Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday??? Fun!!!

We blinked, breathed and sighed but once and voilà...WOYWW! The day of legal snooping where all crafty chaos, stash and blurb doth abound...thanks to Julia de la Dunnit. Feel free to join in, but "Show us the desk or the frog gets it..." Explanation later... Well here I'm working on 'stuff' for my new months My Mojo Monthly inspiration blog but I got distracted by the glass drawer knob for another project. I ending up faffing away, and yet again excelled in the art of nothing. Sigh...
WARNING - STASH FLASH! I feel almost ashamed... with 'almost' being the most active word. Yes, ten new sets of Tim stamps. I have NEVER been so frivolous but seeing I have been paid for my first official published design work, what the heck.
 I justify it all to Hubby with a "You wouldn't get a decent guitar for the same price..." Works for now.


For my last week as a Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations the theme is "Things That Leap!" They say you should keep the humour in a relationship and I think that includes the love affair with ink... I truly love all my DT work but it can be an intense and demanding process..I ain't got a 2012 or bunny stamp to my name and after spending a week on my Steampunk Shoe, this gal needed some FUN!

So naturally you think Sock Frogs...! (fab tutorial here)

For once I could slouch on the sofa, talk in a normal voice to hubby (instead of hollering from upstairs craft room to music cellar) and best of all, I made myself chuckle!
I think he's chatting her up in his best French accent... and she's heard it all before...wondering how many more ugly princes she'll have to kiss...
Finally, a card for Less is More. It's a "Use your scraps" thing which is fine and dandy with me. I got tons of the stuff and love using them too! So I dived into my box of odd die-cuts and 'pretty keeper bits'... l even broke open my new stamps to try out some rookie rubber.
Well that's the story so far... I'm heading into the crafty zone for some serious non faffing I hope. Be seeing you soon. Sarah.

82 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful crafting - and wow! all those sets of stamps - but sounds as if you deserve it and congrats are in order - enjoy! (Hazel, WOYWW# 5) x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, it's going to be sad to see your final DT piece, but it is simply gorgeous. And those sock frogs are simply too funny. Love them. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Deb said...

Wow, well done on the purchase of all those Lord Tims! lots of fun on the cards with those! love your sock frogs and the card is beautiful!
Happy WOYWW, Deb #14

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Cute froggie but I am drawn to the stamps. Go figure...

:)

Happy WOYWW?

Mary Anne

jude said...

Love the frogs and im also loving the card for less is more .Gorgeous!Well as for those stamps sets im happy to take them off your hands if you can't manage them all.
Your glass slipper is stunning hun!
hugs judex10

Anne-marie said...

Love the frogs and ooo the stamps look fab have a fab week
Anne-marie no 18

May said...

Well done on the Sir Timmie shopping spree, love those frogs so cute, great card, congrats on being number 1 this week, Have a fun week with your stamps, Hugs May x x x

JoZart said...

What a wonderfully extravagant treat to get all those stamps at once! Enjoy!
Love your card and the grenouille too!
Hope the Bum(p) is doing well!
Love joZarty x

laurie said...

wow, so much beautiful all in one place, the frogs are so sweet, you have been busy and looks like you have lots of stamps to keep you busy for a while.

Cassie said...

What a delightful desk! I love that card! It's kinda simple in that it doesn't have a ton of stuff on it but it's WOW - such a terrific visual delight! Thanks for sharing!

Spyder said...

Great crafting, as always! Must do a lower anger shot next week, it looks tidy and busy...the shoe looks fabulous!! HaPpY WoYwW Have a crafty week.
((Lyn) #20

Spyder said...

angle shot...I wish I could spell!

RosA said...

That sure is a lot of stamps! Have fun with them! BTW that altered shoe is a stunning piece of art!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i always enjoy visiting your desk, Sarah, so much to see. and now, even frogs! so cute and they remind me of a sock puppet i made for my daughter when she was little. being paid for published work definitely deserves some new stamps! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

sandysewin said...

What else to do with money made by craftiness than invest it in more crafty supplies? Makes perfect sense to me!

I love what you did with the frame in the bottom card, very nice!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #33

Ohhh Snap said...

Love that glass knob! It is a head and imagination turner :D. The squares with the circles cut in them look intriguing too. And ohhhhh my those stamps!! The frogs made me giggle and that shoe is jaw-dropping. Wonderful card too :D. You've been busy! Happy WOYWW #29

Kemma said...

I had to stop by and take a look! Thanks for sharing, it is always so much fun to see what others are doing.
Kemma
this week at #42 on WOYWW

sandra de said...

Your stamps are well deserved for the wonderful projects you create. The steampunk shoe is brilliant.

Danielle said...

Love the angle of the view of your desk-very interesting. Enjoy your stamps! I see a lot of stamping in your future. dani43

scrappymo! said...

