Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WOYWW

This week my desk is a cluster..... okay lets just say a cluster. It's a mess. I've got a few different posts going on this week and in the process lots of different projects are still sitting around. I've got new bare spare parts albums  in the works, Christmas tags and pillow boxes, Mini coaster album all gesso'd up, mini chipboard school album, trading items being sorted etc.  Lots of posts to come this week!


I will say I love laying brown wrapping paper on my desk, makes clean up a breeze. I layer 5-6 sheets down so when I make a mess such as this I simply pull it up and a new sheet is ready to be created on. if the colors and textures are fun I keep the brown paper to use on other crafts in the future. Makes for great journal pages or fun die cuts. 

I have been working on another bare album- I haven't used the first one but felt inspired to make an even larger one. Love the hand stitching in them and all the fun vintage and bare items included. I'll have a post showcasing them this week, but here's a link to the tutorial for the first one I made months ago HERE

Update: HERE is the new post concerning the journals!

I've been working on some tags- that after some great garage sale funds.. end up costing me 2 bucks to make 12!!! Also been testing out some up-cycling of Prima pillow boxes that I can giveaway come Christmas time as RAK's to strangers. Also a little school book I made- just felt like using some scraps up and ended up with that little guy. All of these plus tutorials on them to come this week.

I also have clusters of things sitting around. I recently started back up a group I used to run for crafters who enjoy trading supplies they have partial or new for other items they may like. We trade supplies on a credit system and it starts back up this week so I've been ubber busy going through supplies that I no longer need or bought duplicates of to share. If your interested feel free to check it out here and let me know when you apply that you read about it on the my blog. Check it out HERE

Want to play along this week sharing your workspace? Come join me! HERE

30 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful collection of goodies on your desk. The brown paper system seems to work really well. Love the painty mess looks like you had great fun.
    Sandra @10

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  2. Cluster - good word. Productive, you're very busy
    Famfa (19)

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  3. love those tags! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #16

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  4. oohooo paint!! All over the desk...this is when I wish I didn't have carpet in my craft room... but what fun!! HaPpY WoYwW??
    ((Lyn))) #22

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  5. Ooooooooh Nooooooooo, I couldn't work amongst such chaos, good job we're all different hey?

    I think the craft trading idea is bonzer (Aussie ism) and if/when you extend the boundaries I might be interested although Australia is long way away and post costs would prob be prohibitive??
    Cheers, Elaine #6

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  6. Ooooohhhh yes! Love working in amongst the mess! Mine doesn't usually look so neat as it does today. I'm kinda lost with all the open space! lol By the way, cool Christmas tags. Bare albums? I'lll have to have a look see. Nan 19

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  7. And I thought I made a mess when I used the gesso ! Your paper idea sounds a very good tip ! And you can reuse it ! Must try it next time I am getting messy ! Have a great week Ali #52 x

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  8. What a fun and creative space you have there - love the paper on the desk idea. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

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  9. Love the bare albums, and the brown paper is a great idea when you are painting. Wish I had space to spread so much of it out.... Have a happy WOYWW. Helen #4

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  10. Lots of messy fun happening on your desk , Fab post . Jill #61

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  11. Wow some great projects going on there and you certainly got "gresso'ed -up!" Thanks for stopping by my desk today BJ#30

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  12. Fab idea using brown wrapping paper as a craft sheet. I may have to try this! I love those doors by Prima, they may have to fall in my basket on my next purchase!

    Please hop by my desk #87 Lauren x

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  13. you sure do have alot of things on the go, cute little tags
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #1

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  14. Great fun to see your world this morning. Love the look of the book. I love making books too.
    Neil#49

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  15. I love seeing all the busy craft goodness on your desk..what a great idea trading craft supplies. #94

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  16. Your desk made me smile - such a happy mess! I love it. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@95)

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  17. Haha, a cluster of a desk indeed! Busy though, sounds like you've got a lot of things going on. I can't stand the panic around Christmas time, takes away the fun of it all so I always start early.

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  18. You are busy! Yeah, I'll go woth cluster as it at least describes that you're working on more than one thing at once. Made your brown paper very white this week already!

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  19. Dear, you are busy!!! Wonderful creativeness going on--I'm just discover gesso! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #24

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  20. hee hee hee that is a right ole mess you made there, for one moment I thought that brown top was your raw desk but sighed in relief when it was brown paper.
    Bridget #8

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  21. Welcome to WOYWW! I warn you, it's addictive.

    Your desk looks wonderfully busy, with lots of creating going on. Like you, I enjoy working on some scrap (usually card) which can then hopefully be used for other purposes! You never waste anything because you can clean your stamps, wipe off your brushes etc. onto it rather than just washing it down the sink.

    Thanks for your visit and your comment. Glad you like my art journal page, and I hope you pop back again to see it finished eventually!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

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  22. Wow what a fabulous creative cluster! No seriously you can't be creative and tidy x

    Absolutely love those tags with stunning tinsel

    TFS

    Hugs Annie x

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  23. Happy woyww, thats one busy work space, I love a good mess.
    thanks for your comments, I have sent you a mail, mark x

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  24. A cluster, brilliant I would call it several messy desk, but that is what we all aspire to having. the tags look great and the gesso stuff . . . interestng, I look forward to seeing what you make with them.
    Have a great crafty week
    janet #25

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  25. I love all of the awesome things going on on your desk!!
    xxDaniella#35

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  26. I really enjoyed seeing all your projects. I bet sometimes the brown paper that you use as a work surface turns out real fun!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #5

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  27. A women not afraid to show her desk in a mess, love the white every where very effective look.

    What a great idea a group for swapping supplies, must check it out when I can.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 113

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  28. I'll bet that craft paper makes for great mix media pages in a book.

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  29. You have a great desk. I love to see how other people make a mess and the brown paper idea is brilliant. Such lovely stuff to use up when you've finished!! I might have to give that a go!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #71

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  30. Hello!

    You have such a wonderful large space in which to work! So many projects and fun things going on at your workdesk! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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