Monday, June 24, 2019

T Stands Tag & Card

"Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the haven and earth." Ps. 124:8

Hello Blog Visitors!  Today I have been creating a tag and a card for a couple of challenges.  The Tag is for Tag Tuesday and our theme is Wings.  I am combining it with a Try a New Technique Challenge of SplitcoastStampesr to make a Floral tag card.  We even had a video to look at.

Here is my tag:

I used SU! Whisper White cardstock & SU! Rich Razzleberry & Sweet Sugarplum inks.
I used the following stamp sets by SU!:  Fast & Fabulous, Special Reason 
The sentiment and the leaves are die cut with SU! Stylish Stems die cuts.  The oval is die cut with Sizzix oval die & the butterfly with a Memory Box die. I die cut the top of the tag with SU! Two Tags die, then just cut it the length I wanted it.  I added rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and sprayed the whole thing with Shimmer Sparkle by ImagineCrafts. 
The stamp set is a two step.   I stamped the first stage with the lighter ink, then the outline in the darker color.  I used my Misti to get them lined up.
I Then stamped my card the same and added the tag to my card.  I couldn't get the photo to show all the glimmer.  But it is very sparkly.

That is what I have been doing today.  Now for a drink reference for TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeths at Altered Book Lover.  We have so much fun every Tuesday,  head over a visit us  and join us if you can with a drink related post.

Over the years I have made a lot of Tea themed cards, and here is one I found a picture of in my archives::

Short & Sweet today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy T Day to the T Gang.

Monday, June 17, 2019

T Stands for Art Journaling & TIOT

"Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the haven and earth." Ps. 124:8

Hello blog visitors!  So glad you came by today.  I have been working today on a Art Journal page for Art Journal Journey's theme  this month which is Words To Live By, and also for Try It on Tuesday's theme It's A Man's World.   I was inspired by the Father's Day card I made for my husband.  On the inside of his card it says I am enjoying the scenic route, being a part of your fan club!  He has taken me on a lot of trips, but just it is not just the trips I refer to, but  the journey through life together!

Really I just played.  I am not really much of an art journalist, as much as someone who just likes to play with different mediums and techniques!

Here is the journey with this piece:
First I put down a map from an old atlas on  my page  and applied Liquitex Matte Gel over it.

After it dried,  I applied Oxide stamp pads directly to the page when dry as part of another challenge on SplitcoastStamper.

I then sprayed water on them. Oxides do fun things when you spray with water.

 I pressed bubble wrap into the inks, as part of another SplitcoastStamper Challenge.
And Then I stamped my words with black Versa mark sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. 
 The words are from this set I got for 50 cents at a craft garage sale at a local scrapbook store in April!  They didn't have labels on them; I spent a whole afternoon putting lables on them.  50 cents was cheap for all the entertainment they gave me.  trying to figure out what they were so I could label them! 

Next,  I stamped my men's stamps from Mrs. O'Leary's Artful Illusions with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink.  I wanted to add texture, so I applied Heidi Swapp art screen ink through Rebekah Meier stencil. 

For the finished product, I flicked Fun Stamper Journey silks on the page: gold, Electric Lime & Cool Pool.

Here is the finished product:

I guess you can still see the map!  Here is a close up.  But the sparkle from the silks don't show up.

Lastly, my photos for my admission to T Stands For Tuesday over a Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.

A lady at our church always does such nice centerpieces at our ladies Bible study dinners.  These were from May's.  If you look closely, you might spot a drink, even a baby bottle! LOL

I think I have babbled on for long enough!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a super week!  Happy T Day to the T Gang!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scrap Till You Drop!

Or was is it shop till you drop?  Hello Blog visitors!   I just got back from a great 4 day scrap retreat, where I scrapped, walked, shopped, and visited with other scrappers.  It was kind of like a giant slumber party!  I got lots of pages done, among them some heritage pages of my husband's family. I will show them another time.

  It also was fun to have a new place to walk. We had the retreat in an old Victorian house and there are several old restored homes in the neighborhood. I took lots of photos to share of my walk.  I finally remembred to take my camera the last day!

These two houses were my favorites.

 Love the screened in porch on the side.

And the large wrap around porch!

And the upstairs, that round window upstairs front!

This next house had spectacular landscaping.

Notice the shaped bushes between the sidewalk and street.

 Great potted plants on that porch!

Great iron fence and posts.

Fountains and water treatments.

I just had to photograph this bottle tree next to the porch on another house!

Then I went to the city park:

 I wanted to go through the arbor path, but there was always someone sitting in there or sleeping in there!  So, I was  a little anxious about walking through it.

Below you can see the courthouse in the background.

I hope you enjoyed the walk.  I got 15000 steps that day! 

Above is the house of our retreat.  I enjoy coming out on the porch in the mornings for alone time.

 I just walk across the street to church on Sunday mornings.  Although the church building is a hundred years old, and magnificent on the inside the church that calls it home now is only 8 years old.

And for the T Gang and for Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover where she is celebrating T Stands for Tuesday here is my submission.  Here is a photo of a  tea card from my archives. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Tuesday!