Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WOYWW #363

Good morning, friends!

First I want to apologize for not getting to many of you last week. We've had lots of rainy days, meaning I do not plug the internet in. We have more moving in but I should have plenty of time over the weekend to visit.

Another week as rolled around and here we are visiting one another again. As promised, the tornado blew through here since you last visited. I've been working on the ATCs and cataloging my stamps.

The sizzix die and the strips of white hand-pressed (not by me) paper for an embellishment for the ATCs, the trusty paper trimmer and the straight edge. Towards the back you'll see some tombo markers I'll be using on the ATCs and a couple of small stamps. The rest is just the usual messy art-in-progress stuff we all have about.

Here is the picture I promised a couple of weeks ago. When I quit my job at Michaels in Peoria IL as a teacher and demonstrator, my weekly scrapbook group got together and made this ATC shadow box for me and had some of the employees I was closest to sign it as well. What a lovely going away gift. This hangs just above the tv in my stamping area (covering the power box). I miss my buddies at Michaels and I always make sure to connect with as many as I can when I go back to Peoria for visits.

That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you. We won’t touch.. just look. J  I can't wait to peek but if Bob is home for I might be late again getting 'round. Pleaseleave your number and you'll be first on my list.


  1. Hi Kelly, what a lovely leaving present, and a reminder of good times. I've been and still am, doing some stamp cataloguing too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

  2. That leaving present would have made me cry! In a good way, of course. I'm glad that the moving in is going ok, though it does make me laugh the way you're so matter-of-fact about the tornado. That would be big news in the UK!! Well done on going through your stamps, it must make your life easier in the future :-)
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  3. What a lovely present to receive! You sound very organised with your stamps. I need to get some sort of order going with mine but haven't got around to it (like a lot of other things!)

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #45

  4. I don´t visit everyone always either even if my goal is to do so. This week I did it thankfully... :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Sussie nr 16

  5. What a beautiful leaving gift - and how good that you can still link up with some of your students and staff.
    All the best with the ATCs - hope you get them all finished nicely I time.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  6. Hi Kelly, oh that is a very cool gift they made for you :) I absolutely get that the computers are unplugged during storms thing. ( we dont get tornadoes here but, I have lived in the midwest before so) don't worry if you don't get around to everyone every week. ( no one will complain ) :) Hope you get your flower boxes filled soon. & thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #52

  7. Love that parting gift to you. What a nice rememberamce. Good luck with your ATCs. Hugs. #62. (Very late)

  8. Looks like you're getting ready to do some creating there! What a wonderful leaving gift. Have a good week (without tornados!) Cara x

  9. What a lovely going away gift.

  10. That was a lovely thoughtful gift, bet you were pleased with it. I'm on catch-up this week so a bit late. Happy belated woyww, Angela xXx 20

  11. Looks like a real working desk. Love the ATC shadow box. I have so many and just keep them in a binder. Nice to have a project to use some of them.