Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012 The Band Play on!!!

Christmas 2012 what a great one!!  Dan and My first Christmas being married :D

My Brother Joe's Christmas Tree.

the Christmas Band 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Band - our family - The Stockwell's, The McDonnell's and The Rink's

This is our Christmas Caroler's Brass Band.
Kyle, Austin, Tanner, Jake, Andrew, and Michaela. (above)

Austin, Jake, Kyle, and Andrew. (above)

Becky in back Kyle, Tanner, Jake, and Michaela.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

here's a new painting.

And Painting #2

The 2nd one is my tribute to breast cancer.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oh I am so proud of myself, I have been painting up a storm.   And making Positive saying books.!! yea to me!!  Here are  some examples.

I'm just having so much fun!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wow! October Flew Right By.... Happy Halloween everyone one.  Here's our Pumpkin carving contest.

Jon working diligently (my Son).

 Dan's Creation:
 Mary Kay's Creation (Jon's Mom)

Jon's Creation: Pac Man!! My favorite Game!!

Finished Products:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I was inspired by Traci on Monday night October 8, 2012 to use my stretched canvas to create on.  Here is what I ended up with:  I went with a stretched canvas and the texture combs and watercolor crayons and flowers Tanya Still well made.  Thank you Tanya. :D

It turned out so beautiful !!  

Thanks Traci and Tami

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Here is a new Card I made from a freebee stamp from the creator Sherri Baldy Art she gave it as a freebee on National Card making day.  What cute one.  I enjoyed coloring it.  :D Thanks Sherri!!

Organizing my scrap/stamp room

My goal today was to get my scrapbook/stamp room cleaned so I could finish painting it.  I was able to make a path to the painting part of the room.  Here are my pictures. :D

I can see the floor:!!! it's a Miracle.  lol :D and I can make it over to the other wall where I started my painting the wall, without tripping over massive clutter, or disorganization. :D

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Continuation of the Journal I worked on with Traci Weinzapfel Studios

Thanks for the inspiration Traci

I just wanted to be a little bit different so I added a fence.

For 5 days in a row the sun rise was just a big ball of orange. I had to capture it.

Owls are so in and they remind me of my Grandma who loved Owls
They are wise guys.  

Halloween is just around the corner I had this together title I wanted to add so I added the spider.

My Puppy I love her.

Rainbows are so cool and I love butterflies and dragonflies.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Demonstrations at Puyallup Fair

I just had a wonderful time demonstrating at the Puyallup fair this year.  I have demonstrated there for about 15 years.  I have met some wonderful people and there are some who have.... "Too many stamps" so they are purging them.   And a gentlemen who's mother passed and he has her stamps to sell.

Once they follow me.  I will post more.  So if anyone is interested in purchasing slightly used stamps.  Let me know.

For the people that I met at the fair whom want to sell said stamps, leave me a comment on my blog through your Facebook or your own blog. :D

I just love the fair.  I met this lady named Carol she was so sweet, I shared my techniques with her, and I made a card for her.   I met this family where one of  the little girls stamped so I showed her some techniques and shared a card with her and her sister was admiring my work.  I asked her sister if she wanted a card and her parents informed me she was deaf.  I signed to her and asked her if she wanted one of the cards and I used my sign language to ask her if she wanted a card too?  I let her choose one of the cards I made previously and signed it for her.  She was ecstatic that I signed to her, I could see it in her face.  Another lady came along who was just starting stamping, she and her friend's husbands worked the homemade wine and beer booth.  I shared techniques and two cards for her.  And  another lady came along and she was very interested in catalog parties and I gave her some names of people that could help her and her daughter get into stamping and scrapbooking.   The last lady I shared with I made her one of the try-fold cards  and I signed it for her.  Everyone was very happy with everything I shared.

Some of the attractions at the Puyallup Fair

These were people on Stilts Great Big flowers Too cool

I love to see the whole fair the best way is the Sky-ride.

 While test driving a car when coming  back we got  our own personal view of the clydesdales and their wagons so awesome!

 Love the Pink Ribbons on these horses for Breast Cancer awareness.

There's the Farris Wheel right behind the horses makes for a great picture. :D

The little ponies where so cute with their wagon.

Fun had by everyone!!

Check out the stamping section of my blog to see a picture of the cards.

Puyallup Fair Demonstrations

Oh I had a wonderful time demonstrating at the fair.  I demonstrated layering, Christmas Snowflake card. A quilt type looking card with a bird for a Thinking of you card.  And a try-fold card.  They all  turned out wonderful.

It's fun how you have an idea to start with and then you have different endings afterward.  :D  Like these cards inspired me to do other cards as follows:

I believe if you just start stamping your stamps then you can get inspired to put embellishments around them to make  them stand out.  !!  :D Leave me a message on my email or blog if you  have any questions. :D

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Black & White + 1

I hope this works.  Thanks for the stamp.  Here's my card.
What A Hoot! -  Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This is the free Stamp SkDigis gave me. and I saw this Owl and thought it needs a Moon.  So I took a Picture of the Harvest Moon I had and printed it out on paper and Colored my Owl with Copic Markers and Attached to Googley Eyes  and added a Little Orange to the frame creating my first Halloween card of the year.!! Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell's Entry for SkDigi's Blog Hop.

Secret words from each blog:
a Project
the theme

Sunday, September 9, 2012

This my first page of my Journal for a class that I am participating in.
With Tracy Weinzapfel @
She has free classes Monday nights.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I'm now working on a Positive Thoughtful Journal. My friend Tracy.  She is a fantastic Artist with the Paper Hoarders Group I am a part of.  She has free Monday night classes that teach a wonderful array of using all of one's mediums in her creations.  I have learned a lot.

Here are a few of the pages that I have completed.

The Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

This is as far as I have gotten.