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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good morning my blog peeps. And a belated Happy Easter to you all. I had a four day weekend to spend with the family and enjoyed it immensely. My daught had here first day of the season at the golf course raking (she's glad to be back to work, running out of money). And my son started two jobs, at the golf course and at Walmart. This is his first job.
I hope you have a nice sunny day where ever you are. Today we are cloudy and rainy. I did manage to get a walk in this morning with Maxwell before the rain. The big drops started falling as we were walking in the driveway.
I am really enjoying my new work space. Although I'm still trying to organize and find space for everything. But I do clear the clutter to do some creating every now and then when I can find the time.
Here is a simple baby card. Love the little cutie stamped image.
As always I'm on the run. Many things to get done before work. Hope you have a great creative day.
Good evening blog friends. I'm very pleased with how tonights card turned out. I don't use dies very often, but have been buying a few lately, hoping to combine them into my cards.
I started by stamping the deer with versa mark and heat embossing with brown. I then mad a mask for the deer and the moon, and inked the background with distress ink. Distress ink was used on the trees. Another die was used for the grass along the bottom.
Morning all. I need about a two month long holiday to do fun stuff again. I am really finding it hard to have the time in my craft space. My stamps have been stored in binders, which take up alot of space in my cabinet. I am in the process of changing all my stamps into E-Z Storage containers by Crafters Companion. I am in the process of dismounting all my stamps that are on e-z foam, so more stamps will fit into each container. Getting the glue off the backs is a long process, and taking up most of my working area.
Love the new storage. The only complaint I have is, clear stamps on the white pages are really hard to see what the image is.
I did manage to make a birthday card for my sister in law last night. I think I've found my favorite stamping method. Love my little Misti for stamping and I am just discovering all the uses for Tombow markers.
I'm very pleased at how this has turned out. I made a one layer card because it has to make it through the mail.
Work is getting closer and I have to get ready. Wishing I had a snow day with the kids today.
Evening blogging friends. Hubbie is having a baby boom at the office again. The same three ladies as two years ago, all having girls then. The one from the office has had hers, a boy. One of the daughters from another co-worker has had hers too, a boy as well. The other one is due in April, along with a friend of ours. So I'm busy with knitting and making baby cards.
Last night I made hubbie a card to sent from the office. Why just make one. I did one for a boy and one for a girl.
When walking the dog lately, I've been taking him out back on our trail so he doesn't have to be on leash. He is able to run free and just loves it. Hubbie and son keep the path shoveled all winter which makes walking very easy. Maxwell loves running the trail. He usually runs ahead, I'll hang back and call him back. Working on his come and giving him extra exercise. Today I took a video of him letting out his Mad Max side.
Well I must get off to bed. Have to work tomorrow. Hoping for more than two hours of sleep tonight.
Good morning blog peeps. Wow, look at that, I'm posting two days in row. Right now I'm just enjoying the quiet after 4 days with the family home. Today was back to school and work. It's almost time for me to get ready to back tool.
I have noticed I have a few cards that I've made and have not shared. It has been a bad year for loosing loved ones at hubbies office, he has used up my sympathy stash. But there is always a silver lining. There is another baby boom at his office. So once again I'm knitting.
As I sit here posting I'm noticing the big mess I'm leaving on my counter. I have spent the last couple days switching all my stamps from binders to Crafter's Companion EZBinders. I have one more binder to go, then I have to unmount some of my rubber stamps. Too many of them in one binder makes it hard to close. I have found that if you peel the foam off the backs, clean all the sticky off, and brush on Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over, that the rubber stamp clings nicely to your page and blocks. Thus not taking up so much room in your binder. I have less storage space so I'm really trying to come up with betterr storage ideas that take up less space.
Back to my card. This is one of my favorite stamps. It reminds me of wheat feilds blowing in a breeze under the hot summer sun. It also reminds me of my great uncle Bill. He was a farm hand on a cow farm many years ago. I can remember as a child going to visit him. He lived in a little add on room to the wood shed. Years later as he aged they built him a nice little house. Miss you uncle Bill.
I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder onto a piece of patterned card stock. I just noticed that I took the pic bsefore adding 3 brass colored gems on the sentiment strip before the with. Hope you enjoy your day.
Good evening blog peeps. Well, my four day weekend has almost come to an end. It has been the best, most relaxing four days with the family. Quality time with my son and daughter, as well as hubbie. Even had fun with Maxwell.
Saturday my son went out for pizza to celebrate one of his friends birthdays. He asked for a birthday card for a teen. My stock is very low on everything so it was off to the craft table.
This is what I came up with.
I finaly used the silver tape hubbie gave me, and a set of new dies. It was a hit.
Good evening blog friends. I'm going to say this once again, where does the time go? It's been almost two months since I last posted. We've gotten through Christmas, snow, freezing rain, more snow, work, and even more snow. The kids have actually gone to school this week, although there is still tomorrow and they are calling for snow squalls tonight. The last two weeks have been two day weeks.
Today I had a wonderful day at my craft area. All morning was spent organizing some more. Putting away rearranging. This afternoon I made two sympathy cards.
I embossed the image with white embossing powder. Then colored with distress inks. The first I mounted right onto the card base, and the second I layered before adding to the card base.
I did some wondering around challenge sights. Hoping to get back into the groove again soon.