Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WOYWW - 210 and Pixie's Crafty Workshop 76

My desk looks a bit lonely, don't you agree?  Well it's all cleaned off and taking a bit of a rest.  I'll be back in July to play again.  While I'm away playing with my grandkids and visiting with my son and daughter-in-law, I will find time to check in with Julia and the gang, just to see what they've been up to.  Check out all the busy desks here.  And it's easy for you to play along.  How about giving it a go.

Before I shut off the light, here's what I worked on Monday.  Play day with Virginia, Mary Jane, Cathy and Rita is our Monday ritual.  Monday I wasn't sure what to work on, so I got out the box of snippets and pulled out pieces and parts and this is what I made.....What made my cards come together so quickly was a stack of labels I'd stamped and cut in advance.  I probably have 20 of them made on black, blue, beige, brown and white card stock and  heat embossed in gold and silver.  I just dug into my snippet box put together layers and glued them to a colored base.   I  picked the appropriate label to go with the papers. 

and then there is:

And finally:  I've moved these pieces around long enough...it was time to find a way to use them.  I think this worked.
Three cards made with "left-overs"  Isn't it fun what you can make with bits and pieces?  I'll be sharing these at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I have to say, this is one of my favorite sites to visit.  Di has the greatest followers who, like myself are always thinking of how to use up  snippets.  Di has a great prize this week. And if you play along, you might be the lucky winner.  Grab your jump rope, your crayons, glue and your skipping rock and join us on the playground.  Remember, swimming in the pond is permitted, but no chasing the ducks. 

My husband has been busy this week.  He's been planning to replace our squirrel feeder, but wasn't sure how he wanted to make the new one.  After much thinking, here's what he made.  As you can see, someone already is enjoying his new build.  Great job Richard.....

I'll be posting (hopefully) as I visit with family and friends...so stay tuned to see what's not on my workdesk .... In July I'll be meeting up with one of the fantastic crafters I met through Julia and Di.  Stay tuned for photos of our visit. 

Lights out for now.....See you in July and hopefully along the way as we head to Australia and New Zealand. 



  1. your play day looks like it was great fun! have a lovely stay with the family. helen 13

  2. WOW - a holiday in Australia and New Zealand to look forward to. . . how wonderful. I bet you have an amazing time and I will definitely stay tuned Mary.

    Safe journeying.

    Sarn xxxx

  3. Have a great time with your son and his family! I love the cards you made... I plan playing with 'leftovers' or 'snippets' as you call it on ATCs this week... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #85

  4. Safe travelling Mary! Your Water Droplets stamp will be there when you get home, I posted it yesterday :)

    These are fabulous snippets cards, as always! We'll miss you in the Playground - and will be eagerly waiting for the tales of your travels.

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Hi Mary
    we shall miss you but your family will enjoy having you with them.
    Loving the cards each one different but really lovely.
    Great feeder well done DH
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

  6. Your cards are stunning. Happy crafting #7

  7. Love the squirrel feeder- clearly gets his seal of approval! Your cards are ace, great to be able to use up bits & pieces, I agree. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36 xxx

  8. Have a great holiday with the family. Love the squirrel feeder, what a clever OH. I try to use up my scraps but I just seem to end up with more! Hugs. Pam#26

  9. Hope you have a wonderful time on your holidays! Sounds like a great trip.
    I love the cards you showed today. I am going to steal your idea of embossing the sentiments...Your cards look lovely and I think the embossed sentiments really make them special.

    I have to prepack for the lake and these would be a great idea for me too.

  10. Miss Mary, for someone who is about to be off on a nice junket, you sure got a lot accomplished! Loved EACH one of these lovelies, but I'm really taken with that floral pattern paper you used. How clever of you to have the tags made in advance so you can get this kind of assembly working for you. Don't ask me to pick a fav, 'cause no way I could. Each card was just beautiful. TFS & have a WONDERFUL trip & a grand time. See ya when you get back. Hugs

  11. Gorgeous cards. Love the squirrel feeder. He does too I can see. That is a neat idea.
    Enjoy your jollies. Happy WOYWW

  12. lonely desk for sure but it will be ready when you get home..love the calendar and cards! I need to get more organized and get some tags made in advance so I can create quickly. Friend of mine cuts the mats and papers when she gets them in addition to making 'card candy' tags/decorations etc so she can have cards made quickly. Me...I spend hours looking for what I need! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26

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  14. Great cards you made from your snippet box, they are all so well colour co-ordinated too. Love the squirrel feeder and the handsome little chap on top. Have a great trip.
    Hugs Lottie #143
    Oops don't know what happened there, flippin blogger!

  15. Travel well dear gal, we aren't at all jealous! Your snippet cards are wonderful..a great way to increase the 'on hand and ready to use' stash.

  16. Okay, my goodness, Mary, how fun was your post!! First of all, I'll second the "well done, Richard" for that amazing squirrel feeder! When I die I want to come back a squirrel in your backyard!!

    Your snippets cards are extraordinary!!!

    Have a safe and awesome trip! Thanks for coming by to see me before you took off!! Hugs! Darnell #61

  17. Love the cards you made. Have a great time with your grandchildren and on your travels. I am sorry I am late visiting. I got so far on Wednesday and then couldn't get on laptop on Thursday. Anne x #75

  18. Have a wonderful trip Mary :) Cathy x

  19. Happy belated WOYWW, I was away for a few days, autoposte but couldn't link until Friday when I got back. I love your cards especially how you finish the insides too. Love the squirrel feeder, I got my husband to make one but it wasn't cleanable, and just had a lid to lift, the nuts went all black before they got eaten and I couldn't clean it out. Would love a better one but it would have to be smaller than yours.

    Have a great time with your family.
    Cazzy x #155


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