Hello there Chickie

Ah, I just realized it is friday. Which sounds funny because, yes I did know yesterday was Thursday and if you are used to peeking in for a Two paper diva's fix I totally spaced uploading. So, this one is a day late. sorry. The twig & berry wreath was heat embossed with Ranger Adirondack butterscotch powder on some cream cardstock and then after I added on some Candy cane colored stickles. the bird is from the fall is in the air set with the pumpkins and leaves. and I did add some nuvo glitter drops to the birds eye. The sentiment is from the new Everyday sentiments 4 set. The textured base on this is from Bazzill and this one is A-7 in real life.
At this time the items left in the store are all 30% off as the owners will be retiring by the end of the year. From what I seen as I linked these up this morning all these sets are still available.


Wednesday's Falliday projects

 Kelli has a challenge that you need to build your snowman ( not using stamps...) So, this is some Micheals ribbon that was wound around a couple of diecut circles that had glue dots on them. and the eyes are sequins, the nose is a scrap of some mixed media sheet I had left over from something ( that ended up being chicken noses when I was doing the shaped chick cards, most of the buttons have scrappers floss through the holes except the red one as it the holes were too small to thread so, I used a black sharpie to draw a line between the dots on that buttton. the Felt hat was cut free hand from a wool scrap, Now the arms are cardstock and were die cut from a echo park wintertime die set. the tag was premade and has this rustic vibe going on and so, I just tied a second piece of the same recollections plaid ribbon through the hole with knots at both ends to make it more of an Ornament than a package tag.
 I tend to make a lot of things to be given away and this is the first thing I have made that tempts me to keep it. ( I still may do so but, I think this one has moved into my most favorite project since fallidays started now)
 Ky has a challenge to use either a watercolor bokeh or a bokeh background using masking for your focal point. so, I chose the watercolor bokeh. I started with a watercolor sheet that I used some brusho's with water on it with a scrap circle diecut used as a mask. I do not have the good luck to own white craft ink that stays inky haha so, I used watered down off white acrylic paint through a Donna Downey bubbles stencil for the dots. And I added these previously colored and cut out elves ( Hero Arts) to the focal and a Unity sentiment, die cut the panel with the largest die in the new waffle flower lacy layers die, tied on the ribbon and called it done.

 A closer look at the dimensions of the elves.

 I colored the elves with distress markers & prisma pencils, and the scarves have some spectrum noir glitter pens over the top ( which will transfer glitter forever in my experience.) at some point I will have to go through and seal over all these scarves because, the sparkle the pens put out is beautiful but, they stay "messy" even when dry.

 Misti has a challenge to create a gift card holder. So, I have a pinterest board that is just ideas I want to try some day, and today I picked this one because, I had received one like this before on a larger scale and I saved it as an Oh Yeah kind of thing... so, Here is what I did. I cut 4 of the largest classic circle dies from some double sided printed paper. and I scored each circle so it would fold in half. then starting at the top. ( picture a clock here) I then lined up the second circle to the 3 o'clock position using the score lines. You need to make sure when you glue these the score lines are outside of the circles that they touch so that you can fold these into a square. ( if you have the circle in too close to the center it will try to fold not on the score line.) So, I just tucked each circle going in a clockwise pattern around until all 4 circles/flaps are there. I decided that I needed a blank space to write a note so, I used the largest stitched square die from My Favorite things to glue to the inside center of the "package". ( see below) I then folded the flaps also going in a clockwise direction and tied a ribbon around it loosely ( so it can slide off like a belly band) and then tied on the sentiment with some scrappers floss.

This is an old used gift card I saved as a photo prop and guide because, I make a lot of gift card holders I find it easier to have a card on hand to tuck into things to make sure they are going to fit. kwim? so, this was just sitting here for the mug shot, its not adhered to the inside and I removed it after.  So, I think at the end of the day I am still averaging being "behind" by about 6 projects and there will be new ones posted for a few more days. I am pretty excited about how much I have gotten done this last little while too.

WOYWW # 385 {happy mail}

These photos are a little backwards in the timeline of when I shot them. ( over the last week)
I've had more than a few deliveries of happy mail including some handmade birthday cards ( but, I am saving those shots to do one post with each of them later in the month) :) 
If you have not stopped by on a Wednesday before and are curious about the mess display you can find this blog hop's link up here at our hostess Julia's blog to play along. 
 The good news is I feel like a Hooouman again ( head has been stuffy for weeks) Its a seasonal change thing I think. at any rate I have been making a few cards here and there when there is daylight the last week. and some of my orders have been trickling in and so, I have piles of new stuff that I have played with a little and piled up the bulk of them. I have told my self that I am going to stop shopping for the next little while.( I have multiple orders of will ship in bits and pieces out from 123 stamp and simon says stamp  (but, I have already caved and ordered a couple more dies from the ellen hutson release yesterday morning) *sigh* (one of the emails claimed it is my birthday month lol) So, OK I can live with that.
in this shot the lower portion of the photo has a pile of shaving cream stenciled background which was really quick and fun to do ( a little smelly) ( studio still smells like shaving cream) there is a spread out shot of them a seen here. and below that is a pile of napkins that I removed the white layers from them to do the felted cardstock tutorial with.

