WOYWW! - I'm joining in the fun!


Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today being Wednesday and all I have decided to join in the sharing of what is on my work desk, for What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #215.  I have occasionally been following this link up taking place each Wednesday as two of my fellow Altered Pages Design Team Members participate with this wonderful group regularly and I kinda love the idea of being able to take a peek at what someone else is up to.



My desk is a bit cleaner than normal following a bit of a rearrange and tidy up a few weeks back and also having just finished playing with some UTEE (very messy stuff where I am concerned) I had cleared everything off and wiped my desk down and then placed things back neatly until I make my next mess.  The floor at present is a different story but nothing that  a good vacuum won't fix.

On my desk to the left is a scrapbook page I have yet to finish (I find finding embellishments for boys/men hard at times).  This one is of 'A' being inducted into scouts a couple of months ago.

The container in the middle is one of the cheap lunch boxes I brought a few weeks back in an attempt to reorganize my embellishments into color ways.  This one is for all things Black and White.

The pile of oriental collage images, Japanese Yuzen/Washi Papers on the right is what I have been using more recently to create a couple of cards (seen on top of the pile) for a Altered Pages Design Team Post and at the top left is some Dragonfly themed ATC's using napkins as the backgrounds for a swap I am participating in.  This is my first time using Napkins on my ATC's.

I do actually have two work desks in my craftroom come office, the second one is where I am sitting right now typing this post.  I will perhaps show you this one another time.

Okay so that's it from me for now, I am off to see what everyone else has on their Workdesk this Week!

60 comments:

Eliza said...

I have always found it hard to get embellishments for men and boys. Coming up with new ideas all the time is becoming harder.

I am like you I have a desk for my computer.

Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It feels so good when you get your desk cleaned up. Unfortunately mind doesn't stay clean long when I'm working. Blessings!

MiamiKel said...

Nice looking little play area, Danie! I 'tried' to spruce mine up a week ago but today, alas, it looks like I"ve done absolutely nothing, LOL!

ike said...

Oh ... men and boys are always soooo awkward aren't they ?!!!!
Great little oriental creations. Thank you for the looksee at your desk :-)
Have a great day.
Happy WOYWW

IKE x # 33

Kimberly Hogan said...

Thank you for the lovely comment. It's nice someone can relate to my poem. I have a ? about the UTEE. Do you have a melting pot for it? Or do you melt it in another way?? Someone suggested I try it with my paper beads. I can't afford a melting pot. I can buy lots of watercolor pencils & crayons for the price of a melting pot. I saw a whole bunch of "Scouts" embellies at Joanne Fabrics not to long ago. I love the Oriental papers. Have you seen the "Bird SOng" line of card stock paper by Graphi 45? It is a beautiful line of oriental images. I really need to find and get involved in an ATC swap. I've never done that before. But I have seen some awesome swaps here on WOYWW. Thanks again for the sweet comment. (((HUGS)))
Kim
WOYWW #3

Helen said...

Good to have you along... your desk looks great. Helen 19

Neet said...

How good is that - two desks in the room. I wish I had and then I could maybe sew a bit more. Unfortunately the room is too tiny. Still, I do have a room for crafting.
Welcomed to WOYWW anyway, and hope you come back week after week.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Monique said...

Your desk is looking great, lots of interesting stuff going on.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
Monique # 70
xx

Fran said...

Fab, looks a lot tidier than mine xx

Krisha said...

Great organized desk. I usually pick up male embellishments when I see them (if not too costly) as I have 2 sons (grown now, but I'm still working on their albums, or so I like to tell myself)
Krisha 35

Ria Gall said...

Hi Danielle
your desk is looking nice and tidy and I find after using UTEE or embossing powder I have to take everything off the desk and clean it all down
have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #75

Gita said...

Hi, I love your LO with the hexagon's. Very cool. And all those papers and card on the right look great!! Happy WOYWW! Brigita #25

Laura said...

Good morning, Danielle and welcome to WOYWW! I don't think I do many masculine pages . . . if you like Tim Holtz's stuff at all, things like gears and clock faces might make good embellishments. Metal brads, maybe, if you have some on hand? That size container looks really useful for corraling embellishments by color. Have a good day! ~ Laura #101

Sandy Leigh said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Thanks so much for visiting my unusually clean desk too. I love those oriental images you have stacked up--what fun! I can imagine cards, tags, layouts, all kinds of things to create. Sandy Leigh #6

Regina Hamilton said...

