Tuesday, 4 October 2016

WOYWW #383

Well it is Wednesday and it has for sure gone by fast but this is the day to hop around and to see might be lying around so many wonderful creative friends desks. If you are new to all of this hop over to Julia's our great founder of this and join in the fun.

Okay well not much going on really but working on a new double layout for Halloween. Not even close to being done as I just can not decide on what paper really fits with the creepy effect I want. Hoping I do get sometime in the next few days to get working on it again. My desk did look like a bomb of paper went off with the piles of every Halloween paper I own right across both tables but I cleaned up........

To make the crinkled up paper with distress ink of I think five different colours and then spray water over to let the ink move around. Added a tad to much so before I started supper the other day my paper went first into the low temp of the oven to dry fast..... Should really use oven to bake cookies.....not my craft stuff. Something my one daughter always says some moms bake cookies and my mom bakes paper or what ever I have in there. I know I did say last week about a giveaway I am planning but the last few days just got away from me and should have it ready to post for next week as I do hope to get into my room later this week. Short and sweet post as I really haven't done much with trying to recover from the lung infection but it still hanging in so I will be heading back to the doctors I go. 

Just want to say to everyone thank you so much for visiting me last week and leaving me such wonderful comments. Ok well off to head to as many desks as I can before taking my little hair babies to the groomers for a well need bath and tidy to come home looking handsome.

Have a FABULOUS Wednesday everyone.
💕 Hugs ~Anne 💕

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

WOYWW #382

YAH  IT'S  WEDNESDAY and if you know about this great desk hopping around the world to check in on what everyone has been up to. If you would like to know more about this pop over to Julia's site and join in the fun and make some great new friends. 

Okay so what you have come to see is my desk but first I missed last week due to me getting a chest infection and am on antibiotics and feeling somewhat better but not 100% yet. So I haven't done anything really but before I was really ill I did start redoing my stamp storage again. I figured out I am not a binder person and the system just wasn't working for me, I prefer to flip though.

So I pulled out my FUSE tool and used heavy duty page protectors to make any size I needed and for those small stamps I cut apart the baseball card page protectors for those. I am so loving this new system but still have a way to go to finish the box sitting on the floor waiting to get there cover made.  
This is my DIY version from buying all those plastic storage that is being sold from so many 
companies and using what I have. I also have put the matching dies behind the stamp sets and am 
liking that so easy to find and all together. 

I also am showing the page protectors I used as the thin cheap ones I was using just we're not as good as these ones I bought some time back ago from staples. The tiny box underneath is for my sister Nikki some goodies for here and the box above is full a scrapbook goodies for a world wide giveaway but just will be posting it soon for all to enter and have a chance to win.

Since I really haven't done much thought I might show what is stored in the boxes piled on the bookshelf well just two of them I have a button collection on the to the left and my sequence to the right and yes this is large hoard stash but I have had some of this for about a decade. Yes time to get the boxes off the shelf and used my stash. No overly creative storage as it is only the basic photo boxes but only has one kinda item in each one I have labeled and easy to locate when I need them.

Here is my other table full of goodies I am selling just haven't posted a detailed list and took a few pictures to show and this is just some as I am still downsizing so if you see anything or need more details in the stash I spread out just email me and will sell cheap and the cost of shipping and will be happy to send it on its way. 

Thanks for visiting today and I want to say thank you for everyone who leaves such wonderful comments I enjoy each and everyone. Have a super fantastic Wednesday everyone. 
Hugs ~Anne L

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

WOYWW #380

I can not believe it is Wednesday already where did the time go. If you are new to our Wednesday's head over to our fearless leader Julia's, join in the fun and to learn more the link is below to her blog.

Well here is my desk really not much has changed from last week as I am still working on September challenge and it just is taking its time to get done. To the right is another wink a Stella pen and my stamp set from lawn fawn my sister gave me for my birthday and when I went for my holiday earlier this summer I picked up the die to go with it. I have left it there so I remember as soon as this layout is done I MUST start on making some Christmas cards. 

As you can see to the left is a new paper collection, well this collection is what I won and two other women won the same for completing the summer challenge for the local scrapbook store, Scrapbooks Made Simple where I live. Here is a close up of the paper pack.

