What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #538

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.

I am a little late to the party today but you will be pleased to see I am actually being rather productive this morning. I am calling today Silhouette designing day in my craft room because I am working in my Silhouette app today. I have some of my tools out for the first shot on my desk. Remember those coasters I showed you a few weeks ago? I wanted to customize them and make them into a housewarming gift for my sister-in-law. Well that’s them in the desk shot before I got to work. I also have sticker paper out, Silhouette tools, scissors, my laptop, etc.

Cutting vinyl for my home decor items.

I have all sorts of vinyl but this is my first time using the Oracal 651 brand by Silhouette. It claims to be perfect for indoor and outdoor projects and it has a perfect shine so I thought it would be perfect for these coasters.

Laying out vinyl on coasters.

I created a mock version in paper for sizing and placement purposes. Then I used my weeding tool and carefully began laying down the vinyl.

coaster with vinyl attached

Smoothing down the letters.

I began with the first letter and used the paper mock up to help align it. Then I layed down the remaining letters which are all attached for easier placement and then smoothed out air bubbles.

Applied the vinyl initial.
Applied the vinyl initial.

I liked the look of the initial straddling the marble and wood. So I usede my T-ruler to help with placement. I thought it would be fun to have her name on some and first initial on others. Underneath them you can see my second project all cut out on the Silhouette.

The final set of coasters
The final set of coasters.

I think they came out great. I will be sending them with my husband this weekend. He and his brother’s are all going to fly in and spending the weekend with their sister as a housewarming guests!! It will be fun for them to have quality sibling time without spouses and kids. I am really happy for them because I think we lose sight of our siblings sometimes in the daily happenings of family life. So I am hoping this will be the beginning of an annual sibling trip.

fall boxes created on the Silhouette.
I assembled these fall beauties.

The paper you saw under the coasters, I cut out on my Silhouette and assembled these adorable fall themed boxes. I decided to shake it up and interchange the tops for a pretty contrast. I couldn’t find my red line tape which is really good so I used my ATG but will look around later and restick them once I find the red line tape.

top view of boxes with acorn pattern cut out.
Top view of the boxes.

My last project this morning was to convert digital files I bought online to stickers on my Silhouette so I can print and cut them on the machine to use in my planners.

New fall stickers for my planners.

Isn’t she cute? I love the fall colors and now I can just grab a few anytime I need one in my jounals.

A morning spent with my Silhouette makes for a productive morning today. I hope you all are having productive days. I’ll pop by later today and through the weekend.

Happy crafting!



  1. Wow Belinda, those coasters are awesome! I love them! The contrast between the marble and wood is beautiful, and I love your lettering – so artistically placed, too. I also love how you’ve got one design with the full name and the other with just the initial, for a bit of contrast. They are really great, and I am sure she will love them! I love your little boxes too, and well done for converting all those digis into stickers. That’s really clever.

    Thank you for your visit – like you I was late joining WOYWW today – I absolutely agree with you about the benefits people – crazy!! My hubby doesn’t believe it’s a plot but I’m not so sure. A friend came today and when I told her that’s what she said too. They are trying to make it as difficult as possible for people to claim the benefit so they can weed out the numbers and save money. The system stinks and I hate having to go through it. I’m glad you like my slippers! They are coming on nicely. As for the WOYWW meet, I very rarely get to meet anyone because they all live too far away from me, right down at the bottom of the country! So I know the feeling. At least we can be friends online and that’s great, but sometimes it’s really special to be able to meet up in the flesh. We had such a lovely day.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

  2. Carolyn Staton says

    Those coasters are stunning and i love the boxes. Happy WOYWW. Have a lovely week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#7)

  3. Looks like you are having a great time with your machine! what great results. Helen #1

  4. Stopping by to say Happy WOYWW! Fonda

  5. It’s really interesting to see what you used your machine for! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family 🙂
    Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

  6. Love the coasters and the boxes too. As this is not something I’m familiar with I’m interested to see what the machine is capable of. Hope you have a lovely creative week and a very happy woyww, Angela x13x

  7. What a lovely super day you’ve had! and so productive…. I love those coasters.
    Have a great week
    Christine #16

  8. Me again! In answer to your question, snooker is the UK name for billiards – kind of like pool but on a much bigger table with more balls!
    LLJ xxx

  9. Hi Belinda, love what you did with the coasters, they are so elegant! Love my Silhouette too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

  10. Shaz in Oz.x says

    Beautiful coasters there Belinda, very clever indeed, love the lettering and the boxes and lids are great to, I find tape hiding a frustrating thing.
    Sorry am so very late. Hoe hubby’s siblings have grand tome together.
    Happy very belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #14

    {Wonderful Words of Life – Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}

  11. This keeps losing my comments sorry no idea why.
    Love the coasters .. if I get error msg I’m giving up three times is too many.
    Happy belated WOYWW. Shaz #14

  12. Oh sorry, I kept looking an dit wasn’t there one was lost but one wasn’t …
    VERT sorry, hugs Sha.zx

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