Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Dale's sunflower
Finally after way too many months of not having a digital, I have one again and woohoo I'm loving it :) I had to include the above picture. Last school year Dale's class planted sunflower seeds, and he brought home this plant and well, mom had to take care of it. Mom, has been know to have a black thumb lol The flower is alive and well and thriving :) I didn't kill it lol
crafting area
 Here is a better photo of my crafting area :) Being that I do not have the whole room to craft in I have lots of stuff shoved in wherever I could find room.

mostly tidy desk
 Not much going on here. I have been working on this recipe box for my oldest, but I am taking my time with it.
partial right side of crafting area
I have my paints and glitter at the ready :) Hope to have more time to use them but it seems I never do.
art journal page
I made these a few weeks back, have added a few things here and there but haven't done the journalling yet. One day when I get more than 2 or 3 minutes here and there I will get more done on my journals.
Well, now that you have had a nosey at my desk, hop on over to woyww headquarters and check out everyone elses desks. Now I haven't been there in a few weeks but I have a feeling that it will take you (and me) more than a few hours to have a looksee :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful wednesday.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Sorry for the not so good cell phone pics but I still do not have a camera :(  Not much going on on my desk this week. I am still in the process of organizing my stuff. It is bothering me NOT to be working on projects lol but I am determine to get this done, so I can be more productive. 

After my shelf was put up, it didn't take me long to fill it up. I still need to move some stuff around to get it to where I like it. But it is getting there.

I had to add a pic of this little cubby to show Julia that I do indeed have a journal/notebook obsession. These are all unused and just waiting to either be altered or added to my otherwise extensive journal list.
Sorry, not much to look at this week. Have had a slow time of organizing with meetings, lil man in camp, and job hunting. Hopefully soon I will have fun stuff to share.
Don't forget to pop on over to WOYWW headquarters to have a peak at everyone elses desks. It has grown by leaps and bounds and might take you a day or two, or like me over a week :) lol
Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WOYWW... I'm back :)

This is the left side of my room. It looks a bit different now but this is the pic I took when I first started setting everything up. I still have stuff to put away lol but this will be how it looks for a while.
 This is my desk area at the beginning :) The picture boxes are now under the desk.
 The finished (well almost) desk area. I am slowly getting things organized and set up. I really haven't been working on too much lately, just playing around in my art journals.
I did make this card for my Bestie :) Tried some new things on it and I am very happy with the results.
Now that we are all moved in and pretty much settled I have set some goals for my crafting space lol I NEED to get my pictures and memorabilia organized and get back to working on my scrapbooks. That and I have a bunch of started projects that aren't finished so I want to get those organized and finished.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Miss Julia's Blog to have a peek at everyone elses desks :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ready to be done

Oh, how I am ready for this move to be over with. And I'm not even done packing yet :( I just want to sit down and work in my art journals and yet, I am stuck going through stuff and packing it away. The pain of it all is, I'm only moving 4 streets over haha. But yet stuff still has to be packed and packed safely so as to not ruin any of my precious crafting materials. Notice how I mention nothing of the rest of the house, just my stuff haha. Although last night I went to roast some zucchini in the oven and didn't have a spice that was needed, why??, because I packed it lol Also packed the piece that goes in my rice cooker to steam veggies. UGH!!! The next couple of weeks can go by very quick so I am done and in the new (old) place and getting settled in.
Explanation on the new (old) place lol Before the kids and I moved to Louisiana we lived in the apt. that we are now moving back into :) This is the neighborhood I grew up in and in some ways it feels as if I am going home. So, yes I am ready to be done.
Still no camera :( Haven't had a chance to get out to Wallyworld to check them out. I am so lost without it. I know I have my cell but, it takes very poor quality pictures.
Ok I just need to vent a little and there is no one around here to vent too :) Back to sorting and packing I go.
Hope everyone is having a blessed day.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WOYWW **out of commission**

