WOYWW 197 - A BIG Mess

It is once again Wednesday and this week my desk looks like a hurricane went through.  I worked on cards this weekend for Mother's Day and for a 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  If you want to see work desks from around the world and spend the next week checking out some awesome blogs - visit Julia here:  Stamping Ground

Meanwhile here is my messy desk and my new purchase for my alcohol markers.

I found 2 of these divided wood crates at Joanns and thought they would be a pretty way to store my ever growing collection of alcohol markers.  I am a mix and match kinda gal and I have Copic, Prismacolor and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  This way I have them organized by color and I can easily carry them upstairs to color while I watch TV.

Have a great day and be inspired.


  1. What a fab desk with soooo much to look at! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww.
    Liz 72

  2. Happy WOYWW love your desk. Your new pen holder is fabulous. Gillx #50

  3. What a fabulous desk and space. I love that colorful paper. #114

  4. a very busy desk just bursting with crafting goodies and then there is you new perchase, they are looooovely
    Happy WOYWW

  5. What a fun and colorful workspace you have! Love it!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Katie 125

  6. Your desk is inspiring! So much to see... and organizing your markers this way is smart ánd beautiful! Happy belated woyww, Marit #79

  7. It made me smile today, to see your desk after reading your blog strap line about simple crafting...really, however simple and beautiful the putcome, we gals like to have a lot of stuff, huh!!

  8. Wowness..your desk and space is totally magnificent..such an array of wonderful supplies...colors and eye candy...i want to dive right in and explore..beautiful! Love the welcome sign! All the different markers you mentioned sound amazing..I think i would love to try any of them..such fun!
    Thanks for an exciting and creative post!
    happy woyww

  9. What a good idea, that is almost made for holding your pens. I love your workdesk its more like a mini shop.
    have a good week

    Gill x #141

  10. Love your pen organiser, very pretty - and having something portable is a great idea x

  11. That is a fabulous idea! I will be on the look out for those crates the next time I am at Joann's. They are perfect for pens and I could use them for a few other things. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my desk! Tammy #142

  12. Great desk - got flu!... belated happy woyww! Thanks for visiting me, jenx

  13. Hi April, Thank you for paying me a visit. Your desk is so inviting me to sit down and 'craft'!! Love your new container for your marker pens its very pretty, and you can never have too much storage eh?. I'm waiting for my husband to make me a shelving unit for my small "stuff" lol.
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie

  14. Hi April, thanks for visiting me already and leaving me a sweet comment! :) Love the new pens box and I don't know for sure if this applies to Copics or not(because I don't have any) but my other nice coloring markers say to store them laying on their sides...and considering the investment Copics are I hope storing them standing up won't affect their lifetimes, which is why I thought I would pass that bit of info along. Basically, you may want to do a little research on how they should be stored...I would just hate for them to dry out or get messed up on you, even though the new box looks lovely and very very handy...but maybe it could just be turned on its side so the markers are laying flat and still be used? I don't know, mostly because I could be completely wrong about the markers needing to be stored flat! lol :) I just wanted to make you aware if you need to be, these supplies we *need* aren't cheap after all! Perhaps some of the other WOYWW'er's might know more than me and can advise/educate April and I? :) Have a fab week! Deeyll #136

    1. Thank you for the info. I will do some more research on that. And like you said - I could easily turn these boxes on their side and they would be just as pretty. :-)

  15. Hi, April, your desk looks busy and productive. Your new marker storage is very cheerful -- it's amazing how cheering things like that can be. :) Hope you had a marvelous WOYWW. ~ Laura (Thanks for visiting!!)

  16. That's a great idea! I need something portable for when I colour with the kids. I'll have to look out for something like this. Thanks for the visit!

  17. You surprised me and came in early this week! Sorry I missed you earlier. For some reason this week I found myself really liking the "connection" with people I usually exchange comments with....this world wide web thing is pretty amazing. What's the 10 minute challenge about? I don't think I could do anything in ten minutes, except maybe make a mess! Love the mix and match approach. I find I use my other soluable markers a lot more now that I have the distress markers too. As long as it's color, I'm happy! Hope all is well with you and yours.

  18. Love the decorated wood crate, so bright and cheery. BJ#42 and thanks for visiting me.

  19. I know April! A week behind, but I've got back to you. LOVE the burst of colour from your craftroom. How uplifting on a grey morning. Hugs, Jenny x #135


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