It’s been ages since I’ve posted to this fun site…Stamping Ground. You can visit the site HeRe. I used to think I was unredeemably messy, until I looked at others workspaces! It’s a lot like the way so many of us disparage our own bodies, thinking of the photo shopped versions we see and not looking at real live, every day human beings. I now think I’m on the neat end of the spectrum!! Quite a change. So looking from left to right from where I sit, this is what I see…
To my left is my Big Shot die cutter, behind that, a bamboo box containing files of images and large flat embellies. To the right is a plexiglass box filled with 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 patterned paper collection pads. The rush basket above that is filled with my Grande Spellbinder dies (and my stamping royalty crown). The mess in front is the detritus of the day! Rather than stopping to clean up, I just shove stuff over.
Directly in front of me are my Stampin’Up markers, Papertrey color book and a book that contains special occasion dates for each month and a pocket (of sorts) where I store cards for the events. The green stack of drawers was a Pottery Barn sale item I couldn’t resist. It holds embossing powders in the top drawer, basic white papers in the middle and recycled ‘scratch’ papers that I used to protect the surface from stamping, embossing and the other messy things I love to do. My spotlights are often put away, but I’ve got a bunch left to shoot in the morning, so they remain. And that silver mold you see on top of the drawers is where my little left over tags, die cuts, edgers, etc. go. They’re sorted by type in baggies so it isn’t total chaos and I find myself reaching for them often, now that I don’t have to go through the entire contents!
to my right…my essential turntable and Copics. The little pyrex bowl held frozen grapes a few minutes ago. THE BEST hot weather snack ever! My ever present drink and some images I was thinking about.
On my right is my computer and my date book- always open and ready. If I have to search for it, I put off writing things down which can be disastrous! Three M makes removable hooks that are an absolute necessity to me. On the wall, I have my corner rounders, brayer and cropadile in easy reach and when I need to reorganize, the hooks come off without leaving a mark! Genius!!
Time for dinner. Thanks for looking in. I’ll be coming around to see your desk soon!