Friday, January 29, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Here's the sketch:
I also created a YouTube process video for it. Be sure to check out the video and hit the subscribe button while you're there!
List of Products:
This is what I won:
Monday, January 25, 2021
I used my oval cutter from Stampin Up! in a beautiful yellow cardstock as the base and inked the edges with chalk ink from Quick Quotes; fussy cut the stamped image and the green trees; adhered the woodgrain paper strip before adding the tree w/foam adhesive.
Friday, January 22, 2021
After 20 years (in April) of living in our house, I'm finally starting to decorate our bedroom.
I've only just started, but here's a peek at one side of the room.
We went from this:
And I have so much more planned. We are even going through our closet!
Have a great week! Leave a comment below on what you are thankful for this week.
Since my blog is mostly to talk about crafting and all things around that, I didn't want to get too much into politics, but my biggest thankful moment this week was the inauguration of our new President and Vice President. Wow, tears were flowing during the ceremony! We are so ready for big changes!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Good morning! Today I’m sharing my work desk as part of the WOYWW linkage over at Stamping Ground. This is post #607 for Miss Julia - pretty amazing to see desks from all over the globe. Check it out!
Today is a historic day for the US and I for one as so excited to be rid of the old and start with the new!
Have a fabulous week!
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
- Dark Blue: 4.5 x 3.25
- Light Blue: 3.5 x 2.25
- Med Blue: 2.25 x 1.75
- White Base: 5.25 x 4
Monday, January 18, 2021
The current challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) is...snowflakes. It doesn't snow where I live, but it sure is cold. When you're creating a winter themed or even a holiday themed project, snowflakes are the perfect embellishment!
I decided to pretty up some plain gloves. I searched “snowflakes” in the Design Space project library to get the idea. I don’t do this very often but when I do, I always find cool projects.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
This green gel print background was a first pull before adding stencils (check out the video HERE). I could have used it as is, but I decided to add more to it. I used my favorite script stamp and black archival ink; a stencil and yellow (Pineapple Smoothie/Fun Stampers Journey) acrylic paint; and a square stencil & a white POSCA pen to draw in the squares. I also splashed gold glitter from a glitter marker.
I'm entering this card on the Country View Challenges site. Their current challenge theme is using one or more squares on your project.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Happy TGIF; Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for my fitbit. I got one in my stocking this year for Christmas and boy have they evolved from when I gifted one to hubby years ago. Everything is synced with my iPhone and their app. Pretty cool.
I love how it'll "zap" you every so often so you can get up and move. I really need this since I have a desk job and can literally sit in my chair all day sometimes. I'm making extra effort to take the long way to the restroom, copier and other destinations in our office.
How about you? What are you thankful this week? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Have a great weekend! Stay healthy and keep moving!
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Hello there and happy Wednesday! Do you know what today is? Today’s the day I get to share my desk on the Stamping Ground blog. This linkage has been going on for many, many years. Click on over THERE to see more desks.
My desk this morning:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
If you haven't already, check out the YouTube video where I pull some monoprints using my gel press. Click HERE to see it. So what am I doing to do with those prints...? Make some cards! I’m also entering this card on the Always Fun Challenges blog. I am using both stamp sets for the first time. The current challenge is something new.
- Spring in the Desert Stamp Set from Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) (Spellbinder)
- Tender Thoughts from CTMH
- Peacock from encore (blue for skinny leaves)
- Soft Leaf from Memories and Olive from FSJ (big succulent)
- Persian Carpet from Acme (leaf sprigs)
- Tombow N57 to add shadow on the leaf sprigs
- Tombow 026 golden yellow for flowers
- Tombow 772 and Le Plume wine for the larger flower
- Tombow 836 (or 636 the first number was rubbed off) for the cactus "paddle"
- Certainly Celery from SU! for the small succulent
- Zig Writer in sagebrush for the stems
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Happy Thankful Friday! Well, we took a quick road trip last week so I’m thankful for the mini-vacations that are spur of the moment.
My mom and sister left our home on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we decided to basically follow them home. We stopped at Lake Havasu City before driving down to Tucson. We also went to Tombstone.
Here we are near the London Bridge:
In the wild, Wild West:
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Hello Wednesday and Happy WOYWW! What’s WOYWW, click on over to Stamping Ground to read more about the weekly linkage and to check out more desks.
My desk today:
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
2020 has come to an end! Now, we can look forward to a new year and everything that it entails. I'm so glad I committed to sending at least one card a week for the year. I did complete my challenge and in fact, I sent out so many more than 52.
Here's what I sent on these weeks:
Week 51: Sympathy card to my aunt
Week 52: Birthday card to a friend
Monday, January 4, 2021
Happy New Year and Happy First Challenge of the new year at Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge site. Each new challenge is for two weeks. The current challenge theme is...Get Well Wishes.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Last Friday was Christmas Day and today is New Years Day. So happy Friday but also Happy New Year! This whole 2020 year has been a weird one. We jumped into the Stay At Home restrictions with all kinds of projects for the home and with the family. We explored nature locally and even went on a road trip; we experimented with cooking, watched a lot of Netflix series & movies, I concentrated more on posting videos on my YouTube channel (increased my subscribers by 100); we participated in a virtual marathon; and so much more.
Then we went back to work and got used to the "New Normal". We don't know what 2021 has in store for us but I'm thankful that we are all healthy, all working and doing ok financially. I'm thankful that I am close with all my kiddos and still see them on a regular basis. Thankful for another year to celebrate birthdays, milestones and everything else that comes with a new year.
Thankful for all of you that read my posts here, IG and on YouTube.
Happy New Year all!
What have you been thankful for this year? Leave me a comment.
Happy New Year and Happy New Challenge at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog (LTCCB). As always, the challenge theme is...Anything Goes. Click on over to link your crafty project!
I love it and it’s perfect for our Hawaiian themed Guest Room!
Canvas - Dollar Tree
Scrap Papers were from my scrap stash
Ink Sprays: Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain, Cracked Pistachio; Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green; Mister Huey’s Color Mist, Heirloom Blue; Recollections (I couldn’t find the colors but I think they are identified by numbers) 462663 and 462662; Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Gold; and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl
White Acrylic Paint watered down in a spray (handmade)
Happy New Year and Happy New Challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog (LTSCB). The challenge theme this month is Anything Goes.
I worked on another 2-page spread in the Junk Journal. Like most of my journal spreads, it starts one way and then ends up completely different. I love that!
I used another homemade stencil for this one. The "stencil" is what was leftover when I cut out some watermelon seeds with my Cricut for my granddaughter's birthday decorations. I don't keep every negative from my Cricut cuts, but it is fun to use these for different looks.
I say it all the time, you don't have to always buy "all the things" to be creative. Stencils can be pricey...take a look around and use what you have.
HERE to see some works in progress and my flip through series.