Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Desk and a Tuesday Morning Sketch

Ah.... March in the desert of southern Arizona.  We received 1 5/8" of rain last Saturday and the ground is happy!  Meanwhile, I'm preparing for a 3 day scrapping retreat south of us.  I'm going as a part of the staff of the AZ Scrapbooking store of Green Valley, AZ.  This is my 5th (I think) with the store and each year I'm in charge of something.  This year I'll be handling the sale of store products plus my own stuff.  We're also doing something special and I have my stethoscope, "syringe" (a large baster for turkeys), and  more.  I'll be posting pics when I get back and get them downloaded to my computer.  But for now you get to see what my "desk" looks like.  Well, this isn't my desk but it's the beginning of 3 cases I'm packing.  I enjoy taking part in this international blog hop put on by Julia at the Stamping Ground and really enjoy viewing all the cool desks and inspiration as I travel around the world.


This crate has wheels and I have my paper and Big Shot, dies, and heavier stuff in it.  I have gotten the other 2 cases out which will have my stamps, Copic markers, and oodles more going in them.  I also need to get my small table,portable OTT light, computer, extension cords and some other stuff ready.  Oh, and my clothes!  I even have some nurses scrubs ready for my part in the skit.

Earlier today I was blog surfing and one that I follow, Tuesday Morning Sketches, had a cute sketch and I decided to try it.  So, here's my take on their sketch:


I used some paper I got when I was a demo with The Angel Co., a stamp set from CTMH and a text stamp from a set by Fiskars.


I received this set as a gift (there are 2 stamps in the set) when I joined a hostess club with the ex-owner of TAC.  These stamps are tiny but I like the detail.  I did add some Stardust Clear Gel pen marks on the butterfly and flower along with the rhinestone.

So, as I scramble to get ready to go please enjoy  blog surfing by clicking on the Stamping Ground and heading over to England to start the tour.  And, if you're so inclined, please leave a comment as to my card or whatever.

31 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You look like you are getting ready for a month away from home, but I know how many art supplies we can pack for these events. It's fun getting it all together, but putting it all back can be a chore. Have fun at your retreat. Happy WOYWW from #1.

voodoo vixen said...

Love the card, such pretty colours you have chosen. I think you are going to be very busy with the retreat coming up fast. Annette #3

Janene McAnally said...

I would LOVE to go to a scrapping/art journal etc retreat. Have fun :-)!! I know when I pack for my art journal class that I teach or just going to a friends for an art day...I always pack far too much as you never know what you will use lol! Your card looks fantastic! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #9

Judys Fabrications said...

Have a great time at the Retreat.How blissful, just playing with papers etc for such an extended time.Have FUN!!!
Judy #12

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers, they have a pretty watercolor look! Wonderful take on this weeks sketch! Thank you so much for taking time to play with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Your scrapping retreat sounds so fun!! Have a great time!

Roberta B said...

Hope you have fun on your trip and you do way better at packing that stuff than I do. lol #21

April Story said...

I hope you have fun at your crop and get lots of things accomplished.
April #20

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Pretty colors and the sounds of a fun adventure. Hope it all goes well and you don't over do.Rain Dancing ? Happy WOYWW

Belinda Basson said...

I see you have your priorities right...all craft stuff and no clothes yet. Guess that is going in the 4th case? #35

Helen said...

Are you sure you've packed enough...? have a fabulous time and i look forward to hearing about it. Love the card! Helen 5

Claire said...

Love that card - the colours are so bright and Spring-like!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 33

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol, well I envy you going off on a 3 day retreat - they are such fun; brings back memories for me. Cute little card and do have a wow of a time, cheers RobynO#30

okienurse said...

Sounds like you are getting set for a fun weekend! I always enjoy the get away retreats. Love the card! Vickie #52

sandra de said...

Must be wonderful to get together and craft at a retreat. Packing up your stuff is probably half the fun!
Sandra @61

Elizabeth said...

Hi Carol, sounds like you have a busy time coming up but I'm sure the retreat will be fun too. Goof luck with the packing and have a safe journey. Elizabeth x #76

Eliza said...

Hi Carole,

I so want to come and play that basting thingy sounds interesting, I do hope you are doing something crafty with it and not cooking. The other stuff i am sure we will hear all about it. Glad to hear you got some rain, well needed. Keep packing, have a great time.

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14
Happy WOYWW

Monica said...

that sounds like a real fun weekend and class. AZ is such a great place for paper crafts.
Monica #16

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I hope you enjoy your retreat. You look well equipped with all those goodies packed and ready.

Lynn Holland said...

thanks for popping over Carol and for your lovely comments on my new header. Its a shelf on my bookcase in my studio.
I love the colours you have used in your sketch.
Hope you have a creative week
Lynn x

Sandy Leigh said...

Crafty packing is happy packing - oh how I wish I was going to a crafty retreat! Have fun! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #34

Paper rainbow said...

I love that little butterfly stamp! thanks for your earlier visit :)

Alexandra said...

Your butterflies are oh so darling. I love the blue and pink combo. :)

Craft buddy said...

That crate looks like it is packed full of fun - a crafter on the move! Thanks for stopping by and giving support, it's been a great first visit to WOYWW! #62 Jessie

Carole said...

packing up crafting stuff is a very well thought out list... fun to get to-get-her, and annoying to put away. Happy trails. Thanks for sharing Carole # 84

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You've forgotten to include the kitchen sink!! Lol. Only joking, it sounds as if you're going to have a whale of a time...I want to see photos of you in the scrubs though :-)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely spring colours. Bet you enjoy the craft retreat, you must let us know all about it when you get back, Angela x 63

Sharon Underwood said...

Have fun on your trip! Your card is amazing! (Sharon, #95)Way to go on being one of the first on here today!

Ginger said...

Getting your craft supplies together to go to a crop, is like packing up the craftroom. You never know exactly what to take! Cute card, and love the colors!

Debbie said...

Your scrapping retreat sounds like lots of fun!!! Enjoy!
Beautiful card! I love the tiny stamps, too!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Nan G said...

The retreat sounds like fun. A turkey baster? A syringe? Tap shoes and slide trombone is all that missing. :) love the colors of your card. Enjoy the retreat. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #101

peggy apl said...

Dropping by to say hi! A scrapping retreat sounds exciting! I hope all goes well!
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS@28