Monday, April 28, 2014

Artsy Addicts Blog-"Insta-Frame Magnets"

Morning today is my day over on the Artsy Addicts Blog, here.
"Insta-Frame Magnets"
I created these for a workshop I hosted last weekend...
Inspired by Heidi Swapp, 
which I just LOVE her style!!
This first one is an ART in a frame magnet!!!
You could stamp anything inside the themes...or pretty art!
The second insta-frame a Photo holder one...
We left one side open to slide a photo in!!
This is the one the ladies created and they sure did love it...
What's really awesome you could use this in a layout, in a frame to hang on wall...or 
as is a magnet to adorn your fridge!!!
Just love making these...I have a few more to create some
scrapbook layouts!!! I will share when I have them finished...
Thanks so much to stopping by today,

All Supplies are CTMH
Skylark Paper Packet
Stamps-True to Life & Believe in Yourself
Inks-Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, Desert Sand
Seam Binding
3-D Pop dots

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrate Mom Blog Hop by Die~Namites Design Team

Howdy Die~Namites Fan!!
We WELCOME you to our

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.

Do you want to keep updated on the latest releases
and creations made with our FABULOUS DIES!
You can do so by.....
“LIKE”ing us on Facebook??
Also, by becoming a Follower of our blog???

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
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...
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!!
Peggy Lee

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
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 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,
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 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
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..
Can you see her 
oh I wonder what she is really thinking and saying 
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....

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,
Peggy Lee.