One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


It's Wednesday's workdesk sharing day! Our favorite day of the week.

Today my photo is not of my desk as this Wednesday morning caught me a bit off guard. Funny how the days of the week can sneak up on you like that. 

I have been working on my swap items. I showed my altered rolodex card last week. This week I finished the accent cards with a halloween theme.

 The moon was wiped with wink of stella for a sparkle and the windows filled in with glossy accents.

I still have Accent cards with a snarky saying, Accent cards with a hexagon and a handmade embellishment using a ticket to all be finished by Friday.  So I will be visiting desks over the weekend since I'm down to the wire on my swaps. (I really wish real life wouldn't get in the way of my crafting time.)

Linking up to Julia's.

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Good morning to all! I'm hoping that this year hasn't rushed past you as it seems to have me. I'm a little in awe this morning that there is only 2 plus a little less than 1/2 a month left of the year.  But you are not here to listen to complaints of time slippage or my laments over the fast pace of life.  You came over today because Wednesday is the day we show off our workdesk in the crafty world.  My desk this week was all with stolen pieces of sporadic seconds. Here is my desk.

The 4 page layout I finished was put to the side as I rushed to create some altered rolodex cards in a fall theme for a swap due in 9 days. Nothing like jumping in early to get things completed! lol. They are in the middle section of the desk (another photo is below) . Then late into last night I started pondering the rest of the swap components which my ideas are in the smattering of the desk middle.  On the left you will see some banner kits from Target. I thought I'd put together a Halloween Banner. On the far right is some pattern papers a cardstock that I picked up at the local hardware/grocery store. Yes, I said hardware/grocery store!  Blew my mind too! I've already used a few of those sheets before and love the colors.

Here are my rolodex cards in all of their glory.  I like how they turned out.

Thanks for visiting my workdesk. I've had a lot going on over the last few weeks and have been late to several desks, not even hitting them all. Hope to hit everyone this week, however, it still may take a couple of days. 

Linking up to Julia's desk hop - Here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Hello, deskers!  Today I have quite the mess for your viewing pleasure!

While we were away last weekend for the Art Prize viewing, I received a message from a swap host. I guess I had signed up for a swap when she was needing 1 more person and had forgotten about it. Yikes. So this desk shot is the frenzy of activity that arose from me trying to complete the skinny border and title swap items to get in the mail this week.

I had over a month if I would have remembered. I kept feeling like I might have signed up for another swap somewhere, but for the life of me couldn't find or figure out where it was. I thought it was another ATC swap.   Oh, well, they are done and I'm actually fairly happy with them. So today, I get to finish off the grape jelly and start making applesauce -- Two things I've been putting off whilst working on swaps.

Linking up over at Julia's. Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WOYWW 383 - When You Think You're Finished, But You're Not

When I wok this morning, my immediate thought was to finish my current crafty project. With the horrendous mess, I then decided I should clean it up so I could start my next layout. As my baby wipe is wiping my non-stick craft mat, this thought ran through my head, "YIKES! It's Wednesday! I should have left the mess!" 

Sorry! I know it's so much more interesting to see the mess than a clean -ish desk.

I've been a crafty fool this week. I had 2 projects where I thought I was finished, but the more I looked at them, the more I wasn't satisfied and had to add to it.
First was my 8x8 calendar swap.

It was ok looking in the above form, but it was just missing that little extra. So I reprinted the calendar smaller and matted it and used Thickers for the month and year. Much Better!

The next one was this layout. It was part of a challenge. I had to use the layered top element and the ribbon border with it attached to something. It just didn't scream done to me. So I added the stamp next to the ribbon, the tag under the burlap banner, and the string in the banner. Much better.

Our uncle is getting an honor flight to DC today. It's related to his service in the military. So I made 3 quick cards to send to him with thanks.


I finished my journaling spots for a swap this morning.

 Busy, busy, busy.  I will be visiting desks later this week, but I won't have time today.  Linking up to the Stamping Ground's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.