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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WOYWW # 218

8/6/13

Howdy, how are are all you awesome,  amazing desk hoppers doing this week?? Gues what day it is?? Come on, guess!! Yup it's HUMP DAY, and that means it is time for all of us to gather over at Julia's place so we can get out our virtual passports and see desks, and tables around the world.

Let me start off by saying a big fat thank you to all you wonderful, talented, inspirational, funny, warm, and kind folks who stoppped by my work table last week, and those who are becoming regulars. You all left such kind comments, and words of encouragement. I'd also like to say a special thank you for you awesome peeps who have started following me. You know who you are. :D

As you know I did a surprise, just because, good old fashioned drawing for those who left comments the previous week. Shaz was the lucky winner. I heard her squeals of excitement from this side of the pond. BTW, I finally got your goods in the mail. I probably could have delivered it in person for about the same price. I've never shipped over seas before…can you say "STICKER SHOCK". The woman in line ahead of me was mailing a big box to India. It was $90. I can honestly say, mine was no where near that. I had this giant smile on my face as I was filling out the little customs form, a) because I am excited to be sending Shaz her goodies, and b) I felt all "INTERNATIONAL" shipping a package overseas. I'm a weirdo, I know.

So this week not much going on. I am working on a belated birthday present for Ms Roudi over at http://c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com. I can not show photos yet. but I should be done in the next few days. I also did my weekly Life Book project. I have only completed a handful of the weekly projects. So I am working on catching up some. (I even put in another supply order with dickblick.com) Week 31 lesson was; "Healing and Authenticity with Jeanette House" Jeanette used Blues, Purples, White and Grey. I chose a completely different color palette. I went with more earthy tones, or Autumn colors. (MY FAV's) I'm going to be selling my cricut and 15+ cartridges. I NEVER use it, actually I don't know how to use it. I'm going to thin out some stuff I hardly use. That way I can buy stuff I will use. Perfect Logic, right??
Friday night Bridget and a small group of other Champion level dancers did a show and danced with Irish singer and performer Sean Keane. He was not only an amazing singer, but he was a wonderful storyteller. On Saturday the girls danced at a North Carolina convention of Ancient Order of Hibernians. You'll notice Bridget wore a different costume each night. Friday she wore what they call a "Pub Costume". It is for doing pub shows and special performances. On Saturday they could wear their solo dresses. 
Well I have most definitely rambled long enough. Please feel free to leave me a comment. I'd love it if you'd decide to follow me. If I'm not already following you, I will. 

HUGS,
Bridget with Sean Keane
Kimmie

My 3rd ever face


Up close of my "Inner Peace's" Chakra

Getting ready for Saturday's show

The girls with Sean Keane @ Friday's Show
The Girls @ Saturday's show for The Ancient Order of Hibernians



54 comments:

  1. So why did I think you lived in the UK? I'm a real dufus at times. Love the face you painted. You are very creative. And Bridget is quite a sweet young lady, too. You must be proud.

    Happy WOYWW from #2.

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  2. That painting is just stunning. Congrats to the dance team. I love their customs. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #1

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  3. Briget looks great in all those costumes, and good luck with the circut sale :) hugs Nikki #7

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  4. Oh no, I was just as excited to mail some postcards overseas--not weird at all, Kimmie!!

    Fun costumes, I'll be they had a blast!

    Happy woyww to you!
    :)trisha
    #17ish this round
    with an atc and mail art

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  5. Well wait a minute, maybe we're just both weird!

    ;)

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  6. Great job on the Life Project, Kimmie! It's a work of art! Thanks for sharing the great family pics, too! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #12

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  7. Love your painting. Great family pictures
    Krisha #19

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  8. awesome picture for only your third one!! My daughter loves to dance with a troupe that does Medieval tribal belly dancing. Much different then the caberet style. Have a great week. Vickie #36

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  9. Sounds like a good week, love the pictures. Helen, 6

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  10. Oh, that painting is just stunning! Is it really only your 3rd ever face? I love it! I don't even know what a Cricut is? But good luck selling it! Thanks for your lovely comment last week, Kimberly. I love your blog! Julie Ann x #41

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  11. Busy week! International postage is a killer! Can take all the fun out of a gift! #43

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  12. You have a busy life going on there
    Your picture is great
    Jackie 29
    Scrapbangwallop

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  13. My goodness postage costs are always such a shock. Wonderful images of the girls at their show.
    Sandra @46

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  14. Beautiful painting! I like tha jewel and all this over there. Interesting texture.
    Happy WOYWW, Uuna #42

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  15. Busy week Kimberley and looks like the girls have a great time dancing. Postage kills in Australia too $1.70 for a card and $2.60 a letter, hate to think what a parcel would cost. Cheers RobynO #51

