Wednesday, 4 August 2010

WOYWW 4th August

Morning everyone, it's another WOYWW, wow time flies when your having fun, or so they say.  If you are reading this and don't have a clue, pop over to our chief, Julia (who at the moment seems to have a hanker for notebooks) at the Stamping Ground and check out all the details.  If you are reading this Julia I have a hanker for all things HEARTS, be it jewellery, boxes, trinkets, stamps, clothes, so you are not alone and there is no medication for us either LOL.  Oh I love storage too, but then again there are many things I hanker for but HEARTS, STORAGE, and all things GARDEN related are the things I hanker for the most.  Anyway I digress, you are here to see my desk not listen to my waffle so here goes.....
.....neat freak is still here, and as always I have tidied after all of my craft sessions, sorry I just can't help myself and it's the only way I can work and I like to work in an organised manner.  Don't get me wrong I do make a little mess but I tidy as I go along, sorry!  Today we have a copy of the Making Cards magazine on my craft desk, which arrived yesterday as I have some artwork in there, and after all this time I'm still chuffed when any of my work is published.  At the top of my desk I have a challenge card which some of you will have already seen and there are a couple of stamps left out to remind me to use them for my next piece of art.  Then to the right we have a few scraps from a previous piece of work which I can't bear to throw away and will use on another piece soon hopefully.
To the right I have a basket which is now full of new goodies that I have not used yet.  I don't like to put my new stash away until I have used it at least once, just makes me feel better.  Problem is the pile is getting higher by the week, perhaps I need to work a bit harder and produce more cards LOL.
Further to the right are my Tim Holtz Alterations dies, my printer which has paperwork on the top which requires some action but I would rather make a card, you know how it is.
Back to the left are my paper cupboards, all that paper and I never have the colour I want, how ridiculous is that and I still need more space for more papers but my room can't take anymore cupboards, I need a bigger room LOL.
On top of my paper cupboard is a whole load of more stash.  A carousel for all my embellishments which I forget to use every time I make something.  However, I am now trying to be more organised, yes more I hear you say, well yes, and now I have purchased a notebook (note Julia a notebook LOL)  to write down all my actions, which seem to be getting longer by the day.  The idea being that I will not forget anything and in there is an on-going action to use those damn embellishments stashed on that carousel.  We will just have to see if it works but at least I'm trying.
My plant of the week this week is a BEGONIA from my garden, I don't usually like begonia's but this is the only one exception.  There is only one plant in that basket and I'm so pleased with the results.  My other good news this week is that I have been asked by Hels and Jennie to be a Guest Designer on their new Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog, I am so excited, one for the challenge and two to use some great new stamps.  You should pop over there and take a look at some fantastic artwork and great giveaways.  Well that's all from me folks this week so the only thing left to say is a big THANK YOU for all your lovely comments and to wish you all a happy Wednesday, Tracy x

72 comments:

Helen said...

Love your room - all those drawers! and your paper cupboard is a gorgeous idea, how I would love to be as organised as you. (although I am messy, I kind of know where things are though, which is something..) Congrats on being published.

Wipso said...

Really love all your Ikea drawers and your begonia is really gorgeous.
A x

TinaB said...

Oh wow soooooooo tidy! I love the photos hun thanks for the snoop xx There is a chance of candy on my blog x I would love for you to join in xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

thanks for the snoop - lovely space.

Hugs
Kay

Nancy said...

Love your tidy space, I wish I could be that tidy...but alas no!!

I love units you keep your papper in you are so lucky to have them.

Thanks for sharing

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Wow it is so nice, organised and tidy, love all your storage and your 'ART' lettering, lovely craft place :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

I think you need to put the embellishments in your line of vision for a couple of weeks, you'lluse them up a bit more then, if only because they clutter up our desk! Love the idea of an action notebook! As for the basket that's overflowing with new stuff...look at it from two ways round...buy a bigger basket, or stop buying new stash!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your storage is wonderful and I would love to have a neat space where i can find what i need. the paper cupboard is amazing!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely room and tidy desk there! Congratulations on the published article and the design team - you must be thrilled. I too have a pile of new unused stash piling up and also enough paper and cardstock to go around the globe twice but still never have the right colour! - so you are not the only one!

