Wednesday, May 8, 2024

WOYWW #779

 Good morning, crafty friends!

Wednesday is making an appearance once again... as are the rain and storms. We're forecast for more this afternoon then I think we get a couple of days break before we're looking at rain every day next week. 

Before I forget, I'd love to ATC swap with you. Please send your email to KellyH (at) artlover (dot) com

Please do NOT use the contact for on the blog. I seldom check that LOL

I have two desks to show this week.

The actual desk:


Not super exciting. Just my art journal on top of my new mixed media mat I picked up at a church rummage sale last week. I've been tearing pages from it to work on various projects in the Art & Junk Journal on-line retreat this week. Today is the last day for the Free Pass but I bought the All Access so I have the All Access Pass Extravaganza yet tomorrow. 

Here's where I've been doing some of the work:


This is the ironing board platform at the end of my work table. I've been doing most of the wet stuff here. The bat at the bottom is actually a silicone baking/ pastry sheet I picked up at Menards (home improvement) for under $4!!!  I have tissue papers pulled to redo the collage class. I'm discovering I am just not a collage person  - at least not in an art journal standpoint but I'm going to give it one more go. 

That's it for my desk (and story) 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, May 6, 2024

MAKE IT - MAIL IT MONDAY

 Good morning, crafty friends!

For my post today, I'm sharing the entire collection of cards I made from Madison's paper challenge. I made 14 cards using 3 different One Sheet Wonder layouts. I've already started mailing some of these. Was nice to have general sentiments handy.

Group 1 featured Petal Pink bases. The large petal flowers on the top left card were made from the Stampin' Up! 4-leaf clover punch. The card on the top right used one of the retires flower punches.


Group 2 featured Melon Mambo. Since the paper featured flowers, I used the Stampin' Up! medium daisy punch (retired).


Group 3 featured Tangerine Tango as a base. the floral border is Poppy Flower from Studio Light. The Shamrock punch was used as well as a swirl  embellished with black enamel dots and various sentiments from my stash.
 


That's it for me today. I am taking part in a 3-day on-line Junk Journal Retreat (even while Bob is home!) so will be squeezing in posts as I go. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly





Wednesday, May 1, 2024

WOYWW #778

 Good morning, crafty friends!

Beautiful day in the Ozarks. I've sent Bob off to spend the day with his buddies from IA. He took a roaster full of pork steaks and gravy and some minute rice to cook when they're ready.  As soon as I sit for a few minutes I'll get the cinnamon roll dough started.

My desk:


I finished up a challenge item for Madi's Spectrum Art Creations & Friends FB group, filmed the video then was done for the day.

This is what I made:

You'll find the inspiration video -- > HERE. Madi's is 3x4 I believe (perfect for putting into a junk journal for journaling spots) but I wanted something larger that I could put in my planner. I'll use the pockets to tuck the challenge detail cards from the FB group. We have challenges - usually 4-7 - that go from the first of the month to the end of the month. Madi's plan is not only for us to buy products but to USE THEM! Cool concept, right? LOL

Mine measures 6x8 with 5 pockets. In Madi's video you'll notice her entire base is also a pocket. I made mine to just be a flat base. Except for the charm and brads, I used all Stamperia products. the papers were from the Artelier paper pad. 

You'll find my video explaining better ---> HERE.

Okay. I promised you Clematis pictures this morning so here you go:


Little Duckling


Fuschia


Purple 1


Purple close up

I always wanted Clematis and am so happy to see these beauties flower every spring.

That's it for my desk (and story) this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over toStamping 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, April 29, 2024

MAKE IT MAIL IT

Good morning, crafty friends!

This post is going to be short today. I didn't sleep well last night, have a headache this morning and just want my pillow for a couple of hours before I start a full crafting day.


This is one of five cards from a One Sheet Wonder. I'm taking part in a challenge at Spectrum Art Creations & Friends FB group. Madison sent us three sheets of paper. (2) 6x6 and one was about 4x7. This is from the 4x7.

The challenge deadline is tomorrow night so I have several to finish as well as at least one more of Madi's challenges I've been wanting to do. I just need to see where what I want to make fits in with the challenge - right after my nap!

