The Lemon is in Play… (and WOYWW)

Hi friends! It has been ages since I shared my desk for What’s on Your Work desk Wednesday. WOYWW is a fun weekly event at the Stamping Ground where you can share a pic of your desk. If you are nosy curious like me it’s fun to see what other crafters are working on! A viewer mentioned last week how much they used to like those pics so I thought it would be fun and my desk actually looked somewhat interesting. I was getting ready to film a review for a new set of markers and watercolors and the painting I did this morning was still out so I snapped a pic and immediately thought of the traveling lemon game. It’s from a really funny radio show called Cabin Pressure I borrowed from the library once. If you ever get a chance to hear it I recommend it. It is a riot! Anyway…

I have yet to film the watercolor review but hope to get back to my studio tonight once the house quiets down. For now though, you can enjoy this skill builder lesson. Let’s paint a lemon!

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Hello friends! I feel like I was very efficient today which was really weird because it was a snow day, we got the call at 5:30am that school was cancelled due to sleet and icy roads. I think you have to be efficient in December, there is so much to do! I decided I was going to snap a photo of my craft table every day and post it on instagram (I just joined last week, my username is lindsayweirich if you want to add or follow or whatever the heck you do there.) I thought, what a great time to get back in the habit of What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the weekly craft snoop set up by Julia from the stamping Ground, so this week you can see the beginnings of my Christmas card designing.


I make a bunch of cards (usually around 75) and I have some assorted ones done in small batches but this will be a batch of 25. I really need to “get my skates on” if I am going to get these done and mailed on time. There is still the matter of a cute holiday photo including my three kids, two cats and dog…I have a feeling that is going to be slipped in the envelope right before it goes in the mail, that is the kind of year I am having folks, it is just going too quick! I hope you have a moment to sit back with a cozy beverage and relax, you can even hang out with the crafty ninjas while you sip and enjoy this weeks Ask a Crafter!

I will share the finished Christmas cards soon because they will be a quick to mass produce design and I am pretty convinced that nobody on my Christmas card list reads this because when I ever mention what I do all day they reply “Oh, you have a blog?”  We all need quick and easy this time of year I think! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

WOYWW: A Whimsical Art Journal Page!

Hi Friends! It seems like forever since I have had a What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday post! I didn’t want to post a WOYWW pic unless I had time to visit other desks as well, it kinda went against the spirit of WOYWW but today I have some time to gaze upon the busy desks of my fellow artisans so here is my mess, er, I mean desk!


I was asked to do a video on the creation of this zentangle journal page that I showed during another video (I madea similar picture during a free library kids art class I teach) and some viewers wanted to see how it was done. I sped up the drawing and coloring and did my second ever voice over with my new Go Mic by Samson and I am really happy with the way it turned out.

That’s all for me today. If you want to see some crafty desks check out the WOYWW blog. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

WOYWW: Shock Treatment

Hello friends! I hate to admit it but my craft area is a disaster, even my friend Kathy O. (not to be confused with Kathy J of the Marden’s Haul) said she hadn’t seen my craft room this trashed before. Well, I let Kathy see my trashed room, what’s a couple thousand more people right, here it is just in time for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday:


Normally I would not let a sole see my studio in this state but I had a lot to do and no time to tidy when she came over to help me film Ask A Crafter today. To say I lost track of time would be an understatement, we always lose track of time especially when we are crafting or talking about crafting (or drinking tea and flipping through magazines about crafting) and today was no exception, we got pages and pages of questions (which we answered all of them) and pages of comments (I only picked a few to read) and we filmed about 2 and a half hours of footage! What do I do? I don’t want to cut out any questions but asking people to watch 2 plus hours of video to hear their question is a lot. Any  suggestions? My husband thinks I should pick 10 questions and call it good but I feel bad leaving anyone out. Hubby is also amazed that anyone watches the 45 minute shows LOL!  Maybe I should use a stopwatch and limit my answers to a minute, I could give my co-host a taser and they could shock me if I go over LOL! Hey, then I might not have to curl my hair hahaha! I am getting ready to slap the segments together and upload my video now, I think I will put it in two parts to make uploading more manageable. Also I think I might look into the shock treatment idea, it would be an incentive plus more people might want to co-host with me if they know they can zap me if I get long winded. So the question is for those of you who WATCH Ask a Crafter should I limit my questions, set a time limit for my responses or keep it as-is and let it run as long as it goes? I really want to know! Thanks for your input and Happy Crafting!

WOYWW: Kids, Dogs, Rolerskates & Chaos!

