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Thanks, Shaz XX

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

WOYWW #520- The Birthday Edition!!!!!

Indeed we are! What an amazing achievement, and all due to our much loved hostess with mostest, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground, home of WOYWW. Keeping us organised, and letting us link with all the friends we have made over the years, all over the globe.
 Just over a week till the Birthday Crop, hosted this year by the lovely Annie and Jo, known to us all as Wipso & Twiglet. Details about the Crop can be found HERE.
We'd love to see you, whether you are a long time WOYWWer, or a brand new one. 

 I will be bringing my cutting dies, and Big Shot, so if you want to do any die cuts, bring your cardstock!
There are a lot of Bigz dies as well as the thin ones.

 I'll also be swapping ATC's at the crop, so we can all save on the postage. If anyone else wants to swap, leave me a message in the comments, and we'll swap addys.

So, the reason we are here- desks!

Main item on mine this week is my ATC's. I've made quite a pile, as not sure how many I'd need, lol.

This weeks shopping- some of the new Alcohol Ink Pearls. I've enjoyed playing with my AI's on Yupo, and having seen these demoed, rather liked the look of them. There are a few more colours besides these, but they'll be for another day.
I think I might bring my AI's and Yupo to the crop, as my crafting for the day.

And that, ladies, is it for me today.Very short and sweet.

It just leaves us with.......And Finally.......

I can relate to that!


Helen said...

Love the crafter's brain! Can't wait to have a catch up with everyone (and meet new deskers) next week. Helen #??

Sarah Brennan said...

I laughed out loud at the crafter's brain image Shaz (or should we just call you enabler from now on lol?). I will ask my friend at school again today about that folder and let you know before the crop. Happy 10th WOYWW birthday. Sarah #4

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are SO thoughtful to bring all those dies to the crop. I'd be in hog heaven if I were going. I LOVE the crafter's brain. It fits me to a T. Happy 10th from # 5.

Neet said...

Happy Anniversary Shaz. Must remember the cardstock this time. Looking forward to seeing you and Doug again - almost twice in one month, lovely!
I take it we will swap atc's at the Crop so see you there.
Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy 10th Anniversary Shaz, housework is definitely in the same spot on that brain as mine hee hee!! What a fab idea to take your dies a kind of try before you buy for many people. You'll have great fun with those little bottles of magic. Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey #10

Bridget Larsen said...

That brain always makes me smile, wow you made a lot of atcs. Love those AIPs
Bridget #2

Diana Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary Shaz. I love your crafter's brain - so very true! I have been looking at the AI pearls and don't think it will be too long before I succumb to getting a few - I've seen some wonderful work done with them and I am looking forward to seeing what you create with them too.
I would love to swap an ATC with you if you have a spare one, I am sure I have your address if you haven't moved in the last year.
Diana xx #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol at the Crafters Brain!! Was there any room for gin in there? I'm so grateful that we got the chance to meet through WOYWW, our paths would never have crossed otherwise and I'm happy they did!
Looking forward to seeing you and Doug soon,
Happy 10th WOYWW!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Marit said...

Happy anniversary Shaz, so glad we 'meet' almost every Wednesday - I hope once, in the future (when I win the lottery?) to join the real live crop, it would be so nice to meet you in person! Until then, I feel blessed to be part of this crafty, creative, nice and supporting online tribe! Enjoy your day! Hugs and kisses from the Netherlands. Marit #17

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Happy 10th anniversary to you and that great man of yours!! WOYWW is quite amazing, isn't it? All these lovely folks we have met up with - and some even in real life!!!
Found myself laughing out loud at the Crafter's Brain! Oh my!! How true... But I have a problem... I don't actually think I have a spot in my brain marked housework. Should I worry, do you think???
Take care girl. See you next week in Shrewsbury. God bless.
Margaret #5

Debbie Rock said...

