What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #537

my desk…

Hello friends! It’s that time again! For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Not much crafting today. I had an amazing day with my crafty girlfriends on Saturday so today I am playing catch up in my bullet journals. I have one for work and life and one as a book journal where I put all things related to the books I read. I am always trying to tweak the processes so that I don’t get behind but sometimes it’s just inevitable. Oh and I scored on those Faber Castell Gelatos from Michaels. They were on clearance for a fraction of the cost so since I have never used them it seemed like a good time to buy some.

Key for my bullet journal

I am trying out a new key or my bullet journal. I use many but there are a few more that I would like to use. Time will tell if it’s the right fit for me. I try to keep things loose and don’t get to caught up because then I won’t want to use it.

Book I plan on reading.

I am going to see this author next month so I thought I better read her book before I ask her to sign it. It’s the first book in an older cozy mystery. As the weather is getting cooler and the daylight shorter, I love sinking into a cozy mystery. So I’m all in for this one!

cover of my book bullet journal.
Cover of my book bullet journal.

I absolutely love my book journal. It has book reviews of books that I’ve read, lists of books I would like to read and things I learn along the way. I feel this is equally important. My kids will be able to look back and see what I read and how I felt about them.

Pages in book bullet journal.
Pages in book bullet journal.

I have a section where I keep track of new releases that I am excited to get my hands on.

Ephemera that I use in my journals.
Ephemera that I use in my journals.

I use old letter stickers, washi tape and old ephemera from my scrapbooking days. I am grateful to use up old supplies.

Well that’s all for me. My sister is coming to visit tomorrow so I also need to tidy up our guest room that somehow is a magnet for miscellaneous clutter! My boys also have a half day of school so I will be running out in about an hour and a half to pick them up. Not super exciting stuff to show you but it’s what’s happening here today.

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #536

on my desk…

Hello friends! It’s that time again! For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Well I know I say this every week but wow does time fly. On my desk is my current stamping supplies. On the left, in the bag are seeds I collected for my gardening twin. Below is a picture of the flowers at my father-in-laws. They are the flowers closest to me in the picture. So I collected seeds some for me and some for her.

The flowers at my father-in-laws.

On my desk you can also see some new costers I bought at Target. I’m plan to personalize them for my sister-in-law who just moved into a new home. I grabbed an extra set for me too because they are so pretty. I will customize mine too. The strips of scrap paper above my stamping, are from when I cut down the watercolor paper for the stamping. I keep them to test out colors before I commit them to my projects then I toss them.

Today I am working on a couple of things. One is I am stamping up some flowers onto some watercolor paper in preparation for some cardmaking.

Mass producing the images for some cardmaking.

I have the matching dies so I don’t have to fussy cut. I used to like it but now I realize I am not that good and it takes too long. So I truly value the coordinating dies.

Matching dies makes life easier.

I am also gathering supplies to make some mini notebooks with the notepads you see in the picture. I also stamped up some card fronts to use with these envelopes I have had for way too long.

current DIY project

The weather is acting wonky again. It’s going to be in the mid 80s and humid. What??? I was ready for fall weather and now I am sweating again. Not cool.

Ok I am off. I will make my rounds later today and tomorrow. Have a crafty day my friends!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #535

on my desk…

Hello friends! We had a long weekend so it feels like it was just a minute ago I was snooping around your desks. For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

What’s on my desk you ask? First, I was a naughty because I bought some cinnamon jelly beans and that’s in the bag on the left. Jelly beans are one of my weaknesses and I try to avoid them because I can’t stop. I also took out an old Prima stamp and stamped up this beautiful image on some watercolor paper and then I took out my lastest favorites – my Dewert Inktense Watercolor pencils.

Painted this lovely Prima stamp.

I had so much fun painting her. I bought these stamps so many years ago and kind of forgot I had them. So I am thrilled I pulled them out. I bought them to use with my Copics back then but I tell you, watercoloring them was so relaxing.

This is the other stamp I own.

I had so much fun I went online to see who still sells these stamps and I ordered a few more. I plan on adding a background color to the one on the left and including a sentiment to the bottom of each.

If you look underneath each of the images, I used two pages out of my desk ca for calendar for color inspiration. I can’t wait for the other stamps to arrive so I can paint them. I think I will put these ladies up in my craft room!

Well this week is a short post so I can try to make my rounds and snoop.

Hope you all are well and can’t wait so see what you are up to.

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #534

on my desk…

Hello my friends! First off, I want to apologize for not making it around to everyone last week. I was preparing my final project for a genealogy class I was taking and never made it around. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment. But I will correct that naughty behavior today! I am off to my annual boob squeeze oops I meant to say mammogram so I will visit you all after my appointment.

On the brighter side, today is my youngest’s 12th birthday. Do I see chocolate birthday cake in my future? Yup! Can’t wait for him to come home from school so we can celebrate.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Moroccan Mosaic

Today I don’t have much to share. I am just cracking the seal on a few of the new products I shamelessly received over a month ago and haven’t had a proper play session. These are two new dies from the company Altenew.

This first one is called Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die and boy does it live up to my expectations. I used inexpensive cardstock to test it out and it is surprisingly very sturdy.

I played around with leaving some of the segments in for a different look.

I also think I can use some of the cut pieces the die left behind!

extra pieces

The second die is called Cross Stitch Canvas Die. I should have cut it out in off white bu I thought the brown would show up better on camera. I think fall when I look at this one and want to try to create something warm and fuzzy with it. Still flushing out some ideas.

Cross Stitch Canvas

On my desk you see two new adhesives I purchased.One is Pixie Spray so that I can use it with my delicate stencils to hold them in place when I ink or paint them.

The other adhesive is spray adhesive. Why spray adhesive you ask? Because that is the only way I will get something like the Moroccan Mosaic Cover to stick to a card front. I can’t wait to try it.

Well I am off. You know I am convinced a man designed the damn squeeze machine for mammograms and if that doesn’t give it away, what about the no deodorant or perfume the day of the test? I’m just sayin’… 🙂

Happy crafting my friends, I will pop by later this afternoon.

Belinda

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