Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW 4th Anniversary


Four years... it seems totally unreal that this weekly jaunt through peoples' desks and craft spaces is 4 years old.  I first started doing WOYWW when we were living in Saudi Arabia in 2009, since then we have lived in Canada, had 6 months at home in Scotland and now we are in Australia.  I am sure that Julia has no idea what her weekly WOYWW really means to many of us.  To me, it is a wonderful constant in my ever changing world, a connection to so many like minded people, many of whom have become personal friends even though we have never actually met!
These are the ATC's I made for the 4th Anniversary Swap.  I thought the theme of Time Flies was appropriate for the anniversary.
All stamped with WOYWW4 and today's date.
Backs all signed and dated.
and little protector envies to keep them safe on their travels
and into their stamped envelopes, which have been addressed and stamped and are on their way...
except for the list one... which will go in the post as soon as I know who it belongs to!! Eugene, the wee mannie that runs my local post office (I know, it says a lot that I have only lived here a few weeks and we are on first name terms) was impressed with the envelopes and promised to put proper Ozzie stamps on them... none of that printed out version because I said they were going to artists!!  Way to go... so now all my swappees are artists... because Eugene and I said you were... ;)
Thank you Julia.  Here's looking at another 4 years!!
It is also our Grandaughter's First Birthday today... Happy Birthday Caitlyn!

70 comments:

  1. Well I'm in AWE. So much nicer than what I've made. You put mine to shame. Love what you have done, including the little envies they are being sent in.

    Happy WOYWW 4, even though my post isn't even up, yet. Maybe I should do that now!!

    BTW, I'm SO glad you were at home for this one. So much more fun than being on the road or in limbo.

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  2. Ohh these are delightful I love that you made holders and envelopes to just smashing :)
    Happy WOYWW4 hugs Nikki
    Here's my Post

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  3. Happy Birthday Caitlyn! happy Birthday WOYWW too. Lovely to see your atc's and guess what - mine are in little envies too. Great minds eh?
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  4. Oh my goodness these are FABULOUS!!! (So glad I didn't show mine, which are all different! what a lot of work!) Happy 4th WOYWW!
    HaPpY 4th WoYwW!?!

    ((Lyn # no number yet!)

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  5. The loving and Desk hopping goes on even without Mr Linky...just have to wait for our PIF partner when he does appear! I too have made a whole lot to swap and have enjoyed the Wednesday consistency. Happy WOYWW4.

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  6. Fab ATCs on show Annete....I cant wait now :-)
    Gorgeous photo too.
    Happy 4th Birthday and here's to many more. :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  7. Fab atc's & i can't wait to recieve mine. Happy 4th woyww Jill #3

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  8. You have been busy doing ATC's
    What a cutie your grand daughter is
    Happy 4th anniversary
    Thanks for visiting me already
    Jackie 5

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  9. My so organised, your ATC's look great. Francesca #38

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  10. The ATC's are fab. Wish I'd had time to make some to swap, maybe next year! What a beautiful granddaughter. Happy birthday to her and to WOYWW. Pam#36

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  11. Beautiful grand baby! It was difficult to decide whether to comment on the ATC or on the sweet girl first but then it was a no brainer. It is amazing how we have all come together on WOYWW blog hop. I have only been doing it for Abbott 2 1/2 years but have learned from and enjoyed every minute of it. Have a great week. Vickie #16

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  12. ..and the prize for the best prepared, most innovative presentation goes to....YOU! Again, actually! My very average ATC is on it's way to you this day! Lovely lovely picture of sweet little Caitlyn...oh the joy - mind how the time flies!

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  13. Happy WOYWWversary! It is lovely that you were settled into your latest new home in time to join in again. Your ATC's look gorgeous and will all be well received. Helen, 39

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  14. What a lot of travel - some consistency is a good thing, 'specially when you can cart it around in your computer. LOVE the ATC's - great theme, and the envelopes are a great idea! Happy week!
    Sara j #42

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  15. Happy 4th woyww you lucky world traveller.
    x

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  16. Oh Wow your ATC's are amazing I am feeling a tad sorry for anyone getting mine now. I am new to ATC's so I am hoping people will be kind about them.
    Love that your postman has become part of the story and journey. Happy Birthday to your grandaughter
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #50

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  17. Beautiful workspace and adorable little girl xx Jan (66)

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  18. Gorgeous ATCs - so professional looking too! The backs of mine are all a bit inky pinky - oh well... have a great WOYWW4 MMx #85

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  19. Gosh, you've been busy. I really like your ATCs and e little envelopes are adorable.

    Happy WOYWW. Rebecca #52

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  20. Ohhh you are so organised I am truly impressed at your lovely atc's. Sounds like you have settled into OZ quite well. Your little grandee is gorgeous. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra de

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  21. You see, that's why you're a proper paper crafter and I haven't even scratched the surface...look at all the details, the backs of the ATCs, the sweet little envelopes....all that goes to show that your attention to detail is second to none!
    I love the fact that you're on first name terms with Eugene...say hello to him from me!,
    Happy 4th WOYWW!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

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  22. Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary! I love to swap with you. Caitlyn is so cute and what n illustrious day to share a birthday with this great group!
    Jo x

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  23. Your ATCs are fab and I would love to swap with you - I only have a few of mine, and have said if people comment I will swap what I have, but providing you are willing to wait a tiny while, if I don't have one left from what is made, I will make one just for you :)

    LMK!

