Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WOYWW and What's Up Doc!

It has been almost a month since I posted...I hang my head in shame!!  I promised to stay on top of this blog and keep it current but a month long trip and other issues just derailed all my good intentions.

WOYWW bloggers will appreciate the mess my one desk have devolved into...OMG!  How does this happen?  It seems like I am always picking up and putting away stuff but...obviously not fast enough!
My mail working desk is covered with all sorts of fun stuff.   Want to see other people fun desks?  Check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground for links to others.

So...My scary desk today.  Yes! I have been shopping!  Deals too good to pass up!  New Years Resolution...don't buy more till I have used what I have!
I made a trip to Target the other day and visited their $1 bins and came away with a load of fun crafting items...I love those $1 bins and have to buy whenever I see the stuff or it is gone when I need it.
Everything $1 including the 6"x6" paper pads!  Couldn't pass it up... 
Loved all the shaped glitter and sequins!  When do you ever see snowflakes and reindeer in glitter?

I also found a big sale on Washi tape...not that I needed more!
Bought 5 new tubes of washi tape for next to nothing on a crazy sale at Michael's!
That big plastic jar is about a two gallon size that held the cheesy puff snacks before I repurposed it...had to recycle it you know cause it has a purple top!  All the Washi tape in the jar I have been accumulating for several years and yes I do use a lot of wash tape!  Am I hearing you say you want to know what that wire thing is behind the plastic jar?  Well it is a tiered wire basket I found at Sam's that I thought would be perfect for my glitter glue, glitter ribbon, and glitter tapes...what do you think?  Keeps most of the sparkle in one spot!
Went to a wine and paint party a couple weeks ago and had a blast painting a Christmas canvas.  I am looking forward to more of this...  As you can see my snowman didn't end up like any of the others.  We drank wine, listened to the football game and painted.  It was a blast!

This is my snowman...not exactly what the others looked like but I like him!

What he was suppose to look like!! 

Sorry for the photo collage of sorts...I think my computer has been drinking.  You can see the three choices for a snowman I was given and the one on the left is the one I made...doesn't quite look like the examples and I did follow directions...kinda...after 3 glasses of wine I am surprised I got one to look this good!

Heather was here last week and we went to a retreat and had a blast.  I will post pictures soon of that!


  1. great snowman! good to see you back, with your bargains and busy desk!! Helen #1

  2. Wine and painting??! I think we've been doing the Crop wrong here in the UK, lol. Hope you are keeping ok..your desk is magnificently messy!
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

  3. Hi Vickie, great post, love your canvas! I'd have taken advantage of those bargains too! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  4. I like your snowman. Sounds like you had loads of fun!!! Lovely new stash as well. Anne x #13

  5. Looks like you had fun at the wine and paint. I'm not sure I'd be able to paint that much after wine lol though I suppose you can end up with some fun looking stuff. I found the snowflakes I needed at Target. I had looked everywhere and found them for only $1 each! Couldn't believe my luck. I'll have to check out those bins more often.

    Happy WoYWW
    Sharon K #27

  6. Sounds like you had a blast at the painting night. Getting together and having fun is the most important part. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @15

  7. Oh Vickie, I had to smile at your New Year's Resolution. Vickie, you are going to have to live to at least 100, just to use up your paint and Washi Tape- let alone the rest!!I have made a similar resolution, but already I know it's HOPELESS!!I just can't resist pretty things that shine, and glitter, and border..Hmm!!Have a fun rest of week.

  8. Hi Vickie,
    There's some things I have a hard time passing up -- a good washi tape, fabric and yarn! Oh, and paper. I still haven't gotten my craft room all together yet but I'm thinking by next Wednesday it'll be almost there!

    The paint and wine party sounds fun. I think they have those here too.


  9. I have sworn off 6x6 pads, but I think at a buck apiece I might have wobbled! I don't use much Washi at Ll, so will be looking to you for some inspiration, and...I'm love the sight of your desk, it's glorious!

  10. You paint a better snowman tipsy than I could paint sober!

  11. Happy Belated WOYWW. That party sounds fantastic. I think I may need to organise one here next year. I love your snowman - and that design would be great for simple cards. So much washi tape! I have lots, but keep it in shallow baskets, so I can hunt around easily and try to use it all up. I am not doing any crafty stash shopping now - partly because I am attempting to pay off my credit card, and also because whilst doing my decluttering I have found so many things I have never used. The only things I might buy are paper for Life Book 2017, paints and replacement pens. Ali x #25

  12. Always fun to see what is going on in your crafty corner! The target items were a deal! I have some clothespins with the reindeer on them from a few years ago that look like the deer glitter shapes! I have to be careful because I want ALL the target dollar spot stuff!
    they have the best seasonal items and like you said once it's gone it's gone.
    Your snowman painting is cute too.. especially as a tipsy artist :). Where did you take the class?
    Thanks for today and my wonderful gifts. I feel inspired to set up m y craft area again!


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