Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge and WOYWW72



Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) is hosting a forum called Hope You Can Cling To. Its purpose is to generate cards (through challenges) to send to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their families. HYCCT Challenge #24 was to use a girl image and the color pink. I love my Suzi Blu girl stamps so out this one came. Her dress just had to be pink and I gave her a layered petticoat to add a little frill. I find it fun to put different stamp sets together and this card uses four different Unity sets. Deets can be found on my SCS Gallery, but I have to tell you that her skirt is actually a large corner stamp! I keep coming back to my Once Upon a Time DP by DCWV when using these girl stamps because it's so fairy tale inspiring.




For my What's On Your Workspace Wednesday friends, here's my desk after making this card and my craft closet close-up is evidence that I finally organized my Unity stamps (but, whoa, the weight on those shelves is making me look bad! Lol). I have an up-to-date notebook with all the images so now I can browse through it and know where to find the stamp I want. The desk is still chaos that only I can maneuver, but that's the way I roll!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

53 comments:

Sandy said...

Yeah what a messie crafty space. I love it.

Your card rock. Wonderful stamp.

Candace said...

so much stash on those shelves! They don't look like they could hold much more lol

Terry & Kim said...

It does look like your shelves are going to come crashing down on you. Love the card - and the fact that you used a background stamp for the skirt. What a great cause!

Terry

Chrissie said...

Great card, but those shelves look seriously in need of assistance! So much stash!!!!!
Chrissie

Suzanne Brookfield said...

An AMAZING space......love the artwork too...
Suzaane #13

Mandi said...

Oh gosh your shelves are fit to burst...hope they dont btw lol

Super desk, it looks creative, mine is just a totale heap!

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a cute idea the layered skirt is, i love it. whoa, i think you need some reinforcements in your shelves (that's the architect in me talking!)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Cindy, what a busy desk. Those shelves certainly look full to burst but at least you'll be able to find what you want. Nice to see you have a little fur baby watching your crafting activities as well!! Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy space there and I love those groaning shelves! very organised - thanks for sharing (no. 26)

Helen said...

what wonderfully packed shelves, love them - and your crafty desk - looks amazing.

Cheryl said...

gosh your space is so busy gosh hope your shelves hold out hun look as though they are ready to go,love brilliant art work too
love hugs cheryl x
(32)

Christine said...

Super card and I love the idea of a 'craft closet' - I wonder what stuff I can throw out to make more room for craft stuff! So much to see, thanks for sharing :-)

secret scrapbooker said...

WWWOOOAA thats a lot of Unity lol.
Great pics of your workspace.:0)
Kate x

Nicks said...

wow what a wonderfully creative desk !
love the shelves, they look like mine!

Neet said...

Didn't know they did SB stamps? Tell me more please. Love your busy desk and your organisation is superb. Thanks so much for sharing.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great card Cindy - lovely way to use that corner! Love your space after finishing, so lovely to see how you work - I like that I can look at 100 or so desks over a week and on each one there's usually a phone within reach!

Phree said...

Fab card and a fab mess too - love it! Those shelves look like they could do with some help though, that's a serious bend in them! Thanks for the snoop round your space.

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love your card.

Your shelf looks ready to fall lol. YOur desk had me for ages whilst I looked at everything lol xx

LAura (63)

Rachel said...

What a fabulous card. And how great to see a desk looking like mine usually does: full of creativity and fun. Thank you for sharing.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Wow, all that lovely stuff!

akilli melek said...

lol, i have shelves like that too. like your stamp storage. caroline #14

Jules said...

Your stamp storage looks fantastic, i wish I had that many! Loving your desk too, I always think a messy desk looks more creative :D Jules #65

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving your packed shelves and stash shots! It is all looking very creative!
I am number 72 by the way :0)

Caro said...

What a lovely busy desk and those shelves are just heaving with stash...makes me want to come round and play! Thanks for sharing!

Alix said...

oh my...those shelves look fit to bust...excellent crafty mess too! ;0)
from number 74!

Carrie said...

