Wednesday, May 29, 2019

WOYWW #521

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

Hello to all my fellow deskers! I hope you are having warmer days than we are - we are having a very cold spring this year! My crab-apple tree isn't even blooming yet, I think it will still take a couple of days. Lots of rain though!

Anyway, here is my desk this morning. I haven't done much this week, but I DID find my junk journal! Yay! And yes, I found it when I stopped looking for made me SO HAPPY and relieved!

I also purchased a 3 tier storage from Amazon that fits my Sprays perfectly! 

It will also hold craft paint.

And here is my new Washi Tape box, worked perfectly, from the Dollar Store, so I went to get more, and of course they were all gone. More searching! I will need at least two more.

And I found this awesome box of tiny wooden letters and butterflies from the Dollar Store!

So, how did I find my lost journal? As I said I would do, I started a new journal page in my Donna Downey journal that I hadn't worked in in ages:

I was looking through one of my Somerset magazines (Jan 2010) and found this beautiful egg art from Pam Carriker so I used it as the focal point. I also used some of the paper from the middle of the magazine as my background paper. The quote in the middle insert says (TH):

 So when I was putting the washi tape back into the drawer...I saw the junk journal I had lost, tucked right beside the box. Mind you, not when I went to get the washi tape...LOL! And how often had I been in that box over the past week? Sheesh...


Oh we have to have some garden pics right? It's spring after all! Monday was the warmest and sunniest day this week, perfect for our first BBQ of the season, and there's Mittsy! 

Here is what survived the winter, I think I only lost my poppies and my daisies. Everything looks so small, everything is late this year

And here is my new (replacement) birdbath, as last year's broke. I need to plant some flowers around it now.

Here's Mittsy sleeping on my legs, she woke up when I clicked the camera! She looks huge... 

but she's really still little!

Well, that's it for me today, I hope everyone has a wonderful week, Mittsy and Inky send their "meows"!

PS: my new You Tube favourite is Bohemian Crafter - lots of great ideas for journals, booklets, pockets and more!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WOYWW #520

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

Congratulations!! TEN YEARS! Whoo Hoo! I can't believe it! Here is a card I made 10 years ago and adapted for the occasion!

It has been so nice to have been a part of this community for quite a few years now (not 10 though!) and I have made so many online friends that I cherish. I love this group because it gets me to post on my blog at least once a week, and we get lots of ideas from each other. We can an commiserate on lost mojo, and celebrate when it returns. We can see each others desks that are just as messy as ours and not feel so bad. We can see something we have never tried before and try it. I have discovered Lavinia stamps in this group, and found several people who like the same artsy things as I do. I love peeking into people's lives, their families, their pets, their gardens, homes and trips. It really does feel like one big family! 

Having said all that, lets look at my (particularly uncreative) desk this morning:

Not much happening here...

But last weekend was my DD's 33rd birthday, and she wanted bookmarks, just plain bookmarks with no tassels...

And I used the pocket that I made last week out of a chocolate bar box as her card. It doesn't look like much here, but I learned how to make a spinner card on You Tube, so when you take the clip off the side and open the card, a circle inside spins "Happy" "Birthday"! I tried to take a video of it, but it didn't go you will just have to use your imagination! I brightened up the inside with red collage paper (you can see a little strip of it on the side), so there's a party on the inside! I popped the bookmarks in the pocket on top.

I have, very sadly😟, somehow lost my latest junk journal. I have looked everywhere, gone to every store and restaurant I could have possibly brought it, and no luck. I have a feeling that it might have accidentally slipped into the garbage as I was cleaning up last week, which is long gone. But I will keep my hopes up, and maybe it will turn up. In the meanwhile, I will make another one, and perhaps, as I get into the new one, the old one will turn up - that's how things work, right?

Here are Inky and Mittsy together outside, Mittsy no longer on the harness. I can't believe she's 8 months old to inky's 5 years (almost 6!) they are the same size! Mittsy stays close to home so far, as she is skittish and runs to the door whenever she hears a sound that scares her. She's only outside when we are out, so we can keep an eye on her. We have lots of Lilies of the Valley and Trout Lilies on the side of our house, and Mittsy is a leaf chewer, Lilies are poisonous to cats, so I keep a close eye...

