Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scrapbooking & What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 444

Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah  Psalm 68:19

Whahoo!  I am here before 8:00 pm!  Good afternoon, crafter friends.  I had my last cataract surgery this past Friday!  I can see!  Maybe I will only need readers after 32 years of wearing glasses; the last ten they were trifocals!.  Anyway just four more weeks of eye drops every few hours, and then I am done with it! We have just completed our Christmas shopping this morning!  So, now I am scrap-booking as you can see by my desk. Again, I am scrapping old photos that really needed to finally be scrapped from 1987.  I have included a shot of my laptop  that I move over to my craft room when needed.  You can get a peek at some calendars I will me stamping to give as gifts, and my Dollar Tree readers, that I need when doing close up crafting.

Here is my desk and then I will head over to see your desks. I love seeing what is on crafter's desks from all over the world. They enable me, and encourage me in my craft! This is such a fun thing we do made possible by our hostess Julia on her Blog, Stamping Ground.

Here is a close up view of completed Scraplift layout for my Scraplift Challenge on SplitcoastStampers.
I used papers from a 12x12 Craft Smith pad titled Mermaid Coast.  Even the title and journaling box is rom the pad.  I used SU! Whale thinlit for the whales, fish, stars and hearts.  I used black rhinstones in the whales' eyers.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New stuff & What's On Your Workdesk ? Wednesday 443

Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah  Psalm 68:19

Surprise at supper tonight, when the doorbell rang.  A package!  With all the Christmas online shopping we have been doing I forgot I was expecting something from Stamp N Storage.  They had a special last week, plus free shipping plus I had a rewards coupon so I ordered another 24 stamp/refill/marker storage unit and added it to my other one.  I filled it up already!  So I am posting my Blog after all, to show what is on my desk this Wednesday! Also, someone mentioned buying gold poster board at Hobby Lobby for our gold cards stock and it would be cheaper.  So I bought one piece with coupon for 76 cents!  This is how much I got out of one piece!
Also, new little  white spinner organizer for $9.99 at Tuesday Mornings last week.  There is also a card I made with a new technique for me with TH Oxide Inks and water spritzing on water color paper over a stencil.  And  I broke down and got the SU! Dragonfly thinlits last week.  Well, as you see by the clock on top of the storage it is 8:00pm Wednesday night.  Again, just barely making it to the party!

Watercolor Imprint Technique for the New Technique Challenge on SplitcoastStampers
Here is link to the tutorial.

Here is a link to Julia's where all us bloggers get together to show our craft space every Wednesday.  Why don't you join us?

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments and  am encouraged by them.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! & What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 442

Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah  Psalm 68:19

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the U.S.  I have my turkey thawing in the refrigerator, small as it is, as there are only two of us.  Feeling thankful for all my many blessings, that I don't deserve, but because of the grace of Jesus I have many!

We are gathered together today to show our desks so here is mine.  And if you want to see everyone else's, here is a link to Julia's where we all hang out!

You can see how late I have come to the party!  Four here, so across the pond it is probably Thursday by now! 

So, again, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  "Count your blessings, name them one by one!"
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 438 & Falliday Fest

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Oh, my goodness!  I haven't posted since September 6!  I have an excuse for last Wednesday, but don't remember why the rest of the times.  Last Wednesday I had eye surgery for cataracts. Today is the first time I drove, and now I can lift and stoop again,  but still have to use three different eye drops three times a day for the next three weeks!  The good news is I see better out of the one eye!  Now for the other eye!  Despite eye surgery, I have been busy this week and last making cards for our Falliday Fest Challenges and Tutorials over at SplitcoastStampers.  So far I have made 31 cards and 8 tutorial projects.  Some of the cards will go to 4 different card drives.  But, also some will go out to my friends and family as birthday cards, etc.  I have included a photo of 30 of the cards as well as photos of my craft room as it looks this morning.  I am still participating in the challenges through the end of the wee, so won't clean up till all done!  Check out the challenges; lots of inspiration!  And with the tutorials I have learned some new  interesting techniques!  One technique was Iced Leather.
Lots more like that.  Check them out.

I used a few neglected tools like the texture block for one of my projects and the color spritzer tool from SU!

The one with a teabag on it was a Trash to Treasure 
Stop over to see Julia at Stamping Ground to see some more desks!  That is what we do on Wednesdays, look at one another's desks for enabling, inspiration and fun!

