Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Shaker

 We have another very talented guest this month: Sue McRae

Happy April Fools’ Day! 

Mary is having a :1-Day “No Foolin’” sale!  
50% Off coupon – “AprilFool”  gives 50% off the highest priced item in the cart.
 Coupon good April 1 only!This is a great time to get that stamp, die or set you have had your eye on.  

Another easy challenge , emboss any kind you want , heat dry etc. I choose heat for my card. 
I changed this one up many times, then I had some oval dies sitting on my desk and decided to make a shaker.
My mother always did fun things on April fools , for my dads lunch she would pack hard boiled eggs ....
 only they were not hard boiled! (raw)
In the cool-aid picture she would have jello. You really had to be alert that day but it was always fun, 
how she found the time with 9 kids!

I saw theTime Out challenge this morning on my friend, Anita’s   blog and knew I had to play along:
Inspired by words and this is the quote for the challenge!
I used the stamp from Serendipity Stamps A Woman Is Like

Thanks for the visit!

Adirondack Chair
50% off Stamp of the Month

Mini Grab Bags are 50% off too


SSS Wednesday

 Challenge: We Can See Clearly

Stitched Oval Layers    from memory box

Blessings and Bunnies

Thanks for the photo , Lindsey

Welcome to the March 12 Kits of Occasions!

Our host for the month of March is :Michelle
This was her first kit as part of our 12 Kits group, great job Michelle! 
I had so much fun! Such a darling kit! Thank you!

I shaded my white bunnies with a  sponge dabber and ink.

I love this Basket-Weave from Frantic Stamper and the sweet little Bunnies

For all the details and to see the links for the rest of the group please go to the 12 kits blog! HERE

 This little bunny was not part of the kit, but went with the theme. 
I  used  Plush Flower Buttons and  Plush Spring Bunny from Memory box

For all the details and to see the links for the rest of the 12 Kits group please go to the 12 kits blog! HERE

I hope you have a great week,  thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simple Score Lines

Hello friends!
Laurie from Papertrey Ink has a very informative video up on the blog with some great tips . 

The picture above shows the lines going across. 

I Love a simple card and after a few takes this one turned out the way I wanted. I love my new Phrases & Praises stamp set.

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Friday, March 25, 2016

Repurposed iPhone Earbud Case Papertrey Ink Hop

 The challenge was to use some kind of stitching or faux stitching on your card. 
Welcome to the Hop!

Since this one is about stitching I thought I would share this: Repurposed; Apple iPhone Earbud container, that I turned into a needle keeper about 6 months ago. This is the second one I made, since my husband found one of his old case’s. 
Do any of you put your earbuds back in it? 

Before I took it apart!
From start to finish, this maybe took 15 min.

Ok, the first one came apart much easier than this one,and in one simple piece.
 This case had been in my husbands hot car for a least a year,that might be why it was harder to take apart.
I grabbed one end with pliers and held down the bottom part with pointy pliers/needle-nose pliers 

After it came apart I cut and rounded a thin magnetic sheet . I promise it was easy. 
 I thought it was a pretty good idea and it's a bit bigger than the tiny needle keepers in the store.

Ok, now the card , I added some french knots to the center of  flowers.

Thank for the visit today, if I don’t get to your cards today /Good Friday, I will try Saturday.  

Happy Easter !
Products used
 The felt peek is : memory box Plush Flowers and Plush Spring Bunny

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Just Dessert and Some Blending!

 Danielle shows us another, really fun technique! Click the link above to see her two beautiful cards!

Ok, this cake set might be my new favorite Papertrey Ink set, with so many possibilities. This is my second card I made with the set, I will post the other one in a few days.

Keeping our world in my prayers today!
Thanks for the visit!

Papertrey Ink 

The music stamp is from Hobby Lobby

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Happy World Down Syndrome Day! 
We are very blessed, and thank God Every Day for our 
Granddaughter Delaney! 
She works harder than anyone I know, just to keep up and she is one of the funniest little girls I know! 

 Delaney on the cars at Disneyland, she has a blast driving! 
Delaney is 9 years old. Watch out if you ask her something like how to I look in this or that....she tells you like it is! 

Click the link above to see a beautiful video!

Thanks so much for the non card visit!

Jumbled Up

Hi, my turn again at the Poppystamps blog . You can click Here if you would like to see more of this card. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cupcakes and a Special Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday Kim!
the hop was organized by Kylie.

Kim is one the blog friends that I have been blessed to meet person and craft with ( thanks to Joyce) She is fun and funny, I love her sense of humor, and find I am laughing about things we did or said long after they were done. I often call her Martha because she can do anything and sometimes all in the same day, she is amazing! 
Kim is also one of the kindest people in blogland!
 I hope you have a wonderful day today and know that you are loved! Enjoy your birthday hop! 

I made many of these cards in the past to have on hand and I knew Kim would get one!  Her blog name is :Cupcakes cards and Kim!
Enjoy the hop! 

Papertrey Ink - Baker’s Dozen Die
Baker’s Dozen Stamp Set
Vintage Notions from Papertrey Ink

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bunny and Doodling

Week 189: DOODLE

Selective coloring with a bit of added lines.

 I found a bit of time to play along with the CASology challenge tonight. 
Got my picture as the sun was going down. I added a bit of doodling on the vest of the Bunny With Carrot from Serendipity Stamps 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Poppystamps ; Easter Excitement stamp set
 The gingham patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It’s Five O’clock

Hi Friends!

I used the new stamp based off a chalkboard my daughter... Nancy, drew last summer. Sorry about the glare! 
I blended ombre ink on the back layer of the tag. This is a great tag to add to any wine or drink you might bring as a hostess gift. Or any kind of card :)

Hello and welcome to the blog hop!  We are sharing some of the newer stamps and dies every third Wednesday of the month. We are also at the halfway point of our challenge. 
You have two chances to win a $20 gift certificate to the store, one on the hop and one in the challenge. 
You should have come from Karen Amidon’s blog and next on the hop is Miriam Napier.

The special is buy 3 items get your 4th (least expensive) item free. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Blended and Stenciled Background

Playing along in this Papertrey Ink challenge.
I always seem to find some time on Monday mornings to do some stamping. ( or I make the time)

So many projects to be inspired by. 
I chose Kay Miller because I wanted to use my Folk stamp set and I lover her beautiful stitched tray. 
I tried to keep the colors the same.

I hope you are all doing well. We kinda had a quiet weekend but kept busy, lots of spring yard trimming. Plenty to get done before Easter. I decided to help my husband this time. 

I will be doing it often so hope you don’t mind. I also love the stencil that came with the mini kit. The simple leaves are just enough without being too much.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Great Divide along with a Goodbye!