Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happiness is Homemade

Photo by Lindsey
Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions !
Our wonderful host for the month of May is : Birgit Norton!

We also have two new guest this month... Welcome

I added a bit of shimmer, dots and Glossy Accents to the strawberries and middle layers.

 I used Lawn Fawn stitched layers and  Papertrey Ink - Mix & Mat: Flourishes Die to frame the card above .

Birgit had this darling apron already assembled, times 14 !!! 
 This card pretty much made itself! The one below too!

The card below went to dear friends, of over 25 years and they are moving away! They have always been there for me and my family, the kind of friends you can call last minute and meet for dinner lunch or come over and play cards, etc! I know we will keep in touch but they won't be close by anymore :(

As you can see , Brigit sent out... one amazing kit! Many of my cards made themselves thanks to all the hard work Brigit already did!  For more info and to see what the rest of the design team created please stop by 

Thank you!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Grateful American

Freedom isn't free and I am so grateful for some, that gave all
for our freedom! Thank you and God Bless !

Keeping all that gave so much in my prayers at Holy Mass today!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Hop and a Friend

Kind of a long post for the hop.
May 2017 Blog Hop Inspiration

 Hi friends! I have another felt backed material ( The Felt Pod) coin purse for the hop!  Some of the felt from Papertrey Ink .
I thought the colors were almost spot on. 

 Just giving you a little idea on how I do the zipper,
so easy! Hope this helps!

The coin purse above is the one I did a few weeks ago,
the one below is for the hop.

Look who came for a quick visit : Darnell!!! We have been trying to get together for sometime now and something always came up. Darnell is, just as I thought, even better! We kept hugging and jumping from one topic to the next.  We could have talked all day! Darnell is a sweetheart and I am so glad she looked me up, to see how close I was, to her nieces graduation. What a blessing to meet such a wonderful blog friend in person!

Take Care!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Masked Watercolor

Video: May 2017 Inspiration Challenge –
Watercolor Lotus Card
Hi there friends!
When I was looking at the Altenew mini ink cubes
I saw this challenge and decided to give it a try while I wait for 
my new inks to come. I sure need help with color shades 
and the new inks are sure help me.

I know it's a bit messy but I was not really trying to stay in the lines, and not crazy about my blending. Cant wait for my new inks!
I masked my flowers like in the video, I used an older set 
Persian Motifs Stamp Set from Altenew ,  the sentiment: Pen & Ink Stamp Set from PTI.

Thanks so much for the visit!
God Bless!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Felt Flower Headband and Some Mistletoe

Lizzie has some great tips on how to make some beautiful felt flowers.

I mostly sew my felt flowers but is sure was fast and easy to 
use the hot glue gun. I did sew the flower to the headband.
Sorry the center of the flower is not clear.

Merry Monday #249 {Mistletoe}
 Yay one of my first few Christmas cards!

I heat embossed in gold then colored in with my distress inks! The holly is layered 3 times . I was going to use a different stamp then remembered this could also be mistletoe. 
Thanks for the visit today!


 Papertrey Ink 
Signature Christmas

Papertrey Ink - Doodlie-do Die Collection for the headband

Friday, May 19, 2017

First Holy Communion

Time Out Challenge #83:

Hi there! I needed a First Holy Communion card for my grandson.
This is made with a bit of a twist of Hannelie's  beautiful card!
I a fussy cut the chalice of gold .

I used the PPP-Stitched Notes Dies  ( front and inside of my card) from Serendipity Stamps, for one week free shipping on any order over $25. Love that little stitched edge , perfect for inserting so money (He also got a beautiful Bible)

Its  a bit hard to tell but I use gold foil paper for the chalice.
I hop you have a wonderful weekend! 
Chalice Cling Set
This Is The Day

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Roller Coaster Fun!

Hi there!  Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps blog hop!
 You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store just by leaving a comment .
I am using the same stamp from a few weeks ago but with another sentiment from the set.

I used the Stitched Borders 1 PPP that Serendipity Stamps sells! 
I adde a bit of Wink of Stella for shimmer and stamped on watercolor paper.
You can get all the information about the hop on Mary's Blog.

Roller Coaster Cling Stamp Set

Simple Flower Cling Stamp Set -
50% Off May Stamp of the Month

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sharing a Few Things

Floral Challenge
dotted with shimmer

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
I am very blessed to have my mother and spent Saturday with her as we were at a family wedding! 

I had a chance a few days ago to play with my new :Triangle Turnabout  
and a few other products I love from Concord & 9th!
The flower die is Floral & Flutter  and  Happy Words for the sentiment. I layered the flower 3 times and only adhered the center so I could curl the layers up a bit then added some Wink of Stella for shimmer .
 The tipped angle :Papertrey Ink - Tipped Tops Die

Homemade coin purse!

Create Along With Us: May 2017
  I am adding my coin purse to the Papertrey Ink Challenge as I used the colors and background :) 

Some of the felt is from Papertrey Ink and the printed felt ( that I love) is from the Felt Pod.

Thank you so much for the visit! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tulip Time at Tag You're It!

Inspiration by: Lindsey M-P

Good morning ! 
We have some beautiful inspiration for you today over at:
 Tag You're It! ! Hope you can play along!
We have a new format for :Tag You're It! Please
click the link above for all the new details!

I chose to use my: Tulip Time Stamp Set and matching dies from Papertrey Ink !
 The tag is from Poppystamps : 1694 Stitched Tunnel Tags craft die
I used the largest tag from the die set.

Thanks so much, for stopping by today!


Poppystamps Blog Blitz

Hello ! Its Blog Blitz time over at the: Poppystamps Blog! 
 You will have a chance to win the stamp or die featured in each post, just by leaving a comment!

Good Luck and thanks for the visit today!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day card and Camping

Melissa's  sweet and beautiful tag!

Hi there!  I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend. 
We enjoyed some cold weather and rain this weekend after a few day of 90 degree weather!
It was a welcomed change and now another beautiful cool and sunny day!

Simon Says: A Hint Of Pink
Simon Says: It’s A Frame Up

 At fist I thought this was the printed version of the blooms then I remembered I stamped it ! 
I know I use it a lot but that's why I bought it :)
 Nice to have stamped blooms ready to go.

I needed a card for a family getting a new trailer and I was inspired by Tracey layout! Love her CAS style!

Tracey McNeely
Muse Challenge #215 

Always nice when you can go in the craft room and not one but two cards, can come together so easily! 
That happened for me this morning!

Hope you enjoy your day!

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