Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW #275

Happy WOYWW! Haven't a clue what that stands for? Hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia will give you all the Details. Anyone can join this weekly journey around the world.

Bob has gone back out on the boat for his 21-day shift. I miss him like crazy but I also get so much more accomplished. Currently, I have 3 projects going plus the day job.
1) Purge - which you saw in progress a couple of weeks ago HERE
2) Notepads.

These are 80 page count notepads I am making to use as giveaways at our local Ozarks Romance Authors conference this month. Each pad requires 4 passes with the rubber cement and has to dry completely between each stage. I have enough binder clips for 30 and each set takes about 4 days with drying time. I still have to make the covers and will show pics when they are completed.

3) Altered Playing Cards Challenge

I'm excited about this challenge because I came into the group at the beginning. I found this challenge by way of our own Bluebird & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover  The details about the challenge can be found at Claudine's Art Corner. So far we've applied gesso and altered our first card. As I looked at yesterday's challenge, I got an idea for a theme so today I need to flip the cards over and paint the back with a deep purple tinted gesso. I figure doing the back before I begin altering will be easier. I already have the idea for my first card so I'll be able to complete this one by the end of the weekend and be on track for Week 3.

What's on YOUR desk this week?
Creative Blessings!


  1. The altered playing cards sound interesting - and what a lot of fab notebooks. Thanks for sharing your workspace today. Hope you have a great day and a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #45 x

  2. Wow, I bet those projects took some organising... but they'll be great when they're done :-) Great idea!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

  3. wow that a lot of the note cards to do, and I would love to see your altered playing cards when you get them done. You are busy busy. Thanks for the peek. Roberta 69

  4. Pleeeeeeze show the finished projects! The note pads sound a real labour of love. Have a great week, Chris # 34

  5. Like you Kelly I miss my hubby when he's working away but at the same tie I get so much more crafting done. Happy woyww Jill #19

  6. Wow. What a huge amount of work for those book pads. Trust all continues to go well with them.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  7. Altered playing cards and note pad, you are one busy lady. Thanks for stopping. #56

  8. Happy WOYWW Kelly . I've been absent from WOYWW for awhile but this week I am back. Thanks for dropping by my blog already and leaving a comment. Oh wow what allot of note cards to give away and good luck with the altered playing card challenge
    Annette In Oz #46

  9. Now that is some serious note pad making. Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments. Looking forward to seeing your altered playing card as you continue to create.
    Sandra de @26

  10. That's a lot of notebooks! I can't wait to see the finished ones.

  11. You have been busy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 36

  12. Thanks for visiting me. You're certainly busy at the moment - will be looking forward to see the end version of the playing cards.

    Helen x

  13. You definitely have been gluing up a storm. I hope evryone @ your conference appreciates all your hard work. you're so generous with your time & energy

  14. Looks like you've got an assembly line going. Can't wait to see the covers you make for the notebooks.
    April #74

  15. Whole lot of working and planning going on there. Thanks for the visit Kelly I had a look around and I love your list of goals...I'm sure you'll meet them all. Hugs Carole

  16. Busy, busy. I suspect that if my dh went off for that long I'd find plenty to do too!
    Angie #61

  17. One of my other blogging friends is doing this altered card technique. My question to her was what are you going to do with them? Are they used as ATC's? or do you use them on a card like an embellishment? Can't wait to see what you do with them. Hope you get your notebooks done in time. Happy creating!

  18. Those cards look intriguing - looking forward to seeing them completed! Late getting round everyone this week - sorry!

  19. What a fun giveaway for a writer's conference! Okay, just saying, and I know this because my in-laws have a printing business--if you can find padding compound, it works way easier than rubber cement. Plus then you can make textured papers with it, which is a nice unintended use!

    (Comparatively speaking, we live very close to one another--I'm in South Kansas City.)

    And thank you for the encouraging words on the house redo. Painting a bathroom today . . .

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
    #72 this week

  20. How are the altered playing cards coming along?? Very cool!!
    Brenda,♥Disney Girl♥

  21. The notepads sound great, as do the altered playing cards. (This is a very late returned visit from last week -- thanks for visiting & happy WOYWW!) ~ Laura

  22. hmm you look busy , altered playing card interesting ;)