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)

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)