Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Welcome to my Desk

Wednesday... again?  Wasn't it Wednesday just a few days ago?  It does seem that the days are passing quickly.  But soon they will begin to drag for me as I prepare to head to Wyoming to see our son, his wife, our grandson, our granddaughter and her husband, and our 2 great grandsons.  Seems when you're looking forward to something like that time starts to drag on and on.  But today is a special day.  It's WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY.  Yep,  you get the opportunity to view my desk in whatever shape it happens to be in.  And you also get to view desks all over Europe and the U.S.!  This fun blog hop is organized by head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground.

I'm starting a project of either birthday cards (2 birthdays first few days of May) or maybe Mother's Day.  I send M D cards to our daughter, daughters-in-law, and oldest granddaughter.  I do get a bit sad when making these as I don't make one for my mom anymore as she passed in June of 2014.  But I get happy thinking about those I do send to.  Kinda strange to go both directions in emotions like that.

Oh, I need to tell you about my desk...  Far left is a set of Heart dies with the smallest on a piece of card stock in the center of my desk.   To the right are my tools (scissors, creaser, Bloom Tool (similar to Spellbinders Tool-in-One) and ATG adhesive gun.  Yes, I'm busy.

Last week was our daughter-in-law's birthday and she is so hard to buy for.  I found a fun sign at Hobby Lobby that I altered a bit.  Her and our son built a large patio in their back yard that prompted this purchase.

I didn't see a sign about a patio so I got this.  I added 2 different colors of Stickles to embellish the sign.

Hubby thought this was great.  I think it's a bit corny but I did make her a nice card.

I used stamps and paper that is in our Spring into Summer mini catalog.  A bit of Glaze to give the lemonade and lemons a shine and it turned out just like I wanted.

Ok, yeah, I know, my post is a bit long this week.  But now you're at the end and please head over to the Stamping Ground to get to the links to all willing to show you their work areas.  Grab your favorite beverage as the list of deskers is growing!


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, love that sign! Most of my family are hard to buy for, I am just grateful for internet shopping! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

My name is Cindy said...

Great card Carol!! Love the gloosy jar and lemons. Happy Wednesday, Cindy #29

Artatag said...

Great cards! Also love that glossy stuff! Makes it lively somehow!
Gabriele 53

LisaDV said...

Love the card. You did a fantastic job on the sign too. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV #48

Lindart said...

I love the lemonade card - reminds me of summer. I was day dreaming about lemonade the other day! It's so nice to be able to look forward to seeing all that family - great- grandchildren too! I'm still waiting for grandchildren, doubt if I will ever see great-grandchildren! I'm sure the Back Porch sign will be greatly appreciated - it's very pretty! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #57

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that back porch sign and I'm sure your daughter did too!! A perfect,personalised present...couldn't get better really 😃💖
I hope you have a truly wonderful time with your family, there's nothing like it eh?
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Sharon said...

That's a great back porch sign and unique! Nobody else will have one.

The card looks fantastic.

Have a great trip
Sharon K #49

BJ said...

Oh nice heart dies, bit more curly than mine. Happy WOYWW - BJ #17.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome lemonade card--those lemons and the pitcher are so shiny! I really like those fat heart dies on your desk. Very cool. Thanks for visiting earlier! PJ #61

Diana Taylor said...

I love the card, and the shine is really great. The sign is cute too and I'm sure your DIL will love it. Thanks for the visit to mine earlier, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #28

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your sign and makes. Great post & desk. Take care Zo xx 35

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, thanks for the visit to mine. Finished the shrine and will post it soon. Love your cards especially the yellow one, so colourful. Have a great week and happy belated woyww, Angela x 25

Kelly said...

I love tweaking things I buy... pesonalizing them. You did a FAB job on the sign. Love the shine on the lemonade/ lemon. The little touches make the difference! Creative Blessings! Kelly #43