Gosh, I can't believe it's Wednesday again already! This is the fun day when we all get to snoop around each others craft spaces. If you want to take part, go visit our fearless leader Julia at The Stamping Ground!
For those who tried to find me last week, my number changed three times. First, I was 105 in the morning, then 110 in the afternoon, then 108 the next day. Sorry for the confusion! edit: it happened again this week. Yesterday I was #129. Today, I'm #128.
My desk seems to have many of the same things on it every week. I have to clean it off every session, but it seems to have so many of the same things because apparently these are the things I use the most.
This time I have three little desk cups instead of two. I got five of them at a dollar store last year, so rather than using my coffee cups to hold pens and other things, I use these. My brushes are still in one, but I divided my blending things into one cup, and anything I use frequently to draw with in another.
You can also see my latest trimmer. I got it for half price, and it is the one I like the best of all the ones I have. I still have to use my old ones sometimes though, because this one doesn't have metric measurements. This is the first Fiskers trimmer that hasn't had them. Sometimes I wish paper crafting would switch completely to metric so we all could be using the same dimensions and tools. I have used the metric system quite a few times for cards, and it seems to be a lot easier than fractions of an inch. Yeah, I'm in the US and used to our system, but I still find metrics easier for measuring. I've always found measurements like 7/16, 3/32, 3/8, etc a real pain. It's so much easier to get used to .3, .4, .5, etc.
My Yes! paste and cup of water with the paintbrush I use to spread it are always on my desk, and so are my antique box of frequently used things and my drawers of most used stamp pads. My little jar of Ranger nibs is also still there, along with another jar containing some makeup applicators I found at Walmart. They are cheap, and have a pointed end and a rounded flat end. The brand name is Swisspers. They come in a little plastic bag with 80 applicators, and work quite well.
On top of the drawers is a hanging file folder over stuffed with blue CS. You can also see a card I was working on, as well as one of the dies I used on it, a metal ruler, a pencil, my box of daubers, a gold Gellroll pen, my coffee cup, and a blade holder thingy.
Don't envy me too much on the daubers, they are getting worn out, and the last time I got any I bought two of the three packs. Unfortunately, our JoAnns and AC Moore must only have old ones, because they crumbled rather than blended. I bought the first pack at AC Moore, and when I went to JoAnns, I decided to buy another pack, so I thought I would have enough to last a while, but both packs were crumbly. I don't know what the girls in Bangor, Maine are using, but so many of the supplies there are really old. I've pretty much given up on Krylon pens. They are $8.69 each, and are dried out when you buy them. Some of the PenTouch pens are just as bad, which is why I've been using my gold Gellyrolls lately.
The blade holder is there because I worked for hours trying to make a mini album with complicated pages. It was something with flip and fold pages I had in my head that I never got quite right. Anyway, you must know how it is when you keep trimming something and then you inadvertently trim off the sides with the folds!!! After that, I decided to make a card instead!
I'll try to get around to as many of your desks as I can, it's still really hectic here!