Friday, November 11, 2016

After Election - Safety Pin

There is so much fear now that we have a new president. The news feed is filled with people feeling free to attack anyone that doesn't fit into the mold for what they think an American should look like.  I live in a liberal state, but even here it's showing up. Living in Silicon Valley, which has a huge Asian population, I'm a little more insulated but I know it out there. I'm not surprised as sad as it is. My X hated what he called "the Asian invasion", even being married to a Asian woman and having children together. He truly believes that the white male was endangered and it is all because of the Asians. 
My family history of enslavement (grandfathers were forced to work on building the transcontinental railroad), then forced to leave their homes and into concentration camps while still having their sons join the military, strip of all property becasue they were Japanese. 
I wasn't sure what I could do to help until a friend posted the "safety pin" idea that was used in England when they voted to leave the union and people were being attacked.
Wear a safety pin as a sign of support and safety for those who may be targeted by bullies. Have a pin on and they know you are there to help, a safe person to sit by, someone to talk to. So Annie and I both will wear a pin to show support to equal rights and help those who need. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 25 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness 7 Inktober challenge - slow

When we go up abalone diving, I like to stop at the 2 Fish Bakery. They make a amazing cinnamon buns my kids love. Since I have a gluten issue, I pick up their breakfast granola, which is the best. I decided to try and make some at home after I ran out. With the weather turning cold, baking is a favorite past time. I made banana bread for some friends and my version of breakfast granola.  I used chestnut honey, which turned out to be too strong tasting. The next round I will try maple syrup but over all it turned out well. It's a very slow process to make granola. Everything has to be turn every 15 minuets for over an hour. Well I was doing all that I mixed up a batch of banana bread since the oven was already warmed up. 

Day 24 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness Inktober Challenege - little

I know I'm out of order but I was very productive, just forgot to post. FabMo is making 275 of these small square boxes out of 8" fabric squares. They will be the thank you gifts for all the vendors who donate the fabric to FabMo. We plan to fill them with cookies and a thank you note. 
Over the weekend I made about 75. Easy to make and something you can do when you binge watch something on Netflix. I watched Skin Wars, which is a body painting reality show. I was amazed at how talented the artist were. Doing all that work only to have it washed away at the end of the day. The creativity of these artists was very impressive!

Day 26 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober challenge

I missed this weekend's posts but that doesn't mean I wasn't being creative. In between chasing down my daughter's chihuahua who would take off running down the hill looking for her every time is got out. It was a very long weekend babysitting him. Happy he finally went home. After seeing all the fall leaf card being posted with new stamps and dies, I decided to break out my old punches (very old school) and make one. I made a master sheets (pages randomly covered with color) and then punch out my leaves. Took me awhile to find the sentiment for the middle. Size was an issue. I think it turned out pretty good!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Day 23 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober "Big"

I'm a very novice knitter, knowing just enough to make scarves. I taught myself how to knit by watching YouTube videos. Being left handed and self taught, I've been told I use a hybrid method when I knit. It sort of freaks people out. :) Can't really tell from the photo but this is super big yarn. Several skeins were donated to FabMo last week. 
 I'm making scarves to donate to the homeless shelters. FabMo does a monthly tote bag drop off and with the weather getting colder thought adding a scarf would be helpful. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Day 22 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness and Inktober "squeeze"

Penny Black Stamp ?
This stamp always cracks me up! I taught myself to knit but still can't read a pattern. If I tried to make anything but a scarf, my sweater would look like what this kitty is wearing!

Penny Black Clear Stamp
Copic Markers
Mini Rhinestones

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Day 21 Lisa's mish mash of happiness & Inktober challenge "flight"

Today is a major craft room clean-up day. I'm always amazed on how fast my crafting space can turn into a hot mess! I made this card last night for the Inktober flight challenge using some really old supplies. 
Now there isn't any open space left on my crafting table, so to help keep my creative mojo healthy, it's time to focus on clean-up time. 
Amuse stamps - very old
Quickutz - very old cloud die
Copic markers

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 20 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober "escape"

I wasn't sure what I would do for this  Inktober escape challenge. At first I thought of doing a flight of butterflies. Then I looked at my scratch pad and saw all the different colors which made me think of fall leaves. There is always those leaves that escape the trash bag. I decided to bust out my mini leaf punches after I made a master coloring sheet. It was fun going old school with using real punches. 

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 19 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober Challenge "battle"

Rubber stamps usually don't have "battle" stamps, well at least ones I like. I made this card because I wanted to use an old bottle of Snow Accents I forgot I had. The snow was a little too chunky so I scrap the first card. Then the light bulb went on. Snowball fight = battle. Pretty cute. ;)
Printworks - snowball the cat
Copic Markers
Amuse - have an ICE day
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Day 18 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober challenge "wet"

This is an old Amuse stamp and another one of my favorites. I rarely stamp anything in the inside of the card but seeing that it was 2:00 am (I'm a night owl) and I didn't want to do the same old thing. After cutting out the circle, I was inspired to keep adding more. 
Today's Inktober theme was "wet".  We haven't seen much rain here in California but I still have several rain coats. Heard a rumor there is rain in the forecast. :)
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Day 17 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober "relax"

Years ago I had a recliner that looked out to my backyard. Listening to the birds and sitting in the recliner, I would always have the best naps! 
Relax is the Inktober word for today, so only fitting it be a recliner. ;) 

Amuse stamp (old)
Copic Markers

Friday, October 14, 2016

Day 16 Lisa's Mish Mash of Happiness & Inktober "tree"

Going through my stash of rubber stamp drawers looking for a tree stamp. This vintage Amuse stamp jumped out at me. I grew up on a farm and there was a huge walnut tree next to the house with a tire swing. Living on a large farm, my only playmate was my cousin Danny. Guess that's why I love the outdoors and being independent.