OH, those stamps are so nice. You are going to have so much fun with them. Congrats on the design work, one the bump and on these lovely stamps!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations!You deserve the stamps!!!! The frogs are adorable! Reminds me of a sock puppet I made for a children's play. Looking forward to your mojo monthly which I always enjoy! Patsy from
HeARTworks

voodoo vixen said...

OMGoodness me... would you look at that TH stamp haul!! LOL Love it!
I get what you mean about DT work... its great but it has its pressures and those pressures kill my mojo.

PS... I LOVE YOUR STEAMPUNK SHOE!!

LuLu said...

Howdy,

You're looking very productive this week! Congrats, too!

Would love for you to stop by when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-02282012-art-journals-ribbons.html

Rae said...

Loving it all, do mr & mrs frog have names? Cant wait to see what you create with all those stamps.

Ann B said...

Wow - stamp heaven, what a great way to spend your first payment. Looking forward to seeing what you create with them overt he coming months. Love your LIM card.
Ann B
#70

Helen said...

Wow, what a treat - and congratulations! Love the sock frogs too, and your cards. You have been very busy...Happy WOYWW, no 32

Squirrel said...

Oh that's the prettiest card! Love all the vintage touches and that drop of pink.
Happy LIMing!
Rosey x

Annie said...

Those frogs are sooooo cute.
Hugs,
A x

Neil said...

Well, what can I say; some serious stamp envy that I'm trying hard to control here! Though to be fair, I do have the set on show, Remnants, and I love it! Great card too.

Morti said...

Morning! Happy Leap WOYWW to you! Your sock frogs are charming...and I'm envious of the stamp plates but you've worked hard and you DEFINITELY deserve them. And I'd be distracted by that glass door knob too!

Morti #58

Jaki Morris said...

Number one slot this week!
First time visitor to your blog and I love the sock frogs, the link didn't work for me so I guess I'll google it!

Love the way you've used the TH stamps

Enjoy
Jakix

Mandi said...

Spectacular, as ever Sarah
Whilst I'm not a huge fan of the epemera style this is superb
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

WOnderful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my! What fab new stamps and your makes are stunning. Those frogs are fun. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh, the little frogs are gorgeous. Miss D sent me a photo of a very ugly frog with text speak on it:
'Kiss Me, I Prince. SRSLY'
Still makes me laugh, works for these two!
Loving what I see on your desk..little arches and windows, very interesting. Glass door and drawer knobs are a huge distraction for me too, Mr D hates them and it's about the only decor type thing we've argued over in 27 years. Sniff.
And if you don't spend craft earnings on stash, what's it all for?!! Anyway, cuple of months from now, you'll be buying other cute and adorable stuff too, so you could try telling him it's a temporary purchasing thing?!!

okienurse said...

Great post today. I love all the TH stamps and thats the way I buy them when I go shopping also! Love your sock frogs but I think the shoe is one of the most awesome things this week! Thanks for sharing. Vickie#47

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful desk, so much going on. Thanks for sharing!

BetteK said...

Oh thank goodness I have found you! I came across your blog one WOYWW ages and ages ago but quite forgot to make a note of who you were and have been searching for you eversince! Quite by chance I decided to work my way through the WOYWW list in order this week and there you are at number one and my heart skipped a beat when I realised I'd found you again!
I just LoVe, LoVe, LOVE your work and now have you firmly fixed in my blog list! Love Debbie #89 xXx

Tracy said...

Love the frogs! Looks like a fun project for my daughter and I to do when summer vaca starts. - warmly Tracy #93

April said...

Congrats on being paid for your first official publication! what else would you spend your money on?? it has to be on crafty stash!!!! and what lovely stash it is too! enjoy playing. Love the sock frogs, they are super cute! and your card is great. Loving the shoe in your previous post! it's fantastic. x

Trish Latimer said...

love those frogs so much!!! How fun are they! Fab! Trish #75

Gwen said...

Congratulations on the design success...you so deserve a little treat:)
xxx 104

Gillian said...

Wow very jealous of all those stamps!

Lou said...

Congrats for having your work published, 10 sets of stamps wow, but good for you, its good to spoil ourselves now and again and you deserve it - love the sock froggy! and the glass slipper in the post below is fabulous. Have a great day Lou from Handmade by Lou-lou x

Peggy said...

You deserve the stamps good for you love the little frog I'm going to have to give that a try thanks for sharing!

Yours Artfully said...

Glad you got yourself a nice little treat....cos you're worth it!!

Lin

Neet said...

Beautiful samples as always. You are a treasure with your fests for the eyes.
Hugs, Neet #19 xx

Ruby Craft said...

