Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gotta Love the Courier Guy

Evening everyone. I have managed to spend more time crafting lately. A couple of hours in the evenings.  And it's always inspirational to get new supplies.

When I saw the Norce Man from My Favorite Things Stamps I knew I had to have him, and the matching die. And you just can't order one. You have to make the shipment worthwhile. Here is my little package that was delivered by courier today.

Maybe I will get a chance to color this big guy tomorrow.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello Gramma

Good morning. Well our deep freeze has finally ended. It us a lovely -5°C. Far cry from the -30 on Saturday. But once again like yesterday it is snowing. But to bring a little brightness in the dead of winter, my African Violet is blooming like crazy. It reminds me of my gramma that always had violets in her kitchen window. When she passed I was blessed with one her beauties. I managed to keep it healthy for many years, but like most of my house plants it too passed on. I was devastated.

Now many years later I am trying again. Every time I look at those beautiful flowers I can see my gramma.

Thanks for sharing a trip down memory lane with me.

dee ;o)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Need a Little Pick Up

Good afternoon. I know I'm late but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The last couple weeks over Christmas have been really busy. We brought our daughter home from college on December 22nd. Because of the teacher strike in the fall they have to make up for four weeks of not being there.  So her vacation was shortened to one week.  We had alot to do in one week, and fit work in there too. Unfortunately I wasn't able to have vacation like the rest of the family. The downside to working in retail.

No baking was done this year because Sam likes to help with that. And the Christmas tree didn't go up till she got home. We put the final touches to it on Christmas Eve. You just make the best of what you have. We were all together and that's all that matters.

New Years was quiet. My daughter went out with friends. The boy stayed home and played on the computer, and I worked on a diamond dotz. Hubbie played on the computer with a buddy, stopping a 11:55 to roll in the new year, then back to his game.  I hit the bed because it was up early New Years Day to drive Sam back to school.

We are all settling back into day to life. Hubbie is back to work, as well as me, although hours are down so I have a little more time at home to play. The boy has this week off but back to school Monday. He has had a great holiday. They have not worked him much more than the hours he has during school. He's loving it.

Now down to business. Last night hubbie asked for a thinking of you card for a co-worker. He has been off work since before Christmas with a concusion that he got while working.  I always struggle with masculine cards. But this guy has a red pick up so I did a card with a red truck on it.

I used an embossing folder to give it that metal look.  And the image was colored with prisma pencil crayons (my treasured Christmas gift). Before putting it all together I used distress ink tea dye to go around the edges.

Hope everyone has a great New Year. Till next time.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Oh What a Mess

Morning to everyone.  Oh brrr! It's -18 out this morning, but I'm nice and warm here at my craft desk. I barely have room for my tea. I am in full Christmas card mode, w
hich will be late as usual. I will share the finished card with you when I complete it.

Stay warm

Dee ;o)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas Walmart Peeps

Morning blogland peeps.  This past week I have been busy making cards for co-workers.  I am a Customer Service Manager (CSM) at Walmart. I supervise the cashiers, customer service desk and self checkouts.  This year I decided to make cards for all my peeps plus a few more that help out on the front end. Fifty-five cards in all.

I started by cutting out all the card bases and front panels.  I stamped my image on white cardstock.  Here I am stamping the snowman image from the card onto the envelope with versa mark.

I them layered my image panel onto a color panel and added the word 'merry' to the snowballs above the snowman.

After coloring the hat, mittens and scarf with color pencils, I put the panel onto the card base.  Then adding stickles to the snow, wink of stella to the hat, mittens and scarf, and glaze pen to his coal parts. Here they are layed out to dry. (Some had to be put onto hubbies desk. Glad he wasn't home to see.)

And here is my finished card.  It took me all morning to sign and add names to the envelopes. But most have already been delivered, and I will gradually catch everyone else this week.

Today will be spent finishing my cards for family and friends. I know I will probably miss the mailing deadline, but that is typical for me. Who doesn't like receiving a Christmas card in the New Year.

happy crafting ;o)


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Happy Retirement

Good morning blogland.  What a bad blogger I have been. I'm having a hard time finding the time to sit down and post.  But I have managed to make a couple cards. Hubbie once again needed a card for the office.  This time a retirement.

I started with this one. Nice simple. Patterned paper, simple stamp. I even cut the sentiment stamp so it would fit.

Then I had some fun with this one.

