Happy WOYWW #111 it has been a good week for me I have been busy trying to get my room straightened up some more and finish up some projects I have been doing. I have to be careful not to over do so what might take some of you a day or two may take me weeks. That's okay though cause all I have is time and it eventually gets done. Here is a picture of my workspace that I took today to show you what I have been doing. I decided I needed to reorganize the dies and the scrap paper basket and spent most of the day doing just that. I also reorganized my desk an made some things more accessible and put other things away.
I decided to get rid of one big basket of paper scraps and I had an old crate with hanging file folders in it that I color coded and separated the scraps out. The print scraps I did a holiday folder, female, male, and child folder and if that doesn't work out I will try something else. Any suggestions.
Way too many scraps. I decided to only keep those pieces that were at least 4"x6".
Remember the 6"x 9" Journal pages I am working on for a swap on creativeblock-stampersanonymous a Yahoo group I belong to? I don't have all twelve done yet but will have by the end of the week so I can mail them off!
The front is sprayed with Meadow colorwash masking a journaling area with flowers. I used the stamps from the Tim Holtz Papillion stamp set, Shabby French set. I embossed the butterflies with clear embossing powder and black ink then colored them with Derwent Inktensive pencils. The flower is sprayed with Luminart spray and a button applied. It is distressed with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I used some of the Sketches paper tape on the left side.
The back is a little different. I thought being from Oklahoma and western I would do it using the Tim Holtz Wild West stamp set. I also used the Ultimate grunge set, the sentiment was from the Stuff to say set. The sentiment I used the vintage photo to distress the edges and to stamp the grunge stamps, the wild west stamps, and black soot for the sentiment. I finished it off with a little boot charm hung from a page tab. I thought it was cute!
The baby birds are just about grown and from the noise the Mom and Dad were making today I would imagine they will be flying the nest soon. Here is a picture I took yesterday with them all hunkered down in the nest. I am so happy that all four eggs hatched and all 4 birds have made it so far. The next few days will be dangerous for them as they take wing and fly off.
I have a couple bits of good news to share with you that occurred this past week. We had an adjustor out last weekend who said that the hail damage on our roof was pretty extensive and that insurance company will be paying to put a roof on our house. It was pretty beat up so I was glad to hear that. I also heard from the Social Security Disability folks that I have been judged severely disabled at this time and my claim for medical disability has been approved. They are now investigating the non-medical portion of the petition and will make a decision soon. Usually that part is just figuring out how many credits you have paid in, if you are who you say you are, and what they are going to pay you. I am breathing a lot easier tonight because of getting it approved! I have been out of work since last August and things have been pretty tight around here. I had always anticipated working till I was at least 70 because I like being a nurse but I guess burning the candle at both ends took a bigger toll than I realized. I am really doing great right now!
Well I have written a book today and I am going to close it off now and go hop around the other blogs and see what is on everyone's desks... I have been blathering on and I bet you would like to know what it is all about. Check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground and join us as we flash around the world to see what other crafters have on their desks this week!