Wednesday, 13 April 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 97


97!! Week 97 people! We're nearing the second anniversary on week 104 - if you wanna know how we're celebrating, please visit this post. Gosh even I think this Wednesday has come around a bit too fast. What is it about school holidays that takes up MY time? Believe me, I'm not the one lying in bed till lunchtime! Oh, the sitting outside in the sun counts against me? Ah. That'll be it then! So today's desk is a symphony of work in progress. No really, more a work just finished. Shopkeeper Gal gave me an impossible number of really difficult themes for workshops, so I'm trying to take a laid back approach and make a sample when the idea strikes. Not fast. I have no answer as to why I'm working on top of my K & Co pad....perhaps as I'm down to the last handful of sheets I'm getting the hoarder mentality and can't let it out of my sight. You see that the blue sheet of paper lies atop a full desk tidy; stamps a plenty in there, and of course the ATG monster now conveniently lies on top. Everything else is I think, self explanatory. As in, it's such a mess you can hardly distinguish anything else!

Join the madness then, expose your desk and show us what you're working on. Doesn't have to be a craft, doesn't have to be paper. We're interested - put a photo on your blog and link it here; then we can visit. Please, no advertising - a well written, spell checked blog post and great samples will do way more for you than blatantly joining a large linky list for erm, exposure.

108 comments:

Helen said...

I am liking the look of the paper you are working on!! Can see why you would want to hoard it.... Have a great day - sitting in the sun, lol!

Hels Sheridan said...

I have issues with my yellow monster too... it has a life of its own and will suddenly decide to fall over... am wondering if they are telepathically linked... your desk is looking good.. not too untidy but just the right amount of goodie... as for the papers... am with you on that one hun... tis a bummer when they stop making the best ones in the world isn't it!!

Carola Bartz said...

But sitting in the sun is so important after the winter! Glad you finally have this wonderful pleasure.

voodoo vixen said...

Intersting desk this week Julia... and I keep saying... make the yellow monster a stand!! It really is much easier on the wrist if you don't have to lift it from flat!!

oneoff said...

Pretty papers - I would be tempted to keep them close too! Good to see Wipso & Twiglet's tidy getting down to work.

And as for sunshine, I do believe it might be possible to work outside... (Not essential, you understand, just possible...) Hoping to take the covers off the outside table soon, and do just that.

Bernie x

Ohhh Snap said...

I think I stock up most on K&Co pads. I even have 3 of one set lol. It's good to see the universe is once again balanced and there is crafty goodness in abundance on your desk :D. TFS! #8

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I said I was coming back last week, but didn't feel like staying up that long to greet my friends. But I'm feeling up to it this Wednesday, and I see it's almost time for the second anniversary.

Hoarding the last of the paper? I've never had that much scrapbook paper to hoard. Guess that's what happens when you buy the beautiful stuff. Have a great WOYWW, dear Julia. I'll be heading to bed shortly.

Sue said...

Hi Julia
lovely creative desk, seeing more n more of those monsters, the sun has had all my attention this week! My blog is always badly witten, lol & today i have done some blatant advertising but tis all in good cause. Have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Holly Jones said...

Great post, made me chuckle with the hoarding paper. I had the same conversation with a friend yesterday. He said I was a hoarder for owning more than 100 pairs of shoes. I daren't tell him about my extensive collection of jeans and the fact that I have more handbags than I could ever need. He just wouldn't understand :)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Am up with the larks again! actually all I ca hear are cooing doves! Your desk looks very organised, and as for THAT paper..oooh yes I have one of those... mmm love it! much too good to use!
Have a great day... wish I could remmeber those school holidays :((
xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Warning to you - hoarding will eventually get the better of you and you will have to spend a week sorting out your room! :) I am more in a "use it up" place right now. But I did love that canvas, and love the look of your desk and despite it being a motivation killer, I do so hope the sunshine continues! Can we BBQ in the parking lot of the Scout hut? Lol!

Mary Anne

Serendipity Stamping said...

