Friday, November 28, 2014


Good morning everyone. Chilly morning here with the temperature dropping to -11.  I hope all my American friends and bloggers had their fill of turkey yesterday.  Happy Thanksgiving.  And happy shopping today, if you are out getting the Black Friday Sales. 
Today is a finish up and pack up day for me.  Tomorrow is the craft sale I've been working so hard to get ready for.  I think I'm loosing my helper though.  She informed me yesterday that there is an "Event" happening in Star Wars this weekend and she has to play.  She can't even spare a few hours to help her poor mother.  I'm going to keep on her though.  She'll be there. 
The stamp I used on this card is one I picked up when the Craft Nook closed down this year.  I love the look of this Santa and finally had to ink him up.  I choose to do a monochromatic card. 
My Favorite Things - #204 a sketch 
Here is the sketch.  MFT_WSC_204
happy crafting
dee ;o)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy

Good evening friends.  Wow what a week I've had.  Last week was crazy.  The kids had three snow days and a PA Day. Monday was the only day they went to school.  Thursday my son woke up with a couple blisters on his body.  A trip to the doctor, with him saying he didn't know what it was.  "Call me tomorrow" he says.  My diagnosis of chicken pox was confirmed Friday morning, when he awoke with many more spots.  Poor guy is covered from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. 
This page in my art journal shows two picks I was practicing on.  The top one I borrowed liquid mask that hubbie uses for modeling.  As you can see there is no snow flakes showing.  I couldn't get it to rub off after inking.  After a trip to the arts store, for the purchase of my own liquid mask, the second picture turned out better.  I just have to control the splatter, it looks like snowballs.
Here is the card I created. With everything else happening last week, we also had a funeral to attend on Friday.  A family member passed from cancer.  The service was so lovely, with all three of his sons getting up to talk.  He was such a kind, caring man.  He will be missed by many. 
My marathon of Christmas card making is almost over.  This Saturday is the Craft Sale I've been working so hard for. 
happy crafting
dee ;o) 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

golden & silver trees

Good evening everyone.  Winter has landed here in my part of the world.  The kids had their second snow day today, with a chance of a third tomorrow.  They are calling for more snow squalls.  
My card today was in Cardmaker Magazine.  This is one I cardlifted trying to find my mojo.  All the trees are embossed with gold and silver embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum, and a brad used to make the berries. 
happy shoveling
dee ;o) 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holly & Berries

Good evening everyone.  What a great day I've had.  It felt like a holiday.  I spent the day making a turkey dinner.  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf and buns baked this morning. And this afternoon the aroma of turkey cooking.  At Thanksgiving the turkeys went on sale for .79cents/lb. They were cheaper than a whole chicken, so I loaded up on. Dinner was soooo good I'm still stuffed. 
It's so nice when a card comes together the way you invision it in your head.  This card I started by inking up my embossing folder. The red wasn't very bright so I added red stickles for the berries.  Added the red and green layers, and the sentiment. 
happy crafting
dee ;o)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mojo is Back

Morning peeps.  I won't lie, it's been a lazy morning.  We woke up to snow. A little depressing, I'm not a winter person.  There is no chance of it going away now.  Winter has landed, and I just have to make the best of it.  So I thought I'd sit at the dining room table, watch the snow fall outside my window and check out some card inspiration on your blogs.  Well, I came across a Blog Hop for Repeat Impressions and Die-Verions.  So much talent. It was a great hop ladies. Thanks.
I've been sitting on these beauties for a while. Now that I've located my camera I can share. I've worked on a few card lifts to get the mojo working again. As usual I didn't make a note where I found this style of card.  But when I saw them I thought, "how simple and easy".  And I was right.  It was fun making these and so easy.  And with them being flat with no dimensions between the layers, it makes them perfect for mailing.
happy shoveling
dee ;o(

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

snowman snowglobe

Good evening everyone.  Today was a very productive day.  After finding a larger table to work on downstairs, I then moved all my supplies back down.  Today was fix up day.  Finishing off cards that were half done. 

My card this evening was fun for me to make.  It started when I was stamping some images to color.  When I sat down to color I envisioned this one in black and white.  So I set with my grey and black watercolor pencil.  When I went through my stash of paper I was unable to find black and white paper.  So I made my own.  Love the way the background turned out, looking like a snowstorm.  I even made my own black and white bakers twine. 

Little Red Wagon - #263 - 50 shades of ?
Freshly Made Sketches - #162

Here is the sketch.

happy crafting

dee ;o)  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


After taking a short break this morning to pop into the school to watch the Remembrance Day service, it's back to work.  I have till the end of the month to get product ready for a Craft Sale.  And my work area is not moving alone very fast.  It's going to be a winter project.  So for now everything is carried upstairs to the dining room table.  This is what it looks like today. I'm working on several projects at once.  Even the sink is full. I had two boxes of glass ornaments hanging around that were stuffed with tinsel.  I pulled the tinsel out and washed them out.  Now they are drying in the drain rack.  Several ideas for them, I was researching ideas yesterday.  Although it requires a road trip to a Michaels store to get supplies.  Which is a half hour away.  It's a little frustrating trying to buy craft supplies now the craft store has closed.  The only place in town is the Walmart and their craft section isn't the best.  I couldn't even get floor wax there.  But hubbie surprised me, and he had some that he uses for modeling.  Apparently it hardens acrylic paint when mixed together.

It's time to get back at it.  When I track down the camera I will post a couple of cards I have finished. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)