Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What’s on Your Workdesk #391

Christmas time is here, okay well not quite but my desk is covered with Christmas like stuff.  Not cards per se, but December Daily fixins’!

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So here’s the overview from end to end you can see, just about every inch is covered. (It’s driving me crazy!)

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Starting at the far left, my photo cards that I’m sending out this year.  I’m making some also, they are up there in the top near the paper towels.  I know my limits and there was no way I was going to get 60 cards done in time to send out this weekend.  So only certain people get handmade, they rest get my design featuring my furkids. In the middle there is a heap of papers, stickers, die cuts etc. etc. for my December Daily.

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Moving along here’s the December Daily, my water, some embossing paste, glitter paste and a random assortment of stuff.  I am just making the number pages for the daily. Pictures and journaling come, daily!

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Here’s the far right.  My new fiskars cutter (not loving it), more DD bits and pieces, scrap paper, stamp cleaner and oh, some new Rubber Hedgehog Great Dane stamps that I’ve put repositionable glue on.  The stamps are being used on the Great Dane card on the far left.

Okay that’s all folks.  Head over to Julia’s at The Stamping Ground and go on a desk pepping adventure!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WOYWW 389

Here we are another Wednesday of desk peeping.  I’m happy to report that there are some things actually going on, even though my Christmas mojo has been a no go.

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Here’s a corner of my desk and the parts and pieces I was working on yesterday.

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Here is my work table set up behind my desk, where there was some actual work taking place this morning.  Nice cuppa tea there and my paper cutter ready to go.

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In the top of the picture you see some hands and a pair of feet at the bottom, that would be my gal pal Kathy who came over twice this week to search for her missing mojo as well.  By the time she left we had a nice stack of card starts, which is good because before today, I had a whole 3 cards done minus the insides.

So now off you go to say hello to Julia at the Stamping Ground and the other deskers around the world.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WOYWW #387

Oh my desky friends it has been to long. My crafty life and time spent in my crafty space has been woefully neglected.  Today on this second day of November I find myself sitting at my desk, the sin gently shimmering through the fall foliage and feeling that my crafty ship must be righted!  Though the desk be sad in this picture, do give me time to reach the euphoria of Julia’s desk over at The Stamping Ground!

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That’s truly a yawn! I’ve brought my laptop up to backup all my files, see over the summer I got lost among my genealogy hobby and spent ridiculous amounts of time reading about long since passed ancestors.  Fascinating stuff really if you are into it.  I had my DNA done as well, turns out Great Britain makes up 36% of my genetics, it’s been interesting to read about places that my ancestors have come from.  One day I do hope to travel to actually see some of these places!

So here I am, backing up files and while that goes on I’m going to do some needed cleaning in the rest of the room so that I can truly get ready to make a crafty mess!  Happiest of Wednesdays to you!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Something new

Besides walls, I’ve never really painted anything.  I dabbled a few times when Donna Dewberry was all the rage, attempting to make various home decor pieces.  I just never felt that confident in what I created. 

The last trip to our favorite island found some changes, they had redecorated the rooms, the dark heavy wood walls had been painted white, new drapes billowed in the Caribbean breezes and there was a piece of art work over the bed that I fell in love with. It was a mixed media sort of piece, an impressionist style painting with sand, shells, sea glass and bits of broken mirror all along the bottom. I loved it and wanted so much to recreate something similar, but my self doubt in painting skills continually caused me to push it to the back.

Recently, for various reasons I’ve been dabbling in all kinds of crafty endevors.  Things that I wouldn’t have done, tools I wouldn’t have used, products I’ve only read about have landed on my desk.  I finally set aside my self doubt and set out to create my first impressionist style piece of art!

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I like it, I don’t love it though.  The colors aren’t quite where they need to be for the sea and the sky.  The wave area may also be a little too wide, though in the real life version hints of aqua can be seen.  If you’ve never seen the waters of the Caribbean they are something so hard to describe, dark blue in places where the corals are, but a crystal green where the white sand reflects the sun and an even darker blue in the places where the thick sea grass grows.  The way the ocean and the sky meet is more of a gentle fade, a melting into each other almost.

This is my first try, so I didn’t expect perfection, not that I ever do really, that isn’t my style.  I won’t put the sand and seashells on this one, but I will hang it in my crafting space and look at it often.  It’s really quite calming!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW #354

Good Wednesday follow deskers, I’ve returned for another round of hopping and sharing.  Before I get to the juicy bits I want to answer the question so many asked about ‘naked rubber’ last week.  I had several red rubber stamps that had slid off their ez mount and it was making a sticky mess.  So I peeled it off, cleaned with adhesive remover and then a nice soapy bath.  Following that I applied Aleens Tack It to the back of the stamps, now they act much like clear, sans being able to see through them lol!

Now this is what I like to call, the damage after Easter lol.  Scrap paper and paper pads to put away, stamp set too.  On the far left is my newly acquired book You Can Draw In 30 Minutes a Day and a drawing set.  My mother is a most amazing artist as is my brother.  The gene apparently skipped over me or went dormant, I’m not sure which, but I thought I’d give it a shot and see if I can learn to draw even if it’s just basic sketches of flowers and leaves.

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So that’s it, now off you go to see Julia at the Stamping Ground and all the other wonderous desk!