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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WOYWW #299

Here it is, Wednesday again, time to take a peek at everyone's workspace! If you dion't know what WOYWW is, please go to the paisley print on the sidebar and click to find out!

One of my best friends came to visit last week, so I didn't get a lot done, we were having too much fun! But I did get a start on a new journal page in one of my art journals.



So, my desk has remained fairly neat and clean - I so happy with myself! A little trip to Michael's the other day got me a new Pitt Pen, some new Aleen's Tacky glue, and the blue washi tape you see in the bottom right of the photo. A word to the wise: Washi Tape this wide is horrible to try and remove from the roll! I'll never buy it again. It just keeps ripping in little pieces!

When I turn around in my chair, this is what I see:


When I re-organized and got everything off my table, I made sure it was easy to get to.

I now have a new place for all my pens - Ferrero Rocher boxes from Christmas!

And here is last week's Art Journal page from Donna Downey's Inspiration Wedenesday Workshop (actually from 2 weeks ago!):



That's it for this week! I'm off to check out the blogs that end with my number, and hopefully a few more! Thanks for peeking!





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WOYWW # 298

Today is "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?" once again! we are closing in on 300 posts over at Julia's page, where this all started! If you want to find out what this all is, go HERE!

Well, after last weeks horribly messy workdesk, where I had about 6 square inches of space to actually work, I decided to do something. Here's a reminder of my desk last week:


So I got to work, and cleared EVERYTHING off my desk, and started over. I'm in the middle of the cleaning frenzy (as I do have other things to do!) but finally I have more than a tiny little space to work!

I am working on my Donna Downey Art Journal page from her workshop that I am taking, not quite finished yet, but at least I can open the whole book and still have room!

This is the view to my left, that matches the "before" photo above:


And to my right:

 I now have both my Lazy Susans at my sides, before, they were awkward to get to. I even cleaned them out and re organised them! My big guillotine (under the clipboards) was supposed to stay uncluttered, I moved it away from right beside me where I have tendency to pile things up, but it has disappeared under clutter once again, but hopefully not for long!

Here are two cards I made, one for my brother's birthday, and one for Valentines day for hubby! The wolf is "Stampin' Up", an old set, and one of my favorite stamps that I use every year on hubby's card is the "amour", with "I love you" written across inside. I don't remember who makes it. I used one of my Pinterest pins for the idea for the Valentines card, but of course, it doesn't look at all like the pin!



Well, that's it for today! I will visit anyone with the last number the same as mine, and hopefully a few more if I have time! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WOYWW #297 What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday

(If you don't know what WOYWW is, please click on the paisley button on my sidebar! All will be revealed!)

Well, it's been awhile since I've visited my blog! My 10th blogiversary has been and gone (Feb 5th). I had all kinds of good intentions for that day, but nothing happened. Oh well. I've been in a bit of a slump recently, but I am now hopefully coming out of it.

Today I am making my mother a Birthday card - she is 80 on Thursday although you would never know it.


She is a wonderful, kind and generous person, who is also an artist, a writer, and a book editor! Here is the LINK to her website.

Anyway, here is a peek at my workspace, with the card in progress (I still have to finish it today!)

It is using a burlap heart I got at Michaels, that I sprayed pink with Dylusions Spray. Then I sewed it onto the background with red thread, (next time I will use a contrasting color), and glued a metal heart to the center. I stamped a flying bird holding a piece of paper, cut it out, and it's going above the heart. That's all so far!

You can see the mess of my desk, and the small space I have to work on. This distresses me! Here are 2 more views of my desk - to the right:



And to the left:



I feel like I can't breathe!! I did spend the last month and a half 
RE-organizing all my stamps. I did this 2 years ago I think, thought I "had" it, and 2 years later realizing that no, I didn't. So I set out to fix my mistakes. It didn't take as long this time (only 1 1/2 months instead of 4!), and THIS time I think I "have" it!  I will write more on this in my next post, if you are interested in how I finally organized all my mounted stamps, AND my unmounted stamps, please bookmark me and check back in a few days! My next step will be to re-vamp the whole room!

Thank you for peeking at my very messy and disorganized space! I will now go and peek at yours!