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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WOYWW #367

Hi folks, another week flown past us, almost Midsummers Day, and the longest day- not exactly been getting the summery weather, have we?  Time for our regular Wednesday meet-up, and in case she pops in, sending you lots of love Julia, slow and steady does it. xxx.
To link up, pop over to LLJ's place, where we are all being welcomed whilst Julia recovers.
On the desk this week, 3 more ATC's have arrived. From left to right, Dolores, (Cardarian), RosA and Elizabeth (Silverscrapper). RosA has also included a gorgeous postcard, and a lovely treasure trove of die cuts.  Love the die cut Kookaburra on RosA's card! Thank you all, ladies for all the ATC's I've received this year, every one will be treasured.

Finally finished off my cataloguing- to see what a task this was, here is my folder, with a print out of each sheet of stamps.
I've added a few pages at the back with my stencils printed on, otherwise it is just stamps. I've split it up into Words, Sentiment & Quotes, Images and Christmas. I just think it's going to be easier to flick through for inspiration like this.

One lovely sight in the garden now is a Black Elderberry. here is a shot from my craft room window. The leaves are a really dark purple so as to be almost black, and it has pale pink flowers instead of the usual creamy white. Bit of reflection on the glass, sorry. So that's me done for this week, lets hope the weather improves a bit soon.
 Oh, I forgot, I got some meds of my Doc for the sciatica, and it's not quite so bad now. He's also sending me for an MRI, just to make sure it's not something like a pinched/slipped or damaged disc causing it.


Helen said...

well done finishing your cataloguing, now you just need to keep it up when you add to your collection!
the atc are gorgeous and i love that we are still receiving them. the black elderberry is stunning! what a lovely sight from your window. Helen (can't get linked again)

RosA said...

Hi Shaz

Thank you for the lovely ATC which arrived just a couple of days ago. (We had the Queen's birthday long weekend, and were quite out of internet range.)
My head spins at the thought of all that stamp cataloging, but how very useful you will find it! I would like to do the same, but it will never happen :)

RosA # 10

Nikki C said...

Wow that is one thick book to flip through but I agree its more inspiring to see the stamps stamped then just looking at them in reverse.
Wonderful atcs you have there and happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 4

Neet said...

First of all, good luck with the MRI.
Now to the desk - you have a lovely array of atc's to show us, isn't it wonderful how this little idea of Julia's has brought about so much friendship - and some of us get to meet in the flesh (grin).
Congratulations on the folder, I did this when I first began stamping but am afraid as time went on it got neglected and now really needs starting over but ....
Have a good week,
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Anne L said...

Hello Shaz. Glad to hear that you have finished your stamp binder and what wonderful ATC you have recieved. Have a splendid week Hugs~Anne L#7

jill said...

I do like the black elderberry it's a very striking plant . Happy woyww jill #13

dmgarafalo said...

Awesome job cataloging, I would love to do that but dread the thought of doing it.The elderberry are beautiful as are your ATC's blessings, donna #13

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy WOYWW and Happy early AM...one of those sleepless night. But loving your fun ATC's, always love this event. List of a busy summer here and thankful for the rain and hopefully temps will cool down a bit. Enjoy the stamp pages, I've been thinking about this, hope it works well. What a pretty flowering Elderberry. Hope your pain subsides, I've lived with an ice bag around my neck and shoulder after pulling a muscle exercising !! Enjoy a great week

Anne said...

Lovely ATC's. The Elderberry is beautiful - I would enjoy looking at that from my window. Hope everything ok with MRI. Anne x #23

Kathyk said...

Nice desk, gr8 filing system too - wish I was so organised!



Diana Taylor said...

Good luck with your scan, and I'm glad the pain is easing - sciatica pain is ghastly.

I just love your Black Elderberry - I nearly always buy a plant for it's foliage and not it's flowers, I especially love the purple/black plants - you've got a stunner there!
Glad you've got your folder finished - I have done the same thing and find it invaluable - mind you, my system got a bit complicated when I had to start noting which drawer, and which box in which drawer the stamp were in!!

