Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WOYWW #141

Wednesday again! Oh my! I look forward to WOYWW but wish we could slow time down just a little bit! I have been busy in my room but I am going to stop a while and pick up and put away it is so messy and crowded up right now! I looked around and realized even the cats were having issues as to where they could lay their poor tired heads today! WOYWW is a group of people from around the world that share a little bit of their world every Wednesday. Visit Julia's blog Stamping Ground and check it out!

This is my messy desk today. I am currently sorting stamps and putting them back on the right rings and in the right boxes. IF I had done that all along I would be showing you the mess of paints I have to find some way to store for easier access. They are scattered on the floor at my feet and I almost squished one open earlier tonight so... I have bottles and bottles in a rack but recently had to purchase a higher quality/pigmented paint for a class I am taking online. Any suggestions on how to store 4-8oz tubes rather then the 2 oz bottles in my old paint rack?

I just finished this 6"x6" Winter Themed wall hanging for a swap on OWSE and will be mailing it off tomorrow to its rightful owner. I enjoy swapping and exchanging tags, bags, cards, ATC's etc cause I always learn something with every swap I get involved in.

Okay that's it for me today because I want to get out and look around the other blogs and see what I can snoop into. I didn't make it to half the bloggers last week but hopefully I will get to more this week. It has grown to so many participants(AwEsOmE!!) that it is almost impossible to see everyone in a day or two and my dear rear gets tired just sitting on the computer!

Don't forget the blog candy I have out there for grabs! Once again every comment on every post counts as a chance in the drawing and it is open to only followers so please make sure you are a follower so your comment will count towards the drawing. This is really fun so far for me and I am enjoying reading everyones posts each week. I am up to 3 gifts so far and everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too!

89 comments:

  1. Hi - am still in awe of your lovely ribbon selection and the way you have them stored. One question, how do you stop them unravelling?
    That's a lovely LO you have done, I have one from CHA that I did (think it is on my blog today) and not a clue where to put it or what to do with it. What do you do with a 12 x 12 when you have no wall space?
    Don't forget my blog candy is being drawn tonight, can't remember whether you entered or not (jet lag still claiming my brain - what brain?) Hugs, Neet 29

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    1. I love my ribbon accessible. The ones I don't use as often I put the cellophane strip back around them and tape it down. Some of the others I cut slits in the side of the roll and pull a bit of ribbon through to hold it tight so it won't unravel. Those I use a lot just hang free!

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  2. Love your storage ideas! Such a good work space my dear!
    I always seem to have stuff lying about to get dumped into the floor. My husband says "Just how many stamps do you need anyway!" He doesn't have a clue!

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  3. I'm planning to store some ribbon rolls just like your's so I'll take good note! I brought lots of reduced price ones back from Germany too. Great snoop... I love your busy desk and your Winter project is superb.
    You're in for the scarf draw! lv JoZarty x

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  4. Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week. I just keep my paints in a big box,
    Neil #49 or thereabouts!

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  5. You have so many ribbons, don't think I have seen that many outside of a shop before. The rack makes them very easy to use I'm sure.
    Love your winter wall hanging.
    Have a great week, trying to visit a heap of people in a small amount of time.
    Von #40.

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  6. Love the winter hanging - colours are perfect. Good luck with the journey round the blogs and don't forget to get a nice comfy cushion to sit on.
    Ann B
    #57

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  7. Oops, meant to say, about the dress form, wooden cotton spools could make an interesting base?

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  8. Your winter canvas is gorgeous. I know how hard it is to get around to everyone on a Wednesday I now take my time and I still visit over the weekend. Another chance for the blog candy.... yes please.

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  9. I love your desk vickie as it's full of my kind of stash. The wall hanging is absolutely super too. Have a lovely woyww.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  10. Fab desk, look at those ribbons, I just replied to your lovely comment & question over on my blog too. Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 88

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  11. The winter wall hanging is absolutely lovely, very cute indeed.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your desk and your fab work.

