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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW #188

Wednesday AGAIN? Seriously? Well, as I posted below, the splint is off, just having to get the shoulder mobile again. Easier said than done, but plodding along.So I can actually do a bit of stuff now, and this weeks project is unmounting all my wood mounted stamps. That of course also means re-organising my folders of unmounted stamps to put them away. It seemed like a good idea at the time.











It will have been a good idea when it's finished-and I'm sorting out some stamps I haven't used, and not likely to, to go to our Daughter in Law, for the Grandchildrens card making. The reason for sharing my messy desk? Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by Julia at The Stamping Ground, where crafters the world over browse round each others desks, trying to work out who's is the messiest, lol.
  It's going well, all things considered, and the blue Tesco's bag on the left is now full of empty wooden blocks. I'm keeping some of the smaller blocks, 'cos I reckon with some velcro stuck to them, I will have a few spare blending tools, a la Tim Holtz.
Oddest thing I have discovered during all this unmounting? I have 13- yes, 13, Thank You stamps! Why? How grateful do I need to be?
 Grateful at least for all my WOYWW friends- have a great day, and I'll meet up with you somewhere on the net today.

52 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Sjhaz you made me laugh.. thirteen thank you stamps :D and ye we all should be grateful.. glad the arm is mending and really impressed at your organising....well done, in both quarters! Happy WOYWW, love Shaz in Oz.x #6

House of Bears said...

Wow, 13 thank you stamps is an awful lot of gratefulness! It's a good idea to unmount wooden stamps, one we might try, once we have finished peeling our clear ones off the acetate they come on and decanting into old CD cases that is.

The bears@#83 this week,

MaggieC said...

That is another job I need to do, getting those stamps off their wooden blocks. Using the see through Clarity stamps and the lightweight mounts has spoiled me completely for the heavy wood blocks. I just need to make sure I have a mount big enough to take the larger wooden mounted stamps. You have a good reason for any untidiness having moved rooms and damaged yourself in the process. I am sure you will soon get it all sorted. I have one wood mounted Thank You but I have not looked at the unmounted lot yet. Have fun sorting and take care. xx Maggie #32

JoZart said...

Glad to hear you really are on the mend but you have taken on a mammoth task there with all that reorganising. Good luck but take it easy and don't over do it.
Love jo x

MiniOwner said...

Yes I really must get my stamps organised to - well done on making a start. Thanks for your good wishes for spotty Sophia and your kind words about my cushions, too. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@53)

MiniOwner said...

PS I meant to say that's good news about your arm.

Eliza said...

Thats a giggle to have so many thank yous, you must be grateful or want to say it many times over. I do not envy you the job of unmounting I did it years ago and have never looked back, try and catalogue at the same time it is well worth the effort.

Oh and get some little door knobs and glue them onto the blocks this is what I did then I attached the Velcro to some etc....

How many Birthday or Happy Birthdays do you have?

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #8

Helen said...

Good to hear you are out of the splint, hope you can get used to using your shoulder again! Love your desk, have fun with unmounting your stamps.... You never know when you may need a 'thank you'...!!!
Helen 7

BJ said...

WOW that is certainly a job. Are you remounting them on the cling stuff perchance? Thanks for visiting me BJ#52

Shoshi said...

Your stamp reorganisation is excellent, Shaz. I did mine some time ago, and kept all the blocks - the small ones are now made into blending tools with cut 'n dry foam stuck to them. I am very glad to hear your shoulder is at last on the mend - you must be highly relieved to be free of the splint. Just don't do too much though!!

Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, my hubby's bear is looking very smart now, isn't he! He's got a bit of a glint in his eye, I think.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #77

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Thank you for making me laugh! Glad you are on the mend now! Well done for re-organising your stamps- on my list, but near the bottom! Chris#78

Redanne said...

Hi Shaz, good to hear that you have the splint off but you still need to take care.....I know you know that already! Love the idea of de-wooding the stamps, you will have so much more space, wish I could convince myself to do it too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

Linda said...

Glad to hear your shoulder is on the mend. Good luck with this project of yours - it's amazing how many stamps we collect as crafters.

tuesday afternoon said...

Love your organization, Some of mine are done, but not all. Hope your shoulder soon gets better, and look forward to seeing your stamps in action>
Sue V

Twiglet said...

