Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thank You Note From My Daughter

with Melissa
Melissa shared some darling cards adding layers to wreaths. 
I kept is simple as its a sympathy card for a dear friend.

Some of you may know from my Instagram : that our son-in-law was shot three times in Vegas
 shielding our daughter from harm.
He is doing much better now, two of the bullets have to stay in his leg as it is too dangerous to remove them one in the bone. 
 They are home and we are all beyond grateful to have them both alive .  They are surrounded by so many people even those around the world that have sent prayers and love. Below is a note that my daughter posted to try and say thanks. 
Please keep everyone that was at the event, in your prayers .
I thank you all as well.

Nicole O'malley
We hope this post reaches everyone who has prayed and thought of us at this time. This is so hard for me to even write! The love and support we have received is so overwhelming (in the best way), that I can't go online or read the wonderful post people are sending our way! Tom and I are so very fortunate to be back home and be with our family and friends. To be honest we feel so guilty that we have so many people wanting to help us. Sunday night was the worst thing we have ever experienced. But Sunday night was also the most incredible night we have ever experienced too! We had so many things and people that were perfectly in placed they all saved our lives. Most of the amazing people that helped Sunday night you will never hear of. We can't stress enough about the amount of good that was all around us that Sunday night! To the amazing people in the crowd that told us to run in the right direction, the Las Vegas Metro Police that made cover and put tourniquets on my husbands gun shot wounds during the gun fire, Nevada for making sure their Las Vegas Metro Police has the best equipment, the guy in the red truck that backed into gun fire to get us in his truck and got us to the hospital before the hospital even knew what had happened, Desert Springs Hospital for having the best staff that went above and beyond and saved countless lives, the professionals that rushed to the hospital and people at the concert who helped out complete strangers, Gabriel Fuentes for getting to the hospital before it was on lock down and never leaving our side which saved me in more ways than he will ever know, my dad, sister and brother who rushed to be by our sides and never left, my mom, Nancy, Jose, Scott and Nicola who all took care of our children and had to break the bad news to them, Kim and Scott for holding the fort down at home, the Las Vegas Metro Detectives, the FBI agents who are still checking in on us, San Manuel Tribe and San Manuel Fire Department who are still going above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need. Everyone is asking us what they can do to help. Tom and I ask that everyone thank their local police and the Las Vegas Metro Police of Nevada, the doctors and nurses, to pray for all the victims and their families and all those involved. We can't stress enough how grateful we are for everyones prayer's and help. It has made a tremendous help towards our recovery. And of course I have to thank the man who has already giving me everything I have ever wanted. Thomas O'Malley my husband saved my life Sunday night by shielding me from gunfire and after being shot 3 times got me to safety. He did the only thing that mattered and that was to get me home to hug my children again!

Rustic Wreath from Papertrey Ink
Botanical Silhouettes Papertrey Ink
Watercolor cardstock
 God bless you all!

marybethstimeforpaper Instagram 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Autumn Chair

Hello and welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop
I am sharing a card made with the 50% stamp of the month.
Running short on time today and I hope to give an update tomorrow
on my Son-in law and daughter.

Wednesday through Sunday: buy 3 items, get the 4th free at Serendipity Stamps

God bless you!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hello Fall

Collage by Lindsey... Thank you!

Hello Fall ....Hello Friends!
Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions! 
This month I am the host. I sent out a fall themed kit as it's my favorite time of year! 
(seems to be a favorite of many)
 I loved the : Hello Fall Paper Pack from Cart Bella
and used those colors for my kit.

For more information about : The 12 Kits of Occasions  please 
click on the link! 

I added some glossy accents to the card above, using the :Make It Market Kit: Market Street

I used : Maple with Quote from Serendipity Stamps on the card above and:
All Those Golden days also from Serendipity Stamps. 
The framed die is from memory box.

I used:  Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge Die On both the card
above and below from Papertrey Ink. 

I used :Purple Onion Designs  Stamps on the card above and did some fussy cutting! 
You can find the complete list of supplies on the upper tab
 over on the  The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog 

Please stop by the Blog to see what the other designers have 
created with my fall kit.  I know I can't wait to see!

Thank you for the visit today!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tag You're It #74

 Bev Buenker from: Happy Dance
Hello! We are back from summer break!
We have a featured artist and she is a sweet friend of mine (many)
I loved Bev's sweet striped tag!

I used this striped stamp and die set from Poppystamps :
I liked this it was kinda like the swim suit that Bev used.

 Thanks for the visit today!

