Thursday, November 26, 2015

Morning coffee

  Yesterday was  my day over at the paper Temptress blog -
  I used Neenah - Desert Storm for my image (think Kraft colored but nice and smooth for coloring!!)
And the base cardstock is a yummy teal color called 'teal basis' - nice and sturdy for the base or layering.
   The image I used is from Sweet Pea Stamps - and sadly yesterday was the last day to order digi's from Sweet Pea as they are closing - I am so going to miss my Sweet Pea stamps and friends on the DT!!!!
   All for me today - Take Care

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lynette's Blog hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea stamps Blog Hop!

This hop is from a loyal group of Sweet Pea stamp fans who want to let Lynette know that we appreciate all her hard work bringing us the wonderful stamps in both rubber and digi format over the years.  Thanks so very much for all the wonderful images we have collected from you!

There are some random prizes along the way, as certain blog owners have decided to include a prize, so please leave some comments along the way as you see everyone's gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp creations.

Also, the store closes at the end of the day on the 25th, so if you see some wonderful stamps on this blog hop, today is the last day to get them, so please drop by the store.

1. Sweet Pea stamps Blog (using card by Ester Berkhuysen)    

2. Holley's Blog
3. Colleen Dewis
4. Suzi Baker McKenzie
5. Cindy van Oorschot
6. Vannessa Hasty
7. Barb Poole
8. Pat Martin
9. Debbie Ebat
10. Olivia Rivera-Marmara
11. Winnie A Ludvigsen
12. Tera Thelma Borer- Fujan  (You are here :)
13. Susan Salyer
14. Danni Bindel
15. Denise Pustelniak
16. Samantha Aguilera
17. Angelique Engeldesignsscrap
18.  Sharon Rogers Http://
19. Ann Cutts
20. Hilde Larsen
21.  Jane Bradshaw
22.  Jennifer Scull
23. Margaret Ashby
24. Michele Storms Http://
25.   Ria ZonneStraaltje
26. Margo Davis
26. Kathi Rerek
28. Aletha Jane
29. Christina Gudgeon

Make sure to stop by the store -

I made up this shaker card using  Connie Fongs "Joy to the world" and colored him with polychrome pencils and used an over lay from Paper Temptress to make a shaker card.
    All for me today - Take Care

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gold shaker card

   Stopping in to show you a shaker card I made with this beautiful image from Sweet Pea Stamps and beautiful papers from Paper Temptress.
  This image is by Norma J. Burnell at Sweet Pea Stamps  - stop over there because as of Nov. 25 Sweet Pea Stamps is no longer in business. Check it out here -
I colored her with prismacolor and polychrome pencils onto cryogen white paper - from Paper Temptress.
  I used a beautiful gold paper from Paper Temptress called 'retro gold glossy luster' for the base cardstock - I also used a gold ribbon and a Hamblys overlay from the 'urban chic frames' all from Paper Temptress - check out all the great paper and such here -
  Not too much crafting going on this week - my DD got home Saturday evening and my DH's birthday was Sunday so we did brunch and then my DD and I got some groceries for Thanksgiving (my DH had gotten most of it already).
   My DS gets home Tuesday and lucky for me this will be a short work week - only 3 days :)
  I have one more project this week and then will see u again after Thanksgiving..
     Take Care

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Locker Hook rug

   Just a quick post today - I finished off this locker hook rug over the weekend. I have been working on it for about 4 or 5 months, an hour or 2 in the evenings on the couch at a time.
  Simple design that I just drew with a black sharpie and then did 5 stick squares following the line....
  It went pretty fast once I got done with my curve design - straight lines are quicker.
  All for today - craft room a callin :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Toys for Tots bike ride...

