Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Ready to Video Desk

I know a few who watch my videos but they have no idea what I go through to prep. Other than the card I have to set up my desk with my phone cable (altered to work the way I want) and the covering of my glass mat with my website name taped to the top of my mat.

But today is the day I join in with many others and link to Julia's Stamping Ground blog. I missed the last 2 Wednesdays due to dentist appts. and other events. Even today I will be heading out after my video to run errands with hubby but will be able to visit fellow deskers the rest of the week. Today celebrates week 635.

I have ready in the upper right corner a completed card and the one ready to assemble as I show a card from our monthly stamp club called "Book Binding Pop Up." Basically it has an explosion type inside. I had to alter it as the directions given didn't work for me.

So, on the far left that white cable is my phone holder.  It's actually 2 separate cables zipped tied together. 

The blue cable ends about 1' from the clamp. This clamp swivels the way I need it to. The other clamp just didn't work but it is sturdy and clamps to my table. I have a piece of heavy cardboard to support the cable which helps keep my phone steady.

Here my phone is in the clamp. I start with taking a "selfie" then turn my phone so it then is aimed at my desk. I have been looking for a suspension type holder so that my phone is landscape but have not found anything that will fit my situation. I'll keep looking.

I'll be doing my video possibly at 8 am my time so that I can get it downloaded to my computer then uploaded to YouTube. That way I can be done quickly so I can go with hubby.  He said we'd have lunch at my favorite place, Cracker Barrel, as they have Broccoli Cheddar Chicken only on Wednesdays! And this dish is SOOOOO good! He'll have his favorite, Chicken & Dumplings.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my set up. And I hope you'll head over to the Stamping Ground and check out more desks!

Stampin Carol

 He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.”  John 8:23


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Boo! Kitty

 Don't be shocked but I made a Halloween card this past weekend! I used an adorable clear stamp set by Penny Black called Stack O' Lanterns.

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I have used the frame die so many many times and you can still get it! Check the links below my name but it's called Snapshot Frame by Spellbinders. The bat is also a part of that die set.

I colored the cute little cat with my PrismaColor pencils and fussy cut it as there are no coordinating dies. And don't you love the Boo! It's from

I used my clear Wink of Stella brush to add a touch of glitter to the stars, eyes, and Boo!   The black gems are from a big box craft store.

This will be a card for my September class.

Bet you aren't thinking of Halloween yet!

Stampin Carol

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make knows Your faithfulness to all generations.  Psalms 89:1

Monday, August 2, 2021

Who Farted?

My sense of humor can get a little crazy and when I seen this stamp set from Whimsy Stamps I had to get them.  This card uses their Penguin Farts clear stamp set and a great slimline die!

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I used assorted paper scraps so this card almost has a Christmas feel to it. Then, with the phrase I used inside I added some snowflake elements just for fun. There is a coordinating die set for these stamps but I didn't get it (I don't remember seeing it).

This stamp set has so much fun phrases like "Crazy Penguin Lady" and "Outta my way I hear the ice cream truck". I made this card into a birthday card for a friend who has a pretty wild sense of humor, too. Actually the ice cream phrase would have been more in line with what he likes but I know he'll crack up with this.

This is the inside. The Happy Birthday is from a Fun Stampers Journey set and the other is another phrase from the penguin set. Now you can see why I have snowflake sequins on the front.

I love the expression on this guy. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to all the eyes. My pen leaked because I squeezed too hard so there is some staining around the eyes.

Would you make a card with this kind of humor? I'll be using this set for class but not these phrases.

Stampin Carol

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.
Psalm 119:18

Friday, July 30, 2021

Let's Stick Together

This cool cactus card is the 4th and final card we'll be making at my August 27 class. I used a retired but very loved Fun Stampers Journey stamp and die set called Arizona Trail.

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When this set came out back in 2018 or so a fellow FSJ demonstrator, Chris C., made a gorgeous card and this is my version of it. 

I splattered some Sour Lemon and Sparkle Silks on the card before wrapping the cool green thread around the base. I then attached the card front to my base and added the rhinestones.

Sadly there is very little from this card that you can purchase but what I have are linked below. 

I think my gals will love this. 

Stampin Carol

Be tenderhearted, be courteous.... that you may inherit a blessing.     1 Peter 3: 8-9