Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Whats On Your Work Desk # 473 and a Freebie!

I've been missing for a month or so from Julia's World Wide blog hop of crafting spaces for the same reason I went missing for a year or so - moving!  This time I had the happy event of moving my mother from her home in Connecticut to our home in New York.  can I say I am sick of moving?  I thought at least this one won't touch my craft room.  I was wrong!  While I was away I had ordered a few second hand sets of stamps, I won't go into detail, Steve reads my blog 😆. and then there was the new cable service, new phone service and new internet service.  I am so fortunate Steve can do all this stuff and he worked so hard. Here is one of my work areas:

I was pretty tired from the move, but I couldn't wait to get back into my craft room - and find my new normal.  After two days of unpacking and rearranging the house, I got back downstairs to my little haven.

Wires all cleverly tucked away

Dry desk, a finished card for a sketch challenge


Wet desk, a DT card in the making

Using this sweet oldie but goodie stamp


Today's freebie:

It is a beautiful day here in Central New York, and we'll be off for a drive and lunch at a local eatery.
Thanks for stopping by on the craft desk blog hop, you can go here and make more stops around the world  at Julia's Blog



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Butterfly Cards For the Children's Hospital and a Butterfly Freebie!

A few more cards for the Hospital Challenge over at Christian Card Makers.

this is an oldie but goodie stamp, and the background paper is from a pad at AC Moore.

I stamped the butterfly twice to make a pop out.  Colored with Alcohol Marker and then painted with clear nail polish that has superfin golf glitter in it. 



I also made the fun batch of cards while I was in CT.  I purchase a "Kit" similar to the ones I make and just had fun making cards with a new sentiment set. 


And here is a freebie for your papercrafting:


Happy First Day Of Summer!
Ginny M

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Word Art Wednesday and Family Friendly Challenge with two sponsors!


Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! I hope you stop over to the blog and join in the fun, We have an inspiring and uplifting devotion by Karen Letchworth and another beautiful bible verse digitized by Karen Murray! 

This week we have two sponsors! Stamps at  Simply Ribbon Store and Digital images at Imagine That! you will find very high quality products at both of these shops, and some very nice freebies!

My card for this weeks verse: 


I love this verse, it has so many dimensions of meaning!  I sent this card off as a birthday card for someone very special in my life, someone who has been a mentor and helped me find balance on the potters wheel!





This is an old 'Our Daily Bread' stamp set.  I love stamping on Designer paper and heat embossing!





This weeks Beautiful Verse, What a great gift:



I hope you hop over to Word Art Wednesday and join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Word Art Wednesday and Family Friendly Challenge and a great Cowboy freebie!

Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! I hope you stop over to the Blog and join in the fun, We have an inspiring and uplifting devotion by Karen Letchworth and another beautiful bible verse digitized by Karen Murry!   

My card using this weeks verse:








And my freebie for you today:






Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in the fun!
Ginny M


Monday, June 4, 2018

A Challange to Support Families in Need and a Freebie

Over at my FB group Christian Card Makers, we are running a challenge to support a local Ronald McDonald. Each of the participators will be making 30 cards to send to the challenge hostess.  These cards will then go to the Ronald McDonald House.  The house receives approximately 50 families a week, families that will be receiving medical care at the  Levine's Children's Hospital.  I thought I would share with you the cards I am making and also a freebie for your card making.
 for my first set of cards I am using a beautiful Magenta stamp:







I heat embossed the image on designer paper and then fussy cut
I used Nuvo drops in the flower center and white pen to high light the flower petals


The cards require only one of two  sentiments 'Welcome' and 'Just for you'
I created this digital set for my groups members and am happy to share it with you




I used my Scan'n Cut after printing.
I  am glad to support these types of organizations with  my card.  I'll also be sharing the Troop cards I've been making for Operation Quiet Comfort
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Making a Fancy Card With The Best Glue Ever and a Freebie

Today I have made a very fancy card using unusual materials, I will show you the card and then share the process:


About 8 years ago a local store called the Final Markdown sold folio binder papers, 100 for $1.00  This was a faux leather finish 120# cover weight, 9x12.  It was really gorgeous, I bought at all that they had!  about 50 reams.  I sold it in my Maxam Made Studio shop, gave tons away and now I am down to the last 25 sheets.  Don't you just love coming across a great deal like that? I can't wait till the next one happens!

I made four of these cards using that paper on my Cricut.  I used the German carbide blade and the poster board setting.  I had expected the cutting to go just fine and it did.  What was more complicated was adhering the paper lace to the background cardstock with a polished finish and delicate lacework.  Using the tiniest amount of Best Glue Ever and the ultra fine writing tip I was able to precisely position the glue on the back of the lace and the background layer.  No glue squished out  - I can't stand when gluing blobs out and dries on a card front. 




                               I was also able to use BGE on this glitter ribbon, it held perfectly!


                                             
                                                       Glass glitter and pearls - no problem


                                    Using different papers and feathers - perfect hold!




                                            Having the best tools for crafting only makes sense when you consider time and effort you put into your art.  Glue is an Unsung and Unseen Hero-                                                            Just the way you want it to be! 

Thanks for stopping by and here is my freebie for you today! Digitized verse by Karen Murray

Enjoy!

Ginny M





Just in Time for Valentines Day, Plus a Valentine Freebie

 Hi Everyone,  over at FaceBook, the Christian Card Makers Group is having a weekend challenge, this week, the challenge make a love card.  ...