Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WOYWW 464


I'd like you to meet my timber kitty, Tabby. Tabby wandered into our yard from the back timber last summer. She is approximately 2 years old and weighing in at  8.5 pounds. Tabby fast became a indoor/outdoor kitty and is my shadow. Our only issue with her is since getting her fixed she has become very territorial and won't have anything to do with Goddess or Spirit. Goddess just gives her a wide berth but I can't have Tabby and Spirit (my 5th generation panther) in the same room unattended and a spritz bottle handy. We don't herd cats, we play musical rooms making sure we know where everyone is located before leaving the house.

Okay.. what you came to see:


Update on Bear. He took the last of his antibiotics on Sunday night but we can't get him in for surgery until next Tuesday so the doc and I agreed to put him on the pills to avert infection moving back in and having to postpone the surgery. 

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TUESDAY - Card Chicks


Isn't this pup adorable? He's from a company called Your Next Stamp. The stamp is "Blossom". Very appropriate. Has a Bambi-esque appearance.

I started with the striped DSP then auditioned cardstock colors. I found SU colors Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride worked well.

Next, I chose Sketch # 218 from Operation Write Home then tweaked it a bit by adding a mat under the focal. I cut that from Soft Suede at 3-3/4 x 3-3/8.

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The sentiment strip dimensions are incorrect. I cut one 3/4" x 2-1/2",  used the banner punch from SU.

HAPPY EASTER is from the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin.

I had a blast making this card so as soon as I hit post, I'm going to slide the computer back and use up the rest of this kit. I'll post them soon.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WOYWW #463 - Bear Update


There's my desk.
All of  my tools are back in place across the back, laptop where I left it last night after typing up labels for the new SU cardstock colors. You can even see the clean sofa (except for dog toy) in the background. After uploading a video later this morning, the laptop will be moved out of the way to get cards made. I'm also hoping my Paper Pumpkin kit arrives today. It's all about the sea... anchor, life buoy, lighthouse, etc. One saying says 'You are my anchor'. I want to get a card made and tucked into Bob's pile of mail before he gets home tomorrow. He's been gone 45 days.

Update on Bear - On Friday I found what I thought was an abscessed canine so made a vet appointment. Monday morning's visit went very well. He doesn't have an abscess but a growth on his gum that is common in large breed/ older dogs but his canine is cracked. We figure that is what has been making him so miserable. Aren't we all when we have a toothache?  He is on an antibiotic and a pain med 2x a day and is more like my teddy bear. Other than the tooth issue, he got a clean bill of health. Once the infection is cleared up, I'll take him back in for dental work. I'm so happy he trusts me.

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for my precious teddy Bear.

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TEAPOT TUESDAY - National Siblings Day

Finally getting into some Teapot Tuesday posts. April 10th was National Siblings Day. I had one person in mind for this card, but it wound up being for someone else.

I thought I'd pull out a set I'd not used yet. There are a few of those on my shelf.  I wasn't sure I even liked Hey Chick but I thought my eldest granddaughter would get a kick out of it. So I picked up the free set from the 2017 Occasions Sale A Brations.

For designer paper, I went with Botanical Gazette. A retired DSP from two or three years ago. I thought the honeycomb background held a chicken wire effect. After I had the card together I realized I could have embossed the Certainly Celery panel with the honeycomb EB folder. There's always more cards.


Monday, April 16, 2018

COLOR CHALLENGE - April

Can you believe it's time for the April Color Challenge already? Where is this year going!

April brings to mind, Spring... Spring Cleaning, Easter Eggs, First Flowers... So I found this image on Pinterest:


Soft, Springy... perfect for our challenge this round.

I chose to work with the softer pink/ lavenders this round. 
I went with Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Wisteria Wonder. 


Painted With Love DSP carried 2 of these colors and paired well with the Wisteria Wonder.


Fairy Celebration seemed like the perfect stamp pairing with these colors:


And here's my card:




I can't wait to see what you come up with!

RULES:
There aren't any rules. You may use any company product you like. My only request is if you use a stamp or something special, link to the company so we may add to our stash, too :-D

KEYWORD: KCC18APR





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WOYWW #462

First off, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for Bear. He is doing better:


Aside from his age (he's almost 14 - long life for his breed), I really think he got depressed from the nasty wet weather that kept him in his dog house for so many weeks at a time. The days he's able to be out in the sun, he does better. By Friday last week I truly thought we had hit the end. He had stopped eating. I had the vet come out on Saturday morning. Of course, Bear had eaten and was up moving around and wagging his tail, albeit a bit slower than he used to. Doc Mike said he seemed happy and to let him be happy as long as he had left. So that's what we're doing. Most days he has picked at his food, if he ate at all. Yesterday he cleaned up everything I'd given him. 

My desk this morning:


The fabric in the back corner will be put to use tomorrow. The brown and the dark print will become swags here in the studio. After over two years, I finally hung the brackets last week. The yellow and the blue print will be the spring cafe curtains for the kitchen. I won't need those this year, as I've already hung the summer curtains. Our local quilt store took part in their Spring Shop Hop last weekend so I got a a nice price on quality fabric. That print has all the colors of the spring towels/ dish rags I bought this year.

Okay.. to the right. That stack of Stampin' Up! sets are all the ones I lost in the retired  list. I dropped my 'current' sets by a third. I only buy stamps I know I will use so these will just go into 'general use' and will be showcased here and not on the SU blog. My everyday planner sits on top. 

Stuff in front, my laptop, fluffy coffee, SU planner and general office stuff. Oh yeah, and my morning fig newtons.

Since some of you think my desk is always clean, this is what it looked like before I started a deep clean of the space last Saturday:


I pulled everything off the desk last week, sorting/ pitching as I went. Stuff is sitting on the sofa now waiting to go back into place but thought I'd take advantage of the empty desk top to cut my fabric


That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!
~Kelly




Monday, April 9, 2018

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - En Masse Journal

Good morning, ladies.

I'll be back around noon with a progress picture but I wanted to get something here so you'd know to come back. I should have been working on this post yesterday but I was busy clearing off the work table. The space needed cleaned/ reorganized and I'm still on the hunt for those dies.  4500 steps later, the work table is completely clear. I'm going to glue the junk journal pieces into place, take pictures then load them on Kizoa. I should have that all done by noon.


In the mean time, if you con't remember the En Masse Journal, click HERE to go to the original post.

This is the pile I've been collecting for the past week. As I came across something, I clipped the item down then tucked it into the journal so I wouldn't lose anything.


I started by dividing everything out into categories:


Window Envelopes.
I don't include the whole window area. I just like the different insides. So I punched them out with my Fiskars Octagon punch.


After gluing them in, I realized I had two pages for this. One has them punched out with the banner punch. Not sure if I'll combine or just fill both. 

I did the same thing with company labels:


After gluing them all onto one page:


I realized I had separate pages for food labels and company labels. Oops. Oh well, they will fill up fast.

Postage stamps:

Became this:


While this might seem like an odd project to some people, this is an interesting way of documenting a life. With a flip-through future generations will see the type of products we used, stamps, and all sorts of ephemera that show how we lived, what our interests were, etc. This is our Smithsonian. :-D

Creative Blessings!