Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DTGD Cards for 2017 & WOYWW 427


Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."



I am home again for a short time! Just spent a couple of weeks of staying with my teenage grandchildren while our daughter and husband were on a missions trip to Germany.    I thought I would show you the 35 cards that I with  help from my Granddaughter did last week for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoastStampers.

Some of the challenges were technique challenges, some sketch, some color, just a variety of challenges.  Now I have my stash built up again for birthdays, praying for you, and even anniversary cards. All these cards were made with items I took to my daughter's with me in a suitcase on a plane.  I took no tools, stamps, or inkpads.  I just took, pre folded bases, pre embossed panels, pre made technique panels, precut die cuts, and some embellishments. I just hoped I would have what I needed to meet the challenge.  Again, I didn't know what the challenge would be!  For a couple of the challenges, we used granddaughter's school paints. It really felt good to be using stash!  I should try this more often!

Our granddaughter, when she had time would take a break from all her activities and we would work together to do a challenge.  Then during the day I would show her my idea and ask advice between her music lessons, practice and home school work.  She really had a lot of good  input,  on five of these cards in particular and I left those with her to use. Particularly the drippy paint one!  She named it Icing on the Cake!


Thanks for stopping by!  So glad I could share with you!  Now to get ready to go to a 4 day Scrap Retreat tomorrow!
     Be sure and check out Stamping Ground to see more deskers!   Happy WOYWW!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Temporary Desk WOYWW # 426


Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

As you can see, I am still not in my craft room.  Today's photo is what my daughter's formal dining room table looks like.  I am taking part in the Fan Club's Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week on SplitcoastStampers 

I have taken over my daughter's dining room, and getting dirty!  Granddaughter is even involved!  We will have to clean it up before Mom and Dad come home!



So, what a mess!  So what does your workdesk look like on this Wednesday?  Check out or even join up at Stamping Ground.  Julia is our hostess and would love you to join up.  As soon as I feed the grandkids, I will check out your desks.  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WOYWW 425

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."


No desk to show this time.  I am not at home, but will show the last card I made before leaving.  It was with the Print or Stamp with Bubble Wrap  for the Try a New Technique Challenge on SplitcoastStampers this week:

1.  Put bubble wrap , bubbles up, on your craft mat.
2.  Sprinkle with  Brushos, or Color Bursts.
3.  Spray with water.
4.  Apply bubble wrap to card stock.
You can even use acrylic paint for this process.

This is my card using the process:
Brushos
SU! Green Galore & Taken With Teal , and White CS.
Sentiment from It's Your Birthday (SU!)
Dies for sentiment from SU! Stylish Stems Thinlits
Ink is SU! Taken With Teal
Sequins
Thanks for looking. Be sure and check out the other deskers linked to Julia's (our hostess) Stamping Ground
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to stop by your space.  Have a great crafty week!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WOYWW #424 & Enamel Dots Again!

Good Morning Fellow Deskers! I can just never seem to get to the Blog Party in a timely fashion! LOL  I have been busy making more enamel dots again.  I had never written down the instructions, but had only linked to the instructions on another blog from my blog.  That blog is no longer available, so will write down what I did today to make my homemade enamel dots:

1. Heat over to 325 degrees.
2 Line cookie sheet with Parchment paper.
3 Put Perler Beads up on their ends with good space between.
4 Bake 35 minutes. (I found black ones take longer to melt)
5 Remove from oven and let cool.


That is what I have been doing this morning, that and scrapping.  So here is a photo of what my desk looks like; because that is what we do on  What's On My Workdesk? Wednesday. :)  You can see that this time I sorted colors of dots,  so it would be easier to find the colors I want.
Also, Just a touch of glue or mini glue dot works.  I have even wondered of putting them on sheets of adhesive until I would use them.

Thanks for stopping by this morning.  Have a wonderful week!  Don't forget to stop by Julia's Stamping Ground to see the rest of today's desks.  http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
Things aren't working too well on this post, and I don't know why.  I couldn't link you to Julia's the correct way. Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WOYWW #423 & Splitcoast Challenges

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

   Good morning! I am posting!  Although, not a photo of my desk as my camera is already packed for our Ladies Encouragement Ministry card making day, today!  So, this will be short and sweet.  I will show you a card that I made as a sample for the ladies today.  Two of us did get together beforehand and make up about 40 kits, that include die cut verses and panels, and die cut sentiments and panels.  We put card bases and printed paper in with it and they can put it together and add embellishments.  We yak and craft, and hopefully the receivers of the cards will be blessed and encouraged.

Sample:





And below is a card I made for our Alphabet Challenge, the Stamp2Spend Challenge and the Tuesday Teapot Challenge  on Splitcoast Stampers.  It is D for dies, D for Dimentionals, and D for Dani, the wonderful lady it will be sent.  And D for different fold.  The fold is  Fanfare Fold, and I followed the tutorial, on Song of My Heart.

Check out WOYWW at Julia's Stamping Ground.  We have a lot of fun every week with What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate you letting me know you were here!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

With a Little Help from My Friends & WOYWW #422

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."



Good Morning Fellow Deskers!  I am borrowing from a song by the Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends, I may get this huge un-mounting of stamps project done!  LOL  I had given up on putting the labels on my stamps after taking them off the wood, because it just took too long, and then I wasn't quite happy with them.
But good friend and fellow crafter LeAnn came to the rescue!  She was formerly my SU! demo, but now my Fun Stamper Journey demo.  She came over yesterday and showed me how to do this process in easier way, and also be happy with how they stick to my acrylic blocks, or Misti!

She even had me write the steps down!  LOL

Three things needed: Clear plastic table cloth material from JoAnns
                                   Sizzix permanent Adhesive Sheets from SU!
                                   Tweezers! ( That was another reason I quit the original process, ruining my nails taking those labels off the wood)  She showed me how to take it off with tweezers!

1.  Cut table cloth material
2.  Stick to sizzix adhesive sheet.  I used a whole sheet at a time.
3.  Cut the size you need for your label
4.  Pull tablecloth away from sticky.
5.  Now the  adhesive is on the  back of tablecloth
6.  Lay label flat so you can see/read it on craft sheet.
7.  Lay sticky side of table cloth over top of sentiment.
8.  Lay on stamp  (when I take the label off the wood, there is enough sticky on it to stick to the           stamp.  But if you don't feel it is sticky enough you can add  adhesive.)
9.  Trim

I didn't need to look at these steps after doing it once, but in case a month from now, I forget! LOL

So here what my desk looks like:



And look what I got in the mail a week or so ago!  Thank you Shaz!
Thanks for stopping by!  Please let me know if you can that you were here.  Check out the other deskers at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WOYWW 419 & a Visitor!

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."


Good Afternoon, Bloggers!  You might ask who is this?  And that is a good question, as I haven't posted to my Blog since the first part of May!  I am still here and still crafting!  I have been taking apart my wooden stamp sets and converting them to clear mount stamps. So, that has kept me pretty busy.  I have so far,  un-mounted well over 100 sets!

I have been envious of other deskers who have met each other in the past.  Guess what!  I got to meet one of our fellow deskers!  Kelly of KellysCreativeDreams Blog.  So, instead of a photo of my desk this week here is a photo of us! :)  It was really enjoyable to get to know each other.  We didn't do any crafting, just visited.


Kelly on Left, and me on right.


Stop by Julia's Stamping Ground and find out all about our Blog hop!  Visit the other deskers and find out what they are doing.  We have so much fun every Wednesday!

Thank you for stopping by!  I will try to come by and see you, so be sure and comment with your number.