Wednesday, June 26, 2013

inselberg: noun

an isolated mountain
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger
Scene in Tangerine
I used all Little Yellow Bicycle products
And added some Really Reasonable Ribbon twine.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

encroach: verb

to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
Hi everyone, it's time for the Frosted Design Monday Inspiration girls to shine a little bit of sparkly polka dots for you!! 
You need to use Polka Dots on a card, layout or off the page project! 
Go HERE to play along in our challenge!
 As with all my Gift Card holders, the GC itself slides into the front of the card so the person giving it has plenty of room to write their message.

Cricut - Doodlecharms
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Our sponsor this challenge:

also entering this in:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #74 I'm Seeing Dots & Ribbon

Monday, June 24, 2013

monger: noun

broker, dealer — usually used in combination
a person who attempts to stir up or spread something that is usually petty or discreditable — usually used in combination
Ch# 13 Red, White and Blue
Begins: Monday, Jun 24
Ends: Sunday, Jul 7
Sponsor: CTMH, Lucy Kelleher
Prize: (prize to be announced)
(must have USA address)
Every time I get my Genuinely Jane Studios products ( fabulous store btw ) I always take out the GJS postcard and fussy cut out Jane. She is way too cute and I just love to use her. I cut a small slit in her hand so that I could slide the toothpick flag in.
entering this tag in:
Genuinely Jane Studio - June Challenge
Creative Inspirations - Inspired by Red, White Blue
Bo Bunny - rub ons, stickers
Cricut - Stretch Your Imagination, p. 80 ( tag )

Sunday, June 23, 2013

ransack: verb

to search thoroughly
 to examine closely and carefully
 to search through to commit robbery
 to search through in a way that causes disorder or damage

I combined the Tim Holtz- June 2013 tag

Ranger products:
Distress paints, distress stains, alcohol inks

along with
Tracy used:
You have many reasons to smile
We are all in this together
You are amazing just the way you are
Life isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn good

I just love the turquoise, lime and pink colors in this piece.
I just couldn't muddy it up with brown ink.

The backgrounds were created with my Gelli Plate. The small background piece was run through my embossing machine with the leaf stencil. It didn't show up as well as I hoped so I used some Distress stain to paint in the leaves a little so they would stand out better.

I accidentally discovered that if you apply sprays over the paint and then wipe off, they inks stick to the embossing paste beautifully. Really enjoyed that surprise. :)

The dragon fly is cut out of a shiny silver card stock so I used alcohol inks to cover the body first and then went back with the Twinkling H20's for some glimmer.
other products:
Cricut  - Art Nouveau cartridge, p. 54
Petaloo - flower
May Arts - vine ribbon
Helmar - 450
Gelli Plate
Sheena - embossing plate
Luminarte' - Twinkling H20's
Crafter's Workshop - art word stencil
Golden - Molding Paste
Higgins - waterproof ink

Saturday, June 22, 2013

comely: adjective

pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion

 having a pleasing appearance : not homely or plain

Inkspirational - #25

Eclectic Paperie - E-Team Picks Challenge - Monochromatic

All the major work on this card was done on the background. I think sometimes I can get more wrapped up when creating my own paper than the actual design of the card itself. Anyhoo....I first used Broken China along with water, spritzing, and drying, but it still was too dark. So after I finally achieved what I hope for will pass as a sky, I let it thoroughly dry and then sprayed it with my Archrival Varnish and let that dry. Then, I went over the background with a white wash to soften it up somewhat. Stamping the image and sentiment was the easiest part. ;)

Ranger - Distress Stain
StazOn - ink
Hero Arts - branch and bird stamp
Our Daily Bread - sentiment
Golden - Archival Varnish
Cute Card Thursday - # 274 - In the Summertime...
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Summer Luvin' Challenge
Delightful Inspiration - i {heart} card sketches no. 23

I colored my cool cat in with some distress stains, added a little stickle to the center of the flower on his sandals....done. :) 
Creative Imagination - pattern paper
Ranger - Distress stains, stickles
Faber Castell -PITT pens
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Helmar - 450

Friday, June 21, 2013

peccant: adjective

guilty of a moral offense : sinning
 violating a principle or rule : faulty
Creative Inspirations - Inspired by Red, White and Blue

