Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WOYWW 346 & Embossing Folder Technique

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


Good Afternoon!   Since I skipped last week, I thought I would try to get to the Blog Hop party this week. That is what I call our What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  You can read about it on Julia's Stamping Ground, if you don't know what it is.

                First, I want to share with you a new Embossing Folder Technique that I am pretty excited about.  Maybe you already know it, but I didn't until this week.  I kept seeing these cards and could't figure out  how they made it look 3-d.  So, I finally took time to read instructions shared by a fellow stamper on Splitcoast Stamper.   1. I inked up the Woodland Embossing Folder from Su! with Soft sky ink.  I put it on with a brayer. The important thing you need to know is you ink up the inside on the side that has the Sizzix on it. (inside the top)    2. I stamped my Lovely as a Tree trees on the same side I brayered.  3. I inserted  cardstock and rolled it through the Big Shot.  It is like magic!  The green trees are behind the trees on your folder.  So cool!  To make the rest of the card, I mounted it on a Mossy Green panel, then on a Soft Sky base.  I stamped the Verve Bible verse on Whisper White, and punched out with a label punch.  I punched a green label and split it and put it under the verse panel.  I stamped the fox and water colored him and  fussy cut him and mounted him; the same with the bird.  This card is for an encouragement card for a dear friend.  It also worked for the following challenges:

Divine Bible Verse Challenge, Stamp 2 Spend Challenge, January Fan Club Forrest Friends Central Theme and Word Theme Challenges,  USEIT2016 Challenge  ( all challenges on Splitcoast Stampers)






This is what my desk looks like right now.  I haven't put things away from making my card.  And I found these hearts and decided to lay them out in case I might want to use them in the next few weeks.  And on top of my marker/pad/refill storage is a orphan stamp.  Don't know what it belongs to, but left it there.  Sooner or later it will become apparent where it belongs.


  I better publish this as it is already late afternoon on Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to visit you, too.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year and WOYWW 344

Happy New Year crafters!  We had a wonderful Christmas and now are looking forward to a great 2016.  While my Grandson was here he helped me change my background photo.  I am so electronically challenged. You know I wouldn't have a Blog if he hadn't helped me do it a couple of years ago.  So, why are we posting today?  We are taking part in the What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday over at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Hop over there if you haven't been yet and check her Blog out and all the other Bloggers linked to her. I have met (virtually) many Bloggers from all over the world, since I begin to take part in the world wide Blog hop.

Ok, down to business:  Here is what my desk looks like this morning, just like I left it last night.  I have been scrapping, taking part in Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Scrapbook Night Challenges this past week-end, and their Christmas Card Challenge.  I did all 6 challenges for VSBN and completed my goal of 4 Christmas cards for January,which included  the insides and envelopes.

So you see I am working on another scrap Layout. Also, while my Granddaughter was here I got my Geli plate out and we played and made lots of pretty backgrounds.  You see all those glues?  When they seem to run out, I still keep them and still get glue out of them for quite a while longer.  I am frugal. :)  I will eventually throw them away.



I said I would show you my gift calendars I made.  Thanks to dear friend Kathy, who prints them off for me, because I can't figure out how to do it or I don't have the right program.  Anyway, she graciously printed off and sent me the months.  I copied and printed off 15 sets to stamp and color.
Some of my friends ask me before end of year to be sure they will still get them.  The first time I give them to someone, I give them with an acrylic frame so they can display one month at a time.

 

These are two pages I scrapped from our  Canadian East Coast cruise in October for my 70th birthday.





These are cards my crafty friends sent me!  Love everyone of them!
Thank you for stopping by to see what is on my desk.  I look forward to seeing what your are doing!
Happy New  Year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 341 And VSN Cards

Luke 2: 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not:for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men. 


                 Wednesday again!  Time to show you my desk!  We all link to Stamping Ground on Wednesdays and show off our desks.  I have been crafting all week taking part in Virtual Stamp Night challenges on SplitcoastStampers.  I still have three more challenges to do by Saturday night.  Also showing off a Christmas card I got all the way from Spain from fellow blogger Jan S.  Wow!

