Wednesdays Cards

 This is a new Hero Arts sentiment that followed me home the other day with some Authentique printed paper. the crochet bloom was most likely machine made? ( I had a pack of them identical found in a grab bag of lace at a yard sale years ago) and then there is the fancy brad in that. its pretty simple. and 6" square in real life.

to balance having a ducks card in the sale case... this one is actually more interesting to look at than the ducks O. I am going to go online and see if the clearsnap people have done the local OIT owls or any duck images for U of O because, the O is kinda boring as far as making a card goes. this one is 6" square in real life. I am also debating tossing the two first cards I made with this stamp because, the mustard is not this shade of orange.


WOYWW #317

Happy wednesday deskers :) 
I did take a photo of the kilbian cat stamp with my phone, I even emailed it to my self with a few other shots yesterday. then deleted the photos out of my phone.. and that one was one of them. and that email has never arrived. ( anyways its the cat sitting on a stool playing a guitar singing about eating mice) (like this link goes to an ebay auction
 an over the head view (all of these shots were taken with my cell phone not my camera) so, the funny part about this desk view is... ta da there is NOT coffee on the table its water.
and no, I not done putting away the loot and I have not hauled the stencils downstairs to a sink to clean them yet either.

 off to the left you will see more snarky sentiments followed me home along with two of the newer distress pads. I had went into a craft store 80 miles from here specifically to buy that O ( university of Oregon ) stamp for a requested card and while I was there these things jumped in the basket and begged to come home.

 this is the during construction of those duck's cards. the barely banana pad is pretty close to the printed paper yellow but, the marker for barely banana was way off so then I tried the mustard distress and it was much better its marker matches it's pad color wise. to see the finished cards click here.

off to the right, scraps, some cream cardstock cut into quarters to stamp on. (stamped on all the white already) if you'd like to play along with us this blog hop starts here at our hostess Julia's blog. where the link up is and you can find the directions at the top of her page.


go Ducks!

 well you see its like this... got a request to make a "ducks" birthday card... and I do not know the person receiving the card. and I puttered around "thinking" about it for a week or so now but, I picked up some duck printed paper and the O stamp at craft warehouse yesterday.
the O was stamped with some distress mustard cut out and is up on pop dots. the sentiment on the fishtail die is from Gina K. this one is A-7 in real life. the green mat under the O is from a yardsale grab bag. ( no clue who makes it) the base is a shade of MFT yellow that is sold in their assortment pack.

just because, I had a square of the O paper laying here after cutting the above piece. this one is 5 1/2" square.


This weekends cards

 I colored her a while ago, she has been on the table for weeks. I kept thinking there is a stamp out there that is something along the lines of loved ones that have gone before us are peeking down from the stars type of a thought. but, If I have seen that as a stamp... I have not bought it and not sure who makes it. but, in my head its a scripty font with swirls maybe. ( now, someone who makes stamps can go make one right?) :) this is A-7 in real life.

and the reason I kept thinking that and putting off playing ( besides the melting heat here) is I do need a sympathy card. so, that sentiment is on the inside. the printed paper on the cover is textured like cut velvet. this one is 6" square.

This was done inspired by a placemats table setting photo on pinterest for the IC challenge this weekend. this sentiment is from SU the thoughts and prayers set .

 because, I have this printed paper out wanting to use it... and I have hardly no get well cards. this one is A-7 in real life.

 For this week's featured stamper challenge. the sunflower was stamped on some more mustard in sepia and colored with distress markers and prisma pencils. the hello die cut sentiment is from little B.

 and then in the spirit of using up some more stuff on the table. this one is A-2.

as is this one, sentiment is from SU. pot is from Karen Lockhart.

 This yellow sentiment I believe may be one of those pocket scrapbooking things. it was part of a free gift in one of the recent unity stamps orders.
this one is 5" square. the button is vintage.

 now, this is just used up the scraps of the mustard cardstock. I had picked up this stamp last year to make things for Sierra with it... and I have a request in now for some Or Ducks cards... ( of which I would need to go buy the O stamp that is out.) and I just inked this up, not really sure if the mustard is close enough to the orange in the beaver gear but?? it also does not stamp so well in the center. (might have to unmount it to use it on the Misti) have not done so though.
 just another version of the card above this one is also A-2 and one layer. the rubber has a flaw in it besides that I cannot get it to stamp perfectly in the center and I did daub both of these with a black fineliner after.

 I have sold all my retirement cards again, and I had this fishing sentiment on the table so, the rest of it just went a long with that. didnt feel like coloring the image so, left it looking like a line drawing. this is 5" square in real life and uses up the scrap printed paper of one of the cards above.