 Take care!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Poppystamps & Buttons Galore & More Blog Hop

Love this mix of sequins called Grandma's Roses!

Buttons Galore & More
Hello! Welcome to the combined Blog Hop!

  If you are joining us on the hop today you should have arrived from 
Lorrie McCullers Blog.  If you’d like to start at the beginning and get all the details you can find them at the Poppystamps or at Button Galore and More

  Poppystamps is: giving two $20 gift certificates to the store.

For my card I used the beautiful :Ball Wreath and Sending Scribbles clear stamp set from Poppystamps and the beautiful mix of sequins called: 
Grandma's Roses 28 Lilac Lane and they come in a tin! I think this 
is my favorite mix of sequins!

I didn't want all my sequins to fall to the bottom of the wreath so I decided to make a channel not sure what to call it .... and it worked! It's  all done with fun foam and I just cut where needed. Once I filled it up I adde a piece of vellum to the back.... then turned it over and place on my card.

Lots more to see on the hop!  The next stop on this hop is: Anaya Whye's Blog.   But before you go please leave me a comment.  There’s some blog candy up for grabs and you will need to comment to win!   Winners will be selected randomly from comments on blogs on this hop. You have until 11:00 PM  US EST on October 1 to leave a comment to enter to win.  WInners will be announced on October 2.

Thanks for the visit, have fun on the hop!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Simon Says Stamptember with Poppystamps

Poppystamps Magical Wishes 

Hello! I hope you are having a good day!
 I am so excited share this stamp created by Poppystamps for
 Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Stamp Party!
Poppystamps has created this exclusive set for: STAMPtember!
You can get " Magical Wishes" while supplies last!

I did some fussy cutting on this card and added vellum to the
back of the lantern before placing it on the card base. 
This stamp set has a total of 4 sentiments that come with it.

Thanks for the visit today ! Don't forget you can buy this
while supplies last!

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Monday, September 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink September Hop

Blog Hop Here
Darnell NBUS Challenge #12

Hello and welcome to the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop!
I cannot wait to see what everyone creates with, this amazing photo! 

2017 Blog Hop Inspiration Photo

 I used Peerless Watercolors then went over them with  Spectrum Noir Shimmer pens. 

Hope you have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blessings This Christmas

with Dawn

Happy Fall to you all!
I couldn't wait to play along and create a card for Make it Monday.
Dawn has a fun video sharing how she mixed floral sets to 
to create one card. 

I used five stamp sets to create this Christmas card. What looks like
pine needles is rosemary.
I think I might need some Christmas florals, I don't have any.

Kitchen Fall Table 2017, with a few of 
the pumpkins from my collection.

 This was so much fun! Nothing quick about it though, going through many sets, to see what would work for my cluster.

 God bless! 

Simon Says: Pop It Up
I love popping images up on my cards!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spring Forward Fall Back

Serendipity Stamps Store
Hello and welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!

If you would like a chance to win $20 to the Serendipity Stamps store, all you have to do is leave a comment!

Thank you so much for the visit today! I am happy to say we are enjoining some cooler weather,
 not the norm for us this time of year . We love it!

This was a simple  card to make. I heat embossed everything with copper embossing powder and fussy cut out the leaves and little clock. The patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink . All the stamps are from Serendipity Stamps . 

Rake - 50% Off September
Stamp of the Month
Remember to Spring and
 Fall Cling Stamp Set

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silent Night Holy Night

Challenge #13: Ink Only

Hi there! I had a chance to play with my new Concord & 9th Magnolia Wreath Stamp Set, early this morning.
When I was getting ready to put it all away I quickly put together this simple Christmas card. 
The sentiment is from : Holy Night Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping by again today!
 God bless you and yours!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Poppystamps: Fall Blog Blitz and a Chance to Win a Prize

Hello! Would you like a chance to win this: Creepy Forest Collage die from Poppystamps? 
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post over at the Poppystamps blog with this card.  
Each day the design team will be giving away a new Fall product in the Blog Blitz.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A New Puppy & Christmas Tag

Create Along With Us: September 2017
I wanted to share our new puppy with you here on my blog, for those of you who don't do Instagram. 
This is Lucy, she is as sweet as she looks! Its like having a newborn and I am so tired
but worth every bit of tired.

I was inspired by Dawn's beautiful tags.

 My tag turned out a little busier than I would have liked but decided to post it anyway. 

Thanks for the visit today! 
Keeping all of you that were in the path of the storm in my contained prayers.