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, I'm looking forward to seeing the ATCs that people will be receiving. I have yet to join the ATC tradition, perhaps next year...

The kitties say "meow", and I say enjoy the anniversary!

PS: I forgot to mention, I am now back at work! Many thanks to all of you who gave me kind words and encouragement!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WOYWW #519

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

Greetings to all! I hope your Spring is warmer than our has been, it was almost at the freezing mark this morning! Good thing I didn't buy my porch flowers on Mother's Day like I usually do. Hopefully it will warm up soon, and we will catch up with everyone else.

Here is my desk this morning, just like I left it last night:

As I was tidying my craft room, I found a bag full of House Mouse images. they've probably been there 20 years. So I decided to make cards out of them. Here's the first one:

I have also been playing with my Lavinia stamps, and I have come to the conclusion that I need more!

This one was my Mother's Day card

And I did some culling of books this week...

I love them all, but I don't need them all! I can thank them for the joy they gave me, but now I can move on. 

And something for my journal:

The paper came from an old Somerset Studio magazine that always had gorgeous papers to use in the middle- why do I save these papers? I don't even take them out of the magazine~They need to be used! 

Last but not least, 

Mittsy watching the bird feeder, and waiting for Inky to come in so she can "play" with her, although I don't think Inky thinks of it as play...more Mittsy annoying her...look how big she is!

My back is better, no pain for a few days now, back to work on Monday. They gave me 4 shifts next week, I hope I can last! Back to working evenings...

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring days, or their Fall days, depending...and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

WOYWW #518

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

Greetings all! I am late posting today as I had the chiropractor this morning, then lunch with my Mom, and now I'm ready to post. I did manage to get some work done this week! I have been discovering (or re-discovering) new You Tube artists and I have been getting excited about having fun with my art (something that has been lacking lately!)

So here is my desk this morning:

and here is my most recent journal page...

 and this is the little monster peeking out of the window...
I think she must be the "pain" monster! The window is made from a box of Jane Davenport stickers I bought.

I did a little organizing as well, I found these little clear boxes meant to store nail polish. I was hoping my Dylusions Spray bottles would fit, but they were too big. But all my re-inkers fit perfectly!



 Now I can see them all! (and I re-inked my Vintage Photo ink pad that badly needed it!) There are 4 boxes, and each one holds 16 bottles.

I also went shopping (well, what else can I do when I'm on sick leave? LOL!) 

these were buy one, get one free!

I also bought some Jane Davenport paper and stickers for 40% off

I "re-discovered" Jane Davenport, Ninnynoo, and Chelsea Diaz on You Tube this week and getting excited about my art again. Finally! I love Ninnynoo's journals! Lots of great ideas!

Finally, it's Spring!!!!! Yay!

 drinking (cranberry juice) on the porch and reading in the sun!

mourning doves on the feeders!

And Mittsy got a new collar, getting ready for venturing outdoors by herself so that she is well tagged (and she's microchipped as well). It matches Inky's diamond studded pink collar!

And this I call "pile of fur", Mittsy all curled up on my lap after dinner!

Inky is now content in her summer chair, she no longer has to sit in a pot of dirt - she's happy! We hope everyone has a great week!

PS- my back is feeling much better, hoping to get back to work soon, barring me doing anything stupid!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

WOYWW #517

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

First, a BIG thank you to all who commented last week on my blog. I wasn't able to get back to you due to all sorts of things (the week from H---) one being that my computer crashed last week...but it's up and working now, thankfully. My back is still very sore - what I was hoping to be a 2 week leave from work has turned into a 4-6 week leave. I spend a lot of time with a heating pad on my back. I did, however, discover this week that I can watch You Tube on my Roku - wow! Why didn't anyone tell me this? So to get my mojo going again I've been watching crafting videos, which did get me back into my craft room yesterday for a little while. So here's my desk this week:

 Added some colour
(I used "Smoosh" - anyone ever heard of it? My DH gave some to me several years ago. Iridescent!)

 Decided to use the mop up tag as the next page

And now for a housekeeping tip!

How to change the sheets on a bed. . .

Mittsy's favourite day is "change the sheets day"!

Happy May to everyone, hopefully next week will be better and I can get back to all who comment on my post, and hopefully more! Mittsy and Inky wish you all a happy week, and so do I,