Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 15 (round 4): WOYWW & Ink, Ink Pads & Embossing

Hope all of our Canadian readers had a happy Canada Day (and are enjoying Prince William and Lady Kate), and our American Readers had a wonderful Independence Day! We know that we did!

Here is what’s on our desk this week. It looks like a stray mortar from the fireworks display exploded in here, but we had our hands full with holiday fun.  Inconcieveable! We know.  But besides never fighting a land war in Asia or threatening a Sicilian when death is on the line, a little known fact is that there is no such thing as quiet time when entertaining company and celebating national holidays are on the agenda!


Items of note are paper mache stars for kids project on our chair, fabric which had 2 inch strips cut off to be used as bike decorations in our 4th of July nieborhood bike parade, and leftover paint from our OLW project (last post).  We need to let OCD Me out a little more... or at least let the POW order a maid! 

Also, for those who asked, yes, that is a small wall of CTMH clear acrylic stamps (blame the Inner Hoarder who has never found a stamp that she did not love), and they are stored in CD sized milk crate containers.  We got some at Wal Mart and the last few Fred Meyers (used to be $1 now like $1.50...darned inflation and recession!).  Hope that helps.

There are many more desks…most if not all neater, and not assailed by the rocket’s red glare… at Julia’s Stamping Ground. Please take a peak and be inspired.

Here is our Design Team card for Tuesday Trio’s Sketch #74- doodling.  Creative Me got to break out some of her favorite Close to My Heart stamps (D1257 Make it count), and Tim Holtz spinners for the clock hands. The doodling was the flowers and flourishes that framed the clock.  This took FOREVER as the ink marker kept drying up on me! Tip: keep reinkers of your favorite colors on hand...always.

While this may not have been quite red, white and blue...ok, the POW admits it screams autumn, it just worked for the sketch and theme.

This is more Inependance Day...
using the American Made paper line from My Mind's Eye...but no stamps and no doodling.  Just some bling!

Here is the gratuitus family shot...actually the only scene with all three in one place (we even got Shark Bait in the photo)...just because the POW wanted to share...and they look so darned cute!

22 comments:

nerllybird said...

Oh I SEE....silly me, I've been using my chair for SITTING on! Haha. Lovely photos; I like the colours on the first card
Helen S

Helen said...

Love the photos, and the cards are fantastic.

NatashaMay said...

Looks like you had fun! :) Love the card and album. Happy WOYWW!

Julia Dunnit said...

Thois stars are ace - bet they looked great. YOur whole room looks perfectly normal to me. But there's only one of me.. I've never admitted to the others! How fun to have a bike parade; really loved all the family stuff that 4th July prompts over there.

Rach H said...

I haven't unpacked all of my scrappy stuff from the move, but my scrap area (aka the living room) is looking pretty rough right now!

Love the card and album!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great card and mini!

Doone said...

I agree one gets no time to oneself on a public holiday especially with visitors too, but my,

nothing beats Family and Friends, and No - One Works Today....we take a break - we spend real time to play with each other...

that is the only thing better than even Art or Craft...

love the bike shot
Dx

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space with us. Hope you have a fabby day.

Becky said...

Ah, see this is why I have become a standing crafter. My chair consistently had crap on it and I never had a place to sit, I fixed that by just getting a standing height table and telling everyone, "I'm a stander now!" Beautiful cards, especially the Independence Day one and the kids look adorable. Might have to show mine the pic, that I'm not the only parent that makes them wear helmets :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Love MME and that paper looks fab!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great workspace! Love the card and book you've made. Thanks for visiting my blog. Bye, Franka

Dotty A said...

You craft room looks so good and loved. Can tell you really use it and have fun doing it too. Love the card with the flags flying.. just beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Michellee said...

Looks like you've been very CREATive..You are a very CREATive person.. Thanks for sharing..

Sam said...

I see I am not the only one who ends up standing up whilst working cos I fill my chair up with those "just this here for a sec" things!!! Glad you had fun!!

Kathy said...

Well your work space is inspiring and comforting my dear! I also use my chair for everything except sitting (although I do occasionally do that!) Cool gratuitus family shot!! Great card and book!

sasa said...

Lovely post with great makes and photos. Fabulous crafty space too!.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the desk hopping!

Sarah at 2

Spyder said...

Fab card and some really fab photos too! I haven't been on my bike for ages!!Happy crafting
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #29

Sue from Oregon said...

Enjoyed your fun post! I am from the PNW as well, we must be neighbors! LOL...love your craft room and those paper stars are cool!

JoZart said...

Great interesting post ... it sounds like you had such fun. Great desk and family shots too, thanks for popping over to ine,
Love JoZarty x

okienurse said...

What a busy work space you have so much going on. Looks like a fun 4th July party was had in the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

Morti said...

Those papier mache stars are gorgeous! Me want..... LOL..... and me need to go swing cos they don't sell 'em over here! A trip to Canada coming up methink! Love your post this week....Shark Bait.... teehee...

Elizabeth said...

Stars look great - though you must craft standing! Lovely 4th July photo of your family - looks like it was all fun on the day. Hope your week has been good. Elizabeth x #72