Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WOYWW #211 and arrived ATC's! (Brief Tuturial also!)

Thanks, as always, to the hostess with the mostest Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground for hostessing this blog hop/linky party where the curious can peek in at craft spaces from around the world. Here is mine:
Card making in progress...see my new tiny little flower dies(and the made flowers are there in yellow sitting on the card front) from Impression Obsession? Cute and cheap! You should check them out, they've got loads of cute dies and stamps, very affordable with free shipping for orders over $30, at least in the U.S., but I'm not sponsored by them or anything. :) And here are the gorgeous and fabulous ATC's that have arrived! I owe personal emails to all these ladies and am begging their forgiveness right here and right now for being so lax on the thank you's...I've fallen dreadfully behind on all computer related stuff as I'm seriously avoiding my computer chair and the pinch its putting on my back and nerves and sending me to the chiropractor(not cheap!), you see. Anyways, here they are:
The top 3 are from Ros C and the picture doesn't do them justice! The one on the card just shimmers from every direction...I tell you I sat mesmerized for 5 minutes just looking and turning and staring at it! lol But wow is she talented! The next 3 gorgeous pieces are also from some very talented ladies, from (left to right) Buttons, Ria Gall, and Hetti:
Here is my brief tutorial...How to make your own Washi Tape! This was made from a beautiful tissue paper I found at the Dollar Tree, so the cost is like $.05 for these 3 strips, each 20" long.
As you can see all I did was carefully lined up/laid down double-sided tape, using the edge of the tissue paper to make my lines straight on the first row.Then I moved over only enough so that the tape wouldn't overlap the first row and my scissors would have some room to cut and laid down another row. I repeated that step one more time for a third row then following the edge of my tape I cut the three joined rows off the rest of the tissue paper. Then I cut between the tape sections to get three strips. Here is the back, see how I left the backing of the double-sided tape on? I've even used it already but I can't show on what because its going to someone who might read this blog. :)
Finally here is an anniversary card I've made, using one of my new stamps from Impression all over the page toile scene! I love toile so much! And for a huge stamp it was very reasonably priced. This is a full sized card!
Well, this has been a bit too much time at the computer for me so I must get up and move the back muscles some! Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is having a wonderful wonderful week! :)


  1. Wow...Loving the card and those tiny flower dies. You rec'd some great ATC's. happy crafting #26

  2. Sounds like you might could use a new and improved computer chair, might be less expensive than the chiropractor. Love the washi tape and using 2 sided tape, very smart indeed! Thanks for visiting my "floor of shame" today, lol Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. I would opt for a new chair or move I. Another one that makes computer work more comfortable.

  4. Action-packed post, Deeyll, and SO early!! I'm impressed and look at me, too, responding and it's still Wednesday!!

    Wonderful desk, and ATCs, and tutorial on making Washi tape, and toile card!! Well done! Now go do those thank yous!! Yes, grandma.

    Have a wonderful week! And thanks so much for coming by to visit and leaving me a comment so I knew you came by! Darnell #20

  5. The ATC's you received are lovely. I really like the balloon card - great that it is full size.
    April #143

  6. What gorgeous ATC's you received...the one attached on a card is definitely pretty! Your card is so it. Brigita #147

  7. Fab ATCs you got....Good idea for the tape. Great card. Francesca #44

  8. Genius you - great idea for the tape, and you know what, I even have some delicious tissue paper that I bought this week! Oh my, for once I could actually achieve!! Id on't think the ATC gals will mind a collective thank you..everyone spends too long for their own good at their computers, and if it makes your back bad, you mustn't so it.

  9. Cute itty bitty flowers. I'll have check out the new dies! (Like I need more dies ..wink wink) Great stash of ribbon I see and oh!... love all your red rubber tipped clips!! Thanks for the tut on making washi tape. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

  10. lovely ATC's and a great idea with the washi tap, look for a better chair sure it will help
    have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #47

  11. Fab washi tape tutorial ! TFS I need a trip to Dollar Tree now !! Love the ATCs - some super ones there
    Happy WOYWW
    Karen #131

  12. I am so sorry for not getting to you sooner there is so much happening here it is chaos, it truly is. Wow that stamp of the balloon looks truly impressive and that wonderful home made washi tape just devine, love the pattern on the paper. Sorry about your pain maybe another ego friendly desk chair is in order. Anyways I owe you an email, but I am not finding much time for myself these days.

    Hugs Eliza

  13. Hi there. You have had some lovely ATCs there and love the tape idea.
    Your ATC arrived yesterday. Woo Hoo! It is gorgeous and love the little bitties that came with it. Thank you so much.

  14. Hi Deeyl,

    Thanks for your lovely comments about the card & ATCs I sent. I'm really delighted that you like them and appreciate your kind words.

    The washi tape is a great idea, and the tiny flowers are sweet - I've got some tiny butterflies that I love. Aren't they versatile?

    Thanks again,


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