Wednesday, December 20, 2017

WOYWW 446 and SNOW!

I live in southern Arizona and it's winter, well tomorrow anyway.  And it's hump day, yep, the middle of the week.  And it's also What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Today you get the opportunity to view my desk and many others, should you head over to the Stamping Ground where our head desker Julia so graciously helps so many of us link together.  But before I show you my desk I wanted to show you a nearby mountain from Monday morning. This is Mount Wrightson on the left and Mount Hopkins on the right.  On Mount Hopkins is the Whipple Observatory run by the Smithsonian.


This is the first time this "winter" for snow that was noticeable!  Almost makes you shiver but we did get up to the low 60's F toward noon.  And now for my desk...


I was just finishing up a couple more Christmas cards as I ran out.  I guess over 40 just wasn't enough.  On the left the lime green thing is a die and its packaging.  I used another one from this set to make the cards in the middle.  The reddish thing to the right of the die is a stamp set of Christmas sayings.  Then the cards. Next right is a blue ink pad, my scissors, a black ink pad and the corner of another stamp package.  Above the cards is my palette knife as I used some modeling paste on the cards.


And here's one of the 2 cards I made (both are alike). The blue pattern piece was made on my Gel Press.


Here's a closer look at the snowflake.  I colored the modeling paste with some of our paint and added some fine glitter after getting it on the paper.  The snowflake is made from die cutting my snowflake and using the negative for the modeling paste. I'm thinking I should have made the snowflake a bit darker but it works.   All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.

I hope you head over to the Stamping Ground from here.  I do have some laundry and other chores to do so I will be popping in and out.  And I hope you all have a very blessed and wonderful Christmas!

StampinCarol

12 comments:

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card!
The snowflake is a great detail. :)

Merry Christmas and a happy WOYWW this week!
Sussie nr 16

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Carol, love the card. I too like to colour embossing paste with ink, or mix in glitter, that way it doesn't shed! Smiled at your 'low 60's', we are lucky to get to double figures, just cold and quite wet. Have a lovely Christmas, Love & Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those mountains are so beautiful, I always enjoy seeing your travel shots. I've never been to the USA so am always interested in seeing different areas where WOYWWer go! That blue card is gorgeous, that's the one I'd pick :-D
Hugs LLJ 6 xxxx

Felicia Aaron said...

Carol, I love the mountain shot! I am also very jealous! I moved here from Santa Fe, NM and I always loved seeing the first snow on the mountains! I love snow, so my heart skips a little beat! I hope you see a little white in the valley! :) Love your beautiful cards! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

Helen said...

Great photo of the mountains! Your snowflake is lovely, too. Hope you have a Happy Christmas Helen #1

laurie said...

over forty cards!!! Thats amazing, and beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. That's a lovely card. No, there's never enough Christmas cards - always one we have forgotten!!! I've been having to do the same thing - last minute sends! Have a really special Christmas season.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Carol. I never used to buy enough Christmas cards, but now I make them, I find I have enough. Apart from when my brother unexpectedly pops round and asks for a dozen to take with him! Ah well! I love the snowflake card, colours are lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas Heather #32

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh nice view Carol, who’d have thought it, winter tomorrow! Made me smile. I guess our real winter is January, at the moment here it’s a bit grey and wet. Yuk. I still haven’t got around to experimenting with paste, I must say with some colour it makes a really delicate snowflake, your card is fab. Thanks for letting me rummage all over your desk this year, it’s been great for me.....keep going?! Happy Christmas!

Angela Radford said...

Loving your cards Carol and it's so nice to see the photos of the landscape it somehow makes you feel much closer. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a good Christmas and a great woyww too, Angela x8x

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the cards Carol, especially the combination of blue and white. Merry Christmas! Sarah #9

BJ said...

I so love blue Christmas cards. Have a Happy Christmas and a Crafty New Year BJ#27