Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW #260 - 5th Birthday Party!

WooHOO! It's WOYWW's 5th Birthday today and we're doing an ATC swap to celebrate :o) If you haven't a clue what I'm on about, you should really pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check it out - you're missing all the fun!

Thanks to Nikki C for the fab WOYWW birthday button
WOYWW lets you have a snout around all kinds of workdesks all over the world - they may be organised or messy, pretty or businesslike, productive or "resting", but each one is unique and full of character and creativity. It's fascinating to see what everyone has been doing and have a virtual rummage through their stash - and it's fun to show the world what you've been up to as well.

Without further waffle, here's mine this morning ...


... not much going on yet, but plenty of potential! On the left is my newly-organised store of scraps - I've promised myself to use them up, so they've been sorted into colours and now live in this box next to my desk, ready to be raided. So, the plan is that every time I start a new project, I will go through this box first to see what I can use up. It's working well so far - the box you see on my desk contains the kit I've been putting together ready for Refresh Your Craft & Soul (a free blog event over at Jennifer Grace Creates) and I haven't put any new patterned papers in there at all ... yet :o)

To the right of the pizza box are the two ATCs I managed to make - I know some people have made loads and are swapping all over the place and I wish I had done that, but I just didn't get started in time. I have the one for whoever turns out to be my swap partner when I link up over at Julia's place and the spare one is going to Helen - I love watching Helen's videos on YouTube, she's a very creative lady, so it will be very exciting to get one of her ATCs in the post!

Now I just need to find out what you're supposed to put on the back of ATCs ... hmmm, I think Mary Anne put some free printables on her blog which would be perfect :o)

Thanks for coming over today - Happy Birthday WOYWWers everywhere, and big thank you to Julia for bringing us all together!

Annie xxx

17 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW 260. Happy birthday! xx Jan (58)

Jackie said...

Ahh the sorting out the scraps and a promise to use them up!!! I hope you do better than me! Thank you for your visit earlier today happy 5th anniversary
Jackie 26

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

I always try and use my scraps up first.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's true...sorting out your scraps really does focus your attention on them...I did that with my fabrics the other day!
Happy 5th WOYWW
Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

Robyn said...

organized scraps! what a concept!
Lots of potential yes, and I feel right at home here with piles and potential.
Happy WOYWW 5th, thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
robyn 24

Nan G said...

Organized scraps! OMG what a concept. Good luck with it. Didn't work for me so I tossed em all in the bin (trash). After teaching card classes for three years I had a wheel barrel full. ;) off to check out Helen's videos. Hugs and Happy WOYWW5! Nan G #77

Debbie Rock said...

Hiya Annie! I do believe you are my ATC recipient ... isn't it exciting! I went along to the crop on Saturday and had such a lovely time ... gave a few ATC's out there but saved card number one just for the person after me on the list this week and that's you! If you can email me your address (philarock@aol.com) I will get it in the post to you. Love Debbie #54 xXx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie, Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. Thanks for stopping by my desk,and I see your toilet rolls standing in a row...mine are in my stencil box. And like you I am one for keeping scraps and they are also in a box I go to first (mostly), my colour card scraps have their own colour drawer. Cheers and have a super day RobynO#35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, hope you are having a great WOYWW anniversary week.
Happy crafting, Angela x # 40

Chrysalis said...

You look and sound very organised in the crafty department - wish I was!! Have a lovely week, Chris # 15

Helen Allen said...

Hi Annie thank you for popping by I am a bit late visiting because I had real life visitors yesterday as you know! I am on small rations today ;-) mmmmm might have to finish off the odd spare biscuit that didn't get eaten though! I am really looking forward to swapping with you too. I am resisting the urge to make your desk photo bigger so I can savour your ATC in real life soon. I am back to finishing off my ATCs today so I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your shout out for my videos. I had my brother in law (non crafter) watching them yesterday. He loved my New Year Art Journal page. It is funny hearing the thoughts of a non crafter watching from a completely different angle. Happy WOYWW Anniversary Helen 47 x

Kristin said...

Oh, how fun! Looks like I missed out - hope it was great and yes - organized scraps! Amazing! xoxo

Nikki C said...

Happy WOYWW 5 and what a great idea to always have your scraps close at hand forces you to use em up
hugs Nikki 32

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Annie two wodnerful atc's you have made.. I really get why you dont make more .. and love your desk organisation.. how I need that, happy WOYWW5 Shaz in oz.x #18

glitterandglue said...

Taking me ages to get around this week. The thought of your organised scraps is amazing... Long to spend enough time in my craft space to do something similar..... one day!!
Thanks for visiting and for your comment. John came home Thursday afternoon - hence the lack of visiting from me until now!! we are adjusting!
Take care.
Margaret #27

glitterandglue said...

Taking me ages to get around this week. The thought of your organised scraps is amazing... Long to spend enough time in my craft space to do something similar..... one day!!
Thanks for visiting and for your comment. John came home Thursday afternoon - hence the lack of visiting from me until now!! we are adjusting!
Take care.
Margaret #27

peggy apl said...

Belated happy 5th WOYWW anniversary! The week has gone by so quickly
and I am still trying to visit for last week! Your box of color filed scraps is a great idea. Always good to use up the scraps!
Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS