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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrate Mom Blog Hop by Die~Namites Design Team

Howdy Die~Namites Fan!!
We WELCOME you to our
CELEBRATE MOM Blog Hop



Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, 
we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown

Did you know Die~NamitesDies are Made in America??
and are compatible with most die-cutting machines on the
market today. Die~Namitesdies will cut cardstock,
patterned paper, fun foam, wool blend felts, craft foils
handmade papers and more!
Shimming may be required for some thicker materials,
just add one at a time and test frequently.

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and creations made with our FABULOUS DIES!
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As you are hoppin’, make sure to leave a comment on each of the
Design Team Member’s blogs....
several of our Randomly chosen Gift Certificates
will be chosen from your comments on their blogs.

You will have until Midnight EST to leave your comments
and to be eligible for our
Grand Prize of a
$50 Gift Certificate
additionally
5 - $10 Gift Certificates

Are you ready to see what our Design Team has created for you??
If you have arrived here from Lee Ann Barrett’s blog, your are in the right place,
if not head back to the Die~Namites blog to begin the hop.

I am so excited to blog hopping with you all,
happy to share with you my Mixed Media Card-to Celebrate Mom!!
I have a tutorial for you below...hope you all enjoy!
 I love using many different mediums on my cards...
 Just love this Petaloo flower (using up my leftovers from other projects).
"A family blossoms with a MOTHER'S love."
loving the texture...
Tutorial
How to take your Die~Namites Dies cut outs to the next level!!
Here are the Die~Namites Dies I used,
"Regal Heart"
Regal Heart
"Love Kite"
Love Kite
Step 1. take two die cuts
snip off the end of the heart die...(placing together makes
a new image...butterfly or flower).
Step 2. Cut card base at 6x6
Score at 3 inches and fold
I used Marion Smith Designs Garment District Paper Collection.
Step 3. Gesso the die cuts
a few times drying in between
Step 4. Adding Texture-brush multi-medium matte
on the die cut....then
 Step 5. dump embossing enamel on top then shake off...
 Step 6. Heat set
 There you have it...yummie texture
 Step 7. Stamp, gesso with stencil, distress edges of card..
add wood veneer piece down
cheese clothe, then add your textured die cut!
That is your base!!
 Here is the end result....mixed media card...

Now, head on over to Cathia Leblanc’s blog
to continue the hop.
Thank you for joining our blog hop!!
hugs,
Peggy Lee

Supplies:
Die~Namites Dies
Marion Smith Designs-Garment District Paper, Stamps
Ranger-Distress inks-Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy
and Perfect Pearls Mists in Blue Patina
Archival ink-jet black
Studio Calico-wood veneers
CTMH-A Mother's Love stamp
Petaloo-Textured Elements-Apricot and Printed Darjeelings-pink
The Crafters Workshop-Mini Ledger Stencil
Scotch-Quick Dry Glue
Gesso
Multi-Medium Matte
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel-clear
Cheese Clothe


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Love U" Altered Heart Card for the Marion Smith Designs Blog!!

Hello everyone, it's Peggy Lee here,
sharing with you a card over on the Marion Smith Designs Blog today...
I created I just love the Motley Paper Collection 
by Marion, I also used her new stamps love them!!
I love the altered heart I created as a faux heart necklace....great embellishment!
Just love the Junque & Gem key charm...so cute
hanging off the chain.

I used a primitive heart Sizzix die out of chipboard and 
out of the paper collection...adhered the papers to the chipboard hearts.
I added depth with pop dots.
I gave the hearts alot of texture with multi medium gel and 
ultra thick embossing enamel.
Rolling back the edges of  the papers give great interest to the card...
great place to tuck in one of Marion's paper doilies, and Junque & Gem metals...
This card is so fabulous "if I do say so myself" I think it needs
a special frame to hang on my wall....

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs
Peggy Lee

Monday, April 14, 2014

What I've been up too.....

I guess it's Monday....early early in the wee morning...
I thought I would start to change up my blog post a little bit, a little bit more personal! See when I started blogging way back in 2006, now hold on don't go looking for my oldie blog post...they are no where to be found...
some time ago I accidentally deleted my oldie blog and blog name...ugh
So that is why you won't find those years, years of memories and pics gone..
like that in a blink of an eye or should I say a click of a button.
So fast forward to today 4-14-2014
I knew I wanted to have a every day kind of record of memories for my girls and friends to look back upon and remember when....
See life has thrown me another curve, I've been fighting something within my body since Jan. of this year and now it's developed into my lungs...I have been very ill for the past few months...but the last few weeks have been the worst...I now have "allergic bronchitis.
I can here you know what is that....well I really don't know whatever I am allergic too has now settled into my lungs...
So with that weakness, I so needed to lift my spirits and I have had to do something...what can I change...my hair.
So I cut it all off I had really long hair for over a year now...I did it I got a cute spring hair cut and I LOVE it!
I have been doing daily post on face book which I love and hate at the same time. I have decided that posting more on my blog and only try to update status on face book.
Here is a handmade flower I created the other day using Marion Smith Designs new Bloom Impressions Dies-Peony Petal Die...LOVE 
Along with her Junque & Gems!!

