Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WOYWW/ BloGIVErsary Give Away!

As you can see, I have had lots of help with the king of beasts!  This is Aslan.  He is such a sweetie!  He's what's on my work area this week for WOYWW compliments of  Julia of the Stamping Ground.  You can check out hers and other work desks to see what they are all up to.












As for my other desk, it is filled with other pieces that I have cut on my Cricut this week.  They are laying on my desk awaiting to be put away in some clear plastic envelope as soon as I get more of them.  They will make for a nice stash to play with later or trade with others.  I loved how the trees made a nice negative to make a stencil with or to put on cards as well. One side of the card stock was green while the other with a news print.  It is one of Tim Holtz variety packs.























My desk wasn't too terribly messy this time, but you should have seen all the bits of paper on the floor!  I guess those birds I cut out can be quite messy regardless if I used newsprint in their cages. lol

Another thing that I wanted to share with you is my old desk caddy that I had gotten at a yard sale a couple of years ago. I am sure it was meant to put in rubber bands, paper clips and other office supplies in it, but when I found out that these chalk inks fit so perfectly, WOW it was such an AH HA moment!  Because of the color of the plastic,  I am thinking that this was perhaps something from around 20 years or so ago.  Anyway, I am tickled with it's function and if you should be so lucky enough to find something like this, I know you would be in heaven too!

Thanks for having a peak at my desk this week.  Looking forward to hearing from you.  The drawing will be on March 28th.  Good Luck!

55 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow your cat is a cutie. Love those little cushion so colourful, & so generous of you too. Those Trees are fab as too is your new ink storage, great idea! Take care & enjoy this WOYWW, I'll try not to snoop too much! Zo x 62

BetteK said...

I LoVe your work! Your sewing is fab and anything Tim Holtzy is just fine by me and your photographs are stunning! Am very happy to have come across your blog! Happy WOYWWing! Love Debbie #54 xXx

njeri said...

First I love your cat, he is such a cutie. I like the caddy too, It sure makes organization much easier.
I would be honored to receive your pin cushion, I am a hopeless quilter although I enjoy sewing clothes and knitting/crocheting.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Njeri
cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

scrappymo! said...

So amny things there to comments on. Love the blog candy...such vibrant colours!

Love the cutouts on your cricut. I have one that I have only used once when someone else did it for me. I am such a chicken about new toys! The colours you chose and the reverse image are just great.

Your chalk ink holder is fab!

Ann B said...

Lovely give-away, those little cushions are beautiful. Very happy to become a follower. The tree diecuts on your previous post looking very good. I would cut out of metal just so I could use the negative images on something.
Thanks for visiting me.

Ann B
#59

Connie said...

The minute I saw your cathedral pin cushions I was hooked and ready to follow, then I read on and saw that you're having a drawing. Well, that just sugared the pot. I am in love with the cathedral pattern. I have this incredible quilt that my Mom made back in the 70's. She passed away 6 years ago (one day short of her 100th birthday). Everyone was flying in and a party was planned so we just turn her party into her memorial, she would have loved it (birthday cake and all). Anyway I treasure this quilt. I'm not a quilter but I know all the many hours that went into it and it will someday be passed to my daughter. Thank you for sharing. Your newest follower and fellow blogger, Connie

Trish Latimer said...

Fabulous storage!!! Love how the pads just sit there waiting to be used! The tree negatives would make wonderful ATCs!! Trish #64

Yvonne said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am so impressed with your art and your neat places of work! I wouldn't dare show my room :)

Redanne said...

Happy 5th! Well done on this achievement - I have only managed 2 weeks and am exhausted already! Love your needlework cushions, they are really beautiful. The storage is a great idea, I want one of those Tim Holtz holders for my inkers.......Crafty hugs from #86

Netty said...

Oh wow your cushions are totally gorgeous. Great idea for storage. Thank you for sharing. x

May said...

Love Aslan he is so cute a beautiful furrball!! Love the caddy great item so many uses for it in your crafty space,, I would love to win one of your fabulous pin cushions!! thank you for the chance to win, Hugs May became a follower of your blog it is beautiful x x

Karen said...

