Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Desks, Snowmen, and Baked Pizza Mac

It has been a very busy week and weekend and I need a breather!  I had to get my 4 card samples done, help hubby work on a piece of farm equipment he's repairing on the side, get a gift holder done for a December class so I could get posters made... WHEW!

But since this is hump day, middle of the work week, or better known as Wednesday I get the opportunity to show you my desk and you get the opportunity to see my work area and go on a world wide desk blog hop!  Yep.  Desker day!  I think I like that better than Hump Day.  And this fun blog tour of desks is sponsored by Julia over at the Stamping Ground. (Seems like I'm unable to keep my post to 1 or 2 pics but I love sharing what I do!)

I'm getting ready here to start up my Cricut to finish a project that is just to the top left of my Tonic paper trimmer.  Since it's not completed I won't be posting it until Friday or so.  But my desk....  My open Cricut and mat take up almost 1/2 of my photo.  I have my Outdoor Man cartridge in and I have the page open in the book to what I plan on cutting.  (My project is very masculine which is weird as ladies take my classes.) Then you see my directions I'm following between the Cricut book and my paper trimmer.  To the right of the trimmer is my scissors, sanding block, and various small scraps of paper.

Here's my 4th card sample for my class "Assorted Christmas Fun" class now scheduled for Nov. 13.  I seen this snowman on a card I pinned on Pinterest but again, only the snowman resembles the card.  I rarely CASE a card as I seldom have the same stamps, punches, paper, etc.

I used a die by Impression Obsession as the store where I'm teaching can still get this set of dies and I have to use what the store can sell.  Yeah, makes sense but sometimes I use something then find out it's no longer available and I have to change my card, directions, and photos.  I do a bunch of research prior to the actual construction of the cards to be sure what I can use.

Now as to the Baked Pizza Mac.  I tried a new recipe last weekend from my Kraft Friends and Family magazine and it turned out real good!  I gave you a link to it on Kraft Foods if you are interested.

So now, please pop over to the Stamping Ground and enjoy a world tour of desks!  This weekend we're heading to a suburb of Phoenix, AZ for a mini family reunion on my mom's side. I'm sure there'll be some great memories of her shared. Hope you all have a great week and weekend!


Anonymous said...

That's a crazy, busy desk Carol, but then again, you've had a crazy, busy week! Absolutely LOVE that snowman card, may have to case that one myself! Dinner looks good, send me some up!

Brenda B 51

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carole, loving your snowman card, he's gorgeous. I have never used a cricut but it looks very useful.
The pizza looks yummy.
Have a great week and thanks for the visit, Angela x

Laura said...

Your snowman card is really cute and that baked pizza mac looks yummy (must be almost time for dinner!) Hope you have a great time at your family reunion. Happy WOYWW. ~ Laura #63

trisha too said...

Super cute card, oh wow, Christmas really is just around the corner!

(I love my Cricut--it doesn't get used terribly often, but when it does, stand back!)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
#71 this week with
sewing & painting & Alice

trisha too said...

Oh oh oh PS PS PS, can you imagine this?

One of my facebook art friend acquaintances was at a Bible Study, and not only did Beth Moore show up in person, she brought them cookies!!!!!!!

April said...

That snowman card is adorable. And that recipe looks awesome. April #62

Queenie Jeannie said...

YAY!! My two favorites - cooking & cards, lol! Great job on both!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Chrysalis said...

Hi Carol - the snowman is really cute, and the meal looks delicious! Enjoy them both, and have a great week. Chris # 16

Lisca said...

Gosh you are busy!
I love that card! I'm sure your class will love it too. And that pizza mac looks really yummy with all that cheese. It's making me peckish.
I haven't got a Cricut. I considered buying one, then opted for the CraftRobo (a fore runner of the Sylhouette). Now I regret it as I never really learnt how to use it. The instructions are pants and I live out in the sticks with no one near to show me. I should have got a Cricut.... Oh well.....
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder,
Have a good week

RosA said...

I LOVE that snowflake die! Now I'm going to have to go and look for it :)
Have a good week :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Yum, that bowl full looks great. I love the snowman, what a fab idea. I totally understand the pressure and disappointment when you want to use something becuase you've got a fab idea..only to find it's discontinued!!

Shoshi said...

Nice busy desk, Carole, and that food looks delicious!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37