My Stampin' Up! Classes

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A big mess for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW)...

After looking at my desk for a few minutes and taking these photos, I concede it is a big mess but on the other hand, I'm fortunate to have all this great stuff to play with! I had 17 women show up for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack tonight. They were great. I returned home very tired, though it's a happy tired.


I enjoy prepping for a class, but it's harder/takes longer for me to put everything back in its place. I'll tackle the desk tomorrow since I have a stamp club meeting in the evening. Most of the stuff will go where it's supposed to, and I should be able to clear enough desk space to create more projects.


I wanted to show you the fancy light box I constructed with the cardboard backing from my paper packages. I have this small desktop Ott light (love the clear light it provides!), and built the "box" around it. I place one card in there at a time to take a photo of it for this blog. Cheesy, but it works AND I can fold it so it takes up very little room.


Well, that's it for now. I'll post the stamp-a-stack cards tomorrow. Thanks for visiting! Now go visit Julia and other fabulous workdesks at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com. Ciao!

52 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh I love your crafting space.
So many wonderful things for a crafter. This rock.

Candace said...

lovely lot of stamps and punches you have

Chrissie said...

That stash looks sooooooo inviting!
Chrissie

Mandi said...

LOVE your shelving you have your SU ink pads on...is it custom made?
Just fabulous

Great light box
Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Love the shelves with the stamps....lucky lady! Suz #13

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely craft space. You certainly have a good selection of punches, ink pads and stamps. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)

Sunshine Girl said...

Great workspace you have there - I run local classes too so I know what you mean about them being hard work but fun! Enjoy the club tonight - thanks for sharing (no. 26)

Helen said...

Great space - crafty, not messy!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yes, very fortunate to have all the goodies all nicely in a row on shelves! so that's how to take better pictures, with a light box.

Cheryl said...

oh wow great workspace you have love all those ink pads,and great light box you have created too
love hugs cheryl x
(32)

secret scrapbooker said...

So many lovely things to play with :0)
Like your ink storage ...looking for something like that myself.
Kate x

Nicks said...

mess??? You call that a mess??
its a wonderfully creative desk !

Shirley Pumpkin said...

yep.. for you this is a mess.. I can't believe that you got onto #7.. wow girl.. will I am 41.. that is my best # yet!!

talk to you later

Shirley Pumpkin #41

JoZart said...

You certainly couldn't have achieved so much without making a mess and it will soon be sorted. Creativity personified!
joZarty x

Maggie's Crafts said...

WOW! Love your selection of ink pads! :) Pop over to my blog for a chance to win lovely crafty goodies. It's my first blog candy! :) http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com

Maggie

xx

Julia Dunnit said...

17? I'd have been there in a shot - I love a stamp a stack workshop I really do. Considering the amount you're doing, I think your area looks pretty good - it's the putting away bit that I don't like. Love your light tent/box - may have to borrow that idea please - if I ever make something worthy of a decent photo!

Phree said...

Fab craft space, all the inkpads and punches look really well organised.

airing cupboard crafts said...

Wow your desk looks great. I am so jealous of all of your SU goodies. Your stamps and punches look so very organised.

Laura (63) xx

Rachel said...

I love your photo box. Nothing cheesy about something that works. And tidying is so boring; why do it when you could make something instead? Great desk. Thanks for sharing.

Cardmaking Galore said...

You're lucky for sure, who's worrying about the mess?

akilli melek said...

what mess? Still fixated on the stamps/inks/punches....
caroline #14

Jules said...

Wow your workspace looks really organised to me! I love all your storage solutions :D Jules #65

Linda Elbourne said...

I have storage envy ... really bad now too! Yours all looks so fabulously organised.
I am number 72 by the way :0)

Alix said...

number 74 here...and i have to say wow...how organised you are...and how much stuff you have!!
i'd love to come and play!!

S said...

Building a lightbox has been on my to-do list forever - maybe in 2011! Thanks for the peek. S #84

sasa said...

Glad the classes went well - tidying up is a drag...hope you find time1 Great box - always need to take a photo after midnight so good idea!

sasa 28

sasa said...

Glad the classes went well - tidying up is a drag...hope you find time1 Great box - always need to take a photo after midnight so good idea!

sasa 28

Neet said...

Love your lightbox/tent for photos - great idea. Your desk looks very organised to me but as you are so busy it needs to be.
signing up to your blog - I need to look at someone like you.

butlersabroad said...

Considering how busy you've been that's actually not to messy really is it? I really need to do something along those lines for a light box, my photos are always subject to the weather or lighting conditions.

Hugs
Brenda 89

karen said...

Fantastic space! So many goodies and so crafty! Yeah!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful space! TFS Kim #82

KanataNewf said...

terrific space - good on you for putting things back so quickly after a class. When I take out a large number of supplies it takes forever to get them back in the rightful place. Sheena #99

Nicks said...

Its a wonderful creative space!

Elizabeth said...

Love your light box - I always struggle to get good photos of my cards:( Love your space - it looks productive. Elizabeth #51

Terry & Kim said...

My ink pad holder is a wine label holder I picked up at a garage sale years ago for $2.

My hubby built the shelves on the wall because I didn't have anywhere else to go but up! They hold about 100 stamp sets.

Thanks for looking!

Terry

Bluefairy4U said...

What a lovely crafting space. Love your Christmas cards. Your SU ink pad holder is devine, is it handmade. Can you get one for Distress Inks, I have more of them. Thanks for the peek. Love and Hugs. Jo.xxx~88

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE your inkpad storage... and all those punches... mmm, I have seriously gone green ROFL

Ciara said...

A very resourceful way to make a photo box!

I'm so impressed with your punch collection, every time I see it I drool over it :-)

Ciara
xx

Linby said...

oh wow - lots of lovely things to play with!
Linbyx
109

Vicky said...

Thanks for the peek...I love nosing around, great workspace....Thanks for sharing though I am a jelous mouse now...GREEN comes to mind...lol
x
Vicky

Christine said...

What a fab idea, your light box - I'm just getting into photography and get frustrated at lack of light - your box is great. Also your desk crammed with all your ink pads and stash - exciting to have a nose :-)

Sandy said...

I love it. A big mess means something's going on! Happy WOYWW!

Carrie said...

Very fancy storage for your SU inks...I am impressed! And your array of stamps is very exciting.
Thanks for sharing your workdesk with me.
Love
Carrie
xxx

Juls said...

such a fabulous workspace! Love the storage you have for your inks! TFS! Hugs Juls

voodoo vixen said...

I think I have a serious case of punch envy coming on... how many do you have??? Love the light box idea, may just snaffle that and make one! Annette #4

AmberInk #3 said...

You know what...Love your attitude - you DO have a bunch of cool stuff to play with! Great Post!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Terry, you have a boatload of stamp pads and PUNCHES. More punches than I've seen at my scrapbook store. I don't think your light box is cheesy, I think it's BRILLIANT. Sorry I'm late getting here, but I'm taking it slow and sure this week (#15).

Doone said...

ooh , I loved looking at yoru stamps, thanks,

Dx

LouDotMac said...

WOW! I love your space. I am so jealous of all the SU! stash you own, what a lucky lucky lady!! :)

If that light box works for you then don't worry about it being cheesy. It obviously takes photos of your card beautifully!!

Lou Mac. xo #135

lisa said...

What a lot of gorgeous stuff you have to play with and so beautifully organised. I'm very envious.
Love the light box idea too.
hugs Lisa (90)

Sue from Oregon said...

Tons of fun stuff this week. Lots of good SU! supplies too!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I would really love to come and play in your space this weekend. Looks fab!

A.xx(80)