Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A little "Wheee!" and WOYWW76


I read a quote once by an artist that went "If I can't create something every day, I feel as if I'm going to burst!" I can understand that. I need that fix everyday. Moving meditation. *smile* Here's my card today. She was a precocious one. Required lots of fine motor work but the bakers twine cooperated with the glue pen and the dress fit and the wooden seat fit and the squirrel didn't throw nuts down on the little girl, so it all worked out. Deets can be found in my SCS Gallery. Now, for those of you here for this week's WOYWW, continue on.


When last you saw our heroine, she was hanging off a cliff wondering how her work space was going to be evacuated in the time dh alloted. Normally a procrastinator, she hoisted herself up and started carrying armfuls of craftiness to the basement. It was actually an eye opening experience because she found lots of goodies that have been buried under the "go-to" tools. In particular are the paper families that have taken up residence ever so stealthily in the narrowest of spaces and are now seeing the light of day. (She has to explain that they have come to live here by way of many 40% off coupons and discounts and mark-downs over the years, so don't think this crafter doesn't live up to the frugalista name... hee hee.) If she showed you what her workspace looks like now after a couple of days of clean up, you'd see a clean floor and neater closet. The desk is next and she will have it done by Monday when her parents arrive for the coming holiday. (If she can sneak a photo in pre-holiday next week, you'll see what the room looks like when there's no crafty evidence in it---except maybe the stray paper confetti that tends to bury itself in the carpet fibers....Oh, and to answer one lovely commenter's reflection on where the guests will put their clothes because everyone knows what that closet looks like....it isn't a guest room for sleeping in.... it's just a sitting room....lucky girl, the closet doesn't have to be cleared out but the door does have to close without complaining.....)

Anyway, the paper families are making a pit stop in the dining room (why does crafty girl think she hears snickering out there?) Pit stop because, again, they're not welcome to stay for long. Crafty girl has decided to sort them out and, get this, punch a circle out of every paper pack cover and then every paper in the stack, hole punch each, then put them on a large binder ring for easy reference. Then instead of going to the basement to be re-buried, they'll go on shelves for easy access. She loves this idea.

Tune in next week, same time, same channel and see if our heroine completed her task or completely lost her mind in the process.... *smile*

Happy WOYWW! (And if you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the WOYWW gadget on my sidebar and enter Wednesday's World of Wonderful Workspaces.....)

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

29 comments:

Chrissie said...

All those neat piles of stuff... it all looks mighty organised to me!
Chrissie

Hels Sheridan said...

Cute card - loving the twine on the swing :O)

Jennie said...

Great card :)) and such organisation... can you come over to my place and work your magic please?
Happy Woywwing!

Pam said...

Nothing like "moving" that allows for the discovery of long lost treasures! Look at it as a blessing! That whee is absolutely full of gleeeee! Love it!

Oh,,,and AmberInk is #3 on WOYWW this week!

akilli melek said...

wow, lots of paper. You will have to post the paper swatch that you make with all those circles. caroline #13

Jo Davies said...

Morning, nice and tidy work area and love the papers too! Jo x (35)

Mummylade said...

that is a gorgeous and very true sentiment =)

Joanne said...

just look at all those piles of paper

jude said...

Wo9w theres some stash of papers there keep you crafting a while hun!Enjoy your wednesday
hugs judex # 41

Mandi said...

Beautiful card, great work space

mandi x

Helen said...

Love your desk, and your card is so cute.

Spyder said...

Loads of Fabulous stuff! Love your make above, great snoop.
Have a happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn))) #42

Sue said...

Hi ya
great post, gorgeous card, oh luv all the piles of tidy paper, crafters heaven,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (29)

Cheryl said...

oh loads of yummy paper you have on your desk which is super tidy,just heaven,love the card too she is so cute ,hugs cheryl 62 xxx

Becky Bowden said...

I love that card! So cute. Your desk is rather tidy compared to the awful state of mine today lol xx

Theresa said...

SweeT card and love the sentiment Cindy. WTG on the cleanup and love the organization idea with the papers. So clever!

Doone said...

love it, but I've lost the plot - what was the original intention?

Victoria said...

love all the neglected papers
Vicky 87

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous card and I wish I had enough time in the day to d=create a little something. By the time the weekend comes I'm fit to burst because I haven't created anything all week!!

Have a fab week...A.xx(2)

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

It is truly difficult to visit everyone's desk, so if I didn't get to you last week, here I am now! :-) Love your organized desk! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely tidy desk you have but some very interesting looking items on there. FAB papers on show here. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

S said...

Lots going on there; thanks for the peek.

She said...

Great desk and the card is lovely S #16

Scrapcat 1 said...

love your card and your organisation idea sounds fab hope you get it done

Nicky said...

Love the card and all the neat piles - particulary like the ones on all the chairs :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to have all that paper to organize! that's a great idea but with the amount of paper, a lot of time to do. i hope you complete your task. we wouldn't want to have to search for your mind in the basement, LOL!

karen said...

Your card is adorable! Lovely that it all fell into place!
That sounds like a big job to hole punch all that paper but it would be the ultimate in organization for sure! Will check back to see how that turns out *wink* !

Susan said...

Great card and very neat space. Thanks for sharing! Sorry I am late! Susan xxox #17

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm almost in time to see the next installment of our heroine. I am really loving this!! Sorry I'm so late getting here.