Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW 306 & Watercoloring Embossing

 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.

What is on your Workdesk this Wednesday?  I will come around and see.  Here is what is on mine.  I haven't cleaned it since I did my last card. Check out Julia's Stamping Ground and you can see a lot of desks!



I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versa Mark White and embossed with Winter white Embossing Powder. I watercolored with the Old Olive and Melon Mabo  inks in the lids of the pads, and wet my brush with water.  I used an old retired SU! stamp:  Romanitc Rose.  The sentiment is Stampendous.  The cardstock is Melon Mambo & Pixie Pink.  My problem was that I couldn't see where to paint. LOL


I stamped  the Dictionary Background Stamp  onto Irresistibly Yours Specialty DP from SU! with Soft Suede; then rubbed it real hard with a tissue, and the embossed flowers appeared! :) After I stamped the flowers in Black Momento and colored with Calypso Coral and Old Olive,  I fusszy cut the image and mounted it  on some more of the special DP on which I had stamped leaves from Secret Garden in Old Olive.  (and rubbed)  I mounted on Spellbinders Label 10 die cut. I used Calypso Coral for the panel under the DP, and then mounted on a Soft Suede base.  The butterfly was punched with Martha Stewart punch, ant put on the card with pearls.  I also tied the paper around the flowers with bakers twine.


Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate any comments.  I am on my way to visit you!
Happy What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday!






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Hawaiian Scrapbook and WOYWW 305

 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 WOYWW Deskers!  I have been trying to get my Hawaiian album done, and I have a one track mind!  Here is what my desk looks like today and for about a week!  To find out why I am showing you my desk, check out Julia's Stamping Ground. It is all part of a world wide  blog hop! I will share some of my completed pages with you today.


This was a scraplift of Lela (Lmn) on SCS.

I used a shell die using leftover photo scraps on here.
 I have so much fun reliving our fun trip when I scrap our memories.  The best part of scrapbooking!  I have done 11 pages and have 9 more to do.  Why 20?  Because they have 10 pages in the albums where you can insert 20 pages.  So that helps me keep it under control! Because I take hundreds of photos! :)  Now, I don't print off that many!  But I did print almost a hundred of them!  Sometimes I use them on pages to put in my yearly albums, and sometimes I use them on cards.  Anyway, you can imagine, I have lots of photos.  It is very overwhelming.  I file away the ones I don't use in those white photo boxes.  If I do an album for family members, I look in those boxes for extras. So they do come in handy.
I used my new SU! die for the title, & the Whale die.





I just chose a few pages to show you.  We loved the beach, the water, the waves, and that tropical breeze!   Wonderful!
















Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Week!  I hope to stop by and see you after Bible study!










Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 304

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Or should I say April Fools?  Because I am posting after several weeks off. I hope you all have a great day!  Because this is what we are supposed to do when taking part in Julia's Stamping Ground's Wednesday Blog Hop,  I will show you what my desk looked like before I cleaned it.  I had to clean it, because yesterday a friend and I die cut sentiments and made up kits for card making which we did after  Bible study today.  We only had 5 of us today for card making, about half what we usually have.  But we still managed to make 45 cards for our Encouragement Ministry. It really helps to have kits made up, then the ladies just add their creative touches.  Also, I have included a photo today of my latest Stampin' Up order.  Can't wait to play with all the goodies.  I did make one card with the Lacy Background stamp.



Every bit of surface has something on it, including my chair!

I made room to take of photo of my new toys. :)
Last time I posted I was working on the Water color Bokeh, and these are two of the cards I made with the background I created.  And the third card is one I made using my new  Lovely Lace SU! Background stamp.

  
Thank you for stopping by!  I am going to go visit some of you, now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOYWW 300

 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. 


How do these weeks go so quickly!  It is already time for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday!
I have had a busy crafting week since last we met. I have done several cards, posted a challenge and have done two scrap pages so far of our Hawaiian trip.  And I am currently learning a new tehnique:
Watercolor Bokeh, using a wonderful tutorial by Diane Dimich.  Mine  turned out very light. I really thought the colors were dark, but maybe I used too much water.    I want to try it again.  Then I have to decide how I will use it.  I am working on a card for a challenge on Friday on Splitcoast Stamper for our Twisted Sisters Challenge.  To learn more about WOYWW check out Julia's Stamping Ground.

