Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Workdesk Wednesday and Candy Hearts

It's a beautiful Wednesday here in southern Arizona with temps in the 70s.  My heart goes out to those in the north and northeast of our nation with the extreme cold but I have lived many years in Wyoming and know exactly what that cold is like!  But I took advantage of some time yesterday to work on some goodies for our family for Valentine's Day and decided to take a photo of my desk of my busyness....    Today many of us crafters enjoy showing off our desks and take part in an international blog tour to give you some inspiration and sometimes, giggles.  This tour has been organized by Julia over at the Stamping Ground.  After looking around my post please click on her blog link at the end of my post and head over to her place and take a look around.

This picture was taken earlier in the throes of work.  I didn't even look at the clock and realized afterward that I spent about 3 hours getting this done.  I've got some major straightening up to do before I start another project.  Let's see, left to right..... Bow Easy package, glue dots, Kisses, almost completed projects, more glue dots, Bow Ease (didn't end up using it), twine, scissors, bone folder, and misc.  My Scor-Pal with mat is what I actually work on so it's right in the middle.  Now, do you want to see what I made?

This is toward the beginning.  I got my directions from a blog on Pinterest and I'll give you the link shortly.

I'm quite a ways through my work at this point.

Ta Da!!!  Seven little hearts holding Kisses!  I think it took as long to embellish as it did to cut, score, and assemble!

Here's a closer look.  This kisses have a tendency to move a bit even though they're stuffed in the heart.  I learned how to make these from QBee's Quest.  I'll be sending these to our kids and their families.  They'll fit nicely in a bubble envelope along with their Valentine Cards.  I still have to package them in cellophane but that won't take long.  Still need to make a bunch more cards as I need to send some to friends and family who sent Christmas cards and I was out! 

So now, if you'd be so kind to leave a comment about my desk or project please pop over to the Stamping Ground and have a look see!  Be sure you have a bit of time and maybe your favorite coffee or tea as you can spend a lot of time!  I'll be eating the left over Kisses.....  Yum!


Angie said...

Oh wow those are adorable! What a really neat thing to make and give and kudos to you for starting soo soon!!
Thanks for the visit!
Angie #81

Unknown said...

wow.. Im loving this. I would love to do these for the peeps at the nursing home. I think they would love them, Thanks for letting me peek around. Roberta 47

Krisha said...

What a clever project, and they turned out just deliciously perfect! LOL
Krisha #85

ria gall said...

Hi Carol
what a really lovely idea and I bet your family feel your love when they each get these. I have never seen anything like them, wonderful
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #6

Carole Z said...

Hi Carol, thank you for visiting my desk today..I love your little heart boxes..beautiful! Happy WOYWW, Carole Z X #28

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Carol,

These little heart kisses are so cute! Valentine's Day will be here soon enough!

You asked if I will be doing any calligraphy - I don't think so. We'll see what I actually come up with!

Thank you for visiting me already!
Peace, Kay (42)

lisa said...

How lovely to see a desk full of hearts, Carol. I love these beautiful gifts you've made and you are so organised too. I haven't even given a thought to Valentine's day yet, must get some cards made!!
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Hugs Lisax #17

Lea.H said...

love your little hearts Lx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by...what a fun post. Great idea and who doesn't like the Kisses? Thanks for sharing the idea, I might just make these for my sisters/family. My grandkids don't eat candy so will come up with something !! $ bills rolled up?
Have lots of smart friends that go to Arz for winter months. It's been brutal here.. Happy WOYWW..

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

thankfully we dont do valentines day!! but well doen on your work! clever you!
thanks so much for popping over and every blessing of the Lord for 2014, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #26

April said...

Your candy boxes turned out great. What a cute idea. I understand about cleaning up before starting a new project. It took me an evening to clean up after Christmas Card making. LOL I am a messy crafter.
April #87

Tertia said...

Those little hearts are adorable!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #50

KatzElbows said...

I find myself saying Wow a lot during WOYWW. Your boxes are definitely another wow. They look fabulous. And amazing!

Thank you so much for visiting and for your encouragement.
Happy WOYWW,
Rachel #8