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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 141

Hi there, it's been a long while since I have participated in WOYWW and I have missed it. I have not just had the time to join in. So I have returned for this week. Not sure, how many weeks I will be doing this, but I will try more often from now to join in. It was sure fun having a noise at other peoples blog.

The first pic is my actual workspace. As you can see i have done some Card Patchwork and zig zag stitching. These I will be using for the weekend for Me To You and Forever Friends Cards. The only thing left to decide is which image I will use out of the many I already own!

As you can see I have a distress ink on my desktop with an applicator. I have since last spoken to you all, fallen in love with these. I have used it to do the sky in the digi image, which is my new love digi images. No stamping, no ink pads, no mess and no storage issues. This one is called Pickalillie, and I got mine from here

The second picture I just wanted to show my collection of Distress Ink Pads, i have more which I can no longer fit on this shelf so I have to think of a new storage solution - any ideas?

Catch up with you soon, I will try to get around to as many blogs as I can. Take Care folks.

78 comments:

Neet said...

My Distress pads started off like yours but now reside in two boxes - not ideal but a bit more to hand for me. Sorry I have no solution!
Nice to have you back with us on WOYWW and hope you can stay a while.
Don't forget to call in if you haven't already and check out my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29

JoZart said...

My DIs are in a large tin so otherwise I've no great ideas but I would add that you should add the colour of each on the labels... must easier to locate which is needed.
Thanks for visiting,
JoZarty x

okienurse said...

I bought a small crate to store my pads in and so far it is working well! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

VonnyK said...

You have so many inks, I think you might need a huge set of shelves just for them.
The ink with applicator looks like a good idea.
Have a great week.
Von #40

Neil said...

Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week.
Neil #49 or thereabouts!

sandra de said...

Now that is a nice collection of DI. I have them in a plastic draw which I just pull out and keep on my desk when working on a project.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Busy desk filled with beautiful patchwork cards. And the distress problem...I stored mine in a wooden Ikea box with different drawers. For me it works perfect but you need to store this box, so if this solve your problem...
Thanks for sharing and a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

crafty....du said...

Love the desk and the distress pads :) you can never have too many i say :)

Thanks for sharing

Kerry @30

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Sarpreet, thanks for showing us your desk it certainly looks a lot tidier than mine lol!!!. Cant wait to see your creation with the digi image.
Lyndsey xx

inkypinkycraft said...

My distress inks are treasured and usually in heaps on my desk, as soon as I put them away I need them! Hugstrace x

Caatje said...

My, that is a lot of inks. Wouldn't they fit in one of those old cassette tape holders? Just an idea.

Gabrielle said...

Oh! I heart DIs! Mine are in a wooden IKEA box which I've covered the front of the drawers in the corresponding colour (if you have 5 mins to pop back to my blog you see them peeping out at the end of my desk!). Thanks for sharing today - happy Wednesday x

Deb said...

super cute image, as far as inks go, the more the merrier, start a new shelf I say!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx#9

butlersabroad said...

I have a large decorative tin on my desk that I keep my inks in, I have about the same number as you. And as you have seen, I keep my Memento and Versamagic inks in old pasta jars! Nice to see you back on WOYWW again.

Hugs
Brenda 6

Pam said...

Think I must be the only person in blogland that doesn't hv a single distress ink :-) x

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

sandee said...

My inks are grouped by colors and rubber banded together, and stored in a box. When I need a color, then I just reach in and grab that group out. enjoyed peeking in on your desk and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hazel said...

I keep my DIs in long Really Useful boxes - each box takes four in a row and houses three deep. Love the digi image you're working on (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Katie said...

I just love your digital stamp! I am getting into them recently too, and I just love them!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! It seems I was not the only person with this issue. I wish they would've just called and told us what was happening instead of lying and saying the flowers were delivered!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #21

Kim Dellow said...

Glad you had time to do a bit of WOYWW this week! Lovely peek! Kim

Helen said...

My distress inks live on a tray next to where I work (on the floor) and as I use them all the time they never have to be put away!
You asked about something I bought on Sunday - no embossing folders, loads of stencils and some dies, think they may be what you meant.

Shoshi said...

Lovely patchwork pieces! I've got all the DI pads now. I have a little shelf at the back of my desk which I can store things on, and under. My DIs are stored like yours, but in several piles side by side, grouped according to colour. I agree with Jo that putting the respective colour on the label does help you find the one you want. I don't store them in a box because I use them all the time. If I did Desert Island Crafting Supplies, DIs would probably be the one I couldn't do without lol! I used to use the Tim Holtz applicator, but now much prefer Inkylicious Ink Dusters - the very best applicators for blending and ease of use that I have ever come across. I've done a video tutorial on them - see my blog and Youtube.

Thanks for hopping over to my blog. I agree, embossed mirror card is great - lovely play of light. I adore reflective surfaces and how they react with each other.

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

Angie said...

