WOYWW # 589 {The Late Edition}

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 So, I may have mentioned I have a new phone, it has a very cool camera but, this took me forever to get this photo in here and it is not acting like a regular photo to resize it here for the blog  and the preview one is fairly small. 
hopefully it still has the click on it to enlarge it feature. ( not sure) everything has a learning curve. although I put google photos as an app into my iphone it does not have a share photos to that as a choice, so this was a round about emailed around photo until I could get it into a PC. I know this is late but, I also know people are seeing a lot of the fire info on the news where they keep showing the devastation in Phoenix and Talent Oregon on the news. the fires are still burning in the forests and the smoke is bad ( state wide) but, containment lines are being fought for 24/7 and it may even start raining from the coast in starting tonight and onwards. ( so we would see sprinkles starting friday night) the hope is it will knock some of the smoke and ash to the ground.) 
So, I wanted to take this moment to let you all know we are safe and my families flights were canceled so many times they were lucky to get a rental car to make it back where they needed to go and they are safely at their destination now too. 
the buttons are being sorted into pairs because, I have made a few of those just simple yarn strips ( maybe 7 inches long and 1 inch wide ish) that are simple single/double crochet bands with buttons on the ends that you use to loop the fabric mask ear loops around the buttons so, its a ear saver thing. (those are all on the breakfast bar of the island in the kitchen though) That's about it from me, stay safe.  & Thanks for stopping by.



WOYWW # 588 {piles & pets}


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Izzy at work today, ready to go home...

My actual desk on Wed night, this is left over piles from maybe Monday night? the pile of flower stamps are ones that my son's girlfriend is interested in coloring some time so, they are piled up to be stamped for that purpose. The other piles are the left overs from the first card she made, I should have made her grin holding it for a mug shot ha ha.Ooh I have a new phone, the camera is so much cleaner than my old phone. I am really enjoying this but, have not taken that many shots as of yet.

Gracie Lou who and J in the backyard this afternoon.

 playing with both of them. And so, hugs are being enjoyed even though he will have over a month of self quarantines after the fact. 


Inspired by {Pippin Poppycock}

 This week the Inspiration challenge is headed to the Pippin Poppycock site where they have some really beautiful shots organized with colors of yarn fibers, and I kept coming back to this one because of the color combo as I have a little stack of backgrounds made during DTGD to play with on hand. 

The background started as a piece of cream cardstock that was run through a Cuttlebug seashell collage folder and inked with some distress Oxide inks ( antique linen, salty ocean, pine needles & vintage photo) and spritzed with some water for oxidized spots. the numbers were all rubbed with some copper metallic rubons and the edges of the seashell have some pearl rub on . The seahorse was cut from some canva paper from strathmore and inked with some distress oxide speckled egg, antique linen, mermaid lagoon & vintage photo inks but, when it was spritzed with water, it just blended and faded the inks rather then giving it the oxidized look flat cardstock produces. so, for texture I added some nuvo drops in a couple of colors and kept adding ink to the paper trying to get it to have some color to it, then rubbed the extra ink off the tops of the drops. The Impression Obsession sea fan die was cut with some Neenah speckled cardstock and I did wrap some teal eyelash fiber around the whole thing a couple of times. 

A look at the colors here. You can find this challenge here at SCS to play along with us, Hope you are all doing well this Labor day weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


WOYWW # 587


Happy desk peeking day, if you'd like to see more spaces or play along 
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So, this is what my desk actually looks like this morning after 21 plus Dare to get dirty projects were completed and a few that fell short. the pile of left over backgrounds were ones I did for my own challenge and the photo below I meant to put into that chatter thread and some how did not. the pile on top of the file cabinet, see that basket that is over flowing? (that is new stuff I have not played with and the piles in front of it are also new stuff that did not fit in the basket and stuff I played with that needs put away still. yeah. for some reason it was easier to make piles than to put it away.

Distress Oxide inks on embossed panels.A few of these were used on various other challenges over the week and they can be seen in the previous post.

Now, this is something I did when I was making my sample for Lori's challenge and normally what I do to hold something in place to run it through my sewing machine ( yeah, I don's sew fabric very often I am much more likely to sew on cardstock) I wrap say lace or ribbons to the back side of the project and use a piece of scotch tape that is more towards the center and not where I am planning to stitch to help keep it from wiggling. but, this time I have the sentiment on a piece of vellum that I had cut the edges with a die the same as the panel below it and I wanted the scallops to align and for some ( who knows why reason I decided to try using the washi tape to hold the top piece of vellum on. ) and I was nervous about this as the peachy cup below that was PTI sweet blush cardstock ( and it pills and shreds if you do much of anything to it) so, I was really hesitant to try this as I could just see all the stitches turning out OK and then having the cup peel when the tape was removed. but, it worked the finished card can be seen two posts down from this one. :) so, that's my tip of the day. in other news the winds have been blowing the other direction for a few days now so, its been nice to see mountains and be able to breathe again lately. I hope you are all doing well, Thanks for stopping by.


Dare to get Dirty the outtakes


So, Diane has a challenge and I kinda sorta did what I read in the title of it rather than what she really asked for. ( it happens, I read the words and I get an idea and its easier to just give in and make it than let it sit around hollering for attention in the depths of the thought pool) kwim? This dog is from Impression Obsession ( water colored on wc paper here) and the sentiment is from stamping bella tiny townie loves her dog set. This one is 5" square in real life, the frames were made with some stitched square dies from scraps of things previously made. ( if I make a frame sometimes I make a second one smaller from the drop piece and set it aside )

Now, this started out being for Nancy's challenge. The tag is really an off white speckled color cardstock that has green acrylic paint on it this was cut with a Mama Elephant tags a lot die which is about A2 in real life with a stitched edge. the faux leather fabric was ironed to some fuseable web and cut with a Sizzix primitive star die and then ironed onto the tag like an iron-on patch. The sentiment is from Papertrey ink. The ribbon is an old one from maybe micheals maybe joanns from their Christmas line a few years ago. The cord is hemp string. and after it was done I realized I did the same thing to her challenge as I did to Diane's and so, since its still cool in its own right I am going to go ahead and share it here but, I did not put it into the gallery at SCS. 

This was going to be a combination for Susan's challenge and the Inspiration site that Amy shared a couple of weeks ago and I just even now I cringe when I see the piece I water colored next to the printed paper. ( its just too busy for me to see the pale solid colors be book ends here, I think I would have liked this much better to go solid, print solid print rather than solid print print solid. kwim? ) It was tossed into the box headed to the booth in November. At any rate I did get half of them posted to the gallery so far and that is a good feeling for me. Hope you are doing well and I gave you a smile letting you see that there are totally blooper days for me too. Thanks for stopping by.