Wednesday, 15 January 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 241

You can work out how to join in with this weekly jaunt by clicking on the links above 'What is WOYWW' and 'How to...WOYWW'.  Thank you.

So gentle Deskers...how's it looking from your angle?

I must admit to a certain teeny smugness.  From where I'm standing, I appear to be getting on without a fuss.  This photo, taken in daylight on Tuesday early afternoon, shows the work in progress for a Birthday Book...a proposed workshop project..and the best excuse I ever had for playing with the new papers I bought at the Shopkeeper Gal's.  It's a collection called Mother Goose by Graphic 45.  Redolent of Mary Englebreit in many ways, which is probably why I was suckered into buying it.  I love it.   On the deckchair is a group of bagged cards - for my first workshop of 2014...the ones inspired by the handmade cards I was given at Christmas.  I'l share them soon.  I'm a bit shy about them for now.  I don't want to insult the original cards!

So please join in.  We'd like to see what you're doing and where you're doing it.  Don't overly advertise your business, or join just to promote your own Meme...it's not conducive to the spirit of the thing.  Keep it relatively short if you can..there's a lot to visit! Put WOYWW in your post title, link the post here and make at least some reciprocal visits...it makes the Wednesday world go around.  It really does. Oh and if you visit, please leave your link number with your comment...it helps to find you on the list.  Thankoo.


91 comments:

BJ said...

Knew it was too good to be true, thought I'd got #1 position for a moment before refreshing. Woke at 3am and was just about to go back to bed but one last go to see if you'd posted and you HAD - yippee. I did my first craft club at my house on Monday and would love any ideas as to what to do next - did you get many responses the other day? BJ#2

RosA said...

Hah! I'm first! How cool is that! But, wait, it must be awfully early in your part of the world? It's mid afternoon here, and I think I shall leave work soon :)
Julia, you have the best excuses for playing with new papers! Someone should shoot me if I buy any more new stuff! I spy a baby Xyron (same colour as mine) which I find amazingly useful, don't you? Have a good week,
RosA at No.1 hehe

StampinCarol said...

This is such fabulous paper! It's been a big seller at the store where I teach. And I hope you're feeling better! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #4

505whimsygirl said...

hello there Julia. those papers on your desk certainly do look really nice. it looks like some of them are cut like recipe cards. Like you I am a Mary Engelbreit fan too. I can't wait to see what you come up with your Christmas cards. happy WOYWW. hugs Kay at number 3

Robyn said...

My neighbors house is called "Mother Goose's Roost!
I do see a desk under there somewhere.
thanks for the snoop around as ever,and hope you find some time to visit.
robyn 6

Monica said...

K
I am here in Texas just found I have had my email hacked and can't get to you on iPad. I think this digital world is a test of old brains. Plan to read and respond in allergy clinic tomorrow as the cedar spores are zoning in.

Lindsay Weirich said...

well, isn't your desk neat and productive! I'm so glad you are feeling better Julia! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #8:)

peggy apl said...

Oops, there's 2 of me on the list, sorry about that! Patsy linked up for me but it hadn't shown up yet when I posted my link! Nice papers on your desk, Julia and you've been so productive, you have a right to be proud of yourself!

Nan G said...

Nice lot of craftiness going on, Ms. Julia! I'm toying with the idea of getting g45's mother goose paper. I see an altered clock in there. :) Do let us know how you like the individual pages. Sometimes they just you the a few good ones but the pack isn't all that great. Have a craft week. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #9

Create With Joy said...

Happy WOYWW to you Julia!

Still home sick with the flu but popping by to wish you a happy and creative week!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Deb said...

Well, is that some sunshine I see over the pond, looks like a lovely day!
Love that Graphic 45 paper, fabulously vintage!
Debxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Here I was sluffing off after posting several hours ago. As a result, you surprised me with your early post.

From what I've seen of Mary Engelbreit's art, I have to agree this is quite reminiscent of her work. And even though I'm not a scrapbooker, I am totally in love with anything G45. So, I can't wait to see the Birthday Book.

Have a great WOYWW from a very late # 16.

Andrea said...

Those papers look fab Julia and will be great for a birthday book and sounds lie a great workshop project . will we get a sneaky peak ?,hopefully we will get to see the cards for the workshop too Well done you... you have been busy indeed and deserve to feel smug have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Like Willie sings it "Pretty Papers", and a pretty bright window, I'm needing that sunlight to keep me upbeat. It's past my dream time but I might visit a few. Enjoy WOYWW #22~!

Patsy Paterno said...

Lovely paper. Makes a pretty desk! patsy of #10!

MaggieC said...

Like Monica,I am suffering rely badly from tree pollen, but I am in the centre of England. Unbelievably, because this winter has generally been mild, there are loads of trees coming into bloom right now two months early. I did a double take when I saw your desk, so well organised. I love proper nursery rhyme stuff. xx Maggie #24

Hammers said...

Smugness seems to be well deserved in this case Julia..love how busy your desk is. The birthday book is a great idea..I would like a sneak preview of that :) Cx #25

Krisha said...

Love the Graphic 45 papers Julia!
Good to see you are getting sun shine in your part of the world.
Happy WOYWW
Krisha #26

Sandy said...

Looks like you are getting a lot done on our desk today well done you.. Love those papers they are just wonderful..
Sandy :)

Eliza said...

I have not seen those papers yet but then again I don't really get to the shops much either. I do like what I see and good for you in getting some crafting done. The sun seems to be shining in your part of the world, it looks nice outside, but maybe I am mistaken.

Happy Crafting & Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 32

Lynda Beazley said...

Lovely papers Julia and even nicer sun outside. Thank you sooo much for the WOYWW badges you kindly sent last week. We will wear them with pride. Have a happy week. Lynda B #35

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia- linking up just before I go off to bed, lol. Loving the papers- you know which one will be my favourite, I'm sure. Loking forward to seeing the Birthday book- great idea- and the cards . Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #37 xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely selection of Graphic 45 papers you have on your desk!!! In the far corner I see a long blue box, I am sure each and every one of us has a box of that stuff..... Do we all use it!
Jackie 18

Belinda Basson said...

Hello Julia. LOVE that paper too. One is allowed to be smug when you have earned it! Great desk this week as always. It is not Wednesday in my world till I have posted here!

Karen Ives said...

Your desk is looking very tidy this week!
Karen #40

fairy thoughts said...

Gorgeous paper good to see you have some inspiration after feeling poorly. I must have blinked and missed the sunshine yesterday didn't happen here. Have a good week
Janet #38

Zoe Guest said...

Ooh the birthday book sounds fabulous! I love the papers.

Zoe #42

Helen said...

oh what fab papers, I don't know that collection... (How?!)Look forward to seeing the next steps. Helen 7

Erika said...

Oh I can see, this papers are still faboulus ! I can imagine, it is a really joy to work with them. Have a happy and creative time :)
Greetings from Erika

Spyder said...

Oh I'd give anything to be tidy!!! Love the papers, and the look of the organisation! sorry about speling my spel checks not working! Happy WOYWW #50 ish I thnk!

Annie said...

Love the new papers Julia and will look forward to seeing what you do with them.
Hugs,
A x

misteejay said...

I look forward to seeing the completed birthday book Julia - I love G45 papers.

Toni xx

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am a fan of Mary A as well. Also struggling with the flu bug, like so many others. Really missing crafting. Ali x. #47

Mrs.D said...

Morning, what pretty paper.I can see why you couldn't resist them.I'm sure the recipient of the book is going to be thrilled.
Chris #46

Sue said...

Looks like you are very busy. Nice that you have your desk in front of your windows. Mine is tucked away in a corner, although I can glance out through the windows.

This is only my 3rd WOYWW, but it is great as it motivates me to do some crafting each week.

Anne said...

Gorgeous papers. Looking forward to seeing your finished book and cards. Have a great day. Anne x #49

Diana Taylor said...

I love your beautiful papers, especially the floral one - so pretty!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Julia. What lovely papers - look just like patchwork pieces.
Have a great week.
Margaret #52

lisa said...

You sound very organised getting sorted for your workshops, Julia. I'm liking those Graphic 45 papers!!!
You desk looks very neat and tidy too, everything in it's place, you need to come and organise me I think!!
Hugs Lisax #53

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Those papers are so gorgeous! I can see how you couldn't resist!And great to see you're cutting into them too - none of that, 'I only bought them to stroke' - which can be so hard to get out of! It's lovely to be back after two weeks of hecticness that meant I couldn't stop by. I've missed the world of WOYWW sooo much! Have a great Wednesday and I bet those cards will be beautiful and a compliment to the senders. Julie Ann #54 xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

A super productive looking desk with yummy papers! Hope you are well lovely. Keep up the good work. Take care Zo xx 56

Cardarian said...

Love the Mother goose papers - I have been looking at them for a while but I haven't bought them yet - I have spent money on the Secret Garden papers from Graphic 45 so I will have to wait for the Mother Goose! Love your desk - looks so bright - we don't have much bright moments to take a photo like that!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

What pretty desk it looks too covered with all that paper. x Jo

Debbie Rock said...

