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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WOYWW #506

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Hello to everyone! I hope you are all well and happy! Here is my desk this morning:




Still looking fairly neat and tidy! Journal page in the making...here is what it looks like behind me...


quite a different story!

Yesterday was my mother's 83rd birthday, I made this card for her, using a new stamp set:



We had a big snowstorm yesterday, 35cm predicted, but this is all we got:


only about 10cm. Regardless of the snow, Inky had to get outside for a few minutes, but soon wanted back in. . .



Mittsy wants to get out there so badly! Nope...

Here is Mittsy's favourite perch, I have had to remove everything from the top of this cabinet as it all hit the floor at some time. She runs across the top of a love seat, across the top of the couch, across the top of my chair, and lands on this cabinet, screeching to a stop just as her feet reach the edge, all at full speed! So much fun to watch! I have also had to remove everything from our dining room table, as it all ends up on the floor too!

Inky and Mittsy are getting along better each week, although cuddling and grooming each other hasn't happened yet!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful week, and the kitties say "meow"!

PS: regarding my pigment inks, the consensus was almost equal in keeping or getting rid of, so I am boxing them up, and will see if  I use them at all by next January. If not, I will donate them. Thanks for your input!


Wednesday, February 06, 2019

WOYWW #505

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Greetings everyone! Yesterday was my 14th Blogiversary! Wow! It's fun to look back over those 14 years and see how much I've grown over those years! 

I hope everyone is keeping warm, we just went through a "February Thaw", but winter will come back with a vengeance!

Here is my desk this morning:

I actually have been busy, made 3 journal pages this week, two in my art journal, and one in my junk journal:

This looks like I spent hours and hours working on this, but it's actually 2 long stamps by colourbox, not really meant to be used as a stamp, but as a spot to make impressions with a colourbox tool, you heat the pad, press it onto the rubber to get an impression, then use that as a stamp. I didn't do that. I did however, buy a whole new set of markers as I was going though my Marvy Markers to see which were good, and which were not - forget this, I'm going to just get a new set of markers from Amazon - they arrived the next morning! And I threw out all my old markers.



This one started with a Carol Dube prompt (she does a weekly prompt, I am way behind!) The prompt was "do something twice", so everything I did, other than the words, I did twice. I used my new TH time stencil for this.

And some catching up in my junk journal:
...at least until the film ran out for my printer, have to get some more! It's amazing how, when I pre-prep pages, it just all works out. I pre-prepped the half-circle page a month ago, not having a clue what it would be, then realized yesterday that the 25 was highlighted. . .


And last but not least, the kitties. . .

Mittsy was dying to get outside, so I caved and got her a harness and a leash, she loves going out! She even loves walking through the snow!



Look how big she is! Almost the same size as Inky!

We hope everyone has a wonderful week, I'm off to work now, the kitties are napping, life is good.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WOYWW #504

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Here we are, back again after another week - boy these weeks go by fast! It will be February on Friday! Where does the time go? Anyway, it has been incredibly cold here for the last week or so, today is -16°C, feeling like -23°C. It has snowed a few times which means everything is pretty again. My stamping Room is the coldest room in the house for some reason, I have no idea why. But I'm sure it is at least 10° colder in there than anywhere else. And on these very cold days, it's not a place I can spend much time. But I have been getting some organizing and tidying done, not much else though:







As I said, the snow is beautiful again, and the cats just love to sit and stare outside, dreaming of warmer days. Mittsy has escaped a few times, she is so fast out that door! We have to be very careful. . .



 Inky on her favourite perch, Mittsy wants to play! Can you find her?


Mittsy has a nice view from here. . .

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, that's it from us today. Hopefully I will be able to make something Valentiney for hubby for the 14th in my freezing room!

PS-I have a question for you. I have 4 drawers full of coloured pigment ink pads. I rarely if ever use them. I use mostly Distress Inks and black inks in my work. I hate the thought of getting rid of them, but I feel that I should, since I really never use them. What are your thoughts? Get rid? Keep in case? Such a hard decision!


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WOYWW #503

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Writing with a kitten around is no easy feat!
She loves chasing the cursor around. So then I let her watch some You Tube. . .

My little corner office. . .



Yes, she did go all around the monitor to try and figure out where the birds came from! I remember Inky doing this too.  

Here is my desk today:

and here are my new Christmas art toys! I haven't been able to play with any yet, but I plan to! The 3-D embossing folders are intriguing! The baron will be useful when stamping unmounted stamps.


I think that may be it for me today, Inky is asleep under the couch, and Mittsy is right here watching everything I do! Soon she will making the blogs posts!

Have a great week!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WOYWW #502

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Greetings to all! I hope your week went well. Once again I managed NOT to get any art done at all, but my stamping room is a work in progress - it just needs to progress faster!
Here was my desk this morning:




I don't know why I started with markers, or things that make marks, I just did.  There were an awful lot that just plain didn't work from lack of use. I have a love/hate relationship with gel pens. I hate them, but love the white ones, when they work. So will probably toss all but white and metallic.

It hit me other day that it was January, the beginning of a new year (duh!) and was the perfect time to finally start a new Project Life Album! I have all the things I need to get going, and prints at my local drugstore are on sale! I used to print out all my photos on the computer, but it ate ink like crazy, I think this will be better. The last time I did PL was in  2015!


Who's tail is this?

yes, Mittsy's! Playing with her favourite Christmas present of all. . .


while big sister sits at the snowy window and dreams of spring. . .

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! "Meows" from the kitties and "see you later" from me!


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

WOYWW #501

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Greetings to all! Hope your New Year is going well so far! Today will be a very quick post as I have to get ready to go to work this morning. Here is my desk - since I removed almost everything to make a gift wrapping center, I am now finding the best way to re-create my desk. It make take awhile!


Anyone else doing KonMari? I just started last week. Marie Kondo has a Netflix show now that I binge watched. If you don't know what KonMari is, Google it!

Inky and Mittsy sharing a space! Two minutes after this photo was taken, Mittsy took a playful swipe at Inky, who was not impressed, and left - more space for Mittsy to have her nap! Smart kitty this one! They are still getting along well, however, I love listening to them chasing each other all over the house!

No art projects to show you, hopefully next week. Off to work now, have a wonderful week,


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

WOYWW #500

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

This isn't just any Wednesday, it's our 500th Wednesday! How awesome is that! Happy New Year to all who follow and/or contribute to WOYWW!

Here is my desk this morning:
I turned my desk into a gift wrapping station, and just haven't gotten back to putting it back together yet! Hopefully it will be back to normal by next week!

And, finally, the project I was working on for the last several weeks as a Christmas gift to my daughter:






It has 5 pages, each page has an insert with a 4 page "booklet" of photos, and two pages have inserts that sit behind the photos on the page. All the pages are wither waterfall pages, or flap fold pages of some sort. The book follows her Christmases from the year she was born, to last Christmas. I think she liked it!

We had a wonderful Christmas, sad that it's over, but great memories! So, onto a new year with new projects!

Inky and Mittsy have been getting along very well, they enjoy chasing each other all over the house, and they both were spoiled over Christmas! Mittsy got a new collar, and some new mice (she LOVES the little mice toys!) and Inky got some treats she loves and a new catnip bag. They are now eating together, sometimes even from the same bowl - Mittsy is a little piggy! She has grown so much just over the past couple of weeks!



We all wish all of you the BEST for 2019!! Have a great week! 

PS: I had my birthday yesterday - I am now officially a senior citizen!