Sunday, April 26, 2015

Craft Room

Yesterday was move in day.  My step son, his wife and baby Ava came to live with us for 6 months. I have been very busy getting the basement ready for them. The basement is a walk out, finished off and very nice basement, but my crafts had taken over most of it.

Here is a video that will show you what I have been up to. 
This is all most my craft room. Three to four week from now shelves and cabinets will arrive. Then more sorting and arranging. I am really enjoying how it is right now.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raisin Boat Challenge #33

Oh I am a very bad blogger. Sorry!! But I am here today because it is time to join another challenge at Raisin Boat. It is Challenge #33 and the theme is Moms and Dads.  Now I know you want to make a card for you Mom for Mother's Day and your Dad for Father's Day. Both of my parents are gone so I made Mother's Day cards for my daughter in laws. See there are many ways to join the challenge. You could win a free set from Raisin Boat.   You could make a scrapbook page, an art journal page, or both, because you can enter as often as you like.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you DO use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice!  Remember, "You can enter as often as you like."

You can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. They have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used for this theme. 

Here is the cards I created for my daughter in laws.
I used Raisin Boat sets Springtime Love and Formal Phrases. These are two sets I do love. 

And here is the video on how I created this card.


Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List if you are a member:

April: Moms and/or Dads -- Current Challenge

May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

If you have any questions about Raisin Boat or the challenge please ask. And be sure to see all of the inspiration at the challenge and in the  Idea Gallery.

Have a wonderful crafty day,
Hugs,
 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Challenge #32

The challenge to you this month is "It’s a Guy Thing".  This could be a card, banner, journal page, scrapbook page, anything you may may need that has a guy theme!  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. Raisin Boat have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used for a “Masculine Theme.” This is a great challenge that will help you stock up on guy card for when my need them. The possibilities are endless!

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List:


March: It's a Guy Thing -- Current Challenge

April: Moms and Dads
May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas


Here is the card I created, but check out the Idea Gallery for well over 1,000 more samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!

Just a few of my favorite sets and some 3D paint. I am really having fun with that.
Here is the video.



I hope to see your name on the list of participants. 
Thanks for stopping,
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Raisin Boat Challenge #31

Hello I am back! We had a wonderful time.
Gary and I at the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico.

The view from our room at Ana Y Jose.

Now it is time for Challenge #31 over at Raisin Boat.
The challenge this month is "Celebrate."
I made a fun box card.

To create this card I used Raisin Boat sets; Opportunity Knocks, Urban BotanicalsStrokes of Wisdom, and Lollipop.  She added some Frayed Flower Pink and White. Then last but not least my favorite creative ingredients 3D Paint.

Here is a video to show how I created this fun card.



I hope you share your Celebrate Creations with the folks over at Raisin Boat!
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Raisin Boat Challenge #30

It is time for Raising Boat Challenge #30. The Challenge to you this month is to help you express your love.  This could be a card, a journal page, a scrapbook page, a Valentine -- anything!  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.


Remember, you can either buy OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge . We have an amazing collection of Valentines Day theme stamps and many that can be used to express love.

I created a Valentine for my hubby. 
I could not get Photo Shop to put the outside first. I have so much to learn.  I used Raisin Boat sets  Love Letters,  Sealed with a Kiss,  Playing Cupid and my favorite  red, Raisin Boat card stock Roasted Red Pepper and Brighton Beach White.

Here is the process video.



Now, please head over to the Raisin Boat Blog and share a, "Love is in the Air" creation.

I look forward to seeing what your create and good luck!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art on the Road

We had a wonderful time on our trip and made sure I took the time to art journal every day.
Here are the videos of what I created. 






Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

This post is a video of all the Rolodex Cards I have made during 2014. " Me, myself, and I,"  all on my own. A lot of people do ICADS.  I really took it to heart to do a card each day or share a card each day for a year, hoping for lessons learned. I did learn a lot, and it was a blast to do art or share art every day, 365!  But, it was hard and stressful at times when I wasn't going to be at home. One thing I learned was that if I had to work ahead and do more than one card on a day, each card got better. Another thing I learned was if I had been inspiration by someone, or  something, the card was better. 
I did surprise myself in accomplishing this goal. What is for next year you ask? I am not sure. I kinda let the Spirit lead me. We will see when It happens.

Here is the video.


Thanks for following me on this journey. Your comment, support and views have been a big help in my learning and growing.
Thank you!
 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rolodex Card A Day 365

I can't believe I made it. There were many challenges along the way. Trips, Moving my MIL twice and her passing away, new babies, cat illnesses, visits to the cabin but I still continued. 
Here is RCAD 365

Here is the process video for this card.


I really am very proud of myself. I set a goal and went after it. I did learn a lot and feel I have grown in my art. I do plan to continue doing art every day. I may not share it every day but I will share. I have a video that is a slide show of all the cards coming soon. Your feed back is what really helps me to grow. Thank you so much.
May you have a wonderful and safe New Years!
Big Hugs to you all!
Linda
Thanks for stopping, 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rolodex Card A Day 364

Day two of our trip. We are headed to Colorado today. It snowed most of the way to Lincoln NE. It was a light snow but it did start getting slippery just as we got to Lincoln. Good thing that was our first stop. It is very cold. 23 degrees was the high today. That is not with the wind chill and the wind is really blowing.

Here is the RCAD 364 that I prepared ahead of time.
Here is the process video.


I hope you enjoy this card, and that you are staying warm and cozy.
Thanks for stopping, Hugs,

Monday, December 29, 2014

Rolodex Card A Day 363

When you are watching this I will be just starting a Road Trip.  We have a professional cat sitter come in to take care of Sophie and the house. We feel so blessed. 
I will be MIA after Wednesday. So I may not be able to respond to your comments or watch your videos or visit you blog. I am taking a break but I will be back.
Here is RCAD 363

Here is the process video for this card.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!
Hugs,