It is Carta Bella Summer Loving what a great prize for all of us to win. Well really that is about it as for three days my DH and I where in the car heading down to Calgary and back for a quick meeting he had and then out to dinner for a nice  anniversary dinner before heading back home early the next morning. So that's about all I have really done and it is a short post. Thank you to everyone who visited last week and commented it really means so much to me to read them all. Have a great week and I am off to hop around to as many desks as I can. 
Hugs ~Anne 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

WOYWW #379

Yes it is Wednesday and this means WOYWW and if you are new to this head over to our wonderful creator Julia Stamping Ground so go check out and join the great fun all of us have every Wednesday with a great bunch of creative friends.

So to my desk.......

Here I am working on this months layout challenge for the local scrapbook store. I have a pile of stickers in the left hand corner, pulled them out from my stash and at the top is paper and stuff that came in the kit to use. I decided to make some embellisments from the paper using glossy accents and doing some fussy cutting out. And late last Wednesday I finally finished the summer challenge and here is the layout.

With the help of my oldest hole punching out the ants and glueing black sequence to there butts. The yellow flowers are extras I made and just sitting in my stash. The green grass is cut out from a Cricut cartridge and I embossed two squares and layered them under to add a napkin under the blanket. The layout sits on my album that holds all the challenges I have done over the past year. 

Haven't been up to much as I am still under the weather from last week. My DH and I are going away  to celebrate our 22sd wedding anniversary Saturday and we are leaving the kids for the weekend at home. 

I want to say thank you to everyone who visited and left me wonderful comments that I enjoy reading each one. I am off to hop around to such creative desk owners. Have a amazing Wednesday to everyone. 
Hugs ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

WOYWW #378

It's Wednesday and it is time to see what has landed on my desk in the since last week. 

This is my desk late Tuesday night and yes I did tidy it a bit as I seemly lost my ruler under piles of paper and goodies. 

I am in a race to finish the last of the summer challenge layouts and I have finished 5 in the last 48 hours with one left to do later Wednesday afternoon. Glad I didn't take a picture of the floor as there is a ton of scrap paper that is laying everywhere since my daughter and me have been working on our happy planners and then doing the layouts.  On the desk is a bowl of ice cream my DH gave me since I have lost my voice and when I talk sounds like a frog. In the top left corner is my paper collection from photo play the happy glamper and to the far right I found 100 crayola pencil crayons, more so to practice my coloring with before I get a better set. I once again put away the stuff I picked up last week on our trip to Edmonton for my brother in law so I guess no peeking at that. The test went well for him and the doctors are now deciding to do a by pass soon and cross there fingers that will help, but he is at home resting from it all and back to waiting for the doctors to pick a date. 

Here is a quick shot of all the layouts to date and if you notice to the right is my ATG gun in a homemade stand from wood blocks and elastic bands and I love it no more hunting for it under paper or it sticking to where it shouldn't. Okay a few close up of the 5 layouts...

Well that's about it as this week is still rolling in to crazy tomorrow I get my car back from the shop, school starts for my youngest on Thrusday and it feels like winter so I will be in a race to get everything done outside before the first snow fall and I am crossing my fingers, knocking on wood it doesn't come soon but we do have heat on its getting that chill in the air.

Thank you to everyone last week for visiting and leaving me such beautiful comments to read. I am off to see what everyone else has been up to. Have a fantastic Wednesday and thanks for visiting today. 
Hugs ~Anne 🤗

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

WOYWW #377

 Well boy has time really flowing by for me and I am back from a short break for WOYWW. Head over to our wonderful Julia's site who created all this amazing desk hopping.

Let me start out by saying my husband and I decided to go on a 9 day trip to Kelowna, British Columbia to visit his family, flight was booked and we where off in less then 24 hours the last week of July til til first week of August. It was just a vacation for the two of us and left our children at home but let me say their 20, 18 and almost 17 now and ground rules where laid down firm. We have great girls to.......and they where all fine and so house.

So what have I been up to lately......

