Wednesday, December 9, 2015


It has been a while since I last participated in WOYWW and I have a million reasons I can come up with but I think I will spare us all the excuses and just get on with it...

My desk today...
 I am in the process of making the granddaughters a couple of canvases so they can have a Grandma painting as my oldest granddaughter Teresa calls it.  The snowman when finished will have Teresa's name on it.  The music canvas is for Hannah and will have a gingerbread girl dresses in jewels and all sorts of finery! Hannah is Miss Prissy while Teresa is our more analytic girl.

I have done a lot of crafting and journaling but can't find pictures right now so will go with what I have!!  This next picture is of a calendar swap I am participating in.  Not a good picture because the stars are stenciled on with glass bead medium.  Looks fine in person but not so hot here!
 Made a few new cards for Christmas...still don't have a Christmas letter or cards addressed but...I am working on it!  These three cards are from the Close to My Heart collection called White Pines.  I can't send cards with what I call "naked" envelopes so I usually stamp something on them!

Next is the Close to My Heart scrap book pages from the White Pines Collection:  They always come with two pages to do and and I found the third one online...  It is a page set done by another CTMH person.  I am glad my daughter got into this business cause I love scrapbooking memories. 
page 1
page 2
This page was online and directions can be found here .
Life is good.  DD is coming over with pad Thai, chicken wraps, edamame, and Starbucks coffee!  We are going to eat lunch and then put up the outside Christmas lights. 

Hope everyone has a great week.  Looking forward to getting back into the swing of WOYWW... it is a lot of fun!  What is it? Click the link and check it out!


  1. Hi Vikki I am so excited to see you back ! I have missed reading your news & often wondered if everything is well with you ! Thanks for sharing all your great Christmassy projects ! Love Ali #50

  2. Great to see you back! I did think about you.
    I love your cards and the fact you decorate the envelope too. The scrapbook lay-outs are fab! Ready for all the holiday photos.

    I'm sure you enjoyed the meal with your DD.
    Have a good week,

  3. Good to see you back. Love your work. Need to sort out my grandchildren cards- finish them that is. On list for tomorrow! Anne x #49

  4. Good to see you back. Love your work. Need to sort out my grandchildren cards- finish them that is. On list for tomorrow! Anne x #49

  5. It's been a long time since I played in WOYWW, too, but I've been very busy posting every day. I adore those canvases and the cards. I like your idea of no naked envies, so I'm going to try that when I finally get around to creating my Christmas cards, which may be this weekend.

    Glad all is well, and that lunch sounds wonderful, including the coffee! Happy WOYWW from #1.

  6. Hope you had a lovely day putting up your lights yesterday. Fab LOs to show us today.
    Annie x # 17

  7. Fabulous creations and nice to see you again
    Lynn #15

  8. Hey, it's good to see you again!! Love the snowman - make sure we see them both finished! I don't have a thing ready either, a pile of cards hopefully enough, waiting to be written. Gifts purchased? Not yet.... Helen 3

  9. Happy Belated WOYWW. I had a long break in joining in with the deskers too - and still do not get back on here every week, mainly because I have not been doing much crafting. Busy with Tarot studies and the website/blog. I really want to get some scrapbooking and canvases done - so many photos waiting to be used. I love your cards. I have not made many cards this year, but will be getting in my craft room tomorrow whilst hubby is out cycling. Ali x #39


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