Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WOYWW #291

Good morning everyone!  It's New Year's Eve and we are getting ready to jump right into a brand new year!  I always get so excited at what awaits turns in our journey!  So I decided instead of being too busy to participate today I would suit up and show up for this worldwide blog hop hosted by Julia Dunnit. You can visit her blog and read all about the rules and regulations for this blog hop and hopefully you will decide to become one of us.  I've totally become addicted and if I have to miss a Wednesday, I feel like something is terribly wrong.  You see I love getting to snoop around in other people's houses and look at their storage and how they do things.

Today I'm still just trying to get past Christmas and there isn't a lot going on here.  I'm trying to get back in the swing of things and when I am not feeling too creative, I make flowers.  So flower's it is!  I love Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for making my flowers and this morning I'm using the Arianna Blooms collection and die.  I stamped with Desert Sand by Memento because I don't want anything to fade when I add color and I think it also gives the petals a very delicate look.

In the upper left hand corner you can see the corners of my new Spellbinders dies  (Majesty)  So delicate and very difficult to get out of the die, even with using wax paper.  I've heard that sometimes using two layers of wax paper can make this an easier process so that is next on my agenda.

Well that is it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit as many of the participating blogs as I can.  See you next year!


Judys Fabrications said...

I love paper flowers, and these look really interesting! I will be back to see these lovelies!I have never been that good at stamping, and have never tried stamping flowers.I must have a go this/next year!!
Judy #9

Olga said...

WOW!!! and new dies, you go girl, we still kicking here just not real high, be glad to get to feeling good again.....Happy New with ya soon.

Annie said...

Love what you're busy with today.
Wishing you a very happy New year filled with many creatived times and lets hope it's a happy and healthy one for us all.
Annie x # 22

sandra de said...

Gorgeous stamps and dies. Wishing you a fabulous 2015.
sandra de @31

Regina Hamilton said...

Flowers, I can't wait to see the finished project. I love the new dies, but I do have to use to layers of wax paper and roll my Tool in One over the die cuts to get them out. Have a Happy New Year. #37

Patricia said...

Beautiful flower stamps and dies, I love using these.
Now!! the new SB Dies are a right pain. I have tried the two layers of wax paper ... no good. Rubbed them with Tumble Drier sheets as well as soap ... still no good. Think they will be relegated to the back of the Die Box.
Wishing you and yours A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
May 2015 bring you everything you hope for

Patricia xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, Glenda, so pretty and delicate! I agree with stamping them in that subtle colour, you can allow the flowers to develop out of that :-)
Thanks for the lovely comments and support this year, it's been much appreciated!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Shel C said...

I love flowers :) I am sure they will turn out beautifully :) Best wishes for the new year. Shel#39

Caroline D. said...

You do know how to rock the Heartfelt flowers for sure! May you have a fun, healthy, and creative 2015!

My name is Cindy said...

I love the arianna blooms set Soooo much! One of my favourites and the first time I bought die and stamps - certainly makes the whole process a bit faster! Have fun and good luck with the double wax paper - HNY Cindy #32

Lenoria said...

Can't wait to see your finished project! Happy New Year to you and yours. I have the Tool N One and it works great at helping release the tiny objects that used to be left in my dies. It would be a wonderful idea to try for Patricia before she gives up on the gorgeous dies. I don't have this set yet but hope to soon.

Anne said...

Happy New Year Anne x #28

Alexandra said...

Your flowers are looking lovely. Please make sure to post your final project. I love what you have started here. Happy New Year!

StampinCarol said...

Beautiful flowers! I have the Classic Sunflowers and matching die by Heartfelt Creations. Great company! Hope you have a wonderful 2015!
Carol N #34

Robyn said...

Love your desk garden! we'll have to compare bow it all stories!
Happy New year!
Robyn 1

April Story said...

Happy New Year. I hope you get some mojo soon. April #48

Sylvia said...

Beautiful dies and stamping, Glenda, I know you will make them into a masterpiece. I finally finished all the snowmen, I can wait until next year to make more!!! Tired of snowmen right now. Happy of the Happiest New Year to you! Hope that we will both have good times, good health and gain new friends!

Janie Printz said...

Good morning Glenda, I always love to see what you're working on cuz I know it's going to turn into an amazing project ... Your flowers are out of this world gorgeous. I found a tip that works so great for getting those intricate dies to work like magic. I just watched a video how this lady uses her cardstock to cut her intricate die, leaves it in the die then uses cheap dryer sheets to run it thru a second time & the die cut is beautifully cut & pops out easily & every bit of the card scrap bits are stuck to the dryer sheet. I tried it & it works wonderfully AND your die cuts smell wonderful to boot !!! I went right down to the dollar store & Walmart & bought several boxes of the cheapest dryer sheets they had. A dollar a box ...I only use it on the dies that are difficult to get out. What a time saver... hugs, Janie

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Happy New Year my friend! Your flowers are ALWAYS gorgeous (wish you lived closer, I'd be over for coffee & a lesson... lol). I just purchased the new Spellbinder 'Royal Love' die and had the same problem. Need to give that dryer sheet trick a try ...
Can't wait to see what beautiful creation comes from 'these' flowers! May 2015 be awesome for you!

Kyla said...

Happy New Year. Oh that die top left does look very intricate, I would be interested to know how you get on with your experiments.
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #5

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice dies, if a it fiddly! great idea with the ink colour for the flowers, I'm not quite as incentives s you when I don't feel inspired. I tend to just stay away from the desk...think I will try to take a leaf from your book! happy New Year!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Magpie ah wodnerful flowers you make so very interesting to see the beginning of them like that.
I did not realise they were stamp and die sets!!!

Really am quite ignorant when comes to making flowers ..

re the intricate dies have heard (but not tried it yet) that a metal shim helps see here:

Every blessing of the LORD for 2015 Shaz in Oz.x #15

Patricia said...

Good morning Glenda,,
Popped in to thank you for your suggestion.
Will take some of my cards along to a Nursing Home not far from us.
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xx

Neet said...

Lovely to see you making flowers, how funny that we are both doing something similar. Enjoy!
Happy New Year
Hugs, Neet xx

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