Monday, July 29, 2013

Oldie Moldie Monday

Only one card for Oldie Moldie Monday.  I am continuing to use the paper from last week.  More winter cards for Operation Write Home - ok - one more winter card for Operation Write Home.  I will probably make a couple more of this same design.  I love this new Hero Arts Heart stamp.  It is so perfect for Operation Write Home cards.

Everyone enjoy your Monday - and remember to show some love to your old supplies.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Welcome to the Jungle

We have a new person starting our office tomorrow so it has become my tradition to give them a monkey card the first day they start saying "hello" and on the inside it says "welcome to the jungle".  Hopefully she will not be overwhelmed and stay with us for many years to come.

We also have a tradition to place a table outside the new person's office and put food on it to welcome them.  We invite the other offices to stop by and meet the new employee and have a bite to eat.  I think I need to go to the store and get some cheese spread - try to keep this a little healthy - cheese spread, hummus and crackers and pretzels.

I did make a batch of monster cookie bars but I am going to give those to the neighbors.  I have not baked for them in a long time.  Everyone enjoy the remainder of your Sunday.

I am starting on another mixed media project.  This one is Christmas related.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas in July

Oldie Moldie Monday - time to show some love to some old supplies.  This pink, blue and black paper grouping is from 3 Bugs in a Rug.  The stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

A funny thing happened when I was cutting out the last image - my spellbinder circle moved - and I ended up with the penguin clear on one side of the circle - I was on the verge of throwing it in the garbage with a few swear words helping the process but I decided to try and save it . I think it turned out cute by putting the penguin on the very edge of the circle.  Love it when a creative accident works out.

The midweek challenge on Stars and Stamps is Christmas and luckily my oldie moldie Monday cards meet this challenge.  Have not done a midweek challenge in ages.  I have been doing lots of other things - cleaning out cupboards, some multi media, and lots of nothing.

Everyone enjoy your Monday.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bloom - Trying My Creative Hand with Mixed Media

I am experimenting in the field of mixed media.  This is an attempt at a flower picture.  I bought  a piece of wood for 25 cents and covered it with paper - the paper cost more than the wood.  Did a wash of different colors over the paper.  I cut my flower out of pieces of an old book and then colored them with different mediums - acrylic paint, gelatos, gesso, etc.  They are adhered to the board with a gel medium.  The center of the flower is string unraveled from canvas put on a circle of painted paper.  The center then has some texture to it.  It was colored in the same ways.  The sentiment was handwritten on the pieces of paper which had gesso and acrylic paint on it.  I am working on my second one of these.

I have no idea what I will do with them but I am having fun.

Enjoy your day.  Our system is down most of the day so I plan on cleaning my office.  Yeah.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Miss You

I am still showing some love to a Basic Grey 6 x 6 pad for my Oldie Moldie Monday card.  This pad has some great fun colors.  The card is for Operation Write Home

Everyone have a wonderful day.  Come back tomorrow and see my next mixed media project.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Leftovers on the Table

Yesterday I posted a wedding card made with this image and papers - of course - whenever you do something you have leftovers sitting on the design table.  I put the leftovers together to make a card to send to my Mom - to remind her I love her.

The current challenge at CAS-ual Friday is to use polka dots.  I used the paper from the My Mind's Eye pad Kate and Co. that had the polka dots on it.  A favorite embossing folder was used for the background to add more polka dots and white to the card.  I also stamped the heart balloon on the patterned paper and cut it out.  It is pop dotted on top of the stamped balloon to add some depth.  The sentiment is an SRM Sticker placed on a piece of yellow ribbon left over from the card yesterday.  A different place to put a sentiment but there was a blank space and it seems to work.  I am sure the card will make my mom Smile.

Have a good Sunday.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wedding Card and Whipper Snapper Stamps

Yes I know who puts a dog on a wedding card - well it is a wedding card for a couple that love their dog - unfortunately I never found a "Cooper Dog" stamp but I did find this adorable dog with a heart balloon - which I think makes a perfect wedding card for Nate and Ashley.

