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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WOYWW # 263

Back again, another Wednesday, another WOYWW! (See sidebar for more info!). My desk is REALLY messy today, as I was fooling around with sprays, mostly Dylusions, and some Distress Stains as well. I don't think the paper in this moleskin like either one of these products!

Hidden in this photo is the WOYWW 5th Anniversary ATC that I am supposed to send, but she never got back to me with her address! Now I have to figure out who it was!

Here are my latest 2 journal pages:

Playing with Dylusions, just couldn't get the effect Dyan does - I think it's the paper. The butterflies are 7G rub-ons, the stars and "embrace..." are Wendy Vecci. The ticket is Tim Holtz. Lots of stenciling in the background. For this next one, the turquoise was already on the page, and I thought black Washi Tape would be a good contrast.

The cat stamp is from Viva Las Vegas. The quote was from a "Quote-Stack" booklet. I tried to fool around with distress stains and paint in between the washi tape lines, but it looked horrible. But I like it now! Got a start on the next journal page with some scraps of paper:

 And last but not least, my WOYWW ATC from Kirsten Corby! This is so much prettier in "real life" - I tried several photos and this was the best one. Looks like fireworks!
Thank you Kirsten!

See you next time! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WOYWW #261

I am (again) trying to make sure I hit this room AT LEAST once a day, even if it's just to tidy up! So today is Wednesday, time to share with other WOYWW's (see sidebar for more info!), and here is my desk this morning, at 9:20am:

I worked on my journal this week, and finished last weeks page as well. We went to a friend's farm on the weekend, and she used these napkins:

OK, how awesome is this napkin? Of course I asked for one to take home. . .(as we all do - don't we?)  And first thing Sunday night, I glued it to my next journal page as the background. What did it make me think of? India, so I chose this cool henna pattern stamp:

And went to work. Here is the journal page:

Complete with bling!

Last week I had a page that at first I hated:

I had just kind of thrown things together, and I really didn't like it

Then I fixed it!

What did I fix, you ask? Well, I changed her hat from "always" to "Music", because I had dreamt of music the night before, and I found the meaning of dreaming about music:"To dream of harmonious music is an OMEN of pleasure and prosperity." I can live with that! So, still not my fav page, but much better!

That's it for today, see you soon! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WOYWW - on Thursday #260

Had such a busy day yesterday, I wasn't able to get my What's On Your Workspace Wednesday post up! But here I am today, pretending it is yesterday. If you are wondering what WOYWW is, just go to the beautiful new 5 year WOYWW button on my sidebar, and all will be revealed! This is the 260th week - 5 years for WOYWW, and so I got to choose a button for my site!

I had been away from my workspace for a week, then made sure I was working again this week, even if only for 30 minutes. Boy, other things can sure push me away from what I really want to do!
So here is my workspace:

 As you can see I was working on my journal. This page is an interesting one for me. I went on a House Tour last weekend (where you get to snoop in people's beautiful houses) and one house was owned by an artist named Barb Carr who made awesome canvases of just colored squares - using only one predominant color. Here is one of her pieces:
Barb Carr

 I loved it and wanted to try it myself, but, of course, it's never as easy as it looks! I came up with this page for my journal:

Now, you can see a gold moose and a small gold deer - those were inspired by another canvas in another house - a large white background with a single gold moose in the center.  So this journal page was inspird by 2 different artists! I love gold, so everything is edged with gold as well.

Thanks for peeking! See you next week!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lighthouse Tag

Finally made into my Stamping Room this week! Yay! I made this lighthouse tag for a challenge at Tag Along, and it also fits the challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's (Rhedd and Rosie's) Challenge blog - NO flowers. Anywhere!
Here it is:

This tag was made with inspiration from Dee Dee Catron's tag, here. I was at a garage sale last week, and this guy had hundreds of very old books for sale. I found one in bad shape (good!) no cover, for 2.00. if was from the 1800's. It was called United States Lifesaving Services, and there is an awesome had written page inside, where someone was practicing their writing. The guy I bought it from thought I was crazy. "You sure you want this one? Look, there's marks and everything all over it!" Oh yes. I'll use it for sure! So that blob you see near the compass rose - probably made a hundred years ago! Anyway, I love how it turned out, hope you do too!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WOYWW #258

I missed last week, but here I am today. If you are wondering what WOYWW means, just pop on over here, and all will be revealed! I've been so busy with work, I haven't really been able to spend much time here, but I did get my Mother's Day card made in time! I don't have a picture of the card - just the mess!

I had pulled out a bunch of ATCs, thinking I might find one for her card. I ended up using one from last week, but I did find this gem:

an ATC I made a few years ago!

I went "garage sailing" last weekend, and I found these!

Perfect for all my eyes, snaps and brads! They wanted 10$ for them (the wife wanted 10$ each!) and I got them for $4.00 for both! It certainly pays to haggle!

Ta ta for now, lovely Peeps! Hopefully will have something more to show you next week!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOYWW #256

Here it is, Wednesday again already! I have been playing with ATCs this week, just like our fearless leader of WOYWW, Julia Dunnit - here ! Her ATCs are here, along with the story behind WOYWW! There is an ATC swap coming up - I may just join!

Here was my desk at 10am this morning:

 and some ATC backgrounds with one finished ATC.
I have also done a couple of journal pages using ATCs I made last week:

That's it for this week - short and sweet! Now to see what everyone else is working on!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday again! Just follow this link to find out all about it! I haven't really been in my stamp room this week, due to Easter, but my daughter came for the weekend and we completed her Photo Album for her trip to Mexico - that was fun! I enjoyed doing it, she enjoyed watching! LOL! I made this album from an old Address Book I found at a garage sale a few years ago (2008 I think). It was Mexican themed, and as my DD and her boyfriend were going to Mexico, I made it into an empty trip scrapbook for them. Alas, their trip didn't turn out, but they vowed to go at some point. So they did, this past March!

I'm sharing just a few pages with you, wouldn't want you to get bored! Here is my desk this morning:

 The journal page is a page that one of my students that I tutor started. He's 12, and said he had never painted before, so I showed him how! He still has to finish it. He was awed by the giant word stamp you see on the side and wants to make his words with it.
 And here is my "put away" pile! I need a basket or something I can throw these stamps into, then take time once a week to put them all away!

Oh, and my prize came from Rhedd and Rosies (here!)! Last week I entered a challenge on their site and won! Crazy!! A nice surprise! Thank you!

Until next time, have a wonderful spring week!