Creative Blessings1
~ Kelly

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

WOYWW #777

 Good morning, crafty friends!

I do love that number!~ 

If you're in to numerology, here's the meaning behind 777:

"linked to self-discovery and personal growth. Take time for yourself and embrace the solitude. Tune out distractions and contemplate your direction in life."

Go create and spend time with your best friend - YOU!


Remnants of the Make It - Mail It post I did on Monday. You can see them by clicking - HERE

I didn't get pictures take of the Clematis today. Will try to do that for next week. I went back to bed this morning. LOL

That's it for my desk (and story) 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, April 22, 2024

MAKE IT - MAIL IT MONDAY (photo heavy)

Good morning, crafty friends!

Remembering I had this post to write is the only thing that got me out of bed this morning. Earth Day 2024 and we started out with 32*F!!  I've heard it's what they call a 'blackberry winter'. Yep, mine are blooming. So are two of my Clematis. I'll have to check them after bit. Little Duckling hasn't bloomed yet but I'll need to walk out after bit and see how the other two fared.  

A few weeks back, I showed a tub of misc. card kits from when I was part of the Card Chicks group. Every month, each of us would take turns sending a kit (standard sized envelope's worth) to every member of the group. For the next several months (yep, I have that many left to work on), I'm going to be pulling one envelope at a time and seeing what I can make from the leftovers. 

This week's kit came from Terry Serman in Cranberry Twp. PA August 2020.  

I know I made 1 card from the kit as there was a single sentiment cut out from that particular image sheet. Here's what was left in my kit:


Lots of happy colors to play with. In the back you'll see I selected some Stampin' Up! cardstock colors I thought would pair well. I did not use them all. They were Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry.

Let's take a look at the cards:


I started by cutting the larger of the pattern papers to 4" x 5" and matting that with black (to bring out the zebra a bit more). then mounted on a Crushed Curry card base. I fussy cut the sentiment from one of the pattern sheets then backed with Crushed Curry. I raised that up with dimensionals. The red ribbon was from my stash. 

Card 2:

I used the balloon paper as is straight onto the Crushed Curry card base. Then I used a remnant of the pattern paper and glued that near the bottom. The sentiment is from a stamp set called One Liners.

The lion was fussy cut out. I matted him to a piece of Pool Party then Whisper White. The lion and the sentiment are both popped up with dimensionals.

Card 3:

This one I had to play with a bit more to get something I was happy with. The sentiment was from the kit. I punched it out with a scallop square punch then layered on whisper White. I used Stampin' Write markers to color the lion. He has dimensionals to pop him up from the Crushed Curry mat. The dots were from the kit.

Here's a product list from the kit of items I used:

Lion: Taylored Expressions Mane Event
Pattern Paper : Pebbles happy hooray, party animal, candy shoppe.
Balloons Paper: American Crafts Balloons
Enamel Dots: The Paper Shoppe

I did note this was the kit that introduced me to wobblers. 

That's it for me today! I am working on our pantry the rest of the day before I get in a large grocery haul this week. With Bob retiring in less than 18 months, I'm on full out mode to stock the pantry with lots of shelf-stable foods we love. 

I probably won't have another post until Wednesday then hopefully, a video link up on Friday.

Creative Blessings!
~ Kelly








Wednesday, April 17, 2024

WOYWW #776

Good morning, crafty friends!

776 - has a nice ring to it. 

My post is sparse this week, which I know Miss Julia prefers but we have so much fun getting to know one another in longer posts.


A bit blurry this morning as I haven't even had my lemon water yet. 

the remainders of a video I did yesterday for #TryItTuesday showing how to use your Nuvo Drops, Liquid Pearls and Stickles. You can see the full video ---> HERE  The Stampin' Blends are from a recent order and need labeled then put in their slots. The overall table really needs a tidy but I've been so busy finishing up the 533 stamp sets (yes, I added a Sentiment collection from Stampin' Up! on that order). I'm down to just labeling the dividers and putting them on the shelves. I'll link that video below:


That's it for my desk (and story) 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