Cards from Memorial Day weekend 2012

This is a newer wild rose studio stamp ( feeding the birds) SU sentiment. colored with copic's

 I had colored some of the rak'd to me images that had Daisy's on them a while back and since some of the daisy cards I had on hand for the store have since went to a acupuncturist's office ( to be sold in a basket) figured I should start put some more daisy cards together.

This is from an SU set my mil has ( don't remember its name anymore) colored with copic's.
sentiments from MSE.

Another rak image hedgehog with daisy's, the sentiments from great impressions stamped on an Impression Obsession tag. ( cut by hand) with some scraps of the cards made before it. 

I don't remember any details about this image, but it is also colored with copic's and the sentiment's from A Muse.


Some studio shots

This is the table I stand at. I do have a stool but, I never use it up here. and I do have a chair for the sewing machine which is always out.

there are sentiment stamps in that metal stand on the table that are frequent used ones.

I used to use these lights to shoot things with and then when I received the new light boxes for Christmas these I moved over to the center of the room as the overhead lights are not anywhere near this corner of the room.

 Some more sentiments in an printers drawer on top of a shelf on the backside of that main table under it.

This is the bottom shelf of a rolling cart next too that light tripod ( bottom shelf is mostly PP pads I have not tore apart and put into the hanging file folders in the file cabinet holding papers and A-4 cardstocks. 

But, since all these baskets are full again sorting paper is probably moving higher up the to-do list.

The larger basket in the back is holding "page kits" from before I shot digital that I was going to scrapbook... who knows maybe someday I will put them together.

That being said this is that silverware tray that has journal cards and such in it, most were printed from links on pinterest, some I stamped. ( will do a post with stamped/made journal cards some day) ( have not shot them all)

So behind that cart is this green card file cabinet on top of it is jars filled with buttons, crochet flowers, odd metal things. I have recently came across a stash of all wide mouth jars and have two large containers of vintage buttons that need cleaned. So, will be reorganizing these sooner or later.

Next to that I have moved that vintage record holder cart to my yard sale pile and put that baby dresser here. since the old cart held these printers drawers of sentiments, the third smallest one is on the floor under this dresser. {forgot about that}

 I tend to make ready to go sentiments from scraps and die cut them and such and they used to be in a smaller basket then this, then I out grew that so moved them to this basket... then moved all that to the top drawer of the dresser as its not as deep as the other drawers.

 a look inside the top drawer. mostly die cut stamped sentiments with a few printed things.
and green sizzix dies.

 the second drawer I took out of the dresser so you could see how many clear dvd cases for cling stamps fit in one drawer.

 then having the second drawer out shot this one that is also holding dvd's of cling stamps plus metal tins of clear stamps.

bottom drawer is holding some odds and ends papers and envelopes and such. when the third drawer gets full of stamps ( its a time thing not an if thing) these will get moved.
This is the back corner. there are more stamps on the floor. there are also stamp cases on the floor under the little black wood table with all the prima type flower jars on it. 

 Found this spinning oak rack ( probably for cassette tapes ) at a yard sale a few weeks ago thinking it was big enough for the ranger square pads ( works ) the ones on the wall are skinnier so, they were work to get in and out and off of it. so, since I had cleaned that out of pads I never used now that I've moved all these pads out I have room for more pads some day. ( I'm rolling my eyes here)
This is from a few weeks ago before I cleaned haha, this book shelf is holding sizzix dies and embossing folders mostly. started out with the folders in a tin, but that did not last long with all the ones being sold in sets or pairs. ( someday ) I'm going to go through these and get rid of the ones I only bought to get the other one. the problem with that is who knows what some of those kind's names are. 

My washi tape started out in this bread tin ( its still there) but, its now overflowing and I'm looking for something different.

 A pottery barn galvanized tier piece. ( this does not spin ) I suppose I could park a lazy susan under it, but. it is pretty wide and deep. I have quite a bit of bottles and such in it and its low enough just looking down into it I can see and or reach what ever in it.
 Top tier

 Middle tier


 Maybe a better view.

 yes, that is grace hiding in the closet. some days she camps out behind the sewing machine table chair and If i need to use it and ask her to go lay on her bed ( on the other side of the table) she gets offended and goes in the closet. These legal file cabinets the closest one to the closet is holding cardstock and pp. the other is holding cases like those on the top shelf of the closet holding wood mounted stamps.

 Iris project cases on that top shelf are filled with Christmas/Winter wood mounted stamps, there is a whole row of same theme in the dresser. ( I'm rolling my eyes)

 Felt and Strings in an Spice rack I've had this rack a while and most things just do not fit well into it, but for now this is working.


a few more cards

 This one I jotted down copic colors when I first colored this one, this is one Janice rak'd to me before I bought her ( wee stamps by whimsey stamps "silver fairy" ) the wings are cool to color. and most of this has been traced with an glitter pen too.
Skin: E11,00,000,R20
Hair: E30,31,34,55
Bell: Y28
Clothes: BG90,93,96
Wings: BG10,0000,000,09,70,72,75
C0,01 daisy center
the pp are from MME indie chic, the Blue textures are bazzill, the lace is vintage, this ones 5 1/2" square in real life. sentiments from MSE done in adirondack stream.

 Now, this MFT gal Michelle rak'd me years ago. the dress just did not want to blend well. ( think its the paper) but same papers as card above.

 I think this is hard to read but the sentiment reads, happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
vintage real map die cut with an sizzix baroque shape. scraps from a birthday card from a few weeks ago.

Now this image was colored with pencils years ago, and was on another card. that card has always annoyed me ( scale was off) and it never sold so I cut the image and its red dot mat off that card and re-did it. this plaid paper is not marked anywhere. sentiments from Gina K the lace is vintage.


More Lace

 So last weekends finds was mostly lace, and no I did not buy everything I seen, I was mostly picky with bolts and then only bought one grab box. ( the box is still half full of ruffled pieces, I did pick through it and kept a few ruffled pieces but, I think most of what's left in the box will go through my yardsale pile.)
So Saturday after we got home the guys went fishing and I started winding it onto vintage bobbins and round clothes pins. this was all I got wrapped. as you can see, I didn't finish it but Imogene wanted a peek. so here ya go. this is this week's project. hopefully can get it all done and put away and have some free time this weekend to play but, we told people we were staying home and not going camping like usual so family is headed this way now.
enjoy and you can click the photos to make them larger, tried making these photos a tad lighter in lightroom since people with desktop monitors are seeing my shots so dark ( don't know why) has to be a monitor setting some how.  The digital thing drives me batty some days.


got grapes?

So a couple days ago when I was watering I noticed we had grapes and had a moment tonight to shoot them.


seasonal things

 So, reorganized the cards for sale at work and it was pointed out that I skipped bringing in anything for Mothers day this year ( oops ) and there was very little left over for Fathers day ( sold 2 of those today) and Graduations so, these 4 card were put together from the ready to go images tin. this top one are old original Cornish heritage farms stamps from the Thomas Kinkade line. done with versafine on some cream. very simple this ones A-6 in real life.

 This is an old SU image that I no longer remember its name or who gifted it to me, the sentiment is also from SU. the Image was colored with copic's and the stripe pp is from flair designs. This ones 5X7 in real life.

 Janice (THANKS!!) sent me this serendipity Horse image to play with and its colored slightly with grey copic's
This ones 6" square in real life.

Colored this house mouse graduate a long time ago with some Prisma Pencils. sentiments from SU and this one's 5" square in real life.