Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 188

It's that time again! Time to have a nosy at other people's craft desks, get ideas, be inspired, or just have a good time surfing the internet, lol! If you don't know what I'm talking about, be sure to check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground and see what's what. And join in!!!

Julia asks that we post a photo of our desks, whatever state it may be in, and to keep it short. Every week I mean to do that....and usually fail miserably, lol!
My desk this morning!

Not too bad, right? These are all the lovely new stamp sets I got in just before we left on vacation to Florida! Now I need to put them in my stamp binder, before I can play! And yes, this stack will start with #489!!! That's just the ones in DVD cases. I kinda, sorta love stamps. A LOT!!!!!

My stamp binder!
So big, I need a fluffy, Italian hen to sit on it to keep it closed!! (LOL! Not really but she just got put there in a rush!)

So I was going to leave it at that, call it good, and actually follow the rules for a change. But....then I figured my nosy regulars would want to know what I picked up in Florida, that I hadn't posted yet....so....
Michael's Haul!
Considering how large the store is, I think I did quite well!!! The mini popsicle sticks were something I was actually looking for! PERFECT for a technique I've wanted to do since Italy, but hadn't yet. Soon! The rest? Just had to have stuff. I know you crafters understand this!!!

Hobby Lobby Haul!
Seriously the bestest best store ever!!!! And this one where Alex lives is gigantic! Still, I used restraint! And since I know you will all be clicking to enlarge the photo, I'll help you out...

Styrofoam eggs and pins - something on my list to find! I have the coolest project to use these for!!

Also on my buying list, were these melt-in-the-oven kits to do with Bella! So cute!!

Removable tape - score!!! Better than post-it notes for holding down framelits!!

These weren't on my list. But I had to have them and they were half off!!

Zebra stripes!

Cheetah print!

PINK!

SPARKLY!!!!!

I have no clue why I bought these, lol! But...I just know they will come in handy!!!! Eventually...

Itsy-bitsy and teeny-tiny googly eyes!! For....catepillars?? We shall see...

Shells and star fish. What can I say? We were in Florida and they were cheap!

Gorgeous. One word reason!

Yes, more feathers! And no, I haven't used any that I got in England, yet!, but I had to have these too!!!

A sentiment stamp set from PTI and hexagon dies from My Favorite Stamps! These were waiting in the mail for me when we got back.

So manageable right? I start putting things away, thinking that things were under control....when I noticed a large box under my table.
This box!

Oh crap! More stuff that I had ordered while I was busy making Christmas cards and gifts, and didn't have time to use or put away!!!! This is going to take forever!!!!! We'll have to see what the status is of my room next week, lol! Short and sweet? No. Sorry, Julia!!!

73 comments:

Hammers said...

Ha ha Jeannie, loved your post this week! I am moving to NYC next month and as a crafter I am most excited by the prospect of being able to shop in Michaels and Hobby Lobby all the time and not just went I am on holiday. I also really really want those dienamics hexagons, so I am most envious. Good luck putting away the new stash and playing with it. Cx

SueAnn Lommler said...

What great craft hauls!! And your desk looks great! Mine I have yet to find. Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Tuire Flemming said...

It seems that you have been shopping a bit... :D
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jeannie.. wow my jaw is seriously dropping at the size of the haul, all the stamps in dvd cases blew me first and that was just the beginning.. happy sorting and then maybe crafting :D Thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #^

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. You have out-shopped me! It is going to take some time to get all that sorted out. I love the zebra and cheetah print gems. Ali x #40

jill said...

Wow look at all that stash you've brought & i bet it was so much cheaper in the u.s.a. I love shopping in Micheals.
Have lots of fun playing with it all. happy woyww jill #10

Eliza said...

OMG what a haul it makes mine look simple and inconsiquential. I seriously do love those gemstones, yummie or what.......

This is not fair you have such wonderful place to shop cheap and we dont here in Australia. I am now going to have to come to the states to go shopping at all these great places.

Eliza #8

Karen said...

WOW what can I say, what a lovely load of stash you have there ready to use! Happy WOYWW! Karen 93 x

MrsC.x said...

haha when i saw that you had woyww'd this week i wondered if you was going to keep it short as like me you always have a long post with lots of pics but it is always interesting so i think Mrs Dunnit will let you off! lol

gorgeous stash, hope the jet lag is improving and you had a fab holiday loved seeing the pics reminded me of when i went last nearly 10 years ago now!! best start saving

Happy woyww TFS Mrs.C.xx #28
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Neet said...

