Thursday, December 27, 2012

WOYWW #186 A bit late...

Well, I just completely lost track of time this last week and the stores being closed on Tuesday made me feel like it was Sunday so Wednesday felt like Monday which means today should still only be Tuesday! Hey. That means I'm actually early for WOYWW! In "Deeyll" time. ;) What's WOYWW? Ask dear Julia, here!
So anyways I've been working on a super fun project, though it's not turning out as smashingly as the one I was inspired by, here. See how clever I'm being this week? I remembered who inspired me! Actually I just still have her blog opened up on another tab, otherwise I would be telling y'all someone inspired me but not remembering who! lol I don't know that lady personally but WOW am I impressed with her stuff! Next I want to make a carousel, but first I tried the wagon thingy...which is not finished but here's what I've got so far:
The whole thing is up on ribbon spools right now and until I get the stairs put in, they seem to help support its weight, but this is the main display side. Next is the end, where I will put the little set of stairs once I get them finished...
What do you guys think of the fence? It's metal and rusty looking, which is kinda great, but I'm wondering if I should do a shabby white paint job on it? Well, here is a close-up of the "entry" end...
And here is a close-up of the display side, oh I think I wanted you guys to be able to see the mini trellis like thing I wrapped around the front door with its tulle and flower vine ribbon on it...or just the details? IDK
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to this week and have a fabulous weekend! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOYWW #185

Not much to see this week...I tidied! Julia inspired me and if you don't know what I'm talking about go check her out over at Stamping Ground. :)
 Yes, that's fairly tidy for me. ;) Next is a card I'm still working on...
Next are a few pictures of a card I finished this last week...
I just adore the open shirt, lacy look...totally copied from somewhere else on the web...I suspect LilyBean's Paperie since I haven't been able to see enough of her stuff lately(she does the sweetest shabby stuff!)...but then again, maybe it was Gabrielle from Such a Pretty Mess...her stuff is just gorgeous! I have her linked on my sidebar in the blogs I love or whatever I've called it section. :)

It says, I *heart* U. :)
Next one was just fun and I don't think I copied it...

This is the other thing I did this last week...used my distress stains to dye these little trios of roses...sweet, huh? I got them at Hobby Lobby in the trim section, where you have to pay by the yard, and then just cut several rows up and dyed them.
I hope you all have a lovely spectacular and fantabulously crafty week! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WOYWW #184

So, what have I been up to this week? Well, for those who are here since it's Wednesday, thanks to the fabulous Julia at Stamping Ground, you'll be wanting to see the workspace, huh?
I've made a right old mess, eh? I've also been watching Shakespeare soooo...a bad English accent is running the commentary in my head right now. :) But here is the project I've been working on, the one I alluded to last week and for which most of the mess can be blamed upon...
It's not finished, exactly, yet. But I think its close. I love the colors and shabbiness but its actually not a style I feel that I am able to do very well at...what do you all think of it? Can you tell me what it's missing?
Anyways, here is another card I made this week...The 5 pennants part is copied from a design I saw elsewhere but the rest is pretty much all me. Except of course that putting doilies on cards wasn't my idea originally, either...well, I still *actually* made it so that counts for something, right? :)
It's really pretty cheerful, huh? Well, I hope your week is as bright and cheery as this card and as yummy as the chocolate cake I had last week. And this week. ;)

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Crimson Wing

I am highly recommending this Disney Nature film, available on Netflix and other places I'm sure, but with some will cry! :) I watched it because I am already head-over-heels in love with the soundtrack and wanted to see what went along with it, or what had inspired it...maybe? Here is a link to a preview of the music. So, I watched it late last night, okay it was very very early this morning, and anyways maybe I was tired or just feeling emotional but I thought the movie was incredibly moving, inspirational and extraordinarily beautiful...the cinematography is just stunning! Since its about nature it, of course, has its parts where I just refused to watch, but the rest of it was so inspiring and made me think of a whole lot more than birds, oh yeah I didn't mention that...its about flamingo's, which sounds boring but its absolutely riveting. Or I'm easily entertained. Which we all know is true, but still! It was really beautiful and I hope if you get a chance to watch it you will. And watch it all the way through, even if you have to cover your eyes at points, like I did. ;)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WOYWW # 183

Hey, its another Wednesday and, thanks to Julia, its time to see what's up here...not much, really. I just took an exam for which I studied so I carried the text book everywhere for the last 48 hours! Only to get in there and find out, whoops...I studied the wrong 3 chapters! Well, to give myself a little credit I did study 2 of the right chapters, just missed 1 chapter for a loss of 16 points, make that 26 because apparently math is not my forte today, either, and yah I didn't catch that error until after hitting publish so this is an edit. Yah, such a bummer. Anyways, I came right home, well after I bought a mini chocolate bundt cake to celebrate my idiocy, and, after having a piece of cake, got right to my craft room to start a project I'm excited about...but its not done so the only pic I have is of my desk. :) That's all you came to see anyways, huh? ;)
See those fab punches? I got them awhile back at Hobby Lobby and they are super and well, otherwise its just a general disaster because I did make two cards but failed to photo them for this...and they are man cards too! Ugh. Well, some days are just not *your* day are they? Well, I'm off to craft now and forget about the stupid silly things I do. Hope you lovely blog readers are having a better day/week than I am! :)