Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WOYWW 166 and One Year Anniversary

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind words!   You all made me feel the love and support.  I so appreciate my blog family.

Onto the business at hand.  Today is my favorite day of the week (well, besides weekends when I don't have to go to work)!  It's WOYWW hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground. If you don't know what it's all about you really need to check it out.  You'll be amazed.  Just click on the red text above and it'll take you to her blog - where it all begins.

Here's my desk - as it is right now.  In all it's glory.  I've been working with paper - getting in the groove of making some cards and ATCs.
I can't believe that a year ago today I started my blog.  I had no idea what I was doing (and still don't).  I know how much pleasure I have in looking at other blogs, the connections I feel.  I'm so thankful for all of my blogging friends.  To my followers, thank you.  I'm amazed that each of you have chosen to follow my little blog, especially when there's so many choices out there!   

I will announce some blog candy in the near future.  I need to do some shopping  -- Tim Holtz will be involved (because I know how much all of you just love him).  I've also thought of including something that I've made -- which one would you like to see?  A canvas, knitted spa clothes (ok, really - they are dish cloths - or face cloths) or painted clothes pins?  Just let me know in your comment -- the majority wins!

As always, I will visit those that end in the same number as me.  I will also visit those that visit me -- I've been successful in doing it this way (at least I'm pretty sure I've been successful - if somehow I missed someone I am so sorry).  Then I visit others as time permits.



VonnyK said...

Hi Kay,
Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! Doesn't the time fly, I'll be one year next month, just can't believe it.
Your desk has so many goodies on it, I had better not let my little miss see it, she loves all those little sticky on things. I tend to wear more than I stick, natural klutz that I am.
As for the extra something in the blog candy, my vote it for canvas (no surprise there he he).
I'm sure whatever you decide to offer, it will be wonderful.
Have a great week.
Von, no number as Mr Linky is being naughty and you have visited me already anyway :)

Neesie said...

Are you sure there's a desk under there Kay? ;D
It looks like there's a lot going on and you're obviously having a great time.
Like you I'm flattered when people visit and get so excited when anyone decides to follow me, so much so that I do a little dance...sad but true.
Blogland has incredible power and some wonderful people. Who would have guessed that we would get so much out of blogging!
Your blog candy sounds wonderful and I wouldn't mind anything ~ I'd just be flabbergasted I'd won.
Thanks for visiting me earlier and leaving a lovely comment...even without Mr Linky. ;D
Have fun desk hopping with WOYWW.
Neesie ~ no number! lol

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, goodness, one year! It is such fun though, I have been at it for just over 5 months now and am totally hooked too. My vote is for a canvas, you do such lovely work. Not joining in today, a bit under par but still wanted to say hi. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Annie said...

Well done you on your first year of blogging....may there be many more :-)
Anything you make would be lovely but I'd choose a canvas.
A x #6

Sian said...

Many congratulations on a year of blogging Kay. Time certainly flies when you are having fun :) Here's to many more years of writing and crafting

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Your desk looks lots of fun - so much creativity happening. I love how you seem to be able to turn your hands to any craft! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.53

Annie said...

Hi Kay,
In answer to your question ...yes it's a buddleia or butterfly bush. It's a self seeded one that decided it wanted to grow half way down our garden. As we have a huge garden we allowed it to stay and the butterflies really love it.
Annie x

Darla said...

Congratulations and what great stuff you have, love Tim too. #106

Hazel said...

Congrats. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, that's a tricky one...um.. well,as I wouldn't do one myself, how about a painted clothes peg. That would be fun!
Sam's shoes are made by Alegria, don't know if UK companies would ship to the
States, but why not try?
I know what you mean about LBB - life before blogging, that is!! I'd have a lot more time again, that's for sure, but my life would be the poorer for not having met so many lovely folk!
Hugs, LLJ #13 xx

Darla said...

It depends on the what I use to make the pendants, glass or game pieces on how I price them. Mostly the glass ones are 5 dollars for just the pendant and more if the customer wants a necklace on it... #106

Bella said...

Yummy bag of flowers you got there and I love all the clear boxes of stamps too. Thanks for visiting my desk all the way over in Cape Town South Africa!

trisha too said...

Well happy blog birthday to you, and thank you for sharing your space with us!

:)trisha, #113 this week with a quilted inchie

Glenda said...

Doesn't a year happen really fast? I always love visiting to see what you have going on! I'm never let down! Happy WOYWW! Glenda 55

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my word, Kay, you've got a lot happening there! Happy Anniversary on your blog! I feel the same way you do. I won't come up a year until October, but I've been amazed at what an awesome stamping and crafting community resides inside my computer!! Have a great week! Darnell #102

Cath Davidson said...

