Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WOYWW #159

WOYWW and it is Tuesday evening, late, in Okieland and I have had a busy day so far.  I spent some time putting together some patio furniture today and got to the putting the chairs together when I realized I not only didn't have all the nuts, bolts, and screws but the directions weren't there either.  Don't know if that kind of thing makes you nuts but it does me and I had a few unkind words to say about the manufacturer also!  I think it is a really pretty set and I am off to the hardware store to purchase some nuts and bolts to finish up the chairs!  OMG!  I know it isn't worth the stress of getting angry about it but I am...put out good money and get inferior service.
This is what it will look like when I finally get the screws to finish it up...cool huh!
So on to my desk now that I have vented a bit!  After all that is what WOYWW is all about!  If you haven't visited Queen Julia the founder of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday today would be a good day to do so.  Follow the link and she will tell you what I am going on about!
My desk with an array of things to see.  I was working on a project using the Dream a little Dream stamp I received in a swap and couldn't find a embossing folder which lead to me starting a file notebook with the packing pictures of each folder, embosslit, Big Shot and Sizzix die I own.  It will be a good deal once I get it all together but it is taking more time away from the fun play then I want to give up right now.  When I am creating I don't want to be bothered with practical stuff!
I bought several sizes of boxes to hold my embosslets, Bigz, and other Sizzix dies that I am also sorting out while I work on the files in the note books.  I am going to be so organized!!

This is the stamp that started the hunt.  I belong to a group on Yahoo! called creativeblock-stamperanonymous which is a group of stampers that use StampersAnonymous stamps to create all sorts of fun things.  Last month in the tag swap Stampers Anonymous gave stamps out to 20 people who swapped tags and I was one of the lucky ones to get a Dream a Little Dream, Tim Holtz stamp.  The challenge this month is to use this stamp in the swap.  You should check out the group it is a lot of fun.

 Well that's it  for me today.  I am going to move some more stuff around in my craft room and work on getting the kitchen straightened up for the man who is coming in tomorrow to do some plaster work in the kitchen and finish tiling the new shower/bathroom off the kitchen.  Hope everyone has a great day and I will try to get around to a few desks before bedtime tonight.  Have a great week!

Here are some of the ATC I received from the swap.  I would also like to apologize to the ATC swappers for being tardy getting the ATC out to them and after we swapped almost a week into it I dumped a coffee glass over on them and ended up redoing the whole lot.  They are in the mail today and should be there asap! 


62 comments:

  1. I know what you mean...you finish putting something together and there's this bag of 'stuff' left and you wonder what it's for...I mean....if it was a build yourself car...would the wheels fall off!? Have a great week. HaPpY WoYwW!
    (((Lyn))) #20

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  2. I go crazy too, when there are bits missing (and it happens a lot). Companies don't seem to have the same work ethic as in the old days, drives you nuts. I must say you are really organised, a bit scary at how organised. I think all the fun is in the looking for things (he he).
    Have a great week.
    Von #28

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  3. Yes it drives my bonkers when you get a flat pack with no instructions & bits missing ! Glad you go there in the end ! What a lovely colourful desk this week ! Looks like there is loads of great creative stuff going on !! Have a fun week ! Ali #39

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  4. That patio set is gorgeous - will be worth it when finished, but so annoying that bits/instructions were missing. Your organisational skills are fab. I don't have many embossing/cutting dies at the moment - they live in plastic shoe boxes, but your file/box system is definitely the way to go. I will check out that Yahoo group - sounds fun. Happy WOYWW. Ali x #61

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  5. Fab patio set glad you got it sorted in the end. Lovely atc's you got. Happy crafting Jill #52

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  6. Your patio furniture looks wonderful .... I do sympathise with your frustration with service these days. Love you stash of atc's ... just wonderful all of them look great.
    Sandra @32

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  7. I think it is terrible that you had to go out and buy your own screws and bolts etc to assemble your new furniture!

    It is going to look very pretty though!

