Tuesday, 20 April 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 46

So this week sees more desk action, I can sit for longer and am actually getting stuck into some work. Some cards siting at the back waiting to go into little bags for a sale, some instructions for a folded card and the first real attempt - not rocket science,but it wouldn't be for me, huh! And a lovely shot of my plain scraps box too, for those that have heard me brag about my success with it but can't envisage it. Am still happy with how it works for me. Patterned papers are stored similarly but obviously, separately - and not colour optioned - that would require difficult decisions!
And finally, Kate wanted a 'full frontal' of my untidy stamp shelves. They looked alright in real life, but now I realise that I must have a moment or three of organisation!

We want to see what you're up to this week - take a pic of your work space - no matter what you're currently doing - load it onto your blog and then link it here - we'll swing by, gawp at your work in progress and rummage in your stuff. Lovely. It takes a while to visit all the desks - be patient. AND - be generous, leave a comment; we know in a lot of cases this is a promotional aide, but it doesn't mean that you should ignore those of us who just wanna show you around!

WOYWW HOUSEKEEPING:
Here we are on the run up to a year of WOYWW! I have to admit that I thought it must surely be getting boring by now, but I actually really like seeing what everyone's up to - it's only my desk that gets boring! Anyway, all this is a preface to a WOYWW Anniversary Challenge. Yes, the WOYWWAC. Be still my heart, these pointless acronyms just get better! Angie's idea, I seriously hadn't thought that it was an important enough anniversary to make anything of it, but hey - why shouldn't we! June the second. 2/6/2010 - or if you're on the USA side of the pond, 6/2/2010 is the actual 52nd week. That's over a month people to get something off the ground and make a project to fit the challenge criteria. Because we all do different things and because WOYWW is not about competition, more about our desks, here's the challenge: Make something (anything) that will beautify your workspace - desk, tray, wall, window, seat - blah, wherever you craft. The catch? Somehow, however discreetly, include the famous acronym WOYWW. You don't have to register or join or follow to enter, just like WOYWW - your entry will be your regular WOYWW post on week 52 showing your finished project in situ, enhancing your workspace. There will be prizes, and they will not be randomly selected. Sissy Dunnit will choose. OK? Have a bash, it'll be fun!

There is also rumbling talk of the desire for a WOYWWers meet up - would you express any vague interest in your comment please? I'm thinking sometime over the Stitches Exhibition at the NEC in October.




100 comments:

Virginia said...

HI Julia - I finally managed to post at a sensible time on a wednesday morning! I'm loving those stamping shelves - full to bursting full of fun stamps to play with - sheer bliss! Hope you are having a great day

Helen said...

Wow - you're on early today and I can't believe I'm first!! Love the idea of the anniversary challenge, will get my thinking cap on. Maybe I could incorporate the logo into my carpet... ha ha ha... i had a good go this week with some pink spray (see post earlier this week on my blog)
Love your stamp shelves, they look great.

LadyBug said...

Oh Oh Oh Oh!!!!!!!!!!! Jumping up and down with excitement!!!!!!! I know what my WOYWWAC is gonna be ;) and I'm well excited about starting it!!!!!!!

Back to normal sitting down now :) I spy pegs!!! a plan in action maybe????? after something very expensive we saw in John Lewis?

Cathy said...

Hi Julia - OOh I would love to have a rumage through those shelves!

Helen said...

Oh, I've got linked twice cos Julia was kind enough to link me - but I saw it go up and rushed on over! Look forward to catching up with you all later.

Rach said...

ooo loving your stampin shelves, packed with gorgeous stash.x

Wipso said...

Hmmmm so you have set us a challenge have you? I will have to put my thinking cap on Julia for this one :-)
Do tell me....was that you with Paige in the photo on previous blog? If so you were not like I imagined at all [and I thought I'd seen a pic of you before on your blog?].
A x

Joanne said...

I love Wednesdays. This craft hobby is just the best. Love your stamp shelves. You can see what you have at a glance - well almost! xx

Chrissie said...

