Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WOYWW #266

Work. Work. Work...and work. That's what it seems like all I did in June. I finally had more than one day off in a row this past weekend. Finally!! Because I needed it...

...and today is Wednesday which means it's time to share my craft desk with y'all. Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check out everyone else's.

Mine has been cleaned up from the 4th of July activities (and from that, only one card was completed before the 4th, and I finished the other one and put away for next year!). 

I was sorting through all my mini trips and made a list of pictures I'll need to tweak and print for my new PL albums. I have a 12X12 container full of these paper bags of memorabilia from each place. There's also a Julie Nutting doll stamp way on the left side. The cowboy girl one. My Chicago Cubs tumbler with water. So, no crafting really done -- just the prep work for it. 

My cardinal birdies had hatched and flown away. I came home one day to find the nest empty. Two of the babies were sitting in the tree and the 3rd was nowhere to be found. I left and came home after a rainstorm and 2nd birdie was gone and 3rd I found under my deck. Next morning I searched everywhere.. almost stepped on him in the grass near the back corner of my yard. Anyway he's gone I hope all three are thriving. 

Here's two of them...

Both mom and dad were definitely keeping an eye on them after they left nest. Kept chirping to tell them what to do I guess. :-)

That's it for me. I received all my WOYWW ATC swaps. I was confused I guess with one and still owe one person their ATC. But with working so much I haven't had a chance (nor wanted to) do much of anything. So, I still will work on that and get it out soon. 

Happy WOYWW!! 


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beach Mini Album

I finally finished my first mini album a few weeks ago. My BFF had gotten it the other day and loved it -- so special to send a one of a kind gift and have it mean alot. 

So I'll get right into it...

It's a 5X7 mini album. I found some linen at a craft shop in Oklahoma City that I used for the front and back cover. Title and palm tree: Paper Wizard. There was actually more to the Paper Wizard title but it wouldn't fit so used only those two items. Shells are Impression Obsession with embossing powder. 

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle Mojito, Hit The Beach, and Super Thick Gold embossing powders. 

All the paper is Echo Park, A Perfect Summer, unless noted. The inside front cover is Glitz Design, Afternoon Muse Stripe paper. Paper clip - Making Memories, Poolside. Sand Dollar - Paper Bliss Accents with glitter added. Wave sticker - EP, A Perfect Summer.

Stickers - EP, A Perfect Summer. Bucket - Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

Drink - Hero Arts stamp - CL438, colored, added stickles glitter and fussy cut. 

Die Versions Sweet Petites Sand Castle embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Hit the Beach. Stickles - Lagoon on flag. Added Mudd Puddles - Cabana Beach, along the bottom. Bucket - TPC Studio Summertime Beach, colored and fussy cut. Added glossy accents to bucket as well. friend was trying to take out picture with the ipad but couldn't I ended up acting like I was being smushed. 

Die Versions Cute Cubes "Life is Better at the Beach", washi tape along the inner side, stickers.

Stickers - Echo Park, A Perfect Summer. TPC Studio - word stamps. Shell brads. 

Finnabair 12X12 stencil (dots). Memento inks: Tangelo, Dandelion. Glossy Accents on some dots and Stella - Wink of Stella. Scrappy Moms stamps - Sun Kissed.

Impression Obsession stamps - Beach Fun (sandals, and sentiment)

Impression Obsession die (shells) - DIE077-W 
with Stampendous Shabby Blue embosing enamel

Washi tape - inner side of page. Stickles - Lagoon and Xmas Red.

Aquarium tickets with fishy stickers from Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

Paper Studio Bubble Letters

Fussy cut small fish from another picture. Words are fussy cut from brochure. Fish stickers.

Cut more info from the brochure and added to pics. Taped two pics back to back as added pages throughout album. 

As you can see, there are various sizes of pages, postcards for journaling, and other memorabilia I saved to create this mini album, including the stickers I bought from Ron Jon Surf Shop for the inside of the back cover. 

I also bought a couple sets of key chains for this album (and mine whenever I get to it.) The fiber is from Alpha Stamps. 

