Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WOYWW 190

Happy WOYWW!  Welcome to the Wednesday wanderings of art and crafters around the world!  If you don't know what I am talking about go check out Julia's blog and join in the fun!


My desk is about the same as last week maybe a little less cluttered.  I have been busy getting class samples and kits together and trying to pick up after each switch out.   Today I am working on the calendar class that I was asked to put together using the Graphic 45 Place in Time papers and the chip board easel.  I am trying to think up some ideas to make it a perpetual calendar that can be reused year after year.  In my house it has to be because of the cost of the products and the time going in to making it.  A single page is taking me about 4-5 to create and loads of embellies and fun things.  I love this paper and I am looking forward to playing with it!

I had a couple fun packages show up this past week from an Un-Birthday swap I am part of.  Each month we send packages of fun crafting things to one another and some kind of handmade item.   I received a handmade box from Monica cram packed with all sorts of Tim Holtz goodies.  It was so full she couldn't fit the tissue tape package in!! 

Beautiful box made by Monica!

Bobbins of different lace, buttons, muse tokens, keys, corners OMG!  so  much fun in my future!
I received this second package today from Sabrina.  It has all sorts of fun things to play with too!
I love the tiny canvas she made!  The keys and cogs/gears will definitely come in handy with the steam punk work I do I go through them quickly!  I love the bag and will find all sorts of uses cutting that up! 

An up close of the canvas and goodies.
Well short and sweet!  That's it for me today.  Check back on the previous posts about classes I am doing and tell me what you think.  My friend who owns the store wants more classes so I decided to do a class a week on Thursday's.  1st Thursday cards, 2nd Thursday Recipe cards, 3rd Thursday Tags, 4th Thursday Art Journal, and one Saturday each  month will be an altered art.  I think I will be learning a lot! 

67 comments:

  1. Lovely papers on your desk! And what a packages you have got! Lots of fun.
    The TP core book idea was really addictive... Thanks anyway :D
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #7

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  2. OOh Vickie that's a lot of work. I do a workshop evry second Thurs, same one, morning and evening. And one Saturday session a month starting this year. Lovely packages, the unbirthday treats are wonderful. I'm keeping my head below the steampunk parapet...can't get into it and a bit frightemned by the potential costs, specially for classes!

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  3. Your desk looks amazing tidy but CRAMMED full of treasure!
    Some treasures received too in your swaps.. .such treats.
    It really is a good idea to make a perpetual calendar when you spend so much time and use such lovely products.
    Jo x

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  4. Loads of lovely SWAP stash there. The packet of cogs are super duper. Thanks for stopping by BJ#27

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  5. Good morning.
    Just popping over to say Hi. I hope you have a good and creative week to follow. You've got lots going on and all good. Love the swap boxes, such a clever idea
    Neil#17

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  6. Wow Vickie, love your un-birthday treats - that's enough to keep a girl going for a while! I like the idea of the perpetual calendar, for as you say, it can be quite expensive and when you go to so much trouble to make it you want to see it over and over. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

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  7. The un-birthday treats are a fab idea. You are keeping yourself really busy with all those classes, have a great time with them.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

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  8. So many classes....how do you do it? So much going on this week. It's always good to visit and thanks for letting me snoop around!

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  9. Now that's the kind of swap that I like and such beautiful goodies. Have just read your previous post, what a handsome man your son is, and a beautiful bride you were. I can believe most of the photos but the first driving test - you must be having us on with that one - so funny though.
    Ann B
    #30

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  10. what a load of lovely goodies! enjoy your parcels
    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45
    craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh so many lovely items to play with - those buttons look fab! x Jo

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  12. How fabulous having an un-birthday swap! what lovely goodies. Have a great week. Helen, 9 (thanks for stopping in already.)

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  13. I like the idea of an un-birthday swap. You got some fabulous goodies there. I love receiving happy mail. #99

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  14. Lucky you getting to play with those papers I love them. And double lucky you with all the goodies that have arrived for you.
    Ria #92

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  15. I need to get my eyes tested... When I first looked at your piccie, I thought 'why has she got a DarthVader head on her wonderful desk?'. At a second closer look, I realized it was your desk lamp!
    Ido love everything on your desk- and your carousel makes me green with envy :)
    Bubbles

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  16. A great desk as always Vicki….just look at all those new goodies you have to play with….how lucky are you!

