Showing posts from November, 2012

Thinking of you

    Thinking it is cold and missing the summer!!  I colored these sunflowers last summer and waited till I found a background that suited my fancy.  Here is What I came up with.  Also playing with a new camera.... the flowers aren't this bright in real life!         Tommorow I am going to a morning stamp camp and then in the afternoon a road trip with a couple of crafty friends! I hope you have a nice weekend and thanks for stopping by! Ginny        

WOYWW #182 and a lot of redos!!

It is WOYWW#182!!   The free flight trip of   craft desks around the world!   You can go here: To start your   hop!     My work desk was a little hectic today (it is Tuesday night here) I worked on a half dozen pairs of cards I needed for different people.        And needed to have my PC worked on, I kept getting a dll file error and it was slowing the works down!   My dear Husband took the time tonight to take care of it for me, while I worked at the counter top.   My First set of cards I made in part yesterday and redid today; It was an OSA challenge and I liked the idea but the card just didn't look right to me so today I redid it:    The New card was larger in size, and I added a layer on the 100# paper instead of 80# it is A7.  The next was a pair of Geisha cards ( tomorrow I am going to make cards that are not Asian themed, I am hooked on this beautiful motif!  I need to use my other rubber before it dries up)!   The first attempt was a

SAFE and then some!!

Steve   and I decided to venture out today after we walked Luke.   We went to a few stores and surprisingly enough they weren’t too crazy!   One of the stores we went to sold everything you can think of for sports, we were actually looking for binoculars for our bird watching!   As we were going by a gun Isle Steve says “hey look there you go fire proof stamp storage”!!   I looked at it and before I could say anything else about this 6’x4’x4 safe, Steve says never mind we’d go broke buying enough to put your stamps in!    I didn’t say a word, just didn’t want to say and “what about the papers!”   You just got to love my husband, no   wait you don’t have too, but I sure do!!   I'd have to change the label to 'Stamp and Ink'  Pro Series is fine! Next thing to work on tonight; our Christmas cards!  all most done! Thanks for stopping by! Ginny M

Pie round does not mean E=MC2

The Day After and I have toxic pie syndrome, too much pie makes one toxic!   Actually, maybe I have it because I didn’t eat enough!!   I hope you had a great holiday if you live in the US and for those of you that don’t I hope all is well in your corner of the world! We didn’t travel anywhere this year, with all our running around in the last 6 months we just stayed home and relaxed!   I cooked a whole big dinner and then we decided to wait for young Steve to come home from work so we could eat together.   Dinner was done at two and we ended up eating at 6:30 it was fun and relaxed! It was such a beautiful day here in New England; we went for a nice long walk.   This picture was taken along the banks of the Connecticut river, is my walking heaven.   I see bald eagles here and many other birds.   A ground hog charged me on day, I got a little too close to her den.     It was a very interesting event, she ran too me stopped at my feet and looked up with an expression that said, SHOO and

Thanks Giving

  I will enter into his gates with Thanks Giving and into His Courts with Praise   Here in the US we will celebrate what we call Thanksgiving Day, in just a few hours. Most of the hype will center around eating a bird we call the Turkey. It is a hugely ugly thing, lacking in grace and beauty. As far as I know we are the only things on the earth that try to eat it on a regular basis, or at least once a year. All of us here in the US will have many memories good and bad associated with the day, and will proceed to make many more of both natures. I would like to make one very important memory in the midst of all of this. I think it may be a most important memory, and I want to make it in the mind of God. I want him to remember me, entering into his Gates with Real Thanks Giving and entering into his Courts with Praise. When I enter through the Gates, I am leaving behind this temporal world , I am leaving behind this world of corruption and passing into the eternal , When I ent

WOYWW # 181

The is going to be a record short post for my WOYWW#180!!  I have a lot of things on my mind right now, mainly people.  For me, this is what this is all about, People.  I make cards for people, and I try to make really beautiful ones to make people smile.  My hope is if I make you a beautiful card, you will see that you are important to me, and that if you open the card I have something important to tell you.   Right Now my friend Victoria and her family in Ashdod are on my mind and thank you readers for praying for their safety, I heard from Victoria this am they are safe right now, She even posted on my blog.  Blogs are part of normal, and when bombs are going off around you normal is something you crave.  I know I lived through my house burning down, normal in crisis becomes totally awesome!  On my work desk today:  My books of people, these are my treasures, names and addresses and records, people, my world that matters, the people of my life.  and when I am done posting I will sle

