Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's on your work desk this Wednesday 175

Hi, bit late this morning sharing the contents of my work desk with fella crafters.
Why is it when other family members are on holiday you find yourself running around in ever decreasing circles achieving nothing?  I switched the computer on at 8 and this is me just getting here.  Guess I should just put my feet up and let things go on around me and chillaxe!

Yesterday I was making a card for my Dads birthday this coming weekend.  I always do a biker card so this time I thought I'd do something a little different.  Tracy one of my pals from the crop gave me a sheet of Paper Nation decoupage back in the summer.  It is not normally something I use but I did like this one as we have a caravan, my parents also have a motor home and we sometimes meet up for some family time.  Hence this card.  I've just got to finish sticking it together.

On the left there is also a box of dies that another lovely crafty friend Irene has given me as she is finding herself doing more material based projects just now and no cards.  I've still got to come up with something to say thank you with so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

So what am I up to today, I have a couple more birthdays coming up to crack on with then more housework and ironing to finish.  Yippee! 
Have a super Wednesday and don't forget to pop by the lovely Julia's blog to catch up with other like minded crafters.  It only remains for me to say thanks for the visit, and as Arnold would say "I'll be back" later to have a hop around.
I thought I'd leave you with this....a good friend Jan sent it to me a few weeks ago and it did make me giggle......

Classes for Women at

By Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2012

Class 1

Up in Winter, Down in Summer - How to Adjust a Thermostat
Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.

Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM..

Class 2

Which Takes More Energy - Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours?
Round Table Discussion.

Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3

Is It Possible To Drive Past Marks & Spencer Without
Stopping?--Group Debate.

Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4

Fundamental Differences Between a Handbag and a Suitcase--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.

Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5

Curling Tongs--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet?
Examples on Video.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
At 7:00 PM

Class 6

How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Programme.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.

Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7

Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?
Open Forum
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8

Health Watch -They Make Medicine for PMT - and How To Use It!

Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9

I Was Wrong and He Was Right!--Real Life Testimonials.

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10

How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an
Insurance Claim.
Driving Simulations.

4 weeks, Saturday ' s noon, 2 hours.

Class 11

Learning to Live - How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12

How to Shop by Yourself.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Upon completion of
ANY of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

Happy Wednesday everyone.  x


Gabrielle said...

Tee hee! very funny! Lovely looking desk - very inviting this week! Happy Wednesday! #42

House of Bears said...

Love those classes, specially the talk during ads and be quiet during the programme. Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ha ha that is funny! Thanks for popping by mine. Take care Zo xx 84

MaggieC said...

Thanks for the giggle this week, Erika. I love that card. We have a caravan too, great for holidays with the dogs. As far as my "tidy" desk is concerned, I have been trying very hard this week to tidy up at the end of each project to give myself room to actually craft. I do have to leave something in place, though, to encourage me to get going the next day. Have a good week. xx Maggie #88

Carolyn Phillips said...

That was a nice giggle, esp the last bit about the survivors.

For the friend who gave you the dies, I'd make something that was cut using the dies.

Karen McAlpine said...

Cute card. I am sure your dad will love it. I think I need some to take some of those classes. LOL
Maybe they should add this one:
The dishwasher is only 12 inches from where you sat that dish. Complete with diagrams,
Karen 103

Rita said...

Nivce tidy desk Erika. I love your funny too. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx 79

Krisha said...

Thanks for the class schedule, I have signed my DH up for more than one of them LOL Youre card is adorable.
Krisha #30

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha - love the Class info!! I'll pass that one on to my mates :)
Great card for your Dad too, good to do something different occasionally! Your desk is looking very tidy this week!
Hugs, LLJ #50 xx

cuilliesocks said...

Yeh I'd rather bitch for 3 hrs than put the toilet seat down, gives life more meaning, well it seams like your going to be busy, good luck, have enjoyed your post, kate x

okienurse said...

I need to sign up for a couple of the classes listed. Need insight into some of the issues! Really like your desk and the card in the works. Wish I had a friend getting rid of her dies! I usually just make a card with some of what I was given and maybe some chocolates. Yummy! Have a great week. Vickie #41

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Erika,

Both my brother and dad have birthdays this month. I better get on the ball and make some "manly" cards!!


Kat said...

Looks like you've got more room to craft this week lol!

Love the class list and descriptions, made me laugh too.

Kat xx

Cathy said...

That's a very tidy desk Missus!! And I love those classes - must book on one of two them!!!!
Cathy xx

Antonia said...

my how tidy today :) lovely caravan card
Toni #120

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Lovely box of dies how thoughtful of your friend to give them to you

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think I need to sign up for class #6 AND sign up my hubby. The desk is looking good. I like the idea of a non-bike card this year. You know, keep him on his toes. Besides, the caravan looks really neat.

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Thanks for the giggle. What a lovely gift from your friend.
Happy crafting.


Samantha Elliott said...

Love it! Thanks for visiting and congratulations of having more than a 6" square of your desk to work in!!
If you like a giggle, pop back on Friday mornings as I have a Friday Funny slot every Friday!

scrappymo! said...

I think this is perfect for a biker
Dad from his carvaning daughter!! Just perfect.

Hey, I have that same white revolving tool holder you have! I just love mine!

Anonymous said...

Very funny classes, know a few people who could benefit from them, no not me, lol!! Wonderful stack of dies, lucky person! I think any kind of a nice thank you card would work, I wouldn't use the dies you've been given as she might want them back is she sees how nice they look!!

Brenda 1

Sigh, only one more episode of Vera left as I can only get the first series over here at the mo.