Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WOYWW: PiF and More!

Just hours after I posted my workspace last Wednesday, I received my PiF in the mail from Maggie (aka, SilverCrafter) of Worcestershire, England. She sent me ten beautiful notecards, which will clearly remind me of our participation in WOYWW with Julia at Stamping Ground:
Here is a close-up of one of the cards:
Maggie explained in her letter that the cards were inspired by the stamps of Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps, and that some of her stamps were used, too.

Along with the cards came what she called in her letter “one or two odd bits of other artwork”. But there were more than one or two goodies included for me to play with!
Though they are all lovely, this one is my favorite:
A big thank you to Maggie for participating in the Anniversary PiF event, and sending me such a lovely gift!

You can actually see the top of my desk today, which was the result of a few minutes clearing and moving before taking the photo. (We aren’t supposed to do that, are we?)

Though it is probably too small to see in this picture, on the left side of my desk are two library books: The No Cry Potty Training Solution and Potty Training for Dummies. I potty-trained my older daughter last summer, and this summer, in about a week and a half, it is my younger daughter’s turn to learn the wonders of modern plumbing. Wish me luck! Actually, just wish me patience. I was not at my best when I tried to do this the last time around!
In the center of the table are some cake and cupcake tags I made using The Pink Couch’s tutorial. If you missed my last blog post, I was agonizing over the ethics of using projects created by following online tutorials. I don’t know where these particular tags are headed, but I had fun creating additional, smaller-sized cakes and cupcakes that could fit on shipping-size tags made from white card stock. I even painted reinforcement labels in coordinating colors, and then went a little nuts with ribbons, lace, and fibers.


I will not be participating in WOYWW next week, as I will be teaching a week-long class to teachers of grades K to 8 on the topic of Managing a Writing/Reading Classroom.  The class is a graduate course offering through the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project.  It is the only week out of the year where I am a working mom instead of a stay-at-home mom, so pretty much everything else is going to be put on hold during the week!

For more workspace fun, check out Julia’s Stamping Ground site for a list of other WOYWW participants!

Have an art-full Wednesday!


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Glad you liked your pressie, Andria, and I hope you find something to do with all the bits.

Neet said...

I love your description of potty training (plumbing).
What a lovely Pif you received - have a nice day. Hugs.Neet

MvM-design said...

happy WOYWW this Wednesday!!
Hugs Marleen ;-)

scrapwordsmom said...

What a wonderful gift!!:)

Your workspace looks awesome.

Bubbles said...

Lovely pressie!
Your desk is organised - but still looks busy :) Where do you find the time to do anything crafty...? Potty training, teaching, tidying, reading.... are there enough hours in a day? *lol*
And here's wishing you patience... and not too many 'plumbing' accidents (nobody likes cleaning up after a leaky pipe *lol*).

J.A. Martin said...

Beautiful Pif! And we'll miss you next week but look forward to your return! :-)

Janet said...

What a lovely PIF gift. It's always fun to get goodies in the mail.

I love your tags!

Helen said...

Gorgeous notecards and exras! Good luck with your "challenge"!

minnie_mac said...

Lovely gift. Good luck with your 'project' !


okienurse said...

Very nice PIF! Love your post this week lots of interesting things to read about...thank God I don't have to worry about potty training! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #107

voodoo vixen said...

Good luck with the potty training... don't envy you that task!! Your PIF gift is fabulous and I can see why you picked that one as a fav as it is stunning.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely PiF, it was such fun. Most have a neat and tidy desk this week, must be summer and all its glory. Have a fun summer.

lee said...

Love the cards,and the tags, and love your reading potty training for dummies, to funny.

April said...

Great Tags! Lovely PiF gift too. Good luck with the "training". My boss brings his puppy in to work and that's bad enough!! :o) Thanks for sharing.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

hi there Andria love the pif inst it fun how much they vary but all made with love and from all over the place .. and thanks for sharing love your tags, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

donnalouiserodgers said...

ooh fantastic PIF, mine arrived after I'd posted so I will be featuring it next week,

which you will miss, but you are welcome to visit me any day you like...


peggy aplSEEDS said...

the PiF you got is great! hope your class goes well, and the potty training too. i did that a loooong time ago so i've forgotten how it went. after 20 years it seems i had an easy time with my daughter but that's what time does sometimes. i love the colors and patterns of your tags! happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me!
peggy aplSEEDS

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Really amazing PIF! You'll have loads to play with. :) And i wish you patience with potty training and good luck with teaching next week. :)

Anonymous said...

Lots of lovely goodness there for your PIF.
good Luck with the potty training - always heard girls were easier than boys to train but have no experience with girls.
Great desk and art work on display.
x Tricia

Parabolic Muse said...

Andria, I hope your class went well. It sounds so interesting.
Those tags are great! And I hope you feel very at ease about sending them! People offer tutorials to SHARE with people!
I had a tutorial about a paper box on my previous blog over a year ago, and now I'm ot even sure I could make one... hmmm..
And I learned it in a class from someone else, so I wrote to her first and asked her if I could use it on my blog and she said please do! Then I can share it with people virtually!

Life is lovely. Rock on! said...

Enjoy teaching class!
Really loved your tutorial on how to create an image transfer using a larger size sheet. Very clever!
Thanks for the tip :]
Your work table looks fabulous.