What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #536

on my desk…

Hello friends! 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.

Well I know I say this every week but wow does time fly. On my desk is my current stamping supplies. On the left, in the bag are seeds I collected for my gardening twin. Below is a picture of the flowers at my father-in-laws. They are the flowers closest to me in the picture. So I collected seeds some for me and some for her.

The flowers at my father-in-laws.

On my desk you can also see some new costers I bought at Target. I’m plan to personalize them for my sister-in-law who just moved into a new home. I grabbed an extra set for me too because they are so pretty. I will customize mine too. The strips of scrap paper above my stamping, are from when I cut down the watercolor paper for the stamping. I keep them to test out colors before I commit them to my projects then I toss them.

Today I am working on a couple of things. One is I am stamping up some flowers onto some watercolor paper in preparation for some cardmaking.

Mass producing the images for some cardmaking.

I have the matching dies so I don’t have to fussy cut. I used to like it but now I realize I am not that good and it takes too long. So I truly value the coordinating dies.

Matching dies makes life easier.

I am also gathering supplies to make some mini notebooks with the notepads you see in the picture. I also stamped up some card fronts to use with these envelopes I have had for way too long.

current DIY project

The weather is acting wonky again. It’s going to be in the mid 80s and humid. What??? I was ready for fall weather and now I am sweating again. Not cool.

Ok I am off. I will make my rounds later today and tomorrow. Have a crafty day my friends!


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #535

on my desk…

Hello friends! We had a long weekend so it feels like it was just a minute ago I was snooping around your desks. 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.

What’s on my desk you ask? First, I was a naughty because I bought some cinnamon jelly beans and that’s in the bag on the left. Jelly beans are one of my weaknesses and I try to avoid them because I can’t stop. I also took out an old Prima stamp and stamped up this beautiful image on some watercolor paper and then I took out my lastest favorites – my Dewert Inktense Watercolor pencils.

Painted this lovely Prima stamp.

I had so much fun painting her. I bought these stamps so many years ago and kind of forgot I had them. So I am thrilled I pulled them out. I bought them to use with my Copics back then but I tell you, watercoloring them was so relaxing.

This is the other stamp I own.

I had so much fun I went online to see who still sells these stamps and I ordered a few more. I plan on adding a background color to the one on the left and including a sentiment to the bottom of each.

If you look underneath each of the images, I used two pages out of my desk ca for calendar for color inspiration. I can’t wait for the other stamps to arrive so I can paint them. I think I will put these ladies up in my craft room!

Well this week is a short post so I can try to make my rounds and snoop.

Hope you all are well and can’t wait so see what you are up to.


30-Day Coloring Challenge Part 2: Day 6 & 7

challenge_graphic-June-650Hello Everyone! So here I am on day 8 while others are doing day 10. I decided on Friday that I would change the rules a bit to accomodate my crazy June schedule. I will not be posting my coloring challenge posts on the weekends. I will only do it on the week days. Since weekends are for my family, this will work out better. I refuse to feel bad for changing the rules a bit. So my end date will be beyond June 30th.

I did color Monday but it was for my ATC swap and I can’t reveal all here so you will have to trust me.


Yesterday I did color up these cute elephants. I plan to use them on a magnetic bookmarkers.  I used my Copics to color them.  It’s good practice for me working with grays to create shading.


I will be back later with something I color today and that will be day 8.

Happy coloring!


30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 7 & 8 – Botanical Notes

Hello Everyone! I’m back with my day 7 and 8 of the coloring challenge. I had every intention of fitting in at least 5 minutes yesterday to color and truth be told, it didn’t happen. I just had a really full day of appointments and then we went as a family yesterday afternoon to go pick out Apollo’s new glasses. By the time we got home, ate dinner, picked out clothes for the next day, I fell into bed.

day7aThis is all I got done yesterday – just stamped the image.  This stamp is called Botanical Notes by Penny Black. I have had it longer than I would like to tell and just broke the seal to try it out.  I see so many possibilities with it and can’t wait to try them with this stamp. It’s a good size stamp too.

day8Tonight I was determined to get back on the bus and color. Sometimes when I fall off, I don’t return for a long while but having a challenge with others and posting them on the blog and my Instagram, helps to keep me on track.

I would like to play more with the butterflies coloring. I definitely will be using this stamp more. This challenge is not only helping me commit to improving my craft but also to open all the stamps I have been hoarding for some time now.  Very excited for the possibilities.

Good night!



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