12.13.2017

WOYWW # 445 {more Christmas}

Happy Desk Peeking Day :) if you'd like to play along and see more spaces you can 
find the link up here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog.  

 So, there was a VSN last weekend and I did 9 of the projects and monday I came home from work and hit my mess limit and had to put away all the dies and stamps that have been piling up along the edges.

 Which had allowed me to play with this newer Tim Holtz set that had not been opened before this so, this is what I walked up to on Tuesday after work.

 but, the action is happening across the room on the coffee table some of the Christmas baskets are going together and these are how those tags turned out.
( I can show you these because, none of the guys at work see my blog only the lady in the office so, since she is not getting a truck... here ya go)
 Those tins were found at Joann's fabric's and the puppy dog wine bottle wraps were found at Kohl's. the truck on the tag is from Unity Stamps and the names were done with stickers.

found these wire baskets with burlap bows on them at Micheal's along with the white velvet poinsettia clips for bows. ( these are still under construction) but, the gift cards are going into those tins.
and since I was up there I kept messing around with those dies until these cards ended up being the result.
The mulberry paper tree's are Impression Obsession Dies and the frames were done with the Hero Arts infinity rectangles and the sentiment dies are from Avery Elle. ( an ornament set) the snow was just glitter card scraps I cut with scissor and I did ink and sketch some pencil over the deer. So, that is about it for me I am "mostly" ready for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by. I will probably be making the rounds tomorrow because, I need to go early to pick up our ice for at work this week and will be driving all day today.

12.11.2017

Winter VSN {so far}

Kat has a challenge to base a card on one of the Monopoly pieces and so, I took mine out of the closet to see what the choices were (seen below) The ones on her list I have not heard of them. So, I chose the Scotty dog and the sentiment on the side is what is on the inside of the card. The dog is from Impression Obsession, the peace and joy is from the Hero Arts November 2017 kit of the month and the inside sentiment is from the Altenew Holiday wishes set.

I am not really sure what the piece in the back left bottom may be but, It kind of looks like some kind of a cannon.


Brenda has a bunco challenge that needed things in 3's so the image is a trio of ornaments, that were colored in 3 shades of blues. there are 3 different shades of silver on this and 3 colors of cardstock. The ornament trio image is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Penny Black.


Ann has a Canasta challenge which also needed 3 images stamped across a panel and when I went to layer this sentiment over the top you could not see the center image so, I ended up doing it a 4th time so the third could peek out. The bough is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Kaiserkraft.

Lydia has a black,silver, White with a pop of green challenge based on a board game called Othello.
The sentiment is from an older boxed set of Christmas sentiments from Hero Arts.


Jeanne has a challenge that you have to roll a dice to get the amount of layers allowed on your card. I got a 1... the candle is from Northwoods and the sentiment is a reproduction PSX one.


Melody has a challenge that you have to find/ use something that uses the letters in the word GAME so, I have Green ribbon, an Angled mouse, A Metal brad and and Embossed panel. The mouse is a newer one from Stampendous and the sentiment is from dylusions Christmas words


Diane has a challenge to include a smile and a heart. The sentiment is from Dylusions


Lee has a challenge to make an all white card with a sentiment with color on it, and I had read this on Sunday after I had found this pretty card to CASE from Becky this weeks featured stampers gallery. (seen here) and so changes were to make the tree a diecut, I switched the sequins to rhinestones and the ribbon to a textured paper and moved it farther down closer to the sentiment. I also switched the growing blooms to become packages clustered under the tree. The sentiment is from Elyzbells the tree and packages are Memory Box dies.

It is easier to read upright but, the catchlights on the rhinestones make them look blue like this.

Misti has a challenge to show some candy. and I dug out this old pail topper stamp from Stampendous.

12.06.2017

WOYWW #444 {Christmas Cards}

Happy Desk Peeking day, to play along and see more spaces you can
 find the link up here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog

 These are of course tuesday after work shots... the birds had been stamped and colored on Monday after work and the mice/wreaths had been colored on Sunday evening.
and I decided I better actually make some cards for me to send out. I don't need a lot but, I will need some for people at work and people who surprised me with a card this year. Do you do that? mail one back to everyone who gifts you with one? ( I always seem to be one or two cards short that way) so, its not a lack of cards its more of a lack of that card is not suited for the person who surprised me thing.
 a closer look towards the left.

 and more that are under construction. those tags from last week turned out pretty good, even with the trucks off the edges, they still need the names on them and I have one truck left that is colored that I am thinking about. I will shoot them when they are all the way done haha.
that big measure cup is holding all the pre die cut tags from the November Hero Arts kit.