Due to breakage of my camera :*( I have no pictures to post. Am hoping to get to Walmart today and find at least a cheap one for now, I soooooooo miss my camera, I feel like I am missing out on so many picture opportunities. So, until I am able to get a camera, I will be out of commission for WOYWW :( But you can go to Julia our fearless leader's blog :) and take a snoop at everyone else's desks. Be prepared though, you will be there for a long while :)
I have gotten a few scrapbook pages done :) Decided it was high time I got back into doing them as I have pics just sitting in boxes and before the memories fade even more. Wish I could share them with you. I will when I can.
On another note, I will be packing up said crafting supplies to move in a few weeks. I do plan on packing one box with art journal supplies, that way I can have at least one outlet for my creativity. Other than that I am giving myself a few months to get things sorted and truly organized. I have so much stuff that I truly don't know everything anymore.
Hope everyone has a wonderful wednesday and a great rest of the week :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day weekend happenings

Taking it pretty easy this weekend. I completed the right side page yesterday. I like the background so much I did 2 other pages with the same technique. I inked the page then went over it with a baby wipe :) First time doing this and I am liking it :)
 Inside the circle reads "In a world that is NOT!!!"
 I used some paper that I had in my supply along with book pages and a magazine cut out on these 2 pages. Still undecided on how I want to proceed with this one.
 The other 2 pages I prepped today. I also made a tag for this page but it was still drying so I didn't take a picture of it.
 Today I have spent loving up on this happy, smiling, gorgeous, lovable baby :) I don't get to spend much time with her since they moved to their own place, so Memaw needed some time with her Popeye :) She makes me smile and laugh and I just can't get enough of those chunky little cheeks of hers. It is hard to believe that in 4 days she will be 5 months old. She is rolling all over the place now, has discovered her feet lol and tries to talk aka baby screeches :) Before I know it she will be all grown up and giving her moma all the trouble she can :)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :) I know I am :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Welcome to another edition of WOYWW :) Make sure you head over to Our leader Julia's blog to have a nosey at everyone elses desks. But, make sure you have plenty of time on your hands cause you will be there for a while since the list has grown :)
 Not too much going on this week on my desk. Doing some prep work on some art journal pages. I paint and decorate then leave them till later (lately it is way later) to journal on. I don't have a distinct purpose for most of the pages I prep, I just do what my mind wants to do at the time :) I seem to use my scrapbook supplies for this more than I use it for scrapbooking.
** I finished the curtains in record time last week. And surprisingly (to me lol) they were even for the most part haha. The son is happy with them so that makes me happy **
Thank you for the comments last week on the little bunny box. As for the scrapbooking, well I have enough supplies sitting around to do many, many more albums. If only I had the inspiration to organize the pictures and actually sit and work on them.
Off, to start my day :) The sun is shining brightly here in Massachusetts and our high today is supposed to be 91, definetly loving it :)
Have a good day all and see you next week :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

WOYWW (a day late)

