Wednesday, July 14, 2021

"It's My Wednesday Share...Come See"

 Hello, hello, hello, crafters, visitors, followers, and viewers.  Happy, happy Wednesday, July 14, 2021 to you.  I hope you are enjoying whatever activity you are involved with.  If you're on the east coast in the USA I hope you're staying hydrated and limiting yourself from the direct sunlight.  If you are in the triple digit region of the USA where temps are more than one hundred degrees, please be safe.  

How many of you saw, heard or read about Richard Bronson flying into space?  Would you want to take that trip?  I believe the price tag to go is $250,000.00.  I could really do a lot more with that amount of money than to spend it on a trip to see space.  That is just me.  I've been on a plane several times and I'm not sure a trip like that would be my cup of tea or coffee (smile at me).  If you can afford it and would like the adventure, then have a go at it.  Get ready and be the ???? person in line.

I always try to share at least once a week.  I have dropped so far down from posting constantly on a daily basic.  Life happens and I just can't get myself back to what I used to do.  Anyway, it is Wednesday and I'm trying to share some cards with you.  Take a look and be inspired.:

This was my "fun crafting day" last Thursday.  I like doing funny projects like this every so often.  If you happen to see Collage Paper and die cut books from Studio Light (art by Marlene), then, have some fun creating.  That's what I used.
I've been inspired by a lot of crafters on Instagram posting their selections from Dollar Tree.  I was surprise to find a minimal selection of items at our local store.  I'll keep checking to see if new items will be stocked in the future.  I found this lovely sticker sheet and made a nice card to send to the soldiers.
This beauty was made with a die from Honey Bee Stamps and a die cut from 
AliExpress.  The coneflower has about three layers.  I used foam tape to give each one dimension before placing them on this card.  I used diamond glaze to adhere seed beads to the top.
As you can see, the planter and the butterfly are from Sizzix (Tim Holtz) .  The background is watercolor paper.  Those flowers came from Little Birdie.
My first "Christmas in July 2021 card.  Lace, a Sizzix flower die as well as the "Merry Christmas die" from Sizzix,  makes this card an eye catcher.  This will be shared on https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.som.
It's Wednesday and I always try to participate with the ladies at Splitcoaststampers.  Today's sketch is SC862.  I used paper from Heartfelt Creation along with Sizzix die cuts to make this card.
I hope one or serval cards will inspire you to create.  I'm interested in seeing your Christmas in July creations.  Please share and tag me so that I can be inspired.
Thanks once again for the love,
Lois


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Christmas In July...I'm Late

 Hello, hello, hello to all my crafty friends, followers, visitors, and viewers.   Have you started your Christmas in July projects?  It could be a card, a wreath, a pocket envelope, 25 gift boxes, etc.  I haven't as of today, July 7, 2021.  That means I'm already 7 days behind.  When will or will I start in July?  I very much want to participate in Christmas in July regardless of all the other things I have to do.  I am going to make an effort to pull out my Christmas dies and stamps and attempt to start not today but tomorrow.  If my supplies are in my craft area, then, I can make a start.  Join me in this adventure.  I still have planners to finish,  bracelets to make, as well as clay projects.  Will I get them done?  Yes, I will.  They will not be finished in July but they will be completed before Christmas in December.

Here are my most recent projects:

"With Love" collage using Tim Holtz dies (man and clock) and other bits and pieces.

"Thinking of You" using torn paper and an Inkadinkado stamp.

This is tag time with the gnomes. You know "There's Gnomebody Like You".
I started with light blue paper and use modeling paste and a stencil to highlight the background.  I added bits of washi tape in certain areas before die cutting and coloring my images.  This was such a fun little project to complete.

"Live Everyday To The Fullest".  This has been my motto since last year when we lived in and through the pandemic.  Each day is a blessing and one never knows when God will call us from this side of the universe.  Many people have transitioned from this side including my oldest sister.  Her death was caused by another driver running into the car she was riding in.  Live each day as if it is your last one.
I'm entering this card over on this website:  https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

My Wednesday sketch challenge from Splitcoaststampers SC861.
I used paper from Simple Stories 6 x 8 paper pad called "Sunkissed".  



I hope you've seen something to inspire you to craft today.  If all goes well, then the next post will have projects geared toward "Christmas In July". Come back for the show.