A very busy "mess" today Julia. I still do not have a yellow monster, but I do have your paper. Well off to see if I can get to sleep again. It is 1:30 a.m. for me and some of you are already getting up or will soon. Have a fantastic day. #17

Elaine Harding said...

Your desk always looks so interesting, mine pales into insignificance!

Dragon said...

Once again you say untidy and I say...you ain't seen noffink yet!!!!! as for sun, twas great but not expected today, so like all the best papers and pads, mate... it just don't last forever!!!! Have a great week and thanks again for this great opportunity to snoop!!!!!
Frankie
xx

Cathy said...

Fab busy desk this week Julia. Love those K and CO papers ... beautiful, andshould be shown, and stroked!!!
Happy Wednesday
Cathy xx

The Crafty Elf said...

It's crazy once you start creating how you don't move things (K&Co pad) out of the way you just work with or around them. I'm brutal!!!!! Here's to another WOYWW, have a great day!

jude said...

Creative mess not just messy!lolThat K & Co pad is gorgeous i have a few and i just started to use them normally look and feel!
Have creative Wedensday
hugs judex3

Nicky said...

Funny how we buy paper and then dont like to use it - make the most of the sun this could be our English summer ~ Happy Wednesday ~ Nicky

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i don't have a single full piece of scrapbook paper but even the little scraps i get in the mail makes me feel like hoarding them. so many lovley paper designs! wow, Julia, the canvas you made for your sister is gorgeous!

airing cupboard crafts said...

I keep on a bout getting a yellow monster but when I borrowed yours it just snotted everywhere - need to play a bit more at crop I think.

Lie in until lunchtime on the school holidays I wish I got up at 6 this morning just to have peace while everyone including J will sleep until 9!!!!!!

Laura x

Morti said...

Just here to link - back later!!!!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

No wonder you can't let it out of your signt, 'tis lovely paper.

Beatrice said...

What creative loveliness - I love my ATG but have the yellow 3M one and a replica by another company which is blue and the blue one imo is easier to use - I can relate to paper hoarding but i think my mission for this year is to reduce that particular amount of stash - enjoy your Wednesday

Bea

alexa said...

It's not the pad that catches me eye, but the little black and white notebook (?) on top. :) Glad you'd enjoyed the sun - creative ideas jut don't flow in the cold!

HarmonySweetpea said...

Wish I could stay in bed til midday. Well 10am is good enough. Its the distraction of other people around that take up valuble time.

kath said...

morning julia...looking at the desk of a creative genius...can't wait for you to share the workshop stuff...hugs kath xxx

misteejay said...

Please feel just a bit smug with yourself that you managed to sit in the sun for a while cos if the weather where you are is like here at the moment it has certainly turned (brrrrrrrrr) I am happy that I got to sit in the sun for a while at the weekend - it was a delight.

Toni :o)

sandra de said...

Sitting in the sun is essential... enjoy. Love your previous post on the retro canvas, always such clever ideas.

Susan Allan said...

I love paper too and have quite a stash. If it's a pattern you like , can guarantee that when you go to buy more, it's discontinued! So maybe that's why we save it.
Sue xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Love the desk tidy, as usual lots of great stuff on your desk. I havent seen a yellow monster in use before...does it stick lots of different things?
Kyla

Wipso said...

It's definatly a week when you're in need of a little helper to clean those stamps and do a bit of tidying up for you :-)
A x

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

I laughed when I saw 'spellchecked' on the list. Is that a fly reel on your desk (near the top right, blue top?) I agree...Wednesday came too fast this week! Hope the rest of your week is full of sun and fun!

Sue from Oregon said...

I pledged to myself to be tidier this week and it just did not happen...your desk looks pretty darned good this week! Take your time and enjoy your creative "spree"!

Twiglet said...

We knew you would put that desk tidy to good use! Have a great week.

Sheilagh said...

I am a big fan of K&Co, I have some delicious papers pads from them. I need counselling in order to start using them..lol

karen said...

