Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WOYWW #633

Good Wednesday all my crafty friends!!!  Long time no see!! Two weeks to be exact!! It has been a blur, and some of it is not in a good way!! LOL Step on over to Julia's Stamping Ground blog and link up to show us what's on your desk and today, I will show you what's NOT on my desk! LOL

So, I don't have anything art worthy to show you because I haven't been able to do art for several reasons! Life always seems to get in my way! LOLOL  I was sick for most of the hiatus.  I had a bout of bronchitis that I just couldn't seem to shake. I had to go through two rounds of antibiotics to get it to move on. I'm still not convinced that it is completely gone.  With that misery was some lovely pleurisy! If you haven't had it, it's painful.  So, I'm coughing every two seconds and every cough feels like a knife stabbing my ribs.......yep, fun times! LOLOL  Mind you, being the procrastinator that I am, I probably could have nipped it all in the bud if I'd gone to the doctor sooner, but I simply HATE the doctor and I HATE taking medication! So this little ditty has been hanging with me for months. So hopefully this will be the means to the end! Fingers crossed! LOL

Then with that came our fourth of July holiday (short work week for me) and another family shower!  This time it was a baby shower.  Listen, I have lots of family and it seems someone is either always getting married, or having a baby......I just want to get off the merry go round!!! LOLOL It was fun and went off without a hitch, so hopefully it will be calm for awhile!

So round to what I will share today.  Last week was another short work week for me because I traveled to Atlanta for my very first Stamp Expo!!  Christine, who is the host of one of my swap groups, hit me up and wanted to know if I wanted to come up and go and, of course, meet her in person!! First off, I NEVER have to be asked twice about seeing art products and second I WISH I could meet ALL my online art friends!! SO YES!!!! LOL  I have family that live in Atlanta, so I was able to stay with one of them and it was great because the venue the expo was at was litterally right around the corner from their home! 

CW Crafts ATC Host Christine and I

Since I had never been to an expo before, I didn't know what to expect except I knew their would be art vendors! And boy howdy, there were MANY!  We got this bag as we went in and my host Christine, who has her own little side business, brought me this koozie she made for me with my name and Instagram name on it.  On the other side, it said Create, like the shirt she was wearing!  Wasn't that the sweetest thing for her to do?  I also got those pins from the expo. The one you got when you spent a certain amount of money.....ahem......I spent WAY over that amount! LOL I think I should have gotten two! LOLOL

Shopping Bag that was filled to the brim! LOL

Ok, so the rest are photos of the goodies I brought home! These aren't to boast or to gloat, they are meant to be a confession at how much willpower I DO NOT HAVE!!!! LOL  It may be a minute before I go to another expo! LOL

I went for stamps, but got that and then some!

The chipboard was irresistible!! There was so much
and I literally could have camped out there alone!

The rice paper at the top was DIVINE!! Stencils, paper and dots!

MORE stuff I couldn't resist....but I "needed" them! LOLOL

Last set of yumminess! Thinking of my fall projects!

I know that was a lot of photos guys, but I couldn't resist showing! I literally could have stayed there all day, and almost did!  The only disappointment was the Stamping Up vendor. I was really excited about seeing that one, and it just wasn't anything to write home about! BUT alas, the other vendors made up for it!!  I am not a Scapper, so a lot of it was geared toward that, but there was PLENTY other gorgeousness to be had!  It was wonderful getting to meet the person I send my ATC's to every month and I hope we can get back together! We were talking about a possible Crop within our state. We shall see!

Well all you wonderful crafters, I hope you all are doing well and trying to stay cool from that heatwave that Julia was talking about. It's been storming and raining here for weeks!! I think you guys traded with us!!! LOL  Oh, it's still hot and MUGGY, but we have your rain!!!

Have a blessed Wednesday!


  1. I’m so sorry you’ve been ill, pleurisy is awful, I’ve had it too. I’m so glad you felt better to get to the show, well done on having a proper splurge on new goodies, you’re allowed, it’s not as if you go to conventions all the time. I like what you got, all useful stuff!
    Hugs LLJ 4 xx

  2. Has it really been only two weeks? Feels like two months! Sounds like you've been through the wars, but glad to hear you've fully recovered. I would have bee worried about that cough, and immediately think Covid! Glad it wasn't that! How much fun was that expo - I've never been to one - I don't think I could control myself in that situation - and I don't just mean the spending - I would probably pee myself with excitement LOL! That rice paper looks like Stamperia - I have a whole bunch of them and most of their paper pads and I just can't get myself to use them! They're too pretty! I solved the problem by scanning them and I keep the real thing for stroking. I have some of the new ones on pre-order! I simply can't get enough of them! Lovely to hear from you again. Felicia! Glad you crop up on my Instagram feed as well from time to time! xx zsuzsa #17

  3. Looks like you were positively frugal compared to how I would have probably spent Felicia lol. What a great opportunity. Glad to hear you are on the mend, pleurisy and bronchitis are not a good combination. Hope you are fully fit soon. Keep cool, stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

  4. Personally I think you were very retrained in your shopping... but there is always next time... Sorry you were so rough but glad you are starting to recover now. You have new stash to play with after all! have a great week. Helen #2

  5. Well I had to look up Koozie 😊. What a fabulous lot of craft shopping you did and quite honestly after being poorly you deserved a treat or two. Those rice papers look gorgeous, I have not had the nerve to use any of mine yet because I am not sure whether to treat them like tissue paper or how to treat them. I wouldn’t want to waste them. Angela #12

  6. Sounds like you've had your ups and downs recently but the shopping must have made you feel better and what a great collection of goodies. Keep cool and wishing you a very productive woyww, Angela x13x

  7. LOL! We are just a big old bunch of enablers, aren't we? "Oh not, you did so well not to buy ALL THE STUFF, well done you!" tee, hee. I do ACHE to go to a craft shop and just grab stuff and fling it in my basket but the cases are crazy on the rise here (after so called Freedom Day that feels like anything BUT) so it'll be a bit longer for vulnerable me. Have fun with your new stash and create everyday! :D

    Happy (last) Hot Day Desk Hopping!
    Mary Anne (1)

  8. Wow wha a lot of lovely goodies. That expo sounds brilliant!
    Sorry to hear that you have been unwell - and hope you are feeling better!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Stay safe and keep well!
    Susan #5
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

  9. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day out, Felicia, and managed to get such a glorious new collection of brilliant stash to play with! I've been buying a lot online recently and console myself with the fact that I'd probably have spent more if I'd attended this month's local craft show.

    I'm sorry to hear you've been so poorly and hope you are well on the mend now. I had pleurisy once and it was sheer agony so I know what you were going through.

    Happy belated WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi x #15

  10. What a wonderful time you had. All those items were ones you would've bought over the year, it's just they were there all together at good prices! That used to be my excuse when We had shows over here. You enjoy them all.
    Christine. #11