Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm posting this very late on tuesday evening (11pm to be exact!) because I can't post wednesday, my desk won't change at all, I don't want to miss out on WOYWW and because in UK time, it's wednesday already! I hope none of you mind :)
I'm very sad this week. There is no crafty stuff on my desk so I will show you where I keep more of my stash. With work and school, I haven't had time for anything fun lately. School just started again this week and after going to class I can forsee that I will have a lot less time to create :(
Just in case you're wondering, I'm working on my Master's degree in Early Education.
Somewhere, I'm going to have to find time for crafting. If any of you out there have extra time, please send it this way. Lol, I'm sure none of you do, but I dare to dream!
Here's my desk:
I have my books and papers from school. No crafty messes today :(

So I will show you more of my storage area. This shelf is behind my desk. I keep a lot of my embellishments, papers and scrapbooks here. You can see my stack of pretty patterned papers :)
On top of the scrapbooks I also have some fabric I'm hoping to incorporate into my cards and pages!

Here's some of my gift card boxes and cards for sale or with no particular destination yet. 

Thanks for visiting, it's always nice to read your wonderful comments. Hope you enjoyed the tour, I will do better next week and I'll have some craftiness going on on my desk!

Now I'm gonna squeeze in snooping at your desk throughout the week, I do my best to visit as many of you as possible. Happy WOYWW!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Larger than life

This is my entry for the Paper Variety challenge. This week it's a recipe challenge

This was my first recipe challenge and it was really fun! The movie title was already right in the picture. 'Larger than Life' is what they call the Yukon forest between Alaska and Canada. It's the most beautiful and interesting place I've ever been. There are lakes where the water is 2 different shades of blue, a dwarf forest, mountain goats and waterfalls, so many waterfalls! It's the greates place on earth for me.
'Larger than life' is also the title of a movie from way back in '96. When I was looking through my pictures to scrapbook, I saw the one of the Yukon sign and it just came to me 'hey, that's a movie too!'  

I found my backgroung page in the DCWV Taj Mahal stack. I used some prima flowers and a chipboard button I bought a really long time ago in a 99cent package of chipboard shapes. I like good deals!
I did my journaling in the middle because I like the swirls in the corners, the little falling flowers and the open space around the photos.


Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The cream in my coffee

I think the inspiration fairy was around tonight, as I managed to finish my LO! I used the black currant stack by DCWV. I've mentioned before, I love the colors and patterns on these papers! Don't you just want to reach through the screen and touch them?!
The title is a stamp from the 'coffe cake' set by TCP studios. It reads 'you're the cream in my coffee.' The cups, muffins and coffee beans are dazzles by paperwishes. I found these cool swirls with black rhinestone accents at michaels for 99cents! As soon as I saw them, I thought of my black currant papers and bought a few packs. They look so good together. I'm happy with the way the LO turned out, it's just what I had in mind!

 Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Hello Everyone!
I can't believe it's Wednesday again, time is flying by so fast!
I'd like to show you some more of my crafting space this week. I share the room with the hubby, so I only get half of it but I guess it's better than nothing!

Here you can see my shelves to the left I'm still moving stuff around. I don't think I've made the best use of the space I have.

I just got this flower area put together last weekend. I'm so excited! I love flowers. The basket on the right has border punches and wood stamps but I don't like my stamps in the basket...any ideas on how else to store them in the shelf?
The magazine files next to the  basket have acrylic stamp sets inside. I made the files out of cereal boxes and covered them with leftover shelf liner.

Here's a close up of what's on my desk:
I've been working on this page about coffee....as many of you know, I'm a big fan. So often there are pictures of me and hubby drinking java (that's what we're doing in the pic). I'm using the black currant stack by DCWV. It's really beautiful and I was so anxious to use it. I think it's great with black and white pictures because the paper colors are so strong and rich.
LOL...I just noticed...there's ribbon on the rack, in the straw basket, in the white basket under the straw basket, in one of the glass jars to the left, and in at least 2 places under my desk!!! LOL...oh boy, do I have a problem!

Ok, now I'm off to see your crafting space!

~ Happy WOYWW!

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Mobile blogging

I've set up mobile posting. I hope it works fine. Now I can catch you guys up on anything interesting or post in a jiffy! This is a test post. Just trying it out :) Enjoy the picture! I took it this summer. Can you spot the cool little rainbow? It hasn't even rained in a while. What a nice surprise!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

LoVe Layout

This is my page for The Paper Variety's first challenge. They're a cool new weekly challenge blog with prizes and lots of other cool features. Make sure to check them out! This week it's a sketch challenge and it's a really good one that makes for an interesting layout and can be used for cards also. The picture in my LO is one DH and I took in Bordeaux on our recent trip to France. I loved the colored lighting by the street lamps as well as the view. It's not too clear in this picture, but it's the view of the Garonne river bridge lit up. We put the camera on the step behind us and hugged, it was the first time we've taken a picture from the back. It turned out interesting!
(Sorry about the crooked pic, it's been a crazy weekend so far!)


Here's the sketch:
I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A card for Spyder's Didi Digi Challenge

This card is for a challenge over at spyder's corner. I got this cool digi after participating in her last challenge :) Thanks Lyn! The yellow roses are from my new stash that was on my desk on my last post, they're from Michaels. The scalloped circle is actually the packaging for some paper flowers I bought at Target years ago. I traced it and cut it out, nothing fancy there! The mouse is colored with the new markers that were on my desk wednesday too. I used the blender pen to fill in the mouse and the paper got all scratched up and linty, but I liked it because it made him look fuzzy. The background is colored with chalk inks and I inked all the edges brown. The ribbon on the edge actually works as a tie to keep the card closed.

