Monday, April 24, 2017

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY RETURNS! - Playing with Scraps


The above picture is a shot of what's left from all the cardmaking I've been doing the past couple of weeks. I don't throw anything away if I can get at least one more use out of it.

I saw the negative space in the punch remains and thought how great they'd look scattered around an art journal layout as stencils.

So here's what I came up with this week:



You'll see hints of color coming through the Sunflower Yellow base. That is where I test-sprayed the Light Blue.

Here's the layout:


I took another picture after I sprayed the Light Blue but the picture wasn't on my memory card. (the camera has been doing that a lot lately)

Far from finished. I want to work with the Pitt Pens or something a bit, but I have a base to work from. So next week I'll show progress, including having the negatives removed and a bit of pen work.

What do you think?  Do you use other things for stencils? Please leave a link in the comments so I can see what you're working on.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WOYWW #411



Here's my spot this morning, just as I left it from the last two projects. The card you see peeking out from beneath the magazine is in the previous post HERE. I'll need to give it a clear after breakfast so I can get cards done for tomorrow's blog posts.

I apologize for not getting to many of you last week. We have been so busy trying to get outdoor projects done between rain drops. We have a concrete pour coming this morning. Bob has worked hard the past two days getting forms made in 5 different places around the yard. A new grill/ patio table pad, dog run, patio slab in front of the green house, a sidewalk chalk surface for the girls and we will finally have the gazebo done. The metal gazebo frame has sat in the back yard for three years, unused as I waited for us to get to this point.

While visiting blogs last night from last week, Dorlene from Crafts In the Command Center talked about finding a way to 'stack' her two cricuts for better function. I told her I'd post a pic of mine this morning.


I found this three-shelf cart at Menards home improvement center just before Christmas. Bob put the wheels on it for me so I can slide it up against the end of the work island when I'm not using it, or pull it out for easy access. The cart was $8.  The shelves are press board and the poles are plastic. Light weight, easy to move around. 


That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TEAPOT TUESDAY - Fairy Celebration!


A Little Fairy Magic

Feels good to be playing in the Teapotters club house again this week. I finally figured out the reason I stopped playing was because I wasn't getting the notices in my email on Friday's any longer. We used to get the reminders on Friday/ Saturday so we had the weekend to work on our card and have it ready to post on Tuesday. I guess I just need to get in the habit of checking the Destination Station.

This week we are showering one of our own. Elizabeth was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is recovering from her second surgery. She tires to keep her mind occupied by crafting but could use a little pick me up.

I received my April issue of Quick Cards Made Easy from the UK yesterday and saw the perfect tutorial for the accordion fold 3D card to send cheerful wishes and fairy dust Elizabeth's way.

I chose the Carried Away DSP and the coordinating colors of Peek A Boo Peach, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder from Stampin' UP!

Fairy Celebration seemed right at home with those papers and colors.


The Cover


Inside Panel


Center Sentiment Panel


Inside Back Panel


The full tutorial can be seen HERE on my Stampin' UP! blog.
How would you change this layout up? I'd love to hear your ideas. If you make one, link in the comment so I can come take see. 

Tomorrow is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and mine is sure to be a disaster but I'd love for you to stop by.

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly




Monday, April 17, 2017

COLOR CHALLENGE #4

Photo Courtesy of: Design Seeds

The colors for this week's challenge said feminine. Since Mother's Day falls prior to our May Color Challenge, I thought I'd get you all thinking about cards for the women in your life. 

When I looked at this I saw:
Smokey Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Blushing Bride
Flirty Flamingo

I chose Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe and Chocolate chip. I brought in Very Vanilla for my 'basics color'.


Flirty Flamingo for the base with a Very Vanilla mat. Falling in Love designer series paper and the So In Love Stamp set. Both the paper and the stamp/ die set are from Stampin' Up! and on our retired list. If you like these pieces, grab them now. After May 31, 2017, they will no longer be available. Here's a link to my SU blog where you'll find a link to my on-line store.

The die is cut from Tip Top Taupe then I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip.

