Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Welcome to the 143rd WOYWW

WOYWW = What's on Your Workdesk Wednesay--a crazily addictive blog wherein a bunch of zany crafters share their work spaces, warts and all.  You can visit Stamping Ground to meet our wonderful hostess, Julia Dunnit, and see what all the fuss is about.  Here's a fine example below, my desk!
 I went for a wider view this time so you can see more.  Starting on the left is a tall stack of Iris carts that holds frequently used items, or rather what used to be frequently used items.  I suppose one of these days I should reorganize that to make it be more useful.  I use the top two drawers a lot-decorative scissors and my Marvy ink pads & Sticklers.

On top of that is a hodge podge of card bases.  In front of that is a plastic bin of random kits.  They used to be in various baggies but I have a plastic bag eating cat now.  The flowered plastic shoebox is my travel box of supplies.  The box of plastic bins has solid colored cardstock pieces sorted by color.  I access those a lot.

You can see all the different organizational bins on top of my desk.  All sorts of things are in them--cat eye inkpads, Marvy markers, bulky paper flowers, decorative tape, staples, ribbon charms, scrapper's floss, shaped paperclips, my stash of snippets, sponges, water brushes and blender pens, my mini anvil for eyelet setting, my giant double-stick tape tape dispenser.  The purple squirt bottle is to clean stamps and keep cats in control.  There is a desk organizer with scissors, rulers, paper piercers, and the like as well as a built-in tape dispenser.

The black cart to the right of my desk has a basket of ribbons and random projects on top of it.  In it is ribbons, stickers, dimensional stickers, more ribbons, bling and pearls, embossing powder, a tag maker and other more light weight things.  The pile in front of that is my latest Club Scrap boxes with some magazines, catalogs and papers mixed in with my new Stampin' Up purchases and a border punch I used.  Things I'm working on or with often end up right there in a pile.

There is the usual assortment of stuff UNDER my desk.  There is the usual random stuff ON my desk.  One of the side shelves (I call them cutting boards but would slaughter anyone who cut into them) is opened up and has a box of pink and red embellishments on it with a House Mouse Card on top.  I love, love, LOVE those cutting boards that I can pull out for added space and push in when not needed.
On my desk is a project I abandoned for the evening.  I wanted to make a cute card with a fairy stamp from this set of stamps I got free in a magazine a long time ago. You see as far as I got.  There are left over pink papers from my House Mouse card, some circular die cuts, new pom pom ribbon from Stampin' Up, tapestry needles that I just found to repair the burgandy colored strap that's barely peeking into the photo.  In the upper right corner you can see my stack of new stamps that are waiting for me to use them.
That's it for Wednesday's post.  Stay tuned tomorrow when I'll give you an up close and personal look at that HM card and maybe I'll have a fair card for you... and who knows what else!

48 comments:

pat said...

Looks like you have everything you need to make just about anything. Have fun.

kay said...

am amazed at how much you have managed to fit in there,happy crafting,x

Squirrel x said...

Impressively creative desk hun, my idea of heaven! If cats eat plastic bags (Vince chews cellophane) why isn't their poo ready wrapped? Just a thought. Hugs Sxx

Artyjen said...

What a great creative space you have ;)
xoxo sioux

Angenita said...

A workspace to love. A little messy and way to much stuff around. It's perfect!

May said...

Now thats a craft space, so much yummyness to play with love it!! Hugs May x x x

Barb King said...

Love your sense of humor! Your posts are really funny. Nice coffee cup tag, I recently posted a 'Latte" inspired card that looks similar. Fun!
Barb #116

Twiglet said...

I love that little mouse and all those buttons.

Julia Dunnit said...

Be still my heart...a pile of new stamps waiting to be used. Bliss! Love the idea that the squirts bottle is an aid in cat behaviour too, I should Like to try that on my neighbours cat who watches me at my desk while he uses my garden for hunting and toilet ting. Grr.
Cutting boards!!! argh argh!! writing leaf we call it, and yes, I'd join you in the slaughtering queue!!!