And on the inside. This great stamp set came from The House that Stamps Built. Hubbie took both cards.

Right now I'm trying to come up with the family Christmas card. One thing I have discovered is that I can't color with markers.  I just can't get them to blend. Looks like a 5 year old did my coloring. Pencils are the way to go.

happy crafting
dee ;o)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Simple Thinking of You

Evening blogland. Once again hubbie is into my card stash.  Thinking of you was what he was after.  I had two that have been hanging around for awhile, nice but not my favorites.  Hubbie picked one and I was going to put a sentiment on it.  Something just made me pick up a pack of Tim Holtz paper and leaf through it.  I found a monocromatic piece with a bird on it.  Cut it slightly smaller than a card base and glued it on.  I then cut out the sentiment three times and stacked them, then placing them on the bottom of my card.  Then to add just a bit of sparkle I took a wink of stella pen and colored the sentiment and the bird.  Showing hubbie he asked if he could take it.

This may be my favorite card. So simple. I will be entering in Simon Says Stamp - Thinking of You. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Emboss Resist

Morning blogland.  There was a time a few years ago that our internet was a bell hub.  This ment that we were very limited on what we could do.  The biggest no no was videos (using up to much of our limited data).  I saved all the videos I wanted to watch.  So now that we have unlimited internet I am slowly going back to catch up on some technique videos.  This week I have managed to produce two cards.

Using my background stamp I heat embossed with white powder.  I then took distress inks and blended the background. Wiping with a dry towel when finished to brighten up the white emboss.  Then I cut out the front panel with a scalloped die.  Placing the card base with the cut front panel in my Misti I positioned my flower stamp, removing the front panel before stamping.  The image was colored with pencil crayons. I added little yellow pearls to the centre of the flowers and a little jute bow to the stems.  The sentiment was cute with a die three times and layered altogether to make them dimentional.

Thanks for stopping by.  And hope you enjoy my little creations.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Three Simple Cards

Evening blog land.  The other night while going through stock and rearranging product I came across a pack of paper by imaginisce.  The All Occasion Build-a-Card.  What a great way to get the creative juices flowin'.  To take a simple card and add too it.  Ok, so I couldn't see a vision for one, but two of the cards I did manage to  put add-ons on.

The little penguin was my first attempt.  I folded the card, stuck the sticker on the mat.  I used two way tape around the border of the mat and add glitter.  To the little penguins on the card I put enamel accents on his eyes, wink of stella on his cheeks and scarf, and little pearls on the white snowflakes.  

The blue one was quit simple.  When I went to stick the sticker on it accidently slipped. When lifting it up it peels some of the paper.  I cut the sticker down in size, and placed flowers over my little boo boo.  

So looking forward to the weekend.  One more day and I'll see my little girl.  It's been almost two weeks since we dropped her off at college.  One week of just first years, and this week she started classes.  We have text everyday, keeping up on what she's doing.  But I miss her so much.  Can't wait till I'm done work tomorrow night, she should be home.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Miss You

Good evening all.  I can't believe it was last April when I last blogged.  I've had a hard time being creative.  Take a step back and deal with a few things.  The creative juices are starting to flow again.

My creative space is so close to being complete.  Meaning it will not be pulled apart and moved around anymore.  A few more strips of flooring and we will be past my area, and my chair will sit even again.

I have been watching utube.  Lots of crafty videos.  Trying to keep up with everything.  Just the other day while checking out card sites, I found a technique that I thought 'wow that looks fun, and messy'.  The site was The House That Stamps Built. I was their project of the week, making glitter embelishments.  So I made my way down to my craft area and found all the supplies I needed.

Punching out a few images from white cardstock.  Then running it through my xyron to add adhesive.

Then the fun part.  Adding glitter.  Now I just have to make a card to use them on.

So on Sunday we drove my daughter (my first born) 2 hours away to attend college.  She is a real home body and was always here.  Except for the week and half that she went to France.  It's a big adjustment for us all.  We keep in contact everyday by text, and snapchat.  I was talking to my mom today and she was saying how much better it is now than when she went to school.  Cell phones allow you to keep in contact.  She had nothing, not even a phone call home because it was long distance.  So feeling sad and missing my girl I spent last evening at my craft area making her a card.  Now I just have to find out how to mail it to her. 

And here is my card.  Tea for two? 

until next time
happy crafting

dee ;o)