Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW #159

I have not played here in a very long time:(
Today I am breaking this bad habit:)

It is time to play "What's On Your Workdesk"...a time to submit my desk and check out all the other desks around the world. We can thank the lovely Julia at Stamping-Ground  http://stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/ for giving us this great opportunity to peek into the work and workplaces of fellow crafters. Pop by, leave her a cheery comment and check out what we have all been creating.

Mine is not all that exciting. I have been busy getting my Mom's prescription receipts tallied and submitted to her insurance plan for reimbursement. Not a very creative or glamorous job at all. That white square stack on the pretty floral file folder is all the receipts that are exempt...drat! They are things like vitamins etc but they do add up for her. Pesky that they are not covered.

Just below them is another one of the flowers I have been making for my grandaughter's hair. This one is sitting here waiting to be sewn to a black  hairband. Funny how the flower is colour correct in the desk picture but looks corally in the blown up version! It truly is fushia, white and black!!!
Off to the right is a new piece of patterned paper with some lovely thread bobbins and sewing needles. Just beside it are some teensy chevron envelopes and a snippit of orange bakers twine. I am going to use them to make some cards for the fundraiser at the Rv Resort at the lake. Each Canada Day weekend they have a big craft fair to fund the social activities for the year. I am hoping some of the quilters may like the cards!


The wee stamps were such a surprise. They were just over a dollar each (what luck, I say).   Keep Calm and Sew On should be just about perfect for those cards!

There is a wild card on my desk today...maybe some of you have sussed it out...It is at the top right of my photo...it actually was not intended to be there...but somehow I forgot to move it over...
It is the remnants of my last coupon shop...a FREE 295 ml of Vaseline total moisture lotion and a free Schick hydro sense razor.   I did not intend for them to be in the picture...sorry about that!

I am hoping to get round to most blogs this week. I have some spare time and I'm looking forward to peeking at your work!

51 comments:

VonnyK said...

The insurance receipts job sound a bit yukky, especially if you can't claim much of it. I really love that flower, it will look lovely on the headband.
Have a great week.
Von #28

Ali H said...

Lots of goodies on your desk ! Love the flower - so dimensional !! And those stamps look fun - looking forward to seeing your cards with them ! Have a fun week ! Ali #39

Valerie said...

no that doesn't sound like fun tallying receipts but I'm sure your Mom appreciates your help! Beautiful flower for your granddaughter's headband! Hopefully you will get to create soon! Valerie #36

okienurse said...

great looking flower for the hair band. I love the spool paper and the stamps with the needle and spool of thread. I love stamps and would use those a lot. Have a great week! Vickie #23

Helen said...

doesn't sound like you've had much time for fun, but I love the arty things on your desk! Helen 33

KatzElbows said...

I love your desk. All those fabulous jars filled with colour coordinated goodies! Not to mention the little stamp sets. All very cool, not to mention fun. Can't wait to see what you make with it all.

cheers, rachel #19

Anonymous said...

Tallying doesn't sound fun at all, makes me glad to live in the UK.
Beautiful flower, I bet it'll look beautiful on your grand daughter.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Hazel said...

Love the stamps and that flower is gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

Glenda said...

Wonderful desk....thanks so much for sharing!
Glenda 101

Anonymous said...

She will have the best dressed ponytail in town, and I love the stamps (oh and the spool-y paper too. Great colours.

Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

Miriam said...

fabulous desk - love your little boxes at the back.

Fab stamps too.

#101

Danielle said...

Beautiful flower! I am sure your grandaughter will love it. Dani22

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such cute stamps! And I have those little envelopes, too!

You are right about all the little things adding up. And it's so frustrating when insurance companies don't let you claim things!

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous stamps and I love your ribbon storage
Sophie no.93

Redanne said...

Yes, I did notice but I thought they were for some new fabulous technique that I had not heard of yet!! LOL. Love the flower and I WANT those Keep Calm stamps sooo much! Going off to see if I can find them on tinternet... Crafty hugs, Anne x

StampinCarol said...

I'm so jealous of such a neat desk! Hope you get your mom's insurance figured out. And your other items look like great fun!
Carol #129

Anonymous said...

I hate the whole health insurance crap in the US (I'm ENglish but live in the US), it just feels like such a scam half the time! I also don't like that most of them don't cover preventative healthcare either, like vitamins or a chiropractor etc, I don't want to wait until I'm ill or in pain, I'd like to prevent getting there at all. Rant over lol!! I'd love for you to have some of my weather, I could knock 15 - 20F off these current temps and I'd still be happy! UK has had such a lot of rain too, it's all too much. Love the desk, the stamps were such a bargain.

Hugs
Brenda 2

Lisa said...

Great finds at the scrapbook store, can't wait to use mine as well. Love that flower!

Angie said...

That flower will look wonderful on the band. What a job sorting all the recepts ...thank goodness our prescriptions are free. xx#9

sandee said...