Hope you have a lovely week,
Diana #28

Judys Lace Creations said...

I've never seen an Elderberry.Yours is gorgeous.What a cheery sight it makes.
I hope all goes well with your MRI.Sciatica is a cruel thing to have.
With 2 metal knees(wonderful), I wonder how many other plastic and metal bits will be added before I'm done.
Also love your prev post with the WELCOME HOME for Julia.Cataloguing stamps...mine are just in a box(bad girl).Still, I don't have all that many.

Caz said...

Well done on the stamp catalogue - mine fell by the way a long time ago unfortunately :-(
As a long-term back pain sufferer - sending you "get better soon" wishes - hope the MRI doesn't show up anything major and it's just a sciatica session that will settle down soon. xxx
Love the ATCs and the Elderflower

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

It's always nice to receive a little treasure in the mail. I didn't get to be a part of the swap because I was knee deep in getting into the design team I started. It has been a couple of months but I think I am finally a bit better grounded. Glenda #33

Annie said...

Your plant looks fab through the window. I love the dark leaves contrasting with the pale flowers. Glad the aches and pains are improving for you.
Annie x # 11

sandra de said...

Wow that is a very organised crafter who has all her stamps catalogued. Love the view from your window with the Black Elderberry.... stunning.
sandra de @34

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely goodies received, Shaz! I've got some of RosA's wonderful diecuts too - aren't we spoilt?! Good job with your stamp organization! Looks like it was a biggie! I'm glad they were able to give you something to improve your medical condition, and hope it's nothing to worry about. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #36

Diane Futrell said...

Great job on your catalog!! Your Black Elderberry is so pretty - is it a tree or a bush?
I hope the new meds work wonders for you. Sending you hugs to feel better soon!!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Tilly Tea Dance said...

That's such a feat to complete your cataloguing. I hope it is a really useful exercise for you. Hope the medication eases your sciatica, sorry to hear you've been in discomfort. Happy crafting, Max #41 :-)

Sharon Madson said...

Wow! I am impressesed that you are finished cataloguing! Congratulations. What an undertaking. I had tried to do that several years ago, but couldn't keep up with incoming! LOL Now I am trying to do it in Evernote. Same problem, can't keep up. I like the fact though, that with your notebook, you can flip through the pages.
Thanks for the inspirational peek! :) #43

lisa said...

Hi Shaz
Your stamp cataloging look really impressive. I bet it's so easy to find what you want now.
Black elder is a stunning plant isn't it. I have it too and the flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for popping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax #16

Helen Laurence said...

Wow thats a lot of stamps! Well done on getting that done! I see someone else with ATC's very pretty xx

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier, I started filing my stamps, stencils, Dies etc. earlier on in the year after I bought a duplicate stamp set!!!
Nice selection of ATCs you've received. Your Black Elderberry is beautiful, although I only know it as Sambuca Nigra or Black Lace Sambuca, and mine is certainly not as beautiful as yours....
Being a Desker teaches us so much about everything. lol
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #37

Andrea said...

Hi me again wrong post I commented on oops having one of those days .Great ATC'S. Well done with your cataloging that looks like quite a mighty folder.what a lovely site from your window I hope to we have some sunshine soon or at least less rain. have a good weekend Andrea 53# ( I messed up link this morning not 19)

Kim said...

Great ATC's! Such a creative bunch...Gratz on the cataloging, and I'll have to look into the Elderberry bush; love those colors! Have a great week.
-K #50

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I'm on catch-up again this week. I am so jealous of your patience in cataloguing all those stamps because it's such a brilliant idea. Have a great belated woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x20

Cara said...

That is some amazing organisation! Hope your pain is improving. Cara x

LisaDV said...

Your cataloguing was a huge project! Must be really great to be finished. I want to reorganize my whole stamp storage. I didn't get around to posting my desk this week. Super busy. Have a Great Week! LisaDV