Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WOYWW #444


Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

I am very happy to report that all the cards are done! And now my next few weeks of lunch hours will be spent writing them.  And hoping I didn’t forget someone and have to make one or two more! LOL!

This means I got to spend some time this weekend trying to catch up on my journaling, namely the Wanderlust course, since it sort of became a casualty of my crazy summer and fall.  I can honestly say I have watched all the lessons; but am a bit sad there are probably 10 or 11 I didn’t get to try.  Next Year Baby!! 

So what you see; on the left: all the paints I used on the last “One Collage” page.  I can’t show it yet…next week though.  The thistle mask (messy thing on the right) comes from Green Pepper Press Stencils. Can honestly say I don't know why it's there, as I haven't used it in a while.  The white scalloped thing on the craft sheet (from Ken Oliver Designs; like my Ranger one better) is Wendy Vecchi’s paint palette.  I found it on sale; and kinda like it, so far.  Easier to clean than the real paint palette’s, and better than using paper plates you throw out  (well, they are still easier…but not so much for the earth).  The mess further back: stencils that need to be re-filed, a mini distress ink tin, misc. stamp sets, a stack of art journals, and some ink sprays that all need to get put away.  Yup, my journaling desk is in its usual state of disarray. 

And here is the completed card from last week.  Ken Oliver Designs stamp and die set, colored with Color Burst pigments. Tim Holtz Texture fade on the background.


So here is my desk, now hop back to Julia’s and portal off to other creative desks around the world.  And even if I don’t get to leave comments, know I do peek on almost everyone during my wait times for the printer or on hold on the phone...my few moments for a creative sanity check.  Stay Crafty everyone!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WOYWW #443

Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

OK Peeps.  Christmas is 26.5 days away.  And as much as I love getting gifts, I’m actually happy all the “adult” family members agreed to no gift exchange, and all kids, except for the new grand baby, are at the age where only a gift card to the video gaming store or iTunes would be appreciated.  So, theoretically, I should be able to just finish these last 4 cards, open a wonderful bottle of port we picked up on our vacation, start writing my cards, and relax for the rest of the year.  Yeah… I crack myself up!

That being said what you see are the pieces-parts of my last card design. The stamp/die set is from Ken Oliver Designs, and I used Color Burst powders to paint it.  Hard to tell, but a Tim Holtz texture fade has embossed the white panel, touched with Ancient Linen Distress ink to bring out the texture.  There is a white diecut diagonally in the middle; If I use it, it will be red…or green.  But I’m not feeling it; but the card still needs something.  Any suggestions?   

Oh; in the upper left. is my new toy ('cause two other machines just isn't enough! LOL!)…. The little, cute, Tim Holtz Sidekick arrived yesterday!!  Can’t wait to open it up and play!


So here is my desk, now hop back to Julia’s and portal off to other creative desks around the world.  And even if I don’t get to leave comments, know I do peek on almost everyone during my wait times for the printer or on hold on the phone...my few moments for a creative sanity check.  Stay Crafty my friends!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WOYWW #442

Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground. 
 
Zoinks!  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  Then a month till Christmas!  Fastest year ever!! 

My desk, still in Christmas Card mode.  Good news; I only have to make 15 more cards.  The bad news, I didn’t sell many at the craft show.  Did sell enough to cover the table costs; so that is something. 

So you see pieces-parts for a card idea.  The stamp is by Stampington & Co., I’ve probably had it for 15 years (remember it from the old house)…first time inked up.  I tried doing it in both black ink and silver embossing powder (since I’m using silver glitter paper for the die cut “Noel” (from Tim Holtz) that is the one on the right on the panel-the rest in a pile above the stamp) Think I've decided to just use the ink.  Hope it works.  The black frame is still up in the air; but will probably stay-as they are all cut out and hanging out in the upper right edge. The red panel is done with the Plaid texture fade from Tim Holtz, and black ink; that too is a maybe. At least they are all colored red (Distress inks; plain and oxide) and under the blocks flattening out.  The Poinsettia image is a Ken Oliver stamp and die set.  Will color those next, and then see where that takes me.  I’m not sure what else is floating around the margins there…hopefully nothing perishable, as this is how it was left Sunday night, not expecting to not be up there again until hopefully tonight. 

So here is my desk, now hop back to Julia’s and portal off to other creative desks around the world.  And even if I don’t get to leave comments, know I do peek on almost everyone during my wait times for the printer or on hold on the phone...my few moments for a creative sanity check.  Stay Crafty everyone, and to those that celebrate: Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WOYWW #440


Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

These weeks are flying by…the craft show is this weekend, Christmas is 6 weeks, 5 days away, Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, there are budget committee and strategic planning sessions at work; I either need a few more hours in the day, and some stimulants to make use of them, or a clone-which may or not be much fun.

The desk is actually not bad considering all that has gone on.  I finished the wine journals and the cards I had been coloring on lunch breaks, and this pile is ready for tonight.  Foil die cuts of Tim Holtz’s trees to get layered over the block-stamped fronts. Then a quick gold embosses sentiment, the gold layers and card backs are done and stacked to the left of the Cosmic Shimmer pot, and 8 more done for the weekend. 

The Memory Box candle die cut is there to see if I can come up with some more quick cards, but at this point, I’m not going to go crazy. And yes, the little drawer of my ink applicators is out top right; it really is how I roll! Odd how I use the handles only when stenciling or journaling.

And here are the cards from my lunch hour sessions; both stamps are from Stampendous. 


So here is my desk, now hop back to Julia’s and portal off to other creative desks around the world.  And even if I don’t get to leave comments, know I do peek on almost everyone during my wait times for the printer or on hold on the phone...my few moments for a creative sanity check.  Stay Crafty everyone.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WOYWW #439

So..I’m just sitting here on my lunch hour, coloring my card fronts in my office,

when I thought “here’s a different view of my work desk” and then..duh..it’s Wednesday…so, here ya’ go.

Now that I’ve colored the first card, I’m assembly-lining the rest.  Takes less time, and I’m less likely to screw up when you are not constantly swapping markers and cleaning water brushes.  The stamp is from Stampendous…I’m fairly certain. 

So that’s me-gotta get back to coloring; now go back to Julia and the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.


(Oh, speaking of crafty…went to my first adult (no-not “Adult”, minds out of the gutter ladies!) Halloween party in forever this weekend, and my friend Julie made these awesome meatloafs!  So cool and tasty!)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WOYWW #438

Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground


Another quickie post.  After our fabulous vacation out at the Finger Lakes (New York Wine Country) I managed to get a few more cards made for the craft show in (glup) 2 weeks.  This stamp is from Technique Junkies. The inside stamp says “May you never be too grown-up to search the skies on Christmas Eve”, also from TJ.  The die cut is from Our Daily Bread.  The stamps on the left and right are the next two.  Tonight I’ll stamp a ton...well, probably 12 each, then color over the next few lunch hours. The good news, if I don’t sell any I’ll be all set for my cards!

And while all the good shots (I hope) are still on the camera, here are some from our trip that where on the phone.  This trip was all around Keuka lake, and the canyon and waterfall are from Letchworth State Park; “the Grand Canyon of the East”











So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WOYWW #437

Getting my horses all in a row!  Welcome to "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday", the marvelous 
 blog hop founded by our Dear Julia at The Stamping Ground.      The Hop where we open our craft room doors and give everyone a peek!

Real quick for me this week, as I'm just about to head out with our best friends to the Finger Lakes...Upstate New York's Wine Country for a well needed vacation.  So, on that note, I'll be visiting when I get home. 

I'm in the process of not just doing my own Christmas cards, but I'm also doing a Holiday Craft Show in November, and need some Christmas Cards to sell there as well; so not so shockingly, I'm in a bit of a panic.  Here are my Impression Obsession horses, ready to get glued to the card fronts, and then I'll treat their hats with some Sparkly Fluff flocking, to make the white part all fluffy...I've learned to do that step last!  That brings me to 22 cards...Zoinks!  I'll really need to get my ass in gear when we get home!!

So you've seen mine...now go stop at Julia's to portal off to far more interesting desks around the world.  Have a great week!