Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WOYWW #215 - Leftovers and new toys

Happy WOYWW everyone!
I really love What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Hostess, Julia Dunnit atStampin' Ground has created this awesome web of participants that allows us to peek inside each other's studios every week. Just click -> WOYWW to see what it's all about.



My rule of tidying up after a project just was not an option last week. I finished Cheyanne's baby album at midnight on Thursday night. We were to be on the road by 8 a.m. the next morning and I still had dishes and packing to do. The fact that Bob had done the dishes by the time I got upstairs came as no surprise. He's good like that. 

Okay... so what did I leave behind:
You'll see the spots with the daubers on top. SU Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose were the color choices I worked with, along with the gemstones, ribbon options, tape runner refills, paper roses from Recollections and scraps from that wonderful paper. Oh yeah, and a few butterflies waiting for the next project.

What did I bring home:
Two of my SIL's are paper crafters. So that meant a trip to Hobby Lobby. Okay.. two trips. I made one with my MIL as she needed to pick up a beautiful cross-stitched picture she made and had framed for Libby Ann's room. On that trip I picked up a Cricut cartirdge on clearance... a Christmas one and the tag stamps also on the clearance rack. The snowflake brads were on sale.  

On the second trip with SIL Rhonda I found the tool set I've been wanting for making flowers. I've seen the YouTube making these but kept forgetting to look for the tools whenever I went shopping. They had one set left and I had a 40% off so the purchase was preordained :-) Rhonda also told me about the Cricut Craft Room. I am in so much trouble. LOL Need to get the office cleaned so I can play with that program. If you've used it, I'd love to hear from you!

Today is all about getting the dog kennel cleaned before the weather gets too hot to breathe then moving into the air conditioning to promote multiple Texas and Nashville recording artists, letting their fans know where they can hear them play over the next seven days. Tomorrow and Friday and I dig into the office. So anxious to get everything back into place.

Happy Crafting and Creative Blessings!
Kel

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  1. Sounds like you had a great trip. Lots of goodies, too. April #107

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    1. Good morning, April! We had a good trip... even with having to take the new kitty with us. It was nice to shop with another paper crafter.

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  2. great goodies! I used the craft room years ago - when it was only available on PC - not sure if it works with mac now. I do remember thinking that using craft room was going to be the only was to go for me ....

    i got a silhouette that works on the mac, so no craft room anymore.

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    1. I've looked at the silhouette. In fact I tried to hold out for it but hubby offered up the Cricut and I couldn't pass it up. ;-) My next purchase is going to be something I can use the Spellbinder style dies with. I only have the Sizzix platform. Thanks for your input! Creative Blessings

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  3. Love all the crafting goodies that are on your desk. happy crafting #13

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    1. Hi Regina! Yep... now to clear out the old and start playing with some new :-)

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  4. I love that album! It's adorable!

    Katie (106)
    http://adventuremonkeys.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Katie. Will hit your blog tomorrow. Creative Blessings!

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  5. I am so envious that you can go to hobby lobby I hear such wonderful things about bargains obtained, I only wish I could go. They don't have that store in Australia. Enjoy the heat, oh I so miss the warm weather.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

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    1. Don't be too envious Eliza. I really prefer Michaels most of the time. I just find some things at HL I can't find at Michaels. I wonder how bad the shipping would be to shop on-line. They do offer their coupon codes on-line and often offer free shipping. Something to look into.

      Warm weather will be your way... then you'll wish it were cooler LOL
      Hugs!

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  6. busy week! Messy desks are way more fun! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #100

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    1. it's been crazy, Lindsay. I WILL take the weekend off to work in the studio to clean/ organize. Hugs!

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  7. Hi, Kelly, happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit. :-) I can see from your post that you were *forced* to go shopping . . . I mean, refusing would have been rude, right? And 40% off coupons mean the item is practically free! lol The baby album you made is so sweet.

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    1. Too funny. Laura! Thank you for the comment and for the smile. Hugs!

