Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WOYWW What’s on your Workdesk? Wednesday 231

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I am sooooooooooooooo excited!  See that poor old craft mat, you are always hearing me complain about!  My new one just came in!  I won’t know how to act!  Except…..to keep my circle scissors and craft knife away from it….Yep, I must learn to do that!

You can see my pop-up gift card…yes, I have not forgotten that I was going to make a video on how to accomplish this!  Hopefully I will get that done this week.  My problem with making the video is that, I really like making my own backgrounds, not so comfortable with patterned paper, and I need to be prepped with decorating the card before making the video….just decided that, heck, you know how to decorate in your own style.  I think I will make the video on just plain cardstock, so you can see how to make this with your envelope boards….Maybe I should blog more, it seems to help me figure out my obstacles.

Let’s see what do you see on my desk…and floor…well, you can see my storage solution for rubber stamps.  I place my rubber stamps in large zip lock bags and number the bags, which then go into a box, of course in numerical order.  The description of each of the stamps is in an access data-base I created, so, all I have to do is search, Christmas for example…which is what I did and those bags are under my desk…I can also with one click, print out photos of each stamp, which I house in a binder.

See that stinken mess of distress inks?  I have got to find a better way to house theses.  If you have any ideas….Please comment below!

On last thing, I dragged out my Distrezz-it-all from Zutter, I am leaving that dern thing on my desk!  I use it all the time, when I can see it!

Have a wonderful week!  Remember to check back here on Thursdays, where you can share your tip of the week!

15 comments:

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Robin - my craftb mat has been surgically altered a time are two as well - hope you can keep your new one in one piece. Gorgeous card. Be happy MMx #47

Carole said...

Happy for you to have a new craft mat...I've managed to punch holes through mine...using a screw punch. Be well Carole # 72

glitterandglue said...

It does sound like we all abuse our craft mats, doesn't it? Enjoy the new one. I keep my distress inks in a box - NOT GOOD - can never see the one I want - so have to get them all out to just find one... oh well... such is life.
Have a great week.
Margaret #49

Krisha said...

OOOOOH a new craft mat!! It is so hard to keep one is really good shape, I even have a piece of card board I put over the top when painting and gluing and sometime to even cut on. So why is it so hard to keep it in good shape?? Everybody has different storage ideas, go on a WOYWW search and see what the rest of us do, then pick one out. Good luck!
Krisha #30

StampinCarol said...

I have a craft mat somewhere..... I really should have it on my desk. Your desk looks quite busy, stamps, distresser, and more. Looks good! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N # 75 & 76 (had a boo-boo when linking)

Marit said...

The pop up card intrigues me... I will have to come back to view your video as I am no curious how you make it. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Happy woyww - on Thursday ;) - and a hug from (rainy) Holland, Marit #88

Robin Spitzer said...

Maisie! When I click on your link, I get "blogger profile not available"

Robin Spitzer said...

Holland! Oh, that is one place, I would love love LOVE to visit!

Cazzy said...

Hi Robin, thanks for visiting me! I actually have two craft mats on my desk somewhere! one is a new one. I also have a glass mat somewhere, sounds unbreakable right? I think I bought it for the Slice, I don't remember, never got round to getting it out of the box! (I've always wanted to go to Holland too).
Cazzy x

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Thanks for stopping over! Your desk has so many great toys!! You're quite organized too!!

DeDe Haysom said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Your pop up gift card is amazing, I'm a fan of the distress inks and like you prefer to create my own backgrounds. I love your work. xo De De 109

The Taming of the Glue said...

The number of times I've cut through a craft sheet! I now keep one for best! I agree, it's better making your own backgrounds. At least that way you get the colours you need. Hugs. Pam#37

BJ said...

I keep mine under my cutting mat! Thanks for visiting BJ #108

Rita said...

Fun! A new craft sheet! I keep my cutting mat handy, too. But then you have to remember to switch--LOL! ;)
Thanks for the visit. Belated WOYWW #94 :)

Carmen said...

Hi Robin.

Very belatedly catching up from last week. I finally have internet that opens pages so I can return your visit!

Ah, the distress inks - I ended up not using my 3 that I had so my daughter liberated them (she's doing art in 6th form) and now I see what she's doing with them and I'm thinking of liberating them back! ha! No I wouldn't.... but I might have to borrow them ;)

Thanks for popping by last week. Oh and I got my face back (the collaboration one) so I'll try and take part again this week and pop that on my post.

Carmen #81