Wednesday, 19 January 2011

WOYWW - tidy??

Well, I've tidied it - I was so ashamed after last week's midden shot. And I would just like to thank all those of you who offered to take all my new goodies away lol
Ok here's a piccie of my desk, and then I'll get onto explaining a few things that were asked about last week...

A few of you asked or commented about my huge silver box of promarkers, well here's a few shots to show you. It is actually a DJ's CD box or some call it a CD Flight Case. This is the one I have. It comes complete with a few hundred suspension pockets designed to hold CD's. BUT I use it to hold and transport my promarkers. I've found it very handy for taking to demonstrations and classes. 
  I printed off the colour chart from here, onto the cardstock that I normally use my promarkers on (this way I get a true colour representation). I coloured sticky dots with each of the pens and stuck these dots onto the broad cap end so that I can easily see the colour.
  I have arranged the promarkers as per the colour chart - I could easily fit the promarkers into a smaller box but I'm a bit on the pedantic side and wanted them set out the same as the colour chart. So there is a maximum of 5 promarkers in each pocket.
 There is plenty of space in the lid, so behind the colour chart (which I laminated so it doesn't get grubby) I store a pack of card and some laminated colouring examples for taking to classes and demos. **Edited to add** Promarkers DO NOT need to be stored horizontally, they are quite happy to be stored vertically like I have done. HOWEVER Aquamarkers DO need to be stored horizontally, just in case you don't believe me, or don't want to take my word for it - check out what Paul has to say on the Letraset blog here.

Next up was the big boxes of glitter. Well actually those are 2 wee Really Useful Boxes that I picked up in Hobbycraft, and I emptied 2 bottles of Glamour Dust into the top one - the reasoning for this is, I will use wee scoops (this was part of a mini set that came out of our xmas crackers) and hold the item being glittered over the box - so in theory less chance of making a mess. The other box holds clear embossing powder.


So that's me for this week, sorry I only made it round a fraction of the WOYWWers last week - will try to do better this week.


Pop over to Julia's blog to see what all the fuss is about


And if you've come direct to this post, you won't have seen my fabby birthday candy - click here 


70 comments:

kath said...

thanks for sharing your uber tidy desk this morning...how long will it last and loved the peek into your Promarker storage...see you Friday...big hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

There's nothing on your desk! You are so organised with your promarkers....

Tuire Flemming said...

All I can say is: WOW!
And your Promarker-box is great!

akilli melek said...

wow, you have a great storage system there. I have my first set of promarkers waiting at home for my return...then i just need to work out how to use them correctly.

very tidy desk, unlike mine this morning

caroline #53

joey said...

Oh my gosh Debbi, hot foot it round to mine my desk could do with a tidy lol, thats gleaming, great promarker storage
Joey x

Paul at Letraset Ltd said...

Nice one Debbi! Such a great way to store and keep ProMarkers organised!

jackid said...

thats a great idea for storage but aren't you s'posed to keep them flat or is that not true and the colour chart is a great idea too I'm very jealeous though with the amount you have so don't leave them unattended toooo long I may have to come up your way and have a play lol
Take care Debbi Speak to you soon
Jacki xx

Shaz in Oz. said...

wow alright I am blown away and totally green at your Promarkers am struggling to organise mine, but only have about 35 or so I would say a mere drop in the bucket.. and I dont think I will afford to add too many more to them, but really do love them,
love your storage idea,
Shaz in Oz.xx

Nicky said...

Love your tidy desk thats my sort of space and what a clever idea with the storage for promarkers lol - I too have to have them in the same order as the Pro Markers colour charts - but I am that sad that I have even numbered my pens so it makes it easy to put them away - I keep seven in each sleeve as I only have a small craft area - great minds think alike - thanks for sharing Nicky 24

Morti said...

Love the storage for the promarkers - I might have a little looky-see for something like that for my Copics.... Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier!

Wipso said...

You are so organised. Love the pen storage.
A x

Minxy said...

WOW thats one spotless desk, and as for your marker storage.. how frickin cool, i love the different coloured images showing hair colour , very hndy to have a note of, your very talented with a pen :D
Thanks for visiting me
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #1

dmuseit said...

I'm just bopping around looking for ideas and inspiration. Would not dare show my space this week.

MaggieC said...

Thank you for all the useful tips about storage, and explaining the differences between the different types of pens.

oneoff said...

So much space to play! Love the Promarker stash, and thanks for the heads up on the Aquamarkers; I'll check mine are reclining as they should.

