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 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.


  1. Hi Lisa, love the cards! I totally agree, where on earth has this year gone? Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #4xxx

  2. Harvest Scrumptiousness, I love how they have turned out too. BJ#21

  3. Hi Lisa. I'm none too sure where this year has gone either. I thought it was 'cos I am no longer quite so young that time seemed to slip by... but you are young, and still feel the same... HELP!!!
    Well done on those little cards.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

  4. You craft like me…Love those rolodex card so bright and cheerful. I am going to make the grand babies Halloween cards and some Thanksgiving cards today. Spent a few minutes snooping through the stuff on your desk. I love that print paper and fun stuff. Have a great week. Vickie #11

  5. Interesting little cards..Autumn looks fun in the states. It barely gets a nod in the UK. Elaine no. 16

  6. Hi there, loving your autumnal makes

    Happy WOYWW

    No. 33

  7. Your rolodex cards look wonderful. I love the Autumn colours and leaves. Ack! Don't remind me how many weeks there are left in the year. I haven't even started on holiday creating yet.

    Thanks for the visits this week. We enjoyed our trip a lot. We have the Porcupine Mountains on our list to see next year. They look so beautiful!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #34

  8. Love that you can get pattern paper at the hardware shop. LOL Love the rolodex cards - such a great fall scene.
    April #39

  9. LISA!! Oh y goodness... HOW did I miss popping in to see you yesterday?? I blame it all on hormones and menopause! GRIN... what a great shot you managed to achieve of your desk... were you standing on a ladder? Giggle. Those altered rolo-dex cards are DIVINE! AND I HAVE A ROLODEX card holder sitting empty on my shelf (I nabbed it from my very last office job) And NoI KNOW I want to fill it with altered cards!!! Thanks for the visit and the comment earlier... I am trying very hard to link up every couple of weeks, but it becoming morel liek once a month and like you I CANNOT believe how fast this year is flying by! HAPPY WOYWW on Thursday... Grin Lynne from Canada

  10. So much to say. .. Love the busy-ness of your desk! The cards turned out great. Those banner kits from Target are great. I've been trying to resist buying a bunch of them! (you're not helping ;) )
    We've got one of those hardware/grocery stores in the next city over. I wouldn't think to look for patterned papers there, but I've also only been in it once. It boggled my mind a little actually. Ha!
    Have fun with all your projects!!
    Hope #45

  11. Hi. Love the cards. I agree with how fast the year is passing/ has passed. It will be Christmas before long!!! Thanks for visiting. Anne x #23

  12. Hi. Love the cards. I agree with how fast the year is passing/ has passed. It will be Christmas before long!!! Thanks for visiting. Anne x #23

  13. The cards are gorgeous Lisa. I'm the same at the moment seem to have lots on but determined to get round everyone. Happy belated woyww, Angela x 17

  14. Mm Lisa time flies indeed!!! Wonderful cards made for your swap and I'm impressed you started nine days out.
    Sometimes I'm organised like that and other times I'm not. I've well and truly and started my Christmas cards, I cannot cope leaving it late :)
    Shaz in Oz.x 30

  15. Happy Belated WOYWW. It is hard to believe that it is nearly the end of October. I bought a Xmas tree decoration today (and some gift tags to use on cards). One shop had Halloween items in one aisle and Xmas in the next! Ali x #27

  16. Your cards are so pretty! I love the fall leaves theme... Sorry I'm so late! Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #51?

  17. Cute cards. I swear that the older I get, the faster time flies.

  18. Nice! I love the leaves on those Rolodex cards - what a great idea. And don't talk to me about the year rushing past, the time has shot by. I don't have a single thing ready for Christmas at all!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxxx

  19. What an amazing project, these are gorgeous.

  20. I´m of the same opinion as you!
    Time is running too fast for me too...
    So much I want to do. :-o

    Your rolodex cards are lovely. Fall is a favourite
    season for me. A fresh start.

    I can see that you started to make something for
    Halloween. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    and Thank you for visiting me!
    from SusanLotus nr 32 WOYWW.

  21. Those 'rolodex cards are fabulous... the trees outside my balcony have the same colours and it looks like you picked the leaves from those ;) Have a great Sunday, love from Holland. Marit #24

  22. Those rolodex cards are gorgeous, really lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us!

    I'm super late getting here this week but felt the need to pop in and say Hi.

    Morti @40