Sunday, 30 March 2014
A Random Gift of Love...I received this beautiful gift yesterday, from a lovely lady, that took me totally by SURPRISE! She made me that gorgeous "Thankful for You" card. I received the 2 Thoughts and Prayer sets, I didn't have. I received SU Vellum, DSP, and that lovely stack of paper, tied just right! This was such a BLESSING for me to receive. A Random Act Of Kindness, and LOVE went into this gift. God Bless You!
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
All 9 feet made it in my Craft Room today. Yahoo!!....now I'm on the third cleaning....then the waxing! I'm thinking of removing the doilies, and displaying my wood stamps, or at least some some of the ones that aren't in cases..What do you think? Should I display stamps, or supplies??? I have 1foot in depth, by almost 9 feet long...I thought I'd show you the process...Smiles...it's a huge cleaning endeavour, that's for sure! I have 60 drawers, and the hardware to burnish, and wax....I removed the hardware, to burnish, and buff. I want to keep the original hardware, so it makes for extra work...lol...I will keep you posted, as I keep truckin' along!....Take care.
Monday, 24 March 2014
I took this picture on our way home from Olivia's Birthday dinner last week. Where the sun is setting, is our Street to turn off, from this main road... I had my iPad, and took pics of it gently setting into the night sky. It takes my breath away, every time I view God's creative Hand. I'm in my craft room cleaning, and organizing, and setting up my new toys...lol...no cards for me today, just cleaning supplies, and rubber gloves. I let my maid have the day off....ya right!..lol
Friday, 21 March 2014
I love the paddle lamp they chose for the nursery. This is a metal antique pram my daughter-in-law had. These are the two bird houses I'm going to paint to hang from my Birch tree tomorrow ...It will house those battery candles to make them night lights. The middle shade, with the tiny antler's, is however a plug in night light...SO CUTE!
It's starting to look like a NURSERY...My son pulled the crib, and changing table out for me to paint...lol...I guess he thought I'd be dripping paint. I never even thought of a drop cloth...lol...The pink bag in the bassinet, was my bag, I brought my slippers in...haha...That's the only pink this room will see, as far as decorations...hahaha..
Thursday, 20 March 2014
The INSIDE of my Vintage themed card, using the Tea Bag Technique . On the left is the reversed image giving way from the front, though the added acetate ovals. I tried to get it to show up on this picture. I think you'll see it better in the video! I placed the sentiment, as I usually do on my Vintage cards...ON THE BACK!...lol
This video was so much fun for me to do! It was not because of all the wonderful purchases I was blessed with, but the story behind some of them. As you know I ordered my Sewing Machine a little while ago. With that order, I ordered some Flourish Stamp Sets from a wonderful person named Julie. I found her Blog not long ago, and she said on her Blog that she was selling some stamps. Well, I couldn't resist viewing what she had to sell...lol..Wow, I fell in love with these Flourish Stamp Sets immediately! I love doing anything Vintage, whether cards, or Mixed Media. The Lace Borders, Tea Sets, etc. captured my creative side, that's for sure. The prices were great also! I set out ordering what I could, because they were selling fast! While viewing Julie's Blog, I had to email her, to tell her what a beautiful Blog she had, and how much I liked her Craft Room Tour. Before long we were chatting, and I found out Julie was cleaning out her Craft Room. Julie asked if I'd be interested in her paper supply? I was of course , and after a few emails, and enjoying her sweet personality, Julie said, if I paid for shipping, she would BLESS me with some supplies ...YIKES, what a BLESSING arrived in all those boxes you are going to see me open. Bountiful Craft Blessings from a fellow Crafter! I wanted you to know this, because as I opened my order, all these wonderful surprises were a surprise to me also...SMILE Thank you Julie, for your generosity, above my Stamp orders! Now, on to the video....Oh yes, I was able to get the New Cricut Explore at Michael's also. I phoned to see if they had any in stock, as I heard they were going fast! They told me they had just ONE LEFT! I told her I was coming from Canada, could she hold it for me? YAY, they did, and I'm the proud owner of this wonderful machine. Michael's had quite a bit of the Explore supplies I was going to need, so I thought I'd better buy them while I was there...lol..Please enjoy this HAUL with me. I only had time to open 2 of the 6 boxes I received in this video, because of time. I am still in awe at what was in the remaining boxes I opened later. BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE....I am so thankful!
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
|The Ultimate Shopping Day|
Monday, 17 March 2014
A huge Hello, and a pic my granddaughter took a few days ago...lol...She said I needed to place a recent pic, not last years...When you're almost 60, a year makes no difference....lol..lol...
finally picking up my new Singer Sewing machine that was mailed to my friends....Needless to say, it's going to be an exciting day for me tomorrow. Since my accident, I've been ordering on line, and unable to do as much as I would have liked. I am still wearing the braces on my arms for a few more weeks, but it's far nicer than those old casts...BIG SMILES! If I'm looking overly happy in my pic, it's because I am....I'm blessed beyond measure, with a wonder family, wonderful friends, and a wonderful SAVIOUR! What more can a person ask for? God Bless You! See you on my next video. (There Katie, are you happy?) YES NANA, VERY!
Friday, 14 March 2014
We are making progress...smiles...every photo mat has been covered on Acetate...I'm adding bling by the minute...lol...Notice the lower left photo piece. I added an embossed acetate cover, coloured with a Copic, then I added a magnet flap, with an eyelet at the inside bottom portion to connect matching twine. Placing a garnet stone on the end of the twine for weight, I brought it up to wrap around the metal flower. I thought it was a great place for placing more than a picture...smiles I'm going to do 4 of these. One for each row, for added interest.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Saturday, 8 March 2014
Watercolour Tile Technique .....I thought I would post a picture of this card while the video is downloading. I used a Blender Pen to colour the Floral image, using 4 different Stampin Up ink colours to achieve this pretty look.... Taking twine, burlap, lace, and matching ribbon, added to the Vintage look to the front of this card. I added the Tile technique to both the front focal image, and the sentiment on the inside. Enjoy
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Saturday, 1 March 2014
I love this technique, which I call, the SHADOW TECHNIQUE ...sounds better...lol...Anyway you call it, it's beautiful on paper. This is another quick and easy Mass Production card. I really like this kind of look as well. It adds character to a lonely one stamped image...smiles....I'm on a technique roll lately....I'm going to switch up to FUN FOLDS next week I think!...lol...Have a BLESSED Lord's Day tomorrow! Night!