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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

WOYWW #564

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 everyone. I hope all of you are well and secluded away from the virus. If you have to still work outside your home, stay safe and thank you for your part. 

Here is my desk this morning: (I just tidied it up)

 

I've been making lots of cards to send to friends who are shut in as I am. Hopefully it will bring them a little cheer!




 I made a whole bunch that I forgot to photograph before I sent them off. Most were like the one above with the bird and wildflower dies.

I am also journaling about the Pandemic, maybe someday it will interest someone, or maybe we can look back and say I remember those days...



What we need right now is some beauty, some semblance of "normal", and my hibiscus gave that to me this week!

Have you seen Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare Sonnets? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMXfrpukaIU


I guess that's it for me, at least more time gives us more time to create! 


Lots of good wishes and virtual hugs and purrs from Mittsy, Inky and me, have a great week and stay safe!


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WOYWW #563

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 everyone! I hope all of you are well. We are all dealing with the ramifications of Covid-19, and it is such a blessing that we can still be in touch. I think about what life would be like if we didn't have computers to keep everyone in touch in times of crisis like this, to keep on top of the news, to make sure at least part of our lives continue as normal. With that said, I am self-isolating, as I'm sure many if not all of you are as well. We have been very lucky to only have (as of yesterday) only 3 cases in my city. I am so happy that I have a craft room chock full of things to do!

Here is my desk this morning, not much is happening, but I have plans...


I made some previous stencil play into cards:


And that's about it.

I thought I would show how I am storing my unmounted stamps today. I unmount them, usually just by heating the stamp with my heat gun, and they pull right off the wood. Then I put a couple of drops of this stuff on the back and let dry.
 I prepare the top card which shows the stamp and maker, cut a piece of the photo protector page that comes with photo albums for the base that the stamp sticks onto.

They go into an album like this


 into pages 
that I have pre-prepared by sewing pockets to fit the stamps.

They are all stored here:
very easy to get to and find the stamp I need!

That's it for today. Hopefully I will get the rest of my stamps unmounted during my time at home.

Mittsy says "stay safe, self-isolate and social distance!"
Inky and I say "have a great week!"



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

WOYWW #562

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 all! I hope you are all in fine health! Today will be short and sweet as I'm writing Wednesday morning and don't have much time. My chiropractor is awaiting!


Very messy desk today, I finally got my mini-printer working and I've printed off the last two photos I need for my page on the Dufferin Islands. My workspace seems to be shrinking, so a clean-up will be next!

I made a bookmark for a co-worker's birthday (I'm making everyone a bookmark for their birthday-my project for the year). Next one up will be Celtic/Viking oriented for a 19 year old boy with Celtic tattoos all over his arms!




Mittsy was so cute last night watching me in bed, playing on my tablet, with her head tilted, I couldn't resist a photo!

Stay healthy everyone! And have a great week! Happy early St. Patrick's Day!



Wednesday, March 04, 2020

WOYWW #561

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!

I hope everyone is well, we are doing fine over here! My DD and her fiance are off to Costa Rica next week, must be nice to be them! 

Here is my desk today:




I have some new toys to play with! My belated birthday present to myself, there was a Tim Holtz sale online from a US company, unfortunately, with converting to Canadian dollars, and an added $25 fee from the border, I probably paid more than I saved. :-(



 I now need to buy the stamps that go with the Tickets, of course! I didn't realize when I bought the die set that the stamps didn't come with. Always something...



A new bookmark,

it reads: I was going to do something today, but I haven't finished doing nothing from yesterday.


And two new pieces I made after playing with my new stencils and stamps. I think they will be cards.


Here are Inky and Mittsy playing, Inky being the laid back one on the chair giving a swipe once in awhile, and Mittsy putting in all the effort!

And finally, they are getting closer and closer on the bed, this is as close as I've ever seen them!

Have a wonderful week!




Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WOYWW #560

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 fellow deskers! I hope everyone is well and happy. We are currently expecting a big snowstorm, after a tease of Spring weather for the last few days. Glad I'm not working tonight! Hope you are having better weather!

Here is my desk this morning:

Looks nice and neat, doesn't it? I just cleaned it up yesterday!

I worked in my junk journal this week, still catching up from the summer. I saw a great video by Eva from Bohemian Crafting that was perfect for this page, and since she made the journal, it was even more perfect! It is a little folder for my Dufferin Island photos, shown closed here:

And open here:
I still need to add photos to the tags from my Kodak Mini-printer. The edges were cut from an extended Tim Holtz die, I thought I was all set to use it as I had bought the long plates, but no - I also had to buy the "sandwich" bottom plate as well! And so I bought another long die as well - a filmstrip, but there aren't any more dies that I like, except the long tickets die that they don't make anymore. Of course.

I also made some yummy blueberry-banana muffins!

I love this, and it is so true! And here we are, just starting 3rd winter!

Canada's 11 Seasons


That's it for me! Short and sweet. Here are Inky and Mittsy Tuesday afternoon - Sleepy Inky and Silly Mittsy!



She gets herself into the strangest places!

Have a lovely week,



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

WOYWW #559

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 all! I had my offending tooth out yesterday, and today I am enjoying smoothies. It was an ordeal, as it always is, but I survived.

Here is my desk this morning:


I have just finished making a box that I downloaded from Bohemian Crafting. A cute little box!


I used my new TH stencil for the inside. I have another one to make as well.
I also made a little box to go inside a journal to hold 3-D items like keys, using a Stim-u-dent box as a template!



I made a couple more bookmarks for a birthday, and going away gifts. The birthday girl is a bit funky, and the going away lady is much older.



And finally, the Valentine's card I made for hubby. Our 43rd Valentines Day together!



That's it for now, Mittsy and Inky say meaow, and I say have a great week!!