Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WOYWW 325 & Encouragement Ministry Cardmaking

  Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father, by him.

Good Evening!  I am rather late to the WOYWW Blog Hop this week! One of the other ladies on the Encouragement Committee at our church was over and we were printing off, and die cutting Bible verses and sayings for the insides of cards.  Next Wednesday we will meet all the rest of the ladies at church and make cards using these dies and sentiments we prepared today.

So here is what my area looks like tonight.  Haven't begun to clean it up yet!  I am going to try to organize it better before taking it all back to the church! LOL  Most of the paper and goodies have been donated by other crafters to our ministry.        Here is one views of my craft area, and below from the other direction



We even had stuff all over the floor, and then there is the area where we cut the paper. I have a lot of cleaning up to do!




Below are two projects I have done in the past week:  I colored a Sarah Kay image with Copics and put on a variety of DPs.  The last project is a page I did for my art journal.  Just used some stencils, acrylics, and a variety of distress inks.  I was basically experimenting with mixed medium, and watching a few tutorials on You Tube.


That is it for this week!  Thank you for stopping by, and be sure and check out the other deskers around the world showing their desks over at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Headed over there to take a look through myself.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

DTGD & WOYWW # 322

  Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father, by him.

Hello Fellow Deskers!  I was so busy with Splitcoast's Dare to Get Dirty Challenges for Fan Club members, all last week, that I forgot about WOYWW !  So on this post I will show you what my work area looked like last week, and show you the 40 cards I made last week for our week of challenges. It was a whirlwind week of 5 or 6 challenges a day for a whole week!  I used stash and stamps I hadn't used in a while and  used a variety  techniques. The challenges were really inspiring.  The good thing about all this is getting cards I need made ahead of time.  Four have already been mailed and an additional 12 have the insides already stamped.  Some of them are for specific people's birthdays, so I hope I am prepared!




Here are a couple of my favorites.  Top left is with some Graphic 45 paper and an old rabbit stamp I have had for 20 years.  Top right is a special cowboy card for a special cowboy.  It is a Lili of the Valley stamp colored with Copics and the banner is with Die-namics from My Favorite Things.. Bottom left is from a SU! set Countrside, and the bottom right is a B-Line Design stamp.  On that card I used the masking tape technique.


Two more favorites;  Left:  I heat embossed with winter white embossing powder this SU!image  Inspired By Nature on Kraft and and layered on red and Kraft and red again using SU! zigzag embossing folder.  The one on the right : I stamped images from Artful Illusions  Mrs. O'Leary's in Always Artichoke and layered on SU! DP To The Nines DP and Always Artichoke card stock, stamped with SU! Print Pattern background stamp.  I added a glass over the sentiment from SU! Edgy Eloquence.  Also added a key and Always Artichoke denim  ribbon and birthday hardware.  This one has already been mailed to my brother-in-law.

Nice of you to stop in!  I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here it is very hot! So stay cool.  Stop in to see Stamping Ground and see the rest of the WOYWW deskers.
Happy crafting!





Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WOYWW 321 and Beatrix Potter

   Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father, by him.


   It is Wednesday again! And that means it is time for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday!  I cannot believe how quickly time passes.  In retirement, it even goes quicker!
I don't know, maybe it is because I am having so much fun or am so busy.  It doesn't seem like I am that busy!  But here it is again, WOYWW!  Some of the things I have done since I last posted is sort through stamped images, scraps of papers, and die cuts.  I am trying to organize them for our upcoming DTGD Challenges.  We will have maybe up to  7 challenges a day for a whole week! I even colored a couple of images, so they would be done, if I need them.  That is when I found out some of my Copics are dried out.  I don't even use them that often!  So I am wondering what to do.  It seems like it would be cheaper to buy new ones with a coupon at a local store, than to send off for refills and pay shipping.  If I even need to do that!  Maybe I will just live with the ones I have.  I have never been into them as big as some are.  I like to water color and to use gelatos and chalks, also.  What do you think:?

      I also made a card for our Tickle a Teapotter Challenge this week on Splitcoast Stamper. I used an old stamp set for the main image (one that I had intended to sell, but now will keep) Tea For Two, and then two other newer stamp sets for the sentiment and label, Tea Shoppe, and Layered Labels, all Stampin' Up! sets.  Our challenge was to honor Beatrix Potter.  So, my card is supposed to be  Flopsy and Mopsy. It was a fun challenge.  I stitched one of the panels under the Copic colored image and put lace under the sentiment.  I used retired Baja Breeze, my favorite SU! color,  card stock as well as Whisper White.


