Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ducks and Desks

What does ducks have to do with desks?  Nothing but they have a lot to do with my post today.  It's WEDNESDAY!!  And, if you've been following me for any length of time, you know I take part in an international blog hop today of desks and crafting spaces.  The head desker, Julia of the Stamping Ground, started this 6 years ago next week!  I joined in about 2 years ago and love visiting many ladies whom I feel I've become friends with.  (Is that a dangling participle??)  Anyway, my desk today (actually late yesterday afternoon) is getting busy making ATCs to swap at the Fun Stampers Journey 1st annual convention June 4 - 6 in Scottsdale, AZ (a suburb of Phoenix).  I have my Fancy Fold card swap and Summer themed swap done but cannot post those this until June.  And now for my desk....

I am in the process of cutting 30 bases.  I'm using my large Tonic cutter as my portable is broken and I really need to find a new one.  (I've not had the best of luck with Fiskars so does anyone have a brand they like?)  You can see the new paper (available with the catalog reveal at convention) and a set of stamps under it (which I'll not be using for these).  And far left you can see the broken arm of my small Tonic cutter (which I loved!) sitting on the cutter.

Our great grandson turns 5 in a week and he love to fish and such.  I had no fish stamps but since one of the gifts he wants is a hunting dog I decided to do a hunting themed card.   The text stamp is from Fun Stampers Journey and the large image is from Red Rubber Designs called "Masterpiece".

I love the rough look of the text and most of my birthday stamps are fancier or in script which I didn't want for this card.  This looks a bit distressed, maybe a bit too much but I had nothing that matched the text of the large image.

Ok, you've reached the end of my post.  I would like to invite you back on Saturday as I'll be taking part in a blog hop with Operation Write Home.  They will be shutting down later this year and I've enjoyed joining in their challenges.  They've sent out thousands of cards to U.S. troops over the years.  So please come on back and take the tour.  I'm sure there'll be over a hundred of us taking part.

And from here please head over the the Stamping Ground to see the links to all of us desk hoppers.  Grab your coffee (or tea, or water....) and enjoy!


Mariane said...

There are so many ways to be busy, I believe. I am sure that little buy would love his card.... :) Thank you ever so much for sharing.

Kind regards

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great card and I love the slightly bobbly font! But what's shame that Operation Write Home is finishing....I would have thought that something which helps the Armed Forces and Crafting Addiction would have been worth carrying on with!!
Thanks for dropping by,
hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carole, shame about the Operation Write Home is closing, bet there will be lots of disappointed people. Many thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela x 21

Scrapthology said...

I think it's a great card which I'm sure he'll love.

Marit said...

OK...something went wrong with commenting so I type this again at the risk of commenting double...

Thanks for your visit earlier. Such a cool card you made for your great-grandson! I love the manly look of it and I'm sure he will love it too and feel like a big boy! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #35

Nikki said...

No clue on a good portable cutter seeing my old one was a ruler and exacto blade. It's always tough to create cards for boys, I'm sure he's going to love this one :)
Happy late WOYWW hugs Nikki 5

Julia Dunnit said...

Me too, just love the imperfection of that text. Like my crappy old typewriter but better!
I have a CARL cutter..small and large and would just about fight for one if I was without either, so I understand yout Toinic pain!