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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOYWW #324

Back to my workspace again this week! If you don't know what WOYWW is, please go HERE and find out, and perhaps join us!

I started making a set of 3 ATCs this week, following the theme of "Girlfriends". Since it is summer, friends on the beach seemed like a good idea!





I was all set to stamp "Bathing Beauties" on the ATC holder I was making, when "POOF!" one word went flying away!


Don't you hate when that happens! A full search, with flashlight, revealed nothing. This is the stamp set I was using, the word "beauties" was the one that disappeared. 

Well, what could I do, but leave everything and come back to it another day.
I went to take pictures today, and. . .


there is was. How I could have missed it a few days ago, I don't know, but I'm glad I found it! WOYWW saves the day!

I finished my journal page this week, here is the before and after:



And here is the "before" that I am working on now. I had the 2 frames sitting on my desk, I often pick up leftover things from my desk and incorporate them into my journal. I used a large Tim Holtz gears stencil, and the red is from a previously used stencil that I just popped inside a long time ago to use up the paint. 


Well, that's it for today, thanks for looking! Don't forget, I love to hear from you!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WOYWW #323

Back again to look at my workspace! Every week or so I go to my friend Marg's to "play". She has a wonderful room - full basement-full of space!! This is what our workspace looked like yesterday when I went to play: 


You can't see it, but her floor is carpeted in white carpet!I love her dearly, but in my house that carpet would not be white for long! At least she has some brown small carpets under this table - probably because I come over so often!
We rarely go to my house, because this is what MY space looks like:





This is NOT because I have more stuff than she does, but because she has about 5 times (or more) space than I do! And I tend to want everything within reach, and because I don't put things away very often. . .! But even so, I'm not at all sure my desk wouldn't look like this anyway, even if I did have all her room!

I have been working on a few cards:






The Labyrinth has meaning to the person I am sending this card to!

And my journal:


This is the page I'm working on now, before I started working on it.



This is my last page: 



Thanks for looking!



Sunday, August 09, 2015

Inspiration

I have made 2 cards for my monthly CST card swap, both were inspired by a card I found in a June 2013 Stamper's Sampler magazine. The cards in the magazine were made by Rene Zerate. It's why we buy the magazines, right? I flip through my huge stash when I need some inspiration, and find a card I like. Then I make it my own, taking the elements of the card I liked. Here is Rene's card:


I liked the black borders, and the text background. Here are my cards:



In the first card, I had this stamp of a woman who could either be singing, or screaming for her life! She looks like she is singing opera in this card! The words "sing" and "peace" are from a set of fridge magnets - fridge magnet poetry I think it was called. In the second card, I used book text as the background, and a day after I made the card I read the text beside the word "peace". It says: " I will allow "peace". How's that for serindipity! I hope the 2 ladies getting these cards will like them!

Thanks for looking!



Saturday, August 08, 2015

Summer days!

I have been busy with my online business, and have had little time for art, although I need to MAKE TIME!!!! Art is important, and I keep putting it on the side, something to  be done when I have nothing else to do - I think I treat it a s a reward in my mind! Once everything else is done and dusted (as they say) THEN I am allowed in my stamping room. Silly girl!
Anyway, I have started my daily journaling again, I love the zentangle part, and find it very relaxing in the morning, on my porch, listening to the birds, watching the dog walkers, and having my cat wrap her long furry body around my legs! Even in August, the porch in the shade is cool, so I'm always wrapped up in a blanket!


In this one, I stamped the leaves with a large leaf foam stamp - perfect to zentangle on! I will have to find more of these stamps!
I am almost finished with the next page, I will post soon. I also have a new idea for my new page, hopefully it will work as I planned!

Here are my 3 ATCs for a monthly ATC swap  I am on. July's theme was Red & White:



Well, that's it for today, I'm taking today off from work and will spend some time stamping!