Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WOYWW-180 and Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Where in heavens name has this year gone.  November is nearly 1/2 over....I don't even want to think how many days to Christmas....Deep breath taken here.... >3 Exhale!  Ok, so here's what my work desk looks like....
Not so impressive....I'm packed for my Wednesday Class at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, so this desk looks pretty neat, but what about this one....
Well ya can't always be neat and tidy....Honest I know where everything is.  Well, everything but the die I lost a few weeks back...hmmmmm.  So, As Julia said, I showed you mine, now it's your turn.  Come on, it's freeing, or something like that!  Be sure to link to Julia's blog after you've posted your little creative corner of the world.  Link here.

So beside packing for tomorrow, what else have I done this week.  My friend Carolyn recieved a card from her friend Lori.  They've met through the internet and live 1000 plus miles apart.  Isn't the internet WONDERFUL!  ok, back to it, Lori created a BEAUTIFUL card and after seeing it, several of us wanted to "borrow" her layout...well, borrow is such a nice word, we stole it.  Remember Lori, imitation is the highest form of flattery...right?  Well, here's Lori's card.....Beautiful isn't it?
Thank you for inspiring me.  Lori, if you read this, please comment so everyone will know how you made this.

I was making cards with friends.  This is the first card I made using Lori's layout and some snippets I had in my carry box. 

I like it...oh yes I do!  When I returned home from a day with the girls, my honey told me the neighbor's mom had passed away.  Though I didn't know her, I know she must have been a wonderful woman, as her girls are great ladies.  I used Lori's layout to create a sympathy card.  It was quick to make and today I needed quick but also special.  Here's what I made...
Before leaving to go shopping, I wanted to make a card to show in tomorrow's class.  This card is made using the same pieces I used in the celebration card for my November class, I just moved the pieces around a bit and added two extra  small scraps.  I'm trying to get the group into thinking about how many things can be made the same but different!  Does that make sense?  Does to me.  So, here's what I made...
I've been digging through my snippet box and coming up with all sorts of pieces I'd forgotten I had, some pretty new and some like the one above pretty old, or at least I don't remember buying it.  If you've been here before you know how I love to skip into the playground and skip through the day with all the fantastic ladies there.  Grab your scissors (No running!) , snippets and glue and head on over with me.  Everybody, meet Di.

Sunday was coloring day with Brenda.  I purchased a digi stamp from Saturated Canary.  I think her name is Nutcracker Girl.  So, here she is and this is what I used....
Still learning, but loving the Spectrum Noir pens....I'm not sure what I'm going to put her on, but I'm sure I'll think of something.  Coloring sure brings out the kid in me.  A joy from childhood.  Coloring and playing with paper dolls were my two very favorite past times.  What was yours? 

Ok...bored yet?  I want to show one more thing.  Finally Fall colors are beginning to show themselves.  I was beginning to think they weren't coming this year.  This isn't a tree in my neighborhood, but it was too pretty not to photograph....
I love Fall....not so much Winter!  So, I shall enjoy it while I can!  On that note, I think I shall check out what the Julia and Di's  gals are doing....Until next time...Hugs to all, Enjoy today and have a creative tomorrow.
Mary Mac



  1. What a nice big space you have! And the cards are awesome...think I'm going to "copy" that design too! It looks like its fairly easy to put together but still looks special, like you said. The fall pics are great, too. That first one showcases some really nice landscaping...I might copy that, too! lol Anyways, thanks for sharing. :)
    Deeyll #66

  2. Your room looks very spacious!Love seeing what's on your Desk...or shall I say Desks!!??

    Silvia #77

  3. Fab post/pictures/cards Mary.

    Happy WOYWW xxx

  4. You have a great space! Love that long table and the storage. Fabulous cards too! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #102

  5. Lovely big space, and it all seems pretty organised to me! Lovely cards all round... Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  6. What a fab space you have Mary. It look mighty fine and tidy to me. TFS and happy WOYWW

    Annie x

  7. Your cards are absolutely fabulous Mary! Love your craft space.

  8. great looking workspace and I love those beautiful cards. Very elegant. What a wonderful tree! Here in Oklahoma we don't have a lot of color changes in the fall. One day it is green and the next brown and on the ground. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

  9. Hi Everyone - I wanted to thank Mary for posting my card. Please feel free to "copy" my card - I actually "copied" it from a very talented stamper on the Splitcoaststampers website. It was fairly easy to make once you cut all the cardstock. Just use temporary adhesive and put together all the white pieces so that they are layered. Then, just stamp away making sure that some of your image is on all 3 layers. When you separate them and mount them on a contrasting piece of cardstock, make sure you line them back up so that you have a continuous image on all 3 layers. Such an easy card to make, but has a huge impact. Have fun crafting!


  10. Super cards and your colouring is amazing Mary! Hugs, Di xx

  11. Hi Mary, I'm still making my way around. I enjoyed your post today and love your spacious space!! Your takes on Lori's card are so pretty! I especially like the last one. And thanks for including the photos of the awesome fall color!! Thanks too for the tip on the glue (below) which I happened to see.

    Happy Thanksgiving! I won't be around (and suspect a lot of us won't) next WOYWW as I'll be in the kitchen prepping. Maybe I'll get a chance to catch you between now and then over by the swings at Di's! Darnell #41

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