Monday, August 26, 2019

T Stnds For Sanitizer Technique

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but... against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12   (Week 3 Scripture Memory for Revive Our Hearts Esther Bible study)

Hello blog followers!  How are you today?  Finally, after some rain yesterday, it has cooled off some here!  

I loved this technique for our Mixability challenge on SCS, a couple of  weeks ago,  given us by Ky to use sanitizer with our medium. I mixed oxide inks right from the ink pad, like TH does, and sanitizer on my glass mat. Then I swooshed my watercolor paper into it.

I used lots of different combos of inks to see what I liked best.  Even did some tags, but haven't done anything with them yet.

  I loved this one, and cut it down. I stamped Rubbernecker tulips on it and stamped this sentiment on it. I backed it on a scrap of 12x12 that I had been using in scrapping. 

Thanks for looking. I am sure I will be making more cards with all the backgrounds I got from playing with this.

I hope I have inspired you to try this super easy new to me technique. Everyone has hand sanitizer, and you can use it with any medium.  I just did it with oxide inks.  You could try it with Brushos, Color Bursts, or just experiment with other mediums.  I just happen to like playing with my oxide inks. 

For my drink related post for TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover  is the following.  

We rarely go to I hop, like maybe 2 0r 3 times in the last 20 years.  But we tried this one near us, because they keep advertising chicken & waffles, which I just have a craving for since being introduced to such a thing this past year!  LOL  And, they have a senior discount, too. I finally remembered to take the photo before we ate!  Hubby, got some Italian crepes or something.

I hope you have an awesome week!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy T
Day to the T Gang!

Monday, August 19, 2019

T Stands for Time for Crafting

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but... against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
                  (Week 3 Scripture Memory for Revive Our Hearts Esther Bible study)

Now that the big project of 39 challenges for Dare To Get Dirty is over for another year, I have been trying to concentrate on scrapbooking again.  I am so far behind. We have scrapbooking challenges on Splitcoaststampers, too.  In case you don't know by now, I spend a lot of time on the Splitcoaststampers community.  There is so much inspiration on there for whatever you do, cards, scrapbooking, art journaling, Bible journaling, and all kinds of other 3-D projects.  Plus there are so many chat forums, tutorials, swaps, and just friends on there.  Between that and blogging, I have made so many cyber friends!  I am talking about you!  :)

Today, I will show you what I have been scrapping:

I used a lot of stash for these pages, that has been in my stash for more years than you can imagine.
That giant ampersand is from a plastic drawer of chip wood letters, as was the WSU letters.  Only, the ampersand is sponged with Pistachio Oxide ink.  The panel under the photo and the TH die cut letters are also sponged with that oxide ink.  I thought it matched that scrap of ampersand paper I found in my stash! The camera, ice cream cones, and brad were from a kit I got at Scrap Expo last Summer, from Scrap That.  

  I didn't ever finish showing you photos of my Colorado trip.  This is the day we actually went into Rocky Mountain National Park.  Here is a selfie of us.

We were going to go hike around Bear Lake, but the all the parking lots in that direction were already filled, and they were turning away tourists from going any further in that direction.   Don't go in July, as that is their busiest month.  We usually go in May or September, and had never run into this problem before.  So, we went another way and visited the Alluvial Falls which we never had done, before.  We walked the Alluvial Fan Trail, which is noted as Easy.  It was, but hard enough for us.  

A dam break is what caused all of the debris.  The boulders are huge that you walk around, some as big as cars.

Because I am joining Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered
Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday, I am posting this photo.  We may join her and other bloggers for TSFT is  we post a drink related item in our post. :)

We ate at the Other Side Restaurant at Estes Park, when we came down out of RMNP that day.
Hubby had a club sandwich and I had their wonderful special of strawberry & shrimp salad.  You can see, I pushed aside the cucumbers because they don't agree with me, and I forgot to tell them to hold them. We also had our water in a lovely decanter and fancy glasses, and I had homemade rolls with my salad. 

