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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WOYWW #485

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!

Another Wednesday morning - they do come by quickly! I have been busy the past couple of days with an online tutorial called "The Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Art Journal Class" by Nicole Bray. So here is my messy desk today:



Here it is partially finished, I still have a ways to go. The colours should be more vibrant, but I don't have the expensive paints and paint pens she does. I probably should have used my Dylusions, but I didn't realize it would get so muddy. I'm sure by next Wednesday it will be finished. Not quite my style, too busy, too many layers! I will probably do another one when this one is done. I like the skull though!

I told you I would show the birthday card I made last week, but as usual, I put it in the envelope and sealed it before I remembered to take a pic. But I did take a pic of the envelope!

The card was bird-related too.

We have been having beautiful weather lately, but by the weekend things will cool down again, and we will be getting the tail end of the Hurricane Florence that devastated the Carolinas and Virginia. It was so sad to see this happening, Myrtle Beach is one of our favourite places. I hope everyone is OK, and that lives get back to normal soon. So sad for the lives that were lost, especially the children.

I thought I was doing so well with my tomatoes until it got really HOT, and a squirrel, or raccoon, broke off a big branch of my cherry tomato plant!



So I just stuck the branch into the tub on the porch where my lettuce had been.. .
 Wow-now bigger than the mother plant! Lots of flowers too! I guess it was just too hot in front of the porch, I will have to plant all my veggies on the porch next year. And I planted more lettuce there too.

Well, time to leave you, I will visit as many as I can next week (my work hours have gone crazy these past couple of weeks - I'm so tired!). Inky says "Meow" from her favourite chair, and I say "have a great week!"


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WOYWW #484

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 my lovely deskers! Once again, my desk on Tuesday, but exactly the same on Wednesday morning. Here it is:



and to my right. . .
 A question about the Dylusions sprays - mine seem to have mostly stopped working, especially green and yellow, any tips? And my 2 1/2 inch punch has not only stopped working, it exploded.


New journal pages! This one from a week ago is finished


and this is my new one. I hated this one at first, but kept following the "inner voices", I like to think of them as the journal page telling me what to do, and this came out. Click to see the words! (I love it now!)


And Inky has been reluctant to go outside lately because the temperatures have dropped considerably, but they are now slowly warming up. Here she is contemplating pigeons. . .I say yes! Eat them up! But she has never killed a bird in her life, so her answer will probably be "nope"! I have no idea where these creatures have come from. . .


Anyway, we both wish you a wonderful week of craftiness! 



Wednesday, September 05, 2018

WOYWW #483

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! I have taken the advice from a few deskers and written this on Tuesday, since I will be giving my art journal page workshop tomorrow morning! But I can tell you, that my desk will not look any different than this on Wednesday morning:




I bought a couple of things with my Michael's 55% off coupon (of course the things I went in to get with the coupon were already on sale. . .), so I got this 7-G rub on set - it is printed on tissue paper (I've never seen this before) and I got a surprise inside!

sayings to cut up and use!

I also bought myself a new Tim Holtz pad of paper.

That's it for art today. I took a couple of pics of the garden on Sept 1 (you can see one in my journal on the desk) just to see the difference in seasons. The Perennial garden is looking a bit sad, but I love all the purple! I think I will plant some more phlox next year.

My birdbath has been raised a bit to pull it out of the jungle of nasturtiums, and looks better now.

And here is Inky, patiently waiting for me to take my pictures so we can go inside for morning treats!

That's it for me today, Inky says "Meow" and I say "have a great week!"


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WOYWW #482

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 to all! I hope you are all experiencing cooler weather with summer slowly coming to an end. Here, the children start back to school next week, and the French schools have already started back this week.

Here is my desk this morning. It was getting a bit untidy, so I spent a few minutes yesterday tidying up a bit, and then worked on my latest Art Journal page.



Here are a few pages from my junk journal, my friend and I went to lunch last week at a really nice restaurant right on a river. Perfect day, perfect view, perfect lunch! And I used one of my coins too!



And Hubby and I went to a play:


I'm having fun with my junk journal!

I was supposed to give an Art Journal workshop yesterday, but it was cancelled due to illnesses, but here is what I will do with them when I do see them - very easy! (I chose a random page in my junk journal) I made a circle stencil using a playing card!


And here is Inky, where I found her last week when I came home from work one day, sleeping on my side table near the front door, head resting on a book called "The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell"!


Well, that's it for me this week, Inky says "Meow" and I say have a great week!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WOYWW #481

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 everyone! Wednesdays sure do come around quickly! We have been enjoying lovely sunny days (except for yesterday's rain, which we needed) and cooler weather. Hope all of you are comfortable too!

Here is my desk this morning at 7:30am:


I have finished my Niagara Falls journal, and now starting a new one, a junk journal as before. I am really liking this technique! I am preparing the pages as I go, so you can see a few finished pages, and some that haven't been touched yet.

I really want to make a little video of the NF journal, so hopefully I can do that next week sometime and share with you on the next WOYWW. But I will share what I've done so far on this new journal:


 The half circle page was a fan I got at our Canada Day celebrations! The other half will show up near the end!





You can see that the rest of the pages are just this and that, flyers from the mail, envelopes from the mail, a chocolate box. . . 

. . .and I "discovered" Artist Trading Coins! Decided finally to make a few myself, I think this could become addictive! And they would go great in my journals! Anyone want to trade?



That's it for me today, I'm off to the gym! (there, I've said it, now I HAVE to go! LOL!)

"Meow" from Inky, and have a great week!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WOYWW #480

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! Such a beautiful day today, lovely cooler weather - only 22C! I have to get ready for work in 10 minutes so this will be very short and sweet! Inky is meowing to go outside, but she can't, as I am leaving. Poor kitty!

Anyway, my desk this morning, still working on my travel journal - I just haven't had time to sit down and work on it for more than 15 minutes at a time!


Well, it's a busy desk, anyway! Soon I will have to tidy up as my work space keeps shrinking!

That's it for me today, Inky gets her treats and I head out the door for work. Inky says "meow", and I say "have a good week everyone!"



Wednesday, August 08, 2018

WOYWW #479

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! Well, I'm back from my week in Niagara Falls (Canada), and never even saw the Falls, so many other fun things to do! Here is my desk this morning, just the way I left it when I went off to catch the train.



I worked on my travel journal everyday (which I am planning to show when I have finished). The highlight of the trip was a 7-course meal with wine pairings, all made by a Canadian celebrity chef, Matt Kershaw! Here is the menu:



It was to be a typical French-Canadian meal based on the "Order of Good Cheer", which was originally a French Colonial order founded by suggestion of Samuel de Champlain upon arrival in New France, present day Canada. It was absolutely delicious.

I will make today short and sweet, just like our fearless leader likes it, but I leave you with a picture of Patrick, my Inky substitute in Niagara Falls while I was away. Apart from being a male cat, and much bigger than Inky, it was nice to have a black cat around!
Patrick

And Inky was very happy to see us when got home! Have a great week,