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  8. Those chairs look comfy, and what a p..s off that not all the bits where there :(( love the ATC's :))
    Happy woywwing
    Jennie #37

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  9. ~Oh no! Coffee on ATC! poor them! Happy WOYWW! kissinia

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  10. love the patio chairs, hope you get them done soon - yes, I agree grrrr at missing parts! Love your pile of atc's Happy WOYWW, Helen 33

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  11. Hi Vickie loving your new furniture. Great ATC's too. Looks like a mighty fine busy desk too and you can't go far wrong with some Timtastic products. Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #83

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  12. hi vickie...loving the new garden furniture...sign of the times with missing nuts and bolts...your desk looks a gorgeous hive of activity...good luck with the not so fun organising but worth it once it's done...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx (50)

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  13. Fabulous garden furniture, hope you get them put together soon and get enjoying them!
    Sophie no.93

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  14. wow, lots of things happening here! love the new furniture, hopefully you will get over your frustration once you are relaxing in it. i am envious of all your new ATCs!
    happy WOYWW!
    blessings and hugs from #15
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  15. I'm messy as hell, but I do love organising. Well, sometimes. But it is always worth it, especially as there's WOYWW so you can show off to people!

    Good luck with the furniture as well.

    cheers, rachel #19

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  16. Oh no coffee spill! That furniture looks fab, love the mat underneath too, how I long for an elegant looking yard to lounge in! Take care & enjoy snooping. Zo xx 74

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  17. Loving all your Timmy stash and the folder with be a great reference. BJ#47

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  18. Good organising going on with your folder there! And boo sucks to the manufacturers of your patio set for not including everything.... hope you find the right nuts/bolts etc to complete the job.
    Glad I made you giggle with the Man Apron :D

    Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

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  19. I suspect the atc swaps will continue until next anniversaire....

    we often have full colour instructions and all the supplied tools and parts, we chose to ignore all this and cobble things together with imagination and string ( never sit down on one of our chairs - they look interesting but cannot bare any weight)

    dxxx

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  20. I feel your rage re the patio furniture, the hubby and I had the same issue with new craft room storage this weekend. Hugely frustrating.

    Lovely crafty pieces on your desk.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

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  21. That's so frustrating when the necessary screws etc aren't with the package and happens far too often - love the look of the furniture though. As for getting organised, it's a full time job isn't it?! You've received some gorgeous ATCs thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

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  22. Well the set turned out so nice anyway! Sorry you had such a time. It never fails ....there won't be something you need when you start! Have a good rest of the week!
    Glenda 101

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  23. Your furnoiture will be fab once you have got it sorted. Lovely ATCs and lots on your desk to snoop! x Jo

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  24. Rant and vent all you want - I would be the same - so frustrating when you settle to do something and bits are missing! But it looks lovely furniture.
    Congrats on winning that stamp - lucky you - enjoy it now.
    Great atc's you got, shame about what happened to yours, another thing to make you want to vent I guess.
    One day I am going to get to your blog before you get to mine - Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

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  25. Looks a lovely and inviting space, no matter the hassle getting there :)

    And I looked back at that rainbow sherbet, and honestly I was looking and looking and wondering how you got that lovely swirly effect and then I realized it was an ACTUAL SCOOP OF SHERBET! DOH! But the page turned out fab.

    Have a happy WOYWW

    Mary Anne (4)

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  26. fabulous desk. Loving the storing and catalogue of your dies.
    #101

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  27. Oh I see you are doing some work in your home too - yes I also bought some blinds and when my daughters boyfriend came to install them we realised there was stuff missing ! ARRRRGH!!!!! Really annoying! So back to the shop - a bit of a telling off and I got what I needed!! Why can't they just do it right the first time????
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  28. I usually find a piece is missing when I am nearly finished, would be a good idea if I looked at everything before I started! Yes, it is frustrating. Still, your desk looks amazing, love the way you store your dies. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #43