My desk this morning.
I will send this to another Teapotter as a tickle. 

It was nice of you to stop by.  Be sure and stop by Julia's Stamping Ground and see the rest of the deskers.  I will try to get by and see as many of the deskers as I can. Right now, I am posting this at 1:00 a.m. on wednesday morning, and am headed to bed!  :)


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's on your work desk? Wednesday 320 (Wednesday evening)

Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father, by him.

Hello fellow deskers.  I forgot it was Wednesday!  I have been scrapping tonight, and realized it was past time for WOYWW!  I completely missed last week.  So, anyway, here is a quick photo of my desk and one of the LO I just finished for Ann's Stash Buster Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper. We were suppose to include pre-made flowers, brads and baker's twine.

Still working on scrapping our British Isles cruise! 
Sometimes it is hard to choose what papers I will use.  I get it all out and end up with a big stack!

 This week-end I watched a lot of videos that were part of #LoveSummerArt event.  Result:
I did some more pages in my Mixed Media Art Journal.  Used my H20s, that I have never used before, and also Texture Paste, and stencils, also 3D-Stmpel Farbe ( a 3D Stamp Paint)  Really, just played in my craft room!






Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and check out the other deskers at WOYWW at Julia's Stamping Ground.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 318 Not Much!

Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father, by him.


Hello everyone!  As you can see, nothing is going on at my desk today.  In fact I am not even there. I cleaned it all up before I left so my husband wouldn't trip over tools and paper piles when he goes into that room, while I am gone.  I took these photos before I left, so when I got to my Daughter's I could post them on my Blog.  Thank you to Alli H for telling me about this  program to do a photo collage, and to my Grandson, my tech for helping me to download the program and do the photo collage.  Also, he helped me change the background photo on my Blog!  That photo is from when we went to Hawaii. What would I do without my Grandson.  He is even the one that helped me start my Blog two years ago.
My fairly cleaned craft room


Happy WOYWW!  I will try to visit all of you when I am not visiting with my daughter and her family.  If you are wondering why I am showing you photos of my craft area, skip over to Julia's Stamping Ground and get all the details and even see more deskers!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk 316 Wednesday? and Scrapping

      Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.


Good morning, fellow deskers!  I might get this posted earlier for a change.  So fun to visit you and I enjoy when you stop in to see my space and comment.  I have been trying to scrap a two page LO from my Brittish Isles trip, for two days now!  And today I might get it done! Hopefully it won't take me this long to do the whole album!   This is my  desk as it  has looked for the last two days.

 Another project I have been working on is trying to organize all my 12x12 papers.  On Pinterest I had pinned a video about how to organize your papers by putting together colored cardstock and prints that would match.  Whenever you would want to do a page you woud have the papers already together and not have to hunt.  Well, I think she had only about 50 papers she was working with, whereas I  have hundreds.  So one picture shows you my small start in this momunental endeavor.  Tell me, if you are a scrapbooker, have you attempted this process?  What do you think about doing it this way?


I seem to be stuck on getting this layout done.


I put 4-6 papers of like colors and patterns together in 12x12 page protectors.  A very small start to my huge stash!





















Thank you for stopping by!  If this WOYWW is new to you check out Julia's Stamping Ground  for all the details and to see some more desks.  It is really fun to hop around to all the desks and see what crafters are doing all over the worldl  Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 315 & VSN Happy!

 Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.

Wednesday is almost gone!  I missed last week and almost missed this week's!  I decided to go ahead and post anyway!  I am just showing you what I did this past week-end.  I participated in Splitcoast Stampers' Virtual Stamp Night, only it lasts a whole week.  We were to make each card in a hour or shorter,  The theme was Happy.  We had to make a shaker card, a card with a bee, a card using a stencil ,and one with a 50s theme,  just to name a few of the challenges. You can still play: VSN


These are the ten Happy cards I made for the VSN Challengtes. 

I embossed this one with Pool Party embossing powder and VersaMark ink.  I used a sentiment from a Inkadinkado clear stamp set, and cakes from SU! Quick & Easy.  The paper is TPC Studio (So Delish) and Pool Party by SU!  I used Spellbinders Tag dies, and square punch for the cakes. The Bakers Twine is  SU! Coastal Cabana.



So good of you to stop by.  If you want to see some more desks, just check over at Stamping Ground.  Have a great rest of the weeik!