Ha - 13 thank you stamps - now that is gratitude on a large scale! Everyone is being so tidy this week!!! x Jo #49
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Krisha said...

LOL! I never counted my Thank You stamps but it seems that I NEVER have the size or scrip I NEED!! I unmounted my stamps years ago and have never regretted it, they are so much easier to store, and now I rarely buy a mounted stamp. Everyone seems to have caught the "Tidy Up Bug" the only Bug I have is refusing to leave... LOL Maybe the Tidy bug with show up later!!
Krisha #110

CraftygasheadZo said...

13! Well you never know when you may choose one over the other! Hope your shoulder improves each day. Take care. Zo xx 43

Gita said...

Well, I'm sure the Thank You's are all in different fonts, etc...so you have to have quite a few right?! :-) Brigita #113

Angelfish said...

Wow that's some undertaking! Good luck sorting them all out.

Caro said...

What a time consuming job but it will be so worth it in the end when you can find anything you want easily. 13 thank you stamps...LOL! Mind you, I have at least 8! Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

Mary said...

Boy, you have tackled one of my bucket list tasks. Good luck with the process. I had to laugh at your number of Thank You stamps. I'm with you. I am in the same boat, but hey, you can never have too many... Right? Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Lori said...

Absolutely LOVE all the stamps.

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, you're obviously very very grateful indeed :)
I'm glad your splint is off, that must make life easier for you. The sorting out is going well, I love chucking stuff out and rationalsing my stash. It's almost better Ethan the crafting! God, that sounds so sad!
It would be so fab if you did make it down for the crop, we are only about 10 miles from Avebury! Ooooh, there's tempting :) you know you want to....tempt tempt!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love that idea! thanks for sharing.

Li'l Pidge said...

wow...13!!!
Love it that you are too organising your stash (I did mine last week)...seems to be contagious amongst WOYWWers at the moment!!

Thanks for visiting my desk already

kyla #18

fairy thoughts said...

Can I ask exactly why you are unmounting all your rubber stamps?
I know they take up a lot of space... but? great idea to re use the blocks, love recycling,year it is going to be THE thing this year.
thanks for sharing
janet #23

Spyder said...

agh! smaller wooden blocks in the Tesco's bag??...are you a rubber stamper de-clamper!?! It does make me cringe like nails down a black board, weird! But I don't think I could do that, it would be like, having a pet chicken and then being told it was for Sunday lunch!! Happy WOYWW
and Happy New YEAR!!


((Lyn)

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

Jules said...

I am visiting via WOYWW #132. That looks like quite the undertaking....what is the reason to unmount them? Just curious. Have a great evening!

Debs Willis said...

Shaz, this made me laugh :-) 13 thank You's is quite a few, although I've got at least that many Happy Birthday's, cos you get one in most sets!

Happy woyww

debs #132

voodoo vixen said...

I have large boxes of stamps on wooden blocks and often wonder if it would be worth the effort to unmount them but i think i am just plain lazy!! ;) Glad to hear your shoulder is healing and you are out of the cast, take it easy and don't do too much!! Annette #37

Becky said...

Wow, that is quite the undertaking! And 13 thank you stamps is a lot, but I'm sure you had good reason for purchasing each and every one of them. Haha!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, I had a good laugh over how many thank you stamps you had. I remember at one organizational time I discovered just how many I had and it was silly amount. And (ashamed to admit) I'm lousy at thank you cards! Yes, definitely time to purge... lots of happy birthday stamps too that seem redundant. It is good to have an elegant one, a whimsical one, and a generic one but two large drawers full may be a big overkill.

So tell me how/what you are doing with your formerly wood mounted stamps. Are you keeping them on the foam they were on (seems really sticky) or are you somehow getting them off the foam too. If so, how? Then once you have naked rubber, what do you do with it? I'm just curious as I am far too lazy to do anything with my wood mount stamps but leave 'em alone.

EELS said...

Great post Shaz, it's a bit of a job the unmounting of the stamps but lots of people do it these days - so much more space is achieved. Great idea also to make blending tools out of the smaller ones - top marks for thinking of that.
Cheers from Elaine #48

butterfly said...

