Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 294

Well, after all that clearing up, I deserve to bore you to death, so today you get a twofer! Laydeees and Jellyspoons.....my Scrap Box.  Colour divided, standing to attention and looking slightly glorious.  And a little anal.  But I LIKE it! 



And I've changed the pen holder to erm, another one.  The space in the corner is properly employed as home for stamp cleaner, tin o'sponges and such and my desk is therefore feeling a little bigger...

Although I'm not sure you can tell that from here. Am fooling about with some ideas that rather inevitably don't look as I thought they would and generally trying to get in the swing of 'being creative' *snort*.
Show us how your creative juices are then will ya..show and tell about your desk or work area, it would be nice. Put WOYWW in your post title and link here so that we can visit. Ta.

77 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow! your scraps look so organized! Well done, Julia! happy WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Julia, I love your anal scrap box and your new cleaner corner. Good for you. I think you did a fantastic job.

However, I'm also glad to see you are being creative, or at least working at it.

RosA said...

Your reorganised scrap box looks very useful. Colour coding is the way to go, I reckon. But I'm interested in the glitter glue storage above. Wouldn't mind a close up :)?
Have a good week,
RosA # 2

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I am always amazed at just how much you cram into a small space - love the scrap box, so organised, for this week, anyway...

Happy Woyww
MA

Helen said...

Now I know where I am going wrong - my scrap box is full of little scraps, not lovely big bits of card and paper like yours... time to go through it again I think... Your desk does look bigger today.. Hope you get time to play there!

Jackie said...

Wow your scrap box looks amazing, so organised! Well done Julia
Jackie 7

voodoo vixen said...

See, I always say a good clean up gets the creativity going... so I did the clean up... now waiting for mojo to turn up!! LOL Looking good, feels so good when you get around to doing the complete tidy and know what you have.

Kyla said...

Well done as that is a mahoosive box of scraps. I agree that colour themes seems to work best for sorting it all out.
Kyla #12

Queenie Jeannie said...

As crafters, I don't think our "organization" is ever complete! We constant putz around with this or that, shuffle things around, change our minds, etc. It's just as much a work in progress as anything we make!!! LOL!! The point is for YOU to be comfortable in your space. As long as that happens, you're golden. So enjoy!

jill said...

Your very organised this morning Julia with your box of colour coded paper. Have a good Wednesday Jill #18

Emma Made said...

Possibly the most organised scrap box I've ever seen. Happy WOYWW! x

Annie said...

Love it....that's just how I like my creative space. That's why I'm not coping well at the mo.....I can't find anything!!
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Create With Joy said...

Oh I'd love to dig into those scrap boxes! How fun your desk looks today!

Create With Joy - 24?

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, where is the real Julia and what have you done with her?? It's looking good and well worth the time spent....
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

MrsC.x said...

your scraps are so organised and the dividers are so fun not in plain boring colours.

happy WOYWW :)
Mrs C.x #29
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/woyww-january-21st-2014.html

fairy thoughts said...

Great organising there julia ..... And the trial cards look ready for spring. You know I love a good sort out .....
Janet @19

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I look at your desk and just know I have to do something with mine soon, it's just that it keeps calling to me to make something and I get distracted. It is calling to me now but from too far away Lol!
Happy WOYWW, Angela x 25

okienurse said...

Great looking desk so nice and neat! Wanna come organize my scrap box? Have a great week! Vickie 31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well that is one tidy scrap box, mine are kind of filed in colour in one of the cubby holes of my tall shelf unit. Every so often I give the leftovers to my nieces to use. Loving the twofer as we get to see more of your space. Oh and you need pen pots, as many as you wish lovely! Take care Zo xx 32

Eliza said...

That is a bit obsessive with the scrap box, can you come here and do mine too. wow tabulated and all, this is a real shocker. The desk looks good but it looks dark and dismal outside.

Happy Wednesday

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Vikki Ryan said...

