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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WOYWW #464

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 all! Happy WOYWW! After a few lovely days of sunshine and warmth, I can't even show you because today is cold and rainy! But more of that later on. . . you came to see my desk, and here it is:





Big changes happening on the end of my table - I am making room for a friend to come and play! Usually we go to her place, but she is having her floors replaced, so she wants to come to mine. So I've had to clear off the end of my table (not ready yet though!) I have moved my big guillotine ans one of my twirly whirlys, I will have to get used to everything being on my left side! The things that used to be to my left are now on a shelf behind me. I am also using my empty boxes that used to hold my stamps (of which I am in the process of unmounting) for holding washi tape, sprays, embossing powders, etc. I am currently unmounting my ocean stamps. Hopefully I will be done my next week.




In my first picture you can see a black ATC - that is my WOYWW ATC turned over! This will be the first time I have been actually ready to send one out! 

My friend gave me a sample of a technique she had found online (in the 1st photo), and so of course I had to try it before I forgot:





 These are Distress Oxide Ink techniques, and can be found here:
Distress Oxide technique and another one here:  Distress Oxide technique 2  I used the first technique on the card with the leaves, but just from the description by Marg, I hadn't seen it yet. Will try it again. I did the rest with the 2nd technique.

I made this one after seeing the video, removed the colour from inside the shell and painted in pink:
 Using the ocean stamps that happen to be on my desk this week!


Wondering if Spring has found it's way to Southern Ontario, Canada yet? Perhaps. . .at least we have some rain that is greening up the grass!


 And a sure sign is that I have put up the porch curtains to block the hot afternoon sun whilst I sit on the porch with my wine and read. . . not today though!

Here is Inky whining to get back inside where it is warm and dry. . .
but after her treats she wanted to go right back out again! Silly kitty!

Well, that's us for today. Inky says "meow" and I say have a great week!




PS: Julia asked in her previous post how we got into stamping - my story was a visit to the mall, where a stamp company had set up a Pop-up stamp store - I had never seen anything like this before, and stopped to watch a demo on embossing - there I was - hooked! The rest is history. . .it was probably around 1990. I had no money to buy many stamps, but there was an image trading group on Yahoo that I participated in, and I also (don't tell!) used to print off stamp images from stamp catalogues that I had photocopied. The first online group I ever joined was a Yahoo stamping group.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WOYWW #463

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! This will be short and sweet today as I have to rush off to work this morning.

My desk this morning:
My new journal page insisted on the hands, now I'm awaiting further instructions.

My weekend-freezing rain, ice pellets, snow, rain. . .how was yours?

Thankfully, it's spring, and some of it is gone now (just not enough)!

 So short and sweet, Inky is meowing to go outside, but since I'm off to work, she will have to wait. Poor thing - the sun is shining today!  Have a great week,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WOYWW #462

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 from still cold Southern Ontario! Today is the warmest we've been in a long time, at +3C, or 37.4 F. But apparently we are getting an ice storm on the weekend. Something to look forward to (NOT!).

Here is my desk this morning, I did finally get back to it, since I had to make a birthday card for my SIL! 



I also started a new page in my journal. I painted the page with black gesso to begin with, then found some TH tissue paper I had long forgotten I had, so plastered that down. Added some Washi Tape border, and now the pages are flattening under two boxed of mounted stamps. No idea what comes next - I have to wait until it tells me!


 Here is the card I made for my SIL, who is off to Vancouver and will probably do some surfing, which he loves to do

 I got the idea for the waves on pinterest, but didn't have any white core paper, so I embossed white on the torn edges - I think it works! The "sand" is sandpaper.

And here are Inky's true feelings about the weather lately:


I think she can't wait for the temperatures to go up! Just a little longer, kitty! 

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful week, until next Wednesday. . .

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

WOYWW #461

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 been a very bad girl again this week, not even stepped into my craft room this week, therefore not changed a bit. But I can share some of my Easter Weekend with you! 

Caution - no art photos past this spot! (Unless you call my cooking art!)

My daughter came to spend the weekend with us, as she does every Easter, we feel so grateful that she still enjoys coming home for family events! On Saturday we have lunch with my mother, where she took this very creative 3 generations photo:

The Easter Bunny always comes while we are at lunch (how does he know?):



And then later that night we have our scrumptious Easter Dinner:






On Easter Sunday we went for a walk to 2 of the 3 beaches near us. The ice is just breaking up, and hubby and I are watching it:


So today we are having lots of rain, all the snow will be gone after today! Inky has been enjoying the sun over the past few days, in and out all day long, she even went out today to sit and watch the rain!

I have to apologize to the people who visited me last week, and I didn't get a chance to visit back. I will do better this week!

Have a great week!