Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #80

I am working on some Chip board Albums. They are Christmas Tree shaped. I do have one finished and I was working on 2 more that will have the same paper and then I have 3 others I might get started with different paper. I kind of work in a mess, lol as you can see.

Yea.. like I said its a mess!
Yikes lots of paper in piles here.. lol and other stuff.. wow
It looks so cute!
I can't wait to get my Pictures inside the album!! Cute kids at Christmas.
Stamp sets are "Jolly Old Saint Nick" and "Bright Christmas" both Holiday Mini 2010
 The Ornament is from the stamp set "Contempo Christmas" Catalog 2010-2011
 Love the Owl Punch!! Do you have one yet!?
 Santa is from the stamp set "Jolly old Saint Nick" Holiday Mini 2010.
 The Little bird stamp is from "Jolly Bingo Bits" in the Holiday Mini 2010
 Candy Cane Buttons are great.. love them gotta get more! Also in the Holiday Mini.
 "Loving You" stamp from the stamp set "Seasonal Sentiments in the Holiday Mini 2010
I used the Ornament Punch here, and I am going to put photos inside the ornaments, it will be real cute.
 I have Champagne glass glitter around the tree here, looks real good and leaves room for a photo.
Stamp set "Bright Christmas in the Holiday Mini 2010. I am going to put a photo in the Scallop circle.
This is a picture of the church that I had started a few WOYWW's ago, and here is a picture of the finished product. I did sell it already at the Variety Mall I have a booth at. I sold it for $12.00, was that a good price or do you think that was to cheap.? Don't forget it was like a music box, and played a Christmas song.

If you want to see more Desks and what People in the blog world are working on take a look at Julia's blog, there is lots to see. Sometimes more the 150 different desks! WOW

Thanks for looking
My WOYWW'er Friends
Shirley Pumpkin

OMG I'm #2 This Week!
 previously my best was #49


Terry Blais said...

Geez, don't you have more photos than that? hee hee hee

Your desk is a WRECK! It's a wonder you can create anything in that chaos, girl.

I'm a big fan of yours. Your projects and blog ROCK!

jude said...

Your albums are amazing im sure will look cute with the piccy's in too.As for the church what a stunning creation and im sorry to say yes i do think you sold it too cheap!sorry to bring you the bad news.Enjoy creating yoour other albums,your desk isnt messy just Creative!
hugs judex3

Chrissie said...

I just love all those Christmas trees and your church is simply fab!
Have a good day!
Chrissie #1

Rhonda said...

You have been very busy and your desk reflects all that creativity bursting out! Happy WOYWW! #5

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Isn't it great to be at the top of the heap? I'm happy that you made number 2 this week.

I am in LOVE with those trees. I want to make one of those, but I probably wouldn't put photos in it. They are calling my name. Can you hear it?

I think you sold your church way too cheap, BUT you know your market and what people in your area are willing to pay. I would have charged at least $25.00 for it, and I'm the person who can't seem to price my books high enough. Remember, you have to pay yourself, so give yourself permission to do so.

Marjo said...

Hi Shirley,

What a fabulous messy desk! Love your Xmas tree mini albums. They are so darn cute.

Boy, I'm the worst at pricing handmade items. My hubbie say's I could never charge enough for my creations..not because they are so good but because they all take so darn long to create...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs, Marjo #25

Pam said...

Oh, the album is so pretty and I love the owl punch. Money. Ick. I so dislike talking price, but seems to me that you set it high and act confident. Helps to check out Etsy for a gauge.

oneoff said...

I got halfway down your post before I realised your blog was snowing. Love it! Those tree albums are so cute - what a great idea - nice to see them in detail too.

Bernie #29

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love your Christmas project! all the different Christmas papers look gorgeous together. and the owl you made with your punch is so cute.

Helen said...

Those tree albums are fab - such wonderful papers. The church looked fab!

Amanda said...

