Monday, March 31, 2014

The 12 Kits Of Occasions, March 2014

 Edited to add ,we have a winer from the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop: Nancy from  Artful Notions  Congrats Nancy!

Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions.
If you are new to my blog you can learn all about 
 12 Kit’s at our blog. 
The supply list is on the upper tab on our blog.

 Our hostess this month is Kelly
Look at this beautiful kit Kelly sent out. 
I had so much fun making cards I had to stop myself. 
I also have tons left over.
Thank you Kelly!

My photos are a bit off because I took the in the dark.

This one is perfect because Kara took it!

Welcome to our Our Special Guest-Karen

I loved this basket and sentiment!

 I kinda like this card , above but go back and forth with it… just not sure about my modern flowers.

 The die used to cut the hills is from Landscape mama elephant

I used Lil Inkers Stitched matts on the card above. And the tag below is from Papertrey Ink.

 I knew I would be making a tag. Kelly always makes so many beautiful tags and I also had to add the gingham bow something else Kelly is know for. So much fun making this tag!

I am entering the card below in cas-ual Fridays

and some of the other cards in 
 Simon Say Monday Challenge mondaychallenge

 I just had to use my new Lil Inkers  Bunnies & Bows I thought he looked perfect in this beautiful egg. The beautiful flower sequins (paper sweeties)  are from a dear friend…. she knows how much I love using them.

Thank you  Tracey for the beautiful blog update!

Hope you enjoy all the wonderful cards.

 I know I cant wait to see them!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tea Time

Welcome to the Hop! We want to show off this new and adorable: 
Teapot  and  Tea Cup Die from Serendipity Stamps!

Isn't it beautiful! I was going to inlay the pink pieces that came out of the die but decided it was much easier to just add glitter to the two sided foam tape that I already added to the back. I love how easy these dies cut out.  

If you would like a chance to win 20$ off your order all you have to do is leave a comment on all the Designers blogs by March 30 One random 
Winner will be announced March 31 on Mary’s Blog. 
Enjoy the hop!

 Stamps : Serendipity StampsThinking Of You Small
Teapot and Tea Cup Die Serendipity Stamps
Cream cardstock 110 lb. from Michales Craft store, and Anna Griffin Olivia Collection.
Lil Inkers Design Stitched Squares 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Old and New With Some Hand Stitching

Edited to change the location of the flowers on the card.
 I moved them up !

Too low on this one.
Papertrey Ink 

Create a Birthday Card
I almost forgot to enter in this challenge.
I would say my card is clean and layered. 

Papertrey Ink felt.

I was not sure I was going to get the
but I am so glad I did. I was just messing around making these first two, not thinking outside the box or anything. I Love these dies and I know how to sew on a machine but I also love hand stitching. I used to do a lot of counted cross stitching years ago. 

My reading glasses fit in this one above and I thought it would be perfect for: tampons…. did 
I just say that on my blog! Shhhh!

Photos all taken at night.

After I posted this I did not like how low the flowers were so I moved them up and like it much better. It almost looked like they were falling off. 

 I was reminded of this March Inspiration file from Joyful Creations with Kim’s post.  I honestly made this card in less than 20 minutes , thats fast for me. I combined some old with new. I love embossing with dies and that is what I did again with this Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Deco Die .  

 Thanks for stoping by.  I know my visits to friends have been 
random , I am sorry.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Game On

 I went with the color and gloss!

March 2014 Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop! 
My glossy heat embossing is not showing up much in the photos.
 In real life its all very high gloss. 

My daughter is always requesting boy cards for her boys to give when they go to parties. She only wanted CAS!
I think they do make for a great boy card. She already went through the first 10 I made a few months ago.

 The stamp set is Boy Basics: Game On Mini Stamp Set 
From Papertrey Ink

 I bet you thought I would have something with flowers on it!
Enjoy the Hop!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Two Christmas Cards Today


Use three of something….. 
I used three colors : Red, Gray and White. 
Hi and happy Monday to you!
I made two cards today for M.M. 

