What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #595

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.

Confession, my desk photo was taken last night because I knew I wouldn’t have time to process the photos etc. this morning. I have to take my boys to their first dentist appointment since the pandemic broke out. I am a bit anxious. Our jobs as parents are to keep our children safe and I have to put them in harms way, to ensure their teeth are healthy. So it sort of goes against my instinct. I am very careful with exposing my boys to any unnecessary exposure so I am a bit of a bundle of nerves this morning. So send positive energy that all three of us come out Covid-free.

I started a coloring book page a few days ago for Halloween. It’s a color-along and I am loving the color combos for the sky. I hope to finish it before Halloween. I will share it when I do. No trick or treating for us. I hope trick or treaters come to our door, it will make me sad. I will keep our lights off to discourage visits. It’s very sad for the kids.

Last Saturday’s crop was fun as usual and I played around with a new die to create the birthday cards above.

My father-in-law’s birthday was this past week so I also made him a birthday card with a new birthday stamp, patterned paper and my Copics.

Talk about scary, on the way to visit my in-laws this weekend, the raised highway I ride has been having construction work performed on it for months and on this day they were breaking down the other side of the highway. So as we slowly passed we could feel the whole road shake. I took the picture and then closed my eyes (no judgement ladies) while my husband drove us past.

I have been missing my coloring books so I am also started another page last week. It’s good practice coloring water.

Let’s talk about Covid binge shopping. I’m just sayin’ that this pile of delight arrived a few days ago and I can’t stop smiling. I will share them with you as I use them. Covid has been brutal to my bank account.

Stress from the upcoming election has made me sink deeper into my books. I plan on doing some today after all the dental appointment errands. This is one of my many book nooks in my house. This one makes me happy because I enjoy looking at one of my bookcases (Yes, I said one of my bookcases. I have several. That’s what bookworms do!!)

I am a big fan of sunrise and sunsets and this one my son took for me with his camera on Saturday evening. It was this spectacular. I can’t explain how happy it makes me to look at sunsets. I hope it brings a smile to your faces. I am off now but will stop by later today and for the rest of the week. (I am slow at making my rounds lately).

Belinda

Happy Mail: New Stamps

Latest stamp order.

Hello! I have been ordering new supplies and products like a madwoman lately. Today one of my orders arrived with some wonderful stamps and a coordinating die.

The top one made me think of fall so I am thinking of some autumnal cards. I also think I can use the sentiments, leaf and pumpkin will be good to use in my bullet journals.

The next stamp is called Lotus lady and I thought she would be good for the some of the spiritual cards I would like to offer.

Underneath the Lotus Lady is a wonderful floral stamp with a large sentiment in the middle. These are cool stamps because they cover the entire cardfront and I can color them in different colors. They also included extra flowers so I can make it more dimensional. I am so excited to work with this one.

The bottom stamp is so cool. It is a 4-season window scene. I bougtht the matching dies because my fussing cutting days are over whenever possible. I look forward to using it this fall to make a cute fall scene.

I can’t wait to ink these babies up!!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #532

On my desk…

I finished this page! I procrastinated for a few days and then I decided I better get it done since I told you last week that I would share when I finish.

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 used a white jelly roll pen for highlights. I always wanted to use my white gel pen on my coloring pages and haven’t really found the right one to do so. On this page, I used it on some of the bubbles, on the coral and some of the other creatures.

The completed page.

I am so impressed with the paper. There is a little warping but I kind of like the look. It lends itself nicely to the aquatic theme. The reverse page has a large jellyfish so I think it will look really cool.

Happy mail arrived yesterday!

I forgot that I had pre-ordered these books it was so long ago. So it was a pleasant surprise to open the box and see these beauties. They are both high quality hard covered books. Spirit Animals is by the same illustrator as the book, Daydreams that I colored above. So now I have two of her books.

A peek inside Flora.

What perfect time for Flora to arrive. This book makes me think of both fall and spring so I can see me having fun coloring this beauty this fall. I mean just look at it. How cute is that little tree house? Oh and look at the little hammock.

One more peek in Flora.

A teapot house must be colored by me. I absolutely love it. Look at all the flowers surrounding it. So many possibilities!

A peek inside Spirit Animals.

This one is so cool I like that they designed a tech theme to go with the spirit animal spider and lady.

One more peek inside Spirit Animals.

You all know I like butterflies and this one does not disappoint. It’s beautiful.

Let’s see, maybe I should make a goal to color at least one page in each by the end of September. Let’s see if I can do it.

Today is my boys first day of school so I am a bit emotional. I always cry thinking about how fast they are growing. My youngest looked so small entering the big building. I will feel better after a few days but the transition is always hard for me too.

Well enough of that, I am off to go snooping!

Belinda

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #527: Crafty Haul!

Hello my crafty friends! I have been meaning to share with you some of the crafty goodies I have purchased over the past few months. So here I am to enable all of you crafters!

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.

The first picture shows some really cool dual-tip markers by Tombow. I saw a Youtuber talk about them and had to have them. They come in different color sets. This one is called ‘pastels’. They scream summer to me and make me happy when I look at them. They are water-based ink and dry quickly for less opportunities for smudging. But what really attracted me to these pens was the size of the tips. One side is 0.8mm and the extra-fine tip is 0.3mm. So they are great for journaling and doodling.  The sharpener is for my colored pencils and has since been confiscated by my oldest son since I took this photo so I had to order another one in pink for me.Yes this one in the second photo was an impulse buy but for good reason. I saw an amazing project on Silhouette America’s blog for flower acrylic earrings. I just had to try it. I have shrink plastic but thought I would try their brand and the one I have to see which works best. I will be sure to share my results.
I needed some new blades for my paper cutter since it went through some serious use when the boys were working on school projects at schools end. These glue tapes are so cute. Love the colors. I use them in my book journal. They are so small and portable. The fun colors makes them a joy to reach for.

When I first really got into scrapbooking there were so many craft companies and blogs that I always had inspiration for creating and of course collecting all the craft goodies. As time has taken it’s toll on the craft industry and less people blog about the goodies that remain, I would like to share my finds to inspire. I have to admit I don’t scrapbook the way I used to anymore but I am still a crafter and creator and consume my share of goodies so I will make it a habit of sharing!

Happy crafting!

Belinda

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