Thursday, November 11, 2010

WOYWW, because it's still Wednesday here

Here's a peek at the whole desk. The mess that should have been posted hours ago. To most WOYWW participants it's not even Wednesday anymore but it is here so off I go.
There are papers here that I got out thinking they may work on a Christmas card. They didn't. I haven't gotten around to putting them away.
You can even see last week's cupcake liner experiment and if you really want a challenge you may be able to find the OO of ZOO in inked chipboard. That I was saving for the  zoo page I posted last Tuesday. Again just not right for the job.
The postcard with the big 8 on it is an invitation to my son's birthday party, I designed on the computer. No papers or embellishment just me and Adobe Illustrator.
And there on the left you see the reason I didn't get the cards done or the space cleaned up more.  I was starting to work on a hot pink Christmas card and the handle fell off my Cuttlebug. Yep. Just fell right off in my hand. Thank goodness I was able to save the pieces. But more on that later.
 Here is one of the cards I was working on yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I bought this cute little Winter Wishes stamp made by Unity and got a free Paper Crafts Magazine with it (wait that's supposed to be the other way around). Regardless I got them both and this is the first card I made with the stamp.  I've been busy drooling over the creations in the magazine.
I wanted to get the Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Mittens' Nested Dies for my Christmas cards this year. I've wanted to make Warmest Wishes felt mitten cards for a long time. Today on Kristina Werner's blog she made an adorable card with mittens that said "Baby It's Cold Outside" which is an other great sentiment for mittens. Alas the budget doesn't allow me to purchase everything I want and these dies are a bit beyond right now. But $1? I can do $1! I found a package of felt mittens and snowflakes with the adhesive already on them for $1 at JoAnn Fabrics. They only come in these 2 colors and are a bit plain so I will be sprucing them up with glitter, ink or stitching. And they are all right handed which I have compensated for my turning one of them over. I can make 7 cards with these plus I have a snowflakes I can use too.
The white panel is cut using Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels 4 and the stamp fits so perfectly in the corner. The white panel is adhered with Yasutomo Nori paste from Japan. This stuff is amazing and I plan to write more about it soon. The glitter is actually from a crystal DecoArt Craft Twinkles Writer. I haven't tried Stickles but the price for the DecoArt Craft Twinkles Writer is a lot lower and the quality suits my purposes. Wish it dried quicker though. (I feel a craft critique coming up.) The paper and ink are retired Stampin' Up!. I've decided against giving many details about retitred products, especially consumables because it'll just frustrate you.

Speaking of frustrating, back to the broken Cuttlebug. I was a bit befuddled at first. How did this happen? or was it more like WTF? Dunno but I know I was going to get this thing fixed. Today. I looked through my tool box looking for a small screwdriver to put it, wait a minute, that's not a screw head on that little piece. I'll call Provocraft and ask them what to do, or at least what I should be looking for in the tools because I'm findin' nothing.

I talked to someone immediately and she sent me to customer service.
"We are experiencing high call volume"
La, la, la, lovely music.
"If you are calling about 'xyz' then try 'abc' or check your hooziwatzit"
La la la, hey some nice smooth jazz.
"We are experiencing high call volume,"
La, la, la, Oh! a vaguely recognizable classical tune.
This went on for 40 minutes before I gave up. Thank God for speaker phones and the ability to do other things while on hold. I know things are busy some times but 40 minutes?

I took the handle and the small parts in a baggie to Menard's hardware store, walked around lost for a bit (it's a huge store) until a woman asked if I needed help. I showed her the parts and she said you need a hex key. Turns out I needed a #2 metric hex key. So if your Cuttlebug handle falls off in your hand and you can't find the tool that puts it back on go to a hardware store and ask for a #2 metric hex key. I bought a whole set for under $2. It's fixed but my craft time was shot for the day.

It's quite late now and I need sleep so I will close. Happy belated WOYWW y'all.

Happy Crafting,


Sue said...

Hi ya lovely creative desk, fab card, i hope you get ya cuttle bug mended, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (23)

Spyder said...

Yes you must be right, it must be |Wednesday somewhere!! Love those mitts and just had to say!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely creative desk there - sorry to hear about your cuttlebug - I dont think I could cope with out my sizzix machine if that happened! Thanks for commenting on my blog both this week and last - sorry I didnt get round to you last week (it was one of those weeks!). Have a great rest of the week as I am presuming it is no longer Wednesday there now!!

Sherry said...

Oh thank goodness for the 'hex key' - sounds complicated - LOL. Glad you got it fixed - bet you wish you'd gone to the store first now, rather than waiting all that time on the phone.

Those little felt mittens look cute, especially when embellished.

Evan's card looks great, I hadn't realised it was all digital.

Thanks for already stopping by by desk x

Sherry (122)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a hot pink christmas card - fantastic idea... Your cuttlebug story sounds like something nobody needs :( Thanks for stopping by my blog.^

Anonymous said...

Ohhh its nearly the end of thursday here but i still enjoyed looking around your desk L:)
also i am just reminding everyone I have two prize challenges posted today - one is this weeks spot prize challenge - mother& child theme and the other one is a papercrafts only challenge where EVERY entry wins with free images to use.I would love to see more entries so if you get chance please pop by and visit.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Hugs June x

Artyjen said...

So understand the money situ....but hey those mittens will be transformed into your own creation :)
Glad you got your machine frustrating
Also thanks for your input on my craft/dining dilemma.....I know it's only me that can make the decision but I appreciated your thoughts
xoxo Sioux

Cardmaking Galore said...

Oh, those mittens are so cute! Pity about that cuttlebug - hope you can fix it, I don't know what I'd do without my die cutting machine

Theresa said...

FUN workdesk and great job on resolving the cuttlebug issue!

S said...

Thanks for a peek at your space. You are to be commended on having the patience to wait 40 minutes. See you next week.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Now all I need is a Cuttlebug to fix!! Hello from the Philippines and it is Friday cause i haven't had the luxury of visiting WOYWWers earlier. Your invitation is interesting- are you having a Science party?
Patsy from

minnie_mac said...

Love your mitten idea for cards.


Anonymous said...

thanks for visiting my blog..

omg.. your bug!! its a sure sign that the bug has been LOVED.!!

would crazy glue work?

Love the work in progress on the station! the mitts looks cute!

have a great day!

Angenita said...

Thanks for stopping by at my place.
Wow that's quite an adventure your cuttlebug. I love it and would be very sad if it broke. But you showed some girlpower :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely work to craft in you have. Glad you got your Cuttlebug mended. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

nnalorac said...

Lots to see, love the mitts, what a blow with the cuttlebug, hope it's now sorted. Thanks for visiting me. nnalorac.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And it's almost Wednesday again! It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all morning. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week.