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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WOYWW #406

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!

It's the Ides of March today! Not so good for Caesar, but good for my Mom and Step-Father, they got married today, twenty some-odd years ago! Happy Anniversary to them!

Here is my desk this morning: 
  Flowers was a biggie, I have lots of flower stamps!

And I found the perfect binder for them!
 It is covered in this beautiful flower fabric!

I have finished Journal #13, and now I'm working on the cover. It is a soft cover, so I thought Acrylic paint would work well!



 Here are the last few pages of Journal #13:

This was my background using Distress Stains - I was experimenting because I had not really used them before: 
I hated it! I really didn't think I would be able to recover. But here is the finished page:
I used stencils, stamps, a filmstrip die, and an old ATC!

And here is the last page of journal #13:
I just used what was hanging around my desk at the time (I often do that!), so the stencil, the border stamps and the balloon stamp. I printed the quote out myself, and used a scrapbook page from a Tim Holtz paper pad.

I have started Journal #14, here is my first page - my Muse for this journal!
Lots of different stamps: Lost Coast (Typewriter Girl), Tim Holtz wings, Meer Image legs, and a sunflower stamp (unknown). You might also notice the stencil I used for the background is the same on I used for the cover of Journal #13 - it was lying around so I used it! I have a set of typewriter letters - perfect!

  Oh, and I found a new home for my binders, much easier to get to now!





Inky was crying to go outside this morning. . .




 We had a snowstorm last night - hopefully the last one - Spring starts on Monday! Yay!


 Thanks for joining me today! Now I'm off to see what's happening in your part of the world!



 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

WOYWW #405

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!

Wow, another week gone by in a flash! Time goes by so fast these days! I'm still plowing away at my stamps, trying to get them done as quickly as I can so I can start working on other things (like art!). I just don't seem to be getting anything done these days. I have had a request from a friend for a card, so I will do that. Maybe I will actually have something to show next week! For now, this is this morning's desk:



The binders are piling up, but I'm only at "F" . . .I decided to put "Faces" in with "Parts" and "People" so it may take two binders.

And there's lots more to go. . .




Inky says "hi" from a box! I don't usually keep my garbage cans lying on the floor, but I always know when Inky has been searching!

That's it for today, short and sweet! Now I'm off to look at yours!

 Happy International Women's Day!
 


Wednesday, March 01, 2017

WOYWW #404

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! 

March 1st already!! Here in Southern Ontario it is +8 Celcius, going up to +12C today. Rainy and gloomy. I guess March has come in like a lamb here!

I have done nothing remotely artistic this week, although I have thought about it a lot! I am feeling the need to get these stamps done quickly so that I can re-organize the rest of my room, and get down to creating! I will make an effort this week to finish my #13 journal, though.

Here is my desk at 9:30 this morning:


It actually looks clean! But there is a lot of "random stuff" piling up as you can see!

Looking to the right. . .

My current unmounted stamp page. I am making my own pouches by sewing the sizes that I need.

Looking to the left. . .
 Piles of mounted stamps that need unmounting, in piles of like sizes. The are my "Design Elements" stamps that I use a lot in my journaling. You might notice the pink bag on the left that was full to overflowing of plastic baggies last week, and is now empty. When I emptied this bag - I found a cheque for 51.00!! Crazy!


Well, that's it for March 1st. Inky says "Meow-eow-now-meow!" Of course, that is cat talk for "thanks for peeking at my Mom's desk! She's going to look at yours now!". And no, she doesn't have blue eyes!


 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WOYWW #403

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!  

Boy, these Wednesdays come so fast! Here we are again already! Here is my desk this morning around 9am:



 I am just starting my next binder of unmounteds - Christmas 2


and here are my binders so far - we are on the next shelf down!
 I think I finally have this down to an "art", everything is consistent now!

Last week's journal page:

 Only one more page and Journal #13 will be finished!

 My Nurturing Nest journal - this page will be one that we do in my workshop! You can also see a pink bag full of bags - these are the bags my mounted stamps used to be in!

Penny and Inky would love to say a few words, but they are busy right now!

