Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I tell you this Wednesday desk hop sure comes around quickly every week!  How does that happen?  I will try to post early, because  I have Bible study, then I am scheduled for a root canal! Ouch!  Last night I made a CAS Christmas Card for our SCS Twisted Sister Challenge to make a Christmas card using a wreath.  Very simple and it only took minutes.  Am seriously thinking I might make them all like this! I used SU! Sketch It for the wreath, and the sentiment is from RiverCity Rubber Works Pine & Holly stamp set. These are both old sets, but classic.

My desk this morning!  

I made the above card with my new Our Daily Bread stamps that I got at the stamp show last month.  I made it for the SCS Try a New Technique challenge to score your card, and for the Clean and Simple Challenge to do a Beach Themed Card.  I am hoping this will be a good masculine card.  The cardstock is Baja Breeze, and Close to Cocoa, both retired.

Thanks for stopping by, and for your encouraging comments.  I will stop by your desks this afternoon,
If you don't know what What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday is, stop by Julia's Stamping Ground and check out our Desk Hop.  Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 267

   Happy WOYWW this week!  I can't believe another week has gone by so quickly!  But I do  feel like I accomplished something this week!   I completed my 20 page South Dakota Album.  Yay!  I didn't get to enjoy that feeling of accomplishment very long, because I had to begin cleaning my room, and moving things off of  cabinets, so that I could get the craft room and family room carpet cleaned.  They move the big stuff, but I have to move all the lamps, and clutter!! So anyway, the photo I took is before I began cleaning off everything!  Also, I included another 2 page spread from my album.
   I have to share what I did last night!  I had moved my markers over to another cabinet to make room for me to scrap.  I noticed later they weren't all there.  I went to my laptop and checked my Evernote inventory, and found two that were missing.  I suspected they were behind the cabinet.  I couldn't reach or see if they were there or not.  I drug a long stick back there  but didn't come come up with the markers.  After my husband went to bed, this 68 year old was bound  determine to retrieve those markers.  I cleaned the cabinet off, and lifted  the 6' top off and then moved the drawer section.  Sure enough they were under the cabinet.  I was so happy!  Then I had to get everything back together again.  I don't know how I had gotten that top lifted off, because it was quite the episode getting it back togther again.  I am glad no one was looking! LOL  What we don't do for our hobby!  Anyway, all Copics accounted for!
     If you don't know what WOYWW is check out Stamping Ground for all the details about our Desk hop! You might even visit some of the other deskers.   Thank you for stopping by and reading my ramblings! Have a wonderful Wednesday.  I hope to come by and see you.  

My desk after completing my album.  My teacup, and my Michaels sale items; acrylic paints half price for my Gelli printing.  Why so many tickets?  They didn't give me the sale price, and I had to go back and have them do it right!  Wax paper shapes from my dies.  What do you do with your leftover waxpaper dies?  I thought about using them in my Gelli prints.  What do you think?

I can't believe I finished all 20 pages!  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 266

Good afternoon!   I am a bit late to get my post on today. Just got home from Bible study, and took a quick photo of my desk for Julia's Desk Hop!  Check out Stamping Ground for all the details, and to see other Blogger's desks.  I see there is one card project I began on Monday, but haven't completed. But as you can see I have been scrapping my South Dakota trip.  I have done 5 pages of 20. I know there are 20 because, I divided the photos among the 20 album pockets.  I have decided to use my stash of design papers.  I have this fabulous pad of travel paper by The Paper Studio.  I went through and pulled out all of the road trip paper for this one.  I am not getting any younger, so have decided to quit hoarding this pretty paper.  Also, I am doing it very simple, and letting the paper do all the work.  I have included a photo below of a two page LO.  I had submitted this for the Scraplift Challenge on SplitcoastStampers. I lifted from Scrapper Ann who used the diamonds.  I loved that idea!   But,  I have a lot more to do.  So, better be quick with this and continue with my project.  My hope is to get this done before July is over, because in August we have another trip scheduled. I love retirement!

Simple, but scrapped!
Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.  I hope to stop by and see your area, too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Good morning  fellow Bloggers!  And others too! :)   I spent a wonderful week-end at a stamp show with my BFF GF. We stamped, shopped, and shopped some more,  and watched Hallmark movies in the evenings.   I hadn't been able to do something like this for several years, and it was so fun. We learned new techniques and  also learned what we needed to do those techniques.  So, of course, I spent some money for some of those things!  Not that I don't have enough, already!  I couldn't wait to show you my desk with all my new goodies and some things we did at the Make & Takes.   Okay, just in case you don't know why I am showing you my desk, it is because I am participating in this wonderful world wide desk hop sponsored by Julia Dunnit.  All the details can be  found at  Stamping Ground.