Here is an over look of my work space and yes it has been all tidied and cleaned up as my oldest daughter spilled her coffee and it seemly went over both tables and at that time you could not see either table as it has been a dumping ground with things I have purchased and been making. I am glad to say after a month I have put it all away.

Here is a close up of my new Happy Planner I picked up and right beside it is a large pile of printed stickers. I do not have my Cricut hocked up to the craft room so I am fussy cutting them all out and yes it seems crazy to print out so many at once but we are using my husbands printer due to all the colour cartridges he has for his.......he thought he needed colour but not as many as he goes though black so much more with all the documents at work. So bonus for me I have only used one full one and have so many more to go.

Here is the other table with the album in the top I just have to put a few photo matts in and decorate the cover. The pen and glue runner is for my dear sister in law Josie who loved the album when they came for a visit in earlier July. So I am going to finish it all up and send it in the mail soon. The album is a new one I made as soon as we got back from vacation just had to play with paper and glue as it had been so long. I am just adding the photo mats and a bit of decorating and this one will be done. 

Also I did finish another one of my summer layouts for the local stores challenge and 6 left to do by the end of August....not sure I will make it but I am loving the ones I have made and have a few others on the go but did loss a few things due to the coffee spill and it really isn't to noticeable on this layout as I did my best to clean it up.

Just want to say thank you to everyone who is visiting and leaves me such wonderful comments as it trully brightens my day.  I am going to try my best today to hop around to as many desks as I can before we leave to Edmonton as my husband and I are taking his brother for heart surgery as it is a drive to get there and he has to be there for Thursday early morning. We're back to Friday afternoon and then we are leaving next week down to Calgary for business meeting for his company. So I will do my best to get around and to everyone have a fantastic week.

Hugs ~Anne 😎

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

WOYWW #371

Hello everyone and it's Wednesday so is is desk peeking time and if you are new to this pop over to Lunch Lady Jan's site as she is leading the pack while our dear Julia is recovering from surgery. Have fun and join in to a desk hop every Wednesday to see what such creative friends are up to.

Well to my desk or I should more say desks as I taken up two this last week. Okay here is a snap shot of desk one......


Well I have almost finished the mini album just decorating the front cover which is seeming to take its sweet time as I am not exactly sure what to put on it. When I am completely finished I will post up detailed pictures. and to the left is the paper pad and coloured distressed paper I used. So basicly it sitting on my main desk so if I do come up with an idea it is ready to finish.Now to desk two....

Here is my summer challenge I am doing at the local scrapbooking store which entails making eight 12x12 layouts for the for July and August. I did make a post earlier which has a detailed list of the items I received in my kit.Here is the link if you want to see all the items
As you can see I have started one of the layouts not yet finished but when I am finished but it is a camping layout. I do have some ideas started for other layouts as they are piling up in the top left hand corner not sure I will use them all but am having fun with my Cricut cutting things out when I have a minute here and there. In the mini photo case is he embellisments that came in the kit so not to get mixed up with other things that float around my desk and I did pick up a few wood shapes that I might use on them also ....who knows at this point but once this one is done 7 left to go.

Yes and I also received some mail my ATC from Sue Jone from the WOYWW anniversary swap which is gorgeous love the hand pained flower must remember to ask her what she used to colour it in I love the vibrant colors and the shine to it. The left is a pocket letter from my sister Nikki Halloween style and it was a great surprise from here and I know it isn't a true pocket letter and there is no note but really where sister and no letter required besides two extra pockets for

There flip side of the pocket letter which holds one set of coloured images I so love of hers and a few extra blank stamped out ones for me to colour. I am not the best at colour in images but practice makes perfect....maybe.

There it is seemed to be a tad longer post then I thought it would be there goes my keep it quick. I will try to hop to as many desks as I can but I am doing a few things around the house before my sister in law and her family shows up thrusday to stay with us for a bit and then I work in the afternoon so I am sorry if I don't get around to everyone but will I will try my best to get to as many as I can. Also I would like to say thank you to everyone who popped by last week and left comments for me and it trully brighten my day 😎. Have a fantastic WOYWW everyone and a wonderful week.
Hugs ~Anne