Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WOYWW Two-six-OH: the one where she mustn't leave off the asterisk*

I keep hoping and thinking good thoughts that my internet won't crash AGAIN before the big party.  Bleubeard has been circling the floor, simply screaming that I can't forget the asterisk when I link to Julia, our WOYWW Queen at Stamping Ground.  Why?  Because it's the 5th anniversary party and it feels like a holiday that is better than a birthday and Christmas rolled into one.  The asterisk signifies the next person on the list with an asterisk is my PIF partner, while the person whose name is ahead of mine on the list with said asterisk, will send an ATC to me.

When I first "met" Julia, I told her I didn't think I'd fit in because I'm not really a stamper.  Over the years, she has encouraged (or possibly enabled) and gently nudged me to do a bit of stamping.  That's why there's stamping on the 5th year ATCs.  Now I realize Julia doesn't own a cat.  Heck, she may not even like cats!  But Bleubeard insisted he be represented in some way on her ATC.  So, Julia, this one is truly from Bleubeard and me.

I bet you're wondering why I'm showing this ATC.  It's because I'm a cheap frugal person.  I sent a bunch of these to Julia so she could pass them out at the crop last Saturday.  They are all signed individually with the name of the person they were intended for.  All of these are gone.  They are not the same as the one for my PIF partner.  I mentioned to Julia that I am not a stamper, yet I stamped for friends who are!  I'm also not a seamstress, but I sewed for friends who are!  I figure everyone at the crop I made them for will get a kick out of that!

OK, enough foreplay.  You have other desks to visit.
This is mine as of about 5 pm today.  You can see I've actually TRIED to decorate an envie (and a spare).   Not the best job, but it's really out of my comfort zone, so it's still better than the naked ones I normally send out.  Once again, as WOYWWendy hogs the show, the obligatory rocking horse(s) are rubber stamps I've been gifted with.

I know you don't have time today, but when you come back for a visit, you might want to see my 1st anniversary way back in 2010 on week 52.  I don't show my PIF, but I show how I celebrated the event.  Here's my PIF and my received gift for 2011, or week 104.   2012's 3rd anniversary (week 156) was the first year Wendy wore her button. For week 208 in 2013, I show how I celebrated.

Happy 5th to all us deskers.  It's truly a Wednesday holiday and celebration around the world today.  I'm not sure who's happier and more excited, Bleubeard or me!   If coming from Julia's, please leave your number.  It's easier to find you that way.  And please think good thoughts that my internet doesn't crash and burn as it did so often over the past week.

61 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Yay! We made it to the 5th Anniversary... only just in my case... everything is once more in boxes... except the ATC for my PIF partner which is waiting to go.

Nikki C said...

Happy WOYWW #5 :) Your envelope looks good with all those little rockers on it and Happy WOYWW I see you have a naked stand to I haven't altered mine either.
No # yet
hugs Nikki C

Krisha said...

Happy WOYWW! The long awaited event is finally upon us and Julia is slow in getting it posted...LOL

I like your envelope!

Krisha no # yet

Patsy Paterno said...

Julia hasn't posted yet but I thought I'd get an early start! Love the first ATC! And yes, Bluebeard should be represented, shouldn't he?!! NO number yet :^) and you know why!!! patsy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Elizabeth, I wasn't blogging in 2010 so you are one up on me .. dont think I even knew what a blog was!! :D ah well now is the age of enlightenment and WOYWW, is it not Elizabeth??

...love your queen of deskers atc and great envie too happy WOYWW5! Shaz in oz.x no number yet!!

Vicki Miller said...

Since I posted my comment for this on the next post, I'll say that the antarctica pages are glorious. Did you know that a few year's ago, plane trips from here over antarctica were all the rage, and cheap, because we are so close!

Helen said...

Thanks for my ATC!! I am sending one back in the same way. your desk is looking good today. I am (im)patiently waiting for Julia to link up because I should be getting ready for work and am not going to have time to desk hop before I go .... Happy WOYWW, here's to many more of them. Helen

fairy thoughts said...

Please send your address so I can send you one back ..... I haven't seen mine yet julia is going to send it but well done on the stamping it looks great
Happy anniversary and have a good week
Janet no number yet

fairy thoughts said...

Had to laugh at your title
I must remember the asterisk too

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there! I got your lovely ATC, thank you so much :-) It's fab! Hopefully mine will be winging its way to you along with some others.
Thanks for all the support and comments since I joined this party - it wouldn't be the sa,e without you!
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Neet said...

Thank goodness for Bleubeard (an extra love from me) or I would have missed out the asterisk.
Great idea with the atc's and congratulations on the stamping.
Hugs, Neet (no number yet I am afraid) xxxx

Mrs.D said...

Very good morning Elizabeth and Yoda, you have clearly put a lot of effort into making ATCs for people, and you remember the asterisk so you are going to get one from me as you are my Pif.
Will organise finding your address later as I am holding the boat up to get this done.
Chris #20

Anonymous said...

I got yours and tucked one in the return envelope for you. Maybe one year we might see you at a crop, you never know...
I like that you stamp fr friend when not a stamper by nature. Funny, the power of the WOYWW isn't it?

