Monday, June 26, 2017

Thinking of You!



Hi, Friends!

I'm back!  It's been too long since I've posted.  But, it was great to get away and enjoy some "us" time on vacation!  We had a wonderful stay in Savannah, Ga.  It is truly one lovely city with fabulous architecture, beautiful fountains, gorgeous trees and flowers!  Oh, and of course, delicious food!  We parked our car and walked everywhere.  My old bones held up and I welcomed the exercise!

Anyways, I'll share a few pics of our vacation, but first I'll tell you about the above card that I made before vacation.  It is for my friend's husband who is battling cancer.  The lighthouse image is from Inspired by Stamping.  And, the sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.  I used zig markers to water color the card.  I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.

We stayed at the Savannah Bed & Breakfast, which has a Victorian style.  It was wonderful to sit on the porch for breakfast or at any time to sip a cold beverage.  We parked the car on the street next to the inn and walked down town every day, which was only about a fifteen minute walk.  I'm just thankful that it wasn't in the 90's for the humidity was very high.  You still with me?  Ok...here are some pics of our trip...





Beautiful architecture

Cathedral of John the Baptist


Forsyth Park



We feel the highlight of our trip was eating
at Paula Dean's restaurant, Lady & Sons.

Randy had the shrimp and grits

I had chicken pot pie


We also had a delicious dinner at Vic's on the river.

I felt like my son taking foodie pics, lol!  But, all 
in all we had a wonderful time!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Hope you
have a great week!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties June 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 yellow card base.  I water colored the sky and sand with zig markers.  I'm showcasing the new doll, Madison.  She has her friend, Abigail, to the right who was previously released.  They are having a fun day at the beach.  Girls just wanna have sun!

 Madison's outfit and sentiment are from the new set Aloha.  Abigail's outfit is from the set At the Beach.  The ball and star fish are from the same set, also.  The sun is from the set Island Time and the waves were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the Beach.  Sweet Cuts- Sweet Borders die cut to give interest for the top of the card.  Sequins(Cookie Dough) and twine to finish the card.


Project Supplies:








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

              


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


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties June 15, 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 card featuring our new doll, Madison!  She is ready to enjoy a fun boat ride!  Please scroll down to view my second post for Dies R Us.  And, here is my card...





For the background, I used distress oxide ink of broken china to make the clouds for the shaker.  The sun is from the set Island Time and the boat is from the set Surf's Up.  The waves were made using Let's go to the Beach.  Sequins used are (Robin Egg) and (Frosting).  The Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames are new.  I just love scalloped frames!  Paper Sweeties carries circle and square scalloped frames, too!  Madison's outfit is from the set At the Beach.  And, the sentiment is from the new set Aloha.  Twine and dots to finish 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-June 15, 2017(Celebrations)




Hi, friends!

It's time for another Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is  Celebrations!  I decided to make an anniversary card for my husband.  Our anniversary is on June 22nd.  We will be celebrating our 38th anniversary.  The years have flown by and I can't imagine being with any other man than my husband, Randy!

Here is my card...


For my card, I started with a black card base and layered it with white.  The image is from Paper Sweeties.  The rose and alphabet dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I just love the rose die...so pretty!!  The scalloped border die is from Die Versions.  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:  Celebrations
Barbara


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Hugs,
Maria

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties June 14, 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed a new girl named, Madison!  And, she is just darling!  Wonderful new sets will be released tomorrow on the 15th!  And, here is my card...




Madison is having some fun in the sun!  She was colored with copics and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Madison.  She is on the beach at one the Hawaiian islands.  Don't you wish you were there, too?!

For my card, I embossed the sentiments from the set Aloha and water colored the background with distress oxide inks of broken china, fossilized amber, and vintage photo.  The sun is from the set Island Time.  Sequins (Cookie Dough) to finish 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 projects for the Release Party!  Take care!
 Hugs, Maria

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-June 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-June!



Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of June!  Debbie has designed a new planner stamp set for this month called Shapes.  The shapes are the large flowers, circles, scissors, badge ribbon, heart, postage stamp.  It also comes with a star, speech bubbles, and two arrows!  I have a vacation theme for this month since my husband and I will be going on vacation.  We are definitely ready for some fun and relaxation!

A closer peek of the planner pages... 









Madison is in her cute outfit from the set Life is a Picnic holding her camera ready to snap some vacation photos!  The small palm trees are from the planner series set Planner Series: Vacation.  The grass was made using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  I used Sweet Cuts-Circle Scallop Frames under the shapes on the first page.  The planner sets that were also used are Planner Series: Get Your Craft OnPlanner Series: Happy IconsPlanner Series: AppointmentsPlanner 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