Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WOYWW #219

Happy WOYWW!  This week flew past even faster then they usually do and I am wondering if it is my age or lack of attention...I tend to get sidetracked and it takes a bit to bring me back around.
If you would like to see what other desks are looking like to do head on over to Stamping Ground and Julia has it all laid out for you on the left side bar at the top!

Here is my desk this week...Yes it is definitely a mess and I haven't made much progress towards moving to the other room but I am saying it is because I am really thinking it through this time...
 Nothing really remarkable but I haven't cleaned it up from last night and ended up depositing some things on it till I could get them sorted out!
Here is a picture...or two of a project I am working on at the moment.  It is a re purposed paint bucket about 1 gallon sized that I am trying to make a gift tote or a decorative table piece out of.  I am kind of stuck as to where to go right now.  Looks flat and blah to me so will leave it sitting for a day or two and see if it grows on me or if some idea pops up to make it look better.  
Front of pail.   I really like the warm fall colors and the prints.  The paper is from Farm House and is all about fall.  I put solid flowers on it to begin with and did not like them at all.  I am not for sure about these!
Back of pail.  I only added one flower back here and I decided to try some Stickles glitter glue on it to perk it up but it doesn't so up too well in the photograph.  
I get really frustrated when I have an idea in my head and I can't get it to gel when I start making it...I am open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas!

Need to let you know I might not be around next Wednesday because I am traveling to Alabama to attend my son's graduation from Warrant Officer training at Ft. Rucker.  Hopefully we will have Internet connect but it being base housing I am not counting on it.  I didn't think I was going to be able to go but my DD surprised me with the news of two trips she has orchestrated for us to take this year...the first is the graduation next week and the second is a transatlantic cruise she booked on the Carnival Sunshine that departs from Barcelona on November 1st and arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 16.  There are several ports of call but there are also about 10 days at sea!!! Yay!  time to rest!

Well that's it for me.  I am off to bed now.  Couldn't sleep during the night so will try and sleep today...what a mess my body is!  Be back later to hop around the globe looking at every ones desks. 

27 comments:

  1. It's going to be lovely I am sure - keep at it.
    Congrats on your son's graduation. Happy days. x Jo

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  2. Hi Vickie, my, but that's the fanciest bucket I've ever seen - love the autumnal theme and the embossed leaves are gorgeous. Congratulations to your son on his graduation and to you for having such a thoughtful and generous daughter. Hope you've managed a bit of sleep now. Have a good week, Elizabeth x #61

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  3. Hi Vicki it's looking good to me!! Congrats to your son have fun at the graduation! Your other trip sounds fab as well. What a lovely daughter. I had awful night last night and could just curl up and sleep now. Anne x #77

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  4. Hi Vickie, I love your bucket - great colours and I love all the texture and interest you've created with the leaves and flowers. Enjoy your son's graduation - I'm sure it will be a very special occasion. Have a good week. MMx #83

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  5. O wow your trips sound fun, go steady though! Enjoy. Fab desk as always, so colourful. Take care. Zo xx 98

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  6. Desk looking good, bucket looking better. Is it age then? dunno, time just vanishes for me most of the time, and as for distraction.........

    have a great time next week, we will be here when you get back.
    take care

    Lynda #89

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  7. Congrats on your sons graduation, and have a really lovely trip on the cruise. taking time to organise before the room move is the best way- saves a lot of re-organising later when you are actually in there. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx

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  8. The bucket looks great, love the flowwers. You will enjoy the cruise, where else will it be going? Don't forget to pace yourself with the food you get on board! Francesca #62

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  9. Well, lots of lovely positive news on your desk today, buckets, graduations and cruises. It could only happen in WOYWW!! Hope you are well and happy :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

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  10. Hi Vickie! I think your pail is wonderful and I hope it grew on you or you had additional inspiration that you will be happy with!

    Your daughter is a gem! Have a wonderful time at the graduation and congratulations to your son!! The thought of the cruise will keep you daydreaming for weeks to come!!