Ha ha, I am with you in the paper hoarding mind set! But I have promised myself to use up what I have! Okay, starting now, since my new TH paper arrived. But TH paper doesn't count, right?
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #55

MvM-design said...

Hi Julia , lovely creative desk again! Happy Wednesday!! Greets Marleen

akilli melek said...

I know what you mean about hoarding paper, lol. good luck with your various projects.
caroline #49

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh I can't get enough papers either...I can never have too much and in fact I have too much...lol! Beautiful paper pack...always love your busy desk! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Doone said...

it's spell checked, but the well written, I'm afraid I cannot vouch for...

Dxxx

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
At least we all know that a busy or messy desk is always a creative one. That paper pad does look like it needs guarding, definately looking forward to seeing more of it.
Till next WOYWW
Alicia.R. (#61)

Angie said...

Sorry for being AWL lol ... I must admit that I will never need paper/card stock for the rest of my life ...but ...a few new ones seem to kick start the imagination ...and there are so many wonderful new ones around. You look creative as usual ...couldn't get the photo to enlarge so I could have a proper nose....and cant believe its 9am and I'm No60 !!!! xx

Nicks said...

you call that untidy??? I can teach you a thing or two about being untidy LOL I love your posts they always make me smile, esp your post about the crocheted elephant!
Must get on with the anniversary watsit!

minnie_mac said...

Am with you on the paper issue. I think you need to get another pack just to look at.

Marilyn

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Wow, what a lot of desks! Yours looks full of goodies, I love it! And those papers are fabby, mmmmm I love lovely papers too!!!
Thanks for letting us join in - what a fun blog!
Take care
Rachel and Angela
xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia, sorry scompletely forgot about linking today till day was nearly over and so I am rather late indeed not to worry...
Too much on my mind; we are on holidays over here and jobs seem to be more full on in holidays and I cant quite figure out.. loving your chaos.. and think sitting in the sun so important. I went for a walk along the beach again today and enjoying our gorgeous days too.
Happy WOYWW,
Shaz in Oz.x

Cardarian said...

Oh love the K and Co papers ....it is hard to let go of those isn't it...ha, ha I hardly ever use them - they are for stroking mostly! Nice messy creative desk - wish mine had a bit more creativness on it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Rachel said...

Make a holster for the Yellow Monster. One that can hang on the back of your chair when you're not wearing it. Then you can be a gun slinger! (It is a gun, after all!)

Have a good one.
Rachel, #70

Kate said...

Busy desk as always and lovely canvas on the previous post.

** kate **

Di said...

Happy Wednesday! Without a shadow of doubt, I win for the tidiest desk this week....truly. Yours looks such fun Julia, and I can't wait for normal service to resume here. A good idea for a holster for the ATG Gun - wonder if Wipso and Twiglet would take that on as a challenge? Thanks so much for starting all this midweek madness! Di x

Neil said...

Creative as usual. I hoard paper too, think we all do! Have a good week. Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you like the paper. The filigree is my own design, I had a range of products done some years back. There may be some popping up for sale sometime (Limited stock)

Sarah-Jane said...

I have entered my (relatively tidy at the moment) desk for the first time this week, thanks x I love to look round others spaces, I think I have a {not so} secret hankering to be an estate agent! Your desk looks very interesting today, I think we all have more than a little obsession with Patterned Paper and a very real fear of cutting it most of the time too! I love my Yellow Monster though, I think it just takes some getting used to!
Hugs xx

Stacie said...

I spent some quality time at Michael's this week after last week's perusal of everyone's blogs, and my pocketbook is much lighter!! I am collecting Japanese papers and scrap sheets for backgrounds with my photography...so inspired by what everyone is doing here!!! Paper could become my next obsession...just need more storage space...arghhh!!

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Morning, our desks are not dissimilar today, in that it's 'work finished' look that's going on LOL. I'm likin' those papers you're hoarding too. Have a good day. Rach xxx

April said...

Think your desk is looking pretty tidy this week! Thanks for sharing.

lisa said...