Bernie

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Your neat and tidy space puts me to shame. I do like some of your storage ideas, tho' so worth the internal wince and avowals to do better. Love the samples that show different hair colouring - very cool.

Mary Anne

Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie,
Great tidy desk and I love the way you are storing your markers with color chart! Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy WOYWW! #15

Spyder said...

That desk is really a bit tooo tidy. Please send me your 'tidy-upper-er'
We have one of these, I might have already said, but of course it has DVD's in them little pockets. Nice to know they don't mind being vertical, (Promakers)though I had some over the Christmas that were a bit 'dry' and one didn't work at all..luckily they sent me a another one, and the others work fine now..sort of...but still not as lush as my Fav Magenta one, which is FIVE years old and still going strong! Time to go...rabbiting too much
(Lyn)

butlersabroad said...

That's some serious, industrial sized storage for your pens! Thanks for explaining the glitter tubs from last week, and how amazing is that desk! Check you out!!

Hugs
Brenda 100

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Great storage I've never seen anything like that before. And congrats on 178 days

Kim Dellow said...

Sorry, I think I've come to the wrong blog! It is so tidy! Well that wont last long LOL! Love your marker organisation! Kim

Julia Dunnit said...

Well what a useful WOYWW - you've not got it bad for the ProMarkers at all then?!! Love to see sunlight falling across your incredibly tidy desk...

HarmonySweetpea said...

I have never seen such organisation in a desk area before. Wow. That is impressive!

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, such a neat solution for your promarkers! Very impressive.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Debbi! I'm in awe of how you arranged your promarkers! It's like I want to give you a medal for ingenuity! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Marjo said...

Wow, such great ideas.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

Neet said...

What a fantastic way to store your Promarkers. I am in awe - mine are in bundles in poly bags and I am now so wanting one of those cases. That is brilliant. Think I need to visit Ebay!

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Wow! Love your coloring! What a cool way to store those promarkers...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm speechless. WOW! that's awesome!

Pauline said...

Love your tidy desk, and love your fab case for promarkers! It's an ingenius idea! Pauline xx

Lulabelle said...

Hi Debbi
You wanted to know what stamp I used on one of my tags, it's a Stampers Anonomous no x1-1097 Vogue.
Hope this helps.
Lynn

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for letting us see your Promarker storage - great for you as you must need the full range of colours, etc., - me, I'll stick to my two wee boxes. Thanks also for the link to the colour chart - very useful. I've already got 3 plastic containers waiting for me to tip glitter & embossing powder into because I think it will cut down the amount of spillage and mess I get into - just need some wee spoons. Regards, Elizabeth #78

Tertia said...

What a great idea for storing markers! Your desk scares me, its way too tidy!
Tertia 110

Angie said...

wow ...so tidy ....so organized ...so clever ...love the card above xx

triciasconfetti said...

Really glad about the Promarkers not needing to be stored horizontally as I have just done this and they take up too much room on my desk so now I can happily stand them up and will be able to use them better. Glad to meet you and thanks for your comment.
x Tricia (80)

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow awesome storage box for your markers! I really need to get me some of those!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

Ciara said...

Now that is some serious organised storage you have there!

Your desk looks brill too, mine is now at the point where I have no room left to craft so it's definitely due a tidy!

Twiglet said...

You look so well organised this week!!

Susan Allan said...

You could open up a shop or an advise line. When I buy some I will come to you for advise. Very sensible storage!!
Sue xx 67

S said...

Wow, look at all those markers - how fun that must be. Thanks for visiting my blog - see you next Wed.

madebyKarla said...

how tidy! love your little sewing machine. your marker storage is great :)

Handmade with Love said...

Lovely tidy desk Debbi! I love your promarker storage it's beautifully organised & your colouring is absolutely stunning! I will find a link to the flower tutorial & send it to you. Have a great week. Tracey x

okienurse said...

oh my goodness it is so tidy at your workdesk today! I like the storage idea for your markers. I have been using Stampin Up and Copic and they both can be stored vertical or horizontal. Thanks for sharing.

PeeJay said...

LOL! Think we follow/read the same blogs. I use this method to store my Promarkers as well but I've not got the full set and didn't want such a big box so I bought one that holds 120 CDs and it's perfect for the number I've got. It's only one line of hangers and I put 7 in my pouches, in order they're on the colour chart in. I've put labels in the back of the pouches to say which colours are in (or should be) and have the coloured dots on the top as well. Works well and makes them very portable.

Love nosing at the desks ...

☼ Cheryl* said...

