Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WOYWW #195

Welcome to my desk.  Not much different then it was last Wednesday but I have been busy making cards and doing a few other things this week.  

I received a delivery from Stamps of Life of some new Easter dies and stamps.  I also bought a Sizzix die that makes a flip card that I am excited to start using.  I just bought the basic square but I can see so much potential and fun to be had with it.  

 I thought I would share a multi mat card I made for St. Patricks Day.  I know that St. Patrick's day isn't celebrated in the UK like it is here and I wonder if it isn't one of those holidays started by the immigrants from Ireland to the USA.    Anyway it is a lot of fun.  My grandfathers family are from Irish and German stock and he always enjoyed laying the blarney on thick. 
Anyway that's all for my desk today.  Hope to make it around to more desks this week.  I think I will go get my cup off the desk and make another cup of tea and hop around and take a good snoop of desks today.  If you would like to join in go to Stamping Ground and click on the little button in the upper left corner that says WOYWW!  Julia has all the deets about how to start having fun with us.  Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Happy Wednesday! I know I have said this before but it really does seem like it was just yesterday that it was Wednesday. Okay what am I going on about Wednesdays? Its part of my addiction actually. Go over to Julia's and check it out. What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! 

What's on my desk today?  Not much!  I am working on a couple more pages for my art journal and just finished spraying the pages and will soon be in there stamping and having fun!

This is going to be short and sweet this week as I have poor internet and it could shut down at any minute again.  Have a fun week! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day today and enjoys being with the one(s) they love!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WOYWW #193

It is snowing big fat fluffy flakes here in Oklahoma today!  It is 34 deg F out there right now so they aren't sticking but it is nice seeing moisture of any sort falling on this parched ground.  The mandatory water conservation is in effect and I heard yesterday that the lake water level is down 8-9 feet  from what it should be and if we don't get rain soon it is going to be bad this summer.  Last year we hardly had any rain at all and the lake was down so people are now talking like it is pre-dust bowl days again.  I hope it doesn't get that bad but it is looking grim.

Hooray it is Wednesday again and two things are making me happy today.  Number one  is my DH has been speaking at a seminar in Montreal this week and he will be coming home today.  Number two is it is Wednesday and time for WOYWW!!  Happy day!  Say you can understand the DH coming home but what the hay is WOYWW!  Well check it out at Stamping Ground (upper left corner) and Julia will fill you on the amazing thing that is WOYWW!

This is my desk this week...bare except for a few stamps from Tim Holtz and die/stamps from Heartfelt Stamps I bought.  I got a Stampin' Up! order in late last week and there is some ribbon to the right that is in the Clearance Rack for next to nothing.  I bought 3 rolls of the pink it was on sale so cheap I couldn't pass it up!  ($1.39 for the whole 5 yard roll)  Go check out the Clearance Rack for some awesome steals!
Skitty decided she had to help with the photo shoot of the desk and jumped up to see what I was up to!
Not many people can say they have a cat with Texas on their side!  Skitty got the name Skidmark from my DH when he noticed she had a black hair trail across her private bits and up her tail.  Just like a man to misname a beautiful girl such as she so I call her Skitty cause she is so skittish!!
 I have been busy this week but don't have much to show for it.  I saw a set of stamps on another bloggers desk last week that I just couldn't live without so I went online an ordered them and they came this morning!  I had never heard of Heartfelt Stamps before and these were just the awesome goodness I was looking for to make some cards to sell in a friends shop!

