Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's On Your Workspace Wednesday and Inspired by....

Hey! How do ya like my new look? I'm very excited about it because she looks EXACTLY like me (ummm, maybe 20 years ago, but she is cute...) I have to give a shout out to Veronica at VK Designs for her terrific work!


Anyway, it's Wednesday so that means time for WOYWW again. The desk: On the left, you'll see lots of Valentine papers, etc. That's because through Paper Craft Connections, I found out about a Valentine card drive for hospitalized children. It runs just until the end of this month, so there's still time to participate if you'd like. You can find the sponsoring blog HERE.

In the center of the desk are some EK Success punches that I pulled out to act on a sudden inspiration. You see, I like to visit A Blog Called Wanda. She comes up with the cutest cards and this time I felt the need for instant gratification after seeing a recent one she made with a PTI stamp and die set. Not having that set, I came up with my own version.

First, I punched hearts close to the edge of some vintage dictionary patterned paper. Then, punched a 7/8" square over the hearts. Punched another square from red cardstock to show through the negative space. Then, created the red roofs with a 3/4" square punch. To make the roof triangle, I just looked through the back of the square punch and lined up the red paper edge to diagonally punch only a triangle. Those little hearts will appear on the card at the end, you'll see...


I found some striped paper leftover from a few posts ago still on the desk (big surprise) and thought it would pass for a grassy lawn. I love serendipity like this. Then, needing another focal point, I stamped a Stampin Up frame from Four Frames, placed a Unity sentiment inside, then punched it out with the coordinating frame punch. (The reason you see so many frames is that before I pulled out the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I couldn't get the words straight. Lol.)


Finally, a little maraschino baker's twine from The Twinery, and a few little hearts to compliment the sentiment and I have my inspired version of the card.


This card is heading to a older nephew so I left it bling-less. Thanks for stopping by. Consider this blog post my way of sending hearts to you!

Oh, and if you'd like to see a myriad of other workspaces from around the world, head over to Ms. Julia's blog, Stamping-Ground.... *smile*

25 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my, it will cost a shilling to talk to you! Such a posh new look. Love it Cindy, you must be really pleased with it. That VK..wow.
Oh puhleeese. Valentines...it's only January, I have one birthday still to do for and then the big red heart thing can face me. Meanwhile, love the look of the papers you've got there, the houses are so cute..lovely idea. ANd well done with the card drive, that is a really fine thing to do...us Brits haven't quite managed to turn Valentines into a day where everyone gets a card yet...it's till the old stiff upper lip thing of implying that you love ONE person only!!

lynn said...

oh, your blog wear is just fabulous, cindy!! it does look like you! love the 3 little houses and the sentiment label:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the new blog look. It is super. But I was so impressed with the card you made and showed us how you made it. I don't often get to see such detail in cards. Thanks for sharing this. Happy WOYWW from #1.

jude said...

Love the new look and loving the valentines card.Have creative wednesday
hugs judex14

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love love the little houses on the card.. stunning!
Have a very happy woyww day
Jennie #5

sandra de said...

Very cute card and clever idea with the little heart punch.

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week. I think your last card came out really really nicely.
Neil # 34

May said...

LOVE that card, great idea with the punches, you clever girl, thanks soooo much for sharing, x x x Hugs May x x x

inkypinkycraft said...

The card is great! A busy space ,happy woyww hugs trace. X no9

Trish Latimer said...

Love the heart houses! Great idea!
Trish #52

okienurse said...

Love your new blog look! Your desk looks especially busy this week and there is so much to see! Great looking card and labels! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Sarah said...

Just knew there would be an amazing card at the end - I love it and the houses are just darling! fab new look - very snazzy! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? today! Sarah at 4.

Beckyt said...

I love your valentine card so cute, it has inspired me to get making some valentine cards myself. Thanks for sharing. x
Becky#45

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE the card. And your desk is WAY too organized. Look at all that stamping space! Pffth.

Karen said...

I love your card, especially like those frame stamps as they would be great for SBing as well :)

Have a fab WOYWW and have a great week, Luv Karen #86

Enfys said...

Love your card Cindy, and your blog looks great
hugs
Enfys

Robin Panzer Art said...

What a wonderful cause! I just adore the little house valentine you've created, absolutely adorable! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Cindy! This card is fabulous! You are so clever to make your own adorable houses out of punches.... they're perfect! I'm so excited that I inspired you in some small way!! Have a great day. ♥

Judie aka Craftymess said...

oh i love this desk, lots and lots going on, the valentines card is brilliant as well

hugs and thanks for the snoop
Judie xx

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

LOVE your blog! love the idea of woyww - I've gotta do that!

butlersabroad said...

Ah, lovely new look Cindy, very classy. Brill desk as usual and super sweet card but hang fire, it's only January!!

Hugs
Brenda 104

505whimsygirl said...

Adorable card! Very clever. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kay
WOYWW #117

Katie said...

This card is wonderful!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #16

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I want to come play at your desk! You have so many fun things on there. Plus! Those little houses!!! Too, too cute. I might have to copy from you and Wanda. I will definitely be checking her blog out too. Happy WOYWW and fun times to you!

Lou said...

Lovely valentines card what a lovely idea for the children. Lou x