Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WOYWW #99 April 27, 2011

What a week this past week has been! I have been busy both with life and with my crafting and now when life comes knocking my first inclination is to head to the studio and lock the darn door!! It hasn't been the happiest of times and I am sure that it could be worse but right now I am in a poor frame of mind to judge...

On to what is on my work desk this week. I have been busy making cards for a swap and as soon as I can find them I will put them in a post for you to see. Some how in cleaning up my desk to move on to the next project I sat them down 'some where safe' and can't remember where I put them!! This is what my desk looks like today. I am working on ATC's for a swap at OutlawWomenScrapbookEmporium. This is an eclectic group of women who do all sorts of paper crafts and altered art...like this group...on Yahoo! Once you belong you can buy products from the Emporium at a reduced price. Check it out.

The ATC's were suppose to be related to spring so I stamped the flowering tree from the Stampin'Up! set Easter Blessings in VersaMark then embossed it with clear embossing powder on Crumb Cake card stock. After the embossing cooled I used painted bleach on the flowers to bleach the color out. Oh yeah! I used the Tim Holtz ATC die to cut the cards out. Nice huh.





The butterflies are cut from Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper using a Creative Memories mini butterfly punch! Oval and sentiment from Stampin'Up!













Here is the finished ATC...now don't make fun of me this is only the second one I have ever made and I think I am getting the hang of it but...sometimes small isn't my forte! I like the bleach resist and found that a lot of the card stocks don't necessarily just fade out but take on a different color when bleached so take care if you try it.








Now I bet I have you wondering what I am going on about with the WOYWW stuff. Head over to Julia's place The Stamping Ground and check out all the awesome sites we hop around (as in blog land hop)to each week and snoop into whats on their work desk this week. I am off to check it out. Have a great week!

50 comments:

  1. lots of lovely work, HAPPY WOYWW.
    Andria #29

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  2. You have such a neat desk. And beautiful creations on it too!

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  3. Gorgeous,Thanks for the peek and sharing, bunches of hugs Marjo #18. Have a great WOYWW

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  4. what a fab desk and I love those butterflies!!

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  5. Sweet butterflies!!
    Thanks for sharing, have a happy and creative Wednesday!!
    Hugs Marleen #57

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  6. Well i for one think your ATC's are just STUNNING.
    Hope the rest of your week gets better x
    Happy WOYWW x
    StAy InKy
    hUgS MiNxY x

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  7. OOH I love those butterflies. That space looks so nice and deep. Happy WOYWW! xo, Amber - #20

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  8. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Great brown tones and colouring on your card. Looks great.

    Thanks for the peek.
    Sarah at 8

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  9. Love the3 butterflies, and the atc. I have never tried one, must get round to it. Shaz #76

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  10. Gorgeous ATC's Vickie, I love that blossom tree stamp. And that's a whole lot of butterflies on your desk :-)

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  11. You swap is lovely... it turned out great with the butterflies..
    and you desk looks so nice and neat too...?

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  12. I love the ATC. I'll be taking my first go at one soon. Looks fun!
    Chrissy #106

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  13. Your desk is beautiful and your ATC's are to die for. Such lovely colours and the design is gorgeous.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alicia.R.

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  14. Sorry to hear you are not having a great time, I hope things get better. Your ATC is beautiful. Hugs Pam xx

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  15. The ATC's are great. I have never made one but might be having a go with some other ladies on a cardmaking forum. I got sent one by one of the ladies on there along with an Easter card - another swap. Sorry you are not too good at the moment and hope you will soon be feeling a bit better. Anne

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  16. beautiful atc. it always amazes me how much you can get on an atc.

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  17. Fabulous ATC Vickie, all the elements marry so well together. Your work space is so neat and tidy wish I could keep mine looking the same.
    Kathleen x

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  18. I like your ATC, it looks beautiful. I know how the "somewhere safe" feels, it happens to me all the time.
    I hope you'll feel better soon. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog.

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  19. Hope you are feeling better very soon!
    Your ATC is gorgeous and if you look at my post on Sunday you will see Ihave done a tag in a similar style!!
    How can you losse stuff on your tidy desk......I know - easy!
    See you soon and thanks for your visit - been trying to get round lots tonight - but s;leep is getting in the way and winning!! Night night!
    Hugs
    xx

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  20. Those butterflies are so pretty and work so well on your ATC's... what perfect works of art

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  21. Your space looks like a great place to find sanctuary and get crafty. Beautiful ATC!

    Thanks for already visiting my blog!

    Sheena #79

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  22. Nice clean desk, beautiful ATC...life must be getting better. ;-)

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  23. Hi there Vickie, I do love your ATC super colours and layout...not made one of them yet.. all in good time!!
    thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  24. Well, what's behind the darn door is pretty darned lovely. I think your ATC is really fabulous. Thank goodness for a sanctuary.
    Take care,
    Ros (90)

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  25. Lovely ATC project. I hope your week gets better girl! Take care!

