Monday, January 18, 2021

T Stands for Tag & Tea

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

Hello readers!  This afternoon, I have been working on a tag so I could take part in Tag Tuesday.  We have a delightful theme of Faery Gardens issued by Michele.  I have hoarded this pretty paper by DCWV for years!  I thought of it when I saw the theme.  Although, there are no fairies on it, there seems to be a beautiful garden.  And the title is The Garden Tea Party Stack, which works great for our TSFT, too.  Since there wasn't a fairy on it, I stamped a B Line Designs fairy on a piece of the paper with TH Distress Oxide "Tea Dye".  Oh, good ,another tea reference! LOL  I then used Tattered Rose Distress Embossing glaze. I cut with a scalloped punch and layered on another larger die cut piece of SU! Really Rust CS. I layered a scrap of lace in between the two scallops.

I am making this also for a Mixed Media Challenge on SCS to alter a paper clip, So I layered the tag on a paper clip with another piece of the pretty paper on the back.  This will go nicely in one of my junk journals.  I also, inked and heat embossed around the edges of both the tag and image piece.  

You can go to our TSFT over at Altered Book Lover and join our Tea Party.  Elizabeth and Bleubeard are our hosts.  You can see  other tags for our theme at  Tag Tuesday

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, January 11, 2021

T Stands For Happily Crafting!

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

Hello Dear Readers and T gang.  Today, you find me happily crafting!  I have been junk journaling today as well as card making, so I will share both.

In our Dear Julie, Julie Junk Journal January Challenge, we are to use junk only!
No new paper, no stamping, unless we make the stamps out of junk and our ink pad out of junk and food dye.  I won't be doing that as I have plenty of ink pads and stamps.  Just won't use them for this challenge.

One of our challenge elements to be made is  a  belly band with two inserts.  I made a belly band and put it on one of my pages that is a paper from an old Ideals magazine.  The Belly band is a map scrap from an outdated atlas.  I decorated with a tea tag, stamp and srap digi of a postcard.  One insert is one of 8 notes we can use.  I decorated with a punched tab from packaging, another scrap of digi postcard and a tea from a tea box. The other insert is an envelope someone sent me a ATC card in.  I decorated with a stamp, and can actually put something in it.  Just, an FYI, I store my ATCs in a pocket style book. I die cut the corner for this page from a book page.  I haven't done anything yet to the page across.  It is a sack that was sprayed with water, wadded up then ironed and cut to a two page size.  Something I saw on You tube. :)

Another project was a card I made for today's Clean and Simple Challenge on SpitcoastStampers.
We were challenged to go back in our gallery and pick out one of our own cards and CASE it: Copy and Share Everything, and to use an old stamp.  
I went back in my gallery to 2017 and found one with this cute SU! image from Friendships Grow.
I started with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series paper by SU!  I stamped the background script stamp, also SU! on it with Island Indigo.   Then I sponged with Pool Party ink, and then rubbed off the access, and magically the dots appear.  That is what the specialty paper does!  
The layers are Recollections white, Island Indgo, and the image is stamped on Whisper white.  I colored the image with TH Distress Markers.  I layered some seam binding under the sentiment and image.

Do you spy my beverage ticket to the TSFT party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeths?  There are actually two items. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!

Monday, January 4, 2021

T Stands for The New Year

Ps. 100:1  "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."

Happy New Year! 

I have been doing several new things in the new year.  One, is taking a free online class from Kit and Clouder, which also came with a free digital of this cute little deer.  The lessons show different blending techniques with either pencils or markers.  I followed the one for pencils.  Here is my first try.  I made a card out of it.  

I am showing how we did it in steps.

I hope to get better.  I am already taking another class from her, too.  I would be interested to know if any of my readers have ever taken her classes.  Some of them are paid classes, but she has several free ones.  I really enjoy them.

And below are the gift calendars I stamped for 2021.   I try to not make them too flowery as I give them to some guys, like our son and grandson.  :)

And the squirrel is holding my ticket to the tea party over at Bleuberd's and Elizabeth's this week.
She hosts our T Stands For Tuesday at Altered Book Lover every 
week.  Come join us and share a drink related post in your post. 

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy T Day!  I hope you have a great week!

Monday, December 21, 2020

T Stands For Time to Post Merry Christmas Wishes

Luke 2:1-14 (KJV)

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 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.

 Yes, I thought I would check in as it has been a month!  I appreciate that Anne checked in on me.  We are fine here except for mild earthquakes!  Several since Thanksgiving , then 7 on Saturday, the biggest being 3.7.  There is some disagreement about that number, but anyway nothing big enough to cause damage.  As we are known for tornados, not earthquakes, it is quite disquieting!  The experts keep telling us it is not abnormal, but at the same time the one on Saturday was the biggest since early 1900s!  Whatever!  We are safe, they are just loud!  We hear a big boom, and then it feels like a truck hit our house! No shaking really, just over quickly.

