Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WOYWW 250 and More Stuff

I've had such a busy week!  At least it seemed busy.  Actually Monday was pretty slow but yesterday.... oh my!  Worked for 2 hours cleaning at church, Bible study, then I taught a class, then home to work on pictures from retreat a week and a half ago.  Yep, busy.  But now is Tuesday night, (though I usually post this early Wednesday morning ), ah....  Time to show you my desk!  This post  is week 250 and Julia at the Stamping Blog,  has much info on this special international blog hop and links to all those that take part.  Keep checking in with her as crafters sign up all day!  Usually over 100 crafters take part.

My computer is working as I was transferring photos to the flash drive to transfer to my P.C for editing.  The table is rather dark but you can see a few things there.  On the left, ribbon, border punch, paper trimmer, new Spellbinder dies, flash drive attached to computer.  On right,  ink pads, roll of burlap, OTT light with base loaded with stuff. Hopefully later today I can work on some kits from yesterday's class that have been ordered.

You can't see my new craft mat under the computer but here's a closer look.

And it is rolled under my Scor-Pal on the left.  This thing is amazing, at least I think so!!  It feels like soft rubber.  It's made by Imagine Crafts and here's what their catalog says about it.  I did not find any info about it on their site or blog but had to download their catalog to get this.  It's not cheap, cost me about $18.00.  There were a couple last Wednesday who were asking for more info about this.

You will have to click on the picture to enlarge it but I just love it!  I had it all sorta folded when I took it to retreat and there's not a crease on it.  There is some ink smudges but I have barely wiped it off with a rag so will try a better cloth and see if it cleans better (should).  Supposedly if you use a heat gun it will bubble but when cool the bubbles go away.  I haven't tried that yet.  Just can't use a craft knife on it because that will cut it and damage it.

So, I hope you enjoyed my little personal infomerical. Please head over to the Stamping Ground blog and check out all those desks from all around the world!  There's some great organization tips and wonderful projects to check out!


Peggy Lin said...


Peggy xx #12

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Had to laugh at the infomercial comment. I'm impressed with the mat. I think I paid nearly that much for the craft mat I got that is from Ranger. And it's not nearly as nice as yours. So info away, dear. Happy WOYWW from #2 and thanks for the visit.

Belinda Basson said...

Not seen those here to buy...but then we are at the end of the earth! #29

Helen said...

well, that sounds a great product...thanks for the info! have a good day. Helen 9

Eliza said...

Nice craft mat, it wouldn't do me I would cut the mat without fail, I'm clumsy like that.

Have a great week and thanks for visiting

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and it looks like it is being well used. I love my craft mat and don't know what I would do without it. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #45

fairy thoughts said...

Wow that mat looks amazing especially if you can use a heat gun on it, I buckled my new A1 size mat by getting it too hot , I'm more careful now.. too late
happy WOYWW day
janet #29

Lindart said...

Lovely new craft mat! I just use the Tim Holtz craft mat the I have taped to my desk. But I have to use something on top if I want to cut anything. I don't think $18 is too much for that mat!
Have fun with it!
Lindart #81

Krisha said...

Glad to hear this mat is a good one. I've been thinking about getting a "real" craft mat, so I'll be looking into this one.
Thanks for sharing
Krisha #20

sandysewin said...

Hmmmm, that mat sound like a great product. One of those you didn't realize you needed until you got it. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about my kaleidoscope cane.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #1

Daniella said...

Your desk is full of fun! Your new mat sounds awesome! I will have to check it out for sure!

April said...

The craft mat sounds great. I always like going back and editing the pictures from a trip - it's like reliving it. April #18

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol, cool looking work mat haven't seen them before, thanks for the heads up. Desk is looking 'used'...have fun creating. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#38

MommaRock said...

Hi there, I came via WOYWW.... I am just starting this and having fun! Love your desk area and your blog!I have been wanting a new craft mat, I will have to check out that pretty one you got!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs, kimmer #102 (currently last but not least.). LOL

Mrs.D said...

Carol, thanks for the visit, we had a fabulous day out,
Your desk looks very busy, love the Spellbinder butterfly die, I just love butterflies.
That mat sounds good, might investigate that, anything that will help me do better stamping.
Chris #63

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, must have a closer look at the mat it looks interesting. Thanks for visiting me, just got back from the days' skiing but trying to visit as many as I can. It was interesting what you said about the a accordion die, I didn't really think the label showed it off very well but since getting it I am loving it.
Happy crafting, Angela #33

Nikki said...

Interesting mat kind of kewl if it bubbles then they go away after look forward to finding out if it does hugs Nikki 3