Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW - October 1, 2014

It's time once again for me to reveal the state of my craft desk, so I thought I'd play this week's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Here she is in all her messy glory:

I was in the throes of creating for a few DT assignments, and I just couldn't make anything I liked. I'd huff in frustration, push the supplies aside, and try something else. Sometimes I'd re-use some of the materials, trying a different approach, but they all failed me. At one point I realized I had parts of four or five projects here, so I took the photo.

Let's do those numbers!

Clockwise, from the bottom left:

1. Cut up and punched paper that didn't make it to a card, and a die that I'd used to cut another piece of paper that didn't make it to the same card. I left the papers and pad out since #5 is the card in question, and you just never know.

2. Stamp used in failures 1a, 1b and 1c. I was too disgusted to clean it. It may still be there.

3. Punch used in #1.

4. Stamp set used in #17, coloring the balloons.

5. Partial card stuck to a non-stick craft sheet. Yes, I'm that good.

6. Top of my desk lamp, showing my cache of plastic thingies in reserve for use in my Glossy Accent bottle to keep it from clogging. I was a Girl Scout, and I'm always prepared.

7. My new (neat) collection of strips of white card stock I use for sentiments and stamping small images. They used to be under #11.

8. Tools of the trade.

9. My UFO box. This holds all my water color experiments, failed dry embossing experiments, cast-aside die-cuts, etc.

10. My collection of acrylic blocks, within easy reach of my paws. See? I'm organized, you just can't tell at first glance.

11. A piece of bubble wrap, colored with neon ink daubers (#13). All cards made with this failed to make it past Quality Control, but it's still wet, so I don't want to touch it.

12. Stamps and ink used to stamp the sentiment on #5. I wasn't done, so they weren't put away.

13. Neon paint daubers used in #11. I was glaring at them.

14. Ink and Copics used to color #17.

15. Distress ink and pieces of tape used in a previous failed attempt.

16. Ink used on the card stuck to the craft sheet in #5.

17. The image I'm coloring, plus another one stamped, ready to color, since I let the red bleed into the green and it was fugly. I had to re-do the star and cut it out.

That's it! A whooooole lot of frustration on one desk. I eventually did finish the card stuck to the non-stick craft mat (#5) and you'll see it later this month.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lol, I had to laugh at your comments in the numbered index of your desk! You could always do a sideways sweep to clear some space in the middle :-). Or just start on another desk altogether!!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

  2. Oh, my gawd, Leslie! I recognize that penchant for going off on a tangent this way and that. Why do you think I employ a hamster in my head to center me from all the squirrels?! Ah, yes the Pushing Aside feature ... some days you think the UFO box is going to rise up and eat you alive!! Happy WOYWW!! Thanks for visiting me and have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Darnell #23

  3. I like your numbering system - it made me smile! I'm so glad I'm not the only one struggling sometimes. Some projects just fall together while others can be a labour of love. I'm sure you created something amazing in the end for your assignment! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #79

  4. Oh how did you unstick number 5 from the sheet? It is the sort of thing I do, have disasters - but usually not reversable ones!

    Happy WOYWW.

    Cazzy x #52

  5. Oh Leslie this makes me feel so much better about my disaster haha!

  6. Do trust you managed to get everything done in the end - and that it all came together for you!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #17

  7. Oooh! Paint by numbers! Darn. I just got here and I have to dash.

  8. Lots of lovely interest. Hope everything came together well in the end. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late commenting. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

  9. Oh I did smile at the numbers! And your 'rant'. I could feel the frustration oozing from every sentence. But now you've got it out of your system I bet you got some cards done. Looking forward to seeing them next week. lol
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week,

  10. I'm sorry your desk is causing you frustration, but I think it looks great. I love that balloon stamp set.
    April #84

  11. A great way of showing us what's going on there! I hope by the time you read this, your mojo has returned, and you have a fab week. Chris # 16

  12. I enjoyed your numbering - I'm not as ocd as I thought! :) Thank you for sharing your desk! Have a great week Ginny M #63

  13. absolutely hilarious post. I enjoyed reading the numbered items and reveled in the fact that I am not the only one that does this stuff. Have a great week and don't get so overwhelmed. Vickie #21


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