Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What's On Your Workdesk this 519th Wednesday?


It's been quite awhile since I've joined Julia at Stamping Ground, but she understands that life often gets in the way of computer time.  I believe if you can't visit everyone, you shouldn't play.  This is my guillotine cutter where I'm creating 3 X 5 inch cards for ICADs (Index Card A Day) I will be joining in June and July.  I could probably buy the cheap cards for about $1.00 (USD), but I have SO many of these used file folders, I'd prefer to use them.  They are also more sturdy than the flimsy index cards.

On my work table (where I stand to make art) I'm preparing a tutorial, or at least about to. I pushed the pile to the right so I could show what I know most of you came to see.

It was sent to me by my dear friend RO! Isn't it gorgeous?  Of course, you can't really see it in its full glory,

so I'll show how it looked right after I removed it from its package a few weeks ago.

WOYWW isn't the only party in town. Try it on Tuesday has turned 10, too.  I actually had the background created, but didn't care for it.  All I did was add the balloons, which was a stamp my neighbor loaned me.  I also added the word "Happy" and "10."

This was a longer post than I anticipated when I started.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave your number if you are coming from Julia's.

45 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

good to see you join in with WOYWW again, it's been a while.. totally understand why though , although visiting everyone is easier now there are fewer desks to get round!
Helen #?

Sarah Brennan said...

Yay, great to see you again Elizabeth. The new addition to your collection is a beauty. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Valerie-Jael said...

You are right about only joining in challenges if you can get round to visiting, so many people don't stick to this. Lovely journal page, have fun with the index cards, Valerie

Julia Dunnit said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! my word that’s one shiny rocking horse, it’s really lovely, you must have been thrilled to receive it.
How lovely to see your desk this morning! Looking as busy and controlled as ever MIss Elizabeth, I’m still charmed by the line of dresses. Congrats for Try It on Tuesday, how fun to be celebrating, I like the card v much, balloons always say ‘celebrate’ to me so they were a top choice, I rather like the background, but that’s what make the world turn isn’t it!

Neet said...

Lovely to see you on here Elizabeth, and your desk shot which showcases all of your crafting goodies (well some of them, I guess there are more).
Nice bright birthday card, balloons say Happy Birthday better than anything, even cake! But of course, your new shiny rocking horse steals the show. What a beautiful gift. I can well imagine the delight as you undid the parcel.
Hugs, Neet 6 xxx
(and return "Hi" (meow) to Bleubeard, plus a tickle under the chin for him and Squiggles)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your so right about groups like this Elizabeth, there has to be something that puts a halt to me getting round to visit everyone even if it takes me a day or two. If I can not make that commitment I don't play along.
Good to see you here again Elizabeth and to see all your desk spaces. What a lovely shiny Rocking horse a beautiful gift. Glad I got chance to pop in early whilst I wait on the washing machine to finish then have to dash out.. Don't know if i'm coming or going at the moment.
Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey (#4)
P.S Hope all is well with the flood/basement now?

Lillianb said...

Love the Rocking hourse, and the work, I love to see what everyone is up to,

Happy WOYWDW

Lilian #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to see you on the desks again Elizabeth! It was good to see your workspace, you've got a lot going on!
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Cath Wilson said...

I love the background, Elisabeth. It's perfect and I'm thinking it must be music to 'Happy Birthday to you...' - and you can't go wrong with balloons!! Great entry. I love your rocking horse - didn't you show us that when it arrived? I'm sure I've seen it before. It really is very special.
Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

Glenda said...

I too took a leave from this wonderful get together but I'm back for awhile. There are fewer of us but it's always good to visit and see what everyone is doing and I don't feel overwhelmed trying to get to everyone. I love your new addition to your collection! Always nice to get to add to any collection. Have a great rest of the week!
Glenda #19

RO said...

I have to admit that I'm intrigued with all the dresses hanging around the room, and love them!I'm sure there's a story somewhere that I've missed. That clearly took lots and lots of work. They all look so creative and fun! It's also cool to see that the "Genius at Work" is still peeping in.(lol)Your desk is considerably more organized than mine is that's for sure. What in the world? I see Little Elizabeth has moved from the living room where I last saw her,(lol), but I'm beginning to think she hangs out wherever you are, and that's pretty neat, and makes me feel awful special. HUGE Hugs and Happy Wednesday! ❤ RO

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth , well done on the 10th birthday, we have our 10th next week, curious isn’t it, .. I love all those wee dresses in a row up there, they’re beautiful makes as it the 10th birthday balloons 🎈🎈🎈🎈 cads, gotta love balloons.
What an amazingly beautiful rocking horse, I think that’s the nicest one I’ve seen, well done very kind of Ro.
Happy WOYWW,
Hugs Shaz in Oz. X #20

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, and lots of ear scritches to Bleubeard! Love the rocking horse, it's a beauty. Great pic of your work area, so much art to look at. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #15 X

My name is Erika. said...

I am with you with balloon inspired art. This is a fun page and full of party spirit. I'm glad you decided to join us at Try It On Tuesday to celebrate our big 10 year birthday. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I am glad to hear you haven't seen any mold in your basement and it is cleaned up. Meant to mention that and it dawned on me as I clicked post before. Yahoo. Let's hope it says dry.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

It's fun to see a work in progress on your desk. Great idea to recycle the folders for use as index cards. The rocking horse is beautiful and you were lucky to have a thoughtful friend send it to you.

