What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #593

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. 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.

After heavy rain all of yesterday and late into the night, the clouds have lifted and the sun is shining bright making me very happy.

On my desk you can see my laptop, some new goodies that arrived for playtime, my coloring book, planner, and other odds and ends.

Thea my desk plant was getting lonely when I am away from my desk so I bought Drew the Dracaena to keep her company. He may require more light so I will see if he can thrive on my desk or else he will be moved closer to the window. Thea is a bit of a diva but I think she will warm up to Drew.

Above is my latest bargain. I was in Michael’s last week and decided to go into the clearance section. I am so glad I did. I found the stunning paper pack for $1.77!! I couldn’t believe it. I wish they had two because I would have bought more.

I used some of my new dies to make cardfronts at Saturday’s Zoom Craft session. I cut up the paper from that paper pack and love how it looks behind the silhouette deer and trees. I had intended on making some distress backgrounds but this was even easier without the mess. I also tested out some single deer dies. I just love animals in silhouette.

On Sunday, we made the trek to Ikea to go buy a new desk for my youngest son. This was a picture of the line. It’s long but it constantly moved so I didn’t mind much. They only allow a limited amount in the store so they set this up outside. Like Disney World, without the fun rides at the end. But I have to say once we got inside it was really nice. It felt like we had the store to ourselves. Definitely worth the wait. We found a great desk and a few other items.

I will leave you with the start of a new coloring page. I have been missing my coloring books so I made a point to take one out and listened to an audiobook while I colored. I found this great color pallette on Youtube so I have limited colors to choose from but it’s making for a fun time.

I hope you all well. I will visit desks over the next few days like I usually do.

Happy crafting!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #592

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. 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, on my desk, you can see a few things. The scrapbook in the middle is my One Little Word scrapbook. I am going back and filling in a little journaling I forgot a few months ago. I have made it a goal to complete this scrapbook by year’s end. I have been participating in One Little Word for years and never have completed it. I am playing a little catch up because I haven’t completed August and September’s prompts. I am going to finish them today so I can listen to October’s prompt. You can also see a new batch of letter stickers I bought for my book journal. I was running low so I bought some more. I use them to spell out the titles’ of the books when I review them. And right next to my tea mug is some cards I am working on.

Remember I bought the electronic Sizzix a few weeks ago? Well look what I found while poking around my craft room yesterday…some Sizzix dies. They make four different tag sizes. So I am excited to use them in my new machine to make some Christmas tags. Isn’t just wonderful when you find little treasures in your craft room you forgot you had?

This week I am continuing to read my way through the Frederick Douglass book. I am proud to say I am half way through this chunkster. If I stay on schedule, I will finish reading it by the end of the month.

Quick garden pick… I know I shared this one before but it seems to be blooming more profusely as everything else is dying back for the season. I sit next to it for my 10 minutes of vitamin D break each day.

A new stamp I just received that I can’t tell you how much I can’t wait to play with it. It’s a background stamp and I see endless possibilities. I will share when I make them.

My Halloween decor is up in my craft room. I bought these lights a few weeks back and I can’t tell you how much joy I find when I plug them in each day.

I think I will move them up a bit so you can see the boo and eek better.

Above are the cards I made during Saturday’s Zoom Craft session. I’m thinking of turning them into birthday cards. I also did some embossing with the embossing folders for future cardmaking.

Lastly, I will leave you with a picture I took from my youngest son’s bedroom window. Typically, this tree starts to change color on the top and slowly works it’s way down. I discovered this many years ago because I love studing the trees in my yard. But this year, it’s happening about 2 weeks early and going fast. The leaves are dropping fast. So I thought I would snap a photo before they go. I hope you all are well and making fun projects. I will pop around today and tomorrow to see what you are up to.

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #587

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. 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 am running late. This morning we went to the track and then I did some strength training so I am late to write my post. It’s a dreary day and rain is on the horizon which is fine for me because I won’t have to water the garden.

before

Above is my left cabinet above my desk. I have two above my desk and they are quite messy (I know, an understatement!). Since I plan to reopen my Etsy shop, I want to make the process as seamless a possible so I cleared out all the mess.

after

Now you I can access my inventory quickly. I used to put these in my craft closet. But that never seems to stay clean for long. You know how doors lead to messes. So now I can keep all my inventory in a clean and easy to access location. I am so thrilled. I will work on the other cabinet as soon as I figure out what I want to put in it.

Birthday celebrations

Last Friday, was my youngest son’s birthday. I am now officially a parent of two teenagers. 😀 He is very knowledgeable in the area of computers and wants to build his own gaming PC. So he saved money and took his birthday money to go to a computer supply store to buy some of the components. He also ordered some online so when he completes it, I will be sure to share his final build.

Peeks in my garden.

I am just crazy about these tall Asters. So one more picture and also a peek at my knockout roses. Things are blooming quite lovely this late in the season.

My newest teapot.

My husband bought me this new teapot to add to my collection so I immediately put it to use. The teacup is old and although pretty, not practical because it doesn’t hold the heat and you burn your fingers.

Butterfly in flight.

I captured this butterfly in flight after they visited my Zinnias. They look like I photoshopped it into the photo.

My new craft toy.

After I complained about my hands after using my Cuttlebug, I finally caved and bought myself this new electronic Sizzix Pro. No more handle for me. I emboss and diecut for my business a lot so this tool makes sense. I can’t wait to give it a try.

This week’s harvest.

Thought I would leave you with this weeks harvest. And my melon is growning quite lovely.

I hope you all are well and I can’t wait to snoop.

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #586

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. 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.

My desk today has some remnants from my Saturday Zoom Craft session. I worked on two things – cardmaking and scrapbooking. On my desk you will see my Copics I used to color some of the mermaid for my card. Do you remember that card background I made a few weeks ago with the circular tool to make bubbles. Well this is the card that I made using it. I made a variety of sentiments bubbles to add to the cards. You can also see my laptop has a new keyboard cover. I bought it thinking it would be fun to spruce up things while also making it easier during these Covid-19 times, to take off and clean regularly. I bought the turquoise ombre to go with the cool cover I showed you a few weeks ago.

Above, I was working on my OLW scrapbook. I am a little behind so I was working on the July prompt. I made my own cards instead of purchasing the available stamps. (See, I can exercise some restraint!) I printed some photos to go and just need to finish the journaling and then on to August quickly before September arrives.

I liked the cards I made so much that I decided to place it prominently on my desk to keep my mojo on high. I am one of those people that perfection can be paralyzing so I love seeing this visual reminder.

Our deal is that on Saturday’s I take a break from mom duties to spend the day and into the evening zoom crafting with my friends. So it was a pleasant surprise last Saturday when my husband went out and bought sushi for dinner. We ate it on the deck with a glass of wine.

Last week I had this lovely visitor. I always like to think that loved ones who has passed greet us through nature. So I think my mum was checking up on my garden when I saw this beautiful dragonfly.

Could someone tell me to stop shopping? I saw these amazing stencils and just had to have them. I want to use them with my distress oxide and then I would like to use them with my new Gel printing plate. I can see great opportunities to use both. If that isn’t enough, you can see the new stamps that arrived yesterday here.

I leave you with nature. I came home from shopping the other day to find several butterflies enjoying those tall Zinnias I showed you a week ago. They must really like them because they didn’t fly away while I snapped photo after photo. I am so happy because I did not see as many Monarch butterflies, as usual, this year. I can’t wait to catch up with you ladies. I hope your week was a good one.

Belinda

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