Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Organize your Stuff: Week 10(round 5): WOYWW 135


Welcome to the first WOYWW for 2012! What is WOYWW (What’s on you Work desk Wednesday)? It is a chance, every Wednesday, to hop around the world and see what crafty goodness people have been up to… as well as the places (from messy to neat) where they create their masterpieces and works of whimsy! As always, the Fabulous Julia of the Stamping Ground hostesses this global endeavor. Thank you, Julia!

Enough stalling. Here is our scrapping workspace…


…and here is our other workspace…


Since Fabulous Spouse left for Afghanistan (the morning after Christmas), we have been de-pink-ify-ing Girl Friday’s former room. In a great shuffle, Girl Friday moved into the empty room left by Awesome Auntie, and the boys separated for the first time since 2003. The POW felt that it would add insult to injury to give a teen his own room, only to have it be Pepto-Bismol Pink.

So, with the full support of Creative Me and the financial backing of the Inner Hoarder…we transformed it to this… Yes, we too are trying not to trip over munchkins, or the droppings of a horse of a different color…but no, Dorothy, we are not in Kansas any more… we are in a BOYs room! (which still has a pink ceiling fan).

In paper crafting land, we created the below card for our design team entry to Tuesday Trio’s Sketch# 100: Scraps.

Can you believe that we are on 100 already?! Anyways, the scraps are mostly MME’s American Made papers, and some CTMH solids and ribbons. The stamps are Mr. Tim Holtz’s (as if you didn’t know). Creative Me did not need to twist Inner Hoarder’s arm too much, as Journey is our word for Ali Edward’s One Little Word at Big Picture Classes. (link here to our post where we used Mr. Tim’s stamps on our title page).

As for the rest of the family goings on, here is a picture of Fabulous Spouse in his Army issue (the POW is still getting used to him out of his Navy uniform).  Goodness, is their anything sexier than a man in uniform? (Tree huggers, pacifists, and other non violence seekers need not respond).



Also, Illusive Middle Child took his first 2nd place at the Rising Stars Wrestling tournament. Is it a bad thing when you are SO excited that he pinned his first girl?



Girl Friday, is recovering a bruised ego from putting the New Year’s cider in the Freezer rather than the refrigerator as asked, but is otherwise doing well, especially as she is finally back in her Daisy Scout routine (getting ready for cookie sales on January 13th!).

As for the Oldest Child...Well, we love him dearly, but we think that the Xbox controller will need to be surgically removed in order for him to go to school tomorrow!

Well off to wander the world!  Thanks for visiting our creative space!

40 comments:

Annie said...

Fab post today. Well done with the new look room. I bet he will love it. Good luck with the surgical proceedure on your son....been there done it [ my son is 24 now....it does get better :-) ].
May your darling hubby stay safe while doing such a great job.
Hugs,
A x

jude said...

Lovely post Not too sure about that green on the walls..lol
Have fun whilst doing painting.happy new year hugs judex10

Helen said...

Love today's post! That is one bright green... well done you on the work and hope 2012 is great for you.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great post today! I found myself agreeing (sexy uniform man) laughing (xbox removal) admiring (your resolve to decorate at this time of year). Well done on such a fab start to 2012 :)
Happy New Year!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

sandra de said...

Looks like it is all happening at you place. Decorating was a hit and I think the pink fan adds a touch of contrast. Kiddie pics are very sweet and again a lovely contrast with the wrestler and scout routine.

Neil said...

Happy New year to you. I hope 2012 is a full, busy, fun and creative time for you.
Neil#49(ish)

May said...

Your having a real busy 2012, pink fan green walls, sounds good, Happy2012, Hugs May x x x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow you all have been busy!! great post!

Cathy said...

Great creative space and fab crafting going on there. When you've done your decorating .. .we have a room or two that could do with a lick of paint! Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

sorry giggling too much!!

Oh dear some one needs to talk to IMC to tell him about girls, LMAO!!!

Hope you manage to figure out how to change the colour of the fan for him!!!

xx

Lou WOYWW

butlersabroad said...

That room has gone from very, very pink to very, very green! Can you paint the ceiling fan? Odd how your husband left the Navy for the Army, perhaps he prefers green too???!! Looks like you're keeping (or being kept) busy, that's a good thing.

Hugs
Brenda 76

Carol said...

My boys were wrestlers--and sometimes had to wrestle girls. Early on we explained, that everyone out there was a wrestler--not a girl or a boy, but a wrestler. They both wrestled through high school and the oldest was a state placer. It is a great sport and builds lots of confidence. My funny wrestling story: when my oldest boy was first beginning, he had lost his match and came off the mat crying. I stopped him in the hall to have a little talk--I asked him why are we doing this? Between sobs he said "To, sob, have, sob, fun, sob"! He was having a bang up time--but he was learning! Love your blog and your personalities!!!!!

