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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WOYWW - 192

This is written on Wednesday, but just before I crawl into bed, but you probably did not want to know that (I will do the grammar and spelling check later).  My desk is just as I left it on Tuesday afternoon, still a mess, but a bit more productive this week.  I am running two jobs in together, starting the cataloguing of my stamps, starting with my Clarity ones, and using some quite pretty peeloffs to make quick cards for stock.    The peeloffs are the kind that have loads of tiny bits (apparently waste, but if you use two different colours, you can mix them to create quite an effective result, and use every scrap too).

Sorting out stamps is quite an interesting occupation and I am only surprised to find I still only have two duplicated so far, which is quite good.  I haven't found a "Thank You" yet, Shaz, but then I do have several sheets of those in peeloffs.   I am not too busy with cards for February (March is a different matter) so it is nice to spend time playing and looking around what I possess.  the theory is that, in the end, I will be able to look at a page full of different trees, decide what I want to use and go straight to the right box.  Any bets on how successful that will be?

OK, Julia, I can hear you asking us to be brief so I am off to bed, and will see you again after 8.00am.  For those of you who are wondering still why I am showing you such a messy desk, just slip over to Julia's in the morning to see lots more desks on show and enjoy a convivial wander round with coffee in hand (cheese scones too) to see what we are all up to all over the world.

31 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maggie - thanks so very much for popping over and for peeking and so glad they meet the standard!!!

... and agree - I love them have ideas for the use of them. They are laid all over the desk and was up last night playing when should have been in bed - think they are on the reject list ones on rough paper done but an idea for card mulling in my head, not sure how it will see how I go!!!!
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x no number too.

MvM-design said...

Nice desk!
Thanks for sharing ;)
Happy Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #12

jill said...

I can see you have a lovely collection of stamps that your catalouging. happy woyww Jill #16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your new picture on you header for the post! Are they goldfinches? They're lovely birds but we don't get them in our garden much....
I love sorting stash out, get a real thrill from it seeing it all neatly lined up ready for action! Sad, I know...but it's good to remind ourselves of what we possess!!
LLJ 45 xx

jude said...

Hiya Maggie ,
good luck with sorting all your stamps out i bet you find you have more than you thought..lol don#t we always .thankyou for your kind comments last week.Have lovely wednesday and creative week ahead
love n hugs judex 46 this week as bored laid up in bed..lol

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohhh! Loving what you did with your peeloffs!!! Quite a stunning technique!

I was give the great tip of making a binder of all my stamps when I was a brand new stamper, and I'm so glad I listened for once!!! It's the first place I go before creating and is such a wonderful resource. You'll love yours too!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

Helen said...

Your desk looks great, busy not messy! I keep a list of all my stamps in a binder so I don't duplicate. Good luck!
Helen 14

Redanne said...

Hi Maggie, those stamped images on that sheet are gorgeous! I have had a good clear out of my stamps, but still have too many. Good luck with the rest of the cataloging! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

Heather Alger said...

Love the sparkly silver on white, lots of lovely projects in progress on your desk - Have a Happy WOYWW Heather #70

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Maggie...I don't have any cheese scones...epic fail! Like what you're doing with the peel offs, what a great idea, they look really effective. As for stamp cataloguing, am deeply impressed. I will never do it..it means tha tI have to put them away in the right place each time after use, and I just know...just plain idle I guess!

sandra de said...

You have done well to only have 2 duplicate stamps. I had a look at your previous pics and love the photo of your grandson giving his mum a flower. Her medieval dress is gorgeous.
Sandra @81

Shazsilverwolf said...

Morning Marg, just saw what time you posted, I could have put mine up as we didn't go to bed till 2.00. If you ever need a Thank You stamp then, at least you know where to come.:)Like the look of your peeloff cards, I shall have to have a look at mine and see what bits I have. Speak soon, love Shaz xx

Mrs A. said...

