Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 4 (round 5): WOYWW#127 and Paper

It seems like just yesterday that we were on the internet perusing crafty goodness… How did Wednesday sneak up on us so fast? Well, it is Wednesday, and that means that it is WOYWW (What’s on your work desk Wednesday) across the planet… where we get to see crafty goodness in every form thanks to the Wonderful Julia at the Stamping Ground and her charming Mr. Linky!

Here is our desk…not too terribly bad today. OCD Me was busy tackling our front room and entryway all morning, so mild chaos was left behind on the desk.

We were working on our Design Team entry for this Week’s Tuesday Trio Sketch #92: color challenge (banana yellow, pink, brown and blue). When the POW hears these colors, her mind automatically thinks… baby. However, that is not what Creative Me wanted. Out here, we are at peak Fall Foliage! One good sneeze, and the trees will be naked until June.

So we broke out our Tattered Angels Mists and made our banana yellow the kind of yellow a banana is …right before it is made into banana bread or banana muffins. Mmmmmmmm….

This week also starts getting us into the weeds for the Organize Your Stuff Challenge. It is time to take a closer look at your paper. (Nooooooooooo!) If you have an Inner Hoarder in your life, then this could potentially be a problem. If PA Me lives in your house and is close friends with your Inner Hoarder, then we are soul sisters (and misters) and we KNOW that there is a problem.  There IS a reason we keep doing this challenge over and over again.
Hello. Our name is Scrappnbee. It has been six days since our last paper purchase (but come on! It is Simple Scrapbooks Yearology… and Creative Me NEEDS more Christmas paper because we are only three years behind on Christmas albums, and they need cute new paper!).

Yes, we will return our no shopping token when we can find it. We think that we left it under some paper. Here. Somewhere.

In the interest of almost honesty (because we are not sharing under the desk again, and OCD Me has forbidden us from showing the supper scary clutter stage left of the crafty semi-cleanliness), we still have not sorted and put away all of our papers and projects that we got from the CKC Portland Scrapbooking Convention back at the end of March. OCD Me is mortified. PA Me just keeps moving her hand around and whispering, “this is not the paper you are looking for.” *Sigh*

In personal news, we have retired our sash and are no longer the acting Lady of the Shoe, as Awsome Auntie and her family returned to their duty station.  It has been a great nine months, and the house is eerily quiet now.  We miss them!

 Illusive Middle Child's football team did the impossible and won their playoff game in arctic like temperatures (30 degrees Fareinheit anyways). (no pictures at this time as blogger is giving me an error message. Will try again later). Therefore, we are double and tripple booked for kids activities everywhere! This weekend we are in the Championships! (Woo hoo!). Then, come heck or high water, the season will finally be over! ...then wrestling starts up... (actually, they already started without us)!

We probably should make an effort to put at least some of this away before next week… and not replace it with even more new stuff! …well, after we visit all of you and your desks, of course… *wink*!


Helen said...

I love your organisational skills.... wish I had some! Happy woyww, #1


What you be needing is a dumping room - that space everything gets put into while the rest of the house looks beautiful (I can use the entire of upstairs as visitors need only be downstairs! then every few months I clear it out (usually because someone needs to sleep in it!).

Annie said...

I’m doing a quick dash round as many desks as I can to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Annie x #51

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Those organisational skills are impressive and I love getting a peek at how you have it all sorted.xx

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too!
Neil #57

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks like lots of craftiness going on!

Dotty A said...

And here I though you were so orginized..... :) You made my day... can't stop laughing at you telling on yourself!
What a Great post! Thanks for the look around!

Sam said...

Can I come and play with the IH you and CM you and for this week only the OCD you? You sure have alot of stash to play with!!
As for Brownies - I have never been one and the last I heard I was still on the waiting list. At 40 something I doubt I will ever be at the top of that list!
Hettie 25 (I wish!)

Hels Sheridan said...

uh oh, Christmas papers... I could do with some new ones (llike I haven't got enough already lol) I have storage envy btw... my OCD Me is a smidge jealous rofl x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yellow, brown, blue and pink aren't colours that readily spring to mind as a good combo, but you've done really well with your card! Like the leaves very much - I think someone must have sneezed over here because they've all dropped off the trees in the past week :)
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx
PS Thanks for the great comments on my blog!

Danielle said...

Great colors to work with. Your desk is pretty clean for someone who is working on a project. I scrap very messy. You wouldn't be able to see my desk top if I took a photo.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the Cornucopia image, and rofl at your post- I think we are all a little tidy-challenged, don't you? Its a straight choice between tidy or crafty- tidy loses every time!Thanks for your comments- yes he does read the comments too, lol. Have a great week, Shaz

Marjo said...

love your workspace...Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

fairy thoughts said...

my you have a lot of paper, is that all paper stood up on your desk.... very impressive. then I saw your paper shelved.. my handyman said he hopes you have re-inforcing on the floor LOL. thanks for sharing
ps I know the US is a big place but do you have relatives called doug and tami?

VonnyK said...

You're so organised and that storage is way too scary for me. I am having mess withdrawal at the moment and can't create anything.

Becky said...

Well...your desk looks AWESOME, love that card, the leaves are fantastic! You have more paper than my LSS (I think). I'm sorry you're house guests have moved out, right? Seems like just yesterday they were moving in and you were painting and getting everything ready. Wahoo on the win, right? I'm exhausted for you... Haha!

Angie said...

Great read the crafty bits and the family bits too. Beautiful card.

Oh yes there an opposite to OCD ...if so ...then thats me lol.

Amy said...

Love the card and your space looks great!

Tracy said...

You have been busy.
Your card is lovely. I really like the leaves.
Yes (hanging head in shame) I am a paper hoarder and want to purchase some new Christmas paper.
But I haven't YET, teehee.

Morti said...

"this is not the paper I am looking for....moving along....."


Funny funny! Glad the shoe is a little quieter, you must be sighing with relief whilst equally being a little sad because it must have been a fun and happy time, and you are fortunate to see so much of the wee ones.

Thanks for stopping by! Morti@19

Caro said...

I love your desk this week. My inner hoarder is so green with envy at all those gorgeous papers and their storage whilst the creative me is itching to come and play! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Spyder said...

Your crafty desk is sooo organised!!Happy late WOYWW!
Lyn #66

Hazel said...

I enjoyed the nosey around your organised workspace (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great desk and absolute not messy. Your papers are beautiful organized. I love to see all these different colours perfect stored. My papers have to be packed in plastics, because it's too damp in my craft room. Thanks for your lovely advise :-D on my blog. Bye, Franka

Elizabeth said...

Great post, enjoyed reading it and finding out what all your personalities are up to. I recently reorganised my papers, then decided to keep everything Christmassy in one place, so reorganised yet again - not a bad exercise as it turned out as I found papers I'd forgotten - and greeted like long lost friends :) Hope you have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #76