Friday, December 3, 2021

Flamazing

 I recently purchased one of the great caffeinated stamp sets and more from The Rabbit Hole Designs, and I was off and running!

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I got the Caffeinated Flamingo stamp set and coordinating die set (just the flamingo) as a friend is really into "pink" and has a huge flamingo collection! I also used their Back Alley 6x6 Stencil on the background. I used my blending brushes and 2 Distress Oxide inks, Fired Brick and Spun Sugar, then stamped the caffeine symbol and sentiment on the background.
 

Here's a closer look at the background. Isn't this cool! I colored the image with my PrismaColor pencils and added some hot pink heart embellishments for fun. The flamingo print paper is from my stash.

This card was fun to make and I'll have to try it with different colored backgrounds! I even made the eyes a bit "blood shot" for fun!

 Stampin Carol

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him.  Psalm 103:17


Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Double Z Gnome

 Yesterday I made my mostly weekly video. I made a Double Z Fold card using Whimsy Stamps fun Gnome for the Holidays clear stamp set and coordinating die set.  I love these stamps!

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This is the card closed. It almost looks like a gate fold.


And open. Still can't see the Double Zs?


Now you can see the Zs! Isn't this cool!  I have made this style card many times.  I even turned it so that the left side (front panel) is up! And I've lengthened the inside Z (with gnome and sentiment) is the same length as the card. 


I colored using my Color Burst Pencils from Spellbinders. My shading is very subtle but there is some!

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I hope you try this. It is a classic fun fold.

Stampin Carol

But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.   Jeremiah 10:10


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 1 and my Desk

 Is it really??  December 1st already!!!!  How can it be!! What happened to November? Well, I'm almost always shocked on this day every year and I doubt that will change! At least I have a few Christmas gifts purchased, some from May when we went on vacation! But today is the day I join up with Julia at the Stamping Ground and other crafty people and give you a look at my desk. This is week 651, I mean 652.


I had been working on a Double Z Fold card for my video today. I have made this style fun fold card before. This card is easy to make and there are variations. But I digress.... not much happening at this time as it's getting late afternoon yesterday and I have my card and supplies ready to video. I'm not sure about the gems but who knows.  I'll pull a few more from my stash and be prepared to give different ideas.

I'll be making my video at 10 am Arizona time (MST) on my FB page as a Live then will upload it to my YouTube about 1/2 hour afterwards. Everything there is here (with more info) but if you want to follow it's Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness. It is a business page.

I'll share my completed card tomorrow after I take pictures and such. I also have to make a coordinating card as that's the requirements then place both in a sandwich bag to protect them.

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If they could be made God's people by what they did, then God's gift of grace would not really be a gift.  Romans 11:6 NCV


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments

 I wanted to make something special for the gals who have been taking my classes and I decided on ornaments using Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees die set.

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I was able to use up some scraps of both print and solid card stocks. Here's my progression...


Here's the die cuts. There are 2 sizes and each gal will get 1 of each.


I have the tops glued to their bases using my Bearly Art Glue.  It took 2 trees to make 1 ornament.  I glued them together, back to back, after gluing a piece of twine to a back to hang them.


I hung a few on my table top tree so you can see how they hang.


And a close up. One can carefully pry up the edges of the top tree to make them more dimensional.

I think my gals will enjoy these. What do you think? And of course they'll all be sent with one of my Christmas cards.

Oh my gosh! Tomorrow's DECEMBER!!!!!!

Stampin Carol

You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:13-14


Monday, November 29, 2021

A Snowman and a Gnome

I had a couple more cool wooden home decor items to decorate and I finished them late last week. I purchased the gnome from Scraps of Love at their booth at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa back in September and received the snowman as a freebie for the purchase.

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I'll start with the freebie. 


This little plaque is about 4" square. For the background I used a scrap piece of paper (snowflakes) from The Paper Collage and a piece of glitter paper.  I painted the snowman white, the hat & coal black, the hatband red, the carrot nose orange, then used brown ink on the twig arms. I covered the scarf with paper.


I added a dot of Crystal Stickles to the center of each snowflake and added a couple black gems for the eyes. And I sponged a bit of blue ink around the edges of the snowman.


I tried to get the glitter paper to show up in this photo and, by golly, it looks like I got it! You can see my brush strokes in the snowman. This guy is now one my island ready to when I get it decorated for Christmas.


This little gnome is about 6" tall. I used scraps of paper for all pieces of this little guy. Isn't he adorable!! I used a lot of craft glue and my fingers were almost glued together a couple times!

My hubby loves both of these! And so do I.

Stampin Carol

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.  Psalm 119:114