Happy blogday too you... Happy blogday to youooooo, very busy desk there, looking good.

fairy thoughts said...

happy blog day... doesn't the time fly. great stuff going on on your desk, yes we love Mr T and I spy some of his butterfly die cuts on your desk.
enjoy this weeks blog hop
janet #120 ....late as I couldnt link with my phone at work

Erika said...

Hi Kay a lovely busy desk there this week dare I say "snap" mine is looking far worse than it did this morning. I wish tidying up was as much fun as playing!
Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika.

BJ said...

Happy 1 year anniversary. I was so not into blogging much in my first year that I didn't even realise until it had passed! I'd vote for canvas as i have just made my first one for a SWAP. Oh and you mentioned Timmy too - swoon. BJ#19

Cath Davidson said...

Yeah, canvas gets my vote :) anything time related fab by me :) x
Cath. Thanks for your comments x

May said...

Happy blog birthday to you.... time does fly I must say.. A canvas gets my vote too... Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#40

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My vote is for a spa cloth and I love that fancy name for them. So happy to see your table heaped with happy goodness. That is an interestingly shaped bowl you have your peg stamps in.

okienurse said...

WTG! Congrats on one year of blogging! I think I would like anything you want to give me but my mind keeps saying canvas!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I finally woke up and realized it was Wednesday and WOYWW! Have a great day! Vickie #130

sandee said...

ohhhhh we get choices? Hmmm...I would love a new dish cloth, but I couldn't use it for anything dirty as it would just be a kitchen adorment! lol But I want something you knit!! I can't believe you have only been blogging for a year, your so good at it! Skip work next week and drive over to Panama Beach and spend the week with me by the ocean! I hear there is a real bad bug going on, cough, cough, maybe you're not feeling too well and need some time off? Come play with me! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Appears you have all the good "stuff" surrounding you at your crafty space! Happy blogoversary and WOYWW! Sue Kment 108

Queen Lightwell said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! :)
I'm voting for the canvas, of the choices you gave us, but whichever you end up doing I'm positive it will be brilliant!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet and helpful comment...but I don't know what a pendaflex folder is so I'm gonna have to google that one! Especially since it sounds like it might work perfectly.
Congratulations again and take care! :)

Gita said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary in this blogging world.

Judys Fabrications said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary.Blogging is fun.Amazing who you meet out there in the blogosphere!Thanks for your kind words on my Corsets.
Judy #19

RosC said...

A year goes by in a flash in many ways, and I do share your enthusiasm for the friendship between us bloggers. It's an interesting connection and congrats on the whole year done. I'm happy with a surprise, but for the sake of your poll, I'd say a clothes pin sounds interesting.
Thanks for visiting Wildcards and leaving a lovely comment.
Enjoy the week.
Ros #16

Di said...

Well done Kay, how the year has flown past! So much going on on your workspace - I do spy a very nice heart shaped punch.

Belated Happy WOYWW, at least we finished the envelopes in super fast time! Di xx #3

Neet said...

Clothes pin would be my choice if I was forced into making one but any sounds great.
Congratulations on your first year of blogging, have I only known you so short a time? Seems like much longer.
Lots of goodies on your desk this week - do I spy flowers?
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #36

JoZart said...

I'd choose the canvas, then the clothes pegs but if and when I win, I'd be grateful of anything... it's FREE and made by your fair hands!
Desk looks good, busy and creative...
joZarty x
off to Germany within the hour! woo hoo!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

The year has gone quick. I think I can see an SU set there. The canvas would be great.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.


Claire said...

well, i do use handknitted cotton face cloths (usually buy from different bods on etsy...), but i would love to see a canvas :)
big congrats on your blog anniversary!!
and many thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment :)
happy WOYWW!!
no. 11

Lindsay Weirich said...

great scott! what a lot of projects! happy 1 year blogaversary and WOYWW!
Lindsay #82

Sandy said...

Just popping along from Julia's and see it's your blogaversary well done. I did see a lot going on on your desk, butterflies are cute flowers are very pretty. Hope it all goes well with your project look forward to seeing the finished item. Sandy :) #31

Helen said...

Congratulations on your one year blogversary. You certainly have a busy desk. I'd love a canvas xx

mamapez5 said...