I have patched a background for a LO ...never thought to stitch it ...looks really great. I agree with Jo ...colour your labels on the inks ...makes life so much easier xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, I love the soft greys on that patchwork card and the stitching sets it off a treat! Very nice indeed :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog :)
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

RosC said...

I think I'd start another shelf for the 'other' ink pads and keep the DIs all together in this shelf.
Not sure about digi images because I like the inky fingers, but there are a few folks getting into digi so I'm watching with interest.
Thanks for visiting.
Ros. (71)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My storage solution for you for distress ink pads: Send them all to me so you won't have to worry about where to put them. I guess that won't help my storage issues though. Have fun playing and happy WOYWW!

Twiglet said...

Glad you joined in this week. Lots to snoop but can't help with storage - I have 1 distress stamp!!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

You can get a little chest of slim drawers, it's a great storage solution and perfect for distress inks! Have a look at mine:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2011/06/woyww-my-new-onion-craft-room.html

Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Joanna #107

Divinity said...

i can't help with the organizing of them...'cause i dont have any. but i'm sure you'll figure it out! :)

havent' visited your blog in awhile...great seeing your latest projects :)

Anne-marie said...

Oooo you have so many ink pads, your digi image is cute
have a fab week
Anne-marie x no 121

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

I store my ink pads in an old pine cassette tape holder, it's easier to grab the one you want when they're not stacked up.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love your image it's so CUTE!!!
But for your storage problem I'm afraid your on your own... Storage is the worst thing for us crafters... the boxs that are sold are either to small, to big, not deep enough or to deep, with covered bottoms,or just to much Money! etc. etc. etc....That's why my place alwasys looks like a hodg podgs...If you find something let us all know, Please!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

I take mine with me so I have a row of them on their side in my bag. Its quite a long row... I've not used digi stamps as yet but I love the look of yours there.

Erika said...

Hi Sarpreet your desk looks very neat and organised, only jealous! I love my distress inks, you can't have enough of them in my eyes.
Happy WOYWW,
Erika.

fairy thoughts said...

welcome back I bet it has grown since you were last here. I fell in love with DI a while ago and had a similar storage problem. I solved mine with foam board, if you look on my blog in january 2012 WOYWW 135 you will see how to make it or e mail me if you want more details
#janet #60

Jingle said...

I love distress inks! Your stash is better than mine! :-)

Bellaidea said...

Yes, I havve great idea, I just will come for coffee and get some:), love colors:)

MaggieC said...

I am unlucky in that my ink pads all fit comfortably on one shelf. As you might gather from that, I don't have very many yet, so I cannot really suggest any useful storage at the moment. Have a look at an earlier post of Shaz Silverwolf. she has loads but I cannot remember offhand how she copes with the storage. Thank you for giving me your idea about what to do with the card. I am still wavering so watch this space. Have a good week. xx Maggie #100

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Yes, I have a great idea on storing your ink pads, just store them over at my place! LOL
I don't have that many so I have them stored in shallow pull out drawers.

Danielle said...

No, you can never have too many distress ink pads. I store mine in a spinning rack on my paper rack. dani28

Kezzy said...

Great to see you back, I also hate missing woyww. Lots of yumminess all over your desk, love all the colourful inks. I have got mine on a shelve that I got (forgot where) that holds inkpads, but I have seen a special one for around £25 in a craft magazine I read a few days ago which was a folding small cupboard like wooden box that opens and fits all your distress inkpads in. Hope that helps, happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

Tracy said...

My goodness you have stamp pad issues like I have gourd storage issues! Nice to meet you and I do hope you are able to continue to participate in WOYWW!

Becky said...

Hmm, I'm the worst with storage solutions. I'm trying to figure out what to do with mine right now... Happy WOYWW!

Linda said...

Pretty coloring on your digi image. I don't have a storage solution for you, sorry. I keep my inks in a drawer but I'm hoping one day to find something better.

Ohhh Snap said...

Distress Inks and Memento Inks are two of my favorite sorts of inks. I was pleased as punch to find Memento Markers to match the ink pads. I stack my Distress Inks on my turntable. The Memento inks I keep in a cloth basket/drawer. Good to see you back :D. #27

Spyder said...

I Love that little Pixie, I have a leprechaun on one of my Mushrooms. and you're right, no colouring is some time a great time saver! Have a very Crafty Week,
Happy WOyWw
((Lyn))) #15

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sad but true, I have only ONE distress ink pad. I spend my money on reinkers and makeup sponges. So I'm NO help at all in the storage solution department. But thanks for dropping by my place today. Happy WOYWW from #3.

LuLu said...

Howdy,
I bought a rolling cart from Joanns (with a coupon) - that has 6 skinny drawers and 3 fat drawers. Put my stamp pads and stamps in these. LOVE them - because they roll and fit well under tables and desks. Can't believe how must they store! Bought 2 more!

