Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

This should be titled "What ISN'T On My Workdesk", because I've hauled out a big stash of supplies to immerse myself in some serious Christmas card-making. It really is organized chaos around here.


I've been making a single card, then kitting supplies to make multiple copies. I have a big crop on Friday - an entire day of shopping and making cards with my sister and best friend! And during this whole process I couldn't help but indulge in a little scrap room re-organizing.


I now have a die cutting/dry embossing station that is at stand-up height. Die-cutting multiple shapes on a too-low table really made my back ache!


My ever-resourceful husband found an extra table in storage and set it up for me, so I could move my trimmers, circle cutter and score board to a new area. This is also at the perfect height for standing. He even bought me a new Ott light. I feel positively spoiled.


Here are the kits I've assembled so far. After all this work, I've only completely finished a grand total of 6 cards. (go ahead and laugh, that's exactly what Phil did) But I'm ready to make about 50 more at the crop. Any Christmas crafts in the works on your desk?


"What's On Your Workday Wednesday" is a weekly event where over one hundred crafters show and tell what's going on in their corners of the world. You can go to Julia's blog for more glimpses of our creative endeavors.

37 comments:

  1. oh an all day crop sounds like so much fun! love all the kits you are making! i always have to have my kits when i go to a crop!

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  2. You look beautifully organised. I've been cutting on the floor! which isn't good for the knees. I need another table. .

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  3. That looks incredibly organized! Hope you have fun at making cards at your crop.

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  4. Wow. I'm really impressed with all the organisation. I'm thinking about making Christmas cards but that's as far as I've got as yet :-)
    Hugs,
    A x
    #48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

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  5. TOTALLY ORGANIZED!! Have a great time at the crop :)

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  6. Wow that's so organised - I'm jeal;ous of your die cutting station, I have to haul mine out of a cupboard and set it up in the kitchen when I want to use it!

    thanks for sharing

    debs #102

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  7. Wow I am impressed with your organisation and although you have made a small(ish) start on your cards now you are soooo organised the rest will be a breeze :o) Thanks for sharing - April @ #73 x

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  8. What abeautiful neat tidy well organiosed craftroom and desk.Please feel free to come and do my room i will feed and water you...lol.Have fun at the crop
    Have fun filled creative week .Happy Woyww
    hugs judex 6

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  10. Sorry! added the wrong web addy!! I said, aren't you organised!! I never have enough space to put things...which is why I'm drawing my next digi on the dinning room table! Have a great week and good luck with the making of all those Christmas Cards!! HaPpY WoYwW!?!
    ((Lyn)) #53

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  11. Love the room and the card kits! It is more organized than chaos, I would say! Good luck with the 50! You can do it! Thanks for sharing!!!- Amanda #5

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  12. wow, you have an amazing work room! love Christmas card production line!
    Happy WOYWW! have a great day Debxx #100

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  13. I am impressed. That looks super neat and organized. Love it! And I think it sounds like you've made great progress on your cards!

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  15. I can't believe how neat and organised you are - does it stay like that? Fab space :0)

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  16. Such organisation! I don't know if I'll EVER get around to making Christmas cards this year!
    Alison xx

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  17. WOW awesome organization making your cards and kitting them up. I need some kind of a cutting table instead of moving the specific cutter off the shelf to my desk but I just don't have the space in my room right now! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week! Vickie #76

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  18. You are so organized!! That looks like so much fun, I'm itching to finish up my Christmas cards. :)

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  19. Fantastic craft room, love all the stations, looks like you are ready to start your production line.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
    xoxo Marjo #109

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  20. wow, that's some system you have there! And the cards look like they're going to be amazing
    Sarah #around the 155 mark if I remember rightly!

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  21. nope, i remembered wrongly, it was #115!

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  22. Loving your new stations! I have a standing height desk and LOVE it!!! Your cards/kits look awesome :) Can't wait for the after pics. Have fun Friday!

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  23. Well you're doing Christmas, you're changing things up and making improvements and I can only see organised...this room does not speak chaos to me! What I can see of your 'master' cards are lovely - and the spread across your desk is glorious!

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  24. That's a super organised room and an amazingly organised way of making Christmas cards, but you need to lose the red, paint it blue and gold, lol!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 86

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  25. Oh so neat, tidy and well organised. Thanks for the snoop. Jo #64

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  26. Sue - your space looks very inviting!
    Love how you are organizing your cards!!

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  27. Looks like lots of good stuff going on! Have fun creating your cards! :)

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  28. I am impressed! What a great stash, and what a great idea to kit up some cards for a day of crafting. Have a blast at the Mini Meet!

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  29. I'd just like to come right over & play in that organized chaos. I love the new die cutting station! Have fun at your crop.

    I'm working on Christmas crafts today - a few handmade gifts (altered clipboards & personalized journals) plus my cruise journal. And baking Robbie a birthday cake in between.

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  30. Loving your room and stash, can I come over, take care, Doreen x

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  31. Organised chaos! Your craft space looks fabulous and I love your two new stations. I've got and ever resourceful husband too - such a boon :) I'm totally impressed at the number of card kits you've made up - bet you got through a tidy number of them today and I hope your day went well. Elizabeth x #78

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  32. hi there Sue - thanks so much for popping avoe to my place for a look and a chat - and wow you totally blow me away - how organised some folk are - i have never made more than thee cards in one day I think - but maybe that is not quite right seem to remember going crazy in January and making more than that - but that was a very long time ago in our summer holidays as we call them over here - happy WOYWW!
    Oh, and quite like the idea of the work station at standing height too! Shaz in oz.x

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  33. Love your craft area, very nice neat and organised unlike mine lol
    Bridget #29

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  34. What a wonderful craft space you have.

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  35. Ok, I am major league impressed. You have inspired me to do a little rearranging and make an assembly line operation for my Christmas cards. Because right now, I'm about where you were when you wrote this - only 5 or 6 done!

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