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!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WOYWW 411 & Scrapping!

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."


I forgot it was Wednesday and was scrapping this morning after our trip to the gym.  I was feeling pretty good about getting things done today.  I had gotten the sweeper all clean, the filters all clean and put back together.  I did dishes, put together my supplements for the next week.  I mean I was feeling organized!  Then, I remembered it was Wednesday, and time to do a blog post!  Yikes, I am not as organized as I thought I was.  I will show you my two work areas today and the page I scrapped!

My other desk/work area.  I am spread all over the place!

Scrapping mess, and you can see I am still un-mounting my wood mounted stamps.

Add This LO was for a photo inspiration challenge for VSBN April "Count on it" on SplitcoastStamers.
Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to stop by Julia's Stamping Ground and feel free to join the world wide blog hop to look at What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday!
I am sorry that I didn't get by to your place last week, but plan to do better this week!  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Blessings! & WOYWW 410

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!  I just don't get up early enough to post this before I get busy on Wednesdays!  So, it is an afternoon Blog! I have been busy making a couple of cards and scrapping this week.  And, I got a wonderful Random Act of Kindness package last week!  I will share what my desk looks like as I am crafting and unmounting stamps.  On recent  cards, I made, I used wood mounted stamps.  I took them off the wood to use in my Misti.  I liked both stamps so well, I went ahead an unmounted them permanently, and put them in smaller cases.  If I just do this as I go, it won't be so overwhelming.  
Easter Blessings!


 
 As you can see, I am playing with the colors, edits in my photo program.  Just having fun.  '

Below is the RAK gift I received in the mail.
It was like Christmas!  I have used some already,
and plan on using some more.  Hopefully, I will pay this kindness forward and send some neglected sets to someone.  What fun! :)

I made this by sponging ink over a daisy stencil.  Loved the look of this. This was a color challenge to use Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, and Lost Lagoon.
My wish for you, is to have a Blessed Easter, as you remember what our Lord and Savior did for us.
Don't forget to stop over at Julia's Stamping Ground and visit our hostess and the other Bloggers desks. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4th Anniversary of my Blog & WOYWW #409

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!  On this exact date four years ago, I did my first Blog post!  So, I am celebrating 4 years of blogging today!  Also, I am joining in the fun over at Julias Stamping Ground for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  So fun to meet bloggers from all over the world as we show our workspace and projects.  Check it out, even join us!

So, last week-end I was busy with  April Fools Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) on SplitcoastStampers.  It was a whirlwind week-end of  15 challenges, and several new techniques, like Fool Proof Water coloring with baby wipes! LOL  I thought I would show a photo of all my cards I made over the week-end. 


The card in front of the House Mouse card was a fun card to make; it is called a Gate Fold Latch card.  The far left front card was another fun technique: Magic Card.  You stamp your image on vellum and stamp and color on white cs, lining it up perfectly.  Then when you put it together you put a piece of cs with a pull on it, between the two stamped images.  So when you look at it you see only  a B&W image before pulling the tab to reveal the colored image.  It is magic! :)
The top middle card was the watercolor with the baby wipes!  You apply your ink with baby wipes, and it makes a great color for your background.  When I  stamped my  image, I used the baby wipe on it after stamping.  It gives a water color look.  So, I got quite a few birthday cards done this week-end along with one Christmas card, and a get well card, and a To Do List project! :)

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.  Hope to stop by and see those of you who have blogs. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WOYWW 404 And Alice in Wonderland


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."


Happy WOYWW!  I guess I am on an every other Wednesday schedule!  I am having all kinds of  laptop problems , and one of them is getting photos to upload to my computer from my memory card.  Last Wednesday, I had my laptop to the computer Dr. LOL  It got a clean bill of health, but I am still having problems.  Funny thing is if I restart my laptop, then it works.  I like my iPad mini better. So today, I will just show you a card I made for the Tea Potter Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper.  Our theme for this month's tickle is Alice in Wonderland.  I have one stamp, the first stamp I ever bought 20 years or more ago.  It is the rabbit.  But someone else already used that stamp, and I wanted to be different.  It seemed like I remembered some Graphic 45 paper for the theme.  So, went through drawers of 12x12 paper and was rewarded in finding it.  So I just fussy cut things from the paper and put it on a green base, popping up some of the items on dimentinals  and added some lacy paper and a teabag charm.  I also copied and shrank a Queen of Hearts for the Mad Hatters hat. I also added some gold WOS in some places.

