What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #213

Hello Everyone!  Happy Summer to you. I missed last week because I was running around like a mad women with the ending of school for the boys. But then again, aren’t I always running around like a mad women?

This week isn’t that much better.  Family arrived from out of town on Sunday and the boys began summer camp this Monday. I am trying to come up with activities to keep my niece, nephew 3nd my two boys happy for this week. I am also working with my husband to plan our anniversary get away for July 18th.  So very excited. We rarely have alone time and we will have 4 days kid free. More on that later.

Gift bags with teacher's gifts

Gift bags with teacher’s gifts


I did complete and deliver the teacher gifts last week. I didn’t have time to go pick up gift bags so I used lunch bags and used a Fiskars border punch on the top and then I used a ticket punch to create nameplates on each bag. Then I stapled the top (for added suspense) with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher.

Tote bag note card holder I made for my son's teacher.

Tote bag note card holder I made for my son’s teacher.

I am in the process now of playing Project Life catch up. Which seems to be the pattern for me despite my efforts. I take the photos and have lots of product (don’t we all) but have not sat down and printed and assembled. I would like to get caught up over the next two weeks. So we will see. I am also still in the honeymoon phase with my Silhouette. I haven’t had it long but really am enjoying the great things I can achieve with this tool. I am even thinking of making my own cut files.

I wrapped them in twine.

I wrapped them in twine.

It has been raining here something fierce and so my gardening has been fleeting moments in the breaks of sunshine.  I have no more to plant but the rain has multiplied my stinkin’ weeds to the thousands!!

I made three different styles.

I made three different styles.

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!



  1. Hello dear name sake! I LOVE my Silhouette, all be it the old one. I use Corel Draw to make my own files, so very useful. #49

  2. Such pretty note cards

  3. Hi Belinda
    oh wow how wonderful that you and your husband are going to get away for a few days, I bet you will have a fantastic time just being together no matter what you do.
    Loving the teachers gifts what a lovely idea
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week
    Ria #52

  4. Ah Belinda, how do you do it?! All those teacher gifts and beautifully done with the lunch bags..nice touch!

  5. How exciting that you can get away for a few days! I totally can relate… my Mr. and I will have a nice two-some trip ahead in July as well (kiddies with the grandparents – international travel, so that doesn’t happen very often.)
    Jana #76

  6. Wow!.. I’m sure your son’s teacher LOVED her beautiful gift!.. Funny about the weeds; my daughter was just telling me not even 30 minutes ago that the weeds were taking over her yard! She and her hubby have been working hard to clear them out. As for me, I’m just waiting for the temperatures to drop. It’s been TOO HOT for me!.. But that aside, and chin up, it’s very nice meeting you today, via WOYWW! Have a Happy 4th of July!

  7. You really are in a tail spin with all the stuff going on, you are one week ahead of yourself with the WOYWW post. Love the touch with the teachers bags and tags, I am sure the teachers loved their gifts. Slow down and enjoy your few days without the children.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 81

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