Ashley worked for me for two years and so Nate was in and out of the office lots.  Wonderful couple.  Nate plays on the US Wheelchair Basketball team and won a bronze medal at the Parolympics (well I have no idea how to spell that word) last year in London.

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye (Kate & Co).  The colors for the wedding are navy and yellow - which is why I chose this color combination.  The balloon has a little sparkle on it from the Stardust pen.

Well I guess I should go finish up and few things and get ready for the wedding.

Everyone enjoy your day.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Smile Big It's Your Birthday

A Quick share tonight.  This is a 5.5 inch square card.  Lots of paper.  Lots of fun.  Love that Smile Big sticker sentiment from Art Warehouse.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oldie Moldie Monday

Oldie Moldie Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  I am still working on the 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey paper.  I have not had the time to make more than one or two cards a week with it.

The top card uses a new stamp I got from Hero Arts - hello heart - isn't that a great stamp for Operation Write Home cards and then my $1 stamp from Michael's, you're some kind of wonderful.  Another great stamp for Operation Write Home cards.  The bottom card is a little stamp from Stampabilities.  A cute image for a quick note home.

Back to work after 5 days off - I liked this not working - I was just getting into it.  I would like to stay home and work on some more mixed media projects.

Enjoy your Monday.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Long Week End - Day to Play

So today I am starting a 3 day week end at home - just decompressing from the month of June and work.  I can now breathe.  I decided I wanted to create but of course, the tables were full.  I decided to do the thirty minute dash  The thirty minute dash is clear/clean a table in 30 minutes.  It is amazing what you can do in 30 minutes.  I did take pictures but alas I erased the before one - believe me it was stacked high - but it looked like this when I got done.

Of course, I had just stacked all the paper into two different piles and this is what is laying under my table.  I think this will be another 30 minute dash.

So after I was done clearing my table, I decided I needed to make a card - or it did turn out to be two cards from what I found on the table.  I used found elements for each card.

All the papers were found on the table.  The die cut hello was found also.  I inked it up to make it dark so it would pop on the kraft.  All the paper was on the table.  I used two stamps - that were on the other table I did the thirty minute dash on.  The sentiments are both pop dotted for dimension.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the hello sentiment and kraft paper.

All the paper was on the tabletop.  You see most of the paper in the first card.  I found the tag and the stamped fish image on the table.  The tag is stamped with a Penny Black background stamp and dry embossed.  I wanted to bring some more design into the corner so added the lines of dark card stock. The sentiment and fish are pop dotted.

Tomorrow - more 30 minute dashes - I would like to start a new painting project so - need to clear a table off.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Finally Oldie Moldie Monday

Finished a card for my Oldie Moldie Monday - only one today - but I do have another one started for next week.  This card is made from a 6 x 6 pad from Basic Grey.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I used mostly pieces of paper that were left from other cards to make this card.

It will go in my next Operation Write Home box - enjoy your evening.

Hey There

The current challenge for CAS-ual Friday is arrows - playing off the Hunger Games

I decided to get experimental for this card.  I cut the shape out of paper with a Spellbinder die.  I laid the negative over my base of mixed media paper.  The shape was filled in with a mixture of gesso, modeling paste and acrylic paint and allowed to try.  Well that took some time to happen.  This looks like a quick card to make - NOT - when you have to allow a drying time.  The arrow and sentiment strip were hand colord papers.  I believe one day I was doing a mixed media project and had paint left on my sheet - so not wanting to waste it - I smeared a piece of paper over it.  After it dried I did some spraying with masks, etc.  I came up with a great piece of paper.  The arrow is a die cut from Achievers - it does have coordinating stamps but I just wanted the arrow.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I decided I needed something extra - so got out the Studio Calico mists and did some flicking to get the spots.  After the card was finished - I decided everything needed to be grounded so outlined the blue with a black marker.  I had already run the black marker around the edge of the arrow and sentiment strip.

Oldie Moldie Monday post will be tonight.  I made a card about 3 this morning.  I had company this week end so was busy prepping for that and then enjoying my company.