1 day I will have that many promarkers and I will *have* to get something as cool as this to store them all in! Such a great idea. x x

karen said...

Wow! Your desk is so tidy! Nice clean up job you have done! That is the most organized boc of markers I have ever seen! You can probably tell at a glance if one is missing, which would come in handy whenever you take them somewhere!
Thanks for the peek!
xoxo Karen

Larisa said...

What a nice crafty place))) I wish I had a tabble for my creations oneday!))

Paula said...

The laminated sheets are brilliant - I sat for a while just looking at those enlarged on m MAC - if only I could come to one of your workshops, but I'm deep south from you. I look lonignly at Simple Create - might have to move - but realistically that isn't likely.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Cardarian said...

Wow you are a tidy girl - look at those promarks! Now you are making me feel bad about my mess! Glad to meet you too! Will be popping around! I am late commenting - I just can't keep up with all that is happening!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Anne said...

ohmygosh - all those lovely promarkers! Jealous! Love your storage for them, looks great!

Evelyn C said...

wow -how tidy and organised are you........i wish i could be lije that, but it never happens!

Aussie Loz said...

:) I loved last weeks photo.. I just wanted to sit at your desk and have a riffle through it all to see what I could find!!
Love your marker case, what a fabby idea.. when I get markers (or win your candy hehe) I'll def look at something similar - and with a huge lock so the kiddies can't touch!! ♥

Caroljenks said...

FANTASTIC!
I use one of these boxes to store my umnounted stamps - but would never have thought of one for my Promarkers too - think I need to buy another one!

Carol x

Susan said...

Great idea for your marker storage Debbi. Thanks for visiting me.
Susan xxox #19

Debgem said...

Your desk is beautifully tidy. I really like the way you store your promarkers. I have mine in cases for each colour group (orange and purple share). On the front of each case I have the colour group with actual ink - great to help pick which colour to use. I think your shading samples are brilliant and would love to see bigger pictures - I'm still struggling with getting the colouring right! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for your comment on my desk!
Deborah x

Nikki said...

I love your desk I've been missing WOYWW but work gets in the way love how you store your pro-markers that and how you've done samples too thanks for sharin the tip about aqua markers
hugs Nikki C

minnie_mac said...

Super tidy desk. Love that Promarker box.

Marilyn

Jingle said...

Your desk is so very clean!!! WOW! Mine never looks like that! HA! And your marker collection is quite fabulous!

Mrs A. said...

Now thats what I call organisation!
Must admit I have to have everything in colour coded sequence too. Thanks for stopping by. I am very very late geting round this week as I started backwards and then got side tracked!!
Mrs A. #92

Auntie Em said...

Your desk is so clear and tidy...all ready for the next creative explosion (that's what my desk usually reminds me of!)
Love your awesome chart and the dots on the ends of the pens. Great idea!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh the inspiration I need to clean up my act...wish my desk was this clean! Great marker transportation too! Happy Birthday this week Girl!

ribenaruby said...

Super ideas!Thankyou for the tips on Promarkers, lie them down, stand them up, it was all confusing. Thanks for clearing that up. ruby x

Elin said...

Thanks for the tip with the dots onto the promarkers. I miss those colordots that triamarkers have.
xx
Elin

Netty said...

What a great idea, though I'd need more promarkers to make this work for me otherwise I'd only have one in each pouch!

scrappinpeg said...

great job organizing your markers.

Татьяна said...

Wow!
This is amazing
I don't have my own scrap room)
You keep everything so tidy
And these promarkers)) So adorable!

Аня said...

wow! your workplace is so organized!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Running late this week...

Great pics. Thank you for sharing!

Maggie @ http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/
xx

kaz said...

Wow how organised are you. love the way you store your Promarkers, I keep looking for a way of storing them into colour groups but i think i would need a bigger desk and crasftr room, as i have stuff evereywhere.
I am a tidy crafter but of late i have been looking after My Granddaughter whilst mum was in hospital having my gorgeous grandson, so been making cards and watching both Mum Baby aswell as my Lovley likkle Alesha, so hecne having been as tidy of late.
and next week its happening all over again, my other Daughter will be giving birth to My Granddaughter, so more cuddles for Nanny. Love you cards, i have tried the grey colouring look but never seem to get it write, oh well practice makes perfect they say.
Hope you had a great Birthday.
Kaz.x

kaz said...

That will teach me for rushing and not previewing what I wrote, I can spell honest.
In future I will double check before I publish, hehehe, Kaz x

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