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 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.


  1. Super layout, know what you mean when it doesn't feel finished, great job. BJ#37

  2. very busy indeed, the calendar does look better with the blue outlining. I always say this is page is finished for now, because I don't know what i might add in the future :-) Happy WOYWW, Vicky #16

  3. Love the finished calendar! Definitely better with the blue border and Thickers. And how fabulous that your uncle is taking the Honor Flight! Love all your projects, even the "tidy" desk. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #32

  4. Too funny about you cleaning your desk! Cute layouts! Aren't we all our worst critics! I often feel like "it's not finished" or "what more could I do?" They look great! :) Blessings, Felica #39

  5. My word, you're prolific! Well done, I really admire that you can re visit and see 'better' finishes and make time to re-do, such a dedicated crafter! I love the cards you made to go with your Uncle..especially the land of the Free true.

  6. Great LO and once you pointed out the finishing touches I can see the detail gives them an extra punch. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @12

  7. Lovely layout - it does look better with the adjustment. The calendar looks great - reminds me that I need to get started on my Mum's.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #46

  8. Oh, you're a true desker when you know you should leave the mess for us all to see, lol!! Great work on show today, your LOs are fab :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxxx

  9. Yes, a messy desk is usually more interesting. But, I find that just seeing how a clean desk is organized can also be interesting.
    As for your projects, it's amazing how the smallest touches can add that bit of something else to make it feel finished. Your layout is the perfect example of that for sure. Here's hoping there's lots more fun crafting ahead today!
    Hope #36

  10. Terrific! You got so much done! It all looks terrific! I hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Terrific! You got so much done! It all looks terrific! I hope you have a great weekend!

  12. wonderful, do love the added touches you did to the calendar and burlap pennant

  13. You have been busy! I love that layout. I'm thinking I saw that challenge somewhere. Love your take on it.

  14. Well, you've been crafting up a storm, love those projects.

  15. BOY! You were busy! I like the finished calendar - great touches. Wonderful cards for your uncle - I'm sure he appreciated them.