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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WOYWW #311

Wow - it's been a month since I've posted! Time really flies! Today is Wednesday again, if you would like to know what WOYWW is, just go to Julia's blog to find out!

I haven't really been doing much, which is probably why I haven't posted, my desk really hadn't changed much over the past month. But I did make a few cards and 3 ATCs recently, so here is my desk today:

As you can see, just enough room to work on, surrounded by mess. So . . . normal!|

My favourite ATC stamp that I use on the back of my ATCs. My friend Marg has a new Penny Black stamp that I love, and so stamped off a few pages of it to use on my cards, shown is the one I didn't use.

Here are the cards I made:

The Chinese writing is by Stampin' Up

Do you remember the project Marg and I were starting a few weeks ago with the painted and stenciled playing cards? Here is the finished accordion book:

 Folded Up



I had some cards leftover, so I made some ATCs

That's it for today! I'm off to peek at YOUR desks now! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Another Wednesday, they come so fast (and I missed last week!)! If you don't know what WOYWW is pop on over to HERE and read all about it!

So it's a nice sunny (but still cold, only 5C) day here in southern Ontario, but the ice on the lake has finally gone! Yay!

And there are a few flowers to be seen here and there! Can't wait for the leaves to finally pop out! We even had a couple of visitors on our front lawn the other day!

Enough about that, you are here to see my desk - well here it is! A bit bare as I had just finished 3 cards yesterday that I popped into the mail (and forgot to take photos - darn)

It's starting to get a bit messy again, but I think I'm doing a good job of at least having space to work! You can see some white paint on my desk, that is where I did this:

gessoed both sides of these cards, then took them to my friend Marg's house. . .

Added paint to one side:

Then stenciled. . .

Off to Marg's this afternoon to finish up - hopefully will be able to share the finished project next week!

Now I'm off to see YOUR desks!! Thanks for visiting, and comments make me happy!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Another Wednesday, they come so fast! If you don't know what WOYWW is pop on over to HERE and read all about it!

This morning my journal is on my desk drying overnight. Things needed to be weighted down, as you can see!

So this journal page is now finished. It was from my Donna Downey workshop that I am taking. I am still 2 weeks behind!

And, now that March is finished, I finished my March Daily journal page:

 So there it is, another week of my desk! Now I will go and look at yours. . .Happy April! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tag Book Project - Week 3

My stamping buddy Marg and I have been working on a project for the past two weeks, this is our 3rd get-together. We only do about 2 1/2 hours or so a week, so it's moving along! 

Here is week 3 of continuing to work on our tags. There are 10 tags, and one side is painted, the  other sprayed with Dylusions and stencils. We are adding words and stamps.

I am almost done - only 3 left!

I think Marg is done with all of hers.

We noticed something funny while we were doing these - I tend to choose the words first, then find a stamp to match, where Marg chooses the stamp first, and then the words!

Thanks for looking! Next week just may be the ending of this project, if not, then only one more week after that and we will definitely be done!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WOYWW #303

WOYWW: What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday! Find out more here

Missed last week, but here I am again, showing off my workdesk! I have been able to keep it clean for a month now! I can't believe it! Though I still have a pile of stuff in my hallway waiting to be tossed or brought back into my space. Even the cat has stopped getting into it, it's been there so long! Time to purge!

So here is my desk:

I finally am able to get WiFi in here, so I made room for my computer. The blue bag on the computer is my bag of small stencils.

I have been pretty good at keeping up with my Daily Journal, here is the page I am currently working on, using a crow stencil that I made,

And here is next week's background page.

This week's page is painted with the TH Dabber paints, and it is very chalky. I'm having a hard time writing on it, my Pitt pens can't handle it. The only pen that can is my Staedler Lumocolor Permanent pen, of which I only have purple. I can't find these pens anywhere in my city, just online, where I can buy 10 for $30 + shipping. Bummer. I need (only) one now! Anyway, that is why my crow is purple! 

Oh well, I've shown you mine, now i'm off to see yours! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Stamps!

I won a pound of new rubber from Viva Las Vegas Stamps on their Friday the 13th Blog Hop!  (Thank you so much!!!) I spent the day yesterday sorting them all out and adding them to my database:

After sorting them into groups, I stamped them onto these envelopes which are numbered as to Box, envelope, and stamp. So UM16-1-5 means UM Box 16, envelope 1, stamp #5

There was a small pile of stamps I know I will never use, so I am going to give them away to the first person who comments to say they want them:

So this is what the finished box of VLV Ums looks like,

And this is what it looks like in my database:

All set now to use them! If you think you might like the group of stamps I'm not going to use, just comment, and I will get back to you for your address.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fun Project!

Two weeks ago my good friend and Stamping buddy Marg and I decided to do a project together! we found what we wanted in a current issue of Stampington's Somerset Studio magazine, making a Tag Book of quotes.

Here is what we did on Day 1:

I thinks it's so neat how we both interpret the project in our own way!

Here is Day 2 (yesterday):

Even the way we organize ourselves is different - I had my tags spread out so I could see them all, hers were stacked the way she wanted them, so she could do one at a time.

 Here is one of many boxes of unmounted stamps Marg has, this one has lots of quotes in it! All my unmounted stamps are in neat little envelopes, labelled, numbered,  and in my data base, which would drive Marg crazy! She knows where all her stamps are!

So that's it for Days 1 and 2. Will keep you posted!