Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOYWW #147

This has been an absolutely busy week for me and I have no pictures to show of my desk because it is covered with the design team work and I can't show it until it shows on the team sites. I will give you a sneaky peek of one of the projects that is almost completed.
Oh my what could this be? Don't you hate teases?

I have been having so much fun trying out the new product and creating fun things to share that the week has passed by quickly. I am sorry if I didn't make it around to your desk last week and I promise to try and do better this week. Wondering what all this desk business is about? Go to Stamping Ground and Ms Julia the original desk snoop Queen will show you the ropes.

A cute add on picture to share this morning. Create with Joy has Wordless Wednesday and I took this picture of my fur baby vying for attention with the WOYWW blog hop and she jumped up on the desk in front of the screen and started scratching at it with her paw then turned around to look at me as if to say, 'come one Momma I have read that part!' Stormy is my vocal baby and 'talks' all the time...what's scary is that I can understand her most times!

Have a great week and hopefully I will have more to share next week.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WOYWW #146

Happy Wednesday everyone! It has been a busy week for me and yet I have nothing to show for it so to speak. I wasn't able to get around to everyone's desk again last week but tried to do the best I could and then Google decided not to let me post on several so...Better luck this week. Wonder whats up? You need to go to Stamping Ground the blog of Ms. Julia Dunnit and see what all the talk is about WOYWWW and why I am putting my desk out there for everyone to see!

Here is what my desk looks like today! Recognize anything?
I went shopping this afternoon at my local scrapbook store and look what I came home with...OMG! I brought home stuff for future classes and stuff for me to use but OMG! I just love all this stuff!

Over on the right side of my desk you can see the cover to my newest chipboard scrapbook.
This is actually a much bigger undertaking then anything I have ever made and it was all started when I watched a video someone put a link to here on WOYWW! I actually have the cover and the first couple of pages done but there is still a lot to be done till it is finished. I will photograph the book when I am done and do a post on it soon. I really like the look of what I have done so far!

I love the Wizard of Oz and grew up anticipating the rerun each year on TV. I love these awesome papers too from Graphic 45 depicting the characters and events in the book.

Another 'thing' I found at Michael's on sale, plus I had a coupon for 15% off total order were these suitcases! They were a promotional so I got all 3 for less then $30. They are earmarked to hold some of my excess stash till I need it. I buy when on sale and stock up so...

Here is my stash of Liquid Pearls and Perfect Pearls in the smallest box.

Well back to work. I am working on projects right now for both the Ten Second Studio Design Team in April and stuff for a class at Whole Lotta Scrap here in Norman, OK. I have had several requests for a basic class so I thought I would do a couple hours for a couple of weeks to introduce people to the different mediums and techniques they need to know to do vintage and grunge style art. Any ideas of what you think I should include in my class?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ten Second Studio Design Team

Woo-Hoo! I have some exciting news to share! I was chosen by Cheryl and Meagan at Ten Second Studios to be one of their monthly guest designers! When they put out the call for people to apply for the design team I didn't think I stood a chance but I love their products and projects and decided to give it a try! Over 1000 very talented people heard the call which makes me humble to think that I was one of the ones chosen! Starting the first Thursday of April (and every Thursday in April) I will making projects to be displayed on the TSS site.

I have always been a crafter and loved to sew but now I actually give thanks for the medical problems that allow me to stay home and play all day. I have found a whole new life, friends, and ways of expressing myself since retiring. Due to my medical training I have found I bring a lot of detail into my work. I started out as a scrapbooker/paper crafter in 2008 and have expanded over the past few years into a multimedia crafter/artist. I am willing to give any medium a try and have a blast learning new techniques. My favorites right now are grunge and vintage works. I like to recycle or reuse found items like toilet paper rolls, whiskey packing containers, cigar boxes etc. As most of you know I am at my happiest getting all inky and covered in paints and glue!

There will be a a new guest designer every month so follow along and check out all the awesome projects we will be doing.

WOYWW #145

I have some good news to share but can't tell anyone right now...Oh WOW! It is so hard to keep a secret! Enough wiggling and giggling and on to the reason of this post!

Welcome to my blog. This is Wednesday so this post must be about WOYWW! Whats WOYWW you say? Well click this link and be transported across the pond to Julia's blog Stamping Ground! and she will appease your curiosity! I guarantee you a good time!

This is my workspace today...What a mess! I will be cleaning it up a bit in the morning cause I have some projects to make for...shhh! Anyway it will be getting sorted out post haste!

Sorry about the picture quality the battery is dead on my good camera and my cell phone struggles in artificial light! Lots of fun things on my desk to look at tonight. I received my WOYWW button from Julia today and I was oh so excited to get it! Thank you Julia! I went to a class tonight and started scrapbooking again. I decided I need to try and get some pages made so I can send them to the kids at Christmas and they can put whatever pictures in them they want to. I love the book they gave us that has all sorts of layouts in it cause that is my main problem with scrapbooking is figuring out where to put what!! In the upper right you will notice a trinket chest I found at the local hardware store. They were billing it as a sewing box but I am in the process of altering it to hold my grunge and ideology bits and pieces.

