Wednesday, January 16, 2013

kanban: noun

a manufacturing strategy wherein parts are produced or delivered only as needed

Jen from Scrappyjen has turned me onto a great blog called Inky Fool
Ya know, I luvs me sum good wordage! lol
I have invited Mark Forsyth to stop by my blog, but he may be too hoity-toity to do so, sometimes authors are notoriously unreachable...maybe if some of you visited him and asked him to visit me, hee hee
Of course he may also be intimidated with a female dominated blog too...most men should be!
~be afraid Mark, be very afraid~
I wonder if he would show us his desk?
Hello my WOYWW friends!

Hope you brought your umbrella along cause it's raining cats and dogs here! We have roads washing out, mud slides and flash flood advisories all around the area. Thankfully I don't live in any of those places, but I am keeping the proverbial eye on the creek that runs behind my place...
Deeyll asked me if her card made it to me so I wanted to make sure that she sees that it sure did! Thank you Deeyll :) You can see a thank you card I am currently working on, and I added a holder under my shelf for my scissors, they kept hiding from me so I fixed them that!

Now my post may be a tad long winded today, but oh so much to accomplish, so skip if you want to, just don't tell Julia on me, I hear she cracks a mean whip!!
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Challenge, Lace  Love
I had been asked..or did I volunteer? to create a large display box for the Art MoB as Michele is going to do a Valentine display at the store. I don't know if you remember me making the boxes ( which was a WOYWW post 153 ) for my craft show but this is one that I adapted into a Valentine themed box. The whole time I was working on it I just kept thinking about the Valentine shoe boxes that we use to adorn with an abundance of hearts and doilies at school that would sit oh so proudly on our desks waiting to be filled with handmade Valentine cards.
We would have a party too, with actual cookies and candies ( none of the healthy snacks they make you bring now a days! ) and we also decked out for these parties wearing anything and everything that was red, pink or white.
Ahh, the good old days!
So onto the box, I covered the old topper with 2 bands of a doily trim that I got from a scrapbook crop ages ago, and decorated it with ribbon, lace, a flower and a couple of sticker hearts. 
I cut out a large heart with my Cricut and then hand doodled around the edges with my PITT pen.
I also used different font stickers to give it that hand made look. Like I said, I was really deep into reminiscing about my childhood memories! lol
flower, red ribbon,heart stickers,doily trim - misc.
Fancy Pants - lace, chipboard letters
Creative Memories - sticker letters
Cricut - Doodlecharms cartridge ( heart, p. 85 )
Letter Envy Font cartridge
Ranger - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Faber Castell - PITT pen

 I'm getting my kanban on for St. Patrick's Day; I'm up to 11 cards so far!
bye y'all, see 'ya at your desk!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy WOYWW Sandee!!

Julia's not up yest so we can be an naughty as we like her whip isn't cracking yet :D

....and your display is luffly!! thanks for sharing your wordsmith work with us too Shaz in oz.x
# No number yet.

sandra de said...

Lovely display for your cards. Hoping your rain, floods and mud slides don't cause more damage.
Sandra @16

Darnell said...

Great card from Deeyll and great thank you card in the works, Sandee! But that display box for your VD cards is fabbo!! I would stop in my tracks and check out the one-of-a-kind cards, for sure!

It's not Wednesday here, yet; I jumped the creek and snuck up the back walk. Have a wonderful week!! Darnell

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good luck with the Valentine box. Your photos are lovely. Hoping the storms miss you. To be 40 here today and then -10 the weekend. Crazy weather. Happy WOYWW #13

Tuire Flemming said...

Love that display box!
Hope you will get a better weather soon - it´s only snowing here in Finland.
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #5

Helen said...

Great things on show today, Love all that lace! Happy WOYWW, Helen #10

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I love your post today, lots of words and lots of lovely pics! Love the box you made. Hope Mark does visit you as it would be a real treat for him......Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

okienurse said...

great looking desk and cards. Love the Valentine display box! Have a great week. Vickie #43

JoZart Designs said...

Super display of Valentines... you are right on the ball, so organised and efficient and creative too. Well done!
Your post did make me laugh with your comments!
Jo x No14

Words and Pictures said...

Ah, something to keep the scissors in place... what an excellent idea! Great looking card in progress. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha! I'm here now! Sandee, try to remember that you've only fixed the pesky scissors if you put them in the same place each time you finish. It's a life skill! Love your colourful glasses...I don't have mine on and thought they were fancy ribbon for a second!!

MrsC.x said...

lovely display box, hope the weather is kind to you

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

froebelsternchen said...

Happy WOYWW Sandee!
Great artwork here!

Francesca said...

Hi Sandee, i'm trying to work out what time you get up in the morning to be so high up the list. Great idea for your display of valentine cards. Here its cold we have had the rain and floods. Hugs francesca #75

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping by to say Hi. Hope you have a good week.

Glenda said...

I agree with Shaz! When you snooze you lose! I promise not to tell Julia. We too have lots of rain. School closings and everything...I've been shut in for days!
Glenda #96

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love your display!!

Ann B said...

Like the heart card with the string, very cute. No floods here thank goodness, but it's very, very cold and lots of frost about.
Have a good week.
Ann B

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some challenging weather conditions down your way -- it's snow this morning up here in the hills of upstate NY. Don't worry, some schools still let the kids eat treats for the holidays -- ours does. :) Glad you found a way to corral your scissors -- can't do without 'em! Happy WOYWW from chatty Laura #118

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

It sounds like you are safe from the floods - you are smart to keep an eye on the creek behind your place though. Water is very destructive and most people don't realize it.

Your card display box is GREAT. IF I do the craft fair next year I may do some boxes like that for different occasions.

