Monday, March 25, 2019

T Stands For Turtle Tea Mug

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

I just got back from a scrap retreat from Thursday thru Sunday.   I had so much fun, and made some new friends, and was plenty enabled for new craft tools!  We ate a lot, scrapped a lot, talked a lot, and there was very little sleeping.  Think giant 4 day  slumber party! LOL
Still  I was so happy to complete 24 layouts!  
Oh, yeah, we scrapped in our PJs!  LOL

Here is a group photo of some of them. 

Saturday night I went to bed about two Sunday morning.

You see I am scrapping our  Hawaiian cruise.  For Bleubeard & Elizabeth's  T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover, I will show one of the gorgeous mugs I was gifted by a special friend I visited in Hawaii.

Lastly I will share some exciting news I received while I was at the Scrap Retreat! At my  favorite website, SplitcoastStampers, I was named Featured Stamper Of The Week, so I have a brand new badge on my side bar.  I am smiling ear to ear for this honor. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great T Day!

Monday, March 18, 2019

T Stands For Thank you God!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Thank you God for the gorgeous Spring like weather!  I have even been out walking the last two days!  So energizing!  But, I am still, scrapping and crafting, and even played yesterday with my Pan Pastels and created a journal page. I like to think of it as  my technique journal.  I watched several videos and found a cool technique.  First, I stamped with VersaMark, then rubbed the Pastels over the sayings I stamped.  It really worked.  Then I applied paste over stencils.  I also sprayed TH Distress Stains over it all. I stamped another saying on a separate piece of paper then gessoed it on my page, then used some  Faber Castell Gelato on the edges. I colored the suns with gelattos, too.  I added a die cut butterfly that I edged with gold Gelato.  I added a metal button that I colored the sun with an orange Copic.  I had fun  with spray, paste and pastels!  I couldn't believe how you could stamp with VersaMark and not even see what you stamped until after you rubbed the pastels over it.  Pretty neat, like magic!

I should have lain the spray down, because you are just seeing the top.  It is the TH Distress Spray Stain Broken China.

For Elizabeth & Bleubeard over at Altered Booklover, it is T Stands For Tuesday! So for the T Gang I will post my drink.  We went out to eat at Chick N Max, but I didn't have my camera.  I thought their pictures and d├ęcor were kind of neat, so next time I will take my camera.  But here is one photo off their website.  And I brought my drink home so I could get a photo of that.

These pictures on their walls aren't as cool as their chickens dressed in outfits or chicken on wood.  Next time!  Because we will go back.  The chicken sandwiches were good with large piece of fried chicken on them.  I want to go back and try their chicken and waffles!

Also, I am  getting ready to go to a scrap retreat this week-end.  I am taking everything but the kitchen sink! LOL  I am taking my electric teapot, and my large number digital clock that I can see at night!

I am adding things as I think of them.

These aren't fully packed yet.

And there is also a tv tray in basement that I will take to set my laptop on.  And I am taking my camera, iPad, Selphy photo printer, and also a suitcase of clothes!

I found a quote on Riley's stamps online that I love that says;

 " I'm not a craft hoarder.  I'm the curator of an extensive private Craft Supply Collection."  

That describes me!

That is it for this week's Tea Party!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2019

T Stands For Day 11 sm

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

This is day 11 of Calvinball 2019!  So I am still scrapping away.  I also am doing layouts for March Madness VSBN (Virtual Scrapbook Night) on SplitcoastStampers.  I have gotten 12 layouts done so far, and also have done several cards for the Mini VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on SplitcoastStampers.

On My scrap layout I stamped the title with Stamping Up Bold Line Alpha stamps and then punched out with the SU! banner punch.  I colored in the letters with Distress marker Mermaid Lagoon, then strung them on Washi tape.  I stamped the owls  on the same polka dot paper that I used on the page, with Stamping Up Punch Bunch stamp set,  and punched with the owl punch.  I also punched out black eyes and put on amber rhinestones on them.  I added punched hearts, and a star and backed my photos with black.  These are photos from 1990;  I have a whole box yet of 1990 photos!

I used the Rolling Marble Technique for the background of the card.  I put drops of re-inker in a plastic container that has a lid.  Then I put  5 marbles in and rolled them around to get ink on them.
Then I put a little adhesive on some cardstock and put it in the bottom of the container.  Then put the lid on, and then rolled the marbles back and forth over the cardstock.  I used Pistachio Pudding and Bermuda Bay.  They weren't different enough, so looks one color.
So that is my background!  Then I stamped in Pistachio Pudding this silhouette girl from SU! Easter Blossoms stamp set.  Then added ribbon and enamel dots.

These are my projects; now is time for the part of the post that is for T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover.  I am trying to drink more water.  I find that if I put it in a bottle I can at least know if I drank 16 ounces!  If I start early enough, I can get to bottles drank.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy T Day!

Monday, March 4, 2019

T Stands For March Madness!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

I am madly scrapping for March Madness Virtual Scrapbook Night (for the whole month) and for Calvin Ball 2019!  We have challenges every day on the last one!  So far am keeping up, with at least one layout a day since March 1st!  I will show you my latest that I just did today.  There are certain things to use on both the above challenges for points.  These are items such as die cuts, stamps, a certain color, stickers, assorted embellishments, and the list goes on and on.  Both challenges inspire you to  not only get some photos scrapped but to use some of your stash!

  I will just show you two pages that I did today.  I am trying to scrap some old photos that have set in the little white photo boxes too long!

And here is my post for the  T Gang over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover celebrating  T Stands For Tuesday

Dessert one night on our cruise!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!