Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Wide shot of Betsy
Here we go the LAST What's On Your Work desk Wednesday for 2013!! Plus it's New Years (eve here) but day over at Julia's.
So Start the New Year right and go a desk jumping with us.

Betsey is loaded with all the holiday left overs and some really great sale stash for next year.  I mean how could I turn down 70% OFF deals???

Keeping it short, as Julia likes it. 
and Inky Hugs

What's on the small workable space

Monday, December 30, 2013

LasT T sTands for Tuesday for 2013

The last time to link up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard for this year for a good cup of Tea, coffee, juice, adult beverages and for us a cold soda.  I got to have both GD's today (Monday here), Dad came by and took them to lunch (as grandma stepped on the scale this morning and stayed home! LOL) So they brought their sodas back with them, and then it was "craft time".  They made birthday cards for Papa's birthday in 3 days.  Megan made  decorated a pencil holder and Hannah decorated a box for his wallet, keys and change.  Their gifts were covered with silver duck tape and stickers.....LOL
Megan coloring her card for Papa

Here she is showing off her work.
 Notice Dyna waiting at the patio door to come back inside?

Hannah showing off her box.
I always love having the girls come to visit, we keep each other busy doing things and playing games.  So it was a GOOD day!
So what are you doing today?
Plans for the new years eve?

Inky Hugs

BFF card

Just a very quick post to make the deadline for my DT project.
The Cheerful Stamp Pad is in the second week of the "Anything Goes" challenge.  This Bugaboo (our sponsor) image reminds me of one of my BFFs.  Now that I have it all scanned in, and I am in a dead heat to get this finished before the grandkids get here, I see that it is crooked.  Oh well, this BFF is way shorter than I am and would need to be standing uphill to be the same height. LOL
Hope you have some time to join the challenge.
Mroe about our holidays to come in a later post.
Inky Hugs

Monday, December 23, 2013

T-Day: the ChrisTmas Reunion issue

So here we are, the Christmas Eve post for Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday
I have spent the day (only Monday here) making DVD's of the party pictures from Saturday night's reunion of old friends. (My face still hurts from so much laughing)
So here is what was happening:.
Dinner: Ribs (beef & pork) coleslaw, green salad, burnt bread, and wine

Judy and Radon: our neighbors for many, many years, their kids call me Mom

Susie and Bob (her second husband) My BFF Her kids call me Mom too.

Randy and Carol. Randy and my husband went to school together.
 Their grandkids call me grandma too

Carol is putting nutmeg on the hot apple pie drinks
1 shot Tuaca
1 pkg instant apple cider mix
HOT water
Whipped cram
1 cinnamon stick
nutmeg to taste
Bob and Susie by the tree

We three always managed to stay out of jail
Carol, Krisha, Susie

The Glitter Grandmas
Judy, Carol Krisha, Susie

Our men folk
Now give us a prop and we will continue to embarrass
 our children and grandchildren . 
(Randy is always a good sport)

Carol, Randy, Me, Bob
So Bob and Randy went to school together.
Their youngest daughter is married to our oldest son.
We were friends, but our children made us Family

Bob and Krisha

Thanks for the party Honey!
So hope you enjoyed the pictures, we had such a great time.  I was so very glad they were here, because as the party had just started I had a phone call that I had just lost a very dear cousin.  Thus I have no make up left on my face.  They were ALL so loving and supportive. 
IT is also the reason I burnt the bread LOL
Merry Christmas
 to all who have stopped by and got this far.......LOL
Inky Hugs

Vintage Christmas Tag Book

 Thanks for stopping by today.  I know everybody is busy getting those last minute preparations finished, last gifts wrapped, and finishing up their "to-do" lists.  So I'll make this a very quick post.

Unruly Paper Arts RAQ 2 challenge is a Tag Book.  Tags are everywhere this season and I have really enjoyed making this year.
Here are the pages separated so that you can see them.  All the stamped image are from Recollections.

I still have a few "to do' things on my list, so I must scoot and get busy.

Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Introducing Barkley

Is this little fella not the cutest puppy you have ever seen??  Looks like he might be related to you know who? There is a strong resemblance, and me thinks they are related.

Barkley is a new Christmas set that I received as a design team member from Rogue Redhead Designs.  He is a  NON-Rogue Redhead Design set and you can read all about the newbies HERE and purchase them from HERE

Barkley is colored with pencil and OMS, he is very easy and quick to color.  I mounted him on dark green and then on a tilted red card stock.  The card base was dry embossed and a red, green and white ribbon was added at the bottom.  I just love the smallish, clear font of the sentiment.  This set also comes with a "from me to you" and a "let it snow" sentiment.  There is also a second Barkley set that I know I am going to have to have now that I have made my first Barkley card.