 Monday's loot that was unpacked yesterday afternoon, a water drops stamp from Designs by Ryn and the funny people set from lil inkers just came back in stock a week or so ago so, I tossed the other things into the cart just because, I did use the leaf background die after this and that card can be seen here. Its just a simple one for the fallidays challenges.

 So, one of the things I am doing is moving stamps, dies, stencils to an evernote project. and one of the things I do is I save mug shots from the web when I order things online but, I do buy things in local stores too so, taking these shots reminds me to go find photos of things and add them to the inventory. ( its been very helpful with making upload posts mainly at scs because, you have all those boxes of who makes this tool to fill in and my mind will come up with the MFG but not the set name most of the time so being able to plug in reindeer and see all the sets with one has saved me a lot of time from running back up the stairs to dig for the set to find its name to finish the upload) (yes, that really was my old system) So, this was shot last Saturday of things that arrived in the mail after lasts wed. the Halloween stamps are from Whippersnapper and the Hero Arts Oct. monthly kit I did add in the background dies and did use the star confetti on a card seen here.  
the waffle flower die set is a companion one to the original so they can be layered ( it it recently came back in stock)

Now this is the third and final gift of things I received from the Fall coffee lovers blog hop. These things came from scrapbook adhesives 3-L. there are lots of foam pop dots ( which is one of my most reached for things in my space) and the cool thing is some of them are cut into shapes. so, I am excited to see what they will do. some of the foam is black also so that will be neat for darker projects. I have never bought this brand before so, It is just such a useful neat gift kwim? I still need to get the thank-you posts up on facebook and hopefully soon, ( want to play with the things first and such) I will be peeking in and out from work more than likely. Thanks for stopping by & have a good day!


More Falliday's projects

 Lisa has a challenge to use an Owl with a whoo loves you theme... so, these stamps are from the Unity Stamps set called going to be owl-right. its colored with waterbased markers and has some pencils scratched over the top for texture and finished out at A-2 in real life.

 Lori has a challenge to use texture... and I had this pile of shaving cream stenciled backgrounds laying here begging to be played with so, I cut one apart and popped it up on pop dots over the base and use an Xyron to turn the words into a sticker to be below. So, this one finished out at A-7 in real life. This only has paper on it, so its all a visual texture not a touch able one.

 Jacqueline has a challenge to use a mono gram and normally I tend to do these as Christmas tags but, I recently got this lil inkers leaf die in the mail and wanted to play with it, so I had been cutting up scraps on the table and thought, this could work as a note card for J. the letter (sizzix  is the only thing not shimmery so, I added some faux stitching to it with a stardust gelly roll pen. This one is also A-2 in real life.

Falliday's Shaker money holders

Vicki has this cool tutorial seen here that is how to turn those Avery elle plastic stamp pockets into shaker money holders.  I received a fuse tool for Christmas last year, and I had just removed it from the box to try this.The first thing I learned was that 10 minutes is not a long enough heating time if its 40 degree's outside of your house. haha. seriously, I went slow, but I also went back and forth and ended up with all kinds of tracks in the plastic that did not seal for me. So, the tool has no on off switch or any indicator light telling you its "hot " enough so, eventually I got the bright idea to plug it in and time it ( I prop up my cell phone in the tray of dies on my table) so, this one was done after about 15 minutes of warm up time and that worked much better for me.

I am thinking that snowflake charm may be from SU. ( I have all my snowflakes in one canning jar together so, I am not certain anymore on that) the snowflake die cut I am guessing is lawn fawn but, I also own a set from someone else so will double check) the metal key tag is a martha stewart one from staples office supplies. and those big snowflakes inside the shaker. they are confetti. because to me confetti looks like flat sequins. 

 This one the Ho Ho Ho (hero arts) was heat embossed on a scrap of red with white powder and then cut into this shape. the Santa hat is a Jolee's sticker.
I did use red liner tape around the tops of these pockets to hold the ribbons and lace in place.
 The sticker had a sequin on it. some of my sequins are vintage so, I really don't have a supply list of those for you all.

Now this was a variation on the them because, I had seen the tutorial Julie did here and loved that too. The sentiment is from the My Favorite things gifting fun set and was heat embossed with red powder on some gold mirror paper. it did end up being a slim window above the word for shaking doing this, and I did get some of the smaller bits in there but, they don't shake and I covered them up with the lace.
I fully intend to do a few of these as I think they are really just pure fun. Thanks for stopping by,