Tuesday, February 23, 2021

It's a Desk!

Well, I'm back at my desk after a super busy week last week and even got my picture taken of it late afternoon for tomorrow's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! This week is a little better but still something going on every day!  Today's post is linked to Julia's Stamping Ground blog along with many others.  (And yes, I know when I posted this it was still Tuesday but Julia already posted and I could link up.) 


My desk is almost ready for tomorrow's video.  I missed making my video that last week. The red card in the top center of my glass mat is what I'll be showing how to make.  I received it in a fancy fold swap a week ago and almost dismantled it to figure it out. My card is on the top right of the mat.  The floral stamp in the center is one I pulled to get rid of. It's waiting for a plastic sleeve and price tag before I put it in a huge bag of stuff to sell at my class on Friday.

Yesterday I learned of one of the wonderful gals in this group having passed from cancer early last week.  My prayers go out to her husband Doug and their family and friends.

I hope you take time to check out the other deskers as you'll never know what might show up.

Stampin Carol

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.  

Isaiah 12:2

Riding the Range

While at the retreat a friend loaned me a cool Stampin Up! stamp set and coordinating die set to use.  She knew I came from WY and thought I'd like to play with these.  She was right! 
Again I used the same sky stamp from yesterday's post and assorted Fun Stampers Journey card stocks.  I have since gotten IO's Night Sky With Moon stamp set and hope to get a card made using it soon.
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Again, my Bearly Art Glue helped adhering the fence and windmill to my card. The SU! set is "Ride the Range" and the die set is "Open Range".

I really like the windmill die set.  I had to do some fancy cutting to make it look right. I cut the hills by hand and used a piece of wood grain card stock for the back layer. This will be a great card for our grandson-in-law next year as his birthday has already passed. He trains ranch horses and cattle dogs and has a small ranch in north central WY.
I still have a few more cards I started at the retreat and am working on finishing them along with working on tax stuff. 

Stampin Carol
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Country Scene

I made this card while at the retreat over 2 weeks ago and I have to admit, it was a bit of a challenge. I used recently a purchased stamp and die set that are fabulous!
I seen this "Cloudy Sky" stamp used by a friend.  It is made by Impressions Obsessions.  Oh my gosh, I'm in love!
 Cloudy Sky
 I have used it on another card that I'll share tomorrow. I also used a die set called Scenic Countryside Die Set by Whimsy Stamps.

Slimline Scenic Countryside Die - Whimsy Stamps
These dies are TINY!! The horses aren't even 1/2" tall!

Are you ready for my card??

I used an assortment of Fun Stampers Journey card stocks. I'm glad I had my Bearly Art Glue with a very fine point!  The wood grain frame is cut from a piece of card stock from a friend.  I didn't have anything that I thought would work.

The blue house is 1 1/4" tall. I love that this die set included 2 long dies to make the hills. Look at the clouds!! 

Isn't this scene peaceful? I remember watching my horse out in the field with the others many (over 30) years ago.  But instead of pines there were cottonwood trees in the field.

Do you have some cool scenery die sets like this?

Stampin Carol

God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.   1 John 3:20

Friday, February 19, 2021

Layered Wildflowers

 As a wholesaler for Spellbinders I get the opportunity to purchase product early.  I seen a cool wildflower stamp set that I liked and purchased to took with me to the retreat to use. This set is now available and it is gorgeous!

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I didn't take my Fun Stamper Journey inks with me but only my little Dew Drops. I do find they work great with the clear photopolymer stamps.

I'm glad I had my MISTI as that helped trememdously with getting my layers where they needed to be.  The 3 rhinestones were a little gift from a friend at the retreat.

I have some ideas for this stamp set but just need to find the time!

Stampin Carol

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Fun In the Sun

Early the first day of the retreat I attended I had a card made using the retreat paper pack by Echo Park called Summer Fun.  I love the bright colors and fun stickers though I still have a LOT left!

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I used a newly purchased die by Whimsy Stamps called Peekaboo Window Die.  I got it at The Paper Collage (along with so much fabulous paper!). 

I used stickers that came in the pack to decorate the card. I gave this card to Laura, the sweet gal who put on the retreat and owner of the Cactus Crew Scrapbooking company. She loved it!
This window die is getting a lot of use!

Stampin Carol

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.   Psalm 119:90