I'm out of hospital, with one rather large knee, but am happy to say that I am merely among the walking wounded.
May get some crafting done today or not...we'll see.
Great idea for a challenge, great idea for a get together!
Chrissie

Deanne said...

Hmmm meeting up - sounds like a fab idea :) hehehe
Hmmm challenge - yup i'm up for that too, better get thinking cap on and may even have to pre schedule my blog!!! we'll prob be moving end of may and have no internet access! eek

Handmade with Love said...

Oh I do love Wednesdays! I love your scraps box idea, I have two scraps boxes now both completly disorganised to I am going to follow your idea and have a reorganisation of that today. I also love your stamps shelves, now I would just love to rummage through that! Meeting up would be lovely and the challenge is a great idea, I will have to put my thinking hat on for that one! have a great week. Tracey x

Toucan Scraps said...

Amazing set of stamps there. like your scraps box.

Lothian Crafts said...

I love your stamps storage it's great you can see all the stamps which is much better than mine all in a box.

voodoo vixen said...

Morning Julia!! Love your storage for the stamps, its fab and your desk is looking quite neat too. I have a fovour... you made a fabby card with a teapot and teacup... its on your post re Ffrogie and the desk clean up of the year... is it a template? Could I have it? It would be perfect for my next play about...

NormaJean said...

HI JUlIA!!! wow I've missed posting, thought I would do it before work, this working stuff is killing my craft time..LOL

Hugs Norma

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

julia I LOVE your shelves hunny! all that gorgeous stash!

Kirsty.a said...

Hey, I'm back after an Easter holiday away. Will go snooping later, but wanted to post my link before I go shopping for summer clothes. So, if the nice weather ends tomorrow, you'll know who to blame.
See you later!

Kirsty.a said...

2nd of June of also my daughter's birthday!. Will have a think about how I can beautify my desk

Paula Gale said...

Morning Julia - glad to hear your back is easing up. Being an organiation freek (i never said a tidy one), I like your idea of the scraps box - i certainly could fill a few - do you have a limit to the size that you will keep? Impressive stamp collection too.

Like the sound of the challenge - brain is whirring already (could be the meds tho!)... and you KNOW i'm up for a meeting... Also I think a SKYPE conference would be good - its free and its on the PC - which we obviously all use - and its easy - me and Wipso have been Skyping - also I've been online with Cher from Cheryls Window in Florida who recently joined in with WOYWW...

Right, enough rambling, I'm off to start the visits... gonna take my time this week - I haven't got a rush in me =(

Thanks as ever for you wonderful hosting skills - very much appreciated.

Paula x x x

Susie Sugar said...

Oh what a fantastic idea to make something for our desk with the WOYWW on it will have to get my thinking cap on
Hugs Susie xx

Twiglet said...

Of course a year of WOYWW is well worth a celebration and the WOYWWAC is a brilliant idea. Certainly a get together would be good and I will drag Wipso along with me!

Foil Play said...

Love your stamp storage, Julia :-) I am back for my second week now, will do my visiting and commenting this evening after work, hope that's OK. I like the idea of the challenge, will have to get my thinking cap on...

Kate said...

Thanks for the 'full frontal'. You have confirmed my suspisions that i don't own enough stamps. Are those flip flops I spy on the bottom shelf?

** Kate **

Sue said...

Hi
i have been meaning to join in this fun for ages but never did, so have taken the plunge, luv having a nosey at all the desk, great idea, always check out Susies! lol. sue,x

Kaz said...

Oohh Julia, you've moved your jar of flowers across your desk! Have you used them then?!! Not that I'm obsessed with your flower jar or anything!

Great idea for a challenge too. I wasn't in at the very beginning, but it's surprising how the time has flown and wow you came up with a blinding idea just out of being nosey.

