Monday, June 21, 2021

T Stands For Two Topics

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


Good Afternoon!  It is lovely here today; we even had the house opened up.  It is a wonderful second day of Summer.  Yesterday, and last week with heat indexes sometimes in the hundreds, today is a welcome change!  We even got a little rain.  I don't think it is going to last long, though.

First today, I will show you some VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) cards I did over the week-end.  Our theme this time on Splitoaststampers is Fantasy Worlds.  Some of the challenges were:  Floral Fantasy, Shimmery Wings, Fantasy Island, Narnia, Futuristic.  Here are a few cards I made.  A couple have already been sent.

We were challenged to have shimmery wings on our cards, could have been dragonfly, butterfly or I chose Angel wings. I die cut them out of glitter paper.

This was a fun challenge to make a futuristic card from when we were born.  They never heard of internet or laptops or email when I was born.  This is a C Designs image, and sentiment.  I colored with Copics, fussy cut her and put her on a die cut oval then on Cuttlebug Divine Design Embossed pane.  Then I added washi tape and the sentiment on a punched Large lable, & word window, both SU! punches.

This was our floral challenge.  I just happened to have this printed paper on my desk, so distressed it and mounted on the Blackberry Bliss and added the punched heart.

This is a gel print background that I had made with a stencil.  I die cut a fairy and wings & the sentiment, then added glitter and gold thread.

Our fantasy island card.  The background was done to be like Faux Tearing technique.  I tore paper and then sponged over it to make the scene.  Makes a flatter card to mail.

This was inspired by the Narnia Challenge.  I decided that this Hampton Art Graphic 45 image was perfect to depict the children reading the Chronicles of Narnia.  I stamped the image and background with the new oxide color Salvaged Patina.  I stamped the background with a dictionary page stamp.

Secondly, I have to post this for our hostess Elizabeth of our TSFT over at Altered Book Lover.  I got lost again, like when I found the pianos, but this time I found a little memorial garden.  It is in front of the Bob Dole VA Hospital.  I was looking for the Tag office. LOL  I find the most fun things when I get lost.  I am just like my mom.  We all used to love going somewhere with her, because we always got to go somewhere other than where we were supposed to be going. LOL Here are photos of the memorial garden.  It was difficult to get photos without people in them.









I hope you liked my VSN cards and my walk through the little garden.  Did you see my drink reference?  If you want to visit our hostess and our other  TSFT bloggers click on the link above, and if you want to take part in the VSN challenges, you can click on that link above, also.
Hope you are having a nice day.  Thanks for stopping by. 


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

T Stands For Thank You

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


Hello!  It is time for TSFT and for Tag Tuesday.

First things first: I just read Elizabeth's post for TSFT and she said she had happy mail and was excited about it, but I had a happier sack from her!  It was full of goodies! I am overwhelmed with her generosity.  I will put these to good use.  In fact, I made Elizabeth's thank you card and today's tag out of one of the card bases.  She gave me five packages of  beautiful cards with envelopes.  The envelopes I will definitely use for all my handmade cards, and the bases have printed design on both sides of the card, so that will be a lot of backgrounds.  Or, I can always use as is!  Also there was an opened package of Michaels larger bases and envelopes. I think I will be sharing some of this, too, as that is more than I will ever use.  Now you can see her happy mail was small compared to my sack of goodies!  Thank you Elizabeth for your thoughtfulness.  Now, if we could just do something about the postal system!  I might not walk over with your next card, but I will drive it over!



Here is my tag for Tag Tuesday.  The theme is tag on a tag. I punched both tags with my SU! Punch.  I used a scrap left over from cutting the card for Elizabeth.  I mounted it on a scrap from my scrap drawer.  I punched the leaves from a scrap on my desk, and added a flower and gem.  I punched the butterfly from a scrap and used a gel pen around the edges.  Also, I attached a scrap of ribbon to the tag.  You sense  I have a theme, too, using scraps?  I will probably use this in one of my Junk Journals.



Here are some photos of my walk yesterday at the facility where I take my husband for his Physical Therapy after his hip replacement.  FYI, my husband is doing fabulous!  Just a month ago yesterday he fell, and had the surgery, and he is already working with a cane at PT!  Lots of prayers and answered prayer is responsible.  So, I do praise the Lord.


As you drive into the facility, this is what you see.

I walked the parking lot which is huge, then in back where there are a couple of ponds.



There are several of these bird houses around the ponds, not sure which kind they are for.




This is the sign you see as you drive out.




The above is my ticket to the tea party.  I have my tea, but also my water, as I have already had my walk today, and even though I went early, it was already hot, hot, hot!  :)

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for letting me join in even thought I am a tad late , but it is Tuesday morning here!  Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, May 31, 2021

T Stands For What Happened to May?

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


What happened to May?

I have been busy this month, but not so much crafting.  I thought I would post the Junk Journal I made before May got exciting,  for JulieDearJulie May Challenge to make a kit.  We were challenged to make up a kit, like we would be taking it with us and crafting on the go.  We could have a binding kit, free items:  adhesives, scissors, paper cutter, paper punch, and an ink pad, two tools, & choose a Julie Digital, a paper pad, 14 items or packages of items, & 14 embellishments.  Then we had 14 element challenges.

