Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Another Boring Desk

Well.... today my desk is not so interesting again. Monday and yesterday I worked at prepping for my video today and once I have the prep done I clean my desk. So.... my workspace is clean. But sadly, off to the left is where things get piled. So... that area is not so neat and tidy.  Oh, and today's desk view is part of the weekly deskers blog tour of desks and I'm linked up to Julia's Stamping Ground. This is week 613.


So you can see my glass mat is quite clean except for the small pile in the upper right corner of the stuff I need for my video. There's even my inspiration card next to it. But far left... ugh! Just under the Fiskars paper trimmer it is a relatively neat pile.

I had a comment last week about my scissors holder.

I got this cool huge magnet from Spellbinders.  It's meant for your dies when you're busy die cutting but I keep my dies on magnetic sheets so I don't have a problem losing them.  But I do misplace my little detail scissors and this magnet keeps them where they can be found.  I rarely forget to put them on the magnet but when I do... well, I'm moving everything on my desk.

I'm finally caught up with all the cards I made at the retreat last month and now need to get creating again! So I'm off to do something, who knows what it will be yet! Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the links to the desks. The gals will appreciate it!

Stampin Carol

Godliness with contentment is great gain.  1 Timothy 6:6


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Through the Window

 I started this window scene while at the retreat last month but finished it about a week ago. I just had to purchase this stamp after the beautiful make n take by Art Impressions.

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I live in a desert area south of Tucson, AZ but we're at too high an elevation for the saguaro cactus but we have LOTS of prickly pear cacti!


 I didn't have any cactus print paper that I thought would work with this gorgeous scene but found this western print with the saguaro cacti on it that I got from The Paper Collage. It is part of the Arizona Cowboy Paper Collection and you can purchase it online. I stamped the image on some light brown paper and cut it into a frame.


I colored the image with my Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst pencils and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the sun and along the lines of the saguaro. I could not get a picture of the shimmer but it is there!

I love how this turned out. I got inspiration for it on Pinterest.

Stampin Carol

You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness.  II Samuel 22:29



Monday, March 1, 2021

Diamond And Lace

 I've been playing catch-up with my swap cards for our Tucson, AZ stamp group.  I had a brain burp coming up with the January theme of Diamonds and Lace. 

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I used a new stamp set from Spellbinders and a length of lace.  Do you think this card qualifies?


 I hate it when I don't have the mojo for a theme.  Do you see the "diamond"?


I wanted the flower to look like it had a dew drop.  Kinda got that effect.

I also made a matching envelope as required for the swap. Our group met this past Saturday the gal who got it liked it!

 Stampin Carol

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7




Friday, February 26, 2021

In The Tropics

This is the final card from the Art Impressions make n take at the retreat I attended.  I need to learn how to make these!! And again, the images came pre-colored and die cut.

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This is my card closed. You can begin to see the depth of the layers.


Here's a closer look. There are 3 layers of images! 


This is the middle layer. Still lots of depth!


And this is the inside. What a great ocean scene by itself!  Basically all we got was the stamped trifold card and the wavy background layer. I added the green piece behind the trifold and the strip across its top.    

I have the Elk Circlet set which reminds me of the mountains in northwest WY.

Stampin Carol

And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28