Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WOYWW 4th Anniversary - No. 208!!!

Woo Hoo. It's here. For four years Miss Julia, she of the Stamp Ground fame, has hosted our little party, a world wide snoop onto the desk top of others. It's all harmless and can be lots of fun. In honor of the anniversary, Julia reflects a bit about deskers...I've been a kind of in and out desker over the last year and half, but have been pretty faithful the past several months. I look forward to it. Simple as that.

I've just returned for a week away with my sweetie in San Francisco which was green and sunny. Yay. I did a bit of shopping there as well.

I found those fun and colorful tab stickers on the left side of the desk at a place called the Container Store. What a plethora of stuff they have - my goodness. I couldn't resist all those colors! Moving around  the desk clockwise you'll see a Ranger Glue Stick. I point this out because unlike almost every other glue stick I have ever tried, this one actually works!! I used it on vacation to start a quick, down and dirty travel journal and was really impressed. Above that you can see a card from my friend Linda...I should have taken a close up of the flower -- it is beautifully shaded and shimmery. Gorgeous.  Moving around a bit more you can see the clear, plastic carry bag with the very pink zipper. Sadly what you can't see are the fun flamingos on it which is what caused me to purchase it in the first place.

But my favorite art score were these:

I feel in love immediately. I mean who doesn't love an elephant on a stripped beach ball wearing flowers in her hair and a doily on her posterior? All the stickers are fun and sparkly....I found this at a grocery store in Glenn Ellen, California. Can't wait to use them.

Also can't wait  to play on my prepped art journal page and in the Fun Room altogether.

In addition to the folks I've already committed to, and the next person in line, I do have one extra ATC I'd be happy to send ANYWHERE to the first person who comments they would like to swap and extra one.

Hope you have a glorious week!


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  2. Hi Sara,I love your desk with so much 'stuff' on it. I wish I could have all my pens etc so ready to hand. A combination of the intense sun, and a very furry resident in my room, means I need to put everything away between crafting sessions. I also love all the little extra bits we pick up from non'craft stores. they all add to the fun.
    I am 'next in line' to you, so I am looking forward to seeing what you have created. I was going to e-mail you my address, but I can't see where to do that, so if you go to my blog and e-mail me, I will reply straight away. Thanks. Happy Anniversary! Kate x

  3. Wow you sure do have alot of pens!
    Glad you had a nice time on holiday, everyone loves to shop :)
    Kaitlynne #46

  4. Happy WOYWW, hope you have a great time with all that paint. Helen, 39

  5. Oh, I love that tin with the elephant on!! That just appeals to my sense of humour....I think Julia would love as well!! You and she share a taste for things that are KITSCH!!!! LOLOL!
    Happy 4th WOYWW!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

  6. Love the elephant n the tin I can only imagine how yummy the stickers are, happy WOYWW, Rebecca x#52

  7. Oh yes, you have had fun shopping! Sometimes I find the best stuff in non-scrapping type places and I have to agree with you on the elephant... how cute is that!! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

  8. Hi Sara
    sounds like you had a great time away and you found some real gems to bring back with you. I am loving the tin of stickers
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #49

  9. A working gluestick... now THAT would be something! Will look for it overhere... I am happy to swap that extra ATC with you if you still have it. email me your addy at marit[at]maritspaperworld[dot]com and I reply with my address too... Happy woyww aniversary and a hug from Holland, Marit #88

  10. It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    Great space this week.

    Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  11. Sounds like you had a ball shopping and found some really cool things. Happy 4th WOYWW. pam#33

  12. Awesome lot of stuff you bought in CA! I love to go look around stores when I am traveling cause you never know what you will find that you can't live without! Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

  13. Love your busy workdesk. Looks like some serious creating is going on. Happy WOYWW4 =)

  14. A nice destination and your sweetie, AND some fun shopping finds..perfect break. My sweet sister lives near Sa Fran, so am a bit jealous! You will show us won't you, the stuff you actually got to stick f=down with the glue stick....am thrilled to hear of one that does work, I got one with a smash book and it's rubbish!

  15. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view your desk and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

  16. You have a very colorful desk. That tin is not just cute, it put a smile on my face. Loved it. Those stickers must be the best ever!!

    Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

  17. Love the tin! And the Fearless chunky canvas below is awesome! Looking forward to our ATC swap! I've sent my addy to you. Have a fab week. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW4! Nan G #6

  18. hi sadly I did not get the chance to visit anyone yesterday but have made you first on my list today my ATC will be on the way later today as off work what a fab desk and love your purchases nothing beat some retail therapy and your trip to SF sounds wonderful. Love the blues of your journal page my fav colour. Thanks for your wonderful kind comment and children they do grow fast I can't believe 3 years is over and she is now 22! its great to have her back.. not sure how long I will be saying that once she finally unpacks everything ! have a wonderful week too Andrea x #40

  19. Hi there Sara and so lovely to have you pop over and say hi glad you like my pickies and...
    ... oh I chuckled at your stickers - what is there not to love? - I totally agree!!

    and re glue stick:
    It must be the ones you have over there have used "UHU" glue stick and also the Blu-stick and both work well the blue dries clear.. prob just an Oz thing but both are good.
    Secret is dont buy cheap ones - just good ones on SALE!! I aim for back to school sales each term.
    That is the way to go!! - happy 4th WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #37

  20. Thanks for visiting my desk over in Cape Town...The typewriter card is so easy it is scary! Do you have a silhouette cutter or some such computer connected beastie? If so, I can send you the file for the inner and the paper sheet for the sentiment! You could also cut them by hand, but with these machines, you can cut a few at a time. I looked at those glue sticks, but they were quite pricy...thanks for the review. Will get one now

  21. All looking so much fun... glad to hear you had a great trip. Would so love to visit San Francisco!
    Alison x

  22. Wow....what a fun work desk space and all of the wonderful little treasures that you're sharing with us! Those sparkle stickers are great! I especially love the container and the elephant poised on the striped ball. That is a hoot! I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderfully sweet comment about my transformed wooden craft organizer. Have a wonderful weekend and hope you create something wonderful out of that journal page you've started. <3 Candy

  23. G'day Sara
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Happy 4th WOYWW to you. Oh you gotta love new statsh and you have scored well. I can just make out the pink flamingo's on the bag and would love to see what you do with that journal page!
    Annette In Oz #46

  24. Hi Sara - I too love the elephant on the sticker tin[?] and found in a grocery store - way to go... Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

  25. Sounds like you had a fun and new stash productive vacation!

    I can see the flamingos...they are cute...but that elephant takes the cake!

  26. That tin looks amazing I thought it was a card at first but read the stickers honestly how could you resist not to buy that to cute Happy Late WOYWW 4 hugs Nikki #145

  27. Just stopping by to say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I am in envy of your awesome colourful workdesk. I am playing with distress ink and markers today - when I am happy with my results (in other words when something turns out well enough that is decently publishable), I will post the results.


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