Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WOYWW #177: Busy, busy busy!

Welcome to another fabulous Workdesk Wednesday! Julia at theStamping Ground is our grand tour hostess of this creative hop across the work desks of the world, and admit it, everyone likes to see what everyone else is doing.  As I remembered it was Tuesday night, and my desk wouldn’t be changing over the next two days, I snapped this as I was heading off to bed (as if it’s that simple…take out dog, medicate and feed cats, get dog treaties for when she gets to bed, find clothes for the morning…why does all that take 1.5 hours??? I think I shampooed my hair 3 times this morning, because I just couldn’t remember if I had done it yet!)  But I digress…
I have been very busy these last few days...and all the pieces-parts are coming together.  You see, starting at top left, a Stamp Camp dove stamp I fell in love with, but now can’t quite recreate their sample.  I do like it with the Adirondack Stream, and now need to take it to Michael’s to find a good color cardstock for the card back. Then you see the IO Peacocks that are awaiting coloring for their place on the craft show table.  Then there are the IO pine branches that are drying from the coating of Diamond Dust (one of the jars just above them).  Next are the 12 Days of Christmas music sheets (stamp from Memory Box, the die is a retired Sizixx die) all ready to go. I still need to decide: Do I want to use the 12 Days set from Penny Black (cutesy) or from Somerset (traditional)…hence why you don’t see the actual day images ready to go yet.  Then another Memory Box background ready to go, with the Memory box ornament stamp and dies, all painted with the perfect pearls paint technique from Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2.  Then just some stamp pads not put away.  The stamps (all clean Julia!) ready to get put away, unless I decide I’ll need a few more cards.  Once these are done, I need to hammer out some Sympathy and Birthday cards to bring (the craft show is in my Mom’s Senior Living complex, where from the main apartments, people move to either Assisted Living or full nursing care, and I’ve been told, the little country store they have just doesn’t have a good selection of sympathy cards.  I guess they all get the same ones!)  

Oh, and though the picture just doesn’t do it justice, but using the same perfect pearls palette, here is the anniversary card I made my husband.  The stamp is from OnyxXpressions Stamps, and painting it with the perfect pearls really set it off.
And, one of the Thansgiving Cards I've made, using Tim Holtz's burlap texture fade and the  sizzix diffusion plates...very earthy!
So, whew, there you have it.  Busy, and organized, all a good thing! So now jump to Julia’s to start peeking at other equally busy desks! Have a great week everyone!


  1. OM, you have been busy! Love the horse card.
    Krisha #40

  2. Lots of great activity Kim and loving your completed makes. xx

  3. all this is looking awesome I love the way you used the embossing folders one of my favorites have a great day

  4. Just lovely cards there especially the horse one. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @89)

  5. Such lovely projects. x Jo #79

  6. Quite a production line you have going there!

  7. Some gorgeous cards there Honey and my you are a busy Bunny!
    The forgetful thing....might it be your age? It happens to most of us at some point! Keep taking the tablets. 364 days and counting.....

  8. love that anniversary card. And I know how you feel about routines, so routine have to say did I really do it today!

  9. Oh my goodness, you have been really busy. I will have to show Little Miss C the horse card, she will just love it!

    Your other cards waiting to be assembled are all lovely too. I think I like the look of the drying branches the best...wonder what you will create with them!

  10. Wow!! Very impressive! Love the anniversary card! {Happy Anniversary, btw} Can't wait to see what you do with all the pieces-parts waiting to be assembled. Also, I really love the Thanksgiving card: of course, the colors, but also the rich texture!! Awesome! :)

  11. Fabulous cards, love those horses! Thanks for my snoop! Have a crafty week!

    HaPpY Late WOYwW!


  12. How do you do it all! I expect shampooing your hair three times is just your minds way of having a short holiday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE The dove image, it's quite beautiful. And congrats on your anniversary, hope DH liked the card as much as we all seem to!


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