So, yesterday hubs went out and trimmed his peach trees ( and as soon as he walked out the door it started snowing ( no lie) so, since I was not doing that I did steal some time to make a featured stamper CASE'd card. Karen is up this week for the inspiration and I came across this card and loved the colors and the distressing, and I knew I had those stamps she used but, I also knew I had this old PSX stamp and this border cuttlebug folder and thought close enough ( for a change) She also has this second card that is more streamlined looking which I also love and so, my card kind of morphed between the two of hers.
Happy Desk Peeking day :) if you don't know what this is about you can find all the details to play along where this Whats on your Wednesday Workdesk blog hop starts here at Miss Julia's blog.
So, we have been remodeling our house and the dusty parts are done and on hold for a couple of months before the next round starts.
when that happens the room next to the kitchen that I have a sofa table in where I sat to color is going to become a "media/library" room. and I am pushing for a window seat to curl into to read in there so, this means all the coloring toys needed cleared out so, that is what I did on Saturday/sun/part of monday.
I still have piles of things I had stamped previously to color downstairs that are all just piled up on the file cabinets but, those are headed into the drawers sooner or later.
(probably sooner, I don't really like to dust, so the dust catchers were removed off the sides of things for these shots to be taken lol)
Happy desk peeking day people :) If you'd like to play along this link up starts here at Miss Julia's blog.
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.
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.
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 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.