October 1, 2011

ORANGE YOU GLAD (Fiskars Blog Hop)

you came back?? October already???What?? AND, it's the Fiskars BLOG HOP!!
If you have come from Maya's blog, you are in the right place!  For those of you who don't know me, I am Queen Kat, a/k/a Kate, a/k/a Fiskateer # 4529!! 
This is a stop on the Orange Blog Hop (where you should start) where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, are sharing their passion for crafting.  We have a long list of bloggers so that  means that you have to carve out some "ME" time this weekend and join us for a crafty ride and tons of inspiration! 
People that know me know that I love notebooks so...I know we all have 8 x8  paper packs that are still lingering in our supply stash with maybe  a few pages left right?!  In the quest to keep my otherwise messy desk a bit cleaner,  I decided to grab some office supply folders, my sewing machine (you can use glue if you want to though), my Fiskars punches and some papers all to make a handy dandy DESK ORGANIZER!  That way, I can jot notes and stuff down at my desk without having a million post-it notes lying around & my clutter is contained!


The details are above on on my "desk organizer tab" but as you can see, here's the "before (GO D, gasp now) and then the "after"...yeah, I'm a neat person with the exception of my desk sometimes....it gets crazy when I have filing and scanning all mixed up with my crafty stuff.

I'm only human after all and only prone to OCD only 4 days a week LOL!  So, as you can see, my desk is so much better than it used to be!  Hope this inspires you to take an hour to craft and to organize your space, big or small....Next on the blog hop is the "orange you lucky you get to meet her"Patti B, a/k/a Paper Patti !   


HAVE FUN & REMEMBER TO KEEP CRAFTING!






39 comments:

Debby said...

Kate you made me feel so much better about my desk right now. Hopefully, a bit of OCD will hit me today and mine will be cleaned! I love your book and the idea of keeping office supplies around to scrap with. Cool.

aspromised said...

Awesome - I do try to organize but I use my floor as a file cabinet!

Shannon Marie said...

i need to organize myself!!

Cindy deRosier said...

LOL- love the before and after! Great organizer.

lizzie said...

omg hahaa i love how messy it was! seems like my desk!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love it! will have to make one for me plus for my daughter lol

mjblahnik56 said...

Wow I would love for my desk to look that good. I am going to try making a desk organizer. I am a new follower. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

sandyh50 said...

Love the notes book and I do organize every now and then! LOL

sandyh #4165

sharon g said...

How cute that is. I'm organized, but my desk is messy (I use a ping pong table to craft on). sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I wish OCD would hit me once a week, I'm not picky. lol. Great project love the organizer. I'm drooling over your nice clean desk... mine is only in my dreams.

Viji Siddharth said...

Now I reminded about my messy desk:( love the notebook!

Nitasha said...

I'm inspired! This is too cute!

Sheena said...

cute notebook. My desk looks like that weekly, lol, starts off clean but by the end of the week, geez!

Victoria's Place said...

I like your book. My desk and my whole scrappy room needs organized!

chignon said...

I am always looking for way to contain the clutter - and yours is terrific! I see a clutter busting project in my future :)

Divinity said...

LOL yup -- i know all about messy desks. it stays clean until i start the next project...then it's a total disarray all over again!!! :p lol it's just a part of the crafting fun! ;)
hugs,
divinity 6688

Emily said...

Great inspiration! Thanks for the encouragement.

Tona said...

Great project!

TracyM #6773 said...

Cool notebook Queen Kat :)

Great work on your desk transformation!!!

doverdi said...

Wow...your desk looks like mine. I NEED to make one of those notebooks. TFS! doverdi Fiskateer #1329

Jessica said...

Great idea! My desk is a mess too. I made my grandson's birthday card the other day, on top of the mess! lol Thanks for sharing.

barbv #2975 said...

Yeah... gotta carve out some me time to clean off that desk of mine! :)
I did find the floor last week!

Kelly Massman said...

adorable!

Debc06 said...

Glad I am only ocd every 3 or 4 months. but love your organizer.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Colleen said...

Good idea about making something to help organize your life. Maybe that should be my next project area after I finish getting everything ready for my daughter's graduation in the spring.

shersl84bed said...

Neat idea. My desk looks like yours did 99 percent of the time. Its so hard to keep it clean even after organizing. Is there such thing as an organized crafter?

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Lesa said...

Cute, cute, cute!

kellystar said...

Great idea for a clean-up...want to come and clean mine? I hate all of those little notes I leave myself that get lost, so this is a great idea!

Laney said...

Great way to organize those bits of paper!
Elaine-Fiskateer #7777

Sue in CT said...

Hey....did my DH go to your house? That sure looks like what he does to the desk here...LOL. That is fantastic. I think I should try something like that here. Maybe he will put the paper in the folder. Thanks for the great idea.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I love you desk organizer! I wish I had your OCD one day a week! Yes, I am someone with what I would call a clean house, but my desk is a different story! I am so happy it is a roll-top, because when I have company, I can roll it closed and hide so much of the mess. Too bad my crafting table doesn't have that same advantage. But, then I guess I am a little OCD in that area, because I usually have to start out with a clean slate to create a new project. Thanks for sharing your fun project and injecting some humor into a part of your life that I can really relate to!

Connie said...

great project! I love using office supplies also!!

Theresa said...

That is such a cute organizer. I sooo need one of these too. I think my desk is the parent of yours because it is puking papers from all over the place :)
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fabulous desk organizer!! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

My desk is a disaster so I'm glad I'm not alone in a messy desk! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower :)

RobinV said...

I am so the oposite, messy house but a clean scrappy area. rofl

Sylvia said...

Yes girlfriend you inspired me to organize my desk (don't make me show you a photo, lol).
-Sylvia #5019

Marla said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Tifany said...

Love the desk organizer!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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