Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOYWW # 256

 I'm back to snooping on desker's playing along with Ms. Julia at the Stamping GroundCome join the fun and see what other crafty peeps have on their desks. And perhaps you'll join in the ATC swap celebrating 5 all about that here.

Here's my new MS crafting station I bought at a drastically reduced price. I was enjoying the precision cut when the cutting assembly sprang apart. The piece that flew across the room remains lost. I've contacted the manufacturer and I'm awaiting a response. I really like the light box for tracing and embossing, and cutting on glass is so accurate and clean.

I've been working on a wedding card for a friend (top pic left corner) and this thank you card to the manager of the S F Country Club, for his help in making our 100th Anniversary a success. You can read about that here. I mimicked their logo to make it extra special. 

Another friend asked me to make a card for her Flyer's loving 80 year old husband. She swears the TV only shows Flyers games and he's growing roots in his chair.

Here's the inside with a pop up TV and all his gear.

 A side view with the Flyers playing on screen. That was fun.

I've been experiencing computer problems...alerts and warning about high CPU usage????but I'm learning a lot about defrag... disk clean... event logs...registry clean up and everything else that isn't helping. I have no sound and 5,000 + errors and warnings. What to do? I have saved all important data and pictures to a flash drive in the event of a crash. Now I need to find an affordable tech to fix the problems. Wish me luck. 

Well I'll be checking on the deskers with my second digit number and everyone else that I have time well as all who visit and comment here. Happy trails.

Be well Carole


  1. Hi Carole, and welcome to my blog for your first visit! Nice of you to pop by. Yes, I have a fantastic creative space - we moved to this house in Sept. and had the builders in for 6 months before the move, and I had one bedroom converted to a studio all of my own design! For the first time I have a space that really works for me, and I simply adore being in here, as you can imagine. I am intending to do a video tour of it one day, and keep promising I'll do it when the room is tidy, but that will never happen!!

    Your desk looks a hive of industry with all the lovely cards. The crafting station looks amazing - I haven't seen anything like that before. I hope the manufacturers can sort out the problem for you. It looks very multi-functional, and a light box is always useful - it's something on my wish list!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

  2. Thanks for dropping by earlier Carole. You new work stations look pretty impressive. Some lovely cards on your desk today. Happy woyww Jill #18

  3. Your cards are stunning. I loving those die cuts. Thanks for stopping by. #59

  4. I've seen those cutting stations on HSN, and wondered how well they really work. So you like cutting on glass? Will it dull the cutting blade? I really am interested in your opinion.

    LOVE the hockey card !

    Thanks for the early visit this week.
    Krisha #71

  5. I have had my eye on that Martha Stewart crafting station! Did you use a 40% coupon possibly? I feel for you though that it did that--such a pain! Martha wouldn't like that at all! Well it's funny you noticed Wilma Flintstone. When I was little, she was my homemaking idol. So I saw that book at a flea market for about ten cents and had to have it! I don't really know what I plan to do with it yet. Thanks so much for visit me! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #63

  6. Lovely cards. Thanks for your comment over at my place.

  7. This is a treasure of a card. That popup TV will surely knock him over. Great job.

    Before spending the money on a tech. run your anti-virus. The errors tell me you need to do that. If that does not work, then use an online virus scanner just in case your computer based one has been disabled. Kasperski and Panda are good and reliable. Bloggers are very susceptible to viruses. This is one of the warning signs.


  8. Pretty and cool cards! Love the one with tv and his gear. Shame about the ms cutter. Hope the company responds to your inquiry. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #82

  9. Love your cards! So sorry about your cutting and computer mishaps! I hate when things don't work as they should. I have had computer issues myself lately but they are better now. Hope you have a great week to come!

  10. Well that's frustrating; maybe the piece will show up yet . . . the wedding card bits are lovely, and the pop up--LOVE it!

    (And you are so right, I need to get some play time in.)

    Thank you for stopping by, Carole!
    :)trisha #84
    (not showing
    the mess.)

  11. Oh- equipment malfunction can be so off putting and I see it din't hurt your stride.
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 34

  12. my you are busy making cards, thd last one is especiallyfun.
    as for yourcomputer i would try de fraging fist it cleans up all sortc of stuff. if you dont know how look on you tube for help .
    janet #12

  13. LOVE the look of your new workstation ... am going to have to look out for those. Thanks for popping by earlier ... lovely to have you visit! Love Debbie #93 xXx

  14. Hope you find your missing piece. Love your creations!
    Julie x

  15. Oh I hope you find the flying part and get your computer sorted too. Have a good week. thank you for your visit. Karen #30

  16. What a great 80th card - he'll love it! Hope you manage to resolve the frustrating machine and PC problems real soon. Hugs, Chris # 15

  17. Gosh your cards are so clever! Loving those butterflies as well - are they die cuts? I hope you get your craft station sorted. Thanks for stopping by earlier, Happy WOYWW, Cindy #51

  18. hi carole - yes the gargoyle is sorta scary / cute - hope he keeps the slugs away LOL.....darlene #88

  19. thanks for visiting yesterday im playing catch up again !!! you have been very busy that's a lot of cards you've created .love those butterflies and your crafting space looks ace have great week andrea #1

  20. Love your cards but the attention to detail on the 80th birthday one is fabulous and I bet that will be an all time favourite!
    Can't help with pooter problems but I really hope it isn't anything too drastic and you manage to get it sorted. Annette #6

  21. Hi Carole, I didn't get time to participate in WOYWW this week :( Love the've been busy! Those butterflies look amazing..hope you get your crafting station sorted soon, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Wonderful cards all full of amazing detail. I hope the manufacture sorts out the problem with your cutting board. It looks amazing.
    Sandra @65

  23. Well, you've gone from one extreme to the other, craft-wise! I adore that white on white wedding card with the delicate butterflies and flourishes. But that Flyers card made me smile so much....I bet he'll love it :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

  24. I was just going to ask how you liked your new crafting station when I read that it fell apart...sad. Hopefully the manufacturer will make it right.

    With all the pieces and parts of the wedding card on your desk, I can't wait to see the finished product! All your other cards are adorable!

    Sounds like your computer might have a virus? I hope all goes well with it.

    Amy E. #99

  25. Great cards and such delicate little butterflies. Have fun x Jo

  26. Hope all the rain hasn't caused much flooding where you are...I know you mentioned that in your comment. Love the hockey themed card. I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan though. :-) Brigita #97

  27. Seems ages sine I visited you, so nice to see your new working station. Never seen those before - looking good!
    Great cafds as always and I just love the pop up one - what fun.
    Hugs, & Thanks for visiting me - Neet 44 xx

  28. Nice to see someone still uses a cuttlebug, I still have one although I am thinking of upgrading, only because I make large cards. Thanks for the earlier visit, sorry I'm so late, its been a busy week, Donna #38

  29. Hullo there Carole. Well trust you found a tech guy to sort out your issues sorry to hear it. Lovely creations !!
    Shaz in Oz.x #50

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