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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WOYW? Wednesday Again . . . Added To Door Poster

Hello!

It is time again for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday! The weeks just seem to fly by! 

You see in the middle of my workdesk a big pile of printed digital images from my files that I am sorting and putting in order. On the right are a couple of completed cards to file and the Minnie Mouse box from my new wrist watch. See the photo next to the clock on the top of the center shelves? Can you guess who that is? :<)


I added to my door poster. I saw the new angel of Mo Manning's and knew I had to add it to the fairy snowmen scene and I also added the fairy snowman to the top with a saying. You can find these wonderful digital images at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/.





Thank you for visiting my blog today! We have sunshine today - love it. My thoughts are with those trying to recover from the terrible storms in the East.

Check out what everyone is doing today on WOYW? Wednesday by going to the Stamping Ground blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ - Julia and many others have been very busy!.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Friday, January 23, 2015

Building A Fairy Snowman

Hello,

I just finished a new door poster - using the sweet "Fairy Smowman" digital images from Mo Manning. You can find them on her site at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/ and make some cute cards! Remember to also check http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/ to see her new images as   they are created and for great ideas for cards from her design team go to http://mosdt.blogspot.com/.



Never too much glitter to bring the sunshine on snow!


Thank you for visiting my blog today! We are to have a high today of 40 degrees here in this part of WI - yeah! Not much sunshine, but I can handle this kind of winter! :<) Happy Friday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Snowy WOYW? Wednesday

Hello!

A snowy Wednesday here in this part of WI and time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? I have a card to share using one of Sassy Cheryl's digital images called "Fred and Ginger Snowman" and they are a happy couple! A little color, a little glitter - and away they go!

You can see what others are creating at their workdesks by going to Julia's blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and join in the fun!



Thank you for visiting my blog today! Wishing you a good one!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, January 8, 2015

In Memory



IN MEMORY
of all the victims of Paris, France



Barbara Diane

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WOYW? This Christmas Eve?

 Hello!


This week's WOYW? Wednesday falls on Christmas Eve! For those of you who aren't familiar with what WOYW? stands for, it is a weekly What's On Your Workdesk? and if you go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ you can see what it is all about and visit all the different bloggers to see what they are up to. Join in the fun and leave your link so they can visit you! My desk is clean and ready for the new year. :<)


This is my Christmas 2014 poster for my apartment door - made with Mo Manning's new digital images "Fairy Snowman" grouping. A little touch of rainbow colors and a lots of glitter (I added the Stickles to all the stars in the paper as well as the figures) and they are ready to have fun in the snow! 






Thank you for visiting my blog today! We have no snow here in this part of WI - unbelievable. So, unless something happens today/tonight - no white Christmas. We are in WISCONSIN people, this weather doesn't make any sense anymore! Wishing you a happy Christmas Eve!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Christmas House

Hello!

One of my polymer clay Christmas houses. 







Thank you for visiting my blog today! It's almost Christmas! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Monday, December 22, 2014

My Favorite Santa Doll

Hello,

Because it is soon to be Christmas, I would like to share again my favorite Santa of all that I made over the years. He is in a private collection but I hear from the owners every year that he is out and on display in their home. Makes me smile that he is loved.

I sculpted him using PaperClay and his clothing is sewn from a heavy, soft fleece and lined in velvet. I also made the small porcelain doll from a kit and created a dress from velvet. Thew toys at the base are from England.






Thank you for visiting my blog today! Wishing you a happy one!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Another Christmas Card

Hello!

Another Christmas card. One of Mo Manning's new digital images this holiday season - this one is the "Fairy Snowman" and he is so cute! There are also three (3) sweet fairy digital images playing in the snow that can accompany him, who I am working with on a decoration for my apartment door.

You can find them all at http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/ It's not too late to get these for your own to use on cards all winter.



Thank you for visiting my blog today - and to all who left your lovely comments! It is almost Christmas - still wondering if we will have a white one here in this part of WI. Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WOYW? Wednesday With A Sassy Cheryl's Snowman

Hello!

I seem to be on a Wednesday schedule - it is time once again for What's On Your Workdesk? Go to Julia Dunnit's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone is doing this holiday season. Julia's workdesk is certainly a busy place! 

I have been making some Christmas cards and as you can see, my buddy Jimbo always keeps me company as I work. He loves to be where I am and this window is a perfect place that he can not only keep track of me but also what interesting things that may be going on outside!


This image is from Sassy Cheryl's and is called "Love Is Having Open Arms" and is one of her new snowmen images. You can find this happy guy and so many more fun snowmen on Cheryl's site at http://www.sassycherylsstamps.com/


Some sparkle using a bit of Crystal Stickles adds some holiday fun.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today! It is colder here in this part of WI and rainy after many days last week of warmer temperatures. I don't know if we will have a white Christmas as most of our snow is gone but maybe. Wishing you a happy day wherever you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time For WOYW Wednesday and Something New!

Hello!

Where did another week go! I am not doing very well as a blogger with only one post a week! Now that it is Wednesday again it is time for What's On Your Workdesk? If you are not familiar with what that is - or even if you are - go to the Stamping Ground blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and see what Julia and many, many other bloggers are creating at their workdesks. Then join in and share your own creations by adding your post link and leaving a comment for Julia!

I have something new added to my studio area - a new drawing board and magnifier/light! I was a portrait artist for many years but had stopped as I other things took priority. I always felt the empty space but eventually gave away my table, my magnifier/light died, my supplies became old, etc. and because I thought this a thing of the past because of my poor eyesight, illness, downsizing, etc. 

But this past year the desire to do this again has been strong and when I saw this drawing board in a store this past month when shopping with a friend, it hit me so hard with memories that it brought me to tears. Very unexpected and a surprise to me when trying to explain to my dear friend Anna who was with me at the time. She gifted me with the table and supplies that day as my Christmas present, then she ordered a table cover and I cut it to fit and now the light was just delivered yesterday. The feeling of familiarity and rightness of it all when I sit at my new art table and work now is filled with memories. Anna believes in me and I hope that I can do this again. God Bless you Anna.


My apartment is very small and now with the drawing board there is even less room, so my Christmas decorations are minimal. But one decoration that always goes on display - no matter where I have to sit it - is my little village. Years ago when I had my dolls/teddybears and miniatures shop my brother assembled these for me from individual kits and this is one of my most precious belongings. I love them. This year because I now also have my cat Jimbo I couldn't put them in the window as he has his fleece pads in the living room and the bedroom windows and spends many daytime and even nighttime hours in them. So I was afraid that for the first time I didn't even have room for my village, much less a tree! 

Well, I was determined and after looking around me and thinking, thinking, I found a place to set them up. Between my kitchenette and living room there is a window and I moved my phone and boom box and tapes that usually sit in the window to the kitchen side and there I had it! I put a white board up behind it for the photos because other wise you could see the kitchen appliances, etc. behind and it was too confusing and took away from the beauty of the village. I love my village - every year I say a silent thank you Richard, as I do my happy dance while setting it up!


That funny fellow Jimbo is watching me type - he's sitting on the bed. He gets in the strangest positions and I will turn around and see him and ask him what are you doing buggy bear? (I call him buggy bear and/or buddy bear like I used to call my boys when they were young. Don't know why or where it came from but there it is.) He will look at me like he is minding his business and don't I think I should so the same? and I will laugh and take a photo. :<)


Thank you for visiting my blog today! We have warmer weather here in this part of WI for the past few days so it is nice. Of course by warmer I mean a high of 29 so I guess it depends on what winter is like where you live. :<) Wishing you a good Thursday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane
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