Wednesday, October 20, 2021

WOYWW #646

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall (Spring) weather! Personally, I'm freezing. Hubby thinks it's funny. He's not cold, just me. Just like in the heat and humidity of summer he complains about the humidity, but I don't feel it. I love summer! He loves fall. Today is our 37th wedding anniversary! Somehow we are still together, having different favourite seasons!

Here is my desk this morning. I was making a Belated Birthday card for a dear friend. It looks very neat. I must have put everything away! I'm letting the glitter dry overnight.


I also made hubby's Anniversary Card yesterday:


I finished the project of the Month for my Marjie Kemper group this week, using Oxides:


And I finally finished unmounting and storing all my mounted and clear stamps! I have well over 1000 stamps, and remember almost all of them! I've never bought a stamp I already have!





They are, as you can see, divided into topics.(The one that says Photos is Words #3) I don't really care what company they are from, I like to mix and match my stamps, but if I know where they are from I write it on the paper that covers the stamp. I was making my own pocket pages until my sewing machine gave out, and now I'm using bought pocket pages that fit most stamps except the really big ones, I use photo pockets for those. I needed something to give strength to the pockets, so they are stapled onto magnetic picture pages that I also cut up and use to stick the stamps onto. This one is brown, most are white.


So with that finally done, I can buy new stamps! Yay!

Fall means bringing the indoor plants back indoors, sadly (for the plants, they love being outside!). My hibiscus grew like crazy, so Hubby pruned it so it would fit in the house, but at the end of almost every branch, was a bud! Some of you may remember a few years ago I was moaning that this plant hadn't flowered in 20 years. The secret is fertilizer! Hibiscus plants love fertilizer! Anyway, I put all the branches in a vase, hoping that all those wonderful buds will bloom. I'm crossing my fingers!


And here are the plants back in the Living room, it's like a Tropical Forest!

Hopefully the cats will enjoy the plants over the winter a much as we will.

Well that's it for today, we are off to see a play tonight in celebration of our Anniversary! Mittsy and Inky say "meow" and I day have a great week!




Wednesday, October 13, 2021

WOYWW #645

  Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Happy Wednesday! Time to see what's on everyone's desk today! This has been a lovely week for me, we had Thanksgiving on Sunday, and my DD and Granddaughter are staying until tomorrow. It has been so wonderful to get to know Jasper! So I haven't got much done in my Art Room, but I did manage to sneak in there once, anyway!


And I made these little circle tags

That's about it! The rest of the time was family time!


Both cats were very curios about Jasper, stayed close by but far enough away not to disrupt. Mittsy was brave enough to come close enough for a sniff, but usually just sat back and watched her.



That's it for today! Have a great week! Mittsy and Inky say "meow!"




Wednesday, October 06, 2021

WOYWW #644

  Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Hello to everyone out in cyberland! I hope you are all well, and starting to enjoy the Fall (or Spring) season! This weekend is our Thanksgiving, and since everyone is vaccinated we are so happy to be hosting it this year! We haven't had a proper Thanksgiving for a couple of years now, so this will be awesome! There are only 6 of us (plus little Jasper), so well under the limit of 25 in Ontario. 

So this week, here is my desk:

I am making "things that will fit in my hand" for my Marjie Kemper challenge this month, starting off with tickets and coins. I will either make a ton of these, or choose something else that will fit in my hand...


It's the first week of October, here is the view from my Office window, and a bunch of garden pics:

My cherry tomato plants were prolific this year, but now their time is up...

My hibiscus has been blooming all summer, and there are still little buds on the end of each branch! This is from a plant that only flowered a couple of times in the last 2 years, after 20 years of no flowers! I think it must be happy now...we will need to bring this massive plant indoors soon...


And this one is still going strong, I can't remember the name but it has been super prolific all summer, and is a tropical plant, so either  I bring it in over the winter, or let it die...seems so mean...but have so few windows in our house! And it's so big!

And yes, the leaves are indeed starting to fall...


 The cats are still happy to go out, the temperatures aren't a lot cooler, and they are probably a lot more comfortable. They do like to drop in from time to time throughout the day so say "hi!". They get a good brushing every evening, especially since SIL is allergic to cats, I'm trying to keep the hair down as much as possible. They love it!