So I will say goodbye, and have a great week! I'm off to visit your desks now! 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW #402

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 Day-After-Valentines-Day! I hope everyone who enjoys this day was thoroughly spoiled! I certainly was! The framed card in this photo was my Valentines card to hubby in 2015, at the moment framed and in my powder-room gallery!

 Yes, 12 long-stemmed red roses, I always take one and place it beside my bed! He always gives me roses for our Anniversary and VDay! Since he knows I am watching my weight, I also got a teeny tiny box of chocolates - only 3!

Here is the card I made him this year:
 My desk this morning:

 click on it to see the gory details!

Update on unmounting my stamps - I just finished "Celestial"! I think "Celtic" is next. And I did get my stamp from last week to flatten! Yay!

Today, Penny will say hello to you, she was visiting in my stamp room this week! 


And now I am off to visit your desk! Thanks for dropping by!
 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

WOYWW #401

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 have 2 desk shots to show you today, one was taken on Monday, and the other this morning. I managed to get a journal page done this week, so I will start with that:

 just enough room to work!

 for some reason I was in a green and purple mood. I used Dylusions spray, Dylusions stamps, and the purple was Distress Ink (my new one from Christmas) and Distress markers to colour her in. The background stencil behind her was one I got for Christmas.

As you have all been hearing ad-nausium, I am unmounting my stamps and putting them in binders. This week I had a difficult one that just was not giving up its black foam, so I thought I would spray it with goo gone and see if that helped. It didn't. Don't do it!


So this is what my desk looked like this morning: 

yes, I was trying to flatten my warped stamp. Did nothing, but then I thought "what if I heated it up, then put the weight on it?" That seems to be slowly working. It really isn't a big problem, it will still fit into the spot on the page, and it will still stamp, however, flatter is better!

Here is what my pile of binders looks like now. I am almost at "C"! I did start a Scenic Binder that  will hold a l lot of my scenic stamps such as houses, celestial, trees, etc. Right now it just has architecture and houses.  Below these binders you can see some of my boxes of unmounteds yet to hit the binders.


I am using nice scrapbooking binders - I get them at the thrift store for only $1.99! (1 pound 21 pence?)


Last weekend I celebrated my 12th year on Blogger! Wow! Scroll down to see what those 12 years looked like if you want to! (I would love to have some comments on that post as well!)

And here is Inky, wishing she could go outside for more than 10 minutes at a time. . .
 
Thanks for visiting! I will now go and peek at yours!
PS-My new business is now on FB! Please visit me at www.facebook.com/LindasNurturingNest


 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Twelve Years!! 2005-2017

It's been 12 years today since I started this blog! I feel like I've been blogging forever! I thought for this special day I would show something from each of those 12 years:

2005

My journaling style was so different back then - looking at it now, I really like it! So different from what I do now.

  

 

  And I was doing more drawing too!

2006

 

2007

Remember 3X3's? This was for a swap, something I almost never do now, but did a lot of in 2007. There are lots of swap things in this year.

2008

Christmas card!

 

Moo cards!

 

Postcards made from bar coasters! And lots more things I made and sent off into the world.


2009

 Journal page!

2010 

 

Tryptich 

 

 

 Journal page

2011 

 

 Journal page 

2012

Journal page - I really liked this long journal, haven't been able to find one since

Joined WOYWW on August 1, 2012. For some reason I wasn't writing the number yet, so I don't know what day I started on!

2013

My desk hasn't changed much!

 

 

 unfinished project I found - my Alphabet Quote Book


journal page

2014

Stampscapes!

 The last time I organized my stamps

2015

 Did a lot of Zentangling!


 

2016

Well, this was just last year!

 

 So, there were bits from the last 12 years! If you want to see more of any of those years, just go to the archive on the sidebar. It was fun looking back. So many pieces I had totally forgotten about, that had been sent off to someone far away. And I saw a project in there I haven't finished yet - so I should do that!

Inky arrived in 2013, such a little thing back then! Still cuter than ever now!

 Thanks for visiting! See you on Wednesday!