Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOYWW #256

Here it is, Wednesday again already! I have been playing with ATCs this week, just like our fearless leader of WOYWW, Julia Dunnit - here ! Her ATCs are here, along with the story behind WOYWW! There is an ATC swap coming up - I may just join!

Here was my desk at 10am this morning:

 and some ATC backgrounds with one finished ATC.
I have also done a couple of journal pages using ATCs I made last week:

That's it for this week - short and sweet! Now to see what everyone else is working on!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday again! Just follow this link to find out all about it! I haven't really been in my stamp room this week, due to Easter, but my daughter came for the weekend and we completed her Photo Album for her trip to Mexico - that was fun! I enjoyed doing it, she enjoyed watching! LOL! I made this album from an old Address Book I found at a garage sale a few years ago (2008 I think). It was Mexican themed, and as my DD and her boyfriend were going to Mexico, I made it into an empty trip scrapbook for them. Alas, their trip didn't turn out, but they vowed to go at some point. So they did, this past March!

I'm sharing just a few pages with you, wouldn't want you to get bored! Here is my desk this morning:

 The journal page is a page that one of my students that I tutor started. He's 12, and said he had never painted before, so I showed him how! He still has to finish it. He was awed by the giant word stamp you see on the side and wants to make his words with it.
 And here is my "put away" pile! I need a basket or something I can throw these stamps into, then take time once a week to put them all away!

Oh, and my prize came from Rhedd and Rosies (here!)! Last week I entered a challenge on their site and won! Crazy!! A nice surprise! Thank you!

Until next time, have a wonderful spring week!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WOYWW #253

Yup - that day again! Today I have exciting news - I am a winner at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge Blog! My first entry for a challenge that had to include a tree, and I won! So I get to put a button on my blog, and I get a prize. Happy day!

If you want to know more about WOYWW (What's On Your Workspace Wednesday), just pop on over to The Stamping Ground and all will be revealed! I am very late today - I've had a busy day. My DD's boyfriend has his 30th birthday this weekend, and I needed to make his card. I knew what image I wanted to use, a recent one of his trip to Mexico, but that was all. So here is my journey into making his card!

This is what my desk looked like first thing this morning:

Then I got down to business.
First I need my helper. . .

And we're off. . .

For the inside - I lost one of my plates if you can believe that! Where would it go? LOL! I had to use one from my Spellbinders machine.

And then I lost my scissors. For ten minutes. I thought I was going crazy - I JUST had them!!

Can you see them??

All done! Now THERE"S a messy desk!

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Happy April! Today is Wednesday, so it's What's On Your Workspace Wednesday! Just go HERE to see what this is all about!

The truth is, peeps, I really didn't do much this week in my room as you can see by this photo:

not much happening! But I did start on a card:

 The bling is floating around because I haven't stuck them down yet!

But here is what I finally did do this week:

My mounted stamps are all organized into boxes like this:

which is fine. And they are numbered. I have pictures of them all in a giant binder that is rather cumbersome, so if I want to look at the stamps I can, without taking them all out of the box.

I also have my unmounted stamps organized into envelopes like this: 

All this was working fine, except I got new unmounted stamps, and realized that this way of sorting them (by company) was just not working - I still couldn't find anything and had to go through the giant book everytime I needed to find a stamp.

I realized I really don't need to look through the giant book each time, AND I don't need to store my UMs by company. So my UMs are now sorted by number, much easier to add new stamps, and I have made a MASTER LIST for all my stamps - because I can skim over words much easier than hefting the giant book.

Here is my master List for my Mounted Stamps. . .

Which shows the number of the stamp, the name, the description, and location. So I have 1347 stamps so far (mounted). My Unmounted List is waiting to be printed, but when you think that each unmounted set has from 1-20 stamps on it, and my last number is 1545, there are a few more stamps that that! I think I will like this much more than hefting the BIG BOOK, and I will only really need to use it if I can't remember the stamp from the description.

So now that I've wowed you with my organization, I feel my desk can be as messy as it wants to be!

Hopefully, I can show you a very messy desk next week!