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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday: Christmas Blessings to Everyone!


A blessed and joyful Christmas to everyone, and today, especially to the WOYWWers who regularly take a peek at each other's desks!


On my desk today are my efforts in recycled gift wrapping.  I have been trying to reduce the amount of new wrappers I use and so, as much as possible I'm using recycled ribbon (see, how my box of ribbons has come off the shelf?) and paperbags.  I made the gift labels using bookpaper.

 

I finished my Advent ATC project and although some of you lamented the fact that I was going to cut it up into 25 ATCs (Julia said she was experiencing trauma over my plan to cut it up), it didn't start out as one piece anyway.  It was made up of three pieces because I recycled three small boards and just stuck them together while I was painting.  Perhaps I will share about each ATC and what each symbol stands for when I use it as an Advent calendar next year.  How's that for long term planning!


For a peek at more desks and Christmas projects, check out the WOYWW list in Julia's Stamping Ground

29 blog hugs:

Pam said...

Ha! You see, we can adapt! Julia will be proud of us. Your recycling looks amazing! No way I would be able to tell and Peggy, as usual, the colors are so YOU! Merry Christmas! I hope yours is wonderful!

jude said...

Wow planning for next years advent already you must be the first..lol.I am a recycle fanatic and save everything literally !
Have a very "Merry Christmas & Happy ,Healthy,Crafty New Year"
Hugs judex

Rhonda said...

Your ATC project is beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Peggy!

Chrissie said...

Well done on the beautiful recycling job!
Have a blessed Christmas!
Chrissie

Neet said...

Such beautiful pictures - starting with the bow and ending with your beautiful painting. Thank you for showing us all the wonderful work you do over the past weeks/months. God Bless and have a lovely Christmas.

Marjo said...

Way to up-cycle that ribbon! I actually rescued some red polka dotted ribbon today too! I do think they should make a special recycling bin just for crafts...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo no number

Susan Allan said...

I love your ideas for recycling..book pages are so useful and as ever I am in awe of your art. Wonderful work! I am not in the least concerned about cutting things up...often the new thing is better...not that your work could be bettered.
Have a great week
Sue xx

Minxy said...

A very festive desk today, i think your advent is beautiful.
Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your desk this week and love all of your recycling ideas :)

I'm #50 this week. Please stop by and take a look when you get a chance :)

Merry Christmas!

S said...

Merry Christmas right back at ya. Lovely box of ribbon to create with. Thanks so much for the snoop. S #31

Twiglet said...

A lovely festive post today. Have a merry Christmas and a crafty and healthy New Year!

Wipso said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and hoping 2011 brings you all you wish yourselves.
Hugs,
A x

Chelle said...

Great job on the bags. #58

butlersabroad said...

Love that box of ribbon, I save all the little trims and nice things too, great idea with the recycled packaging.

Have a wonderful Christmas
Hugs
Brenda 45

Elizabeth said...

As a self-confessed ribbonaholic I'm just drooling over your ribbon box :) I can only commend your efforts to recycle packaging - especially when they look that good. I'd like to wish you a happy holiday and a very enjoyable Christmas Day. Elizabeth #51

Vicki B in OP NY said...

That stash of ribbons is colorful and full of discovery as second time around. Great recycling ideas.
Merry Christmas, Vicki #21

Alexandra said...

Christmas blessing to you and your family!

sandra de said...

You are super clever, love the recycled wrapping and tag. Can't wait to see what you do with the advent ATC. It looks beautiful now. Wishing you a joyful christmas.
Sandra #81

Susan said...

Wonderful recycling idea. I too use paper bags and print out an A4 sheet with the recipient's name on it using Word Art. My kids then colour them in and we attach them to the plain bag to pretty them up!
Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas!
Susan xxox #9

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow amazing ATC painting! I love the idea of how you made each individual ATC go together into one large painting! Beautiful and very creative!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Thanks for the peek! :D
Tracey #94

Neet said...

Popping in again - thank you for your prayers, they seem to be working - there is slight improvement. Praise the Lord.

MaggieC said...

I am all in favour of recycling anything I can and you have some lovely ideas. The ATC project is beautiful.
Have a great Christmas.

Julia Dunnit said...

I guess if you set out with a specific finish in mind, the cutting up part of the job is really just another step to finishing, huh. I'll be OK, and a lot happier knowing you may well keep it together as some sort of group set! Love your packaging - you are so beautifully and artistically resourceful! A warm and HAppy Christmas to you.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your recycled gift wrapping ideas are gorgeous! Happy Xmas

Angie said...

Well done for re using wrapping ...I always mean to but never manage it ... Have a wonderful christmas ...what do you have to eat over the festive period??? probably not roast turkey. Take Care

Mandi said...

Super recycled creation

Happy Christmas xx

Gaby Bee said...

Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2011!

Hugs, Gaby

Serendipity Stamping said...

Thank you for sharing your art work and the lovely bows and ribbons. As far as your art work is concerned - it is your work and you should do what looks and feels good to you! #70

Nicky said...

Your Advent ATC is stunning - love your box of ribbons - Happy Christmas ~ Nicky 52

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