Five years of traveling the world to look at others workspaces and see what they have been up too. I know I'm a couple days late but around here you just never know what day it is. 

Welcome to WOYWW #260. If you are not aware of what this wonderful creation is or if you are interested in looking around the world in just a few clicks make sure to stop over to Julia's blog and check things out. 

I have been doing WOYWW for about 3 years now and I have to say it has been great fun to see and meet people from all around the globe. I try to take this time every week to see what everyone is up to and look into the creative minds of others. It really does help if your mojo has gone for a vacation or if you just need a little cheering up.

So for this week in the life of the Determined Scrapper

While finishing the last couple rows of my quilt my cat Maggie decided that she was going to be a weight and not let me get to it. But I finally was able to get her to move and...

FINISH My first quilt top. This top has taken me a couple months but it is a King Size quilt top. Now the rest of the quilt hopefully will not take me as long. 

While I'm waiting to get the rest of the fabric for the backing on my quilt I decided to start a little project. On Thursday morning I pulled out my new Block idea book from MSQC and decided to do the Flower Fancy Table Runner pg.21. I was VERY surprised when I was completed with most of the top in just a couple hours. 

Here it is on my design board waiting for the border and to be quilted. Wow I really wish I knew what took me so long to get to quilting. 

Although I've been down for a couple days. The pain from my neck hasn't gotten much better so I am still having a lot of trouble feeling my arms. 

Enough of the boring stuff. Hope everyone has a wonderful week and gets lots of crafts completed or started. 

Have a blessed week.

The Determined Scrapper


What's the Bzzz in Sunscreen

It's that time again where I am doing a review on a product. This time I get to try out something we ALL NEED to have on everyday. It doesn't matter if it is sunny or not. I have learned first hand what the effects of the sun can do to our skin and I would like to protect mine for the rest of the time I'm on this planet. 

This time around I received Coppertone Clearly Sheer in free product and coupons to try out. So far I must say.... It does what it says. 

COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer sunscreens were designed with your skin in mind. Think about all the benefits:
  • Absorbs in seconds for a clean and light feel
  • Moisturizing formulas help leave your skin soft and smooth
  • Won’t clog pores or cause breakouts (clinically tested on acne-prone skin)
  • Matte finish is perfect for use under makeup

Thank You BzzzAgent for allowing me another chance to try out a wonderful product, I'll be sure to purchase in the future.

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


WOYWW #259

Can you believe it is WOYWW #259?!?!

So if you are not sure what WOYWW is, make sure to stop over at Julia's and find out. It is a tour around the world checking out the work desk of crafters.

After my post yesterday I really don't have a whole lot to say today. Other than as I type this I am not enjoying another migraine.

My desk today is pretty clean since I haven't been able to get to much the past couple days. I hope to get something going pretty soon.

I do however need to get it all tidy and get pictures taken for the magazine. OMG I should probably get busy cleaning but we all know how that can go. 

Check out my post from yesterday. I had a lot to talk about and share the wonderful past couple days.

Until next time, have a blessed week.

The Determined Scrapper



Everything is coming up FABULOUS!

This has been a very busy week since we last spoke. Last Thursday and Friday I attended the women's conference at my church. Fabulous - A conference to uplift and empower godly women. All I can say is it was FABULOUS!!!

This was my first year attending the conference and not only did I attend I volunteered both days to help. I will do that again in a heartbeat. Not only did I get to work with some wonderful women I had already met, but I was able to make many many new friends. It helped make my church feel smaller by getting to know more people on a personal level.

Not only did I get to meet new friends, but I attended with my Bestie Carrie. This was some of the BEST QUALITY time we have spent together in a very long time.

To top off our Thursday evening..... MANDISA was there and did a concert and had very uplifting and encouraging words. She was on stage for almost 2.5 hours. Of course I had to get her new CD, and I have already memorized the whole thing. It's AWESOME!!! 

I think I could go on for days about the fun I had and telling you more about everything I did but I have other fun stuff to tell you. If you are interested in finding out more please stop by the website and check it out on Facebook.

So after those 2 very busy days, I had to take time to relax. That took a lot out of me and I was not sure I was going to make it at one point. So Saturday it was time for a change. 

I thought it was time to cut my hair. I will only cut my hair when it is long enough to donate it. This time around I cut 16 inches off. I am loving how easy it is to take care of and how much lighter my head feels. 

You can't see the ends of my hair here but it is past the middle of my back when it is brushed out. 

And now it is just barely touching my neck. It is so nice and easy to take care of. 

Still more exciting stuff to tell you.

So Sunday I went for my acupuncture and when I arrived there was a wonderful sign welcoming me.