Wendy said...

You may be tidy, but you give use lots to look at, love your crafting space

Cheryl said...

oh wow loving your craft space gosh how tidy are you,love it,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

angelwhispers said...

Wow what a fabulous work desk and space loving all your storage is just all so organised! Love Chanelle xx

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
wow a lovely tidy desk, lots of lovely storage, its lovely when you have a pile of new goodies to play with, have good day, sue,x

itsamistry said...

Love your craft space wish I could be as tidy as you. I put things away when I've finished with them to but I can never get my desk to look so tidy.

Congrats on being published. It's always a great feeling when that happens regardless of how many times you've been in print.

Cardarian said...

You are always so tidy - I love that - I wish I was - well sometimes I manage to tidy straight after I make the mess but not always! I liked card - I saw it on the challenge blog I am participating too! He, he I must laugh - with all the paper we have we can never ever find the one we want! How weird is that? Lovely begonia! Use those embellies!!!!! Ha, ha
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

kath said...

wow tracy great workspace and I think you have this neat affliction real bad...worse than me...thanks for sharing your workspace today....hugs kath xxx

Maz said...

Love how organised you are - and think that's a great idea to leave your new stuff out until you've used it - I'm forever coming across things that I bought, put away, and forgot about! x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Morning Tracy, love your plant of the week, what an unusual Begonia, very pretty!

Great desk, not a bit of mess insight! I love being tidy, but like you, I can never find the right colour card/paper that I need right this second, lol!

Have a super day, hugs Heidi xx

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi, it is a buzz that's well deserved when you see your work in print, so enjoy it. Enjoy playing with your new stash.
Rach xxx

Joanne said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed my little trip around your room, thank you so much.
Luv Joanne xx

Violets Corner said...

I also used to forget to use the embellies, but I have them in front of me now and use them for all cards.

Love the paper cupboards you have!

Hugs
Maarit

jonaks said...

congrats on your publication. loved your space!

Tracey said...

A lovely long post,a pleasure to read. You have a smashing crafting area and its all clean, tidy and organised.
Tracey

Phree said...

Really enjoyed my snoop round your lovely workspace. I need lessons on organising my stash - must try harder! Glad to hear I am not the only person who just plain forgets to use embellishments....but then again, I wonder if it's pschological - my brain really wants to keep and stroke them, so it blocks any thoughts of using them up!

Lizzybobs said...

lovely craft space thank you for my visit Liz ;o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I feel so right at home here. I could definitely make art in your space. We neat freaks need to stick together and save the world (grin).

mckinkle said...

omg Tracy your desk is so tidy, I am in slight desk envy at the moment! However, I LOVE all of your fab storage units, WOW!

Keryn x

Gez said...

Love your workspace. It loves great & very organised. :) Beautiful flowers. Happy crafting. Gez.

Doone said...

I see cool calmness and order and tranquility - please can you send me some if you have any spare?

minnie_mac said...

A super tidy work space. That basket of new goodies looks enticing. Well done getting published in the mag and joining the new design team.

Marilyn

airing cupboard crafts said...

Oh my goodness it's no neat and tidy do you want to come and do mine lol x

Cath Wilson said...

Oooh, what a fab begonia! Isn't it beautiful and unusual? I love it. As for your workspace, I'm gobsmacked - it is SO tidy!!! Lovely, though and I love what you did with Jo's shrooms.

Kathleen said...

Wow what a great work area I'm green with envy.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Don't apologise for being tidy Tracey - it's the way we're made, I just wish I was a little tidier. Love your workspace and little drawers. The begonia looks lovely
Anne x

jodpea said...

Very very guilty of hiding new things and not actually using them - I'm gonna try the leaving in line of sight trick but I'm sure it wont take long to disappear under a pile of ...something!

FlipSyde said...

Hey! I usually don't care for begonias either, (because they remind me of succulents, which I loathe), but when I saw the picture you've put up of yours, I sure did dig it.
Amy

angeleef said...

Your post really made my laugh today! Yes more organisation and yes another BIGGER room are the dreams of us all. Really want to know how you're going on with your notebook fillings :) And congrats on getting published and being asked on a DT! And you really have got to start moving or you won't be able to put any more stash in that basket LOL
Have a lovely day!
** Evi **

Milliesmarvels said...

Love your craft space! It's so tidy!!! I need a storage rethink and I think your carousel is a great idea!
Jane
x

Juls said...

your craft space looks so lovely and organised! Hugs Juls

Sid said...

Ohh so very tidy !! Very organised !

judith@poppy cottage said...

It was great to look around your space. I love your paper cupboard, I need to work on one of those! Judith xx

butlersabroad said...

Sigh, I would swap rooms with you in a heartbeat! Love the begonia too.

Hugs
Brenda

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

wow! You do have a lot of materials- it would be grand to go over and play with you! But alas! I live on the other side of the world!

Susan Allan said...

Golly! Oh to be so organised. I love your storage, the carousel, the paper store and everything in your workspace. I am a very tidy person trapped inside a messy one.
If I tidy up then I can't find anything.

It would be good to have more space. A whole house would be about the right size for a workspace.

Sue xx

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

wow..such a organized place. love the basic colour that you choose for your craft area!

Kay said...

Oh wow! so tidy and organised! I'm a bit more organised than usual at least, but no way will I ever be as good as you :( Congrats on the guest designer spot x

Bluefairy4U said...

Wow what a really tidy person you are. Love all your units so neat and clean. I have that copy of Making cards and will look for your article. Have a nice day Hugs Jo.xxx

Spyder said...

Your crafty room is just toooo nice!! I tidied this week, but...welll, you'd never know!Have a great WOYWW,
(Lyn)

Twiglet said...

Beautiful begonia - and well done on being a guest designer!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Having SERIOUS desk envy here! You are so organized, wow ~jeni :)

Kaz said...

Ooooooo such a lovely work area xx

Foil Play said...

What a fantastic paper collection!

Heather x said...

Love your card rack :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Leanne said...

I absolutely adore your large ART letters - they are fab!!

If you are interested, I am offering 3 Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps as candy on a new blog I am starting up - if you would like to enter, please click here.

Leanne xx

Penni said...

Wow very tidy and organised - I can only dream of this !!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Rosie said...

What a great room and workspace - so organised and lots of little drawers, which is something that just seems to make me feel good!

carol said...

My word you are so neat and tidy ;0) very jealous, it all looks so organised, I do try and tidy as I go......but......

Carol x

Kate said...

It really is just so neat and lovely.

** Kate **

Yours Artfully said...

Wicked storage....I have no idea how you can keep everything so neat and clean. I only have to wink at my desk and it's a mess!!!

Lin

Serendipity Stamping said...

I'm a mostly tidy up person also, but not all the time. Love all your cubbies, especially for paper.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Ooops, forgot to tell you I had received my magazine a week or two ago an spyed your cards, more power to you.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great views of your room this week and congratulations for your Guest Designer spot - thoroughly deserved.

xx

Alisonw30 said...

Wow, very organised! I try to tidy as I go along but then think 'oh I'll just leave that out to remind me to use it' and then 'oh I'll leave that out too' and maybe 'oh, that might come in handy too..' and before I know it I have a huge mountain on my desk, lol!

vix24 said...

Everything looks so organized and tidy. I really like your units and how you've got everything set up!

The plant looks fab too.

Neet said...

Lovely organisation - thanks for the snoop!

Pallavi said...

wow what an organized space..i like to keep things neat too but you've def beat me!! thanks for sharing..xoxo hugs

Jennie said...

ooh great storage, can you pop over nd tidy mine please?

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my gosh, would you come clean my studio? PLEASE!!!! I'll feed you and we can even play afterwords, oh to be so organized!

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh my god I sooooooo need that ART from your wall ... my address is ... :0)

Minxy said...

hay Tracy, your space is super yummy, love the basket of new stash..can i please ask where you got the draws that are behind this basket from, i need some, there super cute

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Whooo Soooo Tidy Tracy, My craft space is a mess at the mo!!
Love all your storage too!

Jan x

Chrissie said...

Looks like paradise, but I bet I'd have it messy in no time!
Chrissie