Happy 10th WOYWW dear friend! Goes without saying I'd love one of your ATC's if you have enough on Saturday ... oh, it must be NEXT Saturday, not this one coming!!!! The penny just this second dropped so I am VERY sorry I got my ATC's to you so early ... how stupid of me!!!!! Anyway, three is absolutely an ATC for you! Quite a coincidence to see your alcohol pearls on your desk - had half a thought to get mine out just to have a play today and so Phil can't spot my Yupo paper and other alcohol related stuff (not lemons or limes or icecubes, silly, but blending solution and felt dabbers!) and moan that I have stuff I have never used! Might just be the day to get high on fumes! Much love to both, Debbie #25 xXx

sandra de said...

Have a wonderful time at the crop and I loooove the crafters brain.
sandra de #33

Annie said...

My plan is to get round everyone today to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary and to thank you for your friendship and lovely comments over the years.
I think the area marked housework is missing in my brain lol
See you soon :-)
Annie x #10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz wonderful desky share, I’ve one of pearl AI .. and few other TH and Adirondack ones too, assorted, they’re yummy all of them I think and Yupo, too many things def to play with looks the crafters brain shows, notice that, ironing, washing up and cooking didn’t even rate one thought 😁 sounds bit like my days!! Well and truly. Hope you’re well Shaz.
Happy WOYWW 10, loads of hugs and prayers, Shaz in Oz.x #24

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Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You're so well organised labelling your dies, Shaz! I have to go through all of mine before I find the one I want - and more often than not, I just settle for whatever I can find first, even if that's not what I had in mind! A nice pile of ATC's - got you on my list and found your address from last year, so I'm all set for the swap! Happy anniversary! zsuzsa #26

Stacy Sheldon said...

Happy Anniversary Shaz, ooh that is so nice of you to haul all those to the get together :) and now I am curious about the pearl finish inks. ( it never ends does it? what a lucky thing) ~Stacy #37

buterfliecrafter said...

Hi Shaz, have fun with the crop and those AI's, great pic although the housework is even smaller I think :-) thx for your visit earlier, Happy anniversary, Vicky #31

Lindart said...

Love the new Alcohol Ink Pearls, I have never heard of them before! I will have to look for them...Nice stack of ATCs! Looking forward to the unveiling! Thanks for being one of my best friends Shaz! Happy 10th! Lindart #37

Caro said...

Love those Alcohol ink pearls! Looking forward to meeting you at the crop. Happy 10 year WOYWW anniversary. Have a great week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#27)

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, You have been busy with the ATCs.

You'll have fun with the new Ink Pearls.

Did smile at the image:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy 10th Anniversary WOYWW
Sue #10

My name is Cindy said...

Mmmm, I think that crafter's brain is giving over far too much space to the laundry!! So sorry I didn't get back you last week, I have an ATC set aside for you if you still want to swap, well, I'll send it anyway. Am gutted I won't make it next week - just don't feel I can abandon my family as we are supposed to be on holiday!! Happy anniversary my dear, looking forward to many more. Happy Wednesday, Cindy #43 (PS You have reminded me I saw something about a cheaper alternative to yupo - must try and find it and post a link).

StampinCarol said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!
I can relate with most of the Crafter's Brain! I found a couple unfinished projects while searching for something yesterday!
I need to learn about those Alcohol Ink Pearls. Starting to see them everywhere! Nice pile of ATCs. Can't wait to see what everyone made!
Thanks for popping by! Have a fabulous day!
Carol N #36

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, I've sent you an email but you may well have seen it by now. The crafter's brain is brilliant, think they've been looking inside my head Lol! I'm sorry I can't make the Crop again it's just a difficult time for me as Des does his school visits now for a few weeks and I have to be around for Maisie and Stan. Maybe one day there will be some way I can meet you all but I know you'll all be having a great time. Wishing you a lovely woyww and a happy creative week with hugs, Angela x19X

Dorlene Durham said...

Love the crafter's brain. It is just about perfect. LOL Happy 10th years!

Dorlene #42

Kathryn Frantz said...

I must not be so bad....Julia didn't list me as an enabler... I love this group too! I've been following for many years, way before I figured out Instagram. (actually, still trying to figure it out) I look forward to your posts, your creativity and your enabling! Have fun when the group gets together. Share some hugs from me! I'll be thinking of you fabulous, creative people.

Twiglet said...

