Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Boots and Desks

Do you realize that Father's Day is THIS Sunday???  I really spaced it so have been working like crazy getting cards made for our kids and in-laws.  Plus today is Desker Wednesday #315!!  Seems my brain is having trouble keeping up with all that's going on!  Anyway, I'm not working today so I get to visit desks all over the world (well, mostly Europe and U.S.).  I sure enjoy seeing other crafters work areas and their fun projects.  And this is all put together by Julia, the queen desker at the Stamping Ground.  If you haven't been following this fun blog tour for the last 6 years just click the WOYWW logo in my sidebar.  Now to my desk....

I have an absolute mess!  I've been purging card stock, Sizzix dies, embellies, etc. that haven't been used in the past few years.  Yes, years.  I have my 5 shelf case that is totally reorganized yet it still is full!  But it now has my Big Shot and Wizard, 2 cases of dies, some old card stock that I do use, and more.  This stuff on the desk will be weeded down, put into boxes to get rid of or to sell, whatever.  Hopefully later today I'll be a bit more organized. Through the purging I found another 1" x 3' of floor space. Yep, lots of stuff off the floor and on the shelves. That helped a lot!

Here's 2 of the cards I made to send to family members.  One of them might see these but he doesn't know if it's one of these or the others that he's getting.  I do have links to my shopping cart listed, just letting you know.

I used 2 stamp sets to make this card, Scenic View and Rock Notes.  I used 2 different card stocks, Oatmeal Cookie (a great kraft paper!) and Cocoa Powder and also Cocoa Powder ink.  How do you like the Chevrons on the banner?  Those were made with our new punch system!  I LOVE it!  The cool handle is so easy to use!!  And the punches (I used the Chevron Trends) slide into the handle so easily. Ok, enough advertising but I'll be posting pics of the handle and punches later.

Now my 2nd card.  I used the same paper and one of the same stamp sets.

I used the Scenic View set for the boot tracks but the text is from the My Chanp set.  This one has a lot of sports items in it.  The same card stocks and ink was used, too.

So please remember to head over to the Stamping Ground and check out more desks!  And if you want to leave a comment I'd appreciate it!  And does anyone get slammed with hundreds of blog hits in a single day?  I had 150 hits yesterday in just minutes!  Any idea what's going on?


April said...

Your desk looks like mine!
April #46

Unknown said...

I have been doing the same thing for a few weeks now. I have often thought it would be so fun if we all lived on the same street and could just trade crafty goodies with each other! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #43

Sue Jones said...

Ha ha I LOVE your desk ( what mine looks like quite a bit of the time!) Not made anty fathers day cards yet ..opps better get a move on! Yours are fab.
Soojay 10#

Anne said...

My desk/aka dining table looks like that most of the time! :-) Anne x #25

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thankfully, I don't have anyone to send Father's Day cards to, since neither of my "boys" (Bleubeard and Squiggles) have fathers to send to. And my dad died before I was born. So, that takes care of THAT holiday. Sure like the cards youcreated, though.

Seems everyone is getting organized. The bug may hit me soon, too, but for now, I'm busy visiting friends on the internet. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I agree with Sandy, if we all lived closer we could swap stuff. Anyway when you've done sorting you could pop round and do mine if you like Lol!
Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela xXx 26

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How are you liking the weather? I may be a lizard but 102 at 8:30 pm is a bit ridiculous. We tried to swim Sunday afternoon and the pool water was like being in a bath. Too warm for vigorous swimming.

Your desk is indeed rather disastrous, but it is for a good cause--cause you are getting organized. Good for you for pairing down stuff you don't use. I've been doing that like a maniac too. I have several boxes to take to my next stamp club meeting so my discards can go live with someone else now and I can have a few buck in exchange.

I really like your two cards. Those boot print stamps are the best. I was unaware that this Sunday was Father's Day. Having no fathers that's one holiday I can ignore! Maybe the cats can throw up a hairball for my hubby that's as festive as we are getting.

Thanks for the visit earlier. Judy #55

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol, happy WOYWW for yesterday...enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#16

Vikki said...

Your cards look great and I'm sure the recipients will love them. Vikki#27