Make & Takes, new dies, stamps, tools, inks & glitters

New stamps from ODDB, CC Designs, B&Js Art Stamps, Morning Star, Lost Coast Designs, Stamp A Mania

Card I made with new technique.
Card I made with new image & new dies.
So fun to learn new techniques,  and to use my new CC's Coffee Sue stamp & new Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your kind comments.  I will come by and see you after Wednesday morning Bible study.  :) 

        Ps. 34:8  "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
                        Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 264

Good morning!  It is what they call "hump day".   But when you are retired, it doesn't have the same meaning, because you are home every day! :)  I just now took a photo of what my desk looks like this morning, same as last night. I just had 170 photos printed, because I got a deal!  I am making so much work for myself. That is a lot of scrapping!  But those are photos from a whole year, including some photos of mementos, and a lot from our road trip two weeks ago.    Also, you can see that I am coloring an image for our SCS Tickle a Teapotter Challenge. And in the corner of the photo is my "tickle" from last month all the way from Australia. I have included a close up of my first art journal page.  I have seen many of yours as I desk hopped.  I finally started one.  Ad Astra is "to the stars" and Per Astera is "with difficulties.  I like that motto, and thought it appropriate for my journal.  Well that is it for this week.  I need to go to Bible Study this morning and when I get back I will visit you! :)  For more information on this Blog Hop, check out our hostess Julia,  at Stamping Ground.  Hope Julia is doing better this week!

First page of my Art Journal

I thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I will be by to see you, and see what you are doing.  Have a great WOYWW!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hello fellow Bloggers!  Welcome to WOYWW at my desk.  Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for all the details.  This is what my desk did look like last week when I was making a birthday card for my Granddaughter.  I was watching a tutorial every step of the way! LOL  These kind of special cards are not easy for me!  This card is one of the  new Card in a Box style.   I have really drooled over the ones I have seen on other Blogs.  I was recently showing my Granddaughter these cards and she requested one for her birthday.  So, here is my attempt at it! :)  The video showing how is here.

Last week-end,  I participated in Splitcoat Stamper's Virtual Stamp Night and made these cards for the various challenges.  The Believe card was for the VSN A Good Book Challenge, and the top middle one was using the Salted Bachground Technique.  The top right one was for the sticker challenge, for which I used toe/finger nail stickers. :)  The bottom left was for The Hills Are Alive Challenge, and the Queen For The Day Challenge, honoring one of our stampers on SCS.  The one on the bottom right was for the Every Day a Vacay Challenge.  These were all great challenges.

Julia was gone last week. We are so glad to have her back!  I was gone for a different reason.  We took a trip and here is one photo of our road trip! :)

Happy WOYWW!

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  I will stop by your space when I can!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


     Hello,  fellow Bloggers! :)  Our big party was so fun last week!  I took a photo of ATC swaps I have received so far. You all are so artistic and I was amazed that you even made tiny envelopes for the ATCs!  I never even thought of that!   I loved making contact with  you this past week. I until last week, I didn't know how to get into my Gmail.  So, Kim helped me get into contact with Claire and Claire even gave me instructions on putting the Anniversary Badge on my Blog. Thank you my dear new friends!  :)   I cleaned my desk off to take the photo , but included a photo of what a mess my desk really is!
       I am showing you my desk because it is all part of Julia's Stamping Ground's Blog Hop!  
It really is a mess!
Received  ATCs

I did make a card this past week.  It was for Queen For The Day Challenge on Split Coast Stamper.

                                                     Credits:  Cuttlebug Victoria EF
                                                                   Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Die
                                                                   SU! Beautiful Wings Emboslit
                                                                   SU! Crushed Curry CS & Ribbon
                                                                   SU! Pool Party & Crisp Cantelope CS
                                                                   SU! Lean on Me Stamp set
                                                                   Momento Black stamp pad
                              Copics:  Dress: BG11,15  Hair: YR31, Y13  Skin: E000, E00, R20
The technique was to adhere two pieces of CS together and then emboss them together.  I like the effect.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  Happy WOYWW!