Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday - 216

Today is my first day to play What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday. I found it last week on Danie's blog and had such fun visiting the blogs of those who played along. The object is to show your workdesk on Wednesday and explain what it going on there.

I just received a new shipment from Stampin' Up and am busy unmounting the rubber from the wheels I purchased.  I cut the jumbo wheel called Birthday Candles into pieces, some to keep and some to share. I used the scotch tape to mask the rubber from left to right as I inked each candle a different color.

The bins in the upper left hold cardstock scraps. The white bin to the right of my scrap bins contains my clean sponges. I never seem to have enough of those. As I use them, they are put in a mesh bag and thrown in the wash with the blue jeans.

The tower behind my Ott light holds my Copic markers and Prisma Color Pencils.

An interesting fact about my desk is that it was built by my great grandfather as a library table around 1920. He was a German woodcrafter who came to America through Ellis Island around 1905. Although he died before I was born, I am the proud owner of three of his furniture pieces.

Here's the finished card using the birthday candles! Irene and Liz, the rest of the candles are headed your way!

Stamps: Birthday Candles by Stampin' Up
Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskers
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Tangelo, Bahama Blue, and Danelion
Embellishment: Ribbon and Stickles


  1. I loved looking at your desk Lynn and how organised you are, wish I was like that lol!! Your birthday card is great :-). Welcome to WOYWW!!
    Janene #69

  2. Big warm welcome to woyww . lovely card . Jill #63

  3. Lynn I am so pleased you have joined in the fun of WOYWW, and I am so thrilled to be reading about and seeing where you create your beautiful cards from. What a wonderful treasure you desk is and it definitely looks of sturdy construction and that it is holding up well. Thanks to for the idea of removing the images from your SU Wheels and creating stamps. That's so clever and I have a few I may just have to do this too! Loving your bright Birthday Card too! Happy WOYWW! Danie xx

  4. Welcome to WOYWW, I haven't been here more than a few weeks and I think I am addicted now. I love your desk, and what a great history. I can 'never' find a clean sponge, well I can never find a sponge - what a great idea, must get some and do the same how very organised.

    Lynda #1

  5. Hi Lynn
    you have a great desk there this week I have been poking around and playing with all the lovely crafting stash, I did try to put it back in the same place.
    Love your card really lovely
    Sending hugs on WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #44

  6. Hi! I love that your desk is from your grandfather! Those are the special pieces. The history and the living they have seen! My couch belonged to my late MIL and my late hubby loved it, so I don't think I will part with it. I Love that box filled with sponges, I would be happy to have one like that! Your card is lovely, the colors and the candles are perfect. Thanks so much for the visit today! Enjoy the week! Winnie#82

  7. What a lovely organised space and how nice to have your grandfather's desk. Its my first week with WOYWW too :)

    Dawn #74

  8. Happy WOYWW Lynn. Your desk is so neat, at first I thought the sponges were fudge! How lovely to have your grandfather's furniture too.

    Cutting up wheels of stamps, sounds intriguing! The card is pretty.

    Cazzy x #97 (apologies for my desk in advance).

  9. Do you have enough sponges there lol, looks like a huge bin. love those colours you've used
    Bridget #23

  10. My goodness, you are so neat! I'm too messy to share! What a wonderful heirloom to have! Probably nothing as durable and well made on the market today! Love your birthday card with such fun happy candles!

  11. Oh be still my heart - what a fabulous story about your desk...I love that rich heritage for you! Welcome to WOYWW. Already you are inspiring and informing - great idea about the to fins me a decent net bag. Those drawers with the tilt forward opening are such a good idea for desktop use - means you haven't got to move everything just to open one..genius!

  12. Your birthday card is so bright and cheerful -- and those candle images will work for anyone. Welcome to the friendly world of WOYWW! Wishing you a happy week. ~ Laura #101

  13. Thanks for sharing WOYWD! What a piece of history and I love that you use it!!!

    The card is great! Who wouldn't want to receive this bday card??!!

  14. Love this fabulous and creative design. Wonderful stamping and colors, Lynn!

  15. Love your card Lynn...and love the view of your desk...and how special that the desk is so much more than just a desk - but a family treasure!

  16. ooh, I want to unmount my SU wheels now!


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