    I’m in the process of cross stitching pictures each month to put together in a calendar at the end of the year and was wondering how I was going to mount them. Think I may have to look for one of those chipboard mounts now as I think that would work well.
    Happy Crafting!

    Sue @ 111
    x

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  17. What exciting post you had, so many things to play with. Never mind the tidying up, just go with it and have fun. xx Maggie #20

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  18. Love the perpetual calendar idea, you are right we put too much effort into something to get rid of it after a year! Lovely swaps, how lucky!
    Debxx

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  19. What a lovely idea. great gifts you got there too.

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  20. Love love love your desk :)

    Thanks for sharing and great gifts too

    Kerry#14

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  21. Great desk. Love the idea of the perpetual calendar.
    Lucky you with your Un-birthday gifts.
    Happy WOYWW
    Alison #100

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  22. How brilliant is that - an UN-Birthday-swap?!!! LOVE the idea!!! Love your workdesk as well - looks like heaven to me with these loads of goodie- and colour-texture-inspiration!!!

    Greetings from workdesk #70 in Vienna,

    die amelie x

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  23. Looks like you will be having fun with all those goodies. Good luck with your classes.
    Happy WOYWW

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  24. Wow what lovely packages you have received I am liking the perpetual calander idea. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mox

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  25. some scrummy goodies to play with! and your desk is packed full of lovely things - i'm not green, honest...
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :)

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  26. Hi Vickie, I just love how easily accessible everything is on your desk, and it looks like you do have a lot of fun playing time ahead of you with all those goodies! Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  27. hiya and thanks for visiting and your kind words my it is warm there ! .wow what an exiting desk and great stash you have there is it great to receive parcels so exciting. Good luck with the class and the future ones it sound s great your calendar im sure will be a hit Andrea #6

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  28. What fabulous things you have arriving in the post, love those dolly pegs with the lace on! I hope you work out the perpetual calendar idea as it would be great, love G45 papers I would want to keep them for more than a month at a time. Maybe make the dates separate so you can add new ones next year? Annette #18

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  29. What a lovely lot of yummy parcels with fun things to play with you have there. That will keep you happily occupied for some time to come! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Caro #59

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  30. ah yes G45 rocks, love your swaps as well, and my favorite is that paper bag with the adverts - happy wednesday to you Vickie,

    dxxx 54

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  31. Loving the G45 things on your desk, and how lucky are you getting those goodies! I nearly didn't post today as am struggling, but didn't want to miss out, might suffer withdraw symptoms!! Take care Zo xx 139

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  32. I love the idea of a perpetual calendar, Vickie. Like you say if the products are gorgeous and you've spent ages making it, it needs to be admired for more than just one year. Hope the classes go well.
    Love the look of all those packages you have received, some beautiful things.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #60

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  33. Like the un birthday present idea you got some great gifts
    Like the idea of the calendar good luck with it
    Jackie 16

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  34. wow that is an impressive un birthday present, you will have fun with all that. love all the tags you made before you tidied up
    janet #30

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  35. Fabulous desk cram packed with goodies. What lovely prezzies you've received. I was trying to see who the cogs were by. I can't get enough cogs x

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    1. I think the Bead Landing is a brand that Michael's carries. I know I love the cogs and go through a lot of them so this is a find for me if they carry them!

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  36. I love the thought of a perpetual calender. Not sure how one would be constructed because of leap years etc, but I will keep posted to see how you get on. Thanks for popping by:) Lucy #18 x

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  37. What great friends you have to send such nice goodies to play with. Great desk. Francesca

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  38. Oh! I do love your desk - there's always something fantastic and this time there's Graphic 45 papers to drool over! Lucky you with all those lovely goodies arriving too! Chris86

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  39. I adore the post about Chad before...what a life, so much has happened...so much in store. Love the pics of him with the band..there is nothing better than a brass instrument - it stirs the soul like no other (and I speak as someone who plays cello and piano as well as the tuba!!)
    And you're right, I must be wicked as I definitely don't have much peace around here *grin*
    Hugs, LLJ #37 xx

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  40. Hi Vickie
    Yummy stash ! So lovely to get surprise parcels in the post !
    Hope your classes go well ! They sound fun - nothing like that where I live sadly ! Read the blog below about your son - great to see all those memories ! Thanks for calling by earlier ! Ali #19

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  41. Hi Vickie thanks for popping by. What a lovely idea and what fun to get such lovely things in the post. I know what you mean about making projects that last - a definite for lovely G45 papers! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

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  42. Hi Vickie, enjoyed your comment as ever, although I can share your worry about how warm and dry it is. Sounds like the potential for tinder box conditions similar to our 2009 fires. I'll be thinking of you this summer for sure.

