Tuesday, 11 June 2013

WOYWW #210

I now know how you girls do it - you create your posts then wait for the lovely Julia to open up the starting gates... so I am giving that a go this week.

I am on holidays and my wonderful sister Cathy [cathyscardspot] came to stay and we traipsed off to the Brisbane Papercraft show on Saturday - so my desk is actually to show off all the little goodies I bought...
 I did try to convince her to add her stash but she wouldn't be in it LOL... probably wouldn't fit on my desk anyways!!
So we start with some new Twinkling H20's hidden there, some new distress ink pads, a stazon as my old one is way past salvation, a few dies [5] - including a dream catcher - couldn't believe it - you will see the results it gives later, a stencil, and finally but not from the craft show - from the lifeline book fair - some old sheet music - my sister and I were caught arguing over some "I found it first - no I did - its mine - no its mine" and a young man came past and said "That's why you should come on your own!" - now he can share his experience of seeing two old ladies fighting over sheet music -  LOL!!
Well we both ended up with some but I think I may be reluctant to pull apart the Yellow Brick Road book - cannot believe its 40 years old!! And the ballet book behind it could be bought new for 3'6 - can't find a date on it but its older than me!! Here is another view...
And after all that we get home exhausted - but not so much that we could pass up dinner with my gorgeous cousin Ross at a Hot Pot restaurant - a new experience for both my sister and I - cooking slithers of raw meat and vegies in a pot of soup at the table but oh so yummy!! Cathy went home Sunday morning and I went off to the movies to finally see Star Trek Into Darkness with a fabulous friend - It was amazing - def a must see on the big screen experience!!

Home and relaxed after that whirlwind - and guess who has a full on head cold and has slept away 2 days worth of creativity? ME!! Sad really - I think the only thing that stirred me up was the random knock on the door by a salesman, then the silly fire alarm going off cos I had the clothes drier on and the whole house is steamy, and finally - its WOYWW... couldn't miss that... LOL... hope my energy levels pick up so I can start using some of my new stash!!

If you want to see more crafty creative people around the world pop over to the lovely Julia's at the Stamping Ground and take a gander... her dedication to providing a forum for people to share their creativity has been deservedly recognised in print in "featuring magazine" which is a full blown artsy journal...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

34 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a great time at the show! I love going but usually come home empty handed but this time I bought a lot cause I got such good deals. Glad I budgeted for it all. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! I'm looking forward to the school hols in a couple of weeks so I can play with more of my stuff! Might have a go with some sheet music tonight :) xxCathy

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  3. Such fun with your sister! And WHAT a stash of goodies - wow!
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
    no. 3

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  4. Looks like you had fun at the show - I often feel worn out and can't craft afterwards, I think it's seeing all the creativity there that does it! Hope you feel better soon... Helen, 13

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  5. another lady who knows how to shop you have bought some amazing stuff and I love the story of the two of you fighting over the one book
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

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  6. Love your stash and the white organiser at the back! Doesn't it make you feel great when you buy art/craft stuff and when you get it home you put it all on your desk and just admire your haul....or is that just me lol. Your poor thing, I know how you feel as I have been laid low with the dreaded wog too. Hate being sick, takes up too much time. Hope you feel better soon. Have a great week and happy WOYWW. Thanks for dropping by my blog :-).
    Janene #16

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  7. Aaawww... look at all those goodies on your desk. Fabulousss... those old books, wowzah! You are not the only one that can have a fight over music sheets (or old magazines/books)... ask my best friend and fellow artist ;) I hope you feel better soon! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #85

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  8. Those are some wonderfull goodies you have there. Sounds like you had lots of fun.
    Wish you a wonderfull week xx

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  9. Hi M . .. thanks for popping over to see me today. OOH . . . you've had a nice catch-up with your Sis and a shopping spree. Terrific. Lots of lovely looking things to play with on your desk today.

    Hope you recover quickly from your head cold.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. Hope you're feeling better soon so that you can play with your new goodies! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by earlier (I know what you mean about the numbers, I was 28!) Hugs. Pam#26

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  11. Saw earlier on Annette's blog that you had been to the show. Lovely haul but I love the bit about you two arguing over the music sheets. Sisters!
    Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 29 xx

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  12. Ooooo, I see some real nice goodies on your desk! A new black Stazon ink pad is also on my "need" list! Hope you find time (and energy) to play with all your lovely new things :)
    Thanks for stopping by,
    RosA # 10

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  13. ah what fab stash on your crafty desk ♥♥♥ love it all looks like a fab time!!
    .. did want to go to the show cant believe Cathy went and did not buy anything just amazing! rest up and get better soon!
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #4

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  14. I so wish my Sis and I could fight at a craft fair. It's been too long since I've seen her. Love your goodie selection. Sounds like it was fun, despite the altercation over sheet music....
    :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

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  15. Ha, ha - I now have this vision of you and your sis having a tug of war over the sheet music, lol! Too funny :)) Hope you have a quick recovery Maureen!