So, here is my kit: 


The digital I chose, some printed on vellum, leger paper, cardstock & copy paper

My paper pad in my stash forever!  8x 11"


The book I took apart is one of my 14 items.  I used pages for some of my papers and the cover for my cover.
I removed some of the pages from the stitching so I could put them in my book, whole.


some other of my 14 items, 1.  fabric doilies, 2. package of stencils, 3. bling from $ tree, 4. paper doilies, 5. lace , 6. fabric, 7. TH ephemera, 8. $ tree stickers,  9. cross stickers, 10. trim bundle. 11. my book above

two tools: punch board with corner rounder and envelope maker & flower punch

my scissors,  hole punch, adhesives, paper cutter, & my choice of ink

binding kit, needles, thread, graph paper, paper clips (then we could use paper clips in our book for altered paperclips).

last three items of 14: stickers, blending tool, butterfly punch




14 embellishments: bulb pins, charm, paper clip, pockets, frame, antique stationary, die cut cross, die cut word, brads, flowers.  


Here is my finished Journal with the 14 elements included; tags, pockets, flips, border tucks, etc.  Although, I thought I didn't have enough items being restricted to just these items, in the end, I had a difficult time using everything.



I just did one signature for a total of 60 pages: 15 2 page spreads back and front.


Some favorite pages:

Fabric flip with paper stack under for journaling on left side & Right side is card on flip, when open you see the cross in a frame, and there is journaling space.  Photo of under is below a couple of photos.




pockets in center of signature :  Each side has fancy fold with 3 pockets for lots of places to keep tags, or little journaling booklets.




This is what is under the girl a few photos up.  I couldn't get it in the right place. 
When you open it, there is the journaling stack and the cross.


pages showing how I sponged all the pages with ink and did stenciling.  A Belly band on left, one of our challenge elements and one of out tags we were to make.

another page showing how I used the journal pages  Gives me journaling room.

digital printed on vellum opposite one of my journal pages from the book I used.  I covered 2017 and dates with stickers, and paper strips.

digital printed on vellum



showing pocket with tri page wallet

showing altered paperclip and page with lace edging.
I know it looks like I shared the whole book, but honestly, just a few pages.  😀  I have become addicted to making these Junk Journals, and am already looking forward to June's challenge.  We will find out the details tomorrow on Dearjuliejulie Junk Journal Everyday on You Tube.  Come join us! 

I think I will join Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday, where we get together, share a drink in our post and share what we are doing.
Here is my ticket to the Tea party.  I may have shared this already; it is a card I made in January. 




  We have had an exciting month  here.  My husband, bless his heart, fell on his birthday, and broke his hip and had to have emergency hip replacement surgery.  Thankfully, that is all that was wrong, no heart attack or stroke.  And he has been recovering quite nicely.  He doesn't complain or whine, like I am sure I would! LOL 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, May 3, 2021

T Stands For Time for TSFT

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


 Good evening!  It is time for another TSFT post, which is when we link up with Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover with a drink related post.  We post sometimes on Monday evening because some of our bloggers are already on Tuesday.  So here I sit doing my blog post tonight, with my water and watching Hallmark on my iPad while doing it.  Love Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.





 I thought I would share some photos of my April Junk Journal.  I am already using it.  I made it to be my challenge journal, to keep track of all my challenges, and birthdays and anniversaries for about a four month period.  Hopefully it will keep me on track.


68 pages back and front, one signature, soft cover





Inside Front



Pocket on left made with collaged book page & journaling space.  Right side is a belly band with a list of my challenges under it.

On the left a challenge chart for the challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  On right another up and down belly band made of collaged book pages.




This is how I will use the book.  Most of the pages are my charts and journaling pages, where I will list birthdays and cards I need to send.  I lightly stenciled these pages.

I made some pages places where I could write prayer requests.

Center of signature with pockets for floating book marks or tags.  The one is a tag with lots of journaling space in it made of collaged book pages.


Vellum envelope , the one you get stamps in at the post office.


I put a collaged book page on here and made it a full page pocket.




Inside back with pocket.


The paper pad I chose for the challenge.

For the challenge we were to collage on book pages and use those for our elements.  We were to use at least six inches of each size we made.  The rest will be for other junk journals.  We collaged 8 each of tags, pockets, and many other items and were to use at least of the items in our journal.




The digi set of Julie's that I chose for the challenge.  I got this set when I finished one of her other challenges.


Sorry for the long post, but thought you might enjoy seeing my latest junk journal.   Dearjuliejulie Junk Journal Everyday is on YouTube, and has a Facebook Challenge group each month.  I am afraid I am addicted to making them.  I have made them for gifts and for my own personal use.  I have to admit, I enjoy carrying this one around and writing in it. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will stop over and see what the others over at Altered Book Lover are doing this T Stands For Tuesday.
Have a great week!