Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 377

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good Morning Deskers!  Oh, my goodness, it is Wednesday, again!  It is time to show our desks.  We all sign up over at Stamping Ground and Ms. Julia is our wonderful hostess! It just makes me smile this morning that I am going to get to visit you and you are going to visit me.  For those who are wondering what I am talking about, just check out the link above and you will have so much fun looking at what everyone is doing on their desks this morning.
I have been going through a photo box of the 1980s.  I am trying to get these photos scrapped.  Two pages done so far, as you see below.  It is an overwhelming project!  The photos are in envelopes with the year or event written on them.  They are in these envelopes in a box, because someone told me about 20 years ago, to take them out of those sticky albums, because they would be ruined.  So I did. Sometimes, I wished I had left them in there! Also, this is just one box; I have boxes for the 70s and 90s, too!   Oh, well! Here is my desk this morning.  I have to add that it has been a fun time going down memory lane!  Even my husband has enjoyed looking at these again!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope to stop by your space today, too! Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WOYWW 376 ( What is On Your Workdesk? Wednesday)

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good morning, fellow deskers!  It is finally cooling down a bit.  Maybe just lower nineties today! If I go early enough, I will be able to walk before it warms up.  It is difficult to get  steps in when it is so hot.  I can usually walk three miles in an hour. If I can get out this morning before it warms up  that will help with the steps. You can check out my virtual walk on Walking 4 Fun on my sidebar. I am virtually walking the Appalachian Trail.    I hope you are having a blessed day.  The reason we are here,  is to show our desks.  So here is what mine looks like ths morning.
I have been working on a card for a challenge on SCS, using a SU! set that I have had for a year, but not used.  You can see a container of sequins that are fun to play with.  A SCS friend sent a lot of them to me.  I didn't even know sequins came in so many shapes!  Also, you see a stamp set I purchased at Michaels this week, a smaller version of the Crazy Birds.

That is all that is going on here.  You can see more deskers at Ms. Julia's.  Happy Wednesday!  Hope to run by your space and see you, after I walk!  Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DTGD Cards & What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 375

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Hello fellow Deskers!

I have just survived a marathon week of Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. We had 42 challenges in 8 days, plus two bonus challenges before the week began! I learned new techniques like Faux Metal and plastic paper background.  I used some stash of backgrounds up from my Gelli plate and other backgrounds. I used stamps I have not used in years.  There is something about DTGD that inspires you to use your stash and your stamps and your supplies of embellishments!  These challenges really get the creative juices going!  I have so much fun every year doing these challenges.  Splitcoast Stampers does this for their Fan Club Members as a reward!  The Dirty Girls or Dirty Dozen and alumni are fabulous hostesses!   I had so much fun chatting with the other participants as we encouraged each other to the finish line! The fruits of my labor are  8 more Christmas cards, 9 birthday cards, 3 thinking of you cards, 2 sympathy cards, 1 very special anniversary card, and gift box, (for my husband for our anniversary) 1 thank you, and 17 friendship cards, that could be birthday or any occasion cards. I have already mailed out 8 or 9 of the cards.  Here is the photo I promised:

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's to check out the other deskers!  Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Stash & Misti and What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 374

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Good morning fellow deskers!  I don't know what happened last week, but Wednesday came and went and I didn't post!  These weeks just seem to fly by!  This week I am playing Dare To Get Dirty at Splitcoast Stamper!  So far we have had 21 challenges not counting today's.  I have done 20 so far.  We still have 21 to go through Friday!  Love this week of challenges to which they treat their  Fan Club!  This week, I will show my new things!  Next week, I will have the photo of all my cards made this week!
See my new Misti?  I have been having a great time with this new  tool!
Hop over to Julia's if you want to see more deskers.  It is so fun to hop around the world virtually to see what the other crafters are doing.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dies & Adhesive Comments, WOYWW 372

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Hello fellow deskers!  We are all back to Julia's this week.  So wonderful that she is able to host us again.  And we thank Jan for her  wonderful coverage while Julia was not able to host us.
Down to business!  Here are a shot  of my desk this morning.  Nothing going on, just left overs from what I did yesterday.  I am in the middle of a little housekeeping, so not quite ready to craft yet this morning.  I will show you a couple of projects I did this week.  I really had a productive week, even finished a few scrap lay outs.  I have gone back to scrapping some 70s photos!  When I realized they were 40 years old, I couldn't believe it!

This is leftovers of making a tea party card, and a peek at the card too. I used designer paper for this card.  I even cut out some of the dresses and mounted them on the card for 3-D effect.  I added a sentiment, gold cord and a little star charm.

 Made these cards using some new Memory Box dies.  Intricate but running them through the Big Shot with dryer sheets,card stock, wax paper and then the die,  they came out easy.  Also I used a new spray adhesive on the intricate dies and that was easier, except for getting it all over me and my craft sheet.  I have to figure out a different way to do that, maybe over newspaper.

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments!  I am off to visit you! Have a great Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Z For Zebra & WOYWW 371

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Hello, everyone!  WOYWW Greetings to all the deskers!  Oh, I just read the great news over at Lunch Lady Jan's!  Julia will be in charge again  and we will be back at her place next week!  That is good news, because it means she must be feeling good again.

Well, I crafted at church today and we ladies finished 40 cards in an hour and a half.  ( and we were few)  So, I came home all ready to craft.  I put supper in the crock pot and came down to my craft room and even finished a card! Below is a photo of my desk since that is what we are supposed to be showing.  Also, below is a photo of my card I made this afternoon.  One thing I learned is my hands are not as flexible as they used to be!  It took me an hour to get those 6 beads on that floss!    But I like them on there.

Oops!  My cup of tea even got into the photo!

This card was for our Alpha Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  It was a double challenge.  We are on Z but we were also to take our zip code, add it up and then use the corresponding letter with what the total was.  My letter ended up being R.  So I used red card stock and red beads.

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you everyone who commented last week! You made my week!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Card Kit Making & WOYWW 370

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

 I am here this week, but forgot to post earlier, then from ten to one, I had ladies in my craft room.  We were making up card kits for our Encouragement Ministry card making event next Wednesday.  So, probably be late next week, too.  We die cut sayings and Bible verses for the insides of cards.  We had the Cuttlebug and Big Shot going.  One to die cut and the other to emboss.  Someone stamped the Praying for You and the Welcomes, and then someone punched them out.  Everyone had a job.  then we die cut and punched layers for under the sentiments.  We package everything in baggies, and next week, the ladies will create, by putting together in any way they want and  adding embellishments, and butterflies and such. Here is what my space looked like after they left!
You can see how I keep my dies.  I keep them on magnets in plastic pages in those black notebooks.

Again we are linking over at Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy, while Julia gets better.  And she does seem to be getting better, and even posted this week!  Yay!  Go on over and check out the rest of the deskers!  I am headed over now.  I really like seeing what crafters all over the world are doing. Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know you were here!  I really appreciate it.