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?

52 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Vickie what a lot you have...I'm such a newie to all this and realise I have a lot to learn.
    I cannot believe that you bought those beautiful suitcases for only $30. I've heard lots about Michael's.

    Thanks for letting snoop ~ I really enjoyed my visit :D

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  2. Vickie you look like you had a ball shopping. I am sure you will have more fun using it and teaching others to use it. Happy Woyww! #47

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  3. Oh Im not in a position to advise Vickie...but can you remind them that grunge isn't all about seven shades of wee wee - they are allowed to use colour! I about passed out at the sight of your desk..what a wonderful shoppng marathon; nothing like having to buy for classes! I adore your album cover, I think the door handle a touch of genius.

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  4. OMG all three suitcases for.. how much??? They're all steampunky even before you do anything :) What a bargain!!
    Glad you liked the pics - living in Wiltshire, you are just surrounded by history which most people don't even notice. But I did an Archaeology degree so am fascinated by ancient peoples. It's a great place to visit..hint, hint!!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

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  5. Superb buys - no wonder you couldn't resist them! Can't wait to see what you do with them. It's probably as well we don't have Michael's here in the UK, lol!

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  6. Those cases are lovely, and I'm so jealous of your new playthings! The album looks like it will be fun!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Sara S. (#27)

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  7. Vickie, I love your desk!!All those wonderful goodies. It's like Christmas getting such good "stuff" isn't it!!? Those cases...scrummy.

    I haven't done any card-making etc this week.Looking forward to getting back to it.Doing another class next week- that always gets the juices going doesn't it?!
    Thanks for visiting me
    Judy

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  8. OK it's official, I'm green with envy, not only for th timmy stash, but wow those suitcases are awesome, you lucky lucky thing you x
    hApPy WoYwWiNg
    Minxy #23

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  9. Oh no! I now have green envy all over my face. Serious green envy. I adore/want/lust for those suitcases. What a lucky find. Now if I can tear my eyes away from the picture of them - I do like your stash of things too, you got some great stuff, my types of things too.
    Look forward to seeing your book when it is finished.
    Hugs, Neet #4 xx
    thanks for including your number it does help.

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  10. Oooh super new goodies and those cases are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, let the snooping commence! Take care Zo xx 22

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  11. Those cases are just amazing...why can't we have such amazing shops over in the UK!! Such fab storage solutions. Happy WOYWW x
    Sophie no.88

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  12. Those suitcases are awesome! Ooooh... I could sooo use all those goodies on your desk... drools... ;) I love the Wizard of Oz. I used to cry whenever I watched it. Great job on the book. Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #34

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  13. Oh my, what a lovely desk of goodies! Enjoy playing! The album cover is beautiful. Dani32

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  14. I am soooooo green with envy Vickie..... look at all that Sir Timmie's stash on your desk, the album cover is amazing love it... and those suitcases I want them No-No I need them!! I so look foward each week to your fab desk and makes, you are such a inspiration.. Happy WOYWW.. Hugs May x x x No9

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  15. WOW! Brilliant new stash. Have fun.
    HAPPY WOYWW
    Hugs, Sarn x (No. 63 ish)

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  16. ah Vickie, i envy you those cases what a fab plce to store stash
    dx @ 74

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  17. Beautiful new stash, love those trunk boxes, great stuff. Brilliant journal cover, gotta hand it to G45. I tell you one thing I struggle with and that's distressing properly with those TH applicators and DI, I get a lot of streaks, it's never nice and smooth and even, I'd love to know how to do that properly!

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  18. I meant to say that I love the sound of your hubby's job! How exciting but I bet scary at the same time as tornados are so unpredictable in their path. No wonder you live in Oklahoma!! And yes, that was a very rare tornado for Michigan in March, and the strength of it was completely unheard of at this time of year too.

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  19. Hi Vickie,

    Oh, do love those suitcases! It's nice to find storage items that you can leave out as decor, isn't it! I started painting my little canvas last night (after I took my WOYWW pics). I put some crackle stuff on it (first time I've tried that) and will put another coat of paint on tonight. I have a flower that I'm going to put on it - hope it looks nice.

    The Wizard of Oz was my favorite movie when I was a kid - although those flying monkeys scared me to death!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #15

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  20. Hi Vicky. You definitely 'need' the storage!! Very stylish. Love what your doing with the G45 papers. Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping to my desk too. I love having visitors! Helen♯35

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  21. Don't you just love those Graphic 45 papers, they are so expressive, I love them too. But those suitcases are just amazing and you can never have enough storage. Anne #66

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  22. I love those suitcases, if you don't need them,please put them on a plane to Scotland. Fabulicious craft space. Hugs Rita xxx

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  23. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh those little suitcases are darling!! No ideas on grunge...I'm not a grunge type person, unless you saw me crafting, then I look grungy! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  24. Like so many who have commented today I have turned a fetching shade of green over those cases, they are beautiful, and so useful as well - double whammy.
    Enjoyed looking at all your stash as well, nothing like a good spend for making the day seem better.

    Ann B
    #56

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  25. That was quite some shopping spree you have been on! I saw some cases like yours and was a good girl and didn't get them, now I am sorry cos yours look so stunning piled up like that!

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  26. Wednesday’s sure do come around quick! Trying again to make “All” the rounds. I love shopping sprees your cases are awesome! Have a great day!

