30 May 2012

WOYWW and Close Encounters of the Moosey Kind

WOW!!  I'm actually in town and not completely swamped!  And what do you know...from here on out, Wendesdays are a short day at work :) So maybe I'll get to play more often!   What's on Your Workspace Wednesday is really fun - you can play too if you go to The Stamping Ground.  :)    They are even swapping ATCs this week...but I've had no inspiration for ATCs lately and I'm avoiding mail-art until I get settled at the new house. 

This week I have my art journal and an altered book on my desk - along with an assortment of art supplies including isopropyl alcohol and plastic wrap :)

Ugh....and this is what I see if I turn around from my desk.  We'll be moving to a house in 2 weeks - our very first house.  It's going to feel so good moving out of an apartment..  Real job...real house....real bills?  Are we adults yet?.... nah.

Here's the first page of my altered book.    I'm debating if I want to stick with the pink and purple all the way through or not.  It's already starting to drive me nuts so I might add some more warm colors to the subsequent pages.

This is a picture from vacation.  We were just going around a bend on a trail we were hiking when we nearly walked right into this moose.  I'm glad we were paying attention - Moose can be dangerous!   I thought Ellen's expression captured how we all felt.  Of course we were delighted to see such a creature, but all wild animals should be given a great deal of respect ...and distance.

Peace and Love, y'all
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inkypinkycraft said...

Some very colourful pages! Have a great week hugs trace x 39

Judy said...

Oh how joyous!Having your own home- nothing like it!All the very best.
Judy #51

Helen said...

Good luck with the move! Love your journal pages, fab colours. Happy WOYWW from Helen, 8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!
Good luck with the move - it's always a tricky time but hope yours goes really smoothly!
Love the expression on Ellen's face!! Wonder who was more surprised, the moose or you!
Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

Twiglet said...

Best of luck with the move!
Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pages, I don't think I'll ever feel grown up! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 37

Samantha Elliott said...

That photo of Ellen is a MUST photo to be scrapbooked! Classic!
As for becoming adults - don't bother! I am still a child! More fun that way! Hee Hee. Good luck with your new home!
Happy WOYWW!
Hettie #50

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm just thrilled I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. I love what you are doing in your AB. Grown up? Maybe, but that photo with the moose is just TOO funny for words. I'm rolling over and laughing and laughing and ... Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Mary said...

Great desk, your altered book looks inspiring. I wish I could get my act together to work on one. ATC's I'm not so good at making them, but I gave it a go. My daughter and her soon to be husband are moving from an apartment into a house. She too is so excited. She said it will be odd to be at ground level...Enjoy your move (being settled will be the best part)

Ali H said...

Hi Katie thanks for stopping by earlier & telling me about the Strathmore classes - I loved Cathy Johnson's book so am busily downloading the videos right now !
Just go with the flow colour wise in you journal - the more colours the merrier in mine !!
Hope your move goes well & you get settled in your new house really soon !

My name is Cindy said...

Woo hoo that's a big moose! I quite like the pink journal pages but I'm not sure I could do a whole book!

Good luck with the move and thanks for popping by t o see me today. Cindy

Elizabeth said...

That's a brilliant photo, the expression on Ellen's face speaks volumes :) Good luck with the move. Hope today has gone well and that the rest of the week will be good too. Elizabeth x #96

Angie said...

Good luck with the move and life in your first house ...losts of space to fill with more stash.
Love the pages ...I think you need to use different colours on the other pages ...maybe choose your favourits and rotate them.
Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday

Shirley said...

Best of luck with your move, and wonderful re: your journal! So much creativity!! I thank you for your recent and generous words at my blog..I really appreciate it a lot! : )

Sue from Oregon said...

I have to say that pic of Ellen is priceless! Happy 3rd WOYWW anniversary!

Sue from Oregon said...

I have to say that pic of Ellen is priceless! Happy 3rd WOYWW anniversary!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great photos..fun with the Moose!! but that moving..count me out, lots of work, hope it goes well. Happy WOYWW.

