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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WOYWW #397

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 is my desk today: 


Looks pretty clean, doesn't it? That's because the only thing I've been doing lately is unmounting my stamps, and organizing them, along with my already unmounted stamps, in binders. I am just starting "B" - babies, and already I'm on my 3rd binder. One whole binder for Asia, another one for Africa and Animals (not including birds, insects or fish).

Oh, and I also made my first journal page for 2017. My word for 2017 is "attraction" for all the things I'm going to attract into my life this year!


Here is what I'm doing with my stamps:
As I mentioned before I am sewing my own pouches, this way I can make them any size I need.


 I am also labeling each pouch so I know where the stamp goes, the name of it, as well as who made it. 

Someone asked last week about all the stamps that fit into several categories. This is how I did that:

 These are all the Asia stamps that can be found in other places, such as insects, postal stamps, faces, animals etc.

The only downside so far:
 Boxes of wood. Not sure what to do with it! The stamps are coming off very easily, most just pull right off. Some I have to microwave for 5-7 seconds to loosen the glue. I'm thinking of making a video of how I'm doing this! I have my new i-Pad, and also something to hold it up high so I can make videos - this may be my first one!

Now I'm off to peek at your desks, thanks for popping by! 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

WOYWW #396

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!

The week after New Years and all is calm and bright. . .the snow is gone, the rain is here - our annual January thaw (although there wasn't much to thaw this year!), Inky is outside watching the squirrels - life is good!

Here is my desk this morning:




 Hardly room to move! The border stamps at the top were for my journal page (not finished yet), there are Dollar Store wipes (great for cleaning stamps!), scissors, ink, tape, and other things. I decided for my 2017 project (who doesn't need one of those!) I would UNMOUNT all my stamps, and along with my already unmounted stamps, keep them in binders.

My first binder - "A"


I already have ALL my stamps organized both by groups and alphabetically, so I thought I would do this all in order, so AFRICA was first on the list. I don't have a ton of Africa stamps, and the ones I do have were mostly already unmounted stamps, so that was good for this first page experiment. I am sewing my own stamp enclosures to the size of the stamps. This first page is filled both front and back.  I'm not sure of the binders yet, I saw zippered binders at Staples, but they were $10 each, and I would need a LOT. I thought they would be good to keep stray stamps from falling out, especially when transporting. Although, I could get just one to use when I AM transporting pages of stamps. Oh well, it's all a process!

My crafty Christmas and Birthday (Jan 1) presents this year:



 Stencils and stamps (from Hubby and DD)! Also my Mom got a me 4 new colors of Distress inks, the matching sprays and re-inkers and 2 matching distress ink pens! 

One last thing, my DD went to Las Vegas last year, and got me this awesome cup - so my 2017 motto is: Let the Good Times Roll!!


 Have a wonderful 2017, a year of new beginnings, new hopes and dreams, and an abundance of love and happiness!

Thanks for visiting, and now I'm off to see yours!

PS: My new website is now live! find it here: http://www.lindasnurturingnest.com




 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WOYWW #395

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 had the merriest of Christmases! We had a wonderful Christmas, and I was surprised not once, but 2 times! The first surprise was getting a Roku so I can watch Netflix on my TV upstairs, something I've wanted for quite awhile now, totally unexpected, and the other was a new i-Pad! Absolutely was not anywhere on the radar of Christmas gifts! So I can essentially replace my very old laptop with my new i-Pad, I love it!

As far as crafty stuff, I got the Tim Holtz backwards writing stamp set - I used to know what this was for and have since forgotten - anyone? And some Gold and Silver Sharpies, along with some colored ones, and enough UHU glue to last the year! My Mom gave me a GC for Michael's, which if I am smart and use 50% coupons, will last almost all year!

Here is my desk this morning, looking very sad and unused for the past several days:



 But at least there is room to do something!

My big news is that I have completed my Artbundance™ Coaching course, and I am now an official ARTbundance™  Life Coach! I am excited to start this new phase of my life, combining art with coaching, and art journaling. My website is almost ready to share, but not this week!


And now for a few Christmas photos:
One of you WOYWWers wanted to see my stairs with all the stuffed Christmas toys we have collected over the years, here it is, with Inky sitting at the bottom. Somehow, she has no interest in knocking those toys down the stairs (I would if I were a cat!)


and here is our other cat, Penny, who absolutely loves Christmas!





That's it for this week, hopefully will have a busier desk to show next week!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope everyone has a FAB New Year!










Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WOYWW #394

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!

 Christmas is gearing up, I got most of my cards done and mailed, some I will hand deliver, some will just have to wait for Christmas 2017! I have received all of 4 Christmas cards so far this year (2 handmade from stamping friends), which makes me wonder why I go to all the trouble of making handmade cards in the first place! Hopefully we will get more this week which will restore my faith in humanity.

Here is my desk this week:
 The arrows are pointing to the reason for the big stacks of stamps - these bookmarks that were buckling - gifts for brother & SIL


Here are the bookmark gifts for the girls in the family-


Hubby gets a pocket calendar that I re-make the cover, but I haven't done it yet.

Here is what I made yesterday in the kitchen - only 24 calories each for anyone inclined to watch calories over Christmas!


And lastly, Inky watching over me as I'm making my bookmarks!


Thanks for visiting, and have a very Merry Christmas, or a Happy Hanukkah! 

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WOYWW #393

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!

Well, it's finally winter here in Southern Ontario! We have snow that has stayed on the ground, and it's is snowing right now! We were worried a bit that we would have another green Christmas like last year, and that with Global Warming, green Christmas's would be a norm in the future, but this snow will mean we will have a White Christmas! Hopefully not the last one!

I have been busy making Christmas Cards, almost all done, just a few left to mail. My goal is to have them all in the mail by the weekend. The basic idea for these came from Pinterest, and my leftover Christmas paper pad from a year ago - not much paper left to choose from! All the stamps are from the same set by Inkadinkadoo (from Michael's)













This one is also from Pinterest, hers was much nicer, but I got the idea! The snowman stamp is from Viva Las Vegas



Still needs a few finishing touches!


Here is my desk this morning. I am having fun with PicMonkey (an editing program - free! try it!) to create this little collage!



Here's Inky's new spot to sit and survey the world!

Thanks for peeking at my desk this week! Now it's my turn to peek at yours!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

WOYWW #392

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 is my desk today, still moderately clean! I even found myself putting things away when I was finished yesterday!


I made 3 cards this week so far, one I forgot to photograph, but here are  the other 2:


 I found this snowflake I must have done years ago - thought I would use it! It helps to go through your stash once in awhile! I don't even remember how I did it, but it looks like I used a stylus.
 

I only have about 14 more to go - I better pick up the speed!

I have been busy this week, I'm taking a course on writing an e-book, they promised I would have one finished by the end of the course! So far I have the working title, and the cover done. The fun stuff is first! And I'm almost finished my coaching course!

Decorated my tree today to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve album - my favorite! But there is something strange in this photo, don't know if I've ever seen it before - do you know what it is?






If you said - hey! There are flowers still blooming out there! You would be correct! Weird. I should tweet Donald about it - Global warming!
 

Thanks for peeking - I will go peek at your desks now, but not sure I will get to them all this week I missed a few last week...sorry!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WOYWW #391

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 week I made one Christmas Card, and worked in my journal. I also decide my messy desk need a cleaning!


My one and only Christmas Card this week:


and my journal page - almost finished!


That's it for me this week! Hopefully a clean(er) desk will help with the making of more cards!

Thanks for peeking!