I'd love to meet up but sadly those crafty events are just too mad for me to go to, but I'd be with you in spirit xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Julia,

I love the idea of an anniversary challenge, thank goodness it is a month or so away to give me time to think about the challenge LOL. You look like you have been very busy this week on your desk and achieving lots, well done you. By the way I blame you for my obsession with Wednesday and for the weeks going so quickly. Its better to say that anyway than the fact its my age LOL. Have a good day Julia, Tracy Evans x x P.S. I think a get together is a great idea.

Cardarian said...

Hiya Julia!
Sorry about your back - I have the same problem and we are moving library!!!!! I am avoiding heavy boxes though! I love your idea for the challenge - I am already thinking what to make, also I love the idea of meeting up but I would rather the meeting would be somewhere in London - closer to airports! Maybe autumn ally pally! Still maybe I am the only one from Europe so you shouldn't really decide the way it suits me!
Hugs,
Cardarian

joey said...

Hiya Julia

Thanks for such a lovely Welcome last week!, I love your cupboard!!! I get what you mean, everything looks diff in real life, get a camera on it and eeeek lol. Love the competition idea :O)

Joey.xxx

Kathy said...

Great post today, Julia, will have a think about the challenge - but do keep reminding us as my head is like a colander!
Your desk looks really busy today, I'll be popping back to see what you've been making. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your second photo though - because today I've added a photo of my stamp and ink collection too - what a coincidence.......

flutterbycrafter said...

By gum, lots going on there and what a lot of stamps. Love your blog.

Annmaree said...

Can't believe its Wednesday already, 3rd in the series for me, its awesome this has been running for a year. How did I not find it for so long!?

Linda Elbourne said...

It is great to hear that your back is easing and yes sign me up for the meet ... the challenge ... just everything really :0)

Milliesmarvels said...

What an exciting WOYWW post! I love the idea of the WOYWWAC, will start my thinking now! I also love the idea of a get together, sounds fab! Glad your back is feeling better, and love the scraps box too, so very organised! I wish I could be like that!
Jane
x

Angie said...

I dont believe it ...not even 11.30 and I'm No 38 ....how many this week I wonder??? Great challenge and meeting idea...not sure whether I could make it ...but we will see what happens.
I agree with your 'comment ' comment...although I have to say I get an amazing number on the Wed/Thurs, I know others dont and some who place a link never comment on anyone. well I'm off to load up the washing machine, prep the evening meal, and then get together some refreshments for me so I can sit and nose around later xx

Gez said...

Hi Julia good luck with your folded cards. Your stamps look FAB. Hope your back soon eases. Gez.xx

Ikki said...

I must be late - number 42 already! I was so interested in your post that I forgot to study your desk! and of course your full frontal!! Will go back and inspect what you've been up to this week. NEC - could be a possibility for me! ikki x

Hazel said...

Wow! so much going on here today. Love your stamp corner, Julia. As for the cards to be bagged, I've got that on my mental list to do, but keep avoiding it - you can't see mine today because they are in a cupboard and ought to come out soon - but that bit's boring, isn't it? Love the idea of making something for the anniversary - I'll have to get my thinking cap on - have the germ of an idea floating around my fudddled brain. I'd love to meet up with other WOYWWers but don't travel far these days so I probably wouldn't make it x

Rachel said...

I love the idea of a meet up. But could everyone come over to New York instead? I won't be able to fly to the UK in June. Thanks!

Linda Elbourne said...
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Nicks said...

Oooo a challenge.... And maybe a meet?
PS I took the liberty of making my own acronym up......

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Weird that was! I added my link but there was no comment box even though my name had been added :-/ however when I hit refresh it appeared, hmmm.
It all sounds very exciting Julia, I'm up for a meet. I rather like the idea of meeting in New York, bit expensive though. I've already thought of something to do for the challenge (smiles smugly) though it's not like me!
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Sorry I must have missed the post about your back (or is it here? I've read this twice) so I'm glad it's a bit better Julia - hugs for you.
Anne xx

Tracey said...

Morning WOYWW er's and rushing down my butty at work and am rushing off for the afternoon in search of birthday pressies. Errmmm, I know I'm not the sharpest techy tool in the box but where is Mr Linky, glad to hear your back is easing Julia and have blogged my desk before the sun goes down, and yes it did have to be planned with precision. LOL

sam said...

