Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WOYWW #361

While I'm taking the month of May off from Social Media, I can not ditch our WOYWW group - not with our 7th anniversary only a couple of weeks away!

Bob is home so I will get around as best I can. We have stuff we need to deal with here.

I've been working hard on organizing the studio space. These two picks are from my stamping corner... where I can actually... wait for it... STAMP!

This first picture faces a west window. the tray in front of the window is all of my current StampinUp Ink colors - spots, reinkers and mister bottle. There are some that do not have spots but the new catalog has blank spot pads so I'll be ordering a bunch of those! You can see my full size ink pad rack on the right and my tv/ player unit on the left. Just above the TV is a shadow box of ATCs. This was a going away gift from my scrapbooking group and fellow employees at Michaels Arts & Crafts in Peoria IL when I left there 10 years ago. I'll shoot a close up it  next week.


This next picture is the desk to the left that you see in the first photo. This is my cutting station. My Vagabond and Cricut will be here once I've finished cataloging all of my SU cardstock.

You can see my utility tray along the back side for keeping all of my decorative scissors and other tools at the ready.

                                        

That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where 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. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek Please leave your number and you'll be first on my list.

Monday, May 2, 2016

TEMPORARY HIATUS


Hi everyone.

After serious contemplation and soul searching, I have come to the decision to put all of my blogs and social media attentions on temporary hiatus. JUST for the month of MAY. I have some health issues I need to contend with as well as household/ family things.

I am hoping, with rest, the health issue will improve and I can come back in June stronger than ever.

I had some partial blog posts scheduled but will be moving those to June. This includes my Tim Holtz and Journaling By 5s. However, I will continue with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. We celebrate our 7th anniversary this month. Can't miss that!

Thank you for your patience and understanding while I take this much-needed time.
Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WOYWW #360


I'm down to two weeks left to finish this studio and while I know I've made a dent (though a small one), I really am going to have to push if I'm to finish getting the studio in order by the time Bob comes home.

As you can see, everything I had sorted last week has been put away. Yay! 
My Journaling by 5s journal is on the left, waiting for this week's challenge. The red binder will become my Stampin Up catalog - my visual of everything that is current that I have... stamp sets, cardstock/ designer paper, inks. So as I'm ordering and planning projects for my SU blog, I know what I have to work with. There are some page protectors in the front to use and one of several boxes of SU stamp sets that I need to catalog. That is my project for today, as my kit arrives this afternoon.

That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where 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. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek but if Bob is home for I might be late again getting 'round. Pleaseleave your number and you'll be first on my list.

Friday, April 22, 2016

FRIDAY FREEBIE- Journaling By 5s- Step 3

This week was a learning curve for me. I have discovered my Folk Art paints are my favorite medium for stenciling. The sprays I had were too thin. I will admit to spending more than the 15 min. But when I realized some mediums were not working, I stopped the timer and went in search of new. I probably have 20 minutes total. 

I used a variety of stencils and stamps for this. All the stamped images were done in Memento Tuxedo Black. For stencils, I used some negatives I had of punched images as well as Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart in the mix. 

Here's a reminder of how this started.


I'm really excited about Step # 3 this week. We were to spend 15 minutes adding PATTERN to our pages with Stamps and Stencils.

This challenge gave me the opportunity to ink up some of my art stamps for the first time as well as play with my watered-down acrylics and my Distress Spray Stains. I also found out I have a larger collection of stencils than I thought I had. 



I hope you are enjoying the process as much as I am. Are you playing along? If so, link up in your comment so the rest of us can come have a peek and leave some love.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WOYWW #359


Good morning, friends!
An overcast day in the Ozarks. A bit of rain here and there. I've been thinking of my Texas friends all week. I hope you all are safe.

My desk is a mass of sorted stuff. I have all this junk stuff sorted, ready for pocket pages. Then I took time to sort the pocket pages and put them in a binder so I could just flip through and get the pages I needed.... and that's as far as I got before business stuff kicked in. I should be done with the 'have to' biz today and can get back to the organizing/ putting away. I HAVE to have the office completed in three weeks. No pressure. :-D

To top it all off, I'm signing the paperwork today to become a hobby dem with Stampin' Up. Mostly, because I'm tired of my reps falling off the face of the earth and not getting catty's in a timely manner. I am planning on setting up a blog strictly for SU and will post there on Mondays only.

That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where 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. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek but if Bob is home for I might be late again getting 'round. Pleaseleave your number and you'll be first on my list.

Friday, April 15, 2016

FRIDAY FREEBIE - Journaling By 5s - Step 2



Before I show you what I came up with, here's a reminder of the Journaling By 5s process. Each step is to be done in 15 minutes... all 20 pages should have something on them by the time the buzzer sounds. That is less than 1 minute per layout!


Step #2: Adding Texture through Collage/ Recycled stuff.

I decided I wanted to use just paper scraps but I have not located my scraps drawer yet. So I randomly selected sheets from 6x6 paper pads that fell into the same color family as the paints I'd worked with. I also grabbed a piece of sheet music. While rummaging, an insurance premium stub fell from a journal. I figured that needed included.

Here are the papers I worked with:



Here is the slide show. I apologize for the pages being horizontal. For some reason, no matter which way I turned them in the file, they uploaded this way into Kizoa. I will try a different photo angle next week.

This slide show has music. Mouse over the video to see the speaker icon at the bottom of the video and make sure it is not muted. 



I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this journey. I'd love to have you join us!
Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Thursday, April 14, 2016

PRIZE PACK WIN!

Back in March I entered a Blog Candy drawing over at Christi Conley's blog - Art-Without-Anxiety . We had no clue what Christi would include in her envelope. But to our surprise she drew TWO names because, like the rest of us, she had lots of goodies to share.  My package arrived on Tuesday.  Lots of goodies and most from companies I'd not heard of before.



On the left, there is a stampable photo frame on the bottom of the stack. The rest is a variety of designer papers and a package of PL style cards. 

The center stack is a large sheet of cardstock die cuts. I love the black on craft paper. They'll go with anything! plus those stitched felt flowers and dream.

The stack on the right is some organza flowers, library pocket cards, bling and a set of clear stamps. 
A yard of teal ribbon and a smaller unmounted rubber stamp didn't make it into the picture.

Christi was incredibly generous and I look forward to putting my winnings to use. 

Aside from generous, she is also very talented. I hope you'll pop over to her BLOG and see for yourself.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly