Tuesday, 20 December 2016

WOYWW #394 ~ The race before Christmas

Wednesday and it is time to head over to our lovely creator of WOYWW, Julia's blog and link is posted below.......

From last week I will say not sure where the time went but I do know right now not enough time in the day as I need it to be. I am glad to say I am almost ready for Christmas just a little more baking, few small gifts to pick up and packing up some more home baked goodies and chocolates for some friends of ours. 

My desk is has now the kit I picked up about a month ago laid out about to start working on that when I have time in the next little bit before Christmas. It came with a ring binder to the left and on the right side is the papers and goodies. Oh yah right in the middle at the top you can see two little albums I made earlier today at work they are tiny 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 as I am trying to use up all that smaller chipboard pieces from all those albums I made. Just only 3 pocket pages inside still waiting for flips and tags to get done. In the top left is that Christmas album I have finished just going to cut photo matts and embellisments to put inside to decorate when pictures go in. 

A close up of the album

Well I included pictures of the tags and the deconstructed envelope on the inside front cover and the double waterfall on the inside back cover. 

I have also finished the mini little candy mugs that hold those yummy Ferraro Rocher chocolates. I followed a tutorial I found on You Tube ,Paper Tea Cups from Bibi Cameron. I think they will look great with all the goodies I have made for Christmas. Still have to pack up the mint chocolate spoons but will be sure to post those when I get to them and forgot to take a picture of the other chocolate Christmas light bulb suckers we have packed up into twos for my daughters co-workers and some friends.

As every year my sister and I make home made gifts for each other and here are the ones I made for her this year. Top hats are made from recycled ribbon spools and the snow globe I used my new die set Ready set snow from Lawm Fawn.

Here are the ones my sister sent me on my tree with our grandma's and my father's  glass decorations...

I know this post is very picture heavy with all the stuff I have finished and with all the baking almost finished and with it being wednesday I will be standing in front of the oven finishing up with my daughters day off work to be my third and forth hand. So I have the last few busy days ahead of me still but will do my best to get around to everyone's desk and to everyone I missed last week and to those who commented thank you so very much and I am sorry I just didnt get the time to get back and hop around liked I had planned. Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post I so love reading each and every comment and am touched by everyone's sweets words. 

🎄May you all have a Merry Christmas.🎄
Hugs ~ Anne 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

WOYWW #393

Where did the time has been truly crazy week I have had. I am glad to say that the really cold spell has ended, we are at -21 with the wind chill which is still cold but much better then -39 with the wind but I will say it did feel colder then that. My dogs are happier it is a tad warmer so they can go out to play and do there business a few times I was running out to get them as they got just to cold and didn't want to move. Also I became a cab in away for my girls to cold to walk anywhere so dropping them off and picking them up from school and work, not to say i also had work, errands and just fell under the weather......never good for mom in this house. Okay well what you have come to see is my desk not my rant on the weather of Canadian northern weather report but we were lucky cause my DH is more northern then us and the weather there was colder so I am grateful we had a tad warmer then him.....I know -39 was warmer.

My desk as of late Tuesday night.....

I have some stamped images waiting to get coloured and cut out at the top of that a ton of card stock and fun foam shaker globes cut out waiting to be put together. In the box is another thing just waiting to be put together for Christmas goodies. I seemly haven't been down here much but to clean up the room with way to many boxes I couldn't find a thing and we our hosting Christmas dinner this year so I am on a time crunch to get everything done. I not sure how the week will go as there is still to much  to do. Still have doctors appointments for my daughters and trying to check things off my list which feels great but this weekend will be crazy with getting all the baking done by Monday as crossing my fingers my DH will be home on the 20th and will be home til the new year. 

I know last week I didn't get around to as many desks and did late Tuesday get a few minutes to catch up on everyone who commented, and I so enjoy everyone's sweet words you left for me. I will do my best to get around this week but I have the next few days with appointments so do my best. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my desk and have a super crafty week.
Hugs ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WOYWW # 392

Wednesday is once again here and it is time to head over to Julia's blog to join in the worlds largest desk hope. If this is your first time hit the link below and see what it is all about and sign in to Mr. Linky and see what everyone has been up to. 