 I did this first page as a sample for my March Scraplift Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper.  My challenge was to scraplift yourself!  So I used a page from a scrapbook that I did for a Hawaiian Cruise we took several years ago. for inspiration.
 The second page I did using the February  sketch challenge
on Splitcoast Stamper.  If you are a scrapper, you might check out the March Scraplift Challenge. Easy Peasy! :)

Thank you for stopping by this week. I really like all this exchanging of information and enabling!  It is snowing here again today, so will be able to visit you this morning.  Our Bible study was cancelled because of the slickness.  Our other snow had begun to melt and turned to ice under this new snow.  So, see you soon! :)




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WOYWW 299 I Am Back.

 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. 

 Did you miss me?  My husband took me to Hawaii for a week to celebrate the fact that he proposed to me 49 years ago on Valentine's Day.  We had a wonderful Valentine week in Kauai!  We kayaked, hiked, and swam in the ocean, and just relaxed listenning to the waves.  I tried to upload the view of the ocean and palms on my background, but Blogger said my photo was too large.  I tried to resize it, but it still said too large.  But I will include some photos at the end of my post.  I don't want you to miss seeing the beautiful scenery that we saw for a whole week!
 
    I have done several cards since I came back.  My craft area was so nice and clean when I came back, but now it looks the same, a mess!  I also worked a SU! booth with my SU! Demo at our local Women's Fair for seven hours on Saturday.

I am on the left!
                                                                                     
We had fun helping ladies do Make & Takes.




Why am I showing you my desk? Because I am taking part in What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, sponsored by Julia at Stamping Ground.

My craft area as of last night with two of the cards I made this week.  I love using my Color Coach!  


I didn't want to come back from 80s and this view to teens and snow!

Love Kauai!

A Selfie!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy WOYWW!   Leave your number and I will stop by to see you!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Card Making, Scrapbooking, Memory Verses & WOYWW 296

 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. 


What?  Another week gone by?  Happy What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday!  So, as part of this desk hop of Julia's at Stamping Ground, I am showing you what my desk looked last night. I was making kits and getting ready for card making for our Encouragement Ministry Wednesday after Bible Study.  Last week one of the dear ladies came over and we worked together on two die cutting machines, cutting dies of our Bible verses.  Last night  I made up kits for all the different cards.  Now that is all packed up to take with me this morning.

Then I am showing you a new addition to my craft room.  Hubby put together this desk that was my Mom's.  Don't know what I am going to use it for, but it already has the top surface full! LOL  

There is my  scrap page for my February Scraplift Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper.  If you are a scrapbooker, come join us!  Last month we had 16 entries.  No prizes, just fun!

Last there are photos of my memory verse project.  I memorized Col. 3:16-17 when I was participating in Busy Mama's 31 day Bible study of Col. 3. This was a wonderful study, and I love these verses and hope to truly apply them to my life. I am doing pages of my verses and putting them in this flip frame, so I can keep them on my desk handy and  in view.  I put these verses on Gelli print backgrounds that I had prevously done.











Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WOYWW 295

 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!  It is suppose to be beautiful here today, and I am looking forward to getting outside and walking!  I have been doing my walking on a track at the YMCA this winter, and am ready for Spring! I know it is only January, but we have had a couple of beautiful days to tease us.

I took a photo of my desk when I finished making a card for our Tea Pot Tuesday Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper. I took it last night so I could clean it up as today a friend is coming home with me from church after Bible study to cut out sentiments and verses on die cuts, so we can take them to church next Wednesday for our ladies to use when making cards for our Encouragement Ministry after Bible study.  We usually have about a dozen or so that stay after Bible study and make cards, and usually we get about 30 cards made.  Some will do cards assembly line style, while others just create on  their own.  You would be surprised what these ladies can create,  and they are not stampers or card makers, like some of us who are obsessed with this paper crafting business!  So here is a photo of my desk, because  that is what we do on What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  We share peeks of our desks for Julia's desk hop on Stamping Ground. 

So you can see the sponges and ink pads I used to make my card.  I used my Birch Tree stencil for the first time.  And inked up Life in the Forest stamp set  for the first time.







And below is a photo of a card I made for my brother-in-law for his retirement.  I used another Lili of the Valley image this week. The plaid Decorative Paper is from a We R Memory Makers 6x6 pad and the orange paper is Bo Bunny, just paper from my stash!  I did stitching on it.  I like how  stitching looks on cards, just too lazy to do it most of the time.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes SU! mounted with buttons from my stash. I colored the image with Copics, and did paper piercing.  I made this card to honor our Featured Stamper this week on Splitcoast Stamper,.


Thank you for stopping by this week, have a great Wednesday!