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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW#208- Happy 4th Birthday to us!

Had to put this at the top:
 May The Fourth be With US!!!!!
Okay, I happily admit it- I'm completely behind today. I only realised a couple of hours ago it was Wednesday, not Tuesday. Blame the Bank Holiday, and having to swap shifts yesterday from lates to earlies!. So my desk is displaying my ATC's- almost finished! They would have been finished, if it really had been'  Tuesday. Never mind.
I will post up a How I did them' later in the week, and I'll keep this short & sweet. The post below this is for the interest of anyone coming to the crop- dies & folders I'll be bringing with me, so bring your own cardstock/paper/chipboard, and go home with some shapes.
 A close up of the base of my ATC's- echoing what Julia says in her post, about what WOYWW is all about. Friends, Memories & Fun.

 Hope you all have a lovely day, I'll leave you with an example of the weird sense of humour that runs through my family:

 My DIL Becky posted this on Facebook on Friday morning, Merlin is our almost 10 years old granddaughter, her hubby is my eldest son, Ant.

Madness in the Smith household this morning.

'Merlin has just spent the last half an hr setting up a shop in the front room.
 After it was announced that the shop was open,
my hubby ran in shouting 'this is a robbery....give me all your money'.
Don't think she was expecting that!


Monique said...

Hi Shaz, You ATC's look wonderful.

I'll be sending you an ATC, please send me your snail mail =)
Happy WOYWW4, hugs Monique

fairy thoughts said...

Hi shaz
Great story... Sign of the times maybe. You win the prize for the most colourful desk this week. Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday
Have a great week
Janet @32 ish

fairy thoughts said...

Hi shaz
Great story... Sign of the times maybe. You win the prize for the most colourful desk this week. Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday
Have a great week
Janet @32 ish

Angelfish said...

Your ATCs look brilliant. Really looking forward to meeting you on Saturday xx

Fiona #153

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a rainbow of colour your ATCs are!! And Shaz, do you think you've got enough dies etc.... I think you may need some more!!! Grin ;-)
Looking forward to Saturday!!
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Winnie said...

Sounds like a fun family! Merlin sounds very enterprising at a young age! The "hold up" cracked me up. Your ATC's look fab. I have never done one (I must try for next year, the size intimidated me as I am used to working on a full card...) Happy Anniversary! Winnie#98

Elizabeth said...

Hello Shaz, happy 4th anniversary to you :) Your ATC's are stunning, love the perfect choice of words to include on them - sums up WOYWW perfectly. Hope you are having a great day. Elizabeth x #155

Dianne said...

Your gang sounds like big fun to me:O). your desk is WOW those letters, are fantastic, lucky people receiving them, thanks for sharing and making me smile big, have a wonderful day..
Dianne #105

BJ said...

Hope I haven't spoken too soon about Summer, I just meant it in Month terms really. Love the sense of humour, how did Merlin take it? Thanks for visiting me today BJ#76

okienurse said...

Awesome ATC! Read about all the die cuts this weekend. Have fun with the group! Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

Jackie said...

Great story about robbing the shop ..... Made me laugh
Jackie 5

Ria Gall said...

wow I love the sense of fun your family have that was just priceless. Loving your ATC's you have been really busy
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Alison Scott said...

You have been busy, bet you have aching arms on Sunday with all your die cutting at the crop!!!
Love the story about poor Merlin being held up.
Happy WOYWW 4th birthday

Liz Black said...

What gorgeous ATC's - you have been busy! Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing. Liz@161

pearshapedcrafting said...

Gorgeous colours you've used - my you've been busy! Chris130

Christine said...

Love that family! so made us laugh!
Love those ATCs ..... if you fancy a swap I'm up for it. Will send my addy later.
Bishosmate #91

dottielottie said...

Love the vibrant colours of your ATC's Shaz, they look hot,hot,hot.
Had to laugh at your shop story bet that caused a hoot at school in show and tell lol. Thanks for paying me a visit.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #92

Angie said...

