Monday, July 27, 2020

T For TSFT Reveal & Another Tag Tuesday Tag

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


The weeks are sure flying by, even when we are not going much because of Covid.  Today is our great reveal of our ATC swap that we did to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Tea Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover!

So without further ado, here is the ATC and goodies from Karen.  Somehow she knew one of my favorite color combos is turquoise and brown!  I still remember a favorite dress in those colors, which I wore to one of my wedding showers.  Love the cute little tea charm, too. 

 Isn't it neat how she put it inside a card, oh, yes a card, too!  She used washi tape.  I need to start using some of that drawer full on washi tape.  What a good idea.  I have noticed people are using it to seal their envelopes, too, now instead of licking them, as she did. And she made the cutest  tiny envelope to put in this stash of canceled stamps to use on future projects!  






Her card below and a close up of her darling mini envelope and also so you can see the inside.




A big thank you to Karen.

Now a surprise from our hostess!


Thank you Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles for this wonderful memento of our 7th anniversary and the goodies.  You are the best hostesss!  Thanks for all your work to make our tea parties so enjoyable for 7 years!

I think there are a few items in above, tea charm and Bleubeard in teacup for my TSFT reference!

I did do another tag for Tag Tuesday sea theme that I would like to share.


Again, I was playing with my Tim Holtz Distress inks and TH Embossing Glaze.  Below, I stamped on a pre done tag,  from many years ago.  I used images from SU! and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread.  I put the mat gel through the stencil.  Then I sprinkled the embossing glaze (two colors) on the paste, then heat embossed.  I watched a you tube demonstrating how to do this.  I am just loving these embossing glazes!





I had to edit to show the two ATCs I made for the 7th anniversary of TSFT!





I made them playing with my Tim Holtz Embossing Glazes.  I stamped with SU! stamps, then dabbed with VersaMark ink, then  applied the different glazes then heat embossed.  One for Eileen and one for our hostess.  I bet you can tell which one went to our hostess!   I hope they liked them! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I enjoy sharing with you and then visiting some of you to see what you are doing.  Thank you Tag Tuesday for the challenge!  Happy T Day!  Have a great week!



Monday, July 20, 2020

T Stands For Tuesday and Tag Tuesday!


"Create in me a clean heart, God, , and renew a right spirit within me." Ps. 51:10



Happy T Day!  Well almost!  Last week when I visited Valerie, I read about the new Tag Tuesday challenge to make a tag with anything involving the sea.  I was inspired!  I usually don't make tags, but I did want to play with my TH embossing glaze.  So, decided play with it on tags.  Here is one of my tags.

 I love this technique!  I stamped my images with distress inks, then I dabbed VersaMark all over the tag.  Then I put different colors of embossing glaze over the tag, and heat embossed.  I added the starfish charm and the fiber, and the TH phrases. The embossing glaze is translucent, so you can see your stamping through it.
Love the shine!  Fun to play!

















I thought you would be able to see the color of  embossing glaze, but you only see the price, which is not what I paid.  They were in fact  basically free.  The colors are Broken China, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose.  The name of the stamp set is Seaside Chair by Stampendous.


That is my entry for Tag Tuesday!  Love the theme!

Now for the T Party this week over at Altered Book Lover where our hostess for TSFT is Elizabeth.  She hostesses this lovely party every Tuesday and we join her with a drink related post.  Although I got a wonderful ATC from Karen this week, for our swap to celebrate the TSFT 7th Anniversary, I think our reveal is next week!  Here is my tea that I am having while posting my blog.  I am drinking Bigelow Toasted Coconut Almond Bark.  It is one of my favorites, and I am drinking it out of one of my favorite cups


I took  a photo of it upside down so you could see who it was by,  before I made my tea! LOL.  I bought this in Canada,  several years ago on a cruise . Have a Happy Tag Tuesday and a Happy T Day!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

T Stands for New Techniques

"Create in me a clean heart, God, and renew a right spirit within me."  Ps. 51:10


Hello everyone!  I wanted to post today and join Elizabeth and Bleubeard to help T Stands For Tuesday celebrate the 7th year of the tea party!  So, check it out over at Altered Book Lover and see what TSFT is all about.  We all get together and share and also have a drink of some kind in our post.
If you look really close you will see my ticket to the tea party on my scrap page below.