Love the album, what a great idea. I spotted the gingerbread man as well, just love anything with gingerbread on.

Susan said...

Congrats on making the #2 spot! I also think you sold the church too cheaply but oh well! The finished product was awesome. Love your Christmas tree album too. Am waiting for my owl punch to arrive from my S.U Demo.
Susan xxox #16

Tuire Flemming said...

Your desk looks just great and so do the Christmas trees, too!

Tuire #46

Doone said...

Hi Shirley - love your album. and Elizabeth is right - your prices need to reflect the value of your goods, not what you think people might pay.

I find it hard to sell and easier to give away partly because, for my paintings, I do charge a reasonable price and most people associate handmade and market = bargain and think ooh that's alot to pay...

check out prices on Etsy/folksy and you will get an idea what other artist charge for similar pieces.


Minxy said...

Thats what mine looked like b4 i cleaned it! ove your tree book, very cool :D
hugs Minxy #28

airing cupboard crafts said...

love your desk it looks very creative. The album is gorgeous i love it!!

Laura 60 x

sandra de said...

Love the little Xmas tree books and great photos of them as well. I think the person who bought your Church was very lucky to get such a lovely handmade work of art at that price. Thanks for sharing and letting me have a peek.
Sandra #57

Wipso said...

Love your Christmas trees.
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Anne said...

Lots going on on your desk Shirley !!! love the tree album --Fab !
Anne xxx

Jules said...

Love your tree albums, what a fab idea! Jules (30)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooh you sold that for HOW MUCH?! Yes, much too cheap! That could have gone for $40+ EASILY. At least I know it would have where I live.

And I love your chipboard tree books. Nice work there.

I'm #85 on WOYWW this week. Stop by when you get a chance!

Happy Holidays to you.

angeleef said...

I so love your wall of stamps. And that album does look too cute. I love it!
** Evi **

S said...

Your tree mini album is just adorable. And I don't know how you could bear to part with the chapel; much less for so low a price!

Ali said...

Hey, I can relate, my workdesk always seems to end up chaos and mess when I'm working on something too.. yours is definitely a productive mess though, those xmas tree albums are lovely! What a great idea!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #70

SueH said...

Oh wow Shirley, there’s a lot of work gone into those so I’m not in the least bit surprised that there are lots of piles of paper all over your desk.


LeAnne said...

Adorable tree albums.....JUST got my owl punch....and yes, the church, which is precious, was TOO cheap! But I know how it goes...when I see stuff on Ebay, I just want it to GO!

Pam said...

Love your christmas tree albums. Hugs Pam x

Twiglet said...

Fab Christmas trees and so many of them - you have been busy.

Anonymous said...

Love that desk, you might have trashed it but that Christmas chipboard book is beautiful.

Brenda 83

Nicky said...

Love you Christmas tree books and the finished Church is lovely and yes I think that was cheap. If we all were tidy crafters it wouldnt be so interesting looking a everyones desks ~ Nicky 15

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely work - I like the shaped tree

voodoo vixen said...

Your Christmas tree album looks fab and I would say you probably undercharged for the lovely house if it played music too, but then, I am appalling at pricing stuff and end up giving it away so at least you made something out of it! :)

Serendipity Stamping said...

I could just snatch all of your beautiful albums right up. As are as the church price - you would need to add up all the suppllies used, including your time and see if you made any profit on it. It is lovely!! #79

Carola Bartz said...

I love your tree album! Especially that little owl! What kind of punch is that? Totally adorable! I love owls (we actually have a Great Horned Owl living close to our house, I hear him/her almost every evening) and a punch would be just great!
- Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennie said...

ooh loving the trees Happy Woyywing!

Susan Allan said...

Such a lovely idea to have
tree-shaped albums. ...will need tree-shaped photographs.
Sue xx 86

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Lovely little tree book - it will be perfect once the pics are in it. The church is awesome, someone got a great bargain - don't sell yourself short next time. You are worth it!
Vicki #95