6.08.2011

New Reading Material and the Stirrings of a New Project {WOYWW}

***Sandra...I posted the PIF gift at the end of this post, so don't go all the way down since I know it probably isn't in Australia yet! LOL!***

WOYWW 8June2011


Yup. I know...you are terribly disappointed. My desk is fairly clean. And...I honestly don't usually pull out supplies like that until I am ready to sit down and work on the project, but I had this idea and I was to create it tonight and my desk was so boring all cleared off like that, so I took out the supplies last night and began to formulate my ideas just because I knew I'd have to take this photo! HA! Oh!!! And ... you can also see my spoils from last night's trip to the bookstore! Yup! Diane Mott Davidson's new book, Crunch Time! I can't WAIT to read it! I absolutely ADORE her books and basically feel like I am good friends with Goldy, the main character and I have missed her so much! LOL! Plus...they take place in Colorado, so it's like I get a little visit back there every time I read them. I do miss those mountains sometimes! I also have a copy of the latest Stamper's Sampler there. I haven't actually purchased that one prior to this, so I am curious to see if I will be addicted or if it will be a once in awhile kinda gig. We shall see.

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Here are the doo-dads I pulled for my project. Actually, now that I look at it, I pulled stuff for at least two projects! HA! I need to figure out a good way to change the color of that red cap on that bottle. Painting isn't my first choice, so if you can think of any other fabulous options, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts. I would like something more subtle and vintage...something that goes better with the color tones of the lace and mesh ribbon and vintage papers that I am going to use.

You can also see the fun new digital collage sheet from Retro Cafe Art! I haven't used it yet, but I love it, so I will be cutting some of those images soon!

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And here is the little giftie I sent as my PIF for last week's celebration! It is on it's way to Australia, although, not there yet, as it took me a few days to be able to go to the Post Office to fill out the forms and such. I created a little WOYWW key fob! It's great for keys, but it could also be used to hold supplies like metal rings, or just to hang around looking cute!

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The stamped strips are leather and the chain and 'play' tag are both Tim Holtz. I added a pretty little flower to give it a pop of fun color! I kinda wish I had made one for me, too! LOL!

I hope you all have a super fabulous Wednesday! Don't forget to head on over to Julia's place to check out all of the great spaces!

32 comments:

Karen B said...

Hey Jen, your workspace is much cleaner than mine! I keep saying I need to tidy up, but then when I begin I usually find something I want to work with! You've inspired me - I'll get started right after...!!!

craftattack said...

Whaaaaat, so tidy? You ill??

Just Jaime said...

Mine is clean right now. It's in the guest bedroom and we had a guest this weekend.

fairyrocks said...

A good book and a stack of inspiration, looks like heaven to me. Love your WOYWW tags!!
Keep smiling and creating

Sarpreet said...

great workspace, gorgeous PIF, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 105, #22 (please do check out my blog candy for charity)

Regina said...

Always love to peek and see just what you are up too. Excited to see what those TWO new projects will be.

I love to read and haven't read any of DMD's books...just might have to check her out.

Very lucky gal down under...she will love it.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Andria said...

There's nothing like WOYWW to inspire us to get some nifty-looking crafties out on our table! LOL! Great key fob. Happy WOYWW!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Tidy, hmmmm kinda tidy LOL.
The bottle, what about alcohol ink in a vintage colour, then you could use sandpaper to distress it slight or use tissue tape? You will show us the results and what you ended up doing?
Wishes
Lynne

JoZart said...

We'll just call it a working mess and let's face it... tidy isn't much fun for a snoop. It just makes me feel bad about mine!
Lv JoZarty x

Handmade Hannah said...

There is so much on your desk that I would love to be playing with right now! Thanks for sharing your creative space :)

Sarah said...

An interesting selection of supplies out on your desk, no idea how to change the colour of that bottle top but hope you come up with something

joanie said...

totally LOVE that Retro Cafe Art digital collage sheet! Kristin Rocks!

2amscrapper said...

I could never show a photo of my work space. Thanks for visiting!

ElfRenee said...

I think your desk looks inspiring! All those interesting things to work with. Looks like fun!

Mary Jo said...

Aaaahhhhh! I am so excited to see that book on your desk! I have been waiting and waiting for her to come out with a new book.
Didn't see one at the library today, but now I know to request it! :)

Kathy said...

Like your work space, clean or cluttered it all looks inspiring to me. As for a way to alter your bottle top while keeping it vintage...I guess the easiest thing would be to cover it with several layers of old book pages and modpodge or do the old-fashioned fabric circle bottle topper in ecru and creams or just use a doily and some ribbon. Those are my suggestions! Hope you figure it out:)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

That looks like a super creative work space! Love your PIF :) Happy WOYWW & happy crafting! #92 Joanna xx

ScrappnBee said...

Happy WOYWW! Love Diane Mott Davidson too! Have been reading her since the late 90s (totally dating myself!). have fun with the read and the crafting!!

Electra said...

Cool PIF gift! As for the lid, what about one of those mini-cupcake holders, tied on upsdie-down with a string? (Did that make sense?)You could stamp it before you put it on, with one of your many awesome stamps!

rosewendy said...

Although I do regularly TRY and keep my work area tidy a person really can NEVER have too much flat space. Stuff needs to conveniently at hand!

Gerri Herbst said...

Loved the little gifty so creative!

Heather said...

Oh looks like your going to have some fun. Love the lace. Would love to hear how the book turned out. I love finding new authors..

Tracy said...

So are you saying you "staged" your WOYWW photo, lol
Still love your desk ;)

jen said...

my workspace is 'clean' for me- but still probably messier than this. might try to work on that!
Congrats on May Arts- you'll love it! and thanks for the sweet words on their blog- didn't know you design for Samantha Walker- an even bigger compliment!!!
(and that gift is FUN!!!)

jen said...

oh- and the only thought on the red cap is to maybe sand? the red probably is that vibrant all the way through, so that may not do much...?

Marlene said...

There are always goodies on your desk!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Brilliant pictures. Happy reading . . .

Love your PIF.

Hugs, Sandra

Lillian Child said...

Sweet project! And messiness and art go hand in hand!

I get the Take Ten magazine (my absolute favorite) but haven't checked out the stamper's sampler ... are they similar? Love Stampington!

MaggieC said...

I found out the hard way this week that the best way to tidy up is to open the window at the same time someone opens the front door in a howling gale. The resulting chaos forces a proper tidy up and put away. You have a busy but organised workspace there.

Morti said...

Fab stuff on your desk this week - I look forward to seeing what you create with it....

Darcy said...

I would make a little fabric mop cap for that bottle.

love your new cards.

Enjoy the book, I have a pile of 10 next to my bed...must read more fasterer lol

Craftgirl said...

I want to see what you make with that stash. What about sticky backed metal and alcohol inks for your red top or tissue tape and Distress ink it.
Sorry I am late but I have been away.
Carol C

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