Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Today i can see the top of my desk. I managed to complete a few things on my to do list and catchup. So i feel happy about that. Next, I saw someone called Dawn make a wallet out of a 12x12 scrapbook doublesided sheet so I plan to give it a try. Expect blue air to cross the Atlantic as this is a video and there seem to be no patterns. Here is my desk; to the left some stamps bought andused to make Sympathy cards. To the right is my Art Journal Calander page. This month I am going to just write each day without set little squares and see how it goes. This may be very creative or a frigging mess
There were other projects that grabbed my time like this birthday card for a friend this Friday. Hope friend Kay does not read my Blog. It's a surprise card for her hubby Art whose Birthday is 11/1, All Souls Day so I used a Day of the Dead theme and some craziness . The green is the envelope and this is the card. It was 12 x 9 watercolor paper. I made several layers of stenciling and stamping, cut out the figures, made the labels, not just once but many times,   Finally SUCCESS!
Next the inside, after many false starts this..... Pockets to store read time to plan .... bucket list. This is layout is from Dyans class, she made it as a page for a journal, I just adapted it.
Next I finally completed a Sympathy card that was started a week ago . The garbage is full of mess ups that ranged from from inky finger prints to goofy stamping and background messes. I covered the card with Texas made Japanese paper,( and you thought we were all finding oil and rounding up cattle). Yes, a friend's cousin found this printing press and started a printing business modifying Japanese methods, very classy paper. I get the scraps when I'm lucky. The background  of the inner part is simply a Tim technique. Its a start.

So that's it. Ms Dunnit the founder of this list has returned from Spin without pictures of her doing the flamenco on table top.  She had the idea for this list. (The spell check is not working and i do not know how to add the link). So go to  http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and find out how it works and get  to mosey in on the world of artisans, crafters and crazies.

I write this in Blogsy on my ipad and do not seem able to get the spell check working.  I just installed an up grade and they create wild and crazy actions.  i then check it on faithful PC.  What horror I find, makes me feel my first language was not English! Definitely part of a punctuation free tribe.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOYWW 229 Bad Week

Do not. Seem to be able to do any thing this week except cook. My muse seems to wander and never sticks with anything. I managed to complete so of Tim Holtz class but not too much mostly embossing. Th many tag backgrounds. I am trying to get a handle on the Samsung GS4. i cannot answer phone call as I seem unable to swipe when it rings. The phots taken on it do not fly off to a cloud or even Picasa. Here is the work space.

My brother in law died Sunday morning and i have not made progress in making a Sympathy card. George was a very sweet loving man. He was ill for a short time and I. Found out from a post on FB. I called and tlked to my sister . Shewas in shock but hadher kids and grand kids with her. She does not use a computer. Long time since I sawthem and strange to think they have grown old while i see them as they where 10 years ago.

Well that is it for tonight. Tomorrow will visit everyone. Julia seems to be in. spain having a blast.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WOYWW 228 frustrated

There is nothing like a new cell phone to turn one into a doddering old woman. Last week I bought a Samsung GS4 , my very first cell phone, thinking I had successfully conquered the cyber world and would transfer from ipad with ease. How could I have really imagined that to be true. Well it turns out that verizon was the thorn in my side. The two accounts are as I write separate but the devices share the same passwords etc. after a fruitless attempt to set up MyVerizon I was informed what was not my password etc. The endless pages of numbers codes user ids, and numbers of this that and the other was known. Well to everyone but me. It was sorted after endless hours of listening to drivel, when on hold, about all the devises I should buy. And instead of drowning my exasperation in several glasses of wine i decieded to write my blog. Only thing is my desk is devoid of anything other than junk and is a dump station. A week pf doctor visits has interupted my play time. Doctors beget doctors and test. So additional hearing test resulted in my getting yet more evidence that i have a hearing loss and blood tests resulted in a sore arm.

The dump station to left is todays catch barely visible in the debris

The other impediment is tripper who can turn off an ipad with a quick paw movement or a claw outstretched to my throat, really a gesture of ....fill my bowl. Not that he is hungry, he just likes a full bowl. Since he no longer meows he is into body language.

Over the weekend i stencilled the bedroom walls only door remain to be done. It looks quite nice but the stencils were smaller than i imagined

In a few hours it will be Wednesday why not head over to stampingground.blogspot.com and sign up to see Ms Dunnit's creative way for us all to get toether and share whats on your work workspace.

All spelling errors and written garbage are the fault of Apple. They know everything!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WOYWW. 227 what a week

This week was so busy, again! We started on th painting the bedroom well not we but he. He rejected my offer of help so here it was Saturday. First coat of paint.

He started with great gusto and wound down. now just trim and stencil to complete it: bed due Friday. So what have I worked on since Dyan class, why a couple of pages, really to practice lettering. No meaning or deep angst!

I just had fun with them. Monday I started Tim Holtz Creative Chenistry 102. He started with his Distress Paints of which I have none so I used acrylics on hand just to try techniques. He called it marbeling and I had tried it once before with my ultra cheap Walmart acrylic paints, more dead than alive. I really do not like the matt finish and think the distress inks are the ultimate fun great media for backgrounds. At some point I may purchase some of his but at the moment no money left in my budget as i bought a Samsung and signed up with verizon. i t arrives tomorrow.


The next one is a metallic acrylic technique that I believe has not only a wow factor but potential. Alas WalMart Acrylics did not rise to the occaision, though I felt there was a hint of something wonderful waiting to emerge. The second to the right was the one with the mettalic top coat that was ripped off with a paper towel to reveal a patina. Regrets no patina and not much rip off. There were many techniques with each daily lesson and i just selected a few I was interested in.

Next i switched to Day 2 and a Mixed media Tag using his stencils that I bought and just love. There were six layers. i loved the effect. Making three as one is for the record and 2 for me to finish. Tim is very organized in the class and has a great set up that enables one to return to the print out or video at any Making layers was always hard for me so with this I used the stencils he used to make me do it. Well he did introduce a brand new stencil so I substituted the rays one

Anyway that is my desk today, tuesday and i will post and link now as tomorrow is a busy day. It is another week of doctor visits and so far great news, cancer free and I am in great health and young for my age. I actually feel ancient.

So off to bed. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I will visit lots of you to see whats on your workspace so back to Julia and see what she is up to today.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Stuff dumped on desk as spent day in San Antonio in class with Dyan Revealry.....fabulous

Her class is so well organized and professional and totally different than the classes American's teach. There is no chit chat and the class moves and you all work at it. Tremendous learning experience. Definately not a social class. Her teaching style is terrific and i felt I might now remember to spritz water after spraying ink. I have two classes tomorrow and will drive home in the dark. Not a favorite activity.

Nice small classes only 16.


Working a little in the week on my October calendar but I need a few additions to it. I arrived home and the master bathroom sink sprung a leak. So noe we nee a new faucet etc. Chris seems to want to do it himself. He is already working on the master bedroom. He built a TV shelf to hid wires and all the equipment. Very good. My hearing has not improved so another course of prednisone and no sleep!!! Last night I managed to get several hours waking about 3 times so I am not quite so spacy.

Tripper has improved and actually snuggled up to huest last weekend. He has been helping the online search for a faucet by tapping the iPad. Unfortuately switching it off. Got a rela paw up there.