The last week has been so busy and had a great surprise on Saturday as my DH had four days off work and came home for a little visit. It was a great treat as we had a family sit down supper with everyone home which never seems to happen much.... what a great evening it was. Well it is a tad cold lately here and today it is suppose to get to -31 and with wind chill should feel like -38 YIKES!
Hot chocolate day and cuddling up with my dogs.

Okay enough about the weather and to my desk....

I am finishing up the Christmas mini album and am making a little extra envelope style to hold a few extra photo mats. I am hoping to have it done by tonight and move on to a sisters handmade Christmas gift which i will not be able to post for some time but I am on a time crunch as it has to get into the mail soon to get to her in time. I did finish last week the 4 mini albums I was building and they are put now in a mini album pile ready to decorate..... easy to grab, go and decorate. In the right hand corner is the mini albums I made some time back. I have a small snowmen collection and you can see a Tim Horton's season paper cup my daughter grabbed me from her work......holding a few glue bottles upside down for me. Now my family would say my collection of snowmen isn't small at all, as they are in every corner of my house and can only buy one each year now..... surprising I haven't purchased one yet. That's all for me I am going to hop around to see what everyone has been up to. Also just wanted to say thank you to everyone whom visited and commented last week.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs ~ Anne 😉

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

WOYWW #391

Happy Wednesday to everyone and it is that time again to see what lies on my desk.... but if this is new to you head over to Julia's blog and join in with all the fun. The link below will head you over for all info and hope to see you there.

The days seem to fly by lately with the general daily tasks, decorating and getting ready for Christmas....... never enough time in the day. As it is almost december my oldest daughter offered to help me with my baking list I seem to have a easy but large list of favorites that I just can not have. 

Okay to what you have popped over for my desk......

I took more of a side view as I didnt want all the boxes that seem to still be laying around waiting to be put away since last week or have they been there longer. Nothing really done since last week but the album I started is to the far left which yes i am still working on it not much left til its finished. I have started making a few new mini albums which is surround my paper cutter at this moment. There is more done since i have taken the picture and just have to put them together tomorrow. Didnt take a picture but I have about 50 or more cut out snowflakes sitting on my table waiting to be stuck on windows and the bathroom mirrors. I am also going to cut more out on my cricut to make a winter town scene.... something my dad and loved how it looks standing outside looking in.

My two dies arrived today that I ordered at the local scrapbook store which match my stamps I treated myself some time back....  and beside that is a Simple Stores mini album kit with their Farmers Market paper line that. I can not wait to start making it either. 

So this is my desk for this week and I'll try my best to get around to 
everyone just this week just have alot going on for the rest of the week. 

Thanks for stopping by....
Hugs ~Anne 😉 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

WOYWW #390

It is Wednesday and it is that time again to join in the fun and see what everyone has been up to peeking into there desks. Join in the fun over at Julia's blog where you will find more details.

Time has been seemly moving so fast and days are flying into weeks for me. I haven't gotten to much done since last week and I have been really trying to get the house decorated for Christmas. This is my desk last Tuesday night, I made a quick base of this mini album late Monday night so I could do it at work when slow. So this is my desk after unpacking my bin I took with me today. The surround area has piles of stuff that needs to be put away and empty bins from my decorations that needs to be put away in the crawl space once again. 

Here is the images I have been colouring into my first Christmas card which has turned into a very thick shaker one. 

I have a mini folio album I made a few years back for my sister in law for Christmas and asked her if I could take some pictures so I might be able to post up a completed one I have finished. I followed a tutorial on You Tube from Super Happy Scrapper. Here is a picture of the cover.

Inside left side:

Inside right side and middle:

The pocket flaps on both sides:

The right and left side of the front pockets to each sides flaps:

The middle waterfalls:

and all the tags that fit into the pockets:

Well that is it for me and I am off to hop around and pop in to see what everyone has been up to for the last week. Everyone have a wonderful week and thank you to for leaving a comment. 

Hugs ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

WOYWW #389

It is Wednesday and time to head over to Julia's blog and see what everyone's been up to. If you are new to WOYWW information is at and join in the fun with crafters from all over the world.

Haven't really been at my desk to much in the last 7 days as it has been a tad hectic, I just want to say to everyone who comment last week I so enjoyed reading everyone and am sorry I didn't get back to everyone or visit everyone's desk. To what you have popped in to see my desk......