Although I decided to make a thank you card, I think this mouse is so versatile and can be used with many sentiments. It occurs to me he or she? would make a very cute 'just for you' image on a card or even an 'I'm sorry' one...hope I never have to make one of those! I'm thinking it could even be used in a scrapbook page that has something to do with receiving flowers or a special occasion. Hope you join in on the challege here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hello WOYWWers!
Here's what's on my desk today...actually I took the pictures last night (Shhh!).

To all of you who were green with envy over my clean desk- let's all go be jealous of someone else's clean desk this week!

I have a cold and have been feeling horrible since sunday night. I haven't done anything else since then. I haven't even wanted to tidy up my desk.

The sewing machine and thread have been there since the weekend when I was working on that harvest card on the left.

The flowers and markers are new stash that I bought on tuesday....Shopping is the best medicine! lol.
I finished the harvest card on monday. It will go to my sister sometime soon. She celebrates the harvest and not halloween.
It's my first easel card! Here's a close up:

I decided to show a little more this week....this is what's under my desk:

On the far left I store my canvases and my 12x12 folder for storing big sticker sheets and such. Then we have that yellow bag where I keep my gift bags. Next is a box for my paints and brushes, on top of that is a ribbon storage box for the ribbons I don't use often and on top of that you can see my box for puffy paints and my apron.

The drawers on the right are where I keep more ribbon....hmmm....I think I love ribbon more than I know! (as many of you know, I also have a ribbon rack on top of my desk). In the drawers I also keep some small brushes and souveniers like brochures and tickets that will go on my scrapbook pages. On top of the drawers I have a red and gold box to keep my scraps of hand made and specialty papers. Finally, on top of the red box I have some coordinating kits waiting to be used :)

phew! That was whole bunch of stuff! Thanks for keeping up...and Thanks for visiting! Now I'm off to see what's on your desk!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Perfect pear page

I had some pear paper, came accross a pear stamp and decided it was too much coincidence!

I chose a  picture I love and here's what I came up with. The color of the background paper was a little dark and distressed so I used a black and white picture and distressed a lot of the elements on the page. It was missing a little something, so I took out my little sewing machine and sewed on some strips of fabric. I gathered them as I went and I'm happy with how it turned out. I can't believe I had this little machine way in the back of my shelf gathering dust! I think there will be more stitching in my projects from now on!

The picture is from our recent trip to france. We were in bordeaux standing close the the mirroir d'eau. It was raining that day so we decided to take b&w pictures.

lol my journaling is so crooked! I need to work on that!

I used perfect pearl powders on the small pears as well as the pear images on the paper. In real life, they have a shimmer to them. You can't see that in the pictures :(

the 'together' clip was so white, I used some brown ink and applied it with my finger, so easy! the shimmery copper ink is a brilliance pad.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Christmas card challenge #40

Wow, I'm so glad to be able to get back to christmas card challenges! I try to join in at least once a month, but lately I haven't been in a very christmassy mood. Last night, I finally got some christmas inspiration and  made this for the clean and simple challenge:

I used perfect pearl powders to make the paper shiny. The sentiment is a stamped image that I cut out and the ornament is a Dazzle from paperwishes. It was a quick card too, about 20 minutes, love that!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I find myself looking forward to wednesdays so I can have a peek at what's going on on people's desk around the world! It certainly helps to have something fun to look forward to in the middle of the work week! Thanks Julia, you're a genious!

Here's what's on my desk today:
I finished the accordion album I was working on for my friend. It goes in this little tin can, which I managed to finish too! yay! Let's see....what else is on my desk?...Oh, my new martha stewart circle cutter, which I was trying out last night. So far it's working pretty good. The little pink container next to the green bucket wasn't visible before but it holds odds and ends like pieces of ribbon and die cuts I changed my mind about and didn't use. My starbucks cup got a new sleeve and that's it  today because I cleaned up my desk after I finished my project!  

So here's the trick behind my mp3 player starbucks cup:

It's called MAI coffee speaker and you plug your mp3 player into the top, which fits regular coffee cups. So you can use your favorite brand! I'm not advertising, I just thought you would be interested to know how it works! It was a gift from my hubby, so I don't know where to get it. I suppose you can google it if you're interested :)

Ok, off to see what's on your desk!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Card for Spyder's House Mouse Challenge

So here's what I did with the digi image that was on my desk yesterday. I really enjoyed coloring this image. I used markers, colored pencils, chalk inks and perfect pearl powders. In person, you can see that the mushroom top and the little mouse have a pearly glow. I had a lot of fun making this card and I think it's just perfect for my friend's little daughter. I haven't seen her in a while and since she's reading now, I think she'll enjoy getting a card in the mail.

This card is also for Spyder's House Mouse Challenge, if you want to get in on it, go over to her blog:

Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Here's what's on my desk today:
Today I'm working on coloring a digi stamp I got at
http://spyder-spyderscorner.blogspot.com/ It's a little mushroom house for a mouse. It's too cute!
I'm gonna try to make it shimmery with some perfect pearl powder! I have a jar to stash my chocolates now. That way I don't have to stare at them all the time. and the starbucks cup is not really coffee, it's my mp3 player in disguise! Clever, huh?!
Oh..next to the digi stamp I have some dazzle stickers from paper wishes! beautiful, I just want to keep looking at them! Now I'm off to see your workdesk!...