Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I remembered to come back to day and I did make it around to a lot of the desks last week!  Hopefully this is a good sign that all things are on the mend...I am feeling better but I didn't get much done this week in the way of crafting.  I used my energy available to grocery shop and I even got some spring cleaning done in other parts of the house...not in the craft room though!  Everyday a little bit stronger...

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and chased eggs, visited with family and friends, and over all had a great day!  My daughter in law sent us pictures of the grand babies enjoying their day!  Charlie is 2 (actually Charles Arthur Doswell V), Hannah 5, and Teresa just turned 8.  Beautiful grand babies!

They live in Clarksville, TN so we don't get to see them too often...only 700+ miles away!

MY desk this week looks forsaken and piled upon...  I made it to a special sale at the local Michaels and bought this soda crate for 70% off and all the stuff in it for 50¢ each packet.  I also bought a couple other things but have already put them away...what??? something gets put away around here!

I heard the comment about what is in that soda crate!  Lots of fun stuff.
I have a doctors appointment soon so I best get off of here and get dressed to go.  I will be back and meander through the desks later today....Go check out other desks at Julia's blog...Stamping Ground and join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


It has been about 2 months since I played on WOYWW!  Haven't done much in the way of crafting or anything truth be told.  Be sick for most of the time and then I just haven't felt like doing much of anything.   Somedays it is difficult to get out of bed.  I am hoping with the advent of warmer weather and longer days it will motivate me to get out and about more.  Not being a wimp and usually plodding forward whether I felt like it or not it has come as a real eye opener the lack of ability to get out and about.  I was averaging 2-3 doctors visits a week in February/March and that was all I was capable of doing.  I think we are on the mend now (husband has been sick this past month too!) and hopefully life will return to some semblance of normal soon.

My desks and craft room has suffered horribly with my lack of care.  I would take things out and not put them back and the floor and anything horizontal has stuff piled and stacked on top of it.  I did clear off a spot on the desk so I could make a few cards over the past couple months.  Got to get busy and get it cleaned up!  So this is my crafty has been in worse shape of course...

this is a picture looking directly at the desk...Sad story I have killed off 3 computers since January!  I went out and bought a new iMac and I am waiting for a friend to come over and take the data off this old one and put it on the new one then she is carting it off for parts.   YAY!
The picture on the right is facing the ends of the desk cause I thought someone might want to see that is there...I have so much I said I have been piling it up!  The file cabinet top is loaded with all sorts of bling bins and other fun stuff.

I have been doing a little card making but it takes so much effort and while I could normally turn out all of these in a day it has taken me months...  Sad!  
This card states my feelings about WOYWW and missing you guys!

Love this coffee cup and embossing folder!  It is so much fun.

I bought a box of cards and this is one out of the these prints.

All of these cards were made for swaps on ATT or on a Facebook group called Papercrafting Swappers.  I really have fun playing with these folks and enjoy the cards they send in return...

The Celebrate card was a color scheme prompt and fortunately in my stash I had just the right papers and flowers!

A Flowery Hello!  This started out as the color prompt card but after looking around I decided this was a good Hello card and made the celebrate card to fulfill the prompt.

Two more design sketches...The endless summer card is all die cuts and no stamping as per the huh!  The gate fold is a banded card...

The Blue and black made up into a nice mens card!

Last card is about time! 

Hope to make it around to everyones desk this week...  You should come join WOYWW and check out Julia's blog too!  If I don't leave a big comment just know I was thinking about you.  Hopefully I will have more to share next week!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


I missed last week due to being under the weather again and was unable to comment on all of the posts from the week before.  I am sorry and will try to do better this week cause I really enjoy snooping around and seeing what everyone is up to.  I has been a couple of weeks of turmoil here in the USA getting used to the new President and his cabinet...don't know if I ever will be able to under stand how he got elected.   Already lawsuits and threats of impeachment abound...scary times.

My desk this week...definitely a mess!  I started making the card you see standing up in the center of the mess and needed some particular part for the card and as I moved stuff around and started digging through stuff it started looking pretty sad on my desk!  I don't understand how that happens...later today I will try and get it cleaned up a bit!

 I have been having some fun making cards this past week... they are all going to swaps and it is always fun to find out who they go to after I make them...

a z fold card I made using some old dictionary and valentine papers.
inside card
Thank you card...
 I had never made a shaker card before so I tried my luck making a child's birthday card.  The second picture shows the 'shaker' stuff of sequins, and small bits I used in the card.

inside the card
Next card was to be a missing you card but in all my stamps I couldn't find a single stamp that said missing you!  This is the closest I came!
inside of the missing you card

An anything goes Valentines card!

