Tuesday, October 29, 2019

T Stands for Tea

II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

Welcome blog readers!  I have been busy celebrating my birthday!  It was actually yesterday, but I have been celebrating all month, and continued today and will  tomorrow too!  What did we do for my birthday?  We went to the eyeglass store and had our glasses adjusted, then went to Red Lobster for lunch, where we haven't been for ages!  Then we brought leftovers home and had Red Lobster supper, too.  I forgot any kind of camera or iPad.  Sorry, and I don't have a phone to take photos with, either.  I had calls from friend, and our kids; in fact I was on the phone a lot yesterday.  The rest of the day I worked on a One Sheet Wonder rom  6x6 designer series paper. I made 6 cards and a folder for the cards.  I had to get it done for this morning, as three of us friends celebrated two of our birthdays, a Panera.

Here is the gift I made.  I just want to say, I remade the one card better after the photo. :)
This is the folder:

The cards were from a pattern from Deb Valder's Blog.  I used SU! Country Lane 12x12 DSP. I cut it into 4 6x6 pieces, but just used one 6x6 piece.  You could get a total of 24 cards from a 12x12.
I used Fresh Fig  and Sage Shadow Cardstock, and 110 lb Recollections for the white base.  The dotted paper is the other side of the harvest paper.  I used assorted sets for the greetings.  I stamped them in Blackberry Bliss, because I didn't have the matching ink for the Fresh Fig cardstock, but I think it matches pretty well.  I used SU! Special Reason Stamp set for the flowers and leaves, and the coordinating dies. I also used dies from that set for the Thinking of you, Hello, and Best Wishes labels.  The Thanks was fussy cut and layered on the oval.  That by the way is the card I tried to redo after the photo, as glitter and I do not get along!  On some cards I added, sequins and sticker dots, don't think they show up though.  I used Lattice embossing folder on some panels and leaves embossing folders on some.

It is still Tuesday here.  So for Elizabeth's TSFT where we all get together to celebrate Tuesdays,  here is my entry:

 My birthday gift from my sister!  Wow, I am in business for a while, as I love tea!

And some cards from my crafty friends! and some not handmade, but just the same, aren't they all wonderful?

The pink one top right is all the way from Dublin!

Here is a close up of one from one of our TSFT gang, Jan.  Can you believe how intricately made that is?  I don't know how she did it!

And a friend at church knew I made cards, so she had a friend make a card for me!  The balloons pop up when you open it. ;) Wasn't that nice of my friend to go to all that trouble?

And this card was colored so beautifully!

The sunflowers came all the way from Australia!!

Aren't these owls adorable!

I have been told other cards are on there way, and also, I have misplaced one, so next week I will show the rest!  I am so thankful for all the wonderful friends, cyber and other, that my Great God has given me!  I praise the Lord for all of them and all of you!

And today, I  received  this gift, and bag, and love the saying on it, so will share it and leave it as my parting shot!  Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, October 21, 2019

T Stands for Too Early and Dreams

II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

What do I mean too early?  I mean I got up at 5:00 A.M. this morning! Since I retired, I have not been a early riser, unless we are leaving for a trip or are  on a trip, because hubby gets up that early usually.  When you are in restricted space, like a motel room, or in a cabin on a ship, if one gets up, no matter how quiet he tries to be, I usually wake up that early!  Especially if we are driving.  He wants to leave early!  Anyway, back to this morning.  I felt so energetic that I started cleaning the blinds in my craft room.  I finally finished this afternoon, too.  It is a large window; 5x4 feet.  I cleaned slat by slat, because there is no way I could take them down and put them in the bathtub, like I did when I was younger! LOL  All done! Now I can do fun things like finish my Dream, wish, or imagine art journal page.

 I wanted to show you what the prints I pulled earlier on my Gelli Plate.  Elizabeth, I wore plastic disposable gloves. Would that solve your problem of worrying about scratching it?  I just thought of you when I was making the prints.  I had originally been trying out my acrylic paints and throwing out the ones that were dried up.  Also, going down a rabbit hole, here dear readers, sorry.  I was purging for the craft garage sale.  I took a carload and trunk load over on Saturday, all priced with the stickers they provide with our own upc code on them.  So when someone brings a product to the register to pay, it credits to my account.  In the end, I have credit at the store to buy more! LOL  But they take care of the hassle for a small percentage and fee.  Love it.  I have done this for several years now.  I think we are just trading around our stash!  Our credit can't be used for garage sale items, only items that the store sales.  Okay, sorry about going down that rabbit hole!

