Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Clean craft room and new toys.............

I have been very busy cleaning and organizing my craft room for the past few days. I don't think that I have straightened it out this well since I first unpacked everything when we moved in. As many of you know, I went on a 2 week trip to assist my BFF at a decorative painting convention while I was on the road I had access to stores that are too far away from home to visit and I really stocked up and Renee sent me home with a few extras also including a Silhouette Cameo.

Not only did I leave the craft room in a complete and total mess, I had all of my new goodies to find room for PLUS I won a giveaway from docrafts, a total of 3 boxes arrived for me after I returned home. I spent 3 days cleaning, organizing, etc. so here is how the craft room looks after a good cleaning. I don't know how long it will look like this, I already have 2 projects to work on and I really want to find some time to play with my Cameo.

This table was so covered with piles of papers, trimmers, all kinds of things that you couldn't see the actual table.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

HIMCR #213 - Any Holiday! August 22nd

HIMCR #213 - Any Holiday! 

Sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I used my image on the inside, it was the perfect size for my 2nd favorite toy that I picked up while at HOOT 2 weeks ago. Stampendous was in the house so I just had to go over and see what I could see and I fell in love with this die set.

I saw this die and wanted it but I didn't want to buy the, "go with" items, the stamp and die set they sell so I went back to Renee's Plum Purdy booth and thought on it for a while. Then I went back and asked if I had to buy the, "go with" items and was told that I could use any flowers with it so I snatched it up.
This tutorial was a huge help to me: Stampendous Tutorial  and I set to work with the sponsor image as the centerpiece of my Pop-Up.
The papers are from Craft Smith's Christmasville paper pad. All of the snowflake stamps are from my stash as well as all of the sentiments.
You get:
(1) pop-up card die
(4) 4 nesting oval frame dies
(4) nesting rectangular frame dies
(3) edger dies
I used all but 1 of the edger dies on this card.
After printing the, "You Light Up My Life Snowman" stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on white cardstock, I also printed it onto a piece of light blue paper. I colored the image with watercolor pencils that I picked up while we were at HOOT. The snowflakes are from my stash, they were white, I added the color to them with a blue Spectrum Noir marker and my eBrush.
Using the pop-up card die I then used one of the edger dies to give it a fancy edge. I also cut the same cut onto a piece of blue cardstock. Stamped the snowflakes with a dark blue ink and used the oval frame dies on the inside sentiments, and 2 of the rectangular frame dies on the outside sentiment, added some sequins and Stickles. I attached the outer sentiment with foam pads.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Docrafts Prize

A while back I entered my wedding bouquet into a giveaway on docrafts facebook page and I WON!!!! YEAH!!! My prize arrived today.

GREAT stash of crafty goodness:
3 stamp sets
Stitched ribbon tags
Large ribbon bows
Mixed trims
6 x 6 cards and envelopes
Decoupage card kit
A5 paper pack
A4 ultimate die-cut and paper pack
Between what arrived at my door yesterday, today and what will come tomorrow I need a BIGGER craft room.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Toys

Here are most of the toys that I picked up while on my trip. I don't think that I got a close up of everything.

Stampendous Pop-Up Card Die Set, clear shrink plastic sheets, some stamps, erasers, sponges, twine and watercolor pencils.

The first two pictures were able to come home with me in my suitcase, the 2nd picture was a make and take that I did.

Can you see the Cameo on the back of the table, there are also 2 mats, a vinyl starter set and some stencil material.

8.5 x 11 papers in blues and browns, StazOn ink pads (more will be arriving on Friday) and some $1.00 bin items from Michael's.

Darcie embossing folders, 1" circle punch (now I am SURE to find the one that I lost 2 years ago), glitter paint, Shirley Temple paper dolls, dimensional paint, white pearls, watercolors and Glossy Accents.

Craft Smith 12 x 12 pads, 2 different sizes of watercolor paper.

Some of Renee's stencils and buttons that she designs, deep cut Cricut blades and a TomBow Dual brush that will work wonderfully with my TomBow markers.

Two 15 packs of Gelatos, stickers and some stuff that was on clearance at Hobby Lobby, kind of like embossing powder I think.
Now, where do I put all of this?
All of this crafty goodness was possible due to Renee at Plum Purdy. Thank you Renee. :):):)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

HIMCR #212c - Happy Birthday

HIMCR #212c - Happy Anniversary/Happy Birthday

Third Challenge of the Blogiversary Celebration!!!

The sponsor is Graciellie Design!

The giveaway is a digital stamp set!!

We have a new sponsor for this challenge: Graciellie Design Gracie is a former HIMCR DT member and a very talented lady.

I used two of the images and the sentiment from Gracie's Birthday Wishes digital set.
I put a stamp on a postcard and printed the postmark image right on to the postcard. I also printed the blank butterfly image and sentiment right onto the postcard at the same time I printed the postmark. Then I colored my butterfly using my favorite blues.
I layered this onto a scrap of red cardstock with a strip of blue cardstock, this was all layered onto a piece of DCWV paper from my stash and I added some sequins and a piece of twine.

HIMCR #212b - Back To School

HIMCR #212b - Back to School

Second Challenge of the Blogiversary Celebration!!!
The sponsor is Digital Delights!

The giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights!


I colored my  Digital Delights image with chalks on a scrap of yellow cardstock, layered it onto a scrap of green then the orange cardstock for the card itself.
The sentiment is computer generated and the jewels are from Imaginisce. 