RULES:
There aren't any rules. You may use any company product you like. My only request is if you use a stamp or something special, link to the company so we may add to our stash, too :-D

Remember... you can add a neutral light color to any of the color challenges. You also don't have to use all the colors from the Inspiration Photo. Pick a minimum of THREE and have some fun. Link to your post (Please use a direct link to THE POST - not to your general blog link. Need assistance, just email me and I'll help)

Show us your COLORS!

KEYWORD: KCC4




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOYWW #410


My desk this week is a bit uninspiring. The usual tools are in their place and my iPad mini handy for watching videos.

However, I do have a couple other things to show you. The uninspired surface is a result of clearing my mess up after making these two cards for my granddaughters. I had to clean up so I could photograph them:


I made the shaker card for my oldest granddaughter, Adrian. She is 9. I call her my 'tootsie pop'. Have no clue why... she's just always been that. I used recollections cardstock, Pawsitively DSP from SU. The flower border die is from Lawn Fawn. The bunny, eggs and flower are from SU - Basket Bunch. I also used the cloud stamp on the background from Sprinkles of Life (SU)


This one is for Abigail aka Abby. I call Abby 'cupcake' but she is quick to tell me she is NOT cupcake, she's 'Abigail' LOL She is 5. I got the idea for this card from a YouTube video fromSimon Says Stamps last year and bought the flower border tie. The die came in too late to use it so here it is making an appearance a year later. The clouds are punched from Sprinkles of Life and the Bunny/ eggs from Basket Bunch (SU)

Finally, this week. my next project:


This revamped Entertainment Center has served me well for ten years. The fiber board got some moisture issues when I was using it in the basement and now the mildew smell persists. Also, the drawers do not serve a purpose anymore as the stamps have gone to cases and stored in the photo boxes. As you can see from the floor, I'm out of room for photo boxes.

I'm taking everything off, stripping out the cabinet and Bob is going to build something similar to a cube cabinet but they will be 15x15 to accommodate my paper envelopes. Right now the paper is all on a lower shelf across from this and it's dark. I have to get down low (making it even darker) to find the papers I want. So paper on the new cabinet, track lighting. Then the stamp cases will go where the paper is right now. 

I'll show pictures soon. Right now, time to start clearing stuff.
That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WOYWW #409


I just had to share! As soon as I saw what number we were this week, the song popped into my head.

Okay..
First off, I apologize for not commenting the past couple of weeks. The sinus gunk just overtook me and I barely had the energy to get the work done I had to do. Happy to say I think the sinus stuff is gone and while I still have tons of work to do/ catch up on, I also am getting some play time in.

Here's my desk this morning as I'm in the middle of projects for the Stampin' Up blog:


Last Saturday, in prep for serious Virtual Stamp Night FUN at Splitcoaststampers, I did a major clearing of the work table then put stuff back in a more orderly fashion. On the desk this morning are the 3.5" square mats of various papers for making mini treat baskets using the Basket Bunch from Stampin' UP! for my Friday blog post - Fab Five Friday. I take one stamp set and use it five different ways. Need to run some errands with Bob this afternoon then I'm back to work the rest of the evening.

That blue bordered piece? I adhered my silicone mat to a piece of heavy-weight chip board using that pretty blue patterned duct tape I found at $ Tree last year. You'll also notice the numbers are wearing off my trimmer. Might be time for a new one. 

I managed 6 cards so far from the Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) challenges last weekend. Here's one of them. I actually made 6 of this card to add to my Christmas stash.


That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW - #407


Here's my desk as I left it yesterday. I had to get the Paper Pumpkin post up on the Stampin' Up blog.
You can see the full details of those cute little bunny bags HERE  Tomorrow, on the SU blog, I'll be showing how to use the stamp set that came with the March Paper Pumpkin to make Christmas cards.

If you missed this month's color challenge, you can see that HERE  I haven't put my card together for the challenge yet. This stupid cold has stalled my creativity.  However, I seem much better today so hopefully tomorrow. 

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list.