Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW # 141

Once again, it's time to view work desks all around the globe. Just visit the lovely Julia's blog, Stamping-Ground, if you would like to check it out.
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ .

I'm still a sea of flowers...Here are some of my latest. Sorry about the glare. The problem with taking the pictures exactly on my desk, is that my scrap room is in the basement. I have overhead lights and no windows at all:(
I have the flash off but that is the glare from the lights bouncing off my countertops and bouncing off the satin of the petals.

 These flowers are just balanced together...waiting to be hand stitched into place tonight. I will even them out a bit as I assemble them...there is a sort of glitter covered netting in between the petals. I may save these flowers for some scrapbook layouts.
The plain blue one is for grand daughter's hair. It will be sewn onto a hair clip. I think I will do the same with this brown one. She has an outfit that would look great with it.

And now the boring bit...
This is my stack of grocery flyers...I just finished circling all the bargains, making my lists, and pulling out my coupons. Yes...I'm one of those crazy coupon ladies. My binder of hundreds of coupons is just out of site, on the floor in my shopping satchel (aka large burlap bag from last week). Sitting on top of the flyers is my recent couponing score. It's a $4.00 no touch hand soap dispenser...regular price 14.99 
It is sitting out as a paperweight of sorts to remind me to pick up more for family members. I was digging through by binder to see just how many extra coupons I had for it. It is Xmas themed but has a lovely vanilla scented soap I love. I will popthat refill into my stainless dispenser today, and stash the Christmas container till December. I like to use these if I have mucky hands (cutting up chicken etc) as then I don't have to touch the container.

Well, that's it...nothing too exciting. Hope to hear back soon from the bride and groom if it is OK to post their wedding layouts...then I will finally have something fun to show you! In the meantime, they are still hiding on my desk, way over to the right!!!.

55 comments:

Neet said...

I cannot see any glare, just gorgeous flowers. You really are making some beauties.
Not a coupon fan, well not quite like you are but do use the odd one. Good luck, it's the way to go.
Don't forget to call in if you haven't already and check out my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29

okienurse said...

Love all your beautiful flowers! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

VonnyK said...

Love your flowers, you are so clever, they are really beautiful.
You really scored with the soap dispenser.

Love all the shopper ads, we look through all the sales and compare here too.

Have a great week.
Von #40 :)

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Beautiful flowers! They look great and on a hairpin they are adorable. I have stop to receive al those groceries stuff. They took me so much time... time when I can't craft :-).
Have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

May said...

Fabulous flowers, love the colours, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous flowers, i always love a good bargain, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing, #52

soapHOUSEmama said...

Great flowers! So many pretty layers! I used to be one of those crazy coupon ladies and then it seemed like it caught on too much and now the deals aren't as awesome in my town :(

MvM-design said...

Awesome flowers!!
love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

sandee said...

Your flowers are simply gorgeous! wow! You go girl on cutting up those coupons!! Enjoyed peeking in on your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sharne Davies said...

sounds like couponing is a sort of crafting - cutting up papers !!!!!!!! XX Sharne ( fresh as s daisy)

Hazel said...

Your flowers are totally gorgeous (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely flowers! Thanks for the peek at your workspace! Kim

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those flowers are beautiful, I love the bluey one - gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

jo said...

Your flowers are beautiful!Fab colours, too.Have you managed any challenges yet - these are sure to do well!
Good for you on the coupons - we all need a bargain now and then, don't we?
Jo x

Peggy said...

love the flowers wish I could be better at grocery coupons I watch all the Michaels, Joanne and Hobby Lobby ones LOL have a great week

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I see many possibilities (hairpin, page, card) for them. Bravo!

Lisa said...

Great soap dispenser deal. Love the flowers great colors!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very excellent flowers, I love the addition of the netting between the layers of petals. I'm impressed you could just balance those together and take a photo of them. I totally would have knocked them over before getting a good photo. Happy playing and happy shopping!

Laura said...

Your flowers are really lovely -- I'm sure your granddaughter will love the final version to wear. [Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.]

Tracy said...

Your flowers are so pretty :)
I think your photos are perfect.
I too have my scrap/craft room in a room in the corner of the basement with no windows.
Your lighting looks great.

Stephanie said...

Those flowers are so very pretty--very nice job!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous flowers.
luv
Debby

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Angie said...

Wow ...I really love the flowers ..the sea blue ones are my favourite.

