Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WOYWW #204

Another busy week and I feel like a bloody banker...(did I use the word correctly?) paying out for a new washer and dryer, transmission and heat and air work on the car, and new raised vegetable beds in the garden!!!  All in all I have successfully done away with my savings account but will start putting back in this week.  Love the new appliances and the way the car drives so I can't complain.  I will take some pictures when I can to post of the new beds...nothing compares to a fresh tomato and only one word can describe it!  Awesome! 

Welcome all my blog friends from WOYWW!  I am hoping to be able to make it around to more blogs this week and have a good snoop to see what everyone is up to!  Not feeling well really limits my ability to get around...pun intended.   I was just reading up on the ATC rules and regs for this year and I am going to make 25 +/- ATC to share so if you would like one please leave me a message or email me at okienurse@gmail.com with your address and your desire to swap. 

So here is a picture of my desk this week...thought I would try for a different view this week!  As you can see not much is going on.  I straightened up a bit last night and haven't been back in since.  
 If you are interested in what WOYWW stands for visit with the awesome Julia at Stamping Ground and she will fill you in on what it is all about!

 I have been hearing so much about the Gelli Plates I decided to give in and give it a try until I went online to buy one and a small one cost so much that I decided not to.  I started looking around for an alternative and ran across a YouTube video about making one out of gelatin.  I am going to give it a try and see if I like the prints before I invest in one and find out it is just another of my many times of running out to buy the most awesome and can't live without product of the year.  I have a closet full of those that I never even look at now but paid so much for this or that I can't bear to get rid of it.  If you would like to make your own too visit Linda Germain's blog for the directions and how to use it once you make it directions!

Thought I would leave you with a card I made for a stamping class I taught.  I have heard so much about the triple mat cards I thought I would give it a try and I think that it was easy peasy enough the students liked it!   Learning to stamp is hard sometimes and this was just plain fun!
Well that's it for tonight.  I am going to go find a glass of iced tea, sweet please, and hop around to a few blogs before I go to bed tonight.  It has been in the upper 80's (30's) so ice tea is in order.  It was freezing here on Saturday night and will get close to freezing on Thursday again but for right now we are frying.  Have a great week! 

56 comments:

  1. I thought I had walked into a shop Vickie haha

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  2. I love all your bits and bobs on your desk.. Triple time stamping is such fun when I tried it I did 3 just to see if it worked in different ways. Your one is so lovely and I am sure the ladies you taught loved it.. Yes gelli plate is on my list of must haves but yes agree they are a bit expensive to buy 25 ATC's wow I made 6 last year think that is about my limit, postage is the stopper for me its expensive from Australia.
    Sandy :)

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  3. It does seem that things come in threes - new appliances, car repairs, beds, so hopefully you will be done for a while. Raised beds....now you have my attention!! And vine ripened tomatoes out of your own yard - you are absolutely right - just AWESOME!! The card is lovely - am not familiar with that technique....will have to go look it up. Glad to hear you are feeling better...hope that's the case! I would love to swap ATC's. I'll send you and email!
    Sara j #23

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  4. Beautiful card and impressive tidy desk. Sorry to hear your bank balance took a big hit... it's only good when it's for crafty stuff! let us know how you get on with the gelatine technique..
    Jo x

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  5. Don't you hate it when everything goes wrong at the same time.... good luck with your gelli substitute, I too think they are very pricey.... have a lovely week! Helen 3

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  6. Good morning, just popping in to say Hi.
    Loving your world this morning; great card, hope you feel better soon. I too am wavering with the Gelli plate so I look
    forward to seeing your alternative.
    Hope you have a fun week.
    Neil # 22

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  7. the card is ace still a novice stamper but would like to give this a go it looks fab . good luck with the geli plate substitute hope it works out well... and you got your iced tea have fab week Andrea #73

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  8. I love your space...thanks for sharing! Also love your card! Have a great rest of the week!

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  9. Morning from a first timer at WOWW:)
    I'm with you on not buying every new product that comes along. I too have a cupboard full of must haves. I think most of us do. We just can't help it can we?
    Gorgeous card too, love how you layered it all up
    Anne x

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  10. Wow you're brave to make your own gelli plate, cant wait to see the results. I'll wait for you tee hee
    Bridget #9

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  11. Just adding some honey to your tea, are you ready?! Big attack on the old savings gal..nothing like timing! Still as you say, all the silver linings become quickly apparent!
    Love the triple matting and am totally and utterly ambivalent about gelli...will be very interested..

