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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Notice my post title?
It's not WOYWWED.
Where IS your Workdesk Wednesday?
(I didn't want to be left out.)
That's because so far there is nothing on my workdesk, but the studio has new flooring and has been painted and I've built (as in IKEA-built) all my new furniture.
Notice how nice and clean it all is?
(Except for the cords under the computer, but I haven't been able to get on line yet,
so that's why THAT is a mess.)
Well, here's the deal.
By next Wednesday, there should be something new on my desk, something creative.
I feel like I've been in withdrawal, not being able to create anything, for one reason or another.
The dry spell is over.
BTW, this is my current studio, not the one I'm moving into in October.
I hope you visit Julia at The Stamping Ground for more interesting workdesks.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Everything's coming up ROSES!

and Rosettes.
And other assorted botanical treasures.
Well, maybe rosettes aren't botanical.
But it doesn't matter.
I have NO idea where my rosette die is.

SO, in lieu of a rosette:

My good buddy Rosemary,
is hosting the current challenge, with the theme of Roses and Rosettes.
It came to me in a dream.
There was Rosemary Clooney (not our Poobah Rosemary), belting out a song,
surrounded by assorted foliage and I thought,
I know!!!!

And voila, my layout.
There is ONE rose.
If you find it, I'll give you a lollipop.
Please send your address.

So not only can you play along with the Poobahs, you can win your very own lollipop.

What a deal.
Check it out.

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's Friday Fill In Time!

1. How in the world did I _get here_?

2. _It's sitting there right_ in front of me.

3. Life's _predetermined, and you can walk through it with dignity or kicking and screaming-it's your choice_.

4. _I once had an idea for a business which involved a_ picnic lunch.

5. That was where we _went wrong_.

6. _There is no one spot really that_ I think of as "our place".

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _a party and cleaning the freezer out_, tomorrow my plans include _house renovations_ and Sunday, I want to _do nothing, but that is NOT going to happen_!

Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm ba-a-a-ck!

sort of
I have a new computer, although I lost all of my digital files.

( I do need to give a big shout out to the Deviant Scrap site, however-
They allowed me to re-download all of the files I had purchased and lost! 
Other sites were not so cooperative. 
Too bad, so sad, they said, we don't care, you need to buy it all again.)

I've missed blogging SO MUCH, I can't even tell you.
I thought I would do a quick post just to let you know I am coming up for air.
This is my contribution for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday-Julia's lovely weekly extravaganza over at

You'll notice there IS no Workdesk.
You're absolutely right.

I have gotten rid of all the mishmash of old furniture which was in my studio
and built all new white Ikea modular pieces.It's gorgeous.
On Friday, lumber is being delivered and early next week, a new hardwood floor is being put in.
So that I can sell the joint.
That being said, I haven't been able to create anything and that makes me very sad.
But I bought a new condo OUT OF THE CITY and that makes me very happy.
But I'll be one more hour away from my kid and that makes me very sad.
But it's up on a ridge with a view of the mountains and that makes me very happy.
This has been very emotional.
Can you tell?
Anyways, that's my workdesk.
Nothing there.
But there will be.

I'll be 'round to visit you as soon as I can.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A quick Note

to let you know my computer has crashed and so I won't be able to post until it's fixed.
I'll miss everyone until then.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Opus Challenge #111

My friend Gini says:
"Oh I do love to be by the seaside and all things fishy"
You will have to go visit
to hear all the deets.
I promise you, you will not be disappointed with either Gini's post,
nor the lovely pieces created by the Poobahs.
And you will want to create your own wet masterpiece.
Possibly even with a Kraken.
(Gini will want to see that)
This is mine.
Does the dog look happy?
Not really.
But when you live in the iddle of the prairies, and you find water, you HAVE TO go in.
It's just the way it is.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Friday

Have a Fun Friday!

Friday Fill Ins

1. The only question is _have I lost my mind?_.

2. _Two naps_ in one day. YAHOO!

