Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WOYWW 235--The Christmas Card Elves Have Arrived!

Love my scoreboard for making the cards and envelopes.
Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday lovely deskers! I just know how busy some of you are, and you are making that mad December dash to get your shopping, baking, planning, and card/craft making all done! Well don't worry, I know you can do it, and remember it's all about the joy of the journey. So take time to have fun with your loved ones and enjoy good food, a nice cuppa, and some great Christmas music.

Visit lots of busy happy desks at the lovely Miss Julia's link party right here.
I've got a little production line set up to make my cards!

You know, last week on Thanksgiving, I knew I had a full two days of cooking ahead of me and a crazy sciatic-nerve lower back on my right side mainly. But, I exercise and stretch every day and I feel pretty good! I just kept focusing on the blessings and the joy of the holiday and I was like superwoman getting all that cooking done! We had such a feast and such a great time together. My sister bought the 20-lb. turkey, and I stuffed it with onion, oranges, and rosemary, and basted it with plenty of butter and olive oil. It was juicy and delish! I made fresh citrus cranberry sauce with a homemade stuffing and lots of other side dishes...we had lots of yummy leftovers.
The view to the left of my worktable, which I don't usually photograph. I was playing with my Samsung Tablet!

Now I'm in Christmas card production mode. I love all the gorgeous scrapbook papers we can get now. I used, over the weekend, a fantastic Michaels coupon to get 25% off even the sale items and the scrap pads were all 50% off already. Needless to say, I was in scrapbook paper heaven! I'm making all my cards and envelopes--and I love it because they are all unique. The weather has warmed up BUT the snow is moving in by Thursday night. I say it's time to put on the Christmas music, make hot chocolate, and knit!

Happy Wednesday!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Be Happy


  1. I wish we had coupons here to get discounts like you do, we don't even have Michael's Thanksgiving turkey sounds so yummie.

    Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
    Eliza & Yoda 2

  2. Your desk looks very inviting.Sorry about the back, but exercise etc does help.I stretch every 20 minutes or so, and have avoided physio for many months now.A new pillow also did wonders.
    Judy #17

  3. I'm with Eliza, wish we had a Michaels here, it's tough suffering coupon envy... Your turkey must have been a hit, it's sounded delicious... Have a great week and happy crafting DeDe #8

  4. Love your boxes on your shelves, your craft room looks really cosy, can you send me some cool as its getting really hot here
    Bridget #19

  5. Hi Sandy .. really dont know how you cope with major holiday like thanksgiving right near Christmas really must be hard to get it all in in time!! cooking sounds very filling!
    .. love your desk TFS happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10

  6. Love your colourful storage on those shelves. The peek through the window looks interesting. I'd love to go somewhere with snow for Christmas!
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 14

  7. So glad you had a good thanksgiving. I LUV turkey.
    Your craft room looks lovely and cosy and makes me want a view like that :-)

    HAPPY WOYWW #235

    IKE in Greece #24

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  8. Your craft space looks fabulous! Sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, the turkey sounds tasty! Helen 37

  9. What a lovely warm and toasty post! Your craft space looks magical and I love that peek through the window too! You are making Christmas cards in a Christmas card! You spread such joy and beauty, Sandy. Thank you. So glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving. It sounded heavenly. Have a lovely WOYWW. Julie Ann xx #52

  10. I'd love to come play on your desk for a day or so. So much going on there! Everyone I've visited this morning is showing Christmas, so I guess it's official...we are in the mad dash to Christmas!
    Glenda #67

  11. We have glorious sunshine here in Staffordshire today so it doesn't seem at all Christmassy - that said - I've already put up my trees and decorations (the earliest I've ever done it) so I'm getting in the mood. Love your gorgeous envelope - brilliant idea. Keep having festive fun. MMx #48

  12. Oh those elves, could you send them this way when you're finished? The card ones haven't found their way here yet--make good use of them while they stay, Sandy!

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    #28 this week, Christmasing like crazy
    and a free Christmas digi magazine

  13. It sounds like you found some great bargains for your papers and you definitely look organised and ready to tackle Christmas. I hope your sciatic nerve doesn't give you to much pain over the coming weeks as you are busy with your Christmas prep and have a great week! Loving your card too! Happy WOYWW! Danie #25

  14. oh you set a lovely scene the thought of hot chocolate, knitting and the best company all we need is the log fire and I'm in heaven. enjoy your card making
    janet ~33

  15. Mmmm, thanksgiving sounds a culinary triumph! Love the idea of the envelopes from DP too, makes it a unique gift.

  16. Wonderful colors in your craftroom. I love this feminime charm!
    Happy WoYWW

  17. We have had our woodburner going this week and I have been knitting while watching the flames..no hot chocolate though...a nice cup of tea instead!! I've been knitting beanie hats in chunky wool to go the Salvation Army charity for the homeless, although I'm not a churchgoer, I admire the SA very much, they do amazing outreach work all year round. So knitting a few hats in chunky wool is a quick and easy project to do.
    I was craft shopping today too and I saw a Downton Abbey jigsaw! Thought of you...I was tempted to buy it but it was REALLY heavy and would have cost a fortune in postage :-( sorry..... I'd love to go fabric shopping with you...we'd be dangerous together!!!!
    Hope you mum is ok and I'm glad you had a wonderful Thankshiving with your folks. Got any leftovers?? Lol
    Sending big squishy hugs,
    LLJ 36 xx

  18. Loving your space! Good luck with the card making, I'm so happy to be working on my December daily again!
    Angie #80

  19. Your work space looks so pretty
    Thanks for stopping by

  20. It's definitely time to hibernate here as well brrrr! I love the picture of the space to one side of your desk, it's so pretty and it's bringing out my urge to rummage! :o)

  21. I love the colors in your room and all the boxes with the pretty flowers. What an inspiring place to craft. I need to start my Christmas cards, too. Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. April #88

  22. Your Thanksgiving sounds awesome! Love all the boxes of stuff on your shelves. Running late this week, playing catch-up now. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #57 xx

  23. Thank goodness for Christmas Card Elves - Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, been knocked sideways yet again and have been struggling this week. BJ#81