Tuesday, 24 September 2013


I managed to clear off part of the table last week only to fill the space with project life stuff!
This does have a home but I am starting to gather up bits for my up coming retreat.  I like to make a pile to check through before I start to pack!
Project Life seems like a very convenient thing to work on while on a retreat.  I only need my packages and photos (you can see, I have one or two of those too)!
The tin, stamp and metal embellishment pack are a pressie from the hubster, (I know, I trained him well!) they are most likely going to be packed up to come to the retreat.
I love the stamp it says 'One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats'
The other packages to the left are some bits I picked up from Michaels today, along with my second PL card pack as I thought they would be perfect to work alongside my PL cards!
The orange card and black ribbon are the remnants of a project I just finished, you will be able to see it on Thursday!
I hope you can join us this week, pop on over to Julia's blog for more details and link ups!


Create With Joy said...

Enjoy your retreat.

That's a great stamp sentiment by the way!

Create With Joy - #2

Unknown said...

Have fun at the retreat. I can't wait to see some of your project life pages. happy crafting #5

Anonymous said...

Snow, yikes! It's been all over the place here but this week is a last hurrah as it's about 70F each day and sunny. The retreat sounds like fun but I'd never know what to take and what to leave! Nice hubby you've got there! Although I can't complain, I get a hot cuppa every morning, my lunch made for work and my bag packed and put in the car each day! The little wotsits I'm making are a lot of fun but very simple! All will revealed in due course!!!

Brenda 1

PS. Keep warm!

Nan G said...

Snow?! Who has snow? You?! Oh no! It's way too early for that nonsense. Whew...on to the more I,portent issues...what to take on retreat. Do enjoy love the stamps! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

sandra de said...

That is a great little tin on your desk. PL seems to be a constant on peoples desks what a great idea.
Sandra @12

Robyn said...

Love to see an empty space on a desk!
Enjoy your time away.
thanks for the snoop and for visiting my place.
Robyn 13

Sharon Madson said...

Looks like some interesting things on your desk. I like the "keep calm and craft on". :) Thanks for the peek.

Lynn McAuley said...

Looks like you're almost packed and ready! I hope you have a fabulous retreat!

I love the sentiment on your stamp, too! I love to drop by Hobby Lobby and treat myself a little every day! Ha!

Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

Lynn #20

Darnell said...

Have a wonderful retreat! You are a girl after my own heart, Deb, with all the planning and careful packing!! I liked that sentiment you shared! Happy WOYWW! Darnell #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That sentiment made me laugh! The term 'treat' does alter as I age though.....sometimes it's a case of just seeing something that makes you happy! Have fun at your retreat!!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Candace said...

Have fun on your retreat and I love your little Keep Calm tin.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Candace

Helen said...

Great wording on the stamp... life is all the better for treats... Have a wonderful time at your retreat. Helen 14

Nikki said...

Have fun at the retreat and great sentiment so true :)
hugs Nikki 37

MiamiKel said...

Aw, have a wonderful time at your retreat! Looks like a fun work space! Am I hearing snow - wow, we are in Miami with no chance of that! Hee hee!

~Kelly #43

The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great time at the retreat. I love the sentiment about small treats! Hugs. Pam#34

Christine said...

Never been on a retreat of any kind, often thought of going. Enjoy yours, hope you get really creative and look forward to seeing postings.
Have a great WOYWW
Bishopsmate #45

Victoria said...

The retreat sounds like fun! I've enjoyed taking a peek at your desk. I want to get a few Project Life bits to build into my normal scrapbook. They look great! Have a lovely day, Victoria no.64

ike said...

I hope you have fun on your retreat and what a fabulous Hubs to buy you prezzies :-D


IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

Neet said...

Never done PL's but I think they sound like the sort of thing I should be doing.
Enjoy your retreat - is it friends or a "pay for" one?
Hugs, Neet 11 xx (and thanks for visiting me)

Anonymous said...

Have a great time! I am SO much more productive (so long as I pack carefully :)) away from my desk, without all the distractions!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (6)

Julia Dunnit said...

Totally agree about the PL stuff...perfect for retreat and so much easier to pack from kit form! I see you've got something from the Martha range there too - I succumbed myself..and they sit unused and unopened after a fortnight - bad!

Marit said...

It sounds (and looks!) very organized... have fun at the retreat!!! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

Belinda Basson said...

Love to hear of another well trained hubby...Enjoy your retreat. Sounds like a fantastic idea. #51

famfa said...

What a lovely sentiment. Be joy your retreat
Famfa 3

Julie Lee said...

I do hope your retreat proves to be refreshing and Project Life seems like the perfect occupation for a retreat. I'm entirely sure what it is, but people seem to get a great deal out of participating. Julie Ann xx #35

Jackie said...

Enjoy the retreat and I look forward to seeing how you got on with your project life
Jackie 44

Monique said...

Have fun at the retreat =)
Happy WOYWW 225 and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique

Kate Hadfield said...

Oooh, I am enviously eyeing up those Project Life boxes!! have fun playing with them!
Kate #85

*Vicki* said...

Snow?! It's supposed to be 77 here for us today! :) Hope you have some fun on your retreat!! Wish I could go too!! HUGS

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

That saying is so true...I love small treats. Peg R #99

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to go give myself a small treat after reading that quote. You are right that Project Life sounds like a good project to work on at a retreat. It will keep you crafty busy but not so much that you can't enjoy the company of others.

Lea.H said...

is the keep calm and craft on a phone cover? i love it Lx

April said...

Good idea - packing before - I work better under pressure - LOL. I hope you share some of your retreat work.
April #21

Kelly said...

Love the sentiment. That is pretty much the way hubby and I have lived for 30 years. Singer Brenda Lee did a song 'Little Things Mean A Lot' So true! Like the little gifty from your hubby.

Enjoy your retreat. Travel safe! Creative Blessings ~Kelly #15

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