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  16. Hi Kimmie, this is my first visit here so thank you for inviting me over! Love your journal page, beautiful face and I love all the texture. Have a happy WOYWW. MMx #65

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  17. I love the colors of your piece! I am really bad at faces, so I tend to avoid doing them haha. Uniflame - 64

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  18. Hi Kimmie, your face has character! Love her huge generous mouth! :^) patsy

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  19. Yes its always exciting to post things off overseas as well as getting happy mail from overseas, I had to post something earlier in the week to the states and was told that it would actually cost me more to send the parcel locally here in Australia then it did to the states....how does that work. Loving your Life Book Project, I am doing this and playing catch up also, but am really liking what I have seen of the last two lessons so think I may do them before I catch up on some of the others. I hope you have a great week! Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

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  20. I love posting things off to the four corners of the world...and receiving them also! My postman is always interested to see if I have another parcel coming :-)
    Love the colours in the Inner Peace painting..so calm and serene. And your girl looks great in our outfits..I'm so glad all the dancing went well.
    Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

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  21. Some great pictures there, well done to you. I spend all my time panicking about things arriving if I post oversea's, postage is just so expensive these days wherever you are sending though.

    Well done on being an early bird this week too.

    Lynda #82

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  22. Lovely pics, Kimmy - and I'm with you over the posting overseas. I just love the international nature of our online creative community, and when you get "real" hands-on stuff from overseas, it's really special.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #75

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  23. Wow! Your colors are amazing on chakra! Great costumes, looks like they had a good time. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

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  24. Best thing in the world receiving little treasures from overseas, love the packaging and the stamps. Beautiful faces and beautiful dancers too, those costumes are great. Very glad I have a "man who can"! We couldn't just take that car to any old shop!

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  25. Hi Kimmie - hope you have a fab week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #96

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  26. The girls look gorgeous in their Irish dance costumes. Lovely artwork. Hugs. Pam#40

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  27. Great work that you've done and the girls loook wonderful. It certainly has been an event to remember. Good luck with the cricut sale. Suzanne #49

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  28. Hello, Im Roberta 106, Im on my 2nd week of this and looking at every ones goodies has really got me doing things..now I cant wait till mine looks nice and tidy. Thanks for letting me peek around. Bright Blessing to you and yours

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  29. I'm so glad they made it to you and I doubt your desk is that bad, lol you know at WOYWW there is no bad desk just one that needs help holding it self up from all the creative-ness going on top of it :)
    hugs Nikki

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  30. Wonderful Portraits, thank you for sharing!
    Happy WOYWW
    Erika

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  31. Morning Kimmie, that international postage charge is a killer, isn't it? Everything I post is overseas... think I have only gone local a couple of times! Your portraits are beautiful and I agree, if you don't use something, then sell it on and buy something you will have fun with. Happy WOYWW Annette #5

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  32. Many thanks for stopping by & your advice ! Love your Chakra picture ! Ali #34

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  33. Great drawings tfs xx Jan (80)

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  34. Hey Kim, sounds like a fun week, love the painting and the pics. I love posting stuff home to the UK...it feels special. Cx #31

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  35. Love your name :-) Think I will keep an eye on your blog as I am going to be teaching a bit more art once school begins and I get the sense you are the one to keep in contact with. Good luck on your projects. Kim

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  36. Roberta #110, Dang dose it have that now.. grrr My daughter has been trying to get it to just have a plain comment bar. She just changed it a little bit ago. Thanks you letting me know. If you have any hints how to get it off please let me know.. it was stuck with a google plus thing and now this. I so sorry we are trying.
    Roberta

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  37. Your painting is stunning - thanks for sharing. The cricut is great for cutting templates to use with spray paints/masks so make sure you are doing the right thing selling - mine doesn't get used as much as it once did but it's great to have as part of the stash

    Kim #98

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  38. Yes, I too love sending and receiving things in the post from all over the globe. It's just exciting - no other word for it! Well done to your daughter - she must have been so thrilled to do the dancing last w/e.
    have a great week.
    Margaret #68

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  39. Awww Kimmy, thank you for your wonderfully enthusiastic comment on my blog! I'm so glad you're enjoying the progress on our new house and especially on my new ARTHaven, and you're right, I'm so excited about the prospect of getting in there asap! My cystitis is so much better now - I'm still on the antibiotics for a few days, but am symptom free! Wonderful. I am so sorry to hear that you've got all those health problems and that you are so prone to cystitis. Cranberry juice is extremely good for bladder health because it contains a substance that binds with the lining of the bladder and protects it - all good scientific stuff! I have been drinking it like there's no tomorrow these last couple of days, and once I've finished the antibiotics and know that all is well, I shall continue to have a glass each day. It's also quite delicious.

