Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!


Hi, there!

Hope all is going well with you today!  I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for my brother-in law, Ron, for his  birthday.  I'm entering this card over at Happy Little Stampers.


He loves to fish, so I created a fishing scene for him.  The fish, sign, and sentiments are from Your Next Stamp.  The sun and clouds are from Paper Sweeties, the truck is from SU, and the grass  and fence dies are from MFT.  The sky was made using distress oxide ink-Broken China.  The images were colored with copics.  And, dots from Doodlebug to finish the card.

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for viewing my card today!  Take care and have a great day!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday!



Hi, there!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you several cards that I made from two stamp sets with dies that I won from a challenge over at City Crafter Challenge.  I'm entering these cards over at Word Art Wednesday.  Ros was hosting the challenge at CCCB and I was to case her card as seen below...


And, here is my card...


Anyways, I thank you so much, Ros, for your generous gift of these lovely stamps/dies!  They are very delicate and so pretty...love them!!  The stamp set is from Make & Create(The Works Stores) and the sentiment is from PTI.

I made a couple more with the same design, but in different colors...


Here is a card highlighting the second stamp set from the same company and the sentiments are from Paper Sweeties...


I made a few more of the same...



It feels very good to have my stash stocked up again!  Any plans for the weekend?  I hope the weather cooperates tomorrow for I would like to finally get some planting done.  Whatever you have planned for this weekend, I hope you have a great one!  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties-May 2017 Release Rewind!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!  Today we share with you a project with new stamps/dies combined with previous released stamps/dies.  And, here is my card...




For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Lawn Fawn paper.  I embossed the sentiment and flower.  I water colored the background using broken china, worn lipstick, and fossilized amber distress oxide inks. The flower is from a previously released set  Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes.  Sequin (Cookie Dough) for the center of the flower and twine for interest.

The sentiments for the background are from the new set Handmade For You.  So many sentiments in this set, which can be used for your card inside and out!  Even a stamp for the holidays, which is homemade for the holidays!  I love this set and I will be using it for many of my projects!


Project Supplies:


Please have fun hopping to see what my teammies created!  You will see some amazing creations!  Have fun!

Maria Patrick-that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!




We hope that you enjoyed this month's release!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Take care!

Hugs,
Maria
















Monday, May 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 Release Party!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day for you to purchase those awesome new stamps!  I have a couple of sport cards to share with you today!  And, please scroll down to view my second post for Dies R Us.  First up, I have Abigail ready to play a game of soccer!  And, here is my card...

For the background, I used distress oxide inks with the colors cracked pistachio, worn lipstick, and fossilized amber.  I colored Abigail with copics and die cut her with the coordinating die. Abigail's outfit, ball, and sentiment is from the new set Score.  I added sequins(Cupcake Sprinkles) for the shaker. Sweet Cuts-Circle Scallop Frames was die cut to frame the shaker.  I must admit that I do love the new scalloped frames that Debbie designed!  I will be using them for many projects!

Just one more thing to show you for the back of my card, which makes for a special extra touch!  New Handmade For You stamps!




Next up is Jake at the gym playing basketball.  He is ready to be a superstar for his team!  And, here is my card...



For my card, I colored Jake with copics and dressed him in an outfit from the set Score.  The sentiments, ball, hoop are from the set Score, also.  This set would be perfect for the basketball sport fan in your life!  And, here is a view of the inside of the card...



Project Supplies:








Please have fun hopping to see what my teammies created!  You won't be disappointed!  Have fun!

Maria Patrick-that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!




Please stop back tomorrow to see my project for the Release Rewind!  Thanks so much for dropping by!
Take care!

Hugs,
Maria


















Dies R Us Challenge-May 15,2017-Shaped Cards!




Hi, friends!

It's time for another Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is  Shaped Cards!  You can use any shape except for rectangle or square for your project!  I decided to make an Anniversary card for my sister and her husband.  And, here is my card...




For my card, I started with a cream card base and layered it with pink and peach circles.  The scalloped circle dies are from Lawn Fawn.  The two love birds in the cage are from Penny Black.  The heart vines are from Penny Black, also.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties(Faith Hope Love).  Pearls and ribbon to finish the card.  The dies with links that I used on this card are listed below...



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge... happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                                                            
Dies R Us Team Members
Theme:  Shaped Cards
Barbara


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  The team is working on cowboy, sport, and caring sentiment projects this month! Wonderful new sets will be released tomorrow on the 15th!  And, here is my card...




For my card, I colored Jake with copics and dressed him in the cowboy outfit from the new set Howdy, Y'all.  The circle scallop die is new this month, too!  It is called Sweet Cuts-Circle Scallop Frames. Twine and buttons to finish the card.



Please have fun hopping to see what my teammies created!  You won't be disappointed!  Have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me
Nancy Salkeld


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!




Please stop back tomorrow to see my projects for the Release Party!  Take care!
 Hugs, Maria

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-May 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-May!



Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of May! We don't have new planner stamps released this month, but I have used several previously released sets.  I have a spring flower theme for I am very anxious to plant flowers soon.  We have chance of frost early in May, so planting season for this area is usually mid May. But, soon I'll be buying some pretty flowers to brighten up my home! 

A closer peek of the planner pages... 






Emma is in her cute outfit holding a flower sending your springtime wishes!  Her outfit is from the set Life is a Picnic.  The small flower on her shirt is from the set Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter.  The grass was made using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  The wagon, sentiment, and flowers are from the set Sweeties Wagon.  The bird is from the set Tree of Life Add-on:Spring.    I used Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders for the grass and colored blades of grass with a copic maker for interest.  The planner sets that were used are Planner Series: Get Your Craft OnPlanner Series: Happy IconsPlanner Series: VacationPlanner Series: CelebratePlanner Series: Winter Sentiments .  

Project Supplies:






Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!





Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please tune in tomorrow for Release Sneak Peeks!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria