WOYWW # 321 Treasures found

I fully intended to post these mug shots days ago and shoot my desk as is yesterday but, I have not been upstairs since sunday evening
and so,  these are last Saturday shots. if you want to play along with us this blog hop starts here at our hostess Julia's blog.
 So, last Saturday we did the usual out to breakfast then to some yard sales. and we hit an unadvertised sale at a baptist church down the street from our house. ( all of these stamps were 8.00 together) ( I have to go through them, I think they are mixed sets most the little ones but, they do have stamps in the box I do not own so, they were worth the 2.00) the photos below are closer looks at the stamps. oh yeah the postage stamps were free. they were in a pile of stickers right next to the stamps haha. and also found at this same sale was the green vintage metal table with no top on it and two side chairs for 30.00. ( these are heavy and not at all wobbly like some of what is coming out now trying to pass as garden furniture) Hubs is taking the table to work and going to put a piece of expanded metal into the table.

 so, we are pretty excited about this, have been looking online for months at metal "bristo" sets thinking it would be fun to eat dinner out here in the pergola when there are days with less bugs...

the other chair.


Inspired by a store display

 The inspiration challenge today heads to a gal's beach house pinterest board where I picked the photo below. My card is A-6 in real life, the painted pieces were things I had done when I had some paint out for something else last weekend? ( its been a while) the buttons been on the table for at least a month. I just loved all the layers and layers of texture in that photo. if I ever retire I hope I do it closer to the beach...


WOYWW #320 (mounting stamps)

only a bit of a mess. hahahaha the link up for this blog hop starts here at our hostess Julia's blog

well you see its like this... I am kinda sorta working on dirty samples. ( you are getting ready to play along with us right? DTGD is coming August 1st. so, you have plenty of time to renew your fan club membership at Splitcoaststampers if needed) and I turned around and I "seen" that pile of boxes of cut up rubber from club scrap from what a month ago? I "think" there may be things in there I would want to use if I knew what was in there was the stray thought so, on monday instead of continuing making samples I got sidetracked and put the cling foam on every piece of rubber. and then I remembered my last few LOTV stamps were also neekid in the dresser... so, dug those out and got them done too. and I "vowed" to come inside and sit at the computer and unsubscribe to every one of those co. that does not offer their stamps on cling foam. did I do it? ( no ) but, the sticky disaster-ness of this is still fresh in my mind on Wednesday am looking at this photo again so, I know it will be a long long time before I do it again. anyways, off to the sides are bits and pieces I am pushing around. after the stamps were cleaned up  ( glue got on the rubber ) and the backing papers all removed I did get another sample done. something way different then I normally make and I kinda like how it turned out. I am going to flood this blog with "additional" photos of things that don't end up in the gallery as it happens. across the top are a few things I colored and finally took upstairs yesterday after work and off to the right is a new set from Unity and a new set from Dylusions. and then the mail came... and I got the bird crazy dies delivered. and I looked at that and thought why did you buy these? ( for 5 birds there are 18 dies) so, I think I am going to have to play with those today and see if I can figure out why I ordered them ( besides the hype) my first impression was you have not done so bad with cutting them out and paperpiecing them as of yet but, the whole body dies do include the feet and tail curls so we will see. I am going to be in and out making the rounds mostly I am getting ideas for samples while watering and weeding and not online as much right now.


Inspired by golden shoes

 the inspiration site this week heads to the Forzieri store where I found these shoes for the bargain price of 1260.00 OMG these are gorgeous.
Yep, you had to see the heel view too
So anyways after wiping the drool off the keyboard.
I dug around through my gold papers and made this
The dress is from Denami Designs and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts these are both heat embossed with ranger gold powder and then colored with some Kurtake gold watercolor paint. (this has more color in real life) the whole thing just gleams the base layer is a die cuts with a view marbled gold metallic and some people are seeing it as black on their screens but, its really just gold with a bit of cream this card. and A-7 in real life.


WOYWW #319

Welcome to the not such a big mess, if you have not been by on a Wednesday before this part of a blog hop that starts here on our Hostess Julia's blog. and show's off crafting spaces.  Where you can find how to play along info. and some tears today as we mourn one of our own.
 well, there is also a lot of desk showing on mine this morning too... the pile of price tags came off cards sold to one of my best customers who needed a birthday card... she added 13 extra's to her pile. the butterfiles above that were done Melted pearls style and the scraps piles shows some things from one of my dtgd samples.

 Now last week on Wednesday I had a dr. appointment for my ears in Portland. (everything is fine, they turned up the volume on the left processor and I played in a clinical study for two dr.'s doing a study on balance and if having cochlear implants has improved balance)  ( so, nope I still have not learned how to blog from my phone) and you are getting a two-fer day as I did have photos in my phone before I left haha. ( stained some shipping tags with water, dylusions sprays and some color burst powders)
 and when they were dry I had looked around trying to figure out what to do to press them a while knowing I would not be home the better part of the middle of the week so, they were stacked under the Misti. and that did the trick of taking out most of the curl while we were gone.

and the way I get photos from my phone to my computer is emailing them to my self via gmail... and haha today I looked in there the gmails sent box for today's photo to just download the photo because, my email is evidently not wanting to accept mail that big at the moment and I found the photo I thought I lost. ( this was 3.00 in an antique store in Va Beach last may. it has not been inked. It's going to be later tonight before I make it back online to leave some love on everyone's desks. )


Sunday's cards

 This week's featured stamper is Debra, and she has so many kraft and brown colored cards in here gallery I loved I chose this one to CASE. mostly because, I am having lunch with my step dad today and his birthday is soon and I have had these baby bunting dies for a while now ( had to have them dies mind you) and not used them much. changes were the twine was switched out to metal wire and the scallop layer was removed and I added the woodchip leaf to the center banner.

