Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WOYWW #251

This week definitely flown past quickly!  I think I must have slept through it or something cause this is WOYWW #251 and my desk is messy as usual!  I have been spending more time doing crafting and fun stuff.   Okay lets get on with it!  Here is my desk this week.  I  am working on a multimedia canvas and just laid down a coat of gesso and some leaves in coarse texture paste. 
I have had this stencil since I don't know when...before stencils became so popular and have used it for paints and all sorts of fun stuff. The paper peaking through the gesso is from a Tim Holtz Paper Stash from a few years ago.  I will get this finished tomorrow and will put a post out for you to see.  I love 12"x12" canvases and someday I am going to try my luck with a bit bigger one? This package was taking up space on my desk before I cleaned it off to start my canvas.  
It is the kit of the month from Red Rubber Cafe.  I love their stamps and this kit is perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages etc.  It came complete with ribbons, flowers, card stock, stickers and a paper pack!  After I am done with the canvas I am going to start playing with it!!  

Thought I would share a photo of a tag I just finished for Easter!  I it is a little brighter then most of the tags I make but hey...I love making tags!  

If you are wondering what all this desk business is about go to Stamping Ground and Julia will fill you in on the deets.  

Brigita from Gita's Creations and I will be meeting up for supper and a visit tomorrow!  I have been following her on WOYWW for quite awhile and it is nice to be able to put a real person to the name.  Brigita has been in town since Sunday for classes and training at the FAA here in OKC.  I am really excited to finally be able to meet up with someone from WOYWW face to face!

I think that the warmer weather makes me want to be out and about a bit more and that is making time fly past too.  The weather here has been at least in the 50's and some days have climbed into the 70's+....ahhhh spring I am so glad it is here!  Another week and I will start planting the garden and getting the pool up for the summer!   Hope the weather is being kind to you where you live!  Have a great week and I will hopefully be able to make it around to a few blogs later today!


  1. Love your tags, Vickie...especially the steampunk one in the previous post. Completely fantastic!! Good to see stencils being used too...I remember doing house decorating with stencils....very 1980's!!!
    Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

  2. Great start to the canvas. I'll look forward to seeing that in all its glory soon. Thanks for stopping by today xx

    Fiona #47

  3. Funny weather here in the north of England but hey ho, we had a good summer last year!
    Love that big stencil and eagerly await the finished result. I must get my bits done and then I can play with stencils as I have just acquired some new ones on loan.
    Hugs, Neet 40 xx (thanks for visiting)

  4. I really love the colours of your tag....brightens the day :-)
    Annie x # 41

  5. Your canvas is looking great already and I love that tag. That parcel of goodies looks wonderful, have fun playing with that lot. Have a great week, glad your weathers fine, we've got rain here but we really needed it, so no complaints here.
    Von #23

  6. Wow what a great parcel - that should keep you busy. I think we are all longing for Spring. Winter hasn't been that bad this year in the UK but so GREY. Love your bright and cheerful bunny card. Have a great WOYWW, Cindy #59

  7. love your wee tag and look forward to seeing your finished canvas
    Happy woyww
    Toni #57

  8. Love the bright tag, Vickie, and your desk looks awesome - makes me want to get back to experimenting with my stencils again! Once I get my cutting machine up and running again I am hoping to cut some more stencils and start using moulding paste etc.

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment! I tried using some of my hubby's herbal teas without too much success - when you dry them, it is hard to get the tea out. I much prefer real tea! I love the subtle shades you get. "Builder's" tea makes a diffrerent stain from the Lapsang Souchong or Earl Grey that we usually drink. I am collecting bags from church and they are good strong English stuff!! Anyway, let me know how you get on with the herbal bags.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #48

  9. So we both have tags on our desk this week, love the colours on your Easter one. Thanks for 'sharing' your goodie box, if only I could reach in and grab a few of those pink and green papers......
    Thanks for visiting already.
    Happy Wednesday
    Ann B

  10. Hi Vickie,

    Wow - that's a pizza box full of goodies! So they send you a kit every month? That's definitely one way to build up your stash.

    Your tag is VERY cute!

    I'm not participating in WOYWW this week but couldn't stay away.


  11. What a wonderful space this week. So glad you are able to meet a fellow WOYWWer! Enjoy!
    Glenda #63

  12. someday I'm going to join some kind of kit of the month club - I love surprises and challenges! Your box looks chalk full - I'll have to check out that company! VERY cute little bunny tag! Out of probably 2500 stamps, I have one stamp that says "Happy Easter", and that's it for Easter stamps! I love the bunny!

  13. The kit looks great, it's so nice to get a surprise in the post even when you have to pay for it lol!
    The tag is gorgeous, lovely bright spring colours.
    Look forward to seeing the completed canvas.
    Happy crafting, Angela #59

  14. Hi Vickie- wow, temperatures in the 50's-70's. we are lucky if there's a zero on the end of the number over here, lol. I agree, I think Salty Ocean is the most glorious blue ever, and the Spiced Marmalade is my absolute favourite. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33 xxx

  15. Love your tag and all the goodies on your desk. Thank you for your visit. Karen #44

  16. Fab tag. Scrummy new stash. I love your craft area.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sue 45

  17. Hello Vickie. Lovely cute tag to show us all this week. Have a wonderful time with Brigita - yes, it is indeed fun to put faces to names we meet on WOYWW - enjoy the day. Have fun with that parcel, too. It looks amazing - how exciting!
    Margaret #85

  18. Great mixed media canvas, I too love stencils and gesso, I gesso anything that isn't morning ;) Such sweet little tags, that easter bunny is gorgeous!

  19. Hi Vickie Looks like you are having great fun with your canvas and tags ! I can heartily recommend meeting WOYWW friends ! Thanks for visiting ! Ali x #30

  20. Happy Belated WOYWW. Loving the monthly kit. I have to sit on my hands when I see the kit from Simon Says Stamp. Quickly delete the email before I find myself signing up! My aim is to stop myself buying too much stash and get my credit card paid off. I have signed up for a monthly sewing kit, as I really need to expand my skills. Your bright Easter tag is fab. In our family only me and my mum exchange Easter cards, but I also send one to an elderly cousin as she is involved with the church, and a fun one for my young niece and nephew. Ali x. #42

  21. I've got some canvases that I should start on! But I am concentrating on the little ATCs for now. So much easier to do!
    That is such a cute bunny tag!
    Happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS@3

  22. I cant believe I am getting around the desks this late in the new week. I hope you had a great meeting with Gita, this is something I really want to do too, meet up with other woyww'ers but hey most are either in America or England, maybe one day I will fly over from Australia. I love that canvas, great start. Looks like a fantastic kit too. Hope you had a fun weekend, sorry I am getting to you late.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 19

  23. Oh, wow, I've only got six minutes left of today, but I've just made it here to wish you and your hubby a Happy Anniversary, Vickie!! And many, many more!!

    I love your Easter tag! I hope you had a lovely visit with Brigita!! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Darnell

  24. Hi Vickie! Finally got around to posting a blog for WOYWW. Love your Easter tag and what a fun box to get in the mail. Enjoyed meeting you and your daughter. ~~ Brigita


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