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  29. Popped back, because I couldn't see any of your pictures this morning/last night!! So glad I can spy my ATC, I thought I might have sent yours to someone else by mistake... just as I popped it into the post box I thought, haven't I already sent them one??? But no,it's there Phew!!! And yes, hubby, he was just 16 when he gave me that photo of him on that scooter. He'd 'redesigned' it himself! It used to belong to Little Pams hubby...(mentioned on my blog a few times) weird how now, we've all got back together again. Happy Crafting! HaPpY WoYwW
    ((Lyn)) #20

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  30. Fab post with so much to see and spy on. Love your atc gifts too, hope the patio set is soon in full use and gives hours of relaxation,
    Love JoZarty x

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  31. I like the look of your patio furniture...am picturing it...

    Lucky you to win a stamp, can't wait to see what you do with it.

    I know all that sorting and organizing feels like a waste of time, but it will save you so much time in the future. I always get a sense of satisfaction after a good organizing session.

    Bella

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  32. I would be annoyed too! Its a lovely patio set though, it will be well worth it! Fab workspace! xx #114

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  33. Great pics, and you had some fabby ATC's! Like the idea of storing dies in a box, mine are in plastic wallets in a binder, but bit heavy so keep slipping.

    Not managed to link yet cos work pc won;t let me at my own blog - doh!

    Happy woyww

    Debs

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  34. Fabulous Desk Vicki, I want to come and sit on your wonderful chairs. They look so inviting. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  35. That will be a lovely set to lounge on when it is finished! You have lots of great stuff going on, I will check out that blog, I have lots of Stampers Anon. stamps, actually have the one you won, dont really know what to do with it. Thanks for stopping by! Barb

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  36. Well, damn the nuts & bolts and damn the glass of water. What a spin we get into with searching for stuff in one way or another, and repeating things. Glad you're through it - almost. Enjoy the sitting down outdoors.
    Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments about the ATCs which were so encouraging for first ones.
    Best to you,
    Ros #51

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  37. Now that is annoying! How hard is it for these manufacturers it get it right. I hope you will be relaxing on your pretty new furniture very soon xx
    Fiona #132

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  38. I was just about to complement you on how lovely your garden is looking and then I read the caption underneath. It looks very comfy furniture though, so when you do eventually get it all together I can see you spending many hours sitting on them. I’ve actually just ordered myself a wrought iron garden bench and cushion this morning. It was already in the sale with £50 off and then they were giving another 25% off today so how could I pass that offer by.

    It looks like you’re having fun with your new stamp and I know what you mean when you say you would rather be playing that organizing stuff. I need to make a colour chart for my distress inks but never seem to get around to it.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
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  39. Love that new garden furniture, hope you can get it sorted soon so you can enjoy it, I'd be as frustrated as you btw, hate things like that! I'd have cried if I'd dumped coffee everywhere, especially all over finished work, sigh. Stay safe on your trip, although that does sound like an oxymoron considering what you're doing!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  40. No wonder you needed to vent ...if you pay for good flat pack furniture you expect it to be all there. I would send the bill for the missing bits to the manufacturer and state that you will NEVER recomend their products to any one ...maybe you will get your money back ...well you can hope lol.
    Love how organized you are becoming.xx#9

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  41. i hope you have contacted where you brought the furniture as surely they should supply the fittings with it,have fun with your organising
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #63

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  42. Gorgeous garden furniture... I would vent tooo if I had to buy extra screws....Great desk and thanks for the link to the yahoo group... Hugs May x x #62

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  43. Lovely new garden furniture, and sounds like you have some exciting remodeling going on too, awesome! As for the coffee stained ATC's..uhm...isn't that just distressing? lol, in more ways than one too! OK, enough of my own humor, which I do so enjoy, lol, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  44. I know the feeling. When I get creative time, I don't want to do the boring stuff either :)

    Your patio furniture looks lovely! :)
    Mary Jo #123

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  45. Love the patio furniture. I saw a double seated swing/rocker that I really liked but the thought of putting it together was daunting. Then I realized I would be sad to have such a lovely piece out baking in the sun all day and no room for in the house... so no rocking thing for me. I hate it when the need to organize gets in the way of playing. You'll be happy you did got it all done later though. I like that stamp. Stampers Anonymous stamps are so much fun but I'm not that much of an artsy person to know what to do with them.

