Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hoping you Perk up Soon

Evening blogland.  I have managed to finish three cards. I've been playing with my new stamp from My Favorite Things. The Pure Innocence Steeped in Love stamp was so much fun to color. I used my prisma pencils and blended with gamsol.

Card #1

I matched her dress to the card base.  Blew the dust off a border punch, and used it on a piece of patterned paper.  Added a few sequins.

Card #2

This one I used the matching die to cut the image in the front of the card.  Placing the card in my Misti I placed the stamp into the cutout area and stamped with black ink, so that the image is stamped on the inside of the card.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card front.

 Card #3

The purple pattern paper was embossed with Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create a Flower (which you can't see in the picture).  I added sparkly ribbon that I found at the dollar store, and some dots of liquid pearls.  The card front was added to a white card base.

Next cards in progress are Easter.  Shopping at the Dollar Tree the other day I found some Easter stickers, glitter paper, and glitter ribbon.  These will be used to make cards for our family since I didn't send off the Christmas cards.  I still have the kids school pictures that have to be delivered before they are a year old.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting for Spring

Good evening blogland.  My coloring supplies are feeling a little neglected lately.  I feel like I'm expanding my collection but am afraid to use them.  I have a nice assortment of  colors in Tombow Markers, water color paints, and a beautiful set of Prisma color pens that I received for Christmas.  I sit and watch hours of videos of people coloring, wishing I could do that too. But afraid to jump in there.  So lately I've been trying different mediums. I'm getting the hang of blending pencil crayons. Water color was not bad. But the Tombow Markers I had the most fun with. Yesterday I colored a flower background. Now I'm not the quickest (it took me all day). But I really enjoyed it. I even managed to make it into a very simple card.

Ta da!

Nice bright colored flowers, makes me think of spring. Once again our weather has turned mild. Above 0 during the day. Rain is taking the snow away again. Which does not bother me.

Going through my emails tonight I noticed the new Simon Says Challenge is make a background. What luck.

until next time
happy coloring

dee ;o)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Feeling Crappy

Good day blogland. There have been quit a few illnesses going around this winter. I have managed to avoid them all, even though my son has brought many home. Until this week. Head cold. Bad timing. Good thing, I am past the contagious stage thankfullly. I am going to visit my daughter at college for an overnight. I know it has only been a month since she was home at Christmas, but that seems so long ago. Looking forward to mother daughter time.

My cousin has been sick too. He has had walking pneumonia. So I thought he would get a kick out of the 'Holy Crap' stamp set from Repeat Impressions.

I had fun with this one. Making the scene with die cuts, and coloring the outhouse with pencil crayons.

thanks for peeking in
happy crafting

dee ;o)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Peach Flowers

Morning blogland.  I finally assembled the card I had colored for "the 30 Day Color Challenge" over at The Daily Marker. Kathy was calling with Sharpie markers.  I thought to myself  'I must try this'. She makes it look so easy. I have tried alcohol markers again and again. But I never like the result. My markers dried up and I ended up throughing them out. But I do have a pile of Sharpies and Bic markers. So I pulled them out, blew the dust off, and wow I'm impressed. Not bad.

Very simple. I stamped my image on a card panel. Colored with Sharpie markers. I found a piece of pattern paper in my stash that matched the color of the flowers, and cut a rectangle out where my flower would be. With the  same die cut I made a frame out of white cardstock and inked the edge with vintage photo distress ink.  Placing the frame on foam dimentions. The thanks was cut three times and stacked ontop of one another to add more dimention. Just a little finishing touch I added lemon chiffon liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers.

It's a good day to craft. I don't go into work till later this afternoon. It's rainy outside. We've had a warm system for almost a week. Most of our snow has disappeared from the rain. We have had several days of freezing rain warnings which causes the school buses to be cancelled. My boy is having a five day weekend today. He thinks it's great but exams start in two days, so they are missing out on their exam review.

happy crafting ;o)

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)