    And yes, Time does, indeed, fly....


    Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW!
    Mary Anne* (26!)

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  24. Happy 4th ...omg ...what a pile of gorgeous ATC's.... wish I had managed to get my mojo back sooner.
    What a gorgeous GD ...Happy Birthday to her too.xx

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  25. Wow, those ATCs are gorgeous, so professional with their little pouches etc. Excellent to see that you have come to the best place in the world, I'm in Brissie too!
    Your little grand daughter is gorgeous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #68

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  26. It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    What a sweetie little Caitlyn is and how privileged she is to share her birthday with WOYWW.
    Your desk looks amazing with all those ATC’s waiting to be posted.

    Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82
    x

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  27. Crickey' your productivity scares me....and all I have done for your Junk Key is develop the concept!
    Dxxxxxxx

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  28. Love your ATC's you sure are productive
    WOYWW118

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  29. Great ATCs Annette and that photo of little Caitlin melts your heart - what a poppet! Happy 4th WOYWW x Jo

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  30. Helloooo! Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you. Glad to hear you have settled down. Your ATCS are gorgeous too and love the protectors! Great idea for next year! Doh!
    Gorgeous piccie of Caitlyn!
    Hugs
    Hettie 30
    xxx

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  31. Your ATC's look amazing and Caitlyn is just gorgeous!!
    Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

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  32. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view your desk and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

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  33. aww I didnt see anything on your post except your cute granddaughter lol
    Bridget #37

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  34. oh if you want to send me your snail mail I can send you a tin
    bridget.larsen@gmail.com

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  35. Happy WOYWW anniversary Annette. Not sure about the difference between a bateau and a canoe but my little boat is actually a kayak, lol!!! What's in a name, eh? I love how you've made friends at the PO so quickly, no doubt they'll be seeing a lot of you during your time in Oz. Lovely atc's and lovely little grandee too. I know I'll make the next sock some time, just no point now as it's too warm to wear it and I'm itching to start a new project!

    Hugs
    Brenda 120

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  36. Love your ATC's and the theme is so appropriate. They look great.
    Happy WOYWW4.

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  37. Love all the little details you've added, with the ATC protectors and stamped envelopes. Happy 4th Anniversary to you and 1st Birthday to your granddaughter xx

    Fiona #153

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  38. Hello Annette, happy 4th anniversary to you :) Lovely ATC ... time flies is indeed very apt for the occasion. I think you might just be our most well-travelled WOYWWer and it does sound as though you are settling in well in Brisbane ... first name terms with Eugene indeed :) Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

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  39. Thanks Annette, love to swap... I've got your details and if you don't have mine let me know, Hugs Jo x

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  40. What a fantastic lot of atcs. You've been very busy!

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  41. Oh my! They're so lovely! You've put so much work into these. Love the little envies and the 'artist' label is precious! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

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  42. G'day Annette
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Happy 4th WOYWW to you. I haven't been playing at WOYWW as long as allot of you but I totally agree with what you said...I see it as a computerized form of pen pals of old :o). I love your ATC's...very apt LOL. Oh gosh what a cutie your grand daughter is!!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #46

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  43. OMG you have been busy and they do look fab lucky recipients, you even made little envelopes for them to go in I did too but yours are very professional looking.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #32

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  44. Strange to thing you are going into Winter as we go into Summer although we don't hold out much for Summer here in the UK. Great ATCs, loads of them too. Well done you. Thanks for visiting me today BJ#76

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  45. Your granddaughter is just gorgeous! Such a little beauty. :) I peeked at your scrap room pics, too, and what a lovely spacious room you have! And all that countertop to craft on! Swoon! :) And your ATC's are inspiring, especially the coordinating holders and stamped up envies...very well done! Now I'm glad I haven't made mine yet cause I can "borrow" your holder idea, right? ;) Thanks for leaving me a comment already and hope you have a wonderful special WOYWW this week! Deeyll #29

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  46. Oh, my, Annette, we basically chose the same theme!! I love how organized you are and what brilliant ATCs you've made! Your little grand, Caitlyn, is a doll baby! Happy birthday to her, Happy WOYWW anniversary, and thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse earlier! Darnell #34

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  47. wow you really went all out!!! how fabulous. Love all the details that was put into this.

    Hugs

    Vicky #107

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  48. sorry dint get the opportunity to visit anyone yesterday thansk for visiting and your comment im sure she had less than half of what she returned with ! wow your atcs are amazing and those little pockets an envelopes puts my 1 ATC to shame you where busy they look amazing .thanks fro sharing your grandaughetr photo too isn't she adorable and a very happy birthday too her too . have a wonderful week and again thanks for visiting Andrea #40

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  49. happy 4th WOYWW anniversary! wow, you are so organized! i love your ATC theme, the little protector envies and the stamped envelopes with real stamps all sent out! and i thought we were supposed to start trading today! i am very late!

