Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOYWW 150 and a parade of elephants!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  It's time for our weekly trek around the globe to have a peek at the desks of other creative souls.  This fun blog hop is courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground.

This picture was taken late yesterday as I was sorting through retired or soon-to-be retired stamp sets that I've decided to part ways with.  Scroll down to my previous post to see what is for sale if you're interested.  (Homespun Plaid, Always Elegant, Bold Line Alpha Upper and Numbers are already spoken for.)

On my last trip around the globe, many of you noticed the elephants in my window sill.  Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg!

I used to have another full shadow box of elephants, but my ex-husband knocked them off the wall by accident one day, and most were far too shattered to be repaired.  The ornately tiled elephant on the middle left that is facing to the right was my very first elephant.  This shadow box was made by my father, and he would sneak into my room and measure my elephants to make sure they had a perfect spot, especially the blown glass one below.

Does anyone remember when Avon was selling their version of Beanie Babies?  That's where these two colorful guys came from!

My elephant collection started years ago when my Grandma took me to a museum in St. Joseph, MO.  There was THE.MOST.AMAZING elephant collection there, and I was so smitten with them.  And the rest, as they say, is history!

Be sure you pop over to Julia's and have a go at visiting all the other creative desks!!

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Stamping!


  1. I love elephants, but giraffes are my thing really. I don't really collect them but I do seem to have a few! Elephants too. lol Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

  2. What a fun collection, Sheri!


  3. Wow, great craft space and loving all those elephants - great collection. Regards, Anne #30

  4. Wonderful array of elephants and a neat and tidy workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

  5. Lovely space and great elephants!


  6. Oh what a great story. I love a collection. And I love a collection that has been added to with love- like your Dad's handiwork in the shadow box.

  7. loving the elephants and what a clever dad you have, thanks for sharing your desk too

    Lisa #112

  8. I bet there are a lot of memories among those elephants. Happy belated WOYWW #45

  9. fab collection of elephants
    playing catch up
    happy woyww
    kay #51