Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Well a little late...not months have passed...since my last post.  Been busy with all sorts of stuff...some essential some not so much so!  I really enjoyed WOYWW a couple weeks ago and promised to be here too and I am...Whats WOYWW?  Whats On Your Workdesk/space Wednesday!  Julia Dunnit started the group many years ago and it is a fun place...Check it out!

My space looks like more of a disaster then it did 2 weeks ago with me shuffling stuff around and back again trying to place this, find that, get rid of some stuff!  I just have more stuff then one person should have and keep getting more because people think I can't live without it!  My craft room from the door
 I truly am trying to organize but it seems I have to move 200 things to find a resting place for the one in my hand...I will persevere.  I have 2 boxes to go out sitting in the dining room waiting on pick up by a school teacher that needs supplies.

Some cards I made this week.  I really love the kits that Close to My Heart puts out a could times a year.  My daughter is a CTMH dealer and she lets me order them on her account!  This one is the Seas the Day card kit...a lot of fun to put together!  This kit makes 4 of each card type.

 I have since bought the layout/scrapbook kit and will show you that when I get it done!

A friend got the new Gemini from Crafters Companion...a bright sparkly metallic machine...tried out machine and the dies that came with it and made a couple cards!

I think they turned out really nice...6"x 6" but pretty much lays flat.  I love bright sparkly/shiny things and bright colors.  My daughter tells everyone that color is my does calm me down when a lot is available.  I don't do well with dull and drab...

Okay I guess I will end this missive here without adding a lot more to it.  I hope to make it around to see everyone this week...Don't know how I keep forgetting!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

hellooooo..... WOYWW!

Trying to figure out if my brain is intentionally blocking the fact I have a blog and I don't get around to blogging anymore or what!  I look up and months have passed where I used to blog a couple times a week!  I am still alive and mostly well!  Just not blogging a lot!

I think I am going to post this on one of my favorite blogs today...since it is WOYWW!  Julia started WOYWW many years ago and I loved to participate but like all things Vickie now days I just haven't gotten around to it.  I blame all the above bitches on my anoxic brain injury from a couple years ago. My husband tells me it is a viable excuse cause my whole personality has times!

Speaking of husband...We went to dinner with the kids for Fat Tuesday last night!  Wish I could be in New Orleans but hey this was good too!

My desk is a mess cause I am in a sorting mood again!  I have to admit my intake far out paces my out go and I am beginning to look a bit like a hoarder after a fashion!  Nope...definite hoarder on board!  I told my husband if the apocalypse was to hit I am stocked up for a while!  The picture to the left is a photo of what you see entering the craft room and the one below is of my actual desk...

I decided to start putting things in these roll about carts so I can stuff them in the closet and it seems to have gotten out of control!  I like all the new widgets and gadgets!  I love all the new paint and color mediums and OMG!  I am an addict!  I wonder if there is an Crafters Anon out there!  I told my daughter if I was to die with all this mess I apologize but she should get in here and clean it out before her Father gives it away for nothing!

So that was my about a few cards I have been making...For Valentines Day I got into a swap to create "coins" and postcards...

The postcards are 4"x 6" and the coins are 2 1/2" in diameter.  

Cards I made with the ephemera from the Spellbinders card kit.  Since the anoxic brain issue I have problems thinking about what I want to make so the ephemera packs are awesome for me!

So that is enough for. today.  I hope everyone stays well and gets time to craft this coming week.  I am planning on trying to do more 'art'

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas, Stamping Ground and other non related stuffs...

Okay then...been a while since I participated in WOYWW with Julia and the rest of the gang.  I have been looking at posts but not doing much else if anything to write posts or leave comments.  It has been a year of chaos and pain in my house for various and sundry reasons.  I think I may have that under a small amount of control...not holding my breath though!  My desk this week!  Too junked up to do much with!

I haven't felt like crafting much and try to get out to a group about once a month and crop...I am making a few cards along and have to break up my time between sitting and standing otherwise I get nothing completed.  I started doing Christmas cards a couple months ago and they are the perfect medium for me to be able to sit and stand and still get stuff done!  I joined a Spellbinders club and they send a card kit every month and this is some the cards I made from the October kit.

I will post more later but this is about all my back can handle right now.  Hope everyone has a great week!

My health has been a problem for over two years now...well actually since I broke my knee and infect went untreated for 6 months.  I am happy to say some of that is on the mend and I am definitely getting around better and with less pain.  I have found pain pills don't do too much for me and just cause mind problems so I have started a program marijuana and don't laugh my pain doctor is amazed and has started prescribing for others!  Luckily in Oklahoma marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes even though it continues illegal in most states.  I make up cookie or edibles and take them as needed like a pain pill!  Now the tequila has taken over my G and T consumption because I don't get the same effects from it!...I know (((giggle))) it is fun!

