Thursday, August 12, 2021

August ATC, and Tags

 Well I'm playing catch up. Month is

almost half over, and I just now finished my artist trading cards for 

August. I added distress oxides inks to the white card base first.

Next I placed the stencil over it and inked with black soot ink. 

I like the look. 

I hand wrote tea time on the pot. 

Thinking I have tea on the brain since I'm busy planning my Tea Party for my

birthday next month. 

I'm also swapping tags this month with the artist trading

card group. I bought the precut tags

at Pat Catan's way back when they were closing. Got 

them for .50 cents a pack. Used a Tim Holtz stamp set

and inks to make these. I still need to add a ribbon through the top. 

Now just to address the envelopes and get them in the mail. 

Still raining, and storming. No progress made on the living room remodel. 

This weather is getting old!!!!! Day three of the rain. 

Stamping trails

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Vellum Pockets with Bug Theme

 I made some vellum pockets yesterday. 

Made from cardstock weight vellum. One sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet

makes two pockets. 

I used a doily on each one then layered up some

bug ephemera that a crafting friend Cara sent me. 

I added some black rub-ons on the left side corner. These

are from Tim Holtz field notes collection. 

Rain yesterday, and more coming today. I'm beginning to

think we will never get the wood floor put down. Hubby

has to set up the table saw outside to cut the pieces, and

he can't do that in between rain drops. Oh well I didn't

think the remodel would get finished before September anyway. 

Stamping trails

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Monday Night Craft Haul from Marc's

 Yesterday's haul from Marc's. 

Love that aqua crochet trim! Just 2.99 for 12 yards. Made by Simplicity.

Two spools of ribbon on top of that was a whopping 2 for .99 cents. 

I got one black, and one ivory. Love the little fringe on the edges. Ribbon

is 10 yards, and 2 inches wide. 

Oh and the beads!!!!! I'm so excited about these little flower petal cases

full of beads. Hubby was laughing at me as I was like a little kid that had to 

get them all. There were 6 different colors, and yes I got one of each. At 1.49 each

what a deal!!!! 

Here is the gold case opened. 

Each one has a coil of clear nylon thread, jump rings, and lobster clasps. 

These will be wonderful to use on bulb pins, and to make dangles for my

junk journals. How fun!!!! 

Stamping trails

Monday, August 9, 2021

Three Altered Playing Cards

 Playing around with making altered playing cards. 

I used a stencil with texture paste to create the background. 

Added color with distress inks. 

Used a image from a magazine for the focal point. 

Added some black thread under the image before gluing it down. 

Background for this created the same way. I used 

a piece of ephemera for the focal point added some cheesecloth

under it with gears on top. 

This one is my favorite of the three. 

Used a brick stencil with texture paste, and colored

it with fire brick distress ink. 

I used a piece of pattern paper with a brick wall image and

popped it over the bottom of the card. This gave the girl 

something to sit on. Added wings to the back of her. 

No update on the remodel as it rained yesterday and hubby couldn't

finish doing the subfloor cutting. 

Sarah and Jason came over for a visit so that much better

than remodeling! 

Stamping trails

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Peacock Wedding Card, Tea Party Junk Journal Cover

 My daughter's best friend Melinda got married three weeks

ago. This is the wedding card I made for the happy couple. 

Melinda likes peacocks so this was perfect. I tried 

to match her beautiful teal color that she used for the wedding. 

Inside view. I used an embossing folder for the layer on 

the card front and used the same folder on teal card stock to 

connect the inside card with the outside. 

We are still working on the living room part of the remodel. 

Almost all of the subflooring is in place. Next comes the wood flooring. 

Hubby put up the other vertical blind on the window in the kitchen yesterday. 

Looks so good. I'll share photos when it is finished. 

I've been busy planning the tea party for my birthday. 

I started a junk journal yesterday, so I can do all the planning, 

and have the guests add to the journal pages while they are here. 

Sneak peek at the cover. 

Stamping trails

Saturday, August 7, 2021

What's for Breakfast, Flavored Water, and Remodel

 So what's for breakfast? 

Lately I've been making parfaits. 

I make two layers of blueberries, and cottage cheese. Then

top with a bit of cinnamon toast crunch cereal. 


Since the cucumbers are coming in fast I've

been using them with lemon in my water. 

So refreshing! 

Even though it is summer this girl still needs her morning cup of coffee. 

My friend Kathleen gave me this mug a few years ago. Love it! 

The words pretty much sum it up! 

Hubby is working on the subflooring today. 

Hoping we can get started on the wood floor by tomorrow. Can't

wait to get the house back together!!!!! On a side note Riot can't wait either. 

All the remodeling is getting to her too. She pretty much lives in my craft room now. 

Good to have company! 

Sometimes she doesn't have enough room to lounge

in my sewing chair, but she tries. 

Stamping trails

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Coffee Sleeve Journal

 This is a coffee sleeve journal I made for my friend Deb. 

The base is a Starbucks coffee sleeve. 

Top has two natural coffee filers attached. I folded them over

an turned them into pockets to hold additional things that Deb could

used in her bee themed journal she is making. 

Inside cover and first page. 

I used Tim Holtz paper dolls and other ephemera to decorate the pages. 

Added some pockets. 

another little pocket made with a butterfly. 

On the other side of the "noteworthy" is a pull down

spot for additional writing. 

I held that space together with a paper clip. 

and the back cover. I was happy to be able to use some of my coffee

dyed paper. I'm trying to make enough of it to last 

me through the winter. So much easier to dry it outside in the sun. 

Stamping trails