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  12. It so true that as soon as one expense comes along, everything else starts to break down, doesn't it? Love the triple stamped cards, its amazing how effective they look, with such a simple technique. Been considering it for my bulk Christmas cards this year.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #81

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  13. lovely card... but i just want to stare at that hanging carousel forever! happy woyww jenx 90

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  14. Aw that's not so good for the bank balance but hey it's life! I'm like you, I looked at the gelli plates and thought it was too much for me so didn't bother. Great card btw. Hope you are feeling ok and not in too much pain this week. I'm more settled now I've increased meds but even that doesn't make the pain go away totally. Take care Zo xx 77

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  15. Hi Vickie
    I love looking at your desk and all your good storage it looks wonderful.
    I love the card and the bold colour you used really pretty
    Happy WOYWW #204 and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #44

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  16. What a lovely layered effect on that card. And oooh the carousel! I love pretty storage, but tend to make do with cheap and plentiful laundry pod tubs :)

    On the gellatin plate, do keep it in the fridge, lest it rot and smell :) I'm betting you will move on to the more stable Gelli plate at some point. It's so much fun....


    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (2)

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  17. Super storage and I love the triple stamped card! A great technique and you can also use patterned papers to get a similar effect - just a question of careful lining up and then cutting.

    Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #45

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  18. Thanks for the visit to my desk already. Yes pleas I would like to swap an ATC with you! Gelli plates are not available here yet and I think I will give them a miss even if they do arrive...messy uncontrollable business which is not my personality!

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  19. Love your desk, it looks so interesting, I want to play!

    Enjoy the rest of WOYWW. Susi #65

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  20. Hi Vicki,
    Thanks for the visit last night. I have seen the Gelli plate video and was thinking the same thing. I'm trying not to fall for the "newest" gadget! Love your card. You will be so glad to have the A/C in your car shortly!! I have already had to run mine and the one on the house. Have a great week.
    Krisha #36

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  21. Hey Vickie, sorry to hear you've not been too good recently :(. That sucks... I really hope that you're on the mend soon!
    I have no idea what a gelli plate is! But the thought of you making one is quite wonderful! Please show us it when you've finished!!
    Love the card btw.....
    Hugs, LLJ 27 xxxx

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  22. I really don't regret spending the money on my gelli plate it is worth every cent and yes I will use it for many years to come.

    Love the stamping card it has been ages since I have used that technique, must give it another go again soon.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 126

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  23. Triple stamping is fun. I've tried it once or twice. I like the pink one you made. The weather this year seems so kookie! Places were still getting snow the other day. Brigita #130

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  24. Good luck with making your gelli plate. I too have many things I could have lived without, but I do love my Gelli.
    Karen #52

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  25. Your triple stamping looks great :o) It's something I have lined up for a future class, once the new ladies have settled in.
    Fiona xx #124

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  26. Thanks for visiting my desk.
    Hope you have a great Wednesday!

    Hugs Marleen #6

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  27. The card looks amazing. I know what you mean about the cost of the gelli plate...I would never have bought one for myself, but was given it as a present and do really love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#70)

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  28. Yes, I agree. The money goes bye bye so quickly with just a few things. I'm gardening too! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #17

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  29. Wow you have been busy Vicki. I agree - money just seems to flow out doesn't it. I have emailed you re ATCs. x Jo

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  30. It does seem like everything breaks down/needs repair all at the same time . . . hope things calm down a bit on that front! I like your triple layer card. I love the look of those!! I'd love to trade ATCs for the WOYWW swap -- I'll zap off an email. ~ Laura #105

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  31. Hi Vickie - I always find that if one thing goes wrong you can guarantee another to will follow! Love your card, I made something similar at a Stampin' Up party I went to recently - got to say your all over stamped design looks WAY better than my random butterflies did! Hope you have a better week. Mmx #56

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  32. Beautiful card you've created and if your name gets pulled I'll mail it to you the candy if you win no problem :) look forward to seeing how your own gelli plate works out and gonna check out that link :) hugs Nikki #39

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  33. Hi vicky
    you sound pretty busy to me doing all that organising is exhausting isn't it. I have heard the jelli plates are quite easy to make but have a tendency to 'melt a bit and turn to liquid so watch out for that, I have seen some very good results... visit mary ann she had some greta prints .... good luck with it anyway
    janet #32

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  34. HI again i have just visited velvet moth studio (dont know number) and diana has some lovely gelli plate printing this week. I would love to swap an ATC I will e mail you my address and plaes send me your back
    ta
    janet #32