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  27. At first I was having a terrible time leaving comments on blogs last night. They didn't want to post. NOW I get "service unavailable when I try to leave a comment. It's really frustrating. I see others having trouble with MY link, too.

    You bought a LOT of wonderful new things. So impressive and it looks like you have a decent craft budget, too. Went to your DT blog and loved seeing all those crazy videos last week. Happy WOYWW from # 7.

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  28. You certainly know how to shop LOL
    Chests are awesome

    have a happy week xx

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  29. Gorgeous Wizard of Oz album, and great new stash too! What fun. I love all the colours. I am envious of you lot over the pond, having Michael's.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. My problem with throwing things away is that usually I've had them for donkey's years, and the week after I've thrown them away, I find I want them for something! I haven't done any more clearing today because we took my Mum and Dad out and now I'm exhausted - not a good day healthwise today anyway (prob. overdid it yesterday) so tonight I'm catching up with all the blogs and comments.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #14

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  30. Dont you just love our man Tim? lucky Monkey all that lovely stash.
    your book is looking great
    have a great week
    janet #13

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  31. What a lot of lovely new stash. Those suitcases look useful storage and decorative at the same time. Thank you for your visit today and your lovely comments on our new stamp. It is good to share interests with your family. Have a good week. xx Maggie #5

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  32. Oh I'm dead jealous what a lot of goodies! Love the boxes and your book looks like it will be great. TFS and for popping by to see me Cindy #17

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  33. What a great bundle of booty you came home with! I so love those suitcases. Good job!

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  34. I could duplicate your 1st paragraph. "LIFE" just gets so busy sometimes. I want to get creative this week but it is almost gone and I have to make some visits this week, but trouble posting also..I wondered if it is our weather here, Weird March weather..much needed thunder storms today. Love your fun purchases..I don't even have time to shop so it's pretty bad!!!! Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week

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  35. It's my first WOYWW and I found another Oklahoman! I live way up north though, almost in Kansas, and we don't have a Micheal's so of course I'm envying your suitcases galore! Thankfully we do have a Hobby Lobby or I'd probably have to move...lol! :) Also loving your Wizard of Oz scrapbook cover...I don't do scrapbooks, just cards, but I really admire what you've done with that one. I love the Wizard of Oz stuff and wanted to buy more of it but then I was like, what on earth will I do with it?! Obviously wasn't feeling very creative that day, huh? ;)
    ~QL #168

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  36. What an amazing amount of stash you have :-)
    Thanks for calling by on me yesterday and for your lovely comments. I am playing catch up today with blogs and of course my huge sewing mountain :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  37. Thanks for visiting, Vicki.
    This is quite a remarkable shopping expedition. Great suitcases you found.
    Cheers,
    Ros. #40

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  38. Whoo - fab stash haul there Vickie! Aside from all the "needs" on your desk, the wants that are your suitcases are gorgeous. Well done you!

    Morti #124

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  39. Wow - that is a lot of stash on your desk! Hope you enjoy it all. Love the new suitcases, they look fab as well as being practical!

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week
    WoYwW #8

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  40. Those suitcases are fantastic!! I am so envious! Have fun with them. RosA#29

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  41. Well, you really did have a shopping spree, love those suitcases. I wish that I had a set of those. #25

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  42. Now that is my sort of stash shopping. Those suitcases are fantastic too. I love your scrapbook cover - it caught my eye in the first photo straightaway. Ali x # 173

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  43. That is one serious haul of stash heaven - lucky you. Enjoy it all and the fabulous storage! Great finds...and huge congrats on the new DT place - well done!!! Thanks for sharing your desk and a bit of your life! Sarah (a late WOYWWer at no.1)

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  44. Looks like a crafty wonderland to me! I'm beginning nursing classes in the fall at the age of 55! I've survived 3 semesters. Can I do it? Yikes! We also have the same blog background...AND my stepdaughter and granddaughters live in Oklahoma! We have so much in common! Enjoyed seeing your space! (#175)

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  45. Received the wonderful candy on saturday from you thanks so much .Looks like youve had good shopping trip!
    Hope all is well hugs judex

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  46. Oh wow that looks a really good stash dash Vickie! Lots of wonderful things to play with!!!! You done good! I love the suitcases you got, fantastic looking as well as great storage! Late visiting due to very busy week here, no time to craft even till tonight away! Hope your well & the weathers good!
    Lavinia
    x

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  47. Paper and ink therapy - I bet we all can use a little of that. Love your desk it looks just like mine lol. Let's see how we go next month :O)

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  48. Looking forward to seeing your progress next month during the craft cleanse! Organizers unite! ;-)

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  49. Hi Vickie
    Parcel arrived safe and sound and I am overwhelmed, thrilled and excited to receive your fabulous blog candy prize. So much in the box and I didn't expect so much.
    Will post for WOYWW but for now... thank you so much! I love everything you kindly and generously sent me!
    Love Jo x

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  50. You are so lucky to be able to just go down the road and buy all the stash you want - I wish I had that! We had one craft store and now that has closed down - it is just not the same if you can feel what you are buying! Love all your purchases and your Wizzard of Oz scrapbook looks fantastic - since I was a little girl (born in the States - first saw the film there on television) I have been a great fan - I have a DVD and watch it every now and then! Thanks for the lovely snoop and for me the walk down memory lane!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  51. Vickie I love your art . your art room looks wonderful and i adore your kitty.

    big hugs,
    susan s.

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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