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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

COLOR CHALLENGE #3

I apologize for this post not going up yesterday. So much for my promise to have the March card up on time. I have been absolutely miserable with this second round of head cold and working really hard to keep it away from my chest. Lots of chair time and Nyquil/ Dayquil. Sadly, the cold is bad enough that even the Dayquil makes me sleepy.

I've not done a card for this one. I'm counting on you to inspire me and I'll try to add one before the April color challenge.  So here we go!


My color chose for this challenge is a nod to the first day of Spring. Bright colors reminiscent of the first flowers of the season.

I will post my card with the coordinating SU colors as soon as possible. In the mean time, link up with your card and let us see what you come up with!

Please share the blog post link on your blog. (I hope to also have a blog button in place by February) so others can play.

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

KEYWORD: KellysColorChallenge3




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOYWW #405


Good morning, travelers!
Week #405 with Miss Julia and the What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday blog hop.
We are off to a beautiful start here in the Ozarks. A lovely 33*F but the sun is shining and the day holds promise.

My desk is a bit of a mess 'for me' this week. Pardon the glare. Front and center are 2 stamped images of pumpkins on a magnet sheet. Soon as they dry, I'll cut them out and use them on my Stampin' Up Blog planning board for Paper Pumpkin posts. to the right is a Sams Club business card holder I found while searching for something else last night. I'm curious to see how many of those stamping/ scrapbook businesses are still in operation. Below that is my lush dusty mauve planner from Recollections. I decided I wanted a planner specifically for Stampin Up business and I'm in love with it. To the right of that, remnants of a birthday card I made for my SIL in OK. We surprised her with a birthday party last weekend. other than that, there are packages of star brads. Of all the brads I have, how did I NOT have gold stars? And because I am planning 4th of July posts already, I added a package of Red/ White/ Blue star brads as well.

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 1, 2017

WOYWW #404


Exciting stuff, eh? (I really need to learn how to mark my pictures the way Marit does. I like that)
Anyhooo... My laptop where I set it with full ceremony of exhaustion last night. After having purchased a training class back in Dec... thinking I'd put the contents to work, I promptly forgot about the course as I worked hard on the studio. Then Bob came home and the laptop wasn't a priority. Class videos are to expire today and I'd not watched a single one - over 30!!! So yeah, that was my day yesterday. Lots of viewing, note taking and screen grabbing. I was so tired last night I closed down without saving a document. Thankfully, my computer prompted me to save this morning when I booted up. I'd not even shut down so the battery was completely dead.

Other stuff, An SU set from our Holiday catalog and some paper straws I'm going to be showcasing 4th of July Sparkler table decorations with. The campbell soup box contains my card bases/ mats from both In Color collections. I have printed binder spine labels stuck in the front of the file holder. I have the courses for those to print out today. Everything else you've seen.

One last thing - there's still time to join in on the February Color Challenge. Remember, this posts the 3rd Monday of every month, giving you plenty of time to play and build up your color station. The link to the February Challenge is HERE  As I get players, I'll begin picking winners, offering I Won buttons and maybe candy periodically. But you have to play to win ;-)

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, February 28, 2017

TEAPOT TUESDAY - Tickle


Our Teapot Tickle for this month was to include a lighthouse as a 'Light of Hope'. This is an InkaDinkaDo set. The 'Hello' is from a 2016 Paper Pumpkin set.  I used Stampin' Up! Marina Mist and ghost stamped part of the sea gulls in flight.


The inspiration for this card was the ATC I made for a swap several years ago. I adhered a pocket in the top half of the card to include one of them. I used the note section of the card to create a beach scene using other stamps from the Inka set as well as blasting sand for the base.

This set is a perfect example of my restraint in purchasing Stampin' UP!. I love the set we have in the Occasions 2017 catalog with the lighthouse (High Tide pg 25) but this set does everything I need, though I do like the sentiments in the SU set. 

If anyone is interested in swapping ATCs, I do have a few of these left. I always make my ATCs in sets of 20. I keep #1 then the rest are up for grabs. 

Creative Blessings!


Monday, February 27, 2017

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - Haul

Since I'm away from home this week, I don't have both photos of my Tim Holtz haul. So I thought I'd share the rest of my thrift store haul instead. I should have the promised TH haul next Monday.


Earlier this month while Bob and I were in the city, we stopped at our favorite thrift store - Red Racks. Their prices are unbelievable and the proceeds go to disabled veterans. You saw the rolodex I picked up but here are a few more treasures.

The stack of blank notebook paper/ alphabet stickers and divider tabs were all sealed together. I had altered work in mind for the ledger pad but have wound up using it for doing my tax spreadsheet as I went through the tax files a couple of weeks ago. So that now has a permanent place in the file drawer.  My favorite item that day is the box of Barbie greeting cards. There are four cards each of four different designs. The firs tthing I thought of was a Barbie mini album.





I can't wait to play with these ladies. 

Do you thrift? What's been your favorite find?




Monday, February 20, 2017

COLOR CHALLENGE #2

Happy Monday, everyone!
Welcome to KellysColorChallenge #2

You'll notice I've added something new this week. Beginning this week you can upload a thumbnail of your card and that becomes part of your link. I've seen this particular 'Mister Linky' used on Tim Holt's site and a couple of others. Since our focus is the card or project, I thought this would be more enticing to click around to everyone. Please email me if you have issues and I'll do my best to fix.

So here we go....

This month's color combo is:


Whether you've been experiencing snow on the East Coast or the Spring-like weather I'm having now (Feb. 11 and we hit 80*!) I thought the softer colors would inspire you wherever you are and whatever your weather.


I apologize for my card being late. This stupid headcold that went into a sinus infection just kept me off balance the past two days. I promise to have March card up in time. 

And here's my card: 

The closest colors I could come up with in SU were:
Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Marina Mist and Soft Sky

I showcased three of the new stamp sets from Stampin' UP!:
Delicate Details - FREE in Sale A Bration 
Make A Medallion - FREE in Sale A Bration - available for purchase Wednesday Feb. 22nd
Suite Sentiments

Marina Mist card base
Whisper White base to stamp three of the lace stamps from Delicate Details in a repeating pattern using Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette.

To do the Medallion, I stamped just the outside border of the stamp set, then cut it out using the #2 (from the outside) of Stitched Framelits then again with the #2 to remove the center, creating a wreath. I used the #2 cut out to stamp FRIEND from Make A Medallion in Memento Black followed by the touch of Old Olive above and below the word.

Using a glue dot, I adhered the sentiment circle directly to the card mat. Then I used dimensional strips cut into small sections (about 1.5" lengths) to raise up the outer Medallion. 

On the inside I stamped, 'Hoping Your Day Is Perfect' from Suite Sentiments in Marina Mist.


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

When linking up anywhere else, use KEYWORD: KellysColorChallenge2 and please link back to this page.Thanks~

Creative Blessings!