Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW #282

It's Wednesday and I'm here to welcome you to the blog hop hosted by Julia Dunnit.  Each and every Wednesday we take a photo of our work space and blog about it, then we link it to Julia's blog and so begins this weekly world wide blog hop.  If you have any questions, Julia has all the bases covered on her blog so you can go check it out and join us, but be warned it is very addictive!

On Monday I had some errands to run and while I was out I visited our local hardware store, Walmart and Hobby Lobby.  When I go to Hobby Lobby I have to touch everything in the store!  I love that place and can spend hours on end inside.  I was gathering supplies to make my own sponge daubers and low and behold I found everything. At the  hardware store I found chair tips... 5/8" size and then I purchased some round make-up sponges and I folded them and pushed them down inside and yes it works!  For about $4 I have enough supplies to make 12 brand new sponge daubers, yes I'm a very happy camper!  You can see one made with a cut up sponge (sort of yellow) and the one made with the make-up sponge is white. I'm so proud of myself!  I've also been making these cute little bird house ornaments using a  template by Nichole Heady.  You can Google "birdhouse by Nichole Heady and you get all kinds of information.

You just let your imagination run wild and they do make an awfully cute ornament to hang on your Christmas tree. I used some pink metal run through an embossing folder and made the roof.  Both of these will be gracing my own tree this year!

Also more glue this one from Ivy Hollow for when I make flowers.  I'm always trying to find the perfect glue and one of these days I will!  The sparkly stuff is Stampendous Frantage Glitter which will be a new adventure for me in the coming days.  Also I just want to point out the clear tag in behind the birdhouses.  It doesn't show up very well but I cut out a tag using some of the clear plastic that we all receive when we purchase stamps and dies etc. Run it through an embossing folder and it sort of frosts the plastic.  It is quite delicate and beautiful and it's going to be a challenge to photograph.  Hopefully I will have some to show you in the coming days.

Well I'm sure I've exhausted you this morning.  We are supposed to keep this short and sweet but I am very excited about all the little goodies on my desk this morning and I just can't stop talking.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

 Good morning and welcome to our monthly Alumni Design Team Blog Hop for Heartfelt Creations.  Prepare yourself to be inspired as we bring you this month's creations from the team.  I'm here to tell  you this is one talented group of women that love this company, the people and their products.  I use something from Heartfelt Creations on most everything I make and am always happy to play with their flower stamps and dies.  If you arrived here from Vicki's blog you are right on track and next is Caroline's blog

This morning I have made a Christmas card and I think this stamp is timeless!

My card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  I used the Poinsettia Ornament 2 (HCPC 3417 )stamps and Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 dies to create my card.  t's pretty simple really as the embossing folder and the pretty ornament have done most of the heavy lifting on this one.  A pretty pink poinsettia and matching bow and it's all ready to go! I took a white pearl, covered it with white glue and then added gold Gala Glitz to make the center for this flower and the ornament is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I love using non traditional colors on my cards.

Try to follow along the blog hop and leave a comment on as many blogs as you can.  You can never tell which blog will be the one they choose from.  If  your name is chosen you win a $25 gift certificate for products from Heartfelt Creations.  You have until 12 midnight ET on Friday October 31 st. to leave your comments.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 1st..  Good luck to you all!

Giovana Smith
Vicki Dutcher
Glenda Brooks - You Are Here...
Canson Watercolor Paper for Strength and Stability
White Cardstock
HCPC 3417 Poinsettia Ornament 2 PreCut Set
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 Die
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die
Half Pearl
Gold Gala Glitz
White Seam Binding Colored with Distress Ink
Pink Polka Dot Paper
Scor Tape
Gold Embossing Powder
Sizzix Vintage Wall Paper (Stampin-Up) Embossing Folder

Friday, October 24, 2014

We Must Begin.....

Here we are in the middle of October and like it or not Christmas is coming!  I'm actually feeling a bit stressed as there is so much I want to do this year and since I don't have a huge amount of commitments, there is no reason for me not to begin!  So with head bowed and saying a small prayer that I will be able to do more this year, here we go!

