Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WOYWW #5 (93) - Spring's all a matter of perspective, right? It's 0315. As in o'dark. Started a project after the kids went to bed and lost track of time. Probably didn't help that I forgot to change my clocks in my studio for Daylight Savings...ah well. I did get quite a few things accomplished. Want to see?

Another episode of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! (Even though it's really Thursday...*lol I was reading over my post and saw "Thursday"...I must really be tired if I gave up a day!* and a month later) Want to know more? Check out our hostess Julia Dunnit and join in the fun HERE!

I participate in 2 card groups every month. Right now, that means 15+ cards every 30 days. I love the challenge and the rewards of playing along, but some months it's harder to get my act together and get them all finished on time. Still behind 2 cards in one of the groups. Here's what's on the desk as I type...well, sorta. I took this photo when I first started...

The card standing up by the light is one I worked up for my class from last week. It was a great time of playing with inks, misters and perfect pearls... and some of my new Tim Holtz stamps. Great group of gals sharing tips and ideas and being creative. I'll post some of the tags we made later this week...after I get some sleep!

Love the Papillon set...butterflies and Paris...sound so good right now...even if the butterflies aren't out in Paris just yet! Speaking of Paris...when I picked up the kids from school today, I asked them what they wanted to do this weekend besides go to the pool (they always want to go to the pool) and Jonny piped up with "Go out and eat!" Gloria added a noncommittal "Doesn't matter to me." and Evie says in her 'oh-so-cute' French accent, "Let's go to Par-eee, Mom-eee!"

So what else is on the desk? Parts and pieces of my cards for this month. I really like the collage stamp in this set and Dusty Concord is calling my name again, so we went with it! Paint daubers, vellum, embossing powder, mists and glitter! Really...all of the above.

The pile on top of the pink drawers is my 'clean-up' pile of tags and scraps. Whenever I use mists (or water and Distress Inks) I wipe up the leftovers with tags or white panels to be used on future projects.

Peeking out from under the collage stamp are my used baby wipes. Yep, you read me right. I use those for handmade flowers. Love to recycle and upcycle! One day I may let you peek at my stash of things to alter...

Alright, I'm really feeling the lack of sleep now, so one more picture before I's the card from class.

Using the Tim Holtz Papillon set, fussy cut the butterflies and 'painted' them with the new Confections Perfect pearls (gorgeous IRL!) a Tattered Angels frame that I inked and glittered and thrift store ribbon. By the way, you should see my latest thrift store finds...maybe you will...after a few days of sleep.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. love your card - nice to see purple being used - you must be so tired - its a wonder you didn't fall asleep at your desk x

  2. Incredible and Incredible.
    Incredible you were up a 3 a.m. and incredible card you are making ! If i did that at 3 a.m it would be a disaster. I'm a lark your obviously a night Owl!!
    Happy WOYWW
    rebecca (45) xx

  3. crafting at 3:15am.....not me! Though I'm usually up feeding the cat at that time!

    Beautiful card!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sheena #89

  4. I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
    A x

  5. Looks like your desk is busy and creative. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #52

  6. Oh that is a lovely card. O315? O em gee! I can't go past about 10pm without losing my mojo! Sometime I really need to see how you upcycle those baby wipes. Please?!

  7. I just want to hug your daughter - Par-ee, Mom-ee. Any youngster on the road to loving Paris is great in my book. Love what you did with the card and tattered angels frame. It is delicate like your beautiful painted butterflies! Hugs
    Vicki - A little inkling

  8. You asked about a binder for the Pearl Ex sprays...Yes I do use Gum Arabic, but you can use just a dap of any liquid glue that dried clear. I use Jacquard Gum Arabic because it is mfg. by same company as the Pearl Ex.

  9. Lovely card - or should I say gorgeous! I have a penchant for butterflies!!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just great purple card... Tim Holtz is my guru :) Love all that he touch :)
    WOYWW #175.

  11. purple, great choice of color. i'm just dicovering tim holtz stuff.

  12. Great card. One of my fave colours too.

  13. Sorry I am getting around so late !

    Nice card, I love the purple and gold together. I also love the name of yuor blog, I think that would be suitable for many of us!! hehe

    Happy Crafting
    Sam # 172

  14. Angi, you're making a lot of cards all the time, what a great way to stay focused and creative! I hope you have time to make 10 for the postcard swap, coz' I'm adding you to the swapper list. Take care!

  15. I'm with Evie.....going to Paris sounds wonderful. Bit of a hike for me though. I'm glad I'm not the only one that looses track of time

  16. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting at my blog. Little Bit says Hi! I subbed to your blog because everyone needs Mayhem!!

  17. How do you use used baby wipes? I am intrigued.

  18. Hi Angela, I think your Little world of 'Mayhem' Is fantastic. Butterfly card, Scrumptious!
    I'm with Evie on the weekend trip to 'Paree'. :)
    Thanks too for dropping by my blog.

  19. Wow....15+ cards every 30 days! No wonder you're tired! I love the butterfly card. Purple is my favorite color. Whoever gets that card should be very happy.


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