Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tag Book Project - Week 3

My stamping buddy Marg and I have been working on a project for the past two weeks, this is our 3rd get-together. We only do about 2 1/2 hours or so a week, so it's moving along! 

Here is week 3 of continuing to work on our tags. There are 10 tags, and one side is painted, the  other sprayed with Dylusions and stencils. We are adding words and stamps.

I am almost done - only 3 left!

I think Marg is done with all of hers.

We noticed something funny while we were doing these - I tend to choose the words first, then find a stamp to match, where Marg chooses the stamp first, and then the words!

Thanks for looking! Next week just may be the ending of this project, if not, then only one more week after that and we will definitely be done!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WOYWW #303

WOYWW: What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday! Find out more here

Missed last week, but here I am again, showing off my workdesk! I have been able to keep it clean for a month now! I can't believe it! Though I still have a pile of stuff in my hallway waiting to be tossed or brought back into my space. Even the cat has stopped getting into it, it's been there so long! Time to purge!

So here is my desk:

I finally am able to get WiFi in here, so I made room for my computer. The blue bag on the computer is my bag of small stencils.

I have been pretty good at keeping up with my Daily Journal, here is the page I am currently working on, using a crow stencil that I made,

And here is next week's background page.

This week's page is painted with the TH Dabber paints, and it is very chalky. I'm having a hard time writing on it, my Pitt pens can't handle it. The only pen that can is my Staedler Lumocolor Permanent pen, of which I only have purple. I can't find these pens anywhere in my city, just online, where I can buy 10 for $30 + shipping. Bummer. I need (only) one now! Anyway, that is why my crow is purple! 

Oh well, I've shown you mine, now i'm off to see yours! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Stamps!

I won a pound of new rubber from Viva Las Vegas Stamps on their Friday the 13th Blog Hop!  (Thank you so much!!!) I spent the day yesterday sorting them all out and adding them to my database:

After sorting them into groups, I stamped them onto these envelopes which are numbered as to Box, envelope, and stamp. So UM16-1-5 means UM Box 16, envelope 1, stamp #5

There was a small pile of stamps I know I will never use, so I am going to give them away to the first person who comments to say they want them:

So this is what the finished box of VLV Ums looks like,

And this is what it looks like in my database:

All set now to use them! If you think you might like the group of stamps I'm not going to use, just comment, and I will get back to you for your address.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fun Project!

Two weeks ago my good friend and Stamping buddy Marg and I decided to do a project together! we found what we wanted in a current issue of Stampington's Somerset Studio magazine, making a Tag Book of quotes.

Here is what we did on Day 1:

I thinks it's so neat how we both interpret the project in our own way!

Here is Day 2 (yesterday):

Even the way we organize ourselves is different - I had my tags spread out so I could see them all, hers were stacked the way she wanted them, so she could do one at a time.

 Here is one of many boxes of unmounted stamps Marg has, this one has lots of quotes in it! All my unmounted stamps are in neat little envelopes, labelled, numbered,  and in my data base, which would drive Marg crazy! She knows where all her stamps are!

So that's it for Days 1 and 2. Will keep you posted!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Journal Page

I am participating in Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesdays Workshop (a deal at only $35!). It lasts for 25 weeks of journal pages and we are only on week 5.

I am behind, of course, and just finished week 4.
Here is what I have done so far:

Week 1:
Donna loves texture, which is something I really haven't played with before!

Week 2: More texture!

Week 3: 

and Week 4:

That's it for today! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WOYWW #301

Another Wednesday - they do come by fast! We are just starting to enjoy above freezing temps here in Southern Ontario, I actually saw a guy yesterday wearing a Tank Top! Our high today will be +5C, I'm sure someone will be in sandals!

WOYWW - if you don't know yet what this is, there is a paisley button on my sidebar you can click and find out!

Actually, even though I have worked at my desk this week, there is not a lot of change:

You can see my "Daily" journal that I actually only started March yesterday - so much for "Daily"! I'm already 11 days behind! 

And to my right is my Donna Downey Journal that I using with her workshop - I'm a week behind on that one too!

There's a little yellow card that has "New Stamps" written on it for me to add to my database. I went to Michael's yesterday and bought a couple of "sale" stamp sets. Like I need more!

Here is a close up of the new March journal page, using some of my new stamps called "Crochet Lace" -I stamped them in a light Distress Ink and then I could draw over the lines  (idea from here) In the link, she was using a stencil, but I knew it would work with a stamp too. So I have a few days to catch up!

Thanks for visiting! I will now go and check out YOUR desks!!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WOYWW #300

Direct from the mastermind Ms. Dunnit herself:

"WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday
Desker - someone who joins in by posting a photo of their workspace on their blog and linking it here.
WOYWWer - someone who visits, comments and enjoys.
The number - the weekly count. This week is the 300th time we've come together to show and tell.

Believe me when I say the pleasure is all mine; friendships, opportunities, ideas and inspiration that I get from looking at your desks.....worth the cost of broadband. At least. And probably it's best to skate past the amount of shopping I've done as a direct result of the influence of many a Desker. Oh my."

TODAY is the 300th time Julia has invited people to look at her desk, and to peek at everyone else's too! Congratulations Julia!

And TODAY is probably the cleanest and neatest my desk has ever been on a Wednesday!

I have actually been putting things away!

Here is a card I made the other day for a young friend who has been injured: 

House Mouse - the only "cute" you will probably ever see from me!

This is my cutting plate from my Big Shot - should I replace it? How long do these things last? The one I use for the top is fine, can I switch them and use this one for the top? 

Thanks for looking! I will check on everyone's desk ending with the last number in my number, and hopefully even more!