Wednesday, March 20, 2024

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #772

  Hello, Crafty Mates!

WOYWW #772

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!

On my work desk, this Wednesday is the beginning of what I hope will be a master sheet from which I can create several cards.   My grandson and I have started a weekly "Prompt" challenge.   We take turns coming up with the prompts. The prompt is given on Sunday, and the project must be completed by Friday!  This week's prompt is Flowers!

My grandson is a "real" artist. He took a gap year but will enter SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) in the fall.  This young man had already earned an academic scholarship. When the school sent his acceptance letter, they informed him that he had also been awarded an "Achievement/Resume Scholarship" for his work at three elementary schools as an assistant art teacher, his summer internships, and his portfolio.   They also awarded him an additional Academic Honors Scholarship.  Both are four-year awards.  I said all that not just to brag on my grandson, but to keep reminding myself that my art will not compare with his.  We used to craft together when he was little, and he expressed a desire to do that again!
I am several media layers away from being done with this page!  I did visit Angela's blog and I found a few ideas there that I may be able to employ.  I think my next step will be to apply a light whitewash and then do some more stenciling and stamping!

Last week I mentioned that I was expecting a new promotional craft item from Amazon!
Here it is! I really needed a smaller die-cutting and embossing machine, and I really like this one. We had a choice between this 6" flatbed and the 9.5" fold-up unit. I have learned one thing from The Hubster, who is an Engineer: the more moving parts you have, the greater the potential for parts to fail.  And I didn't want or need another large machine.  This one is perfect!

The starter set includes Three acrylic plates, the base plate, and a plastic shim!
Two small metal die sets, two embossing folders, a stamp set, and 
ten sheets of cardstock are also included.
I had a strange situation with one of the promotional items, an 18K Gold Zodiac Medallion. The box I received was empty, so I called Amazon, and they sent another one. That box was also empty.  They are sending a third medallion and have promised to escalate this if this box arrives empty.  I wish people wouldn't steal!  They are stealing from small businesses, not Amazon!

by Simon Friedman (1930)

Man is an incidental garment
on the clothesline;
Hung between the poles of life
and death.
When he has dried well,
He is taken in.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Peace, Out!
Chana Malkah