Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WOYWW 11-25-15

Well, here we are at another Wednesday! And here across the pond, it's also the day before our big feast day, Thanksgiving. So today is also known as I-can't-believe-how-much-I-still-have-to-do day!!

I really didn't think I had been that productive this past week until I lined up my things for the photo. Then I was pleasantly surprised!

The card on the left is a birthday card for my son-in-law. I stenciled the leaves using my Scrapboss and then filled them in using my new watercolor pens. I made the background using a cotton ball and ink.

The middle item is a book of babysitting coupons for my daughter and son-in-law that I made for a Christmas gift (fortunately they don't read my blog). The coupons are a template from Microsoft, but I made the cover myself.

The card on the right is a card I made at the Scrapbook Expo with Fun Stampers Journey. They provided all of the materials. I'm sending it to a Facebook acquaintance who requested cards for a family member going through a difficult time.

I would appreciate prayers for my daughter's father-in-law. He is back in the ICU with possible pneumonia. He is also very depressed because he is on disability. Thanks.

Well, I should go and get to work! Have a great day and holiday! Be sure to visit to see some other talented crafters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WOYWW 11-18-15

It's Wednesday again, time for our weekly blog hop where we get to take a peek at each other's desks and see what's going on!

This week I have been working on a birthday card for my son-in-law, as well as finishing up some Christmas cards. Here's my photo:

I apologize for the darkness. For some reason this website won't allow me to upload edited photos from my Kindle.

I used my recently bought Scrapboss to stencil leaves and then used watercolor pens to color them in. This is my very first time using the pens. I'll use a small panel to stamp the sentiment. The background was made by patting a cotton ball on an ink pad and then daubing the panel. 

I'm committed to making a dozen Christmas cards for residents of homes for developmentally delayed adults, so I'm trying to finish those up.

Thank you to everybody who expressed concern for my granddaughter. She is okay, somewhat. Her cough got better after seeing the doctor, even though nothing was prescribed, but her mom got a stomach bug and then she got it (I'm avoiding them both!). It's always something, huh?

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out to see some other desks of some really talented crafters!

Vive la France!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WOYWW 11-11-15

Here we are at Wednesday again! Two more weeks until Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas season starts! (Well, for most, anyway. My English blood says no, the first day of Christmas is Dec. 25th, and for 11 more days after that. But just try telling my fellow Americans that . . . )

Another busy couple of weeks for our household. My daughter's father-in-law was gravely ill last week. Thankfully, he has recovered somewhat and is in a nursing home for rehab for the next few weeks. So I took a break from Christmas cards and made him a get well card. Here it is in the making:

It isn't quite finished yet. I still have to attach the front panel, and will place a distressed oval with the sentiment Get Well Soon on the bottom left. I think it looks nice and cheery and hope it will cheer him up a bit.

The granddaughter who lives with us, along with her mom, still isn't quite healthy. She has a bad cough and my daughter finally listened to me about taking her back to the doctor. So that is what I'll be doing this afternoon. Her cousin had croup a couple of weeks ago, so she could have that. We'll see!

Now that you've visited me, please take a gander at to check out some super talented crafters! Happy Wednesday everyone! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WOYWW 11-4-15

This is what my desk looks like today. Nothing new, just trying to finish up some Christmas cards. I hope to design some new ones and also work on a couple of Thanksgiving themed cards before next week.

Thank you to all of you commenters last week. I didn't have much time to visit a lot of blogs, but hope to do better this week. This week has been a little crazy too, with an in-law relative in intensive care. My granddaughter has a mild ear infection, and now a cough, and is on antibiotics. But she seems to be otherwise healthy and is full of vim and vigor like usual!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out to see some very talented crafters at work!