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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WOYWW 245 - stamps finished, inks next

Why am I showing you a load of blue labels?  Well, it is quite simple, really.  It is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (or it will be when you get to see this post), the day when a large part of the world of crafting gets together to show what we have been doing during the week and what is left on our desks.  Why don't you all come along and join in?  Just nip over to Julia's Stamping Ground to find out how to join the gang.

The labels are ready to chop up to put onto my Distress Ink Pads before they find their new home with all my other ink pads, right in front of me.  This is all part of my clearing out and sorting and tidying up in my craft room.  My desk is worse than last week because I am in the middle of moving things, as well as having some more painting done in the house that was missed last year.
I think that big pink thing will be going.  I have only just got it, but, at the moment, I am not getting on with it at all.  I prefer the smaller glue runners, which fit comfortably in my hand.

The shelves above the printers is almost sorted now.  All my Clarity stamps are sorted into these numbered brown boxes, with their contents listed in a big folder and cross referenced onto a computer database so that I can find any stamp within 30 seconds.

This last shelf holds the final Clarity boxes with all the letters, numbers and shapes, and my precious Watchbirds, and another box with my stencil brushes in.

Someone asked me last week if glues really had a sell by date.  The answer is yes, they do.  I had several tubes of Pinflair Glue Gel, which I would normally have used easily last year, but, as many of you will know, last year was a bad year and I did very little crafting.  As a result, these glues were not used, and when I went to use some this week (a brand new unopened tube), it was solid as a rock and totally unusable.  When I looked at the tube, it did say that it would last twelve months in a unopened tube, so after two years, it is not surprising that it was deaded, totally.  It was an ex-tube of glue.

Sorry, Julia, I have done my usual trick of rambling on, so I will just finish now and wish you all a very good Workdesk Wednesday.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What happened, Maggie? I didn't race you for first place this week? I bet you were busy sorting and labeling when the post came up (grin). Actually, I'm super impressed with your organization, and you have convinced me I don't want to even think about an ATG, because I can't even get those smaller glue runners to stay on track. You have NO idea how many of them I've messed up by allowing the glue to run off track. Happy WOYWW from #1.

JoZart said...

Seriously....Hang on in with you tape gun as once you get the hang of it it is invaluable. Just remember to release the trigger when you stop running it.
you have done so well with your sort out/tidy up and it's looking good.
Take care,
Jo x
ps Have the pencil boxes arrived?

Belinda Basson said...

Organising always makes more of a mess before it gets better. Goodness me! 30 Seconds to find a stamp! That is impressive! #32

Helen said...

I envy you your skills of reorganisation!! i keep meaning to label the sides of my distress inks too...! (never mind the rest of the room that needs sorting...) Thanks for your early visit! Helen 12

Claire said...

You must have THE neatest, most organized workspace! It's an inspiration!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 26

Ann B said...

Very organised Maggie and like Jo says you need to get the hang of those guns. I have two, the pink and the yellow and use them all the time.
Happy Wednesday
Ann B

Jackie said...

I am super impressed with all your organisation it's coming along so well!
Jackie 22

Twiglet said...

Such a seriously well sorted craft area Maggie. Wish I felt a bit more creative but my cold has left me with a fuzzy head and everything is an effort - not like me! x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

Wow that's an impressive filing system for your stamps .... I thought I was fairly organised

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow Maggie, your sorting out is really paying dividends! I love the fact that you can lay your hands on something straight away - no time wasting searching :-) Good on Ya, Gal. Keep going!!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Tertia said...

Goodness that is a lot of stamps! Don't get rid of the pink thing! I have one and LOVE it, but can't get refills in South Africa, so now it just sits there, empty and very sad,
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #25

Tertia said...

Goodness that is a lot of stamps! Don't get rid of the pink thing! I have one and LOVE it, but can't get refills in South Africa, so now it just sits there, empty and very sad,
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #25

Karin said...

Oh my would you like to come around and sort out my stash for me :-)
I love my Pink tape runner but it did take a little getting used to and now it's the first thing I grab when needing double-sided glue.
Happy Wednesday,
Karin #85

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at all that organizing going on! It's looking good. I agree that glues have a use-by date. I had some really old glue that hadn't hardened so I thought it would be okay but the layers peeled apart easily so I guess it lost its stick! I've also had glue become strangely discolored. And hey, I know everyone raves about those pink tape guns, but I'm not a fan of them either.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looking good! I'm so impressed at how it's all sorted and now labels on inks - I started to colour label mine but never kept it up! Perhaps it's time to get back to it - I do have plans to re-organise my storage though! Chris 83

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, I've never been attracted by those glue runners, I have to admit. I prefer normal tape. Don't ever buy Hobbycrafts own brand silicone glue either- that stuff dries in the tube as soon as you've opened it! Awful stuff, went in the bin. Did you see the FB post, those marker wallets are coming your way soon- you can see why in this weeks post. Speak soon, Love Shaz xx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my goodness, I thought I had a lot of stamps, you put mine to shame. Fabulous idea and looking good!
Linda xxx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

WOuld you come organize my craft room. Amazing! Happy Wednesday.
Cathy #89 WOYWDW

Lisa-Jane said...

I love my ATG! When I get the right tapes it works brilliantly but I do wish it came in narrower widths too. #45

Julia Dunnit said...

Ramble? I I don't think so gal! it's too interesting to be real ramble! loving the labels, loving the organisation, it really all looks so good and will work so well.....jsut as soon as you get the wrapper of those ink pads!

glitterandglue said...

Oh, Maggie. What an amazing job you are doing in the tidying and sorting stakes! I am just SO impressed.
Have a great week.
Margaret #74

Mrs A. said...

I will be watching my glue pots. sticks and tubes like a hawk from now on!! Hugs Mrs A.

Sally Clum said...

Thanks for the glue advice. I really like your organization! Could use some help in that department myself!