143 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

08/17/2019

Sat 17

Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello ! Marybeth here today for more Blog Blitz and a chance to win this: Poppystamps Double Scallop Oval and Border die

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

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I stamped the image using Peony Bouquet Clear Stamp from Poppystamps , then heat embossed in white. I then used zig pens to watercolor the image in. When dry I fussy cut the image out.

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The image above shows the back side of the panel and how I add the fun foam. Messy but it works and seems to be a more even fit than foam tape.

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I tucked the peony image inside the frame and used a bit of  fun foam where needed.

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Not sure why but when I add my water mark the photo gets duller so I posted both. This Peony was so easy to color in with watercolors.

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I hope you are enjoying the new summer products from Poppystamps ! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win The 

Double Scallop Oval Die!

Details of the Blog Blitz:

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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08/07/2019

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder Anything But a Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with the Challenge Reminder for :ABC Anything But a Card. I needed a few more leaves for my fall tree and didn't have lots of time so I made these small ornaments  from Poppystamps Whittle Maple Leaf  Die.

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Instead of sewing this time, I wanted to show you how easy this was to cut and glue. I like how the tiny leaf cuts even show on the felt. Only one side of the ornaments will show the cuts because you have to  glue them , one right on top off the other so they will be even sides.

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After just cutting the colors above I knew I needed some green and purples for a rich fall color.

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Hope you have some time to play along. You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store.

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08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi 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 Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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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 August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  September 1.   

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

07/29/2019

Mon 29

Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there, friends of Poppystamps Marybeth here again with one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps : Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This time I used it with one of the many alcohol ink papers I made a while ago . I made so many and wasn't sure if I like them but so happy I kept them all. As you can see below with this frame die I can be selective of what part of the paper I want to use.
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I sort of see the gold as grass in the wind , red as hills of poppies, and sky blue. I layered the center frame two times then added to the center .The back of the panel has fun foam to rise it off the blue base .

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I've posted in the past a link to see how this is done , but you have many ways and choices of seeing videos on how to use alcohol inks.

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I like how this one die, can look so different just by changing a few things. I used watercolor paper called Masters Touch ( any will do) for the white panel. 

Take care and thanks for the visit.

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07/21/2019

Sun 21

A Little Christmas In July
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today with a Little Christmas In July . I don't think I ever had a chance to use this gorgeous Poinsettia Delight set from Poppystamps until now, boy do I love it.

I also used Poppystamps clear stamp set called Christmastime.

Using these clear    jewel beads I decided to adhere them to the card upside down.... for some reason they were way more shinny... I think it only works with clear jewels .

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I was just going to post this for fun so I didn't get any how to photos.  When I realized all my stamps and dies are from Poppystamps I decided to post here on the blog to share.

I did get a photo of the products I used .  I used all white paper for my blooms... all the color came from ink blending with these amazing brushes ( if you don't have any, you can also use make-up brushes)

 

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I added a bit of shimmer to the finished bloom and some yellow drops to the center. At first I added gold drops to the center and they all ran together , I made the decision to take off the gold drops( while still wet) with thin paper and it worked!!!! I then added Nuvo  yellow drops. Got lucky there :)

 

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I hope this card will inspire you to make a few Christmas cards early when things aren't so hectic the closer we get to Christmas ( that would be me)

 

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for all the sweet comments on my past post. Hugs to you all.

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07/17/2019

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder, Animal Kingdom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , I made this card for the:  Animal Kingdom Poppystamps Challenge. The birds just seemed to go best with the light and airy poppies .  I used Poppystamps Whittle birds ( so sweet ) and Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This was simple and easy to create and sometimes simple is best , lets say for sympathy or thinking of you cards.

 

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I taped the die onto the panel then glued the paned to a pretty blue panel that then went on top of my white card base.  I was going to add a sentiment  but then thought this could go into a notecard set and best to leave blank until the person knows what the occasion will be. I think it could be used for lots of occasions.

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Thanks so much for the visit today ! Hope to see you play along for a chance to win. Happy almost weekend .

 

 

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#58 - Animal Kingdom

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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 Summer Holiday is Gail Scott!

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

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PSC#58 Animal Kingdom!   Our challenge this month is for all the animal fanciers out there!  We love all kinds of critters..... big and small, hairy, smooth or feathered!   There's so many to choose from,  reptiles and feathered friends at the local pond,  cows and horses down on the farm,  elephants, giraffes and lions  you can find on a wild safari,  penguins, polar bears in the arctic.. and how about your household friends?  .. dogs and cats!    This month we're looking for projects that include animals!   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Nancy Penir  

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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  August 1.   

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

06/10/2019

Mon 10

Sending Hugs
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy Monday to you!  Marybeth  here today sharing another card using some more of my extra alcohol blended ink papers I made . I used Poppystamps : Luscious Script Sending , Hugs and Picnic Plaid.

If you would like to see  how you can make your own , Jennifer McGuire shares a how to video .

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This is the picture I have of all the first time tries with alcohol inks. I wasn't real pleased with them at first but so glad I kept them for smaller details and backgrounds.

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I  place the die, cut side down on the paper then run it through my cutting machine, then layered  on the larger background.

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Each die comes with the top and larger background die .

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The  inside of my card  says "YOU" to finish off the front sentiment ( I forgot to take the picture). It is also from Poppystamps: Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp set.

This card is a bit bigger than A2, it measures  6 x 4 1/4 . 

I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs

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06/07/2019

Fri 07

Hello Cupcake
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends ! Happy June to you all!

I would like to say this was a simple card to make ( It should have been) but I had many mishaps along the way. I kept going and I am happy with the results in the end.

I used Poppystamps :Whittle Cupcake die,  Luscious Script Hello and Flower Garden Clear stamp. 

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One thing that was easy was using some scraps of alcohol ink papers I made, that I saved. I die cut twice for the colors then just layered the extra pieces on top of the other, to firm it up a bit.

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Below are some of my first try alcohol ink papers, didn't really know what I was doing. I  used all kinds of paper, even photo paper because its what I had.  I saved them anyway and glad I did because they work great for dies.

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For a little extra detail on my panel I scored it all the way around 1/2 inch.  

One of the mishaps at the end was getting a tiny bit of ink on my hand that then ended up on the panel, I was able to use an ink eraser to get it off.

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It was late in the day an I didn't have the best lighting for my photo.

I also used some of the leftover papers as shown above for the top layer of the hello then stamped with the sentiment from Flower Garden. I used the cupcake to represent sweet friend. I couldn't resist adding a bit of chunky glitter to the top of the cupcake.


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I hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you all!

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05/24/2019

Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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