Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Organize your Stuff Week 15 (round 5): Inks & WOYWW 142

WOYWW Valentine Blog Candy winner: Sarpreet said...its not unloved, its well loved, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52 February 15, 2012 1:19 PM
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Welcome Wednesday! It is time to WOYWW or What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday, where we share our crafty spaces… the good, the bad, and the post-apocalyptic wasteland! (well, hopefully none are that bad, but we know that ours has come close from time to time!) To peek and oooh and ahhh at the other crafty spaces or post your own, pop on over to the Fabulous Julia’s Stamping Ground.

Here is our workspace after a week of half days for the little guys, and then a busy four day weekend!

As it is week 15 (half way there!) in our organization challenge, it is Ink Week, and so here is a peek at how we store ours. It is always a constant battle between OCD Me who wants them put away, and Creative Me and PA Me who tend to leave them on the desk (seen above) in easy grabbing space.

Inner Hoarder loves inks. It is only the POW who keeps this addiction in check. The biggest thing that Creative Me has learned over the years is that not all inks are created equal. Momento is what we use for Copic Coloring. Close to My Heart (CTMH) is our favorite for clear acrylic stamps,

...closely followed by Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks (OCD Me has labeled these and stores them upside down). We use Stampin’ Up for our rubber stamps, and VersaMark for embossing.  We have a bunch of reinkers (behind the tower).  These are definately cheaper in the long run for avid stampers then constantly replacing the pad. We have StazOn (the permanent marker of ink), but to be honest they are not used much.

Here is our card for this week. It is the one that Creative Me made for Fabulous Spouse, and was mailed off over a week ago. Unfortunately, with all the crazy this weekend, we did not get our design team card done for this week. *sigh* We could not find a Mardi Gras stamp in our massive repertoire of stamps, so Creative Me had to freehand this image.

Warning: Skip to the bottom now if you do not want the family stuff!

We all got into the Mardi Gras spirit though this week. Yesterday was Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Fauschnaut Day for many depending on where you are from. Having grown up in the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch, for us it was the tiny donuts known as Fauschnauts that meant more than Mardi Gras beads as part of our fun holiday traditions. Now that we have moved far away, we substitute donut holes, and even shipped some to Fabulous Spouse, who had a Mardi Gras party of his own over there.

Also, for his “official” picture of the week from Afghanistan, Fabulous Spouse got to attend the festivities and displays of the Mongolian forces at the base as they celebrated Mongolian Armed Forces Day. Oldest Child surprised us by looking at the picture and going, “Is that a gur?” (??!!??... It is from Civilization, Mom…). Why yes, it is.

Also, this week, we had Oldest Child’s first wrestling match of the season. He was Varsity 250 pound class, and almost won!

Girl Friday met the illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books at the Fancy Nancy Ballet.

…and Illusive Middle Child hid from the camera as much as possible.  However, we did snag this one of him helping with cookies for Fabulous Spouse's weekly care package.

Happy hopping!

21 comments:

kay said...

your post made me smile and fab storage,x

Kelsey said...
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Kim x said...

I know what you mean about inks, I have loads of them, I definately have an OCD me that has to have them all.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
hugs Kimx

Danielle said...

Great photos this week! Love that your husband got to share a little piece of Mardi Gras this week!

Sarpreet said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pics. Much appreciate it. a really busy desk full of lovely goodies and all those ink pads! Thank you for the blog candy

Diana Evans said...

what a great collection of photos!!! love your organizational skills!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for stopping to comment on my blog - it brought me here where I was very pleased to meet all of you and follow you. I have had a running joke for years with all my friends and co-workers that I have MPD and I used to give them names. I miss doing that, so I will enjoy reading the antics of all of you instead!

pat said...

Family, fun and crafting; complete circle!

Becky said...

Hey there stranger! It was so nice to hear from you today, it has been a long time hasn't it? I'm still struggling with my inks. Found a $50 storage system at Archiver's over the weekend but couldn't quite part with the money. So, my inks are still a mess. I can't believe you free handed that card! Love the pictures of your husband, fabulous! :)

Annie said...

Brill storage and soooo much stash. Fab snoop today.
Hugs,
A x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I had a giggle at your personalities - I've been pretty proud of my lot that they allow OCD Me to keep control of the desktop. In turn, OCD Me gives up enough control for Creative Me to get down and dirty while also teaching her to put things like scissors and pencils back in their holders so none of us have to fish around for them at a critical moment. Heh.

What a lovely rainbow of solid color card stock you have right in front. That would make me so happy!

Cheers,
Susan #138

May said...

Fabulous pics, your post always makes me smile, great storage, and lots of crafty stash, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x I forgot it was pancake day so no fat day for me then!!!

Doone said...

Amanda I had my not so little boys home for a week, big guy is fretting over finishing his dissertation, he got what he needed from being at home so he can go back and finish his degree with confidence, but my my, did those two guys leave me a mess...

so I'd say your desk is impressive for saying you have been so busy with your family

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I guess I never noticed the list of your many personalities along the side, but I had a great chuckle at them. I think they are inside me too. You desk looks like you have been having a lot of fun. Ink storage didn't use to be an issue as I had a few random pads that I tried out before settling on Marvy. But then.... clear stamps were invented and Marvy was not up the task.... So a whole new world of this and that ink was opened.

Sheena said...

I'm loving all your ink - I have mine labelled and store them up-side-down too.
The card is fab too - great mask!

Sheena
xxx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Aw :) Just, aw :) I love your crafty space - it looks like so much fun! I'd love to have a play! Love the family-chat too. What's a gur?? hehe :) Your Mardi gras party looked like fun!

Karen said...

So many things to look at and not just your workdesk, lovely to find out more about what you get up to. Thanks for sharing. Karen 131 z

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab look into your world and great ink storage too. Hope you enjoyed this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the tour of the inks...I'm a Stazon gal for sure; I have copies, but so rarely use them that I still only have two memento pads! Lovely to see you're all sharing the big days across the miles.

Pauline said...

I love all those Inks :-) your desk is fab !Please hop to my blog to receive an award I've given you xxx

Doone said...

Hi Amanda, your organisational spree is paying off, keep at it! thanks for coming by - I misdirected everyone to Cuba, ha ha, my desk was somewhere else, ha ha, see I cannot even organise my link up!!!!

Dxxx