Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOYWW..Happy 6th Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary WOYWWers!  Congratulations Julia for creating and nurturing this wonderful weekly blog hop. It's been wonderful getting to know so many crafters from all corners of the world, peeking into their creative process, and it's amazing how quickly time flies.

And the peek at my desk….this Wednesday morning (actually since Monday night…) is actually pretty tidy!  Pretty funny since at one point I texted a friend saying it was like I had Crafting ADD. I had 3 projects going, all in various drying stages. I started an online class called Inventive Inks: Colorful Mixed Media Effects, and had work going for 4 of the lessons. I started my Compendium Challenge piece, and was working on a birthday card I remembered to move from the picture! 

What you see is the butterfly for the class using the Shattered Stain’s technique.  It’s a little darker than I planned.  The box is for the compendium challenge, using Eroded Metallic technique…sort of a fail there…still need practice.  The tags are various samples from the first 2 lessons of the Inventive Ink class, all waiting for some kind of finishing.  I have paints, stains, gesso, a jar of tiny flowers, tools, and a stamp set all to get put away. 

The post before this shows my start at the art journal.  The butterfly may end up stay tuned.  I still have a week, so the little box may not make it to the challenge, depending if I can work up a more successful attempt. 

My ATC’s for swapping are already at work ready to get mailed…As some have already been posted, and I royally messed up a few others mid-design, I only have one spare homeless one (not including the one for my designated *person) so leave a comment that you’d like to adopt it, and I’ll randomly pick someone.  And who knows…maybe I’ll risk the red paint/molding paste disaster and make up a few more!

Now go say Hello to Julia and see what this WOYWW phenom is all about!  Have a great week everyone! 


  1. Love that butterfly, Kim! I will have to check out the technique you mentioned. There are so many different techniques, aren't there? How can we keep up with all of it? I didn't participate in the ATC swap this time. All the items on your desk are very creative. Happy Anniversary! :) #59

  2. I can't believe in a royally messed up anything off your desk. My word that butterfly really made me catch my breath! How stunning! And thank you for the ATC, it arrived today, which is just amazing timing, how do you do it!

  3. Coo, that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! I really hope it does end up in your journal, it's too beautiful not to :-)
    Your ATC turned up in the post this morning, thank you so much!! I loved the butterfly theme and the sentiment is really meaningful. I was going to get yours in the post, but that Julia turned up and we sat in the sun drinking coffee! So I didn't get to the post office in time! Tomorrow then.......
    Happy 6th WOYWW and thanks for all the support you given me over the past few years :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 13 xxxx

  4. Hi Kim. Your name with an asterisk follows mine, so please send your addie to me at and I will get your card into the mail with the others. Happy anniversary.
    The butterfly is awesome ---looks lie we all agree. :)

  5. That Butterfly is gorgeous. I am going to my first ever proper "inky" class in a couple of weeks time and I cant wait! Everything on your desk looks fab- will be back to see what you do with the butterfly.
    Happy 6th anniversary .
    Soojay 37#

  6. I need to look for a technique class--I just can't have it be too fussy, but yours sounds so fun! And the butterfly is adorable. Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

  7. It is really lovely to see you over in the Ink class. I too have a few things on the go, but none are on my desk this minute...cos I am still enjoying the pretty pink. This will wear off I am sure... You have a lovely stamp set on your desk and the jar of yellow flowers are like bottled sunshine.

  8. lovely butterfly nice busy workspace this week i also work on lots dif projects at one time
    Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
    heres to many more
    Charlie x #35

  9. WOW! Holy Moses Batman!! I am loving that butterfly. It is a stunner and should be on a birthday card poste haste!!
    I cannot believe how close we are together again!!! Your ATC arrived here today. Well timed!!
    Hugs to you.

  10. There was your gorgeous desk with the fun cubbies in back, yet all I could see was that totally AWESOME butterfly. I was truly amazed at how well done it was. Hope to see more of the tin, too.

    So glad Julia brought us all together for this wonderful event each week. Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

  11. Hey Kim, thanks for the visit earlier and Happy Anniversary to you too - thanks for my ATC, I love it, its gorgeous. I loved all the little butterflies too. The Butterfly on your desk is stunning you clever bean! Cx #25 p.s we really need a face to face wine sesh, as we live so close to each other...just saying...

  12. love your cabbie holes, they are fab, thanks for the snoop

    N0 39

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  14. My first visit and enjoyed all your projects and Happy Anniversary . Love the ATC . I love Butterfly's thanks for sharing your lovey things,.

    ~ Dawn


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