Well this is my desk And I need to tell a long drawn
out story and show a million pictures to explain where I
have been for a month. I want you to see my craft space,
because it won't look like this for a very long time! NEAT
My husband and I were supposed to move a few months back
due to a job transfer. Due to the bad economy and some other
stuff, that is on hold. When we put the house on the market we
decided to take down my desk that my husband made for me about
7 years ago. It has a Corian top and kitchen Cabinets. He used to
repair Corian so, the cost was minimal. We would never get that
deal again, and we knew people would try to convince us to leave
it. So we took it down, and all my precious supplies went in boxes.
So for 5 months I worked on a card table and out of boxes.
It was like full circle because that is how I started only I had all
of my things on one shelf in a very small linen closet
and one file box. That is sooooo not the case now.
If I knew there was a possibility we were not going to move
I don't think I would have been so eager to remove ALL of my
stuff. Like I said I had this desk for 7 years. Supplies were still
limited. Just coming out with new and exciting things. My stash
has definitely multiplied and then some!
When we decided to put the desk back, is when the work began.
For about 3 weeks I have been sorting paper, embellishments and
stuff that most would classify as junk. That is in between working
and all of my other responsibilities. So that is why I have had no
cards. We have had this stuff all over our house, so I could not
with a good conscience play when I had a
tornado in the house!
Well this brings up my
"The apple does not fall far from the tree story"
I had a friend that used to tell me that often and I hated it. Now I
know it is the truth and that is OK! My great Grandmother was a
true pack rat through and through. She saved EVERYTHING!
There was nothing in her house that got thrown out.
Newspapers, jars, bread ties, bread bags,and the list goes on.
Her home was also very dirty and not tidy.
Well her daughter (My Grandmother) hated it and wanted to be
different. She kept a clean house, can throw trash out,
but collects EVERYTHING!
If it is a collectible she has it! My Aunt was a bit of all of them.
She had a dirty home, collected everything but was
My mother who had to help both of my Grandmothers move
does not want to be like any of them. Her house is very clean,
She does not like collectibles, but she has her things that she likes.
Hobbies and knick- knacks. Her stuff is very tasteful though.
I have prided myself in not being like any of them.
I am organized, For the most part keep
a clean house, Don't like collectibles, Don't have too many
knick- knacks. Until.... you enter the craft zone!
I am ALL of them!!! (Except for the dirty part) I don't throw away
anything! A very tiny piece of paper, A lost button, A tiny piece of
ribbon! If you do, there is that one project that you absolutely
need it for. Like my Great Grandmother, I know I have each and
every piece of this trash! And I know it if it is gone! My husband
wanted to use a 4" piece of cream paper. The Nerve of people!
When I said I needed it, he looked at me like I had two
heads! "This?" It was glittered card stock!
I am my Aunt with being obsessively
organized. There is nothing more satisfying than than seeing
everything neatly stacked and color coded and labeled!
If life is crazy goto your craft space and see everything all lined up.
Ahhhh life is good again!
I am my Grandmother because I collect everything!
K&Co. & Martha Stewart target saps like me because
I have to have it all! If it matches and goes together, bring it on!
I am like my Mom in that I can't pass up a good deal. And
I have a few more things than I care to admit!
So the apple does not fall from the tree.
I definitely have an illness when it comes to this craft.
I get almost as much if not more
joy of having my stuff, than actually using it.
I know it is an illness!
Most of you reading this can relate in some way!
So I get great comfort in the fact that
even though I am sick, so are you!
Mom, sorry I brought the family into this. If I
am being exposed had to bring you all down with me!
I am blaming all of this on Grandma Sheeley! She started
this madness that has been passed on for 3 more
generations! I probably just took it to a whole
new level! At least the madness stops with me!
Well I probably have missed the deadline with WOYWW, but
thought you should see what has been keeping me so busy!
Now for the fun part
Enjoy all the pics. It is nice and neat now, but may not stay that way.
I have lots of work to do since it has been sooooo long.
I will post a card tomorrow!
This has a lot of fun goodies in it! Flowers, glitter, punches
Another small unit with tags and punch outs.
I covered both of them with pretty paper to
girl them up a bit.
This was a gift from a friend. "When I saw this I thought of
you!" I think because it is purple! Yeah that's it!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
My Paper. The Small stuff is inside the
cabinet and the 12x12 is out in the open.
This was made before they sold paper racks.
Stamps, Ink, Embossing Powder
Circle & Oval templates along with Nestabilities
Got Idea from Dorcas
My Cricut and Cuttlebug!
Finally have Cricut so I can use it
where it is and not have to put it in the closet.
Some of my punches!
My mother in law gave me this spice rack
and it is perfect for the punches. Wish I had room
for another one.
Martha Stewart Punches. No room for new ones!
Whatever shall I do? Buy more of course!
Stickers and flat embellishments.
Used to have all of them here and the thick
ones bunch up. Still
have to label them
have to label them
Decorative scissors. Don't use them
much anymore, but can't get rid of them!
Idea from Debbie
This hold my pictures for scrapbooking
and all of my thicker embellishments.
This is my favorite Spot! Feeds my sickness
Holds all my ribbons, flowers, buttons,
eyelets, brads, ect. Isn't it pretty?
My stash of paper packs on the floor
Hope I did not bore you with my family history
and all the pictures. This is my favorite
spot in the house. So I thought I would share!