Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shopping our Stash #127 - Use Something on Your Desk


True confessions time - this challenge was hard for me. Not because there's nothing on my desk, though - because EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS ON MY DESK! I have a corner of a room - so every inch is covered in stuff. To be honest, though, if I HAD a dedicated craft room? It would probably still look like this.


trust me. I know where EVERYTHING is, unless I was just using it. That stuff I can never find. God, it looks even worse in the photo than it does in real life...how IS that? 

So, since I obviously have PLENTY to choose from (and a fondness for CAPS today, what's with that? lol) I decided to go with something that had been sitting on the desk a loooonnnnng time - this little red cameo.


Supplies: Papers from MME; flower stamp from PTI; sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches; Webster's Pages cameo & trim; Barn Door distress ink; Sakura Stardust gel pen; Corner Chomper; green rhinestones from Dollarama

So the total of things that were on the desk:
-distress ink
-dies
-cameo
-stardust pen
-paper smooches sentiment stamps 
-Corner Chomper
-paper pad

I had to reach for the trim, the PTI stamp, and the rhinestones. That's it. I know, I need help.


Come & play along with this challenge until next Monday, November 18th hop on by & leave the rest of my teamies some love!


xoxo,
Jessi

25 comments:

Marie said...

Wow, Jessi looks similar to my Butterfly Garden! Love the LO for the beauteous red flower. I have a Monday night crop in my Garden so....I am forced to clean up once a week, but....I put 'the left overs' in a plastic basket....got lots of plastic baskets...every where.

Carla said...

I also have a corner and mine looks a lot like this! Adorable card!

Annette Allen said...

hey how did you get a picture of my desk..lol... girl I think we are all messy when it come to crafting.. I always have everything EVERYWHERE...

love your card.. so cute

Donna said...

Purty purty!! Lovely card!
Your desk looks like my craft room, it deosn't get better with more space, just more room to spread shite out!

Linda Pekrul said...

Such a sweet bright card Jessi! You are so brave to post your desk. LOL. Mine looks exactly the same, as does the rest of the room. I feel like a hoarder. (I probably am! LOL)

Andrea W said...

Thanks for sharing the picture of your desk! It makes me happy to know I'm not the only crafter with a messy desk. :) I love your card. The three circles and the floral background work well together. Very pretty!

Chris D. said...

How on earth did you get a picture of my craft space?! LOL! My craft space is one half of a tiny room. The other side is taken over by our treadmill. Trust me, if you have more space, it just means more stuff everywhere! LOL! Love your card Jessi!

Nance E Salkeld said...

This is beautiful! Love that cameo and that green crochet mat! WOW

jimlynn said...

LOL!!! Well, I must say you have more on your desk than I do however, as long as you can find everything I think it's great!!!
Glad you found the "makings" for this card though - it's lovely!!! Love that design and all the patterned paper.
Lynn

Lisa Arana said...

*snort*. What a desk!!! Mine looks like that as I am working, but you can see my space from the main living room so I HAVE to clean up after myself. Otherwise it would look like yous too. So fun you had lots of options for this challenge. Heehee.

Beautiful card too. I love that flower stamp.

Kris B said...

I would feel right at home at your desk! I just recently got my own little corner, before I just worked at the dining room table. Some day, when the kids move out I will have a craft room. Until then I'll be happy in my little cluttered corner!

CinnamonSally said...

Your desk looks fine to me, lots of creating going on!! Such a pretty card too Jessi.

Lindsey said...

Wait, what's that Curious George book doing there? Everything else looks like it's just where it should be. :) Obviously, since this pretty card was the result!

Chana said...

Jessi, I am so proud to say you are my teammate! I'm a little bit OCD, so my drafting table can only be messy for a while and I either have to clean it up or take a pill! :D) I have an entire room and some days, the whole room looks like your desk. I take a lot of pills!

Your card is fabulous and I love the cameo, such a sweet touch! Great work and funny POST!
Hugz,
Chana

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Jessi - So funny! lol all that was on your desk?? I'm laughing! Great card! Didn't really make a dent in the pile on your desk though did it?? ;) lol
Blessings,
Michelle

Greta said...

So glad I'm not the only one with a crafting area that everyone would think is a disaster--well, yes, it is! Your card is really lovely, Jessi--the little cameo is beautiful!

lauren bergold said...

my worktable TOTALLY looks like that while i am working, and yeah, it does seem like the more recently one has touched an item the more thoroughly it is able to hide itself! ♥LOVE♥ the things you found and especially what you did with them! yowza!!! :)

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card,I really like the colours you used. I have a whole room and it looks like your desk. I have a desk I work in a 12 inch space and a HUGE table 5 feet long by 2 feet wide and I'm lucky to find a space for the cuttlebug, it certainly isn't big enough right now for the big shot.Not sure I would post a pic lol. but thanks for sharing so we know we are not alone.

walchowDesign said...

How fun to see your work table, Jessi! Pretty card especially with your special crochet!

~amy~ said...

I love this post.

Debbie said...

Brave girl to share your space! I take pics but never post them! :)
This is so pretty!! I love this crocheted frame!!!

Dawn said...

Ha ha! My table looks the same - except for that box of kleenex taking up valuable space that could be used for crafting supplies :) The only thing I can never seem to find is the adhesive. I had it a minute ago??!!

Your card is beautiful, pretty paper, trim and bling! Hugs, Dawn

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic card in every way, Jessi! And, yes, I'm leaving here with a violent tic in my left eye!! Hugs, Darnell

lostinpaper said...

I laughed out loud when I saw your desk, you are one amazing woman and I do believe that you really know where everything is, you go GF!

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Jessi, just wanted to pop over to say thank you for the lovely you left on my SOS entry. Damn when did you get into my dining room and photograph my mess? lol! I can never craft tidy but I have got to get the table clear and clean for Xmas.
I have enjoyed looking through your blog very much and hope you get the Sparks DT position - all your cards rock! ttfn Karen x