Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wednesday July 4, 2012 and WOYWW #161

We are still on storm chase vacation and today I am sitting in a small town in NE Montana called Malta.  We had some car trouble yesterday (read here) and so I will be having some time to look around the area, maybe do a little crafting, and do a little laundry.  The two latter are needed to keep a happy soul!

A picture of my desk this week!

My desk this week

what I am working on.   Strawberry Lemonade is the ice-cream flavor this 4th week.
I did manage to get a couple journal pages done when we were visiting with Chucks cousin in Idaho Falls, ID last week.  I have started a couple more for the Summer of Color challenges on Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star blog with Kristin and the other folks.   The first week was Rainbow Sherbet colors, 2nd week was Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, 3rd week was Baseball Nut ice cream from Baskin Robbins.  I decided to use the WOYWW ATC that I made for the swap because it fit all the criteria of Vanilla, Cashew with a touch of Raspberry.   I think everyone should have received the saw by now so I can show it off.  What do you think?  Baseball Nut ice cream?
Tim Holtz and Just Rite stamps.  
I also sent a reusable card since I so late getting them out due to technical difficulties.  ;-/  that I made by using embossing folders and embosslets from Sizzix.

Thank you Deeyl for taking a picture and posting it on your blog!  I forgot to take any photos before sending them out.  
So back to this weeks challenge of Strawberry Lemonade ice cream colors.  There is still time to join us in the Summer of Color fun.

Well that's it for me this week.  I hope you go to Stamping Ground and check out WOYWW and come play with me, Julia and the rest.  It is a lot of fun but should have a big warning sign stating that it is highly addictive.  Since I am broke down in Malta, Montana I should have time to visit a few more blogs this week then last week.  Have a great week and Happy 4th to all my friends celebrating in the USA!

57 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of july ,, Happy crafting jlil #43

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  2. I hope you get your rig fixed soon and you can continue on your journey! What a pain. I can tell you are a diehard crafter like me...coloring on the bed! LOL Happy 4th and WOYWW!

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  3. Darn that you have broken down, but what pretty planters, they are so colorful. Happy 4th of July. Hope you get back on the road soon, have been following along enjoying all of your pictures you have posted. Sandy :) #44

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  4. The food on your roadtrip looks yummy, beats my sausage and mash lol. crafting on your bed huh watch that back hahaha
    Bridget #6

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  5. Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
    Neil # 33

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  6. Some great makes! Enjoy your trip ! Trace x. 52

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  7. Have a great vacation...hope all goes well!

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  8. Hope the car troubles are sorted and that the mundane stuff like laundry don't keep you from crafting for too long...comfy desk you have there today!

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  9. Definitely think your ATC fits the Baseball Nut colours perfectly. Might even be able to have a go at that design with my winning Timmy stamps. Thanks for stopping by BJ#18

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  10. meant to say I love your bed-desk - LOL

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  11. Fun "desk" this time but bad you are broken down!!! Hope you get fixed soon, but have a fab time relaxing in the meantime ... I have a lamp but it's having to work super hard... thanks for your comments
    Frankie #16
    xx

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  12. It has been fascinating reading about your travels. Hope the car is sorted soon. Thank you so much for the ATC and card - they are fab. Ali x #71

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  13. I read back over your journey, hope you get the car sorted but have time to do the things you want before hand!! Happy WOYWW, Helen, 12

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  14. Your desk looks great, very comfortable. It's often my favourite place to craft even when I have other options! Hope you get lots of crafting done while the vehicle is fixed.

    cheers, rachel #53

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  15. I read your story yesterday Vickie, and at first I thought you were in Scotland, just because I saw you were travelling to Glasgow, and that of course is one of the largest cities in Scotland. Love your journal pages, I really need on start on mine. Enjoy your vacacation and a Happy 4th July to you and Chuck. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

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  16. Reusable card?? I just have no idea what that is. But best of luck getting the car sorted and on your merry way!

    MA(1)

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  17. Great alternative to a work desk :) Well done and happy WOYWW ! kissinia #38

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  18. Lovely atc and card - I've just seen them on Spyder's blog. Love your desk this week LOL. Keep at it.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me - Neet #3 xx

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  19. Your trip sounds amazing and well done for managing to craft on the move, that takes some doing.
    Have fun and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #91

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  20. Hi there Vickie so good to see you are still able to craft whilst travelling around, I hope car troubles are soon fixed, love the cards, and thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #73

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  21. Love the embossed card and all your other crafting. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #20 x

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  22. I dont know how you have time to be so creative when you are away ....so much going on ...continue to have an amazing time. xx

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  23. Bummer that you broke down, hope it gets fixed quickly. Enjoy your crafting on the bed, at least it's comfy. Love the card.
    Have a great holiday.
    Von #32

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  24. Happy WOYWW Vickie, hope you're soon back on the road. Di xx

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  25. Hope you get your transport problems sorted soon. Just as well you have some craft projects with you to pass the time - I'm useless at crafting on the go - half the stuff I need has always been left behind at home!
    Bernice

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  26. It looks like you found a nice way to weather the storm. Happy woyww!
    Lindsay #18

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  27. Well at least your workspace is comfortable. Storm chasing? That sounds really interesting and a bit dangerous maybe......hope your motor gets sorted soon and you can get back on the road. Thanks for the visit too. Anne x #49

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  28. Great ATC! Glad it served a dual purpose! Hope you're enjoying your holiday, and also a nice work desk to relax on lol!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. From what you say it looks very likely that it's our own dear Jo who designed my favourite stamp lol!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

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  29. I've had a desk like yours many times. LOL yesterday I took my Koi paints and journal to work to play with during lunch I had an idea I just had to try. have a grew day

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  30. Your trip sounds very interesting. and I love that ATC, wish we had swapped. #17

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  31. WOW - I'm impressed. Just had a quick flick back through your blog for the last week or so - what an adventurous pair you are! Very, very cool....

