87 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

04/01/2017

Sat 01

PSC#31 - Gift It!

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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 "Go For Gold" is Mac Mable.  She gets a gold star for gold embossing, and gold ink mixed in on that red poppy!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bonnie!

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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Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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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 $20 of their choice in dies from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design here!   Good luck and thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

03/19/2017

Sun 19

Butterflies in Flight
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , Marybeth here today ! I hope you enjoyed the new products and Mini Blog Blitz!

Today I used the new Stitched Butterfly Trio , Memory box Stitched Hexagon Layers ( love those!) and Into the Words clear stamp set.

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Im sharing a card with a design I made a few years ago, its been a while since I curled any blooms or butterflies.

Very simple as you have seen some of the other Design Team members already do this technique. Simply roll the die cut with any small item , I used a crochet hook.

 

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I used a brush to blend some inks onto a piece of card stock . I think the brush has a softer look and I have more control of the even-ness!

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I used two colors of ink to give e a bit more detail to each die cut. After the butterflies were cut out I brushed along the sides to cover up the white and give a bit more color to each edge.

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 Thank you for stoping by today ! I hope you are having a blessed weekend! 

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03/11/2017

Sat 11

Stitched Grand Mountains
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello there ! I hope you are enjoying the mini Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today we are giving away this beautiful Stitched Grand Mountains Die!

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment on this post. 

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I took this picture before the Golssy Accents had a chance to completely dry.

I added Yosemite to my tag because this card is designed with our Yosemite trips in mind.

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In the photo above I wanted to show you how you can add fun foam even with the scraps you have that are not one whole piece . I just used my tape runner and cut the pieces to fit the panel . This is how I raise most of my cards or I use a full piece of fun foam. The nice thing a bout fun foam to raise the panel is that you can still stamp on it if you decide to later.( something I do often)

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Thank you so much for the visit! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this Stitched Grand Mountain Die

Hope your weekend is a blessed one!

 

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02/19/2017

Sun 19

Bunny Hop
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello, Marybeth here today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We had lots of rain here again in California!

Thought it would be fun to make a Easter card with the darling new Poppystamps dies:  Stitched Egg Medley, Bunny Hop and Happy Easter Curve.

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The bunnies are layered 3 times, the first layer is a softer gray card stock to give a bit of interest to the layers with one being a bit darker.

The eggs are glued on and a few are with  popped up with a bit of thin foam tape. The front panel is raised using fun foam.  Easy card, once you figure out your layout. :)

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 I love those little bunnies and detailed Easter eggs!

Thanks for stopping by , I hope you have a wonderful week! 

 

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02/12/2017

Sun 12

Heart Strings in Color
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends, hope you are all happy and well! We have been enjoying so much needed rain here in California with green hills and mountains! Many sunny days mixed in as well! 

I used this sweet Heart String die from Poppystamps to create a birthday card for one of my sisters that has her birthday near, St. Valentines Day. 

 

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 I simply cut out 5 colors added a bit of adhesive to the back and then fanned them out. I used the new Poppystamps ; Grateful Hearts Stamp set for my sentiment.

There are many  little sentiments to chose from  in this set, this will be for a birthday .

 

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Thank you so much for the visit today ! Congratulations to all of you that won in the Blog Blitz!

God Bless you!

 

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02/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter

 

Challenge Badge copyWelcome 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 "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Jacquie!

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#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

 

 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 

 

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01/18/2017

Wed 18

Freida Curve Kindness
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello again! Hope you are enjoying all the new Poppystamps products and wonderful design team cards!

I used the Freida Curve Die along with the Dotted Curve Die and Grateful Hearts stamp.

 

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Not a very pretty picture but I wanted  to give you an idea of how I cut my layers.

The upper part of the paper is not relevant to the cut ( just a scrap piece of paper) You don't have to have both dies but the extra Dotted Curve Die gives you a few more options.

 

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You can leave the dots in place if you want like on my first blog blitz card or have them out like this card,

it's your choice. If you want to keep the dots in ,  just add some tape to the back of your card to keep them in place . 

 

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I added two layers of the cut die, added a some sequins,the panel is raised with fun foam.

So if you would like a chance to win the Freida Curve die, just leave a comment.

Thank you so much for the visit today! God Bless!

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01/10/2017

Tue 10

Blog Blitz using Heart Pattern Plate by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! So many beautiful new products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Pattern Plate just by leaving a comment on this post. Each day you will have a two chances to win a new product by leaving a comment.

 

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I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, love these watercolors for a rich vibrant color! I wanted the background to be my focal point so I added the Freida Curve in white only .

It is lightly stamped in a softer color ink, using a sentiment from the new Grateful Hearts Clear Stamp from Poppystamps 

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I wanted to show you what the front side of the panel looked like, much soother but for some reason I like the way the back looked with more of an outline of each cut.

 

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Hope you like it and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Heart Pattern Plate!

God Bless!

 

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01/04/2017

Wed 04

Floral Stem Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and Happy New Year to you all!

I used some of the new Poppystamps products for 2017 ;

Grateful Heart Stamps set , Floral Stem Collage and  the beautiful, Heart Pattern Plate.

Pictured above are a few choices of envelopes to go with this card.

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I cut down the Heart Pattern Plate , then layered the Floral Stem Collage on top twice, I have one slightly to the side of the first one. 

The top layer of the flower is embossed with the extra layer that comes with the die.

I added fun foam under my top green panel.
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The envelopes I have been using with my cards are from Birch Press Design. I am so loving these envelopes and the many colors they come in.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

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Floral Stem Collage and Grateful Heart Stamp set.

12/02/2016

Fri 02

Home for the Holidays Wreath
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy December to you all! My hope for you is that you will time and try to enjoy it :)

I used this beautiful wreath from Poppystamps cut it twice then layered it on the Stitched Hexagons.

The white panel layer is watercolor paper from the craft store.

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I couldn’t resist adding these two darling Playful Fawns, I cut them once with golden glitter paper from

the craft store then cut one more time using the thin cardboard that came with the paper. 

The white layer has a few leaves that I cut off so it would not hide the darling fawns.

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 I love using the  Stitched Hexagon Layers from Memory box , they fit just right on the card! I hope you like it!

I would like to wish my dad a Happy 80th  Birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!

God bless you ! I hope your December is off to a great start!

 

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