I have been scrapping this week and joined in a couple of challenges over at Splitcoaststampers for the layout below. 

This is my page for my July Scrapbook Technique Challenge. This month my challenge was to use stitching or faux stitching on our layout. I also was inspired by a video by Maremi Smallart referred to me my Jayne/ Ozpom and challenged to do a similar mixed media project.  I even added some TH Paper Dolls! I am really trying to get some heritage pages done, so our kids can see their heritage in photos.

Oh, I finally got my sewing machine threaded! Threw the stupid thread helper down and just threaded it myself. Now I hope I don't run out of thread for a while! I don't know if I can do it again! LOL

I always forget to photograph the process! But here is a photo after stitching and putting wash tape and strips of paper, and then covering with gesso.


  

And next,  below is my finished layout, after the photo and other embellishments were added.  I am fairly new at this mixed media technique.  I did some more gesso and stencil work and added some more paper.  Then added panels for my photo and lace an buttons.  Also added a die cut flower and TH paper dolls from my stash.  I probably quit too soon; I always do, but my photo is supposed to be the star anyway.  I think heritage layouts work well with neutrals and mix media.

Thank you for letting me join the T Party this week!  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy 7th, Elizabeth!  Happy T Day to the rest of you.  

Monday, July 6, 2020

TSFT I Am Back.....

My verse for the week:  Create in me a clean heart, God, and renew a right Spirit within me Ps. 51:10

Welcome to Tea Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover, hostessed by Elizabeth and Bleubeard!

Thanks to Elizabeth, I will do a post today.  I sometimes procrastinate, but Elizabeth needed me to post a message for all her TSFT readers, over at Altered Book Lover.  

Elizabeth has internet problems and thought she would be up by now, but has been notified it will be a while before she is online again!  She had a friend update on her blog about her eye situation as if it were herself posting.  But in fact, it was her friend, because she has no internet!

Ok, so she has inspired (LOL) me to post for T Stands For Tuesday, something I haven't done for awhile!(

Here is my drink related post for the day.  I had lunch with a pot of tea, before starting this post.  I needed nourishment!
Lady Grey, one of my favorite teas, and also a cheddar cheese and sweet pickles on rye.  This is my pattern of dishes, Pfaltzgraf Folk Art, retired.  But not to worry, I have lots and lots of it!

With this "stay at home", I badly needed a hair cut, so  finally went last week.  Here are photos of my beautician's decorating for the 4th of July.


Beside her driveway


In front of her shop

by her front door

View from in front of garage to shop


I love this flag that was in her window

Parting shot as I left.

I hope you enjoy her decorations as much as I do.

Tea, photos, and now a craft!  

This is made from a panel of a Geli Print made with acrylics and a stencil.  Then I used SU!  dies to die cut these dragonflies out of glitter paper, and  a Spellbinder tag die.  I used an oval punch to punch the sentiment which is from a retired SU! set.  I am grateful for you stopping by.  

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Second on the 2nd for Elizabeth

I thought I would post for Second on the 2nd to cheer up Elizabeth who is operating with a patch over one eye for a while.  So, I looked back and chose one from 2013.  That is what we do; we join in with Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover, and we take a second look at one of our past posts.

But first I wanted to show you some projects  I have been doing while "at home"

 I have been watching lots of you tube videos and I watched one by Lisa Curcio on how to make accordion card.  It is my new fun fold card that I like to make.

 



I think it makes a card special.  Measurements:  Base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2  white embossed panel 4"x5 1/4"
The long piece is 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 3", 5 1/2", 8", 9 1/2"  Fold with largest to go on the embossed piece.  DSP 1 1/4"x 4" (2), 2 1/4"x4" (2), white for sentiment 2 3/4"x4"
Belly Band : 1 1/2"X9 1/2"
All measurements as given by Lisa.

Another new fold to me is the bridge fold I saw on you tube by Kelly Acheson.  I found this with all different measurements.  This one is larger than I like. It needed a larger envelope.  There are several versions and I am sure you can find one that fits in a regular A-2 envelope.  This folds flat, but is just a little more  special than a regular card.



