Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Drowning in Photos & WOYWW #431

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good Morning!  It is Wednesday again!  How does that happen so quickly?  I decided to post my blog before I walk today!  It is so cool out, so don't have to get out there so early.  I enjoyed waking up to  the cool Autumn weather this morning, although it isn't here to stay yet.  I am joining Julia, over at Stamping Ground to show "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Below is what is on my workdesk today.  I am again trying to organize and scrap the hundreds, of family photos I have.  They have been organized by families into bins, but still so many to sort through.  As you can see, the ones I am working with came out of those old, old albums with the white photo corners, and very little journaling, mostly none!  

I haven't decided yet if I will scrap these in a grid again or not.  I am cutting borders with my pinking sheers.

I already did these in a grid.  These photos had been stapled together in a little book with the date!  Yay!
Most of the photos, however came off of sheets  like this 

And the albums or sheets or loose photos came out of bins like these.  At least there is a bin for each family, like my husbands, my Mom's or my grandparents, and great grandparents..  We even have another bin of slides from my husband's family.  Most of our family says just to toss them.  I seem to be the only one interested in going through them.

You can see that I am drowning in photos!  But, I will come up for air and visit your desk this week.
Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate it when you comment and let me know you were here.  Or, even if you tell me how you are dealing with all your photos.  Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Morning Walk & WOYWW #430

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good afternoon!  I decided to go walking this morning instead of blogging or crafting, so now it is late! A friend and took a nice walk on the river to our Veteran's Memorial Walk. I took a few photos, but really forgot till we were almost back to the car.  Then,  I had to come home and start on a card for our Alphabet Challenge on SplitcoastStampers, so now my desk really is a mess!  And since that is what What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday is all about, without further ado, here is my desk!  And if you want to see more desks from all over the world, check out Julia's Stamping Ground.

Ok, that wasn't very exciting.  I do get messy when making a card!  Even my tea is sitting there getting cold!  That is normal! 

Here is a tag I made earlier, after watching a Julie Nutting video.  It was fun to stamp this Julie Nutting  girl on script paper, fussy cut her, and then paper pieced her dress.  Since she is so tall I put her on a  tall tag, and added buttons and butterflies!  I will eventually put her on a scrap page.

And here are photos from our walk!

Thanks for stopping by!  I will come by your space shortly!  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas & WOYWW #429

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good Morning "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" Deskers!  Yes, I made it and it is still morning! Since we are here to show our spaces, here is what mine looks like.  I have dumped all my stash of Christmas die cuts, and Christmas stamped images on my desk, and I have been making Christmas cards out of them.  Where do all these come from?  For one, all the stamped ornaments were from a session with a friend who had that stamp.  Well, now I have that stamp set.  The stamped Bethlehem images are from a session in her craft room, also.  I still don't have that set.  Anyway, I guess I should use them!  Other items are just leftovers from cards I made, or started to make.  Who, knows?  But, I will try to use some of this stash.  Also, I am showing you three Christmas cards I made this week, using stash!

Made with Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies by Su! on A snowflake embossed panel.  Inside the Merry Christmas is from SU! Contempo Christmas set Christmas Joy is Stampendous. The ornament on my envelope is also from Contenpo Christmas. I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.
This card is made with leftovers from a SU! workshop I attended several years ago!  I had the ornaments already punched with the Modern Mosaic punch by SU! and the panel inked up and ran through the cuttlebug with the Modern Mosaic EF by SU! I found a dark green base that would work with the colors already on here.  Sorry, since the panel and ornaments were from so long ago, I am not sure of the colors.   I added the sequins and sentiment that was already stamped.  I stamped the envelope with the Contempo Christmas ornament.
This card and envelope were made with Wondrous Wreath Stamp set and the Joy and the bows and wreath (which I cut in half to make the garland) were cut with the  Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies by SU!  The embossed panel is unknown as it is a panel I had that I had done with a friend's EF.  I have a whole container of panels that I did with her EFs. The inside sentiment is Christmas Joy by Stampendous. I used Bermuda Bay and Baja Breeze ink and cardstock.   I saw this idea of cutting the wreath into a garland on Pinterest.