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  13. thanks for today's crafty snoop...loving your winter wonderland wall hanger...hugs kath xxx

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  14. Beautiful work desk with lots of ink and ribbons :-). Love your winter wall hanging. The colours are great for this season. Thanks for visiting me and have a happy WOYWW. xFranka

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  15. Love that winter wall hanging! Nice busy desk, always good for a snoop! Thanks for sharing x

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  16. I really like the background paper that you've used behind the snowman - all the different fonts work really well. The whole thing is just fun, made me smile!
    I loved your Valentine's bucket that you made - all those gorgeous flowers really added to the effect. And it's a fab photo of you too :)
    Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

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  17. What a beautiful wall hanger the person who recieves that is very lucky, I just looked at your valentine bucket too, its gorgeous. Hope you have a good week Lou x

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  18. Oooh just look at all of those gorgeous ribbons - how my eyes go green looking at all these wonderful desks. I dream of having one of my own one day....!!! Karen 96 x

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  19. I'm gob-smacked with all your ribbons. They are a wonderful array. Thanks for coming to my desk too.
    Smiles,
    Ros.

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  20. I really like your winter themed wall hanging! Blue and white is just the right color combination for it! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  21. O my word I just love your wall hanger its Fabulous!PERFECT, I just love your desk, each week I want to visit for a play!! just had a peek at the Finished valentine bucket beautiful, and those valentine tags a couple of weeks ago Amazing, you clever lady, Have a super week, Hugs May x x

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  22. love your space and your wall hanging it is lush

    thanks for sharing

    kerry @30

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  23. I love coming to look at your desk! It is always nice and crafty and creative!
    The winter wall hanging is fabulous! Lovely crackling on the snowman!
    And as for storing the paints, I am afraid I am not the one to ask as I have all my paints (craft, artist acrylic, tubes, bottles and jars) all thrown in a wooden crate that I have to dig thru to find anything, lol!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment!
    xoxo Karen

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  24. Lovely wall hanging. My tubes of acrylic are in a plastic ice cream tub. Not exactly a stylish storage solution, but it works for me!
    Fiona xx #103

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  25. That snowman spread is adorable. I don't have any tube paint. All mine is either in large jars or those little craft jars. And I keep those on their sides, in a container, but not one like yours. I guess that's why I am not buying anything this year, except glue and gesso, which I must brave the snow today to buy. Happy WOYWW from #3, but you know cause you were there already.

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  26. The snowy wall hanging is just lucky, and someone will be very happy to receive it! Happy WOYWW, Helen 17

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  27. Love the wall hanging, the ribbons look fab and gosh are you an organised bunny!!!!!have a great week! Hugs trace x 51

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  28. OMG, this is fabulous! Woo Hoo! Even if it is snow! lol

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  29. oh isn't sorting and putting stamps away soul destroying?! Last time my daughter was in 'trouble' for some trumped up 'charge' I made her do all mine! It worked so well that I'm on the look out for the smallest demeanour so she can repeat the exercise! Don't tell her my plan! I adored your swop - seriously fabulous! Happy Wednesday x

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  30. Vickie love your artwork and a very productive workdesk me thinks, thanks for sharing, happy crafting,
    Erika.

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  31. Oh I don't know where you're going to put the paints, do you have any space left in that room, lol! Even the kitties doth protest! Love the wall hanging, just beautiful.

    Hugs
    Brenda 6 (and a follower too!)

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  32. Great wall hanging!!
    love to see your creative desk!
    Happy Wednesday :-)
    Hugs Marleen #45

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  33. That wall hanging is simply adorable!! Love the flowers on it...

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  34. Hi Vickie,

    Oh wow -- LOVE this wall hanging!!! He's adorable! Also love seeing all your ribbons!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  35. I can't help you with your paint storage - I'm only as far as markers so far and haven't started collecting paints...yet!
    I love your wall hanging, it's just so lovely!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  36. i am no help either for your paints - all of mine are small watercolours - sorry..... I am loving the wall hanging and really need to sort out my ribbon storage - your look good but i never seem to have enough to put on a reel. thanks for stopping by my blog XX Sharne ( fresh as a daisy)

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  37. I love the card! I was sorting stamps too, but it was so messy, I just threw them in the bin to be sorted later...I'm not quite sure when that later will be!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Katie #21

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  38. Vickie, your desk looks great, and I love the rows of colourful ribbons above! I've got my tubes of acrylics in one box that I can rummage through, and the pots of fluid acrylics are in another box, with spodges of their respective colours on the lids so I can easily identify them. I also have several small tins of emulsion paint stored the same way, and a box of acrylic gel mediums. The brushes are upright in an old Smash instant mashed potato tube. So far no tubes on the floor squished by my Size Fives, thank goodness! What a nightmare... My mixed media and art storage is a mess, though - just piles of boxes on my old computer desk. I hate it, and really want something better for it all!

