Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Organized? It's an illusion. My very first WOYWW {What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday}

Hello!

I am participating in my first What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? WOYWW

You can visit Julia's Stamping Ground blog to see other workdesks/workspaces! Lots of lovely craft goodness.

This was an odd day for me to start showing off my workdesk/workspace. My papercrafting work area is actually clear of mess right now...temporarily...because I am about to start mass production of my holiday cards for OWH (Operation Write Home). That lonely holiday card on my craft table will be a rough template for the other cards.


I took some pics of the other workspaces in my craft room to show a couple of other projects. Those areas are also a bit neater than they normally would be. It is an illusion of organization because I am preparing for big projects. I really can't do any projects without clearing off some surface space daily though. ;-) Especially in the papercrafting work area, thanks to my Card A Day projects.

I have made a card a day for 32 days straight. Sometimes multiple cards a day. Of course, I am too disorganized to remember to post them on the blog every day but I do post a pic of them daily on Instagram. ;-) This is a record for me because I'd been way behind on handmade cards and my sister kept teasing me about that because I have plenty of supplies - especially rubber stamps. I LOVE rubber stamps - but who doesn't?!

Okay, enough of my rambling introduction. Here are the rest of the pics. Thanks for taking a peek! :-)

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~

P.S. Oh! There is one pic that shows what an awesome mail day it was! Lots of fun new goodies. I am on a steampunk kick right now (plan to have a steampunk Halloween costume) and can't wait to use the new stamps. Don't you love them - especially the alphas?!


Where the mess from the papercrafting area is right now. Hanging out on the dryer while I separate scraps from stamps and embellishments.
The other side of my tall (I stand to work) craft table is for journaling and some jewelry projects. Currently the pink tray holds a new batch of supplies from a trip to the jewelry store this past weekend. Fun! The bin on the other side of the table holds accessory options for my Halloween steampunk costume. I'll do a blog post about that on my main blog when I get it done (Love and Creative Destiny). The area is supposed to be for fabric cutting, as evidenced by the cutting mat, but it never stays cleared off enough for that. ;-)
The area by the window is for metal stamping, taking photos, and odd projects. It is so bright today! Still about 100 here in Tucson. Still a bit too warm all over the U.S. from what I've seen. :/ Nice and comfy inside though with the A/C. Of course, no matter how high the A/C is, I can feel the heat coming through the window when the sun is shining. My craft room is also the warmest/coldest room in the house depending on the season. (We really only have two - HOT and cooler! LOL)
The main jewelry work areas and my mini sewing machine (my regular sewing machine is down for repairs and I haven't mastered my serger). I make jewelry for dolls (and people) and in this photo you can see some of the legs of my dolls that I use as models, and a doll dress form.

18 comments:

  1. Welcome, stephanie! Operation Write Home got my attention. I email, of course, but i have thought of doing the snail mail lately, really do some handwritten letters. Cards to write on is a wonderful idea. thanks for sharing! #145 melinda alpha

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    1. Thank you for the welcome, Melinda! My nephew is on his first deployment. He likes communication via the internet as well but it seems like the cards are very popular, so my sister and I are excited about contributing! :-)

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  3. The shot of the legs of the dols makes me smile! What an a amazing space you have Stephanie...welcome to WOYWW. I am a rubber stamp fan too - oh yeah..and secretly if it's wood mounted, I want it. Am scared that they're getting rare! Good luck with your OWH works, I love the lonely sample idea!

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    1. Thank you Julia!!! I know what you mean about the wood mounted stamps! :-) I buy cling mounted now because of space constraints but wood mounted are my favorite. My sister converted all of her old wood mounted stamps to cling but I could never bring myself to do the same. lol

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  4. Welcome to WOYWW, it really is quite addictive! Great pics of your space & what you do, and I love those rubber stamps. Have a great week, Shaz #58

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    1. Thank you Shaz! I think I am already addicted. ;-) You have a great week as well!

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  5. Welcome ...but be warned ...it is addictive ... and time speeds up ...and you loose days...you blink and its Wednesday again.lol
    LOVE your space ...I could spend so much time just nosing around your shelves.xx38

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    1. Thanks Angie! I can definitely understand the addiction!! Lots of inspiration too! :-) xx

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  6. Gosh so much there, I can't take it all in AND visit other desks but let's just say welcome to WOYWW. It is VERY addictive, not missed a week yet since I started back in March! You have an amazing workspace and guess what? I'm one of those who doesn't really like rubber stamps! Much prefer diecutting - each to their own. BJ#6

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  7. Please take the word verification off, it took me 6 goes to comment just now and I can't cope with that too often. Thanks BJ#6

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    1. Hi BJ,

      My apologies about the word verification! Had no idea it was on. Have not gotten many comments on this blog before this post. ;-) I will be sure to change it now. Thanks for the workspace compliment! I love my Sizzix for die cutting. My sister and I wish we lived closer to each other so we could invest in electronic die cutters to share! :-) To each their own - whatever gives us crafty happiness!

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  8. Thanks for sharing the wider look around! You are looking pretty organized and inspired! My second week on WOYWW isn't it fun? Sandi 114

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    1. Thank you Sandi! Having great fun looking around and very inspirational! Love your Halloween projects and the jewelry organizer for inks idea...wonderful! Thanks for visiting! xx

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  9. Welcome to WOYWW you are going to love it! It is so much fun and so addicting. My DH tells me it keeps me out of trouble. I couldn't see any pictures today so I don't know if anyone else complained about that or not. Hope I can see when I come back. Have a great week. Vickie #22

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    1. Hi Vickie! Thank you and thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry the photos weren't working. Have a great week as well! xx

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  10. Hi there aand a warm welcome to WOYWW as you've already heard it is very addictive :-) Gosh you have so many things going on and so many different types of tools and materials for crafting. Thanks for visiting me ad becoming a follower I was so delighted to see you. Sorry I am a bit late replying to you - the story of my life. Anne x

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    1. Thanks for the warm welcome Anne! Love your blog and projects! I like your silver pen holders too. ;-) Gosh - no worries about any delay in replying! I think it might take me the whole week to get a chance to visit every blog on the list. lol Enjoying it though! xx

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