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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WOYWW 71: Here's my desk while prepping for a 10-card class...


I'm in the thick of things trying to prep for another 10-card event that is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, and figured I'd take a photo for Julia's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). This time it's fall/winter birthday cards. Everyone will stamp 2 each of 5 different card designs. It's up to me to come up with those designs! I just received some Autumn Spice dsp and that's what you see fanned out on my desk. I love the colors. They look so yummy! I also pulled a few stamp sets off the shelf that I'm thinking about working with - French Foliage, which will probably end up on this card, then Birthday Bakery, and Have a Seat. I'm not sure what the other two designs will feature... yet.

I usually start my projects with a stamp set, then pick the colors. I set one of the plastic totes I use to store my projects on the right side of my desk. I've already counted out the Crumb Cake envelopes and card bodies and they're in in the tote. As I cut each layer, it goes in a separate bag then into the tote. By the end, I've got all the ribbon, stamps, punches, card stock, and embellishments used to make my samples in the totes so it's easy and convenient for my customers to put together.

So that's a peek into my craziness today! I'm looking forward to seeing my friends again for a couple of hours of stamping fun. Hope you have fun stamping/crafting today.

32 comments:

Chrissie said...

Hi, thanks for the tip about the pastels, I'll try the dark card, but I must confess that for me, the tiny sponge tipped applicators are better than Q tips, unless I rough up the cotton a little to make them softer. I will experiment!
You look so organised... brilliant.
I like the look of those chair stamps too, they haven't appeared in this country yet... shame, they look fab!
Chrissie

The Taming of the Glue said...

It's a lot of work but fun coming up with enough designs to keep everyone happy. Certainly keeps you on your toes! Pam (20)

Mandi said...

WOW you are so organised Oh to be organised lol

Love the way your cards come together..very interesting

Until next time
mandi xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So organized! Wish I could be that way but the state of my desk most weeks is a testament to the method *I* use - drag out a huge pile of stuff and see what develops!

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne

Morti said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! There's some fabby papers on your desk this week - methinks I'm going to have to find some...... yum. Love your ribbons too!

Helen said...

That shows great organisation. Love the desk.

Lizzybobs said...

Thanks for sharing your crafty space with us today you look as if you are organised too - have a great crafty week Liz (19)

Wipso said...

What an organised crafter you are. Fab.
A x

Minxy said...

you look very organized, have fun teaching your class, happy woyww

sasa said...

Wishing you lots of inspiration and a good workshop - let us see what happens...
Sasa 10

Cheryl said...

oh have fun with your class,love all your craft space lovely and organised,love cheryl xx

jodpea said...

I commend your organisation, I just hope you don't change thedesign half way thru n end up takin the wrong stamp! Thats the kind of thing I would do!

Twiglet said...

Good luck with your class - you certainly seem well organised.

Phree said...

Lovely desk, fab stamps and gorgeous papers. Happy WOYWW Day.

Amber Ink said...

Oh man! I'd never be organized enough to pull something like this off! Thanks for the gander. I hope class is perfection!

Lori Burkitt said...

I try to do this also when prepping for a class. It makes things so much easier.

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Since I don't teach classes (except maybe some tutorials on the internet), I was fascinated by your process. THanks for the insight. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Carola Bartz said...

In the end the designs always come together. Your desks looks very inspiring, great colors.

voodoo vixen said...

You certainly have your work cut out but appear to be supremely organised about it! I have done classes for mini books and made up kits and it is a nightmare! Happy woyww from Annette #100

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lovely colors indeed! i love your ribbon storage. so neat!

JoZart said...

Thanks for a peek and run down of how you work. Nice tidy working space with all that's going on.
JoZarty x

Gez said...

Goodluck..you sound sooo busy! Lovely stamps especially the splatter one. Happy crafting. Gez.xx

Daniele said...

your workspace look great lovin' all those ribbons hanging there, great looking stamps to must have a look at buying some from SU
thanks for the peek
hugs

Neet said...

You sound to be mega busy in the creating department. Don't envy you. You seem well organised though so good luck!

Christine said...

Lovely to have things planned, always think its good to be busy. Love all your ribbons strung up by your workspace. Christine #7

butlersabroad said...

Lovely looking kits, I just adore the Fall colours around right now. Good luck finishing them.

Hugs
Brenda 96

Candace said...

Just love the colours in your kit

Thanks for sharing Hugs

Candace
(late again hence #150!!!!!)

Alisonw30 said...

All sounds very organised! Good luck with the make.

Alison x(62)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely stamps and papers :-)
Anne x (58)

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the stamps and papers, especially the Have a Seat. It's one of my favorites. TFS :D

#21

Julia Dunnit said...

Me too - start with the stamp and move from there - I must try your tote idea, sounds a good un. Especially as I'm now facing the preparation for a 30 card day long workshop - have made the samples but not prepped any kits as yet. Gah!!

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE those papers! Sorry am late getting around... blogger and his error code was bugging me! :O)