Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Desks and Pinwheels

I thought since today is "Hump" day I'd bring back this funny little guy.  He reminds me of the goofy commercial using the camel walking through the office saying something like, "Do you know what day it is?"  Well, to many of us today is "WOYWW" day!  The fun day you get the opportunity to view desks from all over compliments of head desker Julia!  Just click on the WOYWW button in the left sidebar to find out more.  And click on Stamping Ground to go to her blog and see the links to desks all over the place!  And here's mine today.

I have been quite busy.  I'm preparing 10 Christmas cards for a Christmas party on Friday at the AZ Scrapbooking store where I teach.  This week is our annual Christmas in July week and I had my Trio of Shaped Christmas Gift Card Holders yesterday.  (I had 5 students and 3 kits plus anything more kits I can put together even though I am out of the particular paper I was using.)  So, my desk has LOTS of stuff on it and I want to get this project "put to bed" so I can go on with something else.  Let's see, left to right: Blue case with card components that are ready (sitting on the Cricut mat), little blue flashlight for searching out small stuff on my desk (yep, a couple items flipped out of my hands and I had to go searching),  little toothbrush holder that contains styluses, kraft knife, pokey tool), empty artist sponge envy, blue pieces with Cricut words to take apart, Cricut "Winter Wonderland" cartridge box,  Cricut book, and 2 new sets of CTMH stamps (just got them in the mail yesterday).  This is a total mess!  But by Friday afternoon or Saturday morning all will be put away and a new project will be on the kraft mat.

And now for the pinwheel.  Last Saturday I took part in a Christmas card class put on by Deb of Copper Leaf Creations (see my last post for links and more cards).  This card was the most difficult as trying to make sure it closed properly and edges aligned was a challenge.

Here it is closed. It's been a LONG time since I made one of these.  It's not something I would want to do daily.

Here is the back or bottom of the card.  The base is a good place to write your sentiment or whatever.  This card does fit a standard A2 envelope.

And the inside.  I did a bad job lining up the circular "Merry Christmas" as 2 of them overlapped a bit. There are Stickles in the centers of the 6 small snowflakes around the center and the large one in the center.  All the background snowflakes were stamped off once so that they wouldn't be to visible and detract from those with the glitter.

So now, please click on the Stamping Ground and head over to Julia's.  I'll be traveling the world today enjoying all the great inspiration and desks so please join me!  Seems the desk count is down today.  Hopefully everyone is enjoying families! God bless you all!


Unknown said...

I have not heard of pinwheel cards before, they do look like a challenge to create. I am amazed at how many WOYWW are working on Christmas cards. Enjoyed my visit today. Diane #51

Robyn said...

lovely little card- I enjoy folding. I refuse to every think about that holiday till after my birthday in August!
Thanks for your kind words.
Robyn 4

Unknown said...

I like that commercial, it makes me laugh every time I see it. I love your pinwheel card. Thanks for stopping by. #7

Carole Z said...

HI Carol, loving your pinwheel card, not tried this..your camel made me smile! Thank you for stopping by my WOYWW desk yesterday, Carole Z X #39

Beverley Baird said...

You have been very busy! What fun to do Christmas in July! Great projects!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Carol thanks so very much for popping over and saying hi... love your camel hump day...but dont know add you mention.
Cute idea for card but agree on fiddly!! don't do fiddly if I can help it. :) happy WOYWW. Shaz in Oz x#8

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I've heard of a pinwheel card but never made one. Thanks for sharing this with us, will have to research it a bit more.
Happy crafting, Angela x #44

Peggy said...

Thanks for sharing the pinwheel cars and I love that camel. It is the one I grew up with in our nativity scene.

glitterandglue said...

That pinwheel card is lovely, Carol. Well done. Such a fun thing to receive.
Thanks for visiting and for your comments.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #10