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What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #173

Self portrait

Hello Everyone!I thought I would start with another picture of me since I know you all like to see what’s behind the curtain!! The quality suffers when you reverse the camera on the iphone. Yeah, that’s why I don’t look drop dead gorgeous!! ha ha.  My sweet husband has already gone to work so it’s me, my arm and one messy desk.

Yup, it’s messy desk day. No surface can be found equals I have been a very busy girl!


Messy, messy desk

Let’s start at the left side of my desk.  I just bought some Martha Stewart cotton hemp yarn in the sales bin (score).  Up in the corner you can see my storage I made for my Spellbinders a while back. I love it on my desk in my little Nantucket basket. It think I actually use them more.  Some new stamps I found at Michaels. A Halloween card I made is tucked under the stamps.  I just got my first Anya stamps. They are so stinkin’ cute I smile every time I see them. I didn’t realize you have to cut them yourself. So I brought out my Tim Holtz scissors. But I am thinking I might invest in some rubber stamp scissors since I know will be buying more Greeting Farm stamps.

One of my smash albums is out.  I use this one to store card ideas, sketches and instructions for making some interactive cards.  I  pulled out some of my very old, Marvy LePlume markers to create a fun to do list for myself.  Yup, and I never put them away. In the back you can see some of my washi tape hanging on the wall. They are another source of happiness in my room. I love seeing them. If only I would use them more! Below all the stamps and stuff you can see a sheet of new business cards. Yes, I decided not to add the expense of paying someone to design and print my business cards. I designed them myself and I print them as needed on my printer at home.  Works for now.

Why all the mess you ask? I have been feverishly trying to crank out some autumnal and Halloween cards for Belinda’s Crafts, my etsy store.  Many things seem to slow me down – procrastination while I eat some cookies, checking my fingernails for breaks, watching a little TV, surfing the web, oh and an actual real excuse was I was having difficulty getting  the photos processed correctly for  Etsy’s requirements.  But I am happy to say that I have put them up on the store and would love you all to take a peek. Maybe, dare I say, consider purchasing?  Oh I know, no plugs so at least take a look at them.

Well I could blab all day long but that wouldn’t be fun for anyone so I will kindly exit now and go snooping.  If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!


new product release: HALLOWEEN CARDS!!

Here is one of the new shadowbox Halloween cards (closed)


Hello, I am so excited to release my new Shadow box Halloween cards my Esty shop, Belindas Crafts.  Do have a look so you can see what’s inside of the cards.

It was a bit of a process to get them up and out but I am working on my schedule now that the boys are in school.   These cards are so stinkin’ cute.  I can’t help but peek at them on the shelf.

They are great to display on a desk or shelf.  So kick up your Halloween celebrations with these interactive Halloween cards.

This is a limited edition release for Halloween celebrations but I will be working on some for other upcoming holidays so stay tuned.


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #172

Hi Everyone! Wow time does not want to slow down does it? I feel like I was just peeping at everyone’s desk a minute ago.  Thank you to all that visited me last week. I enjoy reading all the comments. Everyone had so many nice things to say and I felt pretty great reading them.

My latest craft goodies

Here is a picture of my lastest goodies. The big cling stamp was on sale %40 and it was screaming for me to color it with my Copics! I love My Minds Eye papers and since I got it I had to buy the matching washi tape and stamp set.  The jellybeans are what I do girls. I love eating them when I am making stuff.  So I had a few to celebrate! This week I was using my distress inks only to find that I couldn’t get it off of my fingers. So my friends recommended the Craft Scrubbies it is in the blue bag.  I haven’t tried it yet but I will let you know if it works.

My bookshelf in my craftroom.

Above is  a close up of my bookcase in my craftroom. I have some albums on it, some of my Martha Stewart punches, a little mini album I made a few years ago, Cuttlebug and shhhhh…a sneak peek of my new Halloween cards for my Etsy store. I can’t show them to you yet until I put them up on Esty.  I worked on them this week and yesterday I took all the photos but I didn’t write the product descriptions so I still have more to do before putting them up for sale.

Well enough about me. I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!



Fun Photos Friday – #9


Mommy moment


This photo  is great because I was picking the boys up today and I had my hands full with my ice tea, purse and cell phone. So I handed my phone to Nicholas so I could tie Apollo’s shoe, only to find out later when I went to look through my pictures that Nicholas took a picture of me helping Apollo. It’s one of those candids that make me smile. A mommy moment captured on film.   So thanks Nicholas for taking this photo. It will head into a scrapbook for sure.


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