Those poor shelves!! You have such a lovely collection of things. Thank you for sharing xx

Victoria said...

Your card is gorgeous

love the desk and those papers

Vicky (66)

S said...

Whoa! There's a busy desk. Love the card. S#84

sasa said...

Thanks for the blog - love that suzi blu stam...and the petticoat is just fab - great snoop and yep! - take care of those shelves...
sasa 28

butlersabroad said...

Oh are they all Unity stamps on the shelf? Do you get the kit of the month or something? I really love their stuff but only have a couple of sets. Great card and a suitably creative desk to go right along with it!

Hugs
Brenda 89

Moy Yin said...

The card is wonderful. I like the distress look and the frill for her skirt.

Hugs, Moy Yin #16

karen said...

Yummy workspace you have going on there! It is amazing how much stuff is needed to make one card!
I love your card by the way! I just ordered myself a set of Suzi Blu stamps and can't wait!
Thanks for the peek!

KanataNewf said...

I love it! But I think your shelves need a little reinforcing - tee hee! Sheena #99

Kim Dellow said...

WOW Cindy that is totally beautiful. Love your work space too. Kim #82

Rosie said...

Uh oh - somebody's sold you bent wood!! Oh I geddit, its the sheer weight of stash (lucky you) which is causing the problem!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the frilly lace petticoat on the card but gosh, that shelf is just groaning under the strain:) Elizabeth #51

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi, well you have a lot of stuff on your desk so I can guess you are being in a creative mood. Shelves whoa, hope they don't bulge too much, more otherwise everything will topple off. Have fun. Hugs JO,xxx~88

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, I just swooned... LOVING your workspace.. lovely and busy :O))

Linby said...

I love your card-I have never heard of those stamps so will have to investigate. Weighed down shelves hope you rescue them before they crash! That's why I don't do shelves.
Linbyx
109

kelly said...

Busy looking desk! love the card what a fab reason to make them

Vicky said...

Thanks for the peek...I love nosing around, great workspace....Thanks for sharing, your creation is gorgeous, so artistic...way beyond me...
I lost my MIL last year next month to the dreaded word...I can't tell you how much I admire all the work people do, and have recieved so much support from the blogging community
x
Vicky

Sandy said...

A craft closet is a wonderful thing! Happy WOYWW!
Sandy

Juls said...

so many gorgeous things in your workspace...it looks like craft heaven, and lovely bowing shelves!!! perfection!!!! TFS Hugs Juls

Juls said...

P.S your card is just gorgeous!! Love the gingham detail you have added to the dress! Hugs Juls

NoraAnne said...

I loved this card the second I saw it on SCS! Gorgeous work of art :)
and i love seeing your desk, such beautiful chaos!
I noticed on your profile, you are in NJ, I am too!

voodoo vixen said...

oooo errrr, those shelves look a bit overpowered with stash! Love the card and the petticoat idea is so cute. Annette #4

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful card! I love the idea of using a corner stamp as a skirt - very creative!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you said something about the shelves, because I thought I was either seeing them through a fish eye lens, or they were severely challenged as to weight overload. Glad you got your stamps sorted, though. Sorry I'm late getting here, but I'm taking it slow and sure this week (#15).

Doone said...

hey Cindy - love the eay you used the SB stamp - are we friends inthe Academy? will look you up next time i 'go in'

Dx

LouDotMac said...

Gorgeous card, I love the lace detail under her dress, clever idea!!

You look like you stamp hardcore, that desk is packed to say the least!! Hehe. Not much room for anything else..

And as for those shelves, damn they are sagging under all your stash!! You lucky thing to have as much!!

Lou Mac. xo #135

Spyder said...

ohoo I love it, all your stuff just spread every where, ready to dive in and have fun, love the card and the one above this post too, fabulous!! Bit late, but never mind! Happy WOYWW!!
(Lyn))

lisa said...

What a brilliant crafting space. Lots of mess equals lost of creativity in my book. Love it.
Hugs Lisa (90)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow that is one creative space, I hope those shelves haven't buckled under the weight by the time you are reading this!!

A.xx(80)