Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOYWW and a Sneak Peek

Welcome to the weekly crafting desk peep show, also known as What's on Your Workdesk, This week my desk is mildly staged for today's reveal.  I received an anxiously awaited box of goodies in the mail late last night (well, no, the post office delivered it at the regular time I just wasn't home until 15 minutes before bedtime).  Anyway, I tore into it, ogled it, and lay it out so it would make a good photo in the morning.
Can you see what it is? It is a bunch of seasonal stuff from the A Muse Studio holiday catalog. They let us consultants pre-order a select bunch of stuff from the August 1st release. I got fall and Halloween goodies and I can't wait to play with them.  I don't think you can tell that the paper pack on top has chevrons printed on it. Chevrons (AKA zig-zags) are huge right now so they will make a nice addition to many cards, not just holiday ones.

Moving away from the holidays, here is a tropical beachy card that I finally finished up.  I had it on my desk for months and showed it on my desks 2 weeks ago and promised to finish it.  See! I done did it!
I hope you are still reading because I have a request for information.  A friend of mine showed me a card she took a class for. She didn't get to complete the class and now can't get the card together, can't find directions for it, and doesn't know what it is really called.  She calls it a double horizontal water fall card.  The card is landscape with essentially two waterfalls on it.  There are pull strings on each side of the card so when you pull them, the two waterfalls parts like curtains off to the sides.  I told her I'd ask my WOYWW crowd because someone is bound to know what it is called and maybe even know where to find directions for it.
Here's a pop-up card I made at a Stampin' Up workshop last night. I thought it kind of fit in with the tropical theme of the other card I shared. This card looked complicated to make but it turns out that it wasn't. It folds flat for mailing.  Can't beat that with a stick.

Edited to add: here is a link to a picture of a double water fall card, now if only we can find directions for it!

The Fine Print: A Muse Studio holiday catalog and products available August 1 and that can't come soon enough as there are things in there that I must have and can't get until then. Tropic chick card: stamps by DeNami Designs, paper by Paper Salon, wave punch by Fiskars. Pop Up card all the eveythings by Stampin' Up, "Mixed Bunch" stamp set and blossom punch.

41 comments:

Jaki Morris said...

What a lovely card, the SU one.

You might want to check your link on Julia's blog as it doesn't work! I clicked on 'home' to find this post.

I had heard that chevrons are the next big thing. I have a friend at CHA at the moment. Can't wait til they hit our shops here in the UK
Take care

Jakix #118

Georgiana said...

Your desk looks good, especially with all your new goodies. Sounds like I better work on some cards with chevrons. Loving the waves on your tropical card.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Robin Panzer Art said...

What wonderful goodies! Thanks for the sneak peak. I've yet to mail the ATC you one but I haven't forgotten you. I'm determined to get caught up this week! Happy WOYWW!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the look of the bat die...have fun with those goodies! Trace x 56

Redanne said...

Very nice goodies and yes, I can see the chevrons, love that bat die too. The boxes on my desk - the outer container has 16 squarish holes in it and those little boxes fit in - it comes with the boxes. The little one measures 11" x 9" x 4" deep. My larger one (where I store my Distress Inks) is 12" x 14.5" x 4.5" deep and comes with our without boxes. They are all reasonable to buy here in the UK and are called Really Useful Boxes. They have a website: www.reallyusefulproducts.com

Hope that helps. Thanks for your visit and good wishes. Anne x #9

Jingle said...

Totally loving that pop up! Your desk looks like it has some fun things...that bat is WAY COOL!

Lindsay Weirich said...

oh my, I swoon over that roll-top desk! cubbies! Lovely card too!
In reply to your blog comment Acrylic paint works on transparenies BUT if you buy the inkjet ones you can stamp with any dye based ink on them and they WILL dry! It is the coolest;)
Lindsay-thefrugalcrafter #33

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Your desk with all it's cubbies is just so cool!
And both cards are perfect for summer! :)
Mary Jo #119

fairy thoughts said...

cannot help with the card instructions ... sorry. but can you tell me is that a bat die cutter, if so where did you get it, it would be brilliant for me as my name is batten and am always looking for batty stuff
have a good week
janet #68

Erika said...

Hi Judy love that card...I spy a bat on your desk...he's fab. Have a great Wednesday and thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. #100

Shoshi said...

Great cards, Judy. Love the tropical one. A riot of colour!

That double waterfall card sounds fascinating. I made a normal one once, but never a double. If you do manage to track down the instructions, please do share them because I'd be very interested.

Thanks for your fun comment on my blog - fortunately my hubby is a naturally messy person and probably approves that I've let my hair down a bit and made a real mess for a change!! Needless to say, this is NOT the roll of kitchen paper that will find its way back into the kitchen again!!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

Helen said...

Hi Princess Judy! I love both your cards they brighten up a dull grey day. Thank you for popping in to see me. I think the blue tac I use has been recycled a few times and may once have held up a Donny Osmond poster or two!

If you can make one waterfall if you make it to fit half the width of the card and then flip it and make another. That is how I would tackle it. The picture looked like it had two pulls so I think it would be right to do it this way. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

VonnyK said...

Love your cards, they are so bright and happy. The little surfer dude has me, he's so cute. Can't help with the card, my prowess is only in painting them, even hopeless at folding them. Hope someone can help you.
Have a great week.
Von #44

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know how you slept having opened the goodie box just before turning in!! Love the tropical card with the little surfer dudiebird and the (yes, looks very complicated) popup card!!

Have fun with the new toys! Thanks for coming by my place earlier! Darnell #142

RosA said...

