Happy Wednesday everyone! Time for some WOYWW, thanks to Julia at The Stamping Ground.Snap a picture of your own and join in the fun if you've the inclination : D.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This is the beaded charm I made for the swap. Freshwater pearls, an aquamarine bead, dark blue rondelles and some seed beads. The ends of the longer pieces have spiral ends. I was tickled pink to find some K&Co. paper that picked up the colors of the charm.
A better view of the coiled bit at the end of the longer pieces.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW then, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your crafty space and join in the fun :D.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
(Glue dries clear. It keeps yarn/thread from unraveling.)
(paper, ribbon, and embellishment are all from the December 2011 Club Ruby Designers' kit).
Paper Mache box.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I haven't posted much lately because I've been ... well would you believe walking (and dancing) and trying not to dance while I'm walking (okay I did break out po-going the other day much to my daughter's mortification and my surprise) lol. I swear I've dropped 2 shirt sizes in the last month, tee-shirts have become tunics. Unexpected music found me and it's all I can do to sit still. Here are some examples :D.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a pic and show us your work space :D.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I've been puttering through paperwork deciding which to keep and which will be turned into cat litter. I found a "recipe" for turning shredded newspaper (I'm guessing old paper work will do as well) into cat litter on Pinterest that's on my list of things to try this week. Oh and I'm now addicted to Korean Dramas only since I speak no Korean at all I can't even doodle while I'm watching.
So if you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, take a picture of your workspace and share :D.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, then head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your workdesk and join in the fun :D.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink cardstock
Black cardstock from stash
Stampin' Up "Puns from the Past"
Graphic 45 patterned paper Fashionista "Tres Chic".
Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
EK Success punches (1.75" circle and 2" scallop)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Sometimes I have to make variations of things I've made before. This time I used a mash up of Papertrey Ink's My Punny Valentine and various Cricut cuts.
But what was realllllly fun about making this card was making it so the feet move side to side.
The sheep faces and feet are from Papertrey Ink's My Punny Valentine stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select Ink (with Black Soot Distress Ink) and fussy cut, except when I was cutting the legs I left enough paper at the top to punch a tiny hole. I looped the wire through the leg hole and then stuck the straight end into a very thick piece of dimensional foam.
For the Cricut parts, the "Thanks" was a two-part process. One layer of the Gypsy used for the "Thanks" to be drawn with Cricut Markers using Street Sign Solutions, colored in with regular markers. The word bubble is a rounded rectangle from Gypsy Wanderings and altered pennants from Pretty Pennants welded on the Gypsy on a second layer. The flock body is made from a cloud on Create-A-Critter.
The background is a 4.5" x 5.5" PTI's Kraft cardstock embossed with Darice's Wood Grain embossing folder. The card base is an A2 made from PTI's Vintage Cream.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It's been a long lazy catching up on little projects and napping day for me. But this evening I'll be listening to one of my favorite podcasts and it's featuring Tim Holtz!
here if you are interested :D.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander at crafty goodness all over the world. Better yet, take a picture of your own workdesk and share :D.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Materials from I'm In Love Club Ruby Designers Kit:
Strawberry Satin Ribbon
Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lights
Pink Kraft Letters
Fancy Pants Designs: Vintage Valentines 'Will You' (base paper)
My Minds Eye Love Me Collection 'Love' (journal mat)
Sandylion Kelly Panacci Clear Stamps - Giggle!
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Round Head Pins
Beacon's 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue (for ribbon).
Spun Sugar Distress Ink (edges of journal mat).
White Gel Pen
Pink Cardstock (photo mat).
various pink waterbased markers
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I embossed a 4.25" x 5.5" Ocean Tides cardstock with Tim Holtz's Texture Fades Retro Circles Embossing Folder for the rain effect.
The leaves are made out of wax paper die cut with the Leaf Prints Dies (I easily cut three layers at one time). Then I colored them with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Worn Lipstick and Barn Door Distress Inks. I smudged the ink pads on my non-stick mat and spritzed with a little water. The rough side really absorbs the color, and then I used my heat gun on the waxy side (carefully of course lol) which sort of melted the ink on that side into the wax. Then I added a little chalk ink in golden and rusty colors on the back side. Finished them off by using the Leaf Prints vein stamps.
The front is attached to an A2 card made of Melon Berry cardstock and stamped inside with the Falling Leaves sentiment "Happy Fall".
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your own desk and share :D.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture and join in the fun :D.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Coins can be adhered to the back to offset the weight clock mechanism if needed. Another handy feature of the clock mechanism is that it has it's own hanger.
Fun For Boys & Girls Kit
My Little Shoebox 3-D Roll-Up Flower Sheet (Flowers, Banners and Cloud).
American Crafts Elf Glossy Chipboard Stickers
Cardboard Canvas (5" x 7")
Tim Holtz Memo Pin
Antique Linen Stickles
Close to My Heart's "Vintage Type" Stamps (Time)
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
One thing about my house is that there is only one interior door with a functioning doorknob. Only two interior doors in the house HAVE doorknobs. This door had a very sturdy sliding bolt as a closing mechanism (on the inside only) and a drawer pull. I took off the sliding bolt lest someone lock themselves in with my craft supplies lol.
Also in view is one of my Eiffel Tower lamps. The photo box really is not dangling precariously off the edge of the desk, it just photographed that way. Once that surface is put away it will become my sewing/felting embellishment desk. The devices on top of the tv help my little near 25 year old tv get the digital broadcasts (the lengths I go to to avoid getting cable lol). I have been watching a lot of Olympics this year, I'm thinking it's because Enfys posts all these interesting teasers on facebook lol.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW business, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, join in the fun and share a picture of your workspace.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I spent the weekend at my sister's house doing the Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire :D. It was my first time crafting away from home and it was a wonderful experience. Lots of fun things to try and I got to spend time with my oldest younger sister (I'm the oldest of 4). This library tag mini-album was my favorite and I gave it to my sister as a thank-you. We found out that Tattered Rose Distress Ink works well as a substitute for Papertrey Ink Melon Berry. All the stamps were from Papertrey Ink. And I've had my eye on the library card pocket die for a couple of years now. My sister's Vagabond got quite the work out lol.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your own crafty space and join in the fun :D.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I walk dogs at the almost local rescue. It's one of those win win win things, the dogs get out, I get exercise and we both get to socialize :D. So I was tickled pink to find out July 21 is National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day. I might not be able to do it on July 21, but it's good to have the reminder about other ways to contribute and still get my crafty time.
If you are wondering what all this WOYWW is, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander at all sorts of crafty desks. Better yet, snap a picture of your own crafty space and join in the fun!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
BTW, when I say spinster, I'm referring to the old skool definition one who spins wool (or other fibers) into yarn (or embroidery thread). The rest of my guild (except for my daughter) refer to themselves as spinners, which to me means people clad in lycra furiously pedaling stationary bicycles. I am a spinster :D.
Spinning is one of those things you can learn in less than a minute (it's twisting fibers together so they make yarn, rope, thread) and yet you can spend the rest of your life trying new techniques and fibers, so it can always be something different.
I have three wheels, but I mostly spin with spindles which are infinitely more portable than wheels. Plus each spindle is different, so one can rarely have too many :D. Also, spindles tend to be looked down on as a beginners tool, so I give them lots of love. I've been spinning since 1978 when I bought lessons from a member of the secret spinning police, but that's a tale for another day lol.
So that's what's going on in my crafty bit of the world, if you want to see more, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander at what other people are doing. Better yet, take a picture and join in the fun :D.