Bugged Designs said...

What a fabulous workspace - it's like Christmas and must be very inspiring. I spy a fish tank in the background, hope they don't give you as much hassle as mine give me - I thought they'd be an easy pet but I just seem to be forever cleaning them and fixing filters! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Gwen said...

Can't believe how organised you are, a place for everything....at least you always know where things might be.....I never have a clue
:)
xxx 104

Gillian said...

You must be super organised. Homes for my bits and bobs change all the time. Love the look of the card u were making too

fairy thoughts said...

I always thought you crafted on your desk, silly me you have a big pile of 'stuff' like the retst of ujanet #36s LOL' thanks for the wider view

Anesha said...

Great space, love the cute card. thanks for your visit.

JoZart said...

So organised with everything to hand, well done you! Great snoop over all your craftiness.
thanks so much for visiting me too,
JoZarty x

MaggieC said...

I can identify with the plastic eating cat. We have a plastic (and anything else) eating dog. Her most expensive meal was DH's hearing aid - not a popular pup on that occasion. She does assist in making us more tidy. Nothing can be left within range. Thank you for coming over for a visit and your very kind comments. xx Maggie #9

Hazel said...

A lot going on and a lot of crafting goodies in your workspace. Love the HM card (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

VonnyK said...

That is certainly impressive clutter. At least yours is organised clutter, mine is just random mess.
Your card is so cute.
Have a great week.
Von #45

RosA said...

I love the way your desk and supplies are organised. Everything appears to be handy and you know where things are too! Wish I could say the same! Love that House Mouse card! Can't resist the little critters! Happy WOYWW.

sandee said...

I bet those pull out shelves are handy to have around, I could use of that too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Katt aka LaLa said...

Wow, awesome craft desk! I'm just drooling over all the yummy supplies! Super cute card, love it!! TFS :)

Amy E said...

What a fun crafty space you have going there!! And the close up of the pic you colored is GORGEOUS!!!

Well, you caught me...It IS a hamster wheel on my desk. I can't help it...it just matched my craftroom so well. My daughter hasn't noticed her hamster is missing...yet!

Actually I have NO IDEA what it is! I found it at Goodwill a while back, brought it home and spray painted it silver (I think it was black.) I decided I would find someway to use it...but so far, I'm still looking! If you see it straight on, it looks like it's designed to look like an old film canister. But it actually is hinged and opens up into two half-circles. If it lays down flat, it almost looks like it would hold a bottle of wine and glasses...except there's no bottom. You know...I think I might write a new post..."what the heck is this thing?!?!"

Thanks for taking a peek at my workdesk!

Amy E. #39
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Lou said...

Hi Judy Thanks for visiting my desk, we bought Toby a toy tortoise - very life like but he prefers the shoes! I love that house mouse card, those little mice are all gorgeous and i see all those lovely stamps, penny black stamps are all gorgeous, i haven't seen a penny black stamp that i don't want/need! those side shelves must come in handy anyway Hope you get on better with the fairy card have a great day Lou x

Craftychris said...

Wow your desk is amazing! I would feel creative just sitting at it. Your House Mouse card is fab, I love the little critter! Thank you for visiting my desk - Encaustic Art is painting with special wax using an iron. Have a cool week xx

April said...

Wow! great to see you have all your wonderful stash to hand! Like the idea of you sat there crafting and squirting your cats with water :o) The pull out boards are fantastic!! although if I had those I think mine would be pulled out all of the time, I never seem to have enough worktop space x

BetteK said...

FAB post ... it was a bit like a "spot the ....???" game because as you mentioned each item in your post I just HAD to spend ages searching your photo' to find it! Super workspace by the way ... I now know every inch of it!!!! Happy Crafting. Debbie #89

Neet said...

