What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #184

Hello Everyone!!

Only a corner of my desk.

I am in the thick of things so the clutter has returned hence the corner of the desk is revealed. My cup of tea and oh so yummy dark chocolate covered shortbread cookies that I have been drooling over at Trader Joe’s are visible. Not for long, I tend to eat them so fast. (Nope, I refuse to look at the serving size for it will ruin the fun!)


In the middle on the stand is my first of many Valentines cards I have made.  She’s so cute I smile every time I pass by my desk and see it.  I used to display more of my work in my craft room but since opening my shop, I tend to securely store them so that they don’t collect dust or get damaged. Guess that means I need to make more stuff for me in here.  Where ever will I find the time!  Laying on the desk is a Christmas card from one of my crafty friends. Her cards are always amazing. You can’t  see it in the picture but in person the trees sparkle.

You can also see some new Valentines greeting farm stamps. I still need to cut them.  That is the only drag about them is that I have to cut them before I can use them.   The stamps next to the mug are two new ones’ I received in the mail recently.  One is an Indian princess and one is  a Chinese Princess. I have so much planned for them. It’s  a new company that I never used before so I hope the impressions are good.


Gift for my new neighbor!

I have  a new neighbor and I like to welcome people they move onto our street. Growing up on Cape Cod, I was used to the  joys of knowing our neighbors. The kids on my street played together and the parents looked out for you (of course then I would call it ratting you out when they saw you on a street you weren’t suppose to be on. Who me? No, I am not  bitter!!)  I loved visiting neighbors with my mum.  So I whipped up a quick card and bought them a little gift.  Once again, a simple card. I usually color the images now that I have my Copics but for time crunch, I didn’t and you know what? I actually really like it like this.


The card I made for them.


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #174

Hello everyone!! It’s that time again.  Snooping all over the globe!

Well my first photo is of a thank you card I literally created this morning after feeding the boys breakfast.  My son Nicholas celebrated his ninth birthday this past weekend. But when he came out of school on Monday, he was so happy and was wearing a t-shirt over his clothes with all his classmate’s birthday wishes written all over it. She took it upon herself to celebrate is birthday with his classmates and provided the t-shirt and had the kids sign it. I thought that was really sweet and wanted to make her a card.

A thank you card I made for my son’s teacher.


The funny thing is that I had limited time (10 minutes before drop off) and I pulled this design out of my head.  But when I am working on cards for my shop, oh I can’t  decide very fast. Some days it’s like watching paint dry. ha ha.


Some more Halloween cards I am working on for my shop.

So far it has been a productive week for me. I just wrapped up these Halloween cards for my shop.  You can see a new My Minds Eye  paper pad I just receivedin the mail and some pretty paper cut with a Dynamics die.  I paper pierced my little girl and colored her with my Copics.

Here are my final cards.

Well I could on but I feel a snooping urge coming on so I am going to get started. Thanks for stopping by my desk. I really enjoy the comments you all leave.

If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then 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.

Have a blessed day!




What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #158

Some of the fun things I received at my training

Hello! I’m back from my two-days of Copic training and certification. Oh it was great. I met so many amazing women. Some owned craft shops and others were artists looking to improve their techniques.  The first day started at 9am and ended at 4:00 and this class focused more on the basics and techniques. The second day started at 9am and ended at 7:30pm and this second class was really more focused on art principles covering such topics as highlights, midtones, shadows, cast shadows, skin and hair. It was a lot to take in but I am hoping to digest it over time. I believe they were both well worth the money.

We received really cool stuff at the classes too. One surprise was a Copic carrying case for 72 markers. I was so happy when I received mine, I think I might have drooled on myself!!

BLT: My oh so delicious dinner on the second night.

Speaking of drool, when the ladies from my table and I went out to eat, we all decided not to eat anything too heavy for dinner since we still had an hour and a half left of class to return to and a drive home. So many of us ordered BLT (A Bacon Lettuce and Tomatoe Sandwich for those who have not been blessed with the experience).  Well we were all floored when we saw this monstrosity placed before each of us. I must say,  I was doing more chewing than complaining about how big it was. Yum.

Marianne and I

Marianne Walker and I after she signed my Copics Intermediate Certificate

Where to begin. Marianne Walker if you don’t know her, you should check out her website Ilikemarkers. She is beyond amazing. Not only is her coloring the top of the line, she draws the most amazing illustrations. We got to look at one of her portfolios and my jaw dropped.  She had a really fun teaching style that kept you engaged even when the material was rather complex.  She walked around a great deal and worked one-on-one with each person to help us correct our mistakes and answer questions. It was great.


Stuff on my desk

Ok so most of the Copic stuff is still occupying my desk but on this corner I have some of my latest bargains from Joann Fabrics store. They sell goodies too. You can see some liquid adhesive, a super cool punch I was inspired to buy after out ATC swap. It punches out really small shapes. Perfert for ATC designs. I also snagged some cute stamps, fabric butterflies and a new Memento ink. Oh and some cute post it’s flags for my new Smash albums.

Well I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then 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.

Have a blessed day!


What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #151


Hello, and welcome to my first post for WOYWW.  I have been finding inspiration peeking into other crafter’s desks for a few weeks now and wanted to join in on the fun.  So here is a peek at what I am working on this week. I have fallen for the stamps at Flourishes. They have so much detail and they work lovely with copic markers.  I just recently purchased a Silhoutte and used my new die to cut out the pretty shapes. I plan to use them on some cards for Belinda’s Crafts, my Etsy store.


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