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  50. Your ATCs look beautiful, what a lot of friends you must have made along the way.
    What a gorgeous little girl, a whole year old - I bet that flew!
    Rosie x

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  51. What organisation! I love the care you have put into everything, including the envelopes. I afraid the local post office (in Spain) frown on coloured or decorated envelopes and sometimes up the cost if I use them!)
    Thank you for your visit this week. happy Anniversary. Kate x #44

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  52. Ah another Aussie gosh this world is so small. We have all created the best of friends through Julia and all the thanks in the world just wont be enough. Love your ATC's you have created masterpieces all the way to the postage stage, good for you. It is fun sending decorated envelopes and seeing the postmasters face when they look at them are priceless.


    Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday greetings to you, hope you have a wonderful crafting week. Thanks for popping in to visit me.

    Hugs Eliza 75

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  53. That is indeed a great subject for the swaps! I am loving seeing all these ATCs around even though I've never done one. I am about to play with the BIA you will be pleased to hear, I am very excited! Happy anniversary!

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  54. Gorgeous ATCs! And a happy 1 year to your adorable grandaughter. That's a lot of moving! Happy WOYWW4 : D. #166

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  55. Wow you have been busy ATCing ( did i just invent that verb?)
    Caitlin is adorable!
    Diane 53

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  56. Smashing ATCS and love the envies you made for them. Since I am nosey - you have lived all around and is someone in service or the job travels you off. #47

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  57. What wonderful ATC's. You have really planned this down to the last detail...they are just gorgeous.
    Think you have inspired me to make my envelopes nicer before I go to the post office today!

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  58. Wow. All those gorgeous cards and I couldn't make even one crappyone! You make me wish to be a better crafter. Thank you so much for stopping by and, indeed, here's to the next four.

    Happy anniversary,
    Love Rachel #48

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  59. Hi Annette, You must win the prize for the most organised with your atcs this week and they are lovely. Great idea with the time flies theme. So sorry I am late dropping in, thanks for your visit too. Hugs Mo x

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  60. Just popped back to say you really inspired me...popped into town with DH to mail off my ATC's and dropped in for a quick visit to our local scrappy store...Lo and behold I found a little holder thingy diecut there!

    Not as nice as yours but lovely anyways...Now to track down the ATC back stamp for next year....
    I could get into these!!!teehee

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  61. Me again. It is an accucut die...free to use if you purchase their paper.
    They trust you to be honest and let you bring previously purchased paper in.

    I have used their machines before to cut 5 1/2 inch square scalloped cards that I used for Easter.

    I have never just sat and perused their catalogue of dies B4...the had the little holder I mentioned, some fabulous trifold cards and some really cute favour boxes. Of course there was the usual array of awfull "cutesy" diecuts too...(

    I sometimes go to their Friday night crops with my girlfriends...I think I will bring the paper and just sit and cut all night! I saw enough to keep me busy! The machines cut chipboard and they had pages with tabs and the die also three hole punched them (to create a special small book). Think I will cut a few pages and make one up for my grandaughter! She loves to make cards and is wanting to try art journalling.

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  62. Welcome to Australia!! Your ATCs look great! Do you have any to spare? I have quite a few extras and no-one to send them to :)
    Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary,
    RosA # 39

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  63. Oh those ATCS and envelopes are just AWESOME!

    My mind is reeling from all the places you've lived in just a few years! Wondering why I'm not travelling the world like you now!

    Hugs
    Sarn # 57ish. THANKS FOR VISTING ME.

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  64. Hi Annette,I didn't realize that you were transferring locations so much! You always have such amazing creations, and your ATCs are beauuutiful! Lucky recipients! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  65. Wow! I love your ATC's. Thanks for visiting me :) You commented that snail mail is becoming a lost art. But in the Netherlands it is hot and happening at the moment :)

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  66. Hello there Annette!
    What a lovely bunch of ATCs you've made! I'm sure it'll brighten the day of whoever receives one. :)
    Happy birthday to your little one and happy 4th WOYWW birthday!
    xx
    Roudi # 20

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  67. You are just so very organised - and only been there a few weeks. Glad you have already got to know folks!!! Love the grand daughter - she is beautiful.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #70

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  68. Oh you are soooo organised, love your ATC's, brillant, one of mine has a clock on it, must look out for yours, it would go so well with it! Happy birthday to your little darling, and Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW!!

    ((lyn)) #19,

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  69. Hello Annette,
    I still popping in on WOYWW-4 folk. You're very organised and I think the Time Flies theme is just great. The envelopes you 'decorated' are terrific.
    I look forward to another year of desk hopping with you.
    All the best,
    Ros. #28

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  70. Wow you have been busy with your ATC's and so very organised.. Love the clocks on them they are just wonderful.
    Yes I was lucky with the blog candy and have used the gear stencil already, just love it.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog already
    Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary.
    Sandy :)

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