Wednesday, April 3, 2024

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday- WOYWW #774

 Hello, Crafty Mates!

It's time for our weekly WOYWW blog hop! Julia has created a wonderful hop that allows us to take a few minutes to sip our coffee or tea and eat our cookies, biscuits, or bagels while we check out the creative pursuits of our fellow WOYWWERS! Click HERE to find out more about WOYWW. Click HERE to play along!

I had another fun and productive week!  (Baruch Hashem!)  My grandson and I did our  "Thorns and Roses" review of our week, and we were both satisfied that we had more roses than thorns.  We both had the same thorn since neither he nor I completed our challenge project! Sigh!   Monday was my Son's birthday!  He lives in Maryland, so there was no in-person getting together, only lots of electronic interaction.  He was totally underwhelmed by the birthday duet his father and I performed for him.  Children are so ungrateful!😀  Singing off-key renditions of Happy Birthday to our kids is a tradition!  They love it!

I surprised myself when I completed two projects this past week! I had to write two reviews for craft paper, and I decided that creating process videos was the best way to demonstrate the quality of the paper. 

I created this project using white Kraft paper. Although it was a little bit thinner than my regular brown Kraft paper, I was able to color, stencil, emboss, and die-cut it! The flower, the vase, and the background layer were all created using Kraft wrapping paper.
I tested this bright white 5"x 7" cardstock, which was rock solid!  I used alcohol markers, water-based markers, stickles, and glue.  The paper performed brilliantly!  I needed this project for my Challenge blog!  The image is by Andrea Norris over at SheepSki Designs!

All four of my workstations are again covered with products!  I am so far behind on my reviews.  I need to get it in gear because I have a six-month review in May!
I don't always review craft products! I can review any product that comes into the Amazon Vine Program. Here, I have a breather for my grandson and a gold bar necklace and earrings for me.  The Hubster is taking the necklace to have my name engraved on it!  I wish I could have gotten a better picture!
I am replacing my old ratty "studio" shirt with a new sweater. The Hubster threatened to divorce me if I wore that shirt one more time! I also found some nice sandals!
Of course, I had to request some crafty stuff and a few things for my granddaughters!

The vendor must have liked my review of the larger die-cutting machine.  The next day, I found this in my queue!  I am really enjoying the machine!   I submitted the review today (Tuesday).


I thought these sensory planners were so interesting.  There are three in the pack, which works perfectly for me since I have three granddaughters!  I am going to decorate a few pages with washi tape and stickers.
I'm keeping the Washi!
Maybe now I can have proper tension in my crochet stitches!  If not, I'll just pretend it's a ring!
They had about 30 colors.   I am going to try to get the yellow and pink!  This glitter is gorgeous!

I hope everyone has a brilliant week!
Peace, Out!

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak!"


  1. Great cards! You had another busy reviewing week too. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

  2. Life shouldn't have any thorns, just roses roses all the way. Wouldn't that be lovely?
    You have made two lovely cards there, I do like the colours you have uksed.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  3. Good Morning, It's 1:30AM here but my cat was wanting to eat so here I am. What a fun post. I missed last week we were gone and I had the energy to organize that crafty space and girls NCAA tournaments took up my time. Iowa Hawkeyes Caitlan Clark made it to the final 4. You mentioned a Son in Maryland...was he affected by the Bridge collapse? What a mess. I understand about Birthday gatherings ...I don's see grand kids in Germany for going on 6 years. All Facechat time 2 week intervals.
    Your 2 cards are adorable. And lots of fun items .....I enjoyed the share Have a great week. It is now SNOWING....unreal Winter here in IOWA.....45mpr WINDS and forecast of much needed RAIN for 2 days !!!!! Hope roads are ok we had plans away for today.

  4. All those products look so interesting!
    Love your cards - especially the second one with the sheepski image!
    Happy WOYWW! Susan #6

  5. Gosh you are so organised, wish my desk looked like that and so much going on too. Gorgeous cards. Washi tape is so popular right now but I'm never quite sure what to do with it really. Have a good woyww. Hugs Angela x7x

  6. What a busy desk! I do love the cards - very spring-like with delicate colours and pretty flowers. Just fab. And yeah that die cutter last time was ideal. I guess if this one works as well as the Tim Holtz one I have but is cheaper, in might be a nice addition for some , but I need bigger! :) The Cuttlebug size is just right for me. Not a jewelry wearing kinda gal but I can see they look quite pretty. Enjoy, and well done to You Hubster!
    Back on track so Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)

    ARGH - the damn failed to publish message! SO annoying...

  7. Trying to get back into a routine. Thanks for all the love and support. Great desk today. Sarah #11

  8. You’ve had such a busy week! I’m glad you enjoyed singing hall birthday to your son. Your card looks pretty, too.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 14 xx

  9. I was intrigued by the Amazon Vine programme so went to check it out. I do not have a good level of doing reviews and as I see it as an annoyance I either don’t both or struggle to get 20 words. It seems everybody wants you to leave a review from a phone call inquiry and on purchases. I like to leave reviews of books Ihave got for free as my way of saying thank you, but if I didn’t enjoy the book I don’t leave a review as I hate to criticise someone’s work. You have made me give reviewing a second and probably several more thoughts. Happy WOYWW. Angela #10

  10. Enjoyable post. Your cards are gorgeous. Apologies for the delay in commenting but I had to forsake my phone for my laptop to read your post. My eyesight is failing due to cataracts and, unfortunately, you blog print is illegible to me on my phone. Have a great week trialing all those products. Elizabeth x #16

  11. My gosh, I see the rewards but you do spend a lot of time in review mode. I love the Andrea Norris image, must check out SheepSki! Interesting about white Kraft, I haven't seen it here. Don't you just love a really good solid smooth white cardstock. Nothing better to get the old craft pulse going! Delighted your week had more roses than thorns and it made me laugh to think of your son 'tolerating' your song tradition, they love it!
    I'll do a post about Chinese Whispers very soon, but to explain The Coven: five of us, bee n crafting and in particular scrapbooking together for about 20 years and on husband once referred to us as The a coven and that was it, an easy way to refer to us exclusively!


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