What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #585

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.

Wow, I know I say this often but it seems like yesterday was Wednesday. It went so fast, I did not get to visit many desks this past week. Thank you to all that left your comments. I’m running late on my post because today was one of our track days with the boys and I had to shower before I sit to snoop! Above is my desk on Sunday, after my all-day craft session on Zoom. We stayed on until 8:30 pm! It was great fun.

Princess Tiana wanted to be featured in my post so I told her I would take her picture to share. My sweet friend, Joan, bought her for me from Disney World. She watches over all of my creative happenings.

Above is a photo of the sentiments I stamped out for the cardbases I assembled. I cut up paper and just turned the paper to get the images on the bottom half of the sheet. The MISTI is all about mass production and this tool is great.

I just kept pulling out sentiments and stamped up sheets to be cut for use on the cards.

At the end of the session, I had cut and scored to make this stack of card bases and then glued the pattern paper on them. It’s so satisfying to see a stack of cards.

A peek in my garden this week. Phlox and ferns. I need more ferns, they make me happy. I love their delicate fronds and the way they move in the breeze. The Phlox just makes me happy. If you look closely you can see a variegated Phlox my neighbor gave me from her garden before she moved. I love seeing it come back each year. A plant is a very special gift to a give.

Yesterday I was sitting on my deck steps and Mr. Bee zoomed past me to do his business. So I decided to take his picture.

New editions to the annual garden were these tall asters. They needed staking but the color is so vibrant they almost look fake.

The picture above is a mixture of perennials and annuals. I usually overshop for plants in late spring and when I can’t find places for purchases, I tend to stick them in here. So it’s fun to see what evolves.

Above are some pots I placed infront of my husband’s home office. I planted them from seeds from my father-in-law. He doesn’t know the name but I saw the in his garden last year and had to have them. I know they are called Four o’clocks because of their flower and behavior. They tend to open in the late afternoon into the evening and then close when it gets warm the next day. At the end of the season, it is so easy to collect the seeds for more plants.

Above my husband caught me writing in my journal last Friday. The temperature was nice and I like to write outside whenever I can.

I included the picture above because on Monday, I was working and then sat back in my chair and the view of all the productivity on my desk brought me great joy. I love when that happens.

And finally I completed three card collections from some of the items you saw earlier. When I re-open I will continue to sell single cards and I will also be offering card collections that contain between 3 – 5 cards. I wanted to open first thing in September but I am still building inventory and will have to schedule times to photograph everything so I am going to push to try to launch the end of September. Fingers crossed!



  1. I love The Princess and the Frog – it’s one of my favourite Disney movies – especially the song I’ve got Friends on the Other Side, awesome!! You are a card making machine, good on you, best to get ahead of the game before September. I find it easier to mass produce my sewing as well, it seems to take less time, which is weird! Your garden is looking gorgeous, I do love phlox and asters and they’re obviously very happy in your patch. And I have verandah envy!! We do sit outside but that looks a lovely place to sit and craft.
    Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

  2. What a great space you have to create in ~ You did get a lot accomplished! Your flowers and your cards are wonderful ~ Enjoy the rest of your week

    • What a lovely post, my word you are being very productive, that stack of post-zoom cards is admirable! You can’t be too far off a starting again inventory by now! Your garden is just a delight, you must be enjoying it immensely. I love the outdoors table and the big porch, what a fabulous space. Perfect for journal writing in the warm!

  3. Cindy Ashplant says

    Gosh you have been busy! Once I’ve worked out a design I like to make a few – seems sensible when everything is out! Happy WOYWW, stay well, safe, Cindy #21

  4. Looks like there’s plenty for Princess Tiana to watch over. Wishing you a happy woyww and a lovely creative week. Angela x14x

  5. Many love cards!
    Most of all I like the photo from outside when you´re writing¨in your diary.
    I am just the same – love being outdoors and creative whenever I can.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Sussie nr 33

  6. Carolyn Staton says

    I love Princess Tiana and your flowers are gorgeous. I love the idea of making loads of card bases with pretty papers on ready for toppers when you are inspired. Sorry I am late commenting. Happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#9)

  7. Joan Kelley says

    I really enjoy your WOYWW posts! So glad to see that Tiana made an appearance.

  8. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith says

    My, you have some beautiful flowers! Are those some Dahlias I can see? I can never get mine to flower! We had to water every day as well for weeks before the rain came – otherwise everything would have died – hope you get some rain soon! Good luck with your re-opening – you have some great stock there already! Thanks do much for your visit! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #21

  9. aww cute Princess watching over you – I have a large canvas of my late sister watching over me 🙂 You cards are gorgeous and good idea to do them in batches.Wow I love your garden!! no wonder you like to sit out there – looks wonderful. Have a lovely week. soojay#22

  10. What a lovely lively desk, Belinda, with lots of great projects on the go, all watched over by the pretty Princess Tiana! Your garden photos are absolutely fabulous as always – always so nice to have a bit of a flower fest on WOYWW, isn’t it.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #23

  11. Susan Renshaw says

    Lots of mass production! Very productive…
    Sorry I am so late posting – have a good week!
    Susan #10

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