I love your work, those pin cushions are just gorgeous. Great storage for your inks :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Sarah said...

A great post with lots to see - love how the cat is looking like we are intruding with crafty stuff! Love that storage - so handy and fab little cushions which are a lot better idea than me sticking the pins in my chair...Thanks for sharing with WOYWW...Sarah at 1

michelle said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary ! You have inspired me to get out my cricut machine and make some stencills love your trees. I am already a follower and have you linked to my blog. Love the pin cushions and what a fab storage idea . Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your lovely pin cushions !
best wishes Michelle x

Judie savage-lovell said...

im lovin this desk, gorjuss cat as well lol, i am a following your blog, lots of gorjuss goodies here you can teach me a thing or two lol

thanks for the peek
hugs
judie xx

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Aslan is gorgeous and looks like he's helping the creatvity come pawing in! So many arty people have cats and share their photos too - lovely! Love the trees - they have an intriguing sense to them - and would love to see what you make with them. Best wishes Deb #114

Gabriela said...

Congratulations Wanda!!!!
As you know cathedral windows is one of my favorite things to do! I love yours!
To many more hilarious and artistic blog years!!Love you!

Debby said...

At first I thught you were giving away one of your cats, hah.
Love that storage item.
Happy Bloggy Anniversary.

sandee said...

First off, Asland is so pretty and what an unusual name! I LOVE that desk caddy and the top hat on it so cheeky! and word verification....no words.lol waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Happy blogoversary! Your cushions are so sweet and you are very kind to give them away.

What a lovely forest you have! Those trees look great and remind me that I have that cartridge.

Cheers,
Susan #49

Please consider using comment moderation instead of word verification. It took me a couple of tries to get this to work.

Elizabeth said...

Love what's on your desk this week - Aslan is just gorgeous. You've been busy and those pincushions are gorgeous - congratulations on reaching your blogaversary too. The storage is terrific - not seen anything similar over here but will keep my eyes open just in case. Hope you are having a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #21

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

My dear, you never cease to amaze me!!! Cute pin cushions...and da kittycat makes me miss mine so much!

kay said...

your cat gorgeous,suits his name,loving your ink storage,happy crafting,x

Brenda B said...

Love the cat, perfect name, especially for his colour. Love the little pin cushions and congrats on the milestone. Great idea to do a lot of die cutting as it makes so much mess. And what a brilliant caddy for your inks too!

Hugs
Brenda 6
PS. Would you consider turning off word verification and moderating comments instead, it's doing my eyes in, lol! Thanks,

moonlitfantaseas said...

congratulations! I have been a follower for quite a while, and love your blog! And your creations

Twiglet said...

Beautiful little pin cushions and the little desk tidy is great.

Janine said...

CNGRATIOLATIONS!!
% years are quiet a while. I wpould love to win one of your great pincushions. I am a follower allready.
Greatings to you and Aslan
Janine

Normajean said...

Oh Wanda your pin cushions are beautiful! Love the Tim Holtz goodies too. Hugz, Nj

Pattyskypants said...

Love your blog, love your art, love your kittehs, love your quilts! AND I LOVE those pin cushions! I'm gonna make some. xxoo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Wow you are my hero!!! and you are so neat!!! I love the trees from cricut...what design is this??? Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

karen said...

Oh my, Aslan is a very handsome cat! And I love the look on his face as if he is saying "What?! This is somewhere I like to lie. You can work around me."
Your pillows are beautiful! What a wonderful talent you have!
xoxo Karen #179

Becky said...

Those pin cushions are beautiful and that is quite the helper you have there! I just love that bird cage die from Tom Holtz, but you are so right, it does make such a mess! Love your caddy, it's perfect for those inks. Mine are stacked up, sort of, and I knock them over every time I reach for one! :)

jan b. said...

what fabulous pincushions! I purchased a bag of CW blocks (some completed, some works in progress) at an estate sale. They might be too large for pincushions but may use your idea if not. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, love the pincushion and the organizer. Aslan is too gorgeous for words (looks like he knows it too!). Love your blog and your work is always so beautiful and well executed. Hugs, Charmion

Julia Dunnit said...