Thank you for stopping by for a look.  Happy T Day and have a great week.

Monday, August 12, 2019

T Stands for Totally Done With DTGD!

"He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber." Ps 121:3  ESV

(2nd memory verse for our Revive Our Hearts Esther Bible Study)

Yes, I am totally done with all the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoasStampers!  It is still going on if you want to take part.  They are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of  The Dirty Dozen, SCS's design team, so they opened the challenges up to all on SCS.   Every year about this time the Dirty Dozen, past and present members give the Fan Club about 30 or 40 challenges made up of fun techniques, and  special folds, and even some are non paper challenges.  This year it is for all  registered users,  and not just those who join the Fan Club on the site. I will show you my stash I now have or had, because I already mailed out at least three of the cards.  But the good news is I now have a good collection of Christmas cards for this year already made.  

For the challenges, I made 11 Christmas cards, 1 Christmas critter, 1 Christmas tag, 2 anniversary cards, 7 birthday cards, 3 thinking of you cards, 1 thank you, 1 get well and 12 for anything I want to use them for.  I had a blast learning to techniques, using some older techniques.  Several of my cards were using prints I got off my gelli plate.   I also learned that some of my alcohol inks were old!  I even had a purple one crackle and explode when I tried to squeeze drops out.  I had purple hands the rest of the day!  Yes, I forgot to wear gloves!  I learned some new folds.  
Notice the card at the top.  It is a tri-box card.  The one in the middle is a pull up card.  I made a critter and a tag that I put in a couple of my goodie plates I prepare for friends and neighbors at Christmas.  

Now for a drink related post so I can join our hostess, Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for our TSFT Tea Party.   Thank you Elizabeth for doing this so we can all get together!

 We recently ate at Abuelo's Mexican restaurant.  We usually don't eat Mexican as it plays havoc with my dear husband's digestive system.  But, we had a coupon! LOL

My view, if I stood up beside us.  We had a divider so we really couldn't see the other side of us.

Love their d├ęcor.  Interesting and fun to look at while we ate.  This was my view over my husband's head.

Lovely dinner.  We actually had raspberry tea instead of our usual lemon water.  That was because we had a coupon and the second entry was free if we each had a drink.  We do like raspberry tea, so it was a treat. I had a Chimichanga, and he had an enchilada.    Also, here, you can substitute garlic mashed potatoes ( or they call it papas con chile. )for the rice, and I even also substituted for the refried beans!  (Yes, I had a double helping of those potatoes, because I don not like the rice or the refried beans!) They also have Seniors lunch specials all day.  Nice to know these bits of info!
Oh, and reporting that my dear husband was not ill after, but he was very careful, and did not eat any salsa with the chips!  I think he avoided discomfort this time!

Thanks for stopping by, and for your encouraging comments.  I hope you all have a great crafty week!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Second on the 2nd & Winnings

Hello blog followers!  I wanted to join Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for Second on the 2nd.
We are to blog a past blog post for a second time.  I think it is kind of a neat idea.  But first, I have to show you my winnings from a live scrapbook class with Alice Boll.  We all got together online and scrapped  and then she had a drawing.  I won a Wild Hare kit.  I hadn't heard of them before.  You go to their site, and complete a form of what you like, what you are scrapping, and they custom make the kit for you.  So this kit  was custom made for me to scrap my Colorado photos, in my colors.  Really fun that they do this.  I love the papers they sent.  It is all printed on both sides, so you have a choice. Lots of die cuts and embellishments.  That was my happy mail today!

@thewildharekits  Love , love the embellishments, & even a stamp set!

Here is my post from September 2nd, 2013, just in case you missed it. :)

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. :)

I don't know how you all do the second.  I copied and pasted.  If you want to actually go to it.
Here is the link.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments!  Have a wonderful weekend!