While I was standing there these were put together real quick the red mat is a shimmer cardstock and so is the base of these they ended up being 5" x 7" in real life. and the Christmas card making is probably going to continue this evening too. I have enough cards by the numbers but, not ones I want to send to certain people.Grace is doing really well, she is walking much better even with the stitches in. we are still waiting for the they sent samples out to be tested for cancer from those lumps and we don't know yet, but she is so happy that is a good thing.  Thanks for stopping by!

12.05.2017

Christmas Cards

 This was done inspired by this fun card in this weeks Featured Stampers Gallery I loved how fun Donna's card is (seen here) changes were the stamps, less layers, I moved the ribbons to the license plate layer, did not punch holes for a plate and used stitched edge rectangles. I did eliminate the gems in the corners thinking that pearls ( snow balls) on the tree would work but, they ended up being kind of small so, then I added some more "snow" to the front of the cab and some of the fenders. The printed paper is from a Kaiserkraft pad called Mint Wishes and the truck and sentiment are both from Honey Bee stamps.

 This one uses more of the same papers I had used for Eli's card and I am thinking I will send this one to my grandpa and now that I have added snow to the blue one, I am tempted to add snow to this one but, probably will not.

 a week ago the featured stamper challenge went to Andrea's gallery where I found this beauty to CASE and so changes were I moved the snow into the center changed the window opening to an oval and mine is fairly flat the deer were cut with shimmery bronze paper and the dies are from Memory Box, the sentiment is from the Altenew holiday wishes set.

I have been at night coloring a few images the funny thing is even though I make Christmas cards all year long there are people on my list that I wait until the last minute to make the ones I am going to mail out to people personally well last minute for me, I used to mail when I bought them at Hallmark on the first of December every year and now, since I make them I am finally OK in my head with mailing them any old time before Christmas... The potted tree is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

12.02.2017

Loads if Joy

Today for the inspiration challenge at SCS Julie has chosen the paperchase store site and I just loved this calling London's colors in this transportation theme gift wraps and then I found these krafty cards and it all kind of morphed from things on the table from there. I have some tags under construction that use this same Unity stamps truck and MFT tag die on them and this was the "spare" in case I messed one up kwim? so, it will probably head to my friend at works hubs for Christmas. ( the jingle bells are pretty big ones ) The sentiment is from the honeybee stamps sending you sentiments that go with their pickup truck and I die cut that with a lil'inker speech bubble 2 die and popped it up on foam dots.
Grace is home and recovering ( outside barking at anything that moves at the moment) so, she has good pain pills and is doing OK. :)

11.29.2017

WOYWW #443 {it's beginning to look like Christmas}

Happy Desk Peeking day, you can find more to see and play along here 
where the hop originates at our hostess Miss Julia's Blog

The guys at work will be getting their gift cards in these cute square tins I found at Joanns fabric's so, tags are under construction for that the cream ones will get names stamped on them and I am debating about those Unity trucks on them ( they are going to stick off the edges of the tags but, its a matter of if it will look dorky or not.)

 Last weekend was our long holiday in the states we had 4 days off in a row so, I was able to organize more unmounted sentiments and put those away while hubs decided for the first time ever that we really should have out door decorations. ( all these years the answer has always been NO if I say do you want something?) He did all of this by himself ( in the rain) we have a 14' step ladder and this blue spruce tree is taller than that. The inside tree is also up and decorated.

 Last Saturday the Inspiration challenge at splitcoast stampers headed to a site called The company store where I found this felt wreath ( seen below) and loved the textures it had so, I used some Hero Arts wreath dies with shimmers and textured papers to create some layers of texture for this card. The believe sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die and the night before Christmas printed paper came from A Muse studio's. There are some bitty nuvo pearl drops on the wreath leaves ( seashell & rose gold)

Felt holiday wreath Inspiration piece.
in other news our aging lab dog Grace is going in to the vets Friday am to have a large tumor removed from her back leg. they think it's attached to the muscle and do not want her to lose the function of her leg so, it has to go. And that is pretty much all I think about lately so, I am looking forward to being distracted by what you all are up to. thanks for stopping by.