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  26. I am also new to ATC's but I think this one is great. I am sure whoever gets one will be thrilled.
    Thanks for stopping by my desk. PS: I am green you have an ATC die from Tim...

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  27. Hi Vickie, I think you do still have those organisational skills. Your desk is so tidy- a joy to look at. The butterfly creation is really lovely. Have a good weekend!
    Sue xx 56

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  28. Aww Vicki, I hope that life isn’t treating too badly at the moment, you sound a little down hun.(((hug)))
    All I can say is thank heavens for craft rooms!

    Your desk is looking very interesting this week and I would never have guessed that they are only your second attempt at ATC’s. You’re braver than me because I’ve never even tried.

    I hope that this week proves to be a little kinder to you.
    Happy Crafting
    Sue
    x

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  29. I would certainly not laugh at your ATC, it is lovely, and your butterflies are beautiful - you can never have too many of those. Thank you so much for your earlier visit to me and your very kind comments. They really do mean a lot.

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  30. Great ATC's love those little butterflies. Keep your chin up, and if all else fails do lock that door and craft yourself silly! :o)

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  31. Oh fabulous ATC, love the bleach effect.
    luv
    Debby

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  32. Good on you for trying the bleach technique I think it looks great.

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  33. Sorry to hear that you're having a tough time at the moment Vickie and I hope things get better for you soon. In the meantime, crafting is wonderful therapy isn't it!

    Your ATC is fab!! I like working on ATCs because of their small size - good to try things out and anything goes too!

    Thanks for visiting my desk already xx

    Sherry (47)

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  34. Hi Vickie! That ATC is absolutely gorgeous - and I love the butterflies! Hope thing look up on the personal front for you soon. Thanks for already calling by! Hugs, Di xx

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  35. Hi Vickie, Thanks for visiting my blog. Your ATC is great. I wish I could keep my workspace so tidy and usable at the same time. I often find bargains on ebay. It's just a case of being patient. (That last lot had a retail value of about $40 at least and I got them for about $10.) Hope you are OK? And feeling better soon?

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  36. Your ATC is wonderful, lovely work. I'm hoping your health improves and keep doing what makes you happy - it's important!

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  37. Hi - what lovely ATC, if you hadn't mentioned it I'd of thought you had been making them for ages, it's lovely !! I hope you feel better soon, I always find a bit of crafting therapy helps !! Esther xx

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  38. This is gorgeous. Can't see what your problem is. No desk from me this week as knee deep in cables and pipe problems. No desk from monkey either sas he seems to have gone AWOL.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  39. Noone would know it's only your second atc attempt if you don't say it! I love what you've done and the bleach technique really works here, the butterflies are yummy and really finishe it off.
    As for your desk, boy it's tidy!! and full of goodies!
    would love to know how you manage to keep it all tidy and nice. If you would like my chinese take away tubs check 'poundland' if you've got one near you, they do a dozen for £1!
    see you next week!
    xxx

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  40. Thanks for a peek at your work space
    it looks real good

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  41. Gorgeous art! Glad I found you via woyww99! Sam x

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  42. Vickie, what a coincidence that your father served on the Yorktown! It was an amazing tour and I'd highly recommend it if you can manage it, there's lots of steep stairs though. Charleston was incredible and I'd really like to explore more of the East Coast, I hope you get to visit your some many times, Virginia is another beautiful state too that I've been lucky enough to visit. Love your first attempt at an ATC, the butterflies are so joyful. Have a wonderful weekend, I really hope you can find some peace soon.

    Hugs
    Brenda 95

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  43. Love your ATC it is stunning and your butterflies are beautiful x

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  44. Your butterfly ATC's are gorgeous, so no worries there! So glad someone else puts things in a safe place... I did it with a jigsaw weeks ago and haven't found it again yet! ;) Annette #5

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  45. wow, that is a lovely ATC, and you say it's only your second!? great job!
    it's the first i've heard of using bleach paint. great results. is it a special kind of bleach?
    thank you for putting my giveaway on your sidebar. you can get a second chance if you make a second comment. thanks again!

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  46. It was so good to meet you and have you join us out here at the farm for Jenn and Ryan's reception. We enjoyed getting to know all of you and look forward to many more get togethers.

    Your blog and art works are wonderful. I see in one of your post that you know Leslie from A Whole Lot of Scrap....small world...she was my neighbor when we were children and I knew her Mom and her Dad worked with mine at the telephone company. Leslie is such a sweetheart!

    Well I'm off to visit more of your post. Have a wonderful weekend. Ginger

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  47. Sorry to be getting around so very late!

    Beautiful card and those butterflies are very cute. TFS

    Happy WOYWW on Sunday!!
    Sam xx # 77

    craftychickcards@blogspot.com

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  48. Love those butterflies, and the finished ATC card is fabulous. The other swappers are going to enjoy it. Have a great week.

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