Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's on my desk - WOYWW

After I've missed WOYWW last week - it was just too busy - I'm back today and I'm happy to show you  what my desk looks like this week.


So what I'm doing here is trying to organize my unmounted rubber stamps that I bought over the years. I store them on clear plastic in a fat binder, but the fact is that I never really know which images I have. I finally decided to stamp each and every unmounted stamp on paper and store those in the same binder, right at the beginning. Thus, I can just quickly leaf through those pages and see whether there's actually an image I could use for a certain project. I hope that this will help me to use those stamps more, because there are some really nice ones and it would be a shame if they would fade away in a fat old binder!

You want to see what other work places around the world look like? Then hop over to Julia at Stamping Ground and you'll find a huge list of other crafty people. Enjoy!

Today, I'm also guest posting at Inspiration Studio about my daily practice - check it out if you want!

24 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great way to organize these! good idea.(-:

Lou and Mel said...

So organised - will it take long?

JoZart said...

Hi Carola,
You really are organised with those stamps. I love the build up of inks on the paper underneath and it will make a great background! I spotted that Yosemite mug on your next post.... you visited Alfriston... well I've been to Yosemite!!! Fantastic place and I want to return for a longer stay but in the Wawona Lodge, if ever I can afford it!
Thanks for stopping by my desk,
JoZarty x

Heather x said...

Its great to be organised, I did my storage a few months ago and it has helped me use stamps that I had forgotten about :)
*hugs* Heather x (99)

Twiglet said...

Busy table today - have fun!

Claire said...

I am LOVING this picture - just look at all the lovely colors which have built up and blended together on your paper underneath...soo dina wakley style!! Also loving all those golden supplies, which I have just discovered recently, they are so good aren't they!?!

Claire
WOYWW # 78

Helen said...

Great idea to organise the stamps like that! Good luck getting it done.

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, luv the stamps,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous desk!
Link #27

craftimamma said...

Organising art stamps - every crafter's dilema! I wish you the best of luck, Lol!

Lesley Xx Linky 92

sasa said...

Great job doing that sorting - I have been planning that for years - must do it. You have some lovely ones there too!
sarah sasa 18

Sarah Youde said...

Well, I can hardly believe it! I did exactly that this week (I did get a bit bored stamping them by the end!) and my friend came round to stamp some images and just flipped through the book to see what she wanted which made it all worth while :)
Sarah #60

Ange said...

Well done you. I too have just organised all my stamps but they are thankfully all mounted, or I would have forgotten most of them by now ;-)
I see we have Golden paints in common too ...

Katie said...

What a great way to organize your stamp collection :) Goodluck with it!

Katie (138)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh ja, das Katalogisieren der Stempel... immer wieder eine Herausforderung. Ich hab mich irgendwann mal drangemacht und (fast) alle Motive extra nach Themen sortiert abgestempelt und mir meinen persönlichen Stempelkatalog erstellt. Nun versuche ich so gut es geht auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben... ist aber nicht so ganz einfach ;) - Und ja.... ich LIEBE die Farbe Orange :)

Daniele said...

I so need to organise my stamps but its getting round to do it.....need some spare time thanks for the peek
hugs

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you do have some wonderful stamps so i'm sure it will be worth the time you've spent organizing if it makes you use them more. i'm hoping you get your card soon.

Susan Allan said...

I think what you are doing with your stamps is a very sensible idea...I love all your pots of 'Golden' products!!!
Sue xx 88

Sherry said...

That looks like a busy desk! Your stamp organisation sounds like a great idea - I should really do something like that too.

Sherry (117)

Julia Dunnit said...

Gah Carola - you're going over to the more organised side! I must say I don't catalogue...despite my appalling and getting worse memory, I have never once forgotten a stamp image in my collection. Do not ask how, I don't know!
Was really inspired by your last guest post and took some quite candid shots of me and Miss Dunnit lying on the bed the other day - will show a scrapbook page when done. Don't hold your breath - but big thanks for the prompt to record something that I love and know will come to an end eventually!

Gez said...

Great idea to catalogue your stamps. I keep meaning to do the same. Sorry I'm so late calling. Have a great Sunday. Gez.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a wonderful daily practice. Love it all except the soy milk. Can't appreciate that stuff yet, even though I'm a vegetarian! Did you think I had forgotten you this week? I had intended to visit anyone who left a comment, then I got confused, so decided to go through the list anyway (grin). You can see how well my strategy worked by how long it took me to get here! I like your various stamps. I don't have enough to do that. Mine would be a mini book! However, if I get a few more, I might just try your brilliant storage solution. (#1)

butlersabroad said...

Great idea organizing your stamps in that way. I'm so late getting round all the desks we get to start it all over again tomorrow!

Hugs
Brenda 105

Traceyr said...

What a great idea and some day I will do the same to mine. Love the colours of those inks. :)