Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Good Morning!  I just got up, and it has snowed again, so I guess Winter is still here! :)
     I missed last week, so not even sure what number WOYWW we are. LOL  If you are wondering what I am talking about, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground for all the details.  But it is a fun Blog hop she hostesses every Wednesday!  We show each our workdesks.  It is fun to see what craft people from all over the world are doing.
    Anyway, I have been busy this week doing Love Fest Challenges on SplitcoastStampers. :)
So my area is a real mess.  I also am showing you in around about way my first tries at the gelli Print Plate.  I think it will take practice.  I still plan on using the practice sheets to make cards.  Also, I even optimistically purchased some canvass! :)

So here are peeks at my desk, and then below some of the 11 cards I made for the Love Fest Challenges.

My Love Fest Cards & My Practice Gelli Printing

My Mess

 I made this card for the Love Fest Simon Says Crazy for Dies Challenge and for the Divine Bible Verse Challenge.  This image is one that I bought when I first began stamping over 15 years ago.
The die is Dainty Doily Die-namics from MFT
The cardstock is Gumball Green, and Midnight Muse from SU!  The Designer paper is from a KaiserCraft 6" paper Pad called Tea at Elsie's Collection. The charms are from a local arts & craft store.
 I made this sympathy card using the Chalkboard technique.  I stamped in white craft and colored with SU! pastels.  It was submitted for the Perfect Paper Crafting's Lots of Lovely Layers Love Fest Challenge and for the You Can Do It weekly challenge to use the Chalkboard Technique. The sentiment is from Close As A Memory, and the image is from Blooming With Kindness, both SU!

I made this card with  My Favorite Things Violin Girl for the
Love Fest My Favorite Things Heartfelt Greetings Challenge.
The one sentiment at the bottom is a SU! sentiment from the set Picture This.  I used Spellbinders labels 18 die, and even ran this great Spring colored burlap  I picked up at Michaels through with the die. :)  The note is from MFT Die-namics set.
The designer paper is TPC Studio.

I Care
I made this card for the Love Fest Stamping Bella's Lovey Dovey Spring Challenge. I love this image from SU! set, The Nicest Things. I colored the image with Copics and layered it on Su! Designer Paper and on SU! Pool Party and Crisp Canteloupe.  I ran the cardstock through with the Su! Tulip embossing folder.  stamped right on the DP with the sentiment from SU! set Because I Care.

I made this card with a new technique for me.
Silvery Moon
It is called Through the Mist.  It was done for the Mix-Ability Challenge.   I will let you read about it on your own.  But after running off the brayer on the cardstock, I stamped my image over the black.  Then I masked a moon in silver. Then I sprayed everything with Silver Memory Mist.  It really turned out kind of cool.  The image is by Stampa Rosa, and the memory verse is from Verve. This was also submitted for the Divine Bible Verse Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  I am off to visit your desks and see what you are doing!


  1. I love my gelli! I tend to use it as a warm up for art...or when I get stuck in other areas. I have an entire sketch book of gelli prints.
    Your desk looks like fun )

    Katie (88)

  2. wow, you've had so much snow this year haven't you. We haven't seen a single flake here in the UK!!
    I definitely think the gelli plate takes practise. I wasn't too happy with my first attempts either, haven't had chance to play again yet but want to try inks now!
    Love all your cards.
    hugs Lisax #60

  3. Great mess, fun and cute cards.
    thanks for visiting my place and the snoop around yours

  4. I'm kind of curious to see what is going to happen to the gelli papers ( are you going to do something mixed media over the tops of them later? )

  5. Great colors on your gelli plate backgrounds. Love love absolute love your cards! The one thing about iPads...there's always an 'app for that'. ;) So I use an app to post on my blog. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

  6. love the gelli print and the cards Lx

  7. That silvery moon card is an absolute stunner! The other ones are very lovely too. I enjoy seeing cards when desk hopping and you sure had a nice variety to check out. I confess that I don't understand the gelli plate. I'll get to see one live and in person on Friday so maybe I'll "get" it more. I don't think it is my kind of thing though. And your desk may be messy but I don't think we need to condemn it yet. There's still plenty of room to play. Thanks for the visit earlier. Judy #100

  8. Gelliplate are such fun! You can add stamping to change them if you're not entirely happy! Love your cards! Chris75

  9. I have just got going with the gelliplate and I am really liking it, so many ways to use it.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 68

  10. Sharon, your cards are gorgeous!!

    I don't even know what a gelli plate is, will have to check that out!!!

    Analice's school is closing. It's been around for 39 years, so sad. So once again, we're on the hunt for a new school!!! I sure am glad God knows what is going on!

    Thanks for your inspiration!

  11. Sharon, your cards are gorgeous!!! I'm inspired by the last one; have never heard of that technique (nor of the gelli plate, either!)

    Analice's school is closing after 39 years, so we are once again on "the school hunt".

    Thanks for your inspiration; I always look forward to stopping by on Wednesdays

  12. Your work is beautiful! And your desk is lovely! I think your first geli prints look awesome! They will make amazing cards!
    xxDaniella 2

  13. I like all your cards, but I've got to say my favorite is the sympathy card. I love the white flower on the black background. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April #20

  14. love the violin girl! How cute she is! I must say that your idea of a mess doesn't match mine, and I really like your gelli results! they will make some fab pieces.

  15. Hi Sharon,

    I like all of these cards. The Sympathy card with the chalkboard technique is stunning. My next favorite is the little violinist.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (5)

  16. Glad you popped around, so I'd know to come visit and see your lovely cards.

  17. Happy WOYWW! I haven't been playing lately. Your cards are pretty. I like the burlap.

  18. Sharon, What great things you have been working on! I love peeking at your desk! It looks like a fun place to hang out.I want to come over and play! :-) All your cards are wonderful. I love your coloring on "I Care" and the image is super sweet. The "Silvery Moon" card is amazing! I thought it was a photograph until I read about it. I really enjoyed your post :-) Hope your snow is melting. It is raining in the desert today.

  19. Pretty cards. Love the mess.. it shows you've been busy and I know creative time for you right now is difficult. Glad you've found something to focus on. Creative Blessings and hugs Kelly #95 (I think hehe)

  20. Hi Sharon!
    I'm glad you're keeping much as you can anyway. Your cards are all so pretty...great designs on all of them!

    Keeping you in my thoughts Hun...take care!!!

  21. hi sharon. such wonderful results for the different challenges. like the rack that you have your paints in. where did you get . thinking about you & your mum

  22. Wow your silver moon card is amazing !!

  23. Your cards are all so pretty especially the Mist one with the silver moon - so elegant. They each have their own uniqueness. Sending HUGS your way.

  24. That gelli plate sure can do some interesting things. My friend played with one the other day and I watched. It was interesting how things looked once they were dry compared to when they were wet. I can see possibilities for people who like to experiment. Love all the great cards you made.

  25. Love your paint stand! Very pretty cards!

  26. Stopping in to say hello. Hope all is well and the snow has melted away!

  27. OH MY! you have been cranking 'em out. terrific cards. Sorry I haven't checked in on you sooner. Hope both you & mom are ok . Hugs to both

  28. Just hopping by to say hello! Thinking of you!

  29. keeping you in my thoughts. so sorry about your mom. hugs& more hugs

  30. Wow Wow Wow where do I start??? so much good stuff to talk about... I will say "geli printing" got my attention : ) the cards are precious does the tea pot stamp have the sentiment with it?? or did you put it together?? love your work space and organization ...


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