Friday, May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Inspiration "Flying Flags" on Artsy Addicts Blog

Sharing on the Artsy Addicts Blog!!
This past Monday was our Memorial Day Holiday, our family
always celebrate with watching the Memorial Day Parade.
My hubby marches every year...
My heart is always full of joy, grace and grateful to all who are and have served.
Thank You to them all, even the ones who are left behind will they serve.
I love to take a photo of the flags flying every year!
I wanted a way to gaze upon it's beauty and be reminded I created this 
Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout of the Flying Flags!
Love the USA!
I used drywall tape as a stencil, I laid it down and scrapped 
stucco over it, then pulled it leaves great texture!!
I also used some other stencils as well.
I did some random stamping, sprayed and splattered
my favorite mists, color washes...and gesso watered down.
I found some metal letters in my stash...perfect for this layout....I am going to frame this
layout and hang it on our wall to honor my hubby and our family members who have served.
Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nirvana Mixed Media Cards by Peggy Lee on MSD Blog

Hey everyone it's Peggy Lee here 
sharing with you a couple of
Nirvana Mixed Media Cards!
over on the Marion Smith Designs Blog, here!
The other day I had some free time and I decided to do some creative play...
and mix it up with Kraft card stock.
I used the Nirvana paper collections and stamps by Marion.

I grabbed a stencil and drywall tape with gesso to create background
texture. Stamping and splattered of glimmer mist makes my heart sing!!
My favorite part was getting to play with Marion's new Bloom Impressions Tool,
brown packing paper and a flower punch...I really love how the tool makes
the paper flowers cup to give great depth.

Here is a video by Marion Smith sharing with us how to use 
The Bloom Impressions Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Marion Smith Designs: Bloom Impressions Tool, 
Nirvana Papers, Junque & Gems, Stamps
Tattered Angels: Glimmer mist-Tattered Leather,
English Ivy, Aquamarine, and Simply Sheer-Army Green
Ranger-Archival Ink-Jet Black, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Perfect Pearls Mists-Blue Patina
Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Burlap-Stencil
Flower punch
Kraft cardstock
Gesso, drywall tape

Monday, May 19, 2014

My Hero "Father's Day Card" over on Artsy Addicts Blog

Good morning everyone it's my day over on the Artsy Addicts Blog today 
sharing, with Father's Day upon us soon in just a few
short weeks...I wanted to share with you all one of my cards.
I used a stamp set called "My Hero"!
Started with a white card base.
Stamped the airplane in chocolate ink (second generations stamping).
I also fussy cut out the images from the Skylark paper packet...
Inked all the edges with chocolate ink.
I popped up the images with tucking the banners to give
depth to the the banners are flying.
As I type this blog post I remember my father who has been gone 
for  many years...I so miss him, love him more deeply!!
I try to share memories of him with my daughters, telling them stories
that he would share, songs he would sing....
I believe even though he is not with us, He Is!
Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

Close To My Heart
Stamps, paper, embellishments

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Die~Namites Sketch Challenge & Dare!!!!

Have you heard we have a Sketch Challenge & Die~Namites Dare over on the Die~Namites Dies Blog!!! Here

Here is my take on the Sketch Challenge & Dare....Won't you Play along!!!!!

May's Sketch Challenge & Die~Namites Dare and Simply Beautiful Card by Peggy Lee Baker

Welcome to this months 
Sketch Challenge and Die~Namites Dare!

We are changing things up a bit this month....

There will be  THREE WAYS TO ENTER...
the Die~Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for their level of participation in the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificateto the Die~Namites Dies.

Design Team Member Tonya Gibbs has

created an AMAZING sketch for us to work with!

April Showers bring May Flowers - so we thought it would be fun to have 
this month's Dare to be a Handmade Flower.  

Here is my take on May's Sketch Challenge & Dare for Die~Namites!!!
I knew from the sketch this would make a great idea for creating a 
Mother's Day Card.

I knew right away I wanted to use Die~Namites Die "Mom's Nest" die
for my I cut it apart.
I cut the momma bird and nest full of birdies
 away from the branches and leaves.
Colored them with Distress Inks from Ranger, tucked
 them in behind the handmade flower. Which
is also a Die~Namites Die "Elegant Flake" cut three times, 
colored with Prima's chalk ink in Teal Damask.
I loved stacking them on top of another!!
To create the Dare "Handmade Flower" with a die fun!
Here are the Dies I used for my card.

Moms Nest


Elegant Flake

It's a great way to get usage for stretching your die images, 
cut them apart...and tuck in around the flower.

Added texture to the Mother bird and babies...
with some Distress Stickles in Rock Candy.
And a Liquid Pearls-Bisque for a little bird it.

I grabbed some new papers from Close To My Heart
called Skylark Paper Packets with the Skylark Assortment Embellishments.
As well as the stamp set called
A Mother's Love by CTMH.
Added a paper doily, cheese cloth and seam binding to the card....

Here are some close ups!!!
Enjoy the gazing upon the Die~Namites Dies!!!!

Hop over to the Die~Namites Blog, HERE!
Thanks for stopping by,
 don't forget to play along!!
Peggy Lee

Die~Namites Dies-Mom's Nest and Elegant Flake
CTMH-Chocolate Ink, Stamps-A Mother's Love and 
Skylark paper and assortment embellishment.
Ranger-Distress inks in Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls-Bisque, Distress Stickles-Rock Candy
Prima-chalk ink in Teal Damask
Seam Binding

Monday, May 12, 2014

Creative Play Card with "Never Grow Up" by Peggy Lee

Hello's Peggy Lee here sharing with you all, 
my mixed media card over on the Marion Smith Designs Blog today!!
Every gal needs some creative play...
I used the "Never Grow Up" paper collections and stamps
The fun part of creative that you can use up
scraps and bits & pieces that you have laying around your desk.
Like these gears I had cut from another projects, 
that I inked up with Distress inks, gesso and a little stamping to give 
more texture.
I was given these adorable Petaloo new burlap blossoms...oh my
so yummy to work with....I grabbed my Tattered Angels glimmer mist
adding two colors give some depth!
My favorite part of Marion's designs is the images you can cut out
and tuck into your projects...(which is a great way to stretch your papers).
I fussy cut out these tickets, distressed the edges...I also stamped on them
as well as splattered glimmer mist over them....
Have you just sat down and grabbed a few paper supplies and just let lose?
It's very freeing to just have some creative play!
Go ahead and give it a try-grab some Marion Smith Designs papers, embellishments, stamps!
And Play-Be sure to share with us on Facebook!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Peggy Lee

DESIGN TEAM CALL REMINDER:   - deadline for submissions is May 30, 2014. Here is the link with all the details!