Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #282

Welcome!! So glad you decided to drop in for a visit! I wasn't able to participate in last week's WOYWW, can't remember why but it probably had something to do with sleep or the lack thereof. Luckily, I had the very, very rare occurrence of a wonderful, full night's sleep last night!!!! That happens about once in three months or so, SO I'm going to make the most of the added energy today!

If you aren't acquainted with WOYWW, do be sure to check out Julia's blog, Stamping Ground and see what all the fuss is about! :D Nothing like having a peek into other crafter's rooms and getting inspiration from their crafty desks!

My desk this morning:
As you can see, the pile of stamps on the left has grown as the last of my orders has arrived. I'm in a mad dash to make my Christmas cards for the year! I refuse to "mass produce" my cards because it truly bores me to tears. If it gets down to the wire and I'm truly rushed, I'll make two of each, but I really don't like doing that. I've been making 2-3 a day most days so I think I'll just make it this year. Currently I'm set to make some gingerbread house cards, using my new-to-me set from Lawn Fawn, Sweet Christmas and their new matching dies. I've had the brilliant idea to stamp the house and gingerbread people on this SU Baked Brown Sugar card stock with white embossing powder to make it more realistic! Plus it's that much less coloring! The "candy" will be done on white card stock, and colored with Copics. (My Copics are in two trunk cases just to the left of my desk, out of view.) You will see some dies on the left in front of my most recent stamp purchases - I keep them on magnetic sheets that are backed with thin chipboard. I get so much more use out of my dies now that they are organized! Although I have all the Wink of Stella glitter pens, I use the clear one the most, so it's been staying on my desk to add bits of "glow" to my images. A really cool glitter pen!!! So that's about all that's happening so far on my desk. If you are interested, do check back later today and see my cards! I'm SO EXCITED to be making these!!!

Before you go, you have to see these stamps from Simon Says Stamp!
Two stamp sets (and matching dies!) for making "ugly" sweaters and vests!! LOVE IT!! I just couldn't resist these and these are on my list to use very, very soon!

Also, these arrived yesterday and are the last of my crafty orders for the year. We are moving next summer, so the push to save money needs to start ASAP. (I got these just before my self-imposed deadline!!!)
Critters in the Arctic and Critters in the Snow from Lawn Fawn! I have most of their "critter" collection and they are so much fun to color!!! Either with Copics or my Prismacolor pencils, they make the cutest cards. My oldest daughter just moved to Alaska, so I couldn't resist these!

Cards I made yesterday, using the Lawn Fawn set Trim The Tree.
This tree I stamped on DSP, but the other one I colored with Copics. I colored all the decorations and then used the matching dies to cut them out. I DO NOT fussy cut!!! This is an older stamp set, but they just started offering dies for some of their favorite, older sets. I used the Wink of Stella glitter pens here and there for a bit of shine, without overwhelming the image.
So there you have it - my desk for the week!! I hope you will leave a comment before moving to the next desk!! See you next week!

37 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Funny, I had a good night's sleep the other day too! Must be the position of the moon! I think it was new moon. I can't seem to sleep when it's full moon! Fab Christmas cards and that clear glitter pen sounds awesome! I use Stickles but they're more difficult to control than a pen. You can't blame a girl for wanting a bit of glitz! Have a sparkly week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there WOYWW neighbour! Love the cards and those stamps made me laugh!!
Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

Deanna said...

Congratulations on getting a good nights sleep. Woohoo!

You are making such cute and fun Christmas cards. Your work desk always looks so much more organized than mine. Actually mine is one hot mess right now!!!!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

All cute as can be - but I hate to alarm you by saying word verification is def. ON, at least for me. I suspect it's google trying to force people to log in to google in order to comment without needing verification. Oh well....


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jeannie, lovely cards. Well done at getting so many Christmas cards done too. My treatment is for Rectal Cancer- tablet chemo and Radiotherapy at the moment, before surgery. I've got a separate page on my blog with all the regular updates, just so people don't have to wade through it all amongst the crafting stuff! Not being able to sleep properly is horrible, Funny thing is, that now I work permanent nights, I sleep better during the day than I ever did when I tried to sleep at night! How weird is that? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Regina said...

So so happy you had a good's night sleep. ^_^ I can so relate to the sleepless nights. I'm beginning to think I might be turning into a zombie myself...BAHAHA

Your cards are beautiful as always. I have my Halloween card you made a few years ago in with my decorations and I always put the one you made me for Christmas on the shelf with those decorations. Love my cards!!!

Have missed ya girl. Hugs!!!

Regi

Monica said...

Last week had sleepless nights due to leg cramps. Now stretching before bed and hve made it from Sunday. Such an organized desk I am sure you will reach your goal before Christmas.
Monica 57

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun things to work with for your Christmas projects. Enjoy. Having some cool weather 38 this AM..but winds have died down. My son and family are in Ramstein until May of next year. We visited a year ago and Loved your Country. Have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

Intense Guy said...

Those ritters in the Arctic and Critters in the Snow look really neat!!!!

Anne said...

I rarely get a full nights sleep - how I long for one - would be great tonight as I have so much to do tomorrow. I also hate making lots of same card. Great cards and lots of stamps to have fun with. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #18

Ali H said...

Thanks for visitng - just love those new stamps * can't wait to see what you make with them ! The Christmas cards are looking great ! Ali #21

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like to make original Christmas cards for immediate family, but I come up with a single design for everyone else. Therefore, I'm very impressed that you won't do more than 2 of a kind. I don't use stamps a whole lot, but I certainly love the versatility of that ugly sweater and vest set. I saw a video of Kristina Werner use it, and it looks like fun. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

Shoshi said...

