Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Who's Minding the Desk? WOYWW 149

This morning it dawned on my sleepy brain that it was Wednesday, so I asked the cat to quickly take a picture of my desk.  The cat, of course, refused to be useful so my husband took it.  And he got me in the picture.  Sort of.
What I am holding is a pop up card that my friend sent me and lemme say, it is quite risque!  Other items to note are a mess, a package of lace ribbon, some form mount bug stamps, a Hero Arts clear set of greetings, several butterfly themed Martha Stewart punches, my new Penny Black wood stamps shoved to the back of the desk, and on top of my desk is a miniature bottle of Talisker whiskey, which my hubby has given me as a "must have" item for my traveling stamp kit.  To the left of the bottle, is a my ever growing pile of snippets, of which there are more in the pile on the left of my desk.

That is it for What's on Your Workdesk No. 149.  If you'd like see what that is all about, then go check out The Mistress of the Snoop, Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground blog HERE.

If you've got a spot more time, you can check out the butterfly themed paper bag book I'm working on for a swap that I am now officially late for.  The cover of it was shown on a previous WOYWW post, but I did add some more to it and change out the obnoxious pink ribbon for one not so bright.
First page spread

Following page with tag
As you can see this is still a work in progress. I'm having a hard time working on this because I don't feel like being crafty at all.  It isn't just crafting, I don't feel like doing anything at all lately.

The Fine Print: Guest photographer, Joe Palmer.  First page spread info-Spellbinders butterfly die, Memory Box flourish die, "Tranquility" by Komodo, Inc., "explore" and "discover" by The Angel Company, "dream" by unknown, butterfly embellishments from an old brick of embellishments, papers by DCWV Spring Fling. Page with tag info-papers by DCWV Spring Fling, border punch by Fiskars, greeting by Stampin Up, tag corner punch by Fiskars (squeeze punch), scrap fibers.


KAT said...

sorry your having a hard time getting the crafty feelings going...You have wonderful artistic talent. I love the butterflies theme a lot. You are funny to read also very much enjoyed my visit to your blog today

-KAT- number 145 at WOYWW

SuziesImaginarium said...

I love your card! Happy WOYWW #47

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Am loving the butterflies and flowers and swirly whirlies - very pretty indeed. And good ol' hubby for taking the photo, you simply can't get a good cat photographer anymore..sigh..
Sorry you're not in the groove at the moment, hope your mojo resurfaces soon. And I'm sorry about the manicness of my post. LOVED the Hormone=ity Harry Potter reference. You are one witty gal!
HUgs, LLJ #3 xx

sandee said...

OK, sending you some serious crafty mojo your way...feeling it? got the urge to be super creative? I hope so, love the story about your PB&J clutch!! waving hi from the windy hills of North Carolina :)

fairy thoughts said...

oh dear, you have lost your mojo haven't you. Maybe a bit of blog hopping will bring it back. I had to look closely to workout what the little people waving are, but then I realised they are your Marther stewart punches hee hee
janet #19

Julia Dunnit said...

What you need is a jolly good erm..I dunno gal,probably a jolly good rest and perhaps a nip of travelling whiskey? I'm very sorry that you're on a downer, it's a bummer. BUT, a risqué card or two and youll be sorted!!

Bugged Designs said...

The paper on the blue butterfly page is lovely (as are the rest of your pages), thanks for sharing. (Not playing woyww this week - been too busy with the easter hols to get myself organised enough to blog!)

My name is Cindy said...

Well a risque pop-up card - the mind boggles at what that could be!! Might have to reach for the whisky if you showed us that. Loving your butterfly book, hope you get your crafty urge back soon. )(And what's the matter with that cat? What do they think we keep them for? Cindy

Miriam said...

Lovely work - thanks for sharing.


Miriam said...

Lovely work - thanks for sharing.


Squirrel x said...

Flippin' cats, what use are they?! Not much good as ornaments, they eat too much, poo too much, try to kill you on the stairs (cheers Vince), and can't even be bothered to use a camera when you need it. Hmph. Hun, I am sure that you working area is shrinking, or is it just the sides of your desk moving in? Sorry you are feeling uncrafty just now - hopefully it is only a short phase and can be cured by some retail craft therapy. Hugs Sxx

Marnie said...