I heat embossed Serendipity Stamps: Christmas Dove . Used a bit of Glossy Accents and Lil Inkers Design Stitched Rectangles. The dove was hand cut. I didn't do the best job with that.

I do love how this one turned out and I always have fun with
 this set, from Waltzingmouse Stamps
A Cottage Christmas I used a bit of foam tape to pop us some
 of the hand cut images, and added some glitter. 

Take Care!

Free Shipping on all US orders of $10 or more 
@ Serendipity Stamps, through March 26 th., 2014  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Champagne or Wine

Hi, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I wanted to make this card all week and found some time this morning. This is a blush wine or champagne whatever one you like best. I took my Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles and embossed it. I love the soft look of embossing with a die. I also used Blushing Bride Ink by Stamping Up and the Stamp and Die set is from Papertrey Ink: 

Take Care!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Not Much Sleep …..So Into The Craft Room I Went

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

March 16-22 Anything Goes (wk3) challenge


 I used one of my new favorite stamps Shenanigans … I know I have been using it a lot! I needed a few no frills young boy cards.

 I was up since 2am and was able to get a few cards made.
 I put this almost clear dot on the dogs eye and love how it looks like an eye.

Thanks for stopping by . 

Papers: DCW The Winter Basic  and Doodlebug Design Inc ; take note

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pink and Green Christmas

Jeanne updated our badge so it might be easier to know what the current challenge is. 
Love it and thanks Jeanne.

The DT was asked to emboss with a die . I love doing this anyway .
I use Serendipity Stamps beautiful Bird Die and the Peace Small stamp for this card. I used the tale of the bird for my banner at the edge. I also used LID for the stitched edge… Its almost a staple for me. I also used my new rulers from Perfect Paper Crafting to get a very fine frame around my embossed white paper.
I hope you find some time to play along. 

Thank you for all your kind words , thoughts and prayers for Olga and our family. 

  I decided to make this card for another challenge as well:Merry Monday  Not my normal color scheme but a fun one.

Free Shipping on all US orders of $10 or more.   This is a great chance to snap up the stamps from the Wood Mounted Stamp sale and to throw in some grab bags.  Good through 3/26.

Design Team

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bright And Happy

Make It Monday #156: 3D Stamp Paint Techniques

Hello. We enjoyed a very warm weekend in sunny California, honestly we missed winter this year. I know many of you are dealing with snow . I hope you warm up fast.

I have not been in my craft room  much . It has been a sad few weeks. Only two weeks ago my husbands older sister (58) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver and more. No symptoms until she had shortness of breath and a coworker talked her into seeing the nurse. One thing let to another. Olga was going to try chemo , but last Sunday had a stroke and a heart attack. They sent her home with hospice and we have all been saying our good-bys. It's so sad because she has a hard time getting her words out because of the stroke. She has so much she wants to say. We laugh and cry. We try to laugh most.

  I knew nothing about this cancer and how fast it is without symptoms until its too late. 

The gold paint or rub I used a long time ago you can see HERE
I was going to lay the cutout on top but it was too busy so I decided to inlay it.
 I hope you have a wonderful blessed day!

Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby

Friday, March 14, 2014

Confetti Shaker Card

 I wish I would have added some blue or turquoise on this card. 
Maybe I will do a remake.

Hello. I hope you are all doing well. I am sorry I have not been around much, to comment….. I will soon.  I needed to get in the craft room … not very creative but I did come up with a card for MIM. 
You cannot see but some of my confetti is sm. round dots. All the dies for this card are from Papertrey Ink and the
 sentiment is from CAS-ual Friday. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. We are going to have a very warm one. Hope you have some sunshine as well.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Get Your PJ's On!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Party! 
I had my card finished last week but life happened and I could not post until now. Glad Im not too late.

Challenge 1 - To Die For

Challenge 2 - St Patrick's Day Charm

I am not sure when I will have time to make my rounds and comment, sorry I am so behind. Hopefully later today! 

Take Care and God Bless!

Fine Feathers Die set from WMS. Lil Inkers Design Stitched Rectangles, Impression Obsession Shamrock
Ink: Stampin Up