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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW #450

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! It's a beautiful day here in Southern Ontario, the snow is gently falling, and it is a balmy -9C. Much nicer than the -20C we had yesterday! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Here is my desk this morning:
 A relatively busy spot!

I told you last week I may need another set of drawers for more ink, and I did:
 I went through all my old inks that I haven't used, really, since Distress Inks came out, and found most of my colorbox inks were dried up and/or disintegrated. So they all went in the garbage, and what was left went into the new ink drawers, which is now full. I'm not sure yet if I want to replace the pigment inks.

I also moved my Big-Shot, not sure if it will stay there yet.

My new journal page was interesting, I wanted to use this Paper Artsy stamp that I hadn't used for a very long time, and I just couldn't get it to stamp. I thought I would use my new Stamp Platform, but it just didn't do the job at all. I just ended up placing the stamp on the paper and pressing it with my fingers. I thought for sure the Platform would do the job, but was disappointed. Anyone else with this problem of using just the rubber (no backing) with the Platform?


 The page is not finished yet, still waiting for more inspiration!

I accepted the Twofer Card Challenge that Julia did last week! It was fun! My blog post for it is here

I have been mostly busy here in my office, trying to clean it up. It was a MESS. But I'm trying to do something every day.





 Looks much better! Inky is asleep under her hammock, as she is wont to do!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, see you next time!
 


 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge

I was reading Julie Dunnit's post today, and she mentioned she had participated in a "Twofer Card Challenge". Well, doesn't that sound intriguing, so I went to the link: https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
and thought I would try!

The theme of the challenge is "to make two different occasion cards featuring the same themed stamp/image/die cut."They have a challenge theme stamp to use each month, this month it's "feathers". After seeing Julia's beautiful cards here,
I thought I would give it a try! "The goal is to stretch your creativity as well as your stamps and dies by making two distinctly different designs using the same prompt stamp or die." I also love the concept of NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), goodness knows I have a lot of that!

So here is my first entry, using a Tim Holtz feather stamp and die set that I bought a couple of years ago, and never used yet:

 The bird is Inkadinkadoo (Michael's) and the background is a Stencil with Distrss Inks (I think the stencil is Stencil Girl)


The background on th is one is a stencil too (one of my favourites, not a NBUS) with Dylusion Sprays, the frame is Paper Artsy (NBUS) and the thank you is Stampin' Up (NBUS as well!). For the thank you stamp (all the words are on one stamp) I used Kaleidoscope ink, also NBUS! We should also have HEBUS (Hardly Ever Before Used Schtuff!)

Well, that's it for me, I will add these to the challenge page and see what happens!




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WOYWW #449


 
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! Hope everyone is well, and that the flu is over and done with in your part of the world! Here is my desk today:



and my first journal page of 2018, using my new stencils that my DD Caitlin gave to me for Christmas:

 Yes, Inky and I are already fed up with winter!

Here is something I did in my craft room, I don't know if it saves any space or not, but it gets all my inks in one place. The first 4 drawers are all Distress Inks, the 5th are Oxides, and the last 2 are regular coloured inks. I know I will need at least one more of these. It is sitting on my right hand side.



And here is Inky playing with one of her Christmas pressies - a burlap fishy!

 So that's it for us today! Short and sweet - working the evening shift tonight!

 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

WOYWW #448

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 everyone has had a wonderful start to 2018!

Apart from hubby missing New Year's Eve, and our annual New Years Day Chinese Buffet Brunch,  due to the same sickness I had over Christmas, it was fun! My DD, her hubby, and I played Settlers of Catan (our 2nd annual New Year's Eve game!), and of course, Jamie won again, 2 years in a row. We will have to get him next year!

My desk this morning:



The first 2 cards I made with the Stamp Platform , getting ready for next year already! I chose this stamp because I had never had any success stamping with it for some reason!

I think I'm going to be using this platform a lot!

Here is a plaque I found at a thrift store - my word for 2018!

