Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Okay, this is chaotic, even for me lol. Out of deference to those with delicate sensibilities, I've kept the picture smaller. Of course if you want to see it up close, you can just click on it. The remote is for my CD player. At the moment I'm listening to an audio book. I'm still sad I finished The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman, but didn't want to listen to it twice back to back lol.

About the pink mystery paint last week, the color was an unintended red herring.  It's chalkboard paint. But... I forgot to buy regular chalk so I could test it out in a card setting.  And I spent the last two days mostly looking for my Martha Stewart foils and getting distracted by all the other things I found instead (see picture above lol), so that project got put on a back burner.

I also moved a lovely box with little shelves off one desk to another space close enough to put heavily stickled items safely away from the perils of gravity or forgetfulness. I was reminded to do this by my stickles chart with the three smooshed lines (icicle, crystal and diamond) where I dropped my pen when I was taking the cap off.  Did I mention Grace is one of my nicknames?  The chart is really handy for deciding which "clear" stickles to use and what they all look like out of the bottle.

In the Cricut realm of  my existence this week, I've been using my Superman cartridge a lot. Only with a twist, that I can't show it to you yet.  You can see my test boxes (the grey ones) from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. After I figure out all the bits, I'll make them in Lovely Halloween colors. I love the takeout box with the hand coming out of the graveyard, but I think it needs to be cut from a stiffer cardstock as the hand is very floppy after it goes through the slot!

It's also week three of Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends which is in a separate post after this one, should you care to check it out. Thanks for looking!

WOYWW is a blog hop hosted by Julia at The Stamping Ground, and this, I believe, is week 69. So hop over if you want to see how more crafty people house work and join in  :D.

66 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I still only have ONE stickles. This is a very nice chart and shows how many colors there really are. I'm impressed by your moving them to a safer place. I was wondering what that blue "pen" thing is in the lower left of the desk. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a very busy desk you have, lots to nosey round,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

The Taming of the Glue said...

All I see is a very Creative desk!! Have a fab day and can't wait to see what you're doing with Superman!!!

Susan Allan said...

I like the idea of the Stickles chart. I notice one called Patina...that looks very interesting.
Have a wonderful day.
Sue xx

Helen said...

You have lots going on on your desk today!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOYWWendy says hi, too. She was sleeping when I took the pictures. She has normal sleep habits, unlike me (grin). And thanks for the info on the glue pen.

Chrissie said...

On the messy scale, I'd say you did pretty well here. Can't quite compete with this this week!
Chrissie

peggy aplSEEDS said...

well I don't feel too bad about my desk! happy WOYWW from #20

She said...

Great desk TFS. S #33

Wipso said...

Would love to come and play with all your stash but I think I would have to have a good tidy up for you first :-)
A x

Lothian Crafts said...

wow loads on your desk thanks for the nosey. Look forward to seeing what you have cut with the cricut.
Elaine no.38

Joanne said...

I'm a stickles lover so may just copy your chart idea. I have one for my DIs and Copics but never thought of having one for stickles.
Luv Joanne xx

Morti said...

Hmm - I agree with Susan - methinks I'm going to have to magpie that idea! Not that I have many stickles. Maybe that's an excuse to buy more? Happy WOYWW!

Sarah Youde said...

I think you desk looks beautifully creative. I love the ott lite. Your foam applicator looks very clean compared to mine :)

Neet said...

Oops! Busy!
Love your Stickles chart. #44

Lorraine said...

Sounds like you're having mega fun...

Lorraine #67
xxx

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

love the stickles chart, there are so many goodies on your desk I dont know what to look at, aladdins cave :)

Elliephant said...

wow, super busy desk, thanks for sharing. Good idea with the stickles, might have to get me some to play with xx

Tracy Evans said...

Wow now that is one busy desk LOL. Great idea with the Stickles chart and I agree with Sue the Patina looks yummy. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Cailiflower Cupcake said...

Ohhhh, this makes me smile! What a lovely lot of stash. I see you've got K&Co. papers - I love them too.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca # 61

Mummylade said...

gorgeous desk today!

Linda Elbourne said...

A fabulously busy deak!

Stressed Stamper said...

Yes I can go with chaotic...loads of stuff though
Have a great WOYWW
Sarah #5

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, we have been busy, haven't we? LOL I love your Stickles idea... may have to 'borrow' that one as I can never decide which of the clear ones is right for the job and end up mixing them up! A shelf away from everything is the only way to go with stickles stuff... I think I have smudged more than my fair share of projects 'just testing' to see if its dry yet!!

Janetlynne said...

Love your Stickles ~ I don't have enough to make a chart.... Happy WOYWW #85

Cardarian said...

wow soooo much stuff, lots of it I don't even have a clue what it is! Still a very nice snoop! I just love messy desks! ha, ha
Enjoy the WOYWW
Hugs,
Cardarian

Carolynne said...

Wow, you look like you have been super busy, have a good day

xx

Alix said...

crikey...i can hardly see your desk...but i love your stikcles chart!

Lou and Mel said...

Pretty creative desk here - now where can I find.....

Twiglet said...

Well I guess you know where everything is so does it matter if it's chaotic?? Lots more for us to snoop!!

Candace said...

desk looks just fine to me!

Thanks for sharing & enjoy your week

Hugs Candace #86

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wowee, lots and lots of creativity going on your desk today, hugs Heidi xxx

Thistleblue said...

