Wednesday, April 18, 2012

manifestation: noun

One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed

( Some people are asking me about my blog title words, simply, it's just fun for me. I love words. )
It's a wonderful day in the WOYWW neighborhood!
A beautiful day to look around,
would you snoop with me?
can you stay a spell?
Won't you be my neighbor?

ok, not sure where the Mr. Roger's manifestation came

My desk has my AB book on it, {working diligently on Lesson 6: Design Principles continued (part 2) from Elizabeth's class}, things that need to be put away and lots of open drawers that never have the chance to be shut!


 Over at Die Cuttin Divas, it's time for their Challenge #61: Gardens .

Another card for my man stash!
Now since I am trying to build up my man cards, I thought I would do something a little different than flower gardens so I cut out a bunch of different tools that you need to garden with from the Paper Dolls cartridge, and from Stretch Your Imagination. ( and you know how men love their tools! )
I added some bees, a compost pile, and a happy birthday sign.
 I must admit it was difficult not adding any flowers and butterflies!!
Speaking of gardens, this is for all my gardening friends who are getting out and getting dirty, here is a little video about the proper way to use your tools so that you don't hurt your back or wrists. It's definetly worth watching!


and oops, looks like some one had a little accident on my balcony this morning! ;)

I love the grass I put in this little chicken planter, it's called Fiber Optics, and it has the cutest, tiniest little white flowers on the end of it's leaves.


enthusiastically, dawn said...

Haha! Cute!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVe the way your AB is shaping up, gorgeous heart...have a loVely week Sandee, thanks for sharing...Mel :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's all looking fab! That chicken is such fun! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop. Zo xx

Ann B said...

Great shot of your desk this week and that AB spread looks very interesting - need a closer look.
Your last photo and comment made me laugh out loud - well, more of a snigger really. Poor little hen.

Ann B

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, fabulous card and great video, thanks so much! I though that the chicken had had a little ...accident - so cute. Happy Woyww from Anne #30

Karen said...

Love the way your AB is turning out, I especially like the heart you have put on it. A great post today with fab photos :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xxx

Lisa Richards said...

Your AB is looking beautiful! Your desk is a lovely mess of creativity! I love your little pee-ing chicken planter and the grass is very funny. Good name for it!
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa Richards #114

Oh, and I love your man card!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hi Sandee! Those were good tips to follow--especially from a Physical Therapist--that way we don't wind up gong to one, LOL! Your male themed gardener card is great--yes they do love tools! I loved the little chicken--it reminds me of the 8 little animal themed pots I am currently working on!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Your AB project is coming right along! I like the card. It's hard to make man cards. I had a fish stamp once and got rid of it, now I wish I had it.

Haven't watched the video yet but I will. The rule here is not to plant anything before Mother's Day. My lilacs are blooming and my day lilies are popping up.


Lisa Richards said...

Hi Sandee!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
The URL for the Diva Challenge is
and the URL for the Tangle Patterns blog is
The Tangle Patterns blog has directions for doing each zentangle pattern. You click on the letters of the alphabet at the top of the page and you'll see all the designs whose names start with that letter and each has a link to directions. Both blogs have lots of helpful info on zentangling.
Hope that's as clear as mud!
Let me know if you have more questions. :D

Laura said...

That Fiber Optics grass is very cool. I have some blue-eyed grass that gets teeny blue flowers on the tips, but it isn't really spreading as I'd hoped it would. Perhaps if I weeded that bed more often?

Happy WOYWW (I was too tired to post this week!) ~ Laura

Polly Polkadot said...

A man stash eh?
It is lovely to see a desk after my own heart - mind you, currently I am being a very good girl and shutting drawers. #100

Barb King said...

That AB is looking great, and I love all the detail on the gardening card! Would love if you could comment on my May Arts project, it took me quite a while to figure it out, and not one person has mentioned that they like it....I thought it was colorful. Have a great week.

Jacqueline said...

LOVE what you had done in your Altered book!! That's fab!! I have an idea for a few pages but I'm taking a wee break from it just now...have a couple of other things i need to do first!

Thanks for sharing! and had to laugh at the little 'accident' on your balcony!! lol...

Take care

Jackie x

trisha too said...