My last card is using a technique from SplitcoastStampers.  It is the rubber band technqiue.  I have a brayer that I can click off the handle.  I put rubber bands around it and then put it back on the handle.

I then inked up the rubber bands with Bermuda Bay ink.  I rolled the brayer going one way over some card stock. Then I cleaned the rubber bands.  Then I inked up with my second color, Gumball Green.  This time I rolled the opposite way.  I did it on a whole sheet of paper , so actually got four panels.
For this card I layered a 3 3/4x5" panel of the rubber band background on a 4"x5 1/4" panel of Bermuda Bay card stock, then put the whole thing on a Recollections white 110lb base.  I used the strip I cut off the Bermuda Bay on the card, and die cut hello out of the center of the Bermuda Bay panel, because no one will see the middle of that piece.  I added sequins.




So, now for my Second on the 2nd:  ( origianlly posted August 27th, 2013)

Vintage Ladies Card and Ex 33:14



Oh, my goodness!  It is Tuesday again!  Where did the past week go to?  I am trying to get into a schedule for these posts.  I do better with a schedule.  So, Tuesdays might be it! :)
    I thought I would post a few more of my favorite cards from DTGD .
 I made this card using some favorite lady stamps from Mrs. O'Leary's Artful Illusions.  They are really detailed images and show up best when stamped with VersaFine ink; I used Vintage Sepia.  The printed paper is Stampington, an insert  from a Take Ten magazine. :)  I have several sheets of really neat paper from when I used to get that magazine.  A couple of years ago, I picked up these little frames that are just right to frame an inchie, from a garage sale.  My Mona Lisa inchie is also from Mrs. O'Leary's Artful Illusions.  I stamped it and punched it out and put it on that cute little frame and then there is the clear top to stick over it. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip from SU!  I added a copper brad, ( I love copper hardware best.) and the pearls. I really enjoy making vintage cards.

I did this for the following challenges:
DTGD13UnderstandBlueB
DTGD13CassieT

Vintage Ladies


This next card is a mixed media card.  I used acrylic paint with a stencil.  I had fun doing this card, and might use acrylic paint again.  The stencil is one that I picked up at a stamp show a couple of years ago and had never used!  I added the stick on gems from my stash.  The Bible verse is from Words of Wisdom by SU!  And this  verse gives me such comfort!
This card was for the following challenges:
DTGD13Beate
DTGD13bfinlay
DTGDsummerthyme64
MIX26
BVC13


Exodos 33:14
Thank you for stopping buy!  Have a great holiday week-end, For the ones in the states.  I guess I should have posted something patriotic!  



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Test Post

Hello, everyone!  I haven't posted in months, and thought I would see if I can post.  I have heard a lot of talk about Blogger being a new version .. hope it isn't too different, or that I didn't wait too long.
It is just with all that is going on this year, I haven't felt like blogging.  Also, I am in PT for my wrists, again!  It seems the surgical implants in both wrists have aggravated my arthritis and carpal tunnel.
Eke!  But I can do most anything, except open water bottles, and jars.


I will share two scrapbook pages I did about the all the cards that were sent me while I was recovering from my surgeries.




I am sitting in my new craft chair, very comfortable.  I was forced to get a new one, as my old one broke.

Well, hope this post works.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Counting My Many Blessings

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah" Psalms 68:19

Hello Dear Readers,
  I am definitely counting my blessings.  I have not been able to craft for months, and now I am back at it.  I am so blessed to have the use of my hands again after falling after Christmas and breaking both my wrists!  Two surgeries and implants of plates and screws in both wrists later, and lots of physical therapy, I am back!

Today I was inspired by  sketch #414 at Sketches In Thyme.  


I wanted document these little notepads I had made for our church gift  baskets.  I will be doing the photos of the baskets on another layout.  These papers and embellishments are from a me & my Big ideas  bought on clearance years ago!  So when  was looking or papers to go with my photos I came across it. I thought it worked well with the sketch, and I found  the big wooden arrow and the fabric hearts, and a heart that was a pin on the right in my stash.  I really liked this sketch, and decided to add it to the entries.
Be sure and click on the link above and check out the other participants.

I am so glad you stopped by.