Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WOYWW #203

Better late then never is my new mantra!  I seem to have lost track of time this week and Wednesday came creeping up on me.  Not been a good week health wise but here is hoping with the advent of the warmer weather the pain and "get along" issues will be resolved!

Okay why we are here!  My desk you ask... go visit with Julia at Stamping Ground and she will fill you in on what the big deal is about desks!
A wider view again showing the two clip-its that I am using.  It is a good way to have bling and embellishment at hand and readily accessible.  
Larger clip-it holds the longer ribbon/bling .  I have several of these button box holders that sit on top of the black drawers.  I love these things from IKEA.  This is actually two drawer cabinets that are part of the ALEX line that I stacked one upon the other.
Latest art journal page!  Cinco de Mayo is celebrated here in the southwest/south central states.  Cinco de Mayo is not only a Mexican holiday but a holiday in the USA celebrating a early Civil War battle and the battle of Puebla where the US and Mexico joined together to rout France..last battle the French fought in the Americas!  
Brick wall texturing and a large Margarita set the stage for the bright colors and banner of the page.  I love Dylusions ink and how bright they are.  Margarita glass is acrylic paint.
Want to see a couple tags I made recently?  I love the Tim Holtz style and enjoyed making these tags.  

Every one knows how I love purple...

Okay that is it for me!  Hope you can manage to make it around to my page this week.  I will try to be a little better next week and get here a little earlier in the day!  Have a great week!
Is anyone interested in swapping ATC with me this year?  Let me know.  I am going to start creating them soon...meant to get started sooner but...


  1. I'll be making my ATCs next week. Love your ribbon storage ! and your Cinco de Mayo spread is great!
    oh and I am later than you. So at least you aren't last. hahaha.

  2. Hope you feel abit better soon
    Love that first tag that stamp looks fab
    Wow your colours pop on your journal
    You've been busy
    Jackie 15

  3. Hi Vickie, Very busy desk this week. Your journal pages are great, lost of color. I love all three of your tags, great take on TH.
    I am here in the States and I'll swap ATC with you. Give me a date and how many you want to swap
    Krisha #108

  4. A Margarita sounds just the thing!! perfect refreshment after trawling around the desks of the world. :). Love the bright LO, it's fun! Your craft room is amazing, I do like the way everything is to hand...makes life easy, huh?
    And I'm sorry you've had a rubbish week, health wise, may you improve in leaps and bounds :)
    Hugs, LLJ 22

  5. Lovely bright colours in your journal Vicki & your tags are fab. Hope you start to feel better in yourself soon. Sorry i'm a day late . Have a good weekend jill #26

  6. you have been busy! i love the cinco de mayo pages - used to love the festivities when we lived in CA!
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week!
    no 1

  7. Hi Vicki great view of your desk & great storage as well. Sorry health wise not so good. My FM was so much better when we were away earlier in sunny Spain not so good now!! Love the art work. Anne x # 62

  8. Love everything ...especially that you have all your bits so readily at hand.Your tags are brilliant but your pages are even more stunning full of fun and happiness and vibrant colours.xx58

  9. Super tags there, I always love your desk, so full of lush goodies! Hope you're feeling bit better today. Take care Zo xx 82

  10. Vicki,

    Your journal page is amazing and so colourful, then I read down and saw your tags, they are brilliant, I so love them. Looks like you have had a fun time this week creating.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 102

  11. I am totally in love with your colorful desk and your bright art journal spread, wowzah! Happy crafting and happy, belated, woyww. Marit #79

  12. I ADORE the tags - I really MUST get a copy of that rather sinister man stamp :) It's just my style.

    Happy WOYWW!

    MA (8) (so very late this week, at least with my visits!)

  13. Hi Okienurse, I cannot seem to find your email address... could you email me at please? Thanks, Marit

  14. Great pages! Oh my the tags are fab! Would so love to get those stamps. Tell me more about your ATC swap., please. Froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com
    Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

  15. Hi Vicki, loving all your tags all very different. Lots of people dont like dylusions bright colours, but I love em! just spritz and go wow! Great Margarita glass, bottoms up hic! Hugs Mo x #29

  16. Hello Vickie, sorry you've been unwell. I have wondered where you've been.
    Love the journal page, I do like a Margarita.
    The tags are brill too.
    At least you made it to WOYWW, I have an empty desk so didn't join in this week.

  17. Hello to my fave artist!
    Love seeing what you are up to on your desk.
    Mine is a disaster but I am slowly working on it.
    Hope you get to feeling better soon this crazy weather does not help one bit I am sure!
    See you soon!

  18. Hi Vickie,

    Your craft space is an oasis of happiness! Oh, but I know what you mean with the getalong issues -- I'm having them right now too. Overall pain really is tough to deal with.

    Love the tags by the way. And yes, I'd love to swap ATCs with you... especially since I never did the mousetrap thing - oh but I do have the mousetraps somewhere, probably with my thumb drive!

    Thanks for visiting me already.
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (14)

  19. Love seeing all that you shared and yes, I'd love to swap ATCs with you!

    It's always a delight to visit, dear Vickie - have a fabulous week!

    Create With Joy

  20. I clicked on the link to your page and when the photo came up I said "WOW" out loud! You got a lot going on there, but it looks like you have a good system going. I'll have to steal a few of your organizing ideas that I see. Your tags are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Great pictures Vickie. Sorry to hear it hasn't been a good week; hopefully that will improve - SOON. I love your tags, especially the purple sewing theme. I am constantly surprised by how the same materials can take on a new look with a new artist. Also really, really, really, coveting those ribbons. It's not a good thing. But at least I admit it!

  22. Gorgeous tags and journal page!

    Thanks for stopping by. #16
    Happy WOYWW!

  23. Gorgeous tags, I am getting that top image - retailer friend is saving it for me and I can pick up at a show in a couple of weeks time. Hurrah!
    Love the journal page - so bright and colourful.
    Sorry to hear about the aches and pains - roll on the better weather for you.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet 4 xx (who only knows what day it is because her pills are in those boxes that say what day it is)

  24. Love all that ribbon! Your tags and journal pages are brilliant-love the purple one! Hope you feel better soon! Like you -late this week! Chris#136

  25. Well you know me, your fellow okie, will absolutely want to swap with you! Is your DH just loving this wacky weather, huh? Well I love your tags and just how much it looks like you can jam-pack into a space! lol :) The journal page is gloriously colorful, love it! Deeyll #135

  26. You have been a busy crafter! Awesome space and projects. Happy Wednesday! SueC#107


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