Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mr. Bunny

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop
 Yep, I used this darling bunny again, I can't help
it ! I think he is so cute!
This one is a bit more rustic. I had to add the paint splatters,
because I dropped my stamp on the front of the card that was 
already adhered to the card base. I think I saved it.

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 Wed 2/21 through Sun 2/24.  
Don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win a $20 
gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store.

Happy middle of the week to you all.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yummy Card

CAS(E) this Sketch #259
beautiful sketch by Donna Mikasa

Happy Friday to you all! This darling Sweet On You die from Wplus9 came in the mail last night (super fast shipping)First thing this morning I made this sweet pin. I have a very deep cut on my right thumb so I could only sew the beads and the rest is hot glued. ( I would prefer to sew it all. Good to know the hot glue worked just fine. 

Front of pin
I used glitter felt from
The Felt Pod
back of ice cream cone pin.
this is lightly stuffed

I know I will be making more of of these and I can't wait for the Pup to come back in stock at Wplus9.
We will be celebrating our very first grandchilds birthday this weekend he will be 16 ..... Time is going by so fast, first with our own beautiful children now the grandkids. Blessed beyond measure. 
It's a good thing I am not getting any older 😉.

God Bless

Patterned paper Papertrey Ink 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Splitting the Splits

11th Anniversary Day 10: February
Release Day 5 + Stripes Challenge  

Hi there, quick post for me today. 
My heart is heavy and goes out to all the shooting victims.

 I used the beautiful sketch below for the inspiration of my card this morning.

CAS(E) this Sketch #258

I took the Split: Best Wishes Die and split it down the middle to fit across my card, 
then stamped the sentiment ( Pen & Ink) on a strip of Watercolor cardstock. 
All stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink . I colored 
in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.

Thank you for the visit. 
Keeping all those involved in todays shooting in my prayers!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Few Valentine's

 I have a few Valentin's Day cards using : Concord & 9th
 stamps and dies.
 One card is for one of my granddaughters and the other for my sweet husband. 

I used Barnwood Background  stamp on my husbands card to help it
look a bit masculine. It was my husband who encouraged me to
get the entire  Monogram Collection BUNDLE  , so happy I did!
I am also grateful! The heart came with the bundle. I used the letter X and the & for my sentiment.

Challenge #18: Watercolor

The Card Concept #86 {Old Fashioned Love}
I think my card is CAS.

On the card below I cut then watercolored the pieces with pearl colors from Kuretake watercolors .
 I used Magnolia Wreath Dies,  Cozy Up for the heart and Happy Words for the sentiment.

 Thanks for the visit. Hope you have a nice week!

 Ash Wednesday ( the beginning of Lent and a day of fasting) falls on Valentine's Day this year.
 We don't go out that day, any day but :)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bunny Shaker

Hello! My turn again up on the Poppystamps blog. I have this fun little Easter Bunny Shaker card, filled with beads.

You can check out the details Here
Hope you enjoy your Sunday !

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Papertrey Ink Celebrating 11 Years

11th Anniversary Day 1: Meet our Design Team +
Sketch Challenge

CLICK HERE to visit Laurie’s blog

Hello there! Papertrey Ink is celebrating 11years! Wow and Congratulations! I chose Laurie's sketch challenge to 
create my card. I was stamping some of the images for a friend and did a few extra, so easy to put together with Laurie's recipe.

 I normally like to make my cards without a sentiment until I know just what I am using them for but with "blessing " it could still be for almost any occasion... Blessings on your Birthday , New Job, etc.

Thanks so much for the visit today! 

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Some Like it Hot Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Some Like it Hot Die
Pen & Ink Stamp Set
Sun & Surf Stencil Collection (set of 3)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sweet Bunny Card

Hello friends and new followers. It's the first week of February and that means it's time for the :
Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 gift 
certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store
I have always loved this simple little bunny holding a carrot!

The little JellyBeans are one stamp. I colored each one individualy with a Copic Marker 
then added some, shimmer with Spectrum Nour Pens.

I know some of you have been very cold but here in Southern CA. we have been having some amazingly 
warm and sunny weather. Spring seems like its been here and we skipped winter .
Hope you are enjoying the beauty of your weather, wherever you are!

Bunny With Carrot
Scallop Borders 1 Dies
Judy's Easter Basket Large-
50% Off February Stamp of the Month
Jelly Beans

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Poppystamps Challenge: Heart Bouquet

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 Hi ! It's a new challenge over at the Poppystamps blog. 
All you need to do is use a Poppystamps product on your card with a heart.
Hope you play along for a chance to with a new die!

To raise my hearts I cut some fun foam. ( you cane use your heat gun to make it shrink just a bit).
 I cut two in green to look like the leaves.

I used the new Heart Borders Die for the two center strips of hearts.

Thanks for the visit! 

1998 Petite Stitched Hearts craft die
2004 Stitched Heart Borders craft die
CL448 Sending Scribbles clear stamp set

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Snow Day

Hi there! End of the month and that means we have our :12 Kits of Occasions post.  Jeanne Jachna
Is our host for the month of January and what a darling cozy kit she sent out. 
You can see all the goodies in the photo above ( taken by Lindsey) 
 We have lots of guest designers this month so PLEASE check out the blog to see :
 Here along with one past member!!!!

It sure was fun working with winter images. Here in Ca we just can't t seem to get much of a winter. 
Its has been and will be, in the high 80's all week! Beautiful weather but not great for a nice cozy fire :)

Jeanne took on this months kit without much notice and still managed to send out lots of goodies! 
Some goodies melted in my mouth ( literally)
 Dont forget to stop by the Blog

Thanks so much for the visit!I hope the rest of your week is a great one.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Birch Card and Table

           January 2018 Blog Hop           
 Inspiration photo for the hop
I focused on the pretty bloom in the pots.

Lizzie is showing a simple way to add intrest to sentiments.

Good morning to you all. I am so excited to make a card early in the week for:
 Make It Monday with Papertrey Ink . It's always a fun way to start Monday.

You can see the shadowed sentiment above.

CAS(E) this Sketch #255

Inspired By All the Little Things #78
Featuring Linda Snodgrass

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I cannot stop using this gorgeous stamp set that Dawn McVey designed:
Farmer's Market Florals Stamp Set and Dies. For my sentiment I used: Scripted Stamp Set and the background is:Background Basics: Birch Stamp Set . Sequins and most of the inks:
 from Simon Says Stamps 

This is the table my husband gave me over 30 years ago. 
 Easter-time I fill it to the brim with Easter eggs, Christmas...etc.
  I repainted the the lower part of the table, last week, and a happy accident
 ( using  a piece of the wood to prop up what I was painting) I decided to fill it with birch
 branches from one of our trees that blew down in strong winds. 
So far my husband and I love it and it's a perfect fit for our family room .
My husband made all the cuts, and we love how it turned out.

Thank you so much for the visit today! I hope your week 
is a beautiful one!