Kay #123

Unknown said...

Well I hope you stay high and dry there--lots of crazy weather going in the country right now--it is like Antarctica here in the Ozarks...but it is sunny, and starting to thaw a bit! Love your Valentines box! Very clever scissor holder--good idea! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #119

ria gall said...

I love your display box it should catch peoples attention. I hope you stay safe from all the flooding.
Ria #114

wwilloww said...

Your posts are always interesting. So far I haven't found them to be too long LOL! I love your display box. It is sure to catch the eye of the customers!!!

Unknown said...

Love your Valentine display box. Have a good day.

Roudi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your little box of cards! How adorable!
And I have to say, I miss you so freakin' much! ♥
I'm back (well, hopefully! lol) and I'm number 113.

Happy WOYWW!

Claire said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
we're freeeeezing here so some rain would be quite nice...
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 2

CraftygasheadZo said...

Desk looking good, lovely. I do hope you aren't affected by the rains. We're expecting snow! Take care Zo xx 80

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous Valentine cards there and fab scissors holders, you've been busy! You've got the floods and we've got the's freezing here!!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Ali H said...

Looks fun ! Hope the cards sell like the hot cakes you used to be able to celebrate Valentines Day with !! Thanks for stopping by ! Ali #8

voodoo vixen said...

I love your little tube for your scissors, will be waiting to see if it works for you and maybe give it a go, mine are always going walk about! Love the display for your cards too! Hope the rain stops and the creek behaves!! Annette #3

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love your scissor tidy, but it still depends on remembering to put them in there rather than abandoning them wherever. We have had non stop rain since last March with the result that the water table is full to the brim and the water now has nowhere to go other than to cause floods. I am hoping to get down to some serious crafting tomorrow, with a lot of luck. have a good week. xx Maggie #37

BJ said...

Well Kanban is a manufacturer of crafty goodies to me here in the UK. No idea what you are on about in your description - it must be a bit late LOL.
Love the scissor holder, how did you attach it asks BJ with loads of spare pots! Thanks for visiting me BJ#55 and don't forget the wellies!

Hettie said...

The only whip I know Julia cracks goes on behind closed doors!! LOL!
Great box for your cards there and i hope they do well.
You asked about my glass "board" on my desk. It is actually the top of my desk. I bought it like that from Ikea. I liked the fact it had a shelf underneath and if uncovered it has some vinyl work underneath too. It is great to slide my tools, scoreboard, mini guillotine underneath. I have a glass cutting mat on top of that too. The top is held up by a set of drawers on the one side and a trestle the other. I am saving my pennies to buy another set of drawers to match the first set. I have shown my desk uncovered and naked before so I will try and let you know when that was!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Just had to pop up here and tell you I like your Valentine box, too!

Shoshi said...

Brilliant display box for your lovely cards, Sandee. Sorry to hear it's so wet where you are and I hope you survive the flooding. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment - so glad you like my zentangle efforts this week! I've added a note to that post, directing all my WOYWW friends on a downwards scroll so they don't miss my WOYWW post with all its attendant mess in my ARTHaven lol! I posted the zentangle one immediately after it, and lots of people are missing it!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #83

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gorgeous display!

Jeannie #47

Queen Lightwell said...

Oh yay! I am glad the card made it there. :) The card you're working on is looking very lovely and that is a super idea to coral your scissors like that! So handy! I know I've told you before but I still love the paper towel holder mounted right there. I am forever turning around to grab tissues from the shelves/work surface behind me where I leave them. Anyways, hope that creek stays behind your house and not in or through it like some naughty creeks will do! We could use the rain here in OK so send it over, 'k? ;) Stay high and dry!
~Deeyll #163

Eliza said...

Not long winded enough for me, Love the card you received from Deeyll, she does make some beauties and is so tallented. I also adore the card holder stand I saved some similar to re-decorate for my cards that I am going to display later in the year. Just have to work out when to do them. So much like yours they are but they held Christmas Candy Canes. LOL

Anyway like always and interesting desk, please stay safe from the floods. We are in a heat wave at the moment but saturday I think it is going to cool down, today was 40 degrees plus.


Nelle said...

Hello Sandee, I like your display stand,but i have not even thought about valentines cards/projects yet. I am a little slower than most & I am hardly past Christmas.
I will prob start valentines on Feb.10.2013. Then have to rush like mad at the end. As i always do.
Nelle, xx #152

Lori said...

It has taken me an extra day to get to you on the list, but I am finally here. Absolutely love the cards.

Sorry I am a day late, friend. Fighting the nasty flu still.
Lori #84

fairy thoughts said...

hi Sandee
looks like you have been busy this week. love the idea of the scissor storage. hope you stay dry
do you know (well you wouldn't) but you look so much like my friend jane it's uncanny!!!

Katie said...

I love the box that you made for Valentine's Day! I hope the rain has stopped there and that the creek didn't overflow!

April said...

Cute box. Is that full of Valentine's cards you made? Very Impressive. April #141

Nan G said...

Hope the rain has eased up. Lovely cards. Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

Neet said...

Lots of loveliness on your blog post today, love the colours on the post above too.
Hope you stay safe, will put your area in my prayers.
Hugs, Neet (visiting in CA) 7 xx

Nicky said...

No rain here just snow at the moment love your display for valentines - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

Anne said...

Hi Sandee and sorry I am so late. Everything out of Sync this week with Mum stopping. Were taking her home today but we've had a lot of snow so delaying until tomorrow. Love the box for Valentines cards. Mum said thanks for 'wave'on my blog and she is waving back :-) Anne x #137

Pam said...

Fab card display. We haven't got rain here just lots of snow