WOYWW #543 {Stamps}

Happy desk peeking day, if you'd like to see more spaces or play along 
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So, as it happens not a single thing has been made since the last time you were here. ( this is really not a good time of the year for the brain to go off in left field but,) I knew i had this one stamp and i could not find it anywhere... ( and a few months ago when I got all the stamps off the floor and organized I ended up placing a Unity Stamps order and unmounting more wood blocks and as far as I got with it was putting all the stamps stuck to foam in a box and yep you guessed it, on the floor ( in a different spot) so... looking for the stamp I wanted I finally realized it had to be in that box. and so it was. Then I started to cut up all the sheets of stamps and then started stamping them on Friday and then we went to Portland for the weekend ( did some shopping but, it was not crafty) and came home Monday after we seen the ear dr. ( now I am back on the once a year thing for that) Its OK things are good. they tinkered with one bit of soft sounds programing for the left ear to make those louder as it still does not have the comprehension the right side does. but, for the most part she is pleased with the what I hear / understand. The left could use improvement so, she tinkers with the programing when there is testing visits. I think I have a couple more days of stamping/laminating after work to get this put away. That's about it at the moment, thanks for stopping by.


WOYWW #542 {shopping & cleaned}

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 So, sometime on Sunday afternoon when I finished making a Featured Stamper case card I was struck by how much of a mess I had going on making a pile of things for the booth last week. ( results are seen in this post, its long and photo heavy) So, I started cleaning, I mean for real. I still have the things going on that have been there but, all the extra clutter was picked up and put away. I had piles in the top of the stamp boxes in the closet because there was no flat surface space left, and even that was cleaned up. This continued until late Monday night. So Tuesday brought some happy mail and I brought it up the stairs and spread it out without the plastic wrappers for your viewing pleasure.

Off to the right is something slightly different my usual before I started cutting things was that bottom corner basket that you see with the tall large scraps in it, it normally holds all those baggies of things previously diecut in plastic envelopes and then there is a towel over that and the scraps usually lay flat on it, so I have to you know pick up the pile with the towel and hope it does not slide on the floor every time I wanted in it, and then I had a smaller container on the table next to the tags and sentiment with some of it. and then I got bored with the moving everything and having about half of it on display.  ( I make more of things of what ever is in front of me that I can see.)  So, I found a bigger bucket moved all the decorations to it, dumped the scraps into the decorations basket and then scooped up all the ribbons that are on open spools or I have been using lately into one other basket.
( its easier to move them that way.) there are still a few spools of hemp string and a couple of scraps of ribbon in the thing behind that but, the hemp string is always that close at hand so, this is OK.
I think, I have not made anything as of yet since I cleaned. there is something about that clean space that makes it harder to just jump in and create to me.
So, we lost the veggie garden to freezing temperatures in September about the only thing left is there is still some lettuce inside the greenhouse and the Brussels sprouts and cabbage outside of it. ( they are ok in the cold) this was shot standing behind the garage looking south. ( you can walk all the way around the house without fences in our yard and it's cross fenced at west of this where the barn is. So the whole property is about 2 1/2 acres and the house /yard/garden is about 1/2 of an acre.
you can imagine how much time it takes to weed it all ha ha.  Thanks for stopping by.


Inspired by {Oprah Magazine}

This week I stumbled along and found out Oprah has bits and pieces of her magazine online.
(Yeah, I don't get out much haha even on the internet) 

 And recently ( ok sometime over the last few months recent is one of those relative terms here) I picked up this Simon Says Stamp village dies because, I really and liking seeing projects with tiny houses on them. and I had assumed they were larger than my Memory Box tiny village dies ( they are) the different thing about them is that they only cut the walls and roof side of the pieces so, the ground stays anchored and when I received this I decided to cut some with watercolor paper so that the window panes would remain on the houses. ( that worked) and then I set them aside until I came across this tea towel seen below.
So, I grabbed some spectrum noir markers to color the bits and pieces and cut them out with scissors, including the snowbanks its just free hand. the sky was cut with a My Favorite things stitched dome die and I added some stardust and white gel pen to that because, it started looking like a snowglobe scene to me. This sentiment is from the Mama Elephant holiday messages set and that ribbon is from May Arts.
This towel can be seen here and this challenge can be found here at Splitcoaststampers if you'd like to play along with us. Thanks for stopping by.


Booth Production

 A week ago the featured stamper was Diana, who had this gallery post with this old SU Christmas stocking sewn to pinking sheared bases. ( I loved that) so, I decided to do a trio of stocking tags instead to make changes and I used the Sizzix Stocking die
That I cut some scraps up, added in some previously stamped and diecut sentiments. 