Happy 5th!
MA (2)

Annie said...

How lovely that you made each of your ATCs so special.....mine all come with a hug this year :-)
Happy Anniversary....here's to many more.
Annie x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A very Happy 5th Anniversary to you! There were so many lovely ATCs changing hands, at the woyww crop, at the weekend. It was great to see all that creativity.

Fiona #19

Judys Fabrications said...

Lovely post.
Judy #52

Jackie said...

Elizabeth happy 5th anniversary!
You made me chuckle saying Julia may not like cats!!!!!!
I have just posted you a 'special' ATC for this anniversary so I hope you get it next week... Knowing what the post is like
Jackie 26

Minxy said...

Happy 5th WOYWW anniversary xo Nice to see previous years goodies making an appearance :P
Hugs Minxy #4

dawn said...

How exciting to be celebrating 5 years, YIPPEE!!! So happy she nudged you along all this time.

LOVE your ATCs!!! So cute and fun!! Lovely envelope too, I think you did a great job on it.

Hope you share the ones you will be getting.

Sorry, I didn't get to link up yesterday, I will be here next Tuesday for sure. I just did a little post this morning if you have time to visit.

Fingers crossed your internet keeps working this week!!!

Have a great day!

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Well I had a serious brain snap this afternoon! I don't normally stalk Julia but today being special I was watching out for her post, because I wanted to leave work (before it appeared), and do some shopping on the way home, etc, etc, so her post didn't actually appear until much later than usual and by then I wasn't thinking straight ... hence three goes to get the asterisk in!!! I never mess up the linking except on Woyww Anniversaries ... did the same thing last year! Can you believe that?! So, yes, I would have sent you an ATC and I still will, if you like, and if you don't mind a little wait :)
RosA # 30

Angela Coles said...

lovely inking. I recognise that WOYWW wooden holder.

happy anniversary, blessings from Angela #78

JoZart said...

Happy 5th WOYWW Birthday to you Elizabeth and a special stroke to Bleubeard too. (and a rock for all the rocking horses too!)
Thanks for your art and friendship through this super group and your blog and long may we all continue.
Lv Jo x

see you there! said...

Great ATC. I'm not a desker but have been visiting your desk here for ages so I'll just tell you and everyone Congratulations! Your group has been at it a long time. I like online friends with a history like that.


MaggieC said...

Thank you so much for my lovely ATC which Julia passed over on Saturday. Hopefully you will get mine through the post very soon in the envelop from Julia. It is a shame that you could not be with us in person, but you were there in our thoughts. It would not have been right without those rocking horses in pride of place. Have a great week. xx Maggie #49 PS sorry I did not get back to you last week, but I had to fit in so many things before packing to go down to the Crop - life just took over, and then while I was away, the WiFi was impossible, but thank you for your visits and lovely comments, and yes, I did get the wrong number to begin with. Dohhhh!

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

my cup of tea said...

Love your CUTE ATC for Julia! Perfect for the occasion!
I would like to send you an ATC
(you don't need to send one back)
so here is my e-mail address-
Have a great day!

Eliza said...

Ok Yoda is complaining that is not really Bluebeard in that photo with Shirley Temple and he wants to know who the imposter is. Now onto serious matter, you don't stamp but you do sew but you have done both regardless, I gotta love that type of thinking cause I have had a few birthday drinks and all is good and it works for me and Yoda, although the imposter better nik off says Yoda he has no right to parttttttyyyyyy..,.

Can the real Bluebeard step up and get his hug.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #8
Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary

Eliza said...

From one Elizabeth to another really Elizabeth

Happy 5th Anniversary of WOYWWW

Regina Hamilton said...

I really like how you decorated that envelope. I just love the rocking horse stamps #16

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, love the ATC received via Julia- that little rocking horse stamp is so sweet, and couldn't possibly have come from anyone else. Ear scritches to Bleubeard, Happy 5th, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 72 xx

Robyn said...

love your ATC's! great minds! we both crowned Julia!
Happy WOYWW 5th, thanks for visiting and the snoop around!
robyn 24

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the thought and idea in the ATcs, every stamp and every stitch...and the colours on the envelope .and the fact that the more you do of it, the less out of your comfort zone you'll be! Happy WOYWW my stalwart friend...it's fun, huh!

Amy E said...

Love love love your ATCs and I adore the fact that Bluebeard was represented in them too...of course I'm sure he wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy WOYWW-aversary!
Amy E. #22

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was a great post, Elizabeth! You and Bluebeard did a fabulous job on the ATC and stamping and doing your envie and remembering your asterisk and sharing your memories! Well done!! Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oops, I didn't leave my number, but that's okay since you visited me earlier. What is not okay is that I forgot to say, "Thank you for visiting me earlier!" Hugs!

Caro said...

Wonderful ATC for Julia! Thanks for sharing and joining in the anniversary fun! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

Hettie said...

Hello Elizabeth and of course Bleubeard. I have your ATC in my sights right now. I had to put it down so I could type silly!
Thank you so much. So happy Julia started this silliness or else we would not have "met".

