Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Organize your Stuff (round 5): WOYWW…back from hiatus


Well it is that time of the week again…Wednesday. And although we have been missing in action the last two weeks (blame PA Me and the failure of the cloning process), all the other crafty folk around the globe have been showing off their work spaces and the cool goodies that they have been creating. The always awesome Mistress Julia of the Stamping Ground runs the WOYWW. Pop on over to see other places or join in!

Here is our desk today…


We are definitely in need of some spring cleaning in here, but as it is Spring, and we have three kids… that means that we are never home, and usually ping ponging between three separate places and wondering when the teleportation app will come out or when the cat will finally stop being a slacker and actually go out for her driver’s license.

Stamps: CTMH, Avocado Arts, Ink: Momento, Copic
Washi Tape: Queen & Co, Ric Rac& buttons: unknown
Glitter: Stickles, Paper: Bazzill

Creative Me threw together this card for Mother’s Day. Happy Mother's Day (celebrated this Sunday here in the US)! Since several have asked, the pointy thing holding up the card is a floral frog. We got ours in the gardening center of our Fred Meyers grocery store (a Kroger company), but I am sure they are available everywhere by power of the internet.

***The POW warns the rest is family stuff. Scroll to the end if you are just here for the desk***

For any who may have worried, all truly is quiet on the Front. Our hiatus was truly PA Me’s inability to find time to post (totally lame excuse, we know). Since we last posted, Fabulous Spouse has met lots of cool people, like the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and a Navy SEAL Admiral (which was more impressive to Illusive Middle Child aka the future SEAL) …without a camera…and celebrated a few holidays, like May the 4th aka Star Wars Day, and Cinco de Mayo (but no pictures again, as this time he was behind the camera).
However, Creative Me did put together this digital layout from April, when he got to have lunch with a Medal of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War.

As for the rest of the tribe, Oldest Child is finishing his last quarter before going to High School. Our baby is growing up! *sigh* He is currently shot putting for Track & Field… after a brief brush with the 100 meter dash. Boy Scout hiking season is also in full swing, and he actually lead the one last weekend…a mere 8 miles and 2300 foot gain (approx. 460 meters). To think, two years ago, he was bringing up the rear!

Illusive Middle Child has finished soccer season. So now we have just Cub Scouts on the official docket, but he is usually patrolling the neighborhood with his nerf gun (remember, future SEAL). As a matter of fact, we had to get his hair cut because he felt it had gotten too long.

Girl Friday has been a real helper. She is on dish duty most of the time. This is both good news and bad news. Good news- dishes getting done, bad news- the water bill has doubled, as she is running the dishwasher whenever at least three or more hapless dishes meander into the sink. Recently, she went to the Girl Scout Alice in Wonderland dance (in her version of an Alice Dress). She also was the star helper at Girl Scout spring encampment this past weekend… reportedly being the first to get ready and picked up.

So while the Pod People may have come in the middle of the night and replaced them with the Stepford versions of really good, helper children, I am not about to trade them back.  Not for anything!

Off to hop and visit your blogs!  Thanks for popping by!

30 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Spring does that doesn't it? Makes us all want to tidy, but I rarely manage to get things done! Great post and fab pics too. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

Annie said...

I always enjoy a catch up on your blog. Have a fab week.
Hugs,
A x #47

Erika said...

Hi Amanda great post...I love your military LO. We have too many nerf guns here too, always finding bullets!
Have a great Wednesday and thanks for sharing.
Erika.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such a wonderful layout you did there! Sounds like your life is crazy busy! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda
#83

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your layout, do deserving. love the barb wire, clever use.

Spring cleaning out, not here we are into autumn and I always think about getting some awesome photos of the trees turning but never do, should try this year. Cleaning in spring never happens here either.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Eliza #90

Darla said...

Looks like a lot of great stuff on your desk. #103

Mary Pat Siehl said...

cute card and welcome back!

Karen said...

Welcome back! A fab post, as always it is nice to catch up with what you have been doing :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Miriam said...

Lots of fabulous stuff going on - love your card.

#97

Kimberly Kett said...

Adorable card!

April Michelle said...

Great card....love the colors

Tammy said...

Fun card! Love the colors. Hope you find some crafty time today! :)

Danielle said...

Cute and colorful card! dani132

MvM-design said...

Creative desk!! Lovely card!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Joanne said...

Spring clean, is that related to that unmentionable word h.......k?
Don't do it....
Hugs Joanne xx

Anna said...

What a great crafting space you have! Have a happy Wednesday!
Zildara (#128 @ WOYWW)

Jacqui said...

Great post - have a good week Jacqui #101

Samantha Elliott said...

I am surprised you get time to craft with all that ping ponging! Lovely card. Ours was two months ago in UK!

Diana Taylor said...

Love the card you made - your mum will be thrilled I'm sure.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ping ponging!!!

Jacqueline said...

What an interesting post! Love the military layout you've done!Great photos too, Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie #102

Hazel said...

Love the digi LO and the photos. Great workspace - thanks for sharing - (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Redanne said...

You gave me a real laugh with your 'teleportation app' - love it. Don't worry, in a few years from now you may actually miss not doing everything you do now. Do I? Not at all! Lovely card. Anne #2

Amanda said...

Love the crafty space, much better to spend time with family than clean, my excuse anyway. Thank you for sharing your family photos too. Hugs, Amanda #104

Shoshi said...

I always enjoy the posts on the Blog of the Multiple Personality Lass lol lol!! Always makes me smile. As usual you have been very busy!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #85

Julia said...

I love your mess!!!!

May said...

Fabulous post...Love the layout!! great pics.Hugs May x x x#31

Julia Dunnit said...

Great LO Amanda, I love when a title needs no embellishing...powerful stuff. How you manage to find any time is a mystery...

Peggy Cain said...

a day late.. opps loved the visit great looking area have a great week

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey, if PA Me figures out that cloning thing, count me in for it! I could send the clone to work and stay home and play all day! Woot! I can relate to the cat being a slacker and not going out for his driver's license, but I suspect he goes cruising in the night. I'll bet your cat never runs the vacuum either? I enjoy visiting your desk. I haven't been by in awhile. Thanks for telling me what the frog was called. Now can you tell me WHY it is called that?

patradresses.org said...

Thank you! I say do it, definitely! Flowers are such a common sticker that you should have no problem finding a set that will work for you. Just make sure you don't get gems like I did. ;) I would love to see the finished mani if you decide to do it! It seems like such a cool idea.
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