Happy Wednesday everyone. I’m managing to keep up with my weekly posting here sharing my creative space as part of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by Julia over at The Stamping Ground. Do pop over if you fancy joining in. Nobody bites (as far as I’m aware…)
This was my desk last night before our weekly Room session. It’s a kit of 2 layouts from a Go Go Getaway so one will be of my boy (now 14, towering over me, and excited about a partial return to rugby training tonight) and the other is 2 little pics of one of our dearly departed rats excitedly snacking on a jar of baby food!
The sorting job I’ve been doing this week was some of my stamps. Look away now if you are easily offended by poorly stored craft supplies.
This is what happens when you think you are using clever storage. I used to have my stamps in a binder on special stamp board but they didn’t always hold and they fell off etc. Also I hadn’t realised that you should only use one side of the card because if you squash 2 stamps together they will gradually re-mould and lose their design. The top left is an example of what has happened to all of my Tim Holtz stamps and I don’t know why. They’ve all gone red, ripped, and started to disintegrate. I’ve got much older, much cheaper stamps that are still in perfect condition so if you have any ideas about this please do let me know!
I’ve got most of them transferred to a stamp binder where they sit in pockets so bits don’t get lost. I’ve had to order another set though and I don’t have many stamps at all, even less now I’ve had to throw a few away!
Finally I thought I’d leave you with a photo of the beach in Wales where I finally managed to visit last week. It was very cathartic and I can’t wait to go back with the children when they finish school. I was sitting up on the cliffs at the Parrog in Newport, Pembrokeshire and looking over towards Big Beach. The car parks were certainly busier by the end of the weekend compared to when I arrived on the Thursday and I hope all the visitors are really careful and also that they spend lots of money to help the local economy. I for one, bought several Cornettos, purely for this purpose…
Please do let me know if you’ve popped by, and if you’re visiting from another blog, pop the kettle on, I’m on my way!