Christmas is a week away and it looks like a snow-day for Wednesday, so much for an extra Christmas shopping day but I have to say I love padding around the house in my slippers, watching movies and making cocoa for the kids when they come in from playing in the snow. Besides, I have a whole week to shop right? Right? Anyway, it is time for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday and I have not participated in over a month because I did not want to just link up if I did not have time to desk hop myself (a snow-day is perfect for desk-hopping!) and here is what my desk looks like today:


Pretty clean with a couple of wrapped presents. I wish the rest of the house looked this good. I did catch up an all the laundry yesterday though so I feel good about that! Of course if I have all the kids home playing in the snow all bets are off LOL! Since most of us are getting ready for Christmas this week I thought I’d share some quick and easy wrapping and tag tips as well as tips for removing sticky labels and price tags and making your own bow maker cheap! I’ts all in the video:

The supplies I used are from Papermart, I love the way the burlap looks over the plain brown boxes and I like getting the doilies, ribbon and shipping tags in bulk so I always have them on hand. Papermart even has a heavy duty heat gun if you don’t have one but I’d keep it on the low setting for craft use, don’t burn your hands off LOL! If you want to see more crafty desks besure to visit Julia’s blog for more WOYWW fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!



WOYWW: Ask a Crafter 13!

Howdy folks! It is Wednesday and time for What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday! I wasn’t going to WOYWW this week but when I got back from walking the dog this morning I had 2 big boxes on my porch from Papermart! Also on my desk is an ATG gun and refills that my lovely YouTube friend Valerie sent me! Thank you so much Val, I hope I can figure out how to use it!


I am planning to go to town and get some Christmas shopping done today but first I had to unbox all of that crafty goodness, speaking of Christmas you should check Papermart’s prices, you will get WAY more bang for your buck for your crafting and wrapping!


It is figuratively a ton of wonderful goodies from Papermart and you will see this stuff in action in tutorials over the next 6 months. My first planned tutorial is a Thanksgiving centerpiece, be sure to keep an eye out for that!

OK, now down to business, it’s time for this weeks Ask a Crafter! I am so glad to have Lorraine as my co-host again this week, she is a riot! Let’s find out what my viewers and readers asked this week shall we? Oh, and if you have a question for next weeks episode you can leave it in the comments section.

BTW, I did make a lighthouse painting tutorial and I’ll post it on my blog this weekend or if the suspense is killing you it’s on my youtube channel. That’s all for today! Wish me luck Christmas shopping and til next time happy crafting!

WOYWW: Stencils & Ask a Crafter 13!

Happy Halloween! It is actually Thursday, I’m a day late with my post for What’s on your work-desk Wednesday (WOYWW for short) and time for another installment of ask a Crafter but well get to that in a bit. First, 2 shots of my desk with various Halloween projects going on:

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Above is the start of my son’s Halloween costume and below are 2 custom stencils I made for a friend who has a day-care.

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I ironed freezer paper to scrapbook paper and cut Halloween stencils so she can make t-shirts with her charges. Ironing the freezer paper to the scrapbook paper makes a sturdy leak proof stencil…I wish I though of that before I cut the paper stencil for my son’s costume but it turned out all right, I just knew that if it had to be reused it needed to be more sturdy.

I have to thank everyone one who left comments on last weeks Ask a Crafter video and asked Lorraine to be in front of the camera this week, she agreed, you talked her into it! So without further ado, lets get to the craft questions!

If you have a question you can leave it in the comments section. If you wan to see other crafty desks head on over to the Stamping Ground. That’s it, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

WOYWW & Ask A Crafter 11! {smoother than evah!}

Howdy folks! It’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday time! I have had a variety of new projects in the works, you can see several piles of new rubber for Halloween and Thanksgiving, gelatos, colored bits of paper twist cord, a granny square and assorted odds and ends.

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Yesterday my friend Lorraine came over and helped me record Ask a Crafter. she did an amazing job and the best part is that you don’t have to look at the top of my head while I search for questions. We were smooth i tell you! I also went the extra mile and mixed it down into one video so you don’t have to sit through 3. you’re welcome. 😛

Big thanks to Lorraine who helped out this week and even said she will come back next week! Isn’t that awesome! If you have a question for next weeks show simply leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

WOYWW: Ask a Crafter #10

Howdy folks! Time again for What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday, a weekly snoop around the desks of the world’s craftiest people. Here’s mine:

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The laptop and camera are there because I just recorded this weeks episode of Ask a Crafter. I ended up being in 3 parts due to my camera’s restriction of being able to only record 20 minutes at a time (and my laziness not wanting to edit) but I put them  all in a playlist so hopefully they will play continuously here, let’s see! Also I love the way YouTube randomly picks an image in your video for the preview so you can look at your absolutely most dorky…oh wait, that’s how I look LOL!

I think I need a producer for these shows, someone who can read the questions to me because I seem to lose my place a lot and waste time looking through the questions and comments. Any volunteers? Preferably someone local who will work for a cup of coffee? If you have any questions for next week’s ask a crafter leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!