Thursday, June 30, 2016

Just Add Water

Play Here
 We are so excited to announce that Carol Mayne  and Patti Kehl be apart of the Serendipity Stamps design team! I couldn’t be more excited to have these two kind and talented crafters join the team. 

Welcome ladies!
Hi friends!  We have a new challenge and a new Stamp of the Month at 50% off! Winner of the challenges has a chance to win $20 certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store.

I created this card on a very hot smokey day.  Two fires on top of 109 + heat, those poor fireman!

I added some water to my paper then a swipe of my Zig pen and a bit more water. After it was dry I cut out my word dies. Each word die is layered 3 times. 

You know what I love about all these word dies.... the word is all connected even the dot for the i on the first word. No pieces to add on. 
 I’ve been away from my blog , family emergency before a vacation. One of my daughters appendix burst and she was in the worst pain! We dropped all plans  so that we could be by her side and then I spent a few days with her girls (my granddaughters) while Natalie was in the hospital. Thank God she is on the mend. After the surgery the Dr. came out and said that was NASTY!  Not what a mom wants to hear. 

This is our sweet granddaughter Bailey.
So easy spending time with them.
Not sure why the arm looks so large , lol!

50% off Stamp of the Month

Have a blessed day!

 Simon Says: Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June Birthday Party

Photo by Lindsey, thank you!
Hello and welcome to the June Birthday party, hosted by Joyce
Joyce sent us beautiful party kit and I wanted to try and keep it simple as Joyce makes a lot of CAS cards.

I was so tempted to color and embellish both of these cards.
 I decided to keep them clean and simple. 
I thought it might be fun for the recipient to color. 

Thanks to Joyce for a beautiful kit ! 
I will be away from my blog for a little over a week. 

 I hope you are having a great week, friends! 
 Don’t forget to stop by   12 Kits of Occasions to see all the other beautiful cards from Design Team 
and a link to the listed supplies.

 Thank you so much for the visit today!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gingham and Blossoms

Sweet inspiration from Kelly 

Hello and hope you are all enjoying the summer. This tag just says summer to me. Hope you like it.

I was inspired by the red and green in Kelly’s tag , also the red and white background I chose this MFT red gingham patterned paper .

I will be away from my blog for a bit . Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you have some time to play along.

Take care and peace be with you!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Reverse Stenciling and Blooms

 Hello , Friends!

With Papertrey Ink 
Today's fun Make It Monday is by Betsy

This card is for one of my 6 sisters, that just received a big honor for all her hard work.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

 My husband and I have been celebrating our 40th Anniversary for weeks now. 
It fell on the same day as Father’s Day this year.
We did many things to celebrate! I feel so very blessed!

It’s going to be very HOT here today !

CAS(E) this Sketch #177
by Leigh Penner
I decided to add this to CAS (E) turned on its side
seems to be a design I use most! 

Sun & Surf Stencil Collection (set of 3)
Congratulations Mini Stamp
Make It Market Kit: Don't Forget to Write

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pure Joy!

Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting
Camp Create – Sensational Sliders
Welcome to Camp Create! Today’s Craft – Glitzy Glitter

Hello, friends!  I am playing along in the MFT Camp Create, 

I used Lawn fawn sliders as the other was sold out, they both work. 
You see an extra line on the slider because I messed up my stamping. 
Always stamp before you add foam tape, 
or use fun foam. I glittered the ears with fine Martha Stewart glitter.

I have a non crafty story to share with you.

I was driving with two of my granddaughters, yesterday . As soon as they got in the car Delaney 10yrs. started talking very fast and I couldn’t , hear or understand one of her words. She was telling me she had to give something away because she is too big for it now and that she will share it with someone that doesn’t have one. 

I reluctantly told her I didn’t hear what it was that she was giving away.  With a bit of sass and frustration she spelled out a GEEP !!! I have to give away my GEEP !! I said oh you had to give away your Jeep (motorized jeep) because you outgrew it and now you will share it with someone else. I told her that was so smart to spell it out for me and how proud of her I was!  Then told her it was spelled with a J!

