Saturday, August 18, 2018

Art Pouches

It's been awhile since I mentioned my shop in VIDA.

VIDA is an organization that makes clothes, scarves, bags, etc from designers all over the world. Some even famous - not me (hee hee).

These pouches are approximately 7 x 9" and are perfect to hold your art supplies. They are made with a sturdy canvas like material with the same design on both sides. I use them to hold my paint markers on a regular basis and use them to put my art supplies when I'm traveling. They have a small pocket in the side as well.

Here are the two that I purchased for myself:

And it's signed by me!

I love this quote!
Can you see the pocket on the right?

All of these are my art designs and VIDA puts them on the clothing/bag/etc. of my choosing. Aren't they fun?

Friday, August 17, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #56

TGIF! This week I'm thankful for local produce. We live in a farming town and we get so many boxes of fruits and veggies at home and at work shared with us.

I love that people love to share their goodies. I try and try to grow a garden. You'd think in this rich agriculture area, it'd be no problem...but nope, I just cannot grow anything!



Life Is Better In Flip Flops

Hey everyone. I'm sharing a summer beach layout I made using some elements from the June Club Q kit from Quick Quotes. Pieces of this layout kit is perfect for a summer layout. I used a 12x12 piece of white cardstock (included in the kit) for the base page. The three patterned papers were also included in the kit. Although the yellow piece doesn’t look like a patterned paper, it is the backside of a polka dot piece.

I punched out two chipboard swirls and colored them with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I also inked the flip flop border with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Three different colors of twine were also included in the kit so I could string the flip flops. So fun!


Once I inked the chipboard, I inked all edges of the three patterned papers with Bermuda, Lipstick, and Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I used a 4x4 photo of my daughter and matted it with a 4.5 x 4.5 piece of vellum. The vellum was inked with all three color PowderPuff Chalk Inks - Sandy Shore on the bottom, Lipstick in the middle and Bermuda on top. I followed the order of the papers on the layout. I love the PowderPuff Chalk Inks because they are perfect for all canvases. On this layout, I used them on chipboard, cardstock and vellum.


I added tone on tone stamps of Bermuda on the top right corner, as well as some black splatter, white pen marks and a variety of gems and enamel dots. In the lower left corner, I stamped another tone on tone striped image, black splatter and multi stamped a sentiment to add some visual interest.


It’s actually a pretty simple layout but when you look closer, you can see all the fine details. I love this photo of my daughter, just relaxing on the beach. I wish I was there right now!  Be sure to click on over to the Quick Quotes blog for more summer themed inspiration.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Layout Kit from Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks Used: Bermuda, Lipstick, Sandy Shore

Other Products Used:
Vellum by Stampin Up
White Gel Pen
Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Black Splatter by FSJ
Sentiment Stamp by Stampin Up
Enamel Dots and Gems by Queen and Company

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.