Wednesday, 8 December 2010

WOYWW... Empty Desk Syndrome!

...tis true! That is what I am suffering from! I know, I have waffled on alarmingly about how empty the old Room of Stash is now that Ellen has gone home but seriously, I have some very strange symptoms and according to Mr Google, I am suffering with Empty Desk Syndrome... a little known ailment... in fact, I actually made it up, but don't let on to anyone will you :O)) but what it means is this... last week, desk #2 was busy and happy and being used... this week it is back to storage duties and is looking after my finished 12 Tags tags that I am still behind on...



Oh and ... I am... polishing my halo too... because... you can see... the Room of Stash is still ... spotless! I am a changed person! I have developed...*dah, da, dahhhhhh* tidying skills... don't worry, it isn't contagious or anything like that but I am actually still putting away stuff before starting a new project! Honest, I'm not just shoving it all onto the floor for the photo's... really, it is... tidy!!! *can't say how long it will last but... I am trying... very ROFL*




Oh and I just remembered... last week (actually the past few weeks) I have been asked... "what are the pile of scalloped things under the desk?" They are... my most prized and treasured crafty possessions, the ones I always turn to when I am feeling Mojo-less... they are my Studio 490 stamp sets by Wendy Vecchi - I haven't got them all... *whispers* yet... and rumour has it there are more sets on the way in January... cannot wait!!!



I am still well behind on the 12 Tags - having spent an evening cutting out Grungepaper poinsettia's for a different project (they are all heaped on desk 1) I decided to make Tag #4 - which, BTW, is remarkably simple and I even managed to get that stampy, inky, removery thingy sorted on the Facet... well, truth be told, I tried it, mucked it up, took off said ink with Blending Solution, tried again... repeated all of the above... tried again, threw said Facet onto floor in a huffy puffy moment... then decided that reading the instructions on the Duke Of Distress' blog may be of assistance... erm... it helped... and I managed it... first time LOL The trick, aparently, is to stamp with archival and DAB it off... not swipe it off like what I was doing... genius... that is Mr Holtz for ya, true genius!




Anyways... all this waffling... tis supposed to be a short post on a Wednesday... and if you are a bit confused why I am going on about my desks, well, it is all because of a lovely lass called Julia who started off this whole hop-around the desks of blogland... all the deets and links etc are HERE (which is Julia's blog) Haven't tried it before?? Join in, do! It is FUN and... it is rather satisfying to hop around Blogland and nosey at other peeps' workspaces... sometimes I see some right old messy ones (you know who you are LOL) and sometimes there are some really gorgeous spaces that make me have storage envy, nay and thrice, room envy!!! Check it out... go on, you know you want to LOL Thanks for looking... have a very goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

40 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Very lovely indeed :0)However ... I do have gem flourish envy ... I must google that!

ellen said...

Yes, dear... it is MUCH more fun crafting together... I'm suffering from empty desk syndrome too... Loving that tag #4 - your snowflake resist turned out amazing! Mine... Not so much... oh well... having fun anyway! Hugs.... Els xx

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Hels, I DO envy your desk right now - and your syndrome - I've been trying to pare mine down - things are looking great in Hels-ville!

Have a wonderful WOYWW - enjoyed your tag too!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

craftytrog said...

So tidy! And your tag is bling-king fabulous! xx

peggy gatto said...

I am impressed!!!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Desk looks lonely...maybe your mojo is too????
Those huffy puffy moments do make things feel much better, then it's easier to start over!

Sandy said...

Wow what a desk.
Wonderful room for your creativity.

Your Tag is brilliant Hun.
Wonderful design. I love this one.

Jennie said...

Aawww I hadn't heard of that syndrome till you mentioned it! lol but it is neat and tidy, and your tag is gorgeous! Have you entered them in ArtyJen's splinter group yet?
Hugs xx

Helen said...

Great desk, I think tag 4 was my fave, nice and easy, lol.

Joanne said...

Well done you keeping tidy. Your tags are perfect too. Now about this cleaning fetish - would you like to try it out at mine 'cos I haven't had time to clean or iron for ages!!!!
Luv Joanne xx

Spyder said...

I wish I could keep mine tidy, but it's nice finding things that I thought I'd lost! Have a Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))#53

JoZart said...

Oh I envy you your desk as I could willingly sit there and make a nice mess for you! Instead of on mine! I'd love to have that syndrome.. is it contagious?
Love your tag BLING, Bling bling!!
JoZarty x

Twiglet said...

Oh so neat and tidy!!! That little tag is perfect - you are a clever thing!