 The printed papers are all from the same fancy pants pad "swagger" the woven paper is from diecuts with a view and this one is A-6 in real life. the piece off to the left was glued into the inside after this shot and so this is actually photo number one haha. outside sentiment is from paper smooches slang gang set and the inside is from SU.

Now this one was done for the Inspiration challenge it goes to the soft surrounding store this week and I seen all these carved wood wall art pieces. ( that look kinda cool texture wise) but, are not tempting to me to actually buy because, ( who wants to dust that?) So, anyways my first thought was frilly die cuts and stacking them for the depth but, if I have something like that it's hiding so, I went with this SU filigree background heat embossed with seafoam white from ranger ( its more of an off white than the su white powder) cut into three panels and up on pop dots over the Canvas background that was stamped with some creamy brown chalk on cream. the base of this one is one of those pre made stardream shimmer ones ( not sure on the color name its darker than the opal though) and the sentiment is from SU ( banner banter) die cut with the spellbinders Victorian tags die. This one is A-7 in real life.


Last Sunday's cards

 The Inspiration Challenge last weekend headed to this blog of wedding shots and I chose this blog post for the brides bouquet which is photo #7 in the line up. Changes were to eliminate the flowers and branches and make it more heart shaped instead of a tear drop. the leaves were cut from scraps and some have prisma pencil on them for detailing.

 Now this was done for last weekends featured stamper and I had found this beauty in her gallery and  so changes were to use a frilly die to visually change the edge on the Mr&Mrs diecut but, it's actually A-7 in real life and the other change was to make it not an easel card.

so, not making it an easel I did decorate the inside.


Saturday's Cards

 So this mix challenge this week is to do Red, White & Blue... and I seen that but, I didn't really have any thoughts about something to make for it. and I had picked up this Kaisercraft printed paper recently ( its kraft colored under the blue paint) with printed black butterflies all over it, and I cut off a corner to be 5 1/2" square and I noticed this striped design one on the cut off piece and it just became red and white from there. its colored with some red distress marker, red prisma pencil and white gel pen. the go navy is twinkling H2O's watercolor paint.

 the sentiment is from SU ( I think ) and was stamped with versafine and cut out with that labels trio die some time ago. the red lace is vintage, the dot ribbon and irridescent cord are both from May Arts. the painted panel is up on pop dots as it dried pretty wrinkly and I kinda liked it.

I picked up this SU set ( fishy friends?) at a yard sale last month and water colored this one with those aqua markers a while back ( and it just did not want to  lay flat so, I die cut it and glued it to my cutting mat on my table for days trying to get it to lay flat) the yellow frame was a scrap piece that I cut the outside edge just to use it. that part is up on pop dots. the card base is pre made and this is A-2 in real life.


Wednesdays Cards

 This is a new Hero Arts sentiment that followed me home the other day with some Authentique printed paper. the crochet bloom was most likely machine made? ( I had a pack of them identical found in a grab bag of lace at a yard sale years ago) and then there is the fancy brad in that. its pretty simple. and 6" square in real life.

to balance having a ducks card in the sale case... this one is actually more interesting to look at than the ducks O. I am going to go online and see if the clearsnap people have done the local OIT owls or any duck images for U of O because, the O is kinda boring as far as making a card goes. this one is 6" square in real life. I am also debating tossing the two first cards I made with this stamp because, the mustard is not this shade of orange.


WOYWW #317

Happy wednesday deskers :) 
I did take a photo of the kilbian cat stamp with my phone, I even emailed it to my self with a few other shots yesterday. then deleted the photos out of my phone.. and that one was one of them. and that email has never arrived. ( anyways its the cat sitting on a stool playing a guitar singing about eating mice) (like this link goes to an ebay auction
 an over the head view (all of these shots were taken with my cell phone not my camera) so, the funny part about this desk view is... ta da there is NOT coffee on the table its water.
and no, I not done putting away the loot and I have not hauled the stencils downstairs to a sink to clean them yet either.

 off to the left you will see more snarky sentiments followed me home along with two of the newer distress pads. I had went into a craft store 80 miles from here specifically to buy that O ( university of Oregon ) stamp for a requested card and while I was there these things jumped in the basket and begged to come home.

 this is the during construction of those duck's cards. the barely banana pad is pretty close to the printed paper yellow but, the marker for barely banana was way off so then I tried the mustard distress and it was much better its marker matches it's pad color wise. to see the finished cards click here.

off to the right, scraps, some cream cardstock cut into quarters to stamp on. (stamped on all the white already) if you'd like to play along with us this blog hop starts here at our hostess Julia's blog. where the link up is and you can find the directions at the top of her page.