Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW

Time for another amble around the craft desks of the world, it's WOYWW (what's on your workdesk Wednesday) courtesy of Julia, it's great fun, and I have time to join in this week so here we go.......

Do you remember that when I got back to the US, I had lots of parcels from Blitzy waiting for me? I stocked up with Tim Holtz stuff (I have just taken his Creative Chemistry online classes), their prices were too good to miss. The problem was, what on earth was I going to do with them all. I trawled around Walmart, Michaels, Jo-Anns etc etc, nothing really grabbed me, then I found this fabric shelf thingy in Bed Bath and Beyond (on clearance) and you can see, everything fits perfectly


I used my dymo label maker to label all the inks..........


room for the distress stickles and embossing powders as well.......




I haven't got room for one of those twirly things for the foam applicators, so I just put a velcro dot on top of the unit, and stuck some foam pads onto that, so I can just peel them off when I want one. I have one for each colour family, not enough room for each ink to have it's own pad, but hey, Lord Tim just uses one for each colour family as well, and if it's good enough for him......

When I was doing my search around Michaels, I noticed a bin labeled 'grab bags $2. Well, of course, I grabbed. When I got it home there were six 12 x 12 stacks inside, total retail value $95! Result! I was as happy as Larry all day. (who was Larry, and why was he happy? Anyone know?)

See you tomorrow

39 comments:

Lynn holland said...

Saw a lot of Tim Holtz stuff yesterday where I went.
Lynn 40

Jan said...

Brilliant well done xx Jan

misteejay said...

Wow Enfys - fab storage and what a bargain grab bag.

Toni xx

suzyQ2 said...

Love it! I just have mine in a clear storage drawer, yours is so organized and easy to navigate. Do they have those online?

Di said...

Super storage Enfys - and lucky you having the best of both worlds! Happy WOYWW, Di xx #45

kath said...

love your inky storage...I see you are embracing TH big time...happy WOYWW...hugs kath 44 xxx

Helen said...

great buys - the stash and the storage!! have a great day. Helen 9

Karen said...

Oooh I love the storage unit, its fab :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Helen said...

Hi Enfys what a great storage solution. I love your bright and breezy blog design. I am going to have a look round while I am here! Happy WOYWW Helen 50

JoZart said...

Great storage and Larry MUST be a rare guy who papercrafts because he'd be happy with your fab grab bag!
JoZarty x No99

Helen said...

Hi Enfys Me again - just found your faux stitching tips and I wanted to say thank you. I love doing this on cards and when I teach I always want to do it but not everyone has the Tim Holtz ruler or similar. I will be getting some of this and using it from now on! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tip. I will be sure to tell them the tip came from you. XX Helen 50

Miriam said...

Fabulous storage, thanks for sharing!

#97

Jessica said...

Very good finds. Cute shelf, and great deal on the grabbag! Looking forward to seeing what you do with all Tim's stuff. I just got a fe inks myself. TFS Hugs, Jess

nannapat said...

Wow! we all love a bargain don't we? Great storage idea. Pat x

CraftyCooky said...

Wow, it's like Christmas on your desk!
Hugs
Claire

Trish Latimer said...

wow what a bargain grab bag!!! Have a fabulous inky time with all your stash!
Trish #60

eiyiyi said...

Great haul, En! When you find out who Larry is, please, please let me know. I grew up being "happy as Larry". Guess I always figured he was the village idiot from my mom's home town in Ireland. I've only heard one other person use the expression.

Glad to have you back on this side of the pond. hugs, eileen

CraftygasheadZo said...

Don't blame you grabbing, you got some real good items there, fab storage for your TH stuff too. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

MvM-design said...

Creative desk!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Redanne said...

I don't know who Larry is either, but you have made him one VERY happy guy will all your bargains! Well done. Anne #2

Liz Black said...

What a great storage idea and love the way you've labelled them too! I'm doing the Creative Chemistry online class too although I haven't got very far as I need to go out and get more stuff first ... ha any excuse!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww week : ) Liz at 138 x

pcrusberg said...

I really like your storage solution. It's very pretty and I like that everything is out in the open! Your grab bag sure was a success. Can't wait to see what you make with the cute paper on top of the stack. TFS

May said...

Fabulous storage... lots of yummy Sir Timmie's inks!! Hugs May x x #31

kay said...

excellent adaption of storage for your inks,and what a bargain re the grab bags
have a fab crafty woyww
kay #28

Astrid Maclean said...

What an excellent idea, brilliant how it all fits!!

Hope you are enjoying WOYWW as much as I do, happy hopping!
#20

Peggy Cain said...

what a haul!!!! your lucky day have a great time using up your great bag of goodies

Anna said...

That looks like an awesome way to store those Timmy goodies! And what a great idea to use velcro dots! I might have to steal that one...
/Zildara #128

1CardCreator said...

Score! You found some awesome bargains! Love the shelf you have to put them in too!

1CardCreator said...

Hey Enfys, does your Tim Holtz velcro thingy come off your blending tool? I have a solution better than the staples they recommend. ~Diane Email me 1cardcreatoratluckymaildotcom

MizMaryAnn said...

What a grab bag find! Lucky girl. I've never heard of Larry. He must be from England!

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely goodies and so well organised - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Shut up! I love, love the organized efficiency and your grab bag, wow! I don't see how you weren't even happIER than Larry!

Julia Dunnit said...

REEEEEESULT! six pads for two bucks..oh my oh my. And the. The storage too, is a great pay off for your patience in looking.

Amanda said...

Love the new storage unit, perfect for those inks too. Can't believe I didn't find any of those grab bags before I came back to a very cold and wet England. Hugs, Amanda 104

Linda said...

wow that is a lot of stuff you got in those fabric shelf thingy. Wow to go on the grab bag. I am afraid of them. I would get something silly and be mad at my self. LOL

kisatrtle said...

You are so organized!

butlersabroad said...

Excellent storage deal Enfys and it looks so good on the desk too.

Hugs
Brenda 117

Anonymous said...

Finally broke down and bought Tim Holtz alcohol inks etc. Love the storage but I am running out of space. It is about time for Tom to remind me you do wonderful things and only use a closet. Hugs Joan

lucretia said...

Wow! You never get bargains like that in Britain, do you? Wish we had those grab bags here. Well done.