Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOYWW Happy 6th Year Anniversary!

 Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.
                                                



  Happy 6th Anniversary What's On Your Workdesk!  I haven't taken part for all that time, but already over two years! Hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and congratulate her!  She has provided us with this fabulous Blog Hop where we have met a lot of friends from all over the world.  We get to look at each other's desks and enable each other in our crafts.
   So here is my desk this morning.  I have been scrapping a lot in the month of May.  Virtual Scrapbook Night  on Splitcoast Stampers has been celebrating the whole month of May as National Scrapbook Month with 3or 4  challenges every week-end!  I have completed about 11 pages or so I think. Anyway, working on another one below.  I have my list of chalenges on my desk to mark off as I do them.  Also, this week I completed my first Pop-Up Book Card!  I am not good at scoring and cutting special cards, but did this one for about 4 different challenges on Splitcoast Stamper.  I will send this one to one our Teapotters, because we are doing something called Tickle a Teapotter!


My first Pop-Up Book Card


Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.  Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 311 & Disorganization

Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.

Good morning!  Can you believe it is Wednesday again? I have been busy scrapbooking and crafting cards since we got home from our trip last week.  A Splitcoast Stamper friend asked if I was organized because I got a lot of crafting done in April.  NO!  This is my area!  It certainly is not organized. And keep in mind when I came back from our cruise everything was neat as a pin! You can see by the one photo that now, if I want to cut something with my paper cutter, I will have to move the DSP off of it.  And the box on the floor is my last SU! order from a couple of months ago.  I use a stamp out of it and put it back in the box.  Just haven't put them in their proper places yet.  This way I know where my newest stuff is! :) IN THE BOX! LOL

Well, that is it today.  Off to Bible Study.  I will visit you when I come home.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great WOYWW!  Check out the other WOYWW Deskers at Julia's Stamping Ground.


Scrapbook LO in progress.

Paper cutter?  Where?

SU! order!

Just another area for a catch all!

We were on this ship for our 2 week cruise to Brittish Isles.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 310

   Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.



 Just a quick mention of a few occasions I missed.  First, I have missed every year the anniversary of this Blog.  I even posted on April 15th and didn't realize it was my 2nd anniversary!
So, happy 2 years of Blogging to me.
    Another occasion I wanted to commemorate was my late Mother's birthday on April 27th.  I was on a cruise at the time, and didn't post that week.  But I wanted to remember my lovely Mom.  I miss her so much.  She was a wonderful Godly lady, and left a wonderful legacy of her faith for me, our children and grandchildren.
    Also, just a quick note of why I haven't been around. We went on a wonderful two week Brittish Isles Cruise, and before that both my husband and I were sick with terrible colds.
    Ok, down to business.  We are here to show our desks per  Julia's Stamping Ground.   Below is mine.  I am in the process of going thru photos for our Virtual Scrapbooking Night Challenges this month on Splitcoast Stamper.  And that isn't even any of my 450 photos I took on our cruise.  Don't worry I didn't print them all off, just 75 of them! LOL  Also you see I have been playing with my new SU! butterfly die.  Also, on my desk is some cards I made at a SU! workshop yesterday.
   
Mom & I before she was sick

My desk this afternoon
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  I am on my way to see the rest of the WOYWW deskers. Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW 306 & Watercoloring Embossing

 Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.

What is on your Workdesk this Wednesday?  I will come around and see.  Here is what is on mine.  I haven't cleaned it since I did my last card. Check out Julia's Stamping Ground and you can see a lot of desks!



I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versa Mark White and embossed with Winter white Embossing Powder. I watercolored with the Old Olive and Melon Mabo  inks in the lids of the pads, and wet my brush with water.  I used an old retired SU! stamp:  Romanitc Rose.  The sentiment is Stampendous.  The cardstock is Melon Mambo & Pixie Pink.  My problem was that I couldn't see where to paint. LOL


I stamped  the Dictionary Background Stamp  onto Irresistibly Yours Specialty DP from SU! with Soft Suede; then rubbed it real hard with a tissue, and the embossed flowers appeared! :) After I stamped the flowers in Black Momento and colored with Calypso Coral and Old Olive,  I fusszy cut the image and mounted it  on some more of the special DP on which I had stamped leaves from Secret Garden in Old Olive.  (and rubbed)  I mounted on Spellbinders Label 10 die cut. I used Calypso Coral for the panel under the DP, and then mounted on a Soft Suede base.  The butterfly was punched with Martha Stewart punch, ant put on the card with pearls.  I also tied the paper around the flowers with bakers twine.


Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate any comments.  I am on my way to visit you!
Happy What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday!






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Hawaiian Scrapbook and WOYWW 305

 Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him.



Good morning WOYWW Deskers!  I have been trying to get my Hawaiian album done, and I have a one track mind!  Here is what my desk looks like today and for about a week!  To find out why I am showing you my desk, check out Julia's Stamping Ground. It is all part of a world wide  blog hop! I will share some of my completed pages with you today.


This was a scraplift of Lela (Lmn) on SCS.

I used a shell die using leftover photo scraps on here.
 I have so much fun reliving our fun trip when I scrap our memories.  The best part of scrapbooking!  I have done 11 pages and have 9 more to do.  Why 20?  Because they have 10 pages in the albums where you can insert 20 pages.  So that helps me keep it under control! Because I take hundreds of photos! :)  Now, I don't print off that many!  But I did print almost a hundred of them!  Sometimes I use them on pages to put in my yearly albums, and sometimes I use them on cards.  Anyway, you can imagine, I have lots of photos.  It is very overwhelming.  I file away the ones I don't use in those white photo boxes.  If I do an album for family members, I look in those boxes for extras. So they do come in handy.
I used my new SU! die for the title, & the Whale die.





I just chose a few pages to show you.  We loved the beach, the water, the waves, and that tropical breeze!   Wonderful!
















Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Week!  I hope to stop by and see you after Bible study!










Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 304

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Or should I say April Fools?  Because I am posting after several weeks off. I hope you all have a great day!  Because this is what we are supposed to do when taking part in Julia's Stamping Ground's Wednesday Blog Hop,  I will show you what my desk looked like before I cleaned it.  I had to clean it, because yesterday a friend and I die cut sentiments and made up kits for card making which we did after  Bible study today.  We only had 5 of us today for card making, about half what we usually have.  But we still managed to make 45 cards for our Encouragement Ministry. It really helps to have kits made up, then the ladies just add their creative touches.  Also, I have included a photo today of my latest Stampin' Up order.  Can't wait to play with all the goodies.  I did make one card with the Lacy Background stamp.



Every bit of surface has something on it, including my chair!

I made room to take of photo of my new toys. :)
Last time I posted I was working on the Water color Bokeh, and these are two of the cards I made with the background I created.  And the third card is one I made using my new  Lovely Lace SU! Background stamp.

  
Thank you for stopping by!  I am going to go visit some of you, now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOYWW 300

 Col. 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God  and the Father, by him. 


How do these weeks go so quickly!  It is already time for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday!
I have had a busy crafting week since last we met. I have done several cards, posted a challenge and have done two scrap pages so far of our Hawaiian trip.  And I am currently learning a new tehnique:
Watercolor Bokeh, using a wonderful tutorial by Diane Dimich.  Mine  turned out very light. I really thought the colors were dark, but maybe I used too much water.    I want to try it again.  Then I have to decide how I will use it.  I am working on a card for a challenge on Friday on Splitcoast Stamper for our Twisted Sisters Challenge.  To learn more about WOYWW check out Julia's Stamping Ground.

 I did this first page as a sample for my March Scraplift Challenge on Splitcoast Stamper.  My challenge was to scraplift yourself!  So I used a page from a scrapbook that I did for a Hawaiian Cruise we took several years ago. for inspiration.
 The second page I did using the February  sketch challenge
on Splitcoast Stamper.  If you are a scrapper, you might check out the March Scraplift Challenge. Easy Peasy! :)

Thank you for stopping by this week. I really like all this exchanging of information and enabling!  It is snowing here again today, so will be able to visit you this morning.  Our Bible study was cancelled because of the slickness.  Our other snow had begun to melt and turned to ice under this new snow.  So, see you soon! :)