Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Tale of Two Workdesks - WOYWW 215

Mid week greetings! This is what my desk looks like at this very minute:

Because this is what is has looked like for about 2 weeks solid. In the middle of working on my Secrets Journal, I had to stop and make the project for the shop's July project. In the middle of  doing that I managed to run out of pretty much every adhesive I use; the Elmers didn't work out so well for me.  I make a MESS when I am working on embellishing journals...It got to the point that I couldn't stand it and I spent about 3 hours cleaning and organizing on Sunday afternoon.

Why am I telling you this? Because every Wednesday, come rain or shine, Julia hosts us at the Stamping Ground so we can post our desks and look about at others.

I did finally finish the Secrets Journal. Here are some of the pages you haven't seen. Not all of them are finished, but I am on my way. 

 A little distance is a good thing...when I finished I was really wondering....looks better to me now. 

Hope you all have a great week ahead, and the sun is shining where you live. 


  1. Incredible journal it looks like you had heaps of fun creating it too. I was a bit worried when I saw your desk I thought someone came in a stole all of your supplies on the desk LOL It is so lovely and clean.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

  2. Fabulous journal and I wish my desk looked like that now !!! It's more like your 2nd photo - only worse I think !!! :-(

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE x # 33

  3. Loving your wonderful collage and journal pages, my desk normally resembles your second photo most days.....lol. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

  4. How fun to have that wonderful view as you work your creative magic. I love these journal pages. Simply beautiful :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  5. I thought I'd come to the wrong desk at first!!! My goodness, but you DID have a massive tidy up. Actually, the OCD in me quit likes to see a clear desk...weird, I know. May be it's all the possibilities just waiting to happen that are pleasing! Your journal is fantastic..I love it..especially, wait for it, this stamped numerals...I love them!! Everything else is fab too but the numerals just jumped out at me..I know, I'm weird... ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

  6. Wow that is one neat desk! Mine never gets that tidy, even after a massive clean up. I love your journal pages! Uniflame - 63

  7. Hi there. I have to say I prefer desk shot two! An empty desk is scary sometimes! Your journal is looking cool too. Hope you have a good week and thanks for popping by.

  8. Just wish I had the stamping space that you have. Even tidy I have only a small area. Loved the before and after shots - great idea and so impressed with your clean tidy shot.
    Great pages you are sharing.
    Thanks for sharing it all, Hugs, Neet 14 xx

  9. Hi I think I like the second view best I love a messy desk.
    Great pages such a lot of work
    Thanks for your visit
    Janet @41

  10. Well done with your desk tidy, would you like to come and do mine? you did a far better job than my sad tidy attempt. Love your journal pages, looks like a great course.

    Lynda #84

  11. Hi Sara
    you have some amazing pages there for us to see today your journal is looking fantastic. I was shocked to see a desk that clean and tidy then you showed us the real crafting desk
    have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

  12. So THAT is what a clean desk looks like?? I have always wondered....LOL
    What an amazing journal you created.
    Krisha #5

  13. Your journal is fab, no doubt over that at all. But your cleaned up desk is AMAZING! Oh my, it feels really important to me that you get it back into working order as soon as you can. It looks as if you've left home!

  14. You secrets journal is beautiful! And i agree, it feels good to clear the decks once in a while and reboot your creativity. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  15. wow that mess certainly produced awesome work, love it and love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

  16. Your journal is looking great and well worth the messy desk:)

    Happy WOYWW Susi #73

  17. Love your secret journal. The images and compositions on the pages are beautiful.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    Monique # 70

  18. Flat Susan is a shrink plastic doll that people have signed up to host for a week or so and show her around where they live writing it up with photos on their own blog. They then pass her to the next person (I supply the address to them) along with a tag they have made for the next hostess. She has her own blog where I copy someone's entry on their own blog onto hers so it can be read as a whole at the end by children/adults who might have done a Flat Stanley book or project.


    Any more information email me - my addie is on the RH side of my blog

    Hugs, Neet xx

  19. I see Neet has explained FS above. I have enjoyed hosting her, life is so serious, this was a little bit of fun! Nice clean desk you have after 2 weeks of chaos!

  20. Magnificent journal - and I love your Jekyll and Hyde desk!
    Alison x

  21. Great journal and a very crafty crafty space, it looks so different empty and then full! I can't see my desk at the moment! Happy WoYwW!? (((Lyn)) #11 gain

  22. I'm still visiting and I love the before and after shots. Makes me feel more comfortable when I show mine:)

    Happy crafting!

  23. Great show and tell of before and after you really tidied it up hugs Nikki 119


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