Good morning, welcome to another Wednesday WOYWW. If you don't know what WOYWW is, here's the place to learn at Miss Julia's where lots of crafters/cardmakers will share the goodness that is around their craft spaces today. Some are neat, some are tidy, some are messy, ALL are such fun, so please give yourself a treat and check this out! Here's some pictures I'm sharing (and yes, they are piled on my already messy desk). Just some of the treasures I picked up at last Saturday's Heirloom Stamp Show in Lawrenceville, Ga. The shelf above my desk has a fluorescent lamp affair attached to the underside of the shelf, courtesy of the DH. My stamp area is in a basement which has small ground level windows that allow limited natural light to enter a fairly largish room. I need plenty of artificial light. When I'm coloring an image while watching tv, I always take it upstairs to our kitchen table, where there is a window that admits lots of light, to check the colors. Here goes with the pictures...
 Some stamps (from the show), some Cheery Lynn Dies (projects I'm working on), a SU emboss border which I recently purchased)
Closer view of the new treasures, MS punches being used on some projects, an image I colored and experimented with using UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) on areas of the image

Be sure to pop over to WOYWW and check out some fun craftiness from all over the world. Have a blessed day. Come again when you have time.


  1. it looks like you and I have been very naughty and bought lots of lovely crafty things. You have some great stamps there for hours of fun
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria #75

  2. Hi Mary, I really like the stamps with the barn and windmill on and also those Hero ARts spooky ones. You made some great purchases there. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

  3. So nice to meet someone close by, love your blog title! Do you ever get over to Donna Downey's studio? I love visiting there. Looks like you have a nice investment in Marth Stewart punches :) Thank you for taking the time to visit my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. So you went on a shopping spree in Lawrencville? My friend Sally lives there and I am now wondering if you know her? Not sure how ;big the place is so may be like asking someone who lives in California if they know my friend Mary. Just wondering, there is many a surprise around each corner.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. oh nothing beats a shopping trip especially if its craft relayed !!..and you've got some real goodies there ...I hope you have a great time and enjoy using them. I love all those lovely punches too ..on my wish list. happy WOYWW and hope you have a wonderful week Andrea#77

  6. OMG! I would feel so at home at that desk! Love all the stamps and punches. I have so many of each but don't have any of the heartfelt stamp line. Need to get that farm scene one for sure. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my desk this week. Love getting those comments! Vickie #32

  7. Oooh, I have just seen those beautiful Martha Stewart punches, and now I am salivating. Need those! I think the brayering bit you may be thinking of is actually an email I sent to Shaz from Oz earlier this week about brayering backgrounds with cling film. If I get time, I will do a post about it, but in the meantime, if you would like to email me, I will send you the rather untidy version of the instructions. Have a good week. xx Maggie #20
    PS I am glad it is not just me having problems leaving comments on some blogs. I do not understand Google+ and until I do, I am definitely not changing over.

  8. you have a huge collection of punches!!! so cool!!!

  9. Hullo there Mary,
    Well, at last time to do some blog hopping!

    Some lovely new stash here, mm love it all but the Christmas stamp is gorgeous.. and could not have gone past it either

    Wow trying not to go a light green tinge :D and glad you liked my post!

    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #61

  10. Love your stash, what a tiny area you work in, no wonder you said I have a big craft table hahaha, mine is just 2 tables together.
    Bridget #2

  11. Hi Mary
    thank you for visiting and your kind words and also becoming a follower, I have done the same. I also notice we started blogging around the same time doesn't it go so quickly I've met some amazing kind and warm people and learn new tips and skills daily. Still very much a beginner as have so little time each week to craft but loving every minute I do .Best wishes

  12. Crumbs - that sure was a spending spree! Good for you Mary, have fun :))

    Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #52

  13. Belated WOYWW greetings - thanks for your lovely comments yesterday too. You have some lovely goodies to play with..what a great collection of punches...and do I spy a 'Penny Black' hedgehog stamp..I love hedgehogs. Thanks for showing us your workspace...have a good week..Gill x #50

  14. I'm seeing some fabulous items on that desk of your Mary! Looks like you got some really cool stamps, dies and punches. Loving it all! lol Hugs!

  15. Oh, my, God, MARY! Just LOOK at that huge pile of new goodies! When you go shopping, you don't mess around. I love it. LITS!! Thanks for visiting me on the WOYWW tour already!!