Boring job adding up receipts, but you are a good daughter for doing so. Lovely hair flower, it's gorgeous! love the new stamps, especially the bobbins, I am always attracted to them, hate sewing though, so go figure! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lavinia said...

Oooo I like the Jars all lined up on the desk, thats just me too! And good job with the flower embellishment. The Keep Calm Stamps are cool! Have a great week!
Lavinia #5
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the flower is great, very nice color combination! and it's always nice to find a bargain, isn't it? haha, i wouldn't have noticed the razor and vaseline if you hadn't mentioned it. my desk sometimes has stuff i hope no one will notice! happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #15
peggy aplSEEDS

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...super desk, loVe your storage and that flower WOW! super work, thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Amy E said...

Yay!! Free stuff is ALWAYS good!! And I LOVE those stamps!!! The keep calm and ___ on one is AWESOME!!!! Where in the world did you find it?

Amy E. #17
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

BJ said...

Love Love Love your Keep Calm stamps. First I have seen a Keep Calm and Craft On combination, great that I could see the make on the big photo, hoping they are available here in the UK - Off to look. Thanks for stopping by my desk too BJ#47

Sarah said...

The hair piece looks lovely - pretty colours!! Sarah x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there, welcome back.. and over here the government keeps tabs of our scripts so we dont need to do that and when pensioners like me reach a certain amount then they are free - sounds better! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

Joynana said...

Free stuff is good. Love that flower. #14

CraftygasheadZo said...

You shouldn't have owned up think most would've thought your razor etc where for some crafty reason! Super flower too! Take care, am still snooping on Thursday. Zo xx 73

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous flower!

Minxy said...

Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
Super desk, love all the ickle jars
Hugz Minxy #11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, but we have to see your desk, warts and all!!! I don't mind the detritus of everyday life knocking around.
I love that gorgeous flower you've made for your grand daughter's hair - I'd quite like one of those too. I quite like having longish hair, but it's always tied up out of the way!!
Hugs, LLJ '#72 xx

mark gould said...

happy woyww, great workspace, so orderly. love the vivid fushia colour
mark

Daniella said...

That is so funny that you left your cream and razor in the picture!! I would have never noticed if you hadn't pointed it out!!
Lovely flower and I love the clear organization!
xxDaniella#167

RosC said...

Thanks for visiting, delighted you're inspired with ideas.
Don't you just hate paperwork, especially when the proceeds are probably lining someone else's pocket, not yours!!!!!
That flower looks very splendid. Lovely to look around...
Ros. #51

RosA said...

That flower is gorgeous! I'm sure you could use it for lots of things, as well as hairbands.
Happy WOYWW, RosA

Neesie said...

What a laugh fessing up to the razor! I didn't notice it until you mentioned it.
The flower looks very intricate and will make your grandaughter feel very special.
Your space looks so organised but I get that you're that kind of person, the receipts prove that.
Thanks for sharing and visiting me earlier ~ Neesie #26

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Real purdy flowers, love em

Joanne said...

What a lovely tidy desk. Love the jars, so colourful.
Hugs Joanne xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Those stamps looks yummy enough to eat, love your containers, can we have a closeup next round.
Bridget #13

April said...

Wow! the flower is stunning! love the colours. Those stamps were a bargain! Thanks for stopping by my blog x

My name is Cindy said...

Just you hate having to admin when you'd rather be crafting? Still I'm sure mum appreciates your help.
I love those sewing stamps, very 'on trend'. Thanks for popping by to see me for WOYWW - Sorry I am so late, life messed up my plans Weds and this is the first chance I've had to catch up!! Cindy #8

Helen said...

Loving that flower and also the stamps xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

What a bargain on those little stamp sets.Very useful sets too.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Helen said...

Hi There thanks for popping by. I love you hair pretties! What a great alternative way to use up all the pretty flowers we buy. Hugs Helen 107

mommyle said...

LOVE your space! Your flowers are fantastic!!!!

mommyle said...

LOVE your space! Your flowers are fantastic!!!!

Eliza said...

I thought I left a comment on here but it isn't here, I must be going mad. Thank you for visiting me, I do have to say those little stamps are perfect where on earth did you get them I must have them. LOL

Eliza

Morti said...

Photos can be funny with their colourisation, can't they? I had to chuckle at your uninvited guests in the photo (you've been photo-bombed! LOL) as I did exactly the same with a box of sanitary supplies. Nobody seems to have noticed though, or if they did, they've been too polite to comment! Hehehehe.

Lovely stamps - what make are they?

lisa said...

You sound extremely busy there. Love the hair flower, what fun colours.
Good Luck with your fundraiser.
Sorry to be so late visiting this week and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lisax #103

Laura said...

Those "Keep Calm" stamps are adorable. I'd need one to say "Read" as well. :-) Will look forward to seeing what you make with your fun new things. Happy WOYWW from Laura #126 (Thanks for visiting already!)