Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WOYWW #196 and purple crazy!

March 6, 2013...already!  Seems just like a day ago it was January 1 and I was having issues remembering that it was 2013.  I had heard that as you age time goes faster but OMG!! Everyone is invited to my wake/party tomorrow if time keeps passing at this rate.

Today is also Wednesday and everyone knows that Wednesday is a special day in Blogland.  WOYWW #196...another where has time gone!  Get yourself on over to Stamping Ground and check out the details of how you can play with us from Julia Dunnit the creator of all that is fun in this blogland! 

My desk this week...
Desk is loaded up with stuff I took to teach a class.  It never fails that I take a month to get stuff put back in the right drawers! 
Several someones asked me if that little desk area about was all that was to my craft area...nope it isn't.  I actually have a whole small room that is mine to play in but I am rapidly outgrowing it and have said on more then one occasion I was thinking about taking over a bigger room to turn into a playroom.  I just have problems doing that because I am afraid I will just grow to fill the room.  I want room for people to come play so once I wrap my head around no more 'stuff' I will move.

Here is a wide angle of the desk for those who want to see more.  As you can see I have 2 file cabinets full of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.  Some of my 12 x 12" papers on on the rack to the left.  I have 2 Alex storage drawers holding all sorts of playthings and 2 clip it up embellishments racks to hold goodies!  Feel free to look around there is a lot to see in this mess!
 I took a painting class this past weekend that my daughter taught.  First canvas painting I have ever done!  My daughter is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in art and she makes it so easy to follow her directions!  If you would like to see some more of Heather's artwork just click on her name and it will take you there!  If you would like to see her jewelry click here!
Can you tell I love purple?

Well I guess it might be true that I am purple crazy!  I love the colors red and blue so it is only logical that PURPLE tops my favorites chart.   I made gluten free cupcakes today....I like those funfetti cupcakes so I bought a gluten fee yellow cake mix and the purple funfetti frosting...I also put the candy bits in the cake mix!  Yummy!

See the yummy candy bits in the center? 
 I made a lot so feel free to help yourself to one and go get a cup of coffee and enjoy a hop around blog land!  I am!

Have a great week!


  1. Cool painting! Love the purple highlight in your hair. :) Yummy looking cupcakes. I'll save mine for later, as I see someone else who doesn't go to sleep till after she has linked up to WOYWW. :) :) Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

  2. WOW what fab space and I can understand why a bigger room might mean more stuff i've only been going a year and cant believe what i've acquired already although would love to have all the wonderful goodies you have I need to spend a bit more time on the close up to lust over it when I have more time !pic ! love eh purple hair and cakes look fab if not a bit mad ! that painting is ace love the contours you are talented. have a great week Andrea #14

  3. …Some lovely work going on here, Vicki you are having a purple day arent you? great to see full view of your crafty space..sorry cant say more a mouth full of cup cake :D!
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

  4. oh, i soooo want to come and play, vickie, you have such great supplies! and what a wonderful painting - you're a natural :)
    have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
    no. 2

  5. So much to see and sift through today! Love the wider view of your room, makes me feel better about mine. I like your flower and the matching hair. What ever would have given you colour of choice away I wonder...? Thanks for the cup cake...made my mouth water! Went well with my coffee too! If I don't put my class stuff away immediately I would be swamped!

  6. Love your working place - so much all kinds of wonderful stuff! And thanks for the cupcake! Lovely color. But now I have to go and get third cup of coffee this morning...
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #18

  7. Happy WOYWW. Thank you for sharing the photo of your wider crafting area. So interesting to see, and so organised! Purple - my favourite colour too (any coincidence it is the Fibro colour?!). Love your painting - and the cupcakes look great. Ali x #22, with candy

  8. Lots to see this week. What fun! I love the canvas painting. How cool you got to take a class from your daughter...I bet she was proud of her may be because I love purple, but your canvas is just brimming with energy. And my, you do have quite a collection of STUFFS. But then, don't we all...tee hee. Enjoy playing with it all this week!!
    Sara J #29

  9. stunning canvas vickie and believe me the bigger space the more things you'll find to fill it...I'm having a real cupcake moment...they look delicious...thanks for sharing...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (28) xxx

  10. Wow Vickie....what an amazing crafty collection you have....its like Aladdin's cave. What fun I would have !!

    Super canvas and I love that cake looks scrumptious.

