Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WOYWW #351

Today you find the remainder of my need to put away and of today’s ‘project’ as it is.  If you are curious as to why there is a picture of my desk and what’s on it, read on and then head off to The Stamping Ground to look at more desks and what’s on them. 
Far left is my Stampers Secret Weapon pad (it’s just a very nice piece of firm yet giving foam for use with clear stamps, or stamps not mounted on foam already.) The green box has a few bags of flat glass marbles my mom gave me that need a better home. A Fun Stamper’s Journey catalog that I’ve been looking over, sent to me by my friend Carol. Some new label tape and replacement blades for my paper trimmer, both of which are going to be needed.  A very cool die set from Sunny Studio Stamps, it’s a fishtail set to make banners with because I have the worst time cutting those with my scissors lol!  Moving on some Crazy Birds that I watercolored while sitting in my chair downstairs. Next to that today’s project but let’s skip to the other side where my Copic binder and now Prismacolor Pencil chart and ancient Inky Antic Color Theory book are and finally the bracket that dh will be using to mount my monitor on the wall freeing up valuable desk space!
Back to that pile it’s 110# cardstock on the bottom, a package of laminating pouches and a 9” laminator.  My plan is to cut the paper to the size that will fit in Avery Elle pockets, laminate the sheet and use it to mount not just orphaned clear stamps but my ez mount stamps too as well.  It is FAR to expensive to buy enough white storage boards and they don’t fit in the Avery Elle pockets.  If you want to read about the mind numbing choices for storing your stamps there is a great thread here at Splitcoast.
So hopefully the next time you pop in I’ll have all this nonsense under control and actually crafting will be taking place lol!

Edited to add: The laminator didn't work :(   I plugged it in, turned it on and 15 minutes later the Green light still had not illuminated even though the unit felt hot to the touch.  That light was supposed to light in 3-5 minutes!  So back it goes.  Bummer...


  1. You know, I totally forgot about that trick using foam with the clear stamping! Thanks for sharing your crafty place. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #51

  2. Love your pen holder and Prismacolor pencils.....they're the stock is growing day by day lol.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Dawn #45

  3. Glad to see you got the catalog! Hope you're feeling better and Cooper, too! Love that you can look out your window while you play. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #33

  4. Nicely organized markers. And I love the colors on your crazy bird stamps - don't you just love that set?

    Have a great day!

    Diane WOYWW #44

  5. I love that storage unit for your stencils - what fun to twirl that around whilst choosing what to do next! Huge number of pens - I have a few - but am totally boring and use watercolour pencils mostly.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #40

  6. Hi Angie, I too love my laminator for making sheets to store my stamps on, however, I do mine at A4 size and store in binders. Love the Crazy birds too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #12 xx

  7. Ah, that's too bad that your laminator didn't work. I like the way you've stored your stencils on the clip-it-up thingie -- if I had more flat space, I'd like to do that, too. I don't have many and have just stored them in an open top metal bin right near where I work. Happy WOYWW ~ Laura #60

  8. Nice desk. I love all your pens. The way you have your stencils stored is great. I keep loosing mine :(

    Sorry the laminator didn't work.

    Sharon K #47

  9. I bought some of the AL pockets..but that's as far as I got. Exhausted by the possibilities! Bad luck with the laminator...oh, and something you can only do when you're in the mood!


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