92 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

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

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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! 

 

 

 

08/21/2017

Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.

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I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 

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Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.

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I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!

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08/08/2017

Tue 08

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! I hope you are enjoying the Poppystamps Blog Blitz !

As soon as the new dies came back in July I sat down to make this shaker card just for fun , I liked it so much I thought I should use it for the blog blitz!

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My top layer is watercolor paper to add a bit of texture. I added a layer of acetate under the second layer of paper, then added glass beads for the shaker.

I cut the word Merry, from the new Merry Frame and the word Christmas, from the new Christmas frame. I love that I now have an easy "Merry Christmas" sentiment to add to any of my Christmas cards. I sure need to get busy , I usually have about half  of my Christmas cards completed  by now.  

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 So many new stamps and be beautiful new Holiday dies to choose from this summer. No need to wait till the last minute.

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The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

If you would like to win the Open Hillside , don't forget to leave a comment.  Good luck and I hope you win!

God bless you!

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07/29/2017

Sat 29

Shaker with Stitched Leaves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today sharing some fun new products from Poppystamps for fall or anytime of year! I've made a card like this before but not with these leaves or sentiment.

I love this new sentiment from one of the new clear stamp sets: Sending Scribbles!

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I simply inserted the dome (that I bought a long time ago) into the cut circle, then used fun foam to raise the rest of the panel. I placed the cut leaves in a pile on the center of my card then placed  the window panel on top.

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Using the vibrant Peerless water color sheets for my coloring of the stitched leaves,( bought from Birch Press Design, linked below). I used only the two smaller leaves from both sets: Stitched Maple Trio and Stitched Oak Trio. 

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I couldn't wait to make another one of these shakers, to share on the Poppystamps Blog.

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07/11/2017

Tue 11

Sharing Two Cards
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! I hope you are enjoying this time of year! It has been extremely warm in this  southern part of  California!

I have a few cards to share today. The second card is using a very new stamp from Poppystamps ! For my first card I kept it simple and let the die do most of the talking.

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I placed the die on my paper , added a few pencil marks so I knew where to blend my inks. I ended up going a bit outside the edge and happy to learn I could erase it with my eraser square. I used the Pinpoint Rectangle then placed my die and cut that out. On the back of the panel  I used fun foam, that I cut to fit with a few pieces.

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I added a few Glossy Accents to the inside panel of the leaves . I stamped the sentiment using Grateful Heart. I also think this would make a wonderful sympathy card. 

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For my second card I used a masking technique I just learned about, I now love using it. You can use a stencil or mask your own center shape. I made a rectangle by taping off my panel then added the die-cut flowers from Peony Stems and Blossom new set. I added tape to the back of each cut piece, I made them less sticky ( so they would come off easier) by pressing them on my pants . Once in place I blended three colors of ink,  after I removed the die-cut piece I stamped the flower image onto the blank white space. ( you could color in the image, if you want) Carefully take off the outer tape and next you may add a sentiment. I used the same new stamp set for the sentiment.

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We have lots of new stamps and dies coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

God bless and I hope you have a beautiful and happy week!

 


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06/10/2017

Sat 10

Ragged Daisy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Good morning to you and happy weekend! I have a clean and simple looking card here today. I used the Ragged Daisy die that can be used in many different ways, I chose to have one row of petals but you could also make this a full bloom if you wanted.

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This was the original color I was going to use then changed it to more of a soft yellow. All I did was stamp some ink on a clear block ,  spritzed it with water , then placed my panel on top . 

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I did this with the stem and center of the flower as well, just using different colors.  You can always add more ink straight from the ink pad as well, to shade the edges. Each part of the flower is layered three times.

I used this fun little stamp set : Fairy Greetings from Poppystamps . My panel is watercolor card stock to add some texture to my card.

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When I was finished I added a bit of Glossy Accents for a water drop look.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some time to craft! I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments!Marybeth Floral Signature copy-1

 


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