Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Back to My Workdesk

 I'm back home from the retreat!  Oh my gosh but was it fun! Our desks were well spaced and all wore masks except when sitting at our desks. I got so much accomplished and bought so much fun stuff for upcoming classes and for myself.  But today I'm back to joining in with Julia of the Stamping Ground and the gals who are brave enough to show what their desks look like. This is week 610.


My desk is well after I unloaded Sunday and put stuff away Monday after I got home from work. Also on Monday I finished embellishing the cards I made (over 20) that needed it. Then Monday evening I took pictures of my projects for my posts.  


I purchased some Echo Park paper from one of the vendors at the retreat and made these 2 cards. I only liked about 1/2 the paper but used a piece I didn't like as the base of the slimline card.




I used the stickers that came in the pack to make the focal points. I like the paper I used in the circle in the top closeup. 

I also purchased a desk item that holds my glue upside down.  It was made using a 3D printer.


Isn't this a hoot!! I love it! It could have been just a bit deeper for my glue.

I hope you head over to the Stamping Ground. And, if you're so inclined, please leave me a comment.

Stampin Carol

The Lord gives widsom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.   Proverbs 2:6

19 comments:

Camilla Fisher said...

My hubby's just got himself a 3-D printer and I could do with something like your cactus for my liquid glue. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah Brennan said...

SO glad the retreat went well and that you all had fun Carol. Some cool new supplies and papers there. Great cards too. Stay safe. Sarah #5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I’m so glad you had a good time at the retreat! You made some great stuff and the 3D printed cactus made me hoot, it’s fab!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Mary Anne said...

Ha! I totally need one of those glue holders! My glue has a point top on the tip end and a flat top on the flat end - makes sense, but I wished they were reversed. Makes more sense to have the pointy top fill of glue. Ah well. Retreats? What are those? I've almost forgotten, but not QUITE. Miss them. Cute cards, too!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Lisa-Jane said...

What a clever cactus?! It looks like it should do something at the bottom where the gap is - is that for something else? So glad you had fun at your retreat, not jealous at all... much! Hugs definitely in order today, Lisa-Jane #10

Caro said...

The cactus is great and I love the creativity on display today. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#20)

Helen said...

Glad the retreat was a success, and safe, too. Love the cactus! Helen #2

Felicia said...

Carol, so glad you made it back safe and sound from your retreat...and...had a great time! I bet it was fun. I've always wanted to do a crafty retreat. Maybe one day? I love BOTH of your cards. Too cute....who doesn't love coffee...and friends! LOL What a clever cactus tool! It's cute, but just the something I'd knock over into a million pieces! I'm a huge klutz! Stay safe and healthy and blessings to you! Felicia #30

Spyder said...

A t3D printer, wouldn't that be fun, it won't be long before every one will have one! Sounds like you really had fun! Stay safe, Keep on crafting! Happy WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #26!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a great glue holder, i'm forever looking for something to put my glue in upside down. Glad you enjoyed the retreat, i'm sure you came back buzzing with many ideas. Tracey #36

Diana Taylor said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the Retreat - and lots of new goodies too. I love the cards - great papers, and the glue holder is fab - what a great idea.
Hope you have good week, stay safe and well,
Diana xx #21

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh for the chance to go to a retreat. So glad you got away and enjoyed it! It’s inspirationally invigorating! I cry nearly bought that Echo Park pad too, but like you, found there was more designs that I didn’t want, although coffee is such a great subject for papers and stickers, but I would have preferred a brighter palette. The glue holder is genius..I will uncover the thing I use so that it shows in my desk photos next week. It’s not a glamorous cactus, I can tell you!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Your desk is clean when I craft my desk becomes a mess too which tells that we are crafting. stay safe and blessed

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. So glad you had such fun at the retreat. My word - what a time you had. I like the cards you have made with some of your purchases. Well done. The cactus glue holder is cute! I see it has provoked comments galore.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, I'm late this week getting round everyone as mum is in a nursing home and we had to take her some stuff yesterday as well as going for our vaccine. Pleased you had a good time and they kept you safe. Love the glue holder it really made me smile Lol! Wishing you a very happy belated woyww, Angela x18x

creativeseconds.com said...

HI! I'm glad you had fun at your retreat. Great cards and your glue holder is adorable! Would be good for a stickle tube too :) Enjoy the weekend ahead ~ Love, Karen#28

Crafting With Jack said...

Glad you enjoyed your retreat. Your cactus glue holder looks both fun and useful. Angela #12

Shoshi said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your retreat, Carol. It looks as if you had fun. I'm not sure what eco paper is... The 3-D printed cactus is adorable!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

Susan Renshaw said...

Very envious that you could go on a retreat - but glad you had a good time!
I NEED one of those upside down glue pots! Actually I tend to use recycled tubes of various sizes!
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Update on here in Victoria – we are in a snap lockdown again – hopefully only for a few days – but 5k limit, no visitors or gatherings, only leave the house for the 4 special reasons, only essential shops open…
And the rainbow lorikeets are eating our peaches!
Susan #22
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