Wednesday, 1 May 2013

WOYWW 204

Welcome back to another desk hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground - time to share your best - or worst - views of your crafty spaces.

I have had to re-organise my Paperartsy stamps AGAIN!! into a bigger box - but I did managed to get two on a BOGOF (buy one get one free in case you're not sure) deal on Saturday... Trouble is, being bigger, it means the stamps in front of this stick out more and I need to find somewhere else to put them...

nice and neat in the box - room for a few more and room to rummage for the set I want!

nestling against the cardboard drawers of ink pads that I rarely use now - the stamps in front (Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi) are the ones that are sticking out into the room/exit of the room.... hmmmm

(I nearly tripped over taking my dinner tray out to the kitchen on Tuesday night - could have been messy!! something needs to be done!)


this is the size of the box - 12 inches wide by a bit longer - 2 for £6.99 (in WH Smith if anyone wants to see if their store has them!)

any the obligatory desk (which is why you're here!) - well, space on the floor obviously, as I don't as we know, have a desk... journal page mid-paint, new heat gun that arrived to replace the one that blew on me earlier this month in April (nearly gave myself away there, writing this on Tuesday, posting in May.... eeek May already?!!

Anyhow I've taken enough of your time, I'll let you on your way...thanks for dropping by.


p.s. this is the finished page!

58 comments:

Create With Joy said...

I love Papertrey stamps! Lucky you to have such an assortment!

Create With Joy - 11 and 12
http://create-with-joy.com

MvM-design said...

Wow so many stamps!!
Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs Marleen #6

Nan G said...

I have some room for those stamps so you won't rip over them. :) they'll be we'll loved! The page turned out fab! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #5

Bridget Larsen said...

I know that feeling of having to expand the storing. My Spellbinders dies started off in one box, now it lives in a cupboard all on its own lol
Bridget #9

Sandy said...

Yes my stamps used to fit in a basket now they have taken over where the DVD's where.. Once it fitted now it doesn't.. Its a mystery..
Sandy :) #30

sara j said...

Duh. I am SO dumb. I am so thankful you showed the picture of your Tim and Dyan stamps just bound together with rings. Wow. What a GRAND idea. Thank you!!
Love your finished journal page too! Thanks again.
Sara j #23

Claire said...

so much going on... it's an ongoing battle keeping stamps organized, isn't it?? just love your finished page :)
happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
no. 1 again - how did that happen??

Sunshine Girl said...

I store my stamps in ring binders now and have to admit that I have an A5 one full of new stamps and a basket full of new stamps that I have yet to get to start using! do you think we have too many? nah surely not. Love your journal page - thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl 31.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
wow look at all your lovely stamps I would love to come over to play! I think a lot of us are very organised and then we buy some more of something and it means moving everything around to fit it in
love your journal page really lovely
Happy WOYWW #204 and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #44

JoZart said...

I'm guessing that Paper Artsy are your favourite range by seeing how lovingly they are all organised and drooled over!!! You are really sorting everything out but just don't trip over in the process....
hugs Jo x

Belinda Basson said...

I forgot you worked on the floor! Perhaps you need a hairdressers trolley thing to stack it all on, then you can move it around? Thats what I just did to make space...#55

Jackie said...

Loving the stamp organisation and the stamps
The journal page has turned out great
Jackie 7

Janene McAnally said...

Ohhhhh I am soooo jealous of your stamp collection and it looks like you have a good stencil collection too. I just LOVE stencils and stamps...hmmm... can you tell lol!! What a great art journal page! Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #46

Neil said...

Good morning, just popping in to say Hi.
Loving your world this morning; you sure have a pile of lovely stamps. I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of Paperartsy's Lynne Perella oriental plate!

Hope you have a fun week.
Neil # 22

okienurse said...

great looking journal page and I love the storage idea. I have hundreds of stamps/stamp sets and keep buying more...I need to stop for a while but they make them so tempting! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #41

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm going to repeat advice that is often advised to me on sight of my desk/room. Time spent clearing and sorting will be a massive investment in getting creative more easily. And ya see, I know that...it's the motivation that I lack!! Bonus of the bargain boxes is the lovely colour..very PA, actually, huh!

Angie said...

I love that you have so many stamps ....now lets be honest ...I'm green with envey.
Like you I find it hard to resist bargains ...great buys.
Last but certainly not least ...I love the feel of your page iyswim xx68

Andrea said...

wowo thta a fab stamp collection and hope your new box works out and who cold resist a bogof. Journal page is ace hope you have fabulously crafty week Andrea#73

BJ said...

Super page Helen (please bring to next craft club so I can have a proper nosey - next Tuesday isn't it?) I think you really need to get a grip on your stash there we don't want any accidents. Thanks for visiting me already today BJ#50

scrappyjen said...

look at all those lovely stamps! nice journal page too, happy woyww jenx

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Wow! I just starting to get into stamping. How many stamps have you got? Lucky you! Nice page too. Jules

House of Bears said...

We're constantly looking for ways to reorganise stamps and other stash so may have to investigate those boxes.

Waving hi from the bears @#91 this week

Karen Ives said...

Lovely page and stamps.
Karen #52

Angie Secrest said...

I love re-organizing, it's like finding new things all over again! Your page is very cool!
Angie #96

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a collection of stamps you have, my fingers are twitching at the sight of them!! Great page too. Take care Zo xx 77

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, those boxes are a good size - it's rare to find them 12" wide. You have seen the reports stating that most accidents happen in the home, I'm sure, so time to do something about those gorgeous stamp sets ... weed them out and send them to a good home, mine of course :) I'm only thinking of your safety you understand, I'd hate to see you do yourself an injury after all! Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #92

Red Kitty said...