Friday, November 29, 2019


Today is the day after Thanksgiving and I thought since I am up and running early I would publish a few photos of some fall cards and projects I have done... I really miss not writing on my blog like I used to do...maybe I will start again...Always to tired, to sick, too something here lately!  

I participate in two calendar swaps each year with my online friends.  This year the month of July was my choice for the calendar tag swap on Creative Block StampersAnonymous group...the requirement is to use at least one stamp from Stampers Anon on your tags.  This #8 size tag has a background stamp and several die cuts and stencils from the Tim Holtz collection used to give a multilayer textured look.  I love bright colors and this worked for me.  I decorated the backs of all my tags with fun retro looking cut outs, We made twelve tags!
calendar tag backs
The second calendar swap was for the All Things Tattered and Timeworn group on IO...used to be yahoo groups but things change...  My month for this swap was the month of November!

A Halloween tag I made for a swap on the CreativeBlock StampersAnon group on Yahoo groups.  I love doing tags and cards with this group so many really talented people!
Cards I made to send to people then didn't get them sent out...  Oh well I am ahead of the game for next year!!

 So still not really tired but think I will go lay down on the sofa and see if I can get the TV to lull me back to sleep.  Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving

WOW!  Another year almost done!  We went over to Heathers house yesterday for an awesome dinner and sat around talking with family!  When I was a kid I can remember a house full of people coming in for dinner but now days families are smaller and scattered all around the world...Chad, Candice and their kids are in New York now and it is a bit far to travel and they were home for a summer visit this year!
 Heather has a huge table she bought that will seat 12 people but the 6 of us spread out all the good foods and ate till our hearts content!
My full plate of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, fried okra, green beans and roasted carrots.  Yummy!  I am going back today for some left overs!  

It is 0400 and I am awake sitting here at the computer wondering why I am awake...went to bed at 10:30 and slept a good 4-5 hours and woke up with heart burn...I love sage and cornbread dressing but I think I am beginning to realize what the older folks meant about its after effects...

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

WOW! Time flies when you are having...

fun or in pain and sick so you can't do much else.  It takes a lot of energy to just get by and when you add in feeling sorry for yourself on good days...well that's life!

I haven't been doing a lot of anything crafty the past year!  I try to get to a crafting group once a month with a group I have been crafting with over the years.  Paperdolls are a fun group!  Everyone knows I am a Stampin' Up! Demo right?  I have a site online where you can check out all the good stuff!  You can visit the site by clicking on the Okienurse! 

Each month Stampin' Up! has a kit that comes out around the 15th of the month called The Paper Pumpkin.  It is a no brainer and contains everything you need to make the cards/kit that month including ink, glue dots, twine etc!  This past month I did a card kit from Stampin' Up! called Sentimental Rose.  It was Aprils kit...  I really enjoyed putting this together.   It made 9 cards and there were some preprinted elements but just enough stamping I felt like I was doing something not just sitting!
 There were 9 cards to be made with this kit and a clear poly box to store them in...
 The box presentation vertical or horizontal looks good huh!
 I love the color combo of pink and minty green...I know but memory is faulty now days too!
I had post op anoxia and nothing works as it should anymore!  I stamped these roses and leaves but...
 these roses came preprinted and you just had to layer the card!  I hear some saying cheat but hey I made these!  I love being able to say I did something again!
the last set of cards are vertical and while I can't tie twine I had fun making them!  

Okay done deal!  Going to try and post again sooner then a year out!  I really have missed it!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Yearly tag swap!

I belong to a group on Yahoo groups called CreativeBlock-Stampers Anonymous!  We make all sorts of fun tags and stuff for group swaps.  I love all the tags and cards I have received in swaps over the years!  The moderator gives us a prompt each month to make whatever and we send them to her and she swaps them out and mails them back.  The only requirement is that you use Stamper Anonymous stamps on your items but sometimes I forget.  Every so often Stampers Anonymous sends Sandy some of their stamps to give out to the group.  I have received several wood block Tim Holtz stamps from the swap.

I just made up some tags to swap and not only did I forget I had to make 12 tags but I also I forgot I was suppose to use SA stamps!!!  I don't know how many years I have participated in the calendar tag  swap and that was a first!  I am going to blame it on my really poor memory caused by the anoxic injury from the surgery!!!

Be Thankful!

I thought I should share a group photo too!  They are all so pretty grouped together!
I don't remember the name of the technique but I took a piece of Cut-n-Dry stamp pad felt from Inkssentials and stamped the mandala on it in archival black ink.  To get the variegated ink I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress inks and Stampin' Up! inks and dripped them around the stamped image making a variegated stamp pad I can use again and again.

Products Used

Day of Gratitude stamp set
Petal Palette stamp set die
ink refills in various 'fall' colors

Inkssentials Cut-n-Dry

Ranger Ink:
Distress Ink in various 'fall' colors

Out of my stash:
fall leaves
gold pumpkins
fall wash tape