What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #454

Hello Everyone and Happy Valentines Day! I haven’t posted a WOYWW post in months. Funny how time blows by and you don’t realize how long it’s been until you really focus. My son actually asked me when was the last time I posted on WOYWW and I was so thrilled that he brought it up, that I told him not for a while but I will this week.  He seemed to be happy about it. I think he likes the idea of peeking on desks around the world. So here I am.

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.

On my desk is one of my new coloring books. You can also see my new Kum pencil sharpener in the blue bowl which is my new favorite sharpener. It makes beautiful sharp points. You can also see a return address stamp I made on my Silhouette before Christmas to use on my Christmas cards. I loved it so much I ordered more stamping supplies!! You can also see mini envelopes I made (some for Valentine’s Day) with my WeRMemory Keepers Tab Punch Board. If you want to see more you can look here.

Over the last few months, I have been immersing myself in the world of colored pencils and adult coloring books. As some of you may know, I am a Copics girl and really have enjoyed coloring with them for years. But the beauty of the craft world is that there are so many mediums to explore to keep oneself happy for a lifetime and I thought this would be a nice skill to add to develop alongside my Copic skills. I realized that just as with Copics, there are papers and other products that can help to enhance the colored pencil experience. So I consider myself a newbie and have been loving watching videos on YouTube of people coloring and teaching techniques.

I have been learning what tools can help and how to use the pencils to create different effects. Being a crafter, I know the learning will be slow and remain patient with the process. After all, it’s supposed to be relaxing. That said, If you look at the photo, I have one leaf left to color but for the life of me I am not sure what color to use. Any suggestions?

I will take some time today for the rest of this week peeking at desks. I can’t wait to see what you all are working on.

Sincerely,

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #436

Well hello, my crafty peeps!! I’m back again with my desk that had some creeping clutter so I had to remove a few things so you could focus!!

Today before I begin work,  I am going to have mini colored pencils playtime.  I am finding that little blocks of time making it easier for me to do things I enjoy. Let’s see on my desk you can see my Copic Hexchart that is always there unless I go crafting with my girlfriends. Next to it are some Fall-die cuts I cut out on my Silhouette to use in my planner. Below that is a pretty little 6×6 pad of paper that I picked up for $2 last week when I went I go crafting with my girlfriends. It is called Vintage Wallpaper. The elephant case holds more colored pencils. I love elephants and this case had to be mine when I saw it at my local TJMaxx. I have a bowl of washi tape and on the lower right is my lovely Kindle. I carry it with me pretty much everywhere.I thought I would share a few pages from this amazing coloring book that I bought about a month ago. The pictures are large and has a mixture of detailed and large areas to color so that I won’t go totally insate!!
I still need to get inspiration to color in coloring books so I usually try to find real pictures of the subjects (in this case Egypt) to come up with color combos.
The cover is stunning and when I saw it in Barnes and Noble, I knew it had to be mine. I plan on slowly working my way through this one. I love that each page is only one-sided and the paper is very thick. You could color and then display them.

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.

Well back to work I go. I will visit many over the next few days. Have a blessed day and make time for creating!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #434

Good morning my crafty friends! I am loving the sun that is pouring into my craft room right now. It truly makes me happy. The humidity that will come later..not so much. But I am grateful for lovely weather and no complaints are escaping my lips.

Rather than my desk today, I thought I would share a photo of the finished autumn wreath. I like how it came out but will be using better adhesive since just a few minutes ago, one of the lovely flowers fell to the floor.

The rest of this week I will spend cleaning up my desk and taking out my supplies to work on one of those (many) online classes that I need to complete.

I also wanted to share a quick photo of a little craft bargain I picked up for $8 at Joann’s Craft store. It is a photo sleeve fuse tool by Project Life. My girlfriend, Ashley has one but I believe it is a different brand. Now, I know I haven’t done any scrapbooking lately. But I would like to make an album of our recent trip to Disney so I thought this would come in handy when I can’t decide which photos to leave out. I can use this to create more space.

I have not used it yet but plan to crack the seal and give it a test run. I will let you know what I think as soon as I try it.

I have a morning appointment so I will keep this brief.

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.

I hope you all have a blessed day!

Belinda

 

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #431

Hello, my crafty friends! I missed you all last week. But I knew weekly would be nearly impossible for me to keep up so here I am. I had expected to share a completed wreath with you all this week but circumstances have prevented that from happening. For one, I am busy planning final details for my son’s 10th birthday party for this upcoming Saturday. Another is that I found out on Monday that one of my dear cousins lost his battle with prostate cancer and passed on. So I am still in the midst of processing it and sorting out details to attend the ‘Celebration of Life’ event. I was a mess on Monday but yesterday I had to step up to my daily responsibilities and take my kids to school so I began working on a few things to keep my mind from spiraling.On my desk, you can see the glue gun. I have almost completed the assembly of the flowers. I used a little Wink of Stella clear on the insides of the flowers for a hint of glitter. On the left, you can see my continued obsession with the pencils in the dollar section at Target.  I definitely need to quit but now they placed it in your path to the store so I’m hopeless.  You also see the favor bags I am making for Apollo’s party. I designed them on my Silhouette. He is into Minecraft right now and we have rented a mobile gaming truck for the party so the kids will be able to play all sorts of video games for a few hours before yumming down pizza and cake. I normally don’t make such a fuss but 10 is a milestone so we thought it would be fun.This morning after I dropped off the boys I went to Starbucks (another guilty pleasure) and picked up a Chai. Just as I began typing this post I looked up and I have this little calendar that hangs in front of me and I read this months’ words (Every Experience is a Teacher) and had to stop and take it in. I am a big believer things happen for a reason. How timely these words are for me. Often I think we would only look at joyous occasions and apply them but I think these words are so much more fitting for my recent loss. Rather than shun bad experiences and push them away, perhaps I need to sit with the feelings and think about what it all means. I wrote a post yesterday on my blog and I think that was the beginning of that very process. So I won’t repeat myself. But I am a strong believer that we are all life-long learners and even in times of struggle, there are things to learn. I want to leave you on a high note so I will take some time today to reflect and express gratitude for my life and the great people in my life. Have a blessed day and I will pop on over to visit some of you over the next few days.

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.

Belinda

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