170 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

Clean and Simple Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez



Hi there,Marybeth here today sharing a bit of how I made this very simple card, made with Poppystamps : Happy Birthday Stitched Tag and Intricate Cut Butterflies. For a  chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps store, all you have to do is make a clean and simple card .


PSC#69 Clean and Simple  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 


I used the Intricate Cut Butteries for this card , I took a picture of different butterflies but done the same.  I cut a few butterflies at a time from memory box , patterned paper called: Garden Folly, I can select the ones I like. I also like to layer them with the white layer on the bottom


I love the Gracious Leaves embossing folder!



I only used the "Happy Birthday" without the tag this time. I think the double layers of butterflies gives a bit of movement to the card.


Take care , hope you have a blessed week!





Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and welcome to the Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz! Marybeth here today.... All you have to do is leave comment on this post for a chance to win: Happy Birthday Stitched Tag from Poppystamps ! I like using this die with the tag or the happy birthday all on its own.


This is becoming one of my new favorites :the tag with birthday , Embossing Folder Gracious Leaves and the Intricate Cut Butteries 


First I gathered my papers and dies all listed below.


I cut a few butterflies out of : memory box Garden Folly patterned paper . I wanted to be able to choose the ones I wanted , I also cut a few all white .I cut the birthday sentiment twice so I could layer them.


I love the embossed background and how easy it is to use. 


I like to layer the butterflies with the patterned paper on top. They fold down for easy mailing. I cut my tag out of watercolor cars stock.



 Have fun and enjoy the Blog Blitz, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

God bless you all and may peace be with you.

Copied fromJeanne: The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.





PSC#69 Clean and Simple

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #68 Winged Things is Bonnie


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

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#69 Clean and Simple  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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.


Marybeth Lopez

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Dana Kirby


Michele K.  Henderson

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 June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

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




Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello crafty friends! Marybeth here today with a : Thinking of you card , almost anyone would love a thinking of you card during these difficult and crazy times.


I used memoryBox : Birthday Rose Corner stamp and die set  for my card. I placed the large stamp as shown above . After I stamped my image I placed  the die on the image as shown below.  This was going to be the top of my card and last minute I placed it on the lower portion of my card.




I cut two layers one of the image above and one of craft foam to give the rose dimension.


I used  Zig brush pens to color in the image but didn't want to use water so I first colored little sections at a time with the shimmer pen then blended the color on top, love how it turned out and I didn't use watercolor cardstock.


The base panel  is patterned paper from memory Box , I used the striped paper. The sentiment is from Poppystamps called : Friendship and Kindness.


Thank you for the visit today. Hope you find some time to craft this weekend.

 I just have to say thank you to PATRICIA HOWARTH for always leaving such kind and thoughtful comments on ... my /our...  Poppystamps post. Your kindness is heartwarming. ( maybe its your job :) thank you and all who take the time to comment. ( I know I am the worst at leaving comments on blogs, but a bit better on Instagram

God bless and take care.




Summer Beach
by Marybeth Lopez


 Hello! Hope you will all be enjoying the sun and beaches soon . I decided to make a bit of a beach-y card today. Using Poppystamps : Whittle dies all linked below.


I made a small slit in the circle to slide the whale in for just a bit. I have two cut circles glued together for this card, wanted just a bit of layers but still very easy and flat to mail.


After I die cut the little Whittle dies I used blender brushes to blend in my color with distressed oxide inks. One of my granddaughters had a beach panel she made while playing with the brushes so I decide to use what she already blended. I used the: Poppystamps Brilliant Rings ,  largest circle.


I placed the die over the spot of panel that I used so you can see what it looked like . Little Bailey made such a beautiful beach panel..... I really hated to cut into it. 



After I was done I added a few more splatters, my granddaughter already added a few to her beach panel. 


The base panel is watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby called Masters Touch, many of you ask me.


I hope you are all able to get outside and hopefully things will soon be back to normal. ( as much as possible) I hope you have some time to craft. I've found it a great blessing to have this hobby even more now.

Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Mothers day to you in USA





Wild Rose
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and good day to you. I hope you are all doing ok and taking some time to enjoy this craft we all love. I find even when I don't feel much like crafting, if just get in the craft room (or wherever you create) I start to play with my stamps and dies , before you know it I feel better.


I used this Bold Striped Stencil along with my blender brushes to create as soft background for my floral birthday card. I love any stripes pared with blooms.


I heat embossed the Wild Rose Stem with white embossing powder for a softer look then I watercolored my image. You will see below that I ended up cutting the leaves and tucked them in the corners of the card. 



I used regular cardstock this time, I added some water to each petal then little bit of paint and let the water move most of it. I didn't worry about it being perfect, just added color.


 When laying out my flower on the front panel, I decided to cut apart the leaves so that I could place them in the corners of the card. Simply sniped and glued. 

After completing the card I stamped the sentiment from Poppystamps Peony Bouquet. There are many beautiful sentiment from the Wild Rose stamp set but I needed one I could tuck in the center left of the blooms.




I hope you get to spend some happy time crafting, stay safe sweet crafty friends.