Can't wait to see what you make with that stash. And what a stash! Loved looking at it and so envious of Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for visiting me
Hugs Meet xx 11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Loving your review but it makes me so miss Michael's. We have at least 4 of them in easy distance from my parents house (plus 2 or 3 scrapbooking stores and maybe 3 or 4 more craft stores) and every time we go home for a visit I get carried away :) Have fun creating with your haul!

MA (4)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, you so made me laugh!! that was some shopping you did...I ADORE those gemstones you bought, especially the animal print ones, how sexy are they?? Ad I'm so jealous, I keep hearing about Michaels..wish they wear here in the UK!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Lori said...

LOL. Absolutely LOVE all the retail therapy. Sometimes more fun than seeing a messy desk.

I have that same HUGE bag of shells. I needed 3 tiny shells for a project and all I could find was that bag. I am set for life!! LOL

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Sandy Adams said...

All that should keep you busy for a little while! :)

Claire said...

oooh! i so miss michaels - what a amazing store (sigh)
well, you should have enough to keep you busy for the next few weeks :o)
thanks for stopping by!
Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 10

Deanna said...

Your desk looks great. Wow you did make a haul from Hobby Lobby. Love that store! I've been doing a lot of looking online at creative storage ideas for all of my craft stuff. I want to explore all possibilities before I tear into the room.

Ali H said...

Oh wow - talk about shop 'til you drop ! I thought I had a shopping problem !
Mind you those animal inspired gems are amazing !!
Have fun playing with all your stash ! Thanks for stopping by
Ali #4

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

sandee said...

Holy cow, I think you win the shopping extraganza award! That's a huge haul, I feel quite in control when I compare mine to yours, lol You make me feel like a mizer! HA! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

Woot woot! Hobby Lobby is AWESOME! You got some great loot there! Have fun with it.

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Monica said...

Hl will miss you ther profits just went down looking to see some great projects.

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow thats some fabulous new crafting stash. I love seeing stash from other countries, we dont have Michael's or Hobby Lobby here in the UK so its always great to see what others buy!

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #18

Di said...

Wonderful Jeannie - crumbs, can you even get into your craft room, so many gorgeous goodies!

Like you, I much prefer Hobby Lobby - next time am gonna take clothes I can chuck away at the end of hols and bring a whole suitcase of goodies home :))

Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... that is quite some haul you have there!! I remember my shopping trips to Micheals well, that store is amazing!! That lot should keep you out of trouble for a while. Annette #37

Redanne said...

Hi Jeannie, Blogger does not want me to leave you a message!! I just wanted to say that we could be Sisters! I would not be able to go on holiday in America and come home with much less than you did! We don't have Hobby Lobby or Michael's in the UK which is just as well, I guess, or I would be bankrupt......thanks for your visit earlier. Hugs, Anne x #47

BJ said...

Oh my goodness me can't believe you bought SO much. Little hats and cotton reels so cute. When I bind a book I'll let you all know. Thanks for visiting me BJ#52

Laura said...

I was going to say your desk is too tidy but that's probably not still the case with all those new toys - amazing haul!
Thanks for stopping by
Laura
89

Shoshi said...

What a fabulous lot of stash, Jeannie! What fun you are going to have with it all! I am off to a craft show on 24th so I expect I shall indulge too... Looking forward to seeing what you do with it all.

Thanks for your great comment - you are mmost kind!! My current project is going very well so far, despite being so experimental, and I'll soon be at the decorating stage. Details, photos and videos will follow in due course.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #77

Sandy Leigh said...

You did a great job shopping! Oh I love trips to Hobby Lobby and Michaels! I especially love the sparkly things! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

ellie said...

wow what a haul- i want to go to florida too-with an empty case! & what a very tidy desk,wish i was as organised as you,thanks for stopping at my desk too x

KatzElbows said...

I used to work at Michaels in Manhattan. The staff discount was amazing! I do miss it now I'm back in Manchester. Glad you had a great time; I can't wait to see what you do with your stash.

