Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOYWW and a little something more...

 Well, here it is, my work desk and though it looks like nothing is going on....I'm getting organized!
 That's right, I'm getting organized....Well, I'm trying to.  Since I have all the Spectrum Noir pens, and since I just ordered the pen holder (still in processing), I thought I'd work on something that came to me while I was sleeping.  I wanted a way to see all the colors and be able to pick out colors that would blend more easily than trial and, I made color swatches using each pen.  I kept them in the groups on the Spectrum chart.  At first I thought about keeping them together and then I decided to store them loose in an envelope so I could more easily hold them against one another while picking the pens I want to use.  I am very happy with how my middle of the night plan is working. 

I was asked how I made the swatches so neat and all the same size.  I'd like to say I'm the queen of sizing, however, I must admit, using small return address labels had a lot to do with the neatness of the project.  I put the pen number on each swatch.  Below is the label I used....Pretty cool I think.
To show you that I have actually been working on a card...the below photo is another Valentine card I made.  Does it look an awfully lot like my last one?  Yup....different card stock, but the same sketch. 
I'm not sure what has gotten into me of late, but I am on this organize kick.  I don't start my day with that plan in mind, however, somewhere between my feet hitting the floor and my first cup of coffee, I'm digging into something.  Today, my only plan was to mop the kitchen.  This plan was formed at about 7:00 A.M.  However, one thing led to another and cupboards were torn apart, and put back together, counters were scrubbed and de-cluttered, ovens, stove tops and microwaves scrubbed to a sparkle and the refrigerator, well, I do believe hidden way in the back I found something growing in a forgotten "left-over" container...perhaps it is the cure for the common cold, but I will never know because it went into the bin, which was also scrubbed.   Throw rugs were washed and finally just before it was time to start dinner....the floor was scrubbed!  If I were in my 20's I'd think perhaps a baby is in my future....whatever it is...I have several closets to clean and I hope my new found ambition doesn't leave until they are tidy!

Well....I'm going to post this on Julia's blog page Stamping Ground.  I've got to say, I look forward to Wednesday when I can have a look around to see what everyone has been up to.  I hope if you have a few minutes, you might see what some talented gals and guys are up to.  I know I'd like to see what you've been doing, how about showing your workdesk.  I promise you will meet lots of really fun people there.

Until next time....Hugs and wishing you a creative week,
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Busy lady! Great idea on the color chart/labels. Good luck on the organizing. Have a great rest of your week.

  2. Laughed at your cleaning frenzy! Happens every now & again, doesn't it? Start off meaning to do one thing, end up doing the whole room. love the cards too, by the way.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73

  3. Chuckled at your post must be a new year because I've been trying to do bits and bobs even though I've been told to take it easy, organising my craft stash was one of them, have I done it yet?? errr NO lol huggles hun xxxx

  4. LOVE that sunflower stamp!!

    I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Lori #81

  5. I have been working on something similar for my new DI's! Great minds think alike ;o) Happy WOYWW Laura #55 xxxx

  6. Hi
    This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.

  7. Dang, you're a master cleaner, maybe if you "plan" on coming to visit me, it might turn into "organizing my craft room" for One day late but aiming to comment on EVERYONE this WOYWW, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  8. Wish you'd come over here with that cleaning mojo!! Enjoy the clean!

    Jeannie #60

  9. Wow - can you pass on some of that spring cleaning mojo - I could use it! :-) April #136

  10. That's a gorgeous card! Love everything about it! Plenty to tidy here, if only I ever felt like it :)
    Happy late WOYWW, RosA # 148

  11. WOW - I reckon you were in full-on spring clean mode Mary! Once you've finished your place, please feel free to come and do the same for my place! LOL!

    I like you pretty Valentine card. However did you find the time to make that in addition to everything else???

    Sarn xxx

  12. Well good for you....i wonder if its something in the carpet that you first walk on in the morning? Please can i have a square off it?!!! Love that you're enjoying the results of middle of the night inspiration, so useful.

  13. I keep missing desks I wanted to see last week Mary, and here I am on the Eve of this weeks hop! I need labels like those for my distress inks, the ones I made faded and now they all look the same! Has your clean-itus spread to your craft room I wonder?? Looking forward to tomorrow to find out!



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