My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Poster Card for Jim

Hello!

A new poster image from Mo Manning - had to purchase it to color and mail to Jim. We both are long time addicts of adult coloring books, way before they became so popular as they are today. This image is called "Cottage Treehouse" and is is great fun to color, You can find this digital image at Mo's website at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/



We have sunshine and warmer weather here in this part of WI today - the forecast is to get even warmer for the later part of the week! Wishing you a good day today where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A New Poster/Card For My Door

Hello!

A new poster/card for my apartment door.

A little trouble at pre-school and all three trying to look innocent - but it looks like one little guy forgot to drop the crayons! The images are from Mo Manning and you can find them on her website at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/ - they are "Guilty Bert", "Sam in Trouble" and "Guilty May". Love combining images, especially those of children! :<) The photos are a bit dark but either my camera was acting up again or the lighting was not good but better these than none! :<)


The children on either side are layered and all three are fussy cut after they are colored with markers. The background is a combination of patterned paper and coloring with markers.


Guilty Bert

Sam In Trouble

Guilty May

Much cooler here in this part of WI - more like a normal Spring, but I do miss that 70's weather we were having. Lots of rain also but all is green and flowers and flowering trees all in bloom! Love it and am so happy winter is over!

Wishing you a happy Sunday!

Hugs,

Barbara

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cards Using Graphic 45 "French Country"

Hello!

Finished a card order using the Graphic 45 "French Country" paper collection. I love these paper collections and as this order was for a former French teacher - the images were perfect.

A Poster Card


Gift Cards

The Greeting Cards









It is cloudy here today in this part of WI. We have had such beautiful sunny and warm weather - in the 70's - and now some rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. Will help to make all the green things grow - soon the trees will look like fairy trees all frilly and lacey looking withe the new leaves budding out and more flowers and trees will start to bloom. Love it!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Thank You Card


Hello!

I can't believe it - another MONTH has passed since I last posted! Life can get so chaotic and everything gets out of sync. I made two Thank You cards today and forgot to take a photo each time so I went through my files of photos to edit and found these two cards I made last week and that time I took photos but then forgot to post them!




It has been sunny and warm temperatures here in this part of WI - I love it! Everything is coming up green - they cut the lawn here at the apartments where I live today, first time for the season. Also the list is out to sign up to have the air conditioner covers removed. All good things that mean the long winter is over. :<)

Wishing you a lovely day where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Most Wonderful Easter Gift!

Hello!

I received the most wonderful Easter gift today! My brother Dick is a Peeps nut and he made me this great card in his favorite image. :<) The card from Dick and my sister-in-law Bonnie says "and not a Peep out of you" and it accompanied a most wonderful gift - not only because of the items themselves - but because it was a gift of love. Time and patience and willingness to help your old sister = love. Plus an original artwork card with a clever verse! That's what makes this the most wonderful Easter gift! :<)



I have been working with miniatures for the past few months - since November, actually, now that I think of it. Anyway, after I made a dollhouse and furniture to give to a little girl at Christmas, I had the bug again to make something else and this time for myself. I used to have a shop that specialized in miniatures, dolls and teddy bears and it was the love of my life. I was surrounded by the three things I loved most and meeting people every day who loved them also. I had continued in dollmaking but had not had much to do with the miniatures - my first love - for many years. After making the Christmas dollhouse I knew that I had to have them in my life again.

Two of the projects I have been working on are a Dollhouse/Toy Shop and a Quilt/Fabric Shop. I had asked my brother if he could assemble some tiny furniture for the dollhouse shop as even with my good lights and magnifying glass, my eyesight now was not good enough to do this myself without the possibility of damaging one of the pieces. And these are very tiny pieces - as the furniture is to fit in the dollhouses that I made for the dollhouse shop which is a miniature itself - and that is tiny! He said he would try and I mailed him the tiny set of pieces with hope that he could do this. God Bless him, he did do this for me and he sent them in this beautiful little box.







You can see how small this table and chairs set is! Aren't they wonderful! I love them! Thank you Dick - they turned out perfect and will be the highlight of the shop! 


Do you think you could help out with more sets? :<)

We had snow here in this part of WI - not a lot, but enough to remind us that we live in Wisconsin and winter here is not over until it's over - no matter if Spring is officially here! :<) This morning Jimbo wasn't quite sure if this was a good thing or not. :<)


Wishing you all a great day!

