What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #545

on my desk…

Hello crafty ladies! The time keeps on flying by and I can’t even keep track of what day it is. But I do know one thing, today is Wednesday and 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.

I went to a craft day with my girlfriends on Saturday. I was there from 10am to 9pm and it was so much fun. The theme for the food was “It’s a Small World” like the ride at Disney. The theme was up for interpretation so I decided to make a crockpot Morroccan chicken dish and also some couscous. Everyone brought yummy food and I managed to get a little done. It’s funny how I think I will do more than I actually do. It’s just so much fun getting together and catching up and of course eating. So I wasn’t the most productive but anything is something right?

On my desk this morning, you can see some Christmas cards I made. I used my Finetec watercolor paints. They are so beautiful and I have been looking for more opportunities to use them. I saw this idea online where the person used another watercolor and knew it would be a great one to try my paints on.

Unfortunately the camera didn’t even come close to capturing hte pearlescent colors. They are metallic and sparklie and the contrast on the black is so cool. The problem was that I ordered black watercolor paper and it didn’t arrive in time for me to take on my craft day. So I used plain black cardstock. It came out pretty good with a little warping so I can’t wait to try it with the watercolor paper.

Black watercolor paper.

Above is the paper. It came two days later. So I will try it again with this paper. But definitely will use them for my holiday card giving.

The snowflake dies I used.

These snowflake dies are new. I also used one I already owned. I used white cardstock but I have a frosted white cardstock I am going to use on my next go around.

Finds from my craft closet.

Above I found these items while in my crazy craft closet the other day. I bet there is so much more goodies when I finally clean it!

New purchase.

Check out these pretty embossing borders I bought the other day. I think they would look pretty on my Christmas card envelopes. Can’t wait to try them.

Well I better go so I can make my rounds. My boys get out early today so I will have to extend my visits over the next few days.

Happy crafting!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #542

on my desk…

Hello crafty ladies! 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.

Today I am in a rush. My boys have half day and get released at 12 so I am squeezing a post in before I head out to pick them up. My desk is exactly as I left it on Friday when I did my virtual craft hour with Ashley. You can see my smoothie, a cardfront I stamped up and began coloring with my copics. You can see the book sleeve of a new book I bought. I always take the covers off when I read them.

Copic coloring the cardfront.

I plan on coloring them and then adding a blue backgound then adding Nuvo drops to the centers. Will share when I complete it.

panel at Boston Book Festival
A panel I attended at the Boston Book Festival.

I have been wanting to attend this book festival for years and this year I finally made it happen. I had so much fun listening to the various authors speak and then chatting up close for pictures and book signings. It is so nice to be in rooms full of book nerds!

Meeting some amazing authors.

I’m not going to lie, I was fan girling hard. I couldn’t believe I was actually talking with the authors that wrote books I’ve read. It was a very special moment indeed.

My Mom’s 70th birthday celebration.

Today is my late mother’s birthday. She passed away in 2007 but I still think of her daily and hold her close in my heart. I thought I would share this photo from her 70th. I rented out a pottery place and we all made plates for her then headed home to celebrate with the fellas. It was a great time.

Have a blessed day my friends and I will make visits over the next few days.

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

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

anniversaryHappy World Cardmaking Day! I thought I would share with you a card I made for my sister’s anniversary.  I used the amazing Mo Manning’s digi of this lovely bride and groom and colored them up with my Copics.  I love the fall color of the envelop I used from Paper Source.

anniversary2I have quite a lot of embossing plates (many unused) so I pulled out one that I thought looked elegant and embossed a white piece of cardstock that I attached to the front of the card.

anniversary3Again the beauty of using digital stamps is that you can resize he images. So I decided to make them companion bookmarks. I used an MFT bookmark die to cut the bookmarks. anniversary4Then I used a really great hemp cord to attach these beautiful vintage soaring bird charms from Maya Roads that I bought years ago. I get so happy when I actually use up my supplies!

anniversary5I hope you all have a great day and maybe find time to make a little card today for World Cardmaking Day!

Belinda

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