Wednesday, December 23, 2020


 Busy desk, lots to do... but apparently most of it will be put aside to work on a two day layout : D. With stamping of an unused stamp that can't linger idly a moment longer though I've had it since August 2010. The paper and flocking (because I had to stamp and glue and flock too) material from the same kit. The subject is only half as old. I spent three hours looking for the stamp set (not from the kit) because I forgot to write down where I put this box. 


 Close up of the Stamping and Flocking. BTW if your flocking has gone clumpy just sift it through a small sieve. : D.

What I should be doing is wrapping Baby Yoda. But I keep admiring the 2020 embellishment I made with Darcie's Stamps Dumpster Fire set.

Also the Slipstravaganza Shawl is finished!

A view of the front and the back. I think I overblocked, but I will live with it for a while : D.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks : D.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020



Today's desk is more purging, than creating. Today it's testing all the little ink pads. Today I am just testing them, keeping the inky ones and throwing out the bad 'uns. Yesterday I did all the ink pads in the drawers. The big ink pads on the desk are all current and good. Yes I have a lot of inkpads. Not in the picture is my growing stash of Distress Oxide Inks that are a good substitute for the pigment inks that don't always age well. Except for the pigment inks I use for water colored images.  I am also making a Christmas playlist on Spotify that avoids all the songs that make my teeth grind : D.

Also if you want to sign up for a Year Long Scrapbooking Class called Project Done, here is the link to the information : )

For more crafty peaks head over to Julia's Stamping-Ground : D.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


The Carnage of last Thursday and Friday is ebbing slowly away. Round 2 is about to start, except I tweaked my back... not enough to completely stop, just enough to be really inconvenient. I also baked bread in my new bread maker. Two loaves were successful, the third I forgot to add the yeast... it was a real standin for things to be catapulted when you want to smash something.

In knitting knews, the knitting portion of the Mystery Knit Along is done. Now I need to weave in some ends and fluff them up with a sharp needle to help the ends stay in place. A tip I learned from an online class taught by Ann Budd. When that is done it needs a nice soak and a blocking : D.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks : D.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020



The state of the desk lol. I had grand ideas of having everything that needed shipping being shipped by this point. But to quote Little Britain, "The computer says nooooo". So I am trying to catch up.

I am making two December books as gifts. Very simple, plain cardstock cut and punched and some simple embellishments for them to do with as they like or not.  I had a vision of pre-atg the embellishments, but the freezer paper these days is very light on the slick side, so I am throwing in some extra tape. and the rest are in a zip lock.

The Slipstravaganza shawl is 2 rows further than pictured here. and then there is only 900 stitches to bind off! lol

Also I broke out the breadmaker and made myself a loaf of whole wheat bread : D. Which I used to make this delicious grilled cheese sandwich (which is the custom for the first day of snow that sticks to the ground). 

For more crafty peeks, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and wish her a happy 600 : D.