Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dies & Adhesive Comments, WOYWW 372

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

Hello fellow deskers!  We are all back to Julia's this week.  So wonderful that she is able to host us again.  And we thank Jan for her  wonderful coverage while Julia was not able to host us.
Down to business!  Here are a shot  of my desk this morning.  Nothing going on, just left overs from what I did yesterday.  I am in the middle of a little housekeeping, so not quite ready to craft yet this morning.  I will show you a couple of projects I did this week.  I really had a productive week, even finished a few scrap lay outs.  I have gone back to scrapping some 70s photos!  When I realized they were 40 years old, I couldn't believe it!

This is leftovers of making a tea party card, and a peek at the card too. I used designer paper for this card.  I even cut out some of the dresses and mounted them on the card for 3-D effect.  I added a sentiment, gold cord and a little star charm.

 Made these cards using some new Memory Box dies.  Intricate but running them through the Big Shot with dryer sheets,card stock, wax paper and then the die,  they came out easy.  Also I used a new spray adhesive on the intricate dies and that was easier, except for getting it all over me and my craft sheet.  I have to figure out a different way to do that, maybe over newspaper.

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments!  I am off to visit you! Have a great Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Z For Zebra & WOYWW 371

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

Hello, everyone!  WOYWW Greetings to all the deskers!  Oh, I just read the great news over at Lunch Lady Jan's!  Julia will be in charge again  and we will be back at her place next week!  That is good news, because it means she must be feeling good again.

Well, I crafted at church today and we ladies finished 40 cards in an hour and a half.  ( and we were few)  So, I came home all ready to craft.  I put supper in the crock pot and came down to my craft room and even finished a card! Below is a photo of my desk since that is what we are supposed to be showing.  Also, below is a photo of my card I made this afternoon.  One thing I learned is my hands are not as flexible as they used to be!  It took me an hour to get those 6 beads on that floss!    But I like them on there.

Oops!  My cup of tea even got into the photo!

This card was for our Alpha Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  It was a double challenge.  We are on Z but we were also to take our zip code, add it up and then use the corresponding letter with what the total was.  My letter ended up being R.  So I used red card stock and red beads.

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you everyone who commented last week! You made my week!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Card Kit Making & WOYWW 370

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

 I am here this week, but forgot to post earlier, then from ten to one, I had ladies in my craft room.  We were making up card kits for our Encouragement Ministry card making event next Wednesday.  So, probably be late next week, too.  We die cut sayings and Bible verses for the insides of cards.  We had the Cuttlebug and Big Shot going.  One to die cut and the other to emboss.  Someone stamped the Praying for You and the Welcomes, and then someone punched them out.  Everyone had a job.  then we die cut and punched layers for under the sentiments.  We package everything in baggies, and next week, the ladies will create, by putting together in any way they want and  adding embellishments, and butterflies and such. Here is what my space looked like after they left!
You can see how I keep my dies.  I keep them on magnets in plastic pages in those black notebooks.

Again we are linking over at Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy, while Julia gets better.  And she does seem to be getting better, and even posted this week!  Yay!  Go on over and check out the rest of the deskers!  I am headed over now.  I really like seeing what crafters all over the world are doing. Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know you were here!  I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Clean Desk & WOYWW 369

This is what my desk looks like, if my husband has t moved anything.  He is there, but I am out of state visiting our daughter and family.  We have done a variety of activities.  But no crafting.  This morning we went Letterboxing and found 6.  We also are getting our steps in, over 10,000 this morning walking trails in the park.  

So, anyway here is my desk as I left it.There is a new stamp set, and some used ones I bought at a craft garage sale on my desk.  Also some print outs of the calendar template I might use to make my Christmas gift calendars.

We are posting at Lunch Lady Jan's. 

Thank you for stopping by and for letting me know you were here.  It is not easy for me to post this from my mini iPad, but will try.  I am really electronically challenged!

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!