2.15.2017

WOYWW #402 stilllife

Happy desk peeking day people :) If you'd like to play along this link up starts here at Miss Julia's blog. 
 Good Morning, Yes, I am still alive :) but, really not making anything and I really need to get hubs (50th) birthday card done as the date is quickly approaching, but as I went upstairs yesterday all I really did was take the mft order out of the shipping package and then glue those grater cards that have been sitting there for weeks onto some simple card bases. this is the off to the left, yes those are still the same stamps that have been out for such a long time.

 I did when I made the first grater card cut some extras and have two that were stopped at this point weeks ago. funnily enough I did not have to dust them to use them.


The A-2 card bases are from Impress and behind that is some MFT new release things ( the farm set and the hugs set stamps and the stitched banner dies and the free gift birdhouse dies and a window frame holes die) off to the right of that is some of those envelopes, a big bloom from Impress (and probably some new SU things that was as far as I got with any of it was just dumping it all on the table.
but, this is a peek at the dining room... we found this cupboard at a yard sale a few years back and its holding a small fraction of that Johnson's Brothers Greendawn China I have... the "dusty" parts are finished. so, the paint is dry  (the paint chip said it was going to be paler than the china but, when it dried it was the same shade lol) , the floors are in, the Dining room table is on order. ( not here yet) and we are on the hunt for a rug for the living room and some kind of privacy things for the windows in the living room. ( I have drapes in the dining room)

2.06.2017

{ a catch up post }


Ah, I have no idea where the time goes... so it very much surprised me to turn the computer on today and see how long its been since I posted anything. a while back there was an Inspiration challenge that went to this blog about stationary... and I got side tracked in these posts, this one talks about hand lettering, this one talks about where to find vintage postage stamps and this one talks about how to "stage" stationary mug shots..   
The very first thing I ever collected after rocks was postage stamps... so, I have tons. books of them and ones to use saved up. I buy office supplies like they are going to stop making them sometimes so, this was the best site ever for me personally for the IC challenge.
these yellow enevlopes are the size that if you folded a 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half it would fit in there. the sunflower is from SU. ( picked because the base is yellow) there is a bit of prisma pencils scribbled in them. the yes I make cards is from Technique tuesday, the please deliver is from Concord & 9th, the back sides the kindness is from Hero Arts and the possibly is from right at home.

 It made me laugh... this image/sentiment is from Art Impressions. this one is A-6 in real life.

 Then maybe a week after that there was a featured stamper challenge when I had a few moments to play on that Sunday and I found this one from Carolyn and I kept going back to it because, I have not used my Elyzebell's for a long time... and I loved that simplicity and the black frame of her design. so, I was going to originally do a one layer card and then I cut out my stitching mat (all the way from the smooth bristol instead of just denting it with stitching... so, I mounted that on a piece of textured bazzill and made this one A-7. That sentiment is from Power Poppy's botanical tree set.

And sometime after that... an order arrived from Impress that had this Memory box grater die in it and I paired it with the sentiment from the two paper diva's set and this one is A-2 in real life.

and at this point there are 4 more rows of wood flooring to install in the northern most side of the dining room. (the last three rows will have to have each board the nail holes drilled so they can be tapped in by hand. the special nail gun for the tongue& groove it has to be hit with a hammer so, once you are close to the wall there is no swing room.

but, we are getting there. I think the only thing I really have to do this week is paint molding once it gets cut to lengths and then touch up paint. which made me think maybe I would come up here and make something but, so far I have just turned on the computer and cleaned out my uploads folder haha.

1.18.2017

WOYWW # 398 {loot}

It just occurred to me it's Wednesday... Happy Desk peeking day everyone! you can find the link up to play along with this hop here at miss Julia's blog.