Awesome stamps and dies.  IN the picture above you can see the Tim Holtz stamps that came this week too!
I also received 3 more UnBirthday gifts in the mail this past week!  WOW people are really giving me some nice things!
From Marcia a paper pack she made up with lots of ribbons, a post it note holder and card she made, a Glitz paper pad, some pearls and butterfly bling and some flowers.
This gift came from Sandi and she made the tote bag and card and sent me some awesome stamps, ribbon, and embossed cardstock packet on the right.
The third gift came from Sue and it is a new set of SU button stamps that I don't how she knew that I don't know but I have been wanting these!  Sue made a slider card and a beautiful pin brooch.
I know!!!  I am one of the luckiest people in the world!
Hope you have a fantastic week and I will go find a cup of tea and a few cookies and sit down for a hop around the blogs and have a good snoop!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Graphic 45 Calendar for March

 I think March's calendar page turned out very nice!  It must have cause even DH made the remark he really liked it!  Didn't do anything super special just did a  hodgepodge placement of the various bits from the 12 x 12" page.   The  green and purple go so well together you don't have to do much.                       

 Some one asked with February's calendar what papers etc I am using in the calendar.  Easy peasy list of items so far...  All pages are made using the following

Graphic 45 Place in Time paper

Graphic 45 Place in Time Chipboard's 1 and 2

Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers

 Graphic 45 12 x 12 easel
Petaloo Flowers
Hope that cleared some things up.  I am also using card stock, odd bits and pieces for each theme from my roses, heart doilies, etc for February.  March has punched clovers and a gold coin.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WOYWW #192 and Memories!

"Another day, another dollar" my Mom used to say when she came in from work bone tired and weary from work!  Being raised the offspring of a military family had a lot of pluses and a few minuses.  Pluses being we learned to be self sufficient and thrifty with what we had.  Not much was wasted and things were always being recycled and re-purposed.   Clothes were handed down from one family to another and what couldn't be worn any longer were torn apart and made into something else or used as dish clothes or dust rags.  We learned to make a lot of things that the fortunate went and bought as a matter of course.  I have a lot to thank my Mother for and I like to think I am more then a little like my Mom...  I learned all about making do and most of my crafty instincts come from her!  Mom passed away 24 years ago this week and I still miss her...especially at this time of year!

This is Wednesday and another day of sharing what is on our desks with others around the world.  Julia started WOYWW about 192 posts ago and who would have thought it would be as hot a potato as what it has become.  Last week I fully planned on visiting all the posters but eventually gave up after a measly 40 or so blogs.  I was impressed that 168 blogs linked to WOYWW last week and it seems to be growing every week.  Does anyone know what the highest number of blogs have linked in any given week is?  WTG Julia!  I think you may be single handily fostering goodwill and peace in the blog at a time.  Come join in the fun!  Stamping Ground is the place where you can find out what you need to do to join!  I doubt I will make it to all blogs again this week but I promise to try and do my best! 

My desk this week!  I was working on the March calendar for the Graphic 45 Place in Time calendar.   The post after this one has the February one featured if you would like to see it! 
Busy, busy, busy!  I can understand what everyone was telling me now about offering up to do those classes each week.  Oh well, live and learn and I think I will have to crank it up a notch to get going faster. 

Thought I would share the recipes for the recipe card class on the 16 Feb.  It has turned out to be an event of sorts with my recipe card class coinciding with the book signing by Caryn Ross, a local girl, and winner of Paula Deen and Kraft Foods Real Women of Philadelphia talent contest and served as a food host for the site for 2 years. Since her win she has exploded in the cooking world appearing recently on Home Made in America with Sunny Anderson She has also appeared on the Rachael Ray Show and cooked live in Rockefeller Center, for Real Simple Magazine. Ross also is a fixture on News9 in Oklahoma City working as their feature food contributor.  She also is the lead food contributor to Slice Magazine and works closely with Braum’s as an ambassador.
Lots of good recipes in Caryn's book and I have made up a recipe card this month using one of her recipes.  The one I used is called Cake Dots and is easy peasy to make!
I used the new Cook Collection of papers from the Australian company called Ruby Rock It.  I love the feel and visual texture of the card stock and the vintage style makes my heart too much pain med tonight!  
Some closeups of the recipe cards. 
 Braided Reuben Sandwich
 Chocolate Cake Dots
No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake
Cowboy Soup!

 Okay I am off to visit the other blogs.  Have a great day!