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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WOYWW #428

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!  

Midway through August - it's been a busy one so far! Last weekend we were at a family reunion at a nearby lake - lots of people, fun, food and wine! So much for my diet, but back on track now - only gained .2 lbs (and I ate everything!!)!

Here is my desk this morning. I always forget what I will find in the morning, so it's always a surprise! Oh, right, I was doing this!



I have been making my index cards into canvases, and this month I've put 3 of them in a local gallery, and I was surprised when one of them sold! See the red dot? SOLD!


So that was exciting! 

Here are two journal pages from last week: 

 This one was "working with black"
The one below was working with gel-medium through a stencil
  
We are still having a lot of rain - yesterday afternoon it was bright and sunny, I got my book and my wine, and went to sit on the front porch to read, and within 5 minutes this happened:



So Inky and I say so long for now! I will now go and peek at your desks!

















 

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

WOYWW #427

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!  

Hi all! I missed last week's post because I was in Niagara Falls (Canada)! I attempted to do post from my i-Pad, but I gave up on that fairly quickly! Anyway, here is my desk this morning:





 It's starting to get messy again!  Also, now I'm working bigger (no more index cards!) so it's taking up more space.

Here was my desk last week! 



Except when it was raining - which was a LOT of the time!

I went to a place called Port Colborne to have lunch at the "Smokin' Buddah" (isn't that a great name?) with friends, and they have one of the FEW stamping/scrapbooking stores left in Ontario, so instead of giving the big internet online companies my money, I gave it to this little shop, and bought a few things to add to the few things I brought with me:



 
 I did a journal page every day (I had a lot of time!), using just the items I brought with me, and the few I bought. I joined a FB group started by Marjie Kemper, to go through an art book a month for 3 months. This month it's Dina Wakley's Art Journal Freedom book.

My journal pages from Niagara Falls:



Lunch at Smokin' Buddah!  


 
The figure is something I cut out of a magazine and painted black!

 

 And this is what I brought with me:


It all fit in this very cool Dollar Store make-up bag! The stencils and another set of stamps are in the blue bag.

So that's it for me! I had a great time, in spite of the rain. . .


And I found a new friend in Patrick, much bigger, and not as soft as Inky, but cuddly just the same!

Have a great week!

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WOYWW #425

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!  

Somehow I screwed up and  people were sent to  a message that said there wasn't a blog post, obviously there is, so congratulations if you pressed "home". I didn't know how to fix it, hence the Lindart* which did nothing. Anyone else ever have this problem?


Hello all! I hope you are all having a lovely day! As we are all here to see desks, here's mine this morning:

 Still managing to keel it fairly clean! Here is the space behind me - things I need a lot, close by:


My chart for keeping track of gym days - so far so good!

This is the Birthday card I made for hubby last week - I am 2 years older than him for 6 months!


I'm almost finished my index cards-only 2 more to 100! I actually skipped 2 days this week due to stress I won't burden you with, so I only have 4 to share today:


 I needed some retail therapy due to said stress, so I bought myself some new Tim Holtz stamps! One is used on #98. You can see the stress on #97!

I was very lucky to be chosen for birthday candy from Nikki (http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.ca) who sent me a lovely package chock full of cool stuff! I used a paper from this stash on card #95, and have since made a "get well" card from the part I didn't use on the i-cad!. Thanks Nikki!



For those of you still here, some garden pics:
My perennials are looking a bit shabby today, but there are some blooms to come! 




The Hostas are blooming! 


And some teeny tiny cherry tomatoes are on the vine!



Well, that's it for today, Inky says hello!





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WOYWW #424

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! These Wednesdays come by so quickly, don't they? I'm getting a bit of a late start today, hubby's birthday is today, and I had to get all his birthday goodies sorted, made, and wrapped this morning! As usual, I forgot to take a pic of his card before sealing it up in an envelope, so that will have to wait until next week.

My desk this morning before cardmaking:


The checklist you see on the desk  is a goal that I set for myself, to go to the gym for 30 days, 3 times a week, before deciding to keep or get rid of my gym membership. As you can see, I've gone 2 times so far, today will be day 3

I am almost done with my 100 day project, to make an index card every day for 100 days -  I'm up to 94! 



and a journal page:

 
 The sad news today, is that our lovely 18 year old Penny passed away last Thursday morning. She had a long and happy life, and she went peacefully. Inky is a bit sad, going to the places where Penny usually sat or slept, not really knowing where she has gone to. Quite a bit more needy recently too, but that's OK, I need the cuddles too. I dedicated my index card #89 to Penny.

Now I'm off to look at your desks! Have a great week!

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WOYWW #423

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!  

Good morning everyone (or afternoon or evening, depending when your are reading this!) We have been having nice rain-free days for the past few days, summer might actually be here to stay!

Here is my desk this morning:


 Not too bad, I've been keeping it pretty clean lately! I find I am MUCH better at putting away my stamps now that they are in binders!

Index cards, Days 82-87




Still working on figuring out Pic Monkey backgrounds - seems I could fill in the background last week, but not this week!

I made 2 new canvases this week out of my index cards:


Here is what they look like on my stereo. I have about 10 completed, they are 5"X7":


We are going through tough times at the moment with our elderly cat, Penny, who is 18 years old. She has refused food and water for over a week now, and is quietly slipping away. She doesn't seem to be in pain, actually looks quite content. She spent pretty much all day for the last few days outside, wandering from place to place. We are keeping her inside today, although I don't think she could get very far today. I will probably have the sad news by next week. Here she was last week:


 Flowers from the garden to close this post,