Omg my brain hurts now - I have to try and make something with WOYWW uh oh!?!? I love your shelves - I want some but being in the living room/ dining room it's a little difficult..besides I'd only make a mess of them hehe. A meet up sounds grand - you'll have to give us a date as its not on my calendar...YET!. I'm hoping to get around to some of these blogs this week now little'un is back at school and not constantly asking for food or for me to take her to the park and stuff. Right if I stay here any longer I won't get any where so I'm off.
Take care
Sam x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't seem to figure out what time you post your linky, since I'm on the other side of the pond. I'm even later this week than last! However, I can't wait to make something that will represent WOYWW.

As for your desk, it looks full, full, full this week. You sure have a lot of stamps. They look pretty tidy to me.

If your plain (and patterned) paper storage works for you, then it is right for you. At least it is organized by how you find things. That's the most important.

Thanks again for being such a great hostess.

Rosie said...

What I like about your stamp corner is that you can see everything - mine are in RUBs which works, but then I have to leaf through my catalogue of stamps which isn't in any order except of when I bought them .... hmmm needs thinking about.

Bettythebaglady said...

I like your scrap box too but I found it didn't work for me so most of my A4 is stored in plastic bags with labels showing colour and sometimes a short description (ie dark green smooth thin) then I always put the bits back in the bags which are stored on my paper shelves (bought from a shop closing down). The paper is protected from dust and light. Sounds too good to be true? You're right! Would love a meet but don't think it would be possible for me. Might rise to your challenge though Hugs BettyXXX

Leanne said...

WOW that is a-lo-ooot of stamps LOL!!

Looking forward to joining in this weekly fun LOL!

Leanne xx

butlersabroad said...

Hello Peeps, glad to hear your back is easing a bit Julia, nothing worse than not being able to do what you love. Love the idea of WOYWWAC but it would be a double challenge for me as I'll be fresh off a plane, jet lagged, tripping over suitcases, and no doubt the contents of suitcases, driving on the wrong side of the road again and recovering from my first day back at work!! Yuk, that's the bit I'm not looking forward to from coming back off holiday. Lovely to see the stamp shelves again.

Brenda

Diana said...

I'm back with you this Wednesday. This is so much fun! I love this group of crafty scrappy gals!

http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-workspace-this-wednesday.html

secret scrapbooker said...

Hello, just shared my workspace for the first time :0)

Kathryn said...

Hi! You've been busy! Would love to see the cards you have for sale. And, I thought I had a lot of stamps, whew! I hope I can think of something for the anniversary challenge cause I would really like to participate and it would motivate me. As for meeting...pretty good excuse to fly over but, doubt hubby would agree, HA! Have a good day!
kat

Mummylade said...

wow, a whole year =)

and my hubby would just move if I had that amount of stamps =)

Sue said...

ops aded wronglink correc one now! lol.sue,x

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Julia,

I'm SO excited about the anniversary challenge! Right before I started to write my post, I was sitting here looking at a gift I received from a friend last night that I was thinking would be a perfect item to alter for my desk - so when I read your post, it was like kismet! So, something to plan for this month. I wish I could join you for the meetup but unless I magically come into riches that one seems unlikely!

Love love love your stamping shelves - I would love something like that to display my woodies on!

It's in my post but I'm supposed to remind you, don't forget to drop by the Organizational Blog Hop when you visit!

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

Pam said...

Great idea but you may have sent me into panic mode!! Shelves look tidy enough to me! Bear on the card from my desk is a free download from here http://newtons-law.com/colouring/
Hugs Pam x

mckinkle said...

Hi Julia,

Firstly what a fab set of corner shelves, no doubt built by your handy Mr D! Perfect!

Secondly, cant wait until my brain comes up for an idea to join in with on the WOYWWAC!!

Lastly, great idea for a get together, even if its more southerly?! Not sure I could travel that distance.

