Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday's Monet Moment





Happy Monday!

Today's is Bella's first day of school! I can't believe she's a 6th grader already!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Flower Friday











Hello, Friends! It's Friday!!! Wow, this week has flown by! I've been slowly working on some pocket letters...I keep starting new ones without finishing the others, lol! I'll have some COMPLETED ones to show you soon! Stay tuned! :D

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #323



Good morning, Friends! Actually for me it's already afternoon, because I am now coming to you from South Korea!!! Yes, we have successfully moved and I am crafting in a new country AND continent!!! Ah, the joys of a military lifestyle, lol! While we do have the things we brought with us, and our small(er) shipment of unaccompanied baggage has arrived, we are still awaiting our household goods shipment. Which means that 98% of my crafting things (including my desk!) are still in transit...literally on a slow boat to China!! *wink* But between what I brought with me, what has already arrived and what I have ordered in the (almost) month of living here, I have a fairly nice collection of goodies. I've learned a thing or two about what's "necessary" to make me happy in crafting terms, so this move was the most successful as far as that goes. Of course, that won't keep me from complaining about wishing I had everything else too!!!

For those wondering what this is all about, please check out Ms. Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, and get all the info on the world-wide looky-lu on other crafter's desks!!

 My "desk" this week:

First clue....it isn't a desk, but my loaner dining room table!!! I have new respect and empathy for those crafters who must make do with a non-desk, that must be cleared away for every meal!!! I've had my Stamping Studio pretty much as long as I've been a stamper and never before had to go through this phase!!! It's a royal pain in the rear!!! Although, my husband has just left today for a field exercise, so I can keep my mess out for about two weeks without any complaints.

I have jumped on-board the Pocket Letter train, and you can see four in-progress letters. I seem to be better at starting them than finishing them!!! I'm hoping that having more alone time in the next couple of weeks will enable my mojo to kick into gear.

To the left, you will see the tray of stamps (many with dies also in the plastic envelope) I have to work with. Anyone who has been here before and has seen my room, knows this is a small collection!!! However, it has many of my favorites and things I chose knowing the projects I would be working on while I waited.

This brown drawer is one of six from my previous room, but holds about two drawer's worth of dies. Most of the dies I now use are the wafer thin type, and put on magnetic sheets. This is something I mailed to myself in advance because it was really heavy! Then when we got here I ordered a new Big Shot to use them.

Most essential tools! I had the white box with me (stamp blocks, ink pads, etc), as well as my paper trimmer. The drawer set arrived in our first shipment, so I got lucky having everything on hand fairly quickly.

Box of various crafting orders!!! Yes, I went a little nutz, lol! I got caught up on my monthly Distress Ink colors, as well has some paper packs, washi tapes, flowers and other "pretties". All in the name of Pocket Letters!!!!

So that's my "desk"! I hope you will leave an encouraging comment before you hop off to the next desk!!! Are you also a Pocket Letter fan? Let me know if you would like to swap with me!! Until next time....Stamp Happy!!!

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