Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WOYWW and a Birthday Celebration

Yep, today I celebrate "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday"!  A fun day that me and many others give you a look at where we work/play on making our projects.  There are card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media crafters, sewers, knitters, crocheters, and more taking part in this international blog tour of desks.  This is all brought together by Julia, the head desker at the Stamping Ground.  And if you don't know what this is all about you can click on the WOYWW logo in my sidebar.  Now, onward...

Right now my desk is kinda cleaned and ready for me today.  I hope to get a about 5 cards made and 5 others completed  (a pile just to the right front of my red Cricut) on the inside. Definitely a boring desk at this time.

And I've been playing with my new Fun Stampers Journey stamps so that I'll have a collection of samples when I start having home card classes.  The banner (made from a die) and the stamps are all part of the starter package I got when I joined this company.  All the dies in FSJ are made by Spellbinders.  I used my own scalloped ovals die to back the white oval.

I am using paper out of my stash.  I colored the flowers on the banner with Copic markers to match the paper.

The little gems are from a package I purchased at a craft store. The "Happy Birthday" was all 1 stamp but I cut it in half to use like I did.  I do have a tendency to cut text stamps apart to stack the words as long as I don't destroy the integrity of the words.

Now that you're at the end of my post please click on the Stamping Ground to get to the links of the other desks.  Have fun and you may want your favorite cuppa whatever as you can forget time when blog touring!

For those of you who were praying for my most recent mammogram and ultrasound, there is a complex cyst.  I have to have another mammo in 6 months and take those images to a cancer specialist to determine treatment.  Thanks for praying and I will need it again.


Queenie Jeannie said...

That's a lovely card! I hope you get good news from the doctor! Big hugs!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #5

PaperOcotilloStudio said...

Pretty card :) I too cut stamps apart to use them in different ways. It just makes them more versitile I think. Shel#55

Sue said...

Fab card. I like the colour mix.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Sue #61

Diana Taylor said...

A lovely card - the banner is just so cute, especially with the little flower sprigs on it. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk and I hope you get good results from your tests.
Diana #31

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely card, Carol! I like the addition if the pearls. Good luck with your home card classes - sounds like a good idea! Thanks for visiting earlier and reading some of my other posts too. I really appreciate it! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

Ali H said...

Hope all your card plans come together - like the one you have shared so far ! Thanks for your visit earlier Ali '21

Neet said...

Thinking of you!
Love the business of your desk in photo 1 and the banner card in the second photo. Lovely pastel colours.
Hugs, Neet 1 (with a very sore finger preventing her typing properly)

Whimcees said...


Your workdesk looks anything BUT boring! :<) So many interesting items! Your card is very pretty! Wishing you a happy week!


Barbara Diane

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear that you are also in the early stages of dealing with cancer, Carol. I do hope and pray you will have a successful outcome to treatment. 6 months seems a long time to wait! The waiting is the hardest part, I think.

Lovely card. I do like the idea of cutting stamps apart. I've been known to do this, too! Makes them much more versatile.

Thank you for your lovely comment - I know you understand what I am going through at the moment. Thank you so much for your prayers - they mean such a lot to me. I have been hanging on to Romans 8:28 which says it all for me - I know that whatever happens to me is in God's plan and I must not worry! Glad you like my embroidery.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #48

glitterandglue said...

Some lovely things on your desk, Carol. Great card. Enjoy your classes. We are starting a multi-craft group within our church tomorrow evening. First task - to knit crowns for the children in the school we support in Kyehimba, Uganda! Maybe silk paper making next month!!!
I trust your health stays good, Carol - may God grant you His peace as you await your next mammogram.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #33

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for good news on the health front. Always a scary time.
Lovely looking stamps.
Thanks for sharing
Catiecuddles #71

Kelly said...

Pretty card. Looking forward to other projects during your new business. And here I thought you were suppose to cut the stamps apart. Not an optional thing! LOL I cut mine apart frequently. hehe Creative Blessings! Kelly #56