Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WOWW 172

Well its THAT time of the week again.  Hope you arrived by way of, if not, that's OK Welcome to my blog and WOWW, Whats On your Workdesk Wednesday.  The UK starts Wednesday earlier than we in CA, USA so I post on our Tuesday nuff if this chit chat... on to what you came for.............

So here is what she looks like tonight, a really mish mash of stuff.  I'm still on my cleaning binge and have decided that all the CD cases I just empty ( all 250 of them) will now be used to store my stamps.  So what is here? My label machine, there is front, well used cutting mat,Stamp mount,  and my extra eyes! (yes there is that AGE thing again LOL) Along the back are my lights, since I work in a closet space. A tool caddy, pot of glue bottles, more stamp mounts, a little ATC I made for a challenge some time ago, and just about out of the pic on the right is a little mess basket with this mornings work.....3 of 4 finished ATC for a swap, can't show those for awhile yet.

Stepping back, well now that's the real picture!!! I'm not going to name everything, as most of you have the same supplies that I have.  I really has been like this for 2 days, I just cleaned a small space to work this morning.

So this is how I have stored my stamps for probably the last 10 years.  In envelopes, most are attached to chip board with Velcro, and the images stamped on the front of the envy. I still have
 3 1/2 of these boxes to do. Yes there are more than one image to an envy, and Yes I have not like this for almost 10 years, just hadn't decided how I wanted to store them.

This is what I am working on doing with all my stamps.  Monday I did all my clear ones, and today I started with the red rubber stamps.  The envies were 5 X 7 and these cases are 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 but I  in some cases I can actually get more in them.......go figure!!!  This is taking quite awhile to do, since I want them all labeled and sorted, but will be so much easier to read the labels than to flip through the envies, even when I have them grouped. 
So Whats on your Workdesk today? Well, I'm off to Julia's to start my peeking about at everyone's work area.  I didn't quite make it to all from last week over 170 joined :o, I think I made about 60!  Tonight I am gong to start at the beginning and then in the morning start at the end and maybe meet in the middle. LOL
Follow me to I know the way and your going to love the ride..............................


  1. I think using CD cases is absolutely brilliant! How smart is that? I am going to see if I have some CD cases I can use to organize my stamps! Not that I have as many as you do! Your work place is so exciting as it is soooo full of wonderful things to play with! Patsy

  2. I have stamp storage issues and am interested in how yours will work out for in the long term
    Happy speak like a pirate day and enjoy crafting

  3. I use CD cases for some of my stamps!! It's really hard finding a storage solution tat suits evreything and makes sense! I hate to waste time searching for things. TFS and Happy WOYWW Cindy #77 or thereabouts.

  4. I'm another one that uses old CD cases to store my stamps in.
    Busy creative desk , jill #77

  5. Busy desk going on. I use cd cases also for some of my stamps.. it's so much easier to find what your looking for!! Your blog is fabulous just joined you as a follower.. Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#8

  6. Oooh I love having a good sort out and organise - trouble is I get inspired and give up half way through and start getting creative instead! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 68

  7. What an improovement the CD cases have made easy to find things...thanks for sharing your creative space. #9

  8. You are going to have a busy time, I'm doing the same thing with my stamps, ie getting them in order. Great desk. Fran#90

  9. What a fabulous workspace you have. Enjoy your day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  10. Hi Krisha thanks for visiting me earlier. I just love your fantastic work area, I reckon I could spend hours just looking at all your stash. Yes, I have extra eyes too lol.
    Cheers, Elaine #28

  11. Its great to see how people store stuff like stamps..thanks for sharing
    and good luck with all the sorting out!

  12. I think both your ideas for storing stamps are great. I can see the bonus of clear cd cases. Good luck doing all the other boxes.
    Sandra @105

  13. great new storage! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #28

  14. I store my stamps in CD cases too and love it that way.
    Your space looks great and very busy.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #47

  15. I use CD cases for most of my stamps too, although I ended up splitting out some where I just had to many similar (like swirls) and I wanted to make sure I looked at them ALL before deciding or where there was a set with too many to fit in one CD case (like a couple of Steampunk plates) but over all it works pretty well. Older CD cases are a lot sturdier - the newer ones are sometimes a bit too flimsy!