Isn't that flower center FABULOUS?
On Saturday was my day to post on the Marion Smith Designs Blog, here.
And this is the little Altered Easter Egg Decoration I made.
Do YOU see? 
Yes the flower I created and a bunny from the dollar store I painted and crackled....see more details on the blog, here.
And look who came with many friends the other day 
my little friend
Robin
makes me so happy 
here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire the winter has been a long and cold one.
I love spring birthday right in front of my eyes...and seeing our neighbors come out and get out of the winter blues...amazing.
Lastly just a few weeks ago we got to attend our youngest daughter Emilee's concert for the North Country Concert, hand picked...
She is right in the middle of the photo..
LOVE YOU 
EMILEE
Can you see her 
oh I wonder what she is really thinking and saying 
to herself...lol
Mom and her camera!!! 
Well I suppose I should close this for now...I have so much to do in the morning or real morning when others awake.

My To Do List
-see family off lee to work, Emilee to school
Can't believe she is a senior and this is it only a few more months...and our oldest Olivia will be home shortly from college..we miss her a ton...LOVE HER
-work on Spring Fling projects
-mail out a goodie
-start to unpack will explain in another post
-spend a little time with my amazing Lord and Savior!
-figure out supper, food shopping, eat better
-call the doc for an update
-be grateful
-be kind
-be a gem for someone in need....

hugs, 
Peggy Lee

Monday, April 7, 2014

Best Wishes Card and Sketch using Washi Tape-Artsy Addicts Blog

Hello everyone, today is my day over on the
 Artsy Addicts Blog, here.
I am sharing with you my take on Tonya's Sketch she has
create for the blog....challenge is to use washi tape!!
You can get more details on the blog, here.
Here is a sneak peek!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Peggy Lee.



Monday, March 31, 2014

3D Egg Home Decor & Tutorial

Morning peeps, today is my day over on the 
I am sharing this 3D Egg Home Decor and I have a tutorial on
how to create the egg on the blog, here.
Just love this little shabby chic "spring" Egg!!!

Every egg needs Petaloo flowers....

Thanks for stopping in, now head over to the 
MSD-Blog for more details...plus tutorial!!!!

hugs,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Marion Smith Designs & Petaloo Blog Hop-Day 5

Catching up on the blog hop-simply amazing creations!!!

Marion Smith Designs & Petaloo Blog Hop Day 5

These were created by Colette and Tonya...

Here is another beauty!!!
Lovely layout by Ana you can see more on the blog, here.

Thank you for stopping by this week for our blog hop....
hugs,
Peggy Lee

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Marion Smith Designs & Petaloo Blog Hop: Day 4

Did you all check out Day 3 of the blog hop!!!!?
Amazing projects.

Today is a sneak peak for Day 4 of the blog hop over at Marion Smith Designs Blog....
This is amazing creation from Colette check out the blog....
and
my card
and
I just have to put this peak of another amazing creations

thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Peggy Lee


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Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo

Colette Nederhoff

Tonya Gibbs

Peggy Baker
 http://www.pegbaker.blogspot.com


THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marion Smith Designs & Petaloo Blog Hop-Day 3!!


Wooozers!!! What a great blog hop it has been already!!!
Here is a peak at what Day 2 was like wow!
Check them out here,
&

Today is Day 3 on the Blog Hop and I am featured on the Marion Smith Designs Blog!!!
The Altered Wedding Cake...
Created with Garment District Paper Collection & Junque & Gems by Marion Smith Designs, complementing Petaloo Botanica Floral Collections.
This wedding cake screams Spring to me and is so delish good enough to eat!!!
I started with a 3 tier paper mache' boxes, painted them with gesso...
Picked out my favorite papers by Marion distressed the edges...for a shabby chic feel
I brushed on gesso over the distressed edges...adds softness!
Adhered the papers to the boxes.
Glued the boxes together to make the tier cake.
I fussy cut out the roses and images out of the papers.
I adhere them first and then started to tuck the beautiful flowers in to get a 
beautiful cascade flow over the boxes.
Then came the fun park tucking in Marion's Junque & Gems through out 
the wedding cake....I just love how this little metal butterfly is
nestled on top!!!
I had some already die cut pieces sitting on my table 
I snipped them apart and tucked in here and there...
also gave a softness to the cake.

I am so addicted to these amazing Botanica flowers I want them in 
every color....so soft and work so well with Marion's papers.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to hop over to the Designers blogs and then hop over to the Designers Design Team blogs too!!
Tons of inspiration and beautiful creations....don't forget to comment!!!
hugs,
Happy Hopping,
Peggy Lee

Visit Our Design Team Blogs for more inspiration and don't forget to subscribe!


Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo

Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Tonya Gibbs

Peggy Baker
 http://www.pegbaker.blogspot.com


THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!


Products I used:
Marion Smith Designs & Petaloo
  
  1102-101 - Botanica Blooms x 4 - Soft Pink 1101-104 - Botanica Minis x 11 - Teal1102-001 - Botanica Blooms x 4 - Ivory
1256-208 - MixedTextured Blossoms x 4 - Apricot