WOYWW – Celebrate The Occasion!

Celebrate The Occasion Card

Today is a very special day for participants of the weekly What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday blog hop, which was created by Julia of Stamping Ground four years ago – or 208 weeks if you prefer!

WOYWW holds a very special place in my heart. I met Julia shortly after I began blogging and WOYWW is the first (and longest running) blog party I have ever participated in. I have met many wonderful friends through this community over the years. I am SO proud to be a part of this community. If you’ve ever considered joining WOYWW – do so. WOYWW totally rocks!

Celebrate The Occasion Card - Inside

To celebrate, I created a special card in Julia’s honor – and, of course, a few ATCs to swap! I’ll show you my ATC’s in the upcoming weeks to give them a chance to arrive in the mail so that my partners can enjoy their surprise!

Be sure to check out the Art Challenges at the end of the post!

Legend In The Making

In other news – if you’ve ever wondered how Legend got his name – be sure to stop Wordless Wednesday. I’ll share the story of Tsunami in an upcoming post!

And, if you live in the US or Canada and like to read, I’m hosting two giveaways:

Happy Anniversary Julia! Happy Anniversary WOYW! Happy Anniversary, WOYWW friends! May there be many, many more!


Card Recipe

The products used on the card include:

  • Wholeport Japanese Zen Origami Paper
  • Wholeport Bird Printed Ribbon

I also used CTMH Crystal Blue & Baby Pink Ink & a Limited Edition CTMH Stamp Set (all over 6 months old as required for certain Art Challenges).

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66 Responses to “WOYWW – Celebrate The Occasion!”

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  1. Roudi says:

    Wow love the card you’ve made. Can’t wait to see your ATCs!

    Happy anniversary! xx
    Roudi #24

  2. Julia Dunnit says:

    Well, thank you ma’am! Great that we’re still here huh!

  3. Helen says:

    Happy WOYWWversary! What a beautiful ATC you have made. Hope to see your desk for many weeks to come! Helen, 39

  4. Beautiful card. Love the colors! I think I am the one starred under your star so I sent you my address. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #14

  5. Pam says:

    Happy 4th WOYWW. That cat just looks so chilled out! pam#36

  6. Ria Gall says:

    Hi Joy
    what a very pretty card the colours are so full of summer and will brighten up our day for us today.
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #50

  7. Maisie Moonshine says:

    Beautiful card. Love that bird stamp. Have a great WOYWW4 MMx #85

  8. Uniflame says:

    I haven’t read up on the ATC swap for WOYWW sadly. That is what you get when you are so busy finishing everything for the last school day of the year. I am curious about the ATC’s you made 🙂

    Uniflame #97

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy WOYWW to you! Just left you a comment re: the swap. I’m looking forward to sharing my ATCs in the upcoming weeks. Really need a day to play – the process has sparked my creativity! 🙂

  9. Twiglet says:

    Happy 4th WOYWW! x Jo

  10. Mary Anne says:

    Lovely stuff. The Party Starts NOW is perfect for it. Oh, and I am seeing loads o’ cats this week. How funny – I wonder if there are more Cat WOYWWers or more DOG ones?

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

  11. Voodoo Vixen says:

    Your card is lovely and that ribbon is wonderful with the little birds on it! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

  12. NYCSingleMom
    Twitter: NYCSingleMom

    happy WOYWW!! Love the card!! and thanks for stopping WW!

  13. Angie ...aka Shozzy says:

    Happy 4th ….you are right …. this is the best place to be …whether you think of it as a party or family or just a group of like minded friends. I also agree about naming cats …your two have awsome names. xx71

  14. Sue H says:

    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.

    Loving the card you made for the 4th anniversary, it says it all!
    You’re so right about finding the right name for your furry friends and I love the story of how Legend came by his. My BoJangles was Jack when I first got him and it really didn’t suit him. Bo is much better. He became BoJangles because he did just that. The bell on his collar would jangle when he was prancing about all over the place. Not so much now he’s older but when I first got him he didn’t sit still for a minute.

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

  15. IKE says:

    Fabulous card and that is one cooooooool Cat 🙂

    Happy WOYWW 4th Anni 😀

    IKE xx #124


  16. IKE says:

    Ooooh !!! – not sure if that posted my comment or not ?!!

    Lovely card – I like the tiny bird stamps and that is such a cooooooooool Cat you have 😀

    Happy WOYWW 4th Anni 😀

    IKE xx #124

  17. Minxy says:

    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

  18. Maudieroff says:

    Love the fresh colours in your card Joy – Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday…Mxx #137

  19. Chris Hanselman says:

    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love Challenges.


