Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WOYWW #92 (Dis)Organized

Well, I knew this day was coming - Dave the Painter is here to work on the kitchen and the husband's (St. Donald) half-bath. In order for me to have a mess in one part of the house, another location has to be *well* organized.
Here's the mess of all things kitchen in the dining room. I won't even dare to show you what's in the living room ;-)
 So this means that the room of stash got a good straightening over the weekend, something that had been piling up since the holidays. Because I have some many different interests, organization is key to playing. Please don't think I'm sick, sick, sick because of my manic desire to label everything. I think it's just a carry-over of 30 years of filing habits as a teacher!

Mr. Tim's alcohol inks divided into lights, brights and earthtones, plus some stickles.
 More Mr. Tim toys: blending tools, distress embossing powders and lots of glitter.
More Tim Holtz goodies: Distress stains (DS). Most stash items are out in the open so I can remember to play with them. I'm one of those out of sight, out of mind people, so I *love* to see stash. There is no doubt that I am addicted to color. If you don't have the DS yet, splurge and get them all at once. That way you won't have to keep going back for one or two. Play will start immediately when they are on your desk. (I punched 1 inch circles, glued them to the to of the bottles and then dabbed them with the DS color, nifty, n'est-ce pas?

I plan to spend time in the studio today making backgrounds for cards that I'll create tomorrow and mail on Friday. Organization and planning make me comfortable, whereas chaos gives me a case of the crazies.

Speaking of organized, pop on over to Miss Julia's Stamping Ground to see what's going on around the world. Her blog friends always brings a smile to my face. Make something good this week - and make a good hearty laugh to go along with it.  Hugs,

 PS, If you are a fan of Stampotique, go visit  Gini at "A little bit of shiny." She is their guest artist this month and does tons of fab things with their stamps. Would that I could have a Stampotique collection like hers and the talent to use it. This is something to which I can aspire. (don't ya love the grammar!) Thanks for visiting this week.

  PSS Did I remember to show you the basket in which I keep my TH Sizzix dies? I'm running out of space and must stop buying stash. *Someone* needs an intervention. rofl

 Th-th-th-that's all folks!


Karen said...

You look so organisied but it does look so good, I wish I was the same!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #92

Twiglet said...

Oh my gooness - don't you have a lot of lovely stuff to play with!!

Fiona Whitehead said...

I'd love to get my hands on some of those inks!

Helen said...

I so want those DS colours - trying to make myself wait a while - but... Love your organisation, hope the kitchen gets sorted soon, without too much mess.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, you are soooooo organised! I know what you mean about needing to see things in order to use them, I can be a bit like that as well.

Pam said...

Lots of goodies. We are getting our kitchen worktops and tiles done next week I am dreading it. Hugs Pam x

Lori said...

Hey! I really like the old keyholes and door thingies (the real name escapes me right now) you have on your wall as decor. LOVE that! Oh, and I have lots to organize once you're all done there...

LuLu said...

Neat desk - really like the way you organized all your TH goodies - and thanks for the peek - happy WOYWW!

Meanwhile, would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2. Also, a giveaway is coming soon!


okienurse said...

I don't think you are sick!! I love all the organization and time saving you do having all things labeled and color coded. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #69

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

VERY organised!
Playing catch-up on WOYWW visits.
Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Wish I was that organised ! But agree its got to be out for me to use it - hiding away just get forgotten and new stuff bought.
x Tricia (60)

Spyder said...

oh my goodiness you are sooo tidy...come over and tidy me, please!! And your hamster just kept eating and eating! Happy WOYWW!!

DanielleP said...

Lovely goodies! I have areas of organization in a very disorganised household (hubby and 4 almost grown chidren, plus two dogs). Unfortunately I can't keep my craft room organised at all!

Shazsilverwolf said...

So much cool stash, TFS, Shaz #118

MaggieC said...

Just keep strong while your house is turned upside down. It does get better, honest - till you start the next job. We have just got back into the living room after squashing everything into the dining room to have walls replastered. Great to get more space again.

I am impressed with all your pens, and jealous too.

Gini said...

Aaaaw thank you so much Vicki for the lovely write up!
It'll be worth it in the end, when it's all tidy again and so much better!!!
I can't stand it when my craft room is in a mess and yours must be a heavenly organised space to work in!
Have you got all of Mr Holtz's sizziz dies then????
Who needs shoes when there are so many wonderful craft supplies out there to buy.
I have nearly all Daniel Torrente's characters and holes in my shoes ;-)
It's good to know I've got my priorities straight LOL!

S said...

Lots of nice organizing going on - good for you!

Electra said...

Hi Vicki, very nifty indeed! I love your collection of keys on the wall, only someone as talented as you would think of doing a display like that!

The Crafty Elf said...

Great collection and so well organized. I'm so impressed!

Nicky said...

I love all your organisation thats my sort of crafting helps me to play more ~ Nicky 2