    Thanks for stopping by! Wanted to tell you that I can't blame blogger for the odd colours in the photo - I think it's the way the light affected them when I took the shot in the first place. I might have to try one in daylight - when we next get some between rainstorms. Maybe you guys should come over here for some chasin'...

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  32. hope all your troubles are sorted soon
    TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

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  33. Fab projects there! Hope your car is soon sorted. x Jo #68

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  34. Happy 4th July to you, I love your atc and the colors just threw me a curve ball as I really didn't understand and then I went investigating, bingo, doh, worked it out, it sounds like fun too. I will stay tuned to see what you come up with. LOL

    Eliza #22

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  35. Oh forot please stay safe and I hope your dramas get sorted soon. Oh how I would love to be travelling in the US of A right now.

    Eliza

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  36. Your ATC is gorgeous, and definitely fits baseball nut ice cream!!! It is fun to see your desk while you are away from home!!
    Happy WOYWW!!
    xxDaniella#30

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  37. You’re so good to be traveling and crafting at the same time Vickie, multi-tasking as always, lol!
    Now all this talk of ice cream has to stop, especially while I’m around because unless it’s the ‘Silly Cow’ low fat variety I’m not allowed to go anywhere near it.

    Hope the cars fixed soon but while you wait

    Happy Crafting!

    Sue x
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  38. I have no idea what some of those colors. If I were an ice cream eating gal, I'd say this calls for a road trip to a Baskin Robbins. Strictly for research purposes of course! From what I can guess you've got the colors spot on. Sorry to hear that you are broken down somewhere but good you get a little time to regroup.

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  39. Hate to hear that you've had car problems on your vacation but it's always a good thing to get some laundry done and a great thing to craft and do a WOYWB post...note...what's on your work bed, lol I got your ATC and the lovely card, thank you so very much, you are such a sweet heart. I'm sorry I didn't get to post it on my blog today but it is running a little long already, and so is my comment! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina with a hot dog in one hand and a flag in the other! :) #37

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  40. It's too hot to be outside now so my desk may get a bit messed up today after all! I took a peek back at your trip photos, just lovely, Montana is a pretty wild State, passed through a couple of times myself. Hope you can get the car fixed but enjoy your downtime today.

    Hugs
    Brenda 7

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  41. So sad you are having car trouble. You can all count on that!
    It is so hot here in the South you can barely stick your head outdoors. Have a wonderful rest of your vacation!
    Glenda 100

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  42. Fab ATC. Hope you get back on the road soon...
    Have a good week,
    Laura
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    x

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  43. I am really enjoying your road trip, Vickie - it's so interesting seeing the landscape and seeing small town America at its best. While your car breakdown was a pain, it has been positive in other ways, hasn't it?? I look forward to the next installment!
    Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

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  44. oh dear, sorry to hear about your car trouble! Fabulous ATC! Love it xx #104

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  45. ...the cool thing about crafting is as long as you have your stuff you can do it anywhere, sorry to hear about your car and what with the awful weather your having too, not a good start to the week...Mel :) #46

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  46. You are having the life! (Well, except for the car troubles.) It's fun to follow along and amazing that you manage to craft along the way! Stay safe out there! And thanks for the visit to my place! Darnell #34

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  47. Great ATC hope your car troubles will soon be sorted and you can be on your way again. Happy WOYWW Anne x #131

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  48. Love the look at your desk this week! LOL. Love that you can make anywhere into a desk when you need to. Sorry for the car troubles. That's no fun when you are on vacation but great opportunity for getting the laundry done. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #106

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  49. Hmmm, that is a great holiday desk. See you've used Inktense pencils too. Is it for the journal? Great ATC and I think all the colours are in. Hope you can solve the car troubles soon. Happy WOYWW. xFranka

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  50. Hey have you ever tried the Peerless watercolors OH my goodness they are so intense and so far seem to last a very long time. I'm taking a class and have been using them lots and loving them more each time. have a good one Peg

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  51. Thanks for visiting! I hope that you are able to continue the chase soon! Yes crafting and laundry are VERY essential. Glad that you got a steak out there. My husband LOVES MT steak! (he travels to MT once a quarter in his civilian job). Happy WOYWW! -Amanda x45

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  52. Sorry i'm late, not quite sure where yesterday went, super alternative desk, TFS
    Hugz Minxy #19

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  53. Love your workdesk! nice to know you have enough with you to craft along the way! the ATC looks great and I love the card! Happy 4th to you too (although I am a day late!)

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  54. Hi Vickie,

    I hope you had a great July 4! I had pancakes in Santa Fe on the Plaza (benefit). They were yummy but delayed my visiting posts until today.

    That face on your journal page looks great! You did a wonderful job on her eyes.

    Be safe out there. Thanks for visiting me already!!

    Hugs,
    Kay #27

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  55. Always good to take a bit of crafting with you and a journal is just the right thing.
    Love your ATC and guess what? Mine arrived yesterday, together with your lovely card and envelope. Very kind of you Vickie - thank you.
    Ann B
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  56. what a wonderful WOYWW ATC! i always love the little metal embellishments in ATCs. good for you to be able to do some journal pages even when you're travelling. hope the car gets fixed as soon as possible. belated happy WOYWW!
    thanks for sharing!
    hugs,#15
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  57. My apologies for being so late visiting...but what's new I ask myself. Anyway, I'm here now.
    Love your new desk! I presume your car trouble has been sorted now and your off storm chasing again.
    You have some amazing photos which I've just scooted past to get to WOYWW...so I'm going to head back to take a closer look.
    Have a great safe week ahead. Have fun! Neesie #29

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