    I think the whole stamp organization thing is just such a pain!

    MA (2)

  16. That's one heck of a task you've set yourself Krisha! And how come you just had 250 empty cd cases lying around!!?? I'm just biding my time til October when I'll be on my own for the best part of a month! Lot's of meals are made and in the freezer to make life easier and I'll be shutting myself in the craft room for days on end!!!!

    Brenda 1

  17. Thanks for stopping by. You certainly have loads of stamps. I have recently moved mine FROM CD cases and into ONE Tim Holtz Stamp binder - LOL BJ#19

  18. Love your stamps--such a great organizing idea!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

  19. never a quick job re-organizing, I am still trying to sort out my rubber stamps too!
    love your little spooky ATC!

  20. You've made a good start in reorganizing! For me, I keep my stamps in binders with an index of them in another binder. Nan #134

  21. I share you pain in organising stamp collections, I have tried everything (at great cost) I now have all my rubber stamps on specialist stamp storage sheets, filed and tabbed. Others I have in photo organiser pages then filed, but have many not organised yet, love the CD case idea might be worth a thought. Thanks for visiting me
    Amanda J @ 129 x

  22. good luck with the stamp reorganisation :)
    have a super woyww
    kay #54

  23. Your workspace is nice and big. I also used cd cases for my first collection of unmounted but still rubber stamps. Looks like your having a great time with your ATC's. Happy woyww, thanks for stpping by. Lisa

  24. Hi Krisha. Great space you have. I don't have as many stamps but will need to think of a better way to organize soon. You asked about the Barbisol, yes, it is for that marbling technique. However, I still haven't gotten around to it lol. Brigita #122

  25. That's an ENORMOUS project, Krisha! I hope after ten years of not liking your system, that you LOVE the new system. It's so great to be organized!

    Thanks for coming by to see me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #132

  26. Oh - how organised this is - it will make it so much easier to find what you're looking for - you would need to come and sort my craft room now!
    Bernice #3

  27. You are so organized! I do have my unmounteds KIND of organized--if thrown into separate drawers by company count??

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    :)trisha, #143 this week,
    and utterly shameless!

  28. I love the organised look of your workspace. Excellent. An organised space is a great way to get started!

  29. When I first joined WOYWW, about 85 people would play so it was doable to visit everyone. Now... you'd have to really put a lot of time and effort into it. It would be cool though. This week I'm so busy I am only committing to visiting those who visited me (homework, work, and card projects-too much to do, not enough time). Those clear stamps--I'm not so sure what do with them myself. I sort of like your envelope idea since I don't have that many of them. I'm not sure I like the CD idea. I have some stamps in CDs and I often forget I have them. I do remember the stamps in the DVD-sized cases. Go figure. Love seeing the wide shot of your space. LOTS going on.

  30. That's A LOT of cd cases!! Do you think you'll fill them all? I'm curious, once you get everything moved over, how you will organize all your company, size, category? Just curious! I have a mish mash of stamps and not quite sure what to do with them all.

    Thanks for stopping by, and to answer your question, desk is NEVER that clean! Like I mentioned in the post, since my son was coming for a visit and had never seen the craft room, I wanted it to be perfect when he saw it the first time. I liked the way it looked so much that I kept it that way til it was time to take a pic for WOYWW!!

    Amy E. #10

  31. I've heard that's a really resourceful way to store the stamps. Need a new label maker myself,nice space.Tamika#137

  32. Fabulous workspace - I'm the same with so much under the desk that my knees have to fight for space! Congratulations on your stamp re-organisation that's under way... sure it will be well worth it once it's done. Belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  33. Hi Krisha,

    Oh, I want to have a room just like yours!!!! I have to craft on my dining room table. Luckily you don't see it when you walk into my house!!!

    The organization of your stamps looks impressive.

    Thanks for visiting me -- I'm sorry I'm just now getting back to you.