Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WOYWW #323-An Epiphany!

Welcome to WOYWW…the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”  blog hop created by Julia at the StampingGround,  so hop over there to join the fun.

So….I had an Epiphany.   And you can all ride my coat tails if it helps….  All too soon (well, not nearly soon enough—but whatever) I will be on a fixed income, but will finally have free time; so my acquisition of crafting supplies is simply adding to my retirement plan as it were.  Insuring a happy quality of life. So I will go forth and shop with my future in mind, and no longer shed a guilty tear.  It is the Dawn of a New Era in the Craft Room!! Hazah!  

That being said….I now need to find more space for my new Distress Paints and Stains…since they can’t sit on my desk for the next 17 years….Yes, because those in the back are 8 of the new 10 that are now part of my vested retirement plan.

Also, a layering stencil I used on a get well card, which also incorporated the Crazy Bird dies and Bird, which you can see the cut outs remaining. And you can now shudder; over there, on the left, under the Futon? Those boxes contain all my Christmas stamps…and yes I was looking at them, because the craft fair is 12 weeks away, and I have some serious stamping to do!

Here is the get well card…those birds have so much personality!  

So that’s my desk, now go say Hello to Julia and see what this WOYWW phenom is all about!  Have a great week everyone!


  1. Hi Kim, I'm loving the Crazy Birds too. the dies make a beautiful cut, don't they? Love your card. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

  2. Hi again Kim, just popped back to my blog, and saw your question. The snowflake die is by Sue Wilson,via Creative I see on their website, that they have retailers in the USA, so if you go to their page,, and then go to the 'Craft Shop Finder' in the righthand sidebar, you'll be able to find suppliers. xxxxx

  3. What a great decision! You'll never regret having more free time! My husband has gone onto three days a week work and I'm still job hunting, so we've had to really tighten our belts. But it's amazing what you simply don't opposed to 'want'!
    Would you like a music stand cover? I'll happily make you one. I'll have to figure how how to make it first though, lol! All I'm thinking of doing is like a larger version of a phone cover with a flap/Velcro closure. If you wanted one with an over the shoulder strap, that shouldn't be too difficult to do!!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xxxx

  4. ha ha - I shall tell hubby next time the postman drops another box in -" it's for my retirement , so I dont drive you insane!" - Except I am 55 and will probably have to work till I am 68!
    Love your card :) Those dies are fab aren't they/
    Happy WOYWW Soojay 22

  5. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! Stocking up on art supplies sounds like a great investment to me. I really like the way you colored your crazy bird, as well as the beautiful card you used him on. Blessings!

  6. Hi, Kim, I love your retirement plan and will wholeheartedly join in. :-) I adore your Crazy Bird card. I had thought I could resist them, but now there are dies and seasonal accessories and dies for those, too? Darn you, Tim Holtz, and your creative products. lol Happy WOYWW from Laura #48

  7. Hi there love the card. Hip hooray for retirement! I retired early and have never looked back. Far less income certainly but far more enjoyment time. Anne x #32

  8. I absolutely love these birds and so many other people do too. Hope you have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

  9. The crazy bird dies are on my wish list! The new Distress Inks are wrecking havoc with many an organization system, but well worth it :in my opinion. I can't wait to get my mitts on Expresso : D. #51

  10. Hi Kim! I love your retirement plan. I did pretty much the same thing when we moved from Central IL to here in southeast MO. I got a part time job at Michaels teaching classes and used most of my check for sales and took advantage of coupons. I knew when we moved here I would be 4 hrs round trip from a chain craft store and I'm not big on mail-order.

    Well,, that worked out nicely. We now make at least one trip to Springfield every two months and HL was kind enough to open a store 60 miles from me. :-D Enablers!

    For storing your ink pads, have you seen the turnstile item a gal in the UK created to hold ALL of her TH stuff? here's a link to the gal's site if you need further enabled. Hubby and I plan to make one but out of lightweight board such as underlayment.

  11. Hi Kim what a great plan it looks like those cute birdy stamps are all the rage.
    sandra de @41


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