Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WOYWW #234

Happy WOYWW Everyone! That is short for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the brilliant blog hop initiated by our lovely hostess, Julia at The Stamping Ground….and you can see all the deets there.

My desk…the flurry of assembly line card production! It is with mixed emotions that I report I netted $156 from the craft show sales. Yay! Money! Boo, now I need to make another 45 cards for me to send out! LOL! But, I have the money to restock some of my paper…but, not enough to go back to the shop Hettie brought me to, to stuff a box of the lovely red paper that I used up on these cards.

And yes, everyone from there was right on the money…Woodware is the stamp company, and while not in pick cellophane, it does have a pink cardboard insert…Koodos to Hettie! ( left) So there are my trees all spread out to allow the few drops of gold stickles to dry on a few of the splatters of the stamp. Just to give a bit extra sparkle and texture…I tried gold embossing tinsel, but just didn’t like it.

Oh, and I broke down…see in the back right corner…those few jars…9 to be precise… yes, I picked up some Distress Paints. Joann’s had them in sets, and I had coupons…40% off…so there they are. I haven’t opened them yet…but as I have Friday off, and I’ll get a good chunk of my cards done, I am planning to play this weekend. And who knows…there are a few more color sets there, and I have another coupon…
So, there it is…in all its glory…

I hope everyone has a crafty week, and to my US friends, a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WOYWW #233

Welcome to “What’s on Your Work desk Wednesday” as set forth by our hostess Julia from The Stamping Ground.  She has all the deets there…so go check it out!

I had my whole post last week ready to go…had more than a few photos of my holiday cards that were uploaded at my Brothers computer, but alas, when I was home to work on the text, on my good ole’ dial-up. The post failed..then the photos vanished, then my saved draft was blank…so 2 hours of frustration left me postless…so I’ll try to make up for it while I’m (shhh) on the work computer..if I don’t’ get locked out or worse…

Here is my desk, still suffering from my craft fair frenzy. These are my kitty cards from Stampendous (purchased on my vacation to Wales). The Sparkly Fluff is currently drying on their hats, so I'll show the finished cards next week. I have one more design planned for 8 cards, to make tonight for tomorrows show, which will bring my Christmas cards to 52, along with 40 Misc. cards, a few altered notebooks, some ornaments and some candles. Hope I have enough! (fancy that…not really looking forward to selling them so I don’t have to make another 60 cards; really warped thinking there!)    

A few other cards; the lady in the cosmo glass was for my managers retirement party “Operation Cosmo”, total surprise, and if anyone needs to borrow that stamp, let me know. Not easy finding a Cosmo stamp! The glass had a hit of Glossy Accents, and everyone loved it... /wheww, as it was the office card)

 Two other Craft Holiday cards; the ribbon tree (another fav…very clean) was another stamp purchased in England, Wood…something was the company. The skates are a TH die...wished I had been able to start the TH Online class before this, as I just saw the tarnished silver lesson, and that would have been great on the blades. And last, a wedding card for my cousin…and yes, a Paper Artsy stamp purchased on my vacation. (Wow, I have actually inked all but 2 stamps..and they will be in my next set for my personal cards…that is a record percentage of inked stamps/purchased stamps, which overall is at 70%, which may be a bit high (ok, math, which qualifies this for use on the work computer! LOL!)

Oh, and my desk from last week…’cuz I had too: My gimpy kitty Ponder (dislocated back hip with incident from dog) managed to get up the stairs, and on the desk without me hearing a single thump while I was in the corner with the Vagabond station. I ended up doing a lot of cutting as I didn’t want to wake him!

Wow, long post. See what happens when at a real keyboard and not on the IPad…Apologies (but no typos!)…you can just look at the pictures if you want…no worries! Have a great week everone!