Hiya Julia ... first chance to wish you a Happy New Year! I always love seeing your workdesk ... and LOVE those Graphic 45 papers. And don't be shy about sharing those cards - your work is brilliant and I don't doubt the people who sent you the originals are honoured to have inspired you! Love Debbie #61 xXx

Carole Z said...

Hi Julia and all! Loving those papers on your desk! Happy WOYWW everyone, Carole Z #62 xx

Winnie said...

Such a great stash of papers you have there! I can see why they remind you of Mary E as the colors and the checks remind me of her too! Graphic 45 is just so great, isn't it? Enjoy the day! Winnie #64

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy Wednesday Julia ... lovely papers, have fun with them, cheers RobynO#20

Neesie said...

What pretty papers Julia...you're going to have lots of fun with those. I'll look forward to seeing what lovely creations you come up with ;)
Thanks for letting this lapsed WOYWW enter to have fun with the gang.
Have a great week
Happy WOYWW
Neesie #59

fairy thoughts said...

Opps I seem to have doubled up as well 21 and 38 I remember now woke up at 3 ish linked up and went back to bed obviously forgot and linked up again ..... What am I like eh !
Janet

Shoshi said...

Pretty papers, Julia! Thanks for hosting us yet again.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

Glenda Brooks said...

I always love to come visit and sit in the sunlight coming through your wonderful windows. Your desk always makes me smile and it always looks like you have a very busy schedule. Have a great rest of the week!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, they are beautiful papers, good od you to use them, I love making books, it will be a wonderful class, can't wait to see your gift cards, I'm sure they are lovely, its wonderful to be able to play again and visit other desk, I'm sure I'll be doing that till the weekend..Thanks for having us, (((Big hugs)))..

Sharon Madson said...

What pretty paper you have on your desk! And what pretty tags hanging from your window handles! :) Happy WOYWW! #76

Brenda B said...

Nice to see you back at your desk again and not wallowing on the sofa! And getting on with it too!

Hugs
Brenda

Pat Langley said...

You are so right; your new patterns look a lot like Mary Englebreit. Very pretty, fun to use.
You remind me that I have a short supply of cards left.Pat #77

Kim said...

I do love G45 papers!! Kudos to you for using them; I don't have easy access to them, so I end up hoarding them (well, not just them!) I can't wait to see your Birthday book!Have a great week.

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Good morning, Julia! I LOVE LOVE Mary E. papers and paper products! Can't wait to see the finished product. Have fun! Dawn#79

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh pretty papers there missus! Looking forward to seeing the final product. Will you be allowed to share on here or is it just for the shop? I feel like I'm coming out of hibernation after being poorly - hope you are fully better now x #41

sandysewin said...

Oooo, those are nice papers. Love ME. :-) You're looking very productive there, lady!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #13

famfa said...

Mother Goose paper is lovely, can see why you bought it. Can't wait to see your cards. I have been meaning to make some for ages but just never seem to get the right time.
Famfa 75

Belinda said...

Hi Julia! It as been over a month since I have joined into the weekly WOYWW crafty goodness and I sure do miss you and the other craft divas. Your desk sure does look spiffy. I can't wait to see your project when you complete it. I feel like this time of year is always my favorite time to start new projects. Whether I finish them all is a crapshoot but I sure do love all things new this time of year! Come play at my desk if you find time.
Belinda (67)

john-w said...

Thanks again Julia.

I have missed not being a part of WOYWW for some weeks, and not sure how much crafting I'm going to be doing in the next little while, but hope to be back sometime in the not too distant future. John W #82

john-w said...

Sorry, I seem to have jumped to #84! John W

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I do like those papers, but then I don't think I've seen a Graphic 45 collection I didn't like!

Fiona #85

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the new papers! I think you have a right to be smug. It looks like things are trucking right along on your desk. You go!

Tertia said...

That paper looks great and the desk is super neat!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #83

Kelly said...

Good morning, Julia! I've been avoiding Graphic 45. I know, right? How can that be. But that Mother Goose paper may just be my undoing. Looking forward to seeing your cards. Still envious of your window ;-) Hugs & Creative blessings ~ Kelly

Dainty Diva said...

I'm back and missed been here and traveling around the world. Thanks for keeping this going. Any excuse for new paper is welcomed. #55

trisha too said...

Oooh, nursery rhymes and fairy tales have always been a favorite theme of mine--keep us updated on the progress!

Happy WOYWW, Julia!

:)trisha
#87 this week, with
image transfer pendants

Sandy Leigh said...

