Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WOYWW 192

good morning woyww'ers!

it's wednesday and time to show us your workdesks. for those who are new to this phenom of woyww, stop by the stamping ground at this LINK for all the deets and links to desks 'round the world. it is quite addictive you know! :)

so on my desk this morning are my preparations for card class on thursday. i'm in the midst of dyeing seam binding. when i first started dyeing ribbon i would squish the distress ink pad on my craft mat and spray with water. then the distress stains came out and oh boy i went to town dyeing ribbon!  i've used up a ton of my stains until i tried distress re-inkers! i don't need to use as much and if i do put a bunch of re-inker on the mat the ribbon has a really nice bright intense color! love it!

off to the left are my class boxes all packed (waiting for ribbon) ready to go. some new gems and a teeny tiny alpha stamp set. this will be great for atc's. a finished card needing an inside verse and a pile of valentines on the shelf ready to be sent out and an atc i need to get posted to FwATCs. see my post HERE for a pic of my class cards.

well, i'm off to tour the world of crafting desks. hope you find some time to be creative and

celebrate today!





(fyi...lunch lady jan, the green bits on the upper left of the shelf, is seam binding in various shades of green d.i.)

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37 comments:

  1. You've been quite busy!!! I've never dyed ribbon before. Sounds messy and I'm already too mess to begin with, lol! Enjoy!!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

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  2. Ribbons and distress stains go together like peaches and cream. or fish and chips... have a great day. Helen, 14

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  3. Lovely desk i love dyeiing staining ribbons and binding have fun!
    judex 46

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  4. Lots of lovely things on your desk, love the ribbons. Happy WOYWW Heather # 70

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  5. We've never tried ribbon staining but what a good idea.

    The bears @#87 this week.

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  6. What a busy bee you've been. Have a Happy WOYWW! Karen 91 x

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  7. I need to make some time to try dying ribbon, that sounds great. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #75

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  8. Your craft space looks great, thanks for sharing. I usually use my Promarkers for dying ribbon.
    Happy WOYWW.

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  9. isn't it great that we can now change the colour of our ribbon to anything we want and it makes it so easy to match ribbon colour to projects.
    I hope your class have a blast making your project
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

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  10. Who did this great storage for you - your husband? I neet something like this too! Just great.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Barbara #97
    Don't miss my collage GIVEAWAY.
    www.365waysofmemories.blogspot.de

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  11. Well get you all packed up and ready..I'm in the process, for tomorrow. I have several of those teeny aplphas and use them a lot. But you know what, never on an ATC!! Weird.

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  12. I've always dyed my seam binding with the distress ink pads and water. I never bought the stains and just keep doing it the old way! Your right it does cost less to use the pads. Looks like you are all ready for your class!
    Glenda 109

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  13. Thanks for that, Nan.. I was wondering what they were!! Lol. Not that I'm nosy or anything..... :)
    Using distress inks on ribbon sounds the perfect way of achieving the exact colour you want! You look as if you're enjoying the process very much!!
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

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  14. Using inks to colour ribbon is great fun isn't it?

    Your desk and shelving is very neat and tidy.

    Happy Wednesday. Susi #79

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  15. I think I might have to give the ribbon inking a go - it sounds like messy fun! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

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  16. Clever idea - messy but worth the effort. I love your little crafting area - so cosy and neat. x Jo

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  17. I have a ton of hand-dyed ribbon passed on to me from my MIL when she put her quilting on the back burner. But never dyed my own - I think I can go for a few years and not use up all she gave me - but then I am not leading a class :)

    Have a great one and happy WOYWW

    MA (3)

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  18. Your desk is always evident of all the fun you have!!! I'm slowly building up my DI re-inkers... I'm a sucker for buying complete sets of his 'other' inky stuff, but the re-inkers I've held off on. My distress paint dabbers are on the way... they should be fun. Have a great rest-of-the-week!

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  19. Getting messy with inks is so much fun. I bet your ribbon is beautiful
    Krisha #137

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  20. Love the little pile of dyed ribbon on your desk. I too, enjoy dying ribbon with reinkers, I think I should just buy white seam binding from here on out! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  21. Oh oh oh!! I had someone once tell me to put the ribbon and reinker drops in a plastic baggy and squish it around to ink the seam binding. Less mess. Just thought I would share.

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Have a great day.
    Lori #110

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  22. I used to spend tons of money on ribbon till I found out I could dye it myself. I used both distress and dye ink reinkers to dye the ribbon/seam binding. I found the dye reinkers tend to hold the color better. I think the distress absorbs water from the air..maybe! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a commment! Vickie #33

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  23. Hullo there Nan,
    Well , at last time to do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here (esp cards below), and yes love seam binding too!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #61

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  24. Hi Nan, thanks for your visit. I have never attempted to dye ribbon but you have inspired me to give it a go. also love the idea of coloured cheesecloth, never seen that before either so thanks for sharing.
    Elaine #63

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  25. I remember your desk from may last year gosh it has Changed over time. The only ribbon I have died is silk and I really only hit that with a distress pad. LoL

    Eliza

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  26. Forgot to say the green tub is full of Trias my colouring pens

    Eliza

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  27. ooh I have never dyed seam binding, but it looks like fun and messy like my alcohol inks which I have never done direct to paper like you have
    Bridget #2

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  28. so organized - i guess it pays to be :)
    thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment - esp. about our beloved molly :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week!
    no. 5

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  29. I love dying things so it all matches on my projects enjoy your workshop x, thankyou so much for stopping by my blog, hugs xxx

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  30. Belated WOYWW greetings - thanks for stopping by yesterday too. Lots of lovely things going on your desk..loved the cards in other post too...have a good week..Gill #50

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  31. Looks like you have been busy, love that seam binding and when it is coloured with the DI's it looks fabulous. Must find out where to buy it on the roll in different widths of course.
    Thanks for visiting me and for sharing your desk.
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx.

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  32. What a fab pile of dyed ribbon! Hope your class goes well and have a good week xx #125

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  33. sounds like you;ve been busy! Love how neat your inkpads are!

    Happy woyww

    Debs #157

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  34. Hi Nan - thanks for the visit to my place!
    Love dyed seam binding - great way to get it totally matching your card and a great excuse to get really messy!!!
    As usual, your desk is a really interesting place to visit - love zooming in to see what you're up to!
    Have a great week
    Caz
    #98

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  35. Great job with the ribbon dying, Nan! And thanks for including your pile of Valentines, so I know I'm not the only one who makes piles of them!! Thanks for visiting me earlier! Happy WOYWWing! Darnell



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  36. Beautiful ribbon, but what are you going to use it for? Sounds good. Thank you for your visit this week, and I am glad to hear that someone else thinks the system works. I shall be so glad to finish the initial sort through. It would be so easy to get bored and give up. Have a good week. xx Maggie #20

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  37. I have never thought I colouring ribbon, but it would be a fabby way of making it suit what you want!! Annette

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