used foam before and not sure what I don’t use it more often, it’s much easier than trying to cut up a bunch of foam tape from a roll. This is my first time using these numbers and the shirt NBUS! Love the way you can stamp your team colors because it is a two step stamp! Why did I wait so long to use it!
 It’s been a very busy week at our house. I thought it was going to slow down a bit after the new year. I guess not with a huge family. I do love it . 
Thank you for stopping by.

Football Frenzy Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Football Frenzy Die
Papertrey Ink - Letterman Stitched Numbers Die Collection (set of 2)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Congrats, Kara!

Kara’s 200 Weeks of Inspiration Challenge 
Congrats on 200 week Kara!

I chose to use a darling card by Nichol for my inspiration. I loved the clouds she had he in background. There are so many gorgeous cards to be inspired by, very hard to choose. If you don’t already follow Kara’s Pinterest, File you should !

I wanted to add a better picture , but my computer is acting up a bit. This will be a birthday card for my son as he is going to London for work, around his birthday. 
 Got-a run, thanks for stopping by. I post..... then too many. 

Papertrey Ink - City Scene Die Collection (set of 4)
City Scene Stamp Set
Quick View Landscape Trio -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fast And Easy Boy Card

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog 
Welcome to the first Serendipity Stamps challenge of the 2015

The sale this week is buy 3 get 1 free, through January 14!
We also have a guest designer fro the month of January
Please welcome the very talented 
Welcome Kimberly!!!

I wanted to make a few easy young boy cards and thought this Spyro was a neat stamp for a boy. We could all use a few fast and easy cards, right!

For this challenge we were asked to use something we haven’t used in a while. I chose to use my little water spritzer and watercolor paper. All I did was ink up my stamp, right before I stamp it on the paper I spritzed it with just a bit of water.  When it was dry I added Glossy Accents. 

Hope you can pay along, you have a chance to win 20$ gift certificate .

 Design team

Stamps used :