Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WOYWW#120, WOTT#24 - cards, cards and more cards

Welcome once again to What's on Your Workspace Wednesday hosted by Ms. Julia. Same desk as yesterday's What's on Tap Tuesday where the desk is usually in creative chaos and the calendar blocks aren't always up to date. Lol.

I had to take a break from catching up on my 30 Days Lists in order to get a few cards done. The two that you see on the desk already made are fresh from a Stampin' Up get-together last Friday at my friend Brenda's. I had left them without sentiments so that I could customize them later.

And sure enough, I needed to send a sympathy card today, so that pink card was perfectly appropriate.

Then an uncle is having a birthday next Monday (same day as mine.... sly, aren't I?) and the fall card has a masculine feel to it so I'm going to simply add a cute Lawn Fawn squirrel and a birthday sentiment.

The patterned papers are out on the desk because I also have to make a card for my mom's best friend who is turning 80 on Saturday. By using a current My Favorite Things sketch, I'm able to enter it in their Weds. challenge. I used two MFT stamps sets on the completed easel card card: Time to Celebrate and Who's That Birthday Girl? I love the latter so much because it has number candle stamps that allow me to customize my birthday cards to no end!

In the past, when I've wanted to anchor a sentiment to a bow, I've had a hard time getting my flimsy linen thread to feed through a bow knot. I decided to try using a crochet hook to grab it and pull it through and, voila, it worked. No more cursing at unraveling thread!

One last note. Last week, there were a few comments of concern about what seemed to be a dangerous open can of teal paint on my wobbly, overflowing desk. I've added a photo of that can from a different angle so that you can see it wasn't teal paint at all. Just a teal covered lid to a clear storage can. Besides, have you ever seen me use paint on a project? I'm way too impatient to use something that needs a lot of drying time. Lol.

Thanks for visiting. Back to illustrating lists.... (Come back periodically. I'll eventually have one for every day in September and if they're deemed interesting enough, I'll post them here.)


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)


NoraAnne said...

I LOVE that fall card, fall colors are my favorite :) and that easel card with the cake is awesome, I might have to get that set with the numbers now that I see how versatile it is ;)

lynn said...

love your tip, cindy! darling cards, today--love the fall one esp!

Fuchsia said...

Stunning work !

Helen said...

Love the autumn card, it's my fave time of year too. Not too hot, not too cold (usually!) Your desk looks really busy today.

Pam said...

It may not be an open can, but it sure is eye catching - love the teal and your cards are looking as amazing as ever.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Thanks for the tip!!! Love the card too!!!

Lydia said...

LOVE these! But the best - the teeny squirrel!!!!!

And I'm cracking up about the paint can. :)

Tertia said...

Lovely work and I agree, I do not like watching paint dry - by then I will have forgotten what I wanted to do in the first place.
Happy belated WOYWW

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, now I know what you meant by the open can. DUH! I'm a dunce! What can I say? Of course, I like both your cards, too. They are rich in autumn colors. Sorry I'm so late showing up this week. Seems I've had to say that a lot lately.