3. Three things on my desk: _a mess, another mess, and an even bigger mess_.

4. _Combine the two thousand different to-do lists I have_ is the one thing I HAVE to do today!

5. I love playing with _paper and glue and paint and all sorts of stuff_.

6. _Moving_ overwhelms the senses.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _chacking our a new condo about 100 km from here_, tomorrow my plans include _a yard sale_ and Sunday, I want to _make sure EVERYTHING is sold by the end of the yard sale!____!
(Call me for the address.  ;-))

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The LO is for a real live paper-and-glue challenge which I take part in each month, that is, of course if I get it finished in time.  The nail polish?  Well, that's just one of the many things I am sending my dear daughter home with as we clean out my condo to ready it for sale.
I hope you go visit Julia at The Stamping Ground for more fabulous peeks into people's workrooms!

Shape up for the holidays

I've been really busy fixing up my condo to sell, while my daughter is here to help me.
So I'm hardly getting anything made these days.
BUT I got a few things done and this Christmas card is one of them.
It's for the
which I adore and try to participate in every week.
The challenge is to involve a shape.
The trick is using your friend's borrowed Cricut and making this card in 10 minutes flat.
Now THIS is my kind of Christmas card!  lol
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 8, 2011


This is for
which I adore.

I'm coming up for air

and feeling a bit better now!  HOORAY!
(oops, wore myself out with that cheer)
and I made something
I'm so proud of myself)
fame has given us this fun image to play with this week:

So what memories does this conjur up for you? 
For me it led me to a chocolate subway and psychedelic music...
Like this:

Far out, Eh?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fun Friday

What can I say?  The other night I was waiting for my cold medication to kick in.  I made this.
I think my medication HAD kicked in, now that I look at it.
(She has a freebie today too!)

I won't give any credits, don't want to embarrass the artists who made the elements I used.

I really want to post something

But this cold has got me down for the count.  I can't remember when I last made something. All the challenges I love doing are on hold until I feel better.  Just a stupid cold, but here it is 9PM and I'm going to bed.
(That's way early for me.)
A good friend lent me her Cricut (can you believe it!!!!!!!) and I cut a few things and then sat down to rest.
So even though this is not new, here is a piece I finished awhile back and never showed you:
Let's see.  The frame came from a thrift store and I added some broken china crackle paint to it.
Coloured a canvas with (I think it was) shabby shutters ink. Stamped the word on it with a Paper Parachute stamp.  (Aren't you impressed that I knew that?  I usually don't, after all.)
I won the dichroic heart in the One World, One Heart event from The Art Junk Gypsy and Bottle Cap Inc. provided the image which I put inside the cap and crackled.
Paper backing behind the canvas and the ATC.
The ATC itself is a piece of metal flashing run through my cuttlebug with a Timmie embossing folder, then I blotted it with various alcohol inks and cut it into strips.  Wove the strips together in a mismash and VOILA!
Something to fill that empty spot on my living room wall.
I'm done whining.
Night night.
You have fun.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday Fill Ins

1. How can I _get rid of this stupid cold_?

2. _I'm not saying I did, but if I ever smoked_ weed _I certainly would not have inhaled_.

3. My straight hair _got curly after my daughter was born.  Isn't that weird_?

4. _My elementary school_ reunion _would likely require a wheelchair ramp_.

5. My favorite summer fruits _are raspberries and I wish I could sneak back into the yard of the house I used to own and steal some_.

6. _CRASH!!!._..what was that?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _seeing a friend_, tomorrow my plans include _making a decent meal for my daughter's arrival in town_ and Sunday, I want to _spackle all the holes in my walls_!
See lots more Friday Fill Ins here

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I got nothin' to show you today.  Been out of town for a few days, and have one of those horrible summertime colds besides.  My mojo has taken a time out. 
I am, however, purging my entire condo with a mind to selling and downsizing in the fall, so it's not like I'm doing NOTHING.
Just nothing fun.
Nor creative.
There are way more fun Workdesks at Julia's place.

Wordless Wednesday

I've been travelling...