Wednesday, November 19, 2014


We made it! We are all moved in the new apartment. All the boxes are stacked in the soon to be new room of stash. Making some headway. You can see a few binders with my cling stamps have found a home on the shelves in the far right corner. On the dresser in the middle sits a lonely Cuttlebug bug waiting to be used.

Why am I showing you this you ask? Today we link up with Julia at the Stamping Ground to show you our work desks. Show us yours, link up with Julia and we'll come visit.

That's it from me today. Back to unpacking as I need to find some winter clothes. Temps have taken quite a tumble and I'm still wearing shorts and tank tops. "I'm freezing!"

Stay warm y'all. Hope to find sometime to do a bit of desk hopping. Please leave your link number and I'll try to pop in later this week.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Yard sale find

Hello all,

I am taking today off from packing to watch the NASCAR race. Only one more race this year. Yesterday my new apartment community had a yard sale. I wasn't going to buy anything but....... I spotted these from my balcony and oops....they found their way into my new studio. Hmmm, ink pad storage or altered art piece. Stay tuned.

Have a wonderful week. Our official moving day is Wednesday ....yippee!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW 282!

Hello all,
My goodness I have missed a few Wednesdays and hope to rectify that soon.

So on to a pic of my Workdesk. Well, actually what will soon become my new room of stash....yippee! Right now it is a stop off for stuff as I bring in small bits whilst I figure out where to put it. The big move happens next week.
Stay tuned there's more to come. Well I'm off to do more packing so my visiting of desks might not be possible. I miss seeing what everyone is up to and look forward to catching up with everyone.

Now off you go to peek at more interesting desks linked to our hostess Julia's blog A Stamping Ground.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Moving, moving, moving!!!

That's right the Girls and I are packing up and moving to new digs. We'll be back to crafting, visiting blog land and posting once we get settled in our new place. Anyone have a large shoe horn?
Big house small apartment...eek!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hello my Desker friends.

I've been MIA while recovering from a fall. Badly sprained wrists have kept me from crafting and visiting my woyww friends.

My desk pics today show two neglected spaces with projects in mid-progress. Desk one ... trying to remember how I cut and folded a 12x12 piece of paper to make a mini pocket album. And a new project-in-waiting sitting on the shelf.

And desk "Boxed Set of (sshhh)" waiting patiently for me to come back and assemble all of the pieces.

I'll try my best to visit those who visit me. May take me a few days as sitting or typing for long periods isn't doable just yet. I am doing better just not all the way healed yet.

Now off with you to Julia's to visit more Deskers.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ATC Album!

I finally have a finished project I can with share you!! Yippee!!

This is my ATC album for all of the WOYWW 5 anniversary swapped ATCs! It turned out so cool, if I do say so myself. Doing a little happy dance....

First off the finished album

If you've come from my WOYWW post today you saw the letters drying on my desk. That's what the lumps of black distress glitter were. :)

Onward.....I saved and tried to use everything that was sent with the ATCs. Notes, pics, poems, paper and assorted other goodies. Thank you all!

So I tore up some envelopes and some of the papers and collaged them on a used file folder, following Bleubeard and Elizabeth's recycling efforts.

Next up....the folder was cut in half and various sprays and powders added as well as some doodling to try and tie the collage together, asterisks and dashes similar to the paper in the lower left. (this is my first attempt at a collage.)

Kind of got carried away with the sprays so I turned the pieces over and glued down some scrunched up TH tissue paper (has the weight of wax paper) and then went to town with more sprays and paint splatters.

Made some faux leather pieces for an edging to re-enforce the edge that would be punched for the binding rings.

Here's the covers with the edging...

And here's the finished cover. Very happy with how the title pops.

Then a few of the inside. I used plastic cd storage sleeves(cut to album size) for the ATCs. Each pocket held two ATCs perfectly. With some selective trimming I was able to fit the cards and notes that came with some of the ATCs. I love that I can see the backs of the ATCs, no need to be pulling them out of a pocket!

Even cut the tp tube envelope (on left) in half and stapled it down as it was so gorgeous!

And done. I hope you've enjoyed browsing thru the steps of how my WOYWW 5 ATC album came to life.

Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls