Dec 18 2013

Tales from theStudio and woyww #237


It is the last Wednesday this year that I will share my desk… because next week, on X-mas day, all hell will break loose on my blog as the Top 2ooo Musical Blog Party starts December 25th! (And as far as you did not know yet: YOU too are invited to join the party!)

But today is still ‘normal,’ so come on in and I show you a golden oldie scrapbook layout and of course a photo of my desk! Oh, and I throw in a brand new art journal page also…



Let us start with a “Golden Oldie” layout.

(I don’t create ‘traditional scrapbook layouts’ anymore but every Wednesday I dive into my albums and lift a ‘golden oldie.’ The layouts I pick are random, YOU – blog readers – name the number of the album and layout to show. Let me know in a comment which album you want me to open next week – to avoid that you name layouts that have already been requested, you can find a list showing the ‘free’ numbers to choose from on this page.

Today’s request came from Nan G. from Froggy Designs who asked me to publish Layout No. 4 from Album 4.

I found a very appropriate layout (spread) – at least the time of year is right – because the spread is themed New Years Eve 2006… but I also find it a very boring spread! I made it in the ‘early years of scrapbooking’ and there’s not much to see but a few photos (of which I blurr some too, because I don’t want to put the face of a friend online without permission.)

New Years Eve 2006



In the same album, in the plastic covers before this spread, there’s layout #3 and that one is, if possibly, even more appropriate… Since I am looking forward to next week and have music on my mind all day I show that one too!

Listening to the Top 2000 (December 2006)


The official Top 2000 list for this year will be announced next Monday… which is rather late, as in former years they published the official list in the first week of December already, and I/we could start creating much earlier!

However, that is beyond my control. I will publish the link to the list of this year – along with all the info about my Top 2000 Musical Blog Party – as soon as it is made public ( Monday) so we can start to create to the music right then and there!


And here is the last photo of the year of my desk how it looked this morning.
This photo is taken for “What’s On My Work Desk? Wednesday,” Julia’s weekly event. On woyww-day, crafty and artistic individuals around he world share pictures of their desks. Hop on over to Julia’s blog Stamping Ground to find out all about it.

WOYWW #237


I did not plan to send out Christmas cards this year, but last week I decided to create at least a few cards to send to my dearest loved ones and family. I hope to finish these later this week and send them before the New Year.


And here’s my latest art journal page, in the Zeeuwse Ziel art journal. This page is inspired by the Dutch song (an oldie from 1968)  Waterdrager by Boudewijn de Groot




I wish you all a nice, bright week and – in case you are ‘not around’ before Wednesday: happy holidays!
Hope to see (a lot of) you next week to play along at least one time with the musical Top 2000 party… (yep, again I mention it… can you tell I am looking forward to this event??!!!)



16 Responses to “Tales from theStudio and woyww #237”

  • Tracy Says:

    Love the desk and looking at your older LO’s. Thanks for sharing, Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

  • Claire G (HamnMule Designs) Says:

    Hey Marit, love the view of 2006 New Years eve! The paint roller can also be called a the idea of using Music Sheets as backing paper. The tones in your art journal page made me smile, I love those blues and greens. Cx #60

  • phinner Says:

    Marit!!! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! I’m getting excited for the blog party this year and trying to get a jump on my works! Do you have the link for the list of songs yet (???? I didn’t check myself, thot I’d ask! : .) Happy Holidays!

  • phinner Says:

    ok, I see that this exact blog post says next Monday, heh! {blush!} I suppose I should read stuff first!

  • Ali H Says:

    Hi Marit
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas – its been great to get to know you on your blog this year ! Merry Christmas ! Ali #40

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek Says:

    Loving your older pages!! So fun!! And love love love your journal page … the colors are fabulous!!!!

  • ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest Says:

    It is always such fun to come and visit you dear Marit ♥…
    You amaze me again and again with your energy and creativity!
    (((hugs))) and very best wishes dear one!

  • Mary Anne Says:

    Lovely, as ever, to see some scrapbooking, but I do love the journal page too!
    Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it’s commenting time …

    Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
    Mary Anne (24)

  • Claudia Says:

    Leuk initiatief, ik ga het zeker in de gaten houden. Ik volg blogs via blogspot en dan krijg ik automatisch nieuwe berichten, kan dat hier ook?

    Het enige wat mij tegenhoudt is dat alles in het engels is. Jammer, voor een nederlands initiatief. Ik snap wel dat er ook internatiale volgers zijn, maar mijn engels is niet goed genoeg om het allemaal te volgen helaas.

  • Monica Smith Says:

    I decided to do solstice cards at the last minute and then got over run by everything. have a great and creative new year
    monica 13

  • Daniella Says:

    Hi Marit! I hope you are doing awesome!!
    Your art journal page is stunning!!
    I don’t know if someone else answered this but, the thing on your desk is a brayer!
    If I don’t catch you before, I want to wish youu
    A Yule filled with Blessings,
    A very Merry Christmas,
    And a New Year filled with possibilities!!

  • Julia Dunnit Says:

    Marit your art is amazing, that journal page is just gorgeous. I love that you label the things on your desk, it’s a computer skill I don’t have. (I think the paint roller word is ‘brayer’!?) I’m amazed that you’ve time to suddenly decide on a few cards – last minute is very inspiring though!

  • Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Brayer! I’m intrigued by the mandala colouring book there. I love colouring books and I’ve not heard of this sort. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2014! #41

  • Robert Says:

    Hi, Marit- I’m not sure how your Top 2000 Musical Blog Party works, but as a music lover, I am intrigued, so I’ll be stopping by next Wednesday to find out!