I too find it difficult to find embellishments for masculine projects. Love those cards. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #13

Hammers said...

Hi Danie, thanks fro swinging by my blog...I love to organise by colour, makes things so much easier. I tend to make my own embellishments for male cards, just too hard to find off the shelf. Happy WOYWW. Cx #36

Jay reid said...

love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

Happy WOYWW
Jay NO.65

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi danie, welcome to the addiction that is WOYWW. Lovely stash on your very tidy desk- I agree, mens/male embellishments are the hardest. Especially if your particular men are not very sporty/beer/fishing/golf minded! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50

trisha too said...

Well Danie May, my dt sis, so glad to see Daniella and I could entice you to join in this week. Your desk is sooooo organized, looks fabulous.

I just want you to know, that kitty does not always sleep. When she is awake and I'm working, she'll jump on the table an put her paw on something. If I say no, she pulls back and then tries with something else, until I stop what I'm doing and wad up a piece of paper to throw for her.

Spoiled rotten cat. ;)

:)trisha

sara j said...

Welcome to the snoop-fest! It's a great thing Julia does for us every week. I am really liking the looks of your cards...so colorful and dense...I am a sucker for that look! Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room this week. Sara j

Ali H said...

Looks like you are having fun on your desk this week ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #44

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Danielle
welcome to WOYWW careful! it is addictive but great fun and very inspiring etc etc.
it is funny desk layouts don't really vary that much all over the world .... its jus the view and the light that changes.... the 'stuff' is the same too.
have a good week
janet #41

Tammy said...

Fun seeing what other's have on their desks!

Daniella said...

Awesome you decided to join us dt sister!! (isn't Trisha the cutest!!)
Your desk is so very tidy!! I love the collage bits and ATC's. I just wrote an article for AA about using napkins in art. I've seen a few others doing paper napkin things. She better put it in soon before no one will want to learn how to do it anymore!! LOL!!
And conrats to your son! That is a big accomplishment!!
xxDaniella#17

Anne said...

Hi there and welcome. Thanks for popping by to visit me and for your kind comments. . I find masculine projects difficult I must admit. Congrats to your son. Happy WOYWW Anne x #69

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Very neat desk...maybe we should change it to WOYWF to see your floor! LOL. But I won't be sharing pix of mine :) Ha-ha! It's nice seeing your desk, though! See you next week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Dani, you packed a lot of punch into your post and onto your neatened desk! I so admire a crafter who can have so many projects going at once! I'm too simple-minded I'm afraid!

Thank you for stopping by to visit me! Happy WOYWW and have a great week! Darnell #20

scrappymo! said...

Thank you for stopping by to visit me...your desk looks so lovely and tidy.
Great idea to separate embellies by colour.
Your oriental art notecards are really pretty...I peeked at another post! I find masculine layouts or cards hard too...whenever I see one on pinterest, I pin it right away to use for inspiration! lol I need all the help I can get.

Annie said...

Hello, welcome to the WOYWW fun and thank you for visiting me yesterday. I'm only just getting round to doing a bit of blog hopping to check out what my friends have been up to this week....a 6am to 9pm day with my gorgeous grandchildren yesterday sort of got in the way of blogging....but I'm not complaining cos it was a wonderful day. :-)
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs,
A x #55

Queen Lightwell said...

I hope your new embellishment organization works well for you. I never have figured out a good way to organize them! lol :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my messy desk already...and you know, if we had a room twice as big as our current ones we would probably still run out of space for all the things we want in there! lol :)
Deeyll #50

Jackie said...

I like what you're doing with the scrap book page to the left of your desk. You're being very organised putting all your embellishment into black and white And colour co-ordinated all your stuff into boxes
Jackie 39

House of Bears said...

Your cards look good. We're always buying new storage tubs and rearranging stash, then we wonder where on earth to put all the tubs!

Thanks for visiting the bears already

Jacqueline said...

Yup! The journals will find a home soon, I am just too busy or lazy to do a proper tidy up at the moment! Too scared to start actually lol!

Sorry for the late visit and many thanks for dropping by.

Take care

Jackie #62

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I love a tidy desk, but it NEVER lasts - really, not should it!

Love the cards too - I just want to reach in a riffle thru the stack. :)


Happy (late) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (35)

sandra de said...

Great idea to have two desks looks like you have some great desing projects happening/
Sandra

Nan G said...

