Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Hello Everyone,

It's the last Wednesday of September and so the last What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday for the month too. In just a few days - 28th September - it's my blogaversary. Nine years! Not long after starting this blog I discovered Julia's Stamping Ground and it wasn't long before I plucked up courage and was joining in with her WOYWW. According to my stats it's been 494 Wednesdays. And that has got to be 494 of the best things I could have done because, thanks to WOYWW, I have made so many wonderful friends - everyone of them not afraid to reveal what's on their desks too. So here's, for the 495th time, what's on my desk today.
And after that build up, nothing special. I'm still working on the final pages for my son's 50th year. There's a pile of photos dating back to the 1960s/1970s - a mix of black & white and colour, all measuring approximately 3½" square. It's a difficult size and even if I made lots of double page layouts it could take a long time, not to mention a lot of pages, before they were all scrapped. The answer is, I think, to use Project Life inserts. They take 10 photos on each side - much better. It also means I'm finally going to make a dent in that huge stock of PL cards, in the purple box, that have been, up to now, an unwise investment.

I did make these two pages with a few of the small photos before realising what a long job it would be to scrap them all.

Another consideration was just how bulky the album would be if all the photos were recorded in this way.

It's not exactly a first world problem, trivial really, but a niggle nevertheless. So glad I remembered those PL inserts.

Other things I've been up to this week.

The EM asked it I could make a quick notecard for him.
A few strips of washi tape and a couple of stamps and the job was done.

Oh goodness! Disaster! I took a break and my computer died! So I'm trying to finish this on my phone but find I'm not able to insert photos. Again, not a first world problem but definitely not trivial either as I've lost access to all my files. Help!

Hoping to be back to normal next week.

Edited Note: Manage to get computer working again, but for how long I don't know!


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, just so you know, the link this week isn't working. Great idea on how to scrap all the photos! Love the two layouts too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

My name is Cindy said...

Great scrap photos and I love the card. Technology can be such a pain can't it? I know I've certainl had my share of problems over the years! Hope all stays well for you, Happy WOYWW Cindy #15

Catriona said...

What a good idea to use your PL cards and crack on with finishing the album. I’ve been sewing this week-just a quick job which was well received.

Caro said...

I discovered project life earlier this year and that got me back into recording my photos in a different way - I had stopped scrapbooking due to lack of time about 8 years ago - this has revolutionised my memory keeping. Love the layouts that you did do, and the card is lovely. Happy WOYWW. Have a lovely week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#7)

Helen said...

hope the computer continues to behave... love the scrap pages, and happy blogoversary! Helen #1

Fonda said...

Stopping by to say Happy WOYWW! Fonda

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Bloggyversary Elizabeth!! Congrats on keeping desking for all that time and long may it continue!! I'm so pleased that we met via WOYWW - I'm already looking forward to the crop next year. Great LOs as well, lovely to see your son's album in progress.
Hugs LLJ 4 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The link is a bit odd today but got here any way. Congrats on your Blogaversary, well done for keeping it going so long too. Hope you have a lovely creative week and a very happy woyww, Angela x13x

craftyani said...

What a good idea for your son's birthday. Also a memory that can be passed down the generation. Have a good week hope the computer is up and running again. Ani #5

Christine said...

Just love that washi tape card! brilliant concept.
Empathise with you on the PC problems.
Have a good week
Christine #16

Twiglet said...

Our router went down yesterday too - flippin nuisance! Lovely to see the progress on your album - it will be such a treasure when it's finished. xx Jo

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth this is a great idea just love seeing these projects and happy blogging anniversary xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I do hope the computer trouble is over or fixed by now, it’s so awful not knowing how to fix these things! Good idea for scrapping the smaller photos, I agree about the bulk it would add to an album if your other pages aren’t particularly bulky. ANy excuse to use the PL products. They are definitely my most wasteful purchase. I will use them, indeed, I go through them every time I make a LO and incorporate them where I can, but the whole format was not a good idea for me! The washi tape card is a triumph.. hmm, there’s another thing I may have never used enough of!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Elizabeth so sorry re computer.
If use android phone and chrome, you can add blogger photos if saved on phone.. but maybe yours were on computer.
Love EM quick card, what a clever idea, def don’t use washi enough.
Sorry I’m soooo late... I’m coming up for my ninth anniversary too, on 01.11.10 I began. Knew twas same year as you, as found you via WOYWW when joined in early Jan, 2010. It took bit of courage for me too. Congrats on blogaversary. Well done on layouts for DS too.
Happy very belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #14

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