Enough of that.  I am posting to wish you a wonderful Christmas!  

Here is my ticket to the tea party ( Tea Stands For Tuesday) over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  I hope she is still there as I haven't checked!

One of my Christmas Teapots I have out for Christmas.

This is my decoration on my craft room bulletin board. 

So, I wish you all a lovely Christmas.  I hope you are able to be with family in some way or another.  We will be together via Skype at one point.  Different times call for different ways.  But we can still remember one thing that doesn't change.  Jesus is the Reason for our celebration.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2020

T Stands For Thanksgiving

Hello everyone!  I finished my November DearJulieJulie My Favorite Things Junk  Journal challenge today. It is my Thankful Journal. I thought I would share some of it with you.  The challenge was to use 15 of our favorite things to make 15 of her favorite things.  So we picked out our things.  Some of mine was a  paper pack, stamp&die set bundle, rhinestones, flower stickers, cardstock, etc.  Julie named items we could use and not count in our 15, like 72 inches of trim, paper clips, fabric, etc.  then we were challenged to make flip flop pages, pockets, tags, etc.  I also used her  Blue Winter digi kit for some of the pages, which you can get in her Etsy Shop. 

So here are a few photos.  They didn’t load in order. Sorry. I am doing this from an iPad, so not sure what I am doing.  Join us over at Altered Book Lover for our tea party.



My tea as I post.

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving in the U.S. and happy tea day to the rest of you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

T Stand for Tea!

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

 It is still Tuesday!  I am joining  T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  Just a quick post to show you all the birthday cards I received for my Birthday last month, most handmade by my crafty friends.  I hope I included them all and didn't leave one somewhere else around the house.  I tried to keep them all together. There were many different  styles ; I am sure I will be CASEing  (Copy and Share Everything) them.  Thank you to all my crafty friends for all these lovely cards, and for the goodies they sent me too.  I treasure them!

I have been busily participating in Falliday Fest on SplitcoastStampers.

Here is one of the projects we did for the Holiday Blitz tutorials part of Falliday Fest.

Lori Craig made a tutorial and included a template for this Gingerbread Garland.  I decided to make it and to hang it on the bulletin board in my craft room.  I will decorate it more towards Christmas.  Our granddaughter will sleep in my craft room at Christmas so I thought I would decorate. Here is a link to Falliday Fest Tutorial #4 where you will find the link for the Gingerbread Garland template.

I printed the houses on Crumb Cake.  Then I cut them out.  I turned them over so the black line didn't show and outlined in white gel pen, until it gave out.  Then I used white acrylic paint, then ended up embossing the gingerbread in craft white ink and white embossing powder.  The gingerbread men were cut with a Stamping Up die from Holiday Collections, something I have had for years!  Didn't use it much but thought it perfect for this garland.  In fact I might add more.  What do you think?  There need to be more gingerbread men, right?

I am still doing more challenges for Falliday Fest.  It last the rest of this week. Why don't you come join us?

That is a wrap!  I hope you notice my tea cup in the first photo.  I am drinking Stash  Breakfast in Paris, a blend of blak teas, lavender, bergamot oil and vanilla extract.  So good!  Bergamot is what makes the Earl Grey so good.  My sister sent me a huge assortment of Stash teas for my birthday!  Even a chocolate decaf tea that is out of this world! LOL

Have a great day everyone, and I thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, October 26, 2020

T Stands For Snow!

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

Whaaaat?  Yes, we have snow on the 26th of October!  I cannot believe it!  And besides that it is cold!  BRR!

Yes, my hubby was shoveling snow.  It was 25 degrees outside!  Eek!

It has been a perfect day for crafting.  I have been getting ready for our Falliday Fest on SplitcoastStampers.  It will begin November 2nd, and will include challenges and Holliday Blitz of tutorials.  All are welcome to come and take part!  Here is the  Falliday Fest 2020 Chat Thread.  I am one of the hostesses, so I am getting my samples ready for my challenge.

Talking of special challenges, when we had our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges, I won a prize.

It is from The Rabbit Hole Designs and here is my haul!  Two stamp sets, and two stencils and as a thank you, sequins and the cutest little rabbit paper clip and sweet tarts, which I already ate!

And for the tea party T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's, here is my tea in my huge cup!  I am drinking Twinings Blackcurrant Breeze to keep me warm today.

Happy T Day! Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!  Stay warm!