For the longest time I always felt that the chaos I created on my work space should be cleaned up when I was through for the day. Tools away, papers trimmed and out of sight, glue, dots, scissors, rules....everything in it's place, out of sight. Neat work space. Well I would get a bit frantic returning everything to it's designated space...and it was amazing how everything would be cleared in short order. Except the papers and the cut dies and punched shapes. They would get slipped in to a clear plastic envelope for next time.
What happened over time is a large bin of coordinating paper die cuts, punched elements, frames etc., in various stages of in-completion. Sometimes sorting through papers I will pull out an envelope that catches my eye and put a card together in no time.
After snooping on so many desks around the world, I want to have everything possible out, VISIBLE, ready to use. And now I do, declaring this is not a public space, it's a studio space. I just wish I had hard wood floors in here.
Here I'm working on place cards to match the purse favors. Bird Cards offered this place card file free and at a perfect time for me to use for our fashion show and luncheon. Using the scraps I cut 30 place cards, then using those scraps I punched flowers and leaves. I glued the inside circle scrap adding 2 punched leave clusters and 9 little flowers pinched together for dimension...see the tray full of the floral sprays that will be attached to the place card after we print the name labels. Below 4 bins containing tape,and adhesives, stamps and ink, punches and other various embellishments.
High and low ready to go...everything within reach You can see the desk wraps around 3 sides with the fourth side open for entry.
Want to play along? Visit the Stamping Ground to find out how.
I'm trying to keep this short....so any questions??? just post it in the comment area, I'll be sure to reply.
Thanks for visiting, I'm off to go snooping. Be well ~ Carole