Howdy,
I'm under the weather this week for WOYWW - I'm just popping by for a quick peek.

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-02-15-12-play-day-in-art-journal.html

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today:)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wow fabulous collection of inks! Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Lou said...

Love the patchwork card you have made, i think everyone falls for the distress ink and applicator they are fab, super cute image, i have yet to try digi's (yet) Have a great week Lou x

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful stash...I have No distress inks yet...guess I need to get with it!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Thanks for stopping by my desk and letting me have a peek at yours! Loving all the creativity going on. Can't wait to see what your desk looks like next week :)

karen said...

My Distress Inks are in a little crate but it is not the best solution because sometimes I have to look thru quite a few to find the right one. I have seen a lot of people store them in old cassette tape shelves/holders and it looks like they fit well.
Your desk looks very nice and neat and such pretty colours!
xoxo Karen

Craftgirl said...

My distress inks are in a plastic carry case from Hobbycraft. I have almost the full set bar Frayed Burlap.
Your desk looks like you are all set to go

Carol
The Queen of Mess

Jackie said...

I love digis! Have a mooch round the web, there are lots of free ones out there.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fab desk, i have my stamp pads in a plastic boot box i got from tesco, they are fabulously large and light

Morti said...

Welcome back again Sarpreet!

My DIs are in the drawers you seen on my blog, but they're soon going to get an upgrade to my desk! I'm going to create my own shelving I think, using foam core board.

Sheena said...

You have a great selection of ink pads. I store my distress inks in 2 shoe boxes. I've also coloured the labels I've added to the side of my inkpads so I can see the one I want at a glance - and numbered them which correspond with my numbered applicators so I don't get them mixed up!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sheena
xxx

Pat said...

boy oh boy, you must have every color of distressed ink pads ever made!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hee hee like you my distress ink collection is ever growing! Fab space. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

Craftychris said...

I love the image, its fab! You can't have too many distress inks - I need more!! I have been looking at the comments you have received for storage ideas for mine too! Thank you for visiting my desk and your kind comments xx

Mary said...

I'm with you. I love the Distress inks as well. I see you did what I do, labeled the side of the box. Sure makes it easier to pick out the one that's needed. Your desk looks organized....Glad you visited.

Doone said...

lovely to see you again, thank you for coming by my desk yesterday,

my solution is to hurl them into a drawer and close it - not sure if that would work for anyone other than me though...
dx

Angenita said...

Ohh so many inkts, I'm a little jelous now.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Yogi said...

thanks for the comments on my post, I'm #170
I use Gracious Living Towers for most of my supplies and use the top drawer from one of them for all my DI pads and re-inkers and sponging tools.
Although I have now run out of room and can't fit the seasonal pads in there....
Thanks for the peeks. Have a great day

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sarpreet great space - and no idea on inks - bigger shelf! TFS and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x thanks for popping over too.

lisa said...

You have a very industrious space there. It's funny how DI's just grow and grow isn't it? I have mine like yours and there's just room for a couple more so I shall read your comments with interest as to how to store them when they outgrow their shelf!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #133

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I also love digital images and only purchase a stamp now if it isn't available in digital. In addition to what you have listed, with the digital images one can change the size, turn them, merge them, etc. and the cost is so minimal compared to that of a stamp. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarpreet, nice to see you back on WOYWW - even if I'm late in getting round. I expect you have picked up some great ideas of what to do with your DI pads from all the fab comments you've had. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x #114

Lisa said...

Wow that is quite the collection of DI sets. Sad to admit but i don't have any. Have been meaning to get some but just have not. Thanks for sharing.

scrappymo! said...

Your image is so nice!

I don't know any great ideas for the inky storage. I have mine in some 12 x 12 iris carts that i bought at Michaels with a 50% off coupon. Sadly, they are all jumbled in there and I have to pick thru them to find anything.

Bugged Designs said...

Cute card. I got some distress inks at christmas but haven't used them yet! Loving the patchwork cards too, very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Chrizette said...

I am jealous of all your distress inks! I only have one (with a second in the mail) - I just love using them too. Happy belated WOYWW - sorry I am so late this week.

Celestial Things

Lorinda said...

I only have one Distress ink pad (so far) so I have no tips to offer...only my admiring envy of your collection. Your cards look lovely!!

Barb King said...

I have struggled with storage also, just have them in a plastic basket right now. Saw Tim came out with a suitcase/tackle box type thing for storage, has a video on his blog, but seemed pricey. My Stampin up one is great for Su pads, and some others fit on that, but there never are enough storage solutions are there? Thanks for stopping by my blog Barb #112

Mrs A. said...

Mine are all just in a plastic box which works fine for me. Hugs mrs a.

ScrappnBee said...

Just letting you know that you are the winner of my WOYWW Valentine blog candy. Please contact me, so I can send you your prize! Thanks for visiting!!! -Amanda (Scrappnbee)