Elisa K said...

Love the colors, the mini and Like you I love to see my man in uniform also... hehe Hugs and thanks for sharing.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

You have been a busy bee. Lucky moving son. What a splendid family to. Hope your husband has a safe and busy time in Afghanistan and returns safely and on time to his family :) Happy New Year x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love that green- I have never been a pink person. Great family stories,Happy new Year, Shaz x

Tertia said...

Always fun to visit your blog, it makes me feel normal. I love all your family's day to day doings. Feels like your children could have been mine, no, mine were a complete handful, but a LOT of fun to have around. I really miss having them under foot.
The green walls are way better for a boy and a pink fan? well my son (26) told me pink is in for boys. He is still getting his head around that one LOL
Happy WOYWW and a very happy New Year to you.

Jingle said...

WOW! You have been super busy! Looks like some fun stuff!

Debs said...

lots of yummy stash!
Safe return for your sexy uniformed Hero.
xxx

JoZart said...

Well you are right up to your eyes in it at the moment.... why do we have to make a mess to get sorted? Thanks for your humorous run through your family ups and downs... aren't you just so proud of your guy in uniform!!
Love JoZarty x

Danielle said...

Wow! You started this new year with a bang!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fun color, and love the pink fan to go with (lol)
I definitely have respect for our soldiers and will not even tell you the bumper sticker I saw today. Made me soooo mad! So disrespectful.
But not everyone gets it I guess!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my gosh that is a lot of work already!! Well done, I hope he feels he's in clover when he seeks his own space. I know, sorry!! Hoping your mai in Afhan isn't too lonely, we could all send him a card...he'd get a ton of mail!!!

Enfys said...

A great first crafty peek of the year, fabulous post, love your take on life! Happy new year!
hugs
Enfys

Hazel said...

Love the new look for the room. And thanks for sharing all your news and photos (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

VonnyK said...

Love the green room and what a gorgeous family you have. Hope hubby stays safe overseas.

Great crafty bits too.
Von #18

Tammy said...

Sounds like you have been busy! Fabulous card - love all the Tim Holtz stamping. And I love the green color you are painting that room! Sending good, safe thoughts for Fab Spouse overseas. Happy 2012!!!

Keshet said...

Wow, lots of redecorating! looks great so far!

Sue from Oregon said...

You are a good mommy to paint the pink for your son...he would have taken some serious razzing! Happy WOYWW fellow PNW'er!

Tracy said...

Teeehee, you are always so busy and love your humour.
I think I need to surgically remove the xbox controllers from my 3 daughters hands as well, lol.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Looks like you've been having some serious painting fun. Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy new year! Tell you Hubby we send him a hearty thanks for serving! Happy WOYWW #5 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Pat said...

boy oh boy, you have really been busy!

Anne said...

What a busy time you have been having. Got a lot of repainting lined up ----for DH to do!! Lovely children. Thanks for sharing Happy New Year. Annex

Doone said...

thanks for visiting yesterday, unfortunately tidying up is the worst thing I can do for my creativity - so after just a few days I'm back to my messy self...not sure I get the uniform thing , but we should all be proud of anyone that puts their life at risk to protect a better world...

Dx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That was one PINK room and it is now one GREEN room. You've definitely been very busy but I'm glad to see you squeezed in some time to play.

Caro said...

What a fantastic post! I love to hear about your family and what they are up to. God Bless your hubby and keep him safe. I love your card and that room transformation is something else!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant post - just the tonic needed on a dull day :) And, no, there is nothing sexier than a man in uniform - picture of Richard Gere in an Officer and a Gentleman floats through mind :) I wish your husband a peaceful tour and that he returns safely to you. So refreshing to see a green room after all the pink ones I've been visiting recently! Love the card - a great use of scraps. All the best to you and yours for 2012. Elizabeth x #60

Kirsty.a said...

Sounds like life as normal!
Thanks you for showing an interest in my Christmas 2012 plan along. This will start in earnest on my blog in October, but I have a first suggestion for getting organised for Christmas 2012 in my post today. It’s all about packing up efficiently.
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I look forward to planning Christmas 2012 along with you this year.

Happy New Year
Kirsty

Carmen said...

Busy, busy, busy in your neck of the woods! Love the pink shade in the green room :P

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Carmen x
#63

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Amanda,thanks so much for popping over, for sharing, great post as usual and love the colour transformation - put some just add large leaf patterns on the walls with few tigers and lions and the pink fan will disappear into the tropical steaming mist! A great man serving faithfully,God's blessings and safety of the LORD on him and all over there. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

Morti said...

Your posts always make me chuckle - I can so empathise with the POW and the Inner Hoarder and the financial backer.....

I'm surprised you haven't yet "altered" that ceiling fan. Maybe if you hang some munchkins from it.....?

Thanks for stopping by...