Saturday, January 31, 2015

Art for 5 Days-Day 3 "Altered Wedding Cake"

Thank God it's the weekend...a busy day today running errands with my hubby, shopping and running to do the trash run....good afternoon nap on this chilly day here on the east coast.
Posting my Day 3 a little late, but better for all this goodness to see...

Day 3 "Art for 5 Days" 
You can see the regional post here, it was  
a blog hop with Marion Smith and

"Altered Wedding Cake"
Created with Marion Smith Designs papers and Petaloo flowers! 

Thanks for stopping by 
have a great weekend...
Peggy Lee

Friday, January 30, 2015

Art for 5 Days-Day 4

Today is another day of sharing my art with my friends on Face book and here on my blog..
so here it is my Art to share with you all...enjoy (another older recap post)

Art for 5 Days

Day 4

Altered Paper Bag Challenge and gift All-in-One.

Altered Paper Bag, 5x7 Card and Tag with Handmade Gift all in one! Over on YouTube I participated in a challenge-to create a paper bag with a pocket, tag, card. So here is what I created I used a plain lunch paper bag, used Close To My Heart papers, inks, chipboard pieces, seam binding and pearl gems. All these supplies you can purchase on my website at (except the paper line no longer available),  I also used Tim Holtz dress form die cut and On the Edge distressed doily die cut.
                                            Embellished with vintage buttons, lace and
                                                                Altered paper bag
                                        Here is my video on the challenge, hope you enjoy 
                                                  Thank you Lydia for a great challenge.

Thanks for stopping in today and walking down memory lane with me on Art for 5 Days.....
Peggy Lee

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Art in 5 Days....Day 5 "A Tag Play House"

Art for 5 Days

 My friend Lynne tagged me in sharing my Art for 5 Days over on I decided to dig through my old blog post for some of my favorite art pieces I have created over the I decided this would be awesome to share on my blog as well...what a great way to look back and as well as see how I have grown in my creative journey. To start I decided to make it a little fun and start with Day 5 first and count down to my favorite Day 1 of sure to stop by over the next 5 days here on my blog.

Countdown Art for 5 Days:

"Day 5"

Back in February 19, 2011....I decided to take part in a challenge over on Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog  and it was so fun....enjoy reading this blog post here....the link has changed so follow this link above for their current challenges.

"A Tag" Challenge: " A Tag Play House"

 Wow this little "Tag" Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog sure stretched my creative mind, I started out making a simple tag, then taped together two, then three...using the new Graphic 45 papers "Once Upon a Springtime Collection". 
 I also took to shipping tags and covered with papers, inks and created a floor for the walls to be placed on. I used a Hero Arts stamp for the two side gates, I used Tim Holtz "On The Edge-Picket Fence Die" to create the adorable little fence, with old book papers glued on and glimmer misted and painted white.
 To give it a garden bed along the  fence,  I used again Tim Holtz "Tattered Floral Die Cut" to create flowers and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Jazz Blue, Frost and Coffee Shop) also used Distress inks Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold to color the flowers. Added gems and pearls with butterfly punch-Martha Stewart with inked edges. For all the distressing and aging I used Tim Holtz Distress inks (Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, and Dried Marigold).
 I cut out the little characters from one of the Graphic 45 papers, added inks and stickles. Finished off the little tag play house with some moss to give it that at home feel. Love it.
 This little paper lantern was made using the die cuts on the Graphic 45papers and taped together and hanging on a stem.
I used a piece of Grunge Paper and inked it with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo, added another die cut little title out and hung it off the picket fence. so cute. A little fairy next to the grunge paper key and butterfly hiding in the little garden along the fence.
I had a blast starting out with one thing on my mind was to create a simple tag with this new line of paper then my creative spirit flowed into this Tag Play House!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,
enjoy-create on....

Peggy Lee

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Die~Namites Dies Birthday Blog Hop....."Birthday Party"

Over on the Die~Namites Dies Blog we are hopping today
with me and see more details...hop over to the blog,here

Every "Birthday Party" needs a banner...and how super easy to create 
this adorable banner using

Here are the Die~Namites Dies I used to create this little birthday 
banner and party embellishments.

Cuppy Candles
Party Animal

The "Cuppy Candles" die cuts so many images at once it makes
creating so fast and easy....
I created a banner, banner name tag holders and the birthday 
invitation card with the "Party Animal"...

Close up of the "Cuppy Candles" number 8.

1.) I die cut many different 
colors of paper.
 2.) then cut apart
 3.) adhere pieces back together.
4.) pop it up to give depth.
These die images would be great for any 
birthday party....or for a simple birthday card...

Creating your own birthday party invites, banners, decoration are so
simple and fast with these it!

Want to know more about this cute birthday invitation see it here, 
on Monday's blog post...enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Peggy Lee

Die~Namites Dies-Cuppy Candles and Party Animal
Ranger-Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
CTMH-Ink-Lagoon, Sorbet, Black
CTMH-Card Stock-Black, Kraft, Lagoon, Sorbet, Flaxen
CTMH-Chalk It Up paper

Be sure to jump over to the blog to see what design team member Cathia
has created for the "birthday blog hop"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Die~Namites Birthday Blog Hop....With Susie Bentz and Me!!!!