My card this morning is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and it is a white on white card with a pop of color.  I almost wish I had used a pretty pink instead of red but it's too late now.  I used a new Anna Griffin embossing folder I purchased recently and I have to say I love the quality of the embossing!  Some red Pan Pastel and a little gold Gala Glitz for the flower center and the card is all ready to go.  Very quick and simple but it makes a statement.  The bow is white seam binding and I love how it ties up into a very pretty Christmas bow!  

OK, that is it for me this morning.  This whole week for me has been something out of the funny papers!  I get to feeling like the very last Keystone Cop coming out of the little car!  I plan to spend today and tomorrow hidden away here in my craft room, just playing until my heart is content!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WOYWW #281...What a Mess!

I was sitting here yesterday playing with the little floral box to the left and I was pulled away.  When I came back through this morning I couldn't believe I didn't come back and clear off a space.  So this morning, first things first, I took the photo and then started the process of putting things away.  I just received 4 rolls of Scor-Tape and the cute little Banner die and those went into the drawer first!  Next the scissors and the Scor-Pal tucked away in the proper place.  The black and white boxes sitting here will be decorated and used for an upcoming design team challenge; and so it goes.  You know the drill my friends.

So if you are wondering why I would show you my shame....the answer is...Julia made me do it! Julia hosts a world wide blog hop each and every Wednesday where you take a photo of  your desk and blog about what  you have going on and then link to Julia's blog.  You can take a quick visit and she has all the rules and regulations as well as instructions for linking listed there.  Thank you Julia for hosting this little get together where we can just go a little crazy and show each other the madness.  I have become quite addicted and don't know how I'd survive the Wednesdays in each week without her!

OK, I've shown you mine, now show us yours!  Come join us....we are quite friendly and totally crafty and totally harmless!  I'm off to visit as many blogs as I can before my schedule takes over today!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #18 .....

Good morning everyone and welcome to Challenge #18....Layer It!  I love me some layers!  One good way to use up some of your hoard is to use lots all at once.  So show us some layers!  We need to see at least THREE layers on your project.  (Ink, paint, embossing and mixed media products do count as layers.  Drag out that hoarded paper and those embossing folders that are way in the back of the drawer.  Use those stamps, dies and punches!  Show us the layers!

My card today is a Joy Fold card and I think I really love this quick and easy card.  Once you get the pieces cut and glued together, then all you have to do is layer and play, layer and play!  Did you notice no flowers today?  I used an old earring on the front to tuck the fold under and  it sort of serves as my flower.  I just wanted the other elements to come into play and I didn't think the card needed anything more to get in the way.

My card unfolded:

I used some pretty design paper and I embossed the Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet and then I cut out one of the poinsettia flowers and put on the ribbon.  The deer also has a metal nose! I also glittered his antlers.    I made a side pocket for one of the folds and created a cute tag for a sentiment.  Did I say I love me some layers?  I didn't count but I know there are more than three layers on my project and I used quite a bit of my hoard so I have accomplished what I set out to do!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Lindy's Stamp Ganga $30 Gift Certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang store!

Now get busy and show us your layers.  I can't wait to see what you create!  You have until Midnight PT on November 2 to enter.  Good luck to you all!

Just a quick reminder that our Sponsors for the month of October are:  Polly's Paper StudioLind's Stamp Gang and Add a Little Dazzle metal!

Design Team

Supply List:
Berry and Cream Cardstock
Hoarded Designer Paper
Hoarded Earring
Add a Little Dazzle Metal
Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (Hoarded)
Anna Griffin Poinsettia & Holly Embossing Folder
Memory Box Leaping Deer Die (Hoarded)
HCD 745 Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags Dies
Stampin Up A Cardinal Christmas - Retired and Hoarded
Scor Tape
Memento Ink
Clear Glue
White Glitter

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