Hoarding has to be a crafters weakness. I can't throw anything away just in case. I can understand why you're clinging to the K&Co papers though, they're gorgeous aren't they?
Good luck with your workshop ideas!!
Hugs Lisax #81

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lovely desk this week. Looks like you have a lot going on!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Hi julia,
I so want one of those guns, and I love Kay & CO Papers. You have to hoard it , don't dare let it out of your sight - far too precious - especially if it's nearly the last of the papers and you don't have any more of that design!!!!!
Happy Wednesday
Rebecca (84)

Leonie said...

ohhhhh precious ....
K& company!!
there's not much i covet from others but K & CO is an exception- happy creating
xxx Fairy Leonie

Pooh Bear said...

Oh looking good today. I lurvs K & Co and delish designs.

Happy WOYWW

Ali #85

Fallingladies said...

Gosh, what a bunch of early risers you all are...I'm on my way to work then tonight I get to come back and check out all the desks. I love the messy desks!

RosA said...

Well, today seems to be a day for tools on desks! Yours looks very interesting today. And I liked that altered canvas in the post below.

Lavinia said...

My ATG is that horrible egg yoke yellow, it reminds me of a tonka toy. So have decided I am going to spray paint it, found a tutorial on you tube! So its going to be another colour soon! I love that Kay & co pad too, but aint used mine yet!!! ooo I am a bad hoarder!
Lavinia
x

Bella said...

What a fine idea, I found it over at Neelz expressions! I am so game to join in. I now feel so much better having looked at so many desks, that I am not the only messy cluttered worker! I have a huge desk and work in a 12"x24" space! The rest is all stuff I need close to hand! I am the only person I know who can loose something while sitting in one place.

Angelfish said...

Easter holidays here too, but the sunshine seems to have packed its bags today!

Tammy said...

I've got some K&Co out today too! Just embellishments, but still. I know how you feel when you get to the last few sheets of that precious pad....make it stretch as far as you can! :)

Charlene said...

That workdesk of yours is getting neater all the time. Hope springs eternal for me!

Nancy Wethington said...

I am now officially addicted to WOYWW.

#94 Holly said...

I think working on the pad is a clever idea.. plus it's like storage and extra space all in one lol... Great Desk again.. Sorry I missed ya again a few weeks.. I'm setting a new goal to do it every week no matter what and count me in for the big 2 Year Celebration and I'll make a gift too!

Sam said...

I am with you on the paper hoarding. I have the same issues with certain fabrics that I just get out and stroke without ever putting scissors to them!! Haa Haa!
Gotta kick my mojo into touch and sort something for the anniversary swap! Eeeek! Hope he comes home soon!!

fairyrocks said...

A busy desk is a happy owner. I too have been working on the organization aspect of an outta control collector...I mean creator

Jingle said...

Looks great, Julia!

Theresa said...

"A symphony of work in progress" indeed!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Your desk does not look too bad to me this week LOL. Love the diamond background stamp and your WIP. Like the look of the K and Co pad too. Tracy x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Cool stuff on the desk! I'm back after a couple of weeks AWOL, lol.

scrapwordsmom said...

Thank you for doing this!! I LOVE it! Today is busy so later on tonight I will come back and peek in on some of your Word Desks!!:)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Love,
Les

Sarah Cooper said...

Yes, a busy desk is a happy desk!
Let the symphony continue.... we like the tune. ;O)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julia

Love your terminology of "symphony of work" like it!!! Its funny how we can pile up things on our desk and work on top of stuff I do that all the time and then think - hang on gotta clear some stuff away - but then sometimes its just nice to have everything lying around you!!!

Tina
XX

Jo.C said...

Great desk - mine has K&Co on too. Now just need to scrap

Amy said...

hehe, spell check huh?
Xx,
Amy

Anne said...

Hi there I have been working around lots of bits and pieces today- as you will see on my desk. Anne x

Kathryn said...

Aaahhh, K&Co. My very fav of all! My goal to use what I have is not going so well. Hard to let go of some of my "old friend" papers and hard to resist buying the new patterns coming out! A vicious cycle.
Love your canvas creation! Just beautiful!
hugs!!
kat

Kerry said...