 A card that has Heart or Love on it...
 A card using paint chips from the store...  I couldn't find a stamp for the sentiments on the hearts so I hand wrote them and my handwriting isn't as good as what it used to be.
 A card made using an altered dictionary paper!
 I had a lot of fun with cards this past week and plan on making more soon.

If you are wondering what this post is and what I am talking about? Check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground and read the details on how to play along with us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WOYWW #399 and thoughts for the day!

I think I am starting to get over this cold or whatever this sickness has been going around my house...Chuck and I are both on the med and that makes me happy!

I don't have much to show for on my desk today...  Looks a little more picked up but still messy!  I went to Michael's last week and bought a couple new mixed media pads to use for my online classes and I had them cut one of the 5.5"x8.5" pads in half so that I could do smaller pages.  I don't know about you but I have drawers of stuff that I have created and haven't done anything with.
The box of washi tape I got at the same time...$10 for 45-5yd rolls...then a discount on top of that!!  See the clear plastic sleeve on the lower center near the half pad?  that is the prompt cards from Effy Wilds Journal 52 online group.  It is a year long online workshop that is free and every Friday she posts prompts to help create a journal page or this year an ATC.  I am going to use one of the 1/2 pads for that!  The other half pad is going to be used for Lifebook to get started on both.  Julia will fill you in on why I am posting my desk if you would just click this link.

No creative goodness to share this week...I marched in the Oklahoma City Women's March with my husband and several thousand other men and women last Saturday so I will share some pictures from that.  It was an awesome experience to see people marching for equal rights, healthcare, education, equal pay, equal treatment of all peoples!  I was so proud of all the people around the world standing up and being heard.  

Chuck, RJ, me and Sherry 
some funny signs
a sign I saw but i borrowed this off the net
lady liberty

real men!


All the right reasons to march!
Thought I would add a short clip of the march
My reward after the march...a large margarita and a plate of nachos...yummy!
It has been an interesting week since the march and since the new president took office...times are really radical right now and more then a little scary for me.  I have been bullied and called all sorts of names by people that I used to think were friends.  I posted on Facebook today a post asking my "Facebook friends" to remove me from their friends list if they voted for Trump and what he stands for.  The man is crazy and these people are following him like he is a god!  

Okay has been a horrible week and I am hoping I can get in my craft room and do something creative and get rid of all this negativity...after my therapists appointment today!  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WOYWW #398

Another busy and eventful week around the Doswell house.  Suffice it to say you should be happy that you weren't in close proximity to the place!  After two weeks of both of us being sick I broke down and called the doctor requesting antibiotics and steroids.  Chuck was complaining last night that he feels like he has cracked some ribs from coughing and the stomach muscles hurt like he has been in a weight lifting competition.  It is a horrible disease and I hope misses you and keeps on trucking to where ever it is bound for because this cold/flu is not much fun!  After being on antibiotics for 3 days we actually did begin to start feeling a little better...hope it continues to improve!

Today is Wednesday and by all words and deeds WOYWW!  If you want more information regarding WOYWW pop on over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground and click the link that says WOYWW and all the info is there!  I apologize to the folks that visited me last week that I didn't get back to...promise to visit this week!

My desk...I did get into a little crafting after the antibiotics kicked in.  My daughter and I skyped and had a good time Sunday night crafting and creating cards!  Some aren't as good as what I wished they were but hey...I am a crafting!

Nothing particularly new or exciting...just addressing the cards to be mailed out today to the swap partners I was assigned!

Remember the Twist and Popup card from last week that I showed you?  I decided I was going to do it till I got it right and made a couple for other swaps!

I made this using some papers Heather gave me from Close to My Heart!  I always was a Stampin Up! Fan but I am really getting into these sets and papers.

Inside of the card!

I really love the cool blue green of this paper!  

The next one was also made with some papers she gave me!  

These were fun to make!

 I love cards and envelopes that match and have just about as much fun coloring them as I did just stamping in the past.   This was a new technique for me this week called a center step card...if you click the picture you can see the glitter from a new product I bought from Crafters Companion called Spectrum Noir Sparkle a while back...a paint brush that mess!

A vintage look card!  

Another new technique this week was the dress pleated card.  I tried to "pleat" several different papers but if they were prints they didn't do as well as a solid on one side and a print on the other!

Tried my hand at a monochromatic blue card for a swap...don't know that I like this!  
Well that is it for me...better get dressed another appointment this after noon...yesterday's appointment with the urologist for the urodynamics test has left me a bit off on going to today's appointment...  Always something as we age isn't it!