Not ALL the pages but the more "exciting" ones. :-) 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WOYWW #263 -- 4th of July and bird eggs.

Well, another Wednesday is upon us. Which means it's time to share my crafty desk space. Much thanks to Julia who puts on this "show" every week. So glad to see she is doing better...head over to Stamping Ground to see what the fuss is about. 

Up until last evening, my desk was pretty clean. And than this happened....

I opened up my container of 4th of July items. Finished one card, which is sitting up by the inks in the top left corner. Another card in the works on the desk. Still not sure exactly what I'll be doing. But I embossed all the fireworks onto white C/S. We'll see..

Also, thank you to Eliza, Carole, and Sharon for these beautiful ATC's. Eliza's envelope, card, and ATC all matched. Wow. Carole sent an extra piece of C/S with a scene and an envelope of extra do-dads. Such a pretty butterfly one from Sharon. Thanks ladies!! 

And my dog has been jumping on my crepe myrtle in my backyard for a few days. It's right off my deck. I finally was looking around in the tree to see what had gotten his attention so bad...

I found 3 speckled eggs. Went online to try and figure out what kind of birdies I will see. 

And than I saw momma...

She's right there in the center with just her head peeking out. It's a cardinal. :-) Of course, now I am worried about the babies with my dog. I'm afraid he'll scare them and they'll jump out of nest too early. I also read that they don't fly well right away and stay close to nest...which means in my backyard..where the dog will get them. Now I have to be outside with him to keep an eye on the stinker. He gets obsessed with something once he knows it's there!! 

Anyhoo...Happy WOYWW!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WOYWW # 262 - finished NAVY album and Savannah

Ah, Wednesday, another mid week upon us. And now we are fully into June and summer mode. Wednesday also means it's time to share my desk with all my fellow crafting folks. Julia, who is the host over at Stamping Ground is on vacation so her link isn't up yet...but do go check it out. Fun to see what everyone is up to...all sorts of crafter's. 

Not much happening on my desk. Last night I pretty much finished my Navy album that was sitting for years, knowing I had other things to put in there. A few asked in comments - but I was in the Navy for 9 years from 1988-1997. I spent all of it in Southern California. :-) Well, except for boot camp (Orlando, FL) and "A" School (Memphis, TN). 

See, all clean. For the most part. The album is sitting to the side. I swear I had these small clear envelopes to put a couple double sided items in. I'll have to search for it. I also found my letter L or R or whichever it was under one of my TH  ink pads. It fell off and was laying there with the rest of ink pads. Yay. 

I realized 4th of July is close upon us so next I'll have to get going on some cards for Independence Day. I received some ATC's from Eliza, Carole, and one other. My desk in kitchen is a mess at the moment and need to sort through everything to get some pics. Mine are sent. At least the ones I could, still waiting on someone's address. 

Last week I drove down to Savannah, GA with my sister and spent a couple days there. Lots of walking! And something bit me up good!!! 

We visited Ft. Pulaski. You can see all the damage from the Civil War and the rebuilt wall that came down on the left corner. 

Took a trail from Fort out towards the Cockspur Lighthouse. 

Walked all the way up the circular stairs to the top of the lighthouse on Tybee Island for views all around. 

Stopped off at Bonaventure Cemetery. So pretty!!

Forsyth Park fountain...that's me. :-)

Lots of beautiful old homes, especially the Victorian ones. This is the Gingerbread House. Isn't it too cute? 

Entrance to Wormsloe Historic Site. Oak trees lining the "driveway". 

While walking one of the trails on the site, we saw 4 deer. This one I zoomed in...he was right on the trail watching us. So pretty to see them out in nature, not just your neighborhood. 

Tons more pics but don't want to overload you. Next few weeks aren't going to be very productive. I have one day off every week, starting this week until beginning of July. :-/ Overtime. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WOYWW #260 - 5th Anniversary!!!

It's Wednesday. My blech! However, at the end of MY workweek I'll be heading to Savannah, GA for a few days. Can't wait -- never been! 

