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My desk today is in a state of rest for the Morning: Because last night I was able to finish about one dozen swaps. I try to have my swap out on the first or second day after the partners listings go out. This usually takes the better part of an afternoon for me and then my room needs to be tidy'd. When I get going, it's a total mess. When I am done it all goes back, it has too. My craft room is not large and I can't stand clutter, it totally hinders my creative process.
After the fall out not too bad:
I did make a batch of these cute cards to go with my swaps. I love this painting of the young woman writing. When my daughter was 7 years I had a 8x10 canvas transfer of this image ( I worked for an art reproduction company) on my desk and she thought that it was me! It does look a bit like me 20 years ago, I think if I wanted a representive image of my self it would be of me at a desk writing.
The card is 3.5 x2.5 ATC size, I used my new cricut to cut the background layer.
Here a helpful tip: Liquid hand sanitizer is terrific for cleaning your clear acrylic blocks!!
At the end of my stand up desk area, I have a new system:
These are my odd size papers that I want to use. 12x6, 8x8, 7x10 and a few 6x6 pads.
These are papers that I am using to make journals and books with.
The front three boxes are holding a project that I need to finish this afternoon, 13 journals for Secret Sisters - a little project I am launching for the next two months in my Church.
My hope is to eventually use these beautiful papers up. I think what inspires me most is color and pattern, having the papers out and visible or perusable gets the creative juices flowing!
I'll leave you with this freebie for today!!
Have fun on the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by!!