Lovely pages for your baggie book! Marnie #149

RosC said...

Butterflies are the flavour for me too - thanks for dropping in on me. Very pretty work, and I like those roll-top desks.
No dougt the impetus will be back again soon. Take a break, walk or read, or bake something then come back to it. Whatever works for you.
Ros #90

VonnyK said...

Love all your butterflies. Nothing worse than losing your mojo, I've been there. Have a break and see some friends and your mojo will be back in no time.
Von #41

Shoshi said...

Hope Mr. Mojo hops back into your life soon! I love those butterflies.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I've just done a bit more tweaking on my blog and I think it's better now. As for the Inktense pencils, I can't wait for my birthday! I shall really enjoy using them, I know.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

505whimsygirl said...

Maybe that risque card got your mind thinking of other things? Oh, but seriously, I do hope you get back in the groove soon. The butterfly book looks great, by the way.


Annie said...

I'm loving your work in progress with the butterflies. So pretty,
A x #68

okienurse said...

great looking creative desk. Keep on plugging along and the creative juices will start flowing. I really like what you have done so far with the bag book! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my desk this week. Have a great week. Vickie @106

BJ said...

Hi and thanks for the comments. Exactly what I thought about the fluffy tail, might have to find one for the one I have. Such a shame you don't have any photos of your mohawk. I remember seeing a group of lads in the corner of the common room at college doing eachother's mohawks - aw. I had to iron the lace before using it on my page as it had got alll crinkled.
Anyway, your desk looks like lots is going on. Your little book is lovely, I do love butterflies. Nice to pop by again - BJ#42

sandra de said...

Good to hear hubbie can take an excellent photo and also keep you supplied with beverages. Mine is still laughing over his inappropriate comment. Hope the mojo returns I tend to start reading books until some idea strikes me and then i am back at my desk.. Although it looks like your butterfly projects are very pretty and coming along nicely. Nice to see legs and hands in a desk photo. Sandra #63

Laura said...

Well, that's cats for you!! Tch!!
Love the look of the butterfly book - certainly doesn't look mojo-less - looks fab!

Neesie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mojo...I really feel for you because mine went AWOL but thankfully it returned. I'm sure your's will too.'s can be so like that ^..^
Thanks for visiting my desk and saying such funny things.
I hope your find inspiration on your travels through WOYWW
Enjoy :D

Ann B said...

Risque cards and whiskey, sound like a woman with a past to me. Love your paper bag book, very pretty.
Managed around 50 or so desks yesterday so trying to get round a few more this afternoon.

Ann B

kay said...

how inconsiderate of the cat to refuse to take the
hope you crafting and everything else mojo comes back,maybe you need the whiskey now!
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #70

MaggieC said...

Your book is lovely, I really like the colours and patters you have used. Thank you for your visit this week and for your kind comments. Our boating friends may not have a horse, but they were in a series on TV, and pulled a butty boat loaded with timber round the country for the whole of one summer, going to all the boating festivals. Have a good week. xx Maggie #2

Craftychris said...

Your book is gorgeous! As for the cat, you just can't get the staff can you?? I hope you feel like doing more stuff soon xx

Neet said...

Lovely book and that butterfly tag is adorable. Must say your blouse/t shirt looks really nice too.
Thanks for including your number, it does help. Thanks also for visiting and commenting on my blog and apolgies for being so late - stiff neck, slow computer and tiredness all contributed to my being late.
Hugs, Neet x

Joanne said...

Aren't butterflies just amazing as is your pusscat.
Hugs Joanne xx

Angie said...

Oh what a lovely mess! Risque' huh? Pop up? Hmmm.. I just refuse to go there!!! If you need whiskey to stamp with I want to go where you are!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

May said...

Trust the furrball I expect he was to busy eating or maybe sleeping to be bothered to take your pic!!! But DH has done a great job... love your top... and your butterflies Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x x No15

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab craftiness! Take care, it's Sunday, but I'm still working my way through the list! Zo xx 75

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your paper bag book is lovely and i'm sure will be worth the wait. i do hope you are feeling better now and have found your lost mojo!

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your desk especially the little bottle of whiskey I think I need one of those, can't guarantee that it will remain full though, thanks for sharing.

Eliza #80