    The desk looks busy as ever, and your swap stash is a splendid array. Well done for being in demand with classes.

    Ros.#3

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  43. Lots of fun goodies, but I got sidetracked onto the wedding pictures and pictures of Chad and family! How wonderful!!!

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  44. Lots of fun goodies, I really love the little Art Canvas, I'm a collector of hearts!!
    and a lot of other things. Staying in highwinds, below zero temps, so trying to get inspired with kids Valentines that need to be sent off to Germany. Time flies by so fast. Happy WOYWW and enjoy the week, you sound quite busy.

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  45. What a great wedding picture...Didn't we all look so full of life and eager to tackle the world!
    ahhhh...sweet memories.
    Your desk looks like lots of creating is going on. Lots of fun items and looking forward to seeing the projects!

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  46. I had so much fun looking at all the beautifully sorted supplies on your desk. What lovely surprises in the mail! You must have been delighted to get them!
    I would love to join the Un-Birthday swap, could you please e-mail me? xx

    Thanks for visiting me already.
    Roudi #76

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  47. Wow, there's so much to look at, your desk is great. Love the idea of an un birthday swap too.

    Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

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  48. Cor, you have some lovely goodies there!
    Thanks for stopping by
    Laura
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  49. wow..awesome desk, I'm sure there is a desk there somewhere underneath all that lovely stash. Thanks for visiting yesterday too ...happy crafting... Gill x (#97)

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  50. Oh well what can I say that I haven't said before AWESOME DESK!!!!! I also had a snoop on your other posts and loved the one about your son - such a lovely tribute - he must have been very happy and you must be soo proud of him!
    Have a lovely week with lots of crafting!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  51. Are you sure that's your desk and not an elaborate shop display? It looks amazing. And your treat packages are fab. Feel free to share the joy! Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

    Thank you for stopping by and being lovely.
    Cheers, Rachel.

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  52. love your desk - and lots of amazing treats - loved reading about your son - thanks for sharing - Nicky 82

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  53. That is one cool desk girl and what yummies you have delivered to your house, I think I will pop on over and have a play coz you have good toys to play with. You take it easy and don't over do the classess and make yourself sick, it doesn't take much for the Fibromyalgia to flare, mine has now after this sick episode. Body in no happy at all.

    Take care please.

    Eliza

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  54. Hi Vickie...thanks for sharing your crafty desk today...I'm sure you are going to have lots of fun with all those Tim Holtz goodies...hugs kath xxx

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  55. Always love looking at your desk so much to see. What fab packages you received. The box is fab. Sorry I am so late. Anne x #145

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  56. Thank you for sharing your new goodies--how much fun is all THAT? You're sure to be inspired!

    :)trisha
    a little late
    #164 this week!

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  57. Couldn't you just hug the postman when he brings nice things to play with..
    I could hardly believe my eyes when i saw your desk...
    So many nice things on it.
    Regards,
    Nelle xx #89

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  58. I've just spotted your other post about your 'baby's 37th birthday, my daughter is four years behind, doesn't time fly! Hope you're well and fighting fit! Thanks for my snoop! HapPy very late WoYwW!
    ((Lyn) #83

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  59. i'm dropping by to say hi! great shot of your desk and
    wow, a lot of wonderful goodies. yup, theres a lot of
    fun in your future for sure!
    happy WOYWW!
    hugs,#25
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  60. Hullo there Vicki,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here, and wow what great lot of goodies..
    And sounds like you are also going to be very busy!!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

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  61. Oh gosh I love your desk ... so many wonderful things ... I'm itching to get my hands on them! Love Debbie xXx

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  62. Hi Vickie,

    Thank you for stopping by my latest post. Aren't we both lucky to have had strong, positive role models in our lives! Marion had only sons so maybe she felt I was like a daughter to her.....

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  63. Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

    Your desk looks amazing - so tidy and organised and I love all the storage solutions you've got going on! Your swap goodies look fabulous too. :)

    Ali #77

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  64. Just wondering how you are doing after the close encounter with your daughter and her GI?

    Eliza

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  65. What delicious goodies you received!!! Good Mail is always the bestest! I've never had good luck with swaps. Enjoy your stash!

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  66. Lots of great things going on at that desk - I can see the creativity oozzzinng. :-) April #110

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