    Crafty Hugs and Happy WOYWW

    Annie G x

  11. Wow, you ARE a purple fan!! Love the painting, your hair AND the cakes (I have a sweet tooth!) Have a fantastic week - let's hope time slows down! Helen, 8

  12. thank you for look around your craft room just love all those ribbons behind you desk area. I hope you find the time to put the stuff away in the boxes on your desk so you can get crafting with all the lovely things in your room of stash
    Thank you for the cake it was great and so my colour
    Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
    Ria #39

  13. Hi there. Yep, definitely bigger space than I thought you had! lots to see. Those cakes look tempting too. Love the purple! Hope you have a great week.
    Neil #23

  14. Hi Vickie..what a fabulous post - loved seeing your craft space from a different angle - you are so organised - love it. Awesome looking cakes too. Your painting is fabulous, love the colour and its so 3d. Happy WOYWW Gill x #45

  15. Oh, I can see you love purple! lol
    You did a fabulous job on the canvas. Your daughter must be a great tutor! Delicious looking cupcakes as well.
    Thank you for the peek at your desk. xx

    Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
    Roudi # 58

  16. Thanks for the cake, nibble nibble.. Hmm love purple too and your flower is lovely.. I see owls on top of your cabinet very cute and lots of clip it storage must look into those..
    Sandy :) #16

  17. Gorgeous! I can see why purple is your fave color when you do such a marvelous job with it. :) But you know what? I really must come to see you and help you with that craft room! Look at all that lovely wall space above your ribbons...just beggin' for shelves! Or, be still my heart, cabinets to hide stuff it! But I say that because I am soooo lazy about crafting and don't want to get up or go very far to get anything! lol And I certainly don't want to stop getting more stuff, what would be the point of crafting if it's not an excuse to get lovely things to play with?! :) Say, I asked Julia and I would like to ask you, too: do you have any advice to someone who is *thinking* about offering classes in her area at the only crafting store in town? No one else offer them, but I have never done such a thing before and really don't know where to begin, but there is a need, I think...hmmm, well, thanks in advance if you have any advice and even if you don't thanks for the wider angle shot of your space. It's nice to see you have more than 6 inches to work with! lol :) Deeyll #68

  18. Wow what a wonderful work desk you have! The canvas looks great!

    Happy WOYWW, Amy #71

  19. Well, it sure is purple!
    Your cupcakes look odd to me but I´m sure they taste delicious.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan, nr 60

  20. Your cakes look Delicious, I Love to bake too and they just make me wish to start cooking :0)
    Gorgeous canvas that you painted in such wonderful colours x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #59

  21. Hi Vickie, oh my I love the wider view of your craft room, looks like a great place to play...sorry I mean craft!
    Loving your canvas and my those cakes look yummy indeed...I could snaffle one right now with my cuppa.
    Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 83

  22. I’m in Purple heaven too Vicki, it’s my favourite colour too. Don’t think I’m brave enough to go with the hair though.
    You’ve done a fab joy with your painting, much nicer that the others in the previous post and my cup of coffee is ready and waiting for the purple cupcake to accompany it….yum.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @86

  23. Thank you for backing out and taking a better piture! Love your space and always wondered if there was more to it!
    Glenda #77

  24. Love the purple hair! Now if I took a painting class it would look like my boys painted it! You really created a beauty. Nice angle of your desk. I struggle with space too. I have enough but I think the hoarding thing is a problem! I need to let go of more and slow down on my purchases! Ok enough fantasy, I love this stuff and I can never have enough! Now the real me is talking. No worries about the aging thing, I am on warp speed too. Just enjoy the ride!

