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


  1. Gorgeous cards Marybeth, both of them are fabulous and I love the quote, haha, very true! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful card, love how you added the little tea bag piece and the watercolour background. Perfect

  3. Wonderful that you had that Serendipity stamp! Both wonderful, Marybeth! Mothers with nine children ALWAYS have the best sense of humor ... I know this first hand! xx

  4. Awww your card is as sweet as your heritage! Your childhood was blessed friend! and your card is delightful! love the image beneath your shaker!!


  5. How fun you had this exact quote I didn't know there was a stamp of this! And love how you used a water wash background for it and added the tea bag, what a great card and thanks for sharing with us at TO

  6. Marybeth your shaker is fabulous and the TO card is awesome with the tea tag on it--LOVE!

  7. These are both just marvelous Marybeth!! Your mom sounds like she was so much fun...raw eggs...your poor dad LOL!!

  8. Two fabulous cards! Love the sentiment! Sounds like you had a really wonderful childhood!

  9. Beautiful cards, Marybeth. Your shaker card is so pretty and I love the sentiment on your second card, so true! Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie <3

  10. Love the shaker card with the oval die! The design on the 2nd card is awesome! Love the watercolor with the tea theme! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  11. Such a sweet shaker, Marybeth ... and I love that gorgeous watercolour wash behind your fabulous sentiment ... that tea bag tail is perfect! Thanks so much for the shout out, my friend ... so delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. Wonderful cards, Marybeth. And, I cannot believe that you have the actual quote for our challenge. This stamp is definitely going on my Serendipity wish list. Love how you have highlighted it with your water coloring. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out this week.

  13. Nice cards Marybeth. I really love your "shared memories." For a short while I lived with my friend's family and her dad would put toothpicks in the salt shaker and salt in the sugar bowl. Funny 50+ years later it is still a fond memory of her father.

  14. Just had to come tell you how much I love your strong woman card. What a great quote. What a fabulous design! Love the stories about your Mom and how the stories live on!

  15. Wonderful cards Marybeth! I love the quote you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  16. I just love your "quote" card - so creative to use the tea bag string as an accent! The watercolour wash is so pretty too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  17. Congrats for getting HM at Time Out x


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