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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

WOYWW #497

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 everyone! I hope this post finds you all in the Christmas spirit (if not in the Christmas spirits!). This week my workspace changed to my dining room table, and my kitchen counters - I just needed more room!

but it's still a secret! Almost finished!

This week I went to a work party, and look who was there!
Ho ho ho!

And I would like to introduce you to Mittsy! Inky is now tolerating her with a minimum of hissing, soon I hope they will be besties!

Inky is fast asleep under her hammock, Mittsy is fast asleep under the Christmas Tree. Hopefully next week I can get a picture of them both together!

Have a wonderful week, and I'm sure that Inky and Mittsy wish you the same!


Wednesday, December 05, 2018

WOYWW #496

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 everyone! Here in Southern Ontario we once again have snow! It is falling so slowly and peaceful, it is quite beautiful to watch! Even Inky has been watching it!


But, that's not why you're here! Here's my desk this morning. I have been very busy, but can't show you yet what I've been making!

And another view!

We had some good news this week, we are getting an addition to the family!

 Nope, not a grandchild, but a sister for Inky! Only 3 months old, we should have her home by Friday! Her same is Audi, but not for long. Any ideas? What would you name this adorable little ball of fur? I would love to hear some ideas!

I have started decorating, here is our Advent Calendar, a beautiful wooden box from Costa Rica. Inside each door is a tiny ornament (we used to put candies in the doors, but not since DD left home). The lights on the tiny tree turn on and stay on for 6 hours, but they aren't on yet. Aren't Dollar Stores wonderful! Inside the last door is the baby Jesus to complete the family to the left.

Well, that's it from us today, Inky is wishing it were summer,

but says "meow" to you all anyway, and I say 
"Have a wonderful week!"



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WOYWW #495

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 everyone! I hope everyone is well, happy, and crafty! It is pretty much winter here in Eastern Ontario, everything is snow covered and very pretty. It's always pretty at the beginning! Here is a peek through the window in my front door:



Here is my desk this morning:

I'm still working on DD's gift, finally got the paper, and I have finished 2 pages so far!

We went to a wonderful Inn on the weekend for our annual Christmas get-together (over 40 years now!) of University friends. The "boys" all used to live together in a house during their Uni years, and most of us wives were there as well. 



So beautifully decorated for Christmas!
There were 3 large trees, each very different!



And foxes in front of the fire place!


and we all had a fantastic weekend! Can you find me? I am actually the oldest of this group. . .



And so the weekend got me into the Christmas mood. . .



Here is my Advent Calendar waiting to be opened on Saturday - there are tiny ornaments behind each door to put on the tree. The last door has baby Jesus to add to the family below.


Hope you are getting onto the Holiday spirit as well! Inky is settling into her indoor winter life (but not too happy with it!)
So she says "meow", and  I say " have a great week!"



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WOYWW #494

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 work week to get in the way of posting and creating! I find I like working nights best because I can get things done during the day, like posting here, playing on my craft room, and replying to comments. For some reason I'm days all week this week. I know some of you will say "why don't you do it in the evening?" I am not an evening person (even though I like to work evenings - weird~). Sorry! I don't get much done in the evenings other than reading and watching TV. So I'm writing this on Tuesday morning before work, and hope I can get to it to post tomorrow morning.

Anyway, I've been working on DD's Christmas gift, and that is what my desk reflects today:




And I made another masterboard for these cards:

using more of my Tim Holtz Christmas cut-out people, and this one I made using an image I had saved many years ago:


using washi tape for bottom and top, and some very cool words I found on a piece of scrapbooking paper in our new stamp store! I'm so excited about our new store, we haven't had anything but Michael's for a few years now.

That's it for us today - we had our first snow last Friday! Here is what Inky thinks of it - nice to look at but don't make me stand in it! She has a nice view from here!

Meow from Inky, Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends, and have a great week to everyone else!



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WOYWW #493

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 everyone! It's getting colder here in Southern Ontario - this morning we were at -7°C! Looks like we may be getting an early winter, but we all hope it will go away for a month or so!

This will be a very short post today, as I can't show you most of what I've been working on this week (Christmas present for DD!). Just to say step one is finished, and I can now start on step 2.

Here is my desk this morning (I took all incriminating evidence of my project away):



Working on the insides of my cards, usually I don't do the insides at the time that I do the outsides!

Inky is now spending shorter times outside - today she wouldn't go out at all! Lucky for her, she has a nice perch on the back of my favourite chair, right in front of the window, with a good view of the bird feeder (Cat TV!)


Have a wonderful week from me, and "meow" from Inky!


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

WOYWW 492

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 everyone in Blog Land, especially to my WOYWW friends! It is November already! And we are really feeling it here in Southern Ontario - we may even see some snow soon. Here is my desk this morning - it has been busy this week, but for some reason it got tidied up!




I have finally been busy with Christmas Cards, I only have 18 to send, and I have made 17 so far (I had a few leftover from last year). I made a Masterboard and used that to make 6 cards, and my mother gave me an art calendar she got in the mail, so I thought I would use the paintings from December and January. I think they are my 2 favourites so far!








I love TH Christmas people! So I think I will make another Masterboard and 6 more cards, and I will be done for this year! Yay!

I have a project in mind for my daughter for Christmas, but I won't post it until she gets it. I don't think she reads my blog, but you never know.

I have been working in my Junk Journal, here are the pages for Halloween and Nov:




I'm almost at the end of this one, so I will probably have a new one ready for next week. I want to make a video of this one, we will see how that pans out!


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



PS: I did some blog cleaning yesterday, updates my profile picture, and weeded out blogs that no longer existed, or hadn't posted for a year or more. Hopefully will be adding new blogs to my fav list!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WOYWW #491

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 Halloween!

This was a journal page I made in 2012

Whether you celebrate or not, I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall (or Spring!) weather! We will be awaiting the little (and sometimes big) Trick-or-Treaters tonight! Hubby always buys more candy than we can give out. . .we look forward to the older kids to get rid of the leftovers! (and then he will eat the rest, or the one's he's stashed away for later!)

I haven't done much this week, my desk has hardly changed, but I did work on my Junk Journal, and am starting another art journal page inspired by Effy Wild.


Here's another view of my Hallowe'en box from last week-it doesn't close, which is why I put the spider web part on the front!



At work we have been encouraged to dress up as often as we like for the month of October (I work in a thrift store), so here are a few of my costumes this month:




I also dressed up as a crazy cat lady, but that one still needs some work. Not sure what I will be today!

That's it for me! If you are taking any little ones out tonight, be safe!

Inky says "Happy Meow-lowe'en!" Have a great week!