    Belinda (88)

  25. Wow, I just love purple, and what great uses of this wonderful colour. Happy WOYWW

  26. Hi Vickie, I just love your space. To have so much of your stuff within arms reach. And all of the purple this week, love it. #98

  27. ooh your craft space is fabulous! I have a room too but it is not organised very well at all! Your painting is gorgeous, I love purple too, and I would so love to have a cup cake! You have a very talented daughter - I love her copper stuff. I have told my hubby about the radio show, he is going to have listen. xx 100

  28. Ask my DD - I always tell her purple is my favourite colour! Although I am feeling very celery green at the moment :) It all looks fab. Happy WOYWW

    MA (1)

  29. Wow - that's one busy room! Love your canvas - the shading is superb. Save me one of those cakes - I'm just popping out for some milk... MM x #99

  30. love the cupcakes!! and the painting is awesome!!! happy woyww!

  31. That's more like it Vicky great to see the rest of your room..... still no space to actually work though. I have ribbon envy now. Thanks for the cake .... it's the only type i can enjoy at the moment as I have given them up for lent.
    thanks for sharing and have a good week
    janet #43

  32. Very interesting!! Now we know the whole story. LOL Thanks for sharing your purple cup cakes.
    Krisha #126

  33. Will you ever stop buying more stash, Vickie. I haven't met a crafter yet who can. There are always so many tempting things out there.
    Love your canvas and the purple. You'd get on famously with my daughter!!
    Thanks for the cupcake, it went down a treat with my afternoon cuppa.
    Happy WOYWW
    hugs Lisax #55

  34. Looks like you have most of your stuff within arm's reach! Very good. And your painting is very dimensional! Thanks for the cupcake but I just ate lunch and I'm full. Can I save it for later? Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #101

  35. Thanks for the cake Vickie!
    Lovely painting
    Happy Wednesday

  36. What a fun post..Love the purple painting. I love purple too and those food items look yummy.. You have a lot of stash, but when you need it you need it!!! Enjoy hope it's sunny your way.

  37. What a lot of stash! Love that shade of purple. Thanks for the cake.
    Carol.x #49

  38. Fabulous cakes! Gorgeous painting! What a clever family you are ... Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz at 147 x

  39. I love your desk, it's full of tons of goodies!!!

  40. Great to see more of your crafting space Vicki. Also love all the purples. Anne x @ 65

  41. Great to see more of your crafting space Vicki. Also love all the purples. Anne x @ 65

  42. Oooo, purple yummy goodies! You are blessed with many play things. Have fun in your space!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Lisa #161

  43. Where do I start because I feel an Anaphylaxis coming on with all that colouring, especially the yellow and purple and yes I am allergic LOL. Now purple is one of my fav colours too but green is my top of the list. Love the painting it is awesome.

    Now is my drawers in pens, pencils, small tools, basically everything small that is needed, all the drawers are named.

    Happy Belated WOYWW

  44. Thanks for your visit purple lady !!!
    In uk with think of purple as a royal colour !!! Your canvas looks fab it's nice to try something new and a class taught by your daughter
    Jackie 10

  45. Hi Vickie, I will say no to the cake, bit too early in the morning for me but it sure looks yummy! Love your purple painting, it is like Mother, like Daughter - she gets her talent from you then! Thank you for visiting me even though I did not make it to WOYWW again this week, will see you next week hopefully, barring any further hiccups! Hugs, Anne x

  46. That's certainly a cake to wake me up! I love,love love, purple... but never had a purple cake ... so thanks! It went down so quick I didn't taste a thing, tee hee!
    Your craft room looks great but I'd say go for it, if you can have a bigger room. Great to have friends round to craft.
    Must have been lovely to have a class with your DD... off to take a look at her link Jo x

  47. Well, you certainly surprised me with that bigger shot of your room. You have a lot of stuff! I decided a while ago I was naot going to keep buying. Well, yesterday I got five stamps (well they were a bargain) and at weekend I got a paper pad and two stamps (I had seen someone with them and I just love steampunk which is what they were) so I guess this "control" sort of comes and goes
    Love purple myself, what woman doesn't?
    Thanks for sharing, ~ Hugs, Neet 36 xx