    Hugs, Di xx (err, and we share in the Playground so no fighting!)

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  16. Oh dear, I just almost cried laughing here. I'd totally forgotten that you and Cathy were sisters - and had such a sense of deja vu reading your post, cos I'd already read a bit over at Cathy's :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  17. Hi Maudie, sorry to read you aren't feeling too good ... it's got to be bad if you haven't been playing with all those lovely new goodies. Had a chuckle over the vision of you and your sister fighting over the sheet music ... it must have been something for that young man to comment - shame on you both :) Hope you are up and about and crafting again soon. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #78

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  18. Some lovely goodies and even a Quikutz die methinks - Thanks for visiting me this week Happy WOYWW BJ#74

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  19. Such fun you guys had! Love the haul! Distress is my favorite, and the old books and sheet music! My poor hubby sits and cringes when I find an old book and start tearing it apart, he would feel your way about not wanting to rip it apart! He made me a bday card last year and photocopied a dictionary page so he could rip it..so funny! Enjoy the day!! Feel good! Winnie#79

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  20. Great stash. I hope you feel better soon so you can play with all those goodies. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #7

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  21. I so miss going to the Brisbane show I used to live there and it was such a good show and a few years ago I traveled to Brissy just for the show LOL Great stash, I could do with some of your supplies and if you want to snaffle the storage idea just go on ahead and do it.

    Happy WOYWW thanks for popping by to say hi
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

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  22. Sounds like you need an unbiased third party along......I'll volunteer so "it's mine!" :) Great new stash. Love the books. Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

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  23. Whahoo, great stash!! Yes I do get my post ready early, like on Tuesday night, as I am in California and near the end of the time line. So I get it ready before bedtime, and at the last minute check for Julia's post, then link up and go to bed....LOL
    Thanks for the visit.
    Krisha #17

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  24. Hope you're feeling better soon! I love the old books and so many goodies!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa
    #125

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  25. Now now, girls...you can share nicely... ;-). Actually, in crafting, stash is definitely a bit sacred, isn't it? I can't believe that Yellow Brick road is 40 years old....aaaaaarggghhhh........
    Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

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  26. Sounds exciting to be at the show!! And what a pile of goodies!!! I hope you get well quickly so you can play with your new stuff!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #115

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  27. You sure had a great time at the show and got heaps of fun things to play with.
    Have a great week.
    Von #21

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  28. Fanatastic new Stash you have there lovely new dies :) hugs Nikki #1

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  29. Really fun post, Mo! That's great that you and Cathy got to go shopping at the show together and your stash is amazing!! I'm sorry, however, that you ended up with a nasty head cold and I hope you feel all better soon!

    Thanks for coming by the Playhouse to visit! Darnell #61

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  30. Hope you're feeling much better by now...sometimes you just don't need the door knockers, huh! You missed Annette at the same show (Voodoo Vixen)..I wonder how far apart you are IRL! Like what you bought - real lovelies. it's good that you went with your sissy - that way, you CAN argue about the stuff...if you'd gone with a friend, you may have felt obliged to stay polite!!

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  31. It seems so weird that you are in Brisbane too and went to the Expo! I am glad we decided to go on the Monday, even if it did rain all day, because it wasn't overly busy and you could see all the stuff on the stands. Looks like you and your sister had a great time, and you both ended up with sheet music, so no harm done! LOL Annette #7

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  32. Sounds like you had a fab time at the show, hope the cold goes soon

    Debs #100

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  33. Hope you are feeling much better. Great fun to attend a craft fair, especially with a Sis or perhaps a friend. You all have me fired up to attend the next one in my area. You have some wonderful new stash. And a funny story to remember the day, a small disagreement you can laugh at over the years. "Remember when we....". #121

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  34. Happy belated WOYWW! I love all your goodies, I was away too, posted Wednesday but couldn't link until Friday.

    I'm glad you had a good time with your sister, and hope your cold is better now.

    Cazzy x #155

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