Here it is:


Check out the other deskers at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW # 402 & Un-mounting stamps

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 Deskers!  I just skipped over # 401!  How does that happen?  I know I have asked that question, before. I am wondering, why do I have a Blog?  I don't remember, but I think I began one so that I could take part in challenges that required a Blog.  So much for that! LOL  I am not too committed to it.  But, I have met a lot of nice people all over the world taking part in Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday Blog Hop!  I guess that is what you call it.  Check in over at Julias Stamping Ground and check out all the other deskers if you never have.

Here is what is going on in my space today!  I am little by little un-mounting my wood mounted stamps and putting them in smaller cases.  I put the wood stamp in the micro-wave about 9 seconds and then the whole stamp peels off.  I then take off the label and put it on the stamp.  You don't have to do that step, but I like the picture on there of what the stamp is.  Or, I have taken a photo of the stamps while still on the wood, and printed off on paper and put it as a cover on the case.  These cases were purchased from SU!, and they have a sleeve for the paper with the photo.  Most of these stamps are SU! anyway. The thing is  I was supposed to be freeing up space by doing this.  But what am I doing?  I am still using those clam boxes to store things in, like die cuts or pre embossed panels, or even pre cut and folded card bases.   I keep thinking of more ways to use them, so I still have them!  LOL  And  those of you who are un-mounting  your wood mounted stamps, what are you doing with the wood blocks?   I have decided to just toss them.  I am hoarding way too much anyway! 
                                                     So, here is my desk. 


Hope you had a great Valentine's Day yesterday!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What's On Your Desk? Wednesday # 400 Scrapping and Playing

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."

Happy February!  I have been MIA since for a while!  I will sneak back in today.  Sorry, there is no photo of my desk, but here are a couple of projects I have worked on this month.  I took part in the Facebook online Creative Memories Virtual Crop a week ago and this is one of the LOs I did.  I am trying to do our photos from the 80s!  It is fun to remember those times as I scrap. Below that are some cards I made using stamps that had never been inked up.  The Hey Chick! one was a set I got for free , a Sale-A-Bration set from SU!  The Art Impressions ladies set is one I have had for a while and never inked up.  So scrapping and playing here, what are you doing.  I will be by later to see you! Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to stop over at Julia's Stamping Ground to check out all the other deskers!




Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Beginnings & WOYWW #396

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."


I hope you all had nice holidays and are having a nice beginning to 2017!  Like with all new beginnings, it takes a little work. My photo of my desk for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday is staged, I confess.  I just wanted to show you what I am doing.  I am trying to get organized for the new year, make a new beginning.   I have been making a notebook with tabs for all the challenges on SplitcoastStamper.   I have included my birthday lists of all groups I am member of in the back.  Hopefully, I will not miss making a card for an upcoming birthday! :)  Do you see those cute little jars with bakers twine in them.  Is that cool or what?  I scored them on clearance at a local stamp store last Friday.

I did reach my goal of 100 pages scrapped in 2016!  Now, I have set my 2017 goal as 100, also, since I know I can do it!  It isn't like I even need to print photos!  I have hundreds.  I am trying to scrap the 80s right now!  And when I get all caught up with that, I can begin my heritage albums, because I have all my Mom's photos, and her Dad's photos!  And that is just one part of the family's.  I have all branches of the family's photos from husband's and mine!  Everyone gives me their photos, because if they didn't give them to me, they would trash them!

Don't forget to check out Julia's Stamping Ground to find out all about WOYWW and to visit all the other deskers!  Maybe, you want to join us and show us your desk! :)


Happy New Year and WOYWW!  I hope you are having a nice new beginning!  Thank you for stopping by!