  48. What a lot of purple! I love the fact that it looks like you only have a small area to craft on most weeks, and then you show us the truth! I am envious of you having a whole room, even if it is small. I have a corner of a room which I have outgrown. Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated WOYWW. Caro #56

  49. Loving the purple! You've got a great space, but know what you mean about filling it! I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

  50. Looks like you have everything at your finger tips! I also am drawn to purple. It's a power color for artists.

  51. Hello Vickie,
    I hope that there is still a cake left for me! ;-(
    Great shot of your craft room. I wouldn't move to the larger room, cos you will find your stash expands to fit it. My stuff used to fit on two shelves and an under desk unit. Now I have boxes all along the back wall of my old office as well as the shelves etc.
    I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
    Have a good week

  52. Hi Vickie,
    That is one busy desk. Frustrating how one grows out of spaces - the rule of toss something out before you put something in doesn't work, does it!
    And what a symphony of purple. Mmmmm, I do believe you like purple. Great first canvas.
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Ros. #89

  53. Oh thanks for sharing the expanded view of your desk. Love it. Love all the ribbon hung up...I'd love to do that...I bought a curtain rod but it is too think and not sturdy enough!! But need more!! LOL. Brigita #121

  54. That is real purple prose!! Love your painting, you obviously really enjoyed creating that. Great pic by the way :)
    And wow, do you have some stuff in your room! How do you pick what to use when there is such a quantity of items? I find my four boxes of fabric hard enough, I keep forgetting what I've got...that sounds sad, but it's true :)
    Thanks for dropping by....
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xxxx

  55. I like purple and the canvas is super but the food is just a wee bit too far for me. Oh and YES you would grow into a bigger room, you need to make sure you wish to do that before you consider moving! Thanks for visiting me this week BJ #69

  56. Love the funky cakes!!! So lovely to have an arty daughter - mine loves to have an arty crafty session here when time allows. Quality time together. Your Easter card is lovely too. x Jo

  57. Wow, that is a very purple post this week. I love your painting, the shading is lovely. Thank you for your visit. I am also very late getting round but life intervened, as it does, so I am just catching up. I cannot believe we are nearly a quarter of the year gone already. It was only a couple of years ago that we all stood outside and watched the fireworks for the Millenium. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #37

  58. Wow! What a lovely crafty space! Green with envy at all your stash. If you moved to a bigger space you would fill it up to burstin' in no time! I did! Thank you for visiting and your very kind words. I am new to this and am really loving to get to know all you wonderfully talented and kind people.
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B #27

  59. I'm late hopping around, too, Vickie. Thanks for coming by the Playhouse! I enjoyed the long-shot view of your mes, er, lovely craft area!! There is definitely a lot of eye candy in the photos!

    Good job on your first ever beautiful purple canvas! It's been years since I've done any painting ... someday I think I might take it up again; so fun!

    I'll see you in a couple of weeks! Take care! Thanks for the cupcake! Darnell #50

  60. Thanks for the cake! I love purple too. I also love your display of ribbons there!

  61. First of all, I just want to pop over and help you tidy your room for you. Just so I can have a rummage of course!!
    Secondly, that painting is wonderful. Love it! Being a purpleholic it is right up my street! I too am loving the "I CAN paint" feeling this week.

  62. This bunny is a late hopper - but wow, Vickie, what a PROUD mama you must be!

    I would be beaming from ear to ear if I took my daughter's art class and created such a pretty purple canvas as a result!

    Happy WOYWW to you - miss you at Inspire Me Monday!

    Create With Joy

  63. Had to stop by again and THANK YOU...your comment about Lifebook and how much you enjoyed last year led me to watch some videos on Friday night and over the weekend I did one of the projects. I had a blast this weekend!!

  64. WOW!! That's a colorful post this week!! Love your new painting and the cupcakes look yummy! I don't think I've ever had purple frosting....have to look into that. You have tons of yummy supplies and I loved having a look around!

  65. Hi Vickie, sorry so late visiting, beena bit poorly this week. It's nearly time for another woyww!!

    Love the purple hair!

    Debs x


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