Thank you so much for visiting me. Cheers,
Rachel

Ann B said...

Good grief, now that is what I call a good spend. Hope you didn't break the bank.
Thanks for visiting my blog - much appreciated.
Have a good week.

Ann B
#51

toni said...

Some lovely goodies there! I particularly like those animal print gems! We crafters will never be rich when there's so much fab stash out there x

lisa said...

Goodness, that's certainly a good haul of new stash. I love those gemstones, wish we could get those in the UK.
I'd never have guessed you were a stampaholic!!
Thanks for stopping by earlier and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

butterfly said...

Bah - just wrote huge long comment and it's disappeared! To summarise - lots of lovely stuff you've got there; hope you find room for that unexpected boxful. Thanks for your visit - given your blog header I can see why you liked my fairytale castle window frames (that wasn't what they were planned as, just what they ended up looking like to me!). Belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x

StampinCarol said...

Your post had me drooling and laughing!!! I'm going to start following you to see what you make with all this STUFF!! Thanks for visiting my space and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #98

mamapez5 said...

That was one good shopping spree! What a great time you will have trying it all out. I love the animal pattern gem stones. I am green with envy really. We don't have any shops like that anywhere in Spain as far as I know, and certainly not in my bit of it. So I have to rely on the internet which is nothing like so much fun. Kate x #57

Tertia said...

OK, now I don't feel bad about my stamps that seem to accumulate at the speed of white light.
Happy belated WOYWW and enjoy playing with your new goodies.
Tertia 17

Craftychris said...

Wow, what a haul of wonderful stuff! have fun playing and thank you for visiting me. Have a fab week.xx #91

Linda said...

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog post and I'm surprised there were any SU stamps left for me to get my own order LOL. Love those little wooden cotton reels or at least that's what they look like to me.

Cute hen keeping those stamps in order - wow you have a lot - good to know there is another manic stamp collector out there keeping me company.

Lindsay Weirich said...

your desk is so tidy everything looks brand new! Happy late woyww! Lindsay #92

Zeffy said...

Hi what a neat desk..and so organised...I love all of your new stash and i will be looking out to see what you are going to create with the balls and googly eyes!!
Have a happy time stashing away your lovely new thingies !!!

House of Bears said...

Wow that is a lot of stamps, of you're anything like us though you'll still see plenty more you'd like. Your desk is lovely and neat by the way. Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

Gita said...

Look at all the new stuff. How fun!! I had just gone to Michael's with a 20% off entire purchase coupon and than get one from JoAnn's for 25% off entire purchase (plus pretty much ALL their scrapbook stuff was 40% off). Oh geez -- I bought some stuff up. Plus some online shopping. AND, there is a Rubber Stamp Expo coming up the first weekend in Feb. Yikes! :-)
Brigita #113

Samantha Elliott said...

Need any help tidying your box of goodies away? I will be over the water just as soon as I find out your address!
Thanks for your visit and good luck on finding a tin at Aldi's! The cookies are pretty good too! :-)
x

MaggieC said...

Wow, that is a serious amount of stash to find homes for, and some great stuff to play with. I thought mine was bad enough. I look forward to seeing all these coming up in projects this year. Thank you for your visit this week and have a fun week with your new treasures. xx Maggie #32

Becky said...

Your desk is so clean, and beautiful :) I love all your new goodies! So much fun there, I wouldn't know where to start! Hobby Lobby is a cool store, isn't it?

April Story said...

Your desk looks great - once you get everything in it's place - it will be time to mess up that desk! LOL April #136

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Jeannie, you have such a neat and nice work space. And you got so many awesome stuff to play with. Love your sharing... :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Shopping Frenzy! My jaw was hanging open by the time I got to the mailing box. Then, thud! A whole box of MORE toys you FORGOT about?! Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie, if you start now, you might use all of those things once in the next three years!! LOL!

Thanks for coming by the Playhouse! Have a wonderful week! Now get cracking on crafting! Darnell #30

Katie said...

Wow! You got so many awesome crafty things! Thanks for sharing your goodies, it was fun to go "window" shopping :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful WOYWW (a day late!)
Katie #107

WhisperingWriter said...

Nice stuff!!

And I have to say, I love your giant hen.

RosA said...

