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)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Love Getting Mail

Good evening everyone.  It feels so good to be creating again.  The last week and half has been pretty quiet.  The afternoon of my birthday I sprained my knee walking up a couple steps bringing the dog in the house.  After spending the evening in pain, I woke up the next day feeling not bad.  Until I got to work.  My work requires me to be on my feet for 8 hours walking up and down infront of the checkouts.  Thankfully I only had a 5 hour and amazingly I made it all the way through my shift.  After retreiving the car from the garage after getting snow tires on I headed to the hospital.  Outcome was a spained knee with possible torn legaments.  Recovery is 4-6 weeks, staying off it and using crutches for a week.  I made it the week, spending it on the couch getting caught up on TV and cardmaking utube videos.  This week I have made it through 2 days of modified work, and 2 days off.  Feeling alot better.  Tomorrow I'm off to physio before work.

I have been watching the mail for packages, the best one coming yesterday.  My mini MISTI has arrived.  Hubbie needed another card for work, making it the perfect time to try it out.  Things went so well I made multiples of 2 different style of cards.  Making five cards in all.  The misti wasn't the only new thing, I got to try out a layering stamp for the first time.  I love it.  I will be purchasing more of those.

My mini MISTI with a project in it.



Just love how the flowers turned out.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)






Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Computer Space Coming Along

Good evening everyone.  Just to update you on my space.  Still organizing.  Yesterday I managed to get a start on my file cabinet. It has been ignored for a very long time.  Everything gets piled on the kitchen cupboard, and when the pile gets too high it gets moved to the basement.  Another day and that will be all straightened out.

 My craft supplies are coming slowly.  Now that the computer area is close to being done I have a few more cupboard spaces.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Snow Snow Go Away

Morning everyone.  Well I guess it's time I get my snowtires put on.  Yesterday was the first snowfall of the season.  Now the rain they are calling for tomorrow will take it all away, it will be coming eventually.  It was a bit of a slippery drive home yesterday.

The morning sun does make it look pretty on the trees.

I have a birthday card to share that I made my dad way back in June.

I partially stamped a graph background stamp and splattered with ink.  I then took some Tim Holtz metal gears and glued them on and stamped the happy birthday.  I layered this panel onto a brown cardstock and them onto a beige card.

I'm off today and I think I'm going to putter in my little area.  I have neglected putting new stamps away as I get them for the last year.  So this week I have been organizing them.  I keep all my stamps in binders on transparency film, stamping the image on white cardstock that fits behind it so you can see the image.  I also have a little 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 binder with all my stamped images in. I'm going to do one of these for my die cuts as well.

happy crafting everyon

dee ;o)


Friday, October 21, 2016

For Baby Girl Butler

Morning everyone.  I really have to get back into the swing of things.  It's coming slowing.  My actual work area is now finished.


 There is Maxwell, patiently waiting.  I am slowly finding a home for everything.  I find it's alot of trial and error.  Find it a home, move it here, change how it's being stored, move it over there.  It's a slow process.  You can see to the left that the computer area is coming along as well.  We put a big push on it because we are now into Fall Season and it's cooler and rainy.  We do all the cutting outside because it makes such a mess.  So the bulk of it has to be done before the snow.

Back to my projects.  A couple of nights ago I attended a baby shower.  It's been forever since I've been to one.  Felt a little out of place because I didn't know very many attending.  The proud parents to be are friends of ours.  Hubbie plays on-line gaming with him.  So I knew the couple, his parents, and her sister and brother in-law.  It actually turned out to be a huge surprise for the couple.  She is from England, which is where all here family is.  Their wedding was actually in England and we traveled over for it.  The host of the party arranged for the sister and brother in-law and their little guy to come over for the shower.  It was so good to see them.  Anyway, I have been working on this adorable little sweater set.


Love the colors.  The body of it is sooo full, bottom row has around 400 stitches.  And of course I managed to complete a card to go with it.

I love this little hedgehog image from Penny Black.  The little safety pins on the card base are in the same set.  I stamped them on with versa mark and added flamingo pink pearl ex to give them sparkle and color.

Hope everyone has a great day.  I'm off to work after having 4 days off.

dee ;o)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Not So Bad

Evening blogland.  I've had a quiet day.  Me and Maxwell snuggling in my chair.  Which is unsual because he doesn't snuggle for that long.  He did know something was different because he kept sniffing my face.

Today was the day at the dentist that I have been dreading for about a year.  A piece broke off my tooth (lower right second from back) I think from a black ball.  After rushing into the dentist to have it checked, I've tried to ignore it.  But no more, they finally booked my appointment. Today started the process for an implant.  The tooth was pulled and a bone reconstrution was started.  Now a few check ups to keep an eye on it, and the process will continue in or around March.  It really wasn't as bad as I was imagining.

This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada.  As I worked all weekend, I did manage to cook my turkey on Monday, as the store was closed.  We made it a lazy day, taking a break from construction.  I took the opportunity to put a few of my supplies back on the desk top.  (It was cleared once again to paint the back wall)  I came across my art journal and decided to try my hand at a fall scene.  The weather has certainly changed here. Our warm weather is gone, some evenings have a bit of a chill even frost in the mornings, and  cooler days were a jacket is required.

I started by painting my page with white gesso.  Then coloring the background with some pearlescent watercolors.  The grasses in the front were stamped with distress ink, as well as the trees.  The trees and leaves were colored with pencil crayons.

dee ;o)