Your scrap card is beautiful. Love all your stamps and if my husband played the guitar I would definitely steal your quote! Congrats on the publishing check, what a way to celebrate!

kay said...

am drooling over your new stamps,happy crafting,x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now thoes Froges are just Too Cute!!! I bet they were fun making....
Now for that pile if Tim Stamps.... all I can say is OMG!!! But then what better way to spend you first published pay on!!!
I enjoyed my vist today and sure I'll be back!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I love that you got distracted by the glass drawer knob. :) Ooh, the hot air balloon stamp *and* the clear glass knob make a nice combination... hmm.

I think I owe you an email. Why does time fly so fast?!

Cheers,
Susan #140

Twiglet said...

Lovely cards but really lovely sock frogs!!

Siobhan Brignull said...

I am loving the sock frogs . .

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm pro-faffing myself. I realize that that isn't very productive but we can't all be Cinderella on parade all the time. I love all your shares today, the less is more card being the bomb. Your froggies are too cute and OMG! All those Tim stamps! We expect great things from you, missy! Well, after you get done faffing.

Julie said...

Love your card! So vintagy! Also those sock frogs are ADORABLE! * I would also say I am sooo jealous of your Timmy stamps** but I will just go wallow in my own envy lol :) Thanks for sharing!
Julie
#156

Jackie said...

Hi Sarah, well done on a rather busy crafty week, I just love those frogs :)
Thanks for visiting my blog.

fairy thoughts said...

10 sets of stamps ... oh my word, how much fun can one girl get.
love the frogs must check out that tutorial.
janet #36

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, no WOYWW link for me today - I've been off-colour for a couple of days. Anyway, interesting post as usual and I love your CAS card - those scraps and the way you've used them is very identifiable as your style. Oh, and that shoe is absolutely stunning ... I think there are some women out there that eschew there Jimmy Choos for a pair of La-De-Dah originals :)) Elizabeth x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh, those frogs are wonderful.

VonnyK said...

Those frogs are gorgeous and the card is too. I have to justify my spending too, now you have given me some ideas for excuses :)
Have fun with all those stamps.
Von #45

Kathy Ethington said...

I agree, you certainly deserve a well rewarded treat, and those stamps are perfect...Love your less is more card. Usually I'm totally overboard on embellishments..

Barb King said...

Love that Tim Holtz! You'll make some lovely projects with those stamps! Aren't the frogs clever-from a sock! Love the less is more card. Great work all around. Barb # 116

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Oh my gosh, those sock frogs are so unbelievable cute!!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the paid gig thing! and all those new goodies your frogs are totally adorable and your card is expectedly shabby chic.

karen said...

The frogs are so cute!
But I have to say, all those TH stamps are making me weak at the knees! Enjoy!
I see your steampunk shoe in the post below and I must go look at that incredible beauty! Wow!
xoxo Karen

Karen said...

Those frogs are just so cute and I love your card, its gorgeous :)

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

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

What a funny frogs Sarah and a beautiful vintage card.

Greetings Janny

Serendipity Stamping said...

Great card today! All those Tim stamps - good for you. I think I am the only person in Blogland that doesn't own anything Timmy. Love the frogs. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Your space is great, those frogs are awesome!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

lovely vintage stuff and those socks frogs are the bomb!

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fab blog... Thanks for sharing it via woyww... I missed it this week as didn't get myself crafting yesterday... But popped al g to have a good old rummage through everyone else's instead! ... Also loving the shoe post further down!

Angie said...

Not sure how I missed you ...still I am rather disorganised and have not visited as many as normal ...and I have the bug but other end this time lol Love your sock people and all your creativenss ...espeially that last card ...love it.

Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh there's so much lovliness around you Sarah ... love your new stamps - why not treat yourself, you deserve it!

Thanks for popping over to see my desk too :)

Sherry (no.6) xx

Lavinia said...

Love the less in more card! Great to have those 10 sets of Tim's stamps, wonderful buy! my other half spends on guitars too, so know exactly were your coming from!!! :)
Lavinia
x

MaggieC said...

There was a sharp intake of breath when I read about those TEN new sets of stamps. I am trying desperately to keep to my pledge to Use it up in 2012, and not to buy new stash this year unless it is truly essential. That said, you are doing some lovely work with all your, so good luck and have a good week. Thank you for visiting, and leaving a lovely comment. xx Maggie #9

Lisa-Jane said...

Gosh, one crafting extreme to the other from your shoe to those cute frogs! And I think you SO deserved those stamps.

Craftgirl said...

love your vintage card and the sock frogs.

Carol

Shoshi said...

Great post - fun froggies and great stash too!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am glad you like my stencils. So far I've only done experimental pieces with them but have ideas for backgrounds etc. I am still learning on the job, and with the help of friends on the Black Cat forum, will get better at cutting them, so should get quicker too.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #38

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful splurge on the stamps! You deserve it! Sorry I've fallen behind here - I'm glad to see the frog socks at long last! Awfully cute... the eyes are hiliarous!

Katie said...

I love the sock frogs! They are so cute!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply, a bad cold had me down, but I wanted to get around and say hi before tomorrow's WOYWW!

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