My birthday was on Tuesday and they made sure that when I came in on Sunday that they had a sign for me. I was very nice to see. (The owner was also a speaker at Fabulous)

Upon my arrival home from acupuncture that day I was going through emails and was just FLOORED by one e-mail I had received. It was an email from Wood Magazine. Now it's not the typical magazine I would expect to get a message from but I was so excited when I read it and responded back, it had made me even more excited.

They are doing a special towards the end of the year that will be covering craft rooms. They had watched my room tour on my YouTube Channel and liked a lot of things about my room. They had pointed out a lot of things they  really enjoyed and asked if I would be interested in being in this special..... HELLO OMG YES!!! So I messaged him back and he told me what all I need to do. I'm so excited, you just don't understand. So as soon as I find out if for sure I'm going to be in the article and when it will be published I will let you know. 

As of today, Tuesday, May 20. I have assembled the first 8 rows of my quilt and have 7 more to go before I can start quilting it. It really is not taking as long as I thought it would for my first quilting project. 

Okay, so as for the past week, I've had a lot of things going on. BUT, they have been FABULOUS. I hope you have all enjoyed your week and I will be back again tomorrow for WOYWW. See you then.

Oh here are some of the PhotoBooth photos from the first night of the conference. 


The Determined Scrapper


WOYWW #258

And here were are again for another week of  WOYWW #258

If you don't know what it is or you really would like to find out. Please join us and travel the world. It all starts over at Julia's. She tells you what it is all about and you can connect with people from around the world in just a few clicks. 

So this week in the world of The Determined Scrapper... I am still trying to recover from my visit to the ER last week. I don't think I had mentioned it because I woke up Thursday morning with a pinched nerve in my neck that left my right arm in terrible pain and completely numb. But I will try not to continue to complain about my pains and troubles. They are not nearly as much fun to talk about as the crafty things we all have going on. 

Now that I am trying to find my MoJo, I was able to get my desk cleaned off a little and get almost all of my stamps and supplies listed in Evernote. I really am still working on getting a post together about that. It will hopefully be very informative. 

I think my MoJo is at the bottom of my clean desk. Yesterday was my birthday and I was able to do whatever my little heart desired.... Pretty much nothing. No, not really. My BFF picked me up and took me to breakfast. After that I had gone and looked at some flowers. I did end up getting a couple of starters from the garden center and came home and planted those in containers and by the time I finished up it started to storm. It was a beautiful day and I received wonderful Birthday wishes. Thank you for that. 

Today, I have finally. Finally! started to plan out the beginnings of my quilt. 

So I decided to hang some fleece on the wall since the little piece of batting that I had was definitely not going to be big enough.

My quilt is going to be 16 squares across by 15 squares down. I am going to be able to do about 6 rows down on this piece of fabric but that should give me enough of an idea for my planning board. I think I will be able to get it mostly up there and then start sewing. Hey, I figure it is my first quilt and so far it's working. 

Well so far it is working and I decided to stop after I had gotten 2 rows completed on the board. Hopefully I will be able to get to a little more tomorrow.

The next 2 days are going to be pretty busy. I am attending the women's conference at church, which is going to be the highlight of the year. 

I've been a little chatty Cathy tonight. I'm running a little late, but later than never right.

Until later this week (hopefully). Or until we meet again. Have a wonderful time traveling the world from the comfort of your desk and have a blessed and safe week.

The Determined Scrapper 


WOYWW # 257

Wow week #257. Could it be???

Many, many moons ago, I started playing on the internet and looking around the world. Look at others desk from afar with the ease of a few clicks. Make sure you stop by 

and go for a tour around the world. It is great fun and you get to meet wonderful people.

How can it be week #257 already? I am really not sure. I am in a slump right now and I hate to admit that but when one suffers from chronic pain, the days come and go. 

So this week I have not gotten too much done. But I did want to make sure that I checked in and let you all know that I am still alive and that I will hopefully find my MOJO... I have been looking for it and I think I see it peaking around the corner.

I received my Stampin Up club order this week and have yet to get that put away. Which I am working on a video for you all on the Evernote program and how I use it. 

Also when I went to Meijer this week, Project Life items are on Clearance since they have now merged with Stampin Up. So of course I had to grab a couple of things. 70% off is AWESOME!!!

So the plan in the next couple of days is to get my desk all nice and in order and get things put away. That way I can start next week, (birthday week 5/13) I can hopefully start working on some new stuff. 

Oh yeah, it doesn't help that we are in the middle of tearing our bathroom to the studs. I have never seen so much concrete in one place. 

So until next time my world travelers, have a blessed week and keep the sun in your face.

Oh and here is a little something fun I did during the week to help cheer me up. 

The Determined Scrapper

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