Monday, May 27, 2019

T Stands for Thankful for Sunshine!

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

That is right, we have sunshine!  It was wet when we woke this morning, but by 8:30 we had sunshine, and I even got out and walked!  It hasn't rained since early, early this morning.  But rain is in the forecast for tomorrow!  But at least, our residence is not in danger of flooding.  There is a lot of flooding throughout the area, though.

The good news is that the  rainy days have provided plenty of time for me to spend in my craft room.
I have been going through drawers and purging!  Not to worry; I didn't purge that much, but at least organized a little.  One day, I even, moved a lot of stuff out of my room and put it in our bedroom on the bed.  With some of the stuff out I could see the rest of it easier!  The bad thing about that, was that I  had to move everything back so we could go to bed. LOL  So, not much accomplished except for I got the cabinets wiped down and cleaned before bringing everything back in and stacking again!
Here is a drawer that I have labeled special cardstock.  ???????  And believe it or not the photo is after I purged a few things.  I had to, since I couldn't get the drawer closed.  I was surprised what all was in there.  You can see, I cut up and saved the boxes that our Hawaiian mugs came in. and tea bags I dry and save for tea bag art.  Also, on top you can see Textiva, whatever that is!  I bought that years ago at a stamp show, and I have never opened it or used it! I don't even know what you do with it!  Eek!  The tea elements are for T Stands for Tuesday over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover.  Check it out and see what it is all about.

I take photos for TSFT and forget to show them!  So, today I will have a variety of photos:

 It has been so wet, I think the geese think they are in the water.  They came from the pond across the street and down the hill from us.

I took this on one of my walks earlier in the Spring.

And I couldn't help myself, I had to photograph this in front of one of our neighbors houses.

I will close with this one:
My husband put up the flag with the understanding if it starts raining, I have to take it down.  I lucked out because it has been sunny all day.  My husband even grilled out steaks this afternoon.

I am posting Monday evening, so am wishing my USA friends a nice Memorial Day, as we remember those who fought and died for our freedom.

Happy T Day!Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 20, 2019

T Stands For Pounded Flowers Technique

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

Today, I will share with you a technique I learned a long time ago.  Until last year we lived in our own home, but now we rent.  Anyway, we always had flowers to pull at the end of the year, and I would use this technique to make backgrounds for cards.  Just recently we purchased some plants, but the wind really blew right after we put them in pots out front.  So, I had two red begonia flowers.  Instead of just tossing them, I decided to do this technique.  I thought I would end up with pretty red paper!   See for yourself.

Here is what I began with.

I pulled the petals apart and lay them on cardstock on a paper towel on the Cuttlebug.

And so I wouldn't be wasting anything, since it would be juicy anyway, I put another piece of watercolor paper on top.  My panels were about 4 x 5 1/4.

I of course put the last plate on top of everything before running through.  This next picture shows what it looked like after rolling it through the machine.  You can see how juicy and red it is, right?

I mean there is juice everywhere after I took off the top plate  But look the paper; it looks purple!

 This photo  was taken before I brushed the petals off the paper.

After removing the petals:  purple!

See all the juice on the paper towels!  Red!

I ran more panels through.

I didn't want to waste all that red juice on the paper towels, so I blotted my panels, hoping to get some of that red on the purple panels!  Maybe, if I had left the panels on longer before removing the watercolor paper?

I have the panels weighted down with books right now to flatten them out.  I will be making cards with them, and when I do I will show you on another blog post.

But here are some cards that I made years ago with pounded gomphrena. The middle panel was cut from the watercolor paper with the gomphrena which is a purple flower, and it came out purple.

On this card,  I used a whole panel of it!

Oh, and for the tea party over at Altered Book Lover TSFT:  We stopped in for lunch at Olive Garden recently.  I forgot till we were done to take a photo and our food and lemon water are already gone.

Thanks for stopping by.  I have to cut this off now as we are having storms!  I have this scheduled for later today.  So hopefully it will post even though we might not have power!
Happy T Day!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Let's Party Over At TIOT!

Ps. 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee."

Good afternoon!  Why am I posting today you might ask?  I have made a card for the birthday celebration over at Try It On Tuesday and wanted to post it right away!  The theme is Let's Party!

I made this card with a background I demonstrated for you a couple of weeks ago. Color Burst Powders Technique.  Today for TIOT's 10th Birthday, I stamped on it with Memento Black Tuxedo
ink and stamped an image from Hampton Art's Graphic 45 Children's Hour.  These cute kids are marching to a party and are celebrating how happy we are or should be!  :)

I love both the image and the sentiment in this set.

Besides being for the TIOT Challenge it is for the following challenges at SplitcoastStamper.

Alphabet Challenge Round 11: letter K

Free 4 All Challenge:  Memories Captured

Fan Club Monthly Theme:  Central Theme: Memories and Milestones

USEIT2019:  This is the first time I have ever used these stamps.

Ways To Use It:  Buttons, Bows, and Beads, Oh My!

Thank you for letting me participate in TIOT for Let's Party!  Be sure and stop over there and see all the other submissions.

Thank you for looking and stopping by.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

T Stands For Celebrating Hubby's Birthday

Ps. 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee."

We celebrated my husband's birthday this week!  So that will be my ticket to the Tea Party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's TSFT! 

