Friday, March 31, 2017

Celebrating You!


Hi, Friends!

Oh, where are the blooms?  They aren't here in NW Ohio yet.  In fact, it's a rainy cold day here.  But, showers bring lovely flowers.  And, I'm guessing in a couple of weeks...soon!  So, what do to on a Friday?  Well, I finished cleaning the house and now it's time to make a card with lovely blooms!  I'm entering the card below over at City Crafter.

My sister, Donna, has a birthday on Easter this year and she loves the colors of pink and purple, so this birthday card will be for her.  I hope she likes it!  And, here is my card...


For my card, I started with a white card base.  I used a stencil and lightly added distress inks for the background.  The big blooms were colored with colored pencils.  I adhered the flowers and popped up the bottom two for dimension.  I gave them yellow gems for the centers.  The sentiments were embossed and popped up for dimension, also.  The blooms took awhile to color, but well worth the effort!

Thanks so much for viewing my card here today.  Take care and have an awesome weekend!

Hugs,
Maria

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU, Sweet 'n Sassy
Inks:  Distress(Tim Holtz)
Gems:  Darice
Colored Pencils:  Prisma

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop





When: Friday, March 24 - Friday, March 31
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Spring
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
#papersweeties 
Direct link to SPRING Hop Post:

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Hi, there!

Just popping in to share with you another card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  

Paper Sweeties is giving away prizes...$25 gift certificate and a flash prize, which includes (1) stamp/die set of winner's choice...how fun!  Lots of prizes to be had by many sponsors, so please join in on this awesome challenge!

For my shaker card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Lawn Fawn paper.  The cute bunnies were colored with copics and they are from the stamp set Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter.  The  coffee cups and sentiment are from the set Tackle life one cup at a time.  The sequins are (Cotton-Candy)(Frosting), and (Blue Raspberry).  Twine (Cotton-Candy) and dots from Doodlebug to finish the card.  

Project Supplies:








Hope to see your card over at the challenge!  Have fun creating!  Thank you for dropping by!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop





When: Friday, March 24 - Friday, March 31
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Spring
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
#papersweeties 
Direct link to SPRING Hop Post:

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Hi, there!

Just popping in to share with you another card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  

Paper Sweeties is giving away prizes...$25 gift certificate and a flash prize, which includes (1) stamp/die set of winner's choice...how fun!  Lots of prizes to be had by many sponsors, so please join in on this awesome challenge!

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with bright pink.  I stamped the background with the polka dotted coffee cup, which is from the set You warm my Heart.  The  coffee cups on the banner is from the Planner Series: Coffee.  The donut and sentiment is from the set Tackle life one cup at a time.  What could be better than coffee and donuts...yum!!

Hope to see your card over at the challenge!  Have fun creating!  Thank you for dropping by!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop





When: Friday, March 24 - Friday, March 31
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Spring
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
#papersweeties 
Direct link to SPRING Hop Post:

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Hi, there!

Today begins the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  And, I've been waiting for this day to arrive!  It's so exciting because I love the new coffee themed stamp sets/dies from Paper Sweeties that were released this month!  And, Paper Sweeties is giving away prizes...$25 gift certificate and a flash prize, which includes (1) stamp/die set of winner's choice...how fun!  Lots of prizes to be had by many sponsors, so please join in on this awesome challenge!

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with pale pink.  I die cut a circle using a Mama Elephant die.  The bunny and flowers were colored with copics.  They are from the set Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter.  The bird, coffee cup, and sentiment are from the new coffee set You warm my heart.  The sun and clouds are from the set Somewhere over the Rainbow.  They were die cut with coordinating dies.  The grass was made using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  And, sequins(Frosting) for the final touch.

Project Supplies:




Hope to see your card over at the challenge!  Have fun creating!  Thank you for dropping by!

Hugs,
Maria



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hi, there!

Just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for my husband's birthday!  His birthday was March 12th.  But, I had a post for every day last week due to DT assignments and St. Pat's Day.  So, I decided to share a pic of the card today along with a few photos.

For my card, I used a few MFT dies and the bday sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.

My husband prefers to have a cherry pie made for his birthday instead of a cake.    Here is a pic of him with the pie...




I bought him a new Ohio State shirt.  In the previous pic you can note that the shirt is from 2005.  But, it's one of his favorite shirts.  And, believe me he has lots of Ohio State shirts...lol!


Our son came up for the birthday fun and we went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant.  


Well, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Hi, Friends!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today is the day to bring on the green!  I made this card for my friend, Nancy, who happens to be Irish by marriage, too!  She adores animals, so I made sure that I included one on her card.

I colored Sophie with copics and die cut her with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  Her outfit was stamped and paper pieced from the set Live Love Grow.  The kitten is from the set Sweeties Pets.  The sentiment at the top of my card is from the set Hello Friend.  And, the sentiment at the bottom of the card is from the set Happy Everything.  The house was die cut twice.  Gold stickles was applied.  The house die cut is from the set Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Project Supplies:



Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!  Enjoy and stay safe!

Hugs,
Maria

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties March 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...




What a great sentiment...tackle life one cup at a time!  I admit I'm a coffee drinker and I don't have just one, but several cups of coffee throughout the day!:-)

 Abigail is ready for coffee time!  Her outfit, sentiment, and cupcake is from the new stamp set Tackle life one cup at a time.  The coffee pot, and sentiment on the banner is from Planner Series: Coffee.  And, the table and vase of flowers are from the set I'm having a Tea Party.  All the images and floor were colored with copics.  The dies on the card are Sweet Cuts-Abigail and Sweet Cuts-Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter(banner).  Twine(Blueberry) to finish the card.


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
Nancy Salkeld


New Products and Links:

Planner Series: Coffee

You Warm My Heart

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