Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Closet, WOYWW 346, and a Heart

We've been having gorgeous weather, upper 60sF, and my ankle is doing so much better.  I'm actually trying not to overdo so that it will heal completely.  I go back to work tomorrow cleaning at the church and will start next week at the gym (but only the bicycles with no resistance).  But last weekend I went on a cleaning spree of my craft room closet. So, for the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday you get to see the before and after of my exhausting weekend. And this is part of a fun blog tour of crafters who are brave enough to show you where they craft/work and it is all brought together by head desker, Julia, at the Stamping Ground.


Before....


After....

I threw away 4 LARGE garbage bags (we had to make a trip to the garbage dump because of me), took 1 1/2 trunk loads to the local thrift store (maybe about 200 magazines involved plus lots more stuff), and reduced totes in the closet by 3 large ones.  I reorganized and now know what is in the closet and totes.  Still can do more and will later.



I was challenged on an FB page by a fellow Fun Stampers Journey coach to make a Valentine-themed card.  Well, that was easy!  I even did some stencil work on the red base layer and oodles more!



The text is actually wood which I colored with Silver Silk (a liquid ink) then glazed with a product similar to Crystal Lacquer then added fine glitter.  What a fun card! Yes, I'm proud of it.  If you want to know more about the products contact me.

Now please head over to the Stamping Ground and continue on your tour!  Maybe we'll cross paths somewhere along the way!  (Strange but the majority of my hits today are from South Korea....)

11 comments:

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fun card. Given me some lovely ideas.
And wow what a transformation. Hard work, but looks like we'll worth it.
Have a great week.
Catherine x #22

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Carol, great job on your closet reorganization & weeding project! The card is beautiful -- nice design and tons of visual interest. Happy WOYWW from Laura #45

Anne said...

Hello - a lovely card. Well done on your sorting and reorganising. Anne x #32

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Good job on getting the closet cleared out. We have lots of nooks and crannies in our house that need to be cleared out (especially if we end up moving in the next couple of months). Great Valentine's card, love that glittery/sparkly greeting on it. PJ #57

Lynn Holland said...

Well done to you for actually throwing stuff out.
I'm still clearing and sorting three weeks in to the new year and getting fed up with it
Lynn 18

Julia Dunnit said...

South Korea!! Well, there's no explaining the where! glad you're taking time to heal and super impressed that you've tackled some space 'issues' in the closet.....I've got loads of magazines too, I must follow your brave, intrepid and feel good move! Love the card, never thought to do that to the wooden words, no wonder you're pleased!

Pat Taviss said...

Way to go Carol. Congratulations on your purging. Luv the card, as always.

Enjoy, Pat #61

trisha too said...

What a fabulous transformation, and such a pretty card!

:)trisha
#60 this week
with 37 atcs

Angela Radford said...

Good to see you got yourself sorted and very brave getting rid of the clutter. Love the card too. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x 29

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo, well done you on some amazing clearing out - I love having a good sort out of stuff, it makes me feel very virtuous. Nice card too!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

Sharon said...

Wow - that was a lot of cleaning/decluttering!

Glad you're taking it easy on that ankle. Start off slow and easy.

Have a great week
Sharon K #49