Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's a Boy

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.

dee ;o)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Walk in the Woods

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.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Storage

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.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)


Friday, March 3, 2017

Baby Fever

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.

happy crafting

dee ;o)




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Peaceful Feeling

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.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Best Family Day Weekend

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.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Had Enough Snow

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.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)