Awww thank you for your sweet and encouraging words, Jeannie! I have to disagree, though - those pieces are a disaster in my book! I suppose we're all a bit of a perfectionist at heart when it comes to our art, and I always know when something's not right and it doesn't "gel" with me.

You've done some great cards there, and what a lot of great stamps too! You certainly have been busy.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #30

RosA said...

Your Christmas cards are very pretty But by the time I get around to doing any the only way to go will be the production line :) Having said that, I will get bored after five or six the same :)
I only bought two of those Wink of Stella pens, having heard that the clear was the most useful, and it is :)
Have a good week,
RosA # 19

ChicagoLady said...

Your cards always looks so pretty, like you spend hours on them!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely cards there Jeannie may you sleep be sweet more often :D
thanks so much for popping over, happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #25

Chrysalis said...

Glad you had a good night - long may they continue! You've made great use of the lovely stamps - the cards are great. Have a lovely week, using all your new goodies. Hugs, Chris # 24

Annie said...

Hi. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm catching up with my visits this morning because I had another twinnie fun day yesterday so didn't get a lot of time to call by.
Glad you slept better but really hope that happens more often for you. Love the cards you've made.
Hugs,
Annie x # 26

Jackie said...

There are some nice rubber stamps you have there! Hope you have fun using them!
Jackie 15

Artatag said...

Yesterday I had a terrible fight with Bloger for several hours. Today I will use my new trick and try again. Your cards are just gorgeous and so are your new stamps!
Thanks for visiting yesterday and sorry for the late comment.
Cheers
Gabriele 31

StampinCarol said...

Very cute cards! I, too, don't like to mass produce but have when in a pinch. Thanks for popping by yesterday, I'm still visiting today! Happy WOYWW week!
Carol N #54

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm useless without sleep. And tearful, so hats off to you for functioning 'normally' after short nights, am very glad to read that you have a great good night now and then, keep it up! your cards are gorgeous and I'm the same..I prefer not to make more than one of most things! I too store my dies like you and just leafing though the sheets now and then can often give me ideas.

Kim said...

I can't wait to see your Gingerbread cards...great idea! I'd prefer to make less duplicates, but I just don't have the time; i usually only make 8 of each design though, so it's not too bad. And thanks for visiting and the toothpick tip. It should work perfectly on those MB die cuts.

Angie said...

A lady after my own heart!! I can't mass produce either, I've tried and I always end up changing something. I gave up years ago on making more of one of anything!
Lovely cards!
Angie #59

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jeannie, thanks for the visit. I've been out walking today so am now trying to catch up.
I understand how you feel about mass producing cards but what I do is make something called a Masterboard background which I then cut up and add die-cuts or stamp onto. This gives you the best of both worlds so that each card has a similarity but different at the same time and speeds up the production time.
Happy crafting, Angela x

itsamistry said...

Lovely Christmas cards. You're going to be very busy with all those new stamps to play with. Thank you for visiting my blog and yes I have a lot of coloured pencils water colours and normal ones Anita woyww 44

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and I love the comment about having to stop buying. I think we should start a stampers, paper hoarders, ink anonymous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I don't know how that happened because Okienurse P+T is a lot different then Vickie's Fibro blog!! I love hearing from you! Vickie #65 now #71

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Boy, I hear you with regard to getting bored mass producing cards. Love all your Lawn Fawn goodies! I'm so happy that stamps & matching dies are so trendy right now. Happy cardmaking, happy WOYWW, and thanks so much for visiting. ~ Laura #64

trisha too said...

Absolutely adorable stamps, so cute! And perfect for making your stash of Christmas cards, what a project, good for you!

Happy woyww to you, and thank you for stopping by this woyww!

:)trisha
#56 this week with
a new old stamp set

Nannie4 said...

Love the tidiness of your workspace, and the stamps. I'm really intrigued by all of the comments about sleep---or lack of it. I too slept well last night. What was it about last night? Why do so many of us have difficulty sleeping? Not craft blog issues, but curious.
Thanks for your visit today. I do enjoy visitors and visiting. :) Have a crafty week! Nann #43

Beverley Baird said...

Your desk is so organized! Such lovely cards you made. Love all the stamps.

Annie Claxton said...

I bet the gingerbread house will look fab with embossing on the coloured card, brilliant idea! You're totally right about organising dies as well, I really must get around to sorting mine ... and my stamps, I'm sure as you say it makes you get more use out of them. Gorgeous cards too. Happy crafting :o) Annie C #50

Lisca Meijer said...

Thank you for visiting my page.
A good night's sleep is such a blessing!I personally have never had a problem sleeping, but my mother has and I remember how glad she was with a good night's sleep.
Those stamps are hilarious!
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder,

Lisca#67

Darnell J Knauss said...

This was such a fun read, Jeannie, except for that part about how you don't usually sleep well. I saw your sweet ginger bread makings on the way in and I love them! So adorable! All of your new goodies look fantastic and I'm loving your cards!! Happy Belated WOYWW, Happy Halloween, and Happy Weekend! Thank you so much for coming to visit me!! Hugs, Darnell #66

Marit said...

It really makes me smile, all those people that are working on X-mas projects. I don't 'do' X-mas projects myself but I DO look forward to the 'festivities' on my blog in the week between X-mas and New Year... thát is my (and other's) annual 'creative Top 2000 Musical Blog Party' on my blog - the best feast of the year... can't wait! (I will give info about this blogparty in November, in case you wanna join the creativity-party) Hope you have fun with your X-mas projects / cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week, happy crafting and a hug from Holland. Marit #63

Nikki C said...

Your space is super tidy and REALLY LATE getting around hugs Nikki 6
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AliceKay said...

All I can say is "WOW" on those beautiful Christmas cards.