Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 281 & Thank You Enablers!

Happy WOYWW everyone! I recently  watched a hilarious You tube of a crafter who blamed all the You tube tutorials for her craft spending. She used to be happy with one kind of adhesive, some paper and photos.  But now, she says she has purchased all different kinds of adhesives: glue, red line, ATV, dots, dementionals, etc!  She now has all kinds of pearls, embellies, etc, and an abundance of paper!        
Well as I watched that I realized that before I started looking at all your desks, I thought I had everything!  LOL  I have been participating in WOYWW since September 2013.  Since I started you have enabled (to just name two) me to want  a Gelli Print Plate, and Zentangle pen and paper,  I even went to classes for both of those mentioned!  So many other things too!  I just want to thank you, really thank you for introducing me to new crafts.  I really enjoy it all!
     Also, what I enjoy is when you make helpful comments!  As you can see, I still have my unique marker holder, (was a spice rack I bought at a garage sale for $2.00 about a year ago.)  I asked you what I should do with it, and several said use it to hold my markers!  I liked that and the look of it too!  But, alas, the markers kept falling out the back and under the cabinets, where it was difficult for me to find them.  After that several suggested putting a back on it.  This is the deal, they would then fall out the front because it isn't deep enough.  Now, I am thinking as I collect my SU! blendabilities, I will leave them in the boxes, and maybe they won't fall out as easily.  Maybe?  For now, anyway. :)
     Then last week, I ask about putting a thank you for your comments into the comment box.  Thank you Krafty Karen, and Rasz for helping me with that.  I think I was successful, even if it is so small and low.  Don't know if anyone will notice it.  I will tweak it sometime.
     All of this to say thank you to all of you deskers for your comments, and for all your enabling!

And now for why we are here!  To show our desks! And if you want to see more desks check out Stamping Ground, where our hostess Julia has everything all layed out for us.  I made that card in a Blendability workshop, and have been practicing on some oother flowers.  Also, some quilling I have been playing with, and a reject card, mabe I will use it for something.  Then some buys at 60% off from Michaels!  Yes, I guess Michaels was the enabler this time! :)

Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


       Good afternoon!  I wasn't going to post today, but here I am!   Here is what my desk looks like for all you WOYWW snoopers! :)  Completed scrap pages, cards from a SU! workshop yesterday, and a new toy!  I got this EK tulip edge punch for $3.99 today and was excided to come home and play with it.  I think it will make fun pieces to put on cards as well as great boarders for scrap pages. I am a fan of  EK punches, because if something doesn't work, their customer service is great.  I speak from experience.
      It has been a great day so far! Our Son called us this morning and we had a wonderful chat with him.  It is always nice to hear from our kids who are gone from the nest and live far, far away!   And then we had a wonderful time of Christian fellowship and Bible study this morning, at our ladies weekly Bible Study.   A great way to begin the day!  I hope you are having a blessed day today!

Stop by and see Julia' Stamping Ground and the other deskers if you want to snoop some more desks! Thank you for stopping by!  I am late, but I will come by and see you.  Hugs!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


     Good Morning WOYWW Deskers!  
What gorgeous days we are having here!  Hope it is beautiful where you
    are!  Thank you everyone who commented last week! So I have included a photo of my finished card for my
   friend (as requested). Also in the photo are some other little things I made with  matching papers.  One has a gift card in it and the other has some homemade enamel dots I baked for her..  I got that recipe off of  Coffee, Stamps, & Chaos.  It works! I included a photo of the dots and of a new addition on my desk.  Thank you Julia for the information on the deck chair.  It is so cute, but I went for cheap!  LOL But I think I will send the link for the deck chair for my Mini to my kids, maybe they will get it for me for Christmas. :)  Since Julia thought my area was so neat I included a photo of my other area- where I post  my Blog from my laptop.  No one can say that  is neat!  My husband doesn't think any of my "nests" are neat!  Okay, I do not know why my post is posting so wierd, but I have tried to align everything to the left, but it won't do it.  Please bare with me. 

Here is where you can visit more deskers or link to our desk hop  Julia's Stamping Ground.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will try to come by and see you!  Happy WOYWW!

Tri Shutter Card  for friend with matching gift card holder and goodie holder.

My computer area! ( not so neat)

New easel rest for my mini, and emamel dots that I baked.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 278

Good afternoon!  I have been gone again.  We went to Colorado for a family reunion.  It was so interesting to get together with everyone and get re-acquainted. Even found a cousin in law who shares my interest in stamping!  But, I did miss all of you!  Today's photo of my desk shows a card I am in the process of making for my BFF.  We have known each other for over 50 years, and she is a card maker too, so it has to be special.  I am not done with it yet, just have it laying there, and maybe when looking at it, I will think what else I want to do with it! LOL  My latest Su! order is sitting there as I just picked it up this week.  Some HL purchases are sitting there too.  Also I wanted to point out, the empty rack, because you will wonder where my markers are. Although that was a lovely rack for my markers, they were always falling out the back and under the work area.  I got tired of crawling around on the floor looking for them.  So, I moved them temporaily into those plastic clam SU! boxes.  Now, here we are again with the question what to do with that lovely rack? :)

Also, I thought I would include a photo or two of our trip. We love Colorado! And it was a pretty time of the year to go.  But, it is great  to be back!  I look forward to your comments, and I will be stopping by your desks.  If you do not already take part in the wonderful desk hop, why don't you join us?
Check out the other deskers at Julia's Stamping Ground.

We rode the cog train up and down Pikes Peak.

Pikes Peak was completely socked in on top as well as on the way up.

Photo of Pikes Peak before we left our cabin.
Thanks for stopping by,  Have a great Wednesday!

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.