Annie said...

At a quick glance I thought you had a pattern for a pair of trousers on your desk today....can you see how my brain works? lol
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Christine said...

Hello! have to go read and catch up later.
The rocking horse! Wow! That's all I can say....
Love the card, nice and bright.
Have a good week
Christine #25

Rosie said...

A wonderful page, Elisabeth

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

CJ Kennedy said...

Your workspace is such a happy spot and your page really shouts it out. Lovely rocking horse. It must look spectacular when it catches the sunlight. Enjoy your day!

Meggymay said...

It was good to see your rocking horse again and the desk where you create your art.
I love the page you created to celebrate our 10th Birthday over at TioT's.
Colourful balloons and music are always welcome at any party.
Thank you for your support at TioT's Elizabeth we really appreciate seeing your art and you joining us there.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous page! I love the stamped balloons and wording that you added to your page, your design looks full of fun and happiness 😀. Thanks so much for joining our 10th birthday celebrations at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

fairyrocks said...

I too haven't played in a while. Can't play today, but I can comment. Your desk looks ready for something good to come of its clearing. Keep smiling and creating.

Divers and Sundry said...

Such a pretty rocking horse :) My "work desk" is a bed tray on the floor lol

Caro said...

So lovely to see you on the desks again. I love the rocking horse - it is a stunner! I did ICAD for the first time last year so I am very much hoping to join in again this year as it is great fun, even though it is so challenging. Happy WOYWW. Have a great week. With love and God Bless, Caro x (#18)

Caty said...

Lovely Rocking horse Elizabeth !! really gorgeous, and gorgeous too are the so beautiful dresses of your art studio. I ´m sure your icad will surprise me again... and this birthday card looks fantastic !!, love these happy and colourful balloons.
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Elizabeth good to see you and thanks for your visit :o) I@m also desperate to know about those cute little outfits, they look fabulous. Have a great week! Annie C #11

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Hope the tutorial goes well.

The rocking horse is fab.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #9

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! Your workspace always looks so tidy! Your balloon card is wonderful and I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx 33he!he!

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth, lovely to see your desk again. And what a lovely, shiny addition to your collection. Must have been wonderful to unwrap it! Thanks for stopping by earlier- I'm still playing with the Promarkers, working out what blends best, but I am having fun now I'm beginning get to grips with them! Have a lovely week Heather x #7

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Elizabeth, you know what caught my eye? I love the banner of all the bitty clothes. :) ~Stacy #29

froebelsternchen said...

This rocking horse is simply GORGEOUS! I love the desk where you create your art and I like the page you created for our 10th Birthday over at TioT's.
I would joing your balloon party with pleasure!.
Thank you for your support of TioT Elizabeth!
Susi xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful rocking horse Elizabeth, lucky you what a gorgeous gift. Pleased to see you found a good use for the background paper, lovely card. Happy woyww, Angela x14x

Joan said...

Lovely card with those colourful balloons.

Thanks for joining in at TioT challenge


Joan

StampinCarol said...

It is so good to "see" you again! I rarely make all the desks but I work at it over a couple days! That's a gorgeous rocking horse! All the crystals! WOW! Thanks for stopping by! I hope your tutorial goes well and have a GREAT week!
Carol N #27

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi, Elizabeth. Just checking in. Love your gifts and cute card. Been noticing your weather, glad you are getting breaks from the downpours. So have we in Houston area. A few days respite to try to dry out. xoxo

Debbie Rock said...

What a beautiful rocking horse ... such a wonderful gift to receive! I love all your little outfits hanging up too. I love making stuff on "unexpected" backgrounds and really should make more use of old packaging etc., I like working on wood at the moment - old, random planks from the garden and have to insist hubby does not cut the raggedy edges off! Thanks for popping by my blog yesterday - was lovely having you visit. Love Debbie xXx

sandra de said...

The rocking horse is stunning you must have an amazing collection by now. Thanks for visiting earlier and leaving lovely comments.
sandra de @23

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I feel the same as you. I am not comfortable posting if I know I cannot comment on everyone else's posts. I feel guilty today, being rather late visiting, but at least it is one 24 hour delay. I love your new rocking horse. Really lovely. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)#22

Twiglet said...

Such a stunning little rocking horse - I wonder how many you have now? xx Jo

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Nice to see you again and thanks for your visit yesterday, Elizabeth. Loving the rocking horse - I'm afraid I would be tempted to distress it a little to make it look patina, which of course would be a sacrilege but I just can't help myself LOL! Hope you have a good week! zsuzsa #21

Birgit said...

I am embarrassed to take a pic of my craft room-it looks like a tornado hit it. I have to really organize it...and dust it. love the balloons with some sparkle

Jeanie said...

Such fun here, Elizabeth. I'm impressed with all the challenges/groups you are in -- and that your table is that neat. Trust me, you can barely see the top of mine.

Eileen Bergen said...

Thank you or joining us at TioT with your cheery happy birthday card, Elizabeth. 10 years - hard to believe! Eileen xx

Lindart said...

Good to see you! What a beautiful shiny horse today! Your birthday card looks very cute! Thanks for your visit, and sorry I am so late! Lindart #26