I did not forget to post yesterday, I just had no time. Dear son, picked me up early in the am and did not return me to my humble home till 6 pm last night. See, he just moved into a new apartment and needed to go shopping to buy home decor. So, he asked me to go with him. So much fun shopping at the thrift stores for vintagey looking goodies :)
 Here is the little box from last weeks post. I changed my mind about using the punched circles to make the bunnies, they wouldn't have looked right. I like this way better.
 A card I made on Tuesday. I was just playing around with some stash that I have :) I know the desk is really tidy except that pile on the right.
 A little nosey in the top of the built in. This is the bottom and first shelves. This is where I store my albums that have pages I have done. One of these days I will get back to scrapbooking and get them filled :)
 The first shelf holds items that I had listed in my Etsy shoppe (that is no longer open, due to circumstances). It also holds a few other things that well I just had not other idea where to put :)
The white box on the right is holding 8.5x11 scrapbook pages that are done. They used to be in binders, then I had a bright idea to convert them all to 12x12 and well, after the binders were given away, I decided to just leave them as is because I had no time to do it.
   Not much else going on around here. The next few days will be consumed with making curtains for the dear son :) and some major house cleaning.
   Don't forget to stop on over to Miss Julia's (you can get there by clicking on the link to the right). I'm sure there is an even longer list than last week, so it might take you a few days to have a looksie at all the desks :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Woohoo I made it back again this week :) a wee bit late but still I am here. Not so clean desk this week. I printed out these journalling tags from Creativity Prompt. Avital is gracious enough to share journalling tags for your personal use only.
The second photo is a pillow that I need to finish sewing and my swap project for next month's stamp club meeting. I picked Easter out of the jar lol And in accordance with Virginia's challenge of altering the alterables we have haha I decided to use the little cardboard gifty box that I have had for so many years, I can't even remember lol
Above you can see a page from inside my Quotes notebook. I just write down the ones that I think I will use in my scrapbooking, art journalling or even cardmaking :)
Now I have been remiss in answering questions left in the comments :( So, here goes :)
From March 31 WOYWW
   Paula Gale-- I don't have to hide my stash from the "other half" as there isn't one. Just me and the kiddos at home.
   Paula Gale and Cher- my kiddos are not into artsy stuff like me, so I was not sure if daughter would like the art piece I made her or not.
   Brenda (Butlersabroad)- the room I took over is supposed to be the dining room. Although for the life of me I can't figure out why anyone would want carpet in here haha So I took it over for my crafts.
From May 5 WOYWW
  Liverpool Lou (Anne)- I received the star hanging thing from one of the very talented ladies in the Altered_stArt yahoo group I am in. :)
And also a big thank you for all the cudos on my art journal pages, I am still learning and it is just so much fun for me. Kinda lets me be a kid again to just go with the flow :)  Ya'll did have me wondering what a cotton reel was though :) Then I looked at the picture and realized it was my spools of thread :)
It will probably take me all week to get through the list of desks, I noticed it has grown considerably :)
Make sure you hop on over to Miss Julia's blog to check out the rest of the desks. I can't say it will take you just a little while, it will take you a LONG while but it is just so much fun.
Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week :)
Till next week :)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

WOYWW (no longer MIA)

Not much going on this am. Yesterday I sat and was copying quotes into my quote book. Today I will be going through my "alterable" cabinet to see what I can find to work on and get out of the cabinet, I have enough to keep me busy for a while lol
After a break, due to oldest moving out, rearranging of bedrooms, and just life in general, getting in my way. I am back to posting :)
Hop on over to Julia's blog  to have a looksie at all the other desks. Might want to grab a drink and a snack, you will be there for a little while :)
Have a great day everyone :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sorry for being MIA :) and some art journal pages

Lots going on here. Oldest moved out a few weeks ago and I'm adjusting to life without her and the grandbaby here. So, I have been cleaning ALOT!!!! And I am addicted to Facebook games lol.
 Other stuff going on too, just not at liberty to say at the moment. Nothing really exciting although I sure wish it was.
Anyway so here are some art journal pages I have been working on. I have gessoed all the pages in my one journal. This is the one made with newspaper. I have tried drawing, like the pic above even though I am not too good at it lol
 painted, tissued, and stamped.
 painted, and lettered :) Now just to finish them with images and journalling. I am thinking of sitting down and painting a bunch of the pages with different colors that way they are at the ready, when I am.
 Ordinary composition notebook that I decorated to be my all in one To Do list spot, instead of grabbing pieces of paper here and there lol. And that way the notes don't get thrown away in case I happen to need them at some point.
 a fabric book I am working on for my nephew.
 a little notepad to keep in my purse. Sorry for the crummy pic but I couldn't get it to come out good no matter what I tried.
Off to work on a few things. Hoping to return to WOYWW soon :)
Have an awesome weekend all :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Welcome to another weeks editon of WOYWW. Be sure to pop on over to The Stamping Ground to have a looksie at everyone elses desks this week. 
The top picture is a piece of art I made for my oldest daughters new apartment. She actually likes it :) 

