Good Morning Everyone,
Well, here we are at WOYWW #83 and I have to apologise, yet again, to those of you I did not manage to visit and leave a comment with last week. I did try but, as you can see from my previous posts, I've been a tad distracted and it's been a hectic old time for me and mine, although a great start to the year : ) Many thanks to all of you who did find the time to visit my blog and leave a comment - it's lovely to hear from you and have your feedback.
So what's on my desk? Well, as I really admire Barbara Grey's demos I treated myself to a subscription to her Claritystamp Club at the end of last year and here you see me following her instructions for a 'Thank You. card. Again!! At the back you can see my first disastrous attempt : ( But I'm the persistent kind so I'll keep trying until I get it right. The blue folder on the left contains Barbara's wisdom (well, the first couple of chapters received so far) - I just need to practice and absorb it!
You might also spot two small notebooks. The one on the bottom contains ideas for cards - when I'm short on ideas I browse through it to see if anything sparks my creative juices - hah, this is proving to be slow going at the moment! The red & white notebook is full of notes taken when watching YouTube demos or looking at all your wonderful blogs. There are lists of anything that I think I might like to try, stamps, design papers, punches, ink pads, techniques, etc., etc. These two notebooks have proved to be worth their weight in gold at times.
Last, but not least, to the right you can see a couple of photos I printed off to scrap, one of my late mother as a teenager and the other is a favourite shot of my middle granddaughter, Jolene, wearing one of her many baker boy caps - she has a thing for them. In yesterday's post I mentioned that I wanted to create more scrapbook layouts in the coming months now that Christmas is over. These photos were meant to be the start only to discover the black ink in my printer seems to have run out so I'm headed to Tescos this morning, immediately after I've finished this post, to buy some replacement cartridges.
That's my desk as it was this morning and as it still is now, and if you have somehow stumbled on my blog today and don't know what WOYWW is all about please feel free to nip over to our noble leader, Ms Julia Dunnit's blog, Stampin Ground where you will find you can hop from one crafting desk to another and discover a world of creativity!
After my trip to the supermarket I'll be back to do my own hopping and, as usual, hope to visit each and every desk over the next couple of days. See you all.
Bye for now