HIMCR #212a Blogiversary

HIMCR #212a Blogiversary - Let's Scrapbook!!

First of the Blogiversary Celebration!!!

The sponsor is HIMCR!

The giveaway is A Space Party Cartridge!
This is the first of 3 postings I have for today, when this goes live on blogger I will have just returned from a two week trip to visit my BFF Renee from: Plum Purdy.com  Renee and I have known each other for more years than we want to think about.
Renee has a booth at the: HOOT she does some amazing tole painting patterns, cutouts, etc. She has always been a very talented artist even when we were youngsters in school. I will be assisting Renee as much as I can at the Hoot.

I'm not really into this new journal craze that has hit the paper crafting world but decided that it would be a good idea to have one along for my trip.
All of the papers except for the solid colors are from DCWV's La Boutique Vintage Stack. Most of the icons are from Cricut's Pack Your Bags Cartridge.

I cut the tabbed dividers with Cricut's From My Kitchen Cartridge, the butterfly on this page is from Zva Creative.

I have lined papers to make memorable notes on and small envelopes from my stash to put small mementos into. I have also added some decorative paper clips but not sure if I'll take them on the plane or not.

This icon is from Cricut's Southwest Cartridge.

I will be flying from Vegas to North Carolina on 7-31 then on 8-3 Renee and I will be driving from South Carolina to Columbus, Ohio. For as many years as we have known each other, this will be our very first road trip together.

This section will be from the time we are at the HOOT, the letters are from the same stack, I backed them with some black to help them to stand out on the page.

This icon is from Cricut's Disney Tinkerbell and Friends Cartridge, I added a couple of Imaginisce jewels to it and left room to put one of the many pictures I hope to take of Renee and I during the trip under the icon. This section is for the time we will be spending together at Renee's house after the HOOT.

I HATE to fly, I'm TERRIFIED of flying so any flight is a long one.

Here is the back cover. I used my Cinch to bind the journal and added some ribbons and charms to the wire to dress it up a bit.

Entering this into this challenge: http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/08/challenge-31-great-outdoors.html

Friday, August 14, 2015

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally made it home

For a non-flyer, I did very, very, very well on my trip from Las Vegas to Charlotte, NC. The flight there was a good one, a bit bumpy at times but it went very well.

When I arrived in NC, my gal pal Renee from Plum Purdy picked me up and we went to her home. Her sister and niece were a great help in getting some last minute things packaged and boxed for HOOT and her son was a great help in loading the HUGE cargo van she had rented.

The drive to Ohio was uneventful but our first night in the hotel was a different story. We didn't get to bed until midnight and were rudely awakened at 4am by the hotel's fire alarm (talk about LOUD). Turned out to have been a false alarm so back to bed we went. We spent the next day and a half setting up the booth.

The HOOT went well, we sold a lot of things. Saturday we packed up and got ready to return to SC on Sunday. We stopped at Jolly Pirate donuts........WONDERFUL donuts.

I spent a few days at Renee's home swimming, shopping and trying to figure out her Silhouette Cameo.

Yesterday's flight back to Vegas was a mess, had to circle around Albuquerque, NM for a while due to bad weather in Vegas, ended up having to land in Albuquerque for fuel then had to circle around again for an hour or so. We ended up getting back to Vegas 3 hours late, couldn't find any place to get some dinner until we got back to Kingman ended up at Denny's with a really BAD waitress. Got home around 1am. 

There are no groceries in the house and I don't care.........

I managed to pick up a few things for my stash, Renee doesn't think that she'll have time to play with her Cameo so we packed it up along with all of my stash goodies and the box will arrive here on Wednesday.

Renee really spoiled me for 2 weeks, I hope that it won't take me too long to get over being a spoiled diva. LOLOL

I didn't take very many pictures at all, haven't downloaded them yet either.......... 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

HIMCR #211- Super Scraps Saturday

HIMCR #211 - Super Scraps Saturday 
The sponsor is HIMCR!


We will have two winners!
The giveaway is A Robot Party Cricut Cartridge or A Space Party Cricut Cartridge!
Winner's choice!


I used up a few more scraps on this, the card base and layers are all made from scraps. I used my wavy blade in my paper trimmer to trim them to the correct size.
The ribbon and twine are also scraps. I added some gold Stickles to the center of my Queen and Co. flowers, Queen and Co. beads to the ribbon and a stick pin from my stash.
I cut the envelope with my brand new Envelope Punch Board from WRMK that I won from: Daisies Girl I can't believe how easy the board is to use, it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up a custom envelope.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HIMCR #210 - Tempting Red Crumb Cake

 HIMCR #210 - Tempting Red Crumb Cake

The sponsor is 2 Cute Ink!

The giveaway is 2 images from 2 Cute Ink!
Happy Birthday to me, I think that I'll be having a lemon/coconut cake today, maybe I made this tag for myself, I haven't decided yet. When you see this post I will be far, far away in South Carolina visiting my BFF Renee from: Plum Purdy. On Monday we will be en route to Columbus, OH for the Heart of Ohio Tole Convention.
Today's colors are from Stampin Up: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Crumb Cake. I think that my tag matches those colors pretty well.
I printed and colored my image with chalks then I chomped my corners, layered the image on a scrap of  turquoise, chomped the corners and added a 3rd layer using a scrap from my stash, chomped my corners again then punched a hole in the top and added a ribbon.