Monday, August 31, 2020

I am back...kind of!

I am back!

It’s been a long three months, and a lot of things have happened that have kept me from crafting. Right now, I’m limping along in my new craft room that is less than half of what I had before and so cluttered and disorganized that I have no idea where anything is, LOL! Hopefully, things will improve as we continue to open the enormous number of boxes that came from Arizona to our new home in Texas.

Totally loving the long/tall format. Our nephew and his sweetie purchased a new home so I had to at least try to put something together. I used the Simon Says set Home Sweet Home and colored pencils. 

All of my die cuts are still hiding from me, so my cardmaking is really limited. Can't promise much until I find all of my supplies and find a way to add them to the new space in a way that I can find them. This card took way too many hours as each item I needed was not where I thought it should be! And, for those of you who complain when it takes a few moments to download something.....we have no option but to use satellite in our new home, meaning sometimes you can't download at all since connections often time out. It takes over 24 hours to back up my phone/iPad, and I can't send things with attachments. Goodby Netflix unless you're willing to spool for over a minute every other minute. Some adjustments will be made and I'm not sure how this will affect my online interests. Any suggestions from anyone who has dealt with this themselves will be more than welcomed. 

Nice chatting with you again, my friends!




Thursday, May 21, 2020

Pearls and Lace - Junk Journal

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday, is Pearls and Lace. Last post, I showed the creation of one of the  digital journals available from our sponsor, Vectoria Designs!






Here is a double page spread with this weeks twist:
I used several elements from one of the sets that I printed out, and I also added some things from my stash, stencils, and Distress ink borders to tone down the brightness a bit. The butterfly has a jeweled body just for fun too!

As I said in my last post, I am so in love with these reasonably priced journal sets that I had to purchase several of them!

And, remember, there are loads of helpful videos on how to construct your own journals on YouTube!


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

You're a Doll

#57 for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog is all about our favorite childhood toy/s. Well, for me it was dolls. I had/have many! Never really took to the Raggedy Ann kind, but that's the image I had from Dee Dees Digis, which doesn't seem to be selling any longer. The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks.
Part of the challenge was to use Kraft, which I just love using. I used some Copics, Prismacolor pencils, and gel pens.

An option includes sharing with Crafting Happiness who has an "kids" theme going on!

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Vintage Junk Journal

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday, is Vintage. I am just loving the digital journals available from our sponsor, Vectoria Designs!
Cover
From Top

Using elements from the set, I created the covers and pages. On the right page, the circle can be lifted to place a "hidden" message.

Adding a lot of Distress inks and subtle pencil coloring adds to the vintage look of any page. 



On the left of this double page spread, you can see a pocket and two other pages.


I am so in love with these reasonably priced journal sets that I had to purchase several of them!

There are loads of helpful videos on how to construct your journals on YouTube!


Thanks for stopping by!

Shared with: Mini Album Makers Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2020

Birthday Butterfly

Double Trouble Challenge Blog # 56!

A birthday card or scrapbook page, a tic tac toe ( Birthday, Things that Fly, Sponging) from the Joy of SetsTic Tac Toe Challenge , and some sponging, would go together to make for a nice presentation.

A bit of coloring on parchment, some embossing, and fun die cutting, then all placed on the top of a sponged stencil background!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stamplorations Spring Blooms

Our sponsor is Sherry Russ Designs with Stamplorations. The prompt for Twisted Thursday is to use an image from our sponsor
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I used the digital set, Spring Blooms and Mugs, colored with Copics and colored pencils, edged with Distress inks, layered on to matching Copic air sprayed frame, and finished with some Nuvo Drop.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Rain or Shine

Double Trouble Challenge Blog #55 is all about spring. Do look at all the fun things you can do to participate!

I have been having so much fun with my new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, Follow the Rainbow (colored with Copics), and the fun clouds stencil, Clouds for Days (using Distress Inks).  I stamped then masked the image to add the background. Using the inspirational photo, I selected clouds, an umbrella, a puddle with clear Nuvo drops with matching raindrops, and the color lavender, one of my favorites!

As an additional challenge, we can share with Artsystamper Digitals Challenge #14, also about spring.

Also shared with Simon Says Stamps Blog Monday Challenge to create a scene. Mine is a rainy day scene!

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