Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Whizzday, 530

The days are again whizzing by as I've stayed pretty busy this past week! I had a card class to teach last Friday, monthly stamp club on Saturday, helped serve watermelon at church Sunday, worked Monday, had Bible Study and a pedicure yesterday.... and here we are! The LAST day of JULY!  What!!!!  No way! But yes.  And since it's Whizzday, I mean Wednesday, it's your day to get the opportunity to view my desk and, if you choose to accept the mission, many others by clicking on Julia of the Stamping Ground blog link at the end of my post.

I took this picture late yesterday afternoon as we were having a nice thunderstorm with a light show and sound effects.  It did cool the temperature by about 20* (F) and put about 1/2" of moisture on the ground within 2 hours. We were under flash flood warning until late last night, too.

Anyway, my desk...

I was working on an idea for today's FB Live video (which will be added to my YouTube channel - link if the sidebar if you are interested). The stamped images on my platform ended up not getting used as I changed my mind completely.  I will save what I did for another day.  So, from left to right, my Scan N Cut, Sunlight light, and Picket Fence Studio brushes.  Table center is my glass mat with my stamp platform with stamp set just beyond it, ink pad and scissors, a cup holding my most frequently used tools, and my ATG roller on its new stand.  Far right, a paper towel, a couple tools, my OTT light, and my Platinum 6.

I have started walking on my treadmill. I'm doing 25 minutes, a little over 1 mile, and about 150 calories. I have to admit my knees are feeling better! And who knows, maybe I'll drop a few pounds.

Ok, now you are at the end of my post.  Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out all the great desks that are linked.  Catch you around the web!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Double Pocket Challenge

One of our SALSA gals is a SU! demo and she showed how to make a Double Pocket card this past Saturday at our monthly meeting.  We all got a piece of single sided black/white paper and a template.  Then she challenged us to finish the card. Late yesterday afternoon I got the opportunity to get to my work desk and play.  If you google this kind of card you come up with all kinds of examples and even directions.  I bet you can find it on Pinterest also.

I had some fun b/w prints in my RSVP Prints paper pack from FSJ and I used it to make the flower and add the top right corner piece.  (Since this card is light weight paper I needed to reinforce areas that were flimsy.  I added a narrow strip of double cardstocks to anchor my flower.  A little Cosmic Grape Splash brushed on the decorative corner tied the colors together.  The orange dots are from my retired stash.

I lined the inside, yes this does open like a card) with a piece of black licorice card stock then added another "corner". I carefully curled the flower petals with my crease tool but it will all be flat as the card will be placed in my SALSA bag for next month.

I like how this developed. This would be great for a book mark or a little goodie or two.

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Stampin Carol

Monday, July 29, 2019

It's a Mystery Card

I belong to a stampers group in Tucson, AZ called SALSA, Stampers At Large Stamping Away.  Each month we (those who want to participate) are giving a mystery item to incorporate in a card for the next month.  Last month we got an assortment of things in a blue gift bag.  I actually made 2 cards.  The first I didn't particularly like so I took a couple things off of it to use on the second card.

Doesn't this look different!  In the bag was a card with the bird on it, the paper clip, some plastic bubbles, and envelopes with the security design on them.  I used everything!

I made the bubbles into miniature shakers but decided to lightly crush them for a different look.  On my first card I accidentally crushed one and liked how it looked. I sprayed some of FSJ's new Lovely Blue Pearly Color Splash on some of the security paper after I glued it to card stock and die cut it for a great shimmer look. I also die cut the Always Smile die and added some dots from my stash.

Here's a picture of the card I got:

Judy, our club president, made this.  Out of all the items in the mystery bag she used only the bird card and a piece of a security envelope. I do like the 2 feathers that she added to her card.

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Stampin Carol

Friday, July 26, 2019

Stenciled Flowers

Yesterday I posted about a set of brushes I recently purchased and just had to try them using PanPastels. They are just as awesome with the PanPastels as they are with ink!  I purchased them on Amazon but have been told they can sometimes be found at Wally World.

 Here's what they look like:

I also purchased a package of 2 larger brushes.  They're called Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes.  Yep, I agree with that description! (I also seen similar brushes at Wal-Mart but I have NO idea if they work as well.  If someone tries them I'd like to know how they work.)

FSJ has a great stencil called Flower Power and it has 4 different flower designs on 1 large sheet. I used a couple smaller brushes and a set of PanPastels to color through the stencil.

I also flicked some Black Licorice Silk on the background and added a piece of washi tape from my stash. A few pearls on the embossed sentiment finished my card.

Wouldn't this make a great card to cheer a friend?  Or add a birthday sentiment inside for someone special!

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Stampin Carol