Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Grateful Heart -- Tim Holtz September 2013 Tag

I was so excited last month to be one of the winners for August's Tim Holtz tag. How Fun!! 

So here is my tag for Tim Holtz's September Challenge...I had so much fun with the layering technique in this tag. 

I used Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade for the Distress Stains. Usually I've always had an issue with not enough color but not this time. :-) 

Stencils used: Tim Holtz Stars and Cargo. Dylusions Alphabet and Luscious Leaves and Dots. TCW Mini Quatrefoil, Mini Diamonds. I applied the stars with Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste. 

Stamps: Whimsey Wings Set by Stamp Camp. Pursuit of Happiness by Stampin' Up!. 

Metal Keys from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Crinkle Ribbon by TH with matching Distress Stain colors. Small key attached with pin from SU!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WOYWW #224

Hello! It's Wednesday, middle of the work week for some, but for me it's the weekend. :-) Waiting on some people to show up and fix up my yard. I hope they get here soon!! 

In the meantime, since it IS Wednesday, I'll share my messy desk with y'all and you can pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to take a peek or join in the fun. 

I cleaned up the messiness from Halloween card making (or pushed to the side) and created another mess for my TH September tag. (I'll be posting that probably tomorrow.) Ink, stains, stamps, metal keys, the usual TH grunginess. The remote for the TV that is off the right in the picture. 

So the next couple Wednesday's I most likely won't be joining in...since I'll be on vacation in London. I found out while I'm there our American football (NFL) will be having a game there too. 

Does anyone live nearby that would want to try and get together? Next Wednesday/Friday/Monday/Tuesday I could work it in...I fly in Wednesday and will just wander around. Friday and Monday I'm using the Hop On/Off bus to see the sites, and Tuesday is free to see whatever else...maybe Harrod's, hit Charring Cross bookstores, the stamp store. Any suggestions for getting a tea set? My sister would like one and if anyone can recommend a store? Or what other souvenirs are traditional? 

Happy WOYWW!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WOYWW #223

I'm getting excited...two weeks from today I will be in London, England! I'll be there for one week. :-) I've noticed the weather cooling off already - high in the upper 60's and here it's still close to 90! 

And, it's also another Wednesday. So that means it's time to share my messy crafty desk with y'all. Head over to Stamping Ground where Julia is our "sponser". LOL. 

This week I decided to show you my "other" desk. The orginal desk I used and what it's up to now...(since my current desk is pretty much the same as previous weeks, messy with Halloween stuff). 

I had plans to also have my sewing machine up here and always out but no room. Well, there would be if I put the other 2 away. I have my Cuttlebug and I also have a Sizzix BigKick. My little Cricut is in the corner and rarely gets used. I have a wire basket full of items for my Munich scrapbook.

And in the corner closest is this....

already getting ready for a London mini album or scrapbook. :-)

Last week you saw I one for my TH tag. They send out your goodies FAST. I received it that Wednesday I think. Here's my prize:

And a quick garden/ yard share...

I was wondering why my dogs kept sniffing under the steps near my Crepe Myrtle tree.... 

I know I have lizards but this one was hiding just under the steps as I was walking up and he didn't even run from me as I was watching him. 

And luckily I didn't walk into this..

He's actually quite small, maybe the size of index finger nail. I looked it up and it's a Spiny Orb Weaver Spider. not dangerous and good to have in your yard. Weird looking though with those spikes. Later I saw him rebuilding his web. Pretty neat! 

Happy WOYWW!!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WOYWW #222

Hi Everyone! Can you believe it's September already? Fall is just around the corner. I always start looking forward to the next season towards the end of the current one. Does anyone else do this? Come end of summer, I can't wait for fall and cooler weather, yummy fall goodies, soups, leaves changing. Than winter....ahh, and than spring with all the new growth. Warmth of we are again. LOL. 

And Wednesday is upon us (actually posting a few hours early!) and I am sharing my crafty workdesk as it looks late Tuesday afternoon. Why in the crafty world am I sharing my desk? Go head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what the fuss is about. 

I have more of an angle shot today and from a bit higher up. Messy desk. Never picked up from last week. I was playing with coloring with my Copics and my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamp. She's so darn cute! I also have a colored House Mouse card with watercolor pencils. A JoAnn's opened last Friday near my house so went and did a bit of shopping: new Halloween stamps. paper, some blue/orange (Chicago Bear colors - NFL football) yarn to hopefully learn to knit, a Welcome Fall door decor. 

Under the new Halloween stamps are some IO dies I just received from a local craft store. Yay. 

And some fun outdoor stuff: 

So the other morning my dogs were freaking out by the front door/window. I walk over to the door and see my Under The Step friend staring at the door wondering what the heck all the racket is all about. I saw him eating under the bird feeder and look at those chubby cheeks. How cute is he? My little chipmunk friend. 

And some happy news....some of you already saw but I was one of the winners on the August Tim Holtz Tag Challenge!!!! How fun!! I will share with you my winnings whenever I get it. :-)