Happy 4th ...isn't it amazing ...four years and still going strong. LOVE those ATC's and the shop story did make me laugh... thankyou for that ...and the visit. xx71

Queen Lightwell said...

Bet she wasn't expecting that! lol Thanks for sharing the story and your families sense of humor. I sent you an email to take you up on your exchange offer so don't forget to reply with your address so I can get you one in the mail back, okay? And thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment...I love them! :D Enjoy the rest of this special WOYWW ~ Deeyll #29

Robyn said...

Love the colorful ATC"s!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me.
Happy 4th!
Robyn 122

scrappymo! said...

Loving the colourful desk today! The ATC's look great.
I wish I could go to the crop...sadly don't come to England till Aug and it is too far to swim!!!
Your post below is amazing! how good of you to bring all your dies etc. There are many who will go home very happy ladies indeed!

scrappymo! said...

Me again, forgot to say Scrappymo #176

Neesie said...

What a beautiful splash of colour on your desk Shaz, it's raining here today so it certainly brightened up my day...especially the shop story!
Such a giggle ;D
Thanks for stopping by at my place earlier.
Have a great week and an even better weekend!
Neesie #111

MaggieC said...

I am not surprised you were confused about the day, the way your shifts are being swapped around. Merlin's hold up will be reported today to her Uncle Steve and Auntie Kathryn (both serving police officers, as you know). Repercussions may follow! See you later this evening with the other computer. xx Maggie #43

Annie said...

Your ATCs are gorgeous....what a riot of colour going on there.
Happy 4th Birthday celebrations....here's to many more.
Annie x # 4

Helen said...

great ATC's. sorry I'm late! Helen, 38

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz GORGEOUS ATCs - if you've got a spare I'd love to swap. maisiemoonshin@aol.com Have a great week and enjoy the crop. MMx #85

sandra de said...

Wonderful ATC's and such a clever idea. Love the story your DIL posted Merlin will have to set up cctv next time.
Sandra @83

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

That's a lot of ATCs there! I'll be making mine up this weekend. I returned from my vacation late last night so will be hopping about desks today.

Thank you for visiting me already!

Happy 4th anniversary!

Kay (158)

Morti said...

ROFLMAO @ hubby. What was Merlin's reaction? I hope she saw the funny side....

See you Saturday....

SueH said...

I’m sorry to be late in visiting but I’m now on day four of my quest to get round everyone this week. I know it’s going to take some time, but I wanted to say that it’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Lol, to the shop robbery, Granddad’s can be so unpredictable at times.
Loving your colourful desk this week Shaz, so many ATC’s and such a lot of work but the sentiment is spot on.

Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

Julia Dunnit said...

TOLD YOU I WAS LATE TO VISIT THE DESKS! It was such a fun weekend and so great to meet you and Doug..THANKYOU forthe FAB ATC, it's such a good pointer to what WOYWW means to me. And you're so good to have made so many..the colours of them make your desk look like it's strewn with treasure.

CraftygasheadZo said...

It was lovely to meet you, and thank you for the fab ATC. We had a great day didn't we?! Take care Zo xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Shaz,
Well am super uber late but hey better late than never.. so glad you had fun at the crop by the sound of it would have been so much fun.. (sigh)

great atc's like way you show stages, and thanks for popping over! happy 4th WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #37

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, was great meeting you & Doug on Saturday, and thanks so much for the tattered Floral die cuts - that eas so generous and i had great fun yesterday playing with ideas :-)

Thank you too for sharing your dies and for the lovely ATC - If you let me have your snail mail address I have something to send :-). Email me at deb.willis@virgin.net

Debs xx

Nan G said...

I'm a week late :( love the ATCs! Happy fourth WOYWW! Nan G

Spyder said...

I'm catching up! (slowly) while I have you and I can comment! Fab atc's! (hope I'm on the right post, but my eye has now been drawn down to all those die cuts!!!! I have the bird cage one, that's it!! Happy Very Late woyww