    Thanks for popping over to my blog this week - I'm glad you liked the Valentine's card I made for my hubby! I had such fun doing it.

    Funny, but I was sure I'd signed up to follow your blog but can't find it in my list. I'm doing it now - not just because of your blog candy but because I want to!!

    Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

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  39. I adore the snowman wall hanging! I participate in swaps at Craftster and love it. Like you, I seem to learn something new with each one. :)

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  40. I have wondered this and finally am remembering to ask you, but I use to know a Okienurse on CK's blog, I used to go by RetroNC...wondering if your the same person if you rememeber me ;) Enjoyed peeking in on your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  41. Lovely to visit and see your workspace, Vickie - love the snowman and those gorgeous flowers (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

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  42. gorgeous wall hanging, love the wall hangings, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

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  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Twinery/Momenta blog hop. Your kind words mean so much. Your blog is so very interesting! I'll be back! :o)

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  44. Ooh Nurse, I have no suggestions for your paints, but I love the idea of new storage to be found...almost as much of a storage junkie as I am about the stash! LOVE your swap piece, you are so clever. I made it round everyone last week, but am already 12 hours behind this week, so don't hold out a lotta hope, but the point is to savour and enjoy, huh!

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  45. Your winter swap is is lovely - I wonder what will come to you in return.

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  46. Oo, hello! I just dropped by from Socks and Scrapbooks' blog, because I read your comment there and was nosey...
    I'm glad I came by - you have been making some awesome projects and I have really enjoyed reading through your recent posts! I love the Valentine bucket - what a clever project - and the "chunky" ATC's are good fun and rather beautiful. I also like the wall hanging you have posted this time.
    Your ribbon hangers - above your desk - are very cool. How did you make them, I wonder?
    Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi and that I'm your latest "follower" now!

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  47. every week i am soooo envious of your ribbons, this week is no exception. But your wall hanging is gorgeous, have you been watching 'that guy Tim', lovely colours. Good luck with the storage, I use the little bottles as they stand up.
    janet #60

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  48. I always enjoy visiting your desk and seeing all the ribbon right there for the using. It makes me sort of envious, but at the same time short of hiring two cabana boys to stand in my living room and hold dowel rods, I've no way to mount such a thing. Great winter wall hanging! It depicts the cold of winter but the warm of heart very well.

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  49. Just been looking back at your chunky ATC 's. Definitely must have a go at making one of those. I just store my tubes of paint in a plastic tub but I only have a few. Thanks for a chance of your candy. Hugs Mrs A. #165

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  50. I cant believe how the numbers have grown again ...I read everything and am slow at typing so about a 100 over 3 days tends to be my limit. I love the wall hanging ...such a cute snowman.

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  51. Hi, ooo I love all your ribbon looks just fab lol. Your wall hanging is great thank you for sharing
    Anne-marie x no 121

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  52. I store all of my paints in a clear plastic tub...when its time to paint, I spend a few min digging around for the colors I want and put them on the table, when I am done I toss all the paint back in the tub. I've used this system for years now and it works really well for me.

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  53. oh, you'll have to make them their own shelf! Squash them in somewhere! or just put them in a large useful box.My bigger paints are in a lidded tub under my bench, as I don't get them out that often. Have a very Crafty Week,
    Happy WOyWw
    ((Lyn))) #15

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  54. Love your Winter wall hanging! Actually I like anything snow-themed. Something we rarely see here! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy WOYWW!

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  55. Thatt snowman canvas is just beautiful. Whoever it goes to will just love it.

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  56. Boy you are really creating some great altered projects Vickie! Gotta love anything snowman!

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  57. Sorry I'm late this week - ever felt like strangling British Telecom?

    Nope, 'cos you don't live in the UK Vickie but I bet you get my drift :) Oh, I do love your desk and have some really SERIOUS ribbon envy here! Great Winter wall hanging - and isn't it funny how we all work ourselves into a little patch of workspace!

    Belated Happy WOYWW

    Di #84 xx

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  58. Your work space looks great to me, as does the snowman hanging.

