Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

What a week -end!  I had so much fun making and posting cards on Splitcoast Stampers this week-end.  I love being challenged and love seeing what the other participants come up with.  There are sure a lot of creative card makers on Splitcoast Stampers, and I love that they share their creativity with the rest of us!

So here is the photo I promised of all the cards I made for the challenges:

And the bird one was sent before the group photo:

Love those Crazy Birds!  I colored him with Copics,
die cut him, and layered him on the woods EF piece.
Such an easy card, and the sentiment is great.

This is one of my favorites, because of the "Northern Lights" technique I used.
1. I die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
2. I sponged with five colors from lightest first to darkest.
yellow, turquoise, green, purple, navy
3. I stamped a silhouette stamp (SU! Serene Silhouettes)  over all in black, and sponged the edges of the piece in black.
4. I dotted with a white gel pen!
To finished it off  I die cut another piece of colored  cardstock to back it and put it on a base that I had run through with (SU! Stars)  EF.  I put a sponged die cut sentiment on the card, too.

My directions for this card came from Melissa's Tutorial on SCS. 

Another favorite:
This was actually the card I made for my challenge which was to use a water technique and some gold.

I used the Vintage Water Color Tehnique, which I just love!
1. Stamp your image in distress inks.
2. Using an aqua painter and water color pencils, paint the
blend to fill in the image.
3. Oh, and make masks of your images, so you can mask
and stamp a bg script stamp over everything.
4. Do drops and splatters over all.
I finished it off with gold cord and a sentiment tag.
I have so much fun with this technique.  You should try it.
Here is Heather tutorial on Splitcoast.

Next week, I will tell you about the technique for the
background piece under the image panel.

Now a photo of my desk.  I thought I would show you all the goodies one of my Teapotters friends on Splitcoast Stampers sent me.  It is called a tickle!  I am so tickled and can't wait to use some of these die cuts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate the time you take to let me know you were here, too!  So glad our Julia posted this week! Wow! But we are still linking at LLJ's.  So head over there to see more deskers this week!  I am off to go over there myself.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Perfect Day for Crafting! WOYWW367

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good morning!  With a predicted 106 degree heat index today, it will be a perfect day to stay inside and craft!  In fact, as you can see from my photo, I have already begun.  For one thing, I have new toys to play with today!  I just received my order from LOTV, eight new stamp sets.  Already made one card with them.  I am a hostess for our Virtual Stamp Night this week-end on Splitcoast Stamper, and I am making samples for the challenges.  I will show you all the cards next week. Here is my desk this morning, since that is what we are doing here, showing our desks! I have just finished heat embossing and coloring an image. Oh, and there is a new to me SU! image that I picked up at a craft garage sale.  I am going to use that today for the Alpha Challenge- V for vases. Did you notice  my ATC?  (back center) Kelly sent me one as a surprise along with an adorable stamp!  What a wonderful crafty friend!

Check LLJ for more WOYWW desks.  I am off to look at your desks, now.  Have a great Wednesday!  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Re-organization & WOYWW 366

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Hello friends!  Another week, another Wednesday!  We get to hop around the world and look at each other's desks and projects!  We all link up this week at Lunch Lady Jan's.  So fun this meeting people all over the world.  Well, I just checked and Jan's Blog is posted so I am posting this Tuesday night! 

I have been cleaning tonight.  That is what I do sometimes when I can't sleep.  I have done some major moving in my craft room.  So one side looks light and clean now, while the other side of the room is heavy!  I just have too much stuff.  I think the time is coming when I need to start getting rid of stuff, and yet I am still purchasing stamps and supplies.  I am waiting for an order this week from Lili of the Valley in UK.  You can see I don't need it.  In fact as you look at my space, one wonders where I might be putting "more"!  Musings of an addicted crafter!  What is going on in your craft area? I am just going to hop over and check you out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pacific Crest Trail & WOYWW 365

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Some of my projects this week!

My lay out for Cheryl's sketch Challenge on SCS

A card using a new technique to me: Stencil Mono Printing

Whahoo!  I finished walking the Virtual Pacific Crest Trail May 30th!  2689.6  miles!

My Stats for last 600 days!  I started a new trail, shorter one, today! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for stopping by!  See more deskers at Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy! (covering for Julia)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Anniversary WOYWW! 364

I will post to say Happy Anniversary, but I didn't get any ATCs made.  I was gone last week, but foud out I could post my Blog from an iPad mini!  This week I am home again, but haven't done much yet. I will show you my desk this morning, since that is what we do for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?  You can check the rest of the bloggers desks here.  I have been stamping insides of previously made cards so I can get them into the mail this morning!  When will I learn to do the insides right when I make the card? One thing  I have been doing is stamping insides and  envelopes as I go on my Christmas cards.  I hope by December to have everything done on my Christmas cards, but the mailing.

We had an owl for 10 hours in our backyard recently.  Our other birds were going crazy, wanting him gone, but we enjoyed our visitor.  He was a Barred Owl. My husband looked it up.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting to let me know you were here.  See you at your place.
Have a great week!  P.S.  I can't figure out how to get the Anniversary Badge on here.  I had the same problem last time, but someone nice told me how to do it.  Hint.  :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WOYWW 363 & more Scrapbooking

Does anyone else have problems with automatic tape dispensers? I love to use them, but sometimes they don't work right! Or maybe it is the operator!  Anyway, this is what my desk looked like earlier!  But I was able to get it working by just starting with a new roll!  And then I finished my scrap page.
If you are wondering why I am showing my desk, pop over to Lunch Lady's blog for details and see more desks.

I used recycled some old homemade Christmas cards on this page.  I used some old retired SU! paper on here.  For the title I used letters made with the SU! Alphabet die.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 362 & More Scrapbooking

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good morning WOYWW deskers!  Thank you for letting me be part of this blog community.  Also thank you for your comments when you stop by.  That is how we communicate at this international blog hop.  It is so fun and I really enjoy it. Okay, down to business!  If you don't know what I am talking about, skip over to Julia's Stamping Ground and check out WOYWW, and the other deskers.

Here is what is on my workdesk this morning.  I have been scraping for Virtual Scrapbook Night May Challenges over at SplitcoastStampers, and this is what is left after I was finished some pages yesterday.  Also, on my desk you will notice a new addition, a white storage cube that came with a lazy susan like turntable.  I got it Saturday at a garage sale for $3.00!   I decided to store my SU! dies and Embossing Folders in it so they would be handy, and there are drawers on the bottom, where I stored some other brand dies.  I thought this was a great find.  I don't look for garage sales, but if I see one when I take my walk, I stop.  I found this and some white book-ends too, which I am using with my notebooks for my Spellbinder dies. I had to ask the lady to hold these for me, and walk back home and get my money.

   I scrapped these pages yesterday. Trying to get
past years caught up.  I used BoBunny papers and cordinating stickers for the title on this layout.  I used SU! butterfly dies and SU! punches.  See, I am already using my dies more since they are right there by my work area.
   On the layout below, I used a bookmark I got in Alaska for the title on one side and I used a ticket punch for the date that the ranger had stamped on a piece of paper the date we ere in Glacier Bay.  I also used our tickets from the gardens in Victoria on the other side and a copy of the cruise paper for the date of the cruise.  I like using actual memorabilia from our trips.

That is what is going on in my space! Thank you for stopping by!  Happy WOYWW!