He was so much fun to make I made a tag with him too:

What fun and I also found a ribbon with puppy tracks on it in my stash.
This set of stamps are cling mounted and packaged with a hard plastic coated picture on one side and the stamps on the other side., so they are ready for storage.......PERFECT!!!
Make sure to hop over to Rogue Redhead Designs and check out the new line of stamp.

Inky Hugs

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WOYWW 237 the Push is over

Well, I'm back after skipping WOYWW last week.  What is this?  Well, click on the link and read all about how to play along in this journey of desk hopping hosted by Julia Queen of WOYWW

Here is Betsy, rather quiet after the monster push this morning to get my Christmas cards finished and in the mail.  All that is left is a pile of embellishments, and trims for tags.  On top of the pile are some tags to be made into a tag book and entered into the Unruly Paper Arts challenge, still to be finished. A bunch of Christmas sentiments that need to be put away. The other pile is a pile of tags that I covered with a card, cause it is a DT piece that will pop up after this post.  There is a stamp on a block that needs to be put away, a rosette from the floor, I've picked it up at least a dozen times this week. All the rest is just stuff that is always there.

The one Christmas card left, on the pile, is for some friends that are coming for dinner this Saturday night.  Small dinner party with friends we haven't seen in a while. Both couples have moved out of the neighborhood, one lives way up north in the summer, and just winters here. The 6 of us used to spend New Years Eve together, here, with a formal dinner and a lot of laughs.  All three families used to go to our cabin, up in the mountains together, so there is a lot of history between all of us. It will be fun to be all together again, only now we will be talking about our grandchildren! LOL

Time for me to go a snooping...................
Inky Hugs

T Stands for Tuesday: The Kid and the Cookies

Tuesday morning here, and once again it's time to link up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard

This week's pics are of last Friday when my granddaughter, Megan spent the day with me.  Our Styrofoam cups are holding plain old water, which was a good idea with all the sugar going on.  I had baked the cookies the night before so she could decorate. 

She LOVES sprinkles, and frosting in a tube.

Her idea of adding sprinkles is by the hand full

In front of the tree

acting like her daddy
acting like her Uncle Tony
dressed for a walk acting like her grandma........LOL
her shadow angel
stopped for a photo opt. in my friends flower bed.
On to making snowflakes, once painted they need some snow attached.  She is sprinkling Kosher salt and glitter on them. 

she never gets tired of sprinkling

our end results.
So that's my Tuesday post, the snow flakes are all hanging in the open areas of the living room and dinning room.  She also made me a beautiful paper chain for the fireplace. 
I'm just getting my cards in the mail today, cutting it very close this year.
What are you drinking today? Are you ready for the holiday?
Inky Hugs

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Candle

We are starting the second week of "Signs of Christmas" challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, and the sponsor is Vintage Inage Craft.  VIC has some wonderful vintage images "free" on Face Book.

This week I chose these singing angels digital image.  I used Lumiere Pearlescent white and Sunset Gold paint to accent the image.  Then attaching it to a flames candle, then adding two pieces of trim, one to the top and one to the bottom.  Wa-la! a very pretty candle, that was quick and easy.

I did attach the image and trims temporally, so that it could be change out for different holidays and celebrations.  I wonder why it took me so long to figure this out, making one candle a multi purpose candle???  LOL

With free images and Christmas nearly upon us there is still time to join the "Signs of Christmas" challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad so please take a moment and join us.
Inky Hugs

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Pairisan Birthday Party

So what is a Pairisan Birthday Party you ask?  I had to look it up on line when I received the birthday party invitation.  It is simply a Paris themed party, and it can be for many different types of parties and for all ages.  Who knew?
Well, the party is a surprise for one of my dearest friends, and it's this Saturday afternoon. (No she doesn't I'm safe. LOL) Sticking with the theme I decorated a plain white bag with stamped images of the Eiffel Tower, some black lace and of course to sparkly trim around the top.  I also took 5 stamps from the same Recollections set, and stamped 3 sheets of tissue paper.

 Here is a closer look at the tag, again with the same set of stamps and staying in theme.
 And of course there has to be a card.
And lastly a flameless candle decorated by yours truly for one of the gifts.
I am entering all of the above in the Unruly Paper Arts RAQ 2 "The Complete Package challenge.
I hope you will pop by their blog and vote for me.
Inky Hugs

Snow Tag and Old snow pictures

Finished tag

Trimmed and colored tree with designer paper
Cut tag with gesso and dry embossed snowflakes

close-up of the snow at the bottom
Again the finished tag
Some OLD (as in 1999) pictures that prove that it DOES snow here in SOCAL.  This happens about every 10 - 15 years.  It has been this cold this month, but no moisture to provide the snow, but we are due for it to happen again.

This storm caused a massive power outage and closed the schools for three days.  If you live east and north of here you are probably laughing and thinking that this is just an other day.  BUT you must remember southern Californian's do not know how to drive in "weather"  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and if you have made it this far please leave me a comment so I know you were here.
Inky Hugs