In crazy times - comfort

Image Beautiful Song by Philips Craig and Dean   "You are God Alone" Enjoy


Yep, my beautiful challenge #199 for OSA was rejected ( I heard you, 'I told you so')  Okay well technically the background was disqualified.  I wasn't supposed to use the image just the colors and in all fairness I think I knew that from the beginning.  So I did want to submit something and I made a new card.  very similar to the first. With the second entry however I used glossy cardstock and a brayer which I had to make a note to self "do this more often" the background came out really pretty.  I did take more photos but somewhere in the events of he days I lost them from my camera. I tried embossing a flourish , but it was to dominate and I wasn't able to stamp over it well.  So I used a MS glittery pearl paint, brushed it on to my Bamboo background stamp and stamped.  That had the right look and texture.  It didn't over power the bird and it was easy to stamp over. I added a diamond glitter paint to it, it is drying in these pictures , still looks a l

Morning Song

Oriental Stamp Arts today offers challenge #199. This is the second time I have participated in a challenge, and I have to say I am enjoying it very much! It is making me get out of my normal M O. this weeks challenge required us to use this color palette: Isn't this pretty!! I think so and a far cry from the Neutrals I am most comfortable with. So the Challenge is to use this range of colors. Actually I liked the whole image so much I decided to use it as my background (whoever just yelled "cheater" I heard that and I hope not )!! So the next step was stamp selection which really was no choice at all because when I saw the image all I could thing of if the Dawn and if could sing it would look like this! It had to be the Penny Black Bird stamp! Next what to do with the size and how to use it. I decided on making it the background I needed to find the right complementary colors I heat embossed the birds with black pigment ink and powder and then colored them wit

India Ink and a Better Black

I’ve been looking for a cheap source for black inking.   I’ve tried making my own from art store supplies.   Beautiful Blacks in acrylic and oil based fluids.   These paints and inks didn’t work.   So What I’ve tried is good ole’ India ink.   I washed out a SU stamp pad, I love the size of these pads they fit my hand and I can ink up my big background stamps easily!   I wanted to use a water proof formula, as I do a lot water coloring with my stamping.   Normal "stamping" inks run around 5.00 per half ounce,   Good India Ink is about 24.00 for 32 ounces!! So you can see I am hoping this will be the ink and refill of economical choice! I like the SU pads, they are a great sized and the new foam hold a lot of ink.  I washed out a pad with a color called Starfruit.  The color in my opinion was a real fail.  So if the experiment didn't work I didn't loose a pad of value to me!.  I inked up one corner, wanting to see how the ink would react to the foam.  These inks have wh

Reality Check and Request

I am  posting  A request today; for my praying friends; to pray for my friend Victoria and her family. Victoria lives in Ashod and right now she has reported the bombs are non-stop.  There is a lot of fear in the city and tanks are lining up.  I would ask you to keep Victoria in your prayers for her safety and as we Christians would say, for  a faithful witness to find them and bless them!  Thank you everyone. Ginny

WOYWW #180!! No Tears Please!

It’s here , WOYWW#180 more riveting footage of what is on my craft desk!!   Well, there is a bunch of us that like hopping around the world to see what the MoJo is stirring up!!   It starts here:     at Julia Dunnit’s wonderful blog!    Enjoy!!   I thought I would put this picture in, to give you something pretty to look at from the start!   I’ve made a bunch of cards this week, but on my desk to day is a project that I started earlier,   and   am expanding!   I started with taking my Kanji Stamps of their wood mounts and turning them into cling mounts, stored in CD   cases in a tower.    The tower   took up 1/3 of my cutting desk.         That desk is shared with my cutting machines and sewing machine (yes it is a little cramped in here – not complaining,   just need to make every inch count!!)   I am running out of room and memory.   I am starting to forget which stamps I have   in my Asian collection.   So in an effort to make more room so I