Jo Murray said...

Happy Anniversary to all!

StampinCarol said...

Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary! Julia's ATC is fabulous! Love how you got Bleubeard in it! LOL!
Carol N #78

Chrysalis said...

Hi Elizabeth - and Bleubeard - better late than never! Have a wonderful week, and enjoy all the atc's you receive. Hugs, Chris # 15 xx

Anne said...

Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary Elizabeth. Your excitement 'sounds' throughout your lovely post. Anne x #36

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! I can't tell you how happy I was to see an envelope for you that I could pop an atc in on Julia's table at the crop! Then……Julia came to me with a little packet with one from you - Yay! one happy lady was I!!! Love the rocking horse stamp!
Now, about those crop photos - you can now see exactly how pear shaped I am!!!! Hugs, Chris 61

sandysewin said...

I LOVE the ATC for Julia, it's just perfect. Your other ones are great too. I think your envelope came out nicely, who says you aren't a stamper?

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :-)

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Sandy #33

Angela Radford said...

Hi you two, hope you are having a happy WOYWW Anniversary, Angela x #41

My name is Cindy said...

Hiya Elizabeth, thank you so much for visiting me today - and also for my ATC which Julia gave to me at the crop. Great stamping - I feel very honoured!(GRIN). I'm surprised you recognised me - I really must change my profile picture! Have a good week, Cindy

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. OOOH yeah and I forgot the "*" never mind I was also waiting for the 260 post to appear. You've done extremely well to step out of your comfort zone and put together that amazing ATC for special lady Julia..Cheers and have a fab week RobynO#35

~Rasz~ said...

Wow, Elizabeth! I can't believe it is the 5th anniversary and I just started playing last year. AND I am not playing today since I have had to move again last weekend and I am a mess again, lol! I had to still come out and visit my favorite blogs. Here's hoping Bleubeard id enjoying the anniversary too! You have inspired me so much! Thank you. Hugs, Rasz!

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
No, no, don't worry, I never thought for a moment that you were hinting for an ATC. But if I hadn't messed up you would have got one :) So ... I would like to send you one, not right now, but sometime later this year. It will just arrive unexpectedly and be a nice surprise! So, please let me have your postal address because I would like to do this :) :)
RosA # 30

Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth....Ive been looking this morning to post the last of my ATCs and I can't find your address. Could you email it to me at wipso@toucansurf.com please.
Annie xxx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a perfect photo of the little girl and her beloved kitty......so symbolic for you. xox

Andrea said...

a very happy belated 5th annivesray to you . what stunning ATCS and how thoughtful to personalise them for the individuals thats quite a feat . this is only my second anniversay but I wouldnt have missed it for the world.. Heres to friendships old and new and to many more years of woywww ... Crafty hugs andrea#91

BJ said...

Super ATCs. Yes I was pretty surprised too but it can be used as a mild disinfectant. Did you sign-up for the Maths course in the end? I have too but mine doesn't start until September. Let me know as I might need help LOL. Thanks for the visit BJ#103 (and I sure feel 103yrs this week!)

Gita said...

My envelopes aren't usually decorated. Just plain old white. And yes, I was in the Navy. For 9 years. :-) I'm sure Savannah will be sticky hot just like HOTlanta where I live. LOL. But am looking forward to it. Brigita #88

sandra de said...

No need to send an ATC ...mine was just a little surprise to a lovely blog crafty friend. Have a lovely week and give Bleubeard a pat or two.
Sandra de

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

You are very clever in the making of your ATCs. I'd say your decorated envelope with the rocking chairs is perfect!

It's interesting to think we've been at this for five years!! Wow.

I know it's already Sunday but I'm just now doing most of my visiting. Better late than never!

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay 89

BJ said...

YIPPEE - the Craft Barn re-opened the link so I made it after all. Thanks for your comment. BJ

glitterandglue said...

Hello Elizabeth. Great desk today with lots of inspiration. The envelopes are fun!!
Thanks for visiting - and for your comment. Ah, now, the little peep wasn't an ATC - just simply the card that went with it... sorry - the ATC was under wraps.
Have a great week.
Margaret #27

Kyla said...

Your ATC via Julia was fabulous. Love the fact she is an 'enabler'!

ike said...

Great envelopes and I LUV the little biddy rocking horses :-)
Sorry I am so late visiting... I had a spot of bother :-(
Happy WOYWW #206

IKE in Greece xxx #66

Morti said...

Hey there Elizabeth! Happy 5th WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I'm so slow in getting around but better late than never eh?

For a non stamper, your ATCs are just lovely. We all started out stamping in a minor way - I got my first stamp to put my monogram on plain writing paper,way back in '97. 17 years and over 1000 stamps later..... Be afraid.....

Ohhh Snap said...

Jeepers, I can't believe I'm still visiting lol. I was waffling about the ATCs, but then I got a kidney stone so that was the final say lol. My new motto, kidney stones: avoid them.

I'm so glad the rocking horse stamp has found a good home with you : D. Belated Happy WOYWW5.