Thanks for sharing your desk each week Julia...I might just take some inspiration and sort my scrap boxes into just one....I think it would be a little more helpful!

Kristiina Majuri said...

Those little birds on a wire look cute, even if it isn't looking the way you thought! Congrats on the scrapbox!

misteejay said...

The scrap box looks amazingly tidy and look at all that space on your desk.
You seem to have an awful lot of pegs over on the right-hand side...is that just because you have found them during tidying and have gathered them together or have you some fabulous project in mind?
Toni xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read your questions to me. The drawers are lightweight and the items in the drawer are pretty much wedged in on the left side. The ones on the right side don't seem to go anywhere, and the keys are too heavy to move around.

The drawer that bothers me is the one above, where I have all my plain color thread on round spools stored. They DO roll around, and that is the real problem that bothers me.

I have NO idea how many rocking horses I have. The last time I counted, I stopped at 450. I've been collecting them since 1982, so that's not too bad for all those years. Like today, I showed ONE candle holder that has THREE horses on it. So, of course, I count them as three. I have mugs, candles, stained glass, stocking holders, stockings, candle holders, plant holders, music boxes, and ceramic horses, in addition to the various brass, wooden, and fabric horses. Seems people have given me horses ever since they learned I collected them. Also, I have been given a LOT of them from my friends at WOYWW. BTW, I forgot the two stamps I've been gifted with, too!

I have a friend who collects them, too. She has some that are out of this world. Hers are high dollar rockers, though, and mostly mantle sized. More than you EVER wanted to know, I'm sure.

Anne said...

Oh I need to sort scraps out like that. Never seem to find the time 'sigh ' Thanks for sharing Julia. Anne x #37

Sue said...

I do like organised stash:) I have to brag that my scrap box only has half a dozen bits in it, as I have been making myself use it up.

Hope you have a lovely day.

Sue #40

Twiglet said...

Oh won't you feel smug when you need one of those little scraps and you know exactly where to look for it - well done you! x Jo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, hey your scrap box looks fabulous, hope it works well for you and your desk sure does look like there's more room to spread. I do like you little wall boxes - handy way to have your glitz and cleaners at hand. Cheers RobynO#42

Shoshi said...

Wow, Julia, how tidy is that? Even your scissors are standing to attention!

Sorry I've not been around for a bit. My blog explains why.

Shoshi

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhhh Julia, I love your scrap box too well done great method might store it in my memory box when feel mine needs redoing! :D meybbe?!

Mm, really inspiring desks .. all around, both of them! :D
happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #38

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

House of Bears said...

I'm liking the scrapbox organisation. I usually get fed up of mine and end up throwing it all out!

Debbie Rock said...

My creative juices were in full flow yesterday and I managed to create a complete and utter disaster dahling! Will be sharing it for public humiliation at some point so get your chuckle muscles ready and prepare to pat me on the shoulder and go "there, there Debbie, at least you had a go!" LOVE your organised box of stuff and LOVE the instantly recognisable upside down Glossy Accents - one of my favourite products! Happy WOYWW'ing dear leader. Love Debbie #47 xXx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I just throw my scraps into a drawer and keep thinking I'll clean it up soon. It never happens. Well done girl!
Glenda #49

My name is Cindy said...

Morning Julia! Well personally I'm all in favour of anal (vis a vis colour coding of course!) as I am like that myself. Gotta get me one of those scrap boxes - or would it just encourage me to keep more? Like you I am revelling in a bit of extra space this week after a mini re-organisation. And what is that stripey paper I see to the left? It looks remarkably like my ipad cover, but that doesn't look like your ipad.....Have a good Wednesday, Cindyx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Coo! I thought I was getting organised but this is super impressive! I see you are going to play with some birdies - hope we get to see what you are making! Chrisx 54

Marit said...

WOHWEEEEEE, hooray for organized scrappaper-boxes and such! Enjoy the clean desk (as clean desks don't last long *ha*) Have a relaxed, creative day and happy woyww Julia! Marit #51

Christine said...

