Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Workdesk, Week 244 and....

Another Wednesday, another hump day, another opportunity to tour desks around the world! Yep, today is your lucky day!  If you don't know what this is all about check out this particular post at the Stamping Ground.  So, here's my desk last night...


Let's see what's on my desk.  Hmmm.   Left to right: paper trimmers, paper, twine, stamps, stamp area with card I'm working on, more twine, ink pad, bone folders... Yeah, busy.  I'm working on my 4 card samples for my March class.  I have to have them all done with directions and supply list by Monday!  I've gotta get it in gear but I just purchased the stamps and paper this past Monday.

I'm still needing some Valentines and adapted a cool sketch from 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown for this one.  I made my Christmas card last Saturday for the challenge and just kept on going.... like the Energizer Bunny.


Now, believe it or not, the stamped heart is very purple!  I don't know why it comes out mostly blue when taking the photograph.  I tried to fix it in Photoshop but I ended up with some real wonky colors!  Oh well.  Pattern paper is from a collection called Maggie which I purchased when The Angel Company was still in business.  Stamped heart is from a set called Hearts by Inkadinkado.  I added little hearts from a small punch then added a bunch of itty bitty rhinestones.


And a little bow made from twine from The Twinery and I'm all done!  How's that for a non-traditional Valentine?

If you're so inclined to leave a comment, great!  If not, that's ok too!  But please go to the Stamping Ground and check out other desks and projects when you're finished here.  It's great fun and you will get inspired!

As a special note.... today (Tuesday) is my birthday.  My hubby and kids gave me the most amazing gift....  Hubby and I get to see George Strait in Phoenix, AZ this Friday night!!!!  I love his pure country music and here's how he rates in our house...


This is a sign hanging at our back door.  Yep.  He can keep his boots on in my house. LOL!  Hope you all have a great week and, if you're so inclined, please leave me a comment about my post.  Then be sure you head off to the Stamping Ground and check out all the cool work areas linked there!

I hope to visit desks tonight and on Thursday as we'll be taking my mom to the hospital for a blood transfusion on Wednesday early, all day. She has MDS, a pre-leukemia, and the aranesp shots that she's been taking are not working.  The doctor said this is the last thing we can do.  Do appreciate your prayers.

14 comments:

Eliza said...

I am so glad you explained George to me as I had no idea what your sign meant. What a clever gift and thoughtful. Belated birthday greetings.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 12
Happy WOYWW

Jackie said...

What a great sign on your door!
Happy birthday wishes and have a great time on Friday
Jackie 10

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol, firstly happy birthday and enjoy your night out and secondly best of luck for your mum - know she's in our thoughts. Thirdly busy busy - classes are lots of prep but then heaps of fun. Best wishes for this week Cheers RobynO#16

Peg Robinson said...

I'll be thinking of you and your mom. I hope things go well. Peg R 25

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom - doesn't sound like much fun but here's hoping the treatment does her some good. Fingers crossed. I love you card but I am not going to even THINK about Xmas for 9 more months (at least!) :)

Getting an early start for a change....
Happy WOYWW Day!
Mary Anne (4)

lisa said...

Love your purple valentines, makes such a change from red and pink!!
Oh your lucky thing, I love George Strait too and all country music!! Have fun.
Sending best wishes for your Mum.
Hugs Lisax #54

Julia Dunnit said...

Many many happy returns Carol. Of course, I have to go look up George now, but am thrilled for you, what a lovely gift. I love the mounting that you've done for the card, such nice delineation and makes the lovely papers really pop. I'm looking at March workshops too,no wonder the weeks go so fast!
Am holding your Mum in my thoughts, what a trial for you all.

Carole said...

Happy belated Birthday Carol. The heart shows up purple on my screen...cards always look better in real time. It's unique and oh so pretty. Love the sign. Carole #76

Sharon Underwood said...

I enjoyed reading your post--Your desk looks like mine! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday, and I pray your mother gets better.

MaggieC said...

You didn't say what that big purplish/maroonish thing is on the left of your desk. Looks intriguing. Thank you for your visit today. I have never been too keen on the tidying up bit, but I have to admit I am now finding it quite satisfying. I can see progress which is encouraging me to continue. I have nearly finished doing the stamps, and now have half a floor for the dogs to lie down on while I enjoy myself. I am determined now to finish the job with short breaks to do some actual crafting. Hope you have a good week and enjoy that concert when you go. xx Maggie #3

Donna Wheat said...

I didn't know who George was either, so glad you explained, Donna #94

sandysewin said...

Such a cute Valentine's card, love the colors.

Happy birthday, hope you enjoy the concert!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #2

Tertia said...

Hope you had an awesome birthday. Love the non traditional Valentines card.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #20

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, but I adore that card. I like everything about it from the heart to the background papers.

I had to laugh because, although I'm not a country music fan, I knew how the British and Aussie gals who didn't know who George was felt, especially when they use words I am unfamiliar with. Guess we should remember, a BOOT in their world is the trunk of their car (GRIN). That's why they call them boot sales.

Thanks for dropping by my snowy place already and happy very belated birthday and of course, happy belated WOYWW from #1.