Yah, it is a start of making a few Christmas cards with a new Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairy Friends stamp and die set. The markers to the left are my daughters grey touch markers, Bo Bunny paper, cards and envelopes. So I am hoping to at least get 5 cards made is my goal and if I great more done it will be a bonus. I had my daughter show me some tips with colouring so not bad for first time using these makers to shade so much...... Not as easy and quick as I thought it would be. 

Here is the layout for this months challenge almost done as late today I did notice I forgot a title.

Here is October layout challenge I forgot to even take a picture of it to post and to make it more special is I won the draw ...... Yah!!!

Okay last thing is who won my giveaway and I would like to say congratulations to...

Dorlene Durham from 
Carts in the Command Center

Please email me so I can send your goodies to you. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and I am off to hop around to see what everyone else is been up to as I missed getting around last week. 

Hugs Always ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

WOYWW #388

Well here it is Wednesday again and time to see what everyone is up to and if you are new to this desk hop head over to Julia's blog for full details and joking into the fun. 

Okay so what I have been up to.....which hasn't been as much as I like but I pushed everything aside to work on this months challenge for the local scrapbook store. Yes I did have to tidy up a bit but I lost my scissors and foam squares under this is very clean from a few hours ago.

To the left is a box of blank cards and to the top mixed up with some starting embellisments to make some Christmas cards, I got side tracked with the new layout you can see in the middle. 

Here is a quick close up of it not finished just drying the snow texture under the house and snowman, still have a bit more before done. I did use my Cricut to cut out the house, embossed with Tim Holtz brick folder and then dry brushed Shaz on white ink for that frosted cold brick look. Post a picture up when I finish it. 

Don't forget next Tuesday I close my giveaway and will be posting the winner on my Wednesday post. Take a peek on last weeks WOYWW post for details and a picture of all the can still enter just leave me a comment on this post and I will add your name to the draw. Also thank you to everyone who visited me last week and left me such warm comments. Okay I am off to see what everyone has been up to.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Wednesday. 
Hugs ~Anne 🤗

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

WOYWW #387

Well since I last posted the week has been extremely busy and my darling husband is home for the week before heading back to work. So have tried to spend some time with him and the general mundane of the daily chores. Really have not had a lot of time making anything but I did pull out a mini album I have been working on for years.

It is a Daily December mini album tutorial I followed on line from Kathy Orta King from 2012 made from cards and envelopes. The reason it is out as I decided to take it to work and now it is out on my desk hoping for it finally to be finish. If I am to make it again I will make the binding larger spaces 
and a few other things I might change so the pages lay flatter but I am planning on finishing this one. So there still is stuff from last week still laying on my desk still have stuff I am cleaning up my space.

But for some fun news I am having another giveaway and will be drawing a winner in the next two weeks for all these goodies.

There is a Inkadinkado stamp around the page mini starter set, 3 different Quick Kutz dies( luggage, scale and camper)Jumbo pop dot adhesive squares, Martha Stewart embossing powder (3 colours),K & Company Washi tape (2 different styles), K&Company Die cut cardstock, Martha Stewart die cut paper tape and Recollections die cut shapes and tags packages. Okay so here is how you can win these goodies and it is open for international just leave me a comment below letting me know you would like to participate in my giveaway. The closing date is November 15th and I will post it up on November 16th. 

Well hop over to Julia's desk if this is your first time learning about this great fun everyone is having Wednesday all over the world and she had as the details on her blog. It is a great place to make new friends and see what everyone's been up to on there desks.

Thank you to everyone who has come to visit and see what I have been up to and sorry about getting back so late to everyone and the desks I never got to. Have a wonderful day and I am off to hop around to see what you all have been up to. 

Hugs ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Well it has been a few weeks since I have posted and hard to believe that it has been that long. So to everyone Happy WOYWW to everyone who has come to take a peek at what I have been up to. If you pop over to our fearless founder Julia, for all the info and join in for the fun and making great friends all over the world. 

Okay to what all you have come to see my desk....

I am now racing to finish October layout challenge and the 3 little fuzzy cut out images are from my sister who is kind enough to stamp and colour me images for me to use. I am also working on a few Christmas decorations in the right corner which once again my sister sent me the coloured images. Nothing is completed but a work in progress.....but when isn't a desk mostly holding something is progress.