Yes you have heard it right all week long over on the Die~Namites Dies Blog...
New BIRTHDAY Release!!

I received this adorable "Party Animal" Die 

and I knew I had to create 
an birthday invitation!

Party Animal
I started with a card base in white, 
I die cut the Die~Namites "Party Animal" out in
Kraft, black, lagoon card stock and in pattern paper.
I did a paper piecing technique
 (just cut the pieces apart in the colors you want)
Use wet glue to adhere the pieces back in place
 on the Kraft die cut piece.
To help give depth to the die cut piece I used 3-D foam tape
between the two Party Animal Die cut...
Bottom layer that I adhere down to card front is black die cut.
3-D foam tape 
Top layer is your paper pieced die cuts.
Also distressed the edges of die cut piece
 with distress ink in vintage photo...helps to give warmth to die cut.
See the balloon in the photo above...see the cute little stars
and dots well those are the negative pieces that fall out 
of the die cut pieces...oh yes I say everything when I die cut images out.
You never know if they can be used
 to adorn your projects!
I call this extra bonus from using your Die~Namites Dies.
Here is a peak at the inside the birthday invite
I just love how this card came out!
and along with me to start off this new BIRTHDAY release is 
design team member Susie, you can check her BIRTHDAY creation

Remember to stop by the blog all week long, next up is design team members
Tyra and Stacy, here.

And there is still time to join us over at Die~Namites Dies Blog for our
Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenge, here..for the details.

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Canvas Corp Brands-Kraft card stock
Ranger-Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
CTMH-Card Stock-Lagoon, Black, White, Sorbet, Flaxen
CTMH-Ink-Black, Lagoon, Sorbet, Champagne
CTMH-Chalk It Up pattern paper
CTMH-stamp-Party Pennants
3-D pop dots
3-in-1-Beacon adhesive

Friday, January 16, 2015

Die~Namites Dies Blog Post: For January Sketch & Dare Challenge "Jumbo Tag"

I have been meaning to share with you all my blog post I did for Die~Namites Dies Blog!
so here it is...enjoy!

First I want to wish you all a
 Happy New Year 2015!
With 2014 coming to an end and 2015 starting,
I want to share with you more artwork
with using the Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenges!

Here is the Sketch designed by design team
member Tonya! 

This month's dare is to use something PINK! 


  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Die.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.**

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

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

Here is my take on this month's sketch & dare challenge....

I used one of my "favorite" Die~Namites Die!!
"Leafy Branch"
Leafy Branch
I decided I wanted to create a "Jumbo Tag"
 (I would love to create more jumbo tags to have on hand to give away).
I love having a basket full of tags, cards, etc to
hand out to my family and friends.

This month's dare challenge is to use "pink"!!

My favorite color-I knew the Graphic 45 
"A Ladies Diary" paper collection was perfect...
I cut my tag out of chip board and covered with black card stock 
along with the paper collection. Inked the edges with Distress ink-vintage photo.
Size of my jumbo tag is 4 x 8.
I began to fussy cut out the flowers and clocks 
and knew the Die~Namites Die "Leafy Branch" was exactly
what the jumbo tag needed! I die cut three leafy branches 
out of green card stock. I cut the die cut pieces apart to be 
able to tuck in around the paper flowers, doily and paper collection. 
Final touches I colored seam binding with
 Tattered Angels glimmer mist in
Wedding Pink (got the pink theme going)
added vintage mother of pearl buttons.

I just love how this jumbo tag came out...
Hope you join us by playing with your creative supplies 
 using the Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenge, here!
Thanks for stopping by, besure to jump over to the Die~Namites Blog
 to see more inspiration...
Peggy Lee

Graphic 45-A Ladies Diary Paper Collection
Canvas Corp Brands-Tattered Angels-glimmer mist Wedding Pink
Ranger-Tim Holtz-Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Chip Board
Black Card Stock
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons
Seam Binding

Monday, January 5, 2015

Holiday Recap and New Year 2015

Well our 2014 year was full of many hardships and closing out 2014 with the Holiday's with our girls who were home from college break.
We did our tradition with Christmas Eve Candle Light Service at our church.
Here is my hubby Lee singing us "Oh Holy Night"!
Here are our angels at the Candle Light beautiful
Olivia and Emilee are in Ministry School in Portsmouth, NH

Christmas Eve after celebrating with our Church family....
we come home and open one gift each.
(been our tradition since the girls were small)
and we watch Christmas movies...
Livy (Olivia) got a pearl earrings.

Our tree late on Christmas Eve...setting out the last minute
gifts for our girls.
To celebrate the New Year 2015 
we had a family photo is one
of all of love this photo
(it was such a cold bitter cold day)!

Getting my 2015 list ready!
Happy New Year Everyone.

Peggy Lee