 I only had a few Wine bottle tags left over from last year's booth and surprisingly enough they are all ones that mention drinking wine haha... so, I decided to do some more of those with things on the table. the snowflakes are sizzix dies, the stocking is the same as above and the wine bottle tags are Papertrey ink dies.

 The sled on the tag on the left is a memory box die, the stocking is same as above .

 Sometimes while I am doing things for the booth I get ideas for people on my list so, these are going to be used by me this year. ( same stocking)

 These both have printed papers from Tim Holtz's this years Christmas paper pad. the one on the left I added sticklesnd a pearls, the one on the right I added a Penny Black wreath and a Memory Box bird.

 A closer look at the details, they are pretty subtle even in person.

 Both of these are PTI wine bottle tag dies.

 I had recently (and that's a relative term, lets say sometime this last few months haha) I got that Simon Says Stamp village die set in the mail and I cut some from watercolor paper and made a little pile of them, I used it on yesterdays Inspiration sample ( post will follow this one) and had cut some extra's so they migrated to tags. The tiny just for you tag is a Sizzix one I picked up when they had a sale last year. ( its pretty small in person) Its a thinlits die set called tag with snowflakes.

 The snowman is a Penny Black die.

 The stocking is that same one.

the skinny tag across the bottom is from the Sizzix set XL library pocket die. The tag on the left is a Poppy Stamps pinpoint mainstreet tag die. The one on the right is a Spellbinders shortie tag die.

 The tree on the plaid tag was cut from PTI felt with a Sizzix/ Stamping up steel ruled die that was accessories to decorate the big stocking die they had one year.

 The bitty deer on the blue tag are a Tim Holtz die, the square tag is from PTI, the one in the back is from W+9 and the one on the right is from Taylored Expressions.
 These are some little bigger than 3X3 folding notes, that large snowflake on them is printed paper from a Kaiserkraft pad and they are layered with sparkle Michaels glitter diecut paper. Sentiments are from Mama Elephants holiday messages set.

 So these are the same size sacks as what is seen below this shot. and these I folded them in half and added a belly band of printed paper and then tucked in some scraps of the same papers into the pockets so, it was easier to see these will hold two cards. Or a card and a note.
 I picked up the PTI pillowbox dies many many years ago and I never used it... so, I cut a few more sheets of paper up and decorate them with just a bow and a thought, I also only glued one end closed and left the flaps up so people could fill them.

 These are big enough to tuck a gift card into.

 a few more.

 The blue on the left is from the same piece of paper as the snowflake ones seen above.

 These are the same size pockets as the ones folded in half seen above.

 Now these plaid sacks were a Joann's fabrics find last year around Christmas. There were a couple of each pattern in the pack and I picked up a couple of packs of them out of their clearance bin thinking it would be faster than wall papering bags. The lumps of coal were foiled.

 These ones I just made tags for them, the deer image on the left is a Savvy Stamps image with a red pom pom on his nose ( 5mm) the center Gingerbread boy is a Sizzix die ( an old retired red one)
The round tag on the right is from PTI.

 This is a large sack the poinsettia is a Tim Holtz tattered one that was also embossed and colored with some gold paint a while back. The plaid print is from his this years Christmas pad.

 That snowflake is a glitter one cut from some Micheals paper with a sizzix die.
The center kraft snowflake is either lawn fawn or lil inkers ( I have both sets and they are very similar )
 The sentiment on this one is an old one from My Favorite Things.

 The penny black bloom has cracked glass on it.

 The angel die is an very old Quickutz one. with a Mama Elephant sentiment.

 These little sacks were found at Hobby Lobby.

 The joy peace love is an Ellen Hutson die and the stitched Hexagon tag on the right is from Reverse Confetti with a Sizzix snowflake & a Unity Stamps sentiment.

So, its starting to look like a booth will really happen now when I look at the containers on the table. whew.


WOYWW # 541 {more of the same}

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 So, the cutting up scraps for tags thing continues and then, I decided none of the sentiments I had previously stamped and die cut would work for what I was doing Sunday ( some stocking tags) and I had to mid stride stamp a bunch of Different sentiments to die cut ( these were laying here to dry done with Versafine and the temp is really autumn here now) Off to the top left you can spy some metal containers I use for the booth display that have already made tags and gift card holders in them (covered with towels to keep the dust off) this gives me a visual of how many more to make if I can walk across the room and walk my fingers through the bins.

 It made me laugh, every dog we have that tries to sleep on one of these round beds always starts out curled in a ball in the center then ends up with first just the head and then the neck and such off the edge.

