Wednesday, 7 March 2012

WOYWW #144

Seems like this week flew by...I was feeling a bit under the weather for a couple of days.  As luck would have it, I think I caught it from the grandkids! Throw in my birthday and the Bday celebrations and the week really did speed by.

I did get started on colouring my stamped images from last week. I'm about half way done. I even  have a couple of the tropical bird cards laid out, ready to glue and assemble. I still have to choose bling, buttons, etc to finish them off. I am looking for a sassy birthday greeting or verse for it! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
The last tropical bird will become a  Christmas card for some friends who are going to Mexico (with all their children and grandchildren) for Christmas. I'll have to work in some Xmas PP and maybe some Xmas lights on the palm tree.


That half of the other images from last week that are coloured, are still not cut out yet. Yes, I know, I have been a bit lazy!  I have come to live with the fact that I am S. L. O. W.   Maybe I can blame it on being older now...teeheehee

Now in typical Scrappymo! style, even though I have a ton of things to work on, ( I'm still slogging through the hair pretties from the last couple of weeks) I started a new project. Crazy, I know!  I was at the local dollar store and spyed a huge, canvas butcher type apron. I noticed right away that the canvas was really stiff and heavy. I immediately thought of running it thru my Big Shot with the Timm Holtz flower die and then embossing each layer a different pattern. You may remember the ivory card I posted where I made blooms like that from cardstock.

So for $2.00 I got 13 large layered flower, 15 leaf sprays, a ton of medium 2 layer flowers, and a bunch of left over bits to combine with other fabrics for even more. Seeing my die was going to need delinted after this, I went ahead and also rolled out some more in coloured burlap (from my previous burlap purse post).  Boy oh boy, was my die ever covered in lint! A few rolls back and forth with the lint roller and it was right as rain.
Here is a finished triple layer flower in the canvas. I will use it for a scrapbook page and combine it with a couple of the smaller sizes. The rest will make great scrappy gifts for girlfriends,  maybe in groups of three assorted flowers with a leaf spray.
Lastly, I strayed from Starbucks and tried out the coffee shop within my IGA grocery store. Right away I noticed that their coffee had even prettier sleeve holders than the Starbucks ones I so carefully save and reuse. While I had the Big Shot out, and my room was a mess anyway... I cut out this little bird and branch from the IGA sleeve. I used the Stampin Up punch. The clouds above it are left over bits of the canvas project above. I am trying out different shades of chalk on the edges.

Off to peek at what is on the work desks of all the others crafty/arty bloggers. If you would like to join in, you start with the gracious Julia,  at  http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ who started this What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Be sure to  leave her some bloggy love for hosting us, and then chek out all the other desk linked to her post.

50 comments:

  1. Looks a lot like what I have been doing! Come on over for a visit!

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  2. Im loving what youve done with the canvass .flowers look lovely.
    Have fab Woyww and creative week ahead
    hugs judex 9

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  3. I really like the look of thos flowers. Regards, Anne #86

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  4. Hi there Scrappymo, ah some awesome ideas here on your desk today, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #32

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  5. Love those canvas flowers FABULOUS!!Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  6. Love all those flowers, it sounds like you have had a busy week! Belated birthday greetings to you, I hope you enjoyed your special day :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

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  7. OOOdles of lovely flowers...great effect with the canvas ! and such an original festive card! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW...Sarah at 1

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  8. You've been busy! I love how you are always thinking of using things in ways other than intended. Great find with the apron and the flowers look awesome! Is some misting or inking them in the future? Dani33

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  9. Well - you've done well! The flowers are lovely, what a great alternate use for an apron, and penny saving too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks for visiting! How crafty are you! I love those flowers! They will look awesome in a layout or whatever crafty project is their destination. Happy birthday!!! and hope that you get over your cold.Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda 35

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  11. Happy belated birthday! I love how you spy things while shopping in "normal" stores that you can use in crafting, I never would have thought about the canvas apron, that's so smart of you! The coffee holder, yeah that's a find! waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

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  12. Lots going on those flowers are fab. Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I'm off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I'll get round today? Zo xx 60

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  13. Glad you are feeling better. That is a beautiful card, fun to see how you made it!

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  14. Heh, you dont have to blame last week's half-finished image on being slow. You just went in a different creative direction! That's how I justify my unfinished projects, anyway!

    I'm rushing off to my local dollar store for a canvas apron - what a brilliant idea! Have you tried misting it yet?

    One last comment - how was the coffee?! I'm not a Starbucks person (although I did try the blond roast recently and was happy with it) but I am definitely a coffee person. It's one of my major food groups! Haha.

    Cheers,
    Susan #49

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  15. Brilliant! I would just see an apron, you see flowers :) Sorry to hear you've been feeling too well either, hope you perk up soon and that you are having a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #21

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  16. Loving your work space-- what fun flowers and I love that bird!!

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  17. Brilliant canvas flowers and so cheap too! Love them all laid out like that. Happy belated birthday too.

    Hugs
    Brenda 6

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  18. What an awesome idea to use the canvas apron!!! Very clever :)

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  19. Wow, you are one busy lady...I love those flowers and you really have a lot going on. Great though nothing better than having a room full of crafts...Now I am heading over to check out all my dollar stores for things to run through my big shot...joann sassy raggedy

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  20. You have been busy - cute little flowers! Sarah #143

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  21. You're so busy!Happy belated Birthday to you - hope you had a lovely day!
    Those flowers are awesome, what a fantastic idea.Brilliant idea, wish we had a dollar store like yours, it sounds great!
    Jo x
    #95

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  22. Its crazy where we get our inspiration from.