Here is Inky in her favourite spot... 



While Mittsy is "out and about!"

I hope everyone has a lovely week, and that all my Canadian friends have a wonderful holiday. Stay safe! Inky and Mittsy say "meow"! 



Wednesday, September 29, 2021

WOYWW #643

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 


This has been a bit of a strange week, so a short and sweet post today.

My desk this morning:


Still working on unmounting and organizing my stamps, the good news is I'm almost done!

Mittsy had a close encounter with a young fox yesterday, but I scared it away, and she was very appreciative! As we walked back to the front yard together, she rubbed her head on my leg...so sweet!

That's it, Julia will be proud, have a great week, the kitties say "meow"!




Wednesday, September 22, 2021

WOYWW #642

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

It's the first day of Fall! 


Some people are happy, some are not. To me Fall is pretty, but Winter is not far behind, and I don't like winter.

Today my computer is so slow, I type in my words, and wait for the computer to catch up. Frustrating.

Anyway, here is my desk this rainy fall morning:


I still have a lot of unmounted stamps to put into my binders, but two broken sewing machines. So I finally came up with this idea:
The bottom is a magnetic photo page, and a trading card sleeve is stapled to it. Less efficient than my old ones as I only can use one side, but stronger due to the magnetic photo page. For larger stamps I'm using photo pages stapled to the magnetic pages, but it means only 2-3 stamps per page. But I like it, and it's easy. I get the magnetic photo pages and binders from thrift stores. So that's been keeping me busy.

I finished the cover of an old Dylusions Journal that I left blank for years (since 2017!), waiting for the right inspiration to arrive. As you know I joined Marjie Kemper's year long group, and voila! The inspiration I needed! This used a bunch of metal items that I had been saving for years with no plan. My favourite was the brass keyhole, so I left it as is. The rest I coated with black gesso, then used metallic rub ons. 


Of course, I had to do the back as well!


So that's my week, the cats are out in the rain,  Inky in her chair in the porch, and Mittsy probably in her favourite spot in the bushes beside the house. They both pop in and out several time during the day, just to say "hi" and get a bite to eat, and then They're out again! They have been well trained now to come in for the night around 5pm, all on their own, which is when they get their treats! 

Well that's it for me today, the kitties say "Meow" and  I say have a great week! I think today will be a lazy day spent in my art room!





Wednesday, September 15, 2021

WOYWW #641

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Greetings all! I hope today finds everyone happy and well! We are feeling "fall" these days, the days are shorter, sitting on the porch with coffee in the mornings is cooler, but still lovely! Apparently we had a big loud thunderstorm last night that I slept right through!

My desk this morning:


I had just finished 2 cards, and anniversary card for DD and SIL, and a BDay card for a dear friend, so things look a bit tidy. Here are the cards:



I also completed a challenge in my new Mixed Media Group with Marjie Kemper, the challenge was "Time", and so I did a journal page:

But I felt it was missing something in the middle...


So I added the word Time. I think it works!

I am now working on the cover of one of my journals, which is the Project of the Month in the Mixed Media Group. Hopefully it will be finished by next week!

Both cats are out wandering this morning as usual. Mittsy had a big ugly clump of hair on her back so we bought some cat brushes, and hubby has made her beautiful again! that's about it, I hope everyone has a marvelous week, and the kitties say "meow!





Wednesday, September 08, 2021

WOYWW #640

  Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Hello everyone! Finally made it on a Wednesday! My computer decided to play nice today. 

Here is my desk this morning. I had just finished my Mini Art Journal that I made in a workshop with Marjie Kemper, and it was such a mess I decided a good clean-up was in store...

so this is just a start!

Here is the Art Journal I made in the Workshop:













Sue Renshaw also did this workshop! I have since joined the year long group, so I will have some method to my madness from here on in! 

The cats are both outside on this rainy day, Inky just watching the world go by on her cushioned chair on the covered porch, and Mittsy wondering what's going on inside the house. She didn't want to come in though!



So that's it for me today, the kitties say "meow", and I say have a great week!