The background to the tag was created by spritzing my inks on a piece of wax paper. Then I pressed my tag down onto the inks and dragged it through the colors and lifted it up and let dry. Then went back and spritzed the tag with water and dabbed at the spots with a paper towel. 
The polka dot swirl sticker is offset from the tag, so to keep the sticky back from sticking to everything I rubbed a little bit of baby powder on the sticky part sticking off the edge.
 ( Now how many times can I use a variation of sticker in one sentence.... 5, it seems! lol )
 Since the hemp ribbon is thick and part of my pitcher is laying on top of it, I used the LSD to lift up the remaining pitcher and stuck the twine into the glue before it firmed up. The pitcher is cut out twice, with one cut having the handle removed so that I could stamp off the base and that gives it a dimensional look also.
Cricut cartridges - Paisley,p. 41 ( butterfly )
Country Life, p. 60 ( pitcher and flowers )
Stretch Your Imagination, p. 80 ( tag )
Helmar - Liquid Scrap Dots
Inks - Fireworks, Tattered Angels
Recollections - tiny pearls
Bo Bunny - swirl, friend sticker
Really Reasonable Ribbon - hemp ribbon
Hero Arts - flower stamp

Thursday, June 20, 2013

habiliment: noun

characteristic apparatus : trappings
 the dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion — usually used in plural 
 clothes — usually used in plural
PanPastel  - #24 male theme
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 77
I was glad to see Nina, Allie, and Linda use the sketch for cards ( because everyone is submitting lay outs ) and it sure makes me comfortable when the DT thinks outside the box!

I added some of my own "special" touches, like the camouflage hunting cap to the bear and the rub on words "fun times" to the tackle box. I like adding onto stickers, it's so easy and fun to embellish them.

all stickers and rub-ons are from my stash of older than "crap" stuff
Close to my Heart - dot stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

harangue: noun

 speech addressed to a public assembly
a ranting speech or writing
Hello to all my lovely WOYWW friends, let me first say THANK YOU to everyone who has gone over to my Journal of a Lazy Dieter and left me a little "like" to show your support. Ya'll are super sweet! ♥ ( You can find the tab with links up at the top of the page. )

Today's WOYWW is brought to you by the "Floor of Shame"...enjoy! Digging out all my dirty laundry to share with you today! lol

I'll be over to snoop around....get the tea ready!

A color challenge over at Paper Smooches - Cool Shades Challenge

The small square background was created with distress sprays, which I sprayed onto a piece of wax paper and then pressed my watercolor paper onto and let dry. And the little seahorse was colored first with distress markers and then filled in with liquid pearls and stickles.
Paper Smooches - Surf and Turf stamp set
Ranger - Liquid Pearls-buttercup, stickles- Lagoon, Lime, Baby Blue ,distress markers-Broken China, Dylusional sprays-Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Lemon Zest
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Reminisce - pattern paper

demure: adjective

reserved, modest
affectedly modest, reserved, or serious : coy


It's time for our new challenge which is Angels and Demons. Now I'm not much on demons, but I love me some angels and this little gal has been so sweet in offering to sacrifice her girlish figure in the honor of your birthday! lol Thank you Dilly Beans for letting us use such great digis, they were so much fun to use and play with!

Our sponsor _ Dilly Bean Stamps
Using the digital image -#381 - Isabella Fairy
Just love this image, the only thing I had to add was an angelic halo...after all she is a saint for what she did...right? lol
I stamped her wings twice, glittering both sets, fussy cut out one, cut a slit under her puffy sleeves and then slid a little bit of the wing underneath.
Ranger - Dylusional Spray, stickles
watercolor pencil
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Golden - Archival Varnish - satin- ( good for ink jet printers!! )

entering this in:
Fab 'n' Funky - #175 Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Once Upon a Time
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Transport ( her wings transport her )

Monday, June 17, 2013

fawn: verb

to show affection — used especially of a dog
 to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner

When I saw this image being used by one of their DT members over at Card Makin' Mama's, I just knew I had to have it. It's a digital stamp offered by From the Heart Digital Art Stamps called Martini Chicks. I think it will be a big hit at the store and couldn't wait to try it out. Very easy to color it in too!
Card Making Mama's - On the Farm challenge


I colored in the images with distress stains using my water pen...and I was done...gotta love easy!
From the Heart Digital Art Stamps

Sunday, June 16, 2013

gymkhana: noun

 a meet featuring sports contests or athletic skills: as 
 competitive games on horseback
 a festival featuring gymnastics and athletic showmanship and often including pageantry
 a timed contest for automobiles featuring a series of events designed to test driving skill

Have you ever made a card just because you couldn't resist the image, only to find yourself with no place to add a sentiment? Well, that happened to me but I'll bag it up and see if it sells, lol It was a free Cricut Craft Room cut ages ago and I've been holding onto it, trying to figure out what to do with the darn thing. I'm tired of thinking about it though, so off it goes!

