Wednesday, January 07, 2015


 And So It Begins.............

The 2015 ggd Blog!

With no particular direction........but not wanting to say good bye just yet.........

gg designs again will be posting a weekly (Wednesday) Blog.


Michelle Morlan's NY project!
Where it goes may depend on you--our reader(s)?

[ran-duh m] .........proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern

or.........better still..........


[ser-uh n-dip-i-tee].........
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck

ggd's personal preference is Serendipity! It always seems to have such an element of surprise, of fun attached to it.


From Michelle Morlan
We will explore popular crafts, stamps, card making, journaling (you will have to help here, ggd is NOT a journal-er, art or otherwise) and whatever else interests you!

We will frequently share "finds" as we spend much too much time browsing the world of the Internet! 

For example:

Remember when it was almost a "character defect" to fold down the corner of library books?

What would your local librarian think of this:

On this note.........we will leave you until next week.

Hope to hear from you in the meantime.


gg designs

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Let's get a conversation going! Please post your comments/suggestions below by clicking on "Comments:"

Talk to Michelle about her houses!
Such Fun!!!

Wanda the Welder!!!


  1. Hi Charlotte!!! Some day I'm going to try doing a sculptural book. I think they are so cool!!!

  2. Ignore this comment. I forgot to check the "notify me" so I could keep up..

    1. You are on the mailing list you'll hear from me until you cry "Uncle!"

    2. I thought it had to do with getting notified of additional comments, but I guess not!! Some blogs have that.

    3. I think you are right. At the bottom right of the comments box is a "Notify Me" choice.

  3. Thanks for posting Wanda. I'm fussing with this (again!)--trying to get rid of the "prove you're not a robot" thingy and make some other changes on layout that are bugging me. Hard to tell what things ACTUALLY look like or how the show up without external testing. So.......thanks. And Hi and Happy New Year and all that. Been quite a while since we've "talked." Would love to hear--privately or on the blog--what you are up to.

    Nice to connect again.

    1. I believe that "prove you're not a robot" thing is a current blogger hiccup. I just ignore them and the comments go through. What have I been up to... some stamping and a lot of welding, lol. I might not have to keep doing a lot of welding (keeping my fingers crossed), but we'll see. I still love stamping and playing as much as ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. I think you are right. There are pages and pages on the Internet dealing with how to get rid of it.
      I remember a couple of years ago trying to make blog adjustments by changing code. Got myself into a heap of trouble and a lot of work. Trying, this round, to be less picky.......but still there are layout problems that really bug me. Ah for old fashioned paste up!!!

    3. The "Prove your not a robot only takes one click. I think it is a much better choice than that thing that made you try to read some warped printing and guess what was upper or lower case. This one is easy.

    4. Very confusing. I don't even see that part any more......perhaps because I'm moderator....who knows???
      BUT I have seen that on other hopefully it's pretty much "cured" for now at least.

  4. Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
    For the past two weeks I have been playing around with some re-claimed wood chunks that started out life very plain, just painted some blah colors for a country style deco plan. I had so much fun taking apart an old damaged children's book on bugs and used that as a beginning. I then used some collage paper and finally ended with painting some details to tie it all together. So much fun. I agree with Wanda, making a book sculpture would be fun to try.....Hugs,

    1. Sounds like fun.
      ASAP I'll post pictures for all to see.

      Just FYI--I'm jealous! I've tried for a very long time to design some simple house carvings to put together as "neighborhoods" with peoples houses (simplistic versions) a part of them. Just can't "get" it even though I've saved hundreds of Pintrest "Pins" as guides.

      My house project just wasn't meant to be, I guess. So you can see how impressed I am with your project!

      Thanks for making it possible for us all to see.

  5. Thanks so much for posting the pic's! Glad that you like them....XX OO

  6. Michelle's houses are WAY cool!!! My favorite is the Joy house!!!

  7. The "Wanda the Welder" image always captures me : ) I dredged up an image from last year of you "working." Hard to visualize you going from welding to delicate card making and all the artistic crafts you do. LOVE IT! But if putting down your welding torch makes more time for crafts......go for it!!! And please, share with us this coming year!

    1. Oh, that picture is much older than last year. The fire was over 2 years ago and that pic was in the old shop. I much prefer stamping!!!!!!! LOVE stamping.... welding I do only if my help is required :-)

    2. Know that stamping leads you into many other techniques as well. Hope you'll share some of those over the coming year.

      Wish there were a "Stamping/Crafts" uniform as distinctive as your welding gear : )

  8. The whole thing works so much better than when you first tried to blog. I am delighted.

    My current project is making small stamp & tat pictures for a lady who will frame them for dollhouse walls.

    1. Thanks Fab, for hanging in there with me.
      Hope, when you finish the stamp & tat project you'll share it with us.
      My youngest Granddaughter was here last night and we looked at the book/paper sculptures together. She agreed with you about one of them looking like a "bra."
      There was another that almost looked like a mouth. But mainly they are just fascinating shapes and sculptures. I won't be trying them any time soon but I certainly was fascinated just looking at them.

  9. Love those houses!! And Wanda the Welder is right up there with Rosie the Riveter.


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