Friday, March 6, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 10

How I love it when Friday rolls around. First off, because it's Friday, and secondly because I can join up with Virginia and see what lovely things have been going on in other peoples week.

Thankfully I am now feeling back to 100% so that is a big happy dance.

Our new chinchilla, Frankie, seems to have settled into his new home and appears to be very happy. Of course, he is spoiled rotten just like the rest of the zoo and loves it.

Lovely daughter and grand-daughter going away for the weekend which gives Mr R and I some much needed and deserved alone time. Maybe a date night dinner could be in the cards.

Some happy mail from my SU upline. A lovely card and a stamp set for promoting to the next level.

And to finish off, a picture of my grand-daughter that brought a smile to my face, so I'll link up with Annie for her Friday Smiles as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


True Confessions

I always hear from the lovely deskers how tidy my desk looks, but our wonderful Ms. Julia left me a comment yesterday that just tickled me.

"I'm sorry that you still aren't right - that's not fair after so long, huh! Cor, roll on real warm dry weather for everyone. Everyone will tell you how neat and tidy you are...I'm going one step further. I have one set of small shelves that are a very dark brown melamine. I use them almost daily, but I don't show close ups on WOYWW. Because you could write your name in the dust! So I'm MEGA impressed by your housework as well as your neat!!"

As I have mentioned before, once my beautiful grand-daughter (I know, slightly biased) was born I had to give up my craft room as we only have a 3 bed house. There were no complaints about this at all as it is so worth it, but I then had to find a place for all my crap stuff. Fortunately my master bedroom is a good size and I was able to get everything in the room and put a large shelf in the closet for the overflow.

Really, all that long drawn out explanation means is that if my desk is not tidy I find I can't relax in my bedroom. I have trained myself to clean up, or at least do a quick tidy, after each crafting session. As for the lack of dust on the shelves, I think it is because I'm always pulling things off and putting them back on. Believe me, I'm not one to dust very often! 

The only drawback to this set up is that looking at all my stuff gives me ideas that I "need" to try right away, usually two minutes before I'm ready to crawl into bed for the night. I have partially solved this by keeping a notebook handy to scribble my thoughts down and then let it go for the night.

Here are a few pics of my current setup. And no, I will not show you my closet!!! LOL

Starting just to the left of my desk is my ink caddy (the cube is actually on my dresser)
Between the desk and dresser are my wood mount stamps
The shelf on my work surface hold my clear mount stamps, punches, markers and my fantastic lights
The corner desk houses my ATG gun, clear blocks, tool caddy, laptop and printer
Under to corner desk are some of my 12 x 12 papers
Drawer cart holds extra adhesive and misc. stuff
The shelf has boxes with bling, dies and embossing folders, my Big Shot, trimmers, scoring board and Paper Pumpkin goodies
This big guy is on the opposite side of the room and holds all kinds of other goodies and my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
The closet door is on the far right side of this wall
I just want to let you all know, that I appreciate every visit and comment left for me. I do get round to almost all of you every week, but I don't have a lot of time to leave comments usually. I do love seeing what everyone is up to and snooping at your crafty areas, it makes me feel part of a real community!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Xmas Card of the Month

Well, I'm a little late posting this. Have to blame the illness, and then the lethargy and then the trying to catch up on everything that didn't get done while I was being a sloth. LOL Better late than never right?

Here we are in March and that means the third installment of Xmas Card of the Month. I feel good as this will give me a total of 12 cards done. 

This card was cased from a Stampin' Up! demo, Julie Davison, that I found on Pineterest. I didn't have the embossing folder or framelets that she used, but I'm happy with my result.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Wednesday has come upon us again. That means you need to head over to the Mistress of Desks, Julia and see what everyone else has been up to this week.

On my desk you will see the Xmas Card of the Month, sitting along side my Nyquil. Two and a half weeks later and still feeling kind of icky. I have the pieces off to the side for the other four cards. Maybe later this evening I'll put them together.

Well, off to try and visit some deskers.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rocking Your World Friday Week 9

A little late on this weeks post I'm afraid. Ah well, life just got in the way. I have been ill now for two weeks and while I seem to be better, I just have zero energy and drive. I'll link up with Virginia anyway.

My biggest yipees these last couple of weeks were finishing the cards for and celebrating my grand-daughters 1st birthday on February 13th.

I've spent more time laying around being a sloth than doing much of anything. Today my daughter wants to head to the pet store and see about a fuzzy something for the little one to love. She's thinking a dwarf rabbit. I already feel like I live in a zoo, so why not add one more...

And here's what we ended up getting--a chinchilla. He's so soft and friendly. I think his name will be Frankie. No sure what she decided.

And here is my little monkey enjoying her cake. This definitely made me smile so I will also link up with Annie's Friday Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.