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  35. Wow, you have been busy this week! I'm going to have to rethink my ATC idea as I wish to swap but can't cross stitch all the ones i was going to make as it is just too time consuming. The red print has ignited my desire to dig out my lino printing tools and get printing again! Thanks for popping by an sharing - lucy #24 x

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  36. The triple print card is gorgeous, so pretty. Will need to add that to the list of things to try.
    Still not convinced on Gelli plates yet, I am a little bit too control freaky to leave it to chance, which it seems to be.
    I would love an ATC, will email tomorrow.
    Alison
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  37. hey there! your space looks so organized. i can never seem to get mine in order. love the card too. and the gelli link is a really good one. all of the new toys always are so expensive so this is a great way to try before we buy hmm?! see you next week for class.

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  38. Always enjoy my snoop around your desk. :) I agree about the gelli plate thingy. I've seen some fab work and read from others that they struggle with it. I'll sit this one out. Look forward to swapping ATCs with you! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G 5

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  39. Love the red card! Yes, I have also heard rave reviews as well as slightly indifferent ones re. the Gelli plate.
    Have a good week, and thanks for visiting,
    RosA # 47

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  40. WOW love your desk and carousel. I have one of those too but I decided my long stamps wouldn't fit now I'm gonna copy you put a lot of small embellishments on it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful desk. xoxo hugs

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  41. Hi Vickie! I would loooove to have an ATC from you! Reserve one from me! Can't wait! :^) patsy

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  42. Great card and I love your desk. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. Sunshine Girl 31.

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  43. Love the triple mat card, the effect is striking.
    Sandra@101

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  44. Sorry I am so late calling by but life has been manic here. I've been chasing my tail all morning trying to catch up with my sewing work.
    Sounds like you've had an expensive week. Hope things improve for you.
    Hugs,
    A x # 37

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  45. Oh, I know just what you mean about having to have the latest cool thingy and then feeling guilty about it languishing in a closet. I'm trying to do less and less of that these days, but it's a battle. We do so love new toys. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments.

    Happy creating and happy woyww!

    Sandy #16

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  46. Thanks for visiting my blog :) You should def get rid of some of your dies and punches and get a mini silhouette it's amazing and super easy to use! Maybe once the hubs sees less things around he won't mind? ;)

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  47. What a busy desk you have!I am trying (and succeeding- mostly ), to just use what I have. OOps..forgot, yesterday I bought 2 pens and a stencil, but they didn't cost much!! hehe

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

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  48. Love your card and the way it all matches! Very late this week but at least I'm slowly getting there (phew!!) Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week!
    HaPpY WoYwW!?!
    (((Lyn))) #142

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  49. Sorry about all your broken bits and unexpected expenses, Vickie! It's nice to have them all taken care of, but it hurts when it's happening. I enjoyed your post and LOVE your beautiful triple mat card!

    Have a wonderful week! Darnell #60

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  50. Love your busy desk and lots of fun stuff. Your card is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  51. Hi, thought I had joined as a follower here, but didn't see 'me' in your followers gallery, so joined again! Not sure why this happens. Anyhoo, your desk made me feel right at home! And I loved your triple layer card. On my 'to-do' list, as I think these are so pretty. TFS & I'll try to get back for a visit sooner . Have a great weekend. Hugs

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  52. Hi there
    Your stash on your desk looks fab. I am trying to use what I've got without buying too much but I'm very weak when it comes to new and pretty things! I love your card. A homemade gelli plate sounds interesting.
    Thanks for sharing
    Lynda B #25

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  53. Hey Miss Vickie-lovin' your desk this week. Seems those life opportunites come around in 3's-as least in my house. Dang it anyway! LOL Love that you have everything at your fingertips! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for popping in to say Hi! Sue K #14

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  54. It's a pain when all your money goes for responsible things and not toys, huh?? LOL! I love your desk with all your cute embellishments so close at hand! LOVE your card too!! Triple stamping is so elegant looking!

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  55. Crikey - that was some spend you had. Hope all is working well and you are enjoying everything.
    Lovely card - you have to like that triple card technique. Yours is gorgeous.
    Sorry I am so late with comments, been away - Hugs, Neet xx

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  56. Sounds like life has been hectic and expensive! Love your card and always get a kick from seeing your desk which looks like an Aladdin's cave! Would love to swap an ATC with you. My email address is buttonscraft@btinternet.com Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #101

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