I reckon I've seen instructions for that waterfall card, somewhere? (Although I've never made one.) If you can't find them anywhere, I'll put my "thinking cap" on and try and remember where.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Of course you can't wait for 1st August...it's my birthday, how terribly kind of you...LOL
I like the chevron papers you've been using recently so getting some more is a bonus!
Hugs, LLJ ~70

PS What were YOU doing out so late before you opened your parcel??? HMM?? Hopefully dancing on some tables drinking tequila. I'd have come and joined in!!

RosC said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for your interest in my post this week. Great comments.
Love your colourful tropical card.
I'm not sure about the double waterfall, but maybe the old TV Weekly videos would be helpful. I know Trisha Morris did a single waterfall. Maybe she would be a good person to try.
Ros #80

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love the colours - it's so dismal here any bright spot it so welcome :)

Interested in the double waterfall - must have a look. I've been making HIDDEN waterfall cards a lot (another couple today on my blog) but double? Hummmm....

and the bin on my desk? A RUB surround that is meant to hold little boxes. Cost all of £5 fro Hobby craft and holds 64 ink pads - BARGIN!
MA (1)

Di said...

Fabulous colours there Judy.

No idea about the double waterfall - although with all this rain over here there's plenty of water around for sure.

The papers you (and I) are swooning over are 12" x 12" by DCWV called The Peppy Princess Stack. One I only just found - and of course I couldn't live without it :))

Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx #10

Sandy said...

I always love to try out different fold out cards. Like your one the colors are so bright and happy. Sandy :)

Peggy said...

love that pop-up card I did one awhile back kinda forgot about that may have to try it again. thanks for the visit and you know I messed in the dashboard area for hours and still no luck moving the class info what a bummer have a great day!

Francesca said...

Love the vivid colours of your cards nice desk too! Franceswca #93

Bernice said...

Lots of new goodies - have fun playing with them. Lovely bright summery cards - could do with some summery weather here now!
Bernice #25

sandra de said...

Ohh you do make me giggle. I have no idea what a waterfall card is or does and it took me two pages of instructions to work out a progressive ATC so I am no help. A definite nincompoop (love using that old word) I am quite taken with your beach theme and pop-up card. I am seeing chevron everywhere, and now it is official if it is on your desk.
Enjoy your week.
Sandra @31

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I never know what to do with halloween stuff!

Neesie said...

Wow...I don't think I'd have been able to sleep opening up that stash just before bedtime!
The tropical card is a stunning design and looks so attractive.
Hmm...but I'm not sure I believe you when you say that card wasn't complicated to make...maybe not for you! And it folds flat for posting!!! Someone's been very clever ;D
Neesie #13

Ann B said...

Sorry Judy, can't help with the waterfall card, only made one a long time ago and it drove me mad trying the get it right. Love the two cards on your desk this week, bringing a bit of sunshine on another dull day.

Thanks for visiting yesterday - I'm a bit late getting round this week,

Ann B
#85

Lisa-Jane said...

LOVE the colours on that card and box - so summery!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work and I love your desk! Jo x

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Clever cards Judy - the tropical floral one is perfect. x M #73

505whimsygirl said...

Love your cards! Oh, but I can't help with your friend's question. Hopefully someone else can.......

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #36

trisha too said...

Wonderful summery pieces, Princess Judy!

:)trisha #153 this week, showing two desks!

sandee said...

OK, you're making us work to find your blog, eh? Is this like a contest, do we get a prize if we made it here on our own? lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

BJ said...

Like the bat die although I don't do Halloween I like bats!
Another spray booth potential, did suggest to Sandee that we ought to set up a spray booth appreciation society - LOL. I used to have an old dymo machine too but with numerous house moves and a house fire I don't have much from my childhood. Full blown stamper - I think not!!! PS your link from #134 doesn't work so I just looked at your blog directly then I found link #150! TYPICAL!! BJ#79

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh. August 1st. There's probably stuff in the catalogue that I NEED too....I know it already. Love the pop up card..sent one to my Mum once and when I visited, she'd propped it up against the wall on the mantel because apparently the 'pop it into the box part' wasnt obvious. Argh.

Barb said...

Hi there! Popping over from the DeNami Design blog where your card is featured. I LOVE it. The bright colors are so fun. I adore your A Mews Studio pic. My Rosie girl cat likes to help with my cardmaking...she lays on whatever I'm trying to make ;)

JoZart said...

You are looking so neat, tidy and organised despite making so many lovely things. Thanks for visiting.... late catching up due to my family visit but I got here!
JoZarty x

sandee said...

ahhhhhhhhhh now I see what you've done, having 2 links up to get twice the comments! clever girl ;)waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)#50

Neet said...

Better late than never but not better in that I haven't a clue how to make that card - not if it pulls with strings or something. Wold love to know if you ever do find out.
Great colourful cards on your desk (love the orange flowers) but what I want to know is where were you until 15 minutes before bedtime?
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 71 xx

Morti said...

LOL - I could have sworn I commented on your WOYWW post before but must have been imagining it! Anyways - in answer to your question, I held the cog with a pair of tweezers and hoped that the heat would take a long time to radiate up through the metal.... hehehehe. It was an interesting juggling session - the best tweezers to use are the inverted version, where you squeeze them to open them, rather than hold them closed. That way you don't have to maintain a certain amount of pressure all the time and risk flipping the item in the air. Voice of experience....

Sandy Trefger said...

Your desk is so well organized! And wow! Love those cards!!! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post last week!
~Sandy
sandy's crafty creations