Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WOYWW - 118

Before I show you what's on my workdesk, I want to brag about my oldest younger sister (there are 4 of us!). She is amazing, smart, funny, compassionate AND she makes stunning things with paper (and she quilts like a dream too). But after months of people saying she should start a blog, she finally did!! Paper, Craft, and Scissors. Needless to say, I'm tickled pink to be her big sister :D.

I was too tired last night to put away my Paper Layerz embellishments left over from my earlier post. I use this box that once held spools of thread to hold embellishments while I get to the project or figure out what I'm going to do with them lol. These don't go bad, some of them go back to September 2009. And sometimes when I'm stumped for an idea, I just start pulling them out and I find I'm usually not stumped for long :D.

After I got them all in the box, I saw that I'd forgotten to put away the bookmark blanks I'd cut from some Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock scraps, using the Papertrey Ink bookmark die. And inspiration struck. So I made a bookmark for myself :D.  The background stamps are from PTI Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp set (Tea Dye Distress Ink). The "Let me Save Your Spot" sentiment is from PTI All Booked Up stamp set (Memento Black Tuxedo Ink). The cord is some cotton twine from the hardware store with two of the small Owl die cuts from the August Club Ruby Designers kit glued back to back. And the bead is one that I made (did I mention I'm a craftoholic?!?) in the one lampworking glass I've been able to take. Then I untwisted the ends to make a faux tassel.

If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW business, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your workdesk and join in the fun :D.

15 comments:

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Lovely bookmark. Happy WOYWW! Mel #33

jude said...

Love the book mark will pop by see your sisters blog.Happy woyww
have fab week ahead
hugs judex

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like the baroque cut out on the left hand side of shot - what are you going to do with that? The bookmark is cute too! I had a large collection of bookmarks but sadly, since I was given a Kindle, no longer have any use for them... :( xx

Bubbles said...

The bookmark is just so adorable!

I'll be popping over to have a sneaky-peek at your sisters blog - thanks for sharing that :)

I love your desk... sometimes I just haven't the time or energy to put everything away... and I'm so glad to discover I'm not the only one :)

Have a wonderful WOYWW!

madebyKarla said...

Cute bookmark. I love birds :)
I like your idea of the box, I have something similar. Nothing's gone bad here either! lol

Karen said...

Gorgeous bookmark - ideal for putting it envelopes with a little card!!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

great bookmark - just off to sneak a look at your sisters desk :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Great bookmark have been meaning to make a bookmark for myself for years yet I never do and always end up using an receipt - go figure! Off to look at older younger sisters site now.

Neil said...

Hi there, bit of flying visit from me today but just wanted to pop in and say Hi. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us this week. Hope your creative journey this week is a good one!

Helen T said...

I love the bookmark, it is so cute :)

Nadia said...

Your desk is always interesting! Mine is just a mess most of the time! Love the faux bois on the bookmark-- very clever!

I am LOVING your sister's blog-- the gallery is awesome! I didn't know she was a quilter, but now that note about grainline makes sense!

The Crafty Elf said...

Great looking desk! Super bookmark and will visit your sisters blog..thanks for the heads up. Happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Love the bookmark and thanks for the tip on how to get Mr Mojo back in action. Off to see big little sis's blog. Thanks for sharing and visiting me - Hugs, Neet #4

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, those paper layerz are awesome. I saw the previous post with all those cuts and colors. Nice bookmark, too. I didn't do WOYWW this week, but stopped by belatedly to say hi!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Cute book mark Ohhh Snap and have popped over to l'il sis's blog and love her her rose post very good, thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x