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  8. Hi Kelly, thank you for your visit to my WOYWW, wow yours looks awesome as well, sounds like your having a busy time of it at the mo, love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

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    1. Happy to have you stop by, Jay. I stay busy. Creative Blessings!

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  9. Oooh, lots of fun goodies! That tool kit looks intriguing..I will have to go to youtube and check out the flower making! Safe trip and have a blast! Thanks for the visit today! Winnie#85

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    1. Hey Winnie... if you check back here, You can go to mcGill.com. or search YouTube for them.

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  10. Great that you can share your hobby with your Sisters in Law and that you managed to make some great purchases! Thank you for dropping by earlier. I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers you produce with tools! Julie Ann #45

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    1. Hi Julie Ann.
      Funny thing is, Kelly and I had absolutely nothing in common when I first married her brother. I guess we all grow up. :-)

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  11. Aha !! The Tool Kit was obviously just waiting for you to come along then ???!!! That's the sort of purchase deal I like too. :-)

    Happy WOYWW and thank you for letting me visit :-D

    IKE xxxx #33

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    1. Hi Ike.
      My door is always open here. Stop in for a visit any time.

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  12. Oh so messy it makes me twitch lol I always have to be tidy! Good luck with the dog kennel cleaning! Congrats on the new goodies!

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    1. Hey girl
      Yeah, normally I have to clean after a project. I finished it up at midnight, just no time if I wanted sleep... and I was the one driving LOL

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  13. I love Hobby Lobby too, and don't have any art stores in town. Therefore, when I go to bigger cities, I always make at least one trip to Hobby Lobby. You got some cool finds which should be fun to work with. Blessings!

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    1. Welcome Arnoldo
      My nearest craft stores are 4 hours round trip. I usually plan an overnight when I go so I can hit everything. I pair it up with a writers meeting so the gas and hotel are tax deduction hehe

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  14. It is always a GREAT trip when you get to bring home new stash!!
    Krisha #5 thanks for the visit

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    1. Kelly is always sending me home with goodies. I try to make it a trade-off but she de-stashes more often than I do LOL

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  15. Ahhh Hobby Lobby, I am so jealous. It's 5 hours drive for me to go there. Saves money though...LOL Can't wait to see the flowers when you get them made.

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    1. Huggles Vikki. So happy you stopped by. Got my Christmas catty in the mail a couple days ago. Now I just need a Sale A Brations and I'm broke LOL

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  16. seems like you had done some shopping yourself already. Expo's are fun...so you'll have a great time. eh, so you didn't get to your desk. it'll be cleaned up before the next project than I'm sure. And promoting country singers. Cool. Sounds like a nice job! :-) Brigita #25

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    1. I love my job Gita, though it is much easier when my computer cooperates. I've decided Expo will be a reward for getting my space organized. Creative Blessings!

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  17. You are one busy lady! The baby album is wonderful! Hmm.... daubers, butterflies, tool kit. Interesting items on your desk! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #108

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    1. Hi Carol. I've become infatuated with daubers. I have one for every ink spot. Working on obtaining for chalks next. Thanks for stopping in! Creative Blessings

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  18. You're gonna love the tool set! I use it a lot for things other than flowers too. Fab tag stamps. They look really pretty from here. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104

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    1. Hi Nan. Would love to see what you do with them. I just knew once I watched the video I wanted them. Hugs!

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  19. Thanks for dropping by yesterday. I'm only just getting round to doing a bit of blog hopping to check out what my friends have been up to this week....a 6am to 9pm day with my gorgeous grandchildren yesterday sort of got in the way of blogging....but I'm not complaining cos it was a wonderful day. :-)
    A flower making tool?....don't you just love it when you find what you've been looking for and it's on offer? :-)
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    A x #55

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    1. Hey Annie! Love those grandbabies. Mine took me out of the loop the entire 5 weeks they were here. But I wouldn't have missed the time with them for anything. Creative Blessings!

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  20. Hi Kelly
    your desk is looking great I am so glad you didn't tidy it up. You have allowed me to have a great poke around and a bit of a play with your new stuff.
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
    Ria #75

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    1. Hey Ria! Glad I could offer you some play time. You know I love your space. Hugs!

