When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW 312 - special edition!

Well it's here - the 6th anniversary of our wonderful WOYWW, Julia has brought so many people together with her idea of us all sharing our desks regularly. I may not get here every week, but boy do I enjoy it when I do. I've made online friends and some of those have now become real friends. That's what makes this special.

Right my desk - 
So there's stuff! Under the blue ink is an album I bought from Paperchase ages ago. It's for scrapbooking, has black pages and is perfect for me to document my 40th birthday week so I've started gathering bits for the cover and deciding how to go about it all.

Window side - there's papers and an image ready to make my niece's birthday card and those boxes?! Well I'm very excited. I picked up this beauty from my local charity shop. It's a Polaroid Pogo. A mini printer that you can print 2 x 3 inch photos with and it's a Zink product (Zero ink). I've wanted either one of these or one of those cameras that prints pics but couldn't afford one. These pics are perfect for Smash books and scrapbooking. And the paper is photo but with peel and stick backs! Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this for £15. (They're normally anything between £30 - £50). Took me a while to suss how to send pics from my phone but I got there and it works beautifully. Very happy Zoe! 

Now I wanted to share this pic with you of my Fundraising page I was finally well enough to go to the bank to pay in the money raised from the WOYWW crop plus extras as I sold a couple bits kindly donated too. So earlier I made the donation. I want to THANK everyone who went to the crop for your generosity and kindness. To have raised this amount by the end of May is absolutely amazing. I'm over the moon as you can imagine. This money will help so many people who have any of the Hypermobility syndromes including Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility like me. 

 Okay so that's me for now - I'm off to link up. I do have some extra ATCs to share as well as my * one so let me know if you'd like one leaving your email so I can contact you!

Take care Zo xx


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's a great total and not even half way through the year. I'm so glad you're feeling better after a horrible week. Talk about a roller coaster ride! Blogger is giving me grief and I've only just managed to publish yesterday's post. Not sure I'll be joining in today, but wanted to visit anyway.

Neet said...

How good to know that you raised so much money - a great achievement.
Please can I do a swap with you on atc's - I loved the ones I saw that you had done and was quite envious. Maybe next year I will make it to the crop - working on it anyhow.
Happy 6th WOYWW Anniversary - Neet xx

Lisca said...

Great that you raised so much money! (in such a short tme too).
I'm fascinated by your buys. can't get my head around zero ink. The Polaroids of old used special paper. Is that what it means? I always thought that Polaroid photo paper was really expensive.... I'm really curious what you are going to do with it (them)
I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
Have a good week and CU Wednesday

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Zoe, what a fabulous total! Aren't WOYWWers wonderful? That printer is a wonderful find- well done you. Love the idea of the black paged scrapbook- will have to look in Paperchase next time I pass one.Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo, GO Zoe!! That rounded up nicely to a good chunk of money....WOYWWers really are the most generous of folk :-)

I'm goad you're feeling better after your big, poor really wipe you out, didn't it? Hope it didn't spoil what was a fantastic couple of weeks for you.....

Happy 6th WOYWW! Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Unknown said...

Oooh...I've seen those mini printers. What fun. I have marker envy seeing your lovely collection there. Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

MrsC.x said...

well done on your fundraising! im am swooning over here at your pen collection! brilliant bargain always feels better using something when its a bargain doesnt it!
Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
heres to many more
Charlie x #35

lisa said...

Well done, Zoe, that's a fantastic total.
And well done on that bargain buy. I've wondered about those printing gadgets, you'll have to let me know what you think when you've printed some photos.
Happy 6th Anniversary
Hugs Lisax #38

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! Well done on the fundraising Zoe! That printer looks amazing, now I need one too .... :o) You're the next asterisk after me, so I have an ATC ready for you - my email is Happy 6th Anniversary! Annie C #48

Annie Claxton said...

Hey Zoe just left a comment saying you were next after me but I was confooozed as we say round these parts - because I managed to enter my name twice, first time without the asterisk! So in fact I think you'll be sending to me - but please email me your snail mail address anyway as I would like to send you an ATC back. I am such a klutz! :o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Zoe, I'm so sorry you were so ill. Life can do that to us at times. I'm going to have to find out more about your disorder, because I've never even heard of it before.

So nice that you raised that much money from the crop. These gals were all so generous. Generous to a fault, if you ask me! I know everyone has been so good to me over the years.

I have a friend who recently bought a lot of new pens. She branched out and bought some Spectrum Noir. I hope I spelled it right. She says they cost less, but I doubt they are refillable like her copics.

Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1 and one more happy belated birthday.

Twiglet said...

Well done on the fund raising. Your little ATC arrived this week via Julia. Thanks lots its really lovely and very clever. Happy 6th WOYWWaversary! x Jo

Helen said...

What a great total!! Glad you have recovered from the exertions and illness following your birthday week!
I swear your tower of pens grows higher by the week..! Enjoy your 40th birthday journal, make sure you share some if it with us, please! Helen 7

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Zoe, what a fabulous amount of money already! yes the Deskers are a lovely and generous lot without doubt. Can only applaud your luck at the snaffle of the Pogo, amazing! Love that your birthday week was SUCH an eventful one, bet doing the album will make you grin all the time you're working on it!

Jac said...

well done on your fundraising, I also love paperchase and have brought some of there file books, havnt done anything yet with it but .... Thanks for the snoop

Jac x

Laura said...

Huge congrats on the fundraising total x
Zo, I'm probably being really dim but I can't find a way to contact you. Can you shoot me an email with your address as you are my *! beadsbuttonsandbirds at live dot co dot uk
Thanks, and Happy Anniversary!

Artatag said...

You really bought some interesting things. That printer is a cool bargain. Congrats on being to successful on fundraising!
Thank you so much for your earlier visit.

Hettie said...

Congratulations on your fun draising Honey. So happy to be part of it.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary!!
Guess what. I had your BOO with me at the Crop!! Ahhhh!

Anonymous said...

That is a good chunk o' change, as we say back home :) I JUST managed to squeeze the non-standard ATC into my holder so happy to say I can display it this year! Well done, even if it was only by accident on your part {wink}

Lovely to see you and well done on the fundraising too.

Happy belated 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Zo, thanks so much for popping over and sharing all images above and below, just had good peek around, and you have had marvellous crop, great fund raising by very special people, and love your album up above too well done, plus!!!!
Happy 6 WOYWW!!! :)
Shaz in Oz.x #33

Kyla said...

Brilliant amount :-)

kyla #26

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Your fund raising has done so incredibly well. I hope you are feeling a lot better after being hit so hard by that bug. thank you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #8

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Zo,

Am belatedly returning your visit from last week! The printer sounds like a ton of fun -- I'd never heard of it. Amazing job with the fundraising. Happy WOYWW anniversary. ~ Laura #64

Morti said...

Happy WOYWW 6!

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I'm a bit slow getting round this week!

So good to see all the money raised, it's fab! I'm glad you had a good birthday week. How's the blue hair doing?