Wow, I have always been the biggest Mary Engelbreit fan--she only lives four hours from me--and these papers really look like her design! I have the cutest little packs of Mary Engelbreit papers that I got for fifty cents one time at Michaels. Email me your address and I'll send you one! I hope the next time I go to St. Louis, I can visit her shop. So proud of how you're getting on and getting things done! You have to show us the book when you're done. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #73

Mary said...

Wow, your new year is starting out very creatively. Love the papers you've chosen. Your desk looks great to me. I've been on a cleaning and organizing binge. I guess there are worse binges to be on. So my desk isn't going to look too creative, although I did take time the other night to work on a card I've had in mind for a bit. Happy WOYWW and THANK YOU so much for keeping me focused...Hugs from Northern California!

Christine said...

Still jumping up and down - 12 months of meeting up with you and the 'desks'.
Love that paper Julia, matches up with my Nursery Rhyme ATCs I am making - wish I had seen it before I started!!!
Looking forward to seeing your 'new' cards.
Bishopsmate #89

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sorry, I linked up this morning and completely forgot to comment!
Everything's looking tickety boo on your desk this morning! I have no idea who Mary Engelbert Humperdinck is but you obviously like her stuff :-)
Hope you've had a good day,
LLJ xxxx

Lea.H said...

Your desk always looks so inviting

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love Graphic 45 papers, especially this range ... I read to my children from the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes book when they were tiny and I vividly recollect my father reading to us too. The images are so familiar. A Birthday Book sounds the perfect project for the papers. Your workshops sound fun. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #67

Dangina Martinez said...

You had a very productive day, lol. Can't wait to see the finished project.
#94 Dangina

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, Happy WOYWW ! I love that G45 Mother Goose collection and was happily suckered into it myself ... trouble is I've fallen into the "saving it for special" trap so I realy need to berak into it.
Your birthday book looks fantastic :o)

Neet said...

I am so looking forward to seeing the book finished. One just has to love G45! Did a class with them at CHS, now need to finish it off and blog it. A bit ambitious in two hours but lots of papers to complete.
Hope you get yours complete before too long.
Hugs
Neet xx 24

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your nice comment, Julia - yes, it's really great, having settled in, and starting to use my beautiful new room! The only problem is finding enough time and energy to be in there as much as I'd like. Working on Dad's album is incredibly therapeutic and I feel very close to him as I think about his life and how to depict it. As for the computer, I am spending quite a bit of time familiarising myself with the new system - I'll get there on the end.

Shoshi

Kim said...

Looks like you have some fun things happening Julia, Mother goose I keep thinking I NEED that.
Thanks for stopping by my desk, the packs of cards are in fact very old stampin up ink pads (20 years and still going strong). The evvelope punch board is definitely worth a play

Thanks for hosting
Daisy (kim) #58

Spyder said...

....I craft....where that packet of gold and silver card is... just move it on to the pile first... there's at least 6x6 to spare! I'm #39 now.... I was so sure i was higher or lower than that!

Sharon Madson said...

Another comment! I think the numbers are changing.... Is anyone else having that problem?

Laura said...

Happy WOYWW! Better late than never! Jumping in on Wednesday evening my time and all the UK crowd are almost ready to wake up on Thursday. Graphic 45 is absolutely unparalleled at what they do and sometimes their lines are just not to be resisted. Enjoy your new stash! ~ Laura #96

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Those papers are so pretty! Love it!

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,
Your desk is very inspiring today - makes me want to do something with my papers. I'm thinking about cutting dowm my 12 x 12 and using them in a Brag Book 'smash style'. Thanks for the motivation!

When you have a moment or 2 please stop by my blog to check out my recent haul a tutorial - and also giveaway reminder!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2014/01/woyww-20140115-happy-new-year-giveawya.html
LuLu

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I made it before the end of the day - Yeah!

okienurse said...

Great neat and spiffy desk this week. I love that paper and you are right it is definitely Englebreit in design. I think they are coming out with another one that is ME in flavor too! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #99

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Hi Julia! Long time no visit from me! Oh those papers look like a lot of fun - I'd walk out of a store with those too. Never too much paper right?! Have a great week, Jen C

Uniflame said...

Hi Julia,

Thanks for your visit yesterday :) I love the colored paper you have laying on your desk :) Uniflame - 65

MaggieC said...

Julia, you are very welcome at any time and the being left alone does definitely not apply to my lovely blog and Facebook friends. I am waiting for a couple of dry days so that I can get some more bark for another project I have in mind. xx Maggie #24

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