Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 264

Dining room table: turning chaos into an organized binder
I decided to let you in on a dirty little secret; I've been sticking my received swaps in a drawer instead of organizing them in a binder.

Full Swap-bot junk journal

When my Swab-bot Junk Journal became too full, I started organizing a binder but never finished.  After I rated each swap I was piling them on my desk then stashed them in a drawer.  I decided that once school got out I was going to get them organized and STAY ORGANIZED! 
Chaos organized into an already bulging binder
You can view the binder HERE.  I plan to add photo as series swap pages become full. 

Giveaway sneak peek

altered gift bag page

Journaling pages
To get this done on time, I have been completing one page, front and back, each morning.
If you still have not entered for the giveaway visit HERE.  


ATC: Black & White with touch of PURPLE
I joined another series swap, Black & White with a Touch of _________.  This is a challenge for me as I have not practiced creating Zentangles which would lend itself well for this swap.  Because I like to create ATC’s with texture and depth, I experimented using drywall tape and pastes.  For the one on the right I used model paste.  After it dried I sprayed it with Dylusions black ink and Perfect Pearls in pewter. I used Silks acrylic glaze in boysenberry for the touch of purple.  This is the one my partner got.  For the one on the left I used Ferro Special Effect Paste.  Looking at it now, I wish I had used a stencil with a larger design.  I opted to not send my partner this one as it still needs something, just not sure what.  Any suggestions?
RAINBOW OF COLOURS - FLOWERS ATC - #9 (Rainbow Flower Flourish)

This is the final ATC for the series RAINBOW OF COLOURS – FLOWERS.

Sneaking peeks at other’s creative spaces at What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday  Won’t you join in on the fun!  We would love to see what’s on your work desk!


  1. Organized?? Hope you can do it, I have boxes of goodies! No room in the drawers! Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping by!
    Carol N #62

  2. Such a lot to see on your desk today and all of it beautiful! That album is fantastic, a real work of art. That black and purple is rather funky too, I like it :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

  3. Looks like your organising is going well. Dry wall tape and pastes are two of my favourite things and l loved what you've done with them here.
    Have a great week
    Gillian #65

  4. I must start now to make a folder for next years ATCs and the many years to come, how do you craft in a dark room?
    Bridget #35

  5. Hi Diane, I have my ATC swaps in plastic pockets but this is much nicer, must think about making something similar in future.
    Thanks for stopping by at mine and happy crafting, Angela x #43

  6. I love seeing what you are up to. Great work on the organizing. I am doing that with my recipes.

  7. At least your getting them slowly done and I love the binder pages I so am going to have to get some to get mine all together all proper like thanks for the visit hugs Nikki 11

  8. I LOVE the idea of putting ATCs in pocket pages! i don't know why I never thought of that!! Loving your black and purple, and rainbow color cards!

    Happy WOYWW
    Amy E. #72

  9. Your folder looks great! I'm all sorted out for ATCs. They in any multiple folders! But I need to organise some other sort for ATCs and the cards that came with them. And WOYWW is important enough to be organised separately :)
    Thanks for dropping by earlier,

  10. Love your folder I used to collect ATC's and stopped many years ago but this lot from the desks I too will probably make a little folder for them.

    Love the desk is looks busy and productive.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 74

  11. Looks like you are going to be one busy lady, Diane! Enjoy!!
    Thanks for visiting and for your comments. Glad you like the sunrise!! it was worth getting up for, just to be down on the beach almost on my own at that time of day was great. Actually, crocheting the blankets together isn't too hard - unless the squares are not quite!!!
    Take care.
    Margaret #20

  12. I stopped by to see if your latest SOC entry was up, and imagine my surprise to see you were playing in WOYWW. Color me shameful. Of course, I'm not playing this week and I didn't play last week. I have SO many things on my plate, I simply must take time to accomplish them. You know, like mow the yard, edge, trim, cut unwanted growth in the garden, clean house, dust, mop, do laundry, etc, things I haven't done because I spend all my time on the computer.

    Speaking of projects, it looks like YOU have lots going on, too. Very impressive art. An that reminds me, I must get my 5th year WOYWW anniversary ATCs in a binder. Thanks for the gentle reminder.

    I was glad you mentioned about the white flowers. I try to get everything, including my fabric, in white. Then I can color it, spritz it, paint it, whatever. I also try to buy white lace, buttons, and ribbon so I can match whatever color I'm using at the time. Needless to say, I'm rather color driven (grin). Thanks for your kind comment on my SOC post this week, too.

  13. Nice folder. I have good intentions to do this too... hmm, still not got round to it!
    Had a bit of spare time and thought I'd check out a few more desks :)

  14. Love the binder, I have to get me one of those. i have two years worth of ATC swaps in envelopes, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

  15. Oh colour me impressed...completing a page each morning, each page looks wonderful AND properly filing your swaps. Oh...did someone tell you to do this to set me an example?!! Very glad to read that Shaz is in a similar postion to me. Honestly....this is a lovely idea.....hmmm...


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