    Happy WOYWW! Have a great week! Thanks for your visit last week! Darnell #19

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  11. Happy WOYWW. I love your pail - fab autumn colours. Congrats to your son on his graduation and the cruise sounds amazing. I always dream of going on a cruise, but only if the sea is calm - I get seasick very easily. Ali x #56

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  12. Hi Vicky
    not sure if I can help with the pail.... how about some tendrils or something similar that is lighter.
    how kind of your DD to book those trips. the cruise sounds wonderful... I love Barcelona so much fabulous architecture, love all the Gaudi stuff.
    good luck with the pail and enjoy the graduation
    janet #44

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  13. Loving the autumnal colours you've used. Sounds like you have lots of lovely things to look forward to xx

    Fiona #131

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  14. First, I hope you aren't buried under a ton of water. It's been bad here and we're breaking all kinds of records for rainfall.

    I was pleased to read about both trips you will be taking. What an awesome vacation you have planned, and also time with your son. Wonderful news from your end.

    Did you notice I didn't say anything about the bucket? It's because I have NO idea how to help out (grin).

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  15. Hi Vicki - fab bucket - love it - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW Mxx #70

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  16. I love the bucket, such a clever idea. I'm always in awe of how you guys come up with these ideas for re purposing objects. Would a bright shiny gold leaf or flower lift it maybe. Enjoy the graduation and wow how lucky to be going on a cruise, enjoy every moment.
    Have a great week.
    Von #13

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  17. Congrats to/on your son. Fantastic...a cruise and what a cruise! Fab daughter you have there! Maybe a bit of bling on the flowers. Love the embossed leaves. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

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  18. what a fab idea re purposing a bucket I love the autumnal colours you've used and the flowers and would add more but I know what you mean when it isn't what you imagine it to be like,but not sure what it needs!..im sure you will get to that point soon.congratulation to your son im sure you will have a wonderful trip ad the cruise sounds ace.. have a wonderful week and trip next week ..belated woyww wishes hugs Andrea#57

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  19. Congratulations to your son - have a wonderful time at the graduation - enjoy every minute of it!! You have a real celebratory time ahead of you - look forward with anticipation, then enjoy, then look back with great fondness.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #69

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  20. Congrats on the graduation and what a wonderful DD to organise such an amazing cruise. You really do get around exploring the world. Love the concept of repurposing the paint bucket. I would probably hit the flowers with an autumn coloured spray with a bit of shimmer. Sandra @108

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  21. Hope you have a wonderful time at your son's graduation and hope you find either fondness or direction for/with your paint bucket project. :) ~ Laura the Bookworm (who is just visiting this week -- no time to post!)

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  22. Aw your dd is such a great enabler! Am delighted for you to see and for your son's success, how marvellous. I'm mildly ecited about your moving the desk part of all the stuff, but I totally get why you're walking around the idea of it..it has to be right
    because the frustration of re-doing it will be awful! I can't help with the decoration of the pail....crikey if someone of your calibre can't decide...!

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  23. Congratulations on your son's graduation - such a great achievement.
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog last week. I have thought about your words a great deal and they have given me such hope for my son's future: I just wanted you to know what you said made a difference. Now the bucket is a tough one! Like Julia I feel a little apprehensive about giving advice to such a seasoned crafter - and I'm so indecisive too! Julie Ann xx #39

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  24. I was wondering if your trip already came but it's next week. Are you still planning on driving through Georgia? Let me know... gita422 @ hotmail.com Hopefully your idea for the bucket will come together. I dreamed of card layouts the other night...actually, it felt more like my brain was thinking of LO's not really a dream. But now I can't remember what is was!! Brigita #106 this week

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  25. I would be in crafters heaven with all those fabulous colors in front of me to play with. I love the beautiful rich shades of autumn and your pail is looking fabulous. Happy WOYWW! Danie (a very late #133)

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  26. Well I'm beyond late Vicky but at least I've managed to get here.
    I've not participated yet again for WOYWW but I'm using the time to visit everyone else's desks! I'm having such fun but hope to join in again soon ;D
    I love your desk it looks amazing...very organised and I'd love all of those Copics!
    You've probably finished your gorgeous pail by now. I hope you're pleased with the outcome because it looks fabulous to me.
    Maybe catch up again at the next WOYWW ;D

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