Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 15 (round 4): WOYWW & Ink, Ink Pads & Embossing part 2

Well, this is a little belated, but the parents are on the road again…or in the air as the case may be…so our shoe has shrunk from 10 back to our pre-June 28th house of 8. …and actually it seems like less. Oldest Child has left for a week of sleep away youth group work with the migrant workers several counties away, Illusive Middle Child has Cub Scout day camp from 8-4:30 all this week, and Fabulous Spouse is working. That just leaves Girl Friday, Awesome Auntie, the WMD, Shark Bait and us at home. It is positively vacant.

That means that we can get back to being creative without feeling too guilty! While going through the D-Ring album that currently houses our 2010, Fabulous Spouse and the POW made a list of missing layouts to work on, and what’s on our work desk today?...The Nutcracker. Santa gave us tickets to see the ballet for the first time (and each child received their own Nutcracker…Girl Friday got a a ballet Barbie too…).

The chair has been cleared of paper mache stars, and Creative Me is hard at work! To see other desks, please go on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground to find more. To those we missed last week, sorry…we have been a whirling dervish of grand-parental activity!

Next, here is Creative Me’s Design Team entry for Tuesday Trio’s Sketch #75 using lace.

This gave Creative Me a chance to break out some of our new stamp sets… Yes, We are Scrappnbee, We have a problem, and it is stamps. The great thing about stamps, though, is that once you have enough inks (the right kind, because we have found that acrylics and rubber accept ink a little differently...then there is Copics..), the sky is the limit. This card started plain blue, but stamps and some CTMH New England Ivy and Chocolate inks transformed it!

There is no secret, the Inner Hoarder is a stamp addict. And with an addiction to stamps, there is the need to have inks to use them effectively. The Inner Hoarder and Creative Me have amassed an incredible arsenal of inks for any occasion. We have a near complete collection of Stamp It Up craft inks from back in our rubber stamp days (because craft takes longer to dry and accepts embossing powder well). StazOn ink lives on top:

Close to My Heart ink, the best that OCD Me has found for use with clear acrylic stamps and photopolymer stamps live in their own Tower (no not the kind that Rapunzel gets to live in... cue the Disney theme music and chick with the too big eyes... rather these are the kind that spins):

Momento Inks for stamping images that Creative Me wants to color with Copics, and Tim Holts inks (there are not many-yet. ...Just wait until the Inner Hoarder has a coupon and some disposable income!)…just because…However, OCD Me did get these labeled with the label maker and stores them all upside down to keep the ink at the surface and they currently live in the mini-milk crates with the stamps:

These are our inks.  OCD Me does her best to keep them in order.  However, if you look at the desk up top, you will see that Creative Me  and PA Me do not always put things away, and therefore there are always several inks stacked om our desk.

Next Post: Paints, glitter, and stickles!

25 comments:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

great desk, TFS Happy woywwing!
Jennie # 10

hilde janbroers said...

Love your card and you are so organized!! wish I had that skills...lol

NatashaMay said...

Love how you organized your stuff. :) Have fun while you have an "empty" house. :) There is four of us in our house and it gets crouded often. :)

jude said...

So organized this week loving your storages .Have fab creative wedensday
hugs Judex11:)

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space, have a good week!

Minxy said...

ink ink glorious ink... and tidy too, enjoy your crafty peace b4 the house fills up again :D
Happy wednesday
hugs Minxy x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

such a pretty card!

Dotty A said...

i love the Mini Milk Crates... Got to get some of thoes...
I have all the CTMH pads and reinkers and pens and love them... but have now stared using some SU Craft and Memento too... it's just STUFF we have to have!

Kirsty.a said...

Wow what a lot of lovely stash. All my nks live in one ice cream box - I am definitely nto keeping up with the Jones's

Spyder said...

ohoo wow lovely stuff, I'm sure I could fit in there somewhere!! Have a great Crafting week ! HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))

Twiglet said...

Lovely card and brill crafting space!

Jingle said...

The organization looks great and your card is gorgeous!

Steph said...

Very pretty card! I love your ink and marker holder.

Brenda said...

Nice card. And I love your scrap area. It looks nicely organized.

butlersabroad said...

I agree with the philosophy that you need different inks for different applications and I like to water colour with them too so I need quite a few! But it saves me the cost of Copics and they do double duty which I like. Hope you enjoy your relative peace and quiet!

Hugs
brenda

okienurse said...

Love the desk! You and I are kindred spirits in that I have SU and CTMH stamps and inks but they are scattered all over the various cabinets in my craft room. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Julia Dunnit said...

Peace and quiet is indeed relative - how do you make time to do any crafting at all?!! Love your ink pad collection, particularly th epart that means it's not a fully fledged OCD organisation!

Scrapcollectr said...

Glad to meet another ink lover, stamp lover, (ahem) hoarder... I am presently fighting the urge to get all of Tim's Distress inks (www.simonsaysstamp.com has the full 36 pad set) but I keep thinking that my SU full set could somehow be converted into distress inks.....a little water perhaps....but how to do that without ruining them?... Back to the laboratory... Lol.) Thanks for contributing to WOTT this week! *smile*

Linda said...

great desk! I like how you have your inks organized.

Tracy said...

Your card is lovely.
Don't you just love organizing. I think I mess up just so I can organize again ;)

Tammy said...

Love your card - I'm still experimenting with different inks on different stamp surfaces. I agree that they all take differently. Love your ink storage - looks great! Hope you get lots of creating in this week with your vacant household! :)

RosA said...

I read your "meet my personalities". WOW, are you psychic? I thought you were talking about me!

RosA said...

Word verification said "ingsked" ... hmmm? Is that inking your stamps backwards, maybe?

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my you do have tons of fun ink! I haven't started buying tim holtz inks....yet! Happy belated WOYWW!

Elizabeth said...

Interesting post this week with a nicely busy desk and your storage is terrific, very well organised and the mini milk crates look really useful. Elizabeth x #99