I am still in thinking stage of next challenge card for VSN.

Isn't that the most adorable mouse?!  And love the goodies!

Here are a few of my VSN Challenge cards., most of these already in the mail!

                      I am late as usual, but cleaning for Christmas company!  I don't know if I will be posting next week, because I will have a house full of company, and loving every moment of it!  So Merry Christmas everyone! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to stop by and see your space, too.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 340

   The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  Titus 2:3-5


Good Morning everyone, or is it afternoon?  I am so slow getting around.  I have been addressing Christmas cards and sacking up Christmas gifts. I even forgot it was Wednesday and thus time for WOYWW.  In fact I wouldn't have remembered at all, but my husband mentioned it was the day to do the bedding! LOL  So, when I came down to do the load, I saw my desk and remembered!  I took a quick photo so you will see what it looks like this morning. You might notice a  new set of acrylic stamps I picked up at Michaels on clearance; might use them on some cards for this week-end's Virtual Stamp Night on SplitCoast Stampers. Also, a pad of Christmas paper that I purchased on sale last year and need to use.  I have a set of sentiments from SU! that I haven't used yet.  I did cover up my calendar gift sets because the recipients don't have theirs yet.  But, I stamped and colored 15 sets of them.  I will post photos of them after Christmas.  This "forgetting it is Wednesday" is a symptom of retirement! LOL


To see more desks from all over the world, check out Stamping Ground.

If I didn't make it to your desk last week, please accept my apology.  I will try to better this week!  The days and weeks just seem to fly!  Thank you so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WOYWW 339 Stamp-Storage

         The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  Titus 2:3-5


   Good morning!  It is time to show what is on our craft desks!  Everyone else is showing theirs, too over at Stamping Ground.  Be sure and check them out. Mine is clean!  Many of you guessed two weeks ago what was new on my desk.  It was the new Stamp-n-Storage Combo Holder for all my SU! ink pads, markers and refills!  Well, not all of them, but the current colors, and the In-Colors. Anyway, after I got that, I decided to do a little re-organizing.  So I am including a collage of sort of what my space looks like.  The first photo, though is what my desk actually looks like this morning.  I am not crafting, but last night got my package of Crazy Birds stamps and dies.  I stamped and cut out one bird, just to try them out, but that is as far as I got!  Hopefully, I will get to play later today with my new toys. First we are going to a Seniors even at our local Art Museum. It is a brunch and we get into the museum free!  Yay!  Free brunch and art are always good!
              So, without further ado, here is my desk! Look good, because it will never be this clean again! LOL  Look at all that clean work space!  Wow!



Thank you for stopping by!  I will see you at your space shortly!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 337

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  Titus 2:3-5


It has been so long since I "blogged", I can't remember how to do it! I think it has been 5 weeks, but not sure.  First we went on a wonderful 2 week cruise, then we were sick.  Just now getting back to crafting.  But, as you can see from my desk, I am trying to do too many things at once!  First, I am working on my gift calendars; secondly, I am also trying to finish Christmas cards; and thirdly I am trying to reorganize for the new addition on my desk.  Do you notice what is new on my desk?

So, this is just a quick check in with Julia's Stamping Ground WOYWW.  Check out what is on other crafters desk by visiting Julia.  It is fun to see what is on others desks.


Love sunrises at sea!

And sunsets, too!



Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WOYWW 332 & Shaving Cream Technique

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  Titus 2:3-5



Happy WOYWW!  Am late again! We are all showing our desks as we do every Wednesday as part of What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.   If you check out Julia's Stamping Ground, you will find some more deskers from all over the world!  So here is what I my desk looked like this  week!  I experimented using the Shaving Cream Technique as shown on a tutorial on Splitcoast Stamper.  Surprisingly, after you scrape your shaving cream off your card, it is real smooth.  :)

Dropped re-inkers into Shaving cream and swirled around the colors.
I  put papers on  and pressed into the cream, then  I  scraped off with a craft stick for various backgrounds.

This is how I used one of the backgrounds.  I added die cuts from shimmer card stock and added rhinestones.

Thank you for stopping by!