Wednesday, September 10, 2014


       Good afternoon, everyone!  I am getting to this post kind of late in the day, but "getting her done!"  My Mom used to say that is what her and Dad used to say to each other, and that it was a quote  from John  Wayne.  But seems like lately I heard it was something else.  Anyway, my Dad was a big John Wayne fan! :)  Well, so much for that rabbit trail!

       It is time for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, sponsored by Julia at Stamping Ground.

So this is what mine looks like, as I am scrapping my cruise photos.  I have about 4 pages dones out of 20.  And below that is a photo of happy mail I received this week.  Just for commenting a month or so ago, I won this great prize!  Thank you Brenda aka Disney Girl! :)

Alaskan Cruise Scrapbook

Disney Girl Prize!
Thank you for stopping by and commenting!  I will come by and see you too!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I have been MIA from the Desk Hop for the past two weeks.  Been cruising!  We celebrated our 48th anniversary, which by the way is today, by going on a 11 day Alaskan cruise on the  Princess Star.
We saw lots of great scenery; glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful coastline.  And besides that, we went letterboxing, and I learned napkin folding, Quilling and Origami.  We even made a Travel Journal in a class on ship. The entertainment was great on the ship, as well as the food, the service and all of the activities.  My husband and I throuroghly enjoyed our cruise!

So a couple of photos:  First one is of my desk as it looks right now, with my photo prints, and mementos from the cruise.  I am trying to choose photos and divide up everything so that I can begin the scrapping process.  Second and third one are of some fabulous girls I met and crafted with on the ship.  They gave me permission to post their photo on my Blog.  We really enjoyed crafting together on the  At Sea Days.  The fourth photo one of the great sights we saw on our cruise in  Glacier Bay and the last is of my husband and I celebrating our anniversary on formal night on the ship.

Mementos and photos of Cruise
Napkins folded to look like candles
Sara Lee, Ro & Sharon with their Travel Journals
Glacier Bay

48 Years 
Thanks for stopping by today and for your comments.  Stop by Julia's Stamping Ground and check out the other desks in our desk hop, What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOYWW 271 & Card Making Marathon

    Happy Wednesday fellow Bloggers! Here we are again! I just had a terrific card making marathon week. Splitcoast Stampers hosted Dare to Get Dirty Challenges  for all the Fan Club members.  It was like Christmas for all of us.  We had 8 days of challenges, for a total of 49 challenges.  There were technique challenges, sketch challenges and  color challenges, just to name a few.   I got to play with all my "stuff".  I stamped with stamps that hadn't seen ink yet, and used tools I hadn't used yet and used embellishments that hadn't been opened yet.  I made some great cards, but even better, I have sent at least 10 of them off already.  Some are for future birthdays of friends, and family and some are even Christmas cards.  It feels great to have had all that fun and to have these cards as a result.  Thank you to SCS and all the hostesses for a fabulous week of fun!  I feel like not only did I have fun, but I accomplised something.

Group photo 45 of the 49

These are 4 I mailed off before all the cards were done.

Made with  Our Daily Bread stamps & a MFT Die

Loved using this color combo

Thank you all for stopping by, and I will try to get by to see you  this week!  Sorry if I missed you last week.  I was trying to get all those cards done by the deadline! :)  Happy Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday!  Stop by Julia's Stampin Ground for all the details.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


   Hello everyone!  Hope you all are having a terrific week!  I have been busy crafting  this week for a change. I have been participating in Splitcoast Stamper's Dare to Get Dirty Challenges, making 24 cards since Saturday morning!  So as you can see my clean neat room from last week is no more!
    See the ribbon pile?  I couldn't find the right ribbon.  Why is it that no matter how much ribbon you have, it is not quite the right color, or size, or texture?
    Why am I showing you my desk?  Check out Stamping Ground for all the details about Julia's Blog Hop.
You can visit desks all over the world.

I will show you one of my cards.  Happy WOYWW!  Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  I will try to come by and see you.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


    Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!  It is that  time once again to desk hop and look at everyone's desk!  I always enjoy looking at all your spaces and seeing what you are doing. I have learned so many new things since I started particcipating in Julia's desk hop!  Check out the rest of the desks at Stamping Ground.
   I finally have my space put back together again after the carpet cleaning.  I took the opportunity to purge and to reorganize.  I now have most of my sentiment stamps in a handy space right at my finger tips and organized by , Bible Versses, Sympathy, Get well, and Anniversary, etc.  One whole drawer is for birthday stamps.  One drawer is for scrapbooking stamps, (alphabet, etc), and one drawer is for holiday stamps.  I still have lots of other stamp sets;  but it is more organized, now.  Here are some photos of how it is organized. I really did purge some stamp sets, and got rid of one large plastic cabinet. And, I did make a card on Monday!

     This card was made for several Splitcoast Stamper challenges.  I didn't take a photo of sentiment on the inside, so am showing you the stamp I stamped it with.  The paper is SU! Bliss Blue Brilliant Blue CS & DP, all retired.  I used the SU!  Beautiful Wings Emboslit, and Banners Framelits. I also used Spellbinders Inverted scallopped circle dies and added pearls to the butterflies.  That is another thing I did, put all my butterfly sets and sentiments are all in one place!  It is so much easier to put my hands on what I want to use!
     Have a great Wednesday!  I will hop over and see you all.  Thanks for stopping by, and for your encouraging comments.

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!