I'm terrible with paper too, takes me ages to start using it.

MaggieC said...

I can still see some bits of desk there, Julia, so that does not count as a messy desk. I know what you mean about wanting to hang on to the last few of your sheet. Save them for someone really special.

nickipee said...

Actually loling at you working on top of your K&Co pad!
nickipeex

Carolyn Phillips said...

K&Co do make some lovely papers don't they. Maybe working on top of the pad will make you use them more? It would me because if I had them out I would be too lazy to look for anything else!

Lisa-Jane said...

Yay, I got here on Wednesday! Love reading the comments too, thank you Lavinia for highlighting that you can cover your ATG :-))) Mine is currently yellow but who knows.... ;-)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It's like the Power of Paper takes us. Color, pattern, design same as fabric it's all good for hoarding. Desk looks good and you will too after that sun. Wonder if it has youth powers?

dottielottie said...

Ooo I think I would like a yellow monster, where do you get them? Please don't say the yellow monster shop lol. I would like to know about the little black and white book too !
Hugs lottie x

Pam said...

my yellow monster feel over yesterday as well then when I used it the tape wrapped itself around one of the wheels - so a sticky mess, it makes me realy mad when it does that! Hugs Pam x

Sarah said...

Love the papers! Happy WOYWW x x x x

kaz said...

We all need a little bit of sun, it's good for you.
Am Loving the Papers and your Desk isn't that bad.
Mine is a right mess, I'm away for a tidy up and then a nose around, Happy WOYWW 97.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

HA! My desk looks just like last week with a few additions. I need a keeper.

Becky said...

My hoarding stops at a full pack of paper, I've got to learn to let go... :) I won't be posting next week, 'cause I'll be THERE!! woo! think of me and poor tired feet from all the walking. Ta! must off to nose whilst I can.

KanataNewf said...

I am envying your tidy desk this week....my craft room is a total disaster due to an attempt to, of all things, tidy up! And there are photos to prove it!

jonaks said...

for two days, i don't know why I can't connect with blogger. so late post for me.

okienurse said...

Love your desk this week. Those papers are awesome. Made it around to all the desks this week. yay! I am so addicted to WOYWW now! Vickie

glitzygirl said...

Well I finally made it again, love your desk. Whoohooo. This week my desk is actually tidy....So I am feeling quietly smug. Love your business and creativity going on on yours. Hording is ok as long as you are in control. My 2 year old dog tends to 'gather' all of the doggy toys and piles them up in front of her dogbox and then guards them and wont' let our other dog near it. Mmmm. Lol. Oh well, that is what came to mind when I was reading your post, don't know why...........
Blessings Hilde

Claireliz said...

WOW! nearly 2 years of WOYWW lol
WDY (well done you) for coming up with this fabby blog hop
C
xx

Pam said...

Believe it or not Julia I hv now got a guillotine and a MS score board but I still prefer my trust knife n ruler I know I'm mad!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Always fun to see your space!

Amanda said...

I think I join your blog to show my lack of interest in tidying my room, and your followers make me feel so much better that I am not alone. Great blog!!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Julia! Looks like you're having a very productive week! Beautiful papers!! :)

MaggieC said...

Thanks for your visit, Julia and your lovely comments. The painting has to overcome the years of being told I was rubbish at it, and never being taught properly, but I am enjoying playing. I might even get the proper paints out next.

Allycat x said...

Left a link (eventually!) & managed to leave one on WOYWW 96 by accident - half asleep!!!
Almost there to the 100 - this has been fun! Is fun!

Kezzy said...

Ooooo lots on your desk to look at. I am so loving the card and after reading the above post i love the idea of birthstones, mind you i can imagine trying to do four ideas each month could be a challenge lol. Im a bit late commenting this week as getting ready to camp was hectic as first one of the season lol. At least they have wifi mind you its a bit weak lol. Kezzy x

LuLu said...

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