Sunday, October 15, 2017

Penny Black Stitched Flowers

A few cards for you to see today. More from Penny Black Stamps featuring another flower with what I call a 'whimsical look'. These 3 cards are easily stamped with memento ink, and colored with copic markers.


The words are from Penny Black Stamps too. And the little cute butterflies are from a Sizzix set that came with stamps of flowers & dies mixed. It is an older set.
 
Thanks for looking,
Mary S

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pretty pretty morning!

Such a nice morning here. Without more talk about our nice sunshiny and lovely morning lets see some pretty 'lovely' cards!

This is the Altenew stamp set called Garden Treasures. I have had it awhile, but then, I have so many 'new/old unused' stamp sets. Remember I had a store 20 plus years ago, and some of the stamps have never been used yet! Pathetic.

This one above features the cut out flowers layered on a card. The one below is stamps directly on the card. The words are from two Penny Black sets. The 'heartfelt thanks ' set is called Heartfelt. The word set below 'hope' is called T-transparent.

                            

Did see this idea, but can't remember where or if it was a different flower set! The 'WISHES" word is a cutaway from Winnie and Walter Stamp company


Sue Wilsons  Californian background

That is it for today. Thanks for looking,
Mary
 

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

                                    What a great view of the Las Vegas strip ! I did take this picture from Las Vegas Boulevard. I was on the 29th floor at a timeshare that day.

 Most of the world knows that there was an attack in Las Vegas sunday night at an outdoor concert. There were 527 injured and 59 killed. It was horrific. I started to go on a 'rant' about the left politicizing. Yes, some are even vowing not to respect the minute of silence for the deceased. I am again, that word,  'horrified', that regular men and women would chose to blame the president, the climate, the trumptards, the republicans, and etc:, for one mans evil. These same people have children and grandchildren, yet they seem to relish more hate and divisive evil. Try to think of the families of the victims, and the first responders that have been affected by this tragedy. Think about and read the stories of  the everyday heros here. You can read some heartwarming stories of appreciation and love by strangers. Please don't listen to Hollywood. They have armed security for themselves, and they are not giving that up. Besides none of us really 'live' that life. Sorry, I did rant alittle!

Minutes before, everyone raised their lighted-up cell phones and sang "God Bless America" in unison. They said 22,000 people.

Ps. I live here.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

On a roll!

This time I am sharing some cards that my friend Emily made. The feathers are either from Wish.com or they are Mariannes dies or both! I really did know at the time. The 'retro' background die is from My Favorite things. Emily mixed pattern paper and grey paper. She added a touch of bling with sequins!

 
 

Next card she used the diagonal cover plate also from My Favorite Things. They cycle cames from Wish. Don't you love the flower on the wheel? 'Wishes' came from Winnie & Walter.

         
                                                                         Thanks for looking!
                                                                           Mary

 

Sept 23rd....

This is what happens when I don't blog all month! Yes, August 30th was the last one. Wow. I could tell you the first of the month was busy with company. Well, we baked Italian cookies and a luscious red cake ahead of  time. So maybe 6 days of 'busy', and this is the 23rd already!

Not sure where to start. Lets start with couple of my miscellaneous cards.
Another card using Unity stamp set.
                                                           This is a digi stamp 

Another from Unity Stamps.
Rose stamp from Brutus Monroe
Check out the next post!
I think I am on a roll.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August Mushroom madness!

It is still in the 100's here! I've been doing Christmas cards, but I will share them later. For now it is really to early. I feel like they are more enjoyable when the season matches!

Today I wanted to show you another stamp set from Unity Stamps. Mushrooms and snails, I am not sure of the 'name' of the set. It features several word stamps for 'snail mail, feeling sluggish', so you can use it for a lot of different occasions.    




 
These are so fun to play with!
Thanks for looking!
Mary
 

Friday, August 25, 2017

As long as we could...

As long as we could is never long enough. We had our Zoeie for 15 years and 10 months. What a great furry friend. Yesterday we said 'good-bye'.
July or August 2017. She had lost about 30 pounds. She finally couldn't get up.
This looks like Chrismas 2016. She would be 15 here.
She would throw herself down on the floor and roll like a puppy! She still did this a couple months ago!

This is my favorite picture. I think it was taken in about 2015 when she would have been 13. Such beautiful eyes. Such a beautiful heart.
 She loved her Gracie. This was about 8 years ago since Gracie will be 8 in December. Our time doesnt last long enough with our friends.

Thanks for looking!
Mary