Here are my Gelli prints:

The top the card stock I put over the stencil on the gelli plate, and the bottom one is the cardstock I put over the gelli plate and pulled after removing the stencil.  I think they call it the shadow print.

Here is a photo of all of them drying: 

I think the stencil is on top of the deli paper I used today on my art journal page.  The deli paper was my wipe off page, where I cleaned the stencil and rolled the ink off my brayer.  I didn't think to photograph it by itself, as I didn't know then how  I was going to use it.

Below are the different ones I made cut into card size so they will be ready to use as backgrounds.

 So, just so you know how I do it.  I dab the acrylic paint colors on the gelli plate, then dab on some Golden Open, so it keeps the paint from drying to fast, because I use cheap acrylic paint, Folk Art from Michaels, and on sale.  LOL  Anyway, then I roll it out with my brayer, lay on my stencil, then put on my cardstock or whatever paper you want to use.  Then I pull that, and the stencil, lay another paper on.  You can keep laying papers on till nothing comes off, towards the end is when I put on the deli paper.  You can even do a print over a print you have done earlier.

 I don't need to get my plate out very often because as you see I get a lot of prints just from a couple of applications of paint.

Below you can see the first print on top and the shadow print below.

Here I think the shadow print is on top and the main print on the bottom.

Main print on top, secondary or shadow print below.  Either one are pretty and can be used for a background.

And here is my art journal page for  *Art* Journal* Journey* where Eileen of the Artful Crafter is our guest host for October.

I used a deli paper from the leftover paints on the geli plate.  I applied it to a journal page in my Canson 7x10" Mixed media  book. It is my 8th Journal page in this book I started several years ago! LOL  I applied Gesso to the page and then lay on the deli paper.  I then stamped the dream stamp from Natural Beauty by SU!.  I also stampede with the fairy and branch from Crafters Companion.  I added some oxides and sprayed with water around the edges, and colored the fairy's wings with Wink of Stella, clear. I added the metal imagine and with brads on a dimensional. The trouble with the Gelli prints, is you don't want to cover them up, they usually turn out so nice!  That is why I didn't do a lot on the page. Thanks Eileen for challenging me to play! :)  Because that is what I do, play.  I have no idea how to art journal! LOL  

And last I want to link up with  Elizabeth & Bleubeard  over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday!  
     We went out big today and used our coupons at Wendy's.  I got my salad and hubby got his double burger combo, so he had coke, but I had water.  We were going to use our coupons for buy a double dip and get a double dip free at Baskin - Robbins, but they had lost power and were closed. :(  Next time.  

So, that is my post, today.  Thanks for stopping by!   Waving to the  T gang.  I hope you have a great T Day.  

Monday, October 14, 2019

T Stands for Too Busy!

  II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

I have gotten myself involved in so many different things!  I am taking a college Senior Writing class in the month of October.  My homework is 6000 words within two weeks, and then the last two weeks we will critique each others work.  EEK!!!!!   I am  getting ready to purge some of my craft items at a local craft store garage sale, also in October.  I am pricing things so I can take them in to the sale by this Saturday.   After a trip to the dermatologist today and my walk,  I prepared for mailing  many cards that have to go out in October.  There is no  mail today as it is Columbus Day here in the states, a federal, postal and bank holiday, that we still celebrate, even though we now know Columbus didn't discover America!  Regardless,  I have my mail ready to go out tomorrow. 

I did find some time to craft this past week, and will share the  following cards that I did  for challenges on SplitcoastStampers:

I did this one for several challenges, for the Stamp2Spend Challenge to use a bear on our card because October 3rd was Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day.  Did you know that, Anne?
It was also for the October Christmas Card Challenge to use mostly white on your card.  Well, I tried, and didn't color it all in.  It was also for the Alpha Challenge for "I" this week.  I used Island Indigo card stock and ink.  I also did this for the smooth and rough Ways to Use It challenge. I used chunky glitter by Fun Stampers Journey on the bear's hat and the smooth was the glossy accents on the berry and the ribbon on the gift.  The  technique for the background panel  was to run the ink pad over the raised parts of the embossing folder before running it through to emboss the white  panel.  I thought it was a good way to make my own background, since I didn't have any Indigo Island DSP. 

I was inspired for this card by an inspiration challenge given of SplitcoastStampers.  One of the pictures was of a Mermaid, and of course that is what inspired me.  I actually made this at my retreat.
I happened to have this stamp with me.  The background was made by putting oxide inks on my mat by just putting the inkpad on it, and then smooshing the glossy cardstock in the inks.  I had this frame with me and decided to frame my mermaid which I stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I also used Wink of Stella on the mermaid.  I added sequins and the die cut Happy Birthday.  The frame is made by using two Wonky square die cuts together. 

 I love how my hair stylist decorates inside and outside.  I ask her last month if I could take photos and share them with you on my blog, and she said that it was alright.  So, I will show you September's, and then last week's as she had changed to Fall decorations.

So the one below was taken in September:

Below is the same area in October

 And on the other side of the garage:

And below is her entrance to her shop.

And below is beside her front door;  Love the pulley!

  Don't you just love how she decorates!  She just has just a flare for decorating. Every time I go she has changed it for a new season!  When I go in November, it will be Thanksgiving, and of course in December,  Christmas.  I think it is a full time job, because she does the same inside.

And last but not least, here is my cuppa for Elizabeths T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover.  Anyone can join us, just post a drink related post and link up with our hostess for our Tea, or other beverage party. 

Thanks for stopping in to see what is going on here.  Happy T Day!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

T Stands For Tuesday and Tea Cup

Our memory verse for Bible study last night:  II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

I am late to the Tea Party as I am trying to catch up from being out of town for four days at a scrap retreat!  I got lots of layouts done, and even  card, and worked on Christmas gifts, too.  Now, I am trying to unpack all of my craft items and sort them back into place!  Last night I went to our ladies Bible Study potluck, and there I received a gift of this beautiful tea cup from my secret prayer sister.
So fun!  It came with a lid and a diffuser.   Isn't it beautiful?

That is my post for Elizabeth's TSFT over at Altered Book Lover.

Now, I will show you one layout of the 15 I was able to complete.  The photos might look familiar, as it is from my walk at the retreat back in June. The companion page is of the people at the crop, so not showing it, because they might not want their faces shown online. The rest of the title "Love" is on the second layout.

And here are photos from my walk this time around, to a different part of town. 

I don't know why it is called Wall Park.  It is a nice park, 60 acres of excercie trails, tennis courts, handball courts, ball fields, playgrounds, a skate park with a four acre lake.  By  the time we walked over to it and along the creek and around the small lake, and back to the house, we had walked well over three miles and for over an hour.  Then we got back to scrapping.  A nice break!
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great T Day!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Second on the 2nd October 2, 2013

Proverbs 21:1 "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water:  he turneth it wheresoever he will."  A verse that touched my heart in devotions today.

I couldn't believe it, but back in October in 2013, I posted on Wednesday October 2.  So, of course that is the post I will share with you today for the Second on the 2nd, as I will join Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover.

WOYWW 226 White Washing and Angel Tag

    Happy WOYWW!  Don't know what WOYWW is?  Check it out at Julia's Stamping Ground.
 This is what my area looks like right now.  I just finished a card for Teapot Tuesday on Splitcoast Stamper, using White Wash technique.  Earlier this week I made a tag for one of our challenges using paints, and all kinds of other mediums. really an experiment for me!  So evidence of that is still on my blotter.  Also, a fall card failure using paints is laying there to be discarded.  An alphabet die with paint on it is the remains of a scrapbook page I did earlier.
     Also, see the cute little criss-cross shelf I picked up for $2.00 at a garage sale?  I haven't decided how to use it yet.  It came with all the spice jars that fit in there too.  So, a project! :)  Oh, and see the baggie of goodies one of my blogger friends sent me from ScrapFest?  Now, I can eat the goodies, and use the items in the bag.  I just wanted to show you how cutely packaged it was.

Here is close up of my card and tag.
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