Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WOYWW#123, WOTT#26 and ... I'm Back....

Hi! I've just been on a little holiday hiatus... and now I'm hoping to jump back into crafting....

Yesterday was What's on Tap Tuesday and today is What's on Your Workspace Wednesday. (The difference? I run WOTT and Ms. Julia in the UK runs WOYWW, a worldwide version that's fun to check out. If you'd like, you can link in here and/or there. Here's what's going on on my desk this week....


I have to laugh when I review my photo and notice that the little perpetual block calendar is usually behind the times. I guess I haven't changed it since Oct 5th. Lol.

What's out on the desk is the new Stampin' Up designer paper series called Domestic Goddess (a phrase Roseanne Barr used once and I took a liking to... *grin*) I had to use it with this My Favorite Things (MFT) stamp set called What's Cooking? because they really complement each other. This week's MFT sketch really helped me put this card together quickly. I just love sketches.... sigh...

Anyway, you'll also see my little twine and ribbon case. Not large enough to hold all my ribbons but these are favorites. I found those Making Memories buttons at a local discount store and as much as I love them, they didn't make the cut for the card because I dug up a charm that looked like measuring spoons to me (they're probably lollipops or somethin') so they took the place of a button. The sketch had a circle on it, but I decided to use an MFT flower die meant for rolling a 3D flower. I left it flat but inked all the edges. I like the interest it adds. When it came to the sentiment, I wanted to make it as small as I could so that the patterned paper could shine and I wound up using these very inexpensive decorative scissors by Fiskars. They made it so easy to trim a nice stamp edge design close to the words.


This card is going out to my s-i-l for her upcoming birthday. I forgot to take a picture of the inside of my card but I'll tell you that I used the back of my patterned paper because it was a soft yellow pattern that would be good for writing on and I was thrilled to find it happened to have a pretty red flower in one corner. Effortless embellishment, love that.

Here's the finished card.


Thanks for dropping by. I'll try not to be a stranger from now on!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

20 comments:

lynn said...

adorable card, cindy! love the way you used the flower die!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

You're right - they ARE perfect together! I might play today, since I'm on VACATION! :)

I love how you used the rolled flower die!!! Oooh, and I see Maddie on your table, too!!!! :)

Pradeepa said...

The card is super cute.

505whimsygirl said...

Love the card! I really like the look of the tag with the words. Did you use distress ink for that? When I do it I must press down too hard because it doesn't come out looking even like this. A hint?

sandra de said...

Fabulous card and I love your collection of bakers twine.

Neet said...

Great desk and a super card with a great sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us this week. Hugs, Neet #8

Rumtruffle said...

Notice you have twine on your desk, wonder what you will be doing with that?
Have a lovely week.
Rum

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those little embellishments really DO look like measuring spoons. Lovely card. I would never have known you were a week behind in turning your calendar if you hadn't mentioned it (grin). Happy WOYWW from #11 this week.

Spyder said...

Love your card, reminds me of all the ones my mumsaved of mine, between the ages of 1 and 5, only of course yours has that modern twist to it! Lovely assortment of crafty-mess!!((Lyn))
Happy WOYWW too!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lots of great things to play with on your desk this week! LLJ x

Kezzy said...

Loving the card its gorgeous and love your busy desk. Kezzy x

Neil said...

Great desk and lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Just a quick peek around the door this week as time is definitely not on my side! I did want to visit though.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely desk to browse over - you just got back from Starbucks then - is that ice tea? And Cindy - do you have enough twine? Cute (twineless) card.

Angie said...

Very envious of your Bakers twine box.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a Too Cute card!!! I just got some MFT stamps and dies this week. She opened a store in a town close to me and I had to check it out... will you know hat happens when you go into a New Store.....
Thanks for the invite to visit you site... I enjoyed!

Sharne Davies said...

love the card and thanks for the look at your desk - delightfully messy ish. Happy Crafting XX Sharne

Bella said...

beautiful card< great pic with that sentiment.

Lydia said...

I SEE MADDIE BAT!!!! <3

LOVE this card. Adorable!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is such a delightful card! i love it! i have on of those stamp edge scissors because i thought i would make faux stamps after i read a book about them. i haven't done any yet. and the calendar? if it were on my desk, i think i would get to change the date every wednesday. maybe. happy WOYWW!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Oh goodness! This one is just too cute! Love the papers you chose and the layout is great!!! HOW fun!