What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 143

Well, I haven’t done any creating in my craft room since Sunday, but I do have stuff on my workdesk to share today for WOYWW #143 over on the Stamping Ground blog.  Right now I’m putting labels on the backs of the cards I’ll be shipping to Operation Write Home and tucking each one into an envelope.  In the center of my table in the basket are all the cards I need to label and tuck!   I’ve also been wrapping my loose ribbon on the laundry pegs.  Someone in a comment last week called them pegs.  I liked that.  Pegs.  Normally I call them clothespins but then I associate that with the clip type so pegs these are. Ha, ha.  Saw this idea on Pinterest and I think I’m going to like it!  You take one end of a loose piece of ribbon and insert it into the slot of the peg and then start rolling it up and then take a bit of the end and insert it into the slot to hold it all in place.  I’m putting mine into this basket I had and for the pieces of ribbon that are really too short to even bother putting on a peg, I’ve loosely tied them on the handle of the basket.  Oh yes, there on the front corner—my February Unity Stamp kit that arrived in the mail Monday.  Love it!  Can’t wait to use them on some cards.

A closer shot of my basket of laundry pegs and ribbons.

I have much to do today.  Need to finish up getting the cards ready for the shipper, make more cards if I find the time, put together a few card kits for me to take to work on at the OWH workshop tomorrow night AND actually do some office work in my husband’s home office for his construction business.  I guess you know what I’d really rather do–yep, make cards in my crafty room!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 143

Well, I haven’t done any creating in my craft room since Sunday, but I do have stuff on my workdesk to share today for WOYWW #143 over on the Stamping Ground blog.  Right now I’m putting labels on the backs of the cards I’ll be shipping to Operation Write Home and tucking each one into an envelope.  In the center of my table in the basket are all the cards I need to label and tuck!   I’ve also been wrapping my loose ribbon on the laundry pegs.  Someone in a comment last week called them pegs.  I liked that.  Pegs.  Normally I call them clothespins but then I associate that with the clip type so pegs these are. Ha, ha.  Saw this idea on Pinterest and I think I’m going to like it!  You take one end of a loose piece of ribbon and insert it into the slot of the peg and then start rolling it up and then take a bit of the end and insert it into the slot to hold it all in place.  I’m putting mine into this basket I had and for the pieces of ribbon that are really too short to even bother putting on a peg, I’ve loosely tied them on the handle of the basket.  Oh yes, there on the front corner—my February Unity Stamp kit that arrived in the mail Monday.  Love it!  Can’t wait to use them on some cards.

A closer shot of my basket of laundry pegs and ribbons.

I have much to do today.  Need to finish up getting the cards ready for the shipper, make more cards if I find the time, put together a few card kits for me to take to work on at the OWH workshop tomorrow night AND actually do some office work in my husband’s home office for his construction business.  I guess you know what I’d really rather do–yep, make cards in my crafty room!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

I love blog hops. And I’ve been guilty of just looking and not commenting, even when there is blog candy. But this time I decided to comment as I hopped along for the Use It Tuesday Birthday Celebration Blog Hop and guess what? I won a digi image on one of the blogs that I commented on! Sweet!! Yep, my comment over on Scrap Every Moment was the random winner of this adorable digi stamp from Amber Ink! I’ll be making some cute cards with this image that’s for sure!

So if you like this image, you can buy if from Amber Ink–it’s called Love Bunny – Grown Up.

Thanks to Scrap Every Moment and Amber Ink for the goodie and thank you to Use It Tuesday for the blog hop!]

It’s a good day!


Sketches by Carly #50

I’m beginning to really love the 4.25″ square cards!  I like the square look and design and they still fit in a A2 card envelope!  For this week’s Sketches by Carly challenge, I went back to making cards for Mother’s Day with pink.  I truly love pink of any shade on a card.  This was an interesting sketch and it made a fabulous and unique card!

I used a white card base and added the light pink solid card stock.  The triangles or flags at the top, the partial circle rings and the rose printed paper square are from my scrap stash and are the front and back of the same paper.  I added pink rhinestones at the bottom edges of the rose square and a hot pink seam binding ribbon bow and some bits of scrapper’s twine in white that I scrunched and curled up.  The sentiment “thanks for all you do” is an acrylic stamp.

I’m happy to report that all the newspapers and cardboard we’d been stock piling for a few weeks have been taken in to the recycle bin!  Yay!  The house looks much cleaner!  That, and I vacuumed today too. Ha, ha.  I see that new blog challenges have been posted for the week, so I’d best enter them into my calendar notebook so I can stay on track!  

It’s been a lovely weekend and I hope that you had a good one too!


Stamps R Us ~ Anything Goes Challenge


In making Mother’s Day cards for Operation Write Home, I discovered that I make a lot of PINK cards.  Mom’s like pink, right?  Well, I do but then maybe there are some that can’t stand it.  Hmmm…so I thought I’d have a go at using some different colors.  And this is how this particular card for the final challenge over on Stamps R Us came about. Anything goes.  And it’s a good thing. Ha, ha.  How in the world did I come up with orange and green for a Mother’s Day card?  This is one of those card bases that I create using scraps of paper.  Since the little scrap of printed paper with the trees had several shades of green AND orange trees, I went with those colors for my flowers and ribbon and accent colors.  Can’t say that this is my best and certainly not my favorite card but I’m going to be positive that somewhere out there is a Mom who is not only “Simply the Best” but also loves green and orange!

Card created with scraps of paper, orange seam binding ribbon, felt flowers with rhinestones and acrylic stamps for the swirls, sentiment and flowers on stems colored with Copic pens.

While I was thinking of spending my Sunday afternoon sewing some quilt blocks (and maybe I’ll still have time to get back to that), I’ve just been informed that we must take newspapers and cardboard to town to the recycle place.  What fun!

Enjoy your afternoon and may you find time to be crafty!