I think it's lovely that you have 13 Thank You stamps... a sign of something rather nice, I'd say! Good idea to convert the smaller blocks into blending tools. Good also to see your files of sotred stamps - I've got to do something similar soon with mine... they're in their packets in magazine box files at the moment, and it's starting to bug me! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#99

MaryH said...

Hello Shaz, and thanks much for the warm welcome to WOYWW. It's my 1st 'official' time...I would browse around, but had just way too much mess to participate. I'm just trying to get some of my newer stuff purchased since Sept. cataloged in a spreadsheet. Then I have to empty the drawers of stamps drawer by drawer (might show that next week!) to add to the spreadsheet. I'm so disorganized I get a lot of duplicates just cause I don't remember what I have. Hopefully I'll be able to take the spreadsheet in some form when I shop, and avoid so many duplicates. (Oh well, they will be nice for some blog candy,and I can share them with another cardmaker). Hope your shoulder continues to mend well, and that you make tons of progress on your unmounting. That's a 'someday' task I need to consider. Will be joining as a new follower, and hope you enjoyed what you saw at Carolina Cards.

April Story said...

Bet it felt like more than 13 when you were unmounting them. :-) Glad to see you're on the mend. April #136

sandee said...

Here I am just reading along and caught unaware with your "how grateful do I have to be" remark...I think I snorted! oh my! That was too funny! Glad your splint is off, do your therapy and be a good recovery patient! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

Wish you a speedy recovery and good luck with the stamp reorganizing. It will feel great when it's all done. Happy WOYWW! Aoryl #9

Amy E said...

Wow Shaz, that's A LOT of stamps! When you're all done, I hope you share your organizational method with all of us! I'm not overrun with stamps yet, but I'm getting there. I'm going to need to find a decent way to organize them soon.

Glad your shoulder is showing some improvement!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Amy E. #20
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Morti said...

I can empathise with the thirteen thank you stamps - but you see, sometimes a calligraphic font isn't right - you need something modern or retro.... and then before you know it a monster is born!

Happy New Year - hope it's a good one for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Di said...

Crumbs, I just read back through your blog about how you damaged your shoulder. So lucky it wasn't even worse!!

Hope you soon get to use and enjoy your new craft room fully.

Belated Happy WOYWW, I got sidetracked yesterday, hugs, Di xx #32

Carol Yates said...

Very grateful obviously! I unpeeled my stamps last year and it cleared up quite a bit of space which I have since filled- so be warned!
Carol

Francesca said...

Its a mamouth job, I have been doing the same over the last few months. Thanks for your helpful comment re my blogger problem now fixed. hugs Francesca #58/145

Queenie Jeannie said...

I unmounted all my wooden stamps nearly three years ago and it took AGES!!! I only buy clear mount now! Enjoy all the free space you'll have.

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Erika said...

Hi Shaz never mind handbags and shoes a girl can never have too many thank you stamps, thanks for the giggle, sorry for the late visit, hugs Erika. 97

Robin Spitzer said...

I really giggled over your thank you stamps! Oh, each year I start to unmount my stamps and each year I get a bit further. I should start this task back up...What a chore! I love visiting your blog, always makes me smile. Thank goodness you are healing well. it's horrible to want to do something and you can't....but somehow we find ways..right! I had both arms in casts from fingertips to pits and remember typing on the computer with a pencil in my mouth! Where there is a will there is a way! Thank you for your visit,

Hugs Robin #36

Tertia said...

I just burst out laughing at your 13 thank you stamps. That sounds like me and that is why I am in the process of organising my stamps. I know I have something, but I can never find the darn thing when I need it, so I just convince myself I never had it and go out and buy another. Don't you think it is weird how the WOYWWers seem to start doing the same thing at the same time? This week seems to be organise your stamps' week.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17

Samantha Elliott said...

Oh my Shaz. I just read your recent post too. What a task you set yourself! To be honest I prefer wooden stamps and am kinda short on Thank You Stamps too! Haa Haa!
Glad to hear your shoulder is going well now.
Hugs
x

okienurse said...

{giggling} I empathize as I have taken most of mine off blocks too. Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I am on my knees to you! I would not get around to doing such a grand job as this. Brava! *smiles* Norma

Cardarian said...

I was sure I commented but I guess I didn't! You have got yourself into this massive project of unmounting stamps! I have all of mine in their original packaging but I think I wouldn't be able to get up to something you did! But I do think you have done an amazing job!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

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