Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WOYWW#111, WOTT#15 and a Bingo Card


So, how was your week? It's Weds. again. Kinda sneaks up on us, huh? Time for another What's on Your Workspace Weds. hosted by Julia. A side trip to her site will give you the chance to see work desks from around the UK and other parts of the world, too. (If you missed it, this desk above was also What's on Tap Tuesday for those of us on this side of the pond.)

This week, I'm determined to get going on my bro's 50th birthday album. Just a clean and simple one. I sent out letters with blank stationery sheets to friends and family asking them to expound on one word that comes to mind when they think of my brother. I'm using a Creative Memories 8-1/2" x 11" album and will give each person their own page. I'll use colorful patterned papers and put their thoughts next to a photo. The paper stack you see on the left side of my desk is called Playtime by DCWV and I'm using it because it had the adorable sheet you see on my desk of the park and a dog. This page will hold an old picture of my brother and the dog he begged for.

On the top right of my desk is a Bingo stamp by Unity and notice the small bingo token on top of it? When I saw these tokens by Tim Holtz in Michaels, I decided to make the following birthday bingo card for a cousin using a token with his age on it.


Finally, on the far right side of the desk, on top of the discarded patterned paper pile, but under my glasses and the Fiskars blade refills, are flattened cereal boxes. That leads us to Crafty tip #61: Before you throw out or recycle your cardboard cereal boxes, upcycle them by cutting them into usable squares for book projects. I used some 4"x4" squares recently for my dh's Father's Day accordion card.

Thanks for dropping in! I'd love for you to link in What's on Tap in your craft space today.... *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

11 comments:

lynn said...

love that you've included your family for his album, cindy! and his card is awesome with the bingo bkgd and the nod to his age :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Your work area is FULL of FUN.... It's easy to see how you created such a GREAT card... Thanks for sharing with us!

sasa said...

fabulous looking pile of loveliness - always so busy and interesting. Hope you get on top of the album and loving the polka dot paper here too!
Thanks for sharing today!

Sarah.

famfa said...

Clever bingo card. Love the party birds.

NoraAnne said...

I love that card :) Great use of the Unity Bingo stamp! I spy a Pampered Chef oil sprayer thing-y, I wonder what crafty project you used that for?! and also a super cool image stamped on a tile! Can't wait to see what becomes of that :) I love stamping on them! so much fun stuff going on here!

Sam said...

Love that Bingo stamp and the card you made with it. And the card underneath this posting is super cute!!

StampinCathy said...

What a fun fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at ATU! Love all your entries.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this--love the bingo card with the marbles and the actual 58 token! LOVE it:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great idea for your brother's 50th. my hubby collected letters for me from family and friends and placed them in a clearbook and it is so precious to me. and the bingo card is just great!
thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your bingo card, Cindy, and I'm sure your friend did, too! I love those clear bobbles as well as the token. Super cool!

Mary Jo said...

What a cute card.