 And here is my desk this chilly grey morning (am so hoping the sun comes out). My 3 art journals waiting to be worked on. I am hoping for a few free minutes today to sit down and do some work but household chores seem to come first lately.
 a little bit of a close up
 Last week I showed you the top of the built in. This week, the bottom. The above picture is how it usually looks. The below picture is what is hidden in there lol. This is where I hide my stash of book pages, clipboards, cigar boxes, cd cases, and whatever else I have found to alter in some way, shape or form. I love having the built ins but the problem with the bottom one is I forget I have stuff in there :(.
Thank you for all the comments on last weeks post. I was remiss in visiting everyone's desks as I had more pressing matters to attend to. This week I hope to do better. Hope you all have a glorious weekend :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Something to think about.

[ Ali Edwards ] : Guest Post : Being True To Yourself by May Flaum

A definite good read. I always worry about what others think about my layouts and they end up taking me forever to complete. Maybe if I just do what I like, then it won't take forever.

I will be back later with pics of the cards I made :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Finally after having to download a new program, I was able to upload my pics for this weeks WOYWW. And yes this week my desk is messy lol I actually have had a few days of card making this week. I made a total of 19 cards in the past week, with much thanks to fellow WOYWW's for posting pics of the cards that they make. Mine aren't as fancy as most but I like them. I promise to post pics later today of them. 
 Now for the swing around lol In my "craft" room, there is a built in cabinet which is filled to the brim with my albums, and well anything else I can find to put in there. Next week I will take a pic of the bottom of the cabinet :) My oldest daughter always tells me with all the supplies I have I don't need to buy anymore lol I have had myself on a crafting budget for the last few years and really only buy adhesives and such.
Don't forget to pop on over to The Stamping Ground and check out my fellow WOYWW's desk.
Hope everyone has a great day.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Check out this giveaway

Kristin Hubick over at Retro Cafe` Art Gallery is giving away not 1 but 3 copies of Teach Yourself Visually-Collage and Altered Art by Roni Johnson.  So pop on over there and enter for a chance to win. She has all the rules (well only a few lol) posted under all the info.
Crossing my fingers that I win one-- I need all the help I can get with my altered messes lately :)

Back in the card groove

 guess I got into a card making mood today. must be all the inspiration from looking at fellow WOYWW's blogs. I just used scraps I had on hand and some of my new stamps I have picked up at the thrift stores, the circle stamp above and the big fan on the orange and mauve card. The bottom card was made with one of my SU sets. (will add the name later when I look)

HOpe everyone has a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


 I just couldn't wait to start altering the covers of the sketchbook I showed yesterday. Gessoed last night, will paint today. My oldest daughter went over by my desk and asked "Mom, why do you have a magazine page of a lady laying on a bed?" lol My answer "just don't ask" lol She thinks I'm a little strange to begin with  and if I try to explain she just wouldn't get it lol.

 swung to the right again. These are my catch all shelves :) The ones I had to rearrange once I got my curtains finished :)
Now, if you want to see everyone elses desks today make sure you pop on over to Miss Julia's Blog and have a looksie. Just be warned though it could take up the better part of your morning :)
The weather here is absolutely gorgeous, in the 60's for the next few days, and I am taking full advantage by getting out and doing some walking. Yesterday, the Goodwill. Today, the Salvation Army, Wednesday's just about everything is 50 % off and I am looking for some new spring dresses and the youngest daughter needs jeans :) and of course, I can't pass up the housewares section where they keep the crafty stuff lol
Have a Happy St. Patty's Day :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quick post

 Gift card holder that I mad for Stamp Club on friday :)
 My first attempt as layering a flower and making it pop off the page.
 To show our WOYWW cult leader Julia that yes my hair is really long lol
and my find at the Goodwill today lol There is no date on the bathing suit pattern but the men's clothes patterns are from 1969 and 1972. The sketchbook is going to be taken apart and made into possibly another altered journal lol and I just fell in love with the pompom trim in the little baggie :)
Till tomorrow when I take a pic of my desk (I'm going to do my best to make it messy tonight lol).
Hope everyone has a wonderful evening :)