What a silly little chicken, how cute!!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that gardener's card - isn't it clever, the way you've made it 3D. I like that, it's a bit different!
The poor little chicken is looking slightly abashed at his accident, awww!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Darnell said...

Ha Ha, Sandee, love your little chicken wee-wee! Too funny. Love your creative card and thanks for the video!!

Hazel said...

Interesting workspace and lovely garden card - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Linda said...

I love your gardening card, so many great details! The chicken is also very cute. Thanks for the peek! Linda #99

May said...

Wow!! Your AB is looking fabulous, you have such a fantastic desk, Love it!!! naughty wee chic!!! (lol), so sweet, Hugs May x x xNo2

Miriam said...

Lovely desk and work!


okienurse said...

Awesome post today. Still giggling over parts of it. Have a great week and thanks for visitng my blog! Vickie #32

Daniella said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me today! I love your work space! I see little baskets and goodies behind the lovely book you are working on! I hope to see what's in them someday!!!!
And the peeing chicken made me literally laugh out loud!!!
Happy WOYWW!

Becky said...

Your altered book looks awesome! I'm cracking up at your chicken... :)

Neet said...

Hi Sandee
Love that fibre optic grass, and the card you have made.
Thanks for visiting me and for showing us your creative space - Hugs, Neet xx #1 (and for putting your number)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

fabulous desk, cute card, love the chicken!

Julia Dunnit said...

Chuckling over the chicken..and yep, I like that grass too...clever huH! Your desk looks amazing, am behind with my AB, but so far so good...and of course your desk looks busy, these ABs require something out of every draw if you ask me!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the chicken planter! Your die cut card was totally excellent. Men do love their tools, but mine wouldn't be caught dead messing with pots and planters. Not a green thumb on that man. The altered book is really coming along nicely now. I was happy to see all the drawers hanging open. I do that too. But do close them up when I call it a night. Too much temptation for prowling felines I'm afraid, although this current batch doesn't seem to putter on my desk much.

Lisa said...

Great things to look at in your space, thanks for sharing

Lisa #112

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love your little chicken on your balcony. Your gardening card was really so effective, just right for the men. Thank you for your visit this week. They keep telling us that we have a drought situation and the rain that we are having now will run off as the ground is so dry. They want to try our garden, it is sodden right down deep. Hope your rain is doing good for your gardens. xx Maggie #59

Gerda said...

That's a very cute card. Great job.
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

Shoshi said...

Sandee, that's a beautiful book with the heart pages. Most unusual! I love your gardening card, especially all the different textures you've got, with the grass, and all the lovely pots in the wheelbarrow! That's great! Your little peeing chicken really made me smile!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and I'm so glad you like my mask zentangle. Zentangling is a lot easier than it looks - have a look on Youtube and you'll find lots of help to get started. I've been doing it about 3 weeks now and see how far I've got!! The mask is really "Zentangle Art" and different from true zentangling which is just done in a very simple shape. You'll be surprised how easy it is.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Laughed at the planter, but was super impressed by the plant in it. Never heard of Fiber Optics (as a plant, that is).

Glad you are keeping up with the AB. No time to shut the drawers, I don't imagine.

Thanks SO much for stopping by and showing your concern. I am SO appreciative of you!

Creative Diva said...

This is awesome.I love it.Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Janet said...

Another busy desk - I'm enjoying visiting all these blogs

Janet (2pDesigns #155)

Mari K. said...

I love that garden card, so cute! Poor little chicken, lol.

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Well done on your AB - Zoe (Crafty Gashead) has worked on one and I'm keen to see it in the flesh, though actually crafting one is well ahead of my beginner skills as yet! (Notice I'm warming up to the idea of destroying a book - shock, horror!). Thanks for popping by my Pen Pot - you're welcome to follow me, then you'll never lose me! ;0) Have a fab week - I'm late WOYWW-looking, so best get to it! Best wishes, Deb x

Lisa-Jane said...

Love those little pots on the barrow!Happy belated WOYWW #45

kay said...

your AB is doing well,i have ground to a halt on mine,your chicken made me laugh
playing catch up
happy woyww
kay #51

Pat N. said...

Love your card, Sandee! Perfect take on the DCD Challenge (even w/o flowers)!!--Pat

Candy said...

What a fantastic card! Love all the tools and inking.
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week!