Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Welcome Baby: New Stamp

He there! I was just getting use to it being March and now it is more than half over... going way too fast for me.

Welcome to the: Serendipity Stamps, second Blog Hop of the month. You have a chance to win a $20 certificate
 to the store just by leaving a comment.
 I am sharing another brand new set that is so simply stated, I love it!

I added some fun foam behind my die-cut stitched rectangle and then paper pieced the skirt of the mother .

 I masked the "oh" from "oh baby" so that it would just say welcome baby.... I love the "oh baby" too! 
I added some Buttercream Jewels to add a bit of sparkle to my monochromatic card.

Design Team

Mary's Blog ( store owner)
Stitched Duo 2
Sale the week: Buy 3 Items, Get a 4th Free.   Good Wed 3/21 to Saturday 3/24

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Chance to Win a New Poppystamps Die Set

Hi there! Blog Blitz over at the Poppystamps Blog! If you would like a chance to win this Poppystamps Double Stitch Tag Set all you have to do is leave a comment over on my post with this card. Good Luck ! You will have a chance to win on other posts as well.

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Carrot Cake Anyone?

 Hello! My turn over at the Poppystamps blog today, with a very simple card today.

You can check it out here: Poppystamps Blog
Starting : March 17th Poppystamps will be having another 
Blog Blitz where you have a chance to win a prize, on each post.

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Quick Card for Make it Monday

with Lexi Daly

Lexi Daly has a wonderful
video on color!

Hi and happy Sunday to you! Getting this one in under the wire.
I wanted to play all week but never found the time until late Sunday 
afternoon. Some of the images I already had stamped and some are from patterned paper in the kits.

 I took a photo of this plant with pods on our walk this morning, 
I will have to look it up for the name.


Hope you have  a good week!


Papertrey Ink : Supplies
Make It Market Kit: Don't Forget to Write
Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals
Botanical Silhouettes older Papertrey Ink Stamp set ( sentiment ) 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Happy March and a Chance to Win

 Hello again! Time for the March Blog Hop with Serendipity Stamps , where you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store, just by leaving a comment. You also get to see some of the new products Mary has in the store.

For my card I used the brand new stamp set :Friends. I heat embossed the large stamp in gold, then lightly colored it in with my Zig brush pens.  The die is also sold at Serendipity Stamps, patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink.

March Stamp of the Month - 50% Off

We have a guest today and some of you may already know
Bonnie: she has some of the most beautiful backgrounds!
Welcome Bonnie!

Thanks so much for the visit!

Mary's Blog ( store owner)
 Klass – Guest Designer
Beth Chiu
Julie Warner
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier (Miriam is out this week)
Vickie Zimmer

Friends Cling Stamp Set
Scallop Borders 1 Dies

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bold, Clean & Simple

PSC#42 Clean and Simple
Two chances to win!

 Hi there! Today starts the new challenge over at Poppystamps .
All you have to do is create a Clean & Simple project using at least one Poppystamps 
product on you card for a chance to win.

I used Poppystamps 2031 Floral Cluster craft die and
Sending Scribbles clear stamp and die set.
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Poppystamps is also sponsoring the Time Out Challenge this week.  They're looking for cards that are BOLD - this ties in beautifully with our CAS challenge.   For a second chance to win a prize from Poppystamps play along at the Time Out Challenge!   But you better hurry!  The Time Out ChallengeENDS on March 7!!..by Jeanne

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Pileup on the High Seas

 Make it Monday #313: Mask & Stack   

Good morning to you! I gave it a try and thought I would have time to make another card I liked but 
looks like this is it. Betsy's card above is adorable, I gave it try with sailboats..... not the best idea ,LOL!

I call it pileup on the high seas because it reminds me of everyday traffic on the California freeways .

Thanks for the visit! 
Hugs and God bless!

 Papertrey Ink :

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 :)