Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Organized Yet?.......STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Me? Organized? Never going to happen to my satisfaction and maybe that is what is wrong.  I need to re-visit my satisfaction levels.  But, isn't this a lot of women's dilemmas, enough is never enough?  So, over the years of working at a desk in corporate America (and a need to recycle all those boxes that are thrown away everyday), I designed a desk organizer.  I have given these as gifts over the years and designed one that I used on my desk for some of those years. This is the newest one that I made.  The step-by-step is long and intrusive, so I will give a short version.

I also have been enjoying STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp.  Great projects, challenges and giveaways this week. Check out all of the goodies and blog hop going on right now!

The box is a rectangle that held chlorine for the pool. I covered the box with Tyvek paper and then painted the paper.  I then covered that with two colors of StampinUp! card stock. I stamped the card stock with Versamark and a StampinUp! wheel.  I stamped the Bible verse and embossed with clear embossing powder. The butterfly and bee were stamped and hand painted. The Pen holder is a small recycled can covered with stamped card stock. I cut a piece of white fun foam to fit the bottom of the can and the bottom of the organizer.  The flower image I hand painted on the front and the sides.

I have a lot of fun working on these.  Unfortunately, I no longer have a pool, so I no longer get these boxes and I have gone through my stash.  I am now looking for any subs I can find, so far no luck.  I have moved onto a large desk organizer/postal center that I will post soon.  I am building this one from the ground up out of card board.  Time will tell.  Here are some pictures of the first one I made that sat on my desk.

I had also made a clipboard and little notepad to go with this green set.

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  I am still waiting for cool weather here in Texas.  This week the average high will be about 104 degrees.  Stay cool everyone!

Enjoy and God bless!

Weekly Scripture
"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."  Psalms 16:8