What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #491

Good morning my crafty WOYWW friends! 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 for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

It’s Halloween here and I didn’t let it slip by without a little decorating in my craft room. I put up my little signs and cut out bats on my Silhouette to hang in my book nook.

That’s as scary as I get. I don’t care much for the creepy stuff but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to spice up my craft room a bit.

Now on to my desk. I was working on a little coloring yesterday while my boys worked on their homework. This coloring book is the beautiful ‘Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford. I love how this is both a storybook and coloring book.

You can see my color combinations I wrote them out as I used them. I discovered a few that will definitely be added to my favorites list. You can also see some of my Nuvo drops. I went crazy and snagged a bunch a few months ago and although they are similar to Ranger’s Distress Stickles, oh they are so much more. So I am having a blast playing with them. You can also see my Prisma color swatches that I always have on hand when I color.

I am still working on my commissioned project and yesterday I made some good progress. I will continue once I finish this post so once again I will take a few days to get around to desk visits.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and Happy Halloween!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #490

Good morning my crafty WOYWW friends! 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 for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Hello! I am not scheduled to post today since I have been trying to post at least every other week but I looked at my hot mess express desk today and said to myself, “Why not?”.

So let’s dig into this clutter. On the left you see my pitcher filled or should I say stuffed with Stampin up markers and some paint brushes. My goal is to move the markers and only have brushes in there since I have been using them a lot more to paint.  Below that, you see my latest purchase – floral wire and tape for an upcoming craft project. Right beside that are some flowers I colored up and need to be placed on a card.  You can also see a completed card peeking out from under the paper cut files from my Silhouette. I am working on a Japanese maple so I need to color them up before assembling them into a home decor item. You can also see some printouts on Copic x-press paper to be colored for a custom order I am working on. I grabbed my container with some of my 6×6 Christmas paper for color combination inspirations. I didn’t clean up my paint from two weeks ago (yes, I said 2) so you can see that and the dirty paint brushes. You can also see a really cool book pin my husband bought me. I am a bit of book nerd and love all things book related.

As I mentioned, I am working on a custom order so I will take a few days to get around to visit your desks.

Have a blessed day and keep crafting!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #489

Good morning my crafty WOYWW friends! 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 for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Hello, hello, hello! Today both my boys have half days so I can’t babble on as usual.  On my desk, you see my newest bullet journal. I am using this one as my new book journal. I really like this brand for a journal and thought it would be nice to have all of my journals from the same brand. That way they will look nice and uniform on my shelf. I chose a pretty pink one for this one.

I have my color pencils out because I am doing a two-page spread for Non-fiction November which is a Booktube challenge to promote more non-fiction reading. I found great inspiration for a visual display in book journals on Pinterest. So I created a bookshelf and placed books on the shelves I then added titles to the books that I can use as options to read during the month of November for the challenge.  I realize after I started writing in titles that I included some fiction books from my TBR. So I think I will go back and leave only non-fiction titles.  I am a slow reader and November is a holiday month so I will not get to all of these books so, after November, I  will just use it as a Non-fiction TBR list. I used some cute plant stickers I had bought a while back from Target to add interest to the shelves. I also think I will add the year to the page. As I read the books, I think I will color them in for more visual motivation.

On the top right, you can also see some blue acrylic paint I have from another coloring page. It’s laying out to dry but hopefully, I can share it with you when I am complete. On the left, under my pencil case you can see a card I made a while back and some new phrase die-cuts I bought. I decided to cut out a bunch so that they are ready for use on projects instead of having to pull out my Cuttlebug to cut them each time.

Well, I need to run but I hope you all are having a wonderful day with at least a dash of crafty time!

Belinda

Fun Photos Friday: Bargain Coloring Books

Hello! It’s Friday and it’s usually one of the happiest days because we have a whole weekend ahead. However, it is so dark outside this morning and rainy and just overall gloomy. It’s hard to get into my happy mood.  Today was the second day that my morning drop-off for my oldest son was in the dark! Yup, the sun didn’t rise until another 15 minutes after I arrived home and to be honest, it’s barely lighter now.
But do you know what makes my day light up? All things crafty. So today I’m sharing with you a picture of an accidental coloring book haul. You see, yesterday I went to pick up some clear bins for my snack station for my boys at Job Lot and I couldn’t leave without peeking in their discount book section and what did I find? Well, I found these three lovelies!  They each only cost $1.99. Bargain!!!I love the tiger and bamboo in the Coloring for Creativity. I never colored bamboo before and look forward to the challenge of making them pop with dimension. The quality of this paper is medium weight and the pages are double-sided. So I will probably stick to using colored pencils in it. There is a mixture of fine items to color and wider images which are nice. There are so many pages in this one I can see me coloring. So it was a total bargain.I fell in love with the cover on the “Moorish Coloring for mindfulness: 70 designs to help you de-stress. I love to look at different types of architecture around the world on Pinterest and this cover design immediately peaked my interest. This one has a flip-top opening and each page is on a pad that can be detached. So it’s nice when you don’t want the cover to get in the way of your coloring process. I think this one will challenge me a bit because the images have so many tiny details but I think I am going to give it a try. The color combinations on the cover really make me happy so I am going to try to approach them with defined color schemes to keep the stress away. After all, it is supposed to be relaxing!

The final one is “Botanicals Color, Remove, Frame, Hang with artwork by Lizzy Dee is really a cool concept. The paper quality in this one is fantastic. It’s really thick and has a bit toothy so it would work great for both my colored pencils and watercolor paints. So I am definitely going to try both out.  The pages are sized for 8 1/2 x 11 frames. I look forward to coloring one for my craft room and maybe even for my laundry room.

Ok, back to work for me. It is still rather dim outside but it’s Friday which means weekend, which means family time so I am happy.

Have a blessed day and I will see you next week!

Belinda

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