Well done Julia!
That paper just looks sooo good, I won't ask for how long!?!?!
My paper/card - filed by colour - resides in a filing drawer at the side of my desk., but I only really use the papers in the expanding file on the floor on the other side of my desk. I guess I organised my papers twice!!!! lol

Thanks for hosting ua all again.
Bishopsmate #55

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It sounds like Spring cleaning came early to your work desk, and it looks great. I believe reorganizing also helps us recharge creatively as we rediscover materials and tools we have in our arsenals. Blessings, my friend!

Brenda B said...

I've never seen such organized scraps before, even mine aren't anywhere near that good! Nice to have some extra desk space, more for you to mess up!

Nannie4 said...

I am very impressed with that scrap box! I think it must have taken gargantuan self-discipline to organize it --- it would have done for me! Stick out your chest -- well done! (my scrap box is cringing in shame under the table after seeing yours; perhaps I should join it!) Thanks for hosting WOYWW as always. (slinking away while casting shamed glances at my scrap box)

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, that's so strange, I've been building up to a sort out in my room and was just thinking that today's the day to make a start - must be something in the air! Have fun messing it all up again! :o) Annie C #61

Sharon Madson said...

All I can say is you have a lot of stuff, just like the rest of us!
The reason we can't stay organized is because we keep getting more stuff! Happy Wednesday! :)

Artatag said...

You sure got a lot of stuff and it is so interesting spying on your workspace. It itches my fingers trying out all these pens!
Cheers
Gabriele 36

itsamistry said...

Ohhh I like the idea of using frames for storing your glue bottles. I've still not got around to sorting my paper and cards out.....one day. Happy Wednesday Anita #66

trisha too said...

Well done, well done, well done!

(After visiting a few desks last week, the theme seemed to be "time to tidy." It gave me the nerve to approach my messy art room, and actually made a few inroads.)

But today I'm working on making it messy again . . .

:)trisha
#68 today with
monoprinting

Kelly said...

Look at you all organized and stuff! LOL Love how you've organized your scraps. I've determined you are a 'flipper'... like me. You don't like to dig for things. Rather, a filing system might be your better option. That's one of the things I'll cover in my class this fall. Creative Blessings! Kelly #70

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, I sorted all my scraps into colours, put them in a drawer right behind me so I'd use them, and there is still more than when I started. I just never seem to have the right sized piece. Love your tidying though. Looking good. Hugs, Shaz xxx

Shel C said...

I am glad you go all that sorted to your satisfaction Julia :) Now you can get on to making that cute bird on a wire thing :) Creating is more fun then organizing I think!

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Ooh, lovely dividers in your scrap box! I *can* see how you've got more breathing room on your desk. I'm about in the mood to sort my scraps, too. I've got neutral card stock in one drawer, but too many of the scraps are too small to be useful. Then I've got patterned paper scraps in another drawer. Need to go through and toss some. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #65

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your workdesk always looks so productive! :<) Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

lisa said...

It's all looking good, Julia. Your scrap box looks full of tempting things.
Just wondered what all the pegs are for on the 2nd picture though???
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #31

Sandy Leigh said...

I think I hear the angels singing...that box of organized scrap papers is truly glorious!! Sandy Leigh

Scrapbook Lynne said...

I'm back again this week... You and your blog are becoming a bit of an OBSESSION for me ( in a good way!)... I love your scrapbox organization... probably because it's a lot loke the one Ihave happening, except I keep my scraps in large plastic zip-bags sorted by bits that are complementary so I can grab a bag and make a card... it works for me! Thanks again for sharing your lovely space... Lynne #74

Stacy Sheldon said...

Julia, sometime I would love to see the inside the color box view... :)
~Stacy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

All that organization! You'll find that it really paid off and helps you create more. I like that you are getting more space on your desk--more space to full up as you work, of course!!! Judy #76

Krisha said...