If I lives where you do ...I'd be a coupon lady. Not sure exactly how your system works but our 'money off'vouchers expire quickley and I usually miss using them as most are valid in specific places ...I think you have more available to you than us.

Thanks for sharing xx

Angie said...

oops ...forgot to say ...I was thinking about a food/diet diary blog thingy the other day ...maybe I should.xx

Jackie said...

Your flowers are beautiful

RosC said...

The photos look just fine to me, and so do the subjects, the flowers. Good to see what you do, and thanks for visiting me.
Ros.

Lou said...

Cery pretty flowers Lou x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Wow i love your flowers!

Brenda B said...

Such beautiful flowers! I love a bargain too but there never seems to be any on the stuff I buy which is chemical and pesticide free.

Hugs
Brenda 6

Sheena said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I love the colours you've used together.
There's nothing better than a good bargain!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sheena
xxx

Anne-marie said...

Hi i love our flowers they are gorgeous your photos look good to me Have a great week
Anne-marie no 121

Spyder said...

All your fabulous flowers look lovely to me, I save coupons too, but not quite that many! Thank you for my snoop and a lovely crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #15

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning flowers, and great pics, wouldn't know you were in the basement so you must have some fab lights. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

Craftychris said...

Wow I adore the flowers, they are fab! Good job with the vouchers, you must save yourself a fortune! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving your kind comments. xx

Twiglet said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! Vouchers are always worth saving if its something you use - every penny helps!

Erika said...

Beautiful flowers you've made, I love them. I do live in Scotland in the North East. As for coupons I'm the sort of person that collects them on my notice board, being good but then forget to take them when going shopping.
Thanks for sharing your desk, crafty hugs Erika.

Bugged Designs said...

Lovely flowers!

Danielle said...

Love love love your flowers! Did i mention that I love them? I like how they are sparkly and the bling you added to some. I need to get myself to try and make some. I also am a little coupon crazy. My sister and I tag team shop to get the best deals that we can. More money for craft supplies. :) dani28

famfa said...

Lovely flowers. Very clever

April said...

More beautiful flowers! looks like you'll be busy sorting those coupons out for a while x

lisa said...

Those flowers are stunning, I love the colours.
Your coupons made me smile. I cut them out and then forget to use them.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #133

karen said...

Wow, those flowers are so beautiful!! And they will make great hairbands for your grandaughter for sure!
And you got such a bargain on the soap dispenser! I never got into the coupon thing but maybe I should reconsider!
xoxo Karen

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, love the flowers - especially the hues of the big blue one. To answer your question, I do make the beaded pins. Thanks for your kind words!

Cheers,
Susan #146

Amanda said...

Those flowers are beautiful and will be great with any project. Thanks for also visiting my post. Love Amanda@101

Lisa-Jane said...

Those flowers are stunning! I must make time to make one for my little girl. We don't have coupons here really but it seems to be a big thing in the States - quite right too if you can get some money off!

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful flowers...being the lazy person I am, I would just glue gun those babies together! I used to be a real coupon queen when I had kids at home...have you tried the hip2save site? Lots of great bargain leads there!

Barb King said...

I love those flowers, was there a video tutorial that you watched before you made them? Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your buttons look great in those spice jars. Try some in the middle of a flower!
Barb

Barb King said...

Oh, forgot to say, I'm following you now! Barb #112

Becky said...

What beautiful flowers! They will look perfect in her hair!! I shop the ads, but not coupons, maybe I should :)

The clear grid thing with the orange feet, you asked about on my desk? It's called a Fiskar's Stamp Press. It does exactly what you thought it did and it is wonderful, especially when you're making invitations and want all the cards to look uniform. I picked mine up at Michael's (with a coupon) but I'm sure they sell then online too!

Shoshi said...

Those flowers are just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Mo! I love them! I think you have photographed them very well indeed. Lighting can be tricky. I battle between glare and my somewhat rounded self casting shadows in the wrong places!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you like my silver butterflies! I got some more silver card today, and armed with lots of helpful advice from the Black Cat forum members, am ready to have another go, and I am optimistic that I will be able to cut the small butterflies successfully now.

Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #35

Chrizette said...

I wish we had coupons here in South Africa too - I would be snipping those vouchers for sure! Happy belated WOYWW :)

Celestial Things

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous flowers and there is no glare from where I'm sitting. Hugs mrs a.

Morti said...

Fabulous flowers, lady! You should be selling them online...

Thanks for stopping by!

Ellen said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them!