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What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #224

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday.

Working on Project Life.

Working on Project Life.

Today another catch up round on Project Life.  I use a planner to document daily happenings to use for journaling in the album.  I just installed a really cool app on my iPhone called PicFrame that allows me to make photo collages with my images. I then import to my computer and you can see me playing around with one before I print it.  It helps me squeeze more photos and adds more visual interest.

My Project Life table.

My Project Life table.

I use this little table you see above to layout my project life next to my table because why of course I never have enough room on my table for the album. Because you know how crafters never have enough stuff, storage or space to put it all.

I spared you the rest of the room because I have partially unpacked from a weekend crop. I tend to take days to put everything away.

Well I am off to come visit your beautiful 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!



New Product Release at Belinda’s Crafts – Halloween card!

New product release at Belinda's Crafts.

This new Halloween card can be found at Belinda’s Crafts.

Well the summer is over and I am back at Belinda’s Crafts to design and develop new products. I took the entire summer off from work and spent it with my family. I was nervous to do this at first because I am just starting this company. One thing I vowed about my company from the start was to learn to manage my time so that I can be productive and also experience the blessings of family.  So my office hours are when they are in school. Last year, I let work spill over at times but this year, I am going to be more strict about my time. It is a work in progress.

Over the summer I bought a Silhouette Portrait machine and will definitely be incorporating this into my products. I enjoy playing around with it and have learned a great deal about it’s capabilities. And sometime in the future I will also be offering digital products at Belinda’s Crafts. More about that later.

On this first Halloween card, I tried to stray away from some of the more traditional colors for witches and incorporate this lovely aqua that has become quite a favorite color of mine to work with as of late.  I even pulled out my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to attach the sentiment to the card.  I am always looking for an excuse to staple something.

Well I am going to go back to work but will be sure to share more soon.

Have a blessed day!


Hello Monday!

Some of my crafty friends I spent the day with on Saturday.

Some of my crafty friends I spent the day with on Saturday (Angela is missing from this photo).

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I had an extra special weekend because I spent all of Saturday and into the evening with some of my majorly crafty girlfriends.  We laughed, ate, snacked, laughed some more oh and we squeezed in some craftin’ time.  I don’t always get the chance to do this so when I do, I usually come home royally rejuvenated and inspired.

We always joke about wine and crafting.  Seems that it makes for a fun time.

We always joke about wine and crafting. Seems that it makes for a fun time.

My dear friend Ashley lives out of state and she was able to comes so we spent some much needed catch up time.  She gave me a belated birthday gift which was a bonus on top of the day together. But when I tell you she goes all out on wrapping it doesn’t do it justice. She loves to collect wrapping paper (I suppose if I didn’t wrap gifts like a 5 year old I would too.) and her bows are always so pretty.

Pretty gift from my girlfriend

Pretty gift from my girlfriend

I almost never want to open her gifts because they are simply stunning.

On Sunday, I spent the day with the boys and Leao and we went sneaker shopping.  Boy did their feet grow.  Apollo picked his usual, black sneakers. He loves the color black. It’s so funny for such a young child.  Nicholas loved his sneakers so much from last year, he just purchased the bigger size for this year. Got to love these boys.

Well I am off to go and read. My bookclub meets in a week and I am only a quarter of the way through the selection.  But todays’ weather is good for a cup of tea and a book.  I would say good but I haven’t decided that yet!

Have a blessed day!



Drinking: Glowing Green Smoothie

Eating: Steel Cut Oatmeal with bananas

Listening: John Legend’s “All of Me”

Wearing: Kut capri jeans and Nine West peasant blouse

Reading: Gone Girl

Feeling: Excited about my upcoming craft day with girlfriends.

Weather: Hot and humid.

Wanting:  My feet to heal faster.

Needing: More time for my business.

Watching: Mistresses

Thinking: I love my life.

Enjoying: Working in my craft room again.


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