A quick close up of my rosettes with beautifully coloured images from my sister.

Here is September layout I finished just forgot to post.

And I did finish the other Halloween layout with the paper I inked and yes ironed so I could glue it down easier. Didn't work out exactly like I invisioned it but I like it. 
And my dear little hairy babies Nanook and Olly have been keeping me busy as we got them fixed almost two weeks ago and they both had to have the cone of shame. Will have to remind my daughter to send me picture from her phone so I can post some next week. 
I have so missed Wednesday's and would like to say to everyone who visits and comments thank you so much I enjoy hearing from everyone. 
Have a wonderful week and off I go to hop around and check out what everyone has been up to.
Hugs ~Anne 😉

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

WOYWW #383

Well it is Wednesday and it has for sure gone by fast but this is the day to hop around and to see might be lying around so many wonderful creative friends desks. If you are new to all of this hop over to Julia's our great founder of this and join in the fun.

Okay well not much going on really but working on a new double layout for Halloween. Not even close to being done as I just can not decide on what paper really fits with the creepy effect I want. Hoping I do get sometime in the next few days to get working on it again. My desk did look like a bomb of paper went off with the piles of every Halloween paper I own right across both tables but I cleaned up........

To make the crinkled up paper with distress ink of I think five different colours and then spray water over to let the ink move around. Added a tad to much so before I started supper the other day my paper went first into the low temp of the oven to dry fast..... Should really use oven to bake cookies.....not my craft stuff. Something my one daughter always says some moms bake cookies and my mom bakes paper or what ever I have in there. I know I did say last week about a giveaway I am planning but the last few days just got away from me and should have it ready to post for next week as I do hope to get into my room later this week. Short and sweet post as I really haven't done much with trying to recover from the lung infection but it still hanging in so I will be heading back to the doctors I go. 

Just want to say to everyone thank you so much for visiting me last week and leaving me such wonderful comments. Ok well off to head to as many desks as I can before taking my little hair babies to the groomers for a well need bath and tidy to come home looking handsome.

Have a FABULOUS Wednesday everyone.
💕 Hugs ~Anne 💕

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

WOYWW #382

YAH  IT'S  WEDNESDAY and if you know about this great desk hopping around the world to check in on what everyone has been up to. If you would like to know more about this pop over to Julia's site and join in the fun and make some great new friends. 

Okay so what you have come to see is my desk but first I missed last week due to me getting a chest infection and am on antibiotics and feeling somewhat better but not 100% yet. So I haven't done anything really but before I was really ill I did start redoing my stamp storage again. I figured out I am not a binder person and the system just wasn't working for me, I prefer to flip though.

So I pulled out my FUSE tool and used heavy duty page protectors to make any size I needed and for those small stamps I cut apart the baseball card page protectors for those. I am so loving this new system but still have a way to go to finish the box sitting on the floor waiting to get there cover made.  
This is my DIY version from buying all those plastic storage that is being sold from so many 
companies and using what I have. I also have put the matching dies behind the stamp sets and am 
liking that so easy to find and all together. 

I also am showing the page protectors I used as the thin cheap ones I was using just we're not as good as these ones I bought some time back ago from staples. The tiny box underneath is for my sister Nikki some goodies for here and the box above is full a scrapbook goodies for a world wide giveaway but just will be posting it soon for all to enter and have a chance to win.

Since I really haven't done much thought I might show what is stored in the boxes piled on the bookshelf well just two of them I have a button collection on the to the left and my sequence to the right and yes this is large hoard stash but I have had some of this for about a decade. Yes time to get the boxes off the shelf and used my stash. No overly creative storage as it is only the basic photo boxes but only has one kinda item in each one I have labeled and easy to locate when I need them.

Here is my other table full of goodies I am selling just haven't posted a detailed list and took a few pictures to show and this is just some as I am still downsizing so if you see anything or need more details in the stash I spread out just email me and will sell cheap and the cost of shipping and will be happy to send it on its way. 

Thanks for visiting today and I want to say thank you for everyone who leaves such wonderful comments I enjoy each and everyone. Have a super fantastic Wednesday everyone. 
Hugs ~Anne L