WOYWW on Cinco de Mayo


Cinco de Mayo is just another excuse for DH to have me make Mexican food (despite it being a SPANISH holiday and not a Mexican one) so I have some cheap pork shoulder on a bed of onions with a jar of salsa dumped over it simmering in the crockpot – if I were more organized it would be enchiladas but it’s more likely to be tacos/ fajita-like roll-ups as that can all be assembled by each diner at the table.

If I may digress for a moment – thinking about Cinco De Mayo and the unlikely defeat of the French by the Spanish, it made me recall a stray comment on QI – check out both Let Me Google that for You (for the helpful passive aggressive in us all)  and the joke embedded in the Google search results.

Anywho, on to my workdesk.  Yes, under the mess (you can just see the Prima flower pack and the punch)  is the project I mentioned yesterday,  still in progress. BUT a more pressing matter needed resolving. After having side one done for MONTHS, side two of a little mini-book project that needs to be shipped off in the next few days HAD to be completed.  It needs mailing to the person who will bind it, assemble it, and deliver it.  I am happy to say I finished it this morning, so can go BACK to the other project and work more on that!

You can also see a lovely bag of flower petals and butterflies – I took DD out for a new pair of shoes to fit over her new foot brace this past weekend and saw a butterfly JUST LIKE the biggest ones from the colourful set (what you can see is the pink and gold ones in the bag) on a thin wire in some home decor shop for £7.50 (!!)  I paid less than $5 for a pack of at least 8, possibly 10 of them, in varying sizes but including at least 3 of the biggest size ones.


Here is the mni-book page.

No binding holes as there will be many different pages to be added and the binding needs to work for all of them.

A big space on the page for a photo and the little stamped on vellum butterflies and below the backs of the tags with journaling spots.

The flowers are sandwiched between the front and back pages and the chipboard.  It’s all quite OTT and side two is even more so, but it’s always a bit fun to go OTT every now and again!

Last week was the first week in all the weeks of doing WOYWW that I actually added it to the Mr Linky thing – I was stunned to get so many comments and must now return the favour this week.  I think I may have missed an integral part of the whole WOYWW thing by not commenting.  Shame on me.  But given my past problems with commenting (which I am suspecting has more to do with my BROWSER than the fact I am WordPress and most people are Blogger, like I once thought) I hope I can manage it. So I am heading off there now to post and hop.

36 thoughts on “WOYWW on Cinco de Mayo

  1. Wow, your mini book looks awesome! I love the tags with the flowers on and the colors you have used!

  2. wow – i love what you did with those flowers – so fresh and colourful. Love ’em.

    Paula x x x

  3. nice to meet another flower and butterfly lover. You little book is gorgeous.

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  5. Great workdesk, gorgeous minibook and the food sounds yummy xxx

  6. These are lovely book pages. I would love to see the completed book. Love that green. Happy WOYWW.

  7. Love your book layouts and your desk is full of interesting things!
    Thanks for the lovely snoop!

  8. those butterflies are lovely. And your tags are magnificent

  9. Gorgeous mini book MaryAnne, enjoy your dinner 🙂

  10. Oooh lots of gorgeous flowers – love your pages 🙂

  11. Love your mini book, it looks fantastic, great colours. Love the stash on your workdesk too. Tracy Evans x x

  12. Love your mini book, it looks fantastic, great colours. Love the stash on your workdesk too. Thanks or the nose around. Tracy Evans x x

  13. Your mini book is stunning!! I love the pretties on your desk x

  14. Gorgeous work and I LOVE your Flowers. S xx

  15. Love those butterflies MA and they were a bargain. Love the colour combo on your mini book too. Thank you for sharing your talents. ~Glen~

  16. Love all your art, fabulous flowers and tags and your butterfly. And how come your tacky-glue is a lovely lilac, where mine’s sort of orangey brown? Lilac looks nicer!
    ps I have free a didi digi on my blog today

  17. Love those journalling tags … and ….can I come to eat at your house? lol. I have never used pork that way …usually chicken or slivers of frying steak…is pork more traditional.

  18. Beautiful work, ikki

  19. love all these flowers and your tags are beautiful!

  20. Gorgeous butterflies and flowers and love the scrapbook page 🙂 Tried LEGTFY but didn’t find what you referred to :-/ The food sounds yummy BTW Cinco De Mayo is a great linedance LOL
    Anne x

    • When you click the link, watch the resulting Google search – it asks you “Did you mean: french military defeats?” , as in there were no results for VICTORIES.

  21. Wow, bargain or what on the butterflies 😀 The mini book is gorgeous, love it!

  22. Just love the colours in your mini book

    can x

  23. It’s so cute !! I like it. See you next week

  24. LOVELY flowers, LO is gorgeous.

  25. Great ‘goings on’ here today!
    Super mini book!

  26. I love the colours on that mini book and what a great desk this week with lots to rootle through :0) Enjoy Cinco de Mayo.

  27. Oh wow, this is going to be amazing when it’s all done, the colours are just so fabulously Springlike

  28. LOVE your art…as for the Mexican food .. you have me craving some now… think I may have to persuade OH to take me out to dinner now ROFL x Happy Cinco de Mayo BTW x

  29. Really love all your flowers and you mini book is really pretty.
    A x

  30. I love your mini book! The colours & backgrounds are stunning! Great to meet another wordpresser too!!
    Alison x

  31. I’m stunned by the price differences in the butterflies – I realise that one was in a hoe decor shop, but still…good grief. The album is gorgeous, over the top really is a lovely thing when it looks this good!
    Oh and happy Cinco de Mayo – we too have mexican in the would have been spanish but I used chilli instead of paprika by mistake!!!

  32. Your mini book is beautiful!
    Clare x

  33. beautiful mini book! love all the goodies on your desk, very pretty!

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