Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 12 Kits of Christmas

April is my month to host the 12 Kits of Christmas. I am blessed to be in 
this group of very talented women of card makers. Each  month one of the 12 
will send out the same kit to all the women in the group, and then 
 we all make Christmas card. It's so fun to see what we  each comes up with. So many
different ideas. The reason for the club is so we will have some cards made ahead of time.

This is the kit I sent out

Music Angeles ,This is my favorite.

Lamp Post
Country Landscape
Gift of Christmas
Angels I like this one because it is CAS
Christmas Tree

Thank you for stopping by.  Here is the list of the group,
Please stop by their blog and see what they came up with.


If you would like to know the name of something in detail I will be happy to tell you.

Papers: Papertrey Ink, Minds Eye,The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
Stamps:  Girls and Precious Gift…Stampendous, Wise Men...Paper Inspiration, Lamppost …Inkadinkado, Wishing you
Papertrey Ink, Merry Christmas…
Dies Memory Box…Star of Wonder..Country Landscape..Frostyville Border..Jingle Bell Border and HollyVine. In he Meadow ..Papertrey Ink. Banner Ribbons : Spellbinders
Ribbon or twine: Decorative trim from Hobby Lobby, Glitter Eyelash from Martha Stewart. ( Its a yard)
Random Bling : Hobby Lobby

WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenges

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 Hi, this is a card I made for Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge by Karin Karin Åkesdotter
 I used French CountryJoin Us by Waltzingmouse Stamps on the background of my papers.
For the top of the card I used Papertrey Ink Bloom Builders as my banner . I left it as is, because I thought it gave it a bit of a lace feel. I even snuck in one Frilly Flower die. Then I used Mat Stack 
 the sentiment :Woman of Life.
Don’s  forget to stop by tomorrow for the 12 Kits of Christmas, this is my month to host and I cant wait to see what everyone came up with.
Take care
Paper and ink : is Papertrey Ink . Ribbon and buttons from a craft store.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Make it Monday Glitter Dies

                                                   Make It Monday Glitter Dies

I used Rhythm & Soul Papertrey Ink This set has so much to offer
 Ambassador Monogram PTI,
Join Us: Waltzingmouse
I have to say I love how fast this card came together.
I will be using this for graduation cards as well
This is after I added a glittered die cut Star..PTI
all ink and cardstock is Papertrey ink

Spellbinders Square die 

My son Richard and Nicola

Hi and happy Friday! I just wanted to make a card for my son Richard, and congratulate him on getting a(Job) internship, at a very big company in Irvine Ca .  He has a few more classed to take next year before he graduates. Richard’s college major is engineering and physics . With the job market so poor in Ca, we were very happy he got hired so fast. They told him he could start now or full time in the summer. He has way too much homework now . Mom bragging... he is such a great guy!  Have a wonderful weekend , and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey April Blog Hop 2012

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Papertrey Ink Inspiration Photo

I forgot about the blog hop so I worked on it last night . I stamped some of the layers , Polka Dots
French Country, and Tapestry Pattern.  You have a lot to look at, so have fun ! Thank for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tweet Talk, Polka Dot Basics. Waltzingmouse Stamps:  French Country
Stampendous :Tapastry Pattern
 Dies : Papertrey Ink : Tweet Talk, In the Medow
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Ink : All Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MIM Glitter Dies # 63

Hi! I have a card for Make It Monday.  The video from Heather showed us how to make glitter die 
using a Xyron. I didn't have one so I used score tape then ran it through my die cut machine. It worked well enough , although I am sure the Xyron would be much faster. My daughter called me and asked if I could make a" thank you card "for a teacher’s aide, a bit fancy but think it will be fine.

Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft and White, Paper Studio Hobby Lobby
Dies: Papertrey Ink Frilly Flowers (Love them)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink 
Glitter: Martha Stewart 
Score Tape: Papertrey Ink
Pearls : Craft Store
Count Your Blessings!
Hope you have many.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Busy week for us , we had wonderful weather maybe a bit warm , but now back to some 
cooler temperatures , drizzle and rain. 
 Well, I finally ordered some more Waltzingmouse Stamps. Boy did they come fast, I ordered late Monday afternoon and I received them by Saturday and they came all the way from Ireland!
I have had my eye on the Earth Angel for a long time. I thought I would just keep her simple and only added some pearls and crystals. I decided the colors for this card based on the ribbon that came on my purchase from Chico’s ( clothing store) it's a very bright pink . I love this sketch by Karin, as it was another easy one for me. Thank you for stoping by.

