Sunday, December 31, 2017

December 12 Kits of Occasions

Photo by Lindsey

Hello and Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions,
 this months host is Tracey McNeely

Tracey sent out a kit, full of darling papers that I have not seen 
or used before and I have lots of leftovers for later. Almost 
everything in the the kit from Tracey was new to me so that was fun.
 Tracey did all this with a broken collarbone...... Thank you Tracey! 

I used the sequins and colored paper from the kit, the die is from Papertrey Ink . 
I needed a birthday card,  I stamped the sentiment from
Concord & 9th

I added a bit of shimmer to the dress with Wink of Stella

Very simply and fun card

I cut the paper with a Poppystamps die and added a few flowers included in the kit.
 Included in the kit, was this gold embossed the sentiment. So easy and fun to create.

Thanks for the visit and be sure to by 12 Kits Blog to see the rest of the design teams cards.

May you all have a blessed Year in 2018

Again thank you all for your prayers for my daughter and son in law. You are all a blessing to our family 

Want a chance to win a kit for January?  You'll receive the same kit as the rest of the team, create, and post what you made on your blog on the last day of February.  Jeanne's the hostess and the kit theme is "Snow Day".  Due to time constraints only applicants with a US destination address please - we want you to have time to create.  The deadline to leave a comment to enter is January 10, 2018!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Farmers Market Florals

           December 2017 Blog Hop           
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Ours was wonderful. Our son-in-law is walking fairly well on his own now with a bit of a limp. 
He is still off work and cant wait until he goes back to work, he is a Fireman- Engineer- Paramedic 
 (maybe in 3 months)
Emotionally they are healing everyday. Nicole and Tom thank you all for your prayers and kindness.
(Tom was shot 3 times shielding our daughter in the Vegas shooting)

Im so excited I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
When this new Farmers Market came in the mail I just had to play with it .

The water color paper is from Hobby Lobby :Master Touch

Sorry about the shadows on the photo but I only had a few minutes to take pictures.
Thanks for the visit today!

Farmer's Market Florals Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Farmer's Market Florals Die
Papertrey Ink - Perfect Fit Die

to the left are a few of the ink colors I used from Altenew

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Faux Stained Glass Window

Laurie made a gorgeous heart card with pretty blooms you will want to check the link above to
 see her beautiful card.

This shows the back side of my card.
It is layered three times with the same die cut then placed on top of the card base.

The last thing I should have done... was go in the craft room this morning but that is just what I did.

This was my first time using this Cover Plate. 
Have to run... its windy out and my sweet puppy :Lucy needs my help. Im so happy our 
German Shepherd loves her too!

Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays to you all!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Hello and welcome to the last blog hop of 2017
You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the Serendipity Stamps store, just by leaving a comment.

 I used the :PPP-Scallop Square Tags Dies sold at Serendipity Stamps to make this little tag
 for a birthday gift. I forgot to take a photo of the back that is stamped with: Make a Wish 
 from the Serendipity Stamps store. 

I split my sentiment by masking one side, so I could stamp on each 
side of the scalloped edges.
I used Scallop Borders 2 Dies  and Happy Holidays Cling Stamp Set from Serendipity Stamps 
 on the card above. I added tiny bits of glue to the background and fine glitter for the snow.
I hope you are having a beautiful week, see you next year!

Merry Christmas

Stamp of the month 50 % Off: Steeple

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Southern Florals and Lip Balm

Hi there! I woke up early (1:30am) today to make some more lip balm gifts.
 I remembered I bought this beautiful Wplus9 Southern Florals set and forgot I had it.
 Oh how I love this flower set and lip balm dies from My Favorite Things!

 As you can see I used many products to create these.

The colors came together so easily with my set of Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cube sets.
 The fun paper is from Papertrey Ink .

In case you are wondering I am using the BEST lip balm from Primally Pure,
 a company I absolutely love and the deodorant is the best..... all natural.

This is how you open the back so you don't have to mess up the packaging.

Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for all your comment on my last card! 
You are all so kind and I am grateful for you all!

These are all Holiday gifts

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 363

Southern Summer Florals 1:

Paper Smooches:
   Bookmarks Dies : 

My Favorite Things:
Die-namics Lip Balm Window & Frame
 Die-namics Essential Sentiment Rip Strips

Papertrey Ink :
Bitty Big: Sweet Blush Color Collection

48 Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Blooms

Hello and a Happy Monday to you all!
This morning I went in my craft room no matter how many other things I needed to do. I made this card with Gran's Garden Stamp  and die set from Papertrey Ink . I added the center dots for the blooms to the background of my card .
I used red, green and pinks for the Merry Mondays Challenge .
I used some shimmer pens and ink from Simon says stamps.

CAS(E) this Sketch #250
Merry Monday #269 {Color Challenge}
Simon Says: Christmas/Winter Holidays
 Create Along With Us: December 2017   

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

edited to say you can see this card at midnight the 9th

Good morning and happy weekend to you all! I have my last post of 2017 for Poppystamps a company that I love ! Dave the owner is  so generous . I will be back in 2017 with more fun products from Poppystamps . Even before I was blessed to design for Poppystamps I loved their products and customer service.
You can see my card here

Hugs to you all!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Village

Hello. So hard to believe it's already December!
Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps  blog hop. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win $20 certificate to the store.

I made several of these for Christmas this year, I love that they have so much detail and they are easy to mail.

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas any of you hang your Christmas stockings on the 5th and they are filled when you wake up on the 6th? That is the tradition I have done my whole life and my children do it as well. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Cozy Village

Steeple 50% off Stamp of the month
Merry Christmas Die

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Santa in the Chimney

Hi there! I have a card up over at the Poppystamps blog. If you would like to see more you can go 

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Hello and I am sorry I am late with this post. 
I had my cards made and thought I had one more day to do my post.

Welcome ! What a fun kit that Jessica sent out. I played with it the day after Thanksgiving 
I ended up with the same color theme ...not sure why.

 You can't see in this photo but the stars have chunky glitter on them. Each card has glitter on it.

Please stop by the : The 12 Kits of Occasions  Here to see all the info and supply list in upper tab.
You won't want to miss any of the other designs cards. Thank you so much Jessica for a darling kit most of the products were new to me.

Thank you so much for your kindness and support.
I am blessed to have you all in my life.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

White Blooms for Christmas

Hello! Hope you are all happy and well.

 I have always loved adding layers too my cards and inking. I woke up early today to make this layered Christmas card. I know its not a traditional Christmas card but the sentiment says it all.

I am one of those that purchased Gran's Garden Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink  late, this my first time using it. I wanted to make something white-ish so I used Soft Stone and Fine Linen ink from Papertrey Ink along with Simon Says Stamp's ink : Fog.  October Mini Stamp Set for the sentiment. Hobby Lobby watercolor paper.

Thank you so much for the visit today!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tag You're It

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello again , look at me two in a row!
I have a tag today inspired by the beautiful tag that Jessica created above.
I used these two sets from :Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: and Quilted: Winter Die

I went ahead and created another tag using the negatives of the first tag. I used glue on the pink tag to adhere the glitter but on the second tag I used a piece of double sided adhesive. The double-sided adhesive works best without the mess and more even coverage of the glitter .

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in the USA.
We had a wonderful day and I feel truly blessed to have the family and friends that we do. 
That includes YOU my sweet crafty friends!