 Someone asked me about this stamp last week... it also comes with a sentiment that reads hope your birthday is pure magic ( or something like that) too. but, its from Stamping bella and the name is the wiz.
and really not a whole lot has changed from last week (upstairs) I did stamp off some of these stamps that peeked last week. (and set them aside)

 and I had some happy mail on tuesday. I did cave and promptly order this lacy edge die from Waffle flower after their last release because, it is A-7... this is the first stitched edge A-7 die I have come across and that is one of my favorite to make card sizes... so, also in this order is a Zig Zag edge die set that has holes for stitching with floss ( like on textiles?) and the hearts also... the bitty die is a tiny strawberry.
and the other day I made a pit stop in a craft store about 80 miles from my house when I was over there for work. ( I have not been in person inside a craft store since probably a few weeks before Christmas and I found the Christmas was on clearance so, this Hero Arts Poinsettia followed me home. did I "need" it? nah, but it was a good enough bargain it was more of a what the heck type thing. I have finished painting the living room so, the shelf has to be made for the vcr/dvd player box and the satellite tv boxes to sit on the wall under the hanging tv in there. ( that will need painted) and next is the dining room is to be gutted. So, the remodel continues... this is going to be so cool when its done. but, I am tired. (today) Thanks for stopping by :)

1.16.2017

Frosty Flight

 So, this is one of those new Christmas stamps that came in the mail last week. ( I got it and the angel mounted to some cling foam and stamped off a couple last night and left them out to dry) Was digging for some you know left over background I had made that would look like a night sky and didnt really see anything that worked for colors that way so, used this scrap of old Basic grey print thinking the colors looked "winter-y". today I added some stickles glitter glue to the smaller stars in the sky and some silver bitty stars from Lucy's cards. ( no hole sequins) to the three largest stars.
I was also thinking keep it simple keep it simple the whole time so, I did not color the image at all.

These stitched scallop die cuts have been on the table since this simon says die arrived in the mail ( along time ago) and then I seen Lee had a "frozen" challenge for the CAS theme this week so, I dug out this glitter paper ( Joanns fabrics - its thinner and more bright white than the ones at Micheals) die cut the layers and left it flat. its hard to read but the script under the rooftops reads Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way. This one is A-7 in real life.

1.11.2017

WOYWW # 397

Happy Desk Peeking day :) if you'd like to play along with us the link up starts here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog.
So, for Christmas this year besides the PSX stamps in the background I mostly received money and gift cards... So, this pile of loot on the left is part of an order from Amazon that has started to trickle in. ( the weather is bad so somethings are delayed ) the one farthest away reads... you know it was a good day when you didn't have to release the flying monkeys...

One thing I have done with this pad of grid paper I put on the table is, I have flipped it upside down so that the binding is near the edge of the table because, I tend to wear long sleeves ( esp. at this time of the year) and it seems like with the pages loose at the edge I was catching my sleeve on the paper every time I moved. so, it looks like its messy enough to be tossed already. ( once it gets pretty wrinkled I do take it off) was using it to clean off a water brush coloring some snowmen last weekend.

We might possibly be doing the last round of sanding in the living room tonight so, then it becomes me who gets to paint it. paint colors are picked but, not purchased and the hardwood floors are on order and so, by the time they arrive and are acclimated the paint should be dry. ( and then the work moves around the corner into the eat in part of the kitchen. )
so, as far as resolutions go, this is THE YEAR we finish remodeling this fixer house. :) we spent some time chatting with a kitchen designer over the weekend too so, that was fun. very preliminary but, I think I am going to get pretty much everything I want. (not everything ) but, the fun part is the guy actually had a suggestion we had not thought of we liked too so, that made it feel even better. so, I am excited about that part.

1.10.2017

More Snowmen

 Impression Obsession sweet snow kisses, versafine on Neenah colored with markers and wink of stella. the wood grain print is from My Minds eye and this one is 5 1/2" square.

 IO Eskimo Kisses, colored with the same markers as the card above this one I did die cut the image panel and that big wide green ribbon was RAK'd to me from Janice :) ( Thanks so much!) the wired white sheer I think is May Arts but, I thought it looked like snowballs. this one the print is Basic grey and its 6" square.

A while back I inked up an entire box of Snowmen stamps to color...  because, really there is not much to color on a snowpeople they go pretty fast for the ones I have done already, I do have highly detailed ones that would take longer but, I have not done any of them yet, I have been focused on the ones I "had to have" in 2015 (yes) and never really played with... so, this one is from Whipper snapper and its name is Primitive Snowman... and he got a little blue during the coloring so, I went with pastels on this one. and it will more than likely head to the booth. It's A-2 in real life.