Wednesday, 2 February 2011

WOYWW - February already??

Hello again, fellow desk hoppers. Hope you've all had a good week - and sorry, but I just didn't get to you all last time!

So. another Wednesday, another WOYWW?  Check out the links at Julia's and see just how many nosey lovely people there are checking out where we create!

On my desk today (in front of my new TV (see last week) that I got at the weekend - hurrah!) is a prize I won from The Stamp Man during their recent Blog Hop/2010 Award event - a set of 4 Stazon ink pads. I use black stazon quite a bit when stamping on metal and grungepaper, but I haven't used these new ones that come with the re-inkers much and find it hard to guage (or is it gauge?) how much ink to put on the pad at any one time - I know you don't use too much as it dries out quickly, but anyone got any tips??


 At the weekend I was making a birthday card and needed to rummage in my script/sentiment drawers (yes, drawers, you know me well enough by now to know I don't do things by halves, lol!) to find the birthday stamp I wanted!! So I thought I'd share them all with you too!  origiinally one of these drawers was only Christmas, but it's got a bit muddled!






And there's another one!! (with some interlopers... I was running out of drawers..)  I love Penny Black sentiment stamps, can you tell?
I also tried to sort out some of my papers.  I had this paper storage carry bag from my sister in law ages ago, and decided that it would be ideal for my Tim Holtz paperstacks (it's not full - yet - don't worry... so plenty of room for more purchases!) it will save them from getting damaged in amongst the pile of crafting magazines they used to live with!
I am sure those of you who go to clubs and crops and things recognise the sort of thing.  Just need to find somewhere sensible/accessible to stand it now (it's very heavy, even half full.....)


Anyhow, have a great Wednesday, and I will catch as many of you as I can. I am going to the stamp show at Stevenage on Sunday (I know I shouldn't really, with Ally Pally being only a couple of months away) but I can't resist! What I am saying is, there may be some new stash on show next week!!! (some, she says......)

53 comments:

Sarpreet said...

great paper storage, love your draws of stamps, great workspace, Happy WOYWW - thank you for sharing.

jude said...

Hiya Hewlen ,
happy Wednesday ...wow you have alot of stamps there.some one else with a fetish to rubber..lol.
Oh and another Timmie fan too,adore his papers have fab day
hugs judex

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

all sorts of yummy stuff there

Jennie said...

Great drawers!! lol See you Sunday?!
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #5

Terry Blais said...

Hope you have fun at the upcoming stamp show! Wish there was one here.

Terry #16

Shaz in Oz. said...

Wow how gorgeous are your sentiments stamps. It is so lovely seeing what everyone else has thanks for sharing..lovely!
Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

HOLY COW, Helen. Every week I come and every week I get green with envy. That prize is wonderful because you have the reinker too. But what gets me are all those stamps. I swear, you have more stamps than GOD!!

Rhonda said...

Hi Helen. Look at all those gorgeous stamps just waiting to be used! And all that lovely paper too. Thanks for the nose around your desk. Have fun at the stamp show.

Sue said...

Hi ya
congratulations on ya fabby prize, lots of lovely tidy stamps, fab storage,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (36)

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations on your win, it's wonderful when the postman brings a parcel isn't it? Loving all your drawers, lots of stamps going on here, lol. x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no Helen, you need to go to Stevenage...there'll still be stuff you want by the time Ally Pally comes around, honest! I think I'm buying stamps vicariously through you - although we seem to share alot of the same ones when it comes to the sentiments! I gave up on the expanding files - too heavy and then they fall forward when not balanced and aaaagh...too lazy!!

Christine said...

How many stamps!! They are lovely and the paper storage looks good, I wish they would develop a paper storage system that reminds you of what you've actually got - that would be great! :-)

Wipso said...

Love the peep in your drawers...in the nicest sense of course :-)
What a lot of stamps you've got.
A x

Judie aka Craftymess said...

what a lot of stamps you have got, well done on getting it so organsied

thanks for the snoop

hugs
Judie 58

Chrissie said...

Lovely stuff in those drawers, I haven't got on terribly well with the white Stazon I would be glad to know how you like it!
Chrissie #22

Victoria said...

love all the stamps
happy woyww Vicky 70

GLENDA BROOKS said...

My goodness just look at all those stamps! Love the storage ideas!

Artyjen said...

Soooooo many sentiments....still you can never have enough...right?
Have fun at the weekend....pity it's quite a way for me or I would go too!
xoxo Sioux

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!
Enjoyed the snoop around your "desk" and also all those drawers full of lovely stamps! I still don't have a tele - will try to get one tomorrow - my daughter will come with me to the shop and we will choose something - so many options you don't know what to pick!
Had a look at all your lovely projects !
Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Cardarian

minnie_mac said...

What a fab collection of sentiment stamps.

Marilyn

Fabrizio said...

Great collection of stamps, no idea about those stazon, I bought the white with the reinker a while back and I wasn't impressed by it ! :(

Chelle said...

Would love some of your sentiment stamps. I hardly have any and they are never suitable. 88

oneoff said...

