Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WOYWW #165

Not too many pics this week, just the desk and a few cards. Wondering why? Go see Julia at Stamping Ground and she'll explain it all and give you lots of other links to follow! :)
First is the desk shot...I just stood up from my chair and shot downwards...so if I was like 6 foot tall or something this is what I would see when sitting and looking down! lol
Here's how I ended up using the steampunk birdies I stamped two weeks ago and colored one week ago...and that's why it takes so long for me to make a card. This card is cooler irl. The maroon area is embossed with gears and lightly sanded in places to make the gear parts stand out a little.
No sentiments on these cards yet as I'm taking some awesome advice to make them up and stamp the sentiment when I need to so I always have a card on hand, you know for "emergencies". (Yes, I mean when I have forgotten something. Like you don't ever forget anything?! haha *big smile and wink*)
Oh, that one's specific because it's for some lovely people who threw a BBQ. Threw a BBQ. Sounds like they picked up a grill and threw it, huh? Hmm, they hosted an evening get together featuring grilled burgers and such...sounds better, yah? :) Nothing on the front of that card was cut with my cricut or bigshot! And I couldn't find any printable patterns for the grill so this card was all me and for that reason I'm pleased with it, as it challenged me and I think I rose to the occasion...I mean, it does look a little like a grill, right? :)
The next card was fun to make...
Used the gear dies and one of my new stamps, that I colored in, for the focal piece, embossed the background paper in the upper left side with gears and smeared distress ink on cardstock I die cut and left blank for a future sentiment.
Side shot so you can see the middle of one wheel and the center image and the sentiment diecut all standout.
And last is one of the stamps I got a few weeks ago...just stamped it in TH forest moss? On a travel themed tag from Making Memories, I think, and tied the crinkled crinkle ribbon on, which matches better than the picture shows. I'm guessing it will get used someday for a bon voyage or enjoy the journey type card or gift.
That's all for this Wednesday. Hope you all are having a wonderful week and that your greenery is doing better than mine! My trees and bushes appear to be dying right before my eyes. Its freaky. I have never seen them do anything like this. I guess they are no happier with 115 degrees than I am. I am watering them like crazy though and it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference...any suggestions anyone?
Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely deeyll seems like you have been particularly productive. Love the cards

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    1. Thanks for dropping by lovely Lilian! Finally made it to your blog today, shame on me, and watched a few of your video's. Thanks for sharing them with us and leaving me a sweet comment here! :)

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  2. Your cards are great, love how you have colored in that steampunk bird too he is so cute. Yes we all need those cards on hand, I am a firm believer in being prepared, only because I have to walk out the door at a drop of a hat so to speak and just never know what is going on next with work. So stay 3 steps ahead is my policy. LOL Now you have also peaked my curiosity about this harmony of music and the speeding up of time, was this an article you read and where is it? I am interested in the "out there reasons" no I am not mad, just trying to keep up with things LOL. I am also glad to hear they were not throwing BBQs the meat would fall off and someone might get burnt. LOL

    Happy crafting and thanks for visiting me.
    Eliza who is #16 again. LOL

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    1. Aw, you are such a sweetie Eliza! If I could stay 3 steps ahead that would be awesome, most of the time I'm only one ahead or, more likely, one behind! lol I tried to find you the article about the harmony of the universe, and now that I tell you that I remember where one of my days last week went! I found some fascinating stuff but none of it was exactly what I was looking for. But I didn't read the original article anyways, I just heard a talk about it so...it wasn't very out there, I don't think. But I also believe there is a *lot* more to life than what we can see with our own two eyes, so maybe what I think isn't too far out there, really is too far out there? lol Hope your crafting adventures are going well and your curiosity remains stirred up and eager to discover, always! :)

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  3. hi deeyll,sorry you posted after i went to bed so missed you,fab cards and the bbq was most impressive especially as you made it all yourself,just to say i have finished my kitchen makeover now so all boxes gone from craft room so aiming to make your atc today and get in the post asap,thanks for visiting me
    kay #82

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    1. You're welcome, and thanked for the compliment ;)
      I was just so happy to see your kitchen was done so quickly so you could get your craft room back! :)

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  4. Really like what you are doing with the fab cards. I love the forest moss color ink...must check it out. Thanks for sharing. dix---

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    1. It looks that dark because I inked it over a minty green card. The minty green was all wrong for my card but the size was all right! So a little ink fixed it right up, yah? :)
      And you are welcome, and thanked for stopping by! :)

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  5. Fab share ... Thanks so much.
    Catherine 137

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    1. You are so welcome! Love your blog name. :)

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  6. You are so productive. All your cards are lovely but I especially love the last image. It is so nice!

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    1. You like the ship, huh? I really do, too, and I can't wait for someone I know to take a cruise or something so I can make them a card! That stamp came with a few other coordinating stamps I can hardly wait to use...I love scrapbook.com for inexpensive stamp sets! (I'm not sponsored) :)

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  7. OOh you're busy! I think the BBQ is as real as it should look...good outside the box stuff there!

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    1. Thank you Julia! I was pretty happy with how it turned out in the end, considering I didn't have a cut-out to trace or anything to go off, except my own grill in the front yard! Which, other than the color, looks almost exactly like the card image! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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