Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Alrighty then.  Everyone complained about the new blogger template but, I had no problem navigating it but... this is different from a day ago.  WTF? (pardon my explicative) I'm sure a lot of you are saying the same thing under your breath (so to speak).  Is this supposed to be simpler, better?  If so, why don't they give us an option to upgrade or at the very least a warning of a change to come.  Darn it all. We all love blogger for a lot of reasons just wish they would improve their customer service.  If there were another free blog site we would jump Blogger Ship and swim to them.   Blogger decides what is best but... they must not know their demographics.  I venture to say that a large percentage of us are in the 40+ age group, have sufficient to above average computer skills and are mostly hands-on creative types.  Basically it has to make sense to us.  So, Dear Blogger, Love you but, give us a heads up for changes coming.  Okay?
Okay.  Enough soap box.

Here is my desk.  What happened to the tidiness?  Yeah, well that was two weeks ago.  Life happens.
Fallout from recent projects.  A Marie Antoinette ACT (see close ups below)

 Vintage blue bead trim I used on the card.

I bought the blue bead trim at the same time that I bought these.  The brown trim has rotted thread and is very fragile, so I can only use the beads (those are the ones I used to trim the Gingersnap ATC from an earlier post).

So, here is my first Marie Antoinette ATC.  I got her image from Magic Moonlight (see button on my sidebar) and the jewelry images are from Kristin at Retro Cafe Art (see her button on my sidebar).

I dyed the paper and satin flowers with glimmer mists then "gilded" them in gold with Smooch paint.  I dyed the stick pins with slate alcohol ink and touched them with the gold Smooch.

The background began with mica watercolors (USArtQuest) then stamped and heat embossed in gold.
Trimmed in the vintage blue beaded trim, paper leaves punched from MS border punch and some "found" pearl bead sprays.  It all began with her dress.

For those of you that visited me the last time (two weeks ago!!!)  This is what became of the girl in pink...
I call her "The Flower Girl"  Her image is from Kristin at  Retro Cafe Art.

Again I added magnet strips to the back.  Doesn't she just have the sweetest face?!?!

Toddle over to Julia's site and find a lot more inspiration from fabulous women and their work desks here:

Happy Wednesday, Y'all!!!!


  1. A great, creative desk, I love the vintage lace and your ATC's are just amazing, they are both really gorgeous :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

  2. Your flower girl is gorgeous and so too is your MA ATC. BJ#18

  3. wow your ATC's are gorgeous
    have a fab woyww crafty week
    kay #38

  4. Love your ATCs - Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 29

  5. Looks like you have been busy creating, love the messy desk. Thanks for sharing.

    Eliza #19

  6. The ATC's are just stunning!!! I haven't noticed blogger changing again?? hey ho.... happy woyww anyway, from Helen, 7

  7. Oh wow your ATC's are stunning, and I love those trimmings! Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW offerings! Zo xx 68

  8. Love, love, love your ATC's - amazing and yes she does have the sweetest face. Thee are some lovely things over at Retro Cafe Art. Thanks for sharing your little beauties. Crafty Hugs, Anne x #44

  9. Creative desk!!!

    Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

    Hugs Marleen #25

  10. Your desk is fantastic. I couldnt believe that your creations are ATCs, very impressed. You are so clever. Tracey x ±90

  11. Thankfully, I'm not using the "new" blogger yet. Won't either until they pull the plug on the old one! Used it once and hate it. But I sure like the looks of your desk. Happy WOYWW from #4 this week.

  12. ahahha..... 40+ .... and then some@! stupid blogger...


  13. Your ATC's are Stunning, Just Beautiful... I have never made one but hoping to for the WOYWW celebration... you are so clever... Love them.. Hugs May x x x#32

  14. What gorgeous ATC's you've made! They are worth a bit of stuff on your workdesk.
    Happy WOYWW

  15. Fantastic ATCs - so richly decorated. Love your workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

  16. Fingers crossed and frantically knock on wood, I'm having no troubles with the new interface so far. really loving it but am seeing lots of people struggling so am just (selfishly) hoping whatever issues are happening wont happen to me.

    Your Marie Antoinette is stunning. Like, as in jaw dropping. The ribbon behind her neck is inspired!
    Thanks for showing us!

    Carmen #74

  17. p.s re interface, but I DID spend a week checking out Typepad before I voluntarily switched to the new Blogger interface so... you know, it all seems so simple compared to what you need to know over there.

    Carmen x

  18. Loving your work desk and those ATC's are stunning. x

  19. I agree, that Marie Antoinette item is just so gorgeous! Wow...such talent, Miss Kat!

  20. I found your blog from a Laura Carson's post, showing your seashell theme Mother's Day ATC. Wow! Your work is so pretty. Amazing that we get any work done when the work space is taken over by "work in progress" goodies. It's fun to see this happening all over the paper "art"mosphere.


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