Wednesday, May 2, 2012

steam punk: noun

a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world
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My desk is a quite boring WOYWW: I think, here is a picture of it, but it really doesn't change much from week to week. It might actually be a little cleaner as I have been working on my trading card for Julia's upcoming third anniversary so I had to remove it so it could stay a surprise!...you will see a banner hung on my desk shelf that I created for the Cricut Circle Magazine contest...oh and some smooch that Cricut Magazine sent to me...I'm loving it so far!

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So I am trying my hand at steam punk...but my way, as I am not usually into this style...so it's kinda steam punk meets punk rocker meets clean and cute gone bad...lol You be the judge...

Rock Princess Cricut cartridge

I up cycled the meshy material that my Easter flowers came in, I misted it with Black diamond ( but a lot of the specks did come off like unwanted glitter ), the mesh was used for her 'skirt', stockings and wrapped around the crown. I placed a black gem in her eye, added some pink hair strips, wrapped a metal wing to her boot, adhered chains to her top...and lastly gave her a pink heart tattoo....whew.... 

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Playing with my little bird's nest, some may remember me altering the bird awhile back, now she has the most beautiful nest. I had some baby's breath left over from the flowers I had out during Easter and baby's breath is a great dried flower.  I'm thinking I need to add a little color to my birdie now, what do you think? 
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one fine afternoon.....
I love going out with my friend Shirley, she knows everyone, and knows the neatest places to go to. She took me up to the top of some mountain for this ladies garden show. What an awesome view those people have up there.
Then we drove out to a lake, haven't a clue what it's called. I just drive and Shirley directs me!
Then we ate lunch at this little seafood restaurant and I had the taste sensation of a life time...fried pickled okra....oh my, it's heaven in my mouth!! lol
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OK, so a lot of WOYWW peeps evidently don't do Pinterest, but if you know of anyone that does and they like to create something from their pins, then please send them over to me as every Thursday Sarah and I host Project Pinterest. I would love some WOYWW support!
Tomorrow starts a new week and I'll be showing you my Canvas Transfer and will be announcing who my featured Pin Gal is!
In the hills of North Carolina

51 comments:

Karen said...

A great post Sandee and fab photos, I love the look of the lake, it looks really peaceful there :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

Judy said...

Lovely photos.Love your busy desk.just my kinda desk!
Judy #24

RosA said...

That garden looks beautiful! I rather like steampunk but find it difficult to do. Looks like there's a lot going on at your desk! Happy WOYWW, RosA #17

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Your desk looks fun! Fried Pickled okra? I like fried oakra, just have never tried it pickled and fried. needlewings #20

BJ said...

Loving your Punk Girl, mildly Goth so right down my alley. And the hills you keep telling us you are from are lovely. BJ#18

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Sandee you are quite the photographer on top of your awesome paper crafting skills and the pickled fried okra sounds amazing!!

Queen Of Toys said...

Ok that is it......

I am moving to your place......

Fried Ockra I love it, I had some Sudanesse make it for me years ago and it is amazing. I can eat the pickled version as I am alergic to vinegar but they made it with a slight variation. Oh heaven on earth that food is.

I am certain of one thing if I come to USA Im coming to visit you.

Thank Shirley for my memories too.

Oh and love your desk al=natural

Eliza #19

Sunshine Girl said...

The steampunk girl looks great and I love the bird in the nest. Have a great week. Sunshine Girl No. 29

Neil said...

Hi there; I'm trying to get my visits in early today. Thanks for the peek into your creative place! I hope you have a blessed and creative week. That lake view looks so calm and peaceful.
Neil @#5

Redanne said...

Wow, you are in the top 10 this week! Congrats. Love that little banner you did and a great attempt at Steampunk (I love all things Steampunk) and love the definition, going to keep that. Happy WoYWW, Anne #44

Lynn Holland said...

Will pop back later for some pinterest stuff
Lynn 53
One I made earlier today

May said...

Lovely post Sandee.. the garden pics are just beautiful! your steampunk come cute is just perfect.. Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No32

Helen said...

looks like a fab day out. Love your bird's nest, but yes I agree, add a bit of colour... have fun, from Helen 7

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, now that's a view you'd thank God for every time you came round that path, huh. I love it when a friend shows me something I didn't know about my relatively local area. Go Shirley!
Your desk isn't uninteresting at all.Such a cute banner yo made, I love the idea of the big flower to anchor it; I love the pattern of the tray in front of you. It's interesting that you seem to prefe wet glue..although I agree, AIleen's is so tacky it could be dry as it blobs out of the bottle - and by the way - you've run out of wide tape!

Rita said...

Love your desk Sandee. Those pictures are beautiful and the food very mouth watering. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Spyder said...

Fab pictures! In the middle of a field, on the dongle, so not much Internet time, whizzing round as fast as I can!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #47

Suzanne said...

Really love that bunting/banner. Such a cute size. Oh, how I'd love to be walking down that path, the view is stunning. #73

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pictures, fab desk too, love seeing what you have going on. I pin! Though rarely make anything from what I see, but I am working on an idea so will come to you when I do! Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW offerings! Zo xx 68

lisa said...

You look very creative, Sandee. Love your little bird but I would definitely give him a bit of colour.
What stunning photos. A real breath of sunshine. Especially as we have had weeks of miserable rain here in the UK. It's so lovely to see a Summery scene and your lunch looks delish!!
Waving from a soggy Yorkshire.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #79

Tracey said...