Have a great week!
Thanks or stopping by!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Drowning in Photos & WOYWW #431

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good Morning!  It is Wednesday again!  How does that happen so quickly?  I decided to post my blog before I walk today!  It is so cool out, so don't have to get out there so early.  I enjoyed waking up to  the cool Autumn weather this morning, although it isn't here to stay yet.  I am joining Julia, over at Stamping Ground to show "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Below is what is on my workdesk today.  I am again trying to organize and scrap the hundreds, of family photos I have.  They have been organized by families into bins, but still so many to sort through.  As you can see, the ones I am working with came out of those old, old albums with the white photo corners, and very little journaling, mostly none!  

I haven't decided yet if I will scrap these in a grid again or not.  I am cutting borders with my pinking sheers.

I already did these in a grid.  These photos had been stapled together in a little book with the date!  Yay!
Most of the photos, however came off of sheets  like this 

And the albums or sheets or loose photos came out of bins like these.  At least there is a bin for each family, like my husbands, my Mom's or my grandparents, and great grandparents..  We even have another bin of slides from my husband's family.  Most of our family says just to toss them.  I seem to be the only one interested in going through them.

You can see that I am drowning in photos!  But, I will come up for air and visit your desk this week.
Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate it when you comment and let me know you were here.  Or, even if you tell me how you are dealing with all your photos.  Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Morning Walk & WOYWW #430

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good afternoon!  I decided to go walking this morning instead of blogging or crafting, so now it is late! A friend and took a nice walk on the river to our Veteran's Memorial Walk. I took a few photos, but really forgot till we were almost back to the car.  Then,  I had to come home and start on a card for our Alphabet Challenge on SplitcoastStampers, so now my desk really is a mess!  And since that is what What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday is all about, without further ado, here is my desk!  And if you want to see more desks from all over the world, check out Julia's Stamping Ground.

Ok, that wasn't very exciting.  I do get messy when making a card!  Even my tea is sitting there getting cold!  That is normal! 

Here is a tag I made earlier, after watching a Julie Nutting video.  It was fun to stamp this Julie Nutting  girl on script paper, fussy cut her, and then paper pieced her dress.  Since she is so tall I put her on a  tall tag, and added buttons and butterflies!  I will eventually put her on a scrap page.

And here are photos from our walk!

Thanks for stopping by!  I will come by your space shortly!  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas & WOYWW #429

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good Morning "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" Deskers!  Yes, I made it and it is still morning! Since we are here to show our spaces, here is what mine looks like.  I have dumped all my stash of Christmas die cuts, and Christmas stamped images on my desk, and I have been making Christmas cards out of them.  Where do all these come from?  For one, all the stamped ornaments were from a session with a friend who had that stamp.  Well, now I have that stamp set.  The stamped Bethlehem images are from a session in her craft room, also.  I still don't have that set.  Anyway, I guess I should use them!  Other items are just leftovers from cards I made, or started to make.  Who, knows?  But, I will try to use some of this stash.  Also, I am showing you three Christmas cards I made this week, using stash!

Made with Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies by Su! on A snowflake embossed panel.  Inside the Merry Christmas is from SU! Contempo Christmas set Christmas Joy is Stampendous. The ornament on my envelope is also from Contenpo Christmas. I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.
This card is made with leftovers from a SU! workshop I attended several years ago!  I had the ornaments already punched with the Modern Mosaic punch by SU! and the panel inked up and ran through the cuttlebug with the Modern Mosaic EF by SU! I found a dark green base that would work with the colors already on here.  Sorry, since the panel and ornaments were from so long ago, I am not sure of the colors.   I added the sequins and sentiment that was already stamped.  I stamped the envelope with the Contempo Christmas ornament.
This card and envelope were made with Wondrous Wreath Stamp set and the Joy and the bows and wreath (which I cut in half to make the garland) were cut with the  Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies by SU!  The embossed panel is unknown as it is a panel I had that I had done with a friend's EF.  I have a whole container of panels that I did with her EFs. The inside sentiment is Christmas Joy by Stampendous. I used Bermuda Bay and Baja Breeze ink and cardstock.   I saw this idea of cutting the wreath into a garland on Pinterest.

 Three quick Christmas cards made with stash, with sentiments already stamped on inside and matching envelopes!  Now, to use some more of the pre-stamped, pre-diecut or punched stash!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and look at all the other deskers on Julia's Stamping Ground.
Happy Wednesday!