Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WOYWW - Advent Calendars

Hello Friends -

It is that time of week, the day when crafters around the globe open up their work spaces so you can poke around and see what is going on.


Here is my workstation this morning.  It is in full on creation mode.  The holidays have hit us with a vengeance. If you get a closer look, we have...
this week's cards for the ladies at Humbug Hall.  I'm still trying to get my snowmen turned into actual cards.  One has made it but I haven't found the perfect paper for the other two, yet.

And on this side, we have...
Two advent calendars needing to be put together.  You can see two of the finished ones right behind the front piece of the unfinished one.  I have quite a few of these to get done (I showed one to a lovely lady at the Wonderkid's school and she bought 6 -- yippee!!!).

Here is another picture of the pieces...

and now we have the "auxillary" work space...

I love being able to stand and work on my projects but sometimes there is a ton of glueing or cutting and I want to watch TV and do my project.  That is when this breakfast tray comes out.  I have done so much damage to it, it will never see another piece of food but it works well for sitting on the couch and working.

I'm embarrassed to show a close-up of the items on the tray because you'll also see the disgusting tray but...

Don't you just love the colors on this one?  I've been in a non-traditional colors mood.

Recently, the Scrappy Jedi had a post all about die cutters.  She described her interest in the new Silhouette Cameo as "Cameo fever".  I think that is a great term.  I have a terrible case of Cameo fever, especially when I see these advent calendars and these.  If I could figure out how to get one today, I would be making those cool different calendars, until then, I'll be sticking with my SVGCuts. com calendar with SCAL.

OK, go poke around in everyone else's craft rooms.  I know Julia will have something interesting going on.  I also saw Kath's cubbyhole with all her birthday cards.

21 comments:

Laura said...

Love your snow men I also have projects nearly finished but none of the papers are quite right. Love the advent calendar it looks like a lot of work and lucky you selling 6. Laura

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

looks like a wonderful calendar design.

thanks for visiting my blog today.

do check out my the giveaway on my tutorials blog too.
http://toucanscraps.blogspot.com/2011/11/trishs-rosette-tutorial.html

blessings to you from Angela

Chrissie said...

Looks like Christmas is definitely happening in your craft room!
Thanks for visiting my space... it's not really tidy, I didn't take a pic of the mess. My husband calls it the 'swamp'!
Chrissie

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those advent calendars are amazing! I'm not surprised you had an order for 6!! I like the alternative festive colours too!
I do a lot of cutting out in front of the TV too, especially the little flags for my bunting (banners)!
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

Marjo said...

Awesome WIP's lovin the calendars. I think you should drag out your Janome and do a little stitching on them...It's not hard. If I can sew on cards, anyone can...lol

Hope you are having a great WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

KAT said...

you are very creative . I just love your snowmen and the advent calendars...Happy crafting my friend

- KAT -

My name is Cindy said...

Love your projects - I have just decided to go into clean and simple mode, just stamping straight on to card as it takes me so long to decide on the perfect papers!! I'll keep the fancy cards for very special people I think or I will never get done. What a hive of activity and I love the advent calenders! Thanks for stopping by, Cindy # 71

Anesha said...

Adorable cards, looks like a productive craft space. :)

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh great about the calendars, bet you were chuffed to bits!!

The new cameo blade cuts slightly deeper on the CR and silhouette, try that before getting Cameo envy lol

Happy WOYWW
Lou #44

minnie_mac said...

Lovely colourful cards and Advent calendars.

Marilyn

Hazel said...

Super snowmen cards - and you're getting so organised with the advent calendars (Hazel WOYWW #89)

Angie said...

Wow ...what a lot of work going on in your crafting area... Great advent calenders ...I'm never organized enough to make them.
Thank you so much for your kind comment.

S said...

You've got lots going on - those cards are completely adorable. And thanks for dropping by my blog. S #80

Peggy said...

Hi there just wanted to say that I really liked your advent calendar. I love them but they sure are a lot of work.. You asked about the Papertrey Ink stamps on my desk I LOVE THEM!! there are so many things you can use them on and the dies that match are awesome. have a great WOYWW day Peggy
createwithbubbe.blogspot.com

pat said...

Thanks for the visit.
I have never gotten into the "cutters", but so curious when I see all the cut outs. Maybe its a good thing that my studio is so small; can't fit anything else in. :>)
Have fun with the calendar.

bohemiannie! art said...

Looking GOOD!

Neil said...

Hi there, I'm a little late this week but wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have loads of creative fun!

lisa said...

Your snowmen are just so cute and I love the look of those advent calendars, the colours are gorgeous.
I have a lap tray that looks just the same so don't be embarrassed, it just shows it's been put to very good use.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

SueH said...

Oh my, there’s such a lot of work in those advent calendars but well worth the effort because they look great. And well done on the order for six more………you’ve going to be busy!

Thanks for stopping by this week and…….
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Julia Dunnit said...

You're so right - full on Christmas! Love the advent calendars,and the sale of six at once - go you!

Katie said...

Those advent calendars are great! I love them! Its so Christmasy and fabulous on your desk, thanks for sharing and putting me a little more in the holiday spirit!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Katie #92