Ha ha that's my brain that is!! Happy 10th anniversary! So looking forward to meeting up next week and so glad everyone is happy to leave their stilettoes at home - lol! xx Jo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ooh Shaz - those pearl AIs are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing to at the crop! Will Mr UM be coming in that box?? Hugs, Chrisx

Anne said...

Hi Shaz . Looking forward to looking at all you are taking to the Crop. I must remember some card! That is definitely my brain :-) Anne x #24

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, Happy WOYWW 10th anniversary. I've made a big pile of ATCs too, so hopefully will have plenty - just trying to remember which ones I need to post and which to take to the Crop! Not decided what I am going to take to work on at the Crop - must think about that this week. Looking forward to seeing you there, have a lovely week Heather x #30

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Hi Shaz. Not sure the chocolate section is quite big enough. I am still working on my ATCs or the Crop, but I think my shoulder needs a break. Look forward to seeing you both at the Crop. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #38

Christine said...

happy Anniversary!
Alcohol Pearls..... now that's something that makes me curious, look forward to seeing those in use. Well doen on the stash, beautiful hoard.
have a good week
Christine #40

Cardarian said...

Hi Shaz!
I am hoping to come to the crop but if not I will send you an ATC! I love your post today - well I love your posts always as you give us so much useful information! I think that crafters brain is just wonderful and will try to copy it and put it on my wall! Where do you find these things? Happy 10th WOYWW birthday!
Love and hugs,

Shoshi said...

I love the crafter's brain! I can relate to that, too. Esp. with the addition of chocolate. I am sure lots of people will avail themselves of your gorgeous collection of dies on the day, Shaz. Just wish I could be with you all! 10 years of WOYWW... not that I've been around for all of them, but I so appreciate everything it has brought me, especially the friendships. As I mentioned in my comment on Julia's blog, I especially appreciate your friendship and all the help and encouragement you gave me through my cancer journey, and how it blessed me to meet you and Doug! I'll never forget your generosity sharing what you did, on that day! You can't know how much it helped, seeing that. It removed a lot of the fear of the unknown.

Thank you for your comment, and for more encouragement! I am very stressed about the whole PIP ordeal. It's making me feel quite unwell at the moment. I was given a lifetime award of DLA and that's been snatched away and I've got to go through the whole thing again. I presume from what you said that you didn't have to appeal? Did you have a face-to-face assessment? I've now got my GP's letter and she's enclosed copies of the hospital letters too, and I'm hoping to get the stoma nurse's letter early next week. Every little helps...

My lovely hubby is being so encouraging, and said it was like when I was going through my chemo, that I should have lots of treats to help me through it all. He said we should just go for that power chair and worry about paying for it later - we don't have to sell stuff just yet!! So we may get it sooner than expected. We'll probably have to go to Hampshire for a demo but I need to contact the dealer.

Thanks for your good wishes for my hubby's birthday and yes, we had such a lovely celebration. Anniversary and kitties' birthday tomorrow! Ups and downs for Shoshi atm. I just hope the down turns into an up.

Happy 10th Anniversary WOYWW,
Shoshi x #15

Mrs-D said...

Hi Shaz,
I love your die storage, I have struggled with die storage, you appear to have cracked it.
I really do hope I can make it to the crop, but my ATCs are not really finished, and probably not enough for everyone, but can't make anymore with one hand.
Bless you for visiting my desk
Chris #36.

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry I’m late, lots on! so nice of you to cart all your dies...I will definitely make myself available for cutting then. Lord knows, I don’t do anything else! I know I keep saying it, but WOYWW wouldn’t be the same without you and that doesn’t mean because you’re the worst/best influence on our stashes! I’ve heard quite a lot about those alcohol inks, but I’ve learned my lesson from the originals...used them about three times and that was it. I will watch and admire!

Kyla said...

hello enabler!!
Yes would love to swap an ATC :-)


Nikki said...

HAPPY 10th anniversary , I'm running late visiting have fun at the crop and all those dies WOW
Hugs Nikki C #43

Rita said...

Loving the Crafters Brain Shaz. Hope you All have a great time at the crop and maybe I'll join you next year. Hope you are well and taking care of yourself. Hugs Rita xxxx

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