So, since it is Wednesday it means it's time to share my desk with y'all. Why? Well, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what the fuss is about. And it's a special week, the 5th Anniversary of her blog!! 

Here's my desk:

Last week I was working on a mini album. I finished it on Monday!! Yay! Another project down. Now I pulled up my Navy album last night (this is when the pic was taken before it got dark) and started going through my pictures to see what hasn't been put in there. Plus some other items that need to be stuck in there. I bought some extra album pages, other Navy and Gold stickers, etc. This album has been sitting around unfinished for years!! 

And just off to the left of the pic, out of frame, are some ATC's that I finished yesterday. I still have 2 extra to swap with and if more want to swap than I can make a few more. :-) So, just let me know if you'd like to swap ATC's. I wasn't able to participate last hectic for me. 

Happy 5th Anniversary WOYWW!! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WOYWW #259 Beach Mini Album in progress

Wednesday is here yet again. Middle of the work week for some....start of mine. Boooo! LOL. Anywhoo....since it is Wednesday it means it's time to share my crafty desk. Why? Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to have a looksie. She'll (and we) will be celebrating the 5th year of this adventure. 

Here's my desk...

Lots and lots of "stuff" on there. Paper, dies, TH items, ink pads, stickers, etc. I'm almost done with another mini album for my best friend. I'll be done with it by next Wednesday (or should be!!). 

Here's all the pages done so far on the left. The right has the back cover and some Ron Jon surf shop stickers that will be added. 

Sneak peak at some pages...this is the front cover. I glued down some linen I found at a craft store in Oklahoma City. IO dies for the shells (and embossed). The Myrtle Beach words and palm tree were from a laser die that was too big so just used those two items. 

One of the pages using stickers, a Die Versions die that's been embossed and some Mudd Puddles for sand. 

Another Die Versions die (love the beach stuff) and some flower stickers. 

That's it for now....just trying to get this done in between yard work and house work and work and and and...LOL. Speaking of yard work...stupid me tried pulling of gardening gloves on Saturday and broke my front tooth. OMG!! So, I have to get a crown now. It was already weak since it had a filling in it since childhood. 

Happy WOYWW!! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nashville Mini Album --- Part 2

I posted the first half of my Nashville mini album last week and than blogger wasn't cooperating with letting me upload any more pictures. So here's the second half of the's my first mini album using my Cinch binding machine. 

 I bought this Tennessee paper online and had to use it so made it a page of its own. 

We visited the Opry Hotel which was so pretty inside. I used TH letter stamps with DI. The metal piece is from Hobby Lobby and glued with Glossy Accents. 

Here's a page with some journaling and an idea I got online for adding more pages without alot of work. Just tape the picture down with washi tape. Flips over for more hidden parts. 

Of course, it wouldn't be Nashville without going to the Honky Tonks. This is a very famous place with lots of stars just showing up..too bad none showed up while we were there. This scrap piece of paper was saved from a flyer for their tours. 

We made do with this musician. I wish I wrote his name down. He was great. The "Live Music" scrap was from the same flyer as above. Keep those trinkets from your trips!!! :-) Love using the small paper clips!

Another smaller page with various stamps and my musical paper clip. 

This is the opposite side. I added some TH film ribbon. 

The PCB, Professional Bullriders Association was in town. 

I taped two pictures together for another page. This is the back side of one. I used one of the online picture editors to make this the look of it. 

Love this pic of all the older buildings with the new one in the background. 

I should've used the sprays before adding the pictures because this is what happened sometimes...

although my sister said it looks cool and adds to the worn, old look. 

I love history so I went to visit Belle Meade Plantation on our last morning while my friend slept in. This is one of their brochures that I cut down to fit. 

And you can still flip it open and read some facts about the place. 

I taped down a postcard on this page (it's lifted up and I added some journaling) and underneath it another picture. I edited this one online as well...also love the old look of it. 

I saved the information about the property and various buildings and used it as another page. The opposite side has the info on what each building was used for. 

And that's it...this is what it look like on the side. Different size papers, some have the corners punched, all have the distressed look with inks and sprays. Love the way it turned out!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!