Card Makin' Mama's - On the Farm
Sister Act Card Challenge- #11

I love her glittery nose ring. I applied the stickles on her before adding the muzzle layer, that way I didn't have to worry about getting stickles on her face.

EDIT: Uhm, evidently I don't know my cow "parts" very well, I inadvertently referred to it as a "he" when it is a "she", thanks Francesca for pointing that out. Made me laugh when I opened my comments up this morning, you are udderly correct!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

millefleur: adjective

 having an allover pattern of small flowers and plants

( How copacetic is this? The WOTD is an apt description of the background paper I used for my card. )
Cards Create Challenge Blog -  June


Little Yellow Bicycle - Special Summer Challenge

blue suede shoes:Elvis  ( 1955 )
Blue Suede Shoes  ( 1956 )
Blue Moon of Kentucky ( 1954 )
Since we could be creative with how we interpret the 50 challenge, I went with the music of Elvis Presley from the 50's.Evidently he was a little blue during the 50's ( oh, and how I was in love with him! If I had been old enough I would have thrown my panties up on stage for him....just sayin'. lol ) So I decided to go with a blue monochromatic card in honor of the King himself.

And here is my card with it's millefleur background:
I admit, I love to hand stitch around my cards, I think it's a left over urge from my cross stitch days. I used 3 variations of the running stitch. The outside border is the dusky blue, the oval is stitched in white. Then the sentiment strip is offset with alternating blue and white floss. It's a great way to add both dimension and detail to your cards without adding bulk if you are mailing it.
The butterfly is a clear cut which I completely covered the back with glue and adhered it to a piece of white card stock and then fussy cut it out. That way the different pattern papers aren't showing through the delicate image.
also entering this in:
Fab 'n' Funky - #175 Birthday

Little Yellow Bicycle - Elizabeth Park,  ( the millefleur background paper ) Saturdays ( butterfly ) Fern and Forest Boy ( the 2 remaining pattern papers and the chipboard cloud )
Petunia Bounce - font

Friday, June 14, 2013

sandbag: verb

to bank, stop up, or weight with sandbags
  to hit or stun with or as if with a sandbag
 to treat unfairly or harshly 
 to coerce by crude means
 to conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent especially in order to take advantage of : to hide the truth about oneself so as to gain an advantage over another


Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Transportation
Fab 'n' Funky - #175 Birthday

I did have to add on longer legs to the sand piper or his beak would have been up the shrimps hoo hoo. lol And we wouldn't want that, would we?
The glue for the bicycle clear cuts is under the hubs,basket and seat so it doesn't show. The banner has a small dollop of LSD under it so it won't flatten out when it's mailed.

Paper Smooches - Surf and Turf stamps
Little Yellow Bicycle - bicycle clear cut
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine
everything else from my scrap paper stash

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rx: noun

something (such as a recommendation) resembling a doctor's prescription

Craft-room challenge - Here comes summer
( One of the things that I look for in summer are the male American Goldfinches molting out of their dull  olive green coat for a bright yellow look.That's a sure sign of summer, plus flowers too! )

Challenges 4 Everybody - #22 Anything Goes

Ranger - Seasonal Color Palette: June
Distress Paints - Broken China, Antique Linen
Distress stain - Broken China, Black Soot
Dylusions Ink Spray - Lemon Zest

I love being able to color in the bird using the stains and my water brush.

You can't see because the flower covers it up but the birdcage is sewn through the paper. The flower stems are paper that was torn using the water technique and then once glued onto the canvas is then rolled using your finger tips.

other products:

Little Yellow Bicycle - paper, canvas bird, sticker border and sentiment
Petaloo - flowers
charm - misc.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

hoise: verb

lift, raise; especially : to raise into position by or as if by means of tackle
Welcome to WOYWW, a slightly different version today. Instead of my boring desk, I will share with you one of my favorite crafting storage areas. It's located right behind my desk and has a lot of products that I use on a continual basis. If I had a massive desk, they would be up on it...somehow. From this shot you can see that I just swivel my chair to access anything back there.

I like to think of it as "organized chaos".
My white wooden stand is a laundry shelf that was made to go in between a dryer and washing machine. It's also on wheels so it can be moved easily if need be. The contraption that holds my foam paint brushes is an old toothpaste holder that is usually inside those medicine cabinets.
 I go go into a lot more detail of the things back there, but I don't want to bore you because I know you have a lot of desk to visit today, so happy snooping!


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