Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WOYWW, Again




Well, here it is anothe Wednesday and my desk is legitimately cluttered this week. I had an all day crop on Sunday that I haven't unfinished packing from. I've been pretty good about keeping up with stuff like that lately, but didn't have a chance to in the last couple of days because....umm...a zebra broke in and tried to steal all my towels, so I've been camped out by the window making sure he doesn't come back for my wash cloths, too. I'm pretty sure that he won't be returning, so hopefully I'll have things picked up by next Wednesday. On the bright side of things, I bought that cool scrapping bag and a larger tote this week to take to crops and I LOVE them. In the past, I've been super annoying at crops, carrying my stuff in tote sort of bags and my stuff ends up all over the floor or strewn all around while I search for what I need. For this week, at least, I was able to keep all my stuff nice, neat and organized. Hopefully, once my adoration for my new bags has paled a bit (and I can't imagine that happening, I love them THAT much) I'll still keep up on keeping neater at the crops. I was much more productive and couldn't stop marveling to myself how darn organized I remained. It's a wonder I got any scrapping done at all with all the marveling I was doing. I did this page of my niece, Sam and her father (my brother, which is probably unnecessary to explain but figured I'd throw it in there, just in case) before her wedding this summer. I love My Mind's Eye Lost and Found papers. In some ways, they are hard for me to use because they're so embellished already, and it's challenging still adding my own touches to them, but in other ways, they're great because so much is right there for you. This page pretty much screamed to use the wooden Kaiser Craft bird cages (and boy, did that screaming hurt my ears. Inside voices, please, inside voices.) I was drawn to those cages the moment I saw them and was happy to have the perfect opportunity to do so.

So, that's what I've been up to this week. At least the stuff that I can tell you here.

59 comments:

RosA said...

Hi there, Glad you liked my stamps. They are nice, aren't they? Wow, you need to watch out for those zebras!
RosA # 24

scrappymo! said...

Pretty layout.

I din't think your desk looks too bad for not having had a chance to unpack!

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you!
Neil #45 (ish)

VonnyK said...

A zebra?? Wow, you have some unusual visitors. Love those birdcages too.
Von #27 :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's not the zebras you have to look out for, it's those darn pesky wildebeest... they're devils for soap, so be warned...
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx
PS Gorgeous LO. How proud does your brother look ??

Bridget Larsen said...

love your bag and that layout is gorgeous
Bridget #53

Laura said...

Hi, what a great desk today and no errant zebra's with towels in sight. The mme papers are really pretty, have a great Wednesday, Laura

May said...

The layout is fabulous, and your tote, look out for that zebra!!!, Have a agood week, Hugs May x x x

Sarah said...

Great crafty space and that is one high spec, ready to rumble tote bag! Zebras? Now that's a first for me and WOYWW?!!! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Ann B said...

A zebra??? Intrigued now. Love your new craft bag, looks very roomy and just what I need.
Ann B
#51

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...thats the desk of a very busy crafter...lovely wedding piccy...have a fab week...Mel :) #64

Danielle said...

Messy desk = happy crafter. Love that your bag will fit your ATG!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh what a wonderful L/O!! very beautiful, now a quick question if you dont mind, what exactly does organized mean? As I have no idea, and my rooms a tip at the moment lol

Happy WOYWW hun, have a good one, xx

Lou #7

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great crafty space. Oh my, a Zebra, wow! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 85

soapHOUSEmama said...

Great work space and LO!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Pretty layout!
And love the organizer.
I need something like that for crops!

Angie said...

Perfect use of the bird cage. I find those papers hard to use for the same reason you love them ... but I have to buy them as they are so pretty.
I hope your sciatica never returns ...had it really badly once ...lasted 5 weeks ...not that I was counting lol ...since then I have had a few very short bouts of a couple of days only and thats bad enough.

The Crafty Chick said...

Ohhhh emmmmm Geeeee

Is that a PINK ATG in your BAG????? Who knew??? If that is a yes how cool, and so much better than the stinking yellow I have! I am well jell...if its not and ATG don't tell me, I just want to believe they exist regardless!!

Leandra

Elizabeth said...

Towel-stealing zebras, whatever next! Hope you have a better week. Love the layout, and you are so right about the paper, it's gorgeous and did just scream out for a birdcage :) Thanks for your much appreciated visit earlier today and I hope you are having a great day. Elizabeth x #2

Alyssa said...

Really beautiful page. It's so lovely!

Blessed Ladybug said...

stunning page .. thanks for sharing...

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Large animals in your room is never good. Must keep them out. I'm so reluctant to unpack too, I'm so crazy like that. Of course, I hate *packing* so there you go.

Karen said...

Heehee. I never fully unpack after crops. I finally gave up and bought a second 12x12 mat, 12 inch cuter, and a few other bare necessities so I don't entirely have to LOL

Love the MME Lost and Found and that LO :) Beautiful LO for a wonderful pic :)

505whimsygirl said...

Keep a careful eye out for that zebra. Let's hope he doesn't bring around his friend, the hippo!!!

Your niece's scrapbook page is just beautiful. Love the birdcage!

At first I thought the handles on your bag were horseshoes -- then I read the zebra comment and made myself laugh.....