Keryn x

kayc said...

Hi, I'm a newbie here. What a great idea this is although it took me ages to upload a photo. Might do better next week. Happy crafting everybody. Kathleen x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hi julia! oh too much fun. found you thru ramona (create with joy). i'll be following you for sure!

Linby said...

Well I visit twice over! I have a look at lunchtime at work but because the stupid system won't allow me to post comments I have to visit all over again! At least I can link now with Mr Linky from work.
Wouuld love to be part of a meet up. As for the anniversary challenge - uhm.... I don't think I am creative enough but will try and think!
Linbyx

Jane said...

MMmmmmmm...thinking now I had better sort out my scrap box !

I need to get my thinking cap on now for the challenge...maybe my new look cupboard will be finished by then (ha need to make a start first!lol)

Biscuitlid said...

oooh tres interesting today Julia. liking your scrap paper storage - it's as neat as mine and as much sense too! I will never figure out the best way to store scraps of patterned paper though!

The anniversary challenge sounds a fab idea, I'll put some thought into that!

Hugs
Victoria
x

Joanne said...

I've just had to re-link my post because the link went back to one I did 2 weeks ago - dafty here gave it the same title!! der!!"! Thank you to those who pointed it out to me. xx

Cath x said...

Loving your space this week, your stamp storage is fabulous, love it! Love how you have your card scraps too xx

Shirley Davis said...

My goodness, this has become quite a project in itself. This is my first day...quite thrilling in its way.

Bit early for me to talk about meeting up but I note that you are not very far away, Julia. I know your area very well indeed as my mum was brought up thereabouts.

Now to go on my first WOYWW tour.

Penni said...

Love your scrap storage what a fabby idea.

I've got to get thinking of something for WOYWWAC - hhmm maybe I should get hubby to do a template or something, well the thinking cap is definately on!!!

Fab idea to meet up too. Maybe we could all wear red carnations or T-Shirts with "WOYWWer" across the front - now I'm getting carried away I'd better stop !!!

Hugs
Penni
x

Dawn said...

Can't believe i forgot to leave you a comment DOH!!! I am so sorry lol this is my 2nd week of WOYWW for me, your right about time flying (even though all plains in UK are grounded) it hasn't stopped this Wednesday speedily coming round again.

I like this idea two weeks to make some thing, I only see one proble having visited many of the yummy desks where are we going to put this new creation? lol great idea

Love Dawn xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the idea of the eyes being low-tech webcam hehe. The credit card is actually a store card that I used for applying some gesso onto cardstock ;)
Anne x

Spyder said...

Hello ((wave)) thank you very much for putting my link in!! I'm here now!! (really, I'd never guess) The challenge sounds fab, thinking cap on tho, brain too small to put any thoughts in yet! Meeting up with fans of WOYWW?? welll, that depends if they let me out!! And your scraps box is sooo tidy!! Crumbs, never thought to tidy that up!! (((just hide it away!))

((Lyn))

Dotty Jo said...

Hi there, this is my first visit here. I like the sound of that challenge and have loved taking a peek at everyone's crafting spaces! Jo x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Loving the scraps box idea...very organised!!!
I'm up for the challenge...mind is ticking over already.xxx

Tianne said...

i didnt mange to post a pic this week. I tidied up beofre I realised it was wednesday so there was nothing on my desk LOL

Cath said...

I am so late this week I just dont know were it went.
A WOYWWAC now I will have to start thinking about that.
Love your bits box........
Cath

Debra said...

The list just keeps growing! Congratulations! I love the idea of a challenge.
I would love to meet up - maybe I could get my husband to take me to the UK during that time! Hmmm.

Bettythebaglady said...

Julia ATG guns don't think about it get one now -they are cost effective if slightly temperamental. 3Ms have a suppliers website in the UK and when I got my refills last week they had a sale on and free P and P. They are about £9 at the moment. You will need to buy the tape to go in them. Get the 12mm NOT 19mm and make sure it's the one for card and paper.You get 55metres of adhesive on the reel.I've one or two more tips for using them-just drop me a comment Hugs BettyXXX

allyf said...

