Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WOYWW #214

 On my desk this week is my journal, I am playing with washi tape.  I finally found some at a reasonable price and snapped them up so had to put some on my journal page.. Hung them all on my mug tree as I can see them all this way.. I also brought gelatos well the cheap kids ones to see what all the fuss is about and yes they are creamy and smooth to use.  The background on my journal page is done with them think they will take a bit of practice till I am happy with the look. I also brought this fantastic alphabet stamp set with upper and lower case lettering so am going to stamp a quote on here somewhere and try them out..  I have been looking for one this size for a while and was very happy when I found this one and it was at a reasonable price.  I found all these items at Kmart for other Australians out there looking for reasonable priced washi and craft supplies.
We have been to that wonderful second hand book store again and this week well I was so excited.. It even had the perfect title The encyclopaedia of Ideas, how awesome is that.. It has over 900 pages and nearly every one has fantastic pictures.  Just a few at the left hand side here. I love the hand and how fantastic is that bird man. I am going to have so much fun using these.. The only thing is hmm to print and copy the pages or to use the book, its a dilemma.  Its an awesome book and know that some of the pages I would want to use more than once.. 
Julia from  WOYWW gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa, I have mine here, and take a browse.. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the blog hopping around all the desks.

Have a great day
Sandy :)


  1. Love the books! have a great day Helen, 17

  2. Lovely looking page. I am a Washi tape fan so with you all the way there!
    Karen #63

  3. Hi there.
    Just popping my head around the door to say hi as I haven't been around for a while.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Neil #39

  4. my first thought is to try photocopying the pics - they look nice and crisp images - what a find!!
    enjoy you art journalling :)
    happy WOYWW and have a fun week!
    no. 31

  5. What a good idea to use the mug tree for your tapes! Busy colourful desk with good ides... super find getting that book thanks for visiting,
    jo x

  6. Brilliant idea to use the mug tree like that.
    As for the book - I would copy a few of the pages before using it and then that way I could have the best of both worlds.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier - I have been chatting on the phone so am running late - again!
    Hugs, Neet 9 xx

  7. What a brilliant find at the book store. The pics are wonderful, imagine how you could use them in your journal.
    Sandra de @84

  8. I love gelatos, but also love the portfolio's (water colour pastel). One day I too will have washi tape, never seen it in any stores near me, mind you we only have 2 craft stores in my town. I know they have it on-line, but would love to actually see and choose some.

    Love your bright page.

    Lynda #82

  9. I am always checking out the used book stores and I never find anything as cool as this. You have the luck! Love the journal page too. Fabby!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (56)

  10. I would definitely copy the images so you could use them again and again...what fab pictures, you're going to have so much fun with them!! A good find, I would say ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  11. That really is an awesome title! Love your workdesk.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
    xx Monique #106

  12. What a great find, yes, I would copy the pictures too. Love the colors on your journal pages, LOVE my Gelatos!!
    Krisha #5

  13. Fun to see your desk today, Sandy!! That "Idea" book is to die for!!! Great find!! ((hugs))

  14. Fun washis, so many great ones--and that book sounds FANTASTIC, what a great find, Sandy!

    (You really should show us that owl bunting!)

    Thank you for visiting me this WOYWW, I appreciate your comment!

    delighted to be #26 this week, instead of my usual 200--something!

  15. Thanks for the cuppa! That is indeed a lovely book and what a decision to make!

  16. Those are fabulous books! I would not be able to bear to cut them up, I would most definitely copy the pictures, especially as you would like to use them more than once! Lucky you finding that alphabet - I'm still on the look out for something like that in the UK! Julie Ann x #55

  17. Happy WOYWW Sandy! Well done on the finds and that awesome book!

    Cazzy x #123

  18. I use a coat hanger as my mugtree, now spying yours with ribbon am thinking I could use my coat hanger mug tree and a ribbon tree. Fabulous books, don't think I'd want or could cut into them...ummm??? yes I could!Have a great crafty week! Happy WoYwW!?
    ((Lyn)) #11

  19. How exciting to see all the new things and how brilliant your journal pages are, Sandy! I can tell by your "voice" that you are pleased with your purchases and having fun with your new Washi tapes and Gelatos. That Dictionary of Ideas is incredible! Just think of someone putting that together?! Copies of those pictures would be fabulous in many future journals. Happy Belated WOYWW, have a wonderful week, and thanks for the visit to me! Darnell #24


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