 We visited the new Doo-Dah Diner.  

 Can you see the bacon dipped in chocolate?  Uhhm.  This is definitely comfort food!  Huge pieces of chicken!  Sausage & gravy.  This is Chicken & Wilson on the menu.

Notice our lemon water.

We brought home the chicken and extra sausage and gravy!  They even brought us complementary monkey bread to eat before our meal; that is the empty bowl.  Great celebration meal for hubby! :)

What crafty things have I done this week?

I tried my hand at Bible Art Journaling: Ps. 119:11

Just used stash.

And I made some simple postal friendly Christmas cards.  I bought a package of 3 Tim Holtz dies a couple of years ago,  and was disappointed when I brought them home and they didn't cut a solid piece, but a negative.  Now, I think I like the negative on these simple cards.  I used the dies with SU! Real Red & Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment comes from a SU! stamp set named Contempo Christmas.
I am not good with clean and simple and just had to add three little red sparkle stickers!

It is still Tuesday here, so Happy T Day to the T gang! Thank you everyone who stops by and comments.  I really appreciate it!

Monday, May 6, 2019

T Stands for Tuesday & lots of caffeine!

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

I am really feeling better today!  I even hit all the stores this morning, after I went to the dentist!  I went to Dollar Tree, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market, and Mardels.  I used some coupons at some of them.  I hadn't felt well enough to shop in so long, I made up for it today!  And I got all caffeined up, too!  I have a mug that I fill up with Kruegs at the dentist, you get samples at World Market & Mardels, and did you know my Bed Bath & Beyond has free Krugs coffee or tea.  So, I have had my caffeine for sure and definitely have my ticket to Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday tea party!

I wanted to show you how I used another one of my backgrounds I made last week.  Today we had two challenges at SplicoastStampers; one to use watercolor powders and one to make a masculine thank you card.  So this was my submission for the two challenges.

Watercolor paper, Real Red, Island Indio, Base is white from Recollections.

This is the panel and details of making of this panel from last week:

These are the two additional products I used on the card.  I die cut the sentiment with the Tim Holz die cut, and before I die cut it, I applied the Sizzix adhesive to the back of the card stock.  A lot easier to get it on the card, than trying to apply glue to the small sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy T Day!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

TIOT & Second on the 2nd

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

Today, I want to join in with Try It On Tuesday, and also with Elizabeth for her Second on the Second.

So first of all here is my project submission for the Things With Wings over at Try It On Tuesday.

  I had this stamp set out to use because it's name is In Full Bloom which begins with an I and I wanted to use it for our Alpha Challenge on SCS for letter I.  Also, I wanted to use it for the bee for Things With Wings over at Try it on Tuesday!  My inspiration is from 2005! I looked up the stamp set on Pinterest and found a card similar to this which actually linked back to SCS in 2005. :)  The colors are for the Color challenge this week on SCS and the two backgrounds for the Try A New Technique on SCS.  Also, it will be my submission for this month's Fan Club Challenge at SCS, Sprinkles & Sprouts.  Check in over at Try it on Tuesday to see more projects with Things With Wings.

 A close up of the bee, whose wings I covered in Wink of Stella ( a glitter pen).  Also, I spattered ink with an air gun on the white to match the spatters in the stamped image.

I used Nuevo drops on the flower centers.

 Supplies I used, 3 stamp sets:  In Full Bloom, Canvass & Victorian Lace Background stamps, all SU!
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Whisper White, all SU!
Inkpads:  Coral Calypso, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Yoyo Yellow, Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers: assorted
Aqua Pen:  I watercolored the flowers after stamping, using the pen and the ink.

I always forget something:  the Nuvo Crystal drops, Wink of Stella glitter, and then not pictured, because I forgot something else is the air gun for the spritzing with the markers.

Now for the second part of my post, to post one of my posts for a second time, since it is the second.  I tried to choose the same month at least for this one. It is funny, because I mention our daughter's 20th anniversary card I was making.  Now, I must be thinking of making their 25th anniversary card.

So for Elizabeth's Second on the 2nd, here is a replay of  May 21, 2014.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


What is on my workdesk??  I have not been crafting today, so I just took a photo of some cards I have made in the last two weeks, and some stash!  I am sending the anniversary card to my daughter who is celebrating her 20th!  Can't believe it! Some others are for a contest at a stamp show I am attending in July. One is hidden, because it is a surprise. :) Also, there are some papers and some charms I got at Tuesday Mornings, and some foam brushes from Joann's.  Yesterday I made a run to the craft stores! :)  Even if I don't find anything, it is always fun, especially since I was with a friend and we went to lunch too!   I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, because I was out of town.  Came back with a new laptop that is really a laptop!  Before I had one that the screen had stopped working so it was hooked up to a tv. :)  My wonderful grandson programmed my new one for me, so I am good to go!  Although, Windows 8.1 takes some getting used to.  If you want to know why I am even showing you my workspace, hop over to Stamping Ground  for all the details.  And be sure to check back next week for our special anniversary. :)

Now, What's on Your Workdesk?   I am off to visit!  Thank you for your visit and for your kind comments.
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
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Wednesday May 21, 2014

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you liked my project and recycled post!  Have a great week-end!