Oo yes we have to have a WOYWWAC, of course if I can find my way to the NEC that is :-)

Ann said...

Hi Julia, I'm very late today. Great post. Lots to think about.... and so little time to check out everyone's desks...grrr.

Julie said...

Your stamp shelves never fail to make me dribble!!! Very organised re the scraps, I must say!! Love the idea of the anniversary challenge too, but I'm NECing in November :( Juliexx

craftytrog said...

Oops! Went out & nearly forgot today! Thanks for sharing with us Julia, love the way you store those scraps, think I need to sort out my untidy basket!! Meet up sounds fun, but the NEC is a bit far for me unfortunately x

Sue said...

hi ya
sorry about the wrong link was multi taskin while at work! lol, just bought the copics from my friend she didnt use them, still learing with them! lol. sue,x

Vicki said...

wow looks like you are busy - love the stamp shelves!!!! loving the idea of the anniversary challenge - how fun!!! i'm already planning mine xx

Jane said...

I have gotten halfway...gonna visit the rest of you chicks tomorrow...better go and have a glass of wine with OH seeing as it is his birthday!lol

Spyder said...

aw, can't post on Sue's #29 and not sure where she is, as it keeps coming back here! (has she camped out in your craft room!) (((Lyn))

peggy gatto said...

I love wednesdays, it's so cleansing to be honest about my messes and my ideas that keep popping up!
A challenge would be fantastic!!!

Poppit said...

Hi! I've just stumbled across your WOYWW and wanted to say what a FAB idea!!!! Because one is sure amongst us crafties...we all like to have a good old nose in other people's craft spaces. I will join in the fun...just as soon as mine is fit for visitors!!!!!

Deb said...

I think your stamp shelves look amazing! thanks for organising this such a fun idea and I will definitely be playing along for the anniversary hug debx

Cher~ said...

I would love to meet some more WOYWWers, but I don't know if I could make it across the pond! It would be worth looking into though.

Loved the peek at your stamp shelves. They look pretty organized to me.

PS. I can't believe that I was #92 today and the day is not even over here in the USA; it's going to take me even longer, but I'll get to everyone.

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Sorry late posting, I almost didn't as I am so ashamed.

Hugs
Kay

Paula said...

Wow what a fab work space and thank you for sharing ive had such a great day today looking and commenting on everyones desk cant wait till next week.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Dana said...

Hey Julia. This is Elizabeth's friend, Dana. Love your work desk

Electra said...

A meet-up? How fun would that be!!!
Thanks for all you do, so we can "play along".

Biscuitlid said...

Aaah - the see through plug - I shall swing to the right next week and reveal all along with my fav SU tool!

Oh and I'd love to meet up at the NEC - fab idea
HUgs
Victoria
x

Sarah said...

A late post from me this week but the pics are from yesterday LOL

butlersabroad said...

So does anyone think we're going to break the 100 mark this week? That would have to be a true 100, not someone who posted twice because their link was bad etc. Shall we take bets!!

Brenda

Jane said...

Yeah I have done it! finally got round everyone and left a comment....I hope..my computer is playing up still so I think all the comments made it through!lol

Tianne said...

Darn I put the wrong link in the list, is there a way I can change it.

Patrice said...

Hi Julia

I just found your blog and I LOVE it. What a great idea, I love sticky beaking at other craft areas - this is perfect.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun week...wish I didn't live across the ocean from all you fun stampers...would love to meet up at your convention! And yes, that is a Christmas card on my desk I am trying to case...it a cool, round 3D creation given to me years ago and I so want to figure out how it was made!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It took me till late Friday afternoon, but I finally got around to everyone again this week. This has been so much fun. I look forward to doing it again next week.

Alisonw30 said...

Hello, I'm new to blogging and have recently set up my card making blog. I thought I would give WOYWW a try too. Look forward to chatting with everyone x