Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WOYWW #276 - House Mouse Birthday

Since today is Wednesday, I am sharing what is on my desk with you.  I am currently working on birthday cards for my father-in-law and my father this week.  Today I just finished my father-in-law's card using a fun House Mouse stamp.  That mouse sure looks happy and content.  Makes me wish I had some cake!

I thought I would share Cal's card with you! I am looking forward to celebrating him on his 89th birthday!

Thank you Julia for this desk hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are all up to this week!  If you haven't joined in, I would love for you to!  Visit Julia and add the link to your desk! You will have a lot of fun, and meet some fabulous people!

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW #275 - Tim Holtz Goodies

Since today is Wednesday, I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!  Today I received my prize in the mail for being one of the lucky winners of the August Tag Challenge of the 12 Tags of 2014 on Tim Holtz's blog.  I found out I was one of the winners on Labor Day, which was such a fun surprise.  Here are the goodies that I was sent.  I am very excited about the stamp set, as I had my eye on it!

I can't wait to spend some time creating and using these fun goodies!  Thank you, Julia , for the desk hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are up to this week!

Until next time!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tea Time Tuesday - Antique Reflections

Today I am sharing another of the tea pots in my collection.  This one I found shopping one day and I knew I had to take it home.  I love the shape, and the scene on it. Even though this tea pot is new, it does have a vintage feel that I love.

Today I am sharing tea at:

Hope you have a tea-riffic day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tea Time Tuesday - Fortnum & Mason Goodies

Today is Tuesday, and I am going to share a special gift I received this week with you.  My dear friend Monika traveled to England this summer and brought me back some wonderful tea treats!

Monika was able to visit Fortnum & Mason and was kind enough to think of me.  Tonight I will be drinking my new tea with a thankful heart. Isn't the shopping bag lovely, too? I always bring my own bags to the market, so this is something that will get a lot of use (well, maybe -  it is too pretty to carry groceries in!).

I have never tried Smoky Earl Grey, so this will be a treat!

Today I am sharing tea at:

Hope you have a tea-riffic day!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tim Holtz August 2014 Tag - Blind Bird Justice

Here I am finally getting around to making my tag for the monthly Tim Holtz challenge of the 12 tags of 2014.  This summer has been super busy with both fun and crazy things (like a flood!). I was glad to spend some time creating and getting my fingers inky today.

This tag incorporated so many various mediums (Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Distress Paint and Embossing Paste), lots of stencils and techniques and fun products, too.  I used a piece of filmstrip ribbon over the bird's eyes, so now you know why I named it as I did.

I will be giving this to my friend Ruth who enjoys my tags and as a thank you as I have been so behind in my crafting.  Hoping this autumn my fingers will be plenty inky again!

Have you tried making a tag?  It is so much fun, and it is a way of learning new techniques and having some creative time.  Visit Tim's blog and enjoy the fun along with us!

Until next time!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW # 273 - Some Pencil Love

Can you believe school is starting soon?  In some areas, school has already begun and after Labor Day it will begin here.  I have no children, but looking at my desk today, you may think I was getting ready for my first day!

Many of you may remember that I love fountain pens, but you may not know that I also love pencils.  I just picked up a fabulous pencil sharpener and went to town sharpening many pencils.  I loved it so much I picked one for my husband, and sent one to my sister in-law out of state as she was in need of one.  I think the pink color grabbed me, but the point it produces and the ease of use sold me.  I have no affiliation with Classroom Friendly Supplies, but thought I would share with you in case you ever need one!

Thank you to Julia for this desk hopping fun!  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is working on.

Until next time!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thrilled For You!

Today I am sharing a card I made for my husband's aunt and family.  They relocated to Long Island from Virginia and bought a new home.  While looking through my stamp stash, I came across this fun house stamp by recollections.  I heat embossed it in black and used some fun heart paper from my Simon Says Stamp card kit.

Stamps: Recollections, Paper Smooches
Paper: Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
Ink: Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick), Versafine Black
Misc.: Clear Embossing Powder, Heart Gems

Instead of the usual "Congratulations" sentiment, I went with this one by Paper Smooches, as we really are thrilled for them.

This Sunday we were able to visit them in their new home and I learned how to play bocce ball!  I seemed to get better as we went along, but still came in last!  I married into a bocce-loving family, it seems.  

Hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead!  My husband and I will be working in our basement as we are clearing it out after our flash flood last week.  We got it all dry, etc, but so many things to sort through and continue to toss away things we don't need.  One fun thing we will be doing is attending a barbecue with some dear friends.  

Until next time!