It looks like that caddy wasa made for the dewdrops inks, how marvellous a find was that! I agree, that grey colour was very trendy here in the early eighties for kitchenware etc, so it's almost vintage!!!

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by this WOYWW - we have not only our love of crafts but our love of big fluffy cats to bond us! Your work is beautiful! I am newly following & I invite you to join me at Create With Joy!

http://create-with-joy.com

Craftychris said...

I love the kitty cat! Your cushions are gorgeous. Congratulations on your milestone! Happy crafting xx

Misty's Mum said...

Hi
Thank you for your nice comments on my blog & for becoming a follower. I have just looked at a little more of your blog & love the work with the photographs. I am interested in finding out nore about the package that you had a link to in the previous post.
Will be back next Wednesday
x

ParisMaddy said...

Congratulations on your five-year milestone.

Your cat is a natural for the camera. Love your new work. I haven't used any of Tim H's products. DO you have a favorite? The caddy does look like it was just made with your needs in mind. They snuggle right in there.

Jaki Morris said...

Such lovely pincushions.
I love the look of the stencils on your desk, I also popped over to your ATC blog. I've just started with ATCs and made my second one this month. It's currently winging its way to America in a swap!

Tanks for stoping by my blog and I'd love to win a pincushion!

Jakix

Erika said...

Great cushions. Your workspace looks very organised, thanks for sharing and happy belated WOYWW, Erika.

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity! I love your work and admire it so much:) I enjoy visiting your blog for inspiration.

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on 5 years- I think your cat is beautiful. We have an orange short hair who is a true princess. We love her dearly.
I think your cathedral window pin cushions are really lovely. I have been a follower of your blog for quite awhile now and always enjoy my stop to visit and read about what is new in your neck of the woods.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Barb King said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining! I've joined yours, too. Aslan is gorgeous, check out some of my older posts, my big boy Tucker sleeps on top of my stamp piles.
I love that organizer, those inks are a perfect fit. I always find it a challenge to store my inks in an efficient way. Off to see some of your other posts!

Angie said...

Aslan is adorable! I have an Ally that does the same thing, plops right in the middle of whatever I'm working on. I also have Hayleigh that will sit prissly, swish her tail and talk until I stop doing what I'm doing and engage with her. I love, love, love that holder so ingenious!! Have a great day!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I've always meant to try my hand at cathedral windows but to date have not got around to it. Congrats on your anniversary and please enter my name for a chance at one of your lovely sachets. Don't forget to visit me again as I will post a new giveaway tomorrow.

Sharon said...

Oh the pincushion are just so cute and your Asian is very large and cute also....please add me to the list and i am a new blog follower..

Lois said...

Hi Wanda.
It is always such a pleasure to read yor blog.
Happy Blogaversary!
I have a new Cricut but have only used it once or twice.
The last 6 months haven't been the greatest and I haven't felt much like doing anything. Hopefully things are getting better and I will get to working with my new toy sooner than later. Thanks for sharing with us. I know I am not the only one who enjoys your blog. Take care. Lois

Daisy236 said...

Wow those trees look great! I love making ATC's not made any for a while. Those little pin cushions look stunning, what vibrant fabric!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy blog anniversary! i enjoyed my visit today and would love to win one of your gorgeous giveaways!

your cat is gorgeous too, with or without the long hair! and i love his name!

Joynana said...

Love your caddy and would love to be able to find one just like. How perfect for your ink pads. Yes I would love to have one of your pin cushions. They are so cute. I looked around for a while and love your atc's. I have only made a few but, would love to make more.

morningDove said...

hi UU congrats on 5 years of blogging. love the fur flies.

Sharne's Bits 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Happy blogaversary! I do to love to visit and see what you have been creating.

Sharne's Bits 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!! Happy blogaversary!!! I do love to visit your blog to see what you have been creating.

Kay said...

Oh, how beautiful. I have recently 'discovered' fabric and patchwork after years of cross stitching and am gingerly finding small things to try. I would love to try these. Many congratulations on your anniversary!
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