Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Busy Desk and More!

It has been quite the week!  And this Saturday I get to play and go to a crop!  Woo Hoo!  Anyway, my view of my desk is something I try to do weekly and take part in a blog tour of desks.  This is week 491 and brought together by head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground!

I was working on my hubby's Bday card when an order came in for some customers.  Needless to say, I stopped work on the card and sorted the order. But the paper trimmer has some of the paper I'm using and, if you look up by the folded OTT light to the left, you can see the dies I'm using and a bit the the project just to the right of the dies.  Far left are a bunch of finished cards that I want to send to a Be Brave card drive for people with/survived cancer and/or caregivers.  I think I'll be pretty busy Friday when I get another break.

Later today I head to church to help set up and work a small carnival-style party for kids to give them a safe and secure place for Halloween.  We have games and food and LOTS of candy! The last few years we've had over 400 show up, including parents.  It will last a couple hours and we'll have a couple breaks to hand out door prizes and give a gospel message. Then Thursday I go back and assist cleaning the church (my regular job). This event is a lot of fun but a LOT of work and I'll barely be able to drive home for exhaustion!

I teach a monthly class and my old Tonic guillotine style trimmer just doesn't do the job anymore. So when I was in Tucson last Saturday I stopped by Hobby Lobby and guess what I found!

There was quite the discussion about paper trimmers on a FB group I belong to and this CutterPillar Pro was highly recommended.  I got it for under $85 with tax as I had my 40% off coupon.  That's cheaper than Amazon!  But the measurement numbers were a bit hard to read so...

I rubbed some black paint in the numbers then rubbed off the excess.  Yeah, the paint didn't all rub off where I wanted it to but I can see the numbers!!! And this baby has quite the light at the cutter bar!

That thing will blind you! Love the lifetime warranty on the rotary cutter.  I keep the paper on the trimmer in a nice little drawer underneath the cutting area.  I haven't used it yet for making card kits but that will be next week.

Now I know this was a bit photo heavy but you've reached the end!  Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out other links to desks.  I'll have to visit off and on the rest of the week since I'll be busy.



shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, love the paper trimmer, great idea to add paint to the numbers. They can be so bard to read I agree. Have a great time with all thats going on. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #12 X

Sarah Brennan said...

Good to see your opinion of the CutterPillar Pro Carol. I have seen them on a craft channel here in the UK, but they are definitely a considered purchase. I may look into getting one eventually as my Carl cutter is running out of cutting strips (although the blade is fine) and they don't make them any more. Hope your Halloween event at church is a big success. Sarah #8

Cathy said...

Hello friend..Happy Halloween

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a lovely thing to create a safe place for those Trick or treaters. I miss working with the youngsters on Halloween, they always raised a smile with their costumes.
Clever idea regarding those numbers, I have a large scoreboard that has exactly the same problem. I will have to try it out. Thank you Carol.
Happy Halloween & thanks for sharing woyww, I hope you get to finish Hubby's card real soon.
Tracey #6

Helen said...

that's a great looking paper trimmer. Hope the Halloween party went well. Helen #1

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol. The trimmer might be a bit expensive but I have bought several in the past and regretted it so it's better to buy a good one in the first place. Hope you all enjoyed the Halloween fun. Have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x18x

Dorlene Durham said...

Happy Halloween! Great deal on the trimmer. I really need a good one too. Dorlene #24

Claire said...

Great post - I need a new paper-cutter, so I'll check out this one!
Happy WOYWW (belated) :)
Claire, no. 4

Julia Dunnit said...

Carol, I admire your willingness to change to a paper cutter, I cannot get past the need for the guillotine type cutter. Mind you, am super impressed by the light on the Cutterpiller, that’s got to help. Not as much as your tip for making the numbers show up though, that’s genius! It’s already Thursday, hope last night went really well and you can have a lie in at some point this week!