Friday, January 18, 2013

What's On Your Desk?

I try to be a neat scrapper.  I clean up my workspace after every layout.  But lots of paper and bits seem to accumulate anyway.  And when I'm on a roll, I become way less diligent about cleaning up.  Then I just set things to the side to put away later. Last weekend was one of those weekends.  I was inspired by all the CHA layouts and just wanted to keep scrapping.  And a box of goodies came from My Scraps and More.

One of the challenges was to make a layout from things on your desk.  Here's what I did.

And here's what I found on my desk (don't look at the mess).

  1. The background paper was in the box from MSM and the neutral pattern was a great starting point.  The vellum was out because I'd ripped the corner when I pulled it out of the package earlier in the day.I didn't have any alphas out so I printed an oversize title on the vellum in a bright color.  (I will definitely be using that idea again!)
  2. The patterned paper was sitting in my scraps.
  3. The scrap of gold POW paper was sitting on my desk from my December Daily project - I wasn't sure where to put it so I had just left it out.
  4. I always have rolls of washi tape sitting around.
  5. The picture was sitting in a pile of pictures to be put away.
  6. I keep a basket of shipping tags on my desk.
  7. The binder clip had come in a Studio Calico ki and I had no idea how to use it so it was sitting in a bowl of misc,. pieces on my desk.
  8. The little die cut was from a package of Fact or Fiction flags that have never been put away.
  9. And, of course, my trusty tape runner is always on mydesk to put it all together.
Try putting a layout together from the things on your desk.  You never know what you'll end up with.  Have a great Friday!


  1. Fun challenge! I try to clean up between layouts, too!

  2. That is a great self-challenge. And you got a layout done too