Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WOYWW 346 & Embossing Folder Technique

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good Afternoon!   Since I skipped last week, I thought I would try to get to the Blog Hop party this week. That is what I call our What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  You can read about it on Julia's Stamping Ground, if you don't know what it is.

                First, I want to share with you a new Embossing Folder Technique that I am pretty excited about.  Maybe you already know it, but I didn't until this week.  I kept seeing these cards and could't figure out  how they made it look 3-d.  So, I finally took time to read instructions shared by a fellow stamper on Splitcoast Stamper.   1. I inked up the Woodland Embossing Folder from Su! with Soft sky ink.  I put it on with a brayer. The important thing you need to know is you ink up the inside on the side that has the Sizzix on it. (inside the top)    2. I stamped my Lovely as a Tree trees on the same side I brayered.  3. I inserted  cardstock and rolled it through the Big Shot.  It is like magic!  The green trees are behind the trees on your folder.  So cool!  To make the rest of the card, I mounted it on a Mossy Green panel, then on a Soft Sky base.  I stamped the Verve Bible verse on Whisper White, and punched out with a label punch.  I punched a green label and split it and put it under the verse panel.  I stamped the fox and water colored him and  fussy cut him and mounted him; the same with the bird.  This card is for an encouragement card for a dear friend.  It also worked for the following challenges:

Divine Bible Verse Challenge, Stamp 2 Spend Challenge, January Fan Club Forrest Friends Central Theme and Word Theme Challenges,  USEIT2016 Challenge  ( all challenges on Splitcoast Stampers)

This is what my desk looks like right now.  I haven't put things away from making my card.  And I found these hearts and decided to lay them out in case I might want to use them in the next few weeks.  And on top of my marker/pad/refill storage is a orphan stamp.  Don't know what it belongs to, but left it there.  Sooner or later it will become apparent where it belongs.

  I better publish this as it is already late afternoon on Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to visit you, too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year and WOYWW 344

Happy New Year crafters!  We had a wonderful Christmas and now are looking forward to a great 2016.  While my Grandson was here he helped me change my background photo.  I am so electronically challenged. You know I wouldn't have a Blog if he hadn't helped me do it a couple of years ago.  So, why are we posting today?  We are taking part in the What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday over at Julia's Stamping Ground.  Hop over there if you haven't been yet and check her Blog out and all the other Bloggers linked to her. I have met (virtually) many Bloggers from all over the world, since I begin to take part in the world wide Blog hop.

Ok, down to business:  Here is what my desk looks like this morning, just like I left it last night.  I have been scrapping, taking part in Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Scrapbook Night Challenges this past week-end, and their Christmas Card Challenge.  I did all 6 challenges for VSBN and completed my goal of 4 Christmas cards for January,which included  the insides and envelopes.

So you see I am working on another scrap Layout. Also, while my Granddaughter was here I got my Geli plate out and we played and made lots of pretty backgrounds.  You see all those glues?  When they seem to run out, I still keep them and still get glue out of them for quite a while longer.  I am frugal. :)  I will eventually throw them away.

I said I would show you my gift calendars I made.  Thanks to dear friend Kathy, who prints them off for me, because I can't figure out how to do it or I don't have the right program.  Anyway, she graciously printed off and sent me the months.  I copied and printed off 15 sets to stamp and color.
Some of my friends ask me before end of year to be sure they will still get them.  The first time I give them to someone, I give them with an acrylic frame so they can display one month at a time.


These are two pages I scrapped from our  Canadian East Coast cruise in October for my 70th birthday.

These are cards my crafty friends sent me!  Love everyone of them!
Thank you for stopping by to see what is on my desk.  I look forward to seeing what your are doing!
Happy New  Year!