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  46. Sorry about your nuts and bolts...I hate it when that happens!! I can't wait to see it all done. The furniture is going to be fabulous!!

    Congrats on all your organizing. I know it's taking away from the fun now, but I think you'll love it when it's finished...and you'll probably be even more productive!!

    Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my space this week!!

    Amy E. #17
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  47. Very impressive garden furniture. When you get yours screws in place (grin), I'll come help you break it in. And thanks for suggesting I dance in the nude. Well, there will be dancing, but not in the nude. Happy nearly end of WOYWW.

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  48. "I am going to be so organized!" That's the spirit! I am getting envious with all those who are getting ATCs in the mail! I only did one! Maybe it's not too late- I can post ATCs I've made on a WOYWW post and ask if anybody wants to swap! :^) patsy

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  49. Hello Vickie! The new furniture for the patio looks very comfy! Hope you get it all worked out soon. Theres so much going on at you desk this week, very busy with projects & lovely ATC's too! Hope my desk works out ok & me & Mr Lavinia dont come to blows...:) he has a tendency to start something & then wonders off & leaves it for weeks...I will have to crack the whip a bit I want it done by next Wednesday at the latest! :) Have a good week & hope you get your Ikea desk sorted & up soon!
    Lavinia #5
    x

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  50. Oh, my...that is so frustrating, Vicki! Your patio is beautiful, thiugh.

    Love your happy work desk! Super lot of ATC's too! I just got my first one as a gift.

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  51. that would be terribly annoying to not have everything you need to put together the set! I would have been upset too!

    What a cool idea to have all your packaging of embossing folders and such in a note book! Is that a Stampin Up box for storing sizzlits? Valerie #55

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  52. Don't blame you getting annoyed Vickie...there's nothing more annoying than not being able to complete a job when you're on a roll.
    They do look inviting though and I could see myself sitting there with a GnT in the evening...ahhh!
    Anyway, back to desks...what a wonderful collection of ATC's. All stunning.
    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier ~ Have fun Neesie #26

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  53. Hi there Vickie, Sorry cannot put some of my sea side walks in an envelope and post it too you! I know I am very blessed and I would go to the shop you bought it off and request they supply the missing pieces. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

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  54. Hi, Vickie, thanks so much for popping over and leaving a nice comment. :) Gosh, feel bad that you had to redo ATCs due to a beverage incident. The furniture will look great, but I, too, would have been upset about the missing parts and instructions. I love what you're making with the Tim Holtz stamp -- the red and black look great. ~ Laura #126

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  55. Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
    Great selection of atc's received, and your desk is a feast for the eyes.
    Hugz Minxy #11

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  56. accckk I have no idea what you wrote cos the writing is minuscule lol the pictures look lovely though hee hee
    Bridget #13

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  57. what a busy, inspiring desk! and what a stash of atcs :)
    thanks for stopping by - and i hope you have a good vacation... we can swap when you return :)
    no. 64

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  58. Hope you have the furniture all done now - I'm sure the memory of the poor service will fade once you've had a chance to usethem! Your workspace is looking so organised (soooooo many ink pads!) and I lovethat TH stamp. Thanks for popping by to see me for WOYWW - Sorry I am so late, life messed up my plans Weds and this is the first chance I've had to catch up!! Cindy #8

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  59. Bet you enjoyed getting those ATC's.Hope the furniture got put together ok.Very annoying!
    Judy #78

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  60. What a great bunch of ATC's! Loved my snoop around tonight. I have to say your grand babies are just as sweet as can be!My 2 and 4 yr old grandson's just left from visiting 3 days. I had to have a nap this afternoon after they left LOL!

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