I thought I would share this tag with you tonight. It is another of the stained glass/mosaic butterflies that Sir Timmie introduced us to this month. So much fun making them! Stampin'Up! makes this gorgeous doily stamp and another stamp sets of nothing but doilies that I think I am going to be using a lot. I just love the black lace look on the manilla tag...Yummy and rich looking. Wish I could photograph it like it really looks.

Well I guess I will call it done for the night and go to bed! It is 2:00am here and I am tired tonight. I didn't get the opportunity to visit all the blogs last week so I am going to try hard to do so tomorrow. Have a great week.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Tags

Everyone likes Chocolate Easter bunnies right? I do!!! I decided to use the Tim Holtz Bunny dies and make a couple Easter tags the other day. I love the big die but it is really big on a tag and dominates it so I had to make one using the smaller Mover and Shaper bunny too.
This Bunny was cut out of the Chocolate Chip Stampin Up! cardstock and mounted on a tag from the Core'dinations Distress Cardstock pad. I can't remember the name of the manufacturer of the print paper but it fit well with the colors I chose.

I was playing around with attempting to do a sky with clouds and came up with this tag. I still have a lot to learn but it was fun making this tag. I love the little Mover and Shapers bunny and he looks like he is guarding the bling egg!

I am going to teach these two tags and the one from the previous post to a class in Norman this Thursday. I hope they like them!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

WOYWW #144

I have turned off word verification again! If you have to verify you aren't a robot please let me know so I can call Google. I was told that since I run a Mac it might be resetting itself!!! BULL!

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support this past year or so that I have been a WOYWW blog-hopper! I really appreciate all the comments and helpful hints that you have unselfishly given and look forward to more input in the future! I received addresses on all the blog candy prizes so it is officially closed and I will be mailing them out this week. Want to join in the fun and find out what WOYWW is? Go visit the Queen Julia's site at Stamping Ground and join us as we hop around the globe checking out one anothers blogs each week.

This is a picture of my desk this week...yes I have been 'creating.' I received my copy of A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 11 and I was motivated to try a couple techniques and I have been having fun the past couple days! I think that why my Mojo disappeared was I was being 'encouraged' to do projects that I really didn't buy into and didn't like. Instead of saying no and blowing it off I think my creativity went walk about. One of the quotes of Tim Holtz I read on the back of a picture card he sent with the book was... "I truly believe that life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself" I think one thing I am adding to my bucket list is to create things I like and not try to do stuff that I don't just because others think I should. TH goes on to say "Now it's time for your creative your journey, time to embrace your imperfection, live the life you've imagined, and embark on an artistic adventure. What you'll discover will be wonderful-what you'll discover will be yourself..."

The desk is a little messy but that's should see the floor! I have been going through stuff and reorganizing and I have stuff I will be selling or giving away soon. On my craft sheet you can see I am working on a tag to give to a friend I was in a swap with earlier in the year.
I also have finished 3 other tags. Here's one and I will post the others tomorrow. This one is my version of the March 2012 tag that Tim Holtz showed on his blog on March 1.

Well I think that is it for today. I am going back into my craft room for a bit before going to bed. We are 6-7 hours behind the UK here in Oklahoma so I try and post at night before I go to bed. I hope to read a lot of blogs tomorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Blog Candy Winners!

Well it is Monday night and I received 2 addresses so far so lets try this again. I drew 2 more names to replace the one's that didn't respond. I tossed all four names in the hat again and drew the names out in order of WOYWW prize, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place. To be fair to the two that had responded I decided that in the drawing they couldn't drop lower then the positions that they had already been drawn into and they would be part of the drawing for 1st's the results.

WOYWW winner is:


3rd Place:


2nd place winner:


1st Place Winner:


Jude and Kay please email your addresses to

Friday, March 2, 2012

Blog Candy Winners!

I decided after some deliberation as to how to handle the blog candy drawing I assigned every entry a number and then went to Random.Org and generated the winning numbers. I had a total of 360 entries into the contest and decided to give a total of 4 prizes since there had been such an awesome number of new followers join my blog! After generating those numbers I wrote the names of the 4 persons on slips of paper and drew first the WOYWW prize winner, then winner 3,2,1.

Drum roll please!!!

WOYWW prize winner is:

-----Maggie C--

3rd place prize winner:


2nd place winner:


1st place winner:

-----Sue K---

YAY!! Everyone has till Monday to email me their snail mail addresses as to where they want their package sent to. If I don't hear from you by Monday then I will assume you don't want it and will draw another name. They are some really good packages so send your names in quick!

Guess you need an email address to send your info...dumb me! Please send it to

Thanks everyone for becoming a follower and playing in the game. I wish I could send everyone something but unfortunately it would be impossible!