WELL DONE JULIA!!!!
Now onto some serious crafting...eh??

Krisha #11

Alexandra said...

You have a wonderful creative space there. I'm loving all of the pens and the windows! That must be incredibly inspiring to you! :)

jan spencer said...

A lovely box of scraps, like a rainbow, I have several drawers full, I really should follow your example
Have a good week
Jan s. No62

sandysewin said...

That sorted box of scraps is impressive indeed! Now that you've tidied and taken a deep breath, I'm sure the inspiration will be back soon. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

Kim said...

Nice job on the scrap box!!! I think the desk looks a little more spacious. And I love the little birds that you're working on. It will just take a little bit for your Muse to come back; I find they get frightened off with tidying.

Sheri Whitfield said...

I love that holographic looking paper/cardstock used on your first divider on the box. Very eye catching!!

Robyn said...

My scrap box is a scrap room!
Where does it come from? How to get it to go back there?
Robyn 5

Monica said...

My oh my so organized, i see creativity waiting to strike. Out.
Monica 83

Nikki C said...

Look at you teaching your scraps to stand up straight they are all set to be used up :) hugs Nikki 9

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I'm so impressed with your beautifully sorted scrap box and your 'bigger' desk too. For obvious reasons I'm not joining in with WOYWW this week ... but I couldn't resist dropping in to see what you've been up to :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Well, it is past 9 pm and I am only just getting round to doing some commenting. I cannot remember how I used to blog/comment every Wednesday! Loving your newly tidy desk. I treated myself to lots of storage boxes for my paper/card, and have roughly sorted them. I know where everything this, but seem to have lost my mojo to actually create anything. Ali x #64

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, Happy WOYWW.
I LOVE your scrap box, it is so tidy! Mine of course is not!

Cazzy #85

catiecuddles said...

Love your scraps box... Have a similar, but smaller box of scraps organised by size not colour and type, and an overflowing general one that will be tackled as part of my sort out and tidy up.
Off to blog hop now!
Catherine x #86

StampinCarol said...

Nice! Like the organized scrap box! And the little shelves above it look interesting, too! Looking forward to your "creativity" now that you've tidied up some!
Carol N #58

MyScrapMenagerie said...

Love your organized scraps! This is my first time posting on WOYWW! My friend Lynne coaxed me into it! I've been seeing her posts for a while now, and have really enjoyed them. Now I'm checking out all you other ladies....wow! You all are so crafty! It's fun checking out what everyone's working on. :)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Brilliant job, Julia! And thanks for making me laugh! Your first paragraph just cracked me up, especially the anal part, LOL, no pun intended! If you want to take the pen holder any further, you might want to check out my post for an easy and quick solution! Happy WOYWW!

Michelle Reed said...

So much more productive looking than my desk!
Hugs,
Michelle

Neet said...

... and there was I thinking the oil smudge technique was new! What a limbo! But I loved doing it and will do more, especially as I won a complete set of oil pastels.
I am not coping well with this organisation you are undergoing at the moment. Far too neat! But wait 'till I get home and I will probably follow your example - otherwise I won't know where a thing is.
Hugs, Neet 3 xxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great job on the scrap front. I really should do something with mine, just not today!

Nan G said...

Great organization! Here's hoping my room will soon be the same...organized. Your desk looks ready for inspiration to strike. I have plenty of that just no desk at the moment. :( Sorry I'm so late saying Hi even tho I linked up on the right day. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #71

Lisca Meijer said...

I think having an organized desk helps creativity. You can lay your hands on anything you need immediately.
No desk for me this week. Im still in Holland helping my mum move. I'll try to post something next week if I can figure out how to use the photos on my tablet.
Have a good week,
Lisca (no number)

kilnfiredart said...

Hi,
I'm new to WOYWW, I hope it's ok to join in the fun, I work in a different medium , mainly kiln fired techniques.
Looking forward to viewing everyone's worktables.
Jill