Lovely paper storage - I need to invest in something like that. And wow - worralot of stamps!

Bx

Neet said...

Great stamps and stash in general there Helen. No tips re the inks as I don't tend to use them (always end up sticking with my favourites). Hope you have a nice day.

Angie said...

Wow ..what a grat prize. I love that you have a drawer of scripts ...makes me feel a tiny bit better.lol

Karen said...

Great workspace and storage ideas, well done on the fabby prize :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #88

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Helen, on winning those fab ink pads. That's a serious collection of stamps - you must have a greeting/sentiment for any and every occasion and I can quite see why you love PB stamps. The paper storage is a neat idea too. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth x #96

Lori said...

Ooo, those new Staz On Metallics are AWESOME! I would only reink if I plan on using it immediately. If you keep the lids and that plastic inside lid on tight, shouldn't be too much of an issue. What? More stash? lol!

Kezzy said...

Congrats on your win, I'm afraid I can never get it right either as I have the White stazon, I shall keep a look out on your comments to see if I can get any tips. Lol. Brilliant storage and I love all those stamps.

Kathryn said...

wow that is some stampp collection, and they are only the sentiments! lol K x#90

Carola Bartz said...

I love stamps with sayings and sentiments, you can never have enough of these! You have some really nice ones!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love all the storage, and congrats on the Prize!! I have a few of the Opaque Staz-on, and it may be just me, but I don't like them very much. The ink seems really thick & sticky- nothing like the other stazon pads. Thanks for sharing your workspace.

Andria said...

WOW wish I had as many stamps as that lol. happy woyww, thanks for sharing :)
crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Twiglet said...

Lol - so many stamps - do you use them all??

butlersabroad said...

Lol, I think you like every stamp, not just the PB ones!! We also moved in to the realm of lat screen tv ownership for the first time last week, it's totally transformed our viewing, we were watching a show out of Australia with wonderful scenery and saw the first few episodes on the old tv and the next lot on the new one. Wow, what a difference!

Hugs
Brenda 91

Ciara said...

And I thought I had a lot of stamps!!! Tee hee

I have the white Staz On and know what you mean in terms of not being sure how much ink to add. I would suggest adding a thin-ish layer and give it a try. It's best to keep adding a bit more than risk putting too much on at once. I do think you need to add a small amount each time you use them though, as otherwise they won't give thick enough coverage. Good luck!

Morti said...

Wow - you're as bad as me with your stamp collections.... Huge congrats on your Stazon win - wtg you! Sorry, but I can't help with the ink quantity thing though.... :-(

Handmade with Love said...

Wow, I love all of your draws of stamps! The paper storage is great too! Have a great week! Tracey x

Nicky said...

Wow great storage for the stamps and love the striped paper storage - thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 12

Nicky said...

Wow great storage for the stamps and love the striped paper storage - thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 12

okienurse said...

I like the idea of using a file folder to store the papers! I have some of the ink pads with reinkers and it takes a lot of reinker to get it wet enough to get the stamp covered. I only use half the pad if it is a small stamp. I actually put the pad in a plastic bag to try and keep it moister. I am always flipping(front to back) to keep the ink even. Friend of mine said that wasn't necessary but...
Vickie

Ohhh Snap said...

Luscious colors! And ohhhhhhh those stamps :D. TFS!

#128

Ohhh Snap said...

Luscious colors! And ohhhhhhh those stamps :D. TFS!

#128

Starla said...

Thanks for the peek! I'm afraid that if I put stamps in a drawer, the drawer would break from my overloading! Star 125

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Love the stamp drawers! I have mine hanging on the back of a door. Perhaps not the best storage, but that's where they are! I haven't tried the Staz-On metallics - how cool are they?!

Thanks for the peek and have fun Sunday!

Cheers ~ Susan #114

Katie_Bolinger said...

lots of fun storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.

voodoo vixen said...

Yikes... I'm not cabbage gree or anything, honest ut I love those stamp drawers, they are perfect for that purpose and so many stamps... you lucky girl and then I read that you are off to buy more!! Annette #4

Pam said...

Man o man! What a stash - and so well hidden too! Have fun this week. #44

Marjo said...

Lucky you, wonderful winnings there. Getting the reinkers is fantastic!

You have some wonderful stamps and lovin the storage too.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, Marjo Lucky #1 Happy WOYWW

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my dosh do you ever have a lovely stash of sentiment stamps! Green eyed with envy here! I swear that I am going to make a catalogue of all my sentiments so there is no more rummaging...been saying it for years....

Thistleblue said...

Hi there, thanks for sharing all your fab stamp drawers, I am jealous. You can never have too many. I am in hte process of organising all my stamps, digi and real into a folder so i can see without rumaging what i have.
Have a great WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle (72)
xx

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your great storage ideas. I am going to invest in a paper trolley this year as I need a better system to access my patterned papers. Haven't told hubby yet!I am late getting around again! Happy {LATE} WOYWW!

Susan xxox

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