    I was sorry to miss the WOYWW 4th anniversary swap this year but all my stuff was packed and far too much else to do anyway, with the move. I can't believe it took me a year to get round to uploading that blog post... It was an amazing experience, and so great to receive the little packages in the post - a delightful change to the usual bills and junk mail...

    I always enjoy visiting you too! Have a great weekend, Kimmy, and hope you are over your current bout of cystitis really soon. From a position of first hand experience (for the very first time) I can say a heartfelt "You have my sympathy"!

    Shoshi #75

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  40. It was nice to visit you today, especially like your art and that you too homeschool, yeah!
    #107

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  41. There's a wonderful feeling of peacefulness in your portrait, and the colors are magnificent. Your daughter looks gorgeous and what an honor to dance in a Sean Keane show. Blessings!

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  42. The postage here in Australia is really high. I tried to sell on Etsy but the postage, which was all international, was really high and it just wasn't worth it, so I understand your shock. Your daughter looks fabulous in her costume, you must be really proud of her. I love your beautiful face painting, it is serene. Just fabulous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #33 Thanks for visiting, I'm running really late, as usual.

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  43. Thank you Kimmie! For the fronts of the boxes i just used my favorite Tim Holtz Papers :D, I love the imagery of them! I can't wait to get them finished! You should totally make some! Much cheaper than buying any, and they are custom to your paper choices that way! Haha that's funny that you saw the binder on "Help with House Plants", I actually bought it fr like a quarter, and someday will probably alter it or make some sort of mini/smash book or something with it... at least that's the plan. you where right Roberta is my mom, and everyone says we look more like sisters, even though she's 21 years older!!(I guess this is a complement for her, hoping that I don't look that old yet...lol) Thank you for your nice comments!
    -Tera #104

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  44. First, sorry I am SO late in getting around. It's been one of those weeks I guess along with internet problems. Look at your beautiful daughter!!! What an honor...that is just too cool! And I love your painting. And you came in #3 at Julia's! Had a giveaway, congrats to Shaz!!! You are so busy yet you make it look so easy! Big hugs, Rasz #119

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  45. I didn't want to take time to find e-mail, so thought I should let you know I got your package this morning. Not sure when it arrived, because I haven't checked my mail in three days. I check it when I water my garden, and since my garden is waterlogged, I haven't been out there. I'm sorry I didn't let you know sooner, BUT, I wanted you to know I got it as soon as I took it out of my mailbox. BTW, I'm not going to open it till my WOYWW post. You can be as happy as I know I'm going to be!! Thank you in advance, dear.

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  46. Just saw your comment, and thought you don't have to wait till 9 pm. I'll be posting sometime between 5 and 6 pm CDT, which will be right after I open your lovely box. And YES, I have THAT much patience. Annette (Voodoo Vixen) sent me a birthday gift in Feb and I promised to open it on my birthday, which was April 22. My friends took me to lunch and I opened it in the restaurant.

    BTW, I'd LOVE to have you join us one of these times for T Stands for Tuesday!

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  47. I have been mailing post o/s for years now and still get excited, enjoy it. Oh wait there is more, when the person gets the mail you get excited all over again because you have accomplished what you set out to do and it's not lost in the system or drowned in the pond. Heaven forbid. LOL

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 14

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  48. Hi Kimmie! This is a lovely post, but didn't you post it last week? Anyway, I just wanted to say a huge 'Thank you' for the lovely comment you sent me last time! You'll never know how much it meant to me! And, btw, I get a thrill out of overseas mailing too!!! Even a letter to one of my friends who lives in Spain and that's only Europe!!! Have a great WOYWW!!! Julie Ann xx #39

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  49. Good deal for Shaz, I like her she is one of the people who helped me thought this.. so as you did. I think we have all the yukie stuff off so post and comments can be left thanks to your directions :-) so thanks so much again for that. Have fun hopping around and looking at thing. I cant sleep so Im getting a early start on it. Maybe I will get to all them this time. Roberta #55

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  50. Hi there and Happy WOYWW. Think this is my first visit to you :-) love the faces. Well done to the dancers. I love sending goodies anywhere and especially abroad- though postage is a pain. Anne x #76

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  51. Amazing how much it can cost to go overseas. I'm about to send a goodie box myself to London. Your painting is so pretty!! And your daughter and I have the same name, sort of. Mine is spelled differently -- Eastern European spelling. :-) Brigita #106

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  52. Hi Kimberly
    I am sitting here smiling at the image of you at the post office bless I bet you will not be hurrying to do that again.
    Your face has turned out beautifully the colours have brought it to life.
    I bet the girls had amazing fun doing their dancing and I bet it was amazing to watch
    Have and extra special WOYWW and week
    Hugs Ria #138

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