Wow journal page looks fabaroonie. Love seeing all your stamps, did spy the Dylusions in there, lol.
Enjoy your day hun. xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Not sure what is more awesome, the number or the organization of your stamps :) And yes, I fear my heat gun is on the way out. It seems to heat only on one side. {sigh} Always the way...


Happy WOYWW!
MA (2)

Di said...

Love your page Helen - and you do know that you have waaaaaaay too many stamps for decency? Grin!

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #45

tangledpen said...

I love the page to the left of the pinkish one... would love to see it closer ;)
Happy WOYWW!

Roudi said...

Wow that sure is a lot of stamps! lol
I love your journal page Helen. Great color combination!

Happy WOYWW to you. xx
Roudi #115

Kim's Creations said...

Love your page! I am also going through the whole stamp/space problem. Before we moved I had a huge craft room so my wood stamps were fine but now I just have a built in cabinet which is awesome but when I pull out one set a whole bunch fall out. So I will be making them into clear mount.
Kim #112

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really admire your organization, Helen and what a lovely collection of stamps!

Krisha said...

Hi Helen, thanks for the early visit to my blog, I hope you didn't hear me snoring!! Wonderful storage. I found new storage last year and am finding that I wish I had a wee bit more....don't we all LOL
Loving the journal page.
Krisha #36

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous journal pages. I find no matter how much stamp storage you have it's never enough! MMx #54

Monica said...

I need to hire a daily organizer to come in and clean up so I can play at being a Lady Crafter. meanwhile, its the same, where to keep and what to keep. Like your stamp storage solution.
Monica 103

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice boxes!! I'm off to Smiths to see if they have any there! I like messy spaces..but in other folks places....I can't do it myself. Must be getting OCD in my old age...... ;)
Hugs. LLJ 27 xxxx

kathi17 said...

I love all those beautiful stamps, and I really love all those shallow drawers in the second photo.

Your journal is looking good!

Happy WOYWW Kathi #129

Caro said...

What a wonderful selection of stamps and I love all your storage. The finished journal page looks fab. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#70)

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, your page turned out beautifully! You know, I feel like I have to reorganize something every week, because my crafty corner is small! Thanks for visiting me too--I think you should get one of those little sewing machines for your paper stitching. They are even smaller than basic sewing machines, and very affordable! Hugs dear! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #17

Twiglet said...

Beautiful page - you have been busy! x Jo

Regina Hamilton said...

Oh my..You have A LOT of stamps. Happy crafting.#10

~Sue C said...

Great stamp collection! Art journal pages look very interesting. Happy Wednesday!
SueC#107

Fandhmum said...

Ooh you have some lovely stamps. I love your page, thanks for dropping in earlier
Rosie x

My name is Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, so many stamps...... I though had a serious addiction but I see I am still a beginner. Funny, I seem to be all pink and blue this week... love the page. Cindyx

Lucy said...

Wow, that is a lot of stamps! I've never used stamps before and this morning at work, Fairy Thoughts put a new range out that had birds and their names on them and I thought about whether it was time to bite the bullet and add another craft to my bow. Alas, they were so good, they'd all gone by lunchtime! It's made me think though. The next time something that good comes in, I'm snapping it and a new hobby up! Thanks for popping by, and for sharing, and have a great week! Lucy #24 x

Pallavi said...

I love your stamp collection! I'm sorta a stamp addict myself..I've recently decided to store them in a binder and i'm regretting taking them out of their packages..hmm wonder how many times i'll have to re do my stamp storage..your's looks great though..happy woyww!

Julie Woodward said...

Helen...Have just joined your blog, love your journal pages...Thanks for visiting my blog too. Was looking at your photo blog..I love taking photos too...just made a photo book of some of my arty farty stuff!! You have taken some beautiful photos.
Have a good week Julie XX(paperpathway)

Spyder said...

Your page looks fantastic, love that there's so many things hiden on it, which you don't first see, I thought it was an ATC until I swapped my reading glasses over! I'm sorting through some of my small useful boxes at the moment, I spotted yours...so I spoes I should get on with it! Have a great crafty week
HapPy WoYwW!?!


((Lyn)) #142

Eliza said...

Helen,

Great page and what an amazing collection of stamps. Be careful navigating the craft stuff you don't want to dameage any of it.

Happy Belated WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 126

sandysewin said...

What a lot of great layers on your page!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment. :-)

Happy creating and happy woyww!

Sandy #16

Alison Scott said...

Thanks for your visit this week. Love your floor/desk.
As many of the othern have done already, may I offer my assistance in removing some of the trip hazards you are facing. I can offer a good home to many of your wandering stamps! ;-)
Mum got her plaster off, stitches all healed and a splint that is removable applied. Thanks for the good wishes.
Alison
#50

Anda said...

I am *so jealous* of your collection of PaperArtsy goodies - I only bought my first of these this week!


Thanks for popping by to visit me as part of WOYWW, sorry it took so long for me to visit you back!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your neat and busy work space. Your page is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Tertia said...

Your floor looks like a happy place to be. Love the journal page.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #34

Sue from Oregon said...

Helen-green eyed with envy over your wonderful stamp organization! I MUST get with it! Thanks for sharing your idea's! Glad to have you stop in to say Hello too! Happy WOYWW! Sue K #14

April Story said...

What a great collection of stamps - I'm feeling some stamp envy. ;-)
April #122

Morti said...

drool............










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