Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOYWW #176

Happy Wednesday , and therefor WOYWW everyone! And it is a glorious one, as I'm on vacation!! So, while I do have a huge list of "to do's", I have also gotten some serious craft time in! And look, proof this leopard can't change her spots...all signs of neat and tidy are gone!  I actually took this last night right before I went down to make dinner.  There is that silly bird card,(thank you everyone for the suggestions) which I finally like. I found some cool lace at Joann's, which I layered between the background and bird.  I hit the bird with some blue over the previous brown, so while the photo really doesn't do it justice, it is very vintage-ey and subtle, and now I think its ready to go.  Now I just need a better way than the tape runner to attache the lace.
Also, a new spellbinder die I was playing around with...and in the top left, clear packaging that will be die cut for more Christmas cards. Also at Joann's I found that cool rick-rack ribbon, which up close has a gold glitter band down the middle. There is also a tapesty-ish one in cream and white...very pretty!  The box is a stamp set I had second thoughts when I first brought it home 5 or 6 years it was rather expensive..but those Thanksgiving Word Borders from Hero Arts are the best!!  So very glad I got them. Oh, and the UM rubber is a cool dove stamp from Stamp Camp; can't wait to play with that later! And screwn (?) around everywhere else, paper scraps...and they really do drive me nuts...I try to save them, never use them, and then get annoyed when looking for a color to  layer...arghh! But I just can't toss them..what is a girl to do?

Oh, and here are two cards I made for my Mother's best friends 86th birthday (they are twins).  Does anyome know a trick to get the paper out easily from this type of die?? It is quite the bear!

So, thats my desk (oh, and an empty ice coffee cup). Now head to Julia's Stamping Ground for your portal to other very busy desks!! Have a great week everyone!


  1. Kim that is one of my favorite dies to work with nice cards! You also are working with my favorite glue device ATG Pink gun, I just had to get some refills with a coupon so I was stocked!

    Tamika #124 or #123 depending on the time the links are corrected!

  2. The cards are great! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Katie #121

  3. beautiful cards , & sorry i don't have any tips for getting all the little bit out easily from the dies. Jill#51

  4. Beautiful cards. Sometimes low tack masking tape dabbed on pulls the little bits out. happy woyww, jenx 139

  5. I see my favourite glue runner and lovely lace and ribbons Kim and your cards all look fabulous. You are so lucky to be able to pop to Joanns to get supplies, the one I visited when I was in California in August had a sale on and I ended up buying paper stacks and getting them back to the UK with limited luggage allowance - but we did it LOL.
    Thanks for sharing your creative space. Happy WOYWW and have a great end to the week.
    hugs {brenda} xox #88

  6. Very sweet cards, Kim! I know some people have wonderfully tidy desks, but I honestly don't know how they manage such a mysterious thing . . .

    #137 this week

  7. Howdy,

    Very tidy - I'm impressed! Nice cards. I use a needle tool to punch out those pesky paper bits.

    Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!


  8. Welcome back to normality Honey....untidy desk! I think the word you were looking for was "strewn"! You sent your last lot of scraps to me so I am ok for now thanks!
    As for getting your bits of paper out of the die, I have heard to layer a bit of greaseproof paper with the paper works, but that would use alot of greaseproof!
    Only about 52 weeks now ey?!!

  9. What agrand sight your desk is..all on the go and all ideas to the fore, I like that very much!! There's a whole article about releasing paper from dies over at MaryAnne's blog, scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.....I think sheues freezer wrap in the more complicated cuts.


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