Debs said...

Your cure for that syndrome is to come and give my desk the same treatment! lol
Loving your tag xxx

SusanK said...

Wish I could get close enough to take a pic of my workspace. Mr. Tiim has managed to help me create total and utter chaos in there. I even had to figure out a way to close the door so the cats wouldn't get in and make it look worse!

voodoo vixen said...

Shame, you are missing your playmate but at least you have ended up with a clean and tidy space and able to still do the Tim tags, which is lovely!!

butlersabroad said...

Poor lonely sad little desk!! Sorry, that's not making you feel any better is it??! Love the tags completed so far, and I just had a good look at all your stamps, especially now that I know what the scalloped things under your desk are... and I have a question... how many stamps do you think you have? Or is it just better that we don't go there???!

Hugs
Brenda 83

oneoff said...

Fine sparkly bling there. Hope you get plenty back on your desk again soon - sorry you're back to solo crafting again, but glad you had a great time!

Bernie #81

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, your facet looks gorgeous, worth all the hard work. What is that other thing on your desk, looks like a wreath, is that what you are doing with your Poinsettia's? Very tidy desk, just the way I like mine. Tracy Evans x x

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Hels, loving the bling, lol at the empty desk syndrome, I dont think that will ever happen to me ( not whilst I am making such a mess with all these tags lol) thanks for sharing xxx

mariegoodwyn said...

That is a scarily tidy room - and well done for finally cracking that resist-ish technique. I know I generally only refer to instructions as a last resort!!!

kath said...

crikey hels...one tidy desk...are you OK....love the timmie tag and me too...I have gem flourish envy..hugs kath xxx

Morti said...

fab space hun! Love the tag....

Chrissie said...

Such neatness is to be greatly admired! If only I could emulate!
Fab tag Hels.
Chrissie

Dragon said...

Great desk Hels but how do you do it?? The tags are fantastic btw
Frankie
xx

Pam said...

You have got a lovely tidy room this week. Love the tag. Hugs Pam x

Caz said...

I've been suffering that for nearly a year since Lou moved out!! I've not managed to get as tidy as you yet though - I keep piling things on her desk so it doesn't look so empty!!!
Love the tag! Are you bringing them with you on Friday?? Keeping fingers crossed for the sky not to start chucking down that horrible slippery white stuff so our play day doesn't get called off!!
See ya soon
Caz
x

Doone said...

is it contagious? could you rub a bit of cloth round your room and post it to me so I can catchit too?


you also show symptoms of male engineering traits - but remember, no matter how confident you feel, - JRTFI

Krisha said...

Are you sure you are feel well? Putting everything back after using it, Never heard tell of such a ridiculous thing in all my life ROTFLOL maybe it really is envy. I love the tag, just my style.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh I sooooo could not share my workspace right now!!! for a start theren isn't enough of it to see under the piles of mess!!!TUTTTTT!!!
I lovey dove your taggy :D
Julie xx

Pam said...

"empty desk syndrome"!! You should coin it! And Hels Bells, what're you doing down here at 64? No worries tho...it is the dawn before the storm no doubt. It won't last long. You should call in the Press to take pics while they can ;-)

karen said...

Look out Mr Holtz .... Hels may out-tag you! That tag is fabulous! Well done you!
Maybe your New Year's resolution can be to keep your desk very neat and tidy? Ha ha, just kidding :)
xoxo karen #118

Marjo said...

I've heard about the dreaded "Empty Desk Syndrome" and that it was making the rounds. Glad I got my immunization last week...lol Gorgeous workspace lovin the tags!

Hugs, Marjo #45

jude said...

Empty desk syndrome wish i could catch that..lol .Like you im behind with Mr T's tags just life seems to get in the way or should i say this week a sick family as they are all ill in bed !Even Mr Man flu!lol
Have fun with the rest of the tags
hugs judex#8

sandra de said...

I do love the desk ... being a tidy as I go kinda person it appeals to me. Great tag at least you started and tried and tried again till it worked. I just spend my night checking out all the woyww pics?
Sandra

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your tag is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Shar said...

Lovely tag! Love the bling!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on putting stuff away after using and before starting a new project! My new technique which i learned from WOYWW is to put the stuff on the floor! And it sure is piling up! Great tag btw! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Julia Dunnit said...

Har, am mucho distressed to see how tidy and organised you are, but worse, to clearly see how many unmounted stamps you have - they're everywhere! Never mind empty desk syndrome, I've got tag envy too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

tsk, tsk, any more of this tidyness and you will have to change your blogheader!
great tag!

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