Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WOYWW #225

       If you wonder what "Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" is all about check out Julia's Stamping Ground.  Here is what part of my area looks like.  I am working on my 2014 calendar gift sets.  Every year I copy, cut, stamp and color or decorate 15 or more sets to give to friends and family.  The first time I give them, I include the acrylic frame. I have it setting on my craft area with 2013 in it, to give you an idea.  So once I give someone one, I keep giving them a set every year.  After I retired I gave them a few years to my fellow employees, but then finally quit.  I would have been up to 25 sets.  At 15 or more sets, I have a lot of stamping.  I don't make them and then make copies.  Each month for each person is an original although each month is stamped the same.  15 sets at 12 months is like making 180 cards! :)  After getting all of the months cut, I will begin choosing which stamp I will use for what months.  That is the fun part!
       I have pictured September 2013, where I stamped leaves on top of script.  And I did a snowman for January 2013.  Every year I try to do the calendars with different stamps.  Sometimes I color with chalks, Copics, watercolor or sponging.   I really enjoy doing these calendars.  I even make a set for myself, so I can enjoy them all year. :)  Anyway this is what I am doing!  Now, off to see what everyone else is doing. Happy WOYWW!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WOYWW #224

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! You all thought I had a such a neat work area last week.  Now I will show you what it really looks like when I am working on something. Not so neat, is it?  I have a habit of starting to stack things.. Then, I usually have a catastrophe, like good paper ending up in an ink pad or something like that. :)  I have been scrapping this week.  When I scrap, things begin to overflow, as I don't get things put up as you go.  My husband likes that rule. :)  If you look close, you can see the die cut butterflies a really nice  blogger friend sent me. :)  Also, a box of die cuts that I cut at my GF's house last Friday with her dies.  See, I don't have to buy everything, if she buys some!  Then I use hers! :)

Put away as you go?


I love that my DH has fixed me up 13 feet of work space, but that is more for me to fill up! :)  And see my neat Sticker Clipper?  That was a find for under $5.00.  It had 30 hangers on it and I have them all filled up.  What is it with crafters and organizer items? :)
Well have a great WOYWW!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Leaf Stamping Technique and Simply Create Too Challenge #46

                I am really liking this Leaf Stamping technique: 

       So, I got some leaves from my backyard, which weren't from any of my trees, so didn't recognize what kind they are.  I then inked them up and put them on the cardstock and pressed.  Then I spritzed with a bottle of something that I made in the past and forgot to label!  I think it was some Island Indigo re-inker with some alcohol or water.  Hummmn.  Don't know.  That will teach me!  But I think it turned out to be a pretty effect.  I stamped and heat embossed my ladybugs and from SU! Winged Things, and then colored them with SU! Markers, and then covered with Glossy Accents.  I used dementionals to raise the oval punched sentiments from Winged Things. Cardstock and Ink used was Pool Party, and Island Inidgo.

Backyard leaves
Inky fingers

Not only did I get ink all over me when I inked up the leaves, but also, when I spritzed, that was everywhere, too.   I first spritzed the wrong direction! LOL  When I did the glossy accents, that got messy too!  It wouldn't come out, so I stuck a pin in the end and then it poured all over!  So now you know why the sentiment is where it is!  Haha! :)
Simply Create Too #46 "Bugs" [But, No Butterflies]

 This card is for the following Challenges:



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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WOYWW #223

       This is what my workspace looks like right now.  I guess I didn't make too big a mess making a card for several of this week's challenges at SplitcoastStampers tonight.  See those leaves?  I actually stamped with them.  I went into my backyard and snipped them off my Rose of Sharon and then brought them in and inked them up and stamped a background on my card.  It was an easy and fun technique.  This is the first time that I have participated in Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday?, so will you let me know if I did it right?

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Monday, September 2, 2013

EMS Challenge 48: Canadian Sunrise

Going to be a busy week this week, so I am posting a day early. :)  Tomorrow, we will celebrate our 47th anniversary, and later this week I will be going to my 50th HS reunion!  Oh, my goodness!

 I did this simple  page for a challenge at Even More Scrapping!   I loved Cheryl's sketch for these photos, which are from a cruise we took in October. The paper is from Adventure the World Awaits {with foil}pad from the Paper Studio. I used my SU! letter die for the title and numbers from CTMH Golden Years for the date.   Does my title look like it is on ocean waves?  Well, I took these photos from the top deck at 5:55 am and we were sailing. :)

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