Hi Kay. I think a canvas would be my first choice. Thank you for joining my blog. Well done for getting 80+ followers in just one year. It has taken me two years to get my fifty but I value everyone of them.
I knew I had read somewhere that someone else comments on everyone whose number ends the same as their's. I do that too and it seems to be a good system. There just aren't enough hours in a day to get to everyone. But I do try to get to all my followers as well, and those who comment on mine.
Do feel free to sign up for a chance to win my blog candy if you would like to. (See I'm celebrating' in the post list on the side bar).
Kate x #25

butlersabroad said...

Congrats on the blogiversary Kay, gosh has it really been a year! Love all the goings on on the desk this week, looks like you're really enjoying it. I'd vote for the clothes pins as the handmade item. I don't really see socks as a time constraint, I can put them down and pick them up again an time I like, that's what I like about knitting, it's ready when I am!

Brenda 38

Francesca said...

congrats on reachibng a year, thankyou for yor kind comments on my blog. the boxes aqre really not difficult. Fracnesca #32

Jaki Morris said...

How time flies when we are having fun!

Would love to win anything, I'm not fussy.

Oh, and rhubarb jam? It's easy


butterfly said...

Hurray, happy blogbirthday! Thanks so much for dropping in at Words and Pictures. What a lovely papery mess on your desk - looks very productive. And what a lovely idea to have candy with something you've made (though Tim H sounds great too, of course!). Think the canvas sounds amazing...
Alison x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Happy blogiversary! :)
I spy lots of fun stamps, punches and flowers on your desk!
Thanks for coming by my blog :)
Mary Jo #74

Sandy Leigh said...

Thank you so much for visiting me! I love seeing what's going on at your workdesk--it looks like a lot of fun things. Yes, please put some of your painted clothespins in your giveaway--such a cute idea! --Sandy Leigh at #103

Hwee said...

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier, and for your encouraging comments. Happy blog anniversary as well! Wow, your desk looks like you're going to be really busy!

Hwee #57

YoriとYayie said...

Happy Blogsary!!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I think you should read the 3rd book... just for... well closure... hehehe

Becky said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Love your busy desk, especially those stamped images!

Samantha Elliott said...

Ahh! I knew I had seen someone who visits the blogs with the same end number which is what I now do and it is YOU! Great idea. Thanks!
Congratulations on your anniversary. Nice busy desk you have.
As to your question, how about clothes pin? It may be cheaper to post??!
Hettie 47

mark gould said...

Happy Woyww, sorry i'm late. That stamp dhop in vegas is a weird place isnt it? We didn't make it to the Hoover dam, just to much time spent in a bus to make it worth while, maybe next time I will hire a car and make it there.
Looks like you have been very busy on your desk, I love looking at the chaos.

House of Bears said...

Happy bloggiversary to you. Hope you're having cake to celebrate. Thanks for visiting bears' humble desk.

Mrs F said...

Happy WOYWW and blog anniversary. I started my blog at the beginning of this year and am blown away by the lovely people l have had the pleasure to contact :)

I spy plenty of butterflies on your desk, my fav! Hmm Starbucks cup covers, what plans do you have for those???

Enjoy the rest of your day xx

Laura said...

Happy blog anniversary! I definitely think the kind of communities and connections such as WOYWW are one of the very best things about the internet. Happy WOYWW from Laura #131

StampinCarol said...

Happy blogiversary!!! How exciting! Your desk is definitely in the throes of creativity! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Carol N #108

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

Congratulations on the blogversary Kay! And thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
You have some very nice goodies on your desk--love the package of flowers!
Michelle #52

sandra de said...

Congrats on the blog anniversary. thank goodness for blogs it has opened up a whole world of internet craft.
Sandra @74

Shoshi said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary, Kay! If it hadn't been for my blog, I would never have got into this whole creativity thing in the way I have - I've always been creative, but the blogging community uncorked a completely unexpected wellspring!! I had no idea how many friends I'd make, either.

The downsizing is necessary because we will have to move when my hubby retires in two years' time. As to where we'll end up, nothing is certain yet - we found somewhere for my parents, and for us to join them when we retire, but it's all being held up by my parents' house not being sold. The market seems to be not just stagnant, but fossilised at the moment! It's very frustrating.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #50

RosA said...

Love all that stuff piled on your desk! There has to be a lot going on, right? Thanks for your kind comment re. that Stampscape scene, but really, it is very amateurish. I have been playing with similar stamps today and it will take ages to get the hang of them. Don't think I actually have the patience. Congratulations on your Blogaversary!

Fuchsia said...

