Friday, March 31, 2017

Have a Blast

Lindsey Larsen
took this beautiful photo of the March Kit

Hello , welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions March post!
Our host for the month is the very talented Jeanne Jachna.
What a fun kit Jeanne sent out,  all of it new to me!
 It was so fun to play with new goodies in the kit and beautiful papers!

All the details and supply list will be at the :

We also have some talented guest designers with us this month, Welcome!

On many of my cards I used Poppystamps 1756 Stitched Divider craft die
 to insert many of the sentiments included  in the kit!

 I also added some small wobblers behind many of the darling images.

I used my new  Lawn Fawn Scalloped Card Box, 
it was a fun way to include many of the darling space images.

 I want to thank  Jeanne for such a wonderful kit!
Don't forget to stop by the 12 Kits blog so you can see what the rest of the design team and guest created!
 I know you will be amazed!

Thank you!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Papertrey Ink 's

Good morning! Just a quick tag that is going on top of a 6 1/2 foot inflatable pineapple pool, raft . I wanted to welcome family friends visiting from South Africa.

 Ashly shows how you can curve straight sentiments . I do this quite often. I do it a bit differently.  What works best for me, is to place the stamp on top of the acrylic block near where I want it then just turn it over.

I used Winter Hills Stamp Set for the welcome,Som e Like it Hot Stamp Set and  Tag Sale: Quilted Die

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Birthday Blooms

Good morning to you all! I woke up early (2:30am) and decided to head into the craft room so I could play along in the: CASE a Designer challenge over at :Where Creativity Meets C9. I was happy to ink up my: Hello Lovely stamp for the first time. 
Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge 7:
 CASE a Designer

I chose this beauty by: Linsey

I stamped my background  using my favorite wood stamp: Barnwood Background, then stamped my flower on top then heat embossed. I colored it in with my Zig pens.

God bless!
Concord & 9th Stamps:
 Barnwood Background
Happy Words
 Hello Lovely

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Love You!

March 2017 Blog Hop
Hi there ! I was thinking maybe Papertrey Ink was not going to do the hop anymore,but I remembered reading that they were. Somehow I missed the photo! Well, as soon as I got the Papertrey Ink email, I went into the craft room. I had my Folk art set out because when my carrot box die arrives, I am hoping to use it as a topper ( like the one Betsy made with the kit that sold out HERE )  

I stamped the image in a very light color, used my Zig pens and a watercolor pen to quickly color in the image. I layered the die 4 times . I mostly stayed with the colors in the photo with the bird in it. I used Botanical Silhouettes for my sentiment, Fancy Folk Art Stamp Set and the note card die from Make It Mark Writeet Kit: Don't Forget to write all from Papertrey Ink 

 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see what everyone made for the hop. 

Thank you and God Bless!


Friday, March 24, 2017


Gayatri Murali

Hi there ! Today we are inspired by Gayatri and her darling puppy tag! 

When I was looking for a pup I saw this cute little guy from WPlus9  and just had to use him.

I used :Stitched Tunnel Tags craft die from Poppystamps and the stamp set:Unforgettable from WPlus9!

Thanks for the visit today, I hope you have  wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Some Like it Hot!

Stephanie has her first MIM video with a beautiful card.

Hi there hope you are all having a good week so far. 
We did some palm trimming in the yard (well, mostly my husband) 

On Sunday we were sitting outside and thinking how pretty everything looked.  I called my daughter ( the one with the broken leg) to see if she would like to come over and the kids could swim. Last minute plans and she said yes. Since that family of eight was coming of course I had to call the other kids and see if they wanted to come over as well!  They all said yes....... I went in speed mode to get more happy they all could come ( our son already had plans for the day) We had the best time and it was gorgeous outside ! All 12 grandchildren were with us and they all love being together. 

 Ok, heres the card. I layered the hugs with Kraft card stock then last minute covered it up with white. My card didn't open and shut that well, so I added a backing to it.

 I think I only used this stamp set :Some Like It Hot, once if at all . 
It a fun little set and I was happy to use it this morning. 

 Thanks for the visit!



Papertrey Ink inks:

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Count the Blessings

Hi there and happy Sunday to you! 
My turn over at the  blog Poppystamps Blog

So nice of you to stop by, I hope you have a wonderful week !


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Chicken

Hello, all you spring chicks! I know lots of you have snow..... here in California we are having an early heat wave temps above 90 degrees! 
Welcome to the mid month Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store. So many new stamps and dies. Like the one I used one the card today.

I am keeping the design simple since the background have plenty of detail for the card! I fussy cut the little chick stamp out then added foam tape to the back. I colored this chick with my Zig pens then

Thanks so much for the visit, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Floral Cuts Background Die
Chick With Butterfly Cling Stamp Set

Thanks so much for the visit, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!
Best place to start is Mary's blog for all the info on the hop.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chance to Win Some Poppystamps Dies

Hello! Its a Blog Blitz time over at Poppystamps ! 
What does that mean? Well if you would like a chance to win a this Mountain die all you have to do is leave a comment over at the  Poppystamps for a chance!

Good Luck and thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Nail Polish With a Birthday Card

with Lizzie

Hello friends and new followers !

 Can you believe this background was created with nail polish and water! 
You will have to check out Lizzie's video over at Papertrey Ink. I used Papertrey Ink - Wrap it Up Die

I will also be adding this to 

Guest Blogger: Lexi Daly

For this card a used Scene It: Celebration Stamp Set and die set from Papertrey Ink ! For Jackson I used
 Whimsy Alpha stamp and die from WPlus9 Design Studio

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!
You can also see my post on Instagram.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Felt Stitched Coin Purse

Front of coin purse.
Welcome to Papertrey Ink's 10th
 Anniversary Celebration!

Guest Blogger: Lizzie Jones
Hi there! 
Papertrey Ink is celebrating 10 years of an awesome stamp Co. 
Papertrey Ink was the reason I started my blog. 
Thank you and Congratulations on 10 years!


Tip: the stitching around this purse was white, then I decided
 I wanted it to match the felt so I just colored it in with a Copic marker.
 I do it all the time, no need to start over :)

I will be playing along as much as I can this week!
Simple stitched coin purse made with all Papertrey Ink products.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

One Mistake After Another

Melissa made some beautiful cards on the Papertrey Ink 
 MIM video.

If only I had a video of me making this card. Oh my gosh ...... each time I would add the embossing powder to my die cut it would fall and get messed up , then when I would go to heat it up..same thing. ( I do know how to prevent this from happening)  I was going to give up but decided an imperfect card was what I was making today.  Not that I think my other cards are perfect, just sharing all the mistakes today. :) I might remake it!


Thanks for stopping by today!