Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I'm Back At My Desk

If you are accustomed to coming around on Wednesdays and seeing my desk you notices I was absent last week.  And for good reason!  I was at a 4 day scrapbook retreat called the Cactus Crew Scrapbooking Crop.  I don't scrapbook but boy, did I  get some cards made!  So today, I'm back.  I finished unpacking all my rolling totes yesterday morning, got stuff put away, finished some partially done projects, and opened a large box of goodies I had ordered.

But as you know if you've been following me I usually take part in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and my desk is finishing a project (just 1 to go!).  This is all put together by Julia at the Stamping Ground and it's week 533.

I have on my work mat a purple tub that I made my own glue sponge.  Works pretty good.  I found the small tub, cut a Cello sponge to fit, and added Elmer's Heavy Duty glue.  I was careful to let each addition of glue sit and swell the sponge until I got to the consistency I wanted.  Next to it is a card that I just used the glue on some tiny word die cuts. Worked pretty good! Next to that is my Bloom Tool (aka Tool-In-One by Spellbinders) sold by Fun Stampers Journey.  Then the pile of goodies that came in while I was gone.  I'll be showing those on a FB live video at 10 am my time (Arizona, mountain standard time - we don't do daylight savings).

I will show you a couple cards I made at the Crop.  I used some PhotoPlay paper we got as a gift and an embossing folder I won. The sparkly pineapple was part of a prank one friend played on another.  That was a hoot!

So please now head over to the Stamping Ground and join in on the fun!  Catch you around the web!

Stampin Carol


glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. Oh my - a four day scrapbook retreat?! I don't scrapbook either, so, like you, I would have had to take other things to do... Those two cards look fun.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Helen said...

You've had a busy week. Happy woyww Helen #4

Lillianb said...

Happy WOYWDW great to have a busy week and a four day retreat sounds fun,

Lilian B #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I did miss you and had forgotten you were going on the retreat! I'm so glad you had a great time (very productive too, so a win-win situation!) Well done on making your own grey sponge, it sounds like it'll be very useful for all sorts of projects!
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Caro said...

Wow! a four day crafting retreat of any description sounds like heaven to me - lucky you and it sounds like you got lots of crafting done as well. Have a lovely week. With Love & God Bless, Caro x (#8)

Dorlene Durham said...

I'd love to spend some time at a retreat. I'm hoping to do so soon! Love your glue pad idea. What a great item to have for those small things. Have a great week. Dorlene #23

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh yes! a retreat fabulous! Loving the cards and your nice tidy desk too. Have a lovely week and a very happy woyww, Angela x13x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Carol, four days crafting.. that’s really something! I’d love that but prob not have the stamina.. no idea on the photo play paper at all guess google knows but no time, lovely pineapple card too.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #3

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Unknown said...

Carol, thank you for mentioning my retreat on your blog!! Imagine my surprise when i did a routine google of my business and found your blog!! It was very nice to have you at our Aloha retreat and your cards are gorgeous!! I hope you and your friends come back this year!