You have a very interesting desk with lots of things going on. I love the photograph of the view on your day out, looks perfect. Tracey x

okienurse said...

cute projects. Steampunk is challenging to me also! Love the pictures but for some reason deep fried pickled okra sounds really strange and not at all tasty! I agree with you that my desk looks the boring same way each week but I don't know how to perk it up. Have a great week! Vickie #91

Laura said...

Your desk is not at all boring. I spied lots of interesting bits!
Laura 100

Wheninusa said...

Shirley is great bud for you. Enjoying reading the blog. Have to figure out pinterest.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

lots and lots of goodies going on here! great photos

Joynana said...

So many wonderful photos, not sure about the okra though and who says your desk is boring? #102

Craftychris said...

I love your take on steampunk and the photo's are fabulous! The lake is amazing! xx

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I forgot to comment on your lovely bird and nest. The baby's breath is such a nice addition! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Oh BTW, Bea cat did get in the tree herself. Ani cat does the same thing. Ironically it's a dogwood tree. Go figure! LOL

Sarah said...

a great post full of fab pictures and I think it's good to do things your style...love that nest - very creative. Enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 1.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great piece going on here! Love your photo's of the lake. Thanks for sharing!

butlersabroad said...

North Carolina is such a beautiful state, we stayed once in a lovely inn up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, stunning views. I have a soft spot for fried green tomatoes but I think I'd draw the line at pickled and fried Okra, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 114

famfa said...

Lovely post, very interesting. Great photos. That trip looks lovely x

MvM-design said...

Love your desk , lovely photos!!!

Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #25

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I have my pinterest post ready to go! I had a hard time taking photos of the necklaces without a glare and am finally happy with the photos.

Your day looks like it was great. I love the lake view. I'm a big fan of pickled okra!

Hugs,
Kay
#33

Kat Griffin said...

you had a lot of wonderful photos to look at Love your view there. your art work is very natural and joyful

- KAT - #15

BumbleVee said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful spot by the lake.... better out than in most days for me...

Vee
#146

kath said...

thanks for today's crafty snoop...love your steam punk rocker...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (59)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful views from the top of the mountain! I love okra but have never had it pickled--just fried. Yum!

Joanne said...

I really enjoyed the definition of "steam Punk", finally I kind of know what it is, lol! Even better is your explanation of how you describe how you applied it to your adorable card!! I love the "cute and clean gone bad" LOL!!! The card is great! Love the outfit on the girl, so cute! Thanx also for you sweet comment on my pansies~! Aloha!

Hazel said...

Your photos are fab. Love steampunk, but still not too sure about it for me. Lots of interest in your workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Jan McC said...

I don't do steampunk myself,but can it be said your little gal is adorable? Thanks for the pics, I'd love to have a cabin overlooking such beautiful views. #139

Tertia said...

Love the card you made. I must admmit, I am not into the wholegrungy thing and neither am I an áll hail king Tim'girl, BUT I do appreciate the look and the talent it takes to pull it off. Its just not me. I am more a cute card kinda girl. :)
Happy WOYWW

My name is Cindy said...

Great pics, great card, great food!! Love that cheerful 'create' bunting on your desk too! Cindy #65

Terrie Purkey said...

I'm not much of a steampunk gal either, but love your whimsical take on it. However, I am a pinner and love pinterest - have a bunch of boards, however, I've yet to make anything from my DIY or Crafty board. When I do I'll be sure to link up in support...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I am steadfastly avoiding pinterest because I don't have enough time in my life now and with blog hopping and WOYWW already want to buy one of everything out there. I love your steam punk girl. I was a mohawked punker in my youth. If I were youthful now I would probably be totally steam punk. Love your steam punk girl. And be still my beating heart, a Tacky Glue bottle on your desk! I love that stuff. I know most paper crafters look down their noses at it. What they are missing out on!

SuziesImaginarium said...

I rather like you punk rock girl gone bad card...she's cute! But fried pickled okra? hmmmm it might take me a minute to try that one. Gonna check out your pinterest thingy to see what that's all about, thanks for visiting! #130

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful post!!!! love the workspace....love the photos and that fried okra.....sounds good!!!! I don't think I have ever tried that vegetable!!!

VonnyK said...

Boring is the last word I would use to describe your desk. So much happening and I really love the card, she is so cool and that banner is really cute. What gorgeous places you went to. I've only just found out what an ATC is so no chance of doing this pin interest thing.
Have a great week.
Von #3

RosC said...

Great post Sandee. Lovely pics of your excursion, your card, your desk. I enjoyed having a good look around.
I'm a bit late for Wednesday but made by a hair.
Cheers,
Ros. #178

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great photos. I love the peace of water. Thx 4 stopping by..playing catch up this week. Have a lovely weekend

nerllybird said...

Thanks for sharing those photos, always fascinating to have a window on someone else's life. I love your card!
Helen S #70

Deb's Pen Pot said...

A busy looking desk, and an interesting tweak to the Steam Punk vibe - maybe you could call it Neo Steam Punk?! That lake and the bench beside it looks lovely - I could curl up there with a good book and a cup of tea...jealous, moi?! Have a fab week, take care, Deb x