Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Faith and Blooms

A sample of my cards using Lyndsey's beautiful faith filled kit.

Beautiful kit photo taken by Lindsey

Welcome to the :12 Kits of Occasions Blog Post 
for the month of February, hosted by :

 This was such a beautiful faith filled kit. I so enjoyed using
and some cards have already been sent out.

On the card above, I fussy cut the lower edge of this beautifully stamped 
and embossed image then lightly watercolored with my zig pens

These cards pretty much made themselves.

Modern Petunias  from Wplus9 also  A2 Envelope Liner Die
I used the envelope liner on quite a few of my cards, its a nice way to use some more of the
patterned paper 

The envelope liner is from : Concord & 9th,  Stamp used was Blooms Fill In ... that Lindsey stamped. 
I loved how she stamped some of her own background papers, with the help of little ...Meg! Thank you both for a beautiful Kit!
Simon Says: In My Garden
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Please stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to get 
the complete list of products and supplies. 
 The complete list of  talented designer can also be found
over at the blog with a sample of what they made.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
God Bless.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Make It Monday Case

Make it Monday #312:
 Framing Sentiments & Images
Laurie Schmidlin made some beautiful cards for Make it Monday
over at the Papertrey Ink blog. I chose to almost case her card above, as everything was already out on my desk and the flowers were already stamped and cut. ( I use this set all the time so I don't put it away and always stamp extra)

I never really paid attention to how to use this Noted Scalloped 
die, until I saw Laurie use it in the video.

Our puppy Lucy gets so excited when our grandkids come over and because
 Ellie lives near by, Lucy sees her the most! Lucy is ALWAYS so excited to see her. They wore each other out last night.

Thanks for the visit, today!

Stamps:Scripted Stamp Set, Farmer’s Market Florals
Dies: Farmer’s Market Florals, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mr. Bunny

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop
 Yep, I used this darling bunny again, I can't help
it ! I think he is so cute!
This one is a bit more rustic. I had to add the paint splatters,
because I dropped my stamp on the front of the card that was 
already adhered to the card base. I think I saved it.

Mary is offering :Free Shipping on all US orders of $25 or more from
 Wed 2/21 through Sun 2/24.  
Don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win a $20 
gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store.

Happy middle of the week to you all.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yummy Card

CAS(E) this Sketch #259
beautiful sketch by Donna Mikasa

Happy Friday to you all! This darling Sweet On You die from Wplus9 came in the mail last night (super fast shipping)First thing this morning I made this sweet pin. I have a very deep cut on my right thumb so I could only sew the beads and the rest is hot glued. ( I would prefer to sew it all. Good to know the hot glue worked just fine. 

Front of pin
I used glitter felt from
The Felt Pod
back of ice cream cone pin.
this is lightly stuffed

I know I will be making more of of these and I can't wait for the Pup to come back in stock at Wplus9.
We will be celebrating our very first grandchilds birthday this weekend he will be 16 ..... Time is going by so fast, first with our own beautiful children now the grandkids. Blessed beyond measure. 
It's a good thing I am not getting any older 😉.

God Bless

Patterned paper Papertrey Ink 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Splitting the Splits

11th Anniversary Day 10: February
Release Day 5 + Stripes Challenge  

Hi there, quick post for me today. 
My heart is heavy and goes out to all the shooting victims.

 I used the beautiful sketch below for the inspiration of my card this morning.

CAS(E) this Sketch #258

I took the Split: Best Wishes Die and split it down the middle to fit across my card, 
then stamped the sentiment ( Pen & Ink) on a strip of Watercolor cardstock. 
All stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink . I colored 
in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.

Thank you for the visit. 
Keeping all those involved in todays shooting in my prayers!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Few Valentine's

 I have a few Valentin's Day cards using : Concord & 9th
 stamps and dies.
 One card is for one of my granddaughters and the other for my sweet husband. 

I used Barnwood Background  stamp on my husbands card to help it
look a bit masculine. It was my husband who encouraged me to
get the entire  Monogram Collection BUNDLE  , so happy I did!
I am also grateful! The heart came with the bundle. I used the letter X and the & for my sentiment.

Challenge #18: Watercolor

The Card Concept #86 {Old Fashioned Love}
I think my card is CAS.

On the card below I cut then watercolored the pieces with pearl colors from Kuretake watercolors .
 I used Magnolia Wreath Dies,  Cozy Up for the heart and Happy Words for the sentiment.

 Thanks for the visit. Hope you have a nice week!

 Ash Wednesday ( the beginning of Lent and a day of fasting) falls on Valentine's Day this year.
 We don't go out that day, any day but :)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bunny Shaker

Hello! My turn again up on the Poppystamps blog. I have this fun little Easter Bunny Shaker card, filled with beads.

You can check out the details Here
Hope you enjoy your Sunday !

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Papertrey Ink Celebrating 11 Years

11th Anniversary Day 1: Meet our Design Team +
Sketch Challenge

CLICK HERE to visit Laurie’s blog

Hello there! Papertrey Ink is celebrating 11years! Wow and Congratulations! I chose Laurie's sketch challenge to 
create my card. I was stamping some of the images for a friend and did a few extra, so easy to put together with Laurie's recipe.

 I normally like to make my cards without a sentiment until I know just what I am using them for but with "blessing " it could still be for almost any occasion... Blessings on your Birthday , New Job, etc.

Thanks so much for the visit today! 

marybethstimeforpaper Instagram 

Some Like it Hot Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Some Like it Hot Die
Pen & Ink Stamp Set
Sun & Surf Stencil Collection (set of 3)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sweet Bunny Card

Hello friends and new followers. It's the first week of February and that means it's time for the :
Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 gift 
certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store
I have always loved this simple little bunny holding a carrot!

The little JellyBeans are one stamp. I colored each one individualy with a Copic Marker 
then added some, shimmer with Spectrum Nour Pens.

I know some of you have been very cold but here in Southern CA. we have been having some amazingly 
warm and sunny weather. Spring seems like its been here and we skipped winter .
Hope you are enjoying the beauty of your weather, wherever you are!

Bunny With Carrot
Scallop Borders 1 Dies
Judy's Easter Basket Large-
50% Off February Stamp of the Month
Jelly Beans

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Heart Shaker Card for St. Valentine's Day

 Hi there! Happy Sunday to you all! My turn over at the Poppystamps Blog today. If you would like to see the rest of 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Poppystamps Challenge: Heart Bouquet

play here

 Hi ! It's a new challenge over at the Poppystamps blog. 
All you need to do is use a Poppystamps product on your card with a heart.
Hope you play along for a chance to with a new die!

To raise my hearts I cut some fun foam. ( you cane use your heat gun to make it shrink just a bit).
 I cut two in green to look like the leaves.

I used the new Heart Borders Die for the two center strips of hearts.

Thanks for the visit! 

1998 Petite Stitched Hearts craft die
2004 Stitched Heart Borders craft die
CL448 Sending Scribbles clear stamp set