Scrapcollectr said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and my jumping zebras... Lol. I'm loving that pink altered page. Inspiring me to get messy (which I normally have an aversion to.) *smile*

VonnyK said...

Love your journal page. Congrats on your first house. That moose looks so cute, hard to believe they can ve dangerous.
Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week, happy packing!
Von #20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Katie, Thanks so much for popping over and happy 3rd birthday of WOYWW! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz. x #30 argh! if I get this first go will be a miracle loathe proving I am not a robot you know.. I dont think I am and blogger cannot seem to understand this!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Happy WOYWW hon.

WOW . . . your first house . . . how wonderful. I hope you enjoy every minute there.

Can I just say . . . I LOVE LOVE LOVE that message you scrawled over your book. Adorable.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Joanne said...

The only moose I like is the kind you eat and spelt mousse. Good luck with the move.
Hugs Joanne xx

Sandy said...

Oh I love the pink and what you have written on your page is so lovely. That moose is huge and the facial expression of your friend is priceless. thanks for visiting my blog. Sandy :) #70

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Visiting from the AB class...such a sweet first page to your AB!

I'm loving the moose, but you are absolutely right to keep your distance!

Shoshi said...

I love your pages, Katie! Lovely colours. As for the moose - well, I think I'd probably pull a face like that if I was ever to be confronted with a moose! Hope your house move goes smoothly.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog - I had a lovely birthday, thank you - day out with my hubby, visiting my friend (her birthday too) and giving her her card and little box I'd made (she loved them!) and then a fabby meal out. So glad you like my latest art work!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

RosA said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting! I'm a bit late this week. Wow, a moose on the trail, that's pretty cool! Although here one comes across the odd kangaroo or two ... maybe you would think that was cool? And yes, I'm always taking stuff to do on holidays and most of the time nothing happens, but I wouldn't dream of not taking it.
Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW!

Neet said...

Love the expression on your friend's face - that is a priceless photo.
I think you should go with a double spread of different colours throughout the journal - that way you can decide on what you like and what you don't. Treat it as a learning curve. Great pages you have done by the way.
Good luck for the move - will be so worth it and congrats on the new 1st house.
Happy Blogaversary - Hugs, Neet #15 xx (late because she had a shed load of visitors yesterday)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the expression on your friend's face. Yeah, I don't think I'd want to encounter a moose on my walk either (although, not being in moose country it might be kind of interesting and curious). I love the pink and purple journal pages but I agree that you should branch out into the other colors on other pages otherwise it will be too limiting. I do not envy you of your move-that's such a disruption, but how fun that you'll get a new place! And a house! I laughed at the are we adults? Nah! I keep wondering when I'm going to feel grown up myself.

Queen Of Toys said...

Good Luck and the best of wishes to you and your partner with your new home. Good to see you have started packing. Leave the art supplies to last minute this way you can play up until then.

Eliza #140

Minxy said...

Cool journal page, and good luck with the move. Sorry i'm late, Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Minxy #3

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy belated 3rd WOYWW Katie. Thanks so much for the visit to my desk. That moose is REALLY close! Love your pages, is there really ever too much pink/purple?? Have a great week. Happy packing!

KatzElbows said...

Your journal pages look fabulous.

Happy (belated) WOYWW.
rachel #7

Morti said...

Fab photos on your blog - I looked at the more recent post from the Grizzly & Wolf learning centre. Amazing pics, and that wolf one is just brilliant. I like the journal, especially the quote, but go with other colours, live a little....LOL...

Sorry to be so late getting round this week - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way!

Happy WOYWW!

Ali said...

Oooh I LOVE the backgrounds in your art journal and the altered book is looking gorgeous!

Hee and Ellen's expression is a picture - and exactly what my reaction would be, I suspect!

Happy WOYWW anniversary - and good luck with the move! :)

Ali #86