  20. Amanda
    Twitter: mhippiemomma

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us over at Showin’ Some Love Hump Day Blog Hop! Already following you. 🙂

    <3 Amanda*

  21. Liz Black says:

    Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing. I’m very late to the party today!!! Liz@161

  22. zoechaos says:

    Delightful card and inspiring read, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  23. Linda says:

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Created with love challenges
    Linda K. DT

  24. How pretty this card is. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

  25. kymi a says:

    Happy Anniversary to WOYWW! You make many beautiful crafts, this one I feel my oriental side coming out lol Thank you for always uplifting spirits and posting. BTW love your cat photos they always looks so regal! As I stare at my cat who is currently rolling in dirt outside lol. Aloha my friend Have a WOYWW week!

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Hello, happy 4th anniversary to you 🙂 Love the card you’ve made for the occasion – really happy and bright colours. Look forward to seeing your ATCs when you are ready to reveal. Oh, and himself is looking very regal today 🙂 Hope you’ve had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

  27. Lovely card with great spring like colours. Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations for our ‘Focus on the Sentiment’ challenge!

  28. Pinky Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for joining in this weeks LEJ Designs Challenge #55 – Celebrate, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

    What a gorgeous colourful and bright card. I love the oriental feel paper that really makes the rest of the card pop. Gorgeous layout and I love the flowers. Brilliant.

    I hope we will see you entering more of our weekly challenges in the future as there are always great prizes to be won.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT Member

  29. Nikki C says:

    Happy WOYWW and very pretty card perfect for the occasion 🙂 hugs Nikki #145

  30. Guess it has been awhile since I checked your blog as I think you have changed your header. Lovely card and look forward to seeing your ATCs. Legend always looks so laid back. Have a great week. #47

  31. Guess it has been awhile since I checked your blog as I think you have changed your header. Lovely card and look forward to seeing your ATCs. Legend always looks so laid back. Have a great week. #47

  32. Rosey says:

    The party sounds nice, the cat is just beautiful, and the giveaways are fun! Lots of great things going on over here, I see. 🙂

    I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things.

  33. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel

    Beautiful card. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing at my hop.

  34. Anne Fenton
    Twitter: www.etsy.com/shop/AnnesDddigitalArt

    Love your card, so bright and cherry…thank you for joining TTCRD this week;.

  35. Robin says:

    very cute card! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara’s linky party at Craftin Desert Diva’s. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  36. seema says:

    Wow lovely card and congratulations on your 4 anniversary thank you for joining in over at LEJ DESIGNS. Seema LEJ DT

  37. scrappymo! says:

    Happy belated WOYWW4.
    Look forward to seeing your finished cards in the coming weeks.

  38. Andreja L. says:

    Totally cute card you made! Good take of colours!
    Thanks for joining us at BearlyMineChallenge!
    Have a wonderful day :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  39. hi, Ramona, happy 4th WOYWW anniversary!
    i too am delighted to be part of this fun group!
    sometimes it’s the only reason i get to blog!
    and i guess i met you through WOYWW, right?
    so glad about that and happy to get a chance to
    peek at your desk today. lovely card! i am only
    now finishing up my ATCs and arranging my trades.
    Let me know if you have some extras you would like to trade!
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I would be thrilled to swap with you Peggy – I have an extra sitting here with your name on it!
      Just dropped you an email!

      We SO met through WOYWW and I count you as one of my many WOYWW blessings! 🙂

  40. Maria says:

    What a gorgeous, summery card, I love this and your layout is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us over the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  41. Heather B says:

    Great card! It sounds like a great community. I’ll have to check it out one day!

  42. What a fabulous card to celebrate a great blog. Love that printed ribbon, very funky

    Thanks for joining us

    Lin xx
    Lexi’s Creations

  43. Wow, 4 years! That’s awesome. I hope to start posting again when I actually craft mid-week. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  44. This is so cute and the DP’s are gorgeous…I especially love the ribbon with it’s design…Love those birdies. Thanks for joining us at our neighborhood—613 Avenue Create. Hope you’ll link with us again. God bless!

    JO ANN

  45. Lynda B says:

    Hello there Peggy
    I have so enjoyed looking around your website. Your card is lovely and so is your cat! He looks so regal and chilled out! I am a fairly new blogger and have so enjoyed being part of WOYWW and meeting new friends. I am excited to be your PIF and will leave you an e.mail with my details.
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B

  46. Nicolchen says:

    a beautiful creation you´ve made :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamping Friends ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  47. April says:

    Too cute! Might have to do this over over the summer.

    Stopping by from Inspire Me Monday!

  48. Cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves to Scrap!!

  49. Leslie says:

    Love the card!!

  50. Sarah says:

    I bet Julia loved that card – such a cute idea 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to our first ever POMA!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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