Thursday, December 19, 2013

WOYWW Dec 19

Hello all of you in the middle of Christmas Frenzy! I did manage to get a few cards out this year, but the 3 I have left will probably have to wait until next year! It never fails, no matter how busy or not busy I am, Christmas always sneaks up on me!  I'm working on my daughter's present (Caitlin - if you are reading this - STOP!)
which will probably take me until the very minute she shows up at my door on Monday! So here's what's on my desk this morning:

My new Project Life Box from Michaels

The inside, full of smaller boxes, some from Michael's, some from the Dollar Store. When I bought the ones from the Dollar Store, I thought I would be able to take all the insides out. But I can't, so they will be used for bits and pieces.

The Michael's boxes are perfect to hold both sizes of cards.

We also got a new KITTEN! I know, what a silly time to get a kitten, with the tree and all, but I fell in love, what can you do? And she's hardly noticed the tree, so I think we're good. The story behind this kitten is that she was found inside a box, in the rain, with another kitten, thrown away. So sad! BUT the twist is, that when I was about 10 and at Summer Camp, I found a kitten tied up in a box, and thrown in the woods. Of course, I adopted her - my first cat (of many!) BOTH of the kittens, past and present, were pure black. So now I have a new "Inky" (the name of my first cat) and I'm sure we'll both grow old together!

Inky #2

Inky #1, me at 12

Well, that's all for me! Next Wednesday is Christmas! We'll all have to share any crafting things Santa brought us!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blast From the Past - 2007 to be exact!

When I was putting up my decorations around the house I found this Fatbook from 2007! ByHand artists are from a Yahoo Group that I belong to, connected to this wonderful website: Quietfire Design

Here are all the wonderful pages!

This one is mine! The circle turns!

If anyone who made one of these pages would like to be identified, please let me know and I will add your name! Some people don't want to be identified so I left off the names. I have a few more blasts from the pasts to share another day!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Here it is, another Wednesday. I missed last Wednesday due to computer troubles (NEVER install something that is not exactly from where it should be from - I installed the 1st version of Firefox that I saw, and was infected with over 2000 malware. $90 later, they are all gone. Be aware is my message!)

So here is what my craft room looked like this morning:
 The big box is my new Project Life storage box. 
The cards on top are drying. 

 I like using a telephone book as my scrap paper. I spent last night making 5 new Christmas cards. Actually my first Christmas cards of the season. Maybe I'll make some more before Christmas!

 The card I made. 
I got a new scallop circle punch from Michael's at 50% off, so I wanted to use it.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WOYWW- Novv 13

Another Wednesday! They sure fly by! If you want to know what WOYWW is, please go to my side bar and click on the purpley paisley button - it will take you to the source!

I was in my craftroom only a couple of times this week, but got to spend all day Sunday in there! Got some of my secret gifties done for a 12 Days of Christmas Swap, and of course, worked on my DD's album. Here is what my space looks like today:

This is what I would call "neat and tidy" - there is actually room to work! The two glues are empty, however, so must get more before I do anything else. And yes, I do watch TV while I work - I'm trying to catch up on Coronation St!

 This is my new best friend. I bought it years ago, and just recently found it. I place the PL sheet I'm going to use on the magnetic board, and use the magnets to hold the pictures where I want them. I can move them around, switch, whatever until I'm happy, then pop everything in!

Yes, last week was indeed a busy week!

Thanks for peeking! See you next week!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Welcome back to WOYWW! If you don't know what it is, click on the icon on the sidebar - it will take you right to the source! I have been very busy lately, but did give myself the weekend to play. I'm still working on my daughter's journal, as well as a Christmas gift for a swap coming up. I go to the chiropractor twice a week, but the problem is he is very close to my local stamp store - Marchants! So I tend to go in there afterwards - very dangerous!!

 This is my new Halloween stamp from Michaels, on sale

 My DD's "stuff" to add to her journal

 Yes, dangerous indeed! I tend to buy papers every Tuesday and Thursday!

 My journal page from last week

 My new stamp on my journal page!

And finally, my messy desk. At least I have a spot today to work on!

Hope you join me on WOYWW, I love to see what everyone is doing! Thanks for peeking, 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Wow - Wednesday again! So soon! I guess I am a very busy girl - and my desk shows it! I only have a few minutes here and there to work these days, so my desk just seems to get messier and messier! If you don't know why I am posting such a mess, go to my sidebar and click on the purpley square WOYWW button to find out!

Here I am trying to get my Halloween week page ready - already Wednesday and haven't written in it yet.

This is last week's page

Still working on Project Life for my daughter's Europe trip, found a way to kind of get things organized...

There is ALWAYS one of these on my table, most likely
  two or three!

Well, there it is for today, as I said, messier and messier! I do have a Christmas project to work on this week, maybe that will show up on next week's messy desk! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


What's On Your Workspace Wednesday - at least it keeps me posting once a week! If you want to know what it is, please click on the icon on the sidebar - it will take you right to the source! This week I made an anniversary card for my husband (29 years!) and worked on my DD's Europe scrapbook. As I mentioned last week, I have discovered Project Life, and although I'm not doing it the way it's "supposed" to be done, I'm having great fun with it. So here's whats on my desk:

 My messy desk, I spelled "Avignon" wrong on this journal card, so have to re-do it. Not a problem! Would have been worse if it weren't PL!

 I made some journal card templates - they have come in very handy. What I really want are some dies to cut these sizes with rounded corners. Do they even exist?

 This has come in very handy. I printed this sheet from the Ranger site and it makes it much easier to find the Distress Colors I need to use. You can also see the little sheet of banners I got at Michael's yesterday.

And these I got as well, not just for Halloween!

Have a wonderful day, now I'm to see what's on everyone else's desk!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Hi! I haven't posted for this for a very long time - tho I've thought about it a lot! Today my workdesk is a mess because yesterday I got an inspiration to work on my daughter's France-Spain travel journal. I had started it a year ago, but just didn't like it. When I went back to look at it, the pages had stuck together. That's not good! I've been eyeing the Project Life journals for awhile now, and I thought it would be perfect for her, then she could even change things around, or add things, whatever. So that is what the mess is all about, transferring what I did in the first journal (the parts I liked) into the Project Life journal.

Bye for now!  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just want to wish all the wonderful Canadians I know Happy Thanksgiving! And all the lovely Americans I know - Happy Columbus Day (although I don't think there's any turkey involved. . .!)  So glad to have my wonderful daughter back home for the weekend, the best part of Thanksgiving!

Some more Fall pics!


And another journal page:

August 9 - I thought I journal in all the Frame stamps I have! My fav was the magnifying glass!

And my "F" page in my ABC quote book:

Forgive others. not because they deserve it, but because you deserve peace.


Have everything I need for Turkey Day! Hope you do too!
Love you all,