Napkins! Wow I've seen others in the UK use them. Guess I'll have to look for some with images, if they have them over here. Love the cards and would like to see the ATCs close up. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104

voodoo vixen said...

Sorry I am late, love the tidy desk and have to agree about heat embossing, I always end up with a big mess with powder everywhere! Annette #8

Mistys Mum said...

Love your idea of embellishments in the plastic boxes - I have mine in cardboard boxes & have to remember to write on them so I know what is where.
I too have a 2-desk craft room but at the moment piled with boxes.
Mistys mum #74

Bernice said...

Two workdesks? - now that sounds like a really great idea, although I don't think I could fit another one into my little craft room, never mind the trouble we had getting the current one up the spiral staircase!
Bernice #7

Jean said...

What a nice workspace--two desks! Boys are indeed tricky. :)
Jean 9

Vikki said...

We are one of the lucky ones that have plenty of space for our crafting but I must admit for 16 years I wasn't that lucky!! lol!! The upside of going back to work full time...more money to spend but less crafting time. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Vikki #95

okienurse said...

nice neat and tidy desk...hope you mess it up soon. My desk is a real mess most of the time but I enjoy it being that way! I am a person who uses what she sees so if it is in a box or a drawer it will stay unused. Welcome to WOYWW and I am sure you will enjoy it! Vickie #121

BJ said...

Liking the look of your LO with the octogons. I just bought a hexagon set so I might give them a go. I have St. George's day Scout parade next to do. Know what you mean about boys stuff, most of my pages are boy stuff. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#56

Shoshi said...

Your desk looks great, Danielle - very industrious, and all your stuff close at hand.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - I can answer in 2 words what my new ARTHaven will look like once I get all my stuff in and I'm creating again - "A Mess" lol lol!!! At least, I shall try not to make it a mess - we shall see!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #116

glitterandglue said...

Hello and welcome, Danie. Beware. You WILL become addicted - no matter how hard you try to fight it... Lovely neat desk - lots going on, though. Hope you manage to get things done and finished - it really is hard to make cards and stuff for men, isn't it?!
Thanks for dropping by and finding me.
Have a great week.
Margaret #48

Kelly said...

My eyes went right to that stack of pretty papers. Love to see a close-up of the ATCs. Creative Blessings! Kelly #105

BJ said...

Hi Danie May, as I said I was really inspired by your LO and have done mine this afternoon, I have just blogged it. Thanks BJ

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Ya, I know everything about making messes :) Your desk looks pretty well organized now.
Beautiful pile there on the right. I saw the ATC's, they're absolutely gorgeous! And oh dear yes, do I know about crafts for/about men... not my cup of tea.
Thank you for your sweet visit and comment! Wishing you a great weekend. Hugs, Wendy #121 (moooh, I feel like a cow with that number, lol)

Nikki said...

I've never tried Utee but I'm sure I'd find it messy too :) Such a lovely space you have and I look forward to when I can have my own space all arranged hugs Nikki #32

Lynn McAuley said...

Thanks for introducing me to this fun blog, Danie! I love this idea and will try to join in next Wednesday!

Karen Ives said...

You certainly look very organised.
Thank you for visiting.
Karen #57

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome to WOYWW. Like you, I like to be organized. I think your desk looks that way, too. I'm not sure how late LATE is, but I'm here to wish you a belated WOYWW from #2.

Lindsay Weirich said...

you have some great collage papers there! I'm wishing you a very happy and very late WOYWW! Lindsay #100

Fandhmum said...

Happy very belated WOYWW
Rosie x

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow lots of newbies this week, welcome and hope you stay and enjoy it as I have these past few years.
Bridget #71

April Story said...

Cool hexagon layout sitting on your desk. I may have to case that one. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. April #107

April Story said...

Cool hexagon layout sitting on your desk. I may have to case that one. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. April #107

Hettie said...

Lots of goodies on your desk there. That layout looks interesting. I know what you mean about men's embellishments. They are tricky.
I do like your ATCs I have seen - gorgeous.
xx

Liz Black said...

What a great space you have. I always seem to be 'tidying up' before I can move on to my next project, us creative-types can't help but get in a mess... lol!! Thanks for visitng and sorry for being super-late this week. Happy Woyww Liz

Dawn Barrett said...

One nice thing about these Wed. Work place pix...we can see that you are a doer..and not just a collector!