Thanks for your visit!

Hugs,
Kay

Karen said...

I love your craft tote and a really gorgeous LO :) It seemed really strange reading about looking out for Zebra's when you live in the UK!!

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #90

Nicola said...

Thanks for popping by. I love a good storage bag myself so can understand how you feel about yours :) x

Jaki Morris said...

Stephanie, your comment about my card made me laugh so much I would like to send the card to you! So, let me have your address and I'll send it to you!
If you want it of course!

Jakix

Jumbleberries said...

Oh my, all those little drawers on your desk, I would have such fun sorting things out to go in them!

Jumbleberries xx

Jingle said...

That stuffed tote is wonderful! Your page is pretty!

Erika said...

Zebras?!* Tut, tut how naughty of them. Love your very neat and tidy space. Great LO I too love MME Loss and found papers. Thanks for sharing and happy crafting,
Erika.

Barb King said...

That is a nice bag, and you have so much packed in it. I will be looking to check it out at the next crop (hope I can make it)
Bar

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I would say that what with admiring your new totes and fending off the zebras, you've done well to even be here today! I love your new carry-all, really can it not just sit handily by your desk so there's no need to unpack it? Am totally with you on the MME papers, you've done a great job of embellishing the embellished, it's a lovely page - lovely picture!

Twiglet said...

Fab bag and a really gorgeous LO.

Polly Polkadot said...

Poor you, a zebra can cause a lot of trouble. That bag looks fanastic, I'd need one for every trip out though.

Anne said...

Great layout and love the bag. Thanks for popping by to see my desk. Anne x

Lisa said...

Great layout. The new bag is great and will sure be handy.

Terrie said...

You look extremely organized! That's a lot of stuff to take with you for scrapping - hope you had a good time. thanks for the visit.

Spyder said...

Fabulous desk, I have bags, shopping bags full of stuff that I've..umm tidied away! Thanks for the snoop! Have a great crafty week HaPpY WoYwW

((Lyn))

Margie H said...

A very pretty page! Love those bird cages :)

Tracy said...

LOL, you crack me up girl, lol.
Your layout is so pretty, that paper is gorgeous.
I have a couple of those bags, one I use for my copics :)
Now watch out for that zebra...his friend the unicorn might be right behind him, lol.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your desk looks really busy, but that's what it has to be. Love the way you store your things, close to your workspace and transparant. Love your new scrap bag too. Big and with a lot of small bags and places to put your things in. Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a crafty week.
Bye, Franka

April said...

Your bag looks great! and that layout is lovely, lovely piccie x

Laura said...

Ha, ha, man, those towel-stealing zebras are such a menace. :) I like your page with the birdcage -- it does work well with the ornamented paper.

Sam said...

There was you telling me you like space on your desk and I can't see your desk even! I do spy a pink ATG though!!
Sam looked beautiful on her wedding day and you have done the MME paper proud. Well done!
Now get and tidy your desk!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the look of your desk area (all those great compartments!) And the layout is fab... Thanks for visiting me this week! *smile*
#135

Jackie said...

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness :)
Make sure you keep an eye on your towels!

Katie said...

I love the layout you made for your niece. That tote bag is wonderful! I love having a nice big tote bag to carry everything!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #18

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit.Great layout and what an organized tote

MaggieC said...

Zebras - really? I am sure it is not April yet. That tote bag looks awesome, such a useful piece of kit. Glad your Cricut is still your best friend. thank you for visiting me this week. xx Maggie #89

ikki said...

Hi, wow are you organized! Love your new tote bag - and your scrapping looks great. Thanks for dropping by the Cupboard. If you have a Bug you could various embellishments for your pages, flowers, leaves, swirls, birds and more. Enjoy your week. ikki

Jeremy and Samantha said...

new bags are great! love your layout, the bird cages do go with that paper so well, tfs your space, happy woyww

famfa said...

I did read that right? You did say zebra, trying to find out where you live. Will have to read more to see.

Love the pictures layout. Nice x

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Your desk looks like so much fun - lots of different creative things to play with :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Gorgeous LO page Stephanie and that tote bag of yours looks stuffed to the brim with crafty goodness!

Thanks for already stopping by my desk this week :)

Sherry (8)

ps - lol about the zebra!!

Gwen said...

A very successful cropping session..it does take a great force of will to tidy up though. Keep on having fun!
zx 160

Sue from Oregon said...

A lovely page of your niece but I only had eyes for your new bag...no wonder you could not keep from marveling over it LOL!

okienurse said...

Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
Just a reminder about the blog candy...I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

Mutley said...

Your readers have left some brilliant comments, can't top them for zebra quips. So surprised to read about them. Your blog is an interesting place to visit. x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Stephanie

Thanks for visiting my place last week.

When I first looked at your pics - I wondered what on earth that pink thing was in your tote - but then realised it was the handle off something (oo er)...

Anyway - hope the zebra didn't come back and cause any more havoc - you can well do without it lol.

Love the layout of your brother and niece. - some great papers from Kaiser Craft - who are starting to be quite big in the UK. Not that I buy papers though - I'm a digital paper person mainly.

Great totes anyway - well done on your purchases.

Paula x x x