Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WOYWW 395 and a Start on My Planner

Can you believe this is the LAST Wednesday and WOYWW post this year?  Oh, do you know what WOYWW means?  It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and this is the 395th week this blog tour has been going on.  I remember when I started about week 185 (that's the number stuck in my head but I'm not going to look to verify) there was over 100 participating.  Now it's under 50.  Oh well.  But if you want to know more you have to head over to our head desker Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground.

Ok, my desk, and it's rather busy as I prepare for my "Love Is In the Air" class on January 27 next year. But I'm not showing any of those cards yet. Maybe Friday.

There's lots here. Paper, dies,  my new Misti yet unopened, a HUGE roll of foam tape (I used instead of pricey pop dots), and my Amaze die cut machine.  Just click on the photo to enlarge.  I haven't stamped for a week so am working like crazy!

 I'm starting a Planner and have slowly started to decorate it.  I have birthdays and anniversaries already entered and a few other special "dates".

This planner is about 7 1/2" x 10".  I stamped my name and such to personalize it more.  (Planner, stamps, etc. from the company I'm with.)  I love this cool shiny blueish green cover and the photo doesn't come very close to it's color.  The cover did make stamping a bit more difficult and took forever for the stamped images to dry.  I did smudge the center top star a bit.

This is the cover for my January calendar.  I stamped snowflakes all over and added Crystal Stickles.
I'm nowhere near as fancy as others but I like the more simple pages that don't add oodles of bulk.

This is a die cut pocket (opening on other side) and a die cut arrow. Since I'm going to Las Vegas next month for a conference the pocket can hold receipts for car fuel, food, whatever. This die was made for a personal sized planner so I covered the holes and repunched to fit this larger planner. Worked pretty good.

Ok, I'm done.  I missed joining last week due to SO much happening and I had to work with priorities.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I pray for a great new year!  See you next year!  God bless!


April said...

Love the hearts. I hope you will share your card design for Valentine. I am needing inspiration. :-) I bought a little planner for this year too. Now if only I will use it!
April #18

Kathyk said...

FAB selection of Christmas gifts, loving the journal too

Happy New Year and WOYWW


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do like your planner Carol...already for the year ahead. All those possibilities 😊😊 May 2017 be full of health and happiness!!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxxx

Helen said...

I am taking a break from making birthday cards (I have several in January and trying to get ahead..) to visit a few more desks. Happy New Year. Helen #1

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, awesome planner!Hope you had a good Christmas. I've just ordered a MISTI, as one of our online stores had a 20% discount on everything, including pre-orders for them, so it was too much of a bargain to pass up! Hope you have a good week, and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Shaz #3 xx

sandra de said...

Great idea to decorate your planner and make it truly individual. Have a great 2017.
sandra de @7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, hope you get organised in time for your class but I'm sure you will. I noticed you have a misti, I so love mine and have a new one in the 12x12 size that my mum bought me for Christmas so can't wait to use it. Have a great woyww, Angela x 6

Sharon said...

Lovely planner! What a great way to start the New Year.

Sharon K #19

Shoshi said...

I love how you've personalised your new planner, Carol - it's really cool! The cover is gorgeous - all pearly looking. So great to start the new year with something so shiny and new! Lovely embellishments on the first page, too. Great work! Thank you for your visit and you are right - the album is mostly organised now. I'm hoping to spend some time on it today and who knows how much progress I can make in a day?

Happy belated WOYWW and happy New Year.
Shoshi #26

Artatag said...

Super planner! Thanks for sharing!

Happy WOYWW and New Year

Gabriele 29

Artatag said...

Your planner looks very nice, I like all the snowflakes you added! A Happy New Year 2017!
Gabriele 29