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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WOYWW #454

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

We actually have some sun today! And a +3C temperature! I don't know how long it will last, but it feels nice today, anyway!

Happy Valentines Day to everyone! Hubby left me some candies (not too many! He knows I love them but they don't love me!) and a beautiful card. Here is what I left for him to find when he comes home for lunch today:


outside

inside
  I went romantic and frilly this year!

Here was my desk last night:


 and the journal page I was working on:


 I've been in a lot of toothache pain since the end of January - it was only the other day that the dentist could even confirm which tooth it was! So tomorrow I have a root canal, which people have been assuring me is not as bad as it sounds. My main hope is that the toothache will go away!

Here is the page I made on Monday. This page was speaking to me, sometimes even yelling at me. It told me what colours to use, then that it needed the banner, I chose the images, then it told me it wanted to be about Chinese New Year. I tried to argue, I told it the colours weren't right, and how do the flowers fit in with Chinese New Year? It wouldn't listen, it insisted. So here it is! Gung Hay Fat Choy! 


I almost forgot to show you the card I made for my mother's 83rd birthday! It was inspired by a card made last week by one of our Deskers!
closed

open
 The card that inspired this was made with a die, and much more beautiful, but it did the trick! My Mom's favourite colour is. . .
 
Inky has been venturing outside recently, she's getting so bored inside! But she refuses to let her feet touch the snow. It is so funny to watch her tiptoe where the snow has melted a bit! After I took this picture, she did venture out a little more, placing her feet in the melted spots that you can see, but quickly made her way back! We are both looking forward to Spring!!!



 I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day, and a fantastic week! Remember, even if you don't have that someone special today, YOU are worth loving, so give yourself some extra TLC, and enjoy!



 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

WOYWW #453

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Hello all! We are having a lovely snowfall this morning in Eastern Ontario! I did finally get to my desk this week, and started a new journal page. I had no idea what I was going to do or where it was going to go. Here is my desk:



BLOGIVERSARY! Monday, Feb 5, was my 13th year on Blogger! Here are some nice low-calorie donuts I made to share with you to celebrate!

Inky and I shared an awesome event last night around 3:30am. She is often sitting on her window perch in our bedroom at night, and sometimes when I get up in the night I join her to see what's happening. Well, last night, we were watching the most gorgeous specimen of a fox wandering in front of the house! (stock photo). It looked just like this one (but it was dark, in the middle of the night!)

His prints were still there this morning:
 Here is our view from Inky's perch:
It was quite exciting!

That's it for me today, now I need to brave all the snow and meet my Mom for lunch! Then I will visit you!



Thanks for your visit!










Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WOYWW #452

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Good afternoon all (yes, I didn't get around to this until this afternoon!) I should take a page from those of you who make their posts on Tuesdays! I have every good intention of doing this in the morning, but other stuff got in the way. Also, if you want to see my desk this morning, all you have to do is look at last week's photo - it hasn't changed! 

So I thought (if anyone is interested), I would take you on a tour of my small stamping room. It is the 4th (and smallest) bedroom in my house, and was, before I got to it, an upstairs library when my Dad was alive. So it was floor to ceiling bookshelves on 3 walls. They were well stuck to the walls, so I left them, and I had to make some of the spaces narrower, so I added wooden shelves, one or two, in each space, and some I left as they were. I used Jenga (yes, you saw that right) pieces glued to the sides of the shelves to hold the shelves in!  So can see the wide shelves, and some narrow shelves.

So even though I don't have a desk pic, I have a lot of pics to show you of the mess I call my stamping room. And no, you don't have to look at them all!

Here goes:







And last but not least. . .


Someday I will clean this room up and will show you it all nice and tidy! 

Now I'm off to peek at yours!  

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WOYWW #451

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Hello all! I hope everyone is in good health, and full of creative juices! Today's desk is quite busy because I made my baby brother (turns 62 today!) a birthday card. He thinks he is a pirate.


Here is his card:
 I used a beautiful drawing by KaloqnStoqnov, and cut out the face, adding my brother's face to it!
my brother's passion is his little rowboat...!
Two journal pages for you today, this one I finally found the right sentiment:
 and this is my newest one:

Well, that's it for me today! I'm not feeling too well, so I'm going back to bed for awhile, but I will go to visit blogs later today or tomorrow! Inky Inky says "meow" from her tent, which she loves, especially since it partially sits on a heating vent - it must heat up the whole tent!

Have a great week, 

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW #450

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Hello everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Southern Ontario, the snow is gently falling, and it is a balmy -9C. Much nicer than the -20C we had yesterday! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Here is my desk this morning:
 A relatively busy spot!

I told you last week I may need another set of drawers for more ink, and I did:
 I went through all my old inks that I haven't used, really, since Distress Inks came out, and found most of my colorbox inks were dried up and/or disintegrated. So they all went in the garbage, and what was left went into the new ink drawers, which is now full. I'm not sure yet if I want to replace the pigment inks.

I also moved my Big-Shot, not sure if it will stay there yet.

My new journal page was interesting, I wanted to use this Paper Artsy stamp that I hadn't used for a very long time, and I just couldn't get it to stamp. I thought I would use my new Stamp Platform, but it just didn't do the job at all. I just ended up placing the stamp on the paper and pressing it with my fingers. I thought for sure the Platform would do the job, but was disappointed. Anyone else with this problem of using just the rubber (no backing) with the Platform?


 The page is not finished yet, still waiting for more inspiration!

I accepted the Twofer Card Challenge that Julia did last week! It was fun! My blog post for it is here

I have been mostly busy here in my office, trying to clean it up. It was a MESS. But I'm trying to do something every day.





 Looks much better! Inky is asleep under her hammock, as she is wont to do!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, see you next time!
 


 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge

I was reading Julie Dunnit's post today, and she mentioned she had participated in a "Twofer Card Challenge". Well, doesn't that sound intriguing, so I went to the link: https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
and thought I would try!

The theme of the challenge is "to make two different occasion cards featuring the same themed stamp/image/die cut."They have a challenge theme stamp to use each month, this month it's "feathers". After seeing Julia's beautiful cards here,
I thought I would give it a try! "The goal is to stretch your creativity as well as your stamps and dies by making two distinctly different designs using the same prompt stamp or die." I also love the concept of NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), goodness knows I have a lot of that!

So here is my first entry, using a Tim Holtz feather stamp and die set that I bought a couple of years ago, and never used yet:

 The bird is Inkadinkadoo (Michael's) and the background is a Stencil with Distrss Inks (I think the stencil is Stencil Girl)


The background on th is one is a stencil too (one of my favourites, not a NBUS) with Dylusion Sprays, the frame is Paper Artsy (NBUS) and the thank you is Stampin' Up (NBUS as well!). For the thank you stamp (all the words are on one stamp) I used Kaleidoscope ink, also NBUS! We should also have HEBUS (Hardly Ever Before Used Schtuff!)

Well, that's it for me, I will add these to the challenge page and see what happens!




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WOYWW #449


 
Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Greetings! Hope everyone is well, and that the flu is over and done with in your part of the world! Here is my desk today:



and my first journal page of 2018, using my new stencils that my DD Caitlin gave to me for Christmas:

 Yes, Inky and I are already fed up with winter!

Here is something I did in my craft room, I don't know if it saves any space or not, but it gets all my inks in one place. The first 4 drawers are all Distress Inks, the 5th are Oxides, and the last 2 are regular coloured inks. I know I will need at least one more of these. It is sitting on my right hand side.



And here is Inky playing with one of her Christmas pressies - a burlap fishy!

 So that's it for us today! Short and sweet - working the evening shift tonight!