Thursday, September 19, 2019

Reindeer Bag

Last Saturday I went to the Mesa, AZ Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  I didn't do any make & takes due to the large number of people there and I didn't want to stay all day.  I have a 2+ hour drive each way and this year I went by myself. But I enjoyed looking around (spent about 2 hours there) and did buy some fun products.

Yesterday I made my FB Live (which promptly disappeared but I found it, saved it, and made it a YouTube video) and made an adorable Reindeer box/bag and I'll be teaching this at my November class.

The die set is from Sizzix called Reindeer Bag and I LOVE it!



The top opening is about 1 1/2" x 2" and the bottom is 1 1/4" x 1 1/2".  Wouldn't this make a fun place holder by adding a tag with a name?  Great for the grandkiddies, too!

Stampin Carol

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Is It Wednesday Already?

What a week!  We started painting our master bathroom! Actually got a LOT done yesterday.  But today I usually show you my desk but I haven't been at it lately.  This post is part of a fun desk hopping blog tour put together by Julia at the Stamping Ground. But I'm gonna show you my bathroom.  No, it's not done. Today I have to do one more cut in coat of the blue (walls) and touch up some blue on the white ceiling!  Then later today I'll paint the baseboards.  Hopefully tomorrow we'll get the new taller toilet in and all the towel racks, curtain rod, and such then we're done! So today, here's what I did yesterday...



The ceiling is white with a satin finish.  Since this is the bathroom a satin finish will hold up better with the steam.  The walls are light blue with a satin finish.  We were able to remove 1 of the mirrors and discovered that white spot.  The original mirror was cracked when we moved in (this is a manufactured home) so the set up guys had to replace it.  It apparently was stuck to the wall and they pulled off the finish and probably some of the drywall.  Quick fix thinking we'll never see this???  The other mirror was stuck solid so we just taped it off. The 2nd picture shows the cutting in of  the blue in the corners and around the trim work. I won't be able to work on the bathroom tomorrow as I have an oil change for my car scheduled early, then work, then physical therapy (which is going good).



These pictures show the walls are painted but I have yet to paint up against the ceiling. I'm glad I went with a white ceiling as that's a lot of blue! But the more I'm in there the more I like it.  So much better than the beige (1st picture) the whole house is painted. Once we're done in here I'll paint the hall bath but only from the bottom of the cupboard down.  Hoping we can get the mirror off in there!

Last Saturday I went to Mesa, AZ for the fall Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  I spent a little bit.


Far left more Picket Fence Studio type brushes.  A couple are BIG!  Love that.  Top is a fun Desert Gnomes stamp set (Christmas) by Scraps of Love,  a small reindeer die set (makes a little treat box) by Sizzix, a cactus embossing folder by Darice, and a very cool Cactus Edger die by Frantic Stamper Inc. I had my eye on the embossing folder when I was at the scrapbooking retreat last month but I procrastinated too long but was glad to find it for a good price! Now.... I need to find some time to play but I have to get 3 more cards made, 2 swap cards, made, and prep for my Friday the 27th class.  Ugh. And I still have to work and go the physical therapy twice a week!

Oh well.

Now please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out all the links to the desks and such! I'll be working my way around here and there, now and then.

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Christmas Cookies

I got another card made from the Holiday Project Kits I purchased and this one brings back memories from when our son was young and I made cookies for gifts!  I'd make about 10 dozen of 5 - 6 different cookies, freeze them, then repackage them for gifts.


Doesn't this look like cookies sitting on a table?  Love the red checked table cloth!  It was cut from the new Holiday Cheer Prints!  It's a pad of 6 x 6 double sided paper. The stamp set is Holiday Cookies, sorry, no coordinating die set.


I used a fusion ink sponge to add some Bubble Gum ink to the back white layer. And can you see the Journey Glaze on the cookie jar?


I colored all my images with my Color Burst pencils. The coolies look yummy enough to eat!

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Stampin Carol

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Hey Boo!

I have to laugh that whenever I make a Live video on FB my tongue gets all tied up in knots! I made this fun Halloween card last Friday (now on YouTube!) and it was inspired by a card I seen on a YouTube video that I pinned - probably the Holiday launch video.  Anyway, I used a new stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey called Hey Boo.  There is no coordinating die set but most the images aren't that difficult to detail cut.


Isn't this a hoot!  Or should I say howl!

The fence is a stamp I've have for at least 5 years and this is the first time it's been inked!  It's from Art Impressions and is an unmounted on repositionable cushion.  I didn't find it on their website so it must not be available through them anymore. I don't know about ebay or any other site like that.


I did add some Journey Glaze to the eyes after the video was over and I managed to get rid of almost all the black speck above the sentiment in the moon using my recently purchased Creative Detailer. I seen Jennifer McGuire using it in her videos to clean up mistakes from the Glimmer Hot Foil machine.


I'm glad I had some glue in a needle nosed applicator as the web required a very fine line of glue! 

Hope you take time to watch my video.  Let me know what you think of it and my card in the comments!  Thanks!

Stampin Carol

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