Sunday, February 23, 2020

Oh Where is my mojo?

I have a small craft room, (that I am beyond grateful for)  Lately it has been such a mess that it's squashing my mojo.  Have you had that happen?  So, this weekend I worked on one card that I can't show yet and then I worked on cleaning up.    It's getting better I got a nice piece of furniture from pier one on clearance it's a galvanized thing, that has 7 compartments, so that will help store some stuff, It's not fitting well but i'm gonna try to make it work.  (my room is not even a square, it's a small office that is  a bit of a wonky shape.)   Anyway, work week is short this week, so I plan to have some extra time to play.   I hope to get a long weekend of crafting in too.  So, hopefully I'll have some stuff to share soon.    I did get a used Gemini Jr.  I ordered plates and stuff for it today.   It works really well.   Since it's used I am not sure how much more I'll get out of the plates so, I figured I better have a set ready to go.   So far I like it a lot.   really nice.  I messed up the sandwich the first time and ruined the steel plate for intricate dies.  It's now a half circle.  Not sure how I did that but hey at least I did not break the machine. 

Well, I hope you all have a crafty week.   


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I miss your face!

It seems like sometimes all I do is miss people.    Most of my friends are super busy and we rarely spend time together.   I made this for one of those friends.   None of my family live in our state either so I send a lot of cards.   

I like to take pattern paper and use that to match the clothing.    Enjoy!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Spring in February!

I don't know what is happening in your part of the world, but here in southern NJ, it's unseasonable warm.   Today was in the 50's.  This time of year is usually our coldest.   This is when we get a tiny bit of snow (that I love) but, as of now we have seen no snow, and not to many days that it's been freezing.   I bought tons of stuff to make winter cards, but without the cold winter weather I've not been in the mood to use it.   Today was so sunny and nice that I thought I'd do a spring card, with the new stamp set from unity Fresh Start.  I love graciellie design stamps (found at unity) It's on sale now and you can find it HERE!  I am not the best at coloring but I have fun and that is all that matters.   I used an old paper pack and some enamal dots on this quick and easy card.   Hope you get some time to craft this weekend.

Happy Creating,


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Unusual day poppy

   I tried another youtube video, They are much harder than they look.  I am not trying to become famous I just want to share what I love and show people how to make neat things.   In this video I showed how to emboss with water,  Real easy quick video you can see it HERE!

I used Tim Holtz, water color paper for the image stamped with versafine clair ink.  Colored with distress ink and water.   The prayer is from SSS and it's called Prayers ssd111976   The stamp is of course Unity and can be found here!

I hope you try this technique,  it is so quick and easy.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February, friends of Unity blog hop!

Good Morning Crafty friends, Thank you for joining us for another month of the Friends of Unity blog hop.

Since, it's February I had Pinks on the brain.  For this card I used distress oxide in  Festive berries, worn lipstick and Festive Berries. for the background.   I used a Tim Holtz stencil to give the cross hatch that looks like the !  The stencil number is THS099   I put down the spun sugar first then went over that with the distress microglaze, I just use my finger.  Then I added the other colors going in that triangle shape adding where I thought it was needed.   I than colored the image with the same colors but used regular distress instead of the oxide.  I added washi and the little sticker for a touch of black.  black is probably not allowed buy I like to rebel so there.  haha  The tiny hearts that are in white are a die called mini hearts set from simon says stamp.   The cute little Cuddlebug is found HERE

I'll be posting a video onto the Unity show and tell page on how I did the background.    I am not 100% sure how to do all this yet but will give it a try.  I was unable to upload it here.  Still trying to figure this all out. Here is the link to the video on how I did this background

If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please visit CRYSTAL!

Next in line is the fabulous  Dawn (not me HAHA) , and you can visit her Here!

Remember to leave a comment as you hop along, some girls do pick random people for small prizes.  We are not sponsored by Unity but approved.  All freebies are from our own pocket unless other wise specified.
Thank you,

Covid 19,

Today, I sat in my craft room trying to get things done for all my upcoming blog duties.  It was hard.   All this crazy that is going on in ...