97 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

12/09/2017

Sat 09

Christmas Shaker Wreath
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth here  today. I used the Ball Wreath again this time for a Christmas Shaker with added holly from Wintertime Fairies, both from Poppystamps .

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This is the ugly back side of my card showing you the fun foam channel I created to fill with sequins. After I filled it I adde a piece of vellum over the opening. I was a bit messy with the sequins and some stuck to the tape on the back of the fun foam.( try not to do that....lol) Oh before I placed the fun foam I added a layer of acetate over the die opening.

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Try not to see my thumb... the lighting in the room I take photos is not good this time of year unless I take the photo in the morning. I added a bit of glossy accents and a bit of glitter to the berries. I used shimmer pens on the holly leaves.

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Thank you so much for the visit today!  

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Santa in the Chimney
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Happy December to you all! We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in California, I hope its beautiful by you too.  

Sharing a Christmas card with you today. I love these simple openings in the center of the card. I like to leave the sentiment for the inside.

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For this clean and simple I used the: Large Cute Window,Open Hillside and Santa Chimney all from Poppystamps .

I created the card pretty much the same way I always do. I layer with fun foam and sprinkle with glitter. 

The first picture is the most clear, seems when I add my watermark I lose the clarity of my photo.

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I layered the windowsill three times. The cardstock is watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby . 

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Thank you so much for stoping by and than you for all the past comment on my post. You are all so kind.

 

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11/23/2017

Thu 23

Christmas Winter Scene
by Marybeth Lopez

Happy Thanksgiving to al of you in the USA! I have so much to be grateful for, every year, this one even more !

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Hi there sweet crafty friends! Welcome to the November Blog Blitz.  

We are already deep into the busy Holiday season, with Christmas just a bit away. 

I made another clean and simple card using the darling Tiny Fawns and the new Large Window Cut Out ( thats the prize I am giving away today.  The window seal is layered 3 times , for the glitter background  I added a rectangle of double sided sticky paper then glittered it that give a nice even patch of glitter .Download-1

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Many years ago I made a birch tree card, to make the branches I stamped a sentiment on top of them in a light grayish color to mock the lines on the real trees. That is what did on the Tree Trunks from Poppystamps 

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Here is a larger  picture of the stamped trees.

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I used Masters Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby ( I get a lot of questions  about that) Don't forget all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to with the Large Window Cut Out Die 1970.

The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November So you have plenty of time to leave comments . Hugs and Blessing to you all!

Thanks for the visit today .

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11/04/2017

Sat 04

Peaceful Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! I hope your weekend is going well! I love using these Hillside dies from Poppystamps , you have so many options. This is my first time using the darling :Tiny Fawn dies. I blended some ink on a scrap of watercolor cardstock then cut the fawns out. I was so tempted to add the spots, eyes and nose like Pam did( adorable) maybe next time.

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I added a bit of soft green glitter to the trees and then left the card alone. I wanted to add a sentiment to the front but  decided to leave it blank and just let the trees and fawn shine.

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I am showing the back side ( not very pretty) of my project so you can see how I add my fun foam. I  used my tape gun to add tape where needed, add the fun foam and trim where needed. I then placed a piece of vellum over the opening to give a soft sky.


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The gold envelope in the photo is from Birch Press Design . Thanks for the visit today.

God bless!

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10/26/2017

Thu 26

Christmas Fairies
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there!  I used the darling Wintertime Fairies Stamp and Die set from Poppystamps  to make this shaker card .

 I used Memory box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers to cut out the window opening for the shaker.

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See the one tiny light bulb in the set, its so fun because you can make anything with it.

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  I stamped the little Christmas bulbs then drew in the string with a fine tip black marker.

I raised my panel with fun foam added some sequins and then the holly on the outside of the window .

Everything is colored in with Spectrum Noir shimmer pens.

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It's so fun making the shaker cards with the fun foam, I think it fast and easy. Hope you have a good weekend .

God bless you all!

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10/03/2017

Tue 03

Halloween Costumes
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! Do you know where September went?  I have a non spooky Halloween card for you today!

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I masked off my pumpkin with a sticky notepad then blended the orange inks with a blending sponge, I did the same with the kittens . 

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I blended inks on the leaves as well , rolled a few of the edges and Popped some up with fun foam.

The envelope is from Birch Press Design.

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This came tighter pretty fast so you have plenty of time to order this set and make up a few cards.

God bless you all!

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09/17/2017

Sun 17

Fall Release Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Poppystamps Halloween Blog Blitz! Always exciting when Poppystamps has new stamps and dies!  If you would like a chance to win this  Creepy Forest Collage  , all you have to do is be sure and leave a comment on this post. . There are some really fun new dies and stamps!

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 I use fun foam when I make a shaker.  I add adhesive and then start laying fun foam on the back and trim where needed , I like it much better then foam tape. I added vellum to the back of the shaker after filling it up with a sequin mix, then I place it on top of the card base. I think the vellum gives it a bit more sound when you shake it.

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I sniped the two little ghost from Ghost Collage to add to this little spooky scene , yet still very friendly for some of my younger grand-darlings.

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All the Poppystamps products I used are linked below.  Good luck , I hope you win! Its so nice of Dave ( the owner) to let  each of us give away a new product of our choice! That gives you  plenty of chances to win, by leaving a comment . On the post I am giving away the: Creepy Forest Collage!

God bless you all!

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09/13/2017

Wed 13

Shaker Dots
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hi there! Marybeth here with a some more inspiration for the : Lots of Dots Challenge! Just click on the sidebar that says challenge for all the details on how to play. One random entry will win a prize ! Hope to see you play along. 

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I decided to make a shaker card using Poppystamps Dotted Border to add in my shaker.  I used the leftover watercolored paper then cut out as many dots as I could. I love the sound of the dots.

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I sure love using the Peerles Water Colors to for a  vibrant  look.

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The Circle Frames work  so well for shaker cards. I  layered them with cardstock , the second layer is acetate then the rest paper and or fun foam. 

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  I love these Poppystamps Sending Scribbles stamp and die set!  After the watercolor paper dried, I stamped and cut out the flower images. The envelope is from Birch Press Design.

Hope you're having a great week !

If you were in the path of the storms I hope you are safe, know that you are all in my prayers.

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09/03/2017

Sun 03

Little Kindness With Slider Groves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi! Marybeth here with a new die from Memory box called Slider Groves! Its a fun way to make this little bee from the Poppystamps  : (Little Kindness Clear Stamp) set, bumble around. It's so cute to see the bee tumbling around the blooms on the card!

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After I assembled my little Slider Grooves die  onto the card I also cut , fun foam backing to raise the panel to give it movement. I added more fun foam to the back then trimmed as needed.

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 I stamped my images in a light colored ink.The pretty blooms and leaves were colored in with Zig Brush pens .

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This is showing you a few of the colors I used and the water brush pen. I also added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stella.

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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment!  You  have a chance to win the Slider Grooves dies and a stamp set of your choice!

Wow, what a prize!  Good luck to you! God bless!

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09/01/2017

Fri 01

PSC#36 Lots of Dots

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Beyond Borders is Liz Cavill

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Heidi H.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#36 Lots of Dots!  This month we're seeing spots!  We want to see dots on your designs.. integrate big circles or small circles.. pattern paper, or hand drawn accents on your die cuts... how about embossed dots?  or some punched or die cut circles?    Whatever you decide be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design.   

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we're starting a new feature on the blog on Wednesdays where you'll get a close up of each project with more photos, how to's from the designer and all the details.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on October  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!