I also had my birthday on Monday, my Mom gave me a little Kodak Mini-Printer and film! I can print small photos (credit card size) from my camera! Should be fun for my journal!

So Inky and I wish you all the very best for 2018, and I will leave you drooling over the awesome cake my DD made for me for my birthday - all from scratch! That's my girl! It won't last much longer! (and then I have to get back to my diet!)


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WOYWW #447

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 all my WOYWW friends! I have had a (unfortunately) terrible Holiday season, but a lovely actual Christmas Day. I fell sick on Tuesday (the 19th) evening, and was bedridden and "dying" (I think it was the flu, even though I did have the flu shot, exasperated by asthma) on the only 3 days I had to get ready for Christmas, and it went on to engulf Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and finally I started feeling better on Tuesday, and here we are at Wednesday. Not quite ready to go back to work, but at least I can sit at the computer! My wonderful daughter was totally in charge of Christmas dinner for the first time (it was strange, she was me, fixing dinner, I was her, watching TV and sleeping while she did that) and she did a fantastic job. Thankfully I was able to make turkey soup yesterday!
So needless to say, I have not been anywhere near my desk in more than a week!

But here are the two art related things I got for Christmas:
 A whole box of Distress Oxide inks! And the TH Stamping Platform:

 
I should have lots of fun with these when I'm feeling up to it!

And lets not forget Inky, who got to open her stocking first on Christmas morning!

 She also got a few other fun things, like a new tent to hide in!


 So that's it for me, recovering slowly, but recovering, hopefully will be feeling like the old me very soon! My DD and I are venturing out in to the very cold temperatures today to see how long I can last (I'm supposed to be back at work tomorrow!) so wish me luck! I will try and visit as many of you as I can over the week!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WOYWW #445

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! We now have snow that will probably stick around! We will have the first White Christmas we have had in awhile if it does! Only -13C (8.5 F!) today!



And this is my desk this morning - I have to say, I sat down yesterday evening and cleaned it up - it was a disaster area!






I only have one project to share today, I made this for my Brother-in Law and Sister-in-Law, whom we were visiting in Montreal this past weekend:

 Another one made with a stamp wood-block!

We had an incredible experience in Montreal, we got to be part of the chorus for Handel's Messiah in a church! We had an orchestra and professional Soloists. It was awesome, the audience was divided into Soprano, Alto and Bass, and we all sang together - it sounded glorious! We only sang the beginning, about Jesus's birth, then ended with "Hallelujah!"



So that's me for this week, short and sweet for a change! Inky wants to go outside, but then realizes how cold it is! 

 So here's a "Can you find me?" puzzle from Inky. What a trickster she is! 

Have a wonderful week, it's getting closer to the day! I will try and visit more people this week!

 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

WOYWW #444

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! 

Happy December to you all!  December always goes much too quickly! My desk has been very busy lately, as I keep coming up with new ideas, and just HAVE to do them immediately! LOL! Here is my desk this morning (actually looking better than it did yesterday!) As I said - I've been very busy with a project, using an old candle box from last Christmas!



And here it is! 




The scene was hidden inside the box! But I'm sure you figured that out. It was a lot of fun to make! 
 
Some house decorating has been done as well, I won't bore you with it all, but here is my favourite Advent Calendar that my Dad gave me many years ago. Each drawer has a tiny ornament in it, and every day a new ornament goes onto the tree!






 This is today's ornament - painted on a Christmas tree lightbulb!
 And the presents under the little tree? Bet you can't guess. . .



Of course! I wrapped up a couple of my woodblocks from when I unmounted my stamps! Always finding uses!

My Nutcracker collection and the Advent Calendar I made last week:


And here's Inky, looking very prim and proper, saying "Have a Meowly perfect week!"

  That's it for me today, I'm a bit late in the day - but busy busy busy! Now I'm off to the gym! Thank you all for visiting and for your wonderful comments!