Everything and everywhere ought to have one of those slidey out boards (you call them cutting boards). I love them but only have the one on the computer desk (which now does not hold a computer - taken over for crafting and computer now a lap top)
Thanks for sharing all that storage you have (fabulous) and commenting on my blog. Hugs, Neet 19 xx
ps my son and partner bought me my first pasta machine and she expected to have fresh pasta next time they came. Shock horror to find it was for clay.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your desk so full of crafty goodies, just in the right place. Happy Thursday to you, hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the oh so creative spaces & take care. Zo xx 83

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Cute card and great desk! would love a good rummage round in it

Angie said...

Oh I do love your desk! Something so wonderful about roll tops and those side boards are to die for! I pull out the little drawers on either side of mine and use them similarly. Thanks for the wide view!!!

Linda said...

You have a great and fun space. I love the roll top desk with the cutting boards. Very cool.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. The reason I used beware for my puppy layout was because when we first got her, I was afraid of her. Sounds silly now but that was my world when I was 12. :) Linda #114

Ann B said...

I'm late getting round everyone this week - so many people are taking part now. I love the busyness of your desk and all that storage - Wow!
Thanks for visiting yesterday.
Ann B
#70

Joanne said...

It's going to take me the whole of March to look at everything in your amazing craft space. What a wonderful wooden desk.
Hugs Joanne xx

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog - but I must say I'm jealous of your desk - it looks like a proper writing bureau, with a roll-top and compartments for pens, paper and notebooks...lush! I'd still want one like that even over one that cleaned...! Have a good week, best wishes, Deb Pen Pot

Create With Joy said...

Love your desk and your card!

Hope you're having a great week. Don't forget to join me for Friendship Friday this weekend! :-)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Great organization! Bins make me happy. :) Ok, why does your cat eat plastic bags? Another way of telling you to pay attention?

Thanks for visiting my desk this week!

Cheers,
Susan #140

Di said...

Crumbs - so much going on, on, in, around and under your desk. Love those cutting boards, super to have extra space when needed - do you ever push them in for long spells of time? Di xx

Karen said...

A great creative space and a really cute House Mouse card, its gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Mary Ann said...

Love that roll top desk. We have a cat that eats plastic bags too. I have no idea why he does...we do feed him...LOL

Lavinia said...

I want your desk,love love love a roll top desk! Quite hard to come by in my neck of the woods! The house mouse stamp is too cute! Wouldn't it be fab if they were real! Would love a pet mouse that talked!:) Have a great week!
Lavinia
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Excellent question! Cats who eat plastic should have poo that comes pre-packaged. I had another cat who ate rubber bands. Made for an interesting scooping session.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The fish in the background are no fuss at all! That's because the hubby takes care of them. The bigger tanks regulate themselves better than the smaller ones once they get nicely established. It gets a vacuum, water change, and filter replacement once a month while I'm at my stamp club meeting. We have a smaller tank and it gets the same but he takes the filter out and rinses it about once a week.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ohmygosh! Having a dog eat a hearing aid ranks right up there with the stories of the dog eating the engagement ring. Why are pets so weird?!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My cutting boards are usually pushed in as I have to be careful not to bash the arms of my chair into them. I pull them out a lot during a project but pick up and push them in again once its done. I prefer armless chairs but I have a habit of stacking things next to my desk and then leaning over to the side to pick them up. I've seriously injured my hip doing that so... hubby's orders, chairs with arms!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The cat that eats plastic bags is tortoiseshell and all tortoiseshell cats are insane. That's the best reason I can come up with why Poppy eats plastic bags. She likes the zip loc type plastic, not like grocery sacks. She chews on it mostly but then a piece comes off and she swallows it. She's nuts, what can I say?

Lisa-Jane said...

Wait, I think you have a spare inch just to the left there ;-) And I love your wee mousy card!

scrappymo! said...

I just love that house mouse card. It is just so cute! Love the colours.

ger76 said...

Fantastic space & super cute card!!!, thanx for stopping by me page,

luv Ger
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