    Just a couple pics tonight from Sunday morning. My DH and DS both rode in this years Toys for Tots motorcycle run - the first 2 pics are of the two of them and the rest are just ones I got as the rest rode by.
   I was sposed to go with them but wimped out at the last minute - it was a bit chilly and my joints(hips and knees) just were not in a happy mood this weekend!!!
  All for tonight - time for some couch time with a good book for a change :)
                                                                                                               Take Care

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Seeing Splotches

   Just popping in to show you an encaustic piece that I finished off this week.
   The wax pieces are 4 by 4 inches and I had taped them all together on the backs and did them all at once and then cut them apart with an exacto knife - and then heated the edges a bit to round them off.
   I mounted them onto a green matt board and then in a black frame.
  All for today - Take Care

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas box

  Popping in today to show you my first Design Team project for Paper Temptress and tell you about the new challenges on the PT Facebook page - well I will let Pat tell you :)
Yea…the day is FINALLY here…I am sooo excited! has set up a challenge Facebook page with a lot of great prizes offered each month….so hoping you join us!
November's challenge…Holiday design challenge…no red or green!
November's prizes….Paper Temptress: $20.00 gift certificate to one winner. If you use Paper Temptress card stock, and you are the winner you will receive an extra $10.00 gift certificate. You must list the card stock used. Cryogen White is excluded.
The Stamping Boutique/Glitterbabe's: The winner will receive 2 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE: if the winner used a STAMPING BOUTIQUE or GLITTERBABE image they will receive 1 extra image of their choice making a total of 3 images.
Oozak - $10.00 gift certificate to one winner
Deadline - Dec 7, 2015 @ 9:00PM EST
Rules are listed on PaperTemptress's Challenge Facebook Page

    I used cryogen white to color the image on top of the box and the base paper on top is a really pretty 'silver ore' from the glimmer collection - both from Paper Temptress. I also used a cool overlay from Paper Temptress on top of the image - had a blue frame that matched my image perfectly!!! You can find those wonderful papers here -

  The image I used is called 'On the Mantle' by Glitterbabe and I colored it with polychrome pencils. You can find this image here -

  I used some blue snowflake paper on the side of the box and the inside is lined with felt. Also used some blue colored rhinestones and a glitter blue snowflake from my stash to decorate the box with :).
I really love making boxes!!! So much fun!!!

   All for me tonight - now to figure out what to make for super.
    Take Care


Saturday, November 7, 2015


  Just a quick post today - spent most of the day in my studio but didn't play with my wax today - managed to get 3 pictures framed...2 for the Art Week "Me, Myself and I' contest over at ADSO and one other with 4 small wax tiles I finished the last time I was in the studio. I also got my big 4 fold stand up screen taped off to spray paint on Wednesday (my next day to play - since its a government holiday...)
   This pretty purple orchid is blooming out on my porch right now - isn't he just beautiful!!!
   All for today - I will have more crafty stuff for you this week - I think I am finally getting used to this 8 hour shifts - 5 days a week work thing (just in time to change it up again because it looks like we will be starting 10 hour shifts in December - so only 4 days a week....)
   Take Care

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Studio play

   I cannot believe it has been so long since I have posted - still getting used to my new job and 8 hour shifts every weekday....thought I had it down and last week went by and I was tired and lazy all week. My only excuse is that I got my flu shot on Monday and on Wednesday got an update to my measles/mumps/rubella shot so between the 2 .....
   I do have a few projects in the works and had a good day playing at the studio yesterday - did a couple small pieces and some general cleaning and reorganizing .The  pics were taken with my phone so the last 2 are a bit blurry.
  I plan to frame these pieces - one group in 4 matching frames and the other group together in one frame so I will take pictures again then. The last 2 pics are of my studio - I added the peg board shelf so I could hang some more of my work in my space as well as my space on the wall in the 'gallery' room.
  These 2 groups are  done with 4 by 4 inch squares.
   All for today - its a rainy day here in NW Florida so I plan on playing in the craft room ALL DAY!!!!! (if there is a break in the rain I will get the pups a walk but today is for play!!!)
   Take Care