Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Halloween! WOYWW #272

Woke up this morning with the distinct feeling that I was forgetting something important!!! Hmmm...I wonder what that could be?  Oh right!  It is Wednesday and time for me to get my backside out of bed and get on the computer and write up my WOYWW post.  What is WOYWW?  Follow the link and Julia will tell you the deets but the gist of it is...It is a group of snoopy peoples that like to get together once a week and hop around the world snooping through one another's desks and projects.  Want to join in the fun?  Only place I know where you don't go to jail for stalking and snooping in other peoples lives and desks! 

My one of my desks in all its messed up glory...
This is kind of a tease photo cause I have covered up part of the project I am working on because it isn't done enough to share!  Hang on I will share photos of the orange tree shortly!!!  :-)  I decided it was all September and kids are going back to classes that it must be time for me to start working on my fall and Halloween projects.  I have even been spending time researching such on Pinterest!!! What an awesome time sink!!

Okay what is that orange thingey?
A box I started on last year then set aside to be finished at a later day and I forgot all about it.  Currently it is a coaster box but I am trying to decide if I would like to turn the coasters into a small picture book of Halloween pictures from bygone years!

Up closer!

Closer still!

A better side view!
The box is just a chipboard box I bought covered with Graphic 45 SteamPunk Spells papers.  I die cut the Harlequin edging, bats, and fence with Tim Holtz dies and Coordination distress cardstock.  All the ephemera and metal bits came out of my stash.  Tinsel is TH ideology.

These are the 4"x4" beer mats that are covered with various bits of paper. As I was digging through stuff to find stuff for the project in the works I found this key.  I think it could work as a way of getting a book out of the box!
It is easy getting them out when they are coasters but a little tight in a solid chunk.

One last picture I wanted to share!  My DH took me out to supper last week for beer, brats, and blues at the local German Biergarten, Royal Bavaria, an authentic beer garden owned by a couple from Germany!  Who would have thunk it!  In Oklahoma no less!
Isn't he handsome in that cowboy hat holding that stein of beer.  No one would believe I married him for his brain and not his good looks.  Interested in seeing some good photography?  Chuck has a blog too...his is a professional blog...but it is loaded with all sorts of awesome photography!  Check it out!

Okay enough for me.  I have to get off here and get dressed.  I have an appointment I need to get to at 2:30 and it is getting late!  Hope everyone has a great week and I will try and get by to visit you later in the week!


  1. Love your Hallowe'en project - and your Much Beloved looks like he is having a great night out ! Ali #8

  2. I like the key idea, Vickie. trust your appointment went well this afternoon. He sure is a good looking guy! Tried to check out his blog to see the pics, but nothing came in - only lists - no photos... not sure what happened there.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  3. Great shot of Chuck! Hope you had a fab night out, sounds like an awesome combo to me!!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

  4. Hi Vicky, I love your box with that orange tree, and the book sounds promising, great key! I think Chuck's hat would do it for me!

    Cazzy x #60

  5. Halloween? Wait for me.....time needs to slow down. ;) LOVE the Halloween tree and the coasters. Your cutie is such a cutie with his cowboy hat. Very Marlboro man. LOVE his photography!!
    Happy WOYWW,
    Thanks for sharing your space!
    XO Tam Hess #74

  6. Your coaster/book box is fabulous! I love the ephemera you have added to it to jazz it up, so nifty. That little key! I need to start thinking Halloween and those other less exciting holidays too. I just can't quite do it though. Thanks for the visit earlier today. Is it nap time yet?! PJ #59

  7. It looks as though you have been very usy and some great results.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 49

  8. I've started "thinking" about Halloween, but that's about as far as I have gotten. Your coaster box is fabulous!

    Your Mr. is quite dashing in his cowboy hat, and his photography is just amazing.

    Krisha #61

  9. Hi Vikkie, happy WOYWW... great coaster storage idea and a big congrats to hubby - his photos are absolutely Have a wonderful week Cheers RobynO#21

  10. I love all the Halloween stuff! I'm odd to visit your husband's blog! Happy WOYWW! Glenda #47

  11. I am in love with that box! Will be going to Hobby Lobby on Monday and all of their Christmas craft is 40% off. Hmmm Did you dye that tree or find one like that? Would love to know. Creative Blessings! Kelly #62

  12. You have been inventive with that box and the coasters, really interesting idea, I never know what to do with coasters.
    Hubby look really friendly chap and looks reflect personality, so classic good looks aren't always as appealing as a less classical handsome man with a great personality. I think you chose him on that basis.
    Hope your appointment wasn't anything worrying.
    Thanks for visiting me and cheering me up.
    Chris #52

  13. OMG a orange tree where did you get that it's fab-u-lous !!! Your box is amazing and love the way you used the key with the coasters. Looks like a very happy man there hugs Nikki 2

  14. Your box and coaster picture book are just marvelous, Vickie! All the attention to detail is so impressive! And speaking of impressive, you clearly got the bonus box of "handsome" checked off with your brainy dude! You're rockin' it, Chuck!! Happy Belated WOYWW and thanks for stopping in to visit me!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Hi Vickie, what an awesome piece of work! Love the pic of your Hubby too.Thanks for all the good wishes, keeping my fingers crossed! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

  16. Hi Vickie,

    LOVE the Halloween box! I really like the orange tree and the paper you used for the sides. Very cool. Can't wait to see what's hidden from us!

    You outing with DH sounds like it was so much fun. He is a handsome man in that cowboy had!

    Thank you for visiting me earlier. I'm later than what I expected.....
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (58)


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