Paper: Papertrey Ink, Paper Studio 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse, Earth Angel
Ribbon : Gingham is from a Craft store

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ColourQ #133

ColourQ Challenge #133

 Ugg this card took forever, I made it last night and the balance was just off.  I kept redoing it then kept going back to this origainal. So I stamped a new sentiment at the top (should have put it there in the first place) and Shhh, covered up the one at the bottom, with the bow.  I do like my birds… Little Bitty Birds and Fancy Flourish both from Papertrey Ink. As you can see I  inked the bird without the tail and added the Fancy Flourish for tail.  Now they are Fancy birds!  Suzanne: thecardyard card reminded me about outline shading . I learned in person from Judith : of Stamps by Judith , but I forgot and added it last min so it did not flow like it should . I will remember next time.
Thanks for stoping by and I hove you have a wonderful day.
Please keep Janelle, a blog friend  in your prayers today!

Stamps : Stamps by Judith , and Papertrey Ink: Little Bitty Birds and Fancy Flourishes 
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Smokie Shadow , Black and White
Ribbon : Papertrey Ink
Bling craft store

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop

Waltzingmouse Blog Party New Beginnings 
 The theme is New Beginnings

Waltzingmouse Stamp: Rescue
 Remedies, used on this tag.

 Hi I will keep this short.  I love the stamps from Waltzingmouse. I just placed my second order on Monday! I cannot wait , but for now I will have to use the only two set I have: Rescue Remedies and Chicken Wire… that I happen to love!  I hope it will count using only these two stamps. My inspiration for this card, came from cards I have made in the past here  and this card from Ashley

Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Rescue Remedies , Chicken Wire. PapertreyInk :Bundle of Love, and 
Stampin Up: Chicken 
Paper : Papertrey Ink
Ribbon : Papertrey Ink
Ink: PTI: Kraft
Die: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges

Hi! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We had a nice rain storm on Friday, loved it. Today, I helped my husband a bit, with a gas fire pit  that is almost compleated. I found some time to do the Waltzingmouse S. C. I wanted to get this in before Mass and dinner after at our friends house. When we go to Mass I pray for the strength NOT to talk politics because my friend Carol is the only one on the opposing  side of the rest of us. I think its great to have friends that think very differently than I do. It would get kinda boring if we all thought the same. Its good to know I am on the correct side ! Just kidding! (kinda) big smile!
I  wanted to do the sketch form last week I loved it but could not find the time. 
 Love this one by Karin Åkesdotter 
I turned the sketch on its side for this one.

Stamps : Waltzingmouse : Chicken Wire, and Rescue Remidies ( had to mask it off to just get the inside)
Paper : Papertrey Ink, Stampin Up printed hearts, Paper Studio (yellow gingham) from Hobby Lobby 
Ribbon : Michael's Craft Store, 
Embellishments : Hobby Lobby
Dies : Spellbinders Labels 4

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge # 51

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Hi!  I know I use these flowers a lot from PTI , but the person getting this card loves these flowers.
Its very similar to this  card I made before , but now with different colors for this CR84FN Color Challenge.  I hope your all enjoying your day .
P.S. I was looking at the date of the cow stamp in my last card it is dated 1995 

Stamps: Frilly Flowers Papertrey Ink, Sentiment stamp Stampabilities.
 Dies Frilly Flowers Papertrey Ink
Ink and Paper: Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Colour #132

                                             Challenge is to make a card using these colors
Cow : Stamps by Judith, The Sentiment, Balloon and Paper:
 is by Papertrey Ink, Ribbon is from Michael's Craft Store

 I love this cow stamp but don't get to use him often, I thought it went well with this sentiment, 
from PTI: Heart to Heart mini.  At first I was not sure about the colors but I kinda like them, they 
are bright and happy.  We are having a gorgeous day again but rain is on the way. 
I happen to love the rain.  Have a wonderful day ! Evening! :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

MIM # 61 and Retro Sketches #6

Retro Sketches


                    MIM #61 Creating Flowers with Leaf Dies

Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion Leaf Die
Sentiment stamp is from “ Rosie’s Roadshow”?
 Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We had a beautiful day here in California. 
I apologize I have not commented on many blogs or even had a chance to peek. I was so busy getting ready for Easter and helping my husband on a project that I just did not have time.  I plan on visiting as many blogs as I can today, cant wait to see what everyone has been up to. 
I wanted to make  a card before any more clean up . So I made this flower  with only leaf dies from
FF most of the paper is PTI or SP.  It's a simple card but I loved the layout that Lynn came up with so thought I would play along in the Retro Sketches also. Seems to be one I use a lot. 
Enjoy your day and your Blessings!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Waltzingmouse One Layer Sketch Challenge
Every stamp, but the tag is Waltzingmouse : Rescue Remidies 
other tag,stamp and ink is PTI 
 Hi ! Hope everyone is doing well. We spent the weekend in San Diego at a 
Crew Regatta Rowing Event. We had so much fun , my sister Marylou and family came down from Seattle Washington , to watch their son in the event. One of my daughters and her family, sister Markay and family also were there. We just hung out and later went to hotel to play cards and games. It was so nice to see them. We always have a blast even though I am 9 years older than theses sisters.
I am having Easter at my house so I haven't had much time to craft. I saw this one layer challenge at WMS and just had to play, should be quick…..Right! I really wanted to add some layers but restrained my self :)  Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week and Easter, if you celebrate it!