Love you,
Lois


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

"It's Getting HOT Out There"

 Hello, hello, hello to my crafty friends, family, followers and viewers.  Living in the USA on the east coast is quite crucial if you have to work outside.  Our climate change in temperatures is going up and up each day.  If we don't get outside early in the mornings and late in the afternoon (almost dinner time) to do yard work, then, it becomes impossible to stay outside more than thirty minutes.  What's it like in your neighborhood.  Hot, cool, snow, rain or you just don't want to talk about it.  Today is the last day of June and we really haven't ventured into the stormy, hurricane weather.  We still have two more months to deal with mild to severe weather conditions.  Whatever comes out way, we pray that we remain safe and secure.

Projects to inspire you:

You Make Me Smile (yellow and blue) with die cut leaves, scroll background die and prima flowers.

Live The Life You Love
embossed background, die cut looped borders with lace flower attached

tri fold card with stamped jars (fussy cut), lace in the inside and using prima flowers

city scape die cut background, die cut car on a Prima paper background
I didn't know that a lot of women love old cars.

slim line card with brick cut out and lots of butterflies to keep us dreaming into the new month

SC860 sketch from Splitcoaststampers
Ciao Bella paper, Tonic Studio paper, with die cut butterflies and a dragonfly.
I will submit this card over on the https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com site

Thank you for you continued support and kind words of encouragement.  Keep coming back for inspiration.

With love,
Lois

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Card Inspiration

 Hello to all the beautiful people on this June 23, 2021.  The question for today is, what inspire you when you craft?  Is it colors, a picture, encouragement from others, a style or a tutorial?  Many things around us or from our search on the internet gives us that inspiration to create.  Just last week while surfing Pinterest I fell in love with a midi dress for the summer.  I didn't want to pay for the already sewn item so I started looking for the pattern.  When I finally found the pattern, I didn't want to pay $19.00 plus shipping just to have the pattern in my hands.  I waited until I could get to a JoAnn shop to search the pattern books to find something of the same or similar to what I wanted.  Viola`, I found one in a McCall's pattern book and with the sale and coupon explosion on Saturday, I paid $1.99 for the pattern.  The material I picked out to make the dress was $7.99 on sale.  I'm so excited to cut out and make me this summer dress.

Here are some cards for you to view and to also give you inspiration to make for yourself: 



Use this one to send to someone who is going through something
Use this one for encouragement.  Large, big things are not always important.

What path have you chosen for yourself or someone else?  Follow it when you find it.

A fun card to brighten someone's day or to give when they are celebrating a birthday.

Each week there is a death in someone's community.  We don't always want to use "With Sympathy".  Try other sentiments that mean the same thing.

This card can be seen here and also at Splitcoaststampers SC859.  I will also post this to https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.  


Get inspired to make a card, paint a picture, sew a dress or make a different meal.  Many things are out there to get you going.

Love, 

Lois

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Father's Day Is On The Horizon

 Happy Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  How are you and what are you doing exciting?

I've not had a vacation this year or last year.  The pandemic seems to be quieting down in many parts of the world.  Many other people are posting their get out of town photos and places they have or are going.  Before the summer is over, maybe this lady will venture to another state or another place for enjoyment.

Have you shopped for that special Father's Day card or gift?  My father transitioned when I was about six years of age.  So I haven't had the opportunity to give a card to him for this occasion.  My husband does not require a card or gift from me .  He only looks forward to something from his two daughters.  I simply tell him that I'm thankful he is the father of my children and the grandfather to our granddaughter.  We are at that stage where you've been living together and have bought things that we really want without waiting for gifts during special days.  We get and give all year long without a special need.  Your father, husband, son-in-law may be different and is looking forward to the unexpected on Sunday.  Also, on Sunday, it will be the first day of summer.  He just may need a new pair of shorts to wear for the heat that will be coming our way.  Just make his day very enjoyable.

Ten cards for your viewing and inspiration:

Dies, dies and more dies to complete this card.
A stencil, some distress inks and stamps were used to create this card.
Look at my homemade flowers.  I thought they came out spectacular.  What do you think?
Tattered Lace die cut.
Ladies and gentlemen, check out the craft department in your local Dollar Tree.  There are some very nice things to craft with.
This card's background was made with watercolor inks.

I am adding this one to https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
This one can be seen at https://www.splitcoaststampers.com

Thanks to all the beautiful people who continue to view and support my projects.
Love,
Lois