Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WOYWW #480


Good morning, neighbors!

This is what I'm starting my day with. Stuff around the edges needing put away. The white binder is going to become my current SU designer series paper catalog, the brown binder is the beginnings of an October Daily project  using the new Bubble & Toil DSP Stampin' UP! is releasing in a couple of weeks as part of their Holiday catalog. I'll be doing process videos on that so please make sure to subscribe to my KellysCreativeStamping channel on YouTube so you don't miss those.  I'll be doing one for December Daily as well.

Those of you in the UK will recognize the latest issue of cardmaking magazine. All about the bee this time around. Beneath that a 50 ct. package of thermal page laminates. I saw a thing on YouTube for using these to create your own die storage pockets. The system I have, while it works, is bulky and time consuming. I'm a 'flipper' and my current system is a 'flipper' system of sorts. I'll be doing a short video comparison on that as well.

If you've done videos but have trouble uploading them due to size, I recommend ClipChamp. A fabulous on-line tool that will reduce the size of your video without interfering with the integrity. Since being introduced to this program, I'm finally able to upload videos. Yay!!

I've not touched revisions since getting home Saturday night. That's on my desk for today and tomorrow. If you want to see pictures from my research trip last week, they're on my author blog HERE.

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WOYWW #479 - As I left things

Good morning, everyone!

I know I hadn't planned on playing until I was past this crazy deadlines but I was in a cardmaking frenzy on Sunday and this is how I left my desk:


I had invited the recipient of this week's tea party at Splitcoast Stampers. so needed to make sure I had a card to put up for Meredith. She is a cousin to the country duo, The Bellamy Brothers. Meredith lives in a care facility. She is 30 and has Sina Bifida. When I saw her on the guys' show, Honky  Tonk Ranch, I knew I wanted to shower her with card love.

Here's the front of the card:


If you want the details on the card, I have those on my Stampin' UP! blog post HERE

Bob is holding down the home fort while I'm camped out at Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs AR. Today is all about revisions.

Wonder what I'm blabbering about?

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

TEAPOT TUESDAY - Let Your Love Flow

Good morning, everyone - from so far still sunny Eureka Springs Arkansas. Rain is to move in late this afternoon - about the time I'm headed for the dinner train research excursion... of course. LOL

I am playing in Teapot Tuesday at Splitcoast this week. Even though I'm 'on vacation' I had to participate because I'm the one who brought Meredith Gilmore to the tea party!

Meredith is cousin to the infamous country duo - The Bellamy Brothers. I've known Howard and David for over 25 years. When I watched an episode of their new tv show, Honky Tonk Ranch, the audience was introduced to Meredith. She has Spina Bifida and in a care facility. She is a sweet gal with a ready smile. She loves to make jewelry and catch up with friends on FB.

On the first episode of the show, the guys were debating about doing the show so they 'consulted the mermaids'. That inspired my card for this week.


Sea of Textures is a new stamp set this year from SU so I purchased that set and Magical Mermaid. The two sets are a perfect combination.  I used the swimming fish die and the Embossing Mat to create texture in the background

While the layers don't show up well in the photo, I've used dimensionals for the sea grass by stamping the image twice, watercoloring, then fussy cutting them out. I glued one flat to the card base then popped the other one up with dimensionals. I did the same with the coral in the bottom. To make sure the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles stayed in place, I glued them with dimensional glaze. The mermaid also has dimensionals. 

Here's the inside:



The episode with Meredith is the one episode I couldn't find on YouTube.. but here's the one that sets everything up, including consulting the mermaids:  





Sunday, August 5, 2018

ON VACATION!


If you need me, I'll either be here or squired away in my room typing away madly to finish at least two projects. This picture was taken from the waterfall. At night, they pull down a screen and run a family friendly movie. And just beyond that big tree on the right is the enclosed gazebo where there's a hot tub just waiting for me after my long drive tomorrow, or longer days at the computer.

I've tried getting projects ready to run on the blog but between house stuff that needed done before I leave and the packing, there just hasn't been any creative time. Add to that the hot water tank went out today. I'll be traveling sans shower in the morning. So happy I'm not planning on doing much until I get to the hotel.

I won't be home until late Saturday evening, take Sunday off to catch up and spend time with Bob as by then he'll be in sight of getting called back to work. Time is precious.

By then I should have 2 of the major projects flowing and I can play again.  I really want to try Flow Painting. Bob even brought me one of his empty bottles the other day and said 'I thought you could use this'.  hehe 

He is so good to me. :-D

Be creative while I'm gone. I'll see you in a week.
Creative Blessings!

Monday, July 23, 2018

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - Getting Started in Art Journaling

Good morning, creative friends.

I didn't get to my Wacky Brave Girl journal this week. Between helping an author friend fix multiple errors in her manuscript before the book released today and working on my own revisions there just hasn't been a lot of play time.

In the past, some of you have commented that you don't know where to start. So today, I've pulled a great beginner video from Dawn DeVries Sokol. She's a bit nervous in front of the camera but a wonderful teacher. The video below is an abbreviated version of the class she teaches on CraftDaily.  

I have one of her videos - Art Journaling- Pages in Stages - that I ordered from ClothPaperScissors several years ago and watch it whenever I need to get back in the art journal groove.  They offer a wide variety of videos on just about any creative process and often have great sales.

I'm working on my presentation outline today so I'll leave you with this video:




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WOYWW #476


Quick post this morning, just like our dear Ms Julia prefers.

While this may look staged, it really isn't. The Stampin' UP! items are part of an unboxing video I did last night. Will post it below if you care to see all the goodies and some new products coming out in the Christmas catalog. I have all those lovely new Blendabilities to put in their cases (those plastic cases with the color dots). To the right is a stamp/ die set from Technique Tuesday. You can see it HERE. Something I ordered special for the Post Office Christmas card. THIS is the card that inspired me.  Beneath that is my 'tickle' from my secret Teapot Tuesday partner. She sent me not only a lovely card but an embossing folder I didn't have. That is rare indeed. hehe



Wonder what I'm blabbering about?

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly

Monday, July 16, 2018

COLOR CHALLENGE - July



Bright colors perfect for any July 4th picnic! I knew immediately I wanted to use Pacific Point, Soft Sea Foam and Real Red



I used Sketch #142 from Operation Write Home


And came up with this:


My photo colors are WAY off with this larger digital camera. I'm really missing my small Fuji for the truer colors.  What appears to be a yellow is actually the Soft Sea Foam. The shorter banner in the middle is Whisper White.   The embossed background is from Branches & Leaves (Sizzix)

I used the stamp set COUNTRY BORN - part of the 30th anniversary collection from Close To My Heart when my bestie Brenda (pinkdisneychick) was with the company.


RULES:
There aren't any rules. You may use any company product you like. My only request is if you use a stamp or something special, link to the company so we may add to our stash, too :-D 

Okay.. 1 rule - no back-linking. Make a new project in any form. That's pretty easy.

KEYWORD: KCCJuly18

There's my card for this month. What will you create. Grab the button on my side bar for your blog, make something using the colors and link up below so I can see what you make!