 Three quick Christmas cards made with stash, with sentiments already stamped on inside and matching envelopes!  Now, to use some more of the pre-stamped, pre-diecut or punched stash!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and look at all the other deskers on Julia's Stamping Ground.
Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DTGD Cards for 2017 & WOYWW 427

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

I am home again for a short time! Just spent a couple of weeks of staying with my teenage grandchildren while our daughter and husband were on a missions trip to Germany.    I thought I would show you the 35 cards that I with  help from my Granddaughter did last week for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoastStampers.

Some of the challenges were technique challenges, some sketch, some color, just a variety of challenges.  Now I have my stash built up again for birthdays, praying for you, and even anniversary cards. All these cards were made with items I took to my daughter's with me in a suitcase on a plane.  I took no tools, stamps, or inkpads.  I just took, pre folded bases, pre embossed panels, pre made technique panels, precut die cuts, and some embellishments. I just hoped I would have what I needed to meet the challenge.  Again, I didn't know what the challenge would be!  For a couple of the challenges, we used granddaughter's school paints. It really felt good to be using stash!  I should try this more often!

Our granddaughter, when she had time would take a break from all her activities and we would work together to do a challenge.  Then during the day I would show her my idea and ask advice between her music lessons, practice and home school work.  She really had a lot of good  input,  on five of these cards in particular and I left those with her to use. Particularly the drippy paint one!  She named it Icing on the Cake!

Thanks for stopping by!  So glad I could share with you!  Now to get ready to go to a 4 day Scrap Retreat tomorrow!
     Be sure and check out Stamping Ground to see more deskers!   Happy WOYWW!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Temporary Desk WOYWW # 426

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

As you can see, I am still not in my craft room.  Today's photo is what my daughter's formal dining room table looks like.  I am taking part in the Fan Club's Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week on SplitcoastStampers 

I have taken over my daughter's dining room, and getting dirty!  Granddaughter is even involved!  We will have to clean it up before Mom and Dad come home!

So, what a mess!  So what does your workdesk look like on this Wednesday?  Check out or even join up at Stamping Ground.  Julia is our hostess and would love you to join up.  As soon as I feed the grandkids, I will check out your desks.  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

No desk to show this time.  I am not at home, but will show the last card I made before leaving.  It was with the Print or Stamp with Bubble Wrap  for the Try a New Technique Challenge on SplitcoastStampers this week:

1.  Put bubble wrap , bubbles up, on your craft mat.
2.  Sprinkle with  Brushos, or Color Bursts.
3.  Spray with water.
4.  Apply bubble wrap to card stock.
You can even use acrylic paint for this process.

This is my card using the process:
SU! Green Galore & Taken With Teal , and White CS.
Sentiment from It's Your Birthday (SU!)
Dies for sentiment from SU! Stylish Stems Thinlits
Ink is SU! Taken With Teal
Thanks for looking. Be sure and check out the other deskers linked to Julia's (our hostess) Stamping Ground

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to stop by your space.  Have a great crafty week!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WOYWW #424 & Enamel Dots Again!

Good Morning Fellow Deskers! I can just never seem to get to the Blog Party in a timely fashion! LOL  I have been busy making more enamel dots again.  I had never written down the instructions, but had only linked to the instructions on another blog from my blog.  That blog is no longer available, so will write down what I did today to make my homemade enamel dots:

1. Heat over to 325 degrees.
2 Line cookie sheet with Parchment paper.
3 Put Perler Beads up on their ends with good space between.
4 Bake 35 minutes. (I found black ones take longer to melt)
5 Remove from oven and let cool.

That is what I have been doing this morning, that and scrapping.  So here is a photo of what my desk looks like; because that is what we do on  What's On My Workdesk? Wednesday. :)  You can see that this time I sorted colors of dots,  so it would be easier to find the colors I want.
Also, Just a touch of glue or mini glue dot works.  I have even wondered of putting them on sheets of adhesive until I would use them.

Thanks for stopping by this morning.  Have a wonderful week!  Don't forget to stop by Julia's Stamping Ground to see the rest of today's desks.
Things aren't working too well on this post, and I don't know why.  I couldn't link you to Julia's the correct way. Have a wonderful week!