WOW! What a fabulous stash of new goodies! I especially love those zebra striped thingies! They are fabulous! I've never seen anything like them here (Australia).
Thanks for dropping by and happy late WOYWW.

Angie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Not only neat and tidy but loads of new things to play...er create with! I got new goodies too, in there...somewhere..hmmm...

Happy sorting and stamping!
Angie a fellow woyww that forgot her number lol

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You are going to have a blast with the new plethora of goodies that you got. Hobby Lobby is my all time favorite arts and crafts store, so I can relate to your shopping spree. Blessings!

Laura said...

Hi, Jeannie, thanks for making it easy for us to check out your new goodies. :-) Wouldn't want us to strain our eyes or anything -- ha, ha. Those Prima flowers are gorgeous and I looooove the hexagon die strips -- they look fun. Thanks for visiting me. ~ Laura #141

Nelle said...

Hi Jeannie,
What can i say.......It had to be done. What would we all have thought if you had come back empty handed. I am sure we would all have done the same thing.
Your craft area puts mine to shame it is so neat and tidy. I wish i could keep mine tidy. I will see you next time.
Regards
Nelle xx

akilli melek said...

wow love those animal print gems. My house is full of boxes at the moment, but i know for sure that I'm not going to get such a nice surprise when i open mine, lol.
thanks for popping by earlier
caroline#123

Twiglet said...

Great post - lots to snoop and that hen is gorgeous!! x Jo #49

Buttons said...

Well I was going to say how organised but then you treated us to a run through of your amazing array of goodies! Hope you've got enough storage or have plans for a bigger craft space in hand!! Thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny #35

Karen McAlpine said...

Whoa!! You do love stamps!! I will no longer feel guilty about my addiction!! LOL And, what a great haul of goodies. Have fun playing with all your new stuff!!

Amy E said...

WOW Jeannie! That's A LOT of crafty goodness!!! You're going to be organizing and playing with all that fun stuff for weeks!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy E #20
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Rita said...

You did show restraint. ;) And you know I loved seeing all the different items. whoohoo! You are going to be busy! :)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wow--awesome haul! i sooo wish we have hobby lobby in my area maybe someday...

looking forward to your crafty projects.

Thanks for visiting my desk...


Happy WOYWW!
Michele #127

AliceKay said...

WOW! Just WOW!

Debs Willis said...

You are going to have sO much fun with all your new stash! I used to keep all my new stuff in a box next to my desk until I'd played with it, but the contents of the box ended up taking over!! Maybe I bought too much??!?
Thanks for stopping by
Debs #32

Robin Spitzer said...

It must be who we are.. The shopping thing...I know, I just need that...and, when You are creating, the last thing you want to do is run to the store...hey, I know what the garage looks like...the tools and stuff! Thank you for your visit

Hugs. Robin #36

Queen Lightwell said...

I just love your desk so much! :) I've said that before, though...but I also agree with you on Hobby Lobby...*BEST* store in the world, right?! And considering how big it is and how much they have and what great sales they run I think you did a very admirable job at restraining yourself. I rarely do so well myself! Those dienamics dies are super fab, I've been on a bit of a hexagon kick myself and would love to have those! :) Anyways, thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me an encouraging and hilarious comment, sorry I'm running so late with my returning visit...can't wait to see some fab stuff made with your new stamps and stuff. :) Deeyll #142

Cardarian said...

That wasn't a short post and wow, wow, wow what a haul of crafty stuff you have there - AMAZING!!!!!!! Enjoy it girl! You actually count your stamps? I don't dare - I might have a shock!!!!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I'd be a kid in a candy store at your house(in your craft supplies). I couldn't hold myself back. Awesome wonderland here!! *smiles* Norma

Angela Coles said...

oh my! you have been shopping.

glad you had a great trip and have fun organising your new stamps and stash.

Morti said...

Wow, I am SO late getting here this week (it's now the next WOYWW! LOL) but I'm really glad I did. Those zebra and cheetah print gemstones are just to die for! What a fab haul, I bet the reason it takes ages to put it all away is you're too busy stroking it first? I would!

Thanks for stopping by last week - Happy New Year!

Tamika said...

Are you the tidy desk fairy? You can come by and sparkle mine up anytime! I love all of your hauls makes me want to shop!#108