She is only about 25#'s shy of Grace's weight now so, she has gotten smarter about the tug of war games they play and she parks herself on the ground sometimes trying to get an edge.
The hazelnut bushes in the background are full of birds stealing nuts and most everything else is busy working to become dormant. so, the yard is becoming decidedly yellow from most angles.
That's about it from me, thanks for stopping by.


A few Fall colored Cards

 Recently the featured stamper was Rebekah and I found this fun card in her gallery with that cool torn edge.  Needing to make changes I flipped the design to landscape and then added layers of color under the Javabella girls. that Sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Clearly sentimental about coffee set.

 This farm scene is from the Stampin' Up! set called Country Pleasures and the sentiment is from (I am not sure now and also not seeing it in evernote)

 This was just a simple one since I had such a huge pile of paper going on I decided to glue some together. added some mini brads through the prima flowers. 

Just because, it made me laugh. the cat is from Katzlekraft "fat cats line" and the sentiment is from the Riley & Co. funnybones line. All of these are headed to the booth.

Inspired by {Cox & Cox}

This week the Inspiration challenge headed to Cox and Cox and I seen this really cool night shot of some outdoor lights that I just knew I had a printed paper that looked exactly like that color wise.. and I spent hours looking for it. so, at this point I think I may have actually used the paper haha. so, while I was hunting for that paper I came across the paper you see below and I kept thinking it looked like this copper stars wrapping shot and decided to make that instead.

 This is a Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas giftcard holder that looks like a gift box. The top of the box slides out of the folder of the bottom and you tuck the card on that insert. This sentiment is from The Mama Elephant holiday messages set cut with an Simon Says Stamp sentiment strip die.

 A shot of the mini copper stars wrapping that inspired it you can find it here in their store. and find this challenge here at Splitcoaststampers to play along with us.

Since I had the die out I decided to cut a few more for the booth while I was at it.


WOYWW # 540 {paperscraps}

Happy desk peeking day, if you'd like to see more spaces or play along 
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So, during the weekend I had the bright idea to look for a piece of paper I "know" I have, I flipped through every 6" pad of Christmas paper I have left in the pads and then I started going through the hanging file scrap folders that were sorted loosley by color. I did not find it, but, I straightened and weeded some of the colors out. and I decided these pieces were too small to go back in the folder and that I would start chopping them up in my spare time. yeah, so that was sunday, so I kept moving this pile from the big shot to the paper trimmer to use each thing and so on. (after these shots I found an empty project case and scooped these papers into that) ( it makes it much easier to shift the pile lol)

 So, monday the mail brought some new this years Christmas papers. ( its a weakness) I have so much I do not fall for everything that comes out anymore but, these were ordered on line and I do like them in person too.
I never found that paper I was hunting for but, I did find one that looked sorta like something else that is coming in this weeks inspiration site and after wasting so much time I just went with idea number two.
Last week I showed you what was under construction for wedding cards and they finished out and can be seen here.

In the middle of all that I did this one for this week's featured stamper Kari as I loved this card of hers and changes are instead of a chalked and glittery frame I mounted it to a glitter base and made it cas and changed the stamps.

Izzy had her stitches snipped on Monday this week and she is perfectly fine. ( she was spayed two Friday's ago) and will get to go along for upland game bird hunting for this first time this coming Saturday. That's about it from me, I had pulled a muscle in my lower back Sunday emptying the last pot of lavender I had on the front porch ( I plant them in the flower beds in the fall) and so, today is the first day I am moving a little more normally and now the mess is itching me to clean it up haha. thanks for stopping by.


Inspired by {Lulu & Georgia}

This week Julie has pointed us towards Lulu and Georgia as the inspiration hunting grounds and I came across some neutral wall art that made me think of lace.

 Today is my Niece Ashley's wedding day. This is the card I made for that and it was hand carried to the ceremony so, I knew I could be as lumpy as I liked. and so I wiggled in a vintage buttons with some cream hemp string. This is 6" square in real life. The base for both cards is some whitewashed coredinations. ( the inside was some funny almost yellow tan color so, they did end up lined inside) but, the outside of this cardstock was nearly the same color as the textured panel before I covered it up haha.

 Since I was cutting into that embossed cream shiny paper I decided to do a second one for the booth while I was at it and I did move a sentiment to the outside on a banner that is up on foam pop dots. for interest but, still postage friendly. The doily's in these cards are from Stampin' Up and were heat embossed on the PTI kraft with SU white powder. This was cut with a waffle flower lacy layers die. the cream texture paper is something I found at Micheals. The sentiment on this one is either from Impress or savvy stamps but, I unmounted it and I am not finding it in evernote. ( it's long retired I am sure )
This piece of wall art can be seen here in their site. You can find this challenge here at SplitcoastStampers to play along with us, Thanks for stopping by.