Wednesday, April 28, 2021

WOYWW #621


Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to Maybe you could join our little group!

Hello all! Our last post in April! May will be an awesome month, especially since I will become a Grandma, and I will be vaccinated!

Time for another peek, my desk has gotten some use this week, but mostly for gluing unmounteds.

And my last week of April page in my BUJO, I'm really behind, I have a lot of work to do before Saturday!

I tried to get the flowers on this page to reverse - does anyone know how to do it? I tried stamping on an acrylic block, didn't work. I tried stamping on vellum (from a You Tube video) didn't work. I ended up just gluing down the vellum instead. Any tips?

This week has been rather exciting outdoors with foxes, raccoons and squirrels to chase! Mittsy did come nose to nose with Mr. Fox this week, and after I chased him off she stood guard on the porch waiting for him to come back! I think she thinks he wants to play...

I found this little guy in the backyard...

Mama having a little rest in our front yard without the kits...the cats were inside. 

And another friend to play with...

It's funny, Mittsy sneaks up on the squirrel to surprise it, and that's all! She has never attacked one, sometimes chases it up a tree, but to her, I think, it's just playtime. 

Well, that's it for this week, see you in May! I hope everyone has a great week, and Mittsy and Inky say "meow!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WOYWW #620

 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 of you out there in internet land! Here is what I saw when I woke up this morning...

Hopefully it will be gone soon! What a shock Mittsy got this morning when she went out!

And this was yesterday...

Our friend Mr Fox sat across the street staring at the house for awhile - was he thinking about Mr. Cardinal, or the cats? We will never know!

Here's my desk this morning, no art this week as I just finished putting all my new stamps in their rightful places, and now I'm working on unmounting and doing the same thing with some stamps I haven't done yet. These are all my tag stamps and journal stamps.

Someone asked about my process with the rubber I got from Viva Las Vegas, so I will show you in case anyone else is interested as well. 

And that's it. The only difference with changing mounted to unmounted is removing them from the blocks, which I do by heating the rubber with my heat gun for a few seconds, until the glue is soft, then they pull right off. And then I chop off excess rubber.

Best news of the day though is...I got my vaccine appointment! I will get my first vaccine next Thursday! I was beginning to think I would never get it...

I hope all of you have had your jab or will be getting it soon!

So that's it for me today. Mittsy is sulking somewhere and Inky is here waiting for me to finish this. Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

WOYWW #619

 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 everyone! I hope spring is making everyone happy and hopeful these days (except in Australia, of course, where they are going into the glorious season of Fall!)

Here is my desk...

No art this week, but more organizing of my unmounteds...

I got a package the other day...

Safely in their album, on to the next one! Have you ever heard of the "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"? Well, that was me, give me one task and I completely take to another level. So as you can see, I cut out the sticker paper and placed the stickers on top of the pouches, something I have not done before, as I didn't have sticker paper before. But now I do. And when I started to do the next sheet of rubber...

with all the cats, I decided to re-do ALL the cats in that album, AND the dogs...still currently working on that...and it goes on. Once I have an idea I just can't stop! If you look on my desk, you can see all the images I have removed from the album, and spreading glue on (because I didn't do that the first time), and will be putting back in their album with a sticker picture of each one. Good thing I finally got my TV working! I had to have the cable guy come into my house (horrors! No one has been in my house in a year!) and give me a new cable box. But now it's done!

Here are some photos from my walk the other day to the 3rd of the 3 beaches we live near. This is on Lake Ontario, looking out from the Canadian side. 

And some lawns covered in Scilla

I will have to find out how to do this on my lawn, so pretty!

And here is last night's sunset, much brighter in real life! It looks like the whole neighborhood is on fire!

We are finally getting buds on our bushes, our Forsythia is blooming, and the lilac leaves are budding, spring is here!

Inky and Mittsy had another run in with Mr. Fox, this time he came right up to the porch. I keep the door open in the mornings when they go out so I can hear him, which is what I heard this morning. Inky was twice her size when I chased him off! I'm hoping Mr. Fox will learn to stay away. 

Well, that's it for me. Both Inky and Mittsy are having a peaceful afternoon nap (I'm writing Tuesday afternoon), and I will now go off for a walk. I hope everybody has a wonderful week, gets their jab (still waiting for ours), and stay safe!

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

WOYWW #618

 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! 

Happy April!! It seems Spring is finally here, we've been having warmer than usual temperatures lately, with lots of sunshine! I can remember Easter Sundays of the past, when Easter came early, there still being a lot of snow outside, and the kids would hunt for their eggs in the snow! I guess Global Warming is at work.

Here is my desk today. I've been working a lot on my BUJO to get caught up for April.

And here are my BUJO pages

I haven't quite finished my gratitude page, and I have 2 more weekly pages to do. Hopefully it will all be done by the time I have to start May!

The Easter Bunny did come to our house, as he always does, kids or no kids! The chocolate pile is much smaller this year, as I am trying to lose my last 25 lbs...but he still gave me my favourites!

We had our deviled eggs on the porch in the sunshine (until we got too chilly!) made by hubby,

then a lovely crock-pot ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus. I used frozen sliced potatoes for the first time, and it worked perfectly! Will definitely get another big bag of potatoes for the freezer!

So, we have a nice lot of leftovers to enjoy!

Dessert was carrot cake, made from carrots I had shredded a few weeks ago, and that worked out beautifully as well...but very high in calories :-( so only one piece for me and I gave away most of the rest of it.

It was a very nice Easter in spite of the fact that our DD, who usually comes for Easter, wasn't here for yet another year, thanks to the virus. 

I think the nicest part of spring, besides the weather, is the sound of birds singing early in the morning when I open my front door. I'm really looking forward to having my coffee outside when it warms up a bit more! There is a Robin who sits in the top of this tree and torments Inky, who is watching it from the upstairs window. Anyone who has cats knows the sound of a cat watching a bird...

Inky had a run-in with Mr Fox yesterday, but she is very fast and scary and Mr Fox had a very surprised look on his face when I came out to shoo him away!

And here is Inky in her favourite spot once again...

And I just remembered I forgot to do an April 1 photo from my office window, so here it is a few days late...

That big dark spot is the cat's hammock, empty at the leaves yet, but no snow either!

Well, that's it for us, Inky and Mittsy say "meow, watch out for the foxes!" and I say have a great week, stay safe!