Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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:
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
Thanks for looking. Be sure and check out the other deskers linked to Julia's (our hostess) Stamping Ground

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.
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.


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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WOYWW & Kelly's April Color Challenge

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!  And it is actually still morning!  I was making some Christmas cards when I remembered it is time to do my What's On Your Workdesk?  Wednesday post!  So took a quick photo of what I am doing.  Love my Misti! Because now I can re-ink and re-stamp until I get a good image!  That big Christmas tree stamp was on wood and I could never get a good stamped image with it, so quit using it.  Now I can use it.  What I am doing here is stamping with VersaMark and then putting gold glitter embossing powder on it.  Really happy with the results.  Don't know how I will design the card yet, but am excited that I can use it!

Also under my workdesk photo is a photo of another Die Cut Half Swing technique card.  This time it is in the colors for Kelly's color challenge #4.  We were to use 3 of 5 colors she listed on KellySCreativeDreams.  I used Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo for my card.

I used Glitter, MS Heart border punch, and  SU! Layering Ovals Framelits dies. The little hearts I used are the punched out part on the heart border.  Besides Kelly's color challenge, this was also for Jan's Stamp2Spend Challenge to use glitter and Sabrina's  Tea for Two Ways to use it Challenge.  Both these challenges are on SplitcoastStampers.
If you want to see more desks,  visit Julia's Stamping Ground.  Thank you for stamping by!  Thank you for your comments, too! So fun to see what you say and to know you stopped by!   I am going to see what you are doing now! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Remembering Mom & WOYWW # 412

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!  Just got home from the gym and am actually getting started a little earlier today!  It is 43 degrees out and very windy!  I think it is Winter again! BRR!  Last night before I went to bed I was playing with a bunch of die cuts that I had in a clam box and backgrounds I had made with the Cling Wrap Technique with spray starch and Color Bursts.  So, now trying to figure out a card.  So that is what is on my desk! And below that is a special card I made this week.  Also, I am remembering and honoring my Mom today as tomorrow would have been  her 92nd birthday.  

Also, on my desk is my owl punch.  I am trying to think up my Owl card for our Alpha Challenge for O on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can also see my scrap sheet that I had under my backgrounds when I made them.  I might do something with that, too.

This is a Die Cut Swing Card.  It was so fun making it!

Credits for above card: Directions and measurements to make this card are on     The Crafty Thinker
Paper: SU! Bermuda Bay cardstock , SU! Whisper White, SU! Glitter paper lighter color blue was scraps
Dies: SU! Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Spellbinders Fancy Frame Tags #1, MS Butterfly punch
Stamps: SU! Secret Garden, Avant Garden
Ink:  Island Indigo
Embellishments: Pearls

A mixed media  LO I did of my Mother to honor her. Di She is gone now, but she would have been 92 tomorrow.

I started with a base of paper by Bo Bunny then, I used texture paste and stencils for the LO.  I also stamped  and die cut some flowers and added them along with some prima flowers.  These   memorabilia  items were in her things.

Thank you for stopping by and for commenting!  To see more desks from all over the world go to Julia's Stamping Ground.  I am off to see what is on your desk.  Have a great week!