Huh! Couldn't find one solitary biscuit in that huge tub! Like the sound of using up every last bit of those peels offs. your a gairl after my own heart. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s Off to see if I can find a biscuit elswhere.

Ria Gall said...

I think you have given me the push I need. I have seen a few people indexing their rubber stamps here on WOYWW and I thought about it, now you have made me say yes that is what I need to do so thank you.
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria #75

Andrea said...

love your organisation and theer are some very pretty stamps there .I dont have a big stash of stamps yet so would be a good time to organise them as I'm sure it will grow .sound like you've a busy time ahead have a fab week Andrea#77

Angela Secrest said...

You're indexing all your stamps? Wow!!! I need to do that, but yeah, it won't happen lol. It isn't that I've got too many or anything, you can't ever have too many! It's that I pretty much know what's where and can usually grab the right drawer or case and there it is. But good on you for indexing!
Angie #112

Alison Scott said...

Best of luck with the cataloging your stamps.
I keep a note of what I have in a notebook by company.
That does for me, but I don't have too many stamps!
Happy WOYWW
Alison
#100

MiniOwner said...

Well doen for getting yor stamps into a semblance of order - mine are a complete shambles! I love the lighthouse card in your previous post. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

SueH said...

You have been a busy bee Maggie and it looks like you have a nice pile of cards ready and waiting for when you need them. I’ve seen those peel off before and Craft Creations do some nice ones that build up on acetate to make a medallion

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 88
x

lisa said...

You sound like you are going to be sooo organised, Maggie. Good Luck with it all.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Lori said...

Oh oh oh!!
Who makes the LOve stamp with the big O? Need it.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Have a great day.
Lori #110

Caro said...

I love the combined use of the peel offs. What a great idea! You are so organised to be categorising your stamps...mine are a complete mess which i never seem to have time to sort! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Caro #72

MaryH said...

Hi Maggie, I bet you will be much more successful with your organization efforts than I'm being. But it is a good inspiration for me to not get discouraged, knowing I'm not the only one who didn't organize all my 'schtuff' as I was collecting it. (Shoulda, woulda,didna...and all that jazz). You have a most tidy work area, and I always enjoy seeing your banner with the birds. Gotta find your brayering post I read about (think it was here). I get bogged down when trying to surf around these so interesting WOYWW, that if I stop to read posts, then..well, you can guess the rest of this story. TFS

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty cards Maggie. My idea of cataloging my clear stamps was to put them in two boxes in a cubby by my desk where I can see them and use them more!! Working so far, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 115

Debs Willis said...

Hey Maggie, we must be on the same wavelength as I decided to catalogue my stamps at the start of the year!
I already had them filed in ringbinders in categories, but I was forever paging through the binders to find a certain stamp. i now have the majority of them stamped on A5 sample cards, and filed in a box that sits on my desk - you can see it in my pic (on the floor lol!!) it's the yellow box on the left - saves loads of searching as I just flick thru the samples lol :-)
Happy woyww

Debs #155

Samantha Elliott said...

Good luck with organising your stamps Maggie. When you have finished, feel free to pop over and do mine! Please!!
Your cards look interesting from here but could do with a close up!
Hugs
xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Maggie, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time for blog-hopping has been limited today. Watched Barbara Gray at the weekend and sat on my hands - though I really would have liked to go mad and buy the lot :) Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

Nan G said...

Hi, actually this stamp system works really well. I'm in the process of doing the same thing. My friends who use it love it. Hope it works for you! Great looking stamps there on your sheet! Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Di said...

Hi Maggie

I started cataloguing my stamps about a year ago - did loads then got sidetracked. A colour swatch was much faster - but you've made me feel it's time I returned to the stamps :)

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #52

Craftychris said...

Your cards look lovely! I really ought to catalogue my stamps - its such a good idea. Have a fab week xx #125

Anne said...

Hi there and sorry so late. Hmmmmmm keep meaning to get stamps sorted but not got to it yet. I must do something with them as spend more time looking for what I want at present. great idea with the peel offs. Anne x @89