 The reason this brought so much joy to me is because as many of you already know Delaney has Down Syndrome! The tongue can be a big problem with speech and often the reason why it is difficult to understand someone with DS. But I love that she did her best to spell it out for me.

 She asked her mom about a month ago why everyone always says they don’t understand her. Well, she does talk fast, my daughter told her you mean like me-ma and papa? She said they just can’t hear very well.( thanks Nicole)  She said MOM the kids at school can her but they don’t understand me, sometimes!! Oh that broke our hearts!  I was filled with so much joy other day when all on her own she found a way to make me understand! 

 How I love that girl and the pure JOY that she is! She works so  hard, for everything that is simple to us. Emma, her 11yr old sister was just as happy for her as I was.  I love them!

Thank you for letting me share with you today.

We can all find the joy around us!

 Simon Says: Animal Magic

marybethstimeforpaper Instagram 

Die-namics Jungle Friends MFT
Signature Greetings Stamp Set  PTI
slide on over LF

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Serendipity Stamps June Hop

 Hello and welcome to the June Hop! You have two ways to win a $20 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps store. One  random commenter from  the hop with win $20 to the store and the second way is to play along in the challenge by just making a background  with a stamp. I know I had fun making mine. 

I stamped the magnolia stamp in versa mark then added white embossing powder. I blended two colors of distressed Tim Holtz inks over the top. Very simple!

I created this background  the same way. 

You should have arrived from Karen Amidon blog and next 
on the hop is Miriam Napier!
Love is Patient
50% off Stamp of the Month
Love Doves
Heart Bouquet (background)
Magnolia (background)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Twist and Turns

Create Along With Us: June 2016

Inspired: Grace by Dawn

I love Dawn’s card and gave it a try, my card took many twist and turns! 
Then I ruined it! 

The card below is what I ended up with 
I have scallops like Dawn, even took out the same stamp set.
 Then started to design with a combo of Dawn’s card and 
Anja Curvers Tag. 
 You should NOT see the mess in my craft room from
trying to make this card.

Anja Curvers gorgeous tag!

Shimmer Pen

 Take care!

Shimmer and Pink!

Hello! My turn over at the Poppystamps  blog today! 
Hope you’ll stop by and take a look!  

God Bless You!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tiny Shaker Pocket

 This is  Michele Ferguson’s last Muse Challenge. 
I want play along so I made a card last night. Michele is going places :)

I chose to use the word smile and add something to a vellum pocket.

Not sure if you can see, but this is a very tiny shaker card with 
   Sweet Pea Sequins Mix   from Pretty Pink Posh, thicker vellum
from Papertrey Ink . You can hear it shake in person.

This was a very fast card for me , I was just playing around with my new Summer Blooms from Wplus9 , that came in the mail a few days ago. I love the super fast shipping and it cost under $3 to ship !!! So if I decide I want another set it won’t break the bank, I love that! 

 Anyway this was the very first image i stamped , I know nothing fancy , but I have lots of ides for this set! I think I will get use out of it all year round!

 I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend my friends!

 Challenge: Summer Garden
HLS June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
CAS Mix Up June Challenge

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just a Note

I loved the colors of Danielle”s tulips so I CASED hers.

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your week. Busy week for me so I kept this one simple and I guess, a bit bold.

Take care!

Don’t Forget to Write Kit

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen

 Challenge: Summer Garden

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Why Not Make a Christmas Card in a Heat Wave!

Muse: ChristmasVisions 47
Kimberly Weiner  beautiful card !
Hello! It’s going to be a hot one here this weekend, so I thought,
 why not make a Christmas card!

Sorry about the shadow in the picture!

This came together kinda fast because the branch was already stamped and cut. 
The bird was cut as well, I just layered it 3 times. I cut and stamped the berries, so easy with a MISTI!
I added a bit of red Martha Stewart glitter...... and done!  

I hope you enjoy your weekend !

Waltzing Mouse Stamps; Simple Sprig
Hobby Lobby ; Merry Christmas
Memory box ; Perched Reed Bird
Watercolor Paper; Masters Touch Hobby Lobby

Friday, June 3, 2016

Glittered Waves

 Hello, sweet friends! 
My turn over at Poppystamps  today, please stop by for details on this card.
Thank you so much!