    Love your flowers, that die has been on my wish list for a while now.

    Thanks for the peek.
    Tracey

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  23. Well aren't you something! I went to a Family Dollar store last weekend and found a few fun things -- I will add looking for an apron on my list! I love the looks of the flowers!!! Very cool.

    The bird is too cute!

    Thanks for visiting me earlier today.

    Hugs,
    Kay
    #30

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  24. Love love your flowers, what a wonderful idea. To use an apron to make flowers. #36

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  25. Your card is lovely.
    I like your idea on using the apron, it really did emboss nicely.
    I save those coffee sleeves(I call them hot chocolate sleeves as I don't like coffee, teehee). I also pay attention to the type of cardboard they use. I like the thin ones like you found :)

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  26. Hi,

    To add my candy to your sidebar you need to do the following.

    Save a pic of the candy on your computer. Copy my URL (blog address) go to your design area. Add one of the picture gadgets and fill in the blanks.

    good luck, Marjo
    psst you can always go to blogger help for info on how too's

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  27. What a brilliant idea to get that canvas apron for $2 and use it for die-cuts! It would cost a fortune to buy that many canvas flowers pre-made! I hope we will get to see the projects you use them on!
    xoxo Karen #179

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  28. Ah the skill of a crafter, flowers from an apron - and such great flowers too, marvellous stuff. I like the lighter colour of the IGA sleeve, I get and love the idea of recycling, of course, but not everything has to look recycled all the time, huh!

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  29. What a a great way to get a lot of neat flowers! Very clever and your card is wonderful too! Love the tropical colours!

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  30. Wow, you have been busy! What a top bargain with the canvas hanks for popping round my blog too. I used Ranger's colourwash sprays to colour my canvas flowers; a very messy process! So if you do try something then make sure you pop them in a box before you spray. I'm not going to have time this weekend but was going to do a step by step tutorial next week... Hope you have a good weekend.

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  31. That was a great idea to use the canvas apron to cut out flowers, I think I have some canvas around here somewhere, I'll have to try that. I sent you an email regarding the birds you offered to stamp for me. Barb #116

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  32. Really LoVe your tropical Christmas card! Seeing all your tattered flowers I really MUST get the die for my machine ... think it is a necessity now! Thanks for dropping by my blog ... it was a pleasure having you visit and your kind comments about my string crosses have encouraged me to carry on ... I love the effect but some people have raised their eyebrows and queried my use of string on cards! Love Debbie xXx

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  33. Now see flowers on the desk, flowers on the mind! I know what you mean about the rain and at least the cold on the weekends, it didn't really snow here this year just cold rains. Those garden plans in the head are wonderful aren't they! No aching muscles, no scratches from briars, no sweat and dirt filled socks..Oh who am I kidding I love it all lol! Have a great weekend, see you next week!

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  34. Great use of the canvas apron! The flowers came out great. I also like you bird card, it has me daydreaming about summer. Linda #174

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  35. Great peek at what you are upto. Love the flowers, hugs Erika.

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  36. Your card is lovely and the flowers came out fab
    Anne-marie no 17

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  37. Happy belated birthday! I love the idea of a tropical Christmas card, so fun! You always find the best deals at the dollar store, I'm so inspired by your finds!!

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  38. Hiya! Well the card blanc I used was folded in half and mesured 5.1/2" X 5.1/2". you score one half at 2x3/4" inches then again at 4" inches then again at 4.3/4" inches, does that help? Hope so! Have a play & see if it works for you :)
    Lavinia
    x

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  39. Hi Scrappy Mo, I have left you an answer to your questions on my blog http://bollyanne.blogspot.com/ under WOYWW - hope you get it!

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  40. great idea to cut up an apron! I am saving a burlap rice bag for the same reason!

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  41. Oh my you have been busy!! And what wonderful things you've been creating. I'd never think of being as creative as you are - I tend to go for the pre-made things!!

    Thanks for the advice on my blog, I hadn't thought of looking in Charity shops for pearls / beads for stick pins.

    Look out Charity shops - here I come!!!

    Hope you have a great week,
    Sarah

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  42. You are so creative, and busy! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I have replied on there. Ali x

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  43. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog last week for WOYWW. Sorry its taken me ages to get back to you but this commission is taking every spare minute! That was a great find in the dollar store!

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  44. What a good find that apron was!
    Those flowers look amazing and just imagine how must they would cost to buy.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue H #128
    x

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  45. Thanks firstly for stopping by. I love what you have done with the flowers. I made some last year with a fabric sample book someone was throwing away.
    Have a great day
    Carol

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  46. Loving the canvas , your desk is cool , thanks for visiting :-)
    P

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  47. Wow - you go girl!!!! By the way - when I lived near my grands and kept them a lot - I was sick so much and my doctor told me I suffered from varmititis. I had my grands over Christmas and guess what they shared with me - their virus!!!!!!!
    Sandy

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  48. Wow i need to get some of that. Your card is too cute love the palm tree.

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