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  21. Shopping for new stash in a different part of the world to where you live is always an adventure and usually an expensive one but it sounds like you have a very supportive partner. Your new tools and Stampendous Tag Stamps look fab! Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

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    1. Hi Danie.
      I'm just glad there is only an HL there and not a Michaels as well. When I go to Paducah KY I can hit both.. much to my husbands dismay hehe

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  22. Nothing like scoring something fab on sale :) How like a crafter to fishing something when there is packing and preparing for a trip to do LOL! And thanks for your comment. Glad you like my blog.
    Happy (late) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (35)

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    1. Finishing on Thursday night was NOT my plan. LOL Just the way everything worked out since I couldn't get the products until the weekend before. Part of it was KNOWING how it went together so I didn't get on it like I should have LOL.

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  23. Hi Kelly, so nice to meet you and see what you're using for your projects. Especially when not tidied up, for then we get to see the real stuff going on :) The baby album you made is gorgeous, I just had a peek at it and love the shabbyness and soft colours of it. Hugs and happy crafting, Wendy #121

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    1. HI Wendy. I'll get over to your blog tomorrow. Thanks for stopping in and appreciating my creative chaos hehe

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  24. I still have things to put away after my trip. I can't wait to get reorganized, it makes scrapping so much easier!

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    1. Yes it does. That's why I'm spending the weekend cleaning! I think I'm more excited to clean than create at this point LOL

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  25. Sounds like you had a fabulous time on your trip. Always nice to pick up some new fab things to play with. I could never take part in this because my desk is always a disaster.

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    1. Maggie.. that's what it's all about. Letting us poke through your mess and what you have in progress. I can't help it I'm a bit OCD...
      okay A LOT LOL Hugs!

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  26. Kelly.........I so WISH you lived close to me. Just reading this post made me wish we could go have lunch, hit Hobby Lobby, Michaels and come home and play in the Cricut Craft room. LOL All my favorite things. I have used the Cricut Craft room. If you have questions e-mail me. The BEST advice I can give you is to make sure the first time you try to use it is when Provo Craft is open. That way if you run into any snags you can call them. Cannot wait to see what you create:-) I love my Cricut:-) I also thought about the Cameo.....but that is really being computer dependent. What if my computer crashed then I would be out of luck on the die cut end too. LOL Take care:-)

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    1. Hey Brenda. You never know when a writer or music gig is going to have me looking for a couch to crash on. Careful what you wish for. LOL

      Thanks for the tips on the CCR. Will keep them in mind. Big Disney Hugs!

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  27. Sounds like you had a very 'productive' trip! Well done! I noticed your goals for 2013...you have a very busy year planned. Hope you get it all done. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Vikki #95

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    1. Hi Vikki. You're welcome. Let's see, the year is half over. Hmmm. There's still hope LOL Creative Blessings!

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  28. What a cool idea - I'm going to check this out. Let us know how you like the CCR - been thinking about poking around in there, too. Thanks for letting us peek at your desk (and BTW - love the album!).

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    1. Hey Sweetie. So happy you stopped in. I'll keep you posted. Clean now, play later.

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  29. Lovely new stash you've got there, Kelly. It sounds as if you had a great trip. I used to use a Cricut but now have a Cougar cutting machine from Thyme Graphics which is a real Rolls Royce of a machine - and isn't tied to cartridges - you can design your own files which is great.

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I think quite a few people are green with envy at my new ARTHaven! Can't wait to start putting my stuff in and getting stuck in again with being creative.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #116

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    1. Your new ARTHaven is going to be lovely, Shoshi. And what an awesome husband you have working so hard. Mine would be the same way. Hugs!

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  30. What a busy time you're having and sounds like a great trip, especially when you can grab a few bargains :) Thanks for visiting and sorry to be super-late this week!! Happy Woyww Liz

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    1. Hi Liz!
      Better late than never, sweetie. Glad you stopped in. Have a great weekend!

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