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New Workbench

Santa was very kind to me this year and upgraded my magic workshop from folding tables to some nice sturdy, clean efficient work desks and tables. I’m so lucky to have Santa living with me. 🙂

He apparently likes to shop at IKEA too.

Stay tuned, my next post will be loaded with the new cards I’ve been working on.

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What’s on the Workbench This Week?

Had a tough week. The damp weather really hurts. The back procedure did help a little and next week I go in for my long overdue infusion therapy. I did get into the card room a little bit and did get a couple new things checked off the list.

With the help of my awesome husband we did a couple of the iris flowers with different pastel techniques. One was done with the soft pastel sticks and the other with the oil pastels. I did the soft and Larry did the oils. I think they both turned out nice.

Susan's garden flowers

I’ve got a long way to go learning to “paint” these flowers but I got the totally awesome “Pan Pastels” that Susan uses in all her videos and I’m looking forward to learning how to use these. I’m so lucky to be married to Larry. He was selected employee of the month at work, got a $50 gift card and immediately went to Blick’s Art Supply and used that gift card to buy me the Pan Pastels.

Pan Pastels

One of my pain treatment doctors had a baby so I made him and his wife a super extra special baby card. I’ll get to give it to him this coming week when I go in for infusion. Here’s my blog readers sneak peek.

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Made another special wedding card. This might get to be a habit.

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And now for a little fun off the workbench, Halloween is right around the corner and the neighbors in the hood are getting all into it this year with porch decorations so I had to jump in as well. We drug out a bunch of goodies and made the porch a little bit festive and we have our new Dachshund Skeleton chewing on a foot.

Dachshund

And it wouldn’t be Halloween around here with out boo bags. and I made really nice ones this year. Hope the kids enjoy them.

Boo Bags

That’s it from the workbench this week. Not sure how much I’ll get done this coming week, two days will be taken up with the infusion therapy.

What’s on the workbench this week?

A new section for Card Doc starts today. I’m going to try real hard to post something every week about my cards.  What’s on the workbench will be snap shots of projects or cards I’m working on. This will give everyone a peek into how I work and maybe show some of the processes in designing and making a card.

This week I went flower crazy. I stumbled onto a Susan’s Garden link from Sizzix and just fell in love with her flowers. So I just had to have some. 🙂

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My first flower is sitting there above the framelett label. I love the way they work but wasn’t too happy with the color. Soooo I had to get some new stuff to make realistic looking flowers. I’m going to try pastels.

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And some water color pencils. I’ll be learning and playing and experimenting with all my new goodies this coming week. Hopefully my back will hold up better. I had a treatment last Wednesday to help with the lower back bulging disks in the lumbar part. So far it’s working. I hope it lasts a while.

Last week I did some wedding cards and my main web guy and photographer (that’s my husband) will be posting a wedding and baby card page, but for today here is a shot of one I made for a special friend.

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Finally my husband surprised me with an order of stamps from rubber hedgehog. They have lots and lots of animal stamps and since I have a particular fondness for a certain long dog he got me a bunch of holiday wiener dog stamps that are just adorable.

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Here’s frank-n-wienie and below is the bag sheet he made for me so I can find these awesome stamps next week.

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