I had gotten the wider lace and these blooms out friday when I made the sympathy card above and thought sometime I will just use these up ( instead of putting them away) and I had seen this stamp when I was putting away the fishing stamp so... that was how this one fell together. its 6" square in real life.


WOYWW #316 {a two-fer day}

I cannot believe how fast these wednesdays are coming :) 
If you want to know why knowing its Wednesday is a big deal you can read all about this blog hop at the source where it starts our hostess Julia's blog here.
 This is still a mess upstairs. but, this is also the last day for ear drops. this was taken tuesday after work. I had made that baby card Sunday for the featured stamper challenge and the piles of yellow and green scraps were discards from that. underneath of that is a pile of stamped sentiments that were diecut and needing put away. (started cleaning after this was shot)

 let's see got out the basket of sequins to add spots to the giraffe and that is still out because, I need to put away all the ones that I had removed from the mouse shaker card. the pile of sentiments on the right they don't really fit in my dies very well so, I think I need to cut all those with scissors. I did diecut enough of them that the plastic box closes again. the butterfly is from Justrite. way on the far left I got all the rubber from club scrap cut up and in boxes but, only maybe 4 stamps have cling foam on them. I always forget how much I really despise cutting that sticky foam. so, I know it will be a very good long while before I order any more neekid rubber.

meanwhile in the spare room downstairs I got some of those X cube office supply organizers ( like what I have upstairs for my su & distress markers) I looked at all my vintage things I have collected and as much as I like how they look its really a pain when you are crawling under the table to fetch stray pens that popped out the back side of something that you had layed on its side. so, right now I only have coloring cheat sheets for the copic markers and the watercolor pencils. so, I need to make something for the new markers and I picked up a handful of some polychromos pencils to try out.


yet another catch up post

IE I cleaned out my to be uploaded folder ...

 so two weeks ago on saturday I found these stamps for 20.00 at a yard sale,

 the thursday and friday before that the jars, lace, buttons and that big box of sequins and beads also followed me home. this pile is 31.00 ( and it is all still on the coffee table because, the intention was to take more detailed shots of the inside of the box of beads, its 3 layers deep)

 I had found this feather in my driveway a few weekends ago and the sentiment was already diecut on the table and I had a box of bird stamps out one day and had stamped this one for me to do something with so, this card mostly made it self. its 4X9

 There was a challenge a few weeks ago to do a "Western" themed card and I had never colored this couple before so, I did and was thrilled to find I had this plum paisley paper to suit it.
this one is 6" square in real life.
 for my grandparents this year.

 Just used up the scraps from the paper cut above. 

 for my aunt's birthday. the sentiment is from Penny Black. The inside has another penny black sentiment that reads, thinking of you and smiling.

 For my gpa's birthday, the stamps are from Club Scrap.

this was done for this week's featured stamper I had chose this card in lisa's gallery.  (and changes were to move the bunting to a ribbon strip across the lower panel and dangle the sentiment, the buttons were switched for sequins.

in other news the ear drops are working and hey, so was the internet this morning. :)


WOYWW #315 Loot & more Loot

Happy Wednesday Desker's. If this is your first visit to this blog and you want to know why the mess is on display today head over to our hostess Julia's blog where you can find the how-to play along and link up for this blog hop.

 This is the off to the left of the center view. These were taken tuesday evening after work. Coming home from vacation I have had a lot of pressure in my ears that has not been going away so, I finally caved on Monday morning and went to a walk in clinic and got drops for an ear infection. ( which are actually working surprisingly enough but, they wear off quick) so, I have turned my desk and the coffee table upstairs into a dumping ground from the new stuff that has followed me home (haha you believe that right?) and or things that people twisted my arm with emails saying look at me... I am on sale... lol off to the far left is the pile from Justrite stamps. ( they are closing oooh, WAAA!)

this pile is mostly unmounted rubber stamp sets from club scrap, the one on the very bottom is the set that made me fill up the shopping cart when their sale ad hit my in box. my gpa's birthday is in a few weeks and the set on the bottom contains stamps I want to use for him.  I didn't realize until just now but, you still cannot see the kilbian cat stamp so, ( it's still on the desk will shoot it sometime by itself) I have never bought watercolor tubes before and so it really surprised me when I got those tins open how small the tubes are in real life. ( that is partially a dick blick order as was the masking fluid pen and the clear pop dots.) now, those pop dots shocked me how few were in the package for the price of them. ( I probably won't be buying them again ) above all that are some images I colored on sunday evening when I didn't feel much like moving around. I am trying to corral my markers and pens that are in the house where I sit to color so, that will be a new photo sooner or later. I did haul home a lot of stuff at yard sales last thursday/friday/saturday and will do a separate post of that stuff. ( no, its not put away yet either)