Thankyou for your kind words on my Blog :0))
Congratulations on your Bloggy birthday
Loving your busy desk
have a fabulous week
Hugs xxxxxx

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I love your blog, there is lots of crafty gorgeousness and lots of cool photo's too. You leave such kind and encouraging comments on my blog too - always so appreciated. Thank you. Your desk is very busy today. I think painted clothes pin would be lovely in your candy, would be easier for you to post too! I haven't done WOYWW this week. Am behind with my blogging - not been feeling too well. Take care xx

Ann B said...

Busy desk there. At first I thought the bowl contained sweets (candy) had to zoom in to find out they were stamps. Still both as good.
Congratulations on your first blogging year - will keep an eye out for your blog candy and I think everyone would be pleased to get any of your handmade items.
Thanks for visiting me earlier. Bit late getting round this week - am addicted to all the Olympic sports at present and not getting time to do anything else.
Ann B

Lisa said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. Have fun making your cards and ATC's.

Amy E said...

Oh my goodness...I don't know why, after coming here for so long, that it just clicked to me, that the 505 in your blog name is referring to NM!!!!! I grew up in Albuquerque! I moved away to Seattle 19 years ago, but still miss Albu every October when the balloons fly. And I miss green chile...I can't even tell you how much I miss it...

Congrats on your one year anniversary!!! My vote on your poll is for a canvas! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

To answer your question about the Distress Ink swatches (that you left on my blog 2 days ago...sorry, I'm slow!) the reason I made them, was not to use them in a project, but so that I could refer to the sheet to get an idea of what the color would look like, both concentrated and smeared (it's impossible to tell in the pic, but I smeared a little lightly next to the concentrated color.) To me, the colors on the label, don't look anything like the colors once they're on paper, so the swatches help me figure it our BEFORE I ruin a project!

Oh, btw, I'm your newest follower. Us "505's" have to stick together!

Amy E. #8

SueH said...

Looks like you adopt the same method as I do for visiting each week,Kay It works for me too because it’s virtually impossible to get around everyone.

Happy Blogaversary, Your desk looks extremely busy this week!
Love the sound of your candy too but I couldn’t possible choose between the things you’re considering. They all sound very special to me, especially as they will be made by you.

Thanks for visiting this week.
Happy Crafting!

Lavinia said...

Hi Kay! Congratulations on your One year Blog-a-versiry! (does that sound right???) You have been most kind to us all in blog land sharing your desk for WOYWW as well as all the wonderfully atmospheric photo's you take of the places you visit! So I want to say "Thank-you-to-you-too for sharing your crafty world with us"... :-)...

April said...

Sorry i'm late stopping by. Your desk is looking super busy! congrats on your blogaversary! your givaway sounds interesting, it's so hard to make a suggestion out of your 3 options as I bet they would all be fab, if I really had to pick would go with a canvass, however i think the lucky winner would treasure anything made by you x

famfa said...

Congrats on your year a versary? Well done. Nice busy desk
Thanks for visiting famfa

Whimcees said...


I am so late this week! The glory of your workdesk is all of the wonderful potential there! Congratulations on your first anniversary! I love being a blogger because of all the friends I have met and the inspiration I find daily on visits to see what they are doing! I love clothespin dolls and would really like to see your painted clothespins! :<) Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Connie said...

Dear Kay, Congratulation on your one year anniversary! Wow, time really does fly when you are having fun.
What are some of the reason's that I like your blog so much:
* Firstly you are so warm and friendly, right off the bat I felt a connection.
* Another reason is your wonderful road trips and your lovely photos and information about the areas you travel. I feel like I'm sitting next to you enjoying the trip.
* I also love your sense of community, you join in to so many local events and classes. It's great to see your friends and activities.
* Then there is your paper crafts, they are wonderful. I love seeing the projects that you are involved in. I'm still wanting to get into ATC your's are so cool.
* What more can I say, you are a true blogging sister with a heart of gold and a warm and kindhearted personality. I think that I can speck for all of your followers when I say, "We Love You".
Have a great day, celebrate and treat yourself to something marvelous, Connie :)

Helen said...

Hi Kay Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. Happy Blog anniversary - time flies when you are having fun. I am new to blogging too and I echo your feelings. It is a very friendly and supportive community to belong too. Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

Laura said...

Your desk looks deliciously busy! Thanks for stopping by, sorry I am so late with my return. Happy Anniversary, any home made present is always treasured (especially by other crafters) but I'd pick a canvas...

Spyder said...

Sorry for my late visit!! Just so busy, trying to catch up after our trip to Scotland I'm up til 4 in the morning and getting up at 7! still not enough time!! Happy Anniversary!and as above comments, anything you make would be a lovely treasured keepsake!! Happy late woyww!