Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW #275

Hadn’t been at my desk in a while to do anything that I could show and tell about as it’s all been computer related.  On Monday however my gal pal Kathy came round and we spent the day sequestered with inks, stamps and papers!

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Partial fruits of my labor are shown here after the clean up, not that we were using this table lol, I’ve got a 6’ foldable that I put up when she comes over Winking smile  So what have we a birthday card completed, 2 Halloween cards in need of insides, an unassembled Christmas card and 4 stamped poinsettias that have been cut and are awaiting coloring.  Having her come over reenergized me a bit and now I’m ready to spend some more time getting inky! 

Away with you now to see what else is going on in the world of deskers starting at The Stamping Ground and our lovely host, Julia!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOYWW #271

December!

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That’s what’s been on my desk for several days now, my December Daily supplies and technically this picture is Tuesday.  I made the executive decision last December to make sure that I had the book ready to go well before December this year.  As last year  I scrambled around trying to find supplies and to get my pages done.  I’m up to lucky 13 and no I don’t know what will happen each day and yes I do sometimes have to modify pages but for the most part having the foundation done makes the scrapping fun! (Oh, bad rhyme lol) I’m still toying with doing a similar version for project life digitally…

Now that’s you’ve gotten a taste of Christmas, head over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and see what else is going on in the wonderful world of WOYWW!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What’s so great about Washi tape??

“I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I got twenty
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more…”

Isn’t that a theme song for the crafty minded!  I mean really what is SO great about Washi tape anyway?  I’ve had 1 roll and I’m less than impressed.  That isn’t the only had to have that I sat looking at thinking, “What the hell was I thinking??”  A Bind It All?  Seriously, I don’t make books but I just had to have it because.. I don’t even know why!  Ink pads out the wazoo, yep colors and brands that I never so much as touched. Oh the agony, the guilt of having them sit there going unused day after lonely day.  Specialty paper, cardstock and designer papers left alone to fade and collect dust, their reason for purchase long forgotten.  How many paper cutters or pairs of scissors does one person really need?  I mean I have 9 pairs is that enough? Oh and that’s only the ones for paper cutting, I didn’t count the ones for sewing. I had a perfectly fine paper cutter, but a kinda famous in the craft world guy, ahem, convinced me that a different one was better.  SO I bought it and hated it.  I tried another and another, 4 paper cutters later, sitting unused while I still used the one that I’d liked all along.  Paints, brushes, pigments, chalks, pencils you name it, I needed it.  But for what?  Heck if I know!  Pearls, glitters, radiant sprays and powders drawer upon drawer, box upon box of supplies that I needed because the person on the you-tube video or at the convention booth told me I did.

Surrounded by my purchases I spent more money to find pretty ways to hide er, hold them.  “Organize!” screamed the pages on the web, the ads in the emails, the displays in the craft stores.  Boxes, bins, binders, containers, all there to make your life more organized.  Heck there is even an entire store dedicated to nothing but organization, it’s called The Container Store,  go figure..  I’d go in wandering the isles looking at the bottles, boxes and bins to hold the ribbons, buttons and brads.  Once it was all ‘organized’ it was also forgotten about, you know out of sight, out of mind.  So what happened, I ended up with 9 pairs of scissors and 200 rolls of ribbon!!!!!

One day the universe shook me really hard, like so hard I saw stars (or maybe it was the reams of paper that fell on my foot), but I saw stars.  When my clarity returned, (and the pain subsided) I turned in my passport and got off the consumerism cruise. I wager I gave away, yes gave away, 80% of the stuff that was in my craft collection.  The room feels lighter, (I’m pretty sure the house actually groaned a sigh of relief at the weight being lifted) the space bigger, the creative energy stronger!  Not once since the great purge have I looked for a single thing I gave away.  I did keep all 9 pairs of scissors because, well you never know and you know what I never did figure out what was so great about Washi tape….

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WOYWW #270

What’s on my desk you ask?  Pictures, lots and lots, and lots of pictures.

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And they are on BOTH desks!

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Before the digital age, way back when you use to have to print your pictures to see them (ahem) I did just that and I have a lot of them that have been shoved in boxes and bins.  Obviously, no one sees them that way so I’ve begun the painfully slow process of sorting and scanning, so that I can scrapbook (digitally) and then have those pages printed out.  It’s quite a mess and undertaking and I actually thought about sending them all off in a box to have someone else do the scanning, but I have this fear that something would happen and I’d lose the pictures.  So I’ll continue to poke along and if I reach my wits end before I get done, I’ll either stop for a spell or send them off! 

So you’ve seen my mess off you go to Julia’s at The Stamping Ground to see what else is happening on the crafty desks of the world!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WOYWW #268

Greetings world wide desk travelers!  Today you find my desk with cameras, copics and Christmas!
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I’ve been coloring some Christmas images with Copics and sorting pictures from my cameras.  Exciting stuff huh!  Someone asked me about sharing my macro images so I’ll post a couple below for any that want to peek.  The rest head off to The Stamping Ground and find out what Julia and her band of creative deskers are up to today!


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Haven’t looked this guy up yet but I heard him yesterday afternoon when I took the dogs out.  It was zooming around the flowers.  It stopped and was just hovering in the air. 

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This is up close and personal with one of my dahlias.
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To give an idea of how small this one is, that bud to the left is of a marigold.

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I’ll leave you with the happy sight of a skipper on a Black Eyed Susan.