Friday, July 11, 2014

My Christmas forest is finished

   One last batch of Christmas trees and my little forest is finished (for now anyhow  :)
   Today is going to be a project - since I was so mean as to take over my DD's room when she went off to college, I have been quilted into moving my big craft dresser back into my old space (our dining room which is where I moved her bed too but for the couple weeks a year she is here and not at college she wants her bed in a room with a door ) and her bed will be back in my craft room.....I am such a mean old Mom to take her room.....
  All for now - better get to it...maybe if we can get it done I can get some craft room time in today too.....
    Take Care

Monday, July 7, 2014

My forest of trees is growing!!!

   Just a few quick pictures before I head off to work tonight - finished off a few more Christmas trees for my growing little forest - 2 dozen finished and 6 more to go and then I am done.
   I am taking these to my booth at the craft market in Panama City next week - the last 2 weeks of July a lot of the venders got together and decided to do a Christmas in July thing - should be fun!!!
   Have a great night!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tree Farm

   A quick stop in to show you the new trees I have added to my little tree farm - 4 finished off today and base coats added to 7 more - and while rummaging around in my craft room I found 5 more candle sticks today.....I will have a good sized forest before I am done :)
   Candle sticks and /or small vase - Styrofoam triangles - matte medium (fancy modge podge - but it does try faster and with no tachy feeling that MP sometimes leaves...) and lots of ribbon and trim from my stash :) - oh and lots of hot glue too....
   Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

A pirate and his lady - For the men/boys challenge


  I am preposting for you today as I am working the last couple days and we always seem to be really busy on a holiday ....
   Our new challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers blog is one for the Men or boys and what's better for the male types than pirates and ships :)
  I used 3 different stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps for this hanging plaque.
  First the pirate is called 'Ancient one'  and the ship is of course the 'Black Pearl' both by Joanne Schempp, and the mermaid is a portion of a stamp  by Elaine Cox called 'Mermaid #2.
  I colored the pirate with prismacolor pencils and then coated him with a sepia toned lacquer from Ranger.
  The Mermaid was also colored with prismacolors and then cut to fit this old pendant I had in my stash. Coated her with a clear coat of crystal lacquer.
  The ship is stamped and embossed in black ink onto some DP of an old world map.
  I used my computer to write out the phrase and printed it out onto vellum paper.
  I really like how this one turned out - so my question is - Is the Pirate's lady his ship or the mermaid?  :)
   All for today - have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Pea Coupon and more trees

   First a coupon for you over at Sweet Pea Stamps - go check it out!!!! 25% off either dig or rubber - Awesome!!!!
   Next another batch of Christmas trees - white, pink and teal (and teal and purple :)
  I am having fun making these but not getting to the craft room today - I got caught up doing a bunch of yard work and am having to fight droopy eyelids to get this written up for you so I guess its time for my pre-work nap......
   Have  a great weekend - I work tonight and tomorrow night and then the rest of the weekend off :)....My DD leaves Montenegro Saturday am (her time) and will be back stateside very early Monday am and back home here Wednesday afternoon :)
  Take Care

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Christmas in - almost - July.....

   Well it was really hot and humid today so I didn't feel like doing yard work, house work will have to wait till Monday because with an extra dog in the house (babysitting for friends) it just wasn't worth the extra effort so after the morning walk with the dogs, I stayed inside all day - mostly in the craft room!!!
    I have been planning these for awhile now - RTA Designs in Panama City (where I have my booth - its an all handmade store - crafts and art and ect., but all handmade or refinished) we will be having a Christmas in July event the last 2 weeks of July so I wanted to get a bunch of these made up.
   I did 7 today and have about a dozen set up ready to decorate and 5 more candle sticks just waiting on assembly .....gosh knows I have plenty of ribbon and trims.
   My favorite 2 are the vintage looking ones with the old lace and trims - and just a touch of sparkle :)
   All for tonight - off o work again....sigh, no nap today, got caught up in ribbon and trim in my craft room :)
   Take Care

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Yule Ornament

   We are seeing a bit of sunshine this afternoon after raining most of the morning (which is really night for us night shift worker/day sleepers sometimes :) so I got a picture of the card I finished yesterday to show you.
  I made a Christmas card using Norma J Burnell's  'The Gift' from Sweet Pea Stamps. She is available both as a digi and a rubber stamp. Check her out here -
  I colored her with copics and cut her out with a Spellbinders die.
  I edged the layers with gold metallic pen, added a couple ribbons and some pearl drops in gold with a viva d├ęcor pen.
  She is so much fun to color - so many possiblys!!!
   All for today - back to work tonight!!!
      Take Care