Hugs,

Barbara

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Card For Jim

Hello,

It has been a long time since my last post. A difficult time and no motivation to create and when I have made something, I forgot to take photos. I recently made this card for my son Jim - he wanted a card about Jimbo (our cat who lives with me) and as Jimbo is pretty much the King around here I thought this image was fun. :<)



Our "King" loves the warm laundry just out of the dryer - he jumps up on the bed where I fold the clothes as soon as he sees me bring back the baskets from the laundry room - and when he finds a comfortable spot I just leave him and fold these later. :<)


It has been wonderful early Spring weather here in this part of WI - Tuesday it was 68 degrees! I know this being Wisconsin that we have had blizzards in April, but the unpredictable way the weather is now and never knowing what each year will bring, I am enjoying the warm weather and the open windows with fresh air! The flowers are starting to come up all over and I hope that they are not too early!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WOYW? Wednesday - A Card For Jim

Hello!

It's Wednesday and time for What's On Your Workdesk? I have been so busy building a doll house as a Christmas project and then creating a paper mache Christmas house using a Graphic 45 paper collection for my friend Anna that since my Christmas cards I have been forgetting to photograph the cards I have made along the way. Today I mailed this one to my son Jim and remembered to take a photo before I sent it! Jim had recently asked for the color combination of yellow and red on the stationery set I am going to make for him, so I used those colors on this card and it turned out to be a very happy combination! 

For those of you who are not familiar with WOYW? go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see the list and add your link - what fun to visit everyone to see what is happening at theie workdesks! The cute image is one of Mo Manning's called "Giggling Snowman" and you can find it at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/.


I fussy cut and layered the arms to give it some dimension and was going to add some glitter snow accents as Jim loves glitter (as do I) but working on another miniature display unit and assembling furniture for it, I once again got so focused that I forgot to do that! I also forgot my clothes in the dryer until someone came to tell me - so it is an accomplishment that I got the card in the mail! 


It is SO cold here in this part of WI - I can only wonder do I really want to go out to purchase a Power Ball ticket today? Yep.

Wishing you a happy and WARM day where you are!

Hugs,
Barbara Diane

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's Time For WOYW? Wednesday

Hello!

I looked at the date of my last post and I though 'how can that be!' as it is two weeks past that date! I have been working every day on the dollhouse store but how can two weeks go by that fast! 

Today is Wednesday again and time for "WOYW?" and good thing I didn't miss that another week! If you go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ you can see for yourself what is happening with everyone's holiday creations! Don't forget to leave your link so you can be visited also!

I am finally getting to my Christmas cards! I am almost completely done with the dollhouse store except for the baseboards - still have to cut and paint those - so I had to say Stop! to working on that today so I can get these cards in the mail! I will post a photo of one of the cards tomorrow.


It is a gloomy and rainy day today here in this part of WI but the weather is still warm for December! It will be so strange if we do not have snow for Christmas. The decorative lights look so sad without the white to show off their sparkle. I will be satisfied to have some snow for Christmas and maybe on New Year's Eve - bur that would be enough for me thank you very much.
I will start to post the photos of my dollhouse store building journey soon. It has been quite an experience to build this in my very small apartment! 

Wishing you a happy evening!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WOYW? Wednesday and a New Card Poster

Hello!

Today is Wednesday and time for 'What's On Your Workdesk?" again. I finally made time to make a new card poster for my apartment door. I have been working entire days for some time now building a dollhouse and have made very few paper crafts these last few weeks. I have been taking photos of the process so will share soon. My apartment door has had nothing on it and people were commenting as I don't think that has happened before. :<) The image is one of Mo Manning's called "Carolers Three" and you can find it and many more fun Christmas images at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com.


I added bling with Stickles for snow. Click on the photo to see the detail.


To see all the links for WOYW? go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and start your visiting - Christmas projects are starting! Be sure to leave your link so you can share your creations also!

That Jimbo guy does love my laundry baskets - he will fall asleep in them and stay comfortable for an hour or so. What a silly boy. He especially loves the warm clothes just out of the dryer but an empty basket is just a good for a nap!



Thank you for visiting my blog today! We had snow again last night here in this part of WI but only covered the ground, cars, etc. some pretty trees but not enough that I had to go out and clean off and move my car from the parking lot for the plows and then repeat back to the parking lot. We are to be back in 40's temps again all through the weekend into next week. Love it! 

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane