Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WOYWW #480

Happy Wednesday! And Happy WOYWW! Click on over to Stamping Ground to read all about this linkage where we show off our work areas/desks.

Here's mine:

I reminded myself that I still need to make an album for me of DS3 wedding last, last July. I was going to make another 12x12 album, but decided I'm going to attempt to put all the photos in a 8x8 paperbag album. I've made quite a few of these with flips/flaps, pockets and inserts so I'm sure it'll work.

Last night I pulled out the container that held all the red, gold, black & white papers and embellishments that I didn't use on their album. I didn't get very far mostly because I started working on it at 8:30 at night and I go to bed by 9:30, but I will continue to work on it until it's finished.

(we were in Las Vegas last weekend and I think that triggered the fact that I didn't finish my album - they were married in Las Vegas on 7/7/17)

Be sure to share you desk or just click around and be nosey.  Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Junk Journal Cover

You all know I made about six junk journals and work on them whenever I can. Well, this is the cover of one of them.

Basically a mop up of multiple inks, paints, markers, drips and drops. I love the background colors and decided to stamp this super cute cow from a new Fun Stampers Journey stamp set. The set also came with the sentiment.

I used watercolor pencils to color in the cow and flower crown.

The border is stamped from a Bloom Art Stamps set.

Don't you love it!

Friday, August 10, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #55

I just had a really good week. Nothing super exciting or anything, just a good week. On Wednesday, one of my DIL and I went and had massages. That may be the reason for the good week. HA HA HA

So this week, I’m thankful for all the hard working massage people.  I know they are called masseuses or something like that but I’m pretty sure that not how to spell it. Maybe it is.

This woman had magical hands and it may be the first time in a long time I didn’t wake up with back stiffness. So all my thanks goes to her!

Your turn...leave a comment on what you are thankful for this week.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WOYWW #479

Hump Day! Yeah! Happy Wednesday and Happy WOYWW! Every Wednesday, crafters from all over share a photo of their work area with each other. We get to take a peek to see what everyone is working on or what it going on in their lives. Most linkers are "regulars" but some are brand new. I've been linking for awhile now and since post #1, I felt welcomed in this group.

Read more about it and to see more desks by clicking over to Stamping Ground.

Without further ado, here's a shot of my desk:

I haven't done anything on my desk since last week. My daughter and I went to an all day crop on Saturday, so that's why the photo envelope is on my desk. To the left is a fun folder that I keep all my stencils. I love the way my desk pad looks right now with all that gorgeous color! That is from the ICAD that I worked on last week. The water bottle on the top right was a wedding favor from a friend's son's wedding. LOL It's pretty small so instead of using it for drinking water, I use it in the Command Center so I always have water. LOL The snowflake mat is a Cricut mat. Not sure why it's smack dab in the middle of my desk. I probably moved it to get something else.

I had a giveaway last week and announced the winner. To see that post, click HERE.


Thank You Berry Much QQ

Hey check out the cards I made using PowderPuff Chalk Inks from Quick Quotes.

My sister asked me to make some Thank You cards for my nephew's preschool teachers and of course I said, yes. Her only request was to have blueberries in the cards. 

I actually have a blueberry stamp but wasn't sure how to make a card from it. So, I started at the beginning...the background. I gathered Bermuda, Capri Blue and Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Inks because I thought they would look great with the blue of the berries. I had an idea in my mind to ink stripes on the cardstock so I went for it. I applied each color ink pad directly to the paper in stripes and blended them in where the colors meet using a blending tool for a seamless look.

I did this on three different 5x7 pieces of white cardstock and then cut them in half (3.5 x 5) to create six card panels.

To complete the card, I did the following:
  • I stamped the blueberries in black archival ink twice on each card panel (where the colors met). 
  • I used a water brush and Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink to color in the berries and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink to color in the leaves.
  • Embossed "Thanks" in black
  • Splattered gold and green ink all over
  • Adhered the panels to a white base before adhering to the colored cardstock card.



I really love how they turned out! The PowderPuff Chalk Inked background gave the whole card an interesting but subtle look.



Quick Quotes Products Used:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Key Largo, Capri Blue, Deep Sea, Cactus

Other Products Used:
Black Archival Ink by FSJ
Berries Stamp by Bloom Art Stamps
Gold Spray by Heidi Swapp
Cool Pool Color Silk by FSJ
Black Embossing Powder by SU!
Versamark Ink

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Scrapbooking...Finally

My daughter and I went to an all day crop on Saturday and I finally started scrapbooking my huge pile of photos.

I followed a sketch from Stick It Down for this one.


The papers on the corners caught my eye so I used this sketch for the first page of our Universal Studios' trip.

Here are some closeups:


I fussy cut the feathers from the patterned paper, added the left over punctuations from a letter sticker sheet, quotes/words and splattered Black Licorice Color Silk.

The quote strips are homemade by typing random quotes in Microsoft Word and printing on a full sheet label. I am a little obsessed with small words/quotes right now. I love how they just add a little "something" on cards and layouts.

This trip was so fun. My daughter mentioned the night before that she wanted to go to Universal Studios but we said maybe on a free weekend, well we woke up the next day saying "let's go"! So we both called in sick and went on a random Monday. It's about a five hour drive so we left Sunday night and spent the day at Universal Studios on Monday. We both went to work on Tuesday. Crazy fun!

If you get a chance, click on over to Stick It Down and check out their sketch challenge. They have three challenges a month - two page layout, one page layout and card sketch.


Friday, August 3, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #54 and Giveaway Winner

Thank Goodness It's Friday! Tomorrow, my daughter and I are attending an all day crop at a LSS. I'm thankful for this store since so many of them went out of business and closed their doors. It's nice to say we have one (sort of) local. It's about 45 minutes away, but just up the freeway from our town.

I am also announcing the GIVEAWAY that just ended to thank you guys for your support and kind comments.

Out of 25 people who left comments, the random winner is...drumroll please...

Stacy Sheldon!

Congratulations Stacy! Please send me an email with your mailing address.  My email address is doorknocker3 at yahoo dot com.  (Is this how we're supposed to send emails now? Someone tell me because I've been noticing it more and more - probably to keep the scammers away??)

Stacy, you will get an assortment of five of my cards. These cards are photocopies of my original mixed media artwork. They are also on my Etsy Shop (ThreeSonsandAStar).

Thanks to all who left comments.