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  59. Your wall hanging is gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by for WOYWW and spreading some love. :) I beginning to believe that a chaotic workspace is a good thing because there is so much creative energy in play! Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

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  60. A fantastic wall hanging. I have to clean and put my stamps away immediately otherwise I just get them totally mixed up and get cross. Thank you for visiting me yesterday and leaving me you ideas on my problem card. Watch this space. Have a good week. xx Maggie #98

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  61. What a wonder play area with all the ribbons at easy reach too!!! Your wall hanging turned out lovely, just enough bling to make it shine!!!
    I enjoyed my visit today and want to thank you for stopping by my place and leaving such kind words too!

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  62. Your winter 6x6 is wonderful and cheery!

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  63. You've been busy! That is a lot of craftiness :D. I have a set of "drawers" (basically a cubby tower with cloth drawer) which I love for storing things like tubes of paint. The drawers are about 6" cubed and just the right size for irregular shapes. I got mine at Ollies (overstock store).

    Thought I was a subscriber lol, well I am now. Your wall hanging is fabulous. It will have pride of place where ever it goes.

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  64. Love your stash so many ink pads and ribbons, and lovely wall hanging. Thanks also for popping by on my post Amanda x

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  65. Oh my what a lot of ribbon!! I do like a good sort out and tidy up but these days I sometimes forget where I've put things...I keep my big paints in a basket under the desk - just throw 'em all in!! TFS and for popping by to see me yesterday Cindy #72

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  66. the bane of our existence - organizing... Nice bunch of ribbon. No ideas about the tube paint - good luck with that...
    Thanks for the peek into your world and thanks for the comments about mine. I'm #170

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  67. love the card - thank you fo rthe blgo candy reminder i have my fingers crossed ready x

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  68. Lovely space and wall hanging. Let's hope the cats don't manage to squish open any of your paints before you find them a new home!

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  69. Howdy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Here are my tips on paint storage - enjoy!
    http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-organize-acrylic-paints-stash.html

    Peace,
    LuLu

    P.S. It's a real pain in the butt to prove I'm not a robot!

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  70. Hi there Vickie do love your work - great job! TFS and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x thanks for popping over too.

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  71. Love that wall hanging! Reminds me of one of Mr Holtz' '12 tags'!!

    Debs #150

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  72. i'm a little envious of your ribbon rack. i'm still fumbling with mine. not sure i have a good space though for a rod, but it sure would make the ribbon more user friendly. love your card for the swap.

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  73. Hi Vickie, I suffer serious ribbon envy every time I see a shot of your desk - your collection is awesome. Your wall-hanging is gorgeous, the patterned paper is fab and I know there is no such thing as blue roses but I love yours :) Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #114

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  74. Love the wall hanging, it is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend! Linda #111

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  75. All those ink pads............ drool........

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  76. Wow, what a lot of ribbon! I have a little fear for ribbons. I never quite know how to use it. Happy belated WOYWW - and thank you for visiting mine.

    Celestial Things

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  77. Happy belated WOYWW what a great space you have, them ribbons look amazing.thanks for sharing,
    hugs sandra xxx

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  78. Hi there a very belated WOYWW. Have been away for a few days. The wallhanger looks great. Always enjoy a nose around your desk- so interesting. Anne x

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  79. HI Vickie....Hope to see you soon for the baby shower. Love all your tags and cards! Would love to have you come out to the farm anytime....we are having another crafty day on March 17th starting at 9:30 until ? so come for the fun.

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  80. Love the Winter wall hanging, its really gorgeous :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

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  81. Wow this all looks very organized.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    hugs Kimx

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  82. Loved your ATC tags and the Valentine you made. Totally enjoyed sitting next to you at the Valentine's Party. I, thoroughly enjoyed your talents, chit chat, and look forward to enjoying your fun blog.

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  83. very gorgeous wall hang decor. Love every details on it. And love your work desk with all those ribbons.

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  84. I didn’t make it round to anyone this week and didn’t play along either so just catching up on some of the things I missed.
    So glad I stopped by your blog Vicki because you winter wall hanging is just beautiful. I love the cute little snowman and the charms hanging in the corner….it leaves me feeling rather chilly!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  85. well I think your ribbons are just a beautiful array of colours to look at

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I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse