Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Workdesk Wednesday #1

So I ‘discovered’ a blog last week called Stamping Ground and besides being just a delightful read she does a thing called, WOYWW which is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Now, I don’t know about you, but often when we are out driving or walking I wonder..What’s it look like inside?, What sort of garden do they have out back?, What does their studio or workshop look like?  So now I get to be a voyeur and see other people’s workdesks!  Since these folks are showing me theirs, it’s only fair I show mine.
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Anyone that knows me even just a little, knows that I like being organized so my current project involve putting labels on my Copic Ciao markers.  When I decided to stick my proverbial toe in the water with Copics I didn’t want to invest a lot of money into markers that I may well hate (read have utterly no success with) so I went with Ciao.  Of course like a really good potato (or in my case organic corn) chip, once you start you can’t stop. (I’m convinced there is something in the ink that makes you buy more because every time I use them I end up placing an order for a few more colors!) I digress..
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Over on Splitcoast Stampers in the Copic Storage discussion thread a gal posted a pdf that has the Ciao numbers in 1/4” circles that you can punch out and adhere with a little glue dot to the cap. No more digging through the markers to find the color I need.
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Here’s what they look like attached.  Not all the colors were on the sheet as it hasn’t been updated since they converted some colors to Ciao’s but I think I can figure out how to make 1/4” circles with those numbers on it.
Another project on my desk is a box containing beads (no I’m not getting into jewelry making!)  I love these little hat pins that are showing up on peoples cards and I’ve had these beads for years got them back in the day when I was making domino pins to swap at conventions..yup! So all I had to do was get some pins and those rubber earring backer thingy's.  I’ll get around to them, after I finish the markers, the OSW masculine birthday cards and those blasted cigar boxes that are still waiting to be altered… I will, I will!
So now I’m off to peep into other’s rooms, oh I can’t wait!


  1. A lovely, neat and creative work space. I love your storage solutions :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

  2. Such a lovely work space and I really like that idea of making hat pins...
    xx 101

  3. Welcome welcome to are SO joining in for the reasons I started!! Your desk and story about the Copics is erm...a bit scarey actually, I have no level of organisation that can touch that. Maybe that's why my Ciaos are untouched? I use the hat pin things quite a lot now - go on,you try them first, then I might have a go!

  4. Slow down, your organisational skills are scaring me! Do you want to organise my room? It looks great though.

  5. Angie, it sounds like a fun idea. I'll have to go check out that site! Your desk looks fun and your caios look yummy!

  6. fab storage and desk,have to admit to labelling and organising all my promarkers too,x

  7. wow, you are organized, but I can see how this system would work well for you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina!

  8. Hat pins are a fab idea, good on you for making your own!! Ans I'm with the others...organisation?? really? whats that??!!! Trish #63

  9. A lovely creative space, I use promarkersso I must get them labelled up not sure where to start, Hugs May x x x

  10. Are we long lost sisters or something? I totally adore peeking into people's houses and seeing what it looks like. No, not like some creeper in the bushes! But just when driving by or walking by. Besides if you leave your curtains wide open at night with the lights on, you obviously want people to look. So yes, WOYWW was for me. I've gotten lots of great ideas for my room, my cards, and my life from WOYWW. I too started with the Ciao markers in case I didn't like them or couldn't work them. I am booking the page to those dots, that will be very useful!!!!

  11. I keep reading blogs talking about these copics and now I am really intrigued. Just watched a u tube video on how to use them. Might have to explore further.
    You are so organised, wish I was half that good.
    Have a great week.
    Von #38

  12. Looking forward to seeing the finished pins!
    They really look so pretty on a card.

    Your organization with your copics is great!

  13. What a good idea, putting the numbers like that. And I do believe you are right, there is something in the ink, it has the same effect on me! lol

    Have a wonderful week!
    Michelle (161)

  14. A little late visiting.. I don't have all the markers but I like the idea of numbers on the lids I'll have to check out scs. thanks

  15. Hi Angie,

    I have to Stampin' Up! markers from several years ago. They do the trick for me. I looked at copics and oh my, they are pricey!

    Welcome to WOYWW by the way. It makes the middle of the week so much more pleasant!


  16. Can't beat a good snoop! I'm the same wondering what it's like behind a fence, in a garden or craft room, but we can see thanks to Julia! Great pens idea. Hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

  17. I will be taking part in WOYWW for the first time this week. I clicked on your link randomly and love your blog. Could waste many hours looking through them all. Your desk is so tidy. Love the organisation. Ali x


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