Hi there, love your stickles chart! I don't have any of these yet another item to add to my crafty wish list. :-)
Have a wonderful week!
hugs
Michelle
x

airing cupboard crafts said...

WOW!!!! Love the stickles chart - I wish ad that many to do a chart lol x

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I guess I shouldn't feel bad when I get this way. I thought I had a problem inherited by my father, when my work area gets this messy, but at least I have many others that have the same problem. Not necessarily inherited, huh? lol At least it's a creative mess!

Julia Dunnit said...

A stickles chart huh? Well, believe me, however untidy your desk may get, your chart makes you a bit on the organised side! I like the coffin box - s'great!

BethanyR said...

Can't wait to see the Superman project.....I need to find someone close to me that has that one...2 of my sons were Supermen for Halloween one year and I would love it to make that LO but don't think it is one I "need" so waiting to see your inspiration..

Sarah said...

How busy is your desk? Certainly looks like you've got loads to be getting on with

sasa said...

Wow - that is a major workdesk there!Hope you can find your way to the Martha stash - stickles supply doing well.
Thanks for the peek,

Sarah (Sasa 27)

Dragon said...

Well I am glad someone is a bit more untidy than me!!! Love the otlite... Is it good I wonder??
Hugs
Frankie
xx

joey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your desk, it makes me feel right at home :O) stacks of stash just perfect! lol. Joey.x

Li'l Pidge said...

oh boy, that is a desk and a half! I like that you keep your stickles upside down-thats very organised (not to mention the chart!)
kyla

Daniele said...

wow thats a seriously crafty desk thanks for the peek
hugs

Hels Sheridan said...

Good idea having a Stickles chart... may have to copy that! Hels (52)

lisa said...

Love your mess, a sigh of REAL creativity. Your stickles chart is seriously impressive too. I only have a few bottles but usually just use crystal as it does for everything!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lisax

Scrapcollectr said...

Since my desk is similar to yours, I can relate a saying I once heard: "Organized people are just to lazy to look for it!" Lol. That's me, always looking for something!
Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

nerllybird said...

You've been busy, I was going to say your desk is very messy but I do believe mine looked similar last week, lol! Very interesting to look at, and your stickles chart is an excellent idea. Helen (46)

Lizzybobs said...

loving your busy space - thanks for sharing ;o)

Sherry said...

What a lot you've got on your desk! Lots to get your teeth into there methinks. Love your Stickles chart, great idea!

Ali H said...

Hi thanks for your thoughts on stamp organising ! I think that like you I am a neatnik with creative urges as I am also funny about not breaking up sets of stamps !! And I have lots of charts of colours of things ! Nice to know I'm not alone in my only little world ! Ali x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Oh My!!!! Well...at least you know where everything is. Lol Love your halloween box, too cute. Would love to see it finished. Very clever storing your stickles upside down. ~jeni :) *106*

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I think a creative bomb went off.. lol. thanks for the look girl.. go have more fun!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #132

Terry said...

Where's the desk? ha ha ha I love the chart you put together. Thanks for sharing!

Terry #127

Linda C said...

WOW for your WOYWW, ha ha! This is really something! Lots of fun in one little place. Hugs, Linda #125

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely creative space there! Thank you so much for my blog award - I am going to spend most of this morning sorting out my 15 blogs to pass it on to! Love the stickles sheet - I havent got one of those (you think I would have with all my little colour tags around wouldnt you!) so I am going to make one - hopefully later today as I have a free day! whoo hoo. Let me know how you get on with the chalkboard paint too - I have used black on a board before but not thought to use it on a card - Good thinking Superman (in my house we usually say Good thinking Batman but thought I would refer to your cartridge instead!) - gosh I am chatty today arent I!

Milliesmarvels said...

This looks like the kind of organised chaos I work in, love it!
Janae
x

Anneliese said...

That stickles chart is a great idea ... Thanks for sharing :D x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lots going on there, lovely papers amongst other things :-)
Anne x

Gez said...

Great space if you ask me. :) Love the idea of a Stickles chart. Thanks for calling. Gez.

Heather x said...

Wow chalkboard paint! I never would have guessed on chalkboard paint...you must share the finished card with us babe, I bet it looks awesome :)
*hugs* Heather x

madebyKarla said...

Cool! I would have never thought it was chalkboard paint! good idea making that stickles chart....that reminds me, I still gotta get some stickles! thanks for that hour you sent! it really came in handy ;)
Karla

butlersabroad said...

That is a desk and a half, the less said about that the better! But I do like those white fright boxes. Great idea making a stickles chart.

Hugs
Brenda

Doone said...

one of my all time favorite Neil Gaiman Books is American Gods - fabulous novels...and your desks looks just fine to this messy crafter...

Dx

Sue from Oregon said...

Made the pic big and had a good rummage LOL some fun boxes in the making! Sue 126

JoZart said...

Your desk is a real treat of a snoop! Just what I love to see. Creative mayhem and a fab den of creativity. Thanks for your comments on my blog